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1. Methodist University Hospital Names Liebman New CEO -

Jeff Liebman has joined Methodist University Hospital as chief executive officer. In his new role, Liebman said, he will ensure the hospital continues to be a community resource providing the highest possible quality of care to the community while following the guidelines of the Methodist LeBonheur mission.

2. Stewart Joins Metal Museum as Collections Manager -

Grace Stewart has joined the Metal Museum as collections manager/registrar. Stewart, who previously served as registrar for the National Civil Rights Museum for a year and a half, says her goals are to help grow and define the Museum’s permanent collection and facilitate greater access to the collection through exhibits and education opportunities.

3. Health Management Holders Approve Sale to CHS -

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Health Management Associates Inc. shareholders have approved the company's sale to competitor Community Health Systems.

4. Gold Strike Promotes Slade to PR Manager -

Elizabeth Slade has been promoted to public relations manager at Gold Strike Casino Resort. In her new role at the MGM Resorts International property, Slade will lead in developing and executing integrated marketing communication plans with components such as media relations, social media strategy, community partnerships and brand management.

5. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence -

Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.

6. Events -

Ignite Memphis, Vol. 6, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Twelve Memphians will enlighten attendees on a variety of topics via five-minute, 20-slide presentations. Cost is $15. Visit ignitememphis.com.

7. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital -

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.

8. Career Shift Lands Fish in Financial Planning -

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.

9. 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.

10. Estes Establishes Business Footprint With Allegiant -

Getting divorced is never a happy, fun experience, but Allegiant Financial Planning LLC hopes to take some of the cost and stress out of the situation for its clients.

11. FBI Promotes McCall to Special Agent in Charge -

A. Todd McCall has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis division, one of the bureau’s 56 field offices nationwide. McCall, who most recently served as chief of the digital forensics and analysis section in the Operational Technology Division, is now responsible for the management and oversight of more than 200 personnel and all investigative matters under the FBI’s jurisdiction spanning from Memphis to Cookeville, Tenn.

12. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division -

Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.

13. Community Health Systems Plans $3.9 Billion Acquisition -

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems Inc. plans to spend $3.9 billion to acquire Health Management Associates Inc. in a deal that would create a giant U.S. hospital chain just as the health care overhaul starts funneling millions of newly insured people into the health care system.

14. Mississippi Insurer Could Cut Ties to 2 Hospital Systems -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi has told the state's second-largest hospital owner that it will end its contract with the company's 10 Mississippi hospitals at the end of August.

15. Bank of America Executive: Small Business is on the Comeback -

NEW YORK (AP) – Robb Hilson's job as head of small business banking at Bank of America is to convince small business owners that the bank wants to do business with them.

That's not easy when small businesses have consistently said in surveys that they find it hard to get loans from banks, and when banks have become more cautious about lending to small companies following the recession. But in the 18 months Hilson has been on the job at the nation's second-largest bank it has had some success with its 3.2 million small business customers. Last year, Bank of America made $8.7 billion in new loans to small businesses, up 28 percent from 2011.

16. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association -

Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.

17. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President -

Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.

18. Baptist to Highlight RN to BSN Program -

The Baptist College of Health Sciences is gearing up for a series of open houses over the next several months, with the first set for this Saturday and open to all prospective students. The following three open houses on Feb. 7, April 4 and June 6 will be designed specifically for people interested in the college’s RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program, which is tailored for working adults. Students can complete their baccalaureate degree in 12 months.

19. Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association Elects 2013 Officers -

The Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association recently elected its slate of officers to serve in 2013, and the group now ramps up for a busy year, including the 14th annual MMHLA Lodging Industry Update on Feb. 22 at the Hilton Memphis.

20. Debt Drama -

One of the common refrains among money managers and economists in Memphis is that the nation’s political leaders spend too much time wrestling with crises and not enough actually solving problems.

Case in point: in a few weeks, the federal government will have reached the limit of its authorized borrowing capacity, the so-called “debt ceiling.” In truth, that moment already has come, but the U.S. Treasury Department has some procedural room to maneuver to keep things going for a few more weeks.

21. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role -

Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.

22. Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development -

Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.

23. Scharff Elected to Legal Roles at Buckman, Bulab Holdings -

Jonathan Scharff has been elected vice president, legal and general counsel for Buckman and corporate secretary for Bulab Holdings Inc., Buckman’s parent company. Scharff has more than 22 years’ experience in the legal industry, including positions at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis and Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC in Memphis. In his new position, he will oversee legal needs in U.S. and global operating companies and work with associates in preventing and managing legal risks.

