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1. Events -

Conduit Global will hold a recruiting fair for its Memphis call center Tuesday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Visit conduitglobal.com for job descriptions and qualifications.

2. Events -

SHRM-Memphis will hold a legal seminar for human resources professionals Tuesday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Attorneys from four firms will explore hot topics, trends and practical approaches to preventing and managing labor and employment law issues. Cost is $80 for members, $85 for nonmembers and $35 for students. Visit shrm-memphis.org.

3. East Memphis Lost Pizza Plans to Open March 21 -

Lost Pizza Co. is opening soon inside the former Ronnie Grisanti’s location in Chickasaw Crossing.

4. East Memphis Lost Pizza Opens March 21 -

Lost Pizza Co. is opening next week inside the former Ronnie Grisanti’s location in Chickasaw Crossing.

5. Exeter Property Group Acquires Industrial Portfolio -

Exeter Property Group has acquired a 4.4 million-square-foot industrial portfolio – including four properties in Memphis – for $132 million.

Exeter recently acquired the properties located in Memphis, Nashville and Columbus, Ohio, from LNR Property LLC, a special servicer appointed to the portfolio upon its transfer from London-based Strategic Realty Advisors Ltd. in June 2013.

6. Lost Pizza to Open in East Memphis in March -

The Lost Pizza Co. is about two months away from opening the first Memphis location for its fast-casual restaurant concept.

7. Full Steam Ahead -

A burgeoning distribution and logistics market for the Mid-South is taking root in the rich Delta soil in Marshall County, Miss., and Fayette County, Tenn.

Industrial developers and their tenants, lured by the availability of large tracts of land, major infrastructure enhancements, a new intermodal facility and friendly, focused public policy, are increasingly targeting the area.

8. Full Steam Ahead -

A burgeoning distribution and logistics market for the Mid-South is taking root in the rich Delta soil in Marshall County, Miss., and Fayette County, Tenn.

Industrial developers and their tenants, lured by the availability of large tracts of land, major infrastructure enhancements, a new intermodal facility and friendly, focused public policy, are increasingly targeting the area.

9. Call Center ‘Gratifying’ for Local Office Sector -

Conduit Global’s announcement this week that it is locating a call center in Shelby County that will employ 1,000 people was a breath of fresh air for local office real estate professionals.

10. Events -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

11. Events -

The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold a strategic planning public meeting and panel discussion Monday, Jan. 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stax Museum for American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The panel will discuss how the arts can impact economic development and educational success in Tennessee communities. Visit tn.com/arts for more information.

12. Events -

Church Health Center Wellness will host an open house Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1115 Union Ave. The free event will include health screenings, yoga and stretching classes, cooking demos and more. Visit churchhealthcenter.org.

13. Corinth Silicon Plant Adds to 2013 Mississippi Jobs Total -

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant capped a busy 2013 on the economic development front with a New Year’s Eve announcement of a $200 million silicon metal plant near Corinth.

The Mississippi Silicon plant will employ 200 when completed in the town of Burnsville, 100 miles southeast of Memphis. The metal made there will be used in chemical, aluminum and automotive plants.

14. This week in Memphis history: January 3-9 -

2013: On the front page of the Daily News, Club Crave, at Fourth and Beale streets, had been closed as a public nuisance under a General Sessions Environmental Court order. The order followed a Christmas Eve shooting at the club that killed one person and injured two more. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. vowed the city would seek to demolish the building. The club still stands but has not reopened since.

15. Corinth Silicon Plant Adds to 2013 Mississippi Jobs Total -

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant capped a busy 2013 on the economic development front with a New Year’s Eve announcement of a $200 million silicon metal plant near Corinth.

The Mississippi Silicon plant will employ 200 when completed in the town of Burnsville, 100 miles southeast of Memphis. The metal made there will be used in chemical, aluminum and automotive plants.

16. East Memphis Retail Center Sees Positive Lease Activity -

The Shops at Chickasaw Gardens, on Polar Avenue near the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, has seen good leasing activity recently.

Shark’s Fish and Chicken, an Arkansas-based restaurant chain, signed a lease for 2,330 square feet at 3183 Poplar Ave., taking the former Back Yard Burgers space. David’s Frames & Art renewed its lease for 3,080 square feet at 3151 Poplar Ave. Create A Cig, an electronic cigarette shop, will open soon at 3175 Poplar Ave.

17. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO -

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.

18. LRK Turns 30 With Eye Toward Growth -

LRK Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the full-service architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firm is involved with a diverse range of high-profile projects, both locally and nationally, with the intent of creating special places for clients and users.

