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1. Vols Nearly Set on Offense as Season Approaches -

With Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth charts are set at some positions, while others remain open.

UT coach Butch Jones enters the 2015 season with no questions at quarterback or running back. His has plenty of receivers and all should get their share of playing time.

2. College Football Notebook: Preseason Spotlight on Memphis Tigers Defense -

The University of Memphis lost eight starters from a defense that played a huge role in last year’s 10-win season.

But they also lost coordinator Barry Odom, who returned to alma mater Missouri as defensive coordinator.

3. Demo Day Brings Together Start Co., ZeroTo510 Entrepreneurs -

The entrepreneurial ecosystem was more abundant than ever at Demo Day 2015, where Start Co. and ZeroTo510 worked in conjunction for the first time to present graduates of their business accelerator programs to investors and community leaders.

4. Haunted History, A Story Retold -

WORRY ABOUT THE DOGS. Depending on who’s talking and when, history around Fort Pillow changes.

At the time of this story – one I shared first in a 2013 column – it was called the Cold Creek Correctional Facility, a minimum-security operation farming about 6,000 acres in Lauderdale County. Next it was called the Fort Pillow Prison and Farm, next door to something called the West Tennessee High Security Facility, now the West Tennessee State Penitentiary.

5. Strickland's Memphis Mayoral Bid Heats Up -

Just hours after he dropped out of the race for Memphis Mayor, James Harvey endorsed mayoral contender Jim Strickland at the opening of Strickland’s Poplar Plaza campaign headquarters.

6. Tennessee Promise Students Head to 'Academic Boot Camp' -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Hundreds of Tennessee Promise students across the state are beginning an inaugural three-week "academic boot camp" to help them overcome some of the challenges that officials say are typically faced by first-generation college students.

7. Grizzlies Rookies Jarell Martin, Andrew Harrison Have Much to Prove -

The bottom-line question about Memphis Grizzlies rookies Jarell Martin and Andrew Harrison is the same as after every other NBA Draft: What does the team really have in these guys?

8. Grizzlies Holding Kids Basketball Camps -

The Memphis Grizzlies will host their 2015 Summer Basketball Day Camps at several locations throughout Memphis and Tennessee for boys and girls ages 7-16.

From the art of the jump shot to defensive footwork, instructors will share their knowledge and love of the game during sessions that focus on improvement both for the individuals and within a team setting.

9. Grizzlies Holding Kids Basketball Camps Beginning June 29 -

The Memphis Grizzlies will host their 2015 Summer Basketball Day Camps at several locations throughout Memphis and Tennessee for boys and girls ages 7-16.

From the art of the jump shot to defensive footwork, instructors will share their knowledge and love of the game during sessions that focus on improvement both for the individuals and within a team setting.

10. New Coach, Fans Will Keep Eye on Rocky Top League -

KNOXVILLE – Hoops fans, rejoice. Your summer basketball fix is almost here.

The Pilot Rocky Top League returns for its eighth year starting June 15 and should feature 11 players who will be on the University of Tennessee’s roster in 2015-16.

11. Ready to Ride -

Memphis kids have been embracing the art of horseback riding this month at Shelby Farms Park Equestrian Summer Camp. 
The summer offering is a popular one for children in second through seventh grade: All four sessions of the equestrian camp, which runs through June 19, are full.

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12. Crews Center Hosts Social Innovation Summer Camp -

The Crews Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Memphis currently is a hub for social entrepreneurs.

The phrase “social entrepreneur” has a somewhat loose definition, but it generally involves the use of business tools and practices to solve social concerns. And it’s a focus of a summer camp coming to the Crews Center in July in partnership with a university student-led nonprofit that’s focused on social innovation and using entrepreneurial thinking to identify solutions to the community’s social issues.

13. Better Catch Schwarber While He’s Still a Smokie -

SEVIERVILLE – Tennessee Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber didn’t waste any time catching the attention of the Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon during spring training.

