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1. Rising Home, Stock Prices Boost US Confidence
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more confident in the U.S. economy than at any point in the past five years, thanks to surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices.
2. Amro Milestone Attributed to Seasoned Staff
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
For the music retailer that traces its history back to 1921 and to the second-floor Downtown studio Mil Averwater opened to give piano lessons, 2013 is a time of reflection, celebration and pride in a few impressive numbers.
3. Changing Times
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
After a four-decade existence, the Morgan Keegan name has been retired.
The announcement Raymond James Financial Inc. is dropping the Morgan Keegan name was made during Raymond James’ first quarter earnings conference call last month. Raymond James CEO Paul Reilly was giving analysts listening to the call an update on the firm’s acquisition of the Memphis investment firm last year and its integration since then.
4. Union Backers Say Nissan Threatens Plant Closure
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Pro-union workers said Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co. has threatened to close its Canton assembly plant if workers vote for the United Auto Workers to represent them, though the company denies such threats.
5. Gowen Named Marketing Head at Renshaw Property Management
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kellyn Gowen has joined Renshaw Property Management as marketing coordinator. In her new role, Gowen manages social media, marketing and communications for the company’s 800 Mid-South rental properties, serves as a liaison for property owners and real estate agents, and spearheads marketing efforts for vacant properties.
6. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
7. U.S. Employers Add 155,000 Jobs in December
- Monday, January 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff.
The solid job growth wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised up from an initially reported 7.7 percent.
8. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
9. Commission Approves Bartlett Senior Facility
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
If an expansion of an assisted-living facility at Baylor and Brunswick roads stays on schedule with votes next month by the Memphis City Council, the planned development should win final approval less than a month before the area it is in is annexed by the city of Bartlett.
10. Haslam Appoints Three to Court Panel on Hooker Case
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Robert Carter Jr. and attorney Monica Wharton of Memphis are among two of the three new members of a Special Tennessee Supreme Court appointed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
11. Council Approves Cut of City Funding For Vehicle Inspections
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Aug. 21, to end city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of June 2013.
The 10-2 council vote followed months of discussion among council members about Shelby County government or the state of Tennessee assuming responsibility for the car and truck inspections.
12. Country Songwriters Event Benefits St. Jude, Le Bonheur
- Monday, June 25, 2012
The Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters’ Event featuring country music songwriters Darryl Worley, Mark D. Sanders, Rob Crosby and Jim “Moose” Brown will take place Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at Bumpus Harley-Davidson, 325 S. Byhalia Road in Collierville.
13. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.
14. Ask Yourself What Would Goethe Do?
- Monday, May 28, 2012
If you take the time to read about the German writer, artist, biologist, physicist, and all-around highly productive guy Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, you will find that he accomplished quite a bit during his 80-plus years on the planet Earth. And since he lived in the late 1700s and early 1800s, he did it all without a cell phone, iPad, Bluetooth, spell check or any of our modern technological conveniences and so-called necessities.
15. Top EPA Official Resigns Over 'Crucify' Comment
- Tuesday, May 01, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word "crucify" to describe how he would go after companies violating environmental laws.
16. Humane Soc. Names Walker Development, Marketing Mgr.
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Leah Walker has joined the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County as development and marketing manager. Walker represented her home state as Miss Georgia in 2008 before joining the Greater Memphis Chamber as a development consultant.
17. New Elvis ‘Icon’ Exhibit Opens at Graceland
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – A new exhibit chronicling Elvis Presley's influence on pop music performers has opened at Graceland in Memphis.
The exhibit, called "Icon: The Influence of Elvis Presley," opened Thursday at the Graceland tourist attraction. It includes 75 items on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, plus other memorabilia from artists who have been influenced by Elvis.
18. Hivner Takes Admin Job in Chancery Clerk's Office
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
James Hivner, a member of the law firm Glankler Brown PLLC since 2001 and a certified public accountant, will become chief administrative officer of the Chancery Court Clerk’s office effective March 16.
19. Economists: Obama's Policies 'Fair' or 'Poor'
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama gets mediocre marks for his handling of the U.S. economy, and Mitt Romney easily outpolls his Republican rivals in an Associated Press survey of economists.
20. Natural Gas Fueling Plans May Spur Vehicle Growth
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The United States has record supplies of natural gas and plenty of reasons to promote natural-gas powered cars, but so consumers, manufacturers and fuel suppliers haven't shown much interest.
