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1. Macon Homes Complex Sells for $800,000 -

500 N. Claybrook St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $800,000

Sale Date: Aug. 20, 2014
Buyer: Crosstown Macon Homes LLC
Seller: Macon Homes
Details: The 24-unit Macon Homes section 8 apartment complex at 500 N. Claybrook St. in Midtown has sold for $800,000.

2. Medline Industries Files Permit for Improvements -

Medline Industries Inc. has filed a $1.2 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for improvements to its 4500 S. Mendenhall Road facility.

3. D. Canale Affiliate Buys Property for Distillery -

301 S. Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Sale Amount: $785,000

Sale Date: July 10, 2014
Buyer: Dominick Properties LLC
Seller: 301 South Front Street GP

4. Nursing Home Owner Files $9 Million Loan -

The owner of the 284-bed Grace Healthcare of Cordova nursing home at 955 N. Germantown Parkway has filed an $8.9 million loan on the property.

5. City Council Turns Again to Benefits Discussions -

Memphis City Council members won’t take any major votes Tuesday, July 15, on city employee benefits.

But the controversial topic will likely dominate much of another council day at City Hall. The council is in the gap between its approval of health insurance changes in June and an October vote on the companion proposal to change city employee pension plans for new hires and those with less than 10 years of service.

6. Brooks: Assault Charge Being Used by ‘Detractors’ -

The same day that she announced she was quitting her job at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks’ mug shot on an assault charge wound up on the top row of the front page of “Just Busted.”

7. County Commission to Discuss Brooks’ Residency -

A challenge of Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks’ residency is serious enough that her fellow commissioners are prepared to discuss it at a special meeting next week.

The Shelby County Attorney’s office is investigating whether Brooks lives in the district she has represented for the last eight years.

8. Arrests Mark Turbulent Season for Democrats -

At week’s end, Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks and Shelby County Democratic Party Chairman Bryan Carson had been arrested within 24 hours of each other on separate charges.

9. ‘A Step Closer’ -

The general contractor for the Crosstown redevelopment project recently applied for three building permits totaling $115.3 million as the development team approaches a key period for financing the ambitious project.

10. Training Ground -

You can’t perfectly simulate a real-life disaster. Dr. Joe Holley knows this better than most.

11. Council to Discuss Retirement Plan Changes -

Memphis City Council members begin moving Tuesday, June 3, toward the first of three votes on a quartet of ordinances that would fundamentally change health care and pension benefits for city employees.

12. West Clinic’s Midtown Locale Sells for $5.3 Million -

West Clinic’s cancer center at 1580 Union Ave. in Midtown has sold for $5.3 million, one of three centers in the area that sold recently.

13. County Commission Ready for Budget Analysis -

Shelby County Commissioners begin their detailed look at the county’s consolidated budget proposal Wednesday, April 16, for the coming fiscal year.

The budget committee, chaired by commissioner Heidi Shafer, begins its hearings with a look at the budgets for the offices of Sheriff, Trustee, Register and the Juvenile Court and its Clerk’s office.

14. Where There’s Smoke -

DON’T WAIT FOR THE FIRE TO FIND THE WATER. Neglect and denial burns in empty buildings and blighted neighborhoods, futures are hazy, moods are dark and the smoke from all of it chokes cities and sends those able to flee to greener ground at the edges, leaving behind a bitter landscape, a smoldering threat.

15. Caught in the Middle -

Even before the Affordable Care Act came along, Deborah Casey was living between a logistical rock and an economic hard place. Casey, a 61-year-old widow, draws a monthly Social Security check based on her husband’s earnings. She works part-time for Shelby County (no benefits), and to continue receiving the same amount in that Social Security check, she has to keep tabs on how much she makes. This is exactly how someone who wants to provide for herself winds up on a “fixed income.”

16. Events -

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.

17. Crosstown Funding Comes With Questions -

The Memphis City Council’s approval of $15 million in city funding for the Crosstown redevelopment project last December was supposed to be the last piece of a $180 million funding puzzle for the mammoth undertaking.

