Editorial Results (free)
1. Chamber Launches PILOT Education Campaign
- Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Memphis economic development officials wasted little time launching an information campaign about Memphis and Shelby County’s primary business incentive program.
On July 16, less than a month after the Memphis City Council adopted a budget that included deep cuts to employee and retiree benefits, the Greater Memphis Chamber posted a video exploring how the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive program works and why it is needed.
2. Economic Development Growth Engine Looks to Make PILOTs More Effective
- Tuesday, July 08, 2014
For years, the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive used to recruit or retain jobs in Memphis and Shelby County has been a lightning rod for criticism, particularly from municipal labor unions who view the incentives as corporate welfare that erodes the tax base.
3. Park Progress
- Saturday, June 28, 2014
Shelby Farms Park has always seemed, in a way, like Memphis’ 4,500-acre backyard.
Venture to the park on any given day, and what’s liable to greet you is a cross section of Memphis that presents itself amid the park’s rolling hills, pastures, trails and lakes.
4. Local Firms Benefiting from Cycling, Walking Paths
- Saturday, June 21, 2014
For years Memphis was labeled as a backwater when it came to walking trails and bike lanes, showing up on list after list highlighting the worst cities for pedestrians and cyclists.
That has changed dramatically over the last several years and there are now 150 more miles of new trails and bike lanes planned over the next three years.
5. Starbucks Clears College Degree Path for Workers
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.
The coffee chain is partnering with Arizona State University to make an undergraduate degree available at a steep discount to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week.
6. Selling Memphis
- Saturday, May 24, 2014
Not too long ago, Dudley Boyd, president and CEO of National Bankers Trust, entered a conference room at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s office at the Falls Building Downtown.
7. Grants Prove Bioworks is Delivering Good Results
- Saturday, May 24, 2014
One grant is good. Two grants are better.
In 2012, Memphis Bioworks received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Workforce Developmental and Job Training Program (EWDJT). The $300,000 grant issued provided training for 110 persons, 65 of whom already have been placed in full-time jobs.
8. Microsoft Unveils Larger Surface Tablet
- Wednesday, May 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft announced a larger version of its Surface tablet to make the device more compelling as a laptop replacement.
The Surface Pro 3 will have a screen measuring 12 inches diagonally, up from 10.6 inches in previous models. Microsoft said it's also thinner and faster than before. The company said it worked closely with chip-maker Intel Corp. to maximize performance in a slim device.
9. AAA: Americans Ready to Travel After Rough Winter
- Monday, May 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.
That's the forecast from auto club AAA, which on Friday said it expects a total of 36.1 million people to travel 50 miles or more. If that estimate holds true, it would be the largest amount of people traveling during the holiday weekend since 2005.
10. Federal Government Acknowledges Gaps in Oil Well Inspections
- Thursday, May 15, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal agency tasked with managing oil and gas development on Wednesday acknowledged it needed to do more to improve oversight of drilling, pointing to a lack of funding as reasons it failed to inspect oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination.
11. Return to Value
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Last week, we discussed that the wrestling match between stimulus and global debt deleveraging will continue to create anxiety and volatility for investors. Viewing the world through this prism helps to clarify seemingly baffling market movements.
12. Caught in the Middle
- Saturday, March 29, 2014
Even before the Affordable Care Act came along, Deborah Casey was living between a logistical rock and an economic hard place. Casey, a 61-year-old widow, draws a monthly Social Security check based on her husband’s earnings. She works part-time for Shelby County (no benefits), and to continue receiving the same amount in that Social Security check, she has to keep tabs on how much she makes. This is exactly how someone who wants to provide for herself winds up on a “fixed income.”
13. ‘It’s Natural’
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
He goes to bed at 10 p.m. and gets up at 6 a.m.
“We’re designed for early to bed and early to rise,” Dr. Bill Sears said.
14. Mississippi River Geotourism Effort Touted
- Friday, March 14, 2014
The National Geographic Society wants to create an interactive media geotourism project that guides visitors on journeys they can coordinate up and down the length of the Mississippi River.
Jim Dion, coordinator of the Geotourism Map Guides division of National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, has been in Memphis this week, meeting with local and regional tourism leaders and possible donors to the effort.