It was March 5, Schwarber’s 22nd birthday, and the Cubs were playing San Francisco. Schwarber came to bat for the first time in spring training with the bases loaded against Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong.

14. Inventor’s Camp Making Summer Stops in Memphis -

A summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame is making several local stops.

Camp Invention will be at Crosswind Elementary School, Lakeland Elementary School, Grahamwood Elementary School and Bon Lin Elementary School the week of June 1-5, 2015. It also will be at Woodland Presbyterian School and Saint Louis School the week of June 15.

15. Inventor’s Camp Making Summer Stops in Memphis -

A summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame is making several local stops.

Camp Invention will be at Crosswind Elementary School, Lakeland Elementary School, Grahamwood Elementary School and Bon Lin Elementary School the week of June 1-5, 2015. It also will be at Woodland Presbyterian School and Saint Louis School the week of June 15.

16. Farm Feast -

The first elementary school students came to Agricenter International for some hands-on education more than a decade ago. About 80 students went on a literal field trip, walking through the cotton, soybean and cornfields.

17. Tennis Memphis Summer Camps to Reach 1,500 Kids -

Tennis Memphis, a nonprofit organization which manages and programs City Of Memphis municipal tennis courts, is entering the final four weeks of its Be A PowerServer Campaign, which ends June 5.

The effort aims to raise $30,000 towards the organization’s annual National Junior Tennis & Learning Tennis summer camps, held at 23 locations across the Memphis area.

18. Kid Coders -

A new nonprofit has launched in Memphis formed around the notion that where children are born shouldn’t pre-determine the opportunity they have to get hands-on experience – and build careers – in tech and computer-related fields.

19. Nonprofit to Introduce 1,500 Memphis Children to Tennis -

Tennis Memphis, a nonprofit organization which manages and programs City Of Memphis municipal tennis courts, is entering the final four weeks of its Be A PowerServer Campaign, which ends June 5.

The effort aims to raise $30,000 towards the organization’s annual National Junior Tennis & Learning Tennis summer camps, held at 23 locations across the Memphis area.

20. Greenprint Guru -

When John Michels was a kid going to nature camps with his family and hiking with his brother and cousins, he was taking the first steps along his career path.

“We’d sort of learn how to survive in the woods and build shelters, learn about ecosystems,” Michels said of his days growing up in New Jersey, and then later trips to upstate New York by Lake George. “I started doing a lot of hiking in the Adirondack Mountains.

21. No Stanley Cup Delusions for Knoxville’s Ice Bears -

As the NHL playoffs heat up, the Southern Professional Hockey League is done for another season.

All is quiet inside Civic Coliseum, home of the Knoxville Ice Bears. They ended their 2014-15 season by claiming Knoxville’s fourth President’s Cup as champions of the SPHL.

22. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown -

Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.

23. Memphis Taking Big Steps -

BIG STEPS. Part of our vacation ritual involves underwear, kitchen gadgets, camp shirts, socks and shoes – all items available in branded abundance on the cheap at Tanger Outlets.

24. Major Changes -

Aside from Christmas bells for its annual red kettle campaign, The Salvation Army historically has had a “quiet presence” in Memphis, according to Ellen Westbook, director of community relations and development.

25. Vols’ Dobbs Embraces the Role of ‘CEO Quarterback’ -

Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.

26. Tennis Memphis Nets Grant From National Foundation -

Tennis Memphis Inc., the nonprofit that manages and programs City Of Memphis municipal tennis courts, has received a $20,000 grant from the United States Tennis Association Foundation as part of its National Junior Tennis & Learning capacity building program.

27. Manning Lecture Moving -

In the summer of 1966 I met Archie Manning in his hometown of Drew, Miss. In a game of touch football, I caught a pass or two from the future All-Pro quarterback. A few months later he spent a Friday night at my house in Greenville, after a dance to which he took a Greenville girl he was dating.

28. Cardinals Prospect Cody Stanley Coming Back, Moving Up -

Spring training in 2012. St. Louis Cardinals catching prospect Cody Stanley gets a phone call from then-farm director John Vuch.

