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1. Enroll the Skeptics Early
- Monday, June 02, 2014
After working on hundreds of innovation projects, one fact remains. If you cannot get executive sponsorship of the final concepts, they will never launch. We recommend a few steps to get leadership engaged in solving the problem with you as part of the process; therefore, they will feel invested in the outcome of the innovations in the marketplace.
2. Past, Present, Future
- Saturday, April 05, 2014
The weekend before the formal reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice could be heard in the museum plaza.
3. Lemmonds Forges New Venture on Broad
- Thursday, March 06, 2014
Elizabeth Lemmonds’ idea for a combination art space and fabrication shop, which she began pursuing after striking out on her own from the Start Co. organization last year, is coming together.
4. Madoff-Related Fraud to Cost JPMorgan $2.5 Billion
- Thursday, January 09, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – For more than 15 years, there were signs something was amiss with what federal prosecutors in Manhattan call the "703 account" at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
5. Bad Blood
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
December was already going to be a busy month at City Hall for the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
He would be bringing a plan to provide $15 million in city financing for the $180 million Crosstown revitalization project and rolling out its fix to address the Tennessee Comptroller’s vocal concerns about the city’s unfunded pension liability.
6. Council’s Ire at Wharton Timing Grows
- Thursday, December 05, 2013
It is a political constant in life at City Hall for Memphis City Council members to complain that they get critical information much too late in the decision-making process and then are pressured by the mayor to make a decision then and there.
7. Roger and Me
- Thursday, October 03, 2013
Bummer! I drove in from Tulsa a while ago. No big deal that my teammates and I suffered an ignominious defeat on the golf course this morning. No big deal that I opted to not listen to the football game on the radio during the drive home, which might have made the drive seem briefer.
8. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.
9. Conference Promotes Women Business Ownership
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Marketing firm owner Amy Howell could write a book on her experience as a female business owner. As a matter of fact, she has.
10. Wal-Mart Pushes ‘Made in America’ at Summit
- Friday, August 23, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping for a groundswell "made-in-America" movement.
11. Marshall ‘Connects Dots,’ Keeps State Beautiful
- Friday, August 02, 2013
Missy Marshall, who has spent the past 20 years working in state government, was recently named executive director of Keep Tennessee Beautiful.
The public service organization is a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the University of Memphis Extended Programs, and is funded by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
12. Lemmonds Forges Ahead With New Enterprise
- Monday, July 08, 2013
After years spent helping entrepreneurs bring their startups to life, Elizabeth Lemmonds has moved on from the organization now known as Start Co. and is working on a venture of her own.
13. PURE GOLD: Use Effective Taglines
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
While many tools and technologies of marketing change at the speed of innovation, some fundamental elements retain their value. A few essential elements increase in value as more clutter finds new ways to compete for our increasingly valuable attention. Nothing has as much perennial value as an effective tagline.
14. Changing Current
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Uptown waterfront along the Wolf River Harbor – the area of the rejuvenated Uptown neighborhood that has for the most part been left out of the revitalization – could soon become a bustling waterfront village, according to a recently released master plan for the area.
15. Legal Path to Special Master Unclear
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
If U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays appoints a special master to oversee the merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems, there are legal questions about how much authority the master would have and precisely what he or she would do to advance the merger’s pace.
16. Dippin' Dots Bankruptcy Case at End
- Tuesday, January 15, 2013
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – A remaining piece in the bankruptcy case of novelty ice cream maker Dippin' Dots has been resolved.
A spokesman for the company that purchased Dippin' Dots said Monday a hearing scheduled for later this week is expected to be cancelled because information sought by a federal bankruptcy judge was submitted.
17. Dots to Open Third Memphis Store
- Tuesday, November 06, 2012
National retailer Dots will open a new Memphis store Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Market of Wolfcreek Shopping Center, 2759 Wolfcreek Parkway.
