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1. People Power -

Meg Crosby and her fellow principals at the HR-focused consulting firm PeopleCap chose that name for their organization because of the way they think about the modern workplace – particularly, the ever-changing nature of the employees who populate it.

2. Difference Maker -

When the Green Machine Mobile Food Market rolled up to University Place a year ago – the market being housed inside a lime green retired MATA bus – the first customer was a 103-year-old former school teacher in a wheelchair.

3. ‘Drive for Progress’ -

There’s a duality of meaning implied in the name of the civic organization where Nancy Coffee serves as president and CEO.

4. ServiceMaster Sponsoring New BizTown Shop -

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. has announced the newest shop in JA BizTown will be sponsored by ServiceMaster.

5. ServiceMaster Sponsoring New BizTown Shop -

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. has announced the newest shop in JA BizTown will be sponsored by ServiceMaster.

6. ServiceMaster Completes Initial Public Offering -

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday, July 1, that it has completed its initial public offering of common stock at $17 a share.

7. ServiceMaster Completes Initial Public Offering -

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday, July 1, that it has completed its initial public offering of common stock at $17 a share.

8. ServiceMaster Completes Public Offering -

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday, July 1, that it has completed its initial public offering of common stock at $17 a share.

9. Health Choice Selects Abisch to Lead Population Health Services -

Ellen Abisch has joined Health Choice LLC as senior director of population health services. In the newly created position, Abisch will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing population health and wellness programs for the Health Choice network.
Prior to joining the physician hospital organization, she served as manager of benefits and wellness for ServiceMaster.

10. ServiceMaster Begins Trading on NYSE -

The parent company of Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. LLC began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, June 26, in an initial public offering of its common stock.

The move to the market comes a day after ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. announced it was pricing the offering of 35.9 million shares at $17 per share. The pricing was below analysts’ estimates of $18 to $21 per share.

11. Events -

Methodist South Hospital will host a stroke support group meeting for survivors and caregivers Monday, June 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the outpatient rehabilitation center, 1251 Wesley Drive, suite 141. Dr. Hafiz Elahi will present “Stroke From the Neurologist’s Perspective.” Email patricia.morgan@mlh.org or rushali.naik@mlh.org.

12. New Path -

A lot has changed for Memphis-based TruGreen lawn care in the last six months.

The company behind one of the best known brands in lawn care became its own independent company at the start of 2014, spinning off from The ServiceMaster Co. in a move that meant changes for both companies.

13. Terminix Acquires Eight Companies -

Memphis-based Terminix announced Thursday, May 22, that it has bought the assets of eight pest- and wildlife-control companies so far this year.

The companies operate in 10 states and include six pest-control businesses: Rove Pest Control, which has locations in Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Nashville; Home Front Pest Control of Corona, Calif.; R.P. Streiff Exterminating Inc. of Tucson, Ariz.; Generations Pest Control of Crestline, Calif.; Algee Termite & Pest Control Inc. of Senatobia, Miss.; and Ernie’s Pest Control Inc. of Northwood, Ohio.

14. Terminix Acquires Eight Companies -

Memphis-based Terminix announced Thursday, May 22, that it has bought the assets of eight pest- and wildlife-control companies so far this year.

The companies operate in 10 states and include six pest-control businesses: Rove Pest Control, which has locations in Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Nashville; Home Front Pest Control of Corona, Calif.; R.P. Streiff Exterminating Inc. of Tucson, Ariz.; Generations Pest Control of Crestline, Calif.; Algee Termite & Pest Control Inc. of Senatobia, Miss.; and Ernie’s Pest Control Inc. of Northwood, Ohio.

15. ServiceMaster Reports Q1 Revenue Increase -

The ServiceMaster Co. LLC reported a 4 percent increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period a year ago.

16. ServiceMaster Reports First-Quarter Revenue Increase -

The ServiceMaster Co. LLC reported a 4 percent increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period a year ago.

