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1. Memphis Grizzlies’ Gasol Earns Highest Career Honor -

Marc Gasol is now in the same company as LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

Memphis Grizzlies center Gasol has been named to the All-NBA First Team for the 2014-15 season. This marks the second All-NBA selection of Gasol’s career (Second Team in 2012-13), and he is the first player in franchise history to be recognized on the All-NBA First Team.

2. Boys & Girls Clubs of Memphis Officials Honored -

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ CEO and its career placement director picked up awards during the recent Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 109th National Conference in Chicago.

3. University of Memphis Gets 'Green' Nod From Princeton Review -

The University of Memphis’ green initiatives, including its bike share program and single-stream recycling effort, have earned the school a nod from The Princeton Review.

The education services company has named the U of M as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada. It reviewed 2,000 colleges and their green initiatives before developing The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

4. Conn’s HomePlus Opens New Memphis Store -

A second Conn’s HomePlus store in Memphis is now open.

The new, more than 50,000-square-foot store at 3260 Austin Peay Highway sells affordable home appliances, consumer electronics, home office products, furniture and mattresses.

5. University of Memphis Gets 'Green' Nod From Princeton Review -

The University of Memphis’ green initiatives, including its bike share program and single-stream recycling effort, have earned the school a nod from The Princeton Review.

The education services company has named the U of M as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada. It reviewed 2,000 colleges and their green initiatives before developing The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

6. Memphis Financial Startup Secures Seed Funding -

Consumers are increasingly turning to technology and the convenience of smartphones to pay for goods and services or perform banking-related tasks.

That explains everything from the launch of Apple’s new ApplePay service to the formation of Memphis startup SynapsePay, a self-described early-stage financial network that has just completed a seed funding round.

7. Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol Earns Highest Career Honor -

Marc Gasol is now in the same company as LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

Memphis Grizzlies center Gasol has been named to the All-NBA First Team for the 2014-15 season. This marks the second All-NBA selection of Gasol’s career (Second Team in 2012-13), and he is the first player in franchise history to be recognized on the All-NBA First Team.

8. Memphis Gets Greenlight to Relocate Police -

Now it’s all about closing the deal.

With no debate or discussion, the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, May 19, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s proposal to buy the 13-story Donnelley J. Hill state office building at 170 N. Main St., just a stone’s throw from City Hall.

9. Memphis City Council Appointment Reflects Political Urgency -

Attorney Alan Crone is the newest member of the Memphis City Council.

The former chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party – who said he’s traded politics for nonprofits over the last decade – was the choice of city council members Tuesday, May 19.

10. State Education Commissioner Visits Memphis-Area Schools -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen visited several local schools Monday, May 18, and talked with leaders of the various school systems in Shelby County.

11. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis Officials Honored -

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ CEO and its career placement director picked up awards during the recent Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 109th National Conference in Chicago.

12. Conn’s HomePlus Opens New Memphis Store -

A second Conn’s HomePlus store in Memphis is now open.

The new, more than 50,000-square-foot store at 3260 Austin Peay Highway sells affordable home appliances, consumer electronics, home office products, furniture and mattresses.

13. Memphis-To-Cancun Flight Resumes -

Vacation Express is resuming its seasonal Memphis-to-Cancun flight.

On Monday, May 18, the first Vacation Express nonstop flight from Memphis International Airport to Cancun International Airport will depart. The flights arrive in Memphis on Sunday nights and depart on Monday mornings at 10 a.m.

14. Tennis Memphis Summer Camps to Reach 1,500 Kids -

Tennis Memphis, a nonprofit organization which manages and programs City Of Memphis municipal tennis courts, is entering the final four weeks of its Be A PowerServer Campaign, which ends June 5.

The effort aims to raise $30,000 towards the organization’s annual National Junior Tennis & Learning Tennis summer camps, held at 23 locations across the Memphis area.

15. Memphis-To-Cancun Flight Resumes -

Vacation Express is resuming its seasonal Memphis-to-Cancun flight.

On Monday, May 18, the first Vacation Express nonstop flight from Memphis International Airport to Cancun International Airport will depart. The flights arrive in Memphis on Sunday nights and depart on Monday mornings at 10 a.m.

16. Nonprofit to Introduce 1,500 Memphis Children to Tennis -

Tennis Memphis, a nonprofit organization which manages and programs City Of Memphis municipal tennis courts, is entering the final four weeks of its Be A PowerServer Campaign, which ends June 5.

