VOL. TMN-8 | NO. 22 | Saturday, May 23, 2015
Questions loom as Grizzlies enter offseason after fifth-straight playoff appearance
Roll those words from Marc Gasol over in your mind. Hold them up to the light so you can see them from every possible angle, so you can find hope, fear, inspiration, desperation and, last but not least, ambiguity and mystery.
You used to hear it about Tigers basketball.
EMPHASIS Health Care
2015 ZeroTo510 Medical Device Accelerator now underway
Over a selection of beverages and light hors d’oeuvres at a recent gathering, a group of entrepreneurs and startup teams held court at the Memphis Bioworks Foundation for a networking session, introduced themselves to the community and got a general welcome to Memphis.
Growing up in war-torn Nigeria helped Michael Ugwueke decide early on that health care would be his eventual profession.
Sarah Neuner is interested in Alzheimer’s disease – including its causes and genes that influence a person’s likelihood of developing it – for both professional and personal reasons.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
2014: Morrissey plays The Orpheum.
Consumers are increasingly turning to technology and the convenience of smartphones to pay for goods and services or perform banking-related tasks.
Schools close the book on one year, look forward to the next
When Catholic Bishop Terry Steib put on a hardhat a week ago to break ground on the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School’s new $4.2 million Cathedral Center, he had the attention of the school’s youngest students.
Stein World has found a new home. The furniture distributor, which played a pivotal role in Cummins Inc.’s decision to expand locally, has inked a lease for 330,870 square feet at 5321 Shelby Drive.
There will be no retrial of Noura Jackson for the murder of her mother.
With the unique vantage point they offer, GoPro cameras are responsible for some of the more compelling viral videos that make their way around the Web. Mounted on skydivers, birds, pets and more, they let viewers see the world often in a way they never have before.
Agricenter International’s lesson to young and old: Every good meal starts on a farm
The first elementary school students came to Agricenter International for some hands-on education more than a decade ago. About 80 students went on a literal field trip, walking through the cotton, soybean and cornfields.
FedEx Corp. may have lost an important motion this week when a federal judge refused to dismiss the U.S. Justice Department’s charge that the Memphis-based delivery giant conspired with illegal online pharmacies to transport prescription drugs.
Attorney Alan Crone is the newest member of the Memphis City Council.
Ending months of speculation, Cummins Inc. will remain – and expand – in Memphis, according to state and company officials.
Tennessee launches smartphone app to connect employers, job seekers
Mary Cox was outside the Tennessee Career Center on Walnut Grove Road near Midtown scouring job listings in the hopes she could find employment.
TruGreen will move its 300 Memphis-area employees to a new corporate headquarters by the end of 2015, a move that will solidify the company’s spot in the Memphis business landscape.
For Jimmy Lewis and the rest of the crew at Relevant Roasters, a specialty wholesale coffee-roasting business in the Broad Avenue Arts District, selling coffee is about a lot more than, well, selling a cup of joe or bags of coffee beans.
Growth of dance collectives, companies allow art form to thrive in Memphis
Memphis has always been known for its rich musical history, but another performing art is whirling across the city: dance.
As part of his preparations for the new men’s clothing and lifestyle store he will soon open Downtown, Zac Woolfolk was captivated by the idea of auxin, a growth hormone in plants.
The problem with Congress isn’t a lack of civility, says U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.
The U.S. trucking industry generated $700.4 billion in 2014, topping $700 billion for the first time ever, according to industry figures.
YouthBuild teaches construction skills to rebuild lives
When a mob of teenagers swept across a parking lot in Poplar Plaza a year ago and set off a difficult civic discussion about crime and race, one of those conversations was in an old fire station in Orange Mound.
Marina Cove apartments was known in its 1980s prime for its water features – a set of canals.
In a matter of weeks, the husband-and-wife entrepreneurial duo of Hamida and Sunny Mandani will go from owning and operating one business to running three.
It didn’t take very long for the city of Memphis’ new chief administrative officer to make a tough call.
This is not an election year in Collierville.