18. Stories of Hope
- Monday, October 15, 2012
Sometimes words are not enough to tell the story of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient Ethan Washburn’s nearly three-year battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
When this happens, Ethan, 10, of Memphis, uses a string of brightly colored glass beads to illustrate it. Each of the distinctive beads marks a treatment milestone. There are fluted purple beads that represent learning to take medicine, blue triangles for clinic visits, red beads with white polka dots for birthdays.
19. Memphis Doctors Help Launch Iraq Heart Clinic
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Even from the ground, the rusted holes in the dry water tower over Nasiriyah, Iraq, don’t look like the pinpricks of rifle fire. They are the dinner plate-sized vandalism of heavier ordinance, and most of the wreckage comes from above. In short, we did it.
20. Dots Opens Two New Memphis Stores
- Friday, May 18, 2012
National retailer Dots is bringing a pair of women’s fashions locations to two of the city’s booming shopping centers.
On Thursday, May 10, Dots opened at Ridgeway Trace Shopping Center, 5847 Poplar Ave. Dots’ presence in Memphis will grow again on Thursday, May 24, with a second grand opening at Centennial Commons, 7682 Polo Grounds Blvd.
21. Students Take Hutchison Leads In Unexpected Directions
- Monday, May 07, 2012
Mary Elizabeth Kakales has been grappling with school reform concepts like how to scale reforms so that they can prevail in different schools in different communities. And she has thought through teacher accountability standards.
22. Childs-Potter’s Venture Aims to Connect People
- Friday, May 04, 2012
In a world where technological advancement means people find themselves increasingly connected to each other and to information in a rowdy immersion of content and community, let us pause to consider the hyphen.
23. Green Cos., Orgs Seek ‘Lorax’ Tie-Ins
- Thursday, February 09, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Lorax, perhaps the most famous anti-industrial crusader from children's literature, is getting support from companies that are willing to go green.
With a host of commercial tie-ins – albeit for eco-friendly products – Universal Pictures will begin promoting "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" this month. The animated movie, set for release March 2 in North America, is about a creature who "speaks for the trees" and fights rampant industrialism in a retelling of the Dr. Seuss children's book first published in 1971.
24. Dippin' Dots Files for Bankruptcy, Wants to Stay
- Monday, November 07, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Novelty ice cream maker Dippin' Dots has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, but is asking a judge to allow it to use cash collateral to continue operations.
25. Parish Nurse Resource Center Moves to Memphis
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
It’s been a landmark year for the Memphis-based Church Health Center, which provides access to quality health care for the city’s vast population of uninsured citizens.
From the release of founding executive director Dr. Scott Morris’ book, “Health Care You Can Live With” – which saw him giving print, radio and television interviews with media outlets from Los Angeles to New York – to a CBS national news feature spotlighting the nonprofit’s mission to serve the working poor, Americans from coast to coast have become familiar with the Church Health Center’s work.
26. BadgerSpot Mobile App Brings Printed Page to Life
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The Memphis-based team behind BadgerSpot, a new “augmented reality”-based mobile phone application that’s now live in Apple’s app store, has developed what it’s describing as the digital version of a secret decoder ring that can unlock advertising, communication and social media possibilities for businesses.
27. Hemline Creative Marketing: Women Serving Women
- Monday, June 20, 2011
Just eight short years ago, Cynthia Saatkamp and Kelley Morice sat at the Beauty Shop restaurant, sharing a Wi-Fi connection and a unique vision.
Both women previously worked together at Conaway Brown Inc. and since then had been in pursuit of individual marketing ventures. Little did they know one phone call would bring them back together less than three months later to collaborate on an account for FTN Financial, a division of First Tennessee Bank.
28. Old Cop, New Cop
- Monday, February 14, 2011
Until 2006, about the only things that cops in Memphis considered “high-tech” were the radio receivers they attached to their shirts.
Older cops considered the latest gadgets in crime fighting as a departure from proven police methods. They still relied on written reports – a bureaucratic requirement in case there were repercussions later – even though there was no guarantee the paper could be found. The closest thing to digital was the reel-to-reel recordings of radio dispatches.