Farm directors do not usually call minor-league catchers to chat.

29. Fogelman Partners with City on Summer Camp -

Memphis businessman and philanthropist Avron Fogelman is partnering with the city of Memphis to send more than 1,000 children to summer camps free of charge.

The summer camp program is part of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s initiative through the city’s Parks and Neighborhoods division.

30. Fogelman Partners With City on Summer Camp -

Memphis businessman and philanthropist Avron Fogelman is partnering with the city of Memphis to send more than 1,000 children to summer camps free of charge.

The summer camp program is part of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s initiative through the city’s Parks and Neighborhoods division.

31. Retailers Fret as Products Sit in West Coast Ports -

It’s early for many Americans still sloshing through winter to plan their gardens, home improvements and spring sports leagues, but stores gearing up for warmer weather are fretting that they won’t have some products to sell due to a labor crisis at West Coast seaports.

32. Big Hit and Some Misses From Vols’ 2014 Early Enrollees -

KNOXVILLE – Recruiting is anything but an exact science. Experts are everywhere. Star ratings rise and fall. Player projections are widely varied.

One thing is certain: Only time will tell if coaches hit or miss on a recruit.

33. This week in Memphis history: December 26-January 1 -

2009: FedEx Corp. took the first step toward a major expansion of its Memphis hub, filing a $28 million building permit for a new two-story sort facility at the existing hub on the north side of Memphis International Airport. At the time, the hub employed 15,000 people and had five sorts of 1.5 million packages per day.

34. Tech Summit Addresses Industry's Lack of Diversity -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.

35. Music City Christmas -

In years past, Carl Haley has offered his Grand Avenue transportation passengers the customary Christmas lights tour packages – about the same as other tours in Nashville – with a cruise by Opryland and a trip to a few choice, heavily decorated neighborhoods.

36. Jones’ Wide Net Gathers Old Friends, Top Prospects -

Butch Jones was sitting in the office of Knoxville’s South-Doyle High School athletic director and football coach Clark Duncan during a visit to see recruit Jocquez Bruce last winter.

37. Central Defense Security Enhances Camp Program -

Central Defense Security has enhanced its yearly summer camp program for Memphis children.

The company, a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, teamed up with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods for the third straight year to support the program, and the company sponsored more than 130 campers at 10 camps around the city.

38. Vols Resurrect Fond Memories of ‘Wide Receiver U’ -

None of the receivers on the University of Tennessee football team were born when the program was dubbed “Wide Receiver U” in the 1980s.

Guys like Tim McGee, Anthony Miller, Alvin Harper and Carl Pickens paved the way for UT to become the premier destination for wide receivers seeking stardom into the 1990s.

39. Bigger, Better, Louder -

“When it comes to college football, the South has no equal, because the Southeastern Conference has no equal. Find me a conference with a better commissioner, better players, better head coaches, better staffs, better game-day atmospheres, better-looking coeds – better anything.”

40. Central Defense Security Enhances Camp Program -

Central Defense Security has enhanced its yearly summer camp program for Memphis children.

The company, a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, teamed up with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods for the third straight year to support the program, and the company sponsored more than 130 campers at 10 camps around the city.

41. ‘Sudden Change’ Means Little Job Security at University of Tennessee -

KNOXVILLE — Don’t look for University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones to play favorites when fall training camp begins Friday, Aug. 1.

Jones is all about open competition. Every practice. Every session. Every minute.

42. Riverfront Cornerstone -

Beale Street Landing seems an unlikely choice as a cornerstone, considering its troubled path to completion.

At this point, it’s almost a motto – not on time and over budget, and by a lot on both counts.

43. We’re All Invited -

MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:

“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”

44. Archer-Malmo Hits Record-High Headcount -

In terms of its headcount, Memphis-based marketing communications agency archer-malmo is at a high-water mark.