He used to be one of them, another kid with pen in hand, leaning forward at the fence line at AutoZone Park and hoping against hope one of the Memphis Redbirds would come over and sign an autograph.
Marc Gasol is now in the same company as LeBron James and Stephen Curry.
Tony Allen, you’ll be happy to know, plans to be in town for much of the summer. Which means there’s always the chance you might run into him at the Zoo, a Redbirds game, on Beale Street, at the mall, and at any of those places he might suddenly stop, make that first down signal, and repeat what is now legend:
Senior right-handed pitcher Will Neely, who opened the TSSAA Class AAA state tournament this week with a no-hitter and a 2-0 win against Bartlett, was the driving force behind Hardin Valley Academy’s run to its first-ever state tournament appearance.
Giles Sutton recently joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as a partner in the firm’s tax practice, where he will focus on issues pertaining to state and local tax.
When Erik Proveaux opened Fuel Café, it was because he wanted to set up roots after traveling the country for years doing film production catering. Five years later those roots have spread, and now he operates a multimodal brand that covers the restaurant, catering, food truck and small-batch production industries.
MEMPHIS: THE SEQUEL. “People who make movies – people like Francis Ford Coppola and Milos Forman and Sydney Pollack, and our own Craig Brewer and Willy Bearden – and people like me who write and produce TV spots and videos all have something in common. We know just how damn good Memphis looks through a lens, we know how deep the local talent pool is for actors and crew, we know how wide the choice is for great locations.
In the past two decades, the way we communicate has completely changed. Twenty years ago, email was somewhat of a novelty. Today, it’s a necessity.
Ray’s take: Last month, we talked about inflation and how it can impact financial planning. This month, we’re taking a look at inflation’s opposite – deflation – and how that can impact your planning.
A recent episode of “Inside Amy Schumer” parodies the 1957 Sidney Lumet movie “12 Angry Men.” A “jury” of dudes deliberate whether Schumer is “hot enough” to be on TV. Jeff Goldblum, John Hawkes, Paul Giamatti, Nick DiPaolo and Kumail Nanjiani are spot-on with their mimicry of the original actors from the movie – Henry Fonda, Ed Begely, Lee J. Cobb and others.
Is it Kabuki theater or a transformative process?
The old adage, “nothing happens until a sale is made,” couldn’t be truer. And for many a start-up, identifying a predictable, repeatable sales process that ensures needed sales targets are always met, can seem like the Holy Grail – enticing but ever illusive.
Prior to the summer of 2011, if you were a follower of the Memphis Grizzlies, you could forget about the team by the end of April. When the April calendar turned to May, the Grizz faithful moved on to vacations, baseball and fireworks. Once November came around, the interest returned for the next 6 months, only for the cycle to begin again the next April.
Tired of hearing about fundraising challenges? Maybe it’s time to hire your fantasy fundraiser!
Memorial Day signals the start of the summer travel season, when an estimated 37.2 million Americans will travel over the weekend. The 16-week summer travel season from Memorial Day to Labor Day sees Americans make some 650 million trips.
Many days I catch myself uttering “thank you” to the universe, which the mystic Meister Eckhart claims is a prayer sufficient enough to carry an individual through an entire life.
He does not claim to be courageous, yet lives by the strength within, confronting fear, uncertainty and intimidation. He does not see himself as humble, yet deflects every question about him with a story about the inspirational deeds of others. He does not admit to being a visionary, yet continues to see things as they should be and works to make them a reality. He is a man for all seasons, and a Christian Brother for life.
Has college really prepared graduates for jobs?
When Steven Baldwin started his freshman year at Austin Peay State University in 2012, he had a smart, carefully considered plan for his future.
Career counselors at many Tennessee colleges and universities say interest from corporate recruiters is higher than they’ve seen it in years.
Like a proper Southern hostess, Daisy King of Miss Daisy’s Tearoom had trouble turning on the “closed” sign. If guests wanted to snag a table after hours, she couldn’t help but oblige.
The act of getting a home under contract in our current residential real estate market environment is considered by most buyers as a significant achievement.