17. ServiceMaster Files for IPO -

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc., the parent company of The ServiceMaster Co., announced Monday, March 24, it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its common stock.

18. ServiceMaster Files for IPO -

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc., the parent company of The ServiceMaster Co., announced Monday, March 24, it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its common stock.

19. RedRover Adds Corporate Veteran to Ranks -

It started with Ilenia Buggy scanning LinkedIn and stumbling across RedRover Sales & Marketing, the Memphis-based agency with the catchy canine-infused theme that caught her attention.

After learning more about the company, which was founded in 2006, and studying its website, Buggy’s recollection is matter-of-fact: “It became very clear to me I needed to be part of this team.”

20. ServiceMaster Revenue Flat, Income Drops for 2013 -

The ServiceMaster Co. LLC took a net income loss of $506 million for the year 2013 and an $18 million loss for the last three months of the year.

21. Events -

The Mid-South Sports and Boat Show will be held Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event will include boat and tackle vendors, and seminars for both children and adults. Visit midsouthboatshow.com for hours and ticket prices.

22. Events -

The National Hispanic Professional Organization, Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, Feb. 13, at noon at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Rafael Durand, director of human resources at International Paper, will speak. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. Email nhpomemphis.us.

23. PILOT Reform -

Nike is in the midst of a $301 million expansion of its Northridge plant in Frayser, a project that means the Beaverton, Ore.-based company will create 250 new jobs and retain 1,600 existing local jobs.

24. ServiceMaster Lays Off 65 in Restructuring -

Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. has laid off 65 employees and eliminated another 40 vacant positions in a restructuring of its headquarters that began Wednesday, Feb. 5, and was confirmed Thursday.

25. TruGreen Buys Office on Forest Hill-Irene -

TruGreen LP, the lawn-care services business formerly under the umbrella of the Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co., has purchased a 73,144-square-foot mixed-use office building at 3839 Forest Hill-Irene Road from ServiceMaster Acceptance Corp. for $2.1 million.

26. ServiceMaster Names New VP of Human Resources -

ServiceMaster CEO Robert Gillette has named Susan Hunsberger as the Memphis-based company’s new senior vice president of human resources.

Hunsberger comes to ServiceMaster from being head of human resources for the global business solutions group of Nielsen, the Connecticut-based information and data company best known for its television ratings.

27. ServiceMaster Names New Vice President of Human Resources -

ServiceMaster CEO Robert Gillette has named Susan Hunsberger as the Memphis-based company’s new senior vice president of human resources.

Hunsberger comes to ServiceMaster from being head of human resources for the global business solutions group of Nielsen, the Connecticut-based information and data company best known for its television ratings.

28. Haynes Promoted To ServiceMaster CIO -

Tim Haynes has been promoted to vice president and chief information officer of The ServiceMaster Co. effective immediately.

29. Haynes Promoted to ServiceMaster CIO -

Tim Haynes has been promoted to vice president and chief information officer of The ServiceMaster Co. effective immediately.

30. Terminix Hosts Job Fair Tuesday -

Memphis-based Terminix will hold a job fair Tuesday, Dec. 3, at its 6399 Shelby View Drive location to fill 100 customer service and sales positions.

31. TruGreen’s Issue was Keeping Customers -

The ServiceMaster Co.’s TruGreen lawn-service division has at least 300,000 fewer customers than it did two years ago, just before the Memphis-based commercial- and residential-services provider began seeing a decline in TruGreen’s numbers.

32. ServiceMaster to Spin Off Struggling TruGreen -

The ServiceMaster Co. plans to spin off its TruGreen lawn care business at the end of 2013 after several years in which the Memphis-based collection of residential- and commercial-services companies has struggled with the right business model for the TruGreen brand.

33. Derwin Appointed Terminix President -

Bill Derwin, vice president of the Otis Elevator division of United Technologies Corp., is the new president of the Terminix division of Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co.

