Editorial Results (free)
1. Failed Education Bills on Radar for Next Session
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – In the last few years, Tennessee hasn't shied away from contentious education initiatives as it seeks to remain at the forefront of education reform in the nation.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has even characterized the state's efforts as "courageous leadership."
2. Record Crop Insurance Payout Stirs Subsidy Debate
- Monday, March 25, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Farmers will be paid a record $16 billion in crop insurance claims for 2012 because of the widespread drought, a staggering amount that has critics calling for changes to what they say is an inefficient taxpayer subsidy the government cannot afford.
3. Obama, Top Lawmakers to Meet as Cuts Kick In
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House conceded Wednesday that efforts to avoid automatic budget cuts are unlikely to succeed before they kick in and is initiating new talks with congressional leaders to confront seemingly intractable tax-and-spend issues.
4. Obama Urges Congress to Compromise on Cuts
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Facing an end of the week deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can avert sweeping across-the-board cuts with "just a little bit of compromise," as he sought to stick lawmakers with the blame if the budget ax falls.
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Greater Memphis Chamber and Duncan-Williams Inc. will host Job Fuel: 2013 Conference on Job Creation Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, and Dr. Gene Huang, chief economist and vice president at FedEx, will discuss what leaders need to know about the future of job creation. Cost is $50 per person or $450 per table of 10. Visit memphischamber.com.
6. Conference Brings Jobs Creation Into Focus
- Monday, February 11, 2013
Jim Clifton, CEO of the Gallup organization since 1998, believes the stakes are extraordinarily high in the global arms race for jobs.
He made the point in stark terms in a recent interview he gave to Forbes.
7. 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.
8. Shelby County Business Licenses See Slight Decline
- Monday, January 21, 2013
The Shelby County Clerk’s Office issued 5,520 business licenses in 2012, a 4 percent drop from 2011, when 5,751 licenses were filed in the county, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
9. Good News
- Tuesday, December 18, 2012
There’s something newly electric in the air. That’s how the editors of National Geographic Traveler describe Memphis, putting the city in the category of 20 must-see places in 2013.
It’s a description that came at the end of November in the form of something Memphians aren’t altogether used to – the editors of national publications nodding approvingly from afar at a city long relegated to one arbitrary ranking after another.
10. FBSciences Blossoming With All-Natural Products
- Monday, October 22, 2012
FBSciences of Collierville knows something about emerging rapidly.
The company, which produces products to help farm crops emerge faster and healthier, expects to blossom as global markets invest in agricultural real estate and food security.
11. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
12. Indie Memphis Festival Gets a Tech Feel
- Friday, October 05, 2012
Based on a lineup the nonprofit organization released, this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival will feel a lot like the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
It’s a reflection of the digital convergence of film, music and interactive media. Adding a kind of innovation and technology focus to the festival is something organizers have wanted to add for a while, according to Indie Memphis board president Iddo Patt.
13. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
14. Still a ‘Tireless Advocate’ for Local Small Businesses
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Lee Still is passionate about the health and success of small business in Memphis.
Still has been involved with the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Small Business Council since its inception in 2007, and his two-year term as its chairman runs through the end of this year.
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
BIG for Memphis will meet Wednesday, June 27, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. BIG brings together Memphis Police Department colonels and business leaders to curb crime and impact the community. Cost is free. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 365-9728.
16. 3 Congress Members Paid Salaries to Relatives
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A study by a Washington-based nonprofit found that three Tennessee Congress members used campaign money to pay salaries to their relatives.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the three were among 82 members whose families benefited from their positions in government over the past two election cycles.
17. Obama Promotes Job Training at Community College
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) – President Barack Obama called on Congress Monday to create an $8 billion fund to train community college students for high-growth industries, giving a financial incentive to schools whose graduates are getting jobs.
18. Business Licenses Rise Slightly in 2011
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Shelby County Clerk’s Office issued 5,751 business licenses in 2011, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. It’s about a 5 percent increase from 2010, when 5,489 were filed in the county.
19. Trading Hands
- Monday, January 16, 2012
It’s been something of a roller coaster ride for a little more than six months in the drawn-out process by Regions Financial Corp. to sell Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., its Memphis-based investment unit.
20. Biz Community Still Seeking Stable Ground
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
Small business in 2011 was a mixed bag of serious market hurdles and fresh opportunities for innovation, depending on who you ask.
Many small businesses struggled to navigate a lackluster economy in which millions remained jobless and the outlook for consumer confidence and companies’ confidence in hiring and investing remained generally bleak.
21. 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.
22. Changes in Dining Scene Highlight Dynamic Year
- Monday, December 26, 2011
On Thanksgiving Eve, we drove to the airport to pick up my stepson, one of whose flights had been delayed, so it was after 10 by the time he emerged from baggage claim. All being hungry, I drove to Cooper-Young, thinking we could easily get in at the recently opened Alchemy at 10:30.
23. Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Count your blessings, then get to work.
That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier. Unhappy workers who say it ruins their Thanksgiving celebrations are trying to persuade companies to back off, but retailers say they're stuck: It's what customers want.
24. Successful Year
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
The Greater Memphis Chamber’s annual chairman’s luncheon next month is expected to draw more than 1,000 business leaders and elected officials to a celebration of the economic and cultural health of the city.
25. 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.
26. Business License Activity Rises 14 Pct. in Q3
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The number of businesses licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s office increased by more than 14 percent to 1,592 in the third quarter compared with 1,391 in third quarter 2010, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
27. Obama Lets States Opt Out of Federal School Rules
- Monday, September 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly everyone agrees the fix needs fixing. The No Child Left Behind law that was supposed to improve American education has left schools grumbling at being labeled "failures," state officials fuming and complaints everywhere about required testing.
28. Chamber Fires Up 2011 Membership Drive
- Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Greater Memphis Chamber could not exist without the support of its members. That is why every year the nonprofit economic development organization holds a membership campaign with the aid of its current investors to encourage new membership and spark growth.
29. Haslam Named Vice Chair of NGA Committee
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been named vice chairman of the National Governors Association Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee.
The committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education – including early childhood, elementary and secondary education, and higher education – as well as workforce development and labor.
30. Business License Activity Improves 11.4 Percent
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The number of businesses licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s office increased by more than 10 percent to 1,360 in the second quarter of 2011, up 11.4 percent from 1,221 in the second quarter of 2010, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
31. 'Skills Gap' Leaves Firms Without Worker Pipeline
- Friday, July 01, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – John Russo's chemical lab in North Kingstown has been growing in recent years, even despite a deflated economy, and he expects to add another 15 to 20 positions to his 49 employees over the next year.
32. Morgan Keegan Settles Fraud Claim, Sale Possible
- Thursday, June 23, 2011
Regulators have announced a roughly $200 million settlement with Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. in a fraud case several agencies brought against the firm last year.
33. Morgan Keegan Settles Fraud Claim, Sale Possible
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Regulators have announced a roughly $200 million settlement with Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. in a fraud case several agencies brought against the firm last year.
34. Tenn.’s Duncan Among Congressmen Suing Obama Over Libya Strikes
- Thursday, June 16, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress.
Among the lawmakers is U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan, R-Tenn., who represents Tennessee’s Second District: Knox, Blount, Loudon, Monroe and McMinn counties, as well as a potion of Sevier County.
35. Memphis Businesses Go Ape for Marketing
- Friday, May 27, 2011
Business leaders from across the city met earlier this week to put a little monkey in their marketing at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Lunch and Learn series.
The workshop, titled “Guerrilla Marketing: Unconventional Strategies for Outsmarting Your Competition,” drew a sold-out crowd of business professionals to First Tennessee Bank’s Ron Terry Center.
36. County Business License Filings Drop 24 Pct.
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The number of business licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s Office decreased 24.3 percent from 1,527 in the first quarter of 2010 to 1,156 in the first quarter of 2011, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
37. Senators Announce Bill for Education Task Force
- Friday, March 18, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Michael Bennet of Colorado plan to introduce a bill to establish a national task force to examine regulations and testing governing public schools.
38. Chamber Breakfast to Help Businesses ‘Revive and Thrive’
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Jane Applegate, the leading speaker for Bloomberg Television’s “Financial Forum” speaker series, will discuss growth strategies for small businesses at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s first Small Business Council Breakfast of 2011.