29. MCS Board Argues 'Dots' Before Approving Surrender Minutes
- Monday, December 27, 2010
It took the Memphis City Schools (MCS) board an hour and a half Thursday to approve the minutes of its Dec. 20 meeting – the session where the board approved a charter surrender resolution.
Thursday evening’s special meeting was called by board members who wanted to leave no room for error in the move to a citywide referendum on the charter surrender. A copy of the resolution had already been delivered to the Shelby County Election Commission.
30. Plans Unveiled for Expanded Civil Rights Museum
- Thursday, October 14, 2010
The bare bones of an expanded National Civil Rights Museum include three times more space for the Memphis chapter in the story of the civil rights movement, updated technology for exhibits and a more detailed story of how connected the events are over three centuries.
31. Stokes Finds Success In Commercial Real Estate
- Friday, June 11, 2010
Commercial real estate is generally considered a man’s world, but CB Richard Ellis’ Leah Fyfe Stokes is undaunted.
32. Furniture Designer Opens First Outlet Store in Memphis
- Monday, November 30, 2009
Mid-South shoppers can now buy at discount prices the intricately crafted furniture Amy Howard creates for dignitaries, celebrities and five-star hotels.
33. Holder Brings Judicial Selection Squabble to Town
- Monday, April 20, 2009
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder appeared to be in the mood to talk about basketball referees when she spoke at the Kiwanis Club of Memphis last week. At least that’s how she began remarks that have stirred the boiling pot that is the Tennessee Legislature’s debate on how best to select appeals court judges.
34. Nine of City’s Biggest Companies Back Diversity Initiative
- Friday, April 10, 2009
The Mid-South Minority Business Council and nine corporate partners launched a holistic diversity initiative this week that targets key areas for improvement.
The Model Diversity Corporation Initiative will focus on supplier diversity, work force diversity and community giving. It also calls for establishing diversity committees within companies to monitor progress.
35. Push for Domestic Violence Court Gains Traction
- Friday, January 23, 2009
When the Shelby County Board of Commissioners meets Monday to appoint a new General Sessions Criminal Court judge, it will consider 15 candidates.
The 13-member body also will give serious thought to appointing someone who is willing to turn Division 10 into a court devoted exclusively to domestic violence cases.
36. Hedge Fund Collapse Leaves Mark On Memphis
- Monday, June 23, 2008
A hedge fund manager convicted of swindling $450 million from investors and who had been sentenced earlier this year for his actions was supposed to report to prison in Massachusetts recently. But Samuel Israel III, one of the founders of the Connecticut-based Bayou Group, never showed up.
37. CANDLE Seeks Study Participants
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Preventive Medicine needs more pregnant women to sign up for a study that will help researchers identify major factors that affect the development of children from birth to age 3.
38. Feds Offer More Info on Drug Ring
- Friday, May 02, 2008
A race-car driver with a habit of vacuum-sealing thousands of dollars in plastic has filled in for an exiled Memphis drug kingpin, according to federal drug agents.
Memphian Bobby D. Cole's name was linked to Craig Petties last month in the latest court documents filed with a link to the mammoth drug conspiracy and murder-for-hire case against Petties and eight others.
39. DUI Lawyer Advertising Ban Could Hurt Sponsor's Opponent
- Friday, April 25, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - A state senator's proposal to ban defense attorneys from advertising their expertise with drunken driving cases could affect the opponent in her district's Democratic primary this summer.
40. Ardent Sings New Tune With Old Songs
- Wednesday, April 09, 2008
The Ardent record label in Memphis has made history. More than 40 years of it, to be exact.
But it wasn't until a California-based record producer and avid Memphis music fan began digging through Ardent's tape vaults that the label decided to actually chronicle some of that history - as well as the distinct sound popularized by its artists over the years.
41. Shootout Event To Host Hoops Hopefuls From Across the U.S.
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Local high school basketball standouts Ray Parks, Marvin Brown and Samson Carter will take to the court Saturday night at FedExForum.
The teens are part of the local M33M Magic Memphis basketball team. They will be taking part in the Jack Jones Shootout, playing against the M33M National basketball team.