24. Full Docket -

Here’s a look at what’s going on at the moment in the city’s legal community and some things that are on the horizon.

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. On Oct. 27, the school held its 50th anniversary celebration for the Downtown facility, which opened in 2010 and marked a new chapter for a building that once was the Front Street post office for nearly 40 years and a federal courthouse before that.

25. Return on Investment -

Most people already know some of the basic elements of the banking business. From the large national lenders with a Memphis presence to the community banks in the suburbs, one common element is they make money by charging borrowers more than the bank pays in interest to depositors.

26. Gatewood Named Marketing Dir. At Methodist Healthcare -

Megan Gatewood has been promoted to marketing director at Methodist Healthcare. In her new role, Gatewood is responsible for developing and overseeing marketing strategies for Methodist’s adult hospitals, outpatient services and physician practices.

27. Baldwin Joins Trumbull Labs as Pathologist -

Dr. Heather Sehnert Baldwin has joined Trumbull Laboratories LLC as a pathologist. In her new role, Baldwin will practice a full range of pathology with a focus in hematopathology.

28. Magna Bank Taps Stewart To Lead SBA Division -

Tom Stewart has been named senior vice president and manager of the small business administration division at Magna Bank. Since joining Magna in March, Stewart has led the bank in obtaining national preferred lending provider status. In his new role, Stewart will oversee all business development activities for the Mid-South along with portfolio management and loan servicing.

29. City Files $12 Million Permit App To Build Overton Square Garage -

2100 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Permit Cost: $12 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2012

30. MEPPI Files $155M Permit App For Rivergate Plant, Office -

2865 Riverport Road
Memphis, TN 38109

Permit Cost: $155 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2012

31. Lincoln at Wolfchase Sells for $27 Million -

Investment management firm Archon Group LP has bought the 408-unit Lincoln at Wolfchase apartment complex in Cordova for $27.3 million from Lincoln at Wolfchase Associates LLP.

32. Forum Gives Sober Economic Outlook -

Attendees of The Daily News’ recent “Money and Markets” seminar got a clear-eyed, sober assessment of what’s happening on the local, national and international level from an economic perspective.

And they could be forgiven for perhaps clutching their wallets a little tighter as they left, thinking about national and world events to come.

33. Medical Realignment -

Private practice is fast becoming a thing of the past, as physicians groups across the country scramble to align with large health care systems in a move largely driven by national health care reform.

34. TDN Seminar Examines US, World Economies -

Taken separately, they’re stories with big ramifications. Countries around the world, the U.S. included, are grappling with the yin and yang of austerity vs. stimulus.

This fall, the U.S. presidential election will help set the future direction of an economy that’s still hard to read and incredibly volatile. Tax cuts, a payroll tax extension and a few other things expire at the end of this year, and Congress is as gridlocked as ever.

35. Meeting Client Needs Top Priority for McManus Reilly -

The laws surrounding estate planning and employee benefit and health care packages are complex and ever-changing.

With the upcoming presidential election and the potential changes to inheritance tax, among other issues, the financial planning industry is being kept on its toes more than ever.

36. Iberiabank Reaches Deal To Acquire Florida Bank -

It has a pristine new local market headquarters building on Poplar Avenue near the Erin Way Shopping Center.

But there are plenty of other indications of the health of Louisiana-based Iberiabank, which turns 125 years old this year.

37. Site Work for St. Jude Tower Part of Permit Application -

315 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Permit Cost: $5 million

Project Cost: $190 million

38. Pruitt Keeps Centre Group Running Smoothly -

Holly Pruitt is office manager of The Centre Group, a human resources consulting firm. Pruitt handles accounting and administrative duties and works closely with the company’s marketing firm.

39. Logan New Director Of AHA Heart Ball -

Sarah Logan has joined the American Heart Association as director of the Heart Ball.

Hometown: Hernando, Miss.

40. Nursing Homes Sell For $30 Million -

200 South Parkway W.
Memphis, TN 38109

Sale Amount: $15.9 million

Sale Date: Jan. 10, 2012

41. Economists: Obama's Policies 'Fair' or 'Poor' -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama gets mediocre marks for his handling of the U.S. economy, and Mitt Romney easily outpolls his Republican rivals in an Associated Press survey of economists.

42. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull -

Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.