15. Breaking Through
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
If it was just an abstraction or a mere theory, it wouldn’t have a definition in the dictionary or a website. It would simply be another urban myth.
But with a few keystrokes you can go right to www.glassceiling.com. And the dictionary definition of “glass ceiling” is tangible – “an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs.” In fact, you can almost see a woman stuck in middle management, briefcase in hand, staring up at that glass ceiling and wondering: Where do I find the ladder that gets me from here to there?
- Saturday, February 08, 2014
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The sale will feature house plants, custom potting, terrariums and garden gift items. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
17. PILOT Reform
- Saturday, February 08, 2014
Nike is in the midst of a $301 million expansion of its Northridge plant in Frayser, a project that means the Beaverton, Ore.-based company will create 250 new jobs and retain 1,600 existing local jobs.
18. University of Memphis' Martin Challenges Dropout Premise
- Tuesday, February 04, 2014
University of Memphis interim President Brad Martin says the premise that students coming out of high school are academically unprepared for higher education may not be as prevalent as it’s believed to be. And he adds that the university’s experience indicates students leave without graduating because of other factors.
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
Literacy is Key: A Book and Author Affair, sponsored by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The program will feature W. Bruce Cameron, Joshilyn Jackson and Molly Crosby. Tickets start at $45; proceeds benefit First Book Mid-South. Visit memphiskkg.org.
20. Call Center ‘Gratifying’ for Local Office Sector
- Friday, January 24, 2014
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.
21. Hot-Button Issue
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
When the Economic Development Growth Engine of Memphis and Shelby County was formed in 2011, president and CEO Reid Dulberger knew it would take the organization a little time to gain its footing.
At first, EDGE did not have its own staff or its own office, and it lacked financial and operational control of several key component parts, such as the Port of Memphis and Shelby County and the Depot Area Development Corp.
22. CTSI Stays Competitive by Adapting to Client Needs
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
It might take a freight train to hold all of the services offered by CTSI-Global, the Memphis-based global supplier of supply chain management expertise and technology to the logistics industry.
With innovative technology and offices located worldwide, CTSI works with shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to manage their business through a database 150 terabytes strong.
23. Rainey Kizer’s Dexter Named Board Chair for Girls Inc.
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Latosha Dexter, an attorney with Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell PLC, has been named board chair of Girls Inc. of Memphis, as well as the organization’s Mentor of the Year.
24. Bitcoin Gains Popularity in Memphis
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Bitcoin has arrived in Memphis.
Businesses in the Memphis area and slightly beyond that are now accepting payment in the form of the new digital currency include Memphis IT Works, an information technology consultancy. The company, which provides systems management for companies of various sizes as well as offering computer safety consulting and testing, joins thousands around the country now accepting bitcoin, a number that’s continuing to grow.
25. Frustration for Fox Meadows Residents
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
When the owner of Knight Arnold Food and Fuel gas station and convenience store was allowed to reopen his business last month, homeowners and community groups in the Fox Meadows area were furious.
The store opened a week after General Sessions Environmental Court shut it as a public nuisance.
26. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry
- Monday, October 28, 2013
Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider. “I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”
27. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider.
“I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”
- Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ballet Memphis will present “River Project 2,” the world premiere of three works inspired by the Mississippi River, from Saturday, Oct. 19, to Oct. 27 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.
29. Benevere Sees Uptick in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Benevere Pharmacy in Collierville says it is seeing an uptick in patients who are benefiting from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, with many experiencing near-normal hormone levels after identifying a therapy regimen that works for them. Bio-identical hormones differ from traditional replacements because they are compounded to be the same as the body's own hormones on a molecular level.
30. Williams Joins Del-Nat as Director of Finance
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Ronnie Williams has joined Del-Nat Tire Corp. as director of finance. Williams, who has a 15-year background in finance and accounting, most recently served as director of finance at Health Choice LLC. In his new role, he will be responsible for finance and accounting functions and will direct operations to meet budget and financial goals.
- Saturday, October 05, 2013
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host “I’m a Memphian” author Dan Conaway for a discussion and book signing Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. “I’m a Memphian” is a collection of Conaway’s “Memphasis” columns from The Daily News. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
32. Universal Sales Pitfalls
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Second in a two-part series. Sales is a tough profession – an art that can take years of practice to master. That’s perhaps why so many sales professionals struggle to find success, with the Harvard Business Review reporting that 63 percent of salespeople drive down performance versus producing a return on their employer’s investment in them.
33. Affordable Care Act
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
On Oct. 1, a new shopping website will launch in Tennessee.
Much like Amazon.com, it will offer a place where consumers can compare products from different sellers and buy the one that best suits their needs.
34. Career Shift Lands Fish in Financial Planning
- Friday, September 27, 2013
To hear the way she speaks of Memphis, and to know the many ways in which she works to better her community, one would never guess that Kathy Fish was not born and raised right here.
35. Memphis Recognized for Job Creation
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Memphis is one of only seven cities cited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its public-private relationships focused on spurring innovation, revitalization and job creation.
Memphis joins Dayton, Ohio, Irving and San Antonio, Texas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Sioux Falls, S.D., on the Chamber’s Enterprising City List.
- Saturday, September 21, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.
37. FedEx Cares Week Builds Community Support
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
FedEx Corp. wraps up its ninth annual FedEx cares Week on Friday, as more than 900 local FedEx employees have volunteered in the community for a variety of organizations.
38. Kirby Finds Home With Harris Shelton
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
When he was in the second grade, Matthew Kirby’s mother was told he needed to either be a lawyer or a preacher.
39. Memphis Suit Project Aims to Dress the Needy
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Three Memphis businessmen have started a nonprofit venture to help young men literally suit up for opportunities they encounter – the kind of opportunities that make it possible to advance in life and that require the participant to dress for the occasion.
40. Strickland Presents Vision for Manchester Bidwell
- Monday, August 26, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber’s latest “A Conversation with …” event featured Bill Strickland, president and CEO of Pittsburgh-based Manchester Bidwell Corp., a training facility for children and adults in Pittsburgh.
41. Orion Gives Back to Local Community
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
Orion Federal Credit Union is making a big difference throughout the Mid-South area with its Orion Gives Back community involvement program, working with a diverse range of local nonprofit organizations and helping to shine a light on their various missions.
- Saturday, August 17, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will host a performance of “Les Miserables” to benefit the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. A pre-performance reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and are available through MCAC, 888-4342.
43. ‘It Will Get Better’
- Saturday, August 17, 2013
On a recent July morning, a full room of local business leaders gathered in a FedEx Corp. training facility on Airways Boulevard to learn more about Memphis International Airport and its operations.
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
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.
45. Family Safety Center’s VOICES Targets Domestic Violence
- Monday, July 29, 2013
The Family Safety Center on Thursday, July 25, celebrated the launch of VOICES, a new victims advocacy group consisting of domestic violence survivors and local organizations in Memphis and Shelby County.
46. Alternative to Gordian-Knot Thinking
- Monday, July 22, 2013
I always liked the so-called Alexandrian solution. In summary, there was a length of rope tied into an unbelievably complex knot in a kingless kingdom located in an area that is considered modern day Turkey. It was called the Gordian knot; named after an ox-cart driving peasant farmer named Gordias.
47. Value Proposition
- Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The secret ingredient at Kat Gordon’s East Memphis bakery is not a pinch of this or an extra stir of that.
Rather, the steady flow of treats from her bakery’s bins to customers’ hands depends in large part on the set of values she drew up that guides even the smallest details at Muddy’s Bake Shop.
48. Jones Keeps Peer Power’s Financial Foundation Solid
- Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Kela Jones has carved out a niche building the fundraising arms of Memphis-based nonprofit organizations.
“I like to go places you can start with a clean slate,” said Jones, who was recently hired as director of development at Memphis-based Peer Power.
49. Unpaid Internships in Jeopardy After Court Ruling
- Friday, June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the entertainment, publishing and other prominent industries, even if it takes a generous subsidy from Mom and Dad.
50. Commission Approves Budget and 1st Reading of Tax Rate
- Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners approved an operating budget for Shelby County government Monday and approved on the first of three reading a $4.38 property tax rate to fund that budget.
The votes that signal the end of the county’s budget season came after a prolonged commission debate about the basic role of county government.
51. ZeroTo510 Accelerator Launches New Season
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Dr. Steve Bares, president and executive director of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, is clear-eyed and unequivocal about what success looks like for the startup accelerator program his foundation operates and which launched its new season this week.
52. Shorb: Increased Care Comes With Need for Lower Costs
- Tuesday, May 07, 2013
In increasing access to care and outcomes, health care organizations in Memphis and elsewhere in the nation need to find innovative solutions to bring down the cost of providing care, Gary Shorb, president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, said in a speech to industry leaders at the University Club earlier this month.
53. Tribute Symposium Honors Six Local Women
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis paid tribute to six local women at a sold-out luncheon of more than 1,600 attendees on Friday, April 26.
The Legends Awards honor women whose work embodies the mission of the foundation – to support women and children throughout Shelby County.
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
ArtsMemphis will present the Stax to the Max music festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore St. Admission to the festival is free; discounted museum tickets are $2 between noon and 5 p.m. Visit staxmuseum.com.
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friends for Life will host the fifth annual Dining Out for Life, part of a national fundraiser for AIDS support organizations, Thursday, April 25. Visit diningoutforlife.com/memphis for a list of restaurants donating a portion of proceeds from Thursday sales.
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.
- Friday, April 12, 2013
New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance, with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, April 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Meri Armour, CEO of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 466-6476.
59. CRG2 CEO Singer Named Women’s Biz Enterprise Star
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Mary Singer, CEO of CRG2 SustainableSolutions, has been named a 2013 Women’s Business Enterprise Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. She was chosen by Women’s Business Council South, one of the national organization’s 14 regional partner organizations.
60. Fashion Philanthropy
- Monday, March 25, 2013
Not many companies can say their customer base includes Sheryl Crow, JJ Grey and Mofro, Robert Plant, Brandi Carlile and Grace Potter.
61. Coffee, Beer Bar Coming Downtown
- Friday, March 22, 2013
Downtown residents and visitors will soon be able to grab a cup of joe, locally brewed beer and a fresh sandwich or salad in one convenient spot.
Taylor Berger, partner in YoLo Frozen Yogurt & Gelato, and partners Mitch Buckner (of Bella Café in Pink Palace) and Daniel Flanagan (of Chiwawa, the newly opened Southern-inspired eatery near Overton Square) have signed a lease for 2,755 square feet of retail space in the ground floor of Van Vleet Flats, 122 Gayoso Ave.
62. Look at the Facts, Not Rhetoric
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
CITE YOUR SOURCE. In human psychology, fear seems more legitimate than hope. Claims of “impending doom,” and “bursting bubbles” elicit fast emotional responses that seem impervious to critique. So many programs, speeches and advertisements prey on this phenomenon today.
63. Waddell’s Ideals Centered on Consistency, Honesty
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
At a recent appearance in Nashville before an audience of 100 clients, friends and employees at the Country Music Hall of Fame, David Waddell of Waddell & Associates Inc. gave his company’s annual state of the union address.
64. So Southern Makes Functional Items Beautiful
- Monday, February 18, 2013
Ideas behind small businesses tend to spring from familiar places and from entrepreneurs who see a need, have a passion, are good at what they do and want to turn it into a labor of love.
The best small-business concepts often combine all those aspects into one enterprise. Which makes sense, because with all the difficulties of running a business comes the realization that, for it to work, it has to be sustained over a long period of time. Thus, the necessity, of doing what you love.
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host former Vice President Al Gore, signing “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
- Saturday, February 09, 2013
Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.
- Friday, February 08, 2013
Helen Brett Enterprises will host the Small Business Revenue Generator Bootcamp Friday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. during the Memphis Gift & Jewelry Show at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The event will teach retailers best practices regarding sales and profit generation. Visit bootcamp.helenbrett.com.
- Saturday, February 02, 2013
Nike Inc. will host construction symposiums for locally owned small, women-owned and minority businesses Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the U of M Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Attendees will learn about construction opportunities at Nike’s Memphis expansion. R.S.V.P. to Brenda Montgomery at email@example.com or 543-3500.
