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VOL. 130 | NO. 195 | Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Grocery, Apartments to Rise at McLean-Union Corner

Belz Enterprises and Harbour Retail Partners of Marietta, Ga., have a plan to demolish the empty eight-story Artisan Hotel on the southwest corner of Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard.

Covington US Cold Storage Plant Opens

United States Cold Storage is formally opening a frost-free, but below freezing, $48 million expansion of the Unilever ice cream plant in Covington, Tenn.

Eat Here Brands Keeps Memphis Restaurants on Cutting Edge

A Jackson, Miss.-based restaurant company with some key holdings in Memphis is working hard to stay on the cutting edge of the culinary scene here.

First Tennessee Again Eyes Sale Of Downtown HQ Building

One of Memphis’ tallest buildings could come under new ownership as First Tennessee Bank looks to sell its Downtown tower at 165 Madison Ave.

Collierville Goes to Market on School Bonds

Collierville went to market last week to sell the bonds that will finance construction of a new $90 million Collierville High School.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 54%


Remington College will hold the 3 Lives blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at its Memphis campus, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. The drive is part of a national effort to recruit minority blood donors and help supply local hospitals. Visit 3lives.com.

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‘Grind’ Staircase Debuts at RiverFit Park on Riverside Drive

Just in time for the 2015-16 season, the team behind the Memphis Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail – or RiverFit, for short – has unveiled a new look for the staircase at Butler Avenue leading to Riverside Drive.

Candidates Play Out Early Voting-Election Day Gap

The early vote is in but still to be counted. There is still some television time booked for last-minute appeals to election day voters.


Koonce Joins Sedgwick Client Services

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has added K. Max Koonce II as senior vice president of client services for its casualty retail business unit. Koonce, an attorney by trade, comes to Sedgwick from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he was senior director of risk management. He simultaneously served as president of Claims Management Inc., Wal-Mart’s wholly owned third-party administrator.


How To Destroy Trust in The Workplace

Company culture can make or break a sales team. Sales leaders have seen promising sales representatives start off strong, then plateau and ultimately burn out more times than they can count. Tough days of rejection in the field are challenging to overcome and are major contributors to the high attrition rate associated with sales positions.

Getting the Most Out of Videoconferences

Many of the companies I work with have some percentage of staff working remotely. One study from Telework Research Network estimates one in five Americans work from home, and the trend is expected to increase exponentially year over year.


Tenn. Seniors Can Apply Until Nov. 2 for Free Tuition Program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There's less than a month left for high school seniors to apply for Tennessee promise, the governor's free tuition program.

Children's Services Hoping to End Federal Oversight in 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After nearly 15 years of federal oversight, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services expects to meet all the requirements of a 2001 settlement agreement by the end of the calendar year.


NY Comptroller: Wall Street Profits Hit $11.3B in 6 Months

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The securities industry in New York City tallied $11.3 billion in profits during the first half of 2015, higher than in the past three years, while also adding jobs last year for the first time since 2011, the state comptroller reported Tuesday.

US Trade Deficit Widens to $48.3 Billion in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.


Twitter Debuts 'Moments' Feature to Highlight Top Stories

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter on Tuesday launched a new feature called "Moments" that helps highlight the top stories being tweeted.

Study Cites Cybercrime's Rising Costs to Corporations

NEW YORK (AP) — Cybercrime costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas amid a slew of high-profile breaches, according to research released Tuesday.

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