39. 2010 Business License Filings See Decline From ’09
- Monday, January 17, 2011
Hamida Pirani saw a need for a marketplace in Downtown Memphis, but the uncertain economic climate left her wondering whether the timing was right.
She was enrolled in a college finance course, and the wheels started turning with added gusto when her professor pointed out the ways in which businesses launched during the recession had received prime deals on equipment and labor costs.
40. Chamber's RFP Central Creates $100M In New Business
- Monday, December 13, 2010
The Greater Memphis Chamber has generated more than $100 million in new business to its member companies, thanks to the new Request for Proposal Central program.
In April 2009, the Chamber teamed up with Seattle-based Onvia Inc. – a public and private bid notification service – to create RFP Central. Each business day, the Chamber delivers proposals and bid application requests from various organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions, including projects funded by the government’s economic recovery plan.
41. Despite Poor Economy, Business Startups on Rise
- Friday, October 15, 2010
A down economy doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a bad time to start a business.
In fact, according to business counselor G.E. “Russ” Russell, many Fortune 500 companies got their start during the Great Depression.
42. TVA Records Refusal Prompts Rebuke
- Friday, May 14, 2010
KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is balking at releasing the salaries of top administrators, although the utility has divulged that information in the past.
The Knoxville News Sentinel sought the amount of the salaries through an open records request.
43. Alexander: Progress On School Reform Continues
- Monday, May 03, 2010
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was in Memphis this month for several events, including a briefing on the anti-crime strategy Operation Safe Community and a forum at the University of Memphis.
A former governor and U.S. secretary of education, Alexander talked with us about current events in Washington, as well as education reform.
44. Congress: Connections With Toyota
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
Several lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing Wednesday on the Toyota recalls, have Toyota factories and offices in their states or even their districts. A look at some of the automaker's ties:
45. Pizze Stone Latest Restaurant to Call 1545 Overton Park Ave. Home
- Monday, December 21, 2009
All buildings have histories; some have souls.
Duncan Aiken is aware of that fact every time he slides a pizza into the oven at 1545 Overton Park Ave., where his Overton Park Pizze Stone is the fourth restaurant since 1991.
46. Tenn. Working to Raise Student Achievement Bar
- Friday, October 30, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Education Department says it's taken steps to toughen the state's achievement standards to make students more competitive.
A report released Thursday by the U.S. Education Department compared state achievement levels to achievement levels on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP.
47. Q2 Biz Permits Drop Nearly 9 Percent
- Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Duncan Aiken realizes he’s taking a risk by opening a restaurant during a prolonged recession at the same location where a previous one failed.
48. Senators Call for Coal Ash Regulation
- Friday, January 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats said Thursday they want stricter rules for toxic ash from coal-fired power plants following a massive spill in Tennessee that has threatened drinking water and caused health fears.
49. Stores See Surge in Applicants for Holiday Help
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - The odds of landing a part-time job at department store operator Bealls Outlet Stores Inc. this holiday season are slimmer than getting into Harvard: It's one out of every 45.
50. Platinum Plus Owner Sentenced
- Tuesday, February 19, 2008
It might have been one of the more unique statements ever made during a sentencing hearing in Memphis federal court.
"I didn't realize the girl shows were prostitution. But I should have," strip club owner Ralph Lunati told U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays last week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
51. 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.
52. Application Period for State Court of Appeals Vacancy Ends
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Judicial Selection Commission will meet later this month to discuss filling the state Court of Appeals vacancy created when Judge William Koch was named to the Supreme Court.
53. Donation to LeMoyne-OwenIn Question in Courts
- Friday, June 29, 2007
A Memphis resident is arguing that a pledge by the Memphis City Council to give $3 million to financially struggling Lemoyne-Owen College amounts to a public gift to a private institution.
54. Melick Tapped to Manage Fixed Income Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Co.
- Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Jordan Melick has joined Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. as a managing director for the firm's Fixed Income Banking Group. Melick previously was managing director of the health care finance team of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Piper Jaffray & Co. He began his career in health financing in 1991 at Detroit-based Comerica Bank.
