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1. Ethics Complaint Against Chism Dismissed -

It was commissioner against commissioner in the highest profile use so far of Shelby County government’s current ethics policy.

And the dispute that affected the commission’s deliberations on a county property tax rate ended last week with a three-citizen panel dismissing County Commissioner Terry Roland’s complaint against fellow Commissioner Sidney Chism.

2. Ethics Panel Dismisses Roland Complaint Against Chism -

The highest profile use of Shelby County government’s ethics policy since it was implemented in 2008 has ended with the three-citizen panel hearing a complaint by County Commissioner Terry Roland against fellow Commissioner Sidney Chism dismissing Roland’s claim.

3. Ethics Panel Dismisses Roland Complaint Against Chism -

The highest profile use of Shelby County government’s ethics policy since it was implemented in 2008 has ended with the three-citizen panel hearing a complaint by County Commissioner Terry Roland against fellow Commissioner Sidney Chism dismissing Roland’s claim.

4. Race for the Cure Ready at New Home -

Participants in Saturday’s Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure will see some significant changes this year.

One of them will be a change of scenery. After 20 years at The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown, the race is moving to Carriage Crossing in Collierville.

5. Events -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board will meet Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

6. Events -

Stax Museum of American Soul Music will screen the U.S. premiere of BBC documentary “Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador” Monday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.

7. Events -

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn book review and discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” Friday, Sept. 6, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

8. August 9-15, 2013: This week in Memphis history -

2010: Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced Tobey Park would be the site for the city’s first neighborhood skatepark. The $440,000 project was completed and opened in November 2011.

2008: Grays Creek residents and others in Cordova began organizing opposition to plans for a new Walmart Supercenter on the northwest corner of Houston Levee and Macon Roads. The project would later be voted down by the Shelby County Commission.

9. Small Businesses are Hiring Again, But Cautiously -

NEW YORK (AP) – Nina Vaca is interviewing job applicants at her staffing company again after putting hiring on hold at the end of last year.

Vaca expects to hire more than 50 people for her firm, Pinnacle Technical Resources, by the end of 2013. Demand is soaring for the high-tech temporary workers it places at large corporations. The reason for her caution: Months of uncertainty about federal taxes and budget cuts has disappeared.

10. Fisher Named Director Of Economic Development -

Gwyn Fisher has been named the greater Memphis regional director of economic and community development by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. In her new role, Fisher will work with companies, municipalities and stakeholders in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale counties to create jobs, attract new businesses and expand existing businesses.

11. Program Addresses Neonatologist Shortage -

Memphis hospitals face a shortage of physicians that care for critically ill and premature newborn infants.

While the rate is falling, premature births in Shelby County remain well above the national average, says Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy, who is medical director of the Sheldon Korones Newborn Center at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and the neonatal intensive care unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

12. Health Care Challenge -

To cap off National Public Health Week, The Daily News held an in-depth discussion about health care reform and the daunting task of trying to digest and comprehend the new Affordable Care Act, which encompasses more than 2,800 pages of law and more than 100,000 pages of regulations and rules.

13. Events -

University of Memphis Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter and Students Advocating Service will kick off Act! Speak! Build! Week Monday, April 1, at 10 a.m. in the University Center Bluff Room, 499 University St. Guests include Sen. Reginald Tate and Jessica Hord of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Cost is free. Visit memphishabitat.com.

14. Cooper Focused on Improving MED Processes -

Several months into her new role at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Susan Cooper is focusing on what she calls “quick wins” to improve the quality of patient care throughout the regional health system.

15. Events -

Poplar Pike Playhouse will present “The Wiz” Thursday, Feb. 21, through March 9 at the theater, 7653 Old Poplar Pike. Visit ppp.org for times and tickets.

16. Towns Named to Southern College of Optometry Board -

Leticia “Tish” Towns, senior vice president of external relations for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been named to the Southern College of Optometry board of trustees. Among her duties at The MED, Towns oversees the development of the hospital’s strategic plan and manages marketing and communications, community engagement, the Traumatic Brain Injury program, government relations and pastoral care.

17. Paragon’s Cullum Pursues New Civic Involvement -

Ashley Cullum, the vice president of business development for Paragon National Bank, has added some new institutions to what’s become a long list of civic groups she works with outside the bank.