21. Crystal Awards to Honor Memphis Philanthropists
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
The 2011 Crystal Awards luncheon, honoring individuals, businesses and organizations for their outstanding philanthropic efforts in the greater Memphis community, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
22. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
23. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.
24. Uptown Phase Two Gets Go Ahead
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
After several delays, phase two of the plan for Uptown development cleared the Shelby County Commission Monday, Oct. 17.
But only after the commissioner whose district includes Uptown tried to shift the emphasis from continued development south of Chelsea Avenue moving west to new development north of Chelsea.
25. ‘Brave New World’
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
When the Memphis City Schools system held a “read for the record” celebration last week at Downtown Elementary School, “Llama Llama Red Pajama” wasn’t just read aloud to and by the grade-schoolers. For the first time, some read along using e-books, or digital books.
26. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff
- Friday, October 07, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.
And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
27. Taking a Stand
- Thursday, October 06, 2011
Memphis City Council members are going for a record return of incumbents to the legislative body with the Thursday, Oct. 6, city elections.
And Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is running for a percentage of votes that will give a mandate to his drive to move the city’s political mindset away from personalities and confrontation.
28. Jackson Joins Devcon Security as GM
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Eric Jackson has joined Devcon Security as general manager of the company’s Memphis branch. Jackson’s primary focus will be hiring and training sales people and technicians, as well as building daily branch operations and acting as the brand ambassador to building partnerships in the community.
29. Tennesseans Urged to be Prepared for Bad Weather
- Wednesday, September 07, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – State officials marked National Preparedness Month on Tuesday by stressing the need for readiness for natural disasters, mindful of the Memphis flooding last May and the April tornadoes that claimed 37 lives in Tennessee.
30. Nonprofit FuelFilm Hosts Filmmakers Media Expo
- Thursday, August 25, 2011
FuelFilm, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the internal growth of Memphis’ film industry, will hold a Filmmakers Media Expo from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at The Skye Grille (formerly Quetzal), 668 Union Ave.
31. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
32. Jobs Emerges From Leave, Unveils New Products
- Tuesday, June 07, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple CEO Steve Jobs has briefly emerged from a medical leave as the company unveiled a new music and storage service and new software for Mac computers and mobile devices.
33. Grubb & Ellis Survives, Prospers in Economy
- Monday, May 30, 2011
Like everybody else in the real estate business, the last 36 months or so have been trying times for Grubb & Ellis Co. Memphis, a commercial realty firm that splits its business between leasing/management and sales.
34. Forget Competition – Help Each Other
- Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Lots of geniuses work alone and make remarkable contributions to our world. I joke that if you’re playing Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy and you’re stuck for an answer, try Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson. They pretty much did it all.
35. Metamorphoses Targets Memphis’ At-Risk Boys
- Friday, March 04, 2011
When the national news media early this year zeroed in on reports of high rates of pregnancy among Memphis’ adolescent girls and the programs being implemented to address the issue, many Memphians asked, “So, what about the boys?”
36. 48 Hour Film Launch Aims to Inspire Movie-Makers
- Thursday, February 17, 2011
Expect lights, camera and action along the streets of South Main and the banks of the Mississippi River this weekend as veteran and aspiring filmmakers alike will attempt to create five short films in just 48 hours.
37. Inaugural Seminar to Focus on CRE Issues
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
Despite commercial real estate’s doldrums, local brokers are seeing signs of resurgence.
Commercial real estate investments – such as malls, office buildings and industrial properties – reached $316 billion nationwide in 2010, according to Thomas Reuters. That represented a 50 percent jump from an eight-year low in 2009 of $209 billion.
38. Thornton Finds Balance Between Practice, Pro Bono Work
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
Laurie Thornton says it was her own experience with paralyzing fear and a sense of helplessness that led her into the pro bono work she does with her law firm, Glankler Brown PLLC, and with Memphis Area Legal Services.
39. Memorial Service Tuesday for Justice Fones
- Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A memorial service for retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William H.D. Fones Sr. of Memphis is Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. in Wilson Chapel.
Fones died Thursday at the age of 93 after a long illness.
40. Corner Park Complex Sells for $558K in Foreclosure
- Tuesday, November 02, 2010
4150 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $558,000
Sale Date: Oct. 26, 2010
Buyer: City National Bank
Seller: City National Bank via Stewart Title of Memphis Inc.
Original Borrower: Alterra Corners LLC
Original Lender: City National Bank
Original Loan: $3.6 million
Original Loan Date: February 2007
41. Nashville-Based Company Buys Stage Road Property
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Nashville-based Conwill Properties LLC has bought a 5,631-square-foot, single-occupancy retail building from The Sherwin-Williams Co. for $465,000, financing it with a $372,000 loan through First Tennessee Bank NA.