The effort aims to raise $30,000 towards the organization’s annual National Junior Tennis & Learning Tennis summer camps, held at 23 locations across the Memphis area.

17. I Choose Memphis: Matt Harrell -

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

Name: Matt Harrell

Job title and company: International Treasury Manager, AutoZone Inc.

18. Cowork Memphis To Host Revenue Building Class -

Cowork Memphis and startup partner The unFunnel.com will host a revenue building class May 19 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper.

The event, “Digital Revenue Engine 2.0: Triple Your Revenue in any Market,” is aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs and will teach participants how to raise their revenue by increasing the number of customers, the average transaction value per customer and the number of transactions per customer.

19. Seaport Airlines Seeks to Cancel Memphis-Greenville Service -

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – SeaPort Airlines is seeking federal approval to end service between Greenville and Memphis within three months.

Portland, Oregon-based SeaPort in late October was awarded a federally subsidized Essential Air Service contract to restore passenger flights to and from Greenville, and the regional airline was cleared to begin service Jan. 12.

20. Cowork Memphis to Host Revenue Building Class -

Cowork Memphis and startup partner The unFunnel.com will host a revenue building class May 19 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper.

The event, “Digital Revenue Engine 2.0: Triple Your Revenue in any Market,” is aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs and will teach participants how to raise their revenue by increasing the number of customers, the average transaction value per customer and the number of transactions per customer.

21. Conley Assists Memphis With 500 Free Tickets -

Mike Conley may be hurt, but he’s still helping how he can.

To thank fans for the support they showed after his latest injury – he underwent surgery Monday for facial fractures suffered in Game 3 in Portland – Conley wanted to buy 500 tickets for Game 5 of the Grizzlies’ first-round playoff series vs. Portland.

22. Memphis Chamber Hires Greenprint Coordinator -

John Michels has joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as greenprint coordinator. Michels is responsible for transitioning the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan into the implementation phase.

This week, the Greenprint Plan was the recipient of the American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division’s award for “Excellence in Sustainability for a Plan.”

23. Mike Conley Assists Memphis With 500 Free Tickets -

Mike Conley may be hurt, but he’s still helping how he can.

To thank fans for the support they showed after his latest injury – he underwent surgery Monday for facial fractures suffered in Game 3 in Portland – Conley wanted to buy 500 tickets for Game 5 of the Grizzlies’ first-round playoff series vs. Portland.

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25. Greater Memphis Chamber Hires Greenprint Coordinator -

John Michels has joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as greenprint coordinator. Michels is responsible for transitioning the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan into the implementation phase.

This week, the Greenprint Plan was the recipient of the American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division’s award for “Excellence in Sustainability for a Plan.”

26. Book Bus Rolls Into Memphis to Spread Literacy -

When Jennifer Frances was a little girl, her Nana Bess used to read books aloud to her. Frances loved it. So did a younger cousin, but he struggled to pronounce the name and Nana Bess became “Nana Bus.”

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28. Memphis Health Company Expands and Rebrands -

Memphis-based Adventia LLC announced this week that it’s expanded its staff, extended its reach into Middle Tennessee, and rebranded to help employers more effectively confront chronic disease risks and health care costs.

29. Tumult of 1968 Leaves Indelible Mark on Memphis’ Legal, Political Figures -

When attorney David Caywood thinks about the pivotal events of the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, there is usually a big “what if” moment.

30. Memphis Health Company Expands and Rebrands -

Memphis-based Adventia LLC announced this week that it’s expanded its staff, extended its reach into Middle Tennessee, and rebranded to help employers more effectively confront chronic disease risks and health care costs.

31. Memphis Aims to Expand Recycling Efforts -

Editor’s Note: This column will appear weekly throughout April in honor of Memphis and Shelby County’s Sustainability Month.

This Earth Day, the City of Memphis has much to celebrate. Over the last several years, we have seen a growing demand for walkable, healthy neighborhoods, vibrant public spaces, access to fresh foods, and energy efficient buildings. As mayor, I have worked to meet this demand and position Memphis to lead by example in environmental sustainability. This work is being recognized nationally as Memphis-Shelby County was recently designated a 4-STAR sustainable community, in the same company as places like Austin, Texas, and Portland, Ore.