18. County Commission Approves Crosstown Funding -

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, March 10, $5 million in county funding for public infrastructure on the $180 million Crosstown redevelopment project.

The 11-1 vote came after it appeared twice that commissioners, including those supporting the funding, were ready to delay the decision for two weeks.

19. Eddleman Joins Family Safety Center -

Vernetta Eddleman has joined the Family Safety Center, Memphis and Shelby County’s center for victims of domestic violence, as director of client services.

In her new role, Eddleman will be responsible for the planning, design, development and management of client services, and will also supervise and train staff and partner agency providers in delivering quality care to victims and their families.

20. Midtown Apartment Building Sells for $840,000 -

199 S. McLean Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $840,000

Sale Date: Feb. 21, 2014
Buyer: Zaki Holdings LLC
Seller: Colonial House LP
Loan Amount: $140,000
Loan Date: Feb. 21, 2014
Maturity Date: Sept. 1, 2015
Lender: Colonial House LP
Details: The 20-unit multifamily building at 199 S. McLean Blvd. in Midtown has sold for $840,000.

21. Newest County Commissioner Takes Seat -

The newest Shelby County Commissioner is not a newcomer to politics.

But there will be something of a learning curve for former Germantown Alderman Mark Billingsley because of the uniqueness of each local legislative body from boards of aldermen to councils to school boards. The uniqueness isn’t in the structures of those bodies as much as it is in the personalities that come together on them.

22. Billingsley Is Newest County Commissioner As "Tax Dead" Program Advances -

Former Germantown alderman Mark Billingsley is the newest Shelby County Commissioner.

On the second ballot Monday, Jan. 13, commissioners appointed Billingsley to fill the vacancy created by the resignation this month of Wyatt Bunker, who became mayor of Lakeland last year.

23. Give Me My Money -

IT’S MINE, AND I WANT IT BACK.

“I thought I heard the captain say
Pay me my money down
Tomorrow is our sailing day
Pay me my money down”

24. 15 Vie for County Commission Seat -

Shelby County Commissioners will interview a group of 15 citizens Wednesday, Jan. 8, who want to become the newest member of the elected body.

The committee session interviews come before the full commission is to vote Monday, Jan. 13, on a replacement for Commissioner Wyatt Bunker.

25. Plans in Works for Dormant Midtown Project -

City officials are working on plans to kick-start the dormant Washington Bottoms project at Poplar Avenue and Cleveland Street in Midtown.

Memphis Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb confirmed that he is working on the effort but said he was not yet able to release detailed information on the project.

26. Ruby Tuesday Sells Bartlett Lots for $1.1 Million -

8348 U.S. 64
Bartlett, TN 38133
Sale Amount: $1.1 million

Sale Date: Dec. 5, 2013

Buyer: 64 Kate Hyde Partners

27. Maryland REIT Buys Two Memphis Properties -

Affiliates of Hunt Valley, Md.-based real estate investment trust Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. have bought two Memphis properties for a total of $17.9 million.

28. Methodist Pays $22.5 Million for Germantown Facility -

7945 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $22.5 million

29. Methodist Pays $22.5 Million for Germantown Facility -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has bought the Germantown Multispecialty Center at 7945 Wolf River Blvd. for $22.5 million from UT Medical Group Inc.

30. 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.

31. Events -

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

32. Crosstown Team Wins Grant for Greenline Link -

The Sears Crosstown redevelopment team garnered a $50,000 grant from Shelby County to help link the property with a nearby greenline.

The grant, which was given to the county from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be used on design work to extend the nearby Vollintine & Evergreen Greenline, located across North Parkway, through the Crosstown site.

33. Crosstown Team Wins Grant for Greenline Link -

The Sears Crosstown redevelopment team garnered a $50,000 grant from Shelby County to help link the property with a nearby greenline.