19. Events -

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shawn Karol Sandy, chief revenue officer for The Selling Agency, will discuss flawed growth strategies and how to build an actionable sales strategy. Tickets in advance are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; tickets at the door are $35. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

20. Events -

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shawn Karol Sandy, chief revenue officer for The Selling Agency, will discuss flawed growth strategies and how to build an actionable sales strategy. Tickets in advance are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; tickets at the door are $35. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

21. Conservancy Wants Guarantees on Shelby Farms Parkway -

The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy wants to see more work toward agreements about a proposed Shelby Farms parkway, including no big-rig truck traffic, that are its conditions for agreeing to the long-discussed road.

22. Shelby Farms Parkway Hearings Continue -

Tennessee transportation officials return Tuesday, Sept. 24, to the topic of a parkway through Shelby Farms Park.

23. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Flashdance” Thursday, Sept. 19, through Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for showtimes and tickets.

24. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. William Rodney of Medicos will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

25. Events -

Rhodes College will host a Constitution Day lecture featuring historian Gordon Wood on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Wood will present “The Making of the Constitution.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

26. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. William Rodney of Medicos will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. CREW Memphis Hosts State of the Market Report -

The Memphis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women will host a lunch meeting Sept. 19 on the state of the local commercial real estate market.

Experts from CB Richard Ellis Memphis, an affiliate of CBRE Inc., will highlight the market for office, industrial and retail space, as well as investment properties. The State of the Market Report is sponsored by The Daily News and CBRE Memphis.

30. 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.

31. CREW Memphis Hosts State of the Market Report -

The Memphis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women will host a lunch meeting Sept. 19 on the state of the local commercial real estate market.

Experts from CB Richard Ellis Memphis, an affiliate of CBRE Inc., will highlight the market for office, industrial and retail space, as well as investment properties. The State of the Market Report is sponsored by The Daily News and CBRE Memphis.

32. District Attorney Offers Bikes for School Attendance -

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich is offering a bike to each student with perfect attendance in 12 elementary and middle schools in the Shelby County Schools system and Achievement School District.

33. District Attorney Offers Bikes for School Attendance -

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich is offering a bike to each student with perfect attendance in 12 elementary and middle schools in the Shelby County Schools system and Achievement School District.

34. Industrial Revolution -

It’s a striking figure for some commercial real estate experts.

No speculative industrial space – meaning constructed without a tenant in hand – has been built in the city of Memphis over the last four years, while 4 million square feet of speculative industrial space has been built, or is under construction, in DeSoto County.

35. Events -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

36. Events -

Graceland will present “Salute to Memphis Music,” an Elvis Week concert featuring Memphis Jones and Brad Birkedahl, Monday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. on the Elvis Week main stage at Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit elvis.com/elvisweek for more information.

37. Events -

Graceland will host the Elvis Week candlelight vigil Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at the gates of Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Admission is free. Visit elvis.com/elvisweek for more information. More Elvis Week events are listed below.

38. Industrial Developments International Sold to Canadian Company -

Canada-based Brookfield Property Partners LP is acquiring Industrial Developments International Inc. from the U.S. subsidiary of Kajima Corp. for $1.1 billion.

39. 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.

40. Former Theater Site Heads to Auction Block -

The Internal Revenue Service is auctioning a Midtown building with an interesting history.

On Friday, Aug. 9, at the Shelby County Courthouse, the IRS will auction the building and a vacant lot at 319 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Drive and 323 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Drive. The minimum bid the IRS is seeking is $12,356. The IRS seized the building for nonpayment of IRS taxes due from Faith Village.

41. Lynch Steering Sierra Club’s Transportation Efforts -

These days Dennis Lynch spends more of his time as a volunteer for the Sierra Club than he does with his consulting business, Lynch Business Advisors.

42. Editorial: Memphis Can Learn From Marshall County -

There is something wrong with what passes for an economic development strategy in Memphis and Shelby County.

We argue about PILOTs and whether the highest property tax rate in the state contributes to an exodus from Memphis or whether it is the inability of city and county government to provide more government jobs with benefits that last a lifetime.

43. Bumper Crop -

Unless you see the signs, it is hard to tell when you have crossed the Tennessee-Mississippi state line where Fayette County, Tenn., meets Marshall County, Miss., not too far from the southern city limits of Collierville.

44. Sticking to Niche -

Chris Clark got into the contracting and construction business in 1975, learning the trades as he worked on them. Ryan Anderson graduated from Auburn University in 2007 with a building science degree.