32. Memphis Budget Proposal Includes More Street Paving, Health Insurance ‘Overhang’ -

Street paving is the centerpiece of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s capital improvements budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Wharton is proposing a $656.5 million operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The administration is taking a $55 million capital improvements budget to the Memphis City Council that will include the most street paving the city has done since the federal stimulus fund of 2008, according to Wharton.

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34. Memphis Police Director Vows to Go After Gangs in City -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong is blaming drugs for a spate of high-profile crimes that have rocked the city in just over a week.

Armstrong vowed that police would "turn over every rock" to find whoever killed 15-year-old Cateria Stokes. The girl was fatally shot on April 10 while sleeping in her bed. That same day 7-year-old Kirsten Williams was killed while she was playing in her yard. Police have arrested three suspects in Kirsten's slaying and said all three are street gang members.

35. Memphis Made Brewing Quickly Becomes Local Mainstay -

“I think we’re maybe a little rougher around the edges,” said Andy Ashby of his Cooper-Young brewery Memphis Made Brewing Co. “We’re really a do-it-ourselves, DIY kind of place.”

36. Memphis College Prep Buys Dunn Avenue Elementary -

The Shelby County Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday, April 14, to sell the old Dunn Avenue Elementary School building to Memphis College Prep charter schools for $660,000.

The 1950s-era school building in south Memphis closed as a public school in 2006 but was leased by City University, another charter school operator that moved out a year ago.

37. Memphis Football Players to Get Red Cross Training -

Players on the University of Memphis football team have helped restock the FedExFamily House adjacent to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. They have volunteered and worked with children at Youth Villages. They have read to kids at Campus School. And they have worked to clear ravines of undergrowth at the Memphis Athletic Ministries’ Grizzlies Center.

38. Dunn Avenue Elementary Sold to Memphis College Prep -

The Shelby County Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday, April 14, to sell the old Dunn Avenue Elementary School building to Memphis College Prep charter schools for $660,000.

The 1950s-era school building in south Memphis closed as a public school in 2006 but was leased by City University, another charter school operator that moved out a year ago.

39. Memphis Football Players to Receive Red Cross Training -

Players on the University of Memphis football team have helped restock the FedExFamily House adjacent to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. They have volunteered and worked with children at Youth Villages. They have read to kids at Campus School. And they have worked to clear ravines of undergrowth at the Memphis Athletic Ministries’ Grizzlies Center.

40. Memphis Banks Move to Issue More Secure Plastic -

When it comes to banking innovations, 2015 is increasingly looking like the year of the chip card.

Spurred in part by the growing wave of data hacks and security breaches, banks nationwide – along with a growing number in Memphis – are moving to adopt a new version of plastic for consumers.

41. University of Memphis to Invest Rudd as President -

The University of Memphis will invest its 12th president this week.

M. David Rudd, who took office as U of M president in May 2014, will be invested Friday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.

42. Editorial: Memphis Elections About More Than Candidates -

When A C Wharton Jr. was elected Memphis mayor in 2009 from a record-setting field of 25 candidates, it was – among other things – a reaction to 17 years of Willie Herenton.

No one in the city’s history has served as mayor longer than Herenton.

43. Memphis Leads Tennessee Metro Areas in 2013 Patents -

Officials say Greater Memphis led Tennessee’s metro areas in patents issued in 2013.

According to The Commercial Appeal, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reported that enterprises and individuals in the Memphis metropolitan area were awarded 311 patents in 2013.

44. Memphis Vet Clinic Offers Free Service Animal Exams -

Memphis Veterinary Specialists will host free eye screening exams for certified service animals in May.

The exams are part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. Exams will be provided at MVS’ facility at 555 Trinity Creek Cove in Cordova.

45. Memphis Airport Hires New Vice President of Operations -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority announced this week a new vice president of operations.

Terry Blue brings 18 years of aviation experience, most recently as the deputy airport director for General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis., to his new role at MSCAA.

46. Memphis Chamber Unveils Board of Directors -

The Greater Memphis Chamber recently unveiled its 2015 board of directors, which includes six individuals in leadership positions and 45 additional members.

The chamber’s 2015 board chair is Leigh Shockey, chairman and CEO of Drexel Chemical Co. Calvin Anderson, senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief of staff with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and Duncan F. Williams, president of Duncan-Williams Inc., both serve as vice chairmen.

47. Indie Memphis Executive Director Jambor Resigns -

After seven years of service, Indie Memphis executive director Erik Jambor is stepping down.