The grant, which was given to the county from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be used on design work to extend the nearby Vollintine & Evergreen Greenline, located across North Parkway, through the Crosstown site.

34. Shelby County Schools To Apply For Head Start Funding -

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Monday, Oct. 14, the school system will apply for $23 million in federal Head Start funding that now goes to Shelby County government.

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell said Monday, Oct. 14, Porter-Leath children’s service will also make a bid for the Head Start contract county government now operates.

35. Medical Office Facility Sells for $5.9 Million -

7865 Educators Lane
Memphis, TN 38133
Sale Amount: $5.9 million

Sale Date: Sept. 26, 2013
Buyer: GA HC REIT II Bartlett TN MOB LLC
Seller: APD Investments LLC, Robert S. Biscan, The Colony Group LP and Amir H. Mehrabi
Details: An affiliate of Newport Beach, Calif.-based Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. has paid $5.9 million for the medical office building at 7865 Educators Lane in Northeast Memphis.

36. Medical Office Facility Sells for $5.9 Million -

An affiliate of Newport Beach, Calif.-based Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. has paid $5.9 million for the medical office building at 7865 Educators Lane in Northeast Memphis.

37. Events -

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

38. 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.

39. Doctor Files Loan on Chiropractic Clinic -

The owner of the Spinal Healthcare Associates, Cordova Pain Treatment Center at 8132 Country Village Drive in Cordova has filed a $1.4 million loan on the property.

40. Apple Grove Owner Files $5.6 Million Loan -

The owner of the Apple Grove Alzheimer’s & Dementia Residence at 3575 Hacks Cross Road in Southeast Memphis has filed a $5.6 million loan on the property.

41. School Board Recognizes Labor Groups, Moves Toward Smaller Size -

The last meeting of the 23-member countywide school board ended Tuesday, Aug. 27, with gift bags for the 16 school board members whose positions are abolished Friday, as the month ends.

The board becomes a seven-member body starting Sept. 1, dropping the nine legacy Memphis City Schools board positions and the seven legacy Shelby County Schools board positions that were part of the board starting in October 2011.

42. Organic Education -

Bethel Grove Elementary School of Memphis marked the opening of its American Heart Association Teaching Garden recently with a Plant Day Celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony that included garden crafts, music and physical activity education.

43. Johnson Named Chairman of Higher Education Commission -

Cato Johnson, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, is the new chairman of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Johnson was the unanimous choice of the commission after serving as vice chairman last year.

44. Insurers Limit Providers to Drive Down Costs -

In a bid to halt rising health care costs, local insurance carriers are pushing lower-cost plans with fewer choices of physicians and hospitals.

The tradeoff: In exchange for lower overall health care costs, some Americans may have to switch physicians or end up paying higher out-of-network rates to keep their longtime family doctor.

45. Culture of Health -

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

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

46. Suburbs See Different Sales Tax Realities -

While Shelby County and city of Memphis government leaders have grappled with the loss of property value and its impact on the property tax rates for both governments, suburban leaders have a different reality.

47. Change of Scenery -

After spending years or decades in their current form, longtime staples of the local real estate scene are about to disappear or undergo major changes that will forever alter the city’s built landscape.

48. Methodist University Hospital Begins Emergency Department Expansion -

Methodist University Hospital has begun construction on a $33.5 million expansion and renovation of its emergency department.

Jamie Carter, interim CEO for Methodist University Hospital, said the aging facility isn’t large enough to accommodate the hospital’s growing number of emergency department visitors.

49. Pitching Memphis -

Staunching a brain drain of college-age creative talent is a task cities around the country are undertaking with varying degrees of enthusiasm.

In Memphis, that sales job begins in earnest each summer. And it results in a big push to introduce college-educated interns to top executives and local cultural attractions – basically, the best the city has to offer – in the hope those young people will put down roots here.

50. Five Years in the Life -

Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines has just merged with more than 150 flights a day at Memphis International Airport shifting to the Delta brand. And Delta’s CEO, Richard Anderson, said Memphis would be an integral hub with more traffic.

