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VOL. 128 | NO. 93 | Monday, May 13, 2013
EMPHASIS Construction & Design

Core Focus

Downtown Memphis sees construction crews return

The Great Recession silenced construction crews throughout the Memphis area, and that was especially evident Downtown, where ambitious, skyline-changing projects were put on hold, reconfigured or scrapped altogether.

Construction Lending Still Facing Tepid Improvement

As the economy starts to rebound, local lenders like Magna Bank, First Tennessee Bank and Renasant Bank are seeing moderate improvement in activity for new commercial and residential construction projects, and competition is intensifying to land deals.

Inman Keeps Construction Business Running Strong

Page Inman had no intention of joining the family construction business, but 20 years and a couple $40 million construction jobs later, he has no regrets.

State Zeros in on Downtown Office Space

The future of the state’s role as a major employer and user of office space Downtown could become much clearer this week.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
79°F
Fair
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 77%

EVENTS

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Melissa Webb, president of the IAAP Desoto chapter, will present “Constructing Your Career – Getting to the Heart.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to sharon.gardner@asentinel..

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Retail Lab Franchise Sees Business Boom

As insurance plans transfer more costs of procedures like lab work onto the consumer, entrepreneurs like Andrew Rock are seeing a growing niche.

Civic Leader Says City Has ‘Right Stuff’

A little less than two years ago, Dr. Robert Ross was up for a standard performance review from the board of the foundation he leads.

Thomas & Betts CEO Sees Growth Post-Acquisition

Dominic Pileggi, the retired CEO of Thomas & Betts Corp., remembers being concerned more than a year ago when the Memphis-based maker of low voltage electrical and utility hardware was in talks with ABB Group of Zurich to buy Thomas & Betts.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Unique Projects Bolster Zellner in Rough Times

Zellner Construction Services LLC is a third-generation commercial construction company that has built a solid reputation for quality over quantity.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Strategy for Very Familiar Questions

OK, I was trying to be somewhat nice in the title. This article is really about answering those questions that you have heard hundreds or perhaps thousands of times. Questions that make you think, “If I have to answer that question one more time, I might just go crazy!”

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Icahn, Southeastern Challenge Dell Takeover Plan

One of the biggest critics of Michael Dell's plan to take the company he founded private has launched a fresh challenge to that $24.4 billion bid and says the slumping PC maker needs new leadership.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

April Surplus of $113 Billion Lowers US Budget Deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government reported a rare surplus of $113 billion for April – the largest in five years and a sign of the nation's improving finances.

IRS Apologizes for Targeting Tea Party Groups

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

Post Office Had $1.9 Billion Second Quarter Loss

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service said Friday it lost $1.9 billion over the last three months and warned that losses would continue to mount without help from Congress.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 43 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 78 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 3,130
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 28,832
BANKRUPTCIES 97 97 11,768
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 190 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 43 43 3,711

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