Indie Memphis board president Ryan Watt announced Jambor’s resignation in an email to members, saying that the organization thanks Jambor for his service “building an excellent slate of programming and growth. Our organization is fully committed to continuing our first-class festival and year-round events. Erik will always part of the Indie Memphis family.”

48. Memphis Leaders Revert Riverside Drive Bike Lanes -

Riverside Drive between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue will return to four lanes of auto traffic in June, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced Wednesday, April 1.

But Wharton said the end of the yearlong trial period, which shifted the two southbound lanes to bicycle and pedestrian use, isn’t the end of some form of bike lanes on the scenic route.

49. Memphis Civil Rights Map Broadens History’s Reach -

The civil rights history of the Memphis area is so rich and so deep that a new GIS map of historic sites by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will probably be a work in progress for some time.

50. Memphis Airport Hires New Vice President of Operations -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority announced this week a new vice president of operations.

Terry Blue brings 18 years of aviation experience, most recently as the deputy airport director for General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis., to his new role at MSCAA.

51. Memphis Leaders Revert Riverside Drive Bike Lanes -

Riverside Drive between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue will return to four lanes of auto traffic in June, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced Wednesday, April 1.

But Wharton said the end of the yearlong trial period, which shifted the two southbound lanes to bicycle and pedestrian use, isn’t the end of some form of bike lanes on the scenic route.

52. Memphis Leaders Reverse Riverside Drive Bike Lanes -

Riverside Drive between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue will return to four lanes of auto traffic in June, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said Wednesday, April 1.

But Wharton said the end of the yearlong trial period, which shifted the two southbound lanes to bicycle and pedestrian use, isn’t the end of some form of bike lanes on the scenic route.

53. Greater Memphis Chamber Announces Board of Directors -

The Greater Memphis Chamber recently unveiled its 2015 board of directors, which includes six individuals in leadership positions and 45 additional members.

The chamber’s 2015 board chair is Leigh Shockey, chairman and CEO of Drexel Chemical Co. Calvin Anderson, senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief of staff with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and Duncan F. Williams, president of Duncan-Williams Inc., both serve as vice chairmen.

54. Indie Memphis Executive Director Jambor Resigns -

After seven years of service, Indie Memphis executive director Erik Jambor is stepping down.

Indie Memphis board president Ryan Watt announced Jambor’s resignation in an email to members, saying that the organization thanks Jambor for his service “building an excellent slate of programming and growth. Our organization is fully committed to continuing our first-class festival and year-round events. Erik will always part of the Indie Memphis family.”

55. Memphis Brewfest on Tap for April 18 at AutoZone Park -

Want to sample fine American craft beer as well as beers from around the world and raise money for a good cause? That’s what’s happening at the Sixth Annual Memphis Brewfest on Saturday, April 18, at AutoZone Park.

56. AAC Names University of Memphis Freshman Women’s Golfer of the Week -

University of Memphis freshman women’s golfer Emily Goldstein was selected American Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week after her second-place finish at the Bearcat Spring Classic last weekend.

57. Embassy Suites Memphis Begins $7 Million Renovation -

The 220-suite Embassy Suites hotel in Memphis has begun a $7 million renovation, expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2015 with a new lobby, atrium, guest rooms and boardroom. Frank Grisanti’s Restaurant, located on the property, also will undergo a major upgrade.

58. Memphis Fire Department to Test New Strategies -

The Memphis Fire Department plans to test software this summer that it hopes will reduce non-emergency ambulance calls it responds to.

The pilot program is one part of a long-term strategy for the department recently rolled out by the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

59. Memphis-Area Homes Part of $553 Million Loan -

A total of 66 residential single-family rental properties in the Memphis area, including the cities of Memphis, Lakeland and Arlington, are part of a massive loan arranged by Goldman Sachs for a leading residential real estate investment trust.

60. Memphis Fire Department to Test New Strategies -

The Memphis Fire Department plans to test software this summer that it hopes will reduce non-emergency ambulance calls it responds to.

The pilot program is one part of a long-term strategy for the department recently rolled out by the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

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62. Memphis-Area Homes Part of $553 Million Loan -

A total of 66 residential single-family rental properties in the Memphis area, including the cities of Memphis, Lakeland and Arlington, are part of a massive loan arranged by Goldman Sachs for a leading residential real estate investment trust.

63. University of Memphis Law School to Host Agriculture Law Conference -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host the 2nd Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference April 17.

