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1. AutoZone, Gameday Partner for Youth Baseball Tourney -

Competitive baseball teams began competing Thursday, Aug. 14, in the AutoZone USSSA National Youth Championships at Gameday Baseball’s complex in Cordova. Several age groups will compete Aug. 14-17 and another set of age groups Aug. 21-24. Twelve teams in each of six age groups (9 and under, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U) will make it through qualifying rounds to reach the championships. CBS Sports Network will televise the championship games for 11U thru 14U, and select games from each age group will be streamed on the United States Specialty Sports Association Live website at usssalive.com.

2. I Choose Memphis: Tim Young -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Tim Young

3. ‘Drive for Progress’ -

There’s a duality of meaning implied in the name of the civic organization where Nancy Coffee serves as president and CEO.

4. Kitsinger Continues Downtown Work With The Development Studio -

As an architect and planner, Andy Kitsinger worked on large projects whose scale immediately changed areas, even as they were being built.

And he’s also worked on developments and projects that are smaller – sometimes part of the ripple effect of larger projects, but no less important or influential.

5. ‘Alive and Well’ -

The diverse crowd that typically gathers for South Main Historic Arts District Trolley Night – from hipsters in skinny jeans to residents who enjoy the monthly celebration of their neighborhood to others drawn to see what the fuss is all about – featured several hundred ghastly additions in May.

6. Change on Tap for Many Local Public Companies -

Here’s a snapshot of recent news and developments at some of the publicly traded companies based in Memphis, reflecting the influence these companies have and the shadows they cast both in Memphis and beyond, in industries that range from bioscience to banking.

7. Hilton Garden Inn Planned for Former Bus Station -

A Knoxville-based hospitality company has closed on the purchase of the vacant Greyhound facility Downtown and will transform the property into a Hilton Garden Inn.

Turkey Creek Hospitality completed the $1.7 million purchase of the 1.3-acre property Tuesday, March 18, and will bring a 140-room Hilton Garden Inn to the heart of Downtown Memphis. Hank Martin and Elliot Embry with NAI Saig Co. represented Greyhound Lines Inc. in the transaction.

8. Redbirds Ownership Transition Underway -

The transition of the Memphis Redbirds to their new owners, the St. Louis Cardinals, is underway.

Cardinal officials have said they would want to do some rebranding, but not at the expense of the Redbirds and AutoZone Park feeling like they belong to Memphis.

9. Detractors Call Ballpark Deal Part of Larger ‘Quagmire’ -

Memphis City Council member Wanda Halbert calls it a “serious quagmire.”

And City Hall probably isn’t out of it with last week’s council approval of the AutoZone Park deal.

“Over the last two years, the mayor has come to the council … and said we are financially strapped,” Halbert said on the WKNO-TV program “Behind The Headlines.” “We’ve got to reduce service, raise taxes. The people are saying how are we consistently finding money to do some of these other projects. But we can’t pave streets like we need to.”

10. Events -

T.O. Fuller State Park will host its first hike of the year Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the visitors center, 1500 Mitchell Road. The 4-mile hike along the Discovery Trail will include a birds of prey program during the break. Cost is free; bring hiking shoes and water. Call 543-7581 or email michael.champagne@tn.gov.

11. Events -

The Downtown Memphis Commission will hold the Downtown Howl-iday pet and family parade Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. from Court Square to AutoZone Park. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at Court Square. Cost is free. Visit downtownmemphis.com.

12. Events -

Ballet Memphis will present “Nutcracker,” featuring more than 100 dancers and 70 musicians, from Friday, Dec. 13, to Sunday, Dec. 15, at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

13. Moody's Gives Ballpark Bond "Aa3" Rating "Negative" Outlook -

On the eve of a critical vote by the Memphis City Council, a report from Moody’s Investors Service gives a “negative” outlook to its Aa3 rating of $23.6 million in revenue bonds the city plans to use to finance the purchase of AutoZone Park and improvements to it.

14. Council Weighs Crosstown, AutoZone Park Deals -

Memphis City Council members could complete financing Tuesday, Dec. 3, of the Crosstown project. And there will be a move by some on the council to delay any decision on the proposal for the city to buy AutoZone Park.

15. Sources: AutoZone Park Price ‘South of $24 Million’ -

The price tag for the city of Memphis to acquire AutoZone Park would be “south of $24 million,” according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.

The city’s acquisition of AutoZone Park, which opened in 2000 and helped invigorate the resurgence of Downtown Memphis, will be on the City Council’s Dec. 3 agenda.

