VOL. TMN-7 | NO. 44 | Saturday, October 25, 2014
The changing political ground beneath Tennessee’s Senate race
Lamar Alexander and Gordon Ball were on the same campaign trail but different races at about this time 36 years ago.
What the race on the November ballot for the U.S. Senate says about our current political environment goes beyond whatever the results will be.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
2009: Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton said he had received a “target” letter from federal prosecutors indicating he was the target of a federal investigation into an option he had on the land where the Greyhound bus terminal then stood. Ultimately the investigation went nowhere.
You suffer as a sports fan? You’d be surprised who understands. Former Grizzlies sharpshooter Mike Miller, now back with LeBron James in Cleveland, understands.
Perhaps it was a just coincidence. On the day that the results of the annual NBA General Managers’ survey were announced, ESPN was in Memphis for its only scheduled visit of the season.
Fertile 30-year period of concerts unlikely to be matched again
With a box of old ticket stubs, some photographs he took at the concerts he went to and newspaper ads for concerts he came across on microfilm searches for other things, Ron Hall set out to document as many of the major rock and roll and rock concerts in Memphis he could over a fertile 30-year period.
The sale this week of five properties inside Willow Lake Business Park and Corporate Park for $4.2 million was welcome news for several reasons.
Premium liquor production to transform Downtown warehouse
One of the oldest and most prominent names in Memphis business is in the midst of transforming a Downtown warehouse, reviving a premium liquor brand that disappeared with Prohibition and restoring its prominent role in the community.
Frontier Airlines is adjusting its schedule at Memphis International Airport by adding six weekly flights between Memphis and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and seasonally suspending service to Washington-Dulles Airport.
It happened in the shadow of a change in the pension reform proposal Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. had backed all through the summer and two of three council votes.
The two candidates for mayor of Germantown offered different views about where the city is and future goals Tuesday, Oct. 21, before an overflow crowd at the Germantown Municipal Center.
Advertising and marketing agencies are in the business of advising clients, sharing their expertise to help craft campaigns, images, brands and anything else the client might want to hire an outside expert to help craft.
UK opening of ‘Memphis’ could mean more visitors for Bluff City
In the background stands the Palace of Westminster. Or the House of Lords and the House of Commons, if you prefer. In the foreground, a London taxi bears the word “Memphis” in big white letters across a door, the “I” replaced by a red guitar.
Josh Hammond, the president of Buster’s Liquor and Wines, sums up the position he has to overcome in a word – convenience.
This year’s TechCamp Memphis event, which happens Nov. 1, will represent more than just a one-day conference for design, development and marketing professionals in the Memphis area.
Until a spate of activity this month, Memphis and Shelby County were on pace to tie a record-low for the number of payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements granted to companies in a year.
Central Library preparing to open new teen learning lab space
The popular image of a library may be one of a dowdy old institution that loans out books and demands hushed voices from its patrons. But because of where the library system in Memphis is headed, though, that notion is – no pun intended – overdue for a rethink.
Five years ago this month, there was a triage tent on the grounds of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Memphis was a hot spot for the H1N1 flu pandemic.
Shelby County Commissioners Van Turner and George Chism belong to different political parties. Turner is a Democrat and Chism is a Republican.
The parent company of First Tennessee Bank moved back to profitable territory for the third quarter from a loss during the same period in 2013, reporting net income of $45 million, or 19 cents a share, for the period ending Sept. 30.
Yes, Overton Square is booming, but that may not have been the case without Memphis-based Loeb Properties Inc.
Year to date, business licenses are ahead of 2013’s pace but there were fewer licenses issued through the Shelby County Clerk’s Office in the third quarter of 2014 than from the same period in 2013.
Attorney Oscar C. Carr III is the newest Shelby County Chancery Court judge. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday, Oct. 16, his appointment of Carr to the vacancy on the court created when Chancellor Kenny Armstrong was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals earlier this year.
After a second quarter in which bankruptcy filings dipped below 3,000 for the first time since 2011, the total number of filings for the Memphis area rose slightly above 3,000.
Tom Minyard, a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. as the civil works program manager. In his new role, Minyard’s responsibilities include the advancement of the firm’s strategic direction as it relates to its civil works program for local, state and federal governments. His areas of technical interest include flood risk reduction, navigation, ecosystem restoration and emergency response.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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Sprouts Farmers Market is moving ahead with developing its new Germantown grocery store.
A little over a year ago Jeremy Barzizza went from being in the music business to being the owner of a music business.
A couple of guys I know have been renting tuxes around here for 50 years. The first guy, Guy Miller, was a photographer with a studio on Cleveland where Saigon Le is today. He started renting tuxes there as a sideline in 1965 and then hung up his camera and went formal full-time.
Timing is everything; at least, it can be. Whether it’s in life, relationships, or job seeking, timing can strongly influence the outcome of a situation.
Ray’s Take Every so often, a client calls and asks if I would spend some time with their son or daughter to help them get off on the right foot financially. When they look back on their own early choices, they can see how much a few right decisions, and the avoidance of a few poor ones, would have been worth.
What do a dead horse and a hasty retreat have in common? Same thing that around the bush has in common with a path to your door. They all become in-the-language phrases when the word beat is placed in front of them.
If you are an owner or manager, odds are you are in sales to some degree – whether intentionally or not.
The heightened volatility month of October continued last week. On Wednesday alone, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved nearly 460 points from its high point in the day to its low point (before closing in between). Granted, a 400-point move from a 16,000 altitude translates into much milder percentage moves when compared to a similar move off of a lower base, but with the number on CNBC constantly, it gives investors pause.
You can’t see what you can’t see. There may be some challenges facing your nonprofit that you’re not aware of. They are insidious and sometimes deadly. Taking a close look at “what’s really going on” may refocus your energy and resources, and rescue your fundraising.
Who in his right mind spends four days in Las Vegas, without kids to slow down things, and doesn’t sit at a table game even once to play a hand?
Sarah Miller Caldicott, the grandniece of Edison and CEO of Power Patterns of Innovation, presents “Midnight Lunch: Building an Innovator’s Toolkit for Success.”
Ghost Dancing originated in the late 1880’s. It was a ceremonial religious dance practiced by several tribes of Native Americans who believed that the Ghost Dance would bring back their way of life, resurrect their customs and their culture.