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1. Commitment to Fitness Looks to Reverse Childhood Obesity -

If American children and teenagers are fat, then those in the Mid-South are fatter. And you don’t have to rely on some “Fattest Cities in America” list aimed at generating clicks and views to reach this conclusion.

2. First South Launches More Secure Cards -

First South Financial is preparing to roll out credit cards embedded with new chip technology that offer users more protection than the standard piece of plastic today.

Starting Oct. 1, the Memphis-based credit union will offer its Visa Platinum credit cards with new EMV chip technology. Cards with such technology, according to the Smart Card Alliance, contain embedded microprocessors that support “enhanced cardholder verification methods” and are regarded as more secure when making purchases online.

3. Greenprint Advocates Tout Range of Benefits -

After being lampooned for years as one of the worst metro areas in the country for bicyclists and pedestrians, the Memphis region is poised to make a huge leap forward in developing a regional greenway and trail system.

4. Events -

Hattiloo Theatre will present “Stick Fly” Thursday, Aug. 21, through Sept. 14 at the theater, 37 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at hattiloo.org.

5. Events -

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host musician Graham Nash for a discussion and signing of his memoir, “Wild Tales,” Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

6. Primacy Parkway Office Building Sells for $7 Million -

6060 Primacy Parkway
Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $6.9 million

Sale Date: June 27, 2014
Buyer: LSREF2 Newton LLC
Seller: Hub Properties Trust
Details: The 130,593-square-foot office building at 6060 Primacy Parkway in East Memphis has sold for $6.9 million.

7. Healthy Memphis Common Table Unveils New Name -

Healthy Memphis Common Table’s fourth annual meeting and recognition luncheon included the launch of a new name and logo and the honoring of the inaugural Health Impact Award recipients.

The new name is Common Table Health Alliance, and the selection of a new logo was an interactive process, with people at each table at the Thursday, May 22, luncheon voting for one of three possible logos. The winning logo will be made available for public distribution after it has been registered.

8. Events -

The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability will hold an open house about the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan Tuesday, May 20, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the North End Terminal, 444 N. Main St. Visit midsouthgreenprint.org.

9. Events -

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital will host a ribbon cutting for its expanded and renovated emergency room Tuesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at the hospital, 7691 Poplar Ave. Visit methodisthealth.org.

10. Coletta: ZIP Codes Don’t Define Destiny -

It’s not often you hear a featured speaker identify herself by ZIP code, but that’s just what Carol Coletta did Thursday morning at the ninth annual Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence conference at Temple Israel.

11. Events -

Talk Shoppe will host Speed Networking: Scoring Business Leads With Fast Pitches & Race Around the Bases Wednesday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Baseball attire optional. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.

12. Events -

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, April 30, at 9:45 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Bob Nations of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness will present “Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security in the Mid-South.” Visit phelpssecurity.com.

13. Events -

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, April 28, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of parliamentary law and “Robert’s Rules of Order” is invited to attend. Call 324-5184.

14. A Funder’s View of Sustainability -

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

As the Mid-South’s philanthropic partner since 1969, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is clearly here to stay. That’s why we are interested in initiatives that make our area more livable and connected right now and for future generations.

15. Conference to Present Power of Networks -

The Mid-South nonprofit community is doing better than it was during the throes of the recession. And there is a report on the 2013 fiscal year as proof that things are better than they once were.

But in the nonprofit world, there is always a need to do more and to expand resources as far as possible. So, when the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence holds its ninth annual conference on May 1 at Temple Israel, the keynote speaker will be an expert on grantmaking.

16. Patching Up Poplar -

Its narrow traffic lanes are unforgiving and its storm water drain grates make driving the outside lane a perilous endeavor.

Sidewalks disappear and resume from block to block, while street crossings for pedestