Editorial Results (free)
1. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
2. Shibata Named UTHSC Chair of Surgery
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Dr. David Shibata has been named the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery and a professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
3. Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Daniel Allen has joined Red Door Wealth Management as vice president, financial adviser, marking Red Door’s first hire of a financial adviser since its inception in 2010. In his new role, Allen helps develop client relationships and financial strategies that solve complex financial issues and create value for clients.
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host the Boldly Bookish YA Tour Wednesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Meet four of Bloomsbury Publishing’s breakout YA authors Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
5. Changing Hometown, Careers Pays Off for Hyams
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
Jimmy Hyams moved to Knoxville from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the summer of 1985 looking for a fresh start to his journalism career and found a job as a sportswriter for the Knoxville News Sentinel.
6. Rodgers Takes Reins at Collierville Chamber
- Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Kanette Keough-Rodgers recently took over as president/CEO of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce after the chamber’s transition team selected her from more than 170 candidates.
In her new role, Rodgers is responsible for retaining and expanding chamber membership by ensuring members receive relevant, responsive and timely services, initiatives, programs and events. She is also responsible for forging and sustaining relationships with community, government and educational institutions.
7. Avondale Partners Expands Into Memphis
- Saturday, May 02, 2015
Avondale Partners, a Nashville-based boutique investment banking and wealth management firm, has opened a new office in Germantown with John Santi heading up the location as managing director.
The new office brings to the Mid-South investment banking and equity research focused on the health care, transportation, logistics and business services sectors as well as a fiduciary investment practice for individuals and institutions.
8. Economic Microscope
- Saturday, May 02, 2015
Back in 2012, Century Wealth Management president and founder Jay Healy was telling the firm’s clients that the U.S. stock market was behaving like a coiled spring.
9. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
10. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Expands Nominating Committee
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Heading into its fourth year of honoring some of the country’s greatest music icons, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has added some big names to its nominating committee – stacking it with both local and national music executives who will help pick this year’s inductees.
11. Injuries Slow Development of Vols Defensive Players
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tennessee football fans might want to look past the defensive lineup for the Orange & White Spring Game. It will bear little resemblance to the unit that will start the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field.
12. Lowery Installed as President of Association for Women Attorneys
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Keating Lowery has been installed as the 2015 president of the Association for Women Attorneys. As an attorney with Lawrence & Russell PLC, Lowery devotes her practice to litigating Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries and third-party administrators throughout the United States.
13. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
14. Trezevant Selects New Chief Operating Officer
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
Kent Phillips has been named chief operating officer of Trezevant, a continuing care community at 177 N. Highland St. in Memphis. Phillips has more than 25 years of experience in managing retirement communities.
15. Trezevant Selects New Chief Operating Officer
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Kent Phillips has been named chief operating officer of Trezevant, a continuing care community at 177 N. Highland St. in Memphis. Phillips has more than 25 years of experience in managing retirement communities.
16. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
17. Vols Unlikely to Repeat November 2013 Collapse
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones doesn’t have to remind his team about the disappointing fade last November.
UT went 0-3 to start what has historically been its best month of football. First, the Vols lost to Missouri and Auburn. Then a 14-10 loss to Vanderbilt in Neyland Stadium knocked the Vols out of bowl eligibility.
18. Red Door Wealth Management Launches App
- Friday, November 14, 2014
Banks tend to be the ones most frequently jumping into the smartphone app game among financial services companies. But that doesn’t mean other such firms don’t see plenty to like about putting all those layers of functionality into their clients’ hands.
19. Supreme Court Weighs Generic Drug Dispute
- Thursday, October 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court seems divided as it considers a high-stakes patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis treatment.
20. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Prepares to Induct Nine
- Friday, October 10, 2014
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, administered by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, next month will induct its new batch of honorees, a collection of music legends that each in their way left big marks on the industry’s landscape.
21. Meritan’s Branch Named Among Top Nurses
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cindy Branch, Meritan’s associate vice president for health services, has been selected to represent Tennessee as one of the nation’s top 50 home care and hospice nurses by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Branch, a registered nurse, has oversight of Meritan’s nursing programs, including home health, private duty nursing and medical residential homes. She will be recognized at NACH’s annual meeting in October.
22. Stepherson Named Chair-Elect of Grocers Association
- Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Randy Stepherson has been named 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association board of directors. Stepherson is president of Stepherson Inc., the family- and employee-owned parent company of Superlo Foods, which has five Memphis-area locations, and Stepherson’s.
23. Making Philanthropic Dollars Go Extra Mile
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Giving back to the community is a great way to fulfill your life while helping improve the lives of others. Acts of charity are both widely needed and often given, so if you are thinking about donating money, resources or time to a philanthropic cause, there are a few things you should take into consideration.
24. Tamp & Tap to Open in East Memphis
- Friday, August 08, 2014
One of the newest office buildings in East Memphis has landed a popular local coffee shop and restaurant.
Tamp & Tap responded to repeated overtures from Highwoods Properties Inc. and has leased 2,785 square feet of space on the first floor of the Triad Centre III building on Poplar Avenue in East Memphis.
25. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician
- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.
26. Recorded History
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
It’s one of the most well-known bits of lore associated with Memphis, that of a 19-year-old singer who, in July 1954, walked into a recording studio and belted his raucous version of the blues song “That’s All Right (Mama)” into Sam Phillips’ microphone.
27. Pahlow Wins Broker of the Year
- Monday, April 07, 2014
After enduring early struggles in his commercial real estate career, Scott Pahlow has reached the top of his industry.
Pahlow, an executive vice president with Newmark Grubb Memphis, was named Commercial Broker of the Year Thursday night at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council’s 13th annual Pinnacle Awards gala.
28. Cardinals Expect ‘Good Things’ to Happen Again
- Friday, April 04, 2014
At grantland.com, the writer said the St. Louis Cardinals have even more depth than last year’s team, but then he went on to pick the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series.
29. Resolve to Right Your Finances
- Wednesday, January 08, 2014
It’s 2014. Odds are you made a resolution this year. Maybe you want to lose weight, get a new job or learn to cook. But how do your finances look? If you aren’t thinking about retirement, education or just saving for a rainy day, 2014 is the time to start. If you are thinking about it, where do you stand? Regardless of your situation, I’d like to challenge you to do a few things to better your financial situation in 2014.
30. Lindow Rejoins The Centre Group
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Tracy Lindow has rejoined The Centre Group human resources firm as a senior consultant following several years in Germany. As a senior consultant, Lindow will help organizations improve their bottom line through human asset development by leveraging compensations strategies, executive search, employee attitude research and leadership skills development.
31. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
32. Leases Push Renaissance Center Near Capacity
- Friday, November 22, 2013
The Renaissance Center office building in East Memphis should be near capacity early next year, following a series of recent lease signings.
Financial Federal signed a lease on Tuesday, Nov. 20, to occupy 27,000 square feet on the first and second floors of the Renaissance Center, 1715 Aaron Brenner Drive. In addition to the new location, the growing financial firm will have signage atop the East Memphis office building along Poplar Avenue east of Interstate 240.
33. Williams Honored by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Laurie Williams, adult education coordinator at Memphis Botanic Garden, was recently awarded the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s President’s Award for her contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Williams was one of seven individuals the urban forestry council honored this year.
34. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
35. Conference to Bridge Gap Between Employers, Training Programs
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Out of the near-crisis in hiring workers after the city’s set of economic development plums in the last three years came a workforce training formula that has worked.
But many of the city’s companies aren’t aware of that formula or the existing programs that grew out of what amounted to an emergency response by local leaders. That’s according to a recent survey of manufacturing company leaders by the Greater Memphis Chamber.
36. Nineteenth Century Club Hearing Moves Into Second Day
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The Chancery Court hearing that will likely determine whether the Nineteenth Century Club building in Midtown Memphis stands or falls moves into Tuesday, Aug. 27, after a Monday in court of testimony from the plaintiffs trying to stop the transfer of ownership of the mansion and the building’s demolition.
37. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.
38. Palin Email Hacker Released From Supervision
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
A Tennessee student convicted of hacking Republican Sarah Palin’s email in the 2008 election year has been released early from federal supervision.
David Kernell was supposed to be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office until November 2014 after being released from prison in 2011.
39. Balancing Act
- Saturday, June 01, 2013
It’s past time to rethink the old 60/40 notion of investing, say a wide range of Memphis financial professionals, as the ground continues to shift beneath the feet of investors in this low-yield world of investing dominated by unprecedented action from the Federal Reserve.
40. Commercial Practitioners Have Voice With Council
- Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has grown and evolved over the past nine years since its inception, with membership increasing from 150 members in 2004 to more than 350 members this year.