42. A New Era
- Monday, October 25, 2010
As the Grizzlies mark their 10th season in Memphis, whispers of “contender” and “dark horse” can be heard in the halls of FedExForum.
The positive outlook is an encouraging sign for a team that sat at the bottom of the league just two seasons ago and has endured a bumpy ride during its decade-long tenure in Memphis.
43. Companies Add 67K Workers, but Jobless Rate Rises
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Private employers hired more workers over the past three months than first thought, a glimmer of hope for the weak economy ahead of the Labor Day weekend. But the unemployment rate rose because not enough jobs were created to absorb the growing number of people looking for work.
44. Taking Care of Business
- Monday, August 30, 2010
A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.
45. 20 Glankler Brown Attorneys in Best Lawyers in America ‘11
- Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Twenty attorneys from Glankler Brown PLLC have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011.
46. United Way Chooses Committee Chairman
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
The United Way of the Mid-South has announced a new chairman for its volunteer board of directors.
William J. Logue, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight Corp., is the chairman of the board, while Martha Perine Beard of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Memphis Branch is chairman-elect.
47. Sheriff's Race Attracts Hard-Boiled Veterans
- Monday, April 19, 2010
Most of the Democratic and Republican candidates for Shelby County sheriff gathered last month in the office of outgoing Sheriff Mark Luttrell.
48. Midtown Big-Box Site Foreclosed
- Friday, March 26, 2010
Dozens of Midtown properties slated for a major mixed-use redevelopment have been foreclosed and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
WSG Memphis LLC, the Miami-based firm whose ambitious plans might have landed a Target store at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Cleveland Street, defaulted on a $14 million loan through Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. dated April 30, 2007.
49. Noel Becomes ABA Delegate From Tennessee
- Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Randall D. Noel has been elected as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
Noel is a member of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC’s Commercial Litigation Group. Noel is a Fellow of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundations and has served as president of the Tennessee Bar Association.
50. Glankler Brown Names Bradley Chief Manager
- Wednesday, March 03, 2010
William R. Bradley Jr. has been named chief manager of Glankler Brown PLLC.
Bradley’s primary practice areas include intellectual property, maintenance and litigation, antitrust counseling and litigation, business litigation, and construction litigation.
51. ADDY Awards Grapple With Bad Economy
- Tuesday, March 02, 2010
A fight between the emcee and a performer interrupted the 2009-2010 Addy Awards ceremony Saturday night, and the fight itself was then interrupted when a man drove a motorcycle through the crowd of Memphis’ creative elite.
52. Good Deed Punished
- Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Doctors and managers at the Eye Specialty Group can’t help but question their decision to turn in a colleague for Medicare fraud.
Doing the right thing, they said, has been a costly business decision.
53. New Apartment Owner Files Loan on Property
- Wednesday, February 03, 2010
The new owner of the Hunter’s Ridge Apartments at 3108 New Allen Road in Raleigh has filed a $1.2 million deed of trust, assignment of leases and rents and security agreement through Texas Capital Bank. The loan closed Jan. 7 but wasn’t recorded with the Shelby County Register of Deeds until last week.
54. Visible School Names Ellis To Modern Music Ministry Faculty
- Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Bill Ellis has been hired to the Visible School faculty in the Modern Music Ministry program.
Ellis will teach guitar, the history of pop music and hands-on courses in world music and ethnomusicology.
55. Byrnes to Take MAHBA Reins
- Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tommy Byrnes of Byrnes Ostner Investments Inc. will serve as 2010 president of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, the group’s executive director, Don Glays, said this week.
56. Dollar Gains as Homeowners, Job-Seekers Struggle
- Friday, November 20, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - The dollar's appeal as a safe haven sent it higher Thursday after reports on housing and unemployment raised fears that the economy will be weak next year.
The dollar regained, at least for the time being, the role it held during the worst of the financial crisis, giving investors an alternative to risky investments such as stocks and commodities. The stock market has rallied since March, and the dollar has tumbled since then, as hopes for an economic recovery made investors more willing to take chances.
57. Hunter’s Ridge Sells For $1.2M After Foreclosure
- Thursday, November 12, 2009
The Hunter’s Ridge Apartments at 3108 New Allen Road in Raleigh sold back to the lender following the property’s second foreclosure in three years. Hunters Ridge Property Holder LLC, an entity related to lender USAM I FUND LLC, bought the 141-unit complex for $1.2 million Oct. 30 on the Shelby County Courthouse steps.
58. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.
59. Dishmon Joins UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Dr. Dwight “Dan” Dishmon has joined the Department of Medicine at UT Medical Group.
Dishmon is an interventional cardiologist and cares for adults with ischemic heart disease and peripheral arterial disease.
He earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency and general cardiology fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He later completed additional fellowship training at Michigan State University’s Borgess Medical Center.
60. Mayor's Race Set at 25 Candidates
- Friday, September 11, 2009
The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.
The vote came hours after the Thursday deadline for any candidates to withdraw.
61. 25 In Final Field For City Mayor
- Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.
The vote came hours after the Thursday deadline for any candidates to withdraw.
62. Field of 28 For Mayor Meets Filing Deadline With Enough Signatures
- Thursday, September 03, 2009
A field of 28 candidates had filed petitions with enough valid signatures to run in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor by today’s noon deadline.
Shelby County Election Commission administrator Richard Holden told The Daily News several contenders had their petitions rejected once election commission staff checked the signatures.
Each person signing must be a registered voter in the city of Memphis and list the address that is on their voter registration record.
A total of 33 petitions were filed by the noon deadline. But several candidates were disqualified for not having enough signatures. And then three were returned to the list of candidates after a second check of their petitions. Those who returned to candidate status included Memphis school board member Sharon Webb.
Those who made today's cut have until noon Sept. 10 to withdraw from the race. The field will then become final.
The candidates include:
- Leo Awghowhat
- Kenneth Baroff
- Joe Brown, Memphis City Council member
- Randy L. Cagle
- Charles Carpenter, attorney
- Carol Chumney, former City Council member
- Dewey Clark, former aide to and witness against jailed Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell
- James M. Clingan
- Menelik Fombi, a candidate for Memphis City Schools Board in past elections
- Wanda Halbert, chairwoman, City Council budget committee
- Johnny Hatcher
- Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges
- Constance Houston
- Dewayne Jones
- E.C. Jones, former City Council member
- Jerry Lawler, entertainer and former professional wrestler
- Myron Lowery, Memphis mayor pro tem
- Ernie Lunati
- Harrel C. Moore
- Mary T. Shelby-Wright, perennial candidate for numerous offices
- Detric W. Stigall
- Silky Sullivan, restaurant owner and entrepreneur
- David Vinciarelli
- Vuong Vaughn Vo
- Sharon Webb, Memphis school board member
- Kenneth T. Whalum Jr., pastor of New Olivet Baptist Church and Memphis school board member
- A C Wharton Jr., Shelby County mayor
- John Willingham, former Shelby County commissioner
Sullivan showed up at the Election Commission in a white Rolls Royce wearing a white suit.
“When you see this white suit, you know I’m coming at you,” he told reporters as he outlined a plan to turn The Pyramid over to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital instead of the proposed lease to Bass Pro Shops.
“It’s going to be a dogfight,” Sullivan said of the mayor’s race.
When someone asked if he would still be in the race after next week’s withdrawal deadline, Sullivan said he was in “to the violent end.”
“You know you can’t win,” political blogger and radio talk show host Thaddeus Matthews said to Sullivan.
“Why not?” Sullivan replied.
Anthony Willoughby, the last candidate to file before noon, told reporters he was a Realtor-broker who played a role in the development of Banneker Estates in southwest Memphis, the subdivision developed by former Mayor Willie Herenton.
“I’m not a politician,” Willoughby said. “I’m going to run on that statement.”
Willoughby didn't have enough qualified signatures, though. So he won't be running.
Daniko Flowers, a construction worker still wearing his safety vest, showed up at five minutes before noon and checked out a petition. He returned at three minutes past noon and was not allowed to file. Flowers only had 18 signatures on the petition anyway....
63. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
64. Music of Duke Ellington To Kick Start BPACC Showcase Season
- Monday, August 31, 2009
The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) kicks off its Showcase season with a tribute concert of the utmost sophistication. Jazz and blues singer Joyce Cobb and pianist Donald Brown will host a “Symphonic All-Duke Ellington Night” Saturday at 8 p.m.
65. Getwell Road Apartments Foreclosed, to Be Sold
- Monday, July 20, 2009
The Kensington Manor apartments at 2893 Getwell Road in Oakhaven/Parkway Village have been foreclosed and will be sold next month on the Shelby County Courthouse steps, according to a notice that appears on Page 36 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
66. Here Comes the Sun: Memphis’ cut of the state’s solar energy plan
- Monday, July 20, 2009
The Sharp Manufacturing plant in Hickory Hill has always been a symbol as much as a working part of the city’s economic infrastructure.