51. ‘Made in Memphis’ Study Points to Hiring Challenges -

A new report on manufacturing jobs in the Memphis area shows rapid growth through 2016.

But the study by the Workforce Investment Network and the Greater Memphis Chamber, along with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, also points to the challenge that those manufacturing employers face in finding enough of the right workers for the rejuvenated sector that was once a dominant part of the Memphis economy.

52. New Study Forecasts 4,000 Local Manufacturing Jobs Through 2016 -

A new report on manufacturing jobs in the Memphis area by the Workforce Investment Network and the Greater Memphis Chamber as well as Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell shows rapid growth through 2016.

53. Rhodes Honors Gray for Outstanding Research -

Dr. Patrick Gray, an associate professor in Rhodes College’s department of religious studies, has received the college’s Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research. Gray’s research centers on biblical studies, specifically the history and literature of early Christianity and the Greco-Roman context.

54. Commission Votes Down Second Amendment Gun Resolution -

Shelby County Commissioners voted down a resolution Monday, May 6, that would have backed the idea of state legislators and county sheriffs across the state “nullifying” federal gun control laws they consider unconstitutional.

55. Health Care Challenge -

To cap off National Public Health Week, The Daily News held an in-depth discussion about health care reform and the daunting task of trying to digest and comprehend the new Affordable Care Act, which encompasses more than 2,800 pages of law and more than 100,000 pages of regulations and rules.

56. The Means to be Mean -

PIECE OF CAKE. Lately, and this is disturbing, I’ve been thinking about Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, as Marie Antoinette, complete with a powdered wig and a cute little stick-on beauty mark, running up and down the halls inviting the poor to eat cake when they run out of bread. But these are not the halls of her Petit Trianon in Versailles at the time of the French Revolution. These are the halls of the state capitol in Nashville at the time of the super majority.

57. Aerotropolis Pitch to Council Receives Mixed Reaction -

After years of very general talk about the aerotropolis concept, Memphis City Council members are ready for leaders of the effort to bring it in for a landing in specific terms that work with plans in smaller areas of the district around Memphis International Airport.

58. Crosstown Project Has $15 Million City "Ask" -

Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project are asking the city of Memphis for $15 million toward a $175 million project.

Memphis City Council members got a look Tuesday, March 19, at the “ask” as well as the finances and goals of the project centered on the old 1.5 million square foot Sears Crosstown building.

59. Green Line Marketing Doubles Office -

Green Line Marketing Group has outgrown its East Memphis office space due to its expanded staff and client roster.

The boutique agency has signed a 2,000-square-foot lease in Racquet Club Plaza, where it will relocate from its three 350-square-foot executive suites in Clark Tower by the end of the month.

60. Million Calorie Reduction Match -

This week let us discuss a nonprofit organization, Healthy Memphis Common Table, whose mission is to mobilize Greater Memphis to achieve excellent health for all, along with one of their programs aimed at addressing obesity, the Million Calorie Reduction Match.

61. Johnson Honored by U of M With Authur Holmon Award -

If Cato Johnson ever decided to leave his position as senior vice president of corporate affairs at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, he could quite possibly become an epic spokesperson for an energy drink. A healthy one, that is.

62. 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.

63. Palmer Joins Cannon Wright Blount As Director of Assurance -

David Palmer has joined Cannon Wright Blount certified public accounting firm as director of assurance and accounting services. Palmer’s specialties include audit and profit-sharing plans in the nonprofit, health care, government and construction industries.

64. Nashville Company Buys Wolf River Medical Building for $11 Million -

8040 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $11 million

Sale Date: Oct. 9, 2012
Buyer: HRT of Tennessee Inc.
Seller: Bayrock Investment Co. LLC
Details: HRT of Tennessee Inc., an affiliate of Nashville-based Healthcare Realty Trust Inc., has paid slightly less than $11 million for the medical office building at 8040 Wolf River Blvd. in Germantown.