Hometown: Nashville

43. Back to Black -

The Friday after Thanksgiving, often dubbed, “Black Friday,” is considered by many to be the traditional start of the holiday season shopping in the U.S.

The origin of the term varies. Some sources attribute the Philadelphia Police Department’s coinage of the phrase in 1966 to describe the hectic traffic and chaotic crowds on the busy shopping day. Others deem the expression to reflect a retailer’s shift to profitability during the holiday season, when a boost in sales moves a business out of the “red” and into the “black.”

44. Welcome Addition -

The four-story office building at Court Avenue and Second Street in Downtown Memphis was built in 1903 as the home of The Commercial Appeal and later became the longtime headquarters of the Welcome Wagon Corp.

45. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base -

Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.

Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.

46. Macy's Q3 Earnings Rise; Raises Outlook -

NEW YORK (AP) – Macy's Inc.'s net income surged in the third quarter as the department store chain benefited from tailoring its merchandise to local markets.

47. Distinctions, Honors Roll In for Glankler Brown -

A lot has been going on over the last few months at Glankler Brown PLLC – one of the largest law firms in the city.

48. Massey Joins OrthoMemphis, Continues Family Tradition -

Dr. Matthew Bradley Massey has joined OrthoMemphis and will his focus his practice on musculoskeletal problems of the foot, ankle and knee.

49. Seeing Success -

On the surface, they don’t have much in common other than their home turf. They include everything from a venerable law firm, prominent regional investment companies, tech firms and even a business that manufactures food products like hot dogs and sandwich meats.

50. Two Firms Acquire Thompson Dunavant -

Thompson Dunavant PLC, the largest locally owned accounting firm in Memphis, has been acquired by two separate firms that work together under what’s known as an alternative practice structure.

Cleveland-based CBIZ Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the tax side of Thompson Dunavant, effective Aug. 1. Mayer Hoffman McCann PC is acquiring the audit side of Thompson Dunavant. The Memphis office will be known as CBIZ MHM Thompson Dunavant. No layoffs or major changes will result from the acquisition.

51. Kanda Joins Electronic Vaulting Services as VP -

Amit Kanda has been hired by Electronic Vaulting Services LLC as the new vice president of IT and business development.

52. Health Mgmt Paying $525M for 7 Tenn. Hospitals -

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Health Management Associates Inc. said Friday it plans to pay $525 million to acquire seven hospitals in and around Knoxville, Tenn.

53. Parker Joins Leadership Memphis -

Latoria “Tori” Parker has joined Leadership Memphis as operations manager.

Hometown: Memphis

Education: B.S. Business Administration – University of Phoenix

54. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area

Police Manually Checking Memphis River Gauge

The gauge that is the official measurement of the Mississippi River at Memphis has been on the blink since last week as the river has approached historic levels.

55. Seminar to Tackle Globalization’s Impact -

“The world is flat” is more than just a catchphrase that illustrates the increasing connectivity of the globe’s consumers, markets and economies.

The concept – brought to the forefront by Thomas Friedman’s 2005 book of the same name – is a foundational element of what Memphis’ economic development game plan needs to be if it’s going to remain competitive in the months and years ahead.

56. Humphreys Joins Keller Williams Realty -

Herbo Humphreys has joined the Crump Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty. Humphreys previously worked as a project supervisor for Bryan-Turley Properties.

57. CBRE’s Ridgway Honored as Top Newcomer -

It’s safe to say that real estate runs in Grant Ridgway’s blood. In the 1890s, his great grandfather moved to Jackson, Miss., bought a farm, sectioned it off in parcels and sold them one by one. Naturally, his grandfather got into the business, developing much of the West Jackson area.

58. Retail Sector Adding Jobs, But Not Always Careers -

Erin Abell left a job in finance to volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign in early 2008. She had hoped to return to the industry after the election, but by then Wall Street was on life support, and Abell had to live off credit cards until joining a friend's startup.

59. Staples to Build First Memphis Location -

The world’s largest office products company will soon enter the Memphis market.

Framingham, Mass.-based Staples Inc. has signed a 17,945-square-foot lease at Ridgeway Trace, the shopping center at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 developed by Houston-based Weingarten Realty Investors.

60. Dollar Signs -

From wealth management to accounting to investment firms, plenty of financial services companies in Memphis are enjoying a robust level of growth that might seem surprising to an outsider.