The agency’s growth – in everything from its creative talent to its physical footprint and client roster – hasn’t slowed down this year. In the second quarter alone, for example, archer-malmo added seven new hires, bringing its employee roster to a record high of 160.

45. Highway Crisis Looms as Soon as August, US Warns -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials warned Tuesday.

46. Chism Picnic Reflects Summer Campaign Tone -

From the stage at County Commissioner Sidney Chism’s annual political picnic Saturday, June 21, you could almost see the Aug. 7 election day.

47. Mo’s Bows Founder to Appear on ‘Shark Tank’ -

Memphis entrepreneur and Mo’s Bows founder Moziah Bridges will appear on the hit ABC show “Shark Tank” this Friday, April 25, and it’s a pretty good bet he’ll be dressed to the nines as he displays his typical pluck and sense of style to a panel of investors that includes Mark Cuban.

48. Congress is Giving States the Transportation Blues -

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.

49. U of M to Host Girls’ Basketball Camps -

University of Memphis women’s basketball coach Melissa McFerrin will hold summer basketball camps for girls in third through ninth grades.

The camps begin with a one-day Elite Camp on June 18 for high school girls entering ninth to 12th grade. The Elite Camp will be held at the Larry Finch Center and University of Memphis Student Recreation and Fitness Center.

50. University of Memphis Planning Girls' Basketball Camps -

University of Memphis women’s basketball coach Melissa McFerrin will hold summer basketball camps for girls in third through ninth grades.

The camps begin with a one-day Elite Camp on June 18 for high school girls entering ninth to 12th grade. The Elite Camp will be held at the Larry Finch Center and University of Memphis Student Recreation and Fitness Center.

51. Justin Fuente Football Camps Schedule Set -

University of Memphis head football coach Justin Fuente will hold several camps throughout Tennessee this summer, starting June 2 with a one-day camp at the University of Memphis’ South Campus and the Murphy Athletic Complex. Additional one-day camps will be held June 3, 4 and 8.

52. Stage Door Opens Arts Opportunities to All -

In recreational sports, you might hear that it’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. It is not so different in community theater.

“The ultimate goal lies in the process of theater,” said Brandon Kelly, artistic director for Stage Door Productions, a new 501(c)3 nonprofit performing arts organization housed in the Kroc Center of Memphis.

53. Varsity Spirit Keeps Parades Stocked With Talent -

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marks more than just the beginning of the holiday season – it also kicks off a wave of parades across the world, from New York to Philadelphia to Houston to Florida to London.

54. Key Democrat Pushes Tax Reform Amid Partisan Bickering -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Democratic tax writer in the Congress is trying to jumpstart stalled efforts to rewrite the nation's tax laws. But he is running into the same kind of partisan roadblocks that plague most major initiatives in Washington.

55. Chasing Growth -

The pressure to show investors growth and a return is one of the most basic realities of operating as a public company.

And the three Memphis-based companies on this year’s Fortune 500 list are pressing forward on their own distinct paths toward satisfying that pressure.

56. Catholic Charities Launches Program For Homeless Veterans -

This month Catholic Charities of West Tennessee launches a new program called St. Sebastian Veteran Services to provide critical assistance to homeless veterans and their families and to those facing imminent eviction or foreclosure.

57. Myers Attacks Life’s Curveballs in Book -

In the opening pages of his new book, “Hitting the Curveballs: How Crisis Can Strengthen and Grow Your Business,” Memphis entrepreneur Jay Myers is standing outside Yankee Stadium.

58. Grandparenting 101 -

Susan and I had a crash course in grandparent training a couple of weeks ago, keeping 6-month-old Anna Clary for a weekend. This was an independent-study course, and we gave ourselves passing marks. However, I’m always in search of materials to study for the next phase of grandparenthood.

59. Martin’s Program Keeps Girls Engaged in STEM Fields -

Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit providing girls ages 6-18 with after-school and summer programs, field trips and college tours.

60. Haunted History -

WORRY ABOUT THE DOGS. Depending on who’s talking and when, history around Fort Pillow changes.

