Editorial Results (free)
1. Brimhall Named Bartlett Entrepreneur of Year
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Terry Brimhall, founder and president of Brimhall Foods Co. Inc., has been named entrepreneur of the year by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.
2. City Enticing FBI to Move Downtown
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
City leaders are attempting to bring the FBI Downtown. The FBI is searching for a significant amount of office space, and local leaders, including U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, are urging the law enforcement agency to locate Downtown.
3. Tribute Symposium Honors Six Local Women
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis paid tribute to six local women at a sold-out luncheon of more than 1,600 attendees on Friday, April 26.
The Legends Awards honor women whose work embodies the mission of the foundation – to support women and children throughout Shelby County.
4. Dining Out for Life
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Last week we discussed the Memphis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which is focused on making a positive, and eternal, impact in the arena of athletics. This week let us explore an organization with the mission of helping people affected by HIV/AIDS live well: Friends For Life Corp.
5. Clinic Expands Christ Community’s Services
- Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Last year, Christ Community Health Services delivered 652 Memphis babies. Even with that patient volume, the faith-based medical organization had to turn away about 180 patients daily because the organization’s facilities are stretched beyond capacity.
6. Partnerships Key in Baptist Operation Outreach
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Last week we highlighted the On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Festival and “Memphis Rocks” category, which is a free opportunity for Memphians to submit short videos that spotlight positive perspectives about our city for a chance to see them shown on the silver screen. This week let us turn our attention to an organization that is now “well beyond a century” with a true heartbeat of giving back to the community: Baptist Memorial Health Care.
7. Higgs Funeral Services Set for Friday
- Friday, February 22, 2013
Funeral services for Shelby County Criminal Court Judge and Memphis mayoral contender Otis Higgs will be Friday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.
8. Dixon Hughes Adds Associates in Memphis
- Monday, February 18, 2013
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, the largest certified public accounting firm based in the Southeast, is continuing to grow in Memphis.
9. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
10. Lovette Heads Career Services at Remington College
- Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Demetrius “Dee” Lovette has been named director of career services at Remington College’s Memphis campus. In the role, Lovette provides job placement services to students and graduates, and works with local employers to assess their workforce needs and provide qualified applicants.
11. CBU Partners With Congregational Health Network
- Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Christian Brothers University’s RN to BSN Nursing Program is strengthening its relationship with the Congregational Health Network with a new online training course.
The online course is being developed with the help of a $12,100 grant that CBU recently received from The Promise of Nursing for Tennessee Nursing School Grant Program, which is administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association.
12. RedRover Uses Numbers, Strategy for Growing Client Roster
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
When it comes to a traditional agency model, RedRover Sales & Marketing is anything but traditional.
Founded seven years ago this month, the firm has added four new hires and three new service lines since last summer, notched impressive year-over-year revenue increases and is almost at capacity with its client roster.
13. Making Sense of the Merger
- Saturday, January 12, 2013
There are several certainties for public education in Shelby County when the new school year begins in August.
Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools will be consolidated into a single countywide system and there will be more competition than most Memphians can remember in their lifetimes for that single consolidated school system.
14. Ray Rico Freelance Moves Into Cooper-Young
- Monday, January 07, 2013
Ray Rico Freelance has inked a lease for 550 square feet in the heart of the Cooper-Young Historic District after working for six years as a freelancer out of his nearby home and hiring strictly contract labor.
15. McLaughlin Joins Inferno as Senior Copywriter
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Trish McLaughlin has joined inferno as senior copywriter. In her new role, McLaughlin supervises the copywriting department, pairing up writers with art directors and project teams, and reviewing copy for message, voice and strategic focus. In addition, she coaches young writers in strategic thinking, concepting, editing and presenting.
16. Payne Joins Fulton CPAs as Senior Accountant
- Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tarasha Payne has joined Fulton CPAs PLLC as a senior accountant in the areas of taxation, compilation and reviews, and client services. Payne has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and is working toward CPA certification. The announcement comes on the heels of big changes at the accounting firm, including new ownership and a name change from Polsgrove & Fulton. (See The Daily News’ Monday, Dec. 17, edition for more information.)
