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1. High School Addition
- Monday, June 24, 2013
Three weeks before the first school year of the Achievement School District ended in May, parents and students at Westside Achievement Middle School began to prepare for the addition of a separate ninth-grade academy at the Frayser school opening this August.
2. Shoemaker Continues Rising After 2010 Fire
- Saturday, June 01, 2013
Shoemaker Financial has risen from the ashes since its building burned in 2010. The firm has enjoyed 30 percent growth each year since then, and its client list has swelled to more than 15,000.
“The end of 2008 and 2009 were not the best of times for anybody in the financial services business,” said Thomas “Mac” Jenkins III, managing partner who has been with the firm for the past 21 years. “I think the fire in 2010 ignited us, as we have been on a record-setting pace from a sales and growth perspective since then. You look back and the things that appeared to be road blocks turned out to be speed bumps.”
3. Humes Middle School Future Plans Debated
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Achievement School District wants to move its Gordon Science & Arts Academy out of Gordon Elementary School next school year and into Humes Middle School.
4. Lighting the Spark
- Saturday, February 09, 2013
Somewhere, there’s an entrepreneur scribbling an idea on little more than the back of a napkin. Someone else has all the pieces of a new company in place, and now they’re ready to dial for dollars. Entrepreneurs are a talented bunch, but that talent doesn’t always include a knack for management or finance – skill sets that plenty of experts in Memphis stand ready to help explain.
5. Gordon Elementary Not Part of State-Led District
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Leaders of the Achievement School District will announce Friday, Dec. 14, which schools in the Memphis City Schools system they plan to include in the state-led school district next school year.
And as the announcement nears, they are also making it clear that Gordon Elementary School will not be on the list of 10 schools. Gordon also is not on the list of 14 Memphis elementary and middle schools under consideration.
6. Hearings About To Begin on School Closings
- Monday, December 10, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials were to begin a series of public hearings on proposed school closings Monday, Dec. 10, at Coro Lake Elementary in southwest Memphis.
That was the tentative date set as the board took the first step last month toward the school closings. But the countywide school board will be discussing a confirmed schedule and possibly release it at the board's Tuesday, Dec. 11, work session.
7. US Manufacturing Shrinks in November to 3-Year Low
- Tuesday, December 04, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, one month after the Great Recession ended. Worries about automatic tax increases in the New Year cut demand for factory orders and manufacturing jobs.
8. ASD Makes Debut at Three Frayser Schools
- Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Summer school for teachers is under way this week at three Frayser schools that are critical to the state’s Achievement School District
Teachers selected by the state to teach at Corning and Frayser elementary schools as well as Westside Middle School report Wednesday, July 11, for the coming school year and the new methods they will be using under state control.
9. Low Prices, Weak Hiring Raise Odds of Fed Action
- Friday, June 15, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. job market is flagging, and consumer prices are barely rising. The picture sketched by data released Thursday has made some economists predict the Federal Reserve will announce some new step next week to boost the economy.
10. State ASD Charter Schools Unveiled
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials formally turned over the school buildings Tuesday, June 5, that will become part of the state-run Achievement School District starting with the new school year in August.
11. Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.
12. Burton Promoted to PR Manager at inferno
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Ashley Burton has been promoted to public relations manager at inferno. Burton joined the agency in 2005 and most recently served as a public relations account executive.
13. Tennessee Granted NCLB Waiver
- Friday, February 10, 2012
Tennessee made another cut in the changing federal education reform scene: The state is one of 10 granted a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards.
President Obama said the waivers are a “green light to continue making the reforms that are best for them.”
14. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
15. Tiger Gift Shop Moves To Larger Space
- Friday, August 05, 2011
Tiger Gift Shop is relocating a few doors down from its current location on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis.
The university retailer, now at 549 S. Highland St., has signed a new 5,000-square-foot lease at 531 S. Highland, in the space formerly occupied by From One Greek to Another.
16. Kanda Joins Electronic Vaulting Services as VP
- Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Amit Kanda has been hired by Electronic Vaulting Services LLC as the new vice president of IT and business development.
17. Houston Joins Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply
- Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Ursula Y. Houston has joined Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply Co. as account executive.
18. Strickland to Bring Message of Hope to Memphis
- Monday, February 21, 2011
Bill Strickland is widely admired for the many hats he wears; CEO, social entrepreneur, writer, speaker and visionary.
19. Lokion Celebrates 10 Years With ‘10x10’ Music Gift
- Friday, October 29, 2010
From offices at 88 Union Ave., high atop Downtown Memphis and overlooking the Mississippi River, Megan Jones feels on top of the world.
20. 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.
21. Hyneman Sells Lakeland Outparcel To California Investors
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009
2957 Canada Road
Lakeland, TN 38002
Sale Amount: $2 Million
Sale Date: June 19, 2009
Buyer: Debbie Ann Martinez and Michael Amerio, as trustees of the Debbie Ann Martinez 2003 Trust (50 percent); and Dawn Lizabeth Bubion and Michael Amerio, as trustees of the Dawn Lizabeth Bubion 2003 Trust (50 percent)
Seller: Corner Shops LLC
22. Shoemaker Financial Files $800,000 Refinance
- Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Shoemaker Financial, a locally owned financial services firm, has filed an $800,000 loan through Merchants and Farms Bank. Operating in the transaction as Shoemaker Enterprises LLC, the company filed the loan on its 24,204-square-foot headquarters at 2176 West St. in Germantown.
23. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.
24. 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.
25. UT Medical Group Names Truitt VP of Information Systems
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Jill Truitt has been appointed vice president of information systems and chief information officer at UT Medical Group.
Truitt formerly was information services director and program director for Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology and management.
26. Kemmons Wilson Cos. Builds Lifestyle Condos
- Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Part of the recent hand-wringing over the fate of the housing market has to do with more and more borrowers finding themselves stuck in homes they can't afford. At the other end of the spectrum, there are the wealthy investors - spooked by the volatility of it all - taking actions that inadvertently rock broader sections of the economy.
27. UTHSC's Netland Honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Dr. Peter A. Netland will receive the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology at its annual conference this fall.
Netland, a Siegal Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the director of the Glaucoma Service and vice chair for academic affairs for the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology. He is also the site leader in Memphis for the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus.
28. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 11, 2005
NovaCopy Exec Chosen for Whos Who
Memphis Architect Honored for Service to France
Memphis architect Metcalf Crump was named a Knight in the National Order of Merit by French President Jacques Chirac. The award was created in 1963 by President ...
29. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
Local Judges Complete State Judicial Academy Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gw...
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Janie Day joined Enterprise National Bank as vice president in the executive banking division Janie Day joined Enterprise National Bank as vice president in the executive banking division. Mark Pierce and Jeremy Metheny joined the organization as mo...