16. State Lease Bolsters One Commerce Square -

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said there were no second acts in American lives.

But One Commerce Square, the towering Downtown office building at Union Avenue and Main Street, is preparing for its third act.

17. Events -

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and the Delta Sigma Theta Memphis Alumnae Chapter will hold “Home for the Holidays: A Housing and Economic Empowerment Collaborative” Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Road. The event will include a small-business resource center, legal clinic, Homebuyer’s Corner, H.O.M.E. financial literacy and budgeting workshop, and more. Visit memphisalumnaedst.org.

18. Team Players -

The key players, from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. to St. Louis Cardinals chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr., grabbed the microphone at an invitation-only rally held on the club level of AutoZone Park and made their best pitches.

19. Events -

The 2013 Memphis International Jazz Festival will be held through Sunday, Nov. 24, in Downtown Memphis and the South Main Historic Arts District. Visit memphisinternationaljazzfestival.com for a lineup.

20. Don’t Take Ballpark, Team for Granted -

Way back in the 1990s, when Downtown Memphis was The Peabody hotel and a bus station and not much more, Memphis Redbirds founder Dean Jernigan went on a tour of major-league ballparks.

21. Downtown Tree Lighting to be Held Friday -

The Downtown Memphis Commission is partnering with the Memphis Redbirds for the annual “Flip-the-Switch” holiday tree-lighting party.

The lights on the 35-foot-tall artificial tree will be turned on Friday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. in “Rockeyfeller Center” inside AutoZone Park.

22. Events -

AARP Cordova chapter will meet Thursday, Nov. 21, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cordova branch library, 8457 Trinity Road. Nominations for 2014 officers will be taken. The event is open to the public.

23. AutoZone Park Deal Resurfaces at Crucial Time -

The Christmas tree in the plaza of AutoZone Park is more than a reminder of the holiday season.

The tree serves as a reminder for the tight timeframe that awaits a proposal for a city government purchase of the baseball park as the St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchise buys the Memphis Redbirds ball club, the Cardinals AAA minor league affiliate.

24. Olymbec Acquires 13-Building Bellbrook -

Olymbec USA LLC has snatched up two more key Memphis properties, including the 1.8 million-square-foot Bellbrook industrial park.

25. 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.

26. Events -

The fifth annual Mike Conley Bowl-n-Bash, benefiting the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, 1576 S. White Station Road. Individual tickets are $125; teams of four are $500. Visit methodisthealth.org/bowlnbash to register.

27. Keystone Landing Complex Sells for $4.6 Million -

4266 Ridgestone Road
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $4.6 million

Sale Date: Sept. 12, 2013
Buyer: Keystone Landing Apartments LLC
Seller: Ridgemont Investors LLC
Loan Amount: $3.5 million
Loan Date: Sept. 12, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Arbor Commercial Funding LLC
Details: The 150-unit Keystone Landing apartment complex at 4266 Ridgestone Road in Raleigh has sold for $4.6 million.

28. Visible Music College Files $3.2 Million Loan -

200 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Loan Amount: $3.2 million

Loan Date: Aug. 30, 2013
Maturity Date:
Borrower: Visible Music College
Lender: Renasant Bank
Details: Visible Music College has filed a $3.2 million loan on its Downtown campus at 200 Madison Ave.

29. Visible Music College Files $3.2 Million Loan -

Visible Music College has filed a $3.2 million loan on its Downtown campus at 200 Madison Ave.

The music and worship arts school filed the Tennessee deed of trust, assignment of leases and rents and security agreement Aug. 30 through Renasant Bank. Ken Dale Steorts signed the trust deed as president of Visible Music College.

30. Culture of Health -

Local businesses are encouraging employees to get up, get out and get moving by offering wellness programs and financial incentives.

Companies including Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz PC and the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South have signed on for new initiatives like the Memphis Business Group on Health’s (MBGH) CEO Culture of Health program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthy Worksite Program, with an end goal of helping employees become more active and ultimately lowering health insurance costs.

31. Events -

Memphis Area Legal Services, AutoZone Inc. and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC will hold the fifth annual pro bono legal clinic for Memphis-area seniors Tuesday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. The free clinic offers seniors legal advice and helps in the preparation of wills, advanced care plans and more. Call Linda Warren Seely at 523-8822.

