Editorial Results (free)
1. DMC to Honor Downtown Visionaries at Street Party
- Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Downtown Memphis Commission plans to honor six individuals and companies for their contributions to the advancement of the district.
The 2015 Downtown Vision Awards will be presented Thursday, Sept. 24, at the South Main Street Party at The Chisca on Main, 272. S. Main St. The event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. The Downtown Vision Awards presentation will take place in the gazebo at 5:30 p.m.
2. Voters Approve Wine, Constitutional Amendments
- Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Shelby County citizens voted 2-to-1 Tuesday, Nov. 4, against a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that gives the Tennessee Legislature the power to regulate abortion, including in cases of rape or incest.
3. Dixon Adds to Tigers’ Blueprint for Success
- Friday, September 06, 2013
In the midst of a rather joyous press conference to announce that the NCAA had cleared guard Michael Dixon to play for the Tigers this season, coach Josh Pastner detoured to a story about Navy Seals.
4. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.
5. 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.
6. Growth Streak
- Monday, September 10, 2012
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.
7. Business Honors
- Friday, August 24, 2012
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.
8. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
9. More Monkey Biz From Officials
- Friday, April 27, 2012
EVOLVING RESPONSE. The anachronistic Tennessee Legislature has awarded creationism equal scientific weight to evolution and declared that the prevailing religious belief of that body be offered as viable explanation to our school children for the order, formation and timing of the universe.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Memphis Area Transit Authority will hold customer-appreciation days Wednesday through Friday. Events will include discounts, snacks and gifts Wednesday and Thursday at the American Way Transit Center, North End Terminal and Airways Transit Center. MATA rides will be 25 cents all day Friday.
11. Haney Signs Realty Publishing Deal
- Monday, March 26, 2012
Kendall Haney of Keller Williams Realty | Kendall Haney Group has signed a publishing deal to contribute to the book “The New Rise in Real Estate: The Nation’s Trusted Real Estate Advisors Reveal Their Top Secrets for Buying and Selling Homes in the New Real Estate Economy.”
12. Seeing Success
- Monday, October 10, 2011
On the surface, they don’t have much in common other than their home turf. They include everything from a venerable law firm, prominent regional investment companies, tech firms and even a business that manufactures food products like hot dogs and sandwich meats.
13. Agency of Record
- Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Although the venerable marketing and communications agency archer>malmo may operate in a fiscally conservative manner, its forward-thinking concepts have kept the firm flourishing for almost 60 years.
14. Lintner Promoted at Obsidian Public Relations
- Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Crissy Lintner has been promoted to director of client services at Obsidian Public Relations.
Hometown: Laurel, Miss.
Family: Married to John Lintner, two step-children, Jack, 6, and Sarah, 3
Favorite quote: My show choir director in high school had a saying, “Cope and adjust.” It’s kind of become a mantra over the years. If something goes awry, you just deal with it and move on.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My grandmother (Mammaw) was a huge influence on my love of music. She introduced me to the piano and encouraged my talents. She also was a genuinely sweet and loving person, and I think she helped shape who I am today.
Why did you pursue a career in public relations? It was the degree that required the least amount of math courses! In all seriousness, I knew I loved writing, meeting and talking to new people, and it seemed like a perfect career for my personality.
What drew you to Obsidian? I had been working in the not-for-profit realm for nearly five years – mostly focused on fundraising – when an e-mail came through my inbox about an open position as an account executive at Obsidian. The opportunity to go back to my PR roots and work for a growing firm sounded like an appealing challenge and is a decision I am happy to have made.
What will your new role at Obsidian entail? I’ll be managing our account team of nine people by providing strategic council on client initiatives, editing writing projects, overseeing day-to-day operations, finding new talent and planning professional development activities.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I’m lucky to work in a field where I get to see the fruits of my labor on a daily basis through successful publicity initiatives for our clients. I think I would consider my time so far at Obsidian to be one filled with accomplishment that is tangible and fulfilling.
15. Mabon Joins Leadership Memphis As Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Lauren Mabon has joined Leadership Memphis as marketing coordinator.
Prior to joining Leadership Memphis, Mabon served as a marketing executive in the marketing and communications department at Primacy Relocation.
16. Sharpton’s Peabody Tab Grows With Amended Complaint
- Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s nonprofit civil rights group has an unpaid tab that’s now six figures long. It stems from an event at The Peabody in 2008.
Almost $20,000 has been added to the original bill for a high-profile national convention Sharpton’s group brought to Memphis, according to court documents the hotel’s attorneys filed this month.
17. Alabama Casinos Go Upscale to Rival Mississippi
- Tuesday, December 22, 2009
SHORTER, Ala. (AP) - Alabama casinos are making a $500 million bet that luxury hotels, celebrity restaurants and big-name entertainment will give southbound tourists an alternative to Mississippi's Gulf Coast gambling destinations.
18. Stephens Named Executive Director Of Exceptional Foundation of West Tenn.
- Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Jeni Stephens has been named the executive director of the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee.
Stephens was appointed following a national search conducted by the EFWT.
She joins the EFWT with a 14-year background in nonprofit administration. She most recently served as deputy director of development for the Pink Palace Family of Museums. She also has served as director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and the Memphis Academy of Science in Engineering.
- Tuesday, August 04, 2009
JMS Strategies will hold a business education and development series titled “The Compass Series” beginning today from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 2700. Classes will be on the first Tuesday of each month through July. Tuition for the 12-class series is $2,080 per person. To register, call 786-3400 or visit www.jmsstrategies.com.
- Monday, August 03, 2009
JMS Strategies will hold a business education and development series titled “The Compass Series” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 2700. Classes will be on the first Tuesday of each month through July. Tuition for the 12-class series is $2,080 per person. To register, call 786-3400 or visit www.jmsstrategies.com.
21. Wrestling Promoter Preps For County Clerk Run
- Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Wrestling promoter and television personality Corey Maclin is the latest Democratic candidate to announce his intentions for the 2010 countywide elections.
Maclin on Monday told members of the local Democratic Executive Committee that he will be a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for Shelby County clerk.
22. Maclin Announces For County Clerk
- Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Wrestling promoter and television personality Corey Maclin in the latest Democratic candidate to announce his intention for the 2010 county-wide elections.
Maclin told members of the local Democratic Executive Committee Monday that he will be a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for Shelby County Clerk.
Maclin, president and chief executive officer of Maclin & Associates Advertising and Promotions, told The Daily News he had considered running for the post held by Republican Debbie Stamson in 2006 but passed on the race. Stamson beat Democratic nominee Otis Jackson by 478 votes in the 2006 general election. Jackson ran in 2008 for General Sessions Court Clerk as the Democratic nominee and upset Republican incumbent Chris Turner.
Monday’s meeting was the first of the new executive committee since it was elected at a county convention earlier this month and elected attorney Van Turner Jr. as the new party chairman. They followed up by electing attorney Desi Franklin, who was instrumental in Turner’s victory over rival Jay Bailey, as first vice chair of the party. Cherry Davis, who had been first vice chair was elected second vice chair.
The only contested selection was for party secretary. Reginald Milton, another Turner ally, was the committee’s pick over Del Gill, a Bailey ally. Barbara Williams was reappointed party treasurer by Turner.
Read more in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News....
23. Maclin Announces For County Clerk
- Monday, April 06, 2009
Wrestling promoter and television personality Corey Maclin is the latest Democratic candidate to announce his intentions for the 2010 county-wide elections.
Maclin told members of the local Democratic Executive Committee tonight that he will be a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for Shelby County Clerk.
24. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Charles L. Treadway has joined Thomas & Betts Corporation in the newly created position of senior vice president, group president – electrical. Treadway will provide strategic and operational leadership to the company’s electrical products businesses on a global basis. The electrical segment of Thomas & Betts has approximately 60 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 11 countries and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. The electrical segment reported $2.1 billion in revenues in 2008. Treadway previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Custom Sensors and Technology unit of Schneider Electric.
25. Pastor Seeks Computer Expert For Literacy Effort
- Thursday, March 19, 2009
Donated computers, with blank, black screens and their cords still coiled, sit in a freshly painted room at Bent Tree Apartments.