At the time of this story, it was called the Cold Creek Correctional Facility, a minimum-security operation that included farming about 6,000 acres in Lauderdale County. Next it was called the Fort Pillow Prison and Farm, next door to something called the West Tennessee High Security Facility, now the West Tennessee State Penitentiary. Folks around there just call the whole thing the farm. When you’re driving a van full of scouts to camp at Fort Pillow State Park, you make a left off 51 at Henning and drive right by all of it.

61. Johnny Football Frenzy Knows No Bounds -

HOOVER, Ala. – This being SEC Media Days and him being Johnny Football, the blitz was inevitable. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel moved from room to room while grown men and women toting microphones, cameras and tape recorders pursued him like so many bad actors fulfilling the clichéd media moment in a made-for-TV movie.

62. Events -

The Metal Museum will host a reception for “Metal Museum Apprentices: Then and Now” Friday, July 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 8. Visit metalmuseum.org.

63. Central Defense Security Raises Money for City Camp Program -

Central Defense Security, a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, raised more than $10,500 to support the Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods’ Summer Day Camp program, which is hosted at community centers around the city.

64. Should Kids Work? -

Ray’s Take Like it or not, eventually most kids are going to have to enter the workplace, so why not let them learn something about the “real world” while school is still their main focus? After all, learning to balance work and other pursuits is central to a successful life.

65. Central Defense Security Raises Money for Camps -

Central Defense Security, a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, raised more than $10,500 to support the Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods’ Summer Day Camp program, which is hosted at community centers around the city.

66. Blank Joins WKNO-FM As News Director -

Christopher Blank has joined WKNO-FM, the Mid-South affiliate of National Public Radio, as news director. Blank, who has produced feature stories for the station since 2011, will oversee local news production for “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”

67. Eureka Encourages Girls to Explore STEM Fields -

A small group of girls huddled around a car-like robot with long sensors as they worked on making sure the car will be able to complete a programmed route at an exhibition next week.

“Try this in front Dennisha,” said Ashley Jones, as she handed Dennisha Williams a small gray wheel.

68. Events -

The Daily News will present Literatini, benefiting Literacy Mid-South, Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The event will include martinis and food, an auction, live music and a wine pull. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Visit literacymidsouth.org.

69. Events -

The University of Memphis Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will host a business boot camp information meeting for active and retired military personnel Monday, June 10, at 5 p.m. at the Family & Support Service Center on the Naval Support Activity Mid-South base, 5722 Integrity Drive. The boot camp kicks off with skills-building classes Saturday, June 22, at The University of Memphis. For details, email kcnklnpn@memphis.edu or call 678-5266.

70. Summer Travel Forecast: Better, but No Blowout -

NEW YORK (AP) – This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are driving to less luxurious places like nearby campgrounds.

The good news: At some U.S. campgrounds these days you get live bands, air guitar contests and chocolate pudding slip 'n slides.

71. Memphis in the Meantime -

The city’s tourism and travel industry is thriving as a one-of-a-kind destination for leisure and business travelers, but industry insiders believe a larger, technologically updated convention center is needed in years to come if Memphis wants to remain competitive in bringing larger groups to town.

72. House GOP Gears Up for Debt Showdown This Summer -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Get ready for another debt showdown this summer. House Republicans are preparing for one.

The House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill Wednesday to protect Social Security recipients and investors in Treasury bonds if the government hits the limit of its borrowing authority.

73. Good Times for All -

There will be kickball games, limbo dances, arts and crafts, and a talent show. There will be all of that and more at the sixth annual Camp Good Times residential summer camp May 30 through June 5 at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park in Millington.

74. Camp Good Times Holds Annual Crawfish Boil Benefit -

The staff of Camp Good Times is hosting its third annual Crawfish Boil & Beer Bust Benefit on Saturday, April 6, from noon until 6 p.m. at Neil’s, 5728 Quince Road.

