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1. Obama Administration on Track to Surpass Health Care Goal
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year.
2. Home Services Keep Seniors Independent
- Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sooner or later, most people end up caring for aging mothers and fathers or become seniors themselves, wondering who to turn to when independent daily living becomes impossible.
Both propositions are frightening and stressful.
3. Medicare Chief Steps Down, Ran Health Care Rollout
- Monday, January 19, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage.
4. Three Ways to Evaluate Nonprofit Technology
- Monday, January 19, 2015
Part one of a two-part series. “The main reason nonprofits look to update or implement technology is to acquire additional functionality that will automate more tasks, which they hope will free up time to work on more strategic projects.” – Janna Finch
5. Tennessee’s Health Problem
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
For years, the concept of “wellness” or “preventive health” measures has been the “eat your vegetables” mantra of a growing national discussion on health care that has focused primarily on the cost of such care and who should pay for it or try to control it.
6. Average Affordable Care Premiums Going Up in 2015
- Friday, December 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it's more fodder for the nation's political battles over health care.
7. Small Business Insurance Exchanges Seek Rebound
- Friday, November 14, 2014
Early enrollment for the health overhaul's small business insurance exchanges fell far short of the 2 million workers who were expected to sign up this year. The shortfall calls into question the future of the exchanges as they begin accepting enrollment for 2015.
8. FedEx Founder: Expect More Automation
- Monday, November 10, 2014
FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith is pretty confident that robotics, automation and perhaps drones will play an increasingly large role in the FedEx of the future.
9. TVA ‘Robo Houses’ a Success, On the Market
- Saturday, November 08, 2014
For the past five years, several residents of the Campbell Creek subdivision have had the quietest neighbors they could have ever wanted. Now they’re going to have to adjust to having people instead.
10. Tech Support
- Thursday, November 06, 2014
As FedEx evolved, it developed its own technologies for moving packages around the globe, such as handheld devices that scan packages. When those devices experienced problems, FedEx technicians repaired them.
11. Recruiter’s Career Twist
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.
12. Searching for Doctors
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
So here’s the offer: lower salary – meaning it will take longer to pay down your student loan debt – less prestige, and perhaps even a questioning of your intelligence and skill.
In 2014, that’s what comes with the decision to become a primary care physician. Recently, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, Mara Gordon, wrote an article for The Atlantic explaining her decision to become a primary care doctor.
13. SpaceX Breaks Ground on Texas Rocket Launch Site
- Tuesday, September 23, 2014
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.
14. Road to Better Mass Transit
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Picking a new transit chief is critical for a city in transition.
Next year, Nashville residents will elect a new mayor and turn over its large Metro Council.
Davidson County also expects some 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and much of the success of future development will depend on the ease of navigating around Nashville – already the nation’s second-worst area for sprawl, according to Smart Growth America.
15. Unintended Consequences: ER Visits Increase
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Hospital officials have been pushing for the state to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of Tennessee’s poorest citizens, despite two significant and related concerns:
Expansion will lead to increased visits to the most expensive place in America for routine health care, the emergency room.
16. Pew: Split Views on Robots' Employment Benefits
- Thursday, August 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction could become a luxury and the wealthy could live in walled cities with robots serving as labor.
17. Incoming Civil Rights Museum President Seeks Connection
- Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The incoming president of the National Civil Rights Museum remembers a quick and hurried visit to the museum shortly after the debut of an extensive renovation earlier this year.
“It lends itself to giving people a physical, spiritual experience in coming here. It is a moving institution,” said Terri Lee Freeman, who comes to the museum from being president of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region in Washington, D.C. “I come from a town where there are a lot of museums. I’ve never had the experience of being physically moved by a museum like I had when I came here the first time.”
18. Regional One Health Expands Footprint
- Thursday, July 24, 2014
In the last year, Regional One Health has added about 100 employees and its new name.
Of course, for about three decades it was known as The Regional Medical Center at Memphis – or simply The MED. That officially changed back on Feb. 26 when Regional One Health became the new name for the Shelby County Health Care Corp. and the “umbrella” name for the hospital.
19. US to Ask China to Restart Cyber Working Group
- Monday, June 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies' computers to steal trade secrets.