The series of panel discussions and events runs from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

64. Embassy Suites Memphis Begins $7 Million Renovation -

The 220-suite Embassy Suites hotel in Memphis has begun a $7 million renovation, expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2015 with a new lobby, atrium, guest rooms and boardroom. Frank Grisanti’s Restaurant, located on the property, also will undergo a major upgrade.

65. Memphis Street Newspaper Marks Second Anniversary -

This weekend will mark the second anniversary of the launch of The Bridge, Memphis’ first street newspaper that addresses the hardships of the some 2,000 Memphians living on the streets.

The first edition launched on March 21, 2013. The team behind it approached members of the homeless population and paid them to share their stories and artwork for publication, in addition to training them as vendors to sell the paper while keeping the profits.

66. University of Memphis Research Forum on March 30 -

The University of Memphis will host its 27th annual Student Research Forum Monday, March 30.

Students in engineering, physical and applied sciences, life/health sciences, liberal and fine arts, education, business, social and behavioral sciences and math and computer science will present poster displays at the forum. The 161 undergraduate and graduate students participating can win up to $3,000 in prizes.

67. Marco’s Pizza Franchisee Eyes More Memphis-Area Stores -

With one Germantown location under his belt, Marco’s Pizza owner Peter Morgan is eyeing at least three more locations in the Memphis area.

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70. New Memphis Website Helps Guide Parents in School Selection -

Education bends family trees in the direction of progress. It is a liberating experience that paves the way for the quality of life that proves beneficial to the individual, the family and the community.

71. East Memphis Chick-Fil-A Getting $501,000 Remodel -

A Chick-Fil-A restaurant in East Memphis is getting a makeover.

The fast food chain has applied to the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a $501,000 building permit for “interior renovation.”

72. Memphis Newspaper Guild Rejects New Contract -

The Memphis Newspaper Guild “unanimously rejected” a tentatively agreed upon contract in a vote on Wednesday, according to guild president Wayne Risher.

The union represents many newsroom employees at The Commercial Appeal. The guild had recommended that members reject the two-year, no-raise contract due to concerns that a discipline clause in the contract could pose a “serious threat” to job security. It took that stand on the basis of advice from its national union.

73. Memphis Newspaper Guild Rejects New Contract -

The Memphis Newspaper Guild “unanimously rejected” a tentatively agreed-upon contract in a vote on Wednesday, March 11, according to guild president Wayne Risher.

The union represents many newsroom employees at The Commercial Appeal. The guild had recommended that members reject the two-year, no-raise contract due to concerns that a discipline clause in the contract could pose a “serious threat” to job security. It took that stand on the basis of advice from its national union.

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76. Memphis Part of Federal TechHire Job Training Effort -

Memphis is one of 21 cities involved in a commitment to improve training for workers in the technology sector, and the city will compete for $100 million in federal grant money for tech job training programs.

77. East Memphis Chick-Fil-A Getting $501,000 Remodel -

A Chick-Fil-A restaurant in East Memphis is getting a makeover.

The fast food chain has applied to the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a $501,000 building permit for “interior renovation.”

78. Jindal in Memphis for March Republican Event -

Louisiana Governor and possible presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will speak to Shelby County Republicans next month as part of a “leadership series” of events for the Tennessee Republican Party.

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80. Jindal in Memphis for March Republican Event -

Louisiana Governor and possible presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will speak to Shelby County Republicans next month as part of a “leadership series” of events for the Tennessee Republican Party.

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82. Mike Shildt: From College Walk-On To Memphis Redbirds Manager -

Any professional baseball player can tell you about the stigmas he has to fight. For one guy, it might be that he doesn’t hit with enough power. And for another it might be that he doesn’t make consistent enough contact.

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84. Memphis Women in Business Face Low Receipts -

With a new political and civic push to improve minority business growth in Memphis’ public and private sectors, businesses owned by women are a specific part of the minority business community challenged in unique ways.

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86. Memphis Book Startup Rebrands With New Name -

Memphis-based e-book publishing startup Screwpulp is, like the book lovers it serves, turning a page.

The company has rebranded, changing its name to “Leafless,” a change that partly reflects a desire to move past the edginess the venture’s initial moniker tended to imply.

87. Memphis Startup Screwpulp Changes Name to Leafless -

Memphis e-book publishing startup Screwpulp has changed its name.