75. Koury’s Success Defined by Partnerships, Programming -

Heather Baugus Koury has been executive director of the American Institute of Architects Memphis chapter for more than a decade, and although she was just named to the distinguished status of Honorary AIA, she’s never considered becoming a practitioner.

76. AIA Memphis Director Given Honorary Membership -

Heather Baugus Koury was recently named Honorary AIA for The American Institute of Architects, the highest honor bestowed on a person outside the architecture profession.

Membership is granted only if the accomplishments of the nominee are truly outstanding and of national significance. During her 10-year tenure as executive director of AIA Memphis, Koury has enhanced the chapter’s programming and its involvement in community outreach programs, including the Distinguished Architects of the World speakers series, the Discovering Architecture summer day camp for high school students, and the Junior Girl Scout Architecture Badge Camp.

77. AIA Memphis Director Given Honorary Membership -

Heather Baugus Koury was recently named Honorary AIA for The American Institute of Architects, the highest honor bestowed on a person outside the architecture profession.

Membership is granted only if the accomplishments of the nominee are truly outstanding and of national significance. During her 10-year tenure as executive director of AIA Memphis, Koury has enhanced the chapter’s programming and its involvement in community outreach programs, including the Distinguished Architects of the World speakers series, the Discovering Architecture summer day camp for high school students, and the Junior Girl Scout Architecture Badge Camp.

78. Lighting the Spark -

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.

79. Medtronic Foundation Gives Grants to 11 Nonprofits -

The Medtronic Foundation has awarded $260,000 in grants to 11 nonprofit groups serving people in Memphis and the Mid-South.

A group of Memphis Medtronic Spinal employees review and award the funds. The 11 recipients are Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, Emergency Services Program; Memphis Food Bank, Hunger’s Hope Food Distribution; The Pink Palace Museum; Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, Sound Beginnings Family Training Program; Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Summer Camp Program; Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South, BizTown; Porter-Leath Children’s Center, Pre-School/Headstart Program; Craigmont High School, FIRST! Robotics High School Team; Hamilton High School, FIRST! Robotics High School Team; St. Mary’s Episcopal School, FIRST! Robotics High School Team; and Horn Lake High School, FIRST! Robotics High School Team.

80. Medtronic Foundation Awards Grants to 11 Nonprofits -

The Medtronic Foundation has awarded $260,000 in grants to 11 nonprofit groups serving people in Memphis and the Mid-South.

A group of Memphis Medtronic Spinal employees review and award the funds. The 11 recipients are Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, Emergency Services Program; Memphis Food Bank, Hunger’s Hope Food Distribution; The Pink Palace Museum; Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, Sound Beginnings Family Training Program; Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Summer Camp Program; Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South, BizTown; Porter-Leath Children’s Center, Pre-School/Headstart Program; Craigmont High School, FIRST! Robotics High School Team; Hamilton High School, FIRST! Robotics High School Team; St. Mary’s Episcopal School, FIRST! Robotics High School Team; and Horn Lake High School, FIRST! Robotics High School Team.

81. Indie Memphis Festival Gets a Tech Feel -

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.

82. Investor Day Arrives for ZeroTo510 -

The first entrepreneurs to go through the ZeroTo510 business accelerator program are 24 hours away from their moment of truth.

Six medical-focused startups that participated in the first phase of the entrepreneurship boot camp, launched earlier this year by Memphis Bioworks Foundation and Innova, will pitch their concepts to investors Thursday, Aug. 16, in the hope of securing funding that takes them to the next level.

83. House Committee Approves Normal Trade With Russia -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A House committee on Thursday approved legislation to end Cold War restrictions and normalize trade with Russia as U.S. business groups pressed for quick congressional action.

84. Shared Resources -

The ABA Place is a labor of love for founder Jenni Helms, the busy working mother of a 9-year-old boy with autism.

What started a little more than six years ago as a play date for children with autism spectrum disorders has grown into a comprehensive nonprofit program that actively serves more than 70 special-needs children.