Yet it’s clear the economic recovery is well under way, and companies with strong fundamentals are reaping rewards.

61. ATTN: Mayor Wharton -

Memphians sound off on city’s most pressing needs.

Aaron Shafer
Founder of Skatelife Memphis; scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp.

Develop and promote a citywide mentoring campaign. We must heavily invest in the positive development of our children. Many of our Memphis children suffer not from a material poverty, but a poverty of healthy relationships and ultimately a poverty of possibility – of reaching their full potential. Each of us has had supportive network of mentors (“the village”) in our lives, be they our parents, teachers or friends, that have come along side of us to build our self-esteem and to help us navigate a path that moves us closer to realizing our potential.

62. EMHC Moving to Appling Farms, Doubling in Size -

Emergency Mobile Health Care is more than doubling the size of its Memphis corporate headquarters.

EMHC has signed a 14,200-square-foot lease at 6972 Appling Farms Parkway. EMHC currently occupies 6,900 square feet at 5071 Wilfong Road, and also has an office in Jackson, Tenn.

63. Holiday Shoppers Came Out to Spend in November -

NEW YORK (AP) – Generous discounts lured American to stores and online for holiday gifts in November, providing cheer and delivering the best gains for retailers in four years.

That raises hopes, already buoyed by reports of crowded malls and early numbers, for a strong holiday shopping season and is an encouraging sign for the economic recovery.

64. Menlo Bolsters Local Presence With New Lease -

Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC is expanding its Memphis-area operations with a new 181,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto in Olive Branch.

65. Inexperience No Hurdle for Tri-State Defender’s Smith -

When Bernal Smith was asked to be president and publisher of the Tri-State Defender, he was concerned that he did not have ink on his hands or the newspaper business in his blood. In other words, he had little to no relevant experience.

66. Job Losses = Vote Losses  -

First, the good news. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) manufacturing index for July came in at 55.5, down from June’s level of 56.2, but still well above the expansion threshold of 50. July’s ISM non-manufacturing index also expanded at 53.8. Additionally, auto sales in July rose 5.1 percent from a year ago. Since September 2008, the only month that has seen a higher surge in sales was August 2009, which was a response to the “cash for clunkers” program.

67. Villains, Heroes: Observing Fight in Recession Battle -

Listening to Sean Dieterle, a portfolio specialist with the prominent PIMCO investment company, give his insight on investing and the economy, it’s hard not to think of the classic villain in a horror flick.

68. After Trading Hands, Marina Cove Now Ready for Redevelopment -

5505 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $1.6 Million

Sale Date:July 15, 2010
Buyer:The Power Center Community Development Corp.
Seller:Water Gardens LLC (in dissolution), and Optimal Partners LLC and National Community Development Association Inc. (which constitutes all members of Water Gardens LLC since its dissolution)

69. Lodging for Patients’ Families Increasing -

More hospitality options for out-of-towners seeking medical care in Memphis are on the way with the construction of two family lodging centers.

The $7.75 million American Cancer Society Harrah’s Hope Lodge is on schedule for an Aug. 27 finish date, while work on the $6.6 million FedEx Family House should be done by mid-November.

They will bring to five the number of hospitality lodges that offer people a free place to stay within and near the Memphis Medical Center district. The Memphis Grizzlies House, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis and Target House already serve families with children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

But people who come here to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital have had to pay for motel rooms or sleep in patient rooms. The FedEx House will change that.

The Harrah’s Hope Lodge is for adult cancer patients receiving care at any Memphis hospital or oncology center.

“We did a needs assessment study in 2003,” said Leighanne Hart, capital campaign director for the Mid-South division of the American Cancer Society. “At that time, it was determined that we had over 2,000 patients coming into Memphis from the Mid-South and other areas to receive their cancer care and there was nothing for adult cancer patient care who have that need. We also learned that people were coming into Memphis and sleeping in their cars.”

Sixty- and 80-mile commutes can be a weary journey for patients receiving chemotherapy.

“The worst case is when a patient would just give up because they could not afford to come to Memphis and couldn’t afford a place to stay so they unfortunately did not receive their cancer treatment,” Hart said.

The Hope Lodge is already part of the Union Avenue streetscape. It is immediately east of Sun Studio.

The three-story structure was designed by Trivers Associates of St. Louis. The general contractor for the project is Brice Building Co. Inc. of Birmingham, Ala.