65. Wolf River Medical Building Sells for $11 Million -

HRT of Tennessee Inc., an affiliate of Nashville-based Healthcare Realty Trust Inc., has paid slightly less than $11 million for the medical office building at 8040 Wolf River Blvd. in Germantown.

66. 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.

67. Events -

The Chick-fil-A 5K benefiting Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South will be held Monday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. starting at AutoZone Park, 200 Union Ave. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For costs and to register in advance, visit chickfila5k.com.

68. For the People -

It’s well-known that the Memphis area’s population suffers from a host of chronic health issues, from obesity to hypertension to Type 2 diabetes, making it ground zero for students and researchers dedicated to finding solutions to public health issues.

69. Varied Career Led Spurlock to The Urban Child Institute -

Katy Spurlock, director of education and dissemination at The Urban Child Institute, has had a varied career in which every step along the way seems to have led her right to where she’s meant to be.

70. New Day Coming for Sears Crosstown Urban Village -

The historic Sears Crosstown building in Midtown Memphis is being redeveloped as a mixed-used vertical urban village, with nine “founding partners” in local health care, education and arts organizations that have signed on to occupy 600,000 square feet of the total 1.4 million square feet of space.

71. 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.

72. Survey: 34 Pct. Of Physicians to Leave Medical Practice -

A new nationwide survey of U.S. physicians shows that 34 percent say they will leave the practice of medicine in the next decade, just as millions of Americans newly insured under the Affordable Care Act will seek more access to medical care.

73. Levy Named Assistant Dean in U of M School of Public Health -

Dr. Marian Levy has been named assistant dean of students and public health practice for the University of Memphis School of Public Health. Levy is also an associate professor in the school and is the current president of the Tennessee Public Health Association.

74. Court’s Ruling Won’t Impact Orgs.’ Missions -

In 1987, Dr. Scott Morris, a physician and United Methodist minister, founded the Church Health Center, a health care ministry that serves the working poor and their families.

75. Court Upholds Health Care Reform -

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance mandate that’s the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul.

Chief Justice John Roberts Thursday, June 28, announced the court’s judgment, which will allow the law to move forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million currently uninsured Americans.

76. 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

77. 'Complex Situation' -

With the U.S. health care system busting at its seams, industry experts are concerned about how already overwhelmed practitioners will provide care for the more than 30 million Americans expected to be added to the insurance rolls under health care reform – pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, expected later this month.

78. PHC Files $11M Loan to Build in Fieldstone -

PHC Real Estate LLC has filed an $11.5 million construction loan for 18.6 acres at the southwest corner of Tournament Drive and Hacks Cross Road in Fieldstone Planned Development.

79. Looking to Tomorrow -

The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence’s 2012 Summer Conference opens its two-day run Wednesday, June 13, with 500 educators from the region and a fourth-grade teacher from Virginia with a board game popular with educators struggling to teach critical thinking skills.

80. Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer -

Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.

81. Fast Forward -

Local economic development leaders have been talking for a while now about a transition from one five-year strategy – a plan that’s helped guide the addition of thousands of new local jobs to the local economy – to a new vision that carries things forward.

82. Global Connections -

Although the Memphis in May International Festival is widely known for its Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the festival’s focus on developing international economic trade and fostering Memphis companies’ global business relationships remains central to its mission.

83. Garrett to Head Adult Programs At Literacy Mid-South -

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.

84. Unified Moves To East Pointe Biz Center -

An independent forensic engineering and investigations company has relocated its Mid-South Service Center to a more secure location.

Unified Investigations & Sciences Inc. has inked 8,565 square feet in East Pointe Business Center Building D, 3875 Vantech Drive. The Suwanee, Ga.-based tenant was previously located at 3955 Whitebrook Drive, where it serviced Arkansas, North Mississippi and West Tennessee.