34. ‘Hoarders’ Star Partners With ServiceMaster -

“Hoarders” television personality and Clutter Cleaner owner Matt Paxton met this week with ServiceMaster Clean and Restore franchisees and staff at the ServiceMaster Training Academy to discuss their newly formed partnership and examine hoarding, which has been officially listed as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association.

35. Derwin Named Terminix President -

Bill Derwin, vice president of the Otis Elevator division of United Technologies Corp., is the new president of the Terminix division of Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co.

36. Terminix to Open Arizona Center -

Memphis-based Terminix is opening a customer care center in Glendale, Ariz.

It is the second such center the pest-control provider, which is part of The ServiceMaster Co., has opened this year. The other is in Tampa, Fla.

37. Terminix to Open Arizona Center -

Memphis-based Terminix is opening a customer care center in Glendale, Ariz.

It is the second such center the pest-control provider, which is part of The ServiceMaster Co., has opened this year. The other is in Tampa, Fla.

38. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital -

Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.

39. Terminix Acquires Canadian Company -

Memphis-based pest and termite control provider Terminix, a division of The ServiceMaster Co., has entered the Canadian pest control market by acquiring substantially all the assets of Toronto-based Magical Pest Control.

40. Terminix Acquires Canadian Company -

Memphis-based pest and termite control provider Terminix, a division of The ServiceMaster Co., has entered the Canadian pest control market by acquiring substantially all the assets of Toronto-based Magical Pest Control.

41. ServiceMaster Reports Second-Quarter Operating Loss -

The ServiceMaster Co. reported a $564 million operating loss Wednesday, Aug. 14, for the second quarter of its fiscal year, in a quarter that CEO Rob Gillette said did not meet expectations.

42. ServiceMaster Reports Second-Quarter Operating Loss -

The ServiceMaster Co. reported a $564 million operating loss Wednesday, Aug. 14, for the second quarter of its fiscal year, in a quarter that CEO Rob Gillette said did not meet expectations.

The Memphis-based residential and commercial services company, which includes the Terminix, TruGreen lawn care and American Home Shield brands, posted $939 million in operating revenue, a 2.4 percent decline in operating revenue from the same time last year.

43. American Home Shield to Expand Sales Team -

American Home Shield, the home-warranty division of Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co., plans to add to its real estate field sales team by the end of 2013.

44. ServiceMaster Adds Runyan to Supply Management -

The ServiceMaster Co. has created a position to oversee fleet and supply management of the Memphis-based operation and appointed Mary Kay Runyan to the senior vice president’s position. Runyan comes to the position from being vice president of strategic sourcing and fleet since 2012.

45. ServiceMaster Names Runyan Supply Management Leader -

The ServiceMaster Co. has created a position to oversee fleet and supply management of the Memphis-based operation and appointed Mary Kay Runyan to the senior vice president’s position. Runyan comes to the position from being vice president of strategic sourcing and fleet since 2012.

46. ServiceMaster by Stratos' Philosophy Spurs Growth -

Stacy McCall began working at the contract janitorial business that was then called ServiceMaster Building Maintenance in 1988.

47. Arrested Development -

It’s not illegal for businesses to use criminal-background checks when making hiring decisions, but two recent complaints filed by federal regulators highlight the increasing government scrutiny of criminal and credit checks.

48. Pitching Memphis -

Staunching a brain drain of college-age creative talent is a task cities around the country are undertaking with varying degrees of enthusiasm.

In Memphis, that sales job begins in earnest each summer. And it results in a big push to introduce college-educated interns to top executives and local cultural attractions – basically, the best the city has to offer – in the hope those young people will put down roots here.

49. Gillette Named New ServiceMaster CEO -

Robert J. Gillette is the new CEO of The ServiceMaster Co.

Gillette takes the helm of the Memphis-based residential and commercial service provider immediately with his appointment Tuesday, June 18, by The ServiceMaster board.

50. Gillette Named New ServiceMaster CEO -

Robert J. Gillette is the new CEO of The ServiceMaster Co.

Gillette takes the helm of the Memphis-based residential and commercial service provider immediately with his appointment Tuesday, June 18, by The ServiceMaster board.