18. Local Organizations Tout Alzheimer’s Awareness -

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and several local organizations are ramping up efforts to increase awareness and education for caregivers and loved ones dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

19. Race for the Cure Marks 20th Local Event -

Pink is prevalent during the month of October, but don’t let its playful, flirtatious demeanor mislead you. The thousands of Mid-Southerners who will be wearing it this weekend are strong, resilient and determined. And they are waging a fierce battle against breast cancer.

20. MED Files $1.3 Million Permit for Improvements -

877 Jefferson Ave. Memphis, TN 38104

Permit Cost: $1.3 million

Project Cost: TBA

21. Willow Oaks Apartment Complex Sells for $1.1 Million -

Bountiful, Utah-based Noall Investment Properties LLC has paid $1.1 million for the 346-unit Willow Oaks apartment complex at 2429 Ketchum Road.

22. Evans Joins American Esoteric as Vice President -

Dr. Jess Evans has joined American Esoteric Laboratories as vice president of technical operations. In his new role, Evans is responsible for instrumentation, personnel, operational performance and quality assurance for the Memphis laboratory.

23. Healing in a Hurry -

Urgent health care clinics are becoming increasingly attractive options for patients discouraged by long wait times and difficulty securing appointments with their overwhelmed primary care physicians.

24. East Joins Carriage Crossing As Marketing Coordinator -

Kendra East has joined Carriage Crossing as marketing coordinator. East’s new responsibilities include creating and implementing the lifestyle center’s yearly marketing budget, spearheading onsite events and leading merchant communication.

25. Soul Celebration to Benefit MED Foundation -

The Four Tops, The Temptations Review, Thelma Houston, and Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will bring their legendary brand of soul to The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Saturday, March 31, during “Med Night: A Soul Celebration.”

26. Events -

The Better Business Bureau Breakfast Series will continue Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Lori Turner-Wilson of RedRover Sales & Marketing will discuss reaching and keeping customers through generational marketing. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $10 for guests. To register, contact Susan Harris at 757-8617 or sharris@bbbmidsouth.org.

27. Edwards Joins Barnett Group as Director of Client Tech -

Jonathan Edwards has joined The Barnett Group as director of client technology. Edwards will work with clients and prospects to analyze their medical claims and plan options to find the best fit for them.

28. Clearing a Path -

The nonprofit group assembling a plan to restore parts of and add Shelby County connections to the Mississippi River Trail for bicycles and pedestrians talked about old unmarked roads and attractions at a Monday, Dec. 12, hearing in Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.

29. Events -

Hutchison School will host an Upper School Visitor Day for girls entering grades nine through 12 in the fall of 2012 Thursday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hutchison, 1740 Ridgeway Road. For more information, call 762-6672 or visit www.hutchisonschool.org.

30. Celebrities to Sling Cocktails for CLC -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., television personality and former professional wrestler Jerry Lawler, and longtime Fox 13 news anchor Mearl Purvis are among the celebrity bartenders who’ll serve up cocktails Thursday, Oct. 27, at Strut Memphis, a benefit for the Community Legal Center.

31. Grant Brings ‘Pop Up’ Art to Underserved Areas -

Sometimes art pops up in the most unlikely of places. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, three underserved neighborhoods will have the city’s best performances delivered to their doorsteps.

32. New Façades -

Local architecture firms have run the gamut with realignment strategies in combating the economic downturn, from reduction of footprints and overhead to reorganizing and rebranding.

In late 2009, Memphis-based Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc. filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The news sent shockwaves throughout the industry, as one of the city’s most prominent firms – behind landmark projects like AutoZone Park and AutoZone corporate headquarters, Riverside Drive, FedExForum, Harbor Town and the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, to name a few – was being forced to reorganize.

33. Humane Society to Hold Fundraiser -

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host Paw Prints 2011, its largest fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road.

34. Susan G. Komen Holds T-Shirt Contest for Kids -

The Memphis-Midsouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is inviting all area children to participate in the Kids for the Cure T-Shirt Art Contest to promote healthy living and raise awareness for breast cancer.

35. Ga.-Based Coastal Logistics Signs Lease -

A budding Savannah, Ga.-based third-party logistics firm is expanding into the Southeast Memphis industrial market. Coastal Logistics Group Inc. has signed a new 50,000-square-foot lease at 5715 Distribution Drive.