85. McKesson VP: ‘Slow Walk’ Cost City $135M Plant -

Doug Pace, vice president of operations for McKesson Corp., came to East Memphis to talk about the quality of employees at the company’s Memphis redistribution center and how its new plant is coming along in Olive Branch.

86. Humane Soc. Names Walker Development, Marketing Mgr. -

Leah Walker has joined the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County as development and marketing manager. Walker represented her home state as Miss Georgia in 2008 before joining the Greater Memphis Chamber as a development consultant.

87. Improving Public Health Goal of New Initiative -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell this week announced the launch of a new broad-based health care project designed to improve public health and reduce health care costs for county residents.

88. Music Commission Announces Emissaries of Memphis Music -

The Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission has announced its 2012 Emissaries of Memphis Music.

The eight women selected will receive their accolades at a celebration March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.

89. Wright Medical Hires New SVP -

Less than a month after Wright Medical Group Inc.’s former Senior Vice President Frank Bono filed a complaint in Shelby County Chancery Court against his former employer, the Arlington-based orthopedic medical device company has named Daniel Garen its new senior vice president and chief compliance officer.

90. Nursing Homes Sell For $30 Million -

200 South Parkway W.
Memphis, TN 38109

Sale Amount: $15.9 million

Sale Date: Jan. 10, 2012

91. REIT Pays $30M for 2 Nursing Homes -

Affiliates of a Grubb & Ellis healthcare real estate investment trust have bought nursing homes in Memphis and Millington for a combined $29.9 million.

G&E HC REIT II Memphis SNF LLC bought Parkway Health & Rehab Center at 200 South Parkway W. from Tennessee Property Associates LP for $15.9 million, and G&E HC REIT II Millington SNF LLC bought Millington Healthcare Center at 5081 Easley St. in Millington from West Point Road Associates LP for $14 million.

92. GSK-Leased Warehouse Financed for $10.2M -

Bank of America NA has granted a $10.2 million loan to five affiliates of Exeter Property Group for a warehouse at 4480 Swinnea Road leased to GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare LP.

93. City Files $12M Permit Application For Mitsubishi Plant Infrastructure -

2865 Riverport Road
Memphis, TN 38109

Permit Cost: $12.1 million

Permit Date: Applied January 2012

94. Memphis Co. Buys Hacks Cross Acreage -

Memphis-based PHC Real Estate LLC has bought 18.6 acres near the southwest corner of Hacks Cross Road and Tournament Drive from CRM Central Properties Inc. for $1.2 million.

95. Inconclusive Prognosis -

It was a mixed year of highs and lows for the Memphis area health care industry – which employs one out of seven workers locally – as the nation’s uncertain economy and changing health care system prompted hospital networks and biotech companies to realign, restructure and rethink the way they operate.

96. Charlotte Supt. to Talk Schools Merger -

The schools consolidation planning commission will talk Monday, Dec. 12, with the former superintendent of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system in North Carolina.

Peter Gorman resigned as superintendent of the consolidated school system in August to become part of the new education division of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch’s media company.

97. Schools Planning Commission Hires Consultant, Sets Budget -

Boston Consulting Group has been hired as the consultant to the schools consolidation planning commission and could begin its work as early as Friday, Dec. 9.

The commission approved the contract through the non-profit Shelby County Schools Education Foundation Thursday afternoon in a unanimous voice vote.

98. Minority Biz Council Presents Awards -

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division outshined co-finalists FedEx Express and Smith & Nephew to win Corporation of the Year Friday during the 26th annual Robert R. Church Achievement Awards Luncheon.

99. New York Co. Buys Medical Office Buildings -

1333 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $2.9 million

Sale Date: Aug. 26, 2011

100. Homeless Reduction -

The end of this month will mark the first three months of the new local effort with a goal of ending homelessness in the next 10 years.

The Community Alliance for the Homeless Inc., a private nonprofit organization, has written several grant proposals in pursuit of an action plan that would reduce transitional housing for the homeless by 300 units and replace it with more than 300 units of permanent supportive or other long-term housing.