The first floor has common spaces including kitchens, a dining room, living room, patios and a screened-in porch. The second and third floors have a total of 40 patient suites for cancer patients and a guest/caregiver.

The American Cancer Society has raised $750,000 to cover the first three years of operating costs. Although the lodge is slated for completion at the end of next month, a date has not been set for when it will begin accepting guests.

“Our first position is a full-time director for the Hope Lodge facility,” Hart said. “We are currently looking for the right person for that job. It is a very important and a very big job.”

The American Cancer Society is looking to raise an additional $50,000 to cover construction add-ons to make the building more resistant to damage from earthquakes. The organization also expects to begin an endowment campaign for future operational funds once the building opens.

The Harrah’s Foundation, which is funded by the casino company Harrah’s Entertainment, gave $2 million to the building fund. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center donated the land.

The Plough Foundation and The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. each gave $1 million.

“All hospitals and clinics within our community are supporting this very important endeavor,” Hart said. “There is nothing like this in Memphis, and this will be the 30th Hope Lodge in the country.”

The FedEx house is being built with donations from FedEx Corp., FedEx President Fred Smith and his wife, Diane Smith, and FedEx Chief Financial Officer Alan Graf and his wife, Susan Graf.

“This is really sort of a dream and vision of Susan Graf,” said Janet Phillips, executive consultant for Le Bonheur. “She is very involved with the Le Bonheur Club and has spent lots of hands-on time down here.”

The FedEx House is located on the north side of Poplar Avenue across the street from the new hospital. It is three stories and will have 24 suites.

Looney Ricks Kiss of Memphis is the project architect, while Montgomery Martin Contractors is the general contractor.

The FedEx House will be managed and operated by Wilton Hotel Management Co. Inc. The company also runs the Memphis Grizzlies House.

“The FedEx Family House is really going to offer such a great benefit in terms, not only a place to sleep, but in my mind a real nurturing environment,” Phillips said.

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70. Yeates Joins A2H As Project Manager -

Arthur Yeates has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. (A2H) as an architectural project manager.

71. MED Leadership Team Takes Shape -

Dr. Reginald Coopwood is close to having his top leadership team in place three months after taking the helm at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis as chief executive officer.

72. Hagan Presented Francis Gassner Award -

Joey Hagan has been presented the Francis Gassner Award by the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his outstanding contributions to the quality of the built environment in Memphis.

73. Institute of Classical Architecture Elects McClure to Chapter Board of Directors -

Mark McClure has been elected to the board of directors of the Tennessee Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. He will serve a three-year term.

74. GreenScape Promotes Colvett to President -

Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.

Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been with GreenScape since 1992 and also has served the company in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing. His civic and community activities include serving as treasurer of the Tennessee Republican Party, and as a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church and the University Club of Memphis.

75. Report Shows Many Banks Still Unprofitable -

For Tennessee’s 194 banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., bigger was not better at the end of 2009.

76. Evolve Bank & Trust Names Holland to Board -

Evolve Bank & Trust has named Lewis E. Holland to its board of directors.

Holland served six years as president of the regional investment banking firm UMIC Inc., and after its sale in 1988 became a partner at the Memphis office of Ernst & Young LLP.

77. Rhea Receives WKNO’s Distinguished Service Award -

Stephen H. Rhea has received the Julian Bondurant Distinguished Service Award from WKNO Public Broadcasting.

Rhea is the WKNO Capital Campaign chair and led the campaign for the digital transition that brought in $16.9 million. The campaign enabled the station to build the Digital Media Center.

78. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board -

Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. 

79. Catholic Diocese Takes on Diabetes – And Wins -

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis has proven how employers can save money by giving diabetic employees free medicine and lifestyle coaching to improve their health.

Costs totaled $990,615 over a four-year period for the 22 employees who took part in a study, compared to $2,153,855 for a comparison group, according to data compiled by a team of health care professionals and verified by an independent statistician.

80. Garrison Appointed to Leadership Post for American Bar Section -

Grady M. Garrison has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section.

Garrison, of counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property and franchise law.

81. Baldwin Joins Visible School As Department Chair, Professor -

George Baldwin has been hired by Visible School as department chair and assistant professor of music business ministry and audio production.

82. U of M Law School Appoints Kritchevsky to Director of Advocacy -

Barbara Kritchevsky has been appointed to the newly created position of director of advocacy at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law.

Kritchevsky has been a law professor at the university since 1983, and for the past 20 years has served as a faculty adviser to the school’s Moot Court Board and also served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs.