- Friday, March 15, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will present “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika” Friday, March 15, through March 31 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
42. South Main’s New Life
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.
The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.
43. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
44. Debt Drama
- Tuesday, January 15, 2013
One of the common refrains among money managers and economists in Memphis is that the nation’s political leaders spend too much time wrestling with crises and not enough actually solving problems.
Case in point: in a few weeks, the federal government will have reached the limit of its authorized borrowing capacity, the so-called “debt ceiling.” In truth, that moment already has come, but the U.S. Treasury Department has some procedural room to maneuver to keep things going for a few more weeks.
45. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.
46. LGSTX Services Expands Local Warehouse
- Friday, October 19, 2012
LGSTX Services Inc. is relocating and expanding its Memphis warehouse operations. The Wilmington, Ohio-based firm, which specializes in aviation support and facility services, has leased 184,680 square feet across two facilities in the Southwide Distribution area at 363 Burma Road and 410 Burma Road.
47. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
48. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
49. Red Door Hosting Economic Seminar
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Red Door Wealth Management, a sister company to Cannon Wright Blount, is hosting a free economic seminar next week.
Titled, “What in the world is going on? Income opportunities in today’s low interest rate environment,” it will be held Oct. 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 756 Ridge Lake Blvd. Red Door’s chief investment officer John Phillips will provide attendees with historical trends of the market as well as background into the current debt crisis the U.S. and other nations face.
50. Visionary Project
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
The reversal of fate for the blighted Chisca Hotel at the intersection of South Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, plagued by passive out-of-town ownership and environmental hazards, was set in motion during a phone call about 18 months ago.
51. Commercial Council Elects deWitt, Reilly as Top Leaders
- Monday, August 13, 2012
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council announced its 2013 officers and directors Thursday, Aug. 9, at its annual Member Appreciation and Election Party.
Greg deWitt of Grubb & Ellis Memphis will serve as 2013 president. Patrick Reilly of CB Richard Ellis Memphis will serve as vice president.
52. Colliers Duo Has Stellar Start to ’12
- Friday, June 01, 2012
Colliers International’s industrial team of Andy Cates and Preston Thomas has closed on 34 transactions (sales and leases) to date in 2012. Here’s a rundown of some of the team’s most recent industrial transactions:
53. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
54. Cook Named Director At Memphis Farmers Mkt.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Allison Cook has been named market director at Memphis Farmers Market. Cook brings her marketing and business management experience to the position, and also has volunteered at the market and its Harvest Celebration fundraisers for three years.
55. Doug Carpenter & Associates Hires Art Director, Intern
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
John David Dowdle has joined the advertising firm doug carpenter & associates as art director.
Dowdle is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and executing the design and branding efforts for the firm’s clients, whose roster includes recent additions Dunavant Logistics, Keep Tennessee Beautiful, Peer Power, Ruch Clinic and Fisher & Phillips.
56. Can You Say That on TV? The Supreme Court Debates
- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – In colorful give and take, the Supreme Court debated whether policing curse words and nudity on broadcast television makes sense in the cable era, one justice suggesting the policy is fast becoming moot as broadcast TV heads the way of "vinyl records and 8-track tapes."
57. Cash-Strapped Cities, Schools Say: 'Your Ad Here'
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) – Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.
58. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
59. Supreme Court Begins New Term With Medicaid Case
- Tuesday, October 04, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by weighing who gets to object when a state makes Medicaid cuts – and soon is likely to plunge into a far bigger health dispute. That's the challenge to President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
60. Class of ‘66 Stands Out At White Station
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
There was clearly something special about the 1966 graduating glass of White Station High School.
The graduates that year include an Oscar-winning actress, world-famous physicist and author, owner of a nationally known restaurant, federal judge, attorneys, artists and many others who attained a lot of success at local and national levels.
61. Cordova’s Parkway Place Hits 100 Pct
- Friday, May 27, 2011
Two recent leases at Parkway Place Office have brought the center to 100 percent occupancy. Guardian Community Living LLC signed a 10,500-square-foot lease in the 70,000-square-foot office annex that is situated in Cordova.
62. Public Relations Society Elects Board Members
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has announced its newly elected board members for 2011.