32. Events -

The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Standby for Mars as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, July 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

33. Events -

Downtown Memphis Commission, Victorian Village Inc. and the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will host a launch party for the James Lee House renovation Monday, July 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the house, 690 Adams Ave. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

34. Events -

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

35. Archer-Malmo Wins National Silver ADDY -

Memphis ad firm archer-malmo took home a Silver ADDY award at the 2013 National ADDY Awards Show hosted by the American Advertising Federation.

The firm’s Silver ADDY was for its Memphis Redbirds “Poop Car” submission, which featured a parked car Downtown covered in fake bird droppings. It was parked near AutoZone Park with a sign that read, “The Redbirds are in town.”

36. Archer-Malmo Wins National Silver ADDY -

Memphis ad firm archer-malmo took home a Silver ADDY award at the 2013 National ADDY Awards Show hosted by the American Advertising Federation.

The firm’s Silver ADDY was for its Memphis Redbirds “Poop Car” submission, which featured a parked car Downtown covered in fake bird droppings. It was parked near AutoZone Park with a sign that read, “The Redbirds are in town.”

37. Spotlight on Redbirds as Only Game in Town -

A year ago at this time, the Memphis Redbirds were in the midst of a season so bad they were already almost 20 games out of first place. It was, as infielder Ryan Jackson recalled, a “grind.”

38. ‘All Options Open’ -

It’s been almost two years since Pinnacle Airlines moved more than 600 employees into the One Commerce Square building Downtown.

Hailed as a victory in the long-running battle to revive Downtown, Pinnacle’s move to the 29-story building at Union Avenue and Main Street was hailed by city, county and business leaders as a signature event that would spur more investment and development in the city’s core.

39. Grizz Watch Party Planned for Saturday in Handy Park -

The Memphis Grizzlies-San Antonio Spurs basketball playoff game at FedExForum Saturday, May 25, is sold out.

But the game will be broadcast on big LED television screens a block away in Handy Park, in the Beale Street entertainment district.

40. Inman Keeps Construction Business Running Strong -

Page Inman had no intention of joining the family construction business, but 20 years and a couple $40 million construction jobs later, he has no regrets.

Cyclical economic changes and the need for competitive diversification are par for the course in an industry that depends on the availability of capital to survive.

41. In Need of Relief -

Perhaps it is only too appropriate that baseball is played without a clock. For securing the future of the Memphis Redbirds may require extra innings, not to mention extra effort.

The ballpark was on the leading edge of revitalizing Downtown when it opened in 2000 at Third and Union. This, of course, was “B.G.” in Memphis – Before the Grizzlies. Also, before FedExForum. The city was ready for something big and bold – something that showed Memphis could overachieve, not underachieve.

42. Cardinals Weigh Buying Redbirds -

The St. Louis Cardinals are showing renewed interest in purchasing the Memphis Redbirds, but any deal that would transfer ownership of the team and AutoZone Park from the nonprofit Redbirds Foundation almost certainly would require “city involvement,” foundation president Ray Pohlman said Thursday, April 4.

43. Expanding Distribution -

Budweiser of Memphis is dedicated to expanding the craft beer segment in Memphis following its acquisition of Southwestern Distributing’s sizable craft beer portfolio last October, making Budweiser of Memphis the largest wholesaler of craft beer in the Memphis market.

44. Archer-Malmo Grows Again With Lease Expansion -

Archer-malmo has inked an additional 3,000 square feet in the Cotton Exchange Building, bringing its total footprint in the historic 12-story Downtown tower to 41,277 square feet across six floors.

45. ‘Memphis Enthusiast’ Ham Honored by Advertising Federation -

Phrases used to describe Cynthia Ham at the Thursday, Jan. 24, American Advertising Federation Memphis meeting included “the Memphis enthusiast,” “the art-aholic,” “the hostess/entertainer,” “a local celebrity” and even “a pushy broad.”

46. ‘Memphis Enthusiast’ Ham Honored by Advertising Federation -

Phrases used to describe Cynthia Ham at the Thursday, Jan. 24, American Advertising Federation Memphis meeting included “the Memphis enthusiast,” “the art-aholic,” “the hostess/entertainer,” “a local celebrity” and even “a pushy broad.”

47. Pinnacle Moving Memphis Headquarters to Minnesota -

Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. is moving its headquarters to Minneapolis by May as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.

The regional air carrier announced the move out of One Commerce Square Downtown Thursday, Jan. 24, saying the new headquarters will be in vacant space leased by Delta Air Lines at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

48. Roberts Benchmark Hotel on Union Sells for $3.2 Million -

164 Union Ave.

Memphis, TN 38103

Sale Amount: $3.2 million

Sale Date: Dec. 5, 2012

49. Prodigi Arts has Designs on Growing its Business -

Local animation and motion graphics company Prodigi Arts is preparing for aggressive expansion over the next two years.