55. MAAR Commercial Council Names Board Members
- Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council elected the following individuals to its board of directors: Bayard Snowden, president-elect; Michael Greenberg, 2005 director/2006 vice president; Andy Cates, two-year director; Kelly Truitt, two-year director; and Jim Rainer, two-year director. Returning board members include Jon Albright, president; Steve Guinn, vice president; Joel Fulmer, immediate past president; Frank Dyer, Irvin Skopp and Russ Westlake, directors; Richard Groff, Memphis Metro CCIM chapter president; John Bartlett, IREM chapter 20 president; Philip Erstine, Realtors Land Institute Tennessee chapter president; and Joe Steffner, SIOR chapter president.
56. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Young Lawyers Division Announces New Board Members
MSO Names New General Manager
Alberto Gutierrez joined Memphis Symphony Orchestra as general manager. Gutierrez previously served as operations manager for the San Antonio Symphony. After grad...
57. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 21, 2004
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Memphis Area Legal Services Hires Staff Attorney
Virginia M. Alexander was hired as a staff attorney with Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. to work on MALS family/domestic violence project. Alexander previously was a sole p...
58. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, February 05, 2004
Not Always Celebrated, Champions Make Mark
The Daily News
When John Heflin took over as 2004 president of the Memphis Bar Association, he was determined to make his mark on the organization. But it was the impression left...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 10, 2002
John C. Trusty of Memphis was recently elected to serve a two-year term on the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants board of directors as an at-large member. Trusty began his term June 20 at the societys 72nd annual Convention...
60. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002
John Criswell 2002 year of expansion plans for MAAR By JOHN CRISWELL Special to The Daily News It is my honor to serve as 2002 President of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and to be in a position to help further several initiatives. During ...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Archer/Malmo made the following additions to its staff
Archer/Malmo made the following additions to its staff.
Gary Bridgman has joined the agency as public relations account executive. He was a member of International Paper Corporate Communic...
62. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Wednesday, June 13, 2001
By SUE PEASE Board transfers PILOT for Court St. building By SUE PEASE The Daily News The transfer of a tax abatement agreement for an historic building Downtown topped the agenda at the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. meeting Tuesday. The buildin...
63. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, April 18, 2000
Chet Whitsett, a broker with Crye-Leike Inc Chet Whitsett, a broker with Crye-Leike Inc. Realtors, was given the National Sales Award by Realty Alliance, an association of some of the largest real estate brokers in the nation, recognizing him as one...
64. Archived Article: Law Focus1
- Thursday, October 28, 1999
Memphis Bar Association announced nominees Memphis Bar Association announced nominees The Memphis Bar Association has released the report of its nominations and elections committee, which was chaired by Prince Chambliss. The association president fo...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 14, 1999
Gene Auerbach Named AutoZone's Gene Auerbach has joined AutoZone Inc. as senior vice president, store development. Auerbach previously was director of Asian operations for The Dairy Farm Co. and senior vice president, international, at PriceCostco. ...
66. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 15, 1999
March 15 March 15 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Park Palace Luxury Apartments, 5400 Park Ave. Networking begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a program at 6:15 p.m. The program will feature a panel discussion on i...
67. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 08, 1999
March 8 March 8 The Memphis Area Radio Stations Association will sponsor a seminar at the Ridgeway Inn featuring consultant Irwin Pollack. His topics will be radio ad selling from 8:30 a.m. to noon and radio station management from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 21, 1998
FDX Corporation Makes FDX has announced management changes in several subsidiaries: Rodger G. Marticke has been promoted to executive vice president at RPS. Marticke formerly was president of Caliber Logistics and also served as vice president and g...
69. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 13, 1998
PSI Process Systems Inc PSI Process Systems Inc. has announced two new employees. Jay Patel has joined PSI as a principal engineer. He formerly worked for Brown & Root in Mobile, Ala. Patel received a bachelors degree at the Sardar Patel Univers...
70. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, June 14, 1996
Memphis Advertising Federation recently elected officers for 1996-1997 Memphis Advertising Federation recently elected officers for 1996-1997. New officers include Calvin Miller, owner of Videotography, president; Craig Harper, president of the Grif...
71. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 18, 1995
10/18 memos Rhodes College announces four new members to its board of trustees. They are Memphian James H. Barton, president and treasurer of the Barton Group Inc.; Atlanta businessman James R. Lientz Jr., president of NationsBank of Georgia; J.L. J...