The new board members are Vickye Hester of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, president; Jonathan Lyons of Obsidian Public Relations, secretary; John Wallach of the Navy Office of Community Outreach, treasurer and delegate; Beth Simkanin, assistant treasurer; Daphne Thomas, vice president of membership; Stephanie Nichols of SWN Communications, director; Bob Phillips of Thompson Berry Public Relations, director; Marvin Stockwell of the Church Health Center, director; and Beena White of cocoabeens communications, delegate. The Memphis chapter is made up of close to 200 members with positions at large corporations, small private companies, consulting firms, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and freelancers.
63. Pinnacle Awards Honor City’s Best Brokers
- Monday, April 11, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
64. Pinnacle Awards Honor City's Best Brokers
- Friday, April 08, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
65. Red Door Hits First Year by Exceeding Goals
- Friday, March 04, 2011
Red Door Wealth Management, a financial advisory business that has an alliance with local accounting firm Cannon Wright Blount PLLC, just wrapped up its first year in existence this month.
66. Untapped Potential
- Monday, January 17, 2011
To listen to John Phillips talk, you’d think he was at least 10 years older than he actually is because of the seasoned advice he has for people his own age.
67. Bankers’ Reactions Mixed to Fed Jumpstart Attempt
- Friday, November 05, 2010
A harbinger of rampant inflation. A sign the economy is still not on the right track. A Hail Mary pass.
That’s a sampling of the reaction from Memphis bankers and financial professionals to this week’s news the Federal Reserve Board is effectively printing money to buy $600 billion of U.S. government bonds over the next eight months.
68. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
69. Architectural Stories
- Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The houses on this year’s Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour chronicle a century of architectural styling.
They begin with traditional designs that borrow from past times and end with a 1967 residence built for the modern age. The 34th annual tour, which features six homes, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
70. Youth Isn’t a Hurdle for Red Door Founder Phillips
- Friday, August 27, 2010
The scant number of years John Phillips V has under his belt relative to others in his chosen industry is not lost on him.
71. Hijacked Captain to Headline Multi Modal Conference
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
One year ago Capt. Richard Phillips made headlines around the world when Somali pirates hijacked his cargo container ship, the MV Maersk Alabama, and took him hostage.
72. Accused Palin Hacker Gets Final Pre-Trial Hearing
- Thursday, April 15, 2010
A man charged in East Tennessee with hacking Sarah Palin’s e-mail during the 2008 presidential campaign has a court hearing less than a week ahead of his trial, where Palin plans to testify.
David Kernell’s attorney has numerous motions pending at the final pre-trial hearing Thursday before U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips in Knoxville.
73. Tenn. Tea Party Activists Split on GOP Relations
- Tuesday, April 06, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The tea party movement in Tennessee is a mosaic, and some pieces of the picture aren't fitting together comfortably.
Some seek close ties to Republicans, others want to foster independence. Some are skeptical of moneymaking ventures tied to the movement, while others endorse the capitalism.
74. Snowflake Technologies Breaks Away
- Friday, March 05, 2010
Snowflake Technologies Corp. has emerged from the ashes of Luminetx.
The former subsidiary of Luminetx Corp., which was not part of the deal when Christie Digital Systems Inc. acquired the company in December, is now a free-standing company with its own board of directors.
75. Glankler Brown’s Hancock Elected Bar Foundation Fellow
- Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Jonathan C. Hancock of Glankler Brown PLLC has been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 710 attorneys across the state.
76. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
77. ‘Memphis’ Musical Takes Deep-Pocketed Chance
- Thursday, September 24, 2009
Broadway producer Sue Frost was so excited to get a shipment of barbecue recently from John Vergos, whose family owns the famed Rendezvous restaurant in Memphis, that she devoured it the next day.
78. Cook Leaves Long Shadow in Local Broadcast Community
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
To many Memphians, Fred Cook’s voice was rich and full, and he spoke with authority.
There was a time when that voice seemed to be everywhere.
79. St. Jude Identifies Causes of Leukemia Relapse
- Monday, December 08, 2008
Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified distinctive genetic changes in the cancer cells of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that cause relapse.
The finding offers a pathway to designing treatments for relapse of the disease in children and, ultimately, adults, St. Jude said in a press release.
80. Banks Maintain County Home Sales Lead
- Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A familiar trend continued in April as banks and trust companies again dominated the list of Shelby County’s top residential sellers while homebuilders lagged behind.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. remained the No. 1 seller of residential properties in terms of both number of sales and total dollar amount for the county. The company sold 72 residential properties averaging $62,190 per sale for a total of $4.5 million, according to the latest Top Sellers report from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
81. 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.