83. Higgins Named President, CEO At Barge Waggoner -

Robert B. Higgins Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of engineering, architecture and planning for Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc.

84. Georgia Co. Buys U of M-Area Senior Nursing Facility -

3549 Norriswood Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $7.3 Million

Sale Date: May 11, 2009
Buyer: FC Highlands LLC
Seller: Wesley Highland Nursing Homes Inc.
Loan Amount: $9.4 million
Loan Date: May 11, 2009
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Bank

85. UTHSC Professor Dagogo-Jack Appointed A.C. Mullins Chair -

Samuel Dagogo-Jack has been appointed to the A.C. Mullins chair in Translational Research, an endowed professorship, at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Dagogo-Jack has also been named chief of the Division of Endocrinology for the Department of Medicine in the College of Medicine.

86. Methodist Names Brooks VP of Clinical Operations -

Robert Brooks has been named vice president of clinical operations for Methodist University Hospital.

87. Aldi Inc. Buys Land For Collierville Store -

523 W. Poplar Ave.
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $1 Million

Sale Date: Nov. 25, 2008
Buyer: Aldi Collierville LLC
Seller: Martin and Mildred Tippit

88. Ewing Honored in Princeton Premier -

Charles L. Ewing Sr., president and CEO of Ewing Moving Service Inc., has been named an honored member in business by online business community Princeton Premier.

89. Avent Joins Smith Seckman Reid -

Justin Avent has joined Smith Seckman Reid Inc. as a civil engineer for its environmental group.

90. Boyle’s Halperin Receives Realtors Commercial Alliance Award -

Mark Halperin of Boyle Investment Co. has received the 2008 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award from the Realtors Commercial Alliance.

91. Events -

The Memphis Chapter of the Project Management Institute will hold its 8th Annual Professional Development Day today from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in The Peabody hotel Ballroom, 149 Union Ave. Speakers will include Dr. William Moylan, John Mangleri and Aaron Davis. Live jazz will be performed throughout the day. A jazz soiree and mixer will be held on The Peabody Rooftop immediately following the event. Cost is $225 for nonmembers, $205 for members and $120 for students. For more information, e-mail vp_special_events@pmimemphis.org.

92. Pogue to Lead Public Affairs For Local Corps of Engineers -

Jim Pogue has been selected chief of the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District.

Pogue has worked for the Corps of Engineers for more than 19 years in public affairs positions. Pogue will be responsible for managing the Memphis District’s public information, internal communications and community relations programs.

93. Whitehaven Apartments Sell for $1.3 Million -

1033 Whitaker Drive
Memphis, TN 38116
Sale Amount: $1.3 Million

Sale Date: July 30, 2008
Buyer: Geoffrey Sinckler
Seller: Whitaker Place Associates
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: July 30, 2008
Maturity Date: Aug. 1, 2011
Lender: Regions Bank

94. Commercial Real Estate Tumbles -

After a prolonged and prosperous ride, commercial real estate stumbled in the past year with no signs of regaining its balance anytime soon.

Just 998 commercial sales were made in Shelby County from August 2007 through July 2008, down 17.6 percent from 1,211 sales during the previous 12-month period, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

95. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute -

Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.

The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.

96. MAAR’s Wade Inducted Into Association of Executives Leadership Society -

Jules Wade, executive vice president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, has been inducted into the Dr. Almon R. Smith Association of Executives Leadership Society.

The National Association of Realtors inducted Wade in recognition of his contributions to the real estate industry and the association management profession.

97. Crye-Leike’s Meyer Hits 20 Years With Company -

Chris Meyer has reached his 20th anniversary at Crye-Leike Realtors as a licensed sales associate. Meyer is a Life Member of both the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Clubs. He is a licensed affiliate broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, specializing in residential real estate with a focus on new home construction and relocation.

98. Srinivasan Joins UT Medical Group -

Dr. Saumini Srinivasan has joined the University of Tennessee Medical Group as a pediatric pulmonologist with a special interest in exercise stress testing.

Srinivasan is on the medical staff at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center and also teaches at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and sub-board for Pediatric Pulmonology.

99. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "Crisis Management and Disaster Planning for Nonprofits" today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Assisi Foundation of Memphis, 515 Erin Drive. The cost to attend is $99 for Alliance members, $89 for Program for Nonprofit Excellence participants and $150 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

100. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be Winfield Dunn, former governor of Tennessee. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.