85. Law Firm Ensures Children Enjoy ‘Worry Free Summer’ -

For five years, Daniel Law Firm has been providing Memphis children and parents with a Worry Free Summer Camp.

86. Enriching Experience -

In addition to having surpassed its ticket sale goals for the 2011-2012 season that just ended, Germantown Performing Arts Centre continues to expand its arts outreach efforts to youth and adults throughout the Memphis area and beyond.

87. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold its annual conference Wednesday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Blvd. The topic is “Powerful Networks: Nonprofits, Social Media and Community.” Cost is $120 for members, $160 for nonmembers and $65 for students. Visit npexcellence.org or email info@npexcellence.org.

88. Events -

The Southaven Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly luncheon Tuesday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. University of Memphis head football coach Justin Fuente will speak. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Register at southavenchamber.com or by contacting Ginger Adams at gadams@southavenchamber.com or 662-342-6114.

89. Memphis Excellence In Fundraising Pitches -

Here are the ABCs of making a fundraising pitch. Keep it short, clear and simple. Tell people what you are raising money for and how their gift will make an impact.

Here’s a local example. Returning to our workout program means, for us, returning to the Fogelman Downtown YMCA. Before we could even get in the door we knew fundraising was in full swing. We saw a more-than-life-sized fundraising “thermometer” and the names of people and families who had donated as we entered the facility.

90. Breaking Free With The Salvation Army -

Last week we offered a prayer of support and a personal “thank you” to our military and all of the other brave men and women, who place their lives on the line each day to protect our freedoms. This week let us highlight an organization that is known for “doing the most good” and working everyday to fight hunger, homelessness, addiction, poverty and abuse: The Salvation Army.

91. 100 Years Later, Girl Scouts Still Relevant -

We live in an interesting time: Facebook and Twitter, economic crises and polarizing political debate. Every day there is something controversial to read about. Our children are exposed to the world earlier, and the importance of their actions – and ours – is being scrutinized. In such an incredibly confusing time to grow up, Girl Scouts have become more relevant than ever.

92. Liddon Solves Problems for Relocating Companies -

When Robert Liddon began as a clerk at Heiskell Donelson after his second year in law school in 1974, there were about 25 attorneys.

Now the firm known as Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is made up of about 600.

93. Spring Break Service -

Like many college students, Annie Marcum and Lisa Stockdale of South Carolina’s Clemson University had planned to spend spring break enjoying the beach.

94. Architecture Camp Slated for June -

Discovering Architecture Summer Camp – a summer day camp for high school students interested in learning more about the art, science and practice of design – is slated for June 4 to 16.

95. Grizzlies Hope to Reward City With Parade -

If you can’t be a little naïve and overly optimistic before the season starts, then when can you?

Yes, the NBA lockout delayed the start of the season – to Dec. 26 in San Antonio for the Grizzlies – and shortened the schedule to 66 games.

96. Still a Newspaperman -

Faith, family, philanthropy, a love of basketball and a passion for the newspaper business are the foundations of Memphian John Paul Jones’ life.

97. Dean Motivated to Make Memphis a Better Place -

As the new executive director at Literacy Mid-South, Kevin Dean is continuing a mission he started 10 years ago that has been the theme of every job he has held – eliminating poverty.

98. Wildly Popular -

Many Memphians are unaware that the Memphis Zoo they visited when they were children is a completely different zoo today, thanks to more than $90 million in renovations since the early 1990s.

The story of the zoo began in 1906 with a black bear named Natch, a retired baseball mascot. Today, the Memphis Zoo spans 70 acres and is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 500 species.

99. Need Not Apply -

If America’s busted housing market is the ghost of recession past, then teenagers flipping burgers, selling clothes at the local mall or filling internships are in danger of becoming the ghosts of that downturn’s future.

100. It’s a Family Affair – Reunions and Giving -

Part one of a two-part series Summertime is the time for family reunions. If you’ve been to one you know they can be expensive. But they’re also priceless. Reunions bring together families across the generations to celebrate history, to take pride in accomplishments and to pass down family history and traditions.