The plant on South Mendenhall Road represents the city’s first truly international big business presence. It opened in 1978 after Japanese executives came to Memphis to negotiate directly with city leaders. And once the deal closed, a now-legendary picket line was thrown up by local union leaders. The picketing symbolized organized labor’s determination to have a voice in local economic development.
67. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.
- Thursday, March 19, 2009
The University of Phoenix will host a “Tough Times” workshop today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, Suite 100. The workshop topics will include resume writing, financial planning and living on a budget. The workshop is free. To register, call 522-6865.
69. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a presentation by James Hutto, managing project director for Valeo Design and Marketing, today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 5795 Poplar Ave. Hutto will present “ROI Marketing for Your Business: Driving Top-Line Growth with Your Website.” Cost is $25 for guests and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Guests may pay at the door.
71. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.
Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.
72. Circuit City Ripples Go Beyond Vacancies, Layoffs
- Thursday, February 05, 2009
Circuit City will finally flicker out when its last 567 stores close this year, but the bankruptcy of the nation's second-largest electronics retailer will ripple across the U.S. economy for years.
73. U of M’s Heath Given Distinguished Teaching Award
- Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Dr. Julia Heath, professor of economics at the University of Memphis, has been honored with the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern Economic Association.
74. Thornton Receives Glankler Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Laurie M. Thornton of Glankler Brown PLLC has received the second annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award given by James S. Gilliland and the Glankler Brown law firm.
75. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.
76. Legal Community Bids Farewell to Stotts, Johnson
- Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Two Shelby County judges who died on the same day are being mourned this week by the Memphis legal community.
General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Anthony Johnson and Circuit Court Judge Rita Stotts died Friday evening. Johnson died of a heart attack at his Downtown home. Stotts died at Methodist University Hospital after a recent recurrence of cancer.
- Thursday, November 13, 2008
The Memphis Area Legal Services will hold its first MALS Fundraiser today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bardog Tavern, 73 Monroe Ave. Give a suggested donation of $10 at the door to MALS and get complimentary cocktails.
78. Gibbons’ Pressure Tactics Outed G’town Pols
- Thursday, November 06, 2008
The controversy over the Germantown ballot endorsing Gary Pruitt, Frank Uhlhorn and Mike Palazzolo in the town’s three alderman races underscores the power the local GOP ballot has in Shelby County outside the Memphis city limits.
79. UK Pound Falls to 5-Year Low against Dollar
- Monday, October 13, 2008
LONDON (AP) - The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar in five years Friday on fears that Britain's banking sector could suffer more losses from the world financial crisis, and that the dispute between Britain and Iceland over money in collapsed Icelandic banks could escalate.
80. Democrats Call for Foreclosure Freeze
- Friday, September 12, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Democratic senators Thursday urged the mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to freeze foreclosures for 90 days on loans they hold.
The troubled companies, seized by the government Sunday, should help struggling borrowers swap their mortgages for more affordable loans and stay in their homes, the lawmakers wrote the new chief executives and the federal regulator now running Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
81. Kiesewetter Wise’s Thompson Named Among Top 100 Labor Attorneys
- Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Tanja L. Thompson has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Labor Attorneys by the Labor Relations Institute for the second consecutive year.
Thompson is a member of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC and is the only labor attorney in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to receive this professional honor, which puts her in the top 1 percent of labor attorneys throughout the U.S.
82. York Elected President Of Memphis Tri-State Fence Association
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Bill York, vice president of sales and marketing for Dillard Door and Entrance Central, has been elected president of the Memphis Tri-State Fence Association, a chapter of the American Fence Association (AFA).
83. Production Shows Humorous Side of Theater
- Friday, April 25, 2008
Stage actors, directors and producers probably know all too well the chaos that erupts backstage before a new play takes the limelight. Theatre Memphis will explore and celebrate the glorious, if somewhat disorganized, lives of theater people, with a quick-witted tale of pre-production disasters when "Room Service" debuts today.
84. Nail Shop Owner Targets Upscale Clientele
- Thursday, April 24, 2008
Local construction contractor Ken Thorp has built many commercial structures since 1985, and that includes nail shops, but one opening Friday is "one of the nicest he's ever seen," he said.