42. Dotson MakesFirst Court Appearance
- Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Jessie L. Dotson made a brief court appearance Monday, his first since being charged with six counts of first degree murder and three counts of attempted first degree murder.
He was deni
43. Retailers ReportSluggish October Sales
- Friday, November 09, 2007
The outlook for the holiday shopping season grew bleaker Thursday after retailers announced disappointing October sales results due to consumers' ongoing worries about housing and higher energy prices.
44. Local Women's Salaries Still Lag Behind Men's
- Monday, October 15, 2007
It can be difficult to gainsay the fact that higher education often leads to greater earning potential.
But for women, post-secondary degrees appear to help widen the earning gap between them and their male counterparts who have similar educational backgrounds.
45. 'Connect the Dots'
- Friday, August 10, 2007
A longtime transportation company is helping a pair of nascent transportation centers hit the ground running.
The DeHart Group, whose roots date back six generations to 1884, has donated $100,000 to support the University of Memphis' newly formed Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies (CIFTS) and Center for Advanced Intermodal Technologies (CAIT).
46. At the Hub of Transportation
- Monday, July 16, 2007
Historian David Cohn once said, "The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg."
Culturally speaking, that might be true. But geographically speaking, the Delta cuts a much wider swath, at least according to the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), whose footprint includes eight states and extends from Illinois to Louisiana with a section of Alabama thrown in for good measure.
47. An Ode to Math
- Friday, May 18, 2007
Of the zillion press releases I receive in a given week, one managed to grab me Tuesday like nothing else.
Oddly enough, it came from the University of Minnesota with a Minneapolis-St. Paul dateline.
48. In Light of Va. Tech Tragedy, Some Wonder if Gun Laws Should Change
- Monday, May 07, 2007
Editor's Note: This article is part of a continuing series examining the Virginia Tech killing spree and its effects in Memphis.
Sam Wolfe's family started out in the dry-cleaning business almost 35 years ago. Today, they own dry cleaners in Collierville, Olive Branch, Memphis, Oakland and Somerville.
49. Green Light?
- Wednesday, January 03, 2007
You don't have to look far to find examples of U.S. cities that are going green.
St. Louis, for example, has paved the way for an intricate greenway system that stretches some 400 miles throughout the city. Nashville has poured $250 million - roughly what the city of Memphis spent on the FedExForum arena - into a first-class parks and greenways system.
50. Duck, Duck Goose Egg: Ducks Unlimited speaks out on watered-down Supreme Court ruling
- Thursday, July 06, 2006
Ducks Unlimited Inc., a wetland and waterfowl conservation organization headquartered in Memphis, has spoken out against a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could muddy the waters of 1972's Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act.
51. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, July 01, 2004
Law Firms Seek Piece of Biotech Pie
The Daily News
Interest in the biotechnology sector in Metro Memphis continues to grow, inspiring discussion on topics ranging from work force development to biologistics. At the center...
52. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Monday, June 16, 2003
Design work underway on Downtown garage
Design work underway
on new Downtown garage
Design work is underway on the Downtown Parking Authoritys 300-space garage planned for Main Street and Gayoso Avenue in the Center City Commissions Main St...
53. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, March 28, 2003
Union Planters to release
first quarter earnings
Union Planters Corp. announced it will release first-quarter earnings and host a webcast of its 2003 shareholders meeting April 17.
The first-quarter earnings announcement w...
54. Archived Article: Marketplace (saturn)
- Monday, December 13, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Saturn opens mall showroom targeting holiday shoppers By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Its the Christmas gift-buying crush, and as busy shoppers cruise through Hickory Ridge Mall, they pass store after store stocked to the rafters ...
55. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, December 10, 1997
BellSouth has announced the launch of its DOTS program which is designed to build on the companys $25 million NetDay initiative which has connected more than 4,000 Southeastern schools and 172,000 educators to the Internet BellSouth has announced th...
56. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg
- Wednesday, April 02, 1997
By CAMILLE H Photos online Film processing companies put prints online, offer scanned photos on CDs or disks By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Internet is giving photographers a new way to process film and view prints. Seattle FilmWorks, a pub...