36. ArtsMemphis' Schadt Wins Michael Newton Award -

The 2011 Michael Newton Award was presented to Susan Schadt, president and CEO of ArtsMemphis, by Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit organization for advancing the arts. The award has been given annually since 1991 and recognizes exemplary leadership skills and extraordinary dedication to supporting the arts through a united arts fund. Schadt, who took her position at ArtsMemphis in 2002, received her award at the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Diego.

37. Murry-Drobot Joins Family Safety Center -

Olliette Murry-Drobot has joined the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County as executive director.

Hometown: West Memphis

Work Experience: Fourteen years in not-for-profit management, neighborhood revitalization, organizational development and social services delivery. Recently, I served as the executive director for the Southeast Memphis Community Development Corp. and as a lead consultant on community outreach efforts for The Center for Criminology and Research at the University of Memphis.

38. Ewing Named Partner at Tactical Magic -

Susan Akil Ewing has been named partner at Tactical Magic. Ewing joined the firm as a marketing strategist in 2010 after 18 years in the field, where she held executive positions at local advertising agencies, including Thompson & Co. and inferno.

39. brg3s Separates from TRO Jung|Brannen -

The Memphis office of TRO Jung|Brannen has become the privately held brg3s architects. The new name represents Steve Berger, Brett Ragsdale, Susan Golden, Jon Summers, Ed Scharff and Jay Sweeney, the six shareholders.

40. Komen Affiliate Awards 10 Grants -

The Memphis/Mid-South Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded 10 grants totaling $723,925 to programs providing breast cancer services in the Mid-South.

Baptist Memorial Hospital has been awarded $188,000 for the Filling the Gap – Mammography for Underserved Women Program, for screening mammograms to underserved women on a digitally equipped mobile unit as well as diagnostic procedures as needed at the Women’s Health Center.

41. Family Life Drives More Women Home for Work -

When Marci Lambert started her own studio in the fall of 2008, she discovered that photographing families doesn’t keep her from managing her own.

Being a busy mother herself strikes a chord with other mothers in need of her services, she said.

42. Who’s Who of Soul to Perform for MED Foundation -

More than a dozen legendary soul artists plan to bring down the house – in this case The Peabody hotel – during a one-night-only, blowout concert benefiting The MED Foundation, the fundraising arm of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

43. Capwell Shares Love of Reading Through Books From Birth -

After Nora Capwell’s children were born, she left her career in the financial industry to pursue volunteer work and eventually became involved with the Junior League of Memphis, a nonprofit organization of women committed to improving the Memphis community.

44. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer -

J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.

45. Courthouse Tours Kick off Thursday -

The Memphis Bar Association kicks off Thursday free public tours of the Shelby County Courthouse at 140 Adams Ave.

46. Memphis Means Music Week Promotes Indie Vibe -

Memphis is one of the most widely named cities in American song lyrics, but Memphis musicians still need a little help.

This year’s Memphis Means Music Week, beginning this weekend, promotes the community that keeps independent musicians working.

47. ArtsMemphis, DU Team Up for Conservation Effort -

At first glance, it seems an unlikely partnership. But in the Mid-South, an initiative that brings together waterfowl enthusiasts and art supporters makes perfect sense.

“Here we have the best hunting grounds in the entire world and also an amazing, unique, vibrant arts community,” said Susan Schadt, president and CEO of ArtsMemphis. “In a lot of ways, we think that conservation and art are two of the best things this area has to offer.”

48. Election Dispute Heats Up as Court Date is Delayed -

Both sides in the disputed Aug. 5 Shelby County elections will return to Chancery Court Wednesday in a second attempt to begin the civil trial on the matter.

And those contesting the election lost two of their three expert witnesses.

49. Food Chain on South Main Creates ‘Hunger Awareness’ -

This month’s South Main Art Trolley Tour, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 24, is about more than art and more than South Main Street.

It’s about food.

More specifically, it’s about combining all those factors – art, food, South Main’s business growth and Trolley Night’s popularity – to help the Mid-South Food Bank provide food to needy families.

50. Proceeds Of Book, CD To Help Uninsured Musicians -

Jim Dickinson once said that the hardest nights for a touring musician were Christmas, Easter and Memphis.