With Greek columns supporting the entryway arches, a granite-topped bar where free beverages will be served and brown suede massage chairs where customers can relax while getting a pedicure - Elite Nail Spa at 6300 Poplar Ave., Suite 105, really appears to be like no other nail shop in the area.
85. Law School For Journalists to Focus On King, Civil Rights
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
It is one of the last pictures taken of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The day before his 1968 assassination on the balcony of Downtown's Lorraine Motel, King is shown in the courtyard there being served legal papers by a U.S. Marshal.
86. Stallworth Named Board President At Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Virginia Stallworth is the new president of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Stallworth has served on the board since 2005. She is the associate director at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, where she has worked for nine years. Stallworth also serves on the board of directors for the Memphis Area Women's Council.
87. Peeples Promoted to Administrator At Methodist Alliance Health Services
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Trip Peeples has been promoted to administrator for Methodist Alliance Health Services' Home Medical Equipment and Infusion division.
Peeples has been with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for seven years, most recently serving as corporate director of finance and reimbursement and interim chief financial officer for Methodist Extended Care Hospital.
88. Jewell Receives Certificate of Planning
- Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Laura Jewell of A2H has received a certificate of planning from the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Jewell holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University in 2002. She has five years' experience in the planning field and more than three years' experience in landscape architecture.
89. Nicolette's Menswear Brings Beverly Hills Style To Memphis
- Monday, January 07, 2008
It wasn't Nicole Becton's bachelor's degree in criminal justice that determined her path in life. It was, rather, her eye for fashion.
The 34-year-old Becton is the owner of Nicolette's Menswear in Whitehaven. The store is what she said is a "Beverly Hills-style boutique where men can come in and find neckties and dress shirts that they can't normally find in other stores."
90. Pitts Receives Compliance Expert Certification
- Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Dallas Pitts, compliance officer at FAA Federal Credit Union, has received Cuna's Credit Union Compliance Expert certification.
The certification covers all federal regulations for credit unions, as well as giving an overview of state regulations.
Pitts has worked for FAA FCU for more than 11 years, holding positions as a teller, member services representative and compliance officer.
91. Civil Rights Museum's Racial Makeup Ignites Criticism
- Tuesday, November 06, 2007
MEMPHIS (AP) - The National Civil Rights Museum, built around the motel where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, is drawing criticism that its governing board is too white and too closely tied to big business to watch over such an important piece of black history.
92. Elvis Reclaims Top Spot on Forbes Earnings List
- Thursday, November 01, 2007
NEW YORK (AP) - Elvis Presley is still the King.
Presley, who earned an estimated $49 million in the past 12 months, has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.com's list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. He last topped the list in 2005.
93. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
94. LeMoyne-Owen to Proceed With Search for Prez Soon
- Thursday, June 07, 2007
Sometimes cleaning house has to start at the top.
In other words, the process can take on a trickle-down effect, with necessary changes being made from the top down.
Perhaps that's the thinking behind LeMoyne-Owen College's move to form a search committee for a new president.
95. New Glankler Brown Associate Enjoys Finding Solutions
- Thursday, March 29, 2007
Attorney A. James Reed recently joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate. He is concentrating his practice in real estate and commercial development.
Reed is a 2006 graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting in 2003 from Union University. Currently, he is pursuing licensure as a certified public accountant.
96. Goldstein Named MAAR Associate of the Year
- Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Crye-Leike Realtors associate Pat Goldstein has been awarded the 2006 Realtor Associate of the Year Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Goldstein has worked as an agent for 23 years and specializes in residential, relocation, first-time homebuyers and new home real estate sales.
97. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
98. Stapleton to Head Global Operations For Primacy Relocation
- Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Steve Stapleton has been named vice president of global operations for Primacy Relocation, a third-party employee relocation provider based in Memphis. Stapleton will be responsible for leading the company's U.S. Global Operations team and developing procedures for efficient delivery of services. In related news, Primacy Relocation has been recognized by Target Corp. as a 2006 Vendor of the Year. The award recognizes top vendors that demonstrate values embraced by the organization.
99. 'Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End'
- Friday, December 29, 2006
Each time a modern historical figure dies - Pope John Paul II a couple of Aprils ago, for instance, or Princess Diana of Wales in August 1997 - I can't help thinking of a variety of snippets from popular culture, flickering strobe-light style across my mind's eye or my inner ear.
100. Women's Foundation Director Shines as Woman of Character
- Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Ruby Bright has been recognized as a 2006 Woman of Character by the Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South. Bright, who is the executive director of the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, was recognized for her courage, confidence and leadership.