- Friday, February 01, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its second annual Go Red for Women Fashion Show Friday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. Tickets are $7, which includes lunch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
Literacy is Key: A Book & Author Affair, a Literacy Mid-South benefit luncheon hosted by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Featured authors are Mary Kay Andrews, Claire Cook and Courtney Miller Santo. Tickets are $45. Visit memphiskkg.org.
71. World Trade Club President’s Career Fueled by Relationships
- Monday, January 28, 2013
Planes, trains and automobiles aren’t necessarily the main components of the logistics industry.
Allan Bowden, who works for UWT Logistics and is serving as 2013 president of the Memphis World Trade Club, said relationships keep the industry moving as much as the many varied vehicles associated with it.
72. You Can Still Save for Retirement
- Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ray’s Take It may feel as if those gray hairs are multiplying faster than your 401(k). Or maybe your career or other life experience has thrown you curve balls that ate through your savings. Either way, it’s not too late to save for a more comfortable future!
73. New Webinar Series Dissects Health Care Reform Rules
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The employee benefits attorneys at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC hope their new free Affordable Care Act webinar series will educate employers and employees about the upcoming health care reform.
In the series, which began last week, they plan to demystify some of the confusion centering on the formation of the new insurance exchanges later this year and explore potential penalties for those that do not participate in the new system.
- Saturday, January 19, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will present “Sunset Boulevard” Friday, Jan. 25, through Feb. 17 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
Black Business Association of Memphis will meet Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Ricky Tucker of Rix International will speak, and a light breakfast will be served. Visit bbamemphis.com.
76. Christoff Aims to Empower Young Lawyers in Bar Role
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
Annie Christoff of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is the new president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association for 2013.
The Young Lawyers Division is comprised of lawyers under the age of 36 or within their first three years of practice. The division sponsors monthly continuing legal education (CLE) seminars, networking functions and fundraising for organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis.
77. Trains Carrying More Oil Across US Amid Boom
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse – the locomotive – to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can't keep up with demand.
78. BP Suspended From New US Government Contracts
- Thursday, November 29, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration put a temporary stop to new federal contracts with British oil company BP on Wednesday, citing the company's "lack of business integrity" and criminal proceedings stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.
79. Paragon’s Cullum Pursues New Civic Involvement
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
Ashley Cullum, the vice president of business development for Paragon National Bank, has added some new institutions to what’s become a long list of civic groups she works with outside the bank.
80. Memphis Area Legal Services Relies on City’s Legal Community
- Monday, November 05, 2012
The description of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. as a law firm works in some ways.
But unlike conventional law firms, the attorneys work with clients across several institutional boundaries that might not ordinarily be part of the services offered by a conventional law firm.
81. Half-Penny For Their Thoughts
- Friday, October 26, 2012
FULL OF HOPE.
See the children. See them run.
See the children. See them play.
See the children. See them see.
See the children. See them learn.
See the children. See all that’s possible.
82. GiVE 365 Names Nine Grant Recipients
- Friday, October 26, 2012
DeNeuville Learning Center. KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools. Shelby County Books from Birth. WriteMemphis.
These are some of the nine recipients of this year’s GiVE 365 grants. GiVE 365 is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis whose members pledge a dollar per day per year, and are encouraged to vote on what causes that money will go. This year’s theme was “Eyes on the Prize: Organizations helping students graduate from high school or college,” and 11 finalists were asked to give three-minute presentations in front of voting members.
83. School Board To Make Stand On Tax Hike
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
When the countywide school board votes next week on a resolution to endorse a half-cent countywide sales tax hike, the vote will not be unanimous.
And the resolution that backs the tax hike on the Nov. 6 ballot will not guarantee that the $30 million from the tax hike that goes to local education will be used for pre- kindergarten access for all children.
84. Wal-Mart Tests Same-Day Delivery for Holidays
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is testing a same-day delivery service in select markets for customers who buy popular items online during the holiday shopping season.
The move comes as the world's largest retailer faces increasing competition from online giants like Amazon.com., which is testing same-day delivery service in 10 markets. The Bentonville, Ark.-based discounter is trying to cater to Web-savvy shoppers who are demanding more convenience.