45. Events -

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, June 11, at 11:15 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shelley Baur, owner of One Source Associates, will speak, and the 2013-2014 officers and board will be installed. Tickets in advance are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; tickets at the door are $35. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

46. 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.

47. Events -

YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South will hold a lunch and learn for those interested in the YMCA Corporate Games Friday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its corporate office, 6373 Quail Hollow Road, suite 201. The games will be held Sept. 16-22. R.S.V.P. to Shauna Bateman at sbateman@ymcamemphis.org or 766-7677.

48. Events -

National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, May 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. Lori Turner-Wilson, co-founder of RedRover Sales & Marketing, will speak. Cost is $25 for NAWBO members, $30 for nonmembers and $35 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

49. Events -

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Melissa Webb, president of the IAAP Desoto chapter, will present “Constructing Your Career – Getting to the Heart.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to sharon.gardner@asentinel..

50. Events -

National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Speakers include Larry Jensen, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC, and representatives from Washington think tank Excelencia in Education. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to info@nhpomemphis.us or 466-6476.

51. Industrial, East Memphis Office Sectors Bolster CRE -

The local commercial real estate market is a tale of two sectors, with the industrial sector showing signs of improvement while the overall office sector – outside the prized East Memphis submarket – continues to struggle through the first three months of the year, according to recent reports.

52. Danish Manufacturer Roxul Brings Facility to Byhalia -

Just a few feet beyond the Tennessee-Mississippi state line past the Fayette County line on U.S. 72 is the turn onto Cayce Road in Byhalia and what is soon to be the first U.S. plant of the Danish company Roxul Inc.

53. Four-Way Self Storage Facility Sells for $1.3 Million -

6780 Country Park Drive Memphis, TN 38134

Sale Amount: $1.3 million

Sale Date: April 9, 2013

54. Sammons Determined to Bring New Service to MEM -

While he’s well aware of the hurdles, Jack Sammons told the members of the Memphis World Trade Club he’s determined to “relentlessly” solicit new air service providers to fly in and out of Memphis International Airport.

55. Four-Way Self Storage Facility Sells for $1.3 Million -

The Four-Way Self Storage facility at 6780 Country Park Drive in Northeast Memphis has sold for $1.3 million.

56. Events -

National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. A panel of businesswomen will discuss “How to Get the Job Done as a Woman CEO.” Cost is $35 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

57. Events -

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Tammie Vogel of International Paper will present “Where Do I Fit? Admins in a Team Environment.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

58. Women Business Lunch to be Held April 9 -

A panel of businesswomen will share successes and challenges as part of a discussion on “How to Get the Job Done as a Woman CEO” at the National Association of Women Business Owners monthly luncheon of its Memphis chapter next week.

59. Events -

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Daniel Pink’s book “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others” Friday, April 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at in-synksellhuman.eventbrite.com.

60. Women Business Lunch to be Held Next Week -

A panel of businesswomen will share successes and challenges as part of a discussion on “How to Get the Job Done as a Woman CEO” at the National Association of Women Business Owners monthly luncheon of its Memphis chapter next week.

61. Baseball History -

The last time the Leftfield Loonies were heard from in Memphis, leftfield was near Early Maxwell Boulevard and Central Avenue at the Mid-South Fairgrounds and they were loony for the Memphis Chicks baseball team.

62. TJX Approved for Five-Year Incentive -

The Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine board has approved a five-year tax freeze for TJX Cos. Inc., which is opening a new distribution center in Memphis.

63. TJX Approved for Five-Year Tax Incentive -

The Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine board has approved a five-year tax freeze for TJX Cos. Inc., which is opening a new distribution center in Memphis.

64. Events -

National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, March 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. The topic is “The Little Known Secrets of Lenders: How to Access Capital to Grow Your Business.” Cost is $35 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

65. TJX Applies for Five-Year Tax Freeze -

As reported last week by The Daily News, TJX Cos. Inc. – after inking the largest industrial lease in the area so far in 2013 – is opening a new distribution center in Memphis that will create 40 jobs, and the company is seeking a five-year tax freeze for the project.

66. Events -

Rhodes College will host Mia Farrow and son Ronan Farrow, presenting “Cinema, Politics and Mobilizing Change in Our Community” Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Email locap@rhodes.edu.

67. Events -

Rhodes College and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music will present the Charles Lloyd Sky Trio Monday, March 18, in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. The concert celebrates Lloyd’s 75th birthday and the museum’s 10th anniversary. Visit rhodes.edu.

68. TJX Applies for Five-Year Tax Freeze -

As reported last week by The Daily News, TJX Cos. Inc. – after inking the largest industrial lease in the area so far in 2013 – is opening a new distribution center in Memphis that will create 40 jobs, and the company is seeking a five-year tax freeze for the project.

69. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika” Friday, March 15, through March 31 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

70. Events -

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division Supplier Diversity Department will hold a vendor fair for minority- and women-owned small businesses Thursday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to noon in the MLGW administration building lobby, 220 S. Main St. Call Renise Holliday at 528-4635 for details.

71. TJX Leases Up Chickasaw Building D -

The TJX Cos. Inc. has inked a substantial deal in Southeast Memphis, representing the largest industrial lease so far in 2013.

72. J-Line Pump Growing in Collierville -

A local pumping equipment manufacturer is increasing its presence in the Collierville market. 

J-Line Pump Co., doing business as American-Marsh Pumps, bought the 81,260-square-foot warehouse on 12.4 acres at 550 E. South St. for $1.4 million. This will be in addition to the adjoining 110,000-square-foot warehouse at 185 Progress Road the company has occupied since 1999.

73. Events -

National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. City, county and state government representatives will discuss opportunities to gain government business. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $35 at the door. Visit bit.ly/122SiTT to register.

74. Loeb: City Should Increase Investment in Urban Core -

The relevance of Overton Square is that it’s one of many initiatives the city has in place to make Memphis a better place and a city of choice for the millennial generation.

Seventy-seven percent of those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s want to live in the urban core and to drive less.

75. Realty Income Corp. Buys Herbalife Facility -

5025 Crumpler Road Memphis, TN 38141

Sale Amount: $16.6 million

76. Owner Files $9.1 Million Loan on Hickory Hill Warehouse -

An affiliate of Denver-based Industrial Income Trust has filed a $9.1 million loan on the 437,740-square-foot warehouse at 6380 Holmes Road in Hickory Hill.

77. Sekisui, Circa to Relocate Spaces -

Two East Memphis restaurants soon will have new addresses. 

Sekisui is moving from its original location in the Shops of Humphreys Center, 50 Humphreys Blvd., into Circa by John Bragg’s space in Regalia Shopping Center at 6150 Poplar Ave., suite 122. Circa plans to relocate west to Chickasaw Crossing, 2855 Poplar, in the space where Ronnie Grisanti’s restaurant operated for years.

78. Restaurants See Plenty of Activity in 2012 -

There were new restaurant openings, expansions and major milestones celebrated.

Alliances were formed, events were debuted and, of course, a few joints were shuttered.

In most respects, 2012 was a banner year for the Memphis food scene, and 2013 could be even more promising, said Patrick Reilly, owner of Majestic Grille and president of the Memphis Restaurant Association.

79. Fayette, Marshall Prep for Ambitious Industrial -

With Norfolk Southern Corp.’s Memphis Regional Intermodal Terminal now operational in Rossville and a pair of large-scale industrial manufacturing buildings under way in the area, stakeholders say the future is bright for the region.

80. Hickory Hill Warehouse Sells for $15.7 Million -

6380 Holmes Road Memphis, TN 38141

Sale Amount: $15.7 million

Sale Date: Dec. 5, 2012

81. Hickory Hill Warehouse Sells for $15.7 Million -

An affiliate of Denver-based Industrial Income Trust has paid $15.7 million for the 437,740-square-foot warehouse at 6380 Holmes Road in Hickory Hill.

82. Norfolk, CB Richard Ellis Memphis Executives Tout Intermodal Yard -

Norfolk Southern Corp.’s most ambitious intermodal terminal to date, the $105 million, 380-acre Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville, is making steady progress toward becoming a driving force for industrial development in Tennessee and Mississippi.

83. Voices of the Past -

A new crop of historical markers and monuments is sprouting across the city in a move by several groups to broaden the span of the city’s recognized history.

Last week the UrbanArt Commission formally dedicated a statue by artist Vinnie Bagwell in Chickasaw Heritage Park that is the image of a Native American woman. Her sculpted cloak bears images from some of the history that followed the Native Americans who built the ceremonial mounds in the park around 1500 A.D.

84. Herbalife Plans to Expand Memphis Distribution Center -

5025 Crumpler Road
Memphis, TN 38141

Permit Cost: $4.8 million

Permit Date: Applied August 2012

85. Herbalife Plans to Expand SE Memphis Distribution Ctr. -

Los Angeles-based Herbalife Ltd. is planning to expand its distribution center in the Southeast Memphis industrial submarket, filing a $4.8 million building permit application for the 5025 Crumpler Road property. The nutrition-focused multilevel-marketing company leases the site, which is in Chickasaw Distribution Center, from Memphis Herb GP.