For Memphis musicians, those hard times can last all year long.

51. Taking Care of Business -

A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.

52. Action! We Belong in the Movies -

Gene Hackman has a big head.

I’m not talking ego, the man really does have a head the size of a medicine ball. I know because I stood next to him one morning in Court Square chatting about the Hebe Fountain. Okay, he wasn’t actually talking to me, he was talking to the little guy on the other side of him – Tom Cruise. Maybe 5-7, depending on his shoes. They were here shooting “The Firm.”

53. In Search of an Oasis -

Part of the path to inner-city recovery appears to run through a garden, or at least through the produce section of a supermarket. Nine farmers markets operate in various parts of Shelby County this summer, from Downtown to Collierville and places such as Germantown, Agricenter International and Cooper-Young in between.

54. CDC Chief Pushes Prevention on Memphis Visit -

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saw the frontlines of the city’s health battles while in Memphis.

Frieden was in town Wednesday for the start of the National Association of County & City Health Officials annual conference, held here for the first time. The conference, which ends Friday, had nearly 900 people registered as of the first day.

55. Donation Gives House of Mews New Life -

Mark Giannini is allergic to cats, but they touched his heart just the same.

Giannini, founder and CEO of the Memphis-based information technology firm Service Assurance, and company president Kelli Mitchell made a long-term commitment of financial support to the struggling yet iconic House of Mews cat adoption center, giving its director a reprieve from personal hardships.

56. Komen Organization Distributes $850,000-Plus -

The Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised and distributed grants totaling $851,358 to combat breast cancer.

Dr. Susan Hoover, who chairs the grants committee, said the awarded money is the second largest dollar amount to date.

57. Events -

The Aging Commission of the Mid-South and the Alzheimer’s Association will hold a free education conference for caregivers today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The conference is free but space is limited. To register, call 565-0011.

58. Applicants Submit Resumes to Head CCC -

A search for successors to departing Center City Commission president Jeff Sanford has generated significant local interest.

Out of more than 70 applicants who submitted resumes to the CCC’s executive search team, the field appears to be narrowing to around 20 people who most closely fit the job description.

59. Ford’s County Pension Raises Flags for Malone -

Interim Shelby County Mayor Joe Ford and Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone have crossed swords in the Democratic primary battle for mayor.

60. Rival Raises Issue Of Ford Benefits -

Six months after he was appointed to the Shelby County Commission in 2002, Joe Ford got an unusual benefit.

The body approved a resolution crediting him for the six years he had served on the Memphis City Council toward his county government pension.

61. The Cost of Progress -

The development of Norfolk Southern Corp.’s $112 million intermodal yard on a former cattle ranch in Fayette County has polarized the community for more than a year.

62. Memphis Financial Firms See Optimism -

Policymakers, consumers and business leaders probably would like to hold the U.S. economy to the same standard the world’s best athletes have been striving for in Vancouver for the past two weeks.

But as the U.S. economy slaloms down the bumpy slope of recovery in 2010, its performance likely will be something less than the Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger.”

63. Commercial Real Estate Raises Red Flags for Bankers -

This month’s foreclosure of the 19-story Exchange Building apartment tower at 130 Madison Ave. is a local example of a problem that’s sounding alarm bells in the banking industry.

It’s the commercial real estate version of the mortgage meltdown that clobbered the housing industry. Signs are emerging that it’s poised to pounce on banks, the real estate industry and policymakers who have spent the past two years working to quell that previous crisis.

64. Events -

The Shelby County Commission will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call 545-4301 or visit agendapub.shelbycountytn.gov.

65. Norfolk Woes? -

Norfolk Southern Corp. hasn’t laid down any of the track that will connect its main line to the proposed $112 million intermodal terminal in Rossville, but the company is laying down a foundation to keep the project on target to open in two years.

66. More Details, Concerns Emerge From Norfolk Southern Deal -

Norfolk Southern Corp. has unveiled preliminary environmental data that will serve as the foundation of its proposed intermodal terminal in Fayette County, where cargo containers will be transferred between trucks and trains.

67. First H1N1 Vaccines Given At Le Bonheur -

Holly Smith, a registered nurse and mother of two young children, became the first Tennessean and one of the first people in the United States to receive the H1N1 vaccine Monday.