The Rev. James Williams wants them plugged in and lighting up the minds of the people who live in this neighborhood where he has operated a ministry, the Hope Fellowship Baptist Church, for the past 10 years. Williams already has an after-school learning lab set up for the children who live there. Now, he wants the same for adults so parents can read to their children.
26. Dillihunt Joins Southeast Community Capital
- Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Craig Dillihunt has joined nonprofit financial institution Southeast Community Capital as assistant fund manager for the Memphis Business Opportunity Fund, a partnership between the city of Memphis, local banks and SCC.
27. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline
- Monday, April 07, 2008
About half of Shelby County's delegation to the Tennessee Legislature won re-election at Thursday's filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 7 ballot.
Eight of the 16 state House seats had only one candidate - the incumbent. And all three of the state Senate seats on the ballot were incumbent-only affairs.
28. Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes
- Friday, April 04, 2008
The race for the Memphis 9th Congressional District seat will have no Republican contenders.
At Thursday’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.
29. Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
The race for the Memphis 9th Congressional District seat will have no Republican contenders.
At today’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.
30. Atkins Finds Professional Home Second Time Around at Leitner Williams
- Thursday, August 30, 2007
Jay Atkins has been practicing law for about six years, five of which have been spent at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan PLLC. He was promoted to of counsel in 2006, during his second stint at the firm.
31. The Belle of the (Wrecking) Ball
- Thursday, July 27, 2006
The legacy of the genteel yet powerful landowner known alternately as "Miss Ellen" and "The General" is such that it is still influencing real estate development in Shelby County 12 years after her death.
32. Trezevant Manor Foundation Names Development Director
- Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Martha Boyd was named director of development for the Trezevant Manor Foundation.
The New York Times Co. Broadcast Media Group announced that Bruce Moore was named news director of WREG-TV in Memphis, effective Jan. 30. Moore is a 15-year veteran of WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Va. He served as assistant director of WVEC-TV for seven years. He graduated from the University of Georgia.
33. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Ambassador Renovation Blends Old With New
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A $1.8 million project that will combine a historic Memphis landmark with new construction is set to bring several new residential units to Downtown after t...
34. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 03, 2003
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Greg V. Ortega was named director of corporate product marketing for TBC Corp. Ortega previously held positions as TBCs manager of strategic marketing and manager of marketing and procurement for light truck tires. He earned...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor, with day-to-day responsibility for managing the Valent U
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor. She will manage the Valent U.S.A. team and leading new business dev...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 11, 2001
Sue Reed joined Neilson Group LLC GMAC Real Estate corporate office as an affiliate broker Sue Reed joined Neilson Group LLC GMAC Real Estate corporate office as an affiliate broker. She has more than 15 years experience in residential sales. Angela...
37. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, March 09, 2001
Friends and families host remembrance evening for those with Alzheimers disease Gala on tap for those touched by Alzheimers By MARY DANDO The Daily News While more than 21,000 individuals in the Mid-South have Alzheimers, about 45,000 people are imp...
38. Archived Article: Real Focus (tour)
- Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Downtown Living Goes on Show Downtown living goes on display By MARY DANDO The Daily News Anyone wishing to know what its like to live Downtown is in for a treat Sunday when the Downtown Neighborhood Association hosts its annual home tour. The tour ...
39. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Memos: Memos: Lyle Reid, former chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, has joined the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. Reid will serve as counsel in the firms Memphis and Nashville offices and will be involved in all areas of the firms...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 28, 1999
Mike W Mike W. Myers has been named chief operating officer for Back Yard Burgers Inc. Myers formerly was regional vice president of Whataburger Inc. in Irving, Texas. He has a masters degree from the University of Phoenix. Lawrence C. Day has been ...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 02, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...
42. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, January 05, 1998
stein mart Retail roots Stein Mart pushes for a greater national presence in an expansion strategy which began with Memphis By DIANNA DEAREN The Daily News Retailer Stein Mart spread its corporate wings and flew to numerous new markets in 1997, fulf...