Prodigi, which has been servicing prominent businesses in the city over the last five years, provides animation and 2D/3D graphics for advertising, presentations, explanations, education, entertainment, in-house training, prototype development and company mascots.

50. Events -

Downtown Memphis Commission will meet Thursday, Dec. 20, at noon in the commission’s conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphis.com.

51. Roberts Benchmark Hotel on Union Sells for $3.2 Million -

A Nashville investor has paid $3.2 million for the 120-room Roberts Benchmark Hotel at 164 Union Ave. in Downtown.

52. Slam Dunk -

Historically, December isn’t the kindest month to Downtown Memphis’ economy. That’s compared to the summer months, when Beale Street and its surrounding areas are bustling with people visiting attractions, dining at restaurants and spending money on retail items.

53. Events -

The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County will host Vaccination Station, a low-cost pet vaccination event, Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the southwest corner of Linden Avenue and Lauderdale Street. Visit memphishumane.org for a list of vaccinations and costs.

54. High-Stakes Game -

At week’s end, International Paper Co. appeared ready to move forward with officially applying for a package of tax incentives as part of a plan to expand the company’s headquarters in the city.

55. High-Stakes Game -

At week’s end, International Paper Co. appeared ready to move forward with officially applying for a package of tax incentives as part of a plan to expand the company’s headquarters in the city.

56. Events -

NEXUS is accepting applications for its Memphis mentors awards through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Categories include outstanding male and female mentors, NEXUS alumni mentor, mentoring organization/nonprofit and mentoring industry/company. Winners will be announced Jan. 29. Visit nexusleaders.org.

57. Events -

Federal Bar Association will hold its annual membership meeting and 2013 board election Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 11:45 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second St. It will be followed by lunch and a one-hour continuing legal education presentation by Brian Faughnan at noon. Cost of lunch and CLE presentation is free for FBA members and $25 for nonmembers. Email gregory.grishman@jacksonlewis.com.

58. Events -

LightWave Solar will host a lunch & learn titled “How Solar Can Work for Your Home or Business” Friday, Dec. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the River Tower at South Bluffs clubhouse, 655 Riverside Drive. R.S.V.P. to Grace Robertson at grobertson@lightwavesolar.com or 615-641-4050, ext. 104.

59. Events -

LaunchMemphis, Launch Your City and Launch Tennessee will host StartUp Field Day as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to midnight at EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee St., suite 125. The day will include an “Amazing Race” showcasing three startups in various stages of development. Visit launchmemphis.com.

60. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem -

Maybe you’re a startup founder who wants to rub shoulders with your peers, pitch investors in the hope of landing venture capital and talk to a lawyer about drawing up paperwork.

Maybe you’re a veteran researcher who’s got a side project that looks like it could turn into something big. Or maybe you’ve got little more than an idea on the back of a napkin.

61. Local Entrepreneurs Will Soon Have ‘Urban Workspace’ -

A shared open work space, modeled after incubators in Los Angeles and New York City, is on the brink of being launched in Downtown Memphis.

Urban Workspace Powered by Cricket Wireless, located in the City House Memphis Condos at 6 W. G.E. Patterson Ave., will provide an affordable, shared working environment for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups eager to collaborate and share resources. The co-working facility opens Oct. 1.

62. AutoZone Celebrates Opening of First Store in Alaska -

Memphis-based AutoZone Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of its newest

store in Alaska on Friday, Aug. 17. The Wasilla location marks the company’s 5,000th store and its first in Alaska.

63. Hard Work, Sincerity Keep Albertine Thriving -

When Gary Albertine Sr. got into the real estate business in 1948, an average 1,500-square-foot house sold for about $15,000.

Contracts were one-page long, men dominated the industry and the eastern boundary of Memphis city limits was Goodlett Street. It was a simpler time, when business was based on trust and word of mouth.

64. History for Sale -

Three historic properties in the Midtown and Downtown areas are on the market, all listed with major Memphis commercial real estate firms.

The most recent listing is the Hunt-Phelan house at 533 Beale St., priced at $2.9 million with Henry Stratton and Andy Cates of Colliers International Memphis. The mansion has hosted guests including Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson.

65. Minority Business Development Agency Opens State’s First Business Center in Memphis -

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Friday officially opened its first business center in the state of Tennessee at 158 Madison Ave., Suite 101, in Downtown Memphis.

