Thursday update

The 2019 Battle of the Birds has been announced. The St. Louis Cardinals will travel to Memphis to play the Redbirds in an exhibition game on March 25, 2019. Ticket information is coming soon.

The new Lowes convention center hotel, proposed to be built on Civic Center Plaza a block from the Cook Convention Center, will look like a sleek and modern glass tower that will be a nice addition to the Downtown Memphis skyline.

Don’t forget that tonight is Exposure Memphis at AutoZone Park, 6 to 8 PM. Learn about 150 Memphis organizations and watch some celebrity kickball.

Memphis Entrepreneur Club will host a Memphis Entrepreneur Mastermind at Stock & Belle, 387 S. Main, on October 1.

Southwest Airlines is adding new daily nonstop flights from Memphis to Denver. Start date is October 3.

There will be free wrestling in Handy Park a week from today, Thursday, September 6. Dustin “Five” Starr vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler will be the main event.

FiveThirtyEight now has statistical forecasts for every House race. Rep. Steve Cohen is projected at greater than 99% to retain his seat.

I made a second post yesterday, so if you haven’t read it keep scrolling. It’s about how helpful the Tennessee Department of Labor website is for job seekers, even those with graduate degrees and years of professional experience. I’ve been told it’s already helped one person. Back tomorrow with more news.