20. Hopson Contract Extension Represents Reform Mandate
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Public school superintendents in Tennessee are not elected in a popular vote anymore. They are appointed by school boards – the only hiring decision school boards make.
So when the Shelby County Schools board voted 6-0 Monday, June 23, to extend the three-year contract of superintendent Dorsey Hopson through June 2018, it was a mandate by the board for the student achievement gains Hopson and the board have set as goals.
21. Hopson's Contract Extended Through June 2018
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dorsey Hopson’s contract as Shelby County Schools superintendent runs through June of 2018 after the school board approved Monday, June 23, a two-year extension of the original three year employment contract with him.
22. New Health Chief Moves to Put Stamp on Overhaul
- Monday, June 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Aiming to avoid more insurance chaos this fall, the nation's new health care chief announced Friday she's revamping the management of President Barack Obama's health overhaul.
23. Culture of Collaboration
- Monday, June 09, 2014
Despite tremendous advances in technology that yield nearly infinite access to information and the Internet’s connectivity of the world’s greatest experts, many companies continue to look inward for new product development and innovation.
24. Google to Build Prototype of Truly Driverless Car
- Thursday, May 29, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.
Actually, the cars wouldn't even have a wheel. Or gas and brake pedals. The company says the vehicles will use sensors and computing power, with no human needed.
25. Cleaner Air Could Mean Higher Electric Bills
- Thursday, May 22, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.
26. Technology Keeps Hatcher’s Landscape Business Booming
- Monday, May 12, 2014
Whether it was pagers, two-way radios, fax machines or the Internet, Michael Hatcher has always been quick to embrace technological advances as a way to help grow his small business, the landscaping firm Michael Hatcher & Associates Inc.
27. Former Cardinal Herr to Appear at Redbirds Game
- Thursday, May 08, 2014
If you’re a St. Louis Cardinals fan, you may not believe what you are about to hear from former second baseman Tom Herr who played on three Cardinals World Series teams in the 1980s.
Yes, those included the 1985 club that lost to the Kansas City Royals in the World Series and had Game 6 in Kansas City slip away, in part, because of the blown call at first base by umpire Don Denkinger. Herr believes the Cardinals probably would have won it all without the missed call; there was no instant replay back then.
28. Is Hot Market for IPOs Cooling?
- Tuesday, April 15, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.
IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000. Eighty-nine companies have raised $19 billion through sales of new stock so far in 2014. But demand for more offerings depends largely on the health of the broader market, and after last week's sell-off, the clamor from buyers may quiet down.
29. Milestone Year
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
The day after First Tennessee Bank celebrated its 150th birthday a few weeks ago by shooting fireworks over its Downtown Memphis headquarters, with executives and bank stakeholders mingling on a nearby hotel rooftop, the bank’s chairman, president and CEO looked back with pride at his bank’s long history.
30. Patrick Accounting Launches Payroll Business
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC is in something of an extended growth spurt, with a newly launched expanded payroll services business, a Nashville office that opened this past summer and the possibility of even more expansion beyond Memphis.
31. Millions Could Get Extra Time for Health Sign-Ups
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law. That would let the administration boost sign-ups and aid Democrats under attack over the program's troubles.
32. With Health Law, Workers Ponder the I-Quit Option
- Monday, March 24, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) – For uninsured people, the nation's new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie Payne of St. Louis, who already had good insurance, the law could offer another kind of escape: the chance to quit her job.
33. ‘History Has Changed’
- Friday, March 21, 2014
The headquarters for Freedom Summer is still being set up and nearby the stage is almost ready for the March on Washington.
The almost-finished exhibit on the black power movement includes an interactive media table that is as bold as the moments and cultural history it offers.
34. Google Redesigns Android to Power Smartwatches
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google thinks it's time for an Internet-connected watch that performs many of the same tasks as a smartphone but with fewer distractions and rude interruptions.
The Internet's most influential company is trying to unleash a new era in mobile computing with a version of its Android software tailored for high-tech watches and other devices that can be worn instead of held.