66. Events -

Attorneys from AutoZone Inc., Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Memphis Area Legal Services will hold the fourth annual free legal clinic for Memphis-area seniors Tuesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. The pro bono clinic offers seniors essential legal advice and helps in the preparation of wills, advanced care plans and more. Call Linda Warren Seely of MALS at 523-8822.

67. Memphis Connections -

After graduating recently from Middle Tennessee State University, Memphis native Danielle Nathaniel came back home to start the next chapter of her life – the post-college job hunt.

68. Events -

The Memphis Area Transit Authority will hold customer-appreciation days Wednesday through Friday. Events will include discounts, snacks and gifts Wednesday and Thursday at the American Way Transit Center, North End Terminal and Airways Transit Center. MATA rides will be 25 cents all day Friday.

69. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a lunch and learn Tuesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baptist Memphis Education & Conference Center, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. Leadership Academy President and CEO Nancy Coffee will present “Effective Leadership, Effective Management.” Contact Amanda Edmundson at aedmundson@memphischamber.com or 543-3511.

70. Let City Be Broker, Not Owner of AZP -

The Memphis Redbirds Foundation should make a full-on move to private ownership with no interim step to possible city control or ownership of the franchise and AutoZone Park.

It’s not that we doubt the good intentions and commitment of anyone involved in the ongoing efforts to get the Redbirds through the transition away from its nonprofit origins.

71. Redbirds Reconnection -

One of baseball’s enduring maxims is that anytime you go to a game you’ve got a chance to see something you’ve never seen before.

Apparently, this now applies off the field too, because a few weeks ago a group that included Magic Johnson as the front man paid $2.15 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from financially troubled owner Frank McCourt.

72. New HR Firm Shifts Focus to ‘People Capital’ -

Human resources professionals no doubt groan at the stereotypes of them portrayed in popular culture such as on TV shows like “The Office.”

On that show, the character of Toby Flenderson is an HR representative played with the sleepy-eyed, lifeless personality of a wet blanket.

73. Two-Wheeled Tours -

Tourists and other guests in Downtown Memphis can always leisurely stroll past landmarks like AutoZone Park and FedExForum as they take in the sights and sounds of the city.

But Segway Inc. has now made it possible for them to leave from The Peabody hotel and, well, to segue from one point to the next Downtown by riding as part of a guided tour.

74. Sullivan Inks Lease For Toyota Ctr. -

Sullivan Branding has finalized its lease in the Toyota Center, where it will move about two-thirds of its workforce by the end of the week.

About 40 of Sullivan Branding’s 65 Memphis employees will relocate from 400 Union Ave. to occupy approximately half of the sixth floor of the 175,000-square-foot, eight-story Downtown office building at 175 Toyota Center, near the intersection of Third and Union.

75. Sullivan Branding Inks Toyota Center Deal -

Sullivan Branding has finalized its lease in the Toyota Center, where it will move about two-thirds of its workforce by the end of the week.

About 40 of Sullivan Branding’s 65 Memphis employees will relocate from 400 Union Ave. to occupy approximately half of the sixth floor of the 175,000-square-foot, eight-story Downtown office building at 175 Toyota Center, near the intersection of Third and Union.

76. Room Service -

The good news for the local hotel industry is that last year notched the most rooms ever sold on a daily basis with 4.8 million – 115,628 more than 2010 and 76,780 more than the previous high set in 2007.

77. LRK Consolidates Ofcs. in Toyota Center -

Looney Ricks Kiss is consolidating its Memphis office space on the fifth floor of Toyota Center Downtown.

The firm has been in the building since 2000 after completing a renovation of the entire building along with AutoZone Park.

78. Marathon Weekend Boon For Hospital, Economy -

The number of people participating in the annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon continues to climb.

So does the amount of money raised through the event for researching and treating childhood cancers.

79. St. Jude Marathon Saturday Will Create Heavy Traffic -

The sold-out St. Jude Marathon will create heavy pedestrian traffic in Memphis Saturday, Dec. 3, as more than 16,000 runners will take to the streets.

Starting at 8 a.m., the marathon weaves through Downtown at the beginning and end of the course.

80. Heart of Memphis -

The day before Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was the keynote speaker this summer at the Downtown Memphis Commission’s 2011 Annual Luncheon, he went for a jog in Nashville wearing his “Believe Memphis” Grizzlies T-shirt.

