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1. Memphis Tourism Officials: Limit Hotel Tax Breaks
- Tuesday, July 21, 2015
A wave of Downtown hotel plans has officials pumping the brakes on using public incentives for smaller, limited-service hotels.
With up to a dozen Downtown hotel projects in the development pipeline, the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau has asked the Downtown Memphis Commission to explore limiting incentives to large, full-service hotels.
2. Wharton: Tourism Is Serious Business
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sometimes in tourism, it is the little things that count. But “little” is relative. Consider the digital LED display screen on the west wall of the Memphis Cook Convention Center – big enough to be seen by eastbound traffic on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge – which local leaders debuted this month after three years of planning.
3. Room for Growth
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
Sardor and Gulam Umarov are used to fighting battles with seemingly long odds.
Between 2005 and 2009, the brothers waged a high-profile human rights campaign against the authoritarian government in their native Uzbekistan for the release of their father, Sanjar Umarov, a Germantown businessman thrown into prison for opposing the regime.
4. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
5. 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.
6. Smaller Manufacturers Feel Device Tax
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Controversy continues to swirl around the new medical device excise tax that went into effect on Jan. 1.
The flat 2.3 percent tax is applied to every dollar of sales for medical device manufacturers, and for many small- to mid-sized companies the tax is crippling their ability to grow and invest much needed funds into other areas like research and development, sales and marketing, and hiring additional staff.
7. Historic Transformation
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
Around nine years ago Scott Blake was walking to St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral when he noticed a window in the tower at the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village had been blown out, exposing it to the elements.
8. City Voter ID Suit Alleges Voter Turned Away Twice
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The city of Memphis wants a Nashville federal judge to order the state to accept photo library cards issued by the city since last month as a valid form of voting identification.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday, July 24, was expected.
9. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.
Hometown: Connersville, Ind.
Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
10. Greyhound Move to Alter Downtown Gateway
- Thursday, October 06, 2011
The recent listing of the Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Memphis has a lot bigger impact for the city than meets the eye.
Dallas-based Greyhound Lines Inc. soon will move its depot to Memphis Area Transit Authority’s Airways Transit Center, 3033 Airways Blvd., near Memphis International Airport.
11. Charities Turn Super Sunday into Day of Giving
- Friday, February 04, 2011
Several Memphis-based nonprofits are using Super Bowl Sunday as an opportunity to encourage citizens to give back to their community.
For the seventh year in a row, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, a nonprofit housing ministry dedicated to providing decent housing for all members of the community, is asking football fans to party with a purpose this Sunday for its annual Home Team Huddle.
12. Flintco Cos. Names Clawson Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Beth Clawson has been named marketing coordinator for the Memphis office of The Flintco Cos. Inc. Clawson joined Flintco after serving as director of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Memphis.
13. AP IMPACT: Tobacco Execs Quickly Find Tax Loophole
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Barack Obama signed a law expanding children's health insurance this spring, he slapped tobacco companies with huge tax increases to pay for it.
It didn't take long for the companies to find a multimillion-dollar loophole.
14. Smith & Nephew Settles Race Bias Suit
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Smith & Nephew Inc. has agreed to pay up to $3.5 million plus legal costs to settle a lawsuit filed in 2006 over allegations of racial discrimination in hiring, paying and promoting at its Memphis operation.
15. 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.
16. Addington Joins Memphis Heart Clinic
- Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Dr. M. Brent Addington has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Addington is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. A native of Memphis, he has been in private practice for more than 20 years in the Memphis community.
17. Spiegel to Begin Work Friday as CEO At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Kevin M. Spiegel Friday will begin work as chief executive officer and administrator of Methodist University Hospital.
Spiegel is board-certified in health care administration and is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.
- Tuesday, January 08, 2008
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in Ballroom B of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. A lunch buffet will be provided for $18. Dr. Vivian Morris, director of the New Teacher Center at the University of Memphis, will speak on "Seven Steps to Improve Student Achievement in Memphis." Reservations should be made to Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, January 07, 2008
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners committee meetings will begin today at 9 a.m. in the fourth floor conference room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For a complete schedule of commission meeting times, call Steve Summerall, chief administrator, at 545-4301.
20. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
21. Back in the Ring
- Tuesday, July 03, 2007
This morning, Memphis mayor Willie Herenton, accompanied by supporters, is expected to stride up to the glass window in the office of the Shelby County Election Commission and do something he's long promised.