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sales & Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, March 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Scott Lackey, founder and president of Meridian Performance Group LLC, will present “Your Strategy Earned You the Opportunity; Don’t Let Your Personality Kill It.” Cost is $35 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
36. Apple CEO Tim Cook Teases, Reassures Shareholders
- Monday, March 03, 2014
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook is still trying to convince shareholders that the iPhone maker remains a step ahead in the race to innovate, even though recent performance of the company's stock lags behind other technology trendsetters.
37. January Insurance Sign-Ups Meet Monthly Goal
- Friday, February 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – While states are having varying success getting people to sign up, January marked the first time since new health insurance markets opened last fall that a national monthly enrollment target was met.
38. Burleigh Consulting Group Changes With Times
- Monday, February 10, 2014
Robert C. Burleigh still enjoys playing tennis four times a week. But the 78-year-old founder of Burleigh Consulting Group admits he is playing more doubles matches these days.
“I’m running a little slower now, so it’s mostly doubles now, not a lot of singles,” said Burleigh with a chuckle.
39. CBIZ Memphis Adding 20 Hires, Interns
- Saturday, February 08, 2014
The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM LLC is welcoming a host of new faces in 2014.
The firm, which provides financial services such as accounting, tax, financial advisory and others, in recent days added a new business development manager. Drew Bringhurst joined the office’s marketing department with more than 10 years of experience in a variety of industries, including sales, marketing and human resources.
40. Doctors Go Digital
- Monday, February 03, 2014
The name – Baptist OneCare – really does say it all. Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. is in the midst of installing an electronic health records system that is as ambitious an undertaking as any in Baptist’s century-plus history.
41. If It Can Be Imagined, It Can Be Made
- Monday, January 20, 2014
The industrial revolution brought efficiency but led to the decline of human creation by hand. We stopped tinkering and started operating machines, becoming inherently less ingenious.
Over the past century, new product developed hinged on access to expensive machines out of reach for the individual. Thus, new production development and innovation became the domain of companies with the cutting edge equipment.
42. Health Care Website Passed Recent Security Test
- Friday, January 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cybersecurity concerns over President Barack Obama's health care website have been cleared up through testing, a government security professional who initially had qualms about the system assured lawmakers Thursday.
43. Feds Won't Renew Health Website's Lead Contractor
- Monday, January 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government's much-maligned health insurance website is getting a new outside contractor to steer the revamped portal through the remainder of open enrollment season.
44. Jolly Helpers
- Monday, December 23, 2013
This year, a group of researchers from London’s Centre for Economics and Business Research in London teamed up with the founders of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair to tackle some tough Santa statistics.
45. Health Care Signups Pick Up but May Not Close Gap
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.
New signup numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Barack Obama's health care law, but not enough to guarantee that Americans who want and need coverage by Jan. 1 will be able to get it. Crunch time is now, as people face a Dec. 23 deadline to sign up if they are to have coverage by New Year's.
46. Amazon.com Sees Delivery Drones as Future
- Tuesday, December 03, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less – via self-guided drone.
Consider it the modern version of a pizza delivery boy, minus the boy.
47. News Media Protest White House Press Access Limits
- Friday, November 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Dozens of leading news organizations protested to the White House on Thursday against restrictions that sometimes keep journalists from taking pictures and video of President Barack Obama performing official duties. At the same time, two press groups urged their members to stop using official photos and video handed out by the White House, dismissing them as little more than "government propaganda."
48. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.
- Saturday, November 09, 2013
“Mechatronics.” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said the word so fast that it got lost in the echo of the large aircraft hangar at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology near Memphis International Airport.
50. New Security Issues Surface as Sebelius Testifies
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's embattled top health official declared herself accountable Wednesday for failures of the much-maligned health insurance website as a newly surfaced government memo pointed to security concerns that were laid out just days before its launch.
51. Obama Turns to Trusted Adviser on Health Care Woes
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — A career management consultant with a knack for taming bureaucratic backlogs is the man President Barack Obama is now counting on to help turn around a problem-plagued website that has marred the rollout of Obama's signature health care law.
52. Bite Yourself Before You Get Bitten
- Monday, October 21, 2013
A few weeks ago we attended the FedEx Institute of Technology’s Innovation Expo to hear Philip Mudd, formally of the CIA and FBI, speak about risk, and A.G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble, discuss product development and market strategy. We will share with you their messages in our next two columns, as both had unique insight on strategy.
