Editorial Results (free)
1. 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.
2. Retirement Unlikely for Some Blue-Collar Americans
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid – it's just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.
3. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.
4. Making an Impression
- Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The firm redeveloping Overton Square considers its task at hand to be playing to its Midtown audience – not only in building construction, but also in incorporating art.
Loeb Properties Inc. is investing more than $20 million to revive the once-booming arts and entertainment district of the 1970s and 1980s. That includes adding new tenants to expand Overton Square’s footprint, redesigning existing structures and building new ones, and implementing a dozen or so multimedia art projects throughout.
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cynthia Thompson of HR Professionals of Greater Memphis will speak. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
6. Orpheum Theatre Names New Board Members
- Friday, March 16, 2012
The Orpheum Theatre and its parent organization, the Memphis Development Foundation, has announced 10 members joining the Orpheum board of directors. The new members are: Chuck Treadway, Thomas & Betts president and chief operating officer; Don Young, Smith and Nephew senior vice president, corporate sustainability; Andy Taylor, Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors Inc. partner; Gary Smith, Apperson Crump PLC attorney; Alan Mullen, Crew Training International president; Scott Hennessy, True Temper Sports Inc. president; Keri Gage, SunTrust private wealth management/senior vice president; Robert Cox, Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox PC attorney; Bo Allen, First Tennessee executive vice president; and Sara Adams, community volunteer.
7. Tigers’ Dreadful Season Finally Coming to End
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Memphis fan walked up the tunnel and into Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, looked at the scoreboard, saw 13:43 remaining in the first quarter and a “7” under “Herd,” and he cussed.
“They scored already?” the man complained to a bystander, then added with a sigh, “That’s Tiger football.”
8. Borders' Seeks Approval to Liquidate
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
There will be no storybook ending for Borders. The 40-year old book seller could start liquidating its 399 remaining stores as early as Friday.
The chain, which helped pioneer the big-box bookseller concept, is seeking court approval to liquidate its stores after it failed to receive any bids that would keep it in business. The move adds Borders to the list of retailers that failed to adapt to changing consumers' shopping habits and survive the recession, including Circuit City Stores Inc., Mervyn's and Linens 'N Things.
9. Auto Industry, Seeing New Life, is on Hiring Spree
- Thursday, July 07, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen opened a plant in Tennessee last month with 2,000 workers. Honda is hiring 1,000 in Indiana to meet demand for its best-selling Civic. General Motors is looking for 2,500 in Detroit to build the Chevy Volt.
10. Takeuchi Joins Memphis Veterinary Specialists
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Dr. Ai Takeuchi has joined Memphis Veterinary Specialists and PetMed Emergency Center as the facility’s first hospitalist.
Hometown: Kugenuma, Japan, but I grew up in Trinidad, U.S., Indonesia and Singapore as well.
Education: University of Pennsylvania, VMD; Mount Holyoke College, BA
Family: I am in Memphis with my husband, Chris, and my son, Aiden, who is almost 4 months old. We have a dog named Bovie and three cats: Rex, Mika and Lailee.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Eating good food; I’m a foodie and love trying new restaurants. I also love to cook, horseback ride, read books and go on hikes or long walks with the family and our dog, Bovie.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mom had the most influence over me. She was a “Tiger Mom” and raising me in different countries while upholding cultural traditions must have been a challenge. She always pushed me to excel and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her support.
Why did you pursue a career as a veterinarian? At the age of 4, I went from wanting to be a bus driver to a veterinarian. I’ve always loved animals, and taking care of them is my dream job. They have no voice of their own and need someone to champion for them and take their interests at heart. They are all innocent little souls that need someone to watch over them.
What drew you to Memphis Veterinary Specialists? I wanted to work with boarded specialists who offered the highest level of medicine available. I enjoy emergency work as well as the challenges of complicated cases. It is imperative that I can give my clients a variety of medical options, including seeing a premier specialist.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Whenever I can say I helped a family cope with their pet’s illness and was able to ease both their pain and help their pet. That is a great accomplishment for me.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Making a difference in an animal’s life and their family’s life. Being able to bring comfort to both the pet and the family makes my job fabulous. Even if the diagnosis is not a good one, at least I can answer their questions and help them make the right decision for their family.
11. Playhouse on the Square To Build New Theater
- Tuesday, August 19, 2008
60 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $8.3 million
Project Cost: $12 million
Project Date: Aug. 12, 2008
Completion: Fall 2009
Owner: Playhouse on the Square
Tenant: Playhouse on the Square
Architect: Morris Architects Planners Inc.
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
12. McCormack Baron Salazar To Develop Housing Project
- Monday, August 18, 2008
A $14.5 million permit application has been filed for property at 992 Delmar Ave. just west of Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. McCormack Baron Salazar is owner of the property and is building a new public housing project at the site called Legends Park East.
13. St. Jude's Evans Elected Chair-Elect of National Group
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
William Evans, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital director and CEO, has been elected as chair-elect of the Pharmaceutical Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
14. Ford Jr. Tries New Democratic Direction
- Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Bill Kristol, editor of the prominent right-wing political magazine The Weekly Standard, said during a panel discussion a few days ago on "Fox News Sunday" that Democrats may be in for a drubbing in 2008.
15. Tennesseans Give $1MTo Presidential Hopefuls
- Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tennesseans have given more than $1 million to announced presidential candidates, according to disclosure reports filed through July 15.
The documents were reviewed by the Center for Res
16. Marketing Agency Hires New Art Director
- Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Lyle Wardlaw has joined full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm inferno as art director. Prior to that she spent three years providing design support for clients at Imre Communications and Babcock Advertising in the Washington, D.C., area. She graduated from Millsaps College in 1996 with a double major in studio art and elementary education, and has completed advertising and graphics programs from Memphis College of Art and Southwest Community College. In her position as art director, Wardlaw will serve clients and help with new creative projects.
17. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 08, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
18. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 02, 2003
Calendar of Events, June 2-8
Calendar of events June 2-June 8
The 17th annual Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc.s golf tournament begins with registration at 10:30 a.m. at Southwind. Golfers will receive a box lunch. A recept...
19. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001
John D John D. Davis Jr. joined accounting firm Bean & Ison as senior business consultant. He graduated from the University of Baltimore and attended Morgan State University Graduate School of Business. He was a sole practitioner for 12 years an...
20. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, May 30, 1996
The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on Social Security disability/SSI on Wednesday at noon at the Peabody Hotel The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on Social Security disability/SSI on Wednesday at noon at the Peabody H...