81. IREM Memphis to Host Fall Forum -

The Institute of Real Estate Management Memphis Chapter 20 will host a Fall Forum Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, 6393 Poplar Ave.

82. Recorded History -

It began as a handwritten single piece of paper hand-delivered to 25 people in what was once the city of Memphis.

It was 125 years ago that the publication now called The Daily News was founded.

83. Greyhound Move to Alter Downtown Gateway -

The recent listing of the Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Memphis has a lot bigger impact for the city than meets the eye.

Dallas-based Greyhound Lines Inc. soon will move its depot to Memphis Area Transit Authority’s Airways Transit Center, 3033 Airways Blvd., near Memphis International Airport.

84. Greyhound Station Listed for $2.3M -

The Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Memphis has been listed for sale by CB Richard Ellis Memphis for $2.3 million.

The intercity bus transportation hub is at 203 Union Ave., directly across from AutoZone Park and near one of Downtown’s busiest intersections.

85. Greyhound Station Listed for $2.3M -

The Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Memphis has been listed for sale by CB Richard Ellis Memphis for $2.3 million.

The intercity bus transportation hub is at 203 Union Ave., directly across from AutoZone Park and near one of Downtown’s busiest intersections.

86. Candidates Prep for Annual HobNob Event -

It began its run at the old Libertyland theme park at the Mid-South Fairgrounds in the 1990s as such traditional picnic political forums as the old St. Peter’s picnic in Midtown were winding down.

Libertyland is now gone too, but the Greater Memphis Chamber gathering “HobNob In The Park” continues its run Sept. 7 in the courtyard at AutoZone Park at Third Street and Union Avenue, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

87. Tower Revival -

The reversal of fortune for the Downtown tower at the intersection of Main Street and Monroe Avenue, until recently plagued by falling occupancy and an uncertain future, was set in motion in a private meeting one year ago this month.

88. TDN’s 125 Years Reflects Its Hometown -

It is the city’s original database, but The Daily News – which marks its 125th anniversary this year – began providing essential public information long before even the most primitive computer was built.

89. Morris to Celebrate First Anniversary at CCC -

Among the actions A C Wharton Jr. took after his election as mayor of Memphis in October 2009 was adding then-Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston PC attorney Paul Morris to a transition team already packed with movers and shakers.

90. Business of Barbecue -

The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is moving its celebration of a fine plate of pork from its established home in Tom Lee Park to Tiger Lane at the Mid-South Fairgrounds this year.

91. ‘Door Opener’ -

Friday night the first notes of Memphis In May’s weekend-long Beale Street Music Festival will sound in Tom Lee Park, but businesses near and far also hope to strike a chord.

92. Pinnacle Awards Honor City’s Best Brokers -

As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”

93. Pinnacle Awards Honor City's Best Brokers -

As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”

94. America’s Pastime has Place in Memphis -

A year ago, the Memphis Redbirds were searching for an owner.

Plans by the St. Louis Cardinals to buy the AAA farm club team had fallen through with the onslaught of the recession and the Redbirds’ unique ownership structure clearly wasn’t built to last much longer.

95. Home-Cooking Options Dwindle as Times Change -

Is meat ‘n’ three on the skids in Memphis?

George’s Coffee Shop, a mainstay of Downtown home-cooking since 1978, served its last meals on Feb. 18. Owner George Vergos, 82, who catered to a cadre of lawyers, bankers and other businessmen and women from an out-of-the-way location in the Dermon Building, 50 N. Third St., had been bedridden for more than a month and could not keep the restaurant going.

96. What Happens Next -

Take a good look around you, Memphis.

The next 12 months have so much in store, almost anywhere a person looks – from the neighborhood school to the family doctor to office buildings Downtown to industrial space in South Memphis – the pace of change is likely to make 2011 one for the record books.

97. Pinnacle Performs Well in November -

Taking advantage of increased holiday travel, Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. saw solid passenger activity for its three subsidiaries in November, the company announced Tuesday.

98. Visible School Enjoys Strong Fundraising Amid Christmas Show Prep -

Visible School Music and Worship Arts College is gearing up for its third annual Christmas fundraising show, but this year the gifts of donations are coming in early, including a recent $100,000 check.

99. St. Louis Provides Model for Convention Center Future -

On a rainy day when The Rendezvous was closed yet still offered stragglers a menu of ribs only, a group of leaders from the Memphis Cook Convention Center board met in a subterranean corner of the Downtown restaurant.

100. History on Foot -

Jimmy Ogle is taking the city’s history off the page and into the streets – and in some cases under the streets.