85. Grassroots Effort
- Thursday, October 04, 2012
Approaching the second anniversary of “New Face for an Old Broad” and the Historic Broad Avenue Business Association’s painting of its own bike lanes, the Binghampton district has seen activity increase exponentially on several fronts.
86. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
- Monday, October 01, 2012
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.
87. 3 Tips for Improving a Struggling Sales Team
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Successfully managing a sales team takes a special touch, because great salespeople are wired differently than most. Their defining qualities – fearlessness and dogged determination – are what make them both stellar at closing business and, at times, a handful to manage.
88. Complaints About Automated Calls Up Sharply
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day.
Complaints to the government are up sharply about unwanted phone solicitations, raising questions about how well the federal "do-not-call" registry is working. The biggest category of complaint: those annoying prerecorded pitches called robocalls that hawk everything from lower credit card interest rates to new windows for your home.
89. Weinreich Switches Gears at College of Optometry
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
An attorney by profession, Christine Weinreich recently switched gears, taking on the role of director of corporate and foundation relations for the Southern College of Optometry, an independent, nonprofit academic institution at 1245 Madison Ave.
90. Mallory’s Career Prepares Him for Logistics Council
- Monday, September 10, 2012
When W. Neely Mallory III learned in late July that he had been appointed chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Regional Logistics Council, he was honored to assume that leadership role, he said.
91. Midgley Passionate About Memphis, Helping Others
- Friday, September 07, 2012
Memphis has turned out be a perfect fit for Plough Foundation program associate Katie Midgley, whose research interests landed her in the city back in 2008.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mississippi State University, she continued her education at the University of Alabama, pursuing a master’s degree in criminology.
92. Magna Bank Hits Five-Year Mark
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
This month, Magna Bank is marking its fifth year in existence as a full-service community bank, one born in 2007 amid the calm just before the calamitous storm of 2008 that brought sweeping changes to banking and finance.
93. MALS History Stretches Far Back
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
Context for a capital drive launched by Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. to pull the organization back from the financial brink can be found in MALS’ history, including its formation in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
94. Still a ‘Tireless Advocate’ for Local Small Businesses
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Lee Still is passionate about the health and success of small business in Memphis.
Still has been involved with the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Small Business Council since its inception in 2007, and his two-year term as its chairman runs through the end of this year.
95. Queen of the Mississippi to Launch Service
- Monday, August 06, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A comeback for old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat travel on the Mississippi River continues this weekend with the departure from New Orleans of the Queen of the Mississippi, a brand new, quintuple-decked vessel mixing 19th century trappings meant to evoke the Mark Twain era with modern amenities including Internet access, satellite television, an exercise area and a putting green.
96. Bioworks Event Spotlights Device Industry
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Physicians, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, academics, government representatives and members of the Memphis area’s life sciences industry on Monday, June 11, heard Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, discuss how the center is working to become more efficient and transparent.
- Monday, June 11, 2012
Two frequent-flyer businessmen booked side-by-side seats on Delta Air Lines flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis last month, with one of them getting charged a higher price than the other each time they tried booking it.
98. Building Blitz
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Some of the city’s prominent homebuilders huddled up at McDonald’s on Winchester and Tchulahoma roads around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, June 4, trying to decide what the weather had in store for the first morning of the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis/Memphis Area Home Builders Association Home Builders Blitz.
99. Bioworks Event Will Focus on Israeli Entrepreneurship
- Monday, June 04, 2012
Memphis Bioworks Business Association on Tuesday, June 5, will present a lecture focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in Israel, which will take place at 4 p.m. at the Center for Southern Folklore in the Pembroke Square Building, 119 S. Main St.
100. Montoya Speech Highlights Biotech Trade Opportunities
- Monday, May 21, 2012
With an emerging economy and expanding middle class, the Philippines – the honored nation of this year’s Memphis in May International Festival – is experiencing a growing demand for biotechnology products. That demand is creating business opportunities for Mid-South life science companies seeking a market presence in the Southeast Asian country known as the “Pearl of the Orient.”