51. Word Finds Passion With Vaco, Women’s Alliance -

In her six years as a CPA, Ginna Word has seen the industry from both sides of a spreadsheet, as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche, and as a corporate, in-house accountant for The ServiceMaster Co.

52. TruGreen Sags ServiceMaster Earnings -

The ServiceMaster Co. saw operating revenue and operating income decline during the first three months of 2013.

53. ServiceMaster Reports "Disappointing" First Quarter -

The ServiceMaster Co. saw operating revenue and operating income decline during the first three months of 2013.

54. ServiceMaster Clean Expands to N.Y., Atlanta -

The ServiceMaster Clean division of Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. has expanded into Atlanta and Syracuse, N.Y., with new franchise agreements announced this week.

55. ServiceMaster Clean Expands to New York, Atlanta -

The ServiceMaster Clean division of Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. has expanded into Atlanta and Syracuse, N.Y., with new franchise agreements announced this week.

56. Mullany Resigns as ServiceMaster CEO -

Hank Mullany has resigned as CEO of The ServiceMaster Co. effective Friday, April 12.

Mullany’s resignation was announced Friday along with the appointment of John Krenicki Jr. as the Memphis-based company’s interim CEO.

57. Memphis Makes Top 15 ‘Termite Towns’ -

Memphis-based Terminix has ranked Memphis in its top 15 metro areas with the highest probability of termite swarms.

The rankings, topped by Atlanta, are based on termite service calls to Terminix from 2011 and 2012 and balanced with population density statistics.

58. Memphis Makes Top 15 ‘Termite Towns’ -

Memphis-based Terminix has ranked Memphis in its top 15 metro areas with the highest probability of termite swarms.

The rankings, topped by Atlanta, are based on termite service calls to Terminix from 2011 and 2012 and balanced with population density statistics.

59. New School Media Blends Film, Music Into ‘Funky’ -

In 2007, Sean Faust and business partner Brad Ellis came together with Memphis music icon Doug Easley to create a company offering full-service audio and video recording and mixing services.

60. Growing Concept -

The winter months can be tougher on food truck vendors as cold temperatures often keep paying customers inside. But as spring approaches and nicer weather resumes, many local operators are getting set to ramp up operations.

61. ServiceMaster Posts Operating Loss in 2012 -

The ServiceMaster Co. reported an unaudited operating loss of $532.8 million in 2012 on operating revenue of $3.1 billion.

62. Terminix Closes on Six Acquisitions -

Terminix, a division of The ServiceMaster Co., in December closed six asset acquisitions with a collective annualized revenue topping $10 million, the Memphis-based company reported Tuesday.

63. Terminix Closes on Six Acquisitions -

Terminix, a division of The ServiceMaster Co., in December closed six asset acquisitions with a collective annualized revenue topping $10 million, the Memphis-based company reported Tuesday.

64. ServiceMaster Employee Retires After 50 Years -

Just before the Christmas holiday break, Frances Hill retired from Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. after more than 50 years.

65. ServiceMaster Employee Retires After 50 Years -

Just before the Christmas holiday break, Frances Hill retired from Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. after more than 50 years.

66. David Alexander Named President of TruGreen -

David Alexander, the former CEO of Citi Trends, is the new president of TruGreen lawn care company, leaders of The ServiceMaster Co. announced Tuesday, Dec. 11.

67. Alexander Named TruGreen President -

David Alexander, the former CEO of Citi Trends, is the new president of TruGreen lawn care company, leaders of The ServiceMaster Co. announced Tuesday, Dec. 11.

68. Alexander Named TruGreen President -

David Alexander, the former CEO of Citi Trends, is the new president of TruGreen lawn care company, leaders of The ServiceMaster Co. announced Tuesday, Dec. 11.

69. American Home Shield Names Marketing Officer -

Philipp von Holtzendorff-Fehling has been named vice president and chief marketing officer of American Home Shield.