86. Events -

Christian Brothers University’s Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery will host an opening reception for the Memphis Camera Club’s “A Walk Through History (Floor to Ceiling)” Friday, Aug. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Plough Memorial Library on CBU’s campus, 650 East Parkway S. Call 321-3243.

87. Events -

Chandler Reports will present the Master Your Market Second Quarter Update Thursday, Aug. 9, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Germantown Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. A panel of real estate professionals will provide perspectives on local market activity. Cost is $10 for Chandler subscribers and $15 for nonsubscribers. Register at seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

88. Events -

Chandler Reports will hold hands-on training seminars on its Shelby County Residential Service Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors computer lab, 6393 Poplar Ave. Cost is free. Contact Wendy Greenlaw at wendy@chandlerreports.com or 528-5273.

89. Thundering Across America -

ON THIS CROSSING, EVERY STEP RESONATES. In the big bubble-shaped cars of the 1940’s, the space – the shelf, if you will – between the back seat and the rear window was roughly the size of Overton Park, a place for picnic baskets, hatboxes, shopping bags and babies. For me. No baby seats. No seat belts. The only things that would keep me from flying into the front seat and beyond would be the sure hands of my brothers in the back seat, and I’m pretty sure they’d be watching out for themselves.

90. Aren Buys SE Memphis Warehouse For $1.3M -

Trane U.S. Inc. has sold its parts distribution center in Southeast Memphis for $1.3 million.

Aren Investments LLC of Memphis acquired the 99,375-square-foot distribution warehouse at 4250 Concord Road. The company, which used a 1450 Massey Road address on the Shelby County Register of Deeds, financed the purchase with an $800,000 loan through BancorpSouth Bank. Igal Elfezouaty signed the trust deed as managing member of Aren.

91. Ackermann Joins FirstBank as Financial Manager and VP -

Thomas “Lynn” Ackermann has been hired as financial manager and vice president of the Memphis Poplar branch of FirstBank.

92. NY-Based Retail Owner Defaults on $25.6M Loan -

Four retail properties across six parcels in Collierville and Cordova owned by affiliates of New York-based Nightingale Properties are in default and facing foreclosure.

A first-run foreclosure notice has been filed for three retail properties in Collierville and one in Cordova after borrowers defaulted on a $25.6 million loan secured by the properties. The properties are scheduled for sale Friday, June 29, at noon by substitute trustee Robert F. Tom.

93. It Wasn’t Like This -

AROUND HERE, 24 HOURS AREN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE. A day in Memphis wasn’t like this.

When Andy Jackson stood on the Chickasaw Bluffs and said to Winchester and Overton, “Boys, we can sell some lots here,” it wasn’t like this.

94. Pickering Projects Show Activity on Upswing -

If an uptick in engineering services is an economic indicator of recovery and stability, Memphis is progressing fairly well.

That’s the message Bob Pitts, principal at Pickering Firm Inc., shared to the Appraisal Institute of Memphis Wednesday, May 16, at Chickasaw Country Club. Pickering employs 150 engineers, scientists, architects and surveyors across six offices from its Memphis headquarters to the Gulf Coast.

95. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Rabbi Micah Greenstein of Temple Israel will speak. Cost for lunch is $25 for nonmembers.

96. Events -

The Better Business Bureau breakfast series will continue with a seminar on fraud risks facing small businesses Tuesday, May 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Cost is free for BBB members and $10 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org or 757-8603.

97. Seven Schools Chosen For ‘Innovation Zone’ Program -

Those planning the new consolidated countywide school system to come in August 2013 now have a list of seven elementary and middle schools that will be part of a federally funded “innovation zone.”

98. New Owner For Bartlett Car Wash Property -

A former car wash site in Bartlett has traded hands. Nyan Jaf acquired the 0.71-acre lot at 5960 Summer Ave. from Mr. Carwash LLC for $65,000.

99. Bluff City Coffee Continues to Grow -

Bluff City Coffee has been on a tear lately – expanding conservatively while letting its customers decide what menu items reign supreme.

Upon leasing a new 3,000-square-foot commercial kitchen in Pembroke Square in January, the eatery has greatly enhanced its pastry offerings at its 505 S. Main St. retail shop, from tie-dye cream cheese sugar cookies, coconut lime sponge cupcakes and orange cinnamon rolls to healthy options like honey oat scones and granola bars.

100. Solar Energy Gets Boost With Two New Arrays -

April is proving to be a banner month for alternative energy as two solar arrays formally opened within days of each other last week.

The West Tennessee Solar Farm in Haywood County is the largest in the state with 21,000 panels.