68. Le Bonheur Workers Get H1N1 Vaccination This Morning -  

Health care workers at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, which is been a hot spot with the H1NI flu pandemic, will be among the first people in the nation to receive a vaccination for the virus.

The vaccinations will begin at 10 a.m. today. Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases will be on hand for the vaccinations along with State Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper as well as hospital and county officials.

So many children have been brought to the hospital’s emergency department that it has had to set up a triage tent to handle the cases. Although the vast majority of the cases have been mild, some children have required hospitalizations. Two of those patients have died.

Le Bonheur’s doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists who work in the emergency department and intensive care units will be the first in the nation to receive the H1N1 vaccination. Pediatric physicians and some employees from the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department will also receive the vaccine.

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69. Service First: Nonprofit orgs struggle to balance client needs with funding shortages -

Rahema Barber gazed into the void of the Power House. It looked as though all the art had been wiped away: blank walls, empty rooms and silent space.

What had been a center of creative energy was about to become a shuttered building once again – just six years after the nonprofit Delta Axis had transformed the old coal plant into a venue for contemporary art and film.

70. Foreclosed Apartments Find New Owner -

The bank that bought the Whitney Manor and Frayser Manor apartment complexes in Frayser out of foreclosure has sold the properties to a Connecticut-based entity called Group 40 LLC. The $2.2 million sale closed in late July.

71. Events -

The Center City Commission board of directors will meet today at noon in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.

72. Norfolk Southern, Fayette Move Closer to Intermodal Marriage -

The South Fayette Alliance on Wednesday night began the process of endorsing a site where the group wants Norfolk Southern Corp. to build its proposed intermodal facility, although it didn’t reach a formal position.

73. Next Stop: Norfolk Southern’s intermodal plans take shape -

The freight trains that rumble through Memphis are hard to ignore, especially the ones that parallel or bisect main thoroughfares and disrupt traffic. But even people who don’t cross railroad tracks during their commutes are likely to hear the distant blare of horns at some point during the day as locomotives make their way into and out of the city.

74. Events -

The Memphis Chapter of eWomenNetwork will host a program titled “How to be a Business Magnet” today from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The workshop will be led by trainer and business coach Saralyn Collins. Cost is $65. For more information, visit www.ewomennetwork.com.

75. Tennessee to Begin In-State Flu Testing -

Tennessee health officials say they expect a surge in the number of confirmed swine flu cases because in-state testing will produce more rapid results.

Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Susan Cooper said the state lab will be equipped to confirm the H1N1 virus with special kits today.

76. Mid-South Breast Cancer Research Receives Grant -

The Memphis-Mid-South Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer education and research organization with more than 100 affiliates nationwide, has granted $750,000 to support breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs in Shelby, Desoto, Tunica, Tipton and Fayette counties.

77. Former Cordova Applebee’s To Be Converted to IHOP -

1106 N. Germantown Parkway
Cordova, TN 38016
Sale Amount: $1.3 Million

Sale Date: April 2, 2009
Buyer: Hotcakes Cordova Venture LLC
Seller: Gourmet Systems Inc.
Loan Amount: $1.6 million
Loan Date: April 2, 2009
Maturity Date: Sept. 30, 2014
Lender: Branch Banking and Trust

78. Imperial Toy Facility Sells for $2.3 Million -

The Imperial Toy warehouse at 2900 Lakeview Road in Whitehaven has sold for $2.3 million to an entity called 2900 Lakeview Drive LLC. The 187,758-square-foot facility was built in 1988 and is occupied solely by North Hills, Calif.-based Imperial Toy as a toy distribution center.

79. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “How to Motivate Your Customers to Call You” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Andy Wick of Visual Thunder and Judy Burda of JUUDYY Graphic Design will present the seminar. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

80. Events -

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners Needs Assessment Committee will meet today at 8:30 a.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 114 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

81. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “The High-Performing Nonprofit” today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance Office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Ruth McCambridge, editor-in-chief of The Nonprofit Quarterly, will lead the workshop. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

82. Music Commission To Honor Group of Women -

Thursday, the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission will honor 11 women who have contributed to Memphis music.

The Emissaries of Memphis Music luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. in The Tower Room Restaurant on the top floor of Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave.

83. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton -

Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.

84. States Face Competing Priorities For Stimulus Cash -

NEW YORK (AP) – It may sound like a nice problem for states – figuring out how to spend the billions in infrastructure funding they’ll receive as part of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan.

85. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “Alternative Funding for Business and Real Estate” by John Robertson of CashSolutionFunding.com today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 257-6536.

86. Norfolk Southern Wrangles With Detractors Over Expansion -

Economic investment during a recession typically receives a wave of support, but Norfolk Southern Corp.’s tentative plan to develop a massive intermodal yard in Fayette County has been met with a groundswell of resistance.

87. Quartet of TICs Joins Countrywood Crossing -

2257 N. Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN 38116
Sale Amount: $6.7 Million (combined)

88. Group Buys Former Matthews Bros. Building -

A group of financial advisers named 138 Timber Creek LLC has bought the office building at 138 Timber Creek Drive in Cordova for $1.2 million. The new owners acquired the property – formerly the corporate headquarters of Matthews Brothers Homebuilders – in a Nov. 14 special warranty deed from InSouth Bank.

89. Events -

The Memphis Bar Foundation will hold its annual Benjamin L. Hooks luncheon today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Craig Cooley of the Innocence Project will speak and new fellows of the foundation will be recognized. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10. To make a reservation, contact Anne Fritz at 527-3573 or afritz@memphisbar.org.

90. Graceland Empire Grows with Gift Shop Buy -

Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. has bought a property that sits next to Graceland and houses a souvenir shop whose owners sued EPE last year for conspiracy to eliminate competitors.

EPE paid $465,000 for 3706 Elvis Presley Blvd. from the Jefan Trust of Boca Raton, Fla., with Susan Sandelman as trustee.

91. Events -

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the lobby level in the commission chambers, 160 N. Main St. For more information, including a complete agenda, visit http://agendapub.shelbycountytn.gov or call 545-4301.

92. Bogatin Well-Liked In Law Community -

The Memphis law community recently lost one of its most well-known and well-liked lawyers.

Irvin Bogatin, founder of The Bogatin Law Firm, passed away June 30 at the age of 92. He leaves a wife, Nancy, and two children, Mark and Elizabeth.

93. CI Class Offered In Light of Tight Times -

A tight real estate market demands versatility from its professionals. If brokers who primarily or even exclusively deal with the residential side of the business are able to switch gears and land a commercial deal here or there, they might keep their livelihood afloat.

94. Events -

The Society of Entrepreneurs' lunch and discussion will be held today at noon at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. Attorney Alan G. Crone will speak about "Non-competes, Trade Secret Prohibition and Intellectual Property." The cost is $25 and reservations should be made by contacting Pearson Crutcher at 682-9920 or pearson@soememphis.com.

95. Events -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will present Dr. Howard Brody from the University of Texas, who will present "Using Race to Sell Drugs: Pharmaceutical Marketing and Challenges to Medical Professionals" today at 8 a.m. in the North Auditorium of the Coleman Building, 956 Court Ave.

96. Steady Sales Volume Good News for Commercial Real Estate -

A handful of high-dollar deals highlighted Shelby County's commercial real estate sales landscape in January, helping 2008 begin on a positive note with a total sales volume of $137.4 million.

Topping the list of commercial sellers for the month was Fair Oak LLC, which sold two multifamily properties for a combined $17.7 million. It marked the top total dollar amount for any one seller during January, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

97. Register's Web Site Enhances Scrutiny of Officials' Ethics -

A few months ago, each of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners' 13 members scored two season tickets to home football games at the University of Memphis. The tickets, worth $360 a pair, were a gift from the school's marketing department.

98. Bredesen HoldsBudget Hearings -      Gov. Phil Bredesen will conclude his sixth round of open state budget hearings today at the Capitol in Nashville.
     At the hearing, Bredesen will discuss his health care initiative Cover T

99. Events -

The Friends of Poplar-White Station Branch Library will present The Second Thursday Community Lecture Series today at 11:30 a.m. at the library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The topic will be "Optional Schools and Guidance Innovations." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 682-1616.

100. Events -

The American Payroll Association will hold a Preparing for Year-End and 2008 class today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For registration details, call 210-224-6406 or visit www.americanpayroll.org.