Von Holtzendorff-Fehling comes to the division of The ServiceMaster Co. after serving as chief marketing officer of The Dallas Morning News.

70. Cregg Resigns As ServiceMaster CFO -

Roger Cregg, chief financial officer of The ServiceMaster Co. has announced his resignation from the Memphis-based company effective Nov. 27.

71. Training Day -

The pursuit of economic development comes with code names, secrecy and mysterious visitors.

Without a doubt, the last two years have been eventful when it comes to the city’s civic leaders luring companies to town with the promise of jobs for Memphians. In that regard, the local debate about tax incentives and the competition with other cities, some nearby, was vigorous.

72. TruGreen Saps ServiceMaster’s Quarter -

The ServiceMaster Co. announced a third-quarter operating loss of $724 million Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Hank Mullany, CEO of the Memphis-based provider of home and commercial services, spotlighted results in the company’s TruGreen lawn care business, which has been a priority of his since he became CEO in April 2011.

73. Minority Business Group Names Award Honorees -

The Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum has announced its 2012 Robert R. Church Award recipients.

FedEx Express was given the award of “Corporation of the Year” for its efforts to develop and promote minority business development, diversity and inclusion across the organization. Finalists included the city of Memphis and Turner Construction Co.

74. ServiceMaster Postpones Third-Quarter Release -

Memphis-based The ServiceMaster Co. has postponed its Friday, Nov. 9, release of its third-quarter financial results.

75. Downtown Rising -

Despite a faltering economy, many of America’s downtowns are in the midst of a revival, according to a September U.S. Census study, and Memphis is no exception.

The study, “Patterns of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Population Change: 2000 to 2010,” shows that in many of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, downtown populations grew at double-digit rates over the last decade, primarily due to the availability of new housing and services. And after previous decades of decline, the residential population in Downtown Memphis increased as well, growing by 7 percent to reach approximately 22,000 residents in 2010, according to the latest metrics compiled by the Downtown Memphis Commission.

76. Crew Training International Names Woodward Director -

Steve Woodward has joined Crew Training International as director of learning. In his new role, Woodward will manage CTI’s core learning centers, oversee professional development programs and develop metrics to measure and manage the most efficient learning systems.

77. Tax Consulting Firm, Daily News Host Financial Forum -

CBIZ MHM Thompson Dunavant and The Daily News are presenting a seminar in a few weeks that will take a broad look at topics including estate and gift tax issues, business and personal investments, health care reform and an update on the mergers and acquisitions market.

78. Get Spooky for Overton Park -

Last week we shared a heartwarming story that featured a number of everyday heroes from various organizations and companies, like ServiceMaster and SeniorBsafe, who helped an elderly couple out of a dire situation. This week let us spotlight the Overton Park Conservancy and share a fun way we can support their efforts by attending a Halloween party.

79. Levine Named President of Southern Growth Studio -

Mark Levine has joined Southern Growth Studio as president. In his role, Levine leads the firm’s Strategic Analysis team and plays a key part in the company’s culture, business development and client relationship management.

80. ServiceMaster Makes Memphis Rock -

Last week we wrapped up a reader-response series featuring three weeks of artful narratives describing “Why Memphis Rocks.” The series spun off our Memphis Rocks campaign, which is both a civic pride and giving back effort. Our goal is to draw more attention to the special moments that take place daily throughout the Mid-South. With that in mind, let us share a heartwarming story involving an elderly couple, SeniorBsafe and The ServiceMaster Co.

81. Events -

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Chris Hawk of The ServiceMaster Co. will speak about social media networking for jobseekers. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to Sharon Gardner at sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

82. Growth Streak -

Andrew Holliday and Daniel Brown, the founding partners of Memphis-based branding and marketing firm Harvest Creative, used to joke about one day making the Inc. 500|5000, the list published each year by Inc. Magazine that honors the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

83. Business Honors -

Thirteen Memphis-based companies can officially claim to be among the fastest-growing in the U.S.

That’s according to Inc. Magazine, which put them on its annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking the magazine published a few days ago that honors the fastest-growing companies by measuring their percentage growth in revenue over a three-year period.

84. ServiceMaster Q2 Revenue Drops Slightly -

Memphis-based The ServiceMaster Co. saw a half a percentage point drop in its operating revenue for the second quarter compared to a year ago – a flattening of its revenue attributed in part to a continuing shift in the strategy of its TruGreen lawn care division.

85. ServiceMaster Q2 Revenue Drops Slightly -

Memphis-based The ServiceMaster Co. saw a half a percentage point drop in its operating revenue for the second quarter compared to a year ago – a flattening of its revenue attributed in part to a continuing shift in the strategy of its TruGreen lawn care division.

86. Memphis-Based Terminix Acquires Schendel -

Terminix, the Memphis-based pest control company that is part of The ServiceMaster Co., has bought Schendel Pest Services of Topeka, Kan.

87. Signature’s Marshall Leads Renovation Effort -

When Charles Marshall co-founded Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions with Mark Henry in 1994, the two were the firm’s only employees.

88. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, June 26, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. James Rogers, director of Memphis Animal Services, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Email Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org for reservations.

89. Events -

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and education program Monday, June 25, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Call Jennifer Thompson at 324-5184.

90. The Brand Squad Wins Telly Awards -

The Brand Squad recently won three Telly Awards in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for its work on behalf of ServiceMaster Clean and Aerobic Cruiser Hybrid Cycles.

It marks the third continuous year the Memphis-based brand development firm has won Telly Awards for film/video production on behalf of its clients. The Brand Squad focuses on helping companies successfully launch new brands, products services and special initiatives as well as re-energize underperforming brands.

91. ServiceMaster Registers ‘Strong Start’ To 2012 -

The ServiceMaster Co. reported first quarter results Thursday, May 10, that showed its operating income more than doubled from the first quarter of 2011.

92. Low-Impact Landscaping -

For most people these days, the descriptive word “green” evokes thoughts on diminishing consumption and environmental chivalry, and not necessarily the lush colors of an early spring such as Memphis has seen this year.

93. Redbirds Reconnection -

One of baseball’s enduring maxims is that anytime you go to a game you’ve got a chance to see something you’ve never seen before.

Apparently, this now applies off the field too, because a few weeks ago a group that included Magic Johnson as the front man paid $2.15 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from financially troubled owner Frank McCourt.

94. New HR Firm Shifts Focus to ‘People Capital’ -

Human resources professionals no doubt groan at the stereotypes of them portrayed in popular culture such as on TV shows like “The Office.”

On that show, the character of Toby Flenderson is an HR representative played with the sleepy-eyed, lifeless personality of a wet blanket.

95. ServiceMaster Adds EV to Fleet -

Memphis-based The ServiceMaster Co. now has an electric vehicle to get support workers between the various office locations in Memphis for the various ServiceMaster brands.

96. AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity -

Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.

That’s the message Josh Flowers, general counsel at Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gave Saturday, March 31, at the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala and 2012 Design Awards at Circuit Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St.

97. ServiceMaster Clean Granted Dust Removal Patent -

For 30 years, Tony Loftis had been thinking about how to improve the process for cleaning offices, other commercial spaces and homes.

98. Liddon Solves Problems for Relocating Companies -

When Robert Liddon began as a clerk at Heiskell Donelson after his second year in law school in 1974, there were about 25 attorneys.

Now the firm known as Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is made up of about 600.

99. ‘Positive Message’ -

The most recent figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show a falling jobless rate for the Memphis metro area.

New, more current figures will be out later this month that show the area’s latest unemployment picture. But in the meantime, the Memphis area has played host to one job fair after another in recent days, while across the state there have been more than 20 such fairs in the past 15 months.

100. ServiceMaster to Help Vets Secure Franchise Funding -

Four brands from The ServiceMaster Co. have joined the online fundraising program Boost A Hero to help military veterans purchase franchise businesses.