53. Diverse Corporate Experience Leads Crosby to Form PeopleCap
- Friday, October 18, 2013
Meg Crosby’s career might be summed up as an exercise in adaptation.
A principal with the boutique human resources firm PeopleCap, Crosby left her hometown of Memphis for college at the University of Richmond for a double major in English and interpersonal communications. Her pragmatic father insisted on throwing some business courses into the mix.
54. Obama Administration Projected Strong Health Plan Signups
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's internal projections called for strong enrollment in the states in the first year of new health insurance markets, according to unpublished estimates obtained by The Associated Press. Whether those expectations will bear out is unclear.
55. 3 US Economists Win Nobel for Work on Asset Prices
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
STOCKHOLM (AP) – Three American professors won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for shedding light on how stock, bond and house prices move over time– work that's changed how people around the world invest.
56. Citrone: Logistics Not Just for Men
- Monday, September 23, 2013
It’s hard to picture Cheryl Burch Citrone, a partner at executive recruiting and consulting firm Vaco Memphis, hanging around railroad tracks or shooting the breeze about shipping lanes and trucks.
57. Some Employers See Perks of Hiring Older Workers
- Monday, September 16, 2013
Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.
58. Gathering Targets Region’s Workforce Development
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
When state officials gather at The University of Memphis University Center Wednesday, Sept. 4, to talk about workforce training, it won’t be with a check in hand to lead the effort.
State Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris of Collierville, who organized the 8:30 a.m. to noon session, wants state labor commissioner Burns Phillips and others from Nashville to listen to details of the training programs local business and higher education leaders have cobbled together over the last three years.
59. Conference to Bridge Gap Between Employers, Training Programs
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Out of the near-crisis in hiring workers after the city’s set of economic development plums in the last three years came a workforce training formula that has worked.
But many of the city’s companies aren’t aware of that formula or the existing programs that grew out of what amounted to an emergency response by local leaders. That’s according to a recent survey of manufacturing company leaders by the Greater Memphis Chamber.
60. Nasdaq Breakdown Puts Pressure on Crisis Work
- Monday, August 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The latest high-tech disruption in the financial markets increases the pressure on Nasdaq and other electronic exchanges to take steps to avoid future breakdowns and manage them better if they do occur.
61. Facebook Aims to Get More People Online
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook wants to get more of the world's more than 7 billion people – all of them, actually – online through a partnership with some of the world's largest mobile technology companies.
62. A Push for Harmony Among Workers, Young and Old
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – There's a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children – or grandchildren.
63. Your Company Must Play to Win
- Friday, August 02, 2013
Are you rewarding your team for outrageous thinking about your product or service mix? Do you give them ample room to experiment and defy expectations about such things as new customer experiences, new business models, new strategies, growth ideas, and new lines of revenue? Can they play and not be punished for generating new thinking about old problems? Can they learn by doing?
64. Onyx Carves Niche in Medical Device Arena
- Saturday, July 27, 2013
Medical device firm Onyx Medical Corp. experienced a record year in 2012, and that momentum has carried over through 2013.
65. Understanding Nonprofit Overhead Costs
- Tuesday, July 02, 2013
A public discussion is stirring on the topic of nonprofit overhead and the extent to which overhead costs should influence giving. The three leading sources of information about nonprofits recently issued a call to action asking individual and institutional donors to stop using “overhead” as the measure of a nonprofit’s success. GuideStar, Charity Navigator and BBB Wise Giving Alliance have issued a call to donors to move beyond the “Overhead Myth.”
66. Fisher Named Director Of Economic Development
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Gwyn Fisher has been named the greater Memphis regional director of economic and community development by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. In her new role, Fisher will work with companies, municipalities and stakeholders in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale counties to create jobs, attract new businesses and expand existing businesses.
67. Both Sides Win in ‘Battle of the Brains’
- Wednesday, May 08, 2013
If you have ever engaged someone in a discussion about left- and right-brain thinking they almost always take a side. Sometimes it seems that the two sides are incompatible and unbending in their view of how one should see the world. The right-brain people are typically labeled “creative” and “artistic” with a unique ability to see things intuitively and as a whole. The left-brain people are “analytical” and “detail oriented” utilizing linear process and logic to solve problems.
