Block Advisors, a division of H&R Block, opened its first office in the Memphis area at 7730 Wolf River Blvd in Germantown earlier this year joining several growing businesses celebrating recent openings in the Germantown-Collierville area.
Block Advisors offer personal tax preparation and small business services including bookkeeping and payroll.
“The main difference between us and a regular retail office is that our tax professionals have an average of 18 years of experience, and they have specialized training in business services and corporations,” said Block Advisors office manager Joe Justin. “And we are open year-round.”
The office employs 15 people heading into its busiest time of the year, and Justin expects that number to hold steady through the rest of this year.
“Previously H&R Block had an upscale set of offices called premier offices where we would do corporations, businesses, and more difficult returns,” said Justin. “So we combined those two offices,which were in Memphis and in Bartlett. We still also do individual tax returns, and we’re trying to focus more on businesses and corporations,” he added.
The Block Advisors name debuted two years ago and plans are to expand its presence in the Memphis area in the future.
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce also recently held ribbon cuttings for The Skin Clinics at 1300 Wolf Park and Marco’s Pizza Collierville at 930 West Poplar in Collierville.
The Skin Clinics has multiple franchise locations around the Memphis area. They help treat, cleanse, rehydrate and rejuvenate skin to minimize imperfections such as scars, blemishes, dry skin and wrinkles.
Services include laser hair removal, massage therapy, facials, waxing and custom spray tanning.
Marco’s Pizza continues to open new area locations with its growth into Collierville. The restaurant makes pizza the authentic Italian way with dough made fresh in store every day, a special three-cheese blend, and a sauce recipe that hasn't changed since its founding in 1978.