82. Sun Studio, Label Counterpart Agree to Settle
- Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Both sides in a legal dispute between Sun Studio in Memphis and the companion Sun record label in Nashville have shaken hands and agreed to set aside their differences.
Representatives of each entity shared a handshake and had what was described as a friendly conversation about their joint future at a meeting in Nashville a few days ago, and a settlement agreement also has been signed. That recent encounter comes more than a year after both the Memphis studio and Nashville record label filed lawsuits against each other in what had become a contentious rift between the two companies.
83. 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.
84. Arizona Company BlockedFrom Selling Sun Recordings
- Monday, August 20, 2007
A federal judge has permanently blocked an Arizona company from selling master recordings by former Sun Records artists including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, Sun Entertainment officials said Thursday.<
85. Bass Berry Lawyer to Smooth Voter Issues As Presidential Election Approaches
- Thursday, February 22, 2007
The controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election brought attention to the myriad problems in the U.S. voting process.
Voters in that election, in which George W. Bush defeated Tennessee Democrat Al Gore, claimed they were suppressed or presented with obstacles in registering to vote, which resulted in a barrage of recounts and delayed election results.
- Tuesday, February 06, 2007
The David Lusk Gallery presents "John Torina: Path Into the Wilderness" through Feb. 24 at 4540 Poplar Ave. For more information, call the gallery at 767-3800.
The Eclectic Eye in Midtown presents "Life As I See It," an exhibit by Tom Clifton, through March 1 at 242 South Cooper St. For more information, call 276-EYES (3937).
87. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
88. 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."
89. Blast From the Past
- Friday, December 22, 2006
For some Memphians, there's no forgetting the likes of the manic deejay known in his day as "Daddy-O-Dewey."
As a WHBQ disc jockey in the 1950s, Dewey Phillips - no relation to Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips - was as unpredictable as a hurricane and relished catch phrases such as, "Get yourself a wheelbarrow load of mad hogs, run 'em through the front door, and tell 'em Phillips sent ya."
90. Blotner Named Communications Specialist for Impact Marketing
- Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Jonathan D. Blotner has joined Impact Marketing as a corporate communications specialist. In his new role, Blotner will head all public relations efforts within the company, assist in research and development of new business, as well as create new interactive media opportunities for Impact's clients. Blotner formerly was CEO and media director of J. Blotner Advertising & PR in New Orleans.
91. First Mercantile Taps Maness to Handle National Accounts
- Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Philip E. Maness has been appointed director of national accounts and executive vice president of First Mercantile in Cordova. He began his career with First Mercantile in 1984, serving most recently as strategic planning officer.
92. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
93. Sun Records Owner Entertains Prospects
- Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Shelby Singleton has been talking to a colorful cast of characters about selling the Sun Records label he bought in 1969.
Singleton is chairman of Sun Entertainment Holding Corp., the Nashville company that owns the Sun logo and master recordings of such musicians as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. He was a record producer himself before buying the Memphis label and its catalog from Sam Phillips.
94. DU, Arts Council Host National Event
- Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Even before it was announced that the Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition was leaving Washington, D.C., for the first time in its 71-year history to come to Memphis, the national contest already had a few connections to the Bluff City.
95. Local Radiologist Named NMA President-Elect
- Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Dr. Albert Morris Jr. was named president-elect of the National Medical Association during the group's annual convention. A private practice radiologist, Morris has served on the board of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. He is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.
96. Team Spreads Light Through Medical Missions
- Friday, July 15, 2005
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
When Leda W. Phillips remembers the highlights of her medical mission trips outside the United States, it's not hard to understand why she is scheduled for her 10th trip in as many years in November.
97. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
98. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 22, 2005
AdFed Names Pyramid Award Winners
The Memphis Advertising Federation named Robert Vornbrock and Glenna Rogers-Ward ad man and ad woman of the year at its 2005 Pyramid Awards ceremony. Vornbrock, president of diversified communications...
99. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 08, 2005
TMA Elects Surgeon to Board of Trustees
Local Surgeon Elected to Medical Association Board
The Tennessee Medical Association elected vascular surgeon Dr. Hugh Francis III to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. Francis previously ...
100. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 13, 2004
MAAR Elects 2005 Officers
Womens Foundation Appoints Board Members
Rosie Phillips Bingham was appointed to chair the board of the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis for a two-year term. Newly appointed to the board were: Martha L. Perine ...