68. Light Years Ahead
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
About 1 out of every 20 hospitalized patients in the U.S. will acquire another infection during the course of their treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These infections, dubbed health care-associated infections, can be devastating for patients, and costly for hospitals.
69. Health Care Decisions
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
In the past four years, the health care premiums Courtney Liebenrood Ellett has paid for her 12 employees have risen about 70 percent.
Liebenrood Ellett, the founder and principal at Obsidian Public Relations in Memphis, has paid 100 percent of her employees’ premiums since 2009.
70. US Citing Security to Censor More Public Records
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year but more often than ever cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.
71. Growing Push to Halt Workplace Bullying
- Monday, March 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Margaret Fiester is no shrinking violet, but she says working for her former boss was a nightmare.
"One day I didn't do something right and she actually laid her hands on me and got up in my face and started yelling, 'Why did you do that?'" said Fiester, who worked as a legal assistant for an attorney.
72. Paulus Urges Community to Get Heart Smart
- Monday, March 04, 2013
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis capped off its month-long celebration of American Heart Month by hosting a seminar by Dr. Basil Paulus titled “Getting Heart Smart … What You Need to Know.”
73. Can Big Data Pay Off Big?
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Perhaps one of the most exciting advances in this decade is the emergence of big data, a collection of data sets so large they cannot be processed with standard database management programs. The analytics that companies glean from this data yield quantitative insight into business strategy that was previously unavailable. The world’s technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s.
74. Vaco Memphis Adds Two Divisions
- Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Vaco has added two new divisions to its Memphis office, growth partners of the consulting and placement firm say is an organic extension of its service offerings.
Vaco – a Nashville-based staffing firm that provides candidates for positions in finance, accounting, technology and logistics – has recently launched a new division, Vaco Operations, which will be focused on recruiting human resources, sales, marketing and executive assistants.
75. Gowen Named Marketing Head at Renshaw Property Management
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kellyn Gowen has joined Renshaw Property Management as marketing coordinator. In her new role, Gowen manages social media, marketing and communications for the company’s 800 Mid-South rental properties, serves as a liaison for property owners and real estate agents, and spearheads marketing efforts for vacant properties.
76. Cutting-Edge Road Show
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Medtronic Inc. recently unveiled its new Catalyst mobile educational center, part of a small fleet of high-tech vehicles that the company uses to take hands-on training and education directly to spinal surgeons and other health care professionals across the country.
77. Planning for the Future
- Monday, November 12, 2012
A few months ago, CNBC broadcaster Jim “Mad Money” Cramer all but reached up to the TV screen on his set to high-five Bryan Jordan, president, CEO and chairman of First Horizon National Corp., whose image was there via satellite.
78. Haynes Joins Table Group as Principal Consultant
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.
79. Report: Health Care Improving in Tennessee
- Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Health care is showing improvement in Tennessee thanks to some of the strongest health care plans in the South and an increased focus on patient-centered medical practices, according to the annual State of Health Care Quality report released Tuesday, Oct. 30, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
80. FBSciences Blossoming With All-Natural Products
- Monday, October 22, 2012
FBSciences of Collierville knows something about emerging rapidly.
The company, which produces products to help farm crops emerge faster and healthier, expects to blossom as global markets invest in agricultural real estate and food security.
81. Vintage Homes Wins Bronze in National Housing Awards
- Friday, October 19, 2012
Vintage Homes has received a Bronze in the 2013 National Housing Quality Awards.
The 33-year-old homebuilder was recognized for facing challenges to its business model and revamping itself successfully. Vintage Homes also received credit for its marketing strategy, Opportunity for Improvement program and implementation of business technology tools.
82. Executive Speakers Bureau Nears 20 Years
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Memphis-based Executive Speakers Bureau, which helps book speakers or entertainers for client events around the world, hits its 20-year anniversary next year.
And an informal survey of the company’s clients suggests several reasons why it might have lasted this long.
83. Marks Thrives on Challenge of Promoting Services
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Dan Marks isn’t an information technology manager or a management information systems analyst, but these days anyone promoting a bank is automatically invested in digital technology.
- Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management will hold its 2012 conference and exposition Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 14, at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Visit tnshrmconf.com for a schedule.