It’s now known as “Leafless.”

Via founder and CEO Richard Billings, the name change was partly a result of moving past the edginess the venture initially wanted to impart, a wish to show the company in a less negative light than its original name might have suggested and just being responsive to customers. The company adds that its mission has not changed.

88. Memphis Redbirds Unveil ‘Birds on the Bat’ Logo -

Now owned by their parent St. Louis Cardinals, the Memphis Redbirds will look the part in 2015 with a new primary logo that more closely resembles the “birds on the bat” logo worn by the major-league club.

89. Seven Memphis-Area RadioShacks to Close -

Seven RadioShack stores in the Memphis area are among the 1,784 retail sites the company plans to close, according to court documents related to its bankruptcy filing in early February.

The Shelby County stores to close between Feb. 17 and March 31, according to the list, are in Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway; Trinity Commons, 714 Germantown Parkway; the Collierville store, 694 W. Poplar Ave.; Whitehaven Plaza, 4082 Elvis Presley Blvd.; Bartlett Towne Center, 6045 Stage Road; and Polo Shops, 7464 Winchester Road. The store in Holiday Plaza Mall in West Memphis is also slated to close.

90. Seven Memphis-Area RadioShacks to Close -

Seven RadioShack stores in the Memphis area are among the 1,784 retail sites the company plans to close, according to court documents related to its bankruptcy filing last week.

The Shelby County stores to close between Feb. 17 and March 31, according to the list, are in Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway; Trinity Commons, 714 Germantown Parkway; the Collierville store, 694 W. Poplar Ave.; Whitehaven Plaza, 4082 Elvis Presley Blvd.; Bartlett Towne Center, 6045 Stage Road; and Polo Shops, 7464 Winchester Road. The store in Holiday Plaza Mall in West Memphis is also slated to close.

91. Seven Memphis-Area RadioShack Stores to Close -

Seven RadioShack stores in the Memphis area are among the 1,784 retail sites the company plans to close, according to court documents related to its bankruptcy filing last week.

The Shelby County stores to close between Feb. 17 and March 31, according to the list, are in Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway; Trinity Commons, 714 Germantown Parkway; the Collierville store, 694 W. Poplar Ave.; Whitehaven Plaza, 4082 Elvis Presley Blvd.; Bartlett Towne Center, 6045 Stage Road; and Polo Shops, 7464 Winchester Road. The store in Holiday Plaza Mall in West Memphis is also slated to close.

92. Memphis Botanic Garden Names New Executive Director -

Scott McCormick has been named the new executive director of the Memphis Botanic Garden Foundation.

93. Fogelman Moving Forward With East Memphis Retail Center -

A company affiliated with Robert F. Fogelman II is moving forward with plans to build a new retail center on a key piece of land in the heart of East Memphis.

Crown Centre LLC has applied for a $3.2 million building permit to build the “shell” of a 29,000-square-foot, single-story retail building on the site of the old Cozymel’s Mexican Grill site at 6544 Poplar Ave., near International Paper’s campus in East Memphis.

94. Memphis City Council Endorses Insure Tennessee -

As Tennessee legislators continue their special session on the proposed Medicaid expansion, Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 4, a resolution urging the Legislature to approve Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan. The council resolution is a companion to a similar resolution approved by the Shelby County Commission last month.

95. Dixie Pickers to Open East Memphis Store -

Dixie Pickers, a retailer offering sporting goods, outdoor clothing, hunting gear, guns and other outdoor accessories, has signed a lease with Loeb Properties for a new store location at 964 June Road near the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Yates Road in East Memphis.

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97. Dixie Pickers to Open East Memphis Store -

Dixie Pickers, a retailer offering sporting goods, outdoor clothing, hunting gear, guns and other outdoor accessories, has signed a lease with Loeb Properties for a new store location at 964 June Road near the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Yates Road in East Memphis.

98. SeaPort Airlines to Begin Memphis-Greenville Route -

SeaPort Airlines plans to begin passenger service in mid-March between Greenville, Miss., and Memphis.

The airline has agreed to a lease that allows it to fly into Memphis International Airport's main terminal.

99. EDGE Approves Incentives for Memphis Ikea Store -

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has been awarded an 11-year tax break to develop a $64 million store near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway that is expected to employ 175 people.

The board of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine on Wednesday, Jan. 21, approved the controversial payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive on an 8-1 vote, with Larry Jackson voting against the measure.

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