22. Morris Field Director Seizes Opportunity With Clinton Camp
- Friday, June 29, 2007
For years, she'd courted local votes for candidates running for everything from the Shelby County Commission to Memphis mayor to the U.S. House of Representatives. Then, opportunity knocked - loudly.
23. TAKING A DIP
- Monday, January 08, 2007
Leslie Albers finds it difficult to put into words what she felt when she first met her daughter. Albers and her husband, Steve, were in the Shaanxi province of China the first time they saw Zoie Li.
24. Carmony Named Newcomer of the Year
- Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Brad Carmony has been named Newcomer of the Year in the 2006 MPACT Maker Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have lived in Memphis for a short time, but who have made significant contributions to the community. Carmony is the public relations manager at inferno. He also serves on the regional advisory board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center's Gala Committee and as a member of the Shelby County Humane Society's Pet Set organization.
25. Health Care Options Increase in DeSoto
- Friday, December 09, 2005
Take a quick drive down the southbound leg of Interstate 55, and it's hard to miss the signs of expansion under way at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto.
Take a not-so-quick drive down one of Southaven's most congested thoroughfares - Airways Boulevard - and growth is also evident along what is now DeSoto County's medical district.
26. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
27. Local Resident Named Land Realtor of America
- Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Keith Morris of 4M Land Co. in Somerville was honored with the 2005 Land Realtor of America award by the Realtors Land Institute. Morris, current president of the Tennesseen RLI chapter, is the first Tennessean to receive the award. He graduated from the University of Memphis.
28. 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.
29. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Flintco Companies Names New Senior Vice President
Flintco Names New Senior Vice President
Kevin Moyes was appointed senior vice president of The Flintco Cos. Inc. Moyes has worked with Flintco for 18 years. He earned a bachelors degree from Ok...
30. Archived Article: Special Report2
- Tuesday, May 18, 2004
New home construction pushes outwardly
Residential Growth Pushes Outward
More developers eye Fayette County for new home sites
The Daily News
Shelby County residential construction continued at a robust pace during first q...
31. 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...
32. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler was named commander of Navy recruiting following the retirement of Rear Adm. George E. Voelker. Fowler completed a military fellowship in 2002-2003 and is a life member at the Council of Foreign...
33. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 08, 2003
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Dr. G. Scott Morris was the Memphis recipient of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians 2002 Family Physician of the Year Award. Morris earned the award based on his more than 13 years as head of the Church Health Cente...
34. Archived Article: Arena (lead)
- Tuesday, December 10, 2002
NBA arena NBA arena, fire museum set for committee discussion
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Concerns regarding the amount of control Shelby County Commission members have in decisions about construction costs of the NBA arena will be aired a...
35. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, August 07, 2001
The Realtors Land Institute site selection seminar is 8 a The Tennessee Real Estate Commission seminars scheduled Wednesday and Thursday have been canceled. Due to the recent budget constraints, the state has canceled all travel by TREC. Benny Lende...
36. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, July 14, 2000
WEVL FM 90s 12th annual Blues on the Bluff, featuring Sid Selvidge, The Mason Ruffner Band and the Daddy Mack Blues Band, i WEVL FM 90s 12th annual "Blues on the Bluff," featuring Sid Selvidge, The Mason Ruffner Band and the Daddy Mack Blu...
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 18, 1999
Buckeye Board Elects New Officer Jeffery T. Cook has been elected vice president, product development-new fibers for Buckeye Technologies Inc. Cook is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. Melissa Smith has joined Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. as media...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 07, 1999
Super Bowl Running Back Joins Super Avron B. Fogelman, founder of the Avron B. Fogelman Scholars Program, which provides college scholarships to graduates of local public schools, received the Tennessee Education Associations E. Harper Johnson Award...
39. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 29, 1998
W W. Michael Potts has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of human resources for TBC Corp. He formerly was vice president of human resources for Millard Refrigerated Services Co. in Omaha, Neb. He is a graduate of the Uni...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 04, 1998
Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc. He is a graduate of th...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 28, 1998
State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: Jane Sipes is the new assistant director of distance learning...
42. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 17, 1997
Nov Nov. 17 The Fayette County Chamber of Commerces West Fayette chapter will hold its Night on the Grow celebration at the Oakland Deposit Bank at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 465-8690. Nov. 18 The National Association of Wo...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 22, 1996
memos 05-22 Memphis Concert Ballet has announced two staff additions: Suzy Carpenter has joined the staff of Memphis Concert Ballet as development director. She previously worked in development for the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Carpenter has a bach...