85. New Coordinator Named for Arkansas Health Technology
- Thursday, August 30, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe has named a new coordinator for the state's efforts to develop and improve its use of electronic health records after a former state human services director who had led the initiative announced his retirement.
86. Company Wellness Programs Increasing
- Monday, August 27, 2012
During the height of the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009, some feared that employers would stop providing health care coverage to save money. Now businesses big and small hope to save on health care costs by taking a more active role.
87. EPA to Approve Grain Sorghum for Cleaner Ethanol
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The federal government is on the verge of approving a grain mainly used as livestock feed to make a cleaner version of ethanol, a decision officials say could give farmers a new moneymaking opportunity, boost the biofuels industry and help the environment.
88. Workforce Preparation
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been hearing the same thing as he travels across the state holding forums on higher education.
Tennessee’s technology centers don’t have the equipment that employers want to see their workers trained on before they hire them.
89. Preparing to Hire
- Friday, July 20, 2012
You can never hire enough people to help with fundraising. If you are strategic you will look for individuals with volunteer management experience who can help build and support a diverse team of fundraising volunteers. This is different from hiring someone to “solve all your fundraising problems.” While most written job descriptions don’t include the previous phase, the idea is often an unspoken desire that drives hiring decisions. Our advice: acknowledge your desire; then work diligently to identify the right person with the right skills. Fundraising experience is not enough. We suggest keeping the following qualities in mind as you proceed.
90. Bush Talks Post-White House Life
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Though the main attraction at a private gathering at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens Monday, July 16, included former President George W. Bush, it was a mostly nonpolitical evening.
The 43rd president neither excoriated nor overtly praised President Barack Obama, for example, nor did he wade much into the health care debate despite the occasion of his visit being related to a hospital – specifically, to the 100th anniversary of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
91. George W. Bush Talks Post-White House Life in Memphis
- Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Though the main attraction at a private gathering at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens Monday, July 16, included former President George W. Bush, it was a mostly nonpolitical evening.
The 43rd president neither excoriated nor overtly praised President Barack Obama, for example, nor did he wade much into the health care debate despite the occasion of his visit being hospital-related – the 100th anniversary of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
92. Weak Hiring Shows Economy Still Hurting
- Monday, July 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A third straight month of weak hiring shows the U.S. economy is still struggling three years after the recession officially ended.
U.S. employers added just 80,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.
93. Sensory Marketing Improves Customer Experience
- Friday, June 29, 2012
One of the most intriguing marketing methods that has been used increasingly throughout the years is sensory marketing. Sensory marketing is utilizing all of the human senses in order to affect how customers perceive their experience with a product.
94. A Battle for Internet Freedom as UN Meeting Nears
- Monday, June 25, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A year after the Internet helped fuel the Arab Spring uprisings, the role cyberspace plays in launching revolutions is being threatened by proposed changes to a United Nations telecommunications treaty that could allow countries to clamp down on the free flow of information.
95. UTHSC Prof. Earns $1.5M Research Grant
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Dr. Gabor Tigyi of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, for research to develop a new class of drugs that could control the spread of cancers by inhibiting a key enzyme involved in metastasis.
96. Seven Schools Chosen For ‘Innovation Zone’ Program
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Those planning the new consolidated countywide school system to come in August 2013 now have a list of seven elementary and middle schools that will be part of a federally funded “innovation zone.”
97. Garrett to Head Adult Programs At Literacy Mid-South
- Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Alfred Garrett has been promoted to director of adult programs at Literacy Mid-South. Previously the adult programs manager, Garrett’s new role will include establishing and maintaining program delivery policies, evaluating effectiveness and measuring outcomes for the nonprofit organization’s adult programs.
98. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
99. Michael Hatcher & Assoc. Adapts to Shifting Customer Demands
- Monday, April 23, 2012
The average person probably wouldn’t associate the word “trendy” with landscaping, but Michael Hatcher certainly does.
100. For Long-Unemployed, Hiring Bias Rears its Head
- Monday, March 26, 2012
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Few job seekers who fail to get an interview know the reason, but Michelle Chesney-Offutt said a recruiter told her why she lost the chance to pitch for an information technology position.