17. Missions Double for Heart Foundation
- Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Children around the globe in countries that do not have the medical resources available here in the U.S. are getting a helping hand from The International Children’s Heart Foundation, a local organization targeting congenital heart disease.
18. Jones Center Fulfills Dream at First Assembly Christian School
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If the walls could talk in the log cabin on the campus of First Assembly Christian School in Cordova, they might tell stories of home life in 1836 or of the visiting missionaries who used to stay there.
19. Highpoint Church Buys Briarcrest’s East Memphis Campus
- Friday, November 09, 2012
After seven years of leasing space for its worship services, Highpoint Church has acquired Briarcrest Christian School Systems Inc.’s property at 6000 Briarcrest Ave. for $7.25 million.
20. Haynes Joins Table Group as Principal Consultant
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.
21. Seely Sees Career at Memphis Area Legal Services as ‘Mission Work’
- Thursday, November 01, 2012
October was National Pro Bono Month in the legal profession, a time when attorneys are urged to use their knowledge for the greater good and help those in need.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has written that “a lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono publico legal services per year.”
22. Levine Named President of Southern Growth Studio
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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.
23. Return on Investment
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Most people already know some of the basic elements of the banking business. From the large national lenders with a Memphis presence to the community banks in the suburbs, one common element is they make money by charging borrowers more than the bank pays in interest to depositors.
24. Pull a Plane for Special Kids and Families
- Monday, September 03, 2012
Last week we discussed Calvary Rescue Mission, which is an independent, Christian organization focused on providing temporary shelter, food and clothing to homeless men in need. This week let us highlight a local nonprofit that provides family centered programs and services that address the unique abilities and challenges of young children with special needs: Special Kids and Families.
25. Calvary Mission Building Hope
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Last week we highlighted Agape Child & Family Services, a Christian-based organization that is providing children and families with healthy homes. This week let us discuss an independent, Christian organization focused on rebuilding the lives of homeless men while ministering to their physical and emotional needs and working to restore them to personal and spiritual fulfillment: Calvary Rescue Mission.
26. Being Rainbows
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012
American literary and civil rights icon Dr. Maya Angelou repeatedly encouraged audience members to “be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud” Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Memphis, during the Agape HeartLight 2012 benefit.
27. Varied Career Led Spurlock to The Urban Child Institute
- Friday, August 24, 2012
Katy Spurlock, director of education and dissemination at The Urban Child Institute, has had a varied career in which every step along the way seems to have led her right to where she’s meant to be.
28. Agape Means Love
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Last week we spotlighted SRVS, which is an organization that is now celebrating 50 years of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and bringing peace of mind to their families. This week let us turn our attention to a Christian-based organization that is providing children and families with healthy homes in the regional area through community restoration, homeless services, mentoring, foster care, adoption, maternity services and counseling: Agape Child & Family Services.
29. PR Firm Helps Companies Tap Into Hispanic Business
- Monday, August 20, 2012
The Memphis metropolitan area has no shortage of public relations and marketing firms, but Dominique Anderson Public Relations helps companies, organizations and government entities tap into the region’s growing but underserved Latino market.
30. Law Career Lets Gee Fulfill Mission of Helping People
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
Peter Gee Jr. was recently named a partner with the Memphis office of Morgan & Morgan, one of the Southeast’s largest consumer protection and injury law firms.
The firm, which branched off from The Cochran Firm, has multiple offices throughout the Southeast, and its attorneys handle auto accident, personal injury and medical malpractice cases, as well as claims against drug and medical device manufacturers.
- Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Attorneys from AutoZone Inc., Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Memphis Area Legal Services will hold the fourth annual free legal clinic for Memphis-area seniors Tuesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. The pro bono clinic offers seniors essential legal advice and helps in the preparation of wills, advanced care plans and more. Call Linda Warren Seely of MALS at 523-8822.
32. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line
- Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.
33. Hoover Joins Agape As Director of Development
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Brian Hoover has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of development. In his new role, Hoover will be responsible for leading Agape’s development efforts, such as fundraising and special events. He will also oversee the organization’s marketing, public relations and volunteer initiatives.
34. Ackermann Joins FirstBank as Financial Manager and VP
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Thomas “Lynn” Ackermann has been hired as financial manager and vice president of the Memphis Poplar branch of FirstBank.
35. Baptist, Methodist Help CBU With PA Studies Program
- Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have partnered with Christian Brothers University to help address the Memphis area’s critical, growing demand for health care services.
36. $7.5 Million Permit App Filed for Fieldstone Apts.
- Tuesday, June 05, 2012
7986 Tournament Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Cost: $7.5 million
Permit Date: Applied May 2012
Owner: Fieldstone Apartments III Co.
Contractor: Patton & Taylor Construction Co.
37. Medical Necessity
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
An aging population, changes in the national health care model and a shortage of primary care physicians have increased the need for physician assistants, or PAs, who work under the direction of physicians and surgeons.
38. Ohio State Univ. Dean Shipp to Address SCO Grads
- Thursday, May 17, 2012
Dr. Melvin Shipp, dean of the Ohio State University College of Optometry and the first optometrist to serve as president of the American Public Health Association, will address graduates Friday, May 18, at the Southern College of Optometry’s commencement ceremony in Memphis.
39. CBU Hosts Open House For Physician Assistant Studies
- Friday, May 04, 2012
Christian Brothers University (CBU) at 650 East Parkway S. will hold an open house for its masters program in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) May 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Montesi Executive Center at Buckman Hall.
40. Baptist $50K Donation Helps Growing Agape Program
- Friday, April 27, 2012
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has donated $25,000 to Agape Child & Family Services’ Families in Transition (FIT) Program – the second installment of a $50,000 total donation to the growing program.
41. Pratt Joins Counterpart As Account Manager
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Lisa Pratt has been named senior account manager at Counterpart Communication Design, where she will manage campaigns for several clients from concept to execution. She previously worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
42. (Daily) Deal or No Deal?
- Monday, April 09, 2012
The anatomy of a deal has become a fascinating study these days among businesspeople, grappling as many of them do with coupons, daily deals, special offers – whatever magic ingredient will bring customers through the door.
43. Joyful Noise
- Thursday, April 05, 2012
Memphis has a major new advocate of live, original music.
It’s Madison Line Records, a locally based full-service nonprofit record label launched by Visible Music College, which itself offers a variety of music industry programs and classes.
44. Spring Break Service
- Friday, March 23, 2012
Like many college students, Annie Marcum and Lisa Stockdale of South Carolina’s Clemson University had planned to spend spring break enjoying the beach.
45. Cushing’s Day Gig for ‘Betterment of Humanity’
- Monday, March 05, 2012
In February, senior research assistant Richard Cushing began working with the Pathology Department of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Tissue Services Core and Repository.
The repository is a warehouse of more than 3 million pieces of human tissue from hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers, as well as biopsies of various types of tumors. The samples are available to doctors, researchers and students to conduct studies on and compare to those of a patient’s.
46. Askew Nixon Ferguson Announces Promotions
- Friday, February 03, 2012
Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects has announced a trio of promotions in its Memphis office, 1500 Union Ave.
47. Christian Brothers U Taps New IT Dean
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Christian Brothers University has chosen a new dean of information and technology services.
David Palmer brings more than 20 years of strategic technology leadership and management experience to CBU. He has worked for global corporations including the Hilton hotel chain, and he’s managed budgets large and small in addition to global infrastructures, corporate IT acquisitions and complex contracts. He also has startup, consulting and prior university experience.
48. Education Realty Trust Rebrands, Promotes Key Execs
- Monday, January 09, 2012
Memphis-based Education Realty Trust Inc. has had a busy few months, ending fourth-quarter 2011 with several new properties in hand and starting 2012 by turning over a new leaf entirely – to be more specific, a new name, a new logo, new positions for several key executives and a $28 million acquisition.
49. Methodist, CBU Alliance Addresses Underserved
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has enlisted nursing students at Christian Brothers University to extend community health outreach in underserved Memphis neighborhoods through Methodist’s Congregational Health Network.
50. SCO’s Steele Receives Optometry Recognition
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Dr. Glen T. Steele, a professor at the Southern College of Optometry, has received the prestigious William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry for his work with InfantSEE.
51. Charlotte Supt. to Talk Schools Merger
- Monday, December 12, 2011
The schools consolidation planning commission will talk Monday, Dec. 12, with the former superintendent of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system in North Carolina.
Peter Gorman resigned as superintendent of the consolidated school system in August to become part of the new education division of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch’s media company.
52. Agape Honored as 'Angel in Adoption'
- Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute recently honored Agape Child & Family Services of Memphis and Jackson as a 2011 Angel in Adoption for its advocacy of adoption and foster-care issues.
53. PA Demand Remains High For Industry
- Monday, November 14, 2011
During a time when many people are searching for a glimmer of hope on the national employment scene, the outlook for physician assistants is getting brighter, particularly in the Mid-South.
In July, Christian Brothers University announced the launch of the first-and-only physician assistant program in Memphis. Beginning January, the program will allow students to earn a master’s in Physician Assistant Studies.
54. McGuire Joins Accounting Firm Dixon Hughes Goodman
- Friday, October 21, 2011
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, the new firm formed earlier this year with the combination of Memphis accounting firm Dixon Hughes PLLC and Virginia-based accounting firm Goodman & Co. LLP, has a new senior manager in Memphis leading the office’s financial institutions services group.
55. Christ Community Health Opens Hickory Hill Pharmacy
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Christ Community Health Services, a Christian-based nonprofit focused on fulfilling the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of Memphis’ medically underserved population, recently opened the Hickory Hill Health Center Pharmacy at 5366 Winchester Road to keep up with demand at its other two pharmacies: at the Third Street Health Center and Broad Avenue Health Center.
56. IT Challenges From Phones Lunch Topic
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
A recent Morgan Stanley study predicted that by 2015, more than 50 percent of all Internet access will occur through a mobile device.
57. Bioworks Foundation to Build Specialized Lab on S. Dudley
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
45 S. Dudley St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $15.2 million
Project Cost: $15.2 million
58. Vote for Me
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Four years after the biggest turnover on the Memphis City Council, the Oct. 6 city elections could see the biggest return of incumbents ever on the council. Early voting begins Friday, Sept. 16.
Twelve of the 13 incumbents are seeking re-election. It would have been 13 had Barbara Swearengen Ware not taken a plea deal on an official misconduct charge.
59. Butler Snow’s Van Horn Sworn in as TBA President
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
When Danny Van Horn left Memphis in 1990 to pursue his undergrad degree at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, he swore he would wind up anywhere but back home where he started.
60. Mobile Shopping: More Buzz Than Buy so Far
- Friday, September 02, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – When it comes to mobile shopping, so far there's more buzz than buy.
As the number of people who use iPhones and other smartphones grows, companies selling everything from hardware to high fashion are touting all the new applications they're rolling out that enable shoppers to do anything from check a store's inventory while in the dressing room to order prescriptions.
61. Agape Launches GED Pilot Program
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Bluff City has been an active player in the Talent Dividend, an initiative to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis Metropolitan area by 1 percent over the next five years, which could generate a $1 billion annual increase in personal income.
62. Sanon Joins Agape As Director of Operations
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Julie Sanon has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of operations.
Hometown: Leesburg, Fla.
Education: Psychology major from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts
63. Victims To Victory
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Last week we spotlighted Hope House, which is improving the quality of life for HIV-impacted children and their families by addressing their educational, social, psychological and health needs. This week let us explore an organization helping victims of crime move from crisis to comfort through Christ: Victims to Victory.
64. Lesser-Known Miss. Gov Candidates Offer Platforms
- Monday, August 01, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic and Republican primaries this coming Tuesday will narrow the field of candidates for Mississippi governor.
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant of Brandon and commercial building contractor Dave Dennis of Pass Christian are spending the most in the five-person race for the Republican nomination, while Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and Clarksdale businessman and attorney Bill Luckett are grabbing the most attention on the Democratic side.
65. CBU Announces Physician Assistant Program
- Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Christian Brothers University will offer a new Physician Assistant Program beginning in January.
The private, Catholic university, located at 650 East Parkway S., says its program is the first of its kind in Memphis.
66. Burke Recognized As Outstanding Faculty Advisor
- Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Tracie L. Burke, director of the Honors Program and Chair/Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Christian Brothers University has been named Tennessee’s Outstanding Faculty Advisor by the National Academic Advising Association.
67. Keeping Families ‘FIT’
- Friday, June 10, 2011
There are few situations as stressful as being a homeless pregnant mother, wandering weary, hungry and often hopeless from one shelter to the next with young children in tow.
But it’s not unusual in the Memphis area, which has as many as 10,000 homeless individuals, one-third of those being women and children – and two-thirds of those being children under 5.
68. REP Helps Refugees Feel at Home In New City
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
Rwandan native Jules Mucyoweva plays an integral role in the lives of roughly 400 refugees – about half of them children – from 18 countries, all served by the Refugee Empowerment Program.
69. Building Community Leaders
- Monday, May 30, 2011
Last week we discussed the Power of the Dollar campaign and the economic impact realized in Memphis when we focus efforts on purchasing an increased percentage of products and services from locally owned and operated companies. This week let us explore an organization whose mission is to encourage and equip the next generation of community leaders through proven mentor coaching and teaching: NEXUS.
70. Ewing Named Partner at Tactical Magic
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Susan Akil Ewing has been named partner at Tactical Magic. Ewing joined the firm as a marketing strategist in 2010 after 18 years in the field, where she held executive positions at local advertising agencies, including Thompson & Co. and inferno.
71. Habitat Preps New Headquarters, ReStore
- Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Habitat for Humanity of Memphis is in the process of relocating to a much larger facility to accommodate its growing base of clients, programs and services.
The local affiliate of the organization – an international ecumenical Christian housing ministry working to provide affordable, quality shelter for all people – makes home ownership affordable for Mid-South families for whom it might otherwise be out-of-reach, by not charging interest or profit on the mortgage and keeping the cost of construction low through the use of volunteer labor.
- Friday, May 13, 2011
The Baccalaureate Service for the 162nd Session of Rhodes College will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue Blvd.
- Thursday, May 12, 2011
Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a technology lunch and learn with State Systems Inc. Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Old Venice Pizza Co., 368 Perkins Road Extended. The topic is “Impact of Emerging Technology on Cabling Systems.” For reservations, contact Debbie Jones at 531-6564 or email@example.com.
74. Seed Hatchery Helps Local Startups Spring to Life
- Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Springtime gardening isn’t just for farmers anymore. The new Memphis venture group Seed Hatchery hopes to plant six innovative new companies into home soil.
Financial investments, mentorship and a business-owners’ Boot Camp are part of a 90-day process of entrepreneurial training.
75. Nonprofit Excellence Gears Up for Conference
- Friday, April 22, 2011
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will offer the nonprofit community a full day’s worth of respected industry speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities during its sixth annual conference Wednesday.
76. Noffsinger Receives Leadership Award
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Mike Noffsinger, sales manager for the Memphis location of the RJ Young Co., has received the John T. Crunk Leadership Award, an honor given to an employee who exhibits outstanding leadership traits and performance during the year.
77. Open Dialogue
- Monday, March 21, 2011
Ask a group of teenagers whether they feel their ideas are taken seriously by adults and it’s pretty much guaranteed the response will be a unanimous, resounding “No.”
But if those teens participate in Imagine Memphis, a citywide initiative designed to connect youth and adults to imagine and create a better Memphis, the response to that question is likely to be an overwhelmingly positive one.
78. Nichols Navigates Way to Firm’s Memphis Business Tax Group
- Thursday, March 03, 2011
The key to any good planning might be plenty of quiet time to think and ponder through obstacles and challenges before arriving at a clear course of action.
For tax attorney Jack Nichols, 32, that time begins with the daily hour-plus commute from Oxford, Miss., to the offices of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC at the Crescent Center in East Memphis.
79. Titan Lives Up to Name with Ambitious Growth Goals
- Monday, February 07, 2011
Shelbyville, Tenn.-based Titan Transfer Inc. is a stalwart in the trucking industry, and the company is beefing up its profile with a new Memphis location and plans to triple in size.
80. Oher to Sign Autobiography at Davis-Kidd
- Friday, January 28, 2011
Michael Oher, the central character of a Hollywood blockbuster whose inspiring story sees him go from the mean streets of Memphis to an NFL career, is now telling his story – his way.
Oher’s book “I Beat the Odds,” an account that focuses heavily on his early years in some of the poorest stretches of Memphis, will be released next month.
81. Collierville Office Building Sells for $1.3M in Foreclosure
- Tuesday, December 28, 2010
472 W. Poplar Ave.
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $1.3 million
Sale Date: Dec. 14, 2010
Buyer: First Citizens National Bank
Seller: Ralph Henson, trustee
Orig. Borrower: Loyal Featherstone Realtors Inc.
Orig. Lender: First Citizens National Bank
Orig. Loan Amount: $1.6 million
Orig. Loan Date: March 7, 2007
Orig. Maturity: March 7, 2008
82. Street Ministries Files Permit for Graham Facility
- Monday, December 27, 2010
Streets Ministries Inc. has applied for a $4.3 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a new facility in the Graham Heights neighborhood.
83. Schlimmer Joins CBU
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Jim Schlimmer has joined Christian Brothers University as vice president of enrollment.
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
Education: Bachelor of arts degree, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa; Master of science in Education degree, Higher Education Administration, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Work Experience: Francis Marion University, director of admissions, 2008 to 2010; Louisburg College, vice president for enrollment, 2007 to 2008; Luther College, vice president for enrollment, 2006 to 2007; High Point University, dean of enrollment management, 1982 to 2006.
Family: Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, associate professor of fine arts, High Point University; Philip Schlimmer, son, second-year law student at Ohio Northern University; Kathryn Schlimmer, senior, Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Last book read: “The World is Flat”
Favorite music: Rock ‘n’ roll
Sports team: Carolina Panthers
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I run a lawn service with our two children – A&J Lawn Service
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? Enrollment mentor John Klockentager
What drew you to CBU? The opportunity to be on an active enrollment management team. I was impressed with the commitments the school had made in the enrollment area. Most of all, I was pleased to return to a church-related university.
What will your role as vice president of enrollment management entail? I am responsible for leading enrollment management initiatives and overseeing the undergraduate enrollment office, the office of financial aid and the career services office.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Creating an atmosphere for successful recruitment at High Point University that also attracted students to on-campus living.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy the opportunity to set up enrollment systems that engage students with the university. I also enjoy monitoring the success of the admissions recruitment cycle from the initial contact to the student’s first day on campus.
84. Brandon, CBU Partner to Promote Financial Literacy
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
E. Denby Brandon Jr. has worked for decades as a certified financial planner.
That’s his official job description. But when you’ve been around as long as he has – he and his father co-founded Brandon Investments in 1952 – evolving into an evangelist about the field and searching for converts to the cause apparently comes with the territory.
85. Pohlman ‘Called’ to Give Back to Industry, Community
- Friday, October 29, 2010
The new president-elect of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee is honored to move to the helm of the statewide professional group.
But service – to his profession and to his community – is de rigueur for Pickering Inc.’s Mike Pohlman.
86. AP Survey: Painfully Slow Economic Gains Into 2011
- Friday, October 29, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market and the economy will improve only slightly next year, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists whose outlook for 2011 has dimmed over the past three months.
87. Drake, masterIT Recognized for Innovation
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Michael Drake is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of masterIT. masterIT has been named one of North America’s Most Innovative MSPs by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The list recognizes the IT industry’s top 40 managed service providers for their ingenuity, leadership and success.
88. Argo Joins Crews & Associates as Vice President
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hayden C. Argo Jr. has joined Crews & Associates Inc. as vice president for the investment-banking firm in the Memphis market. Argo will conduct fixed income securities sales.
89. Landing at HopeWorks a ‘Homecoming’ for Rubio
- Friday, October 15, 2010
Susan Rubio spent much of her life in private education before realizing that she belonged elsewhere – closer to the street.
- Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Melissa Hanson, director of grants and research at Christian Brothers University will speak on the topic “Research Grants.” Cost is $60 for members, $110 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
91. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!
92. Simmons Helps Shape Oversight of Financial Advisers
- Friday, August 06, 2010
When the finance reform bill became law in July, registered investment advisers throughout the country could thank Memphian Cathy Simmons for a notable absence.
93. Memphis Commemorates ADA’s 20th Anniversary
- Friday, July 30, 2010
With the passing of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, public and private officials are intensifying efforts to help the disabled find jobs.
City officials are working with organizations like Shelby Residential and Vocational Services and Goodwill Memphis to help the disabled find jobs in an extraordinarily difficult job market.
94. Bloodworth Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
- Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Russell Bloodworth, executive vice president of Boyle Investment Co., has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Memphis Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, the land economics society.
95. CBU Adds Four Board Members
- Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers University has announced four new members for the 2010-2011 year.
They are Greg Duckett, senior vice president and corporate counsel for Baptist Memorial Health Care System; Doug Marchant, founder, president and CEO of Unified Health Services; Pravin Thakkar, president and CEO of Universal Scaffolding & Equipment; and H. McCall Wilson Jr., president and CEO of the Bank of Fayette County.
96. After Trading Hands, Marina Cove Now Ready for Redevelopment
- Tuesday, July 20, 2010
5505 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $1.6 Million
Sale Date:July 15, 2010
Buyer:The Power Center Community Development Corp.
Seller:Water Gardens LLC (in dissolution), and Optimal Partners LLC and National Community Development Association Inc. (which constitutes all members of Water Gardens LLC since its dissolution)
97. Donation Gives House of Mews New Life
- Friday, June 25, 2010
Mark Giannini is allergic to cats, but they touched his heart just the same.
Giannini, founder and CEO of the Memphis-based information technology firm Service Assurance, and company president Kelli Mitchell made a long-term commitment of financial support to the struggling yet iconic House of Mews cat adoption center, giving its director a reprieve from personal hardships.
98. Shelby County Schools Files Permit For Millington Central Renovations
- Tuesday, June 08, 2010
8057 Wilkinsville Road
Millington, TN 38053
Permit Amount: $3.9 Million
Project Cost: $5 million
Permit Date: Applied June 2010
Completion: July 2011
Owner: Shelby County Schools
Tenant: Millington Central High School
Contractor: Barnes & Brower Inc.
Architect: Steve Landwehr, Fleming/Associates/Architects PC
99. $2.4 Million Loan On CCHS Property Recorded
- Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Christ Community Health Services’ $2.4 million loan through First Tennessee Bank NA was recorded Friday by the Shelby County Register of Deeds.
100. WKNO to Air CCHS Documentary
- Wednesday, May 26, 2010
In other Christ Community Health Services news, WKNO-TV will present a new half-hour documentary on the history and impact of the Memphis-area health service organization.
“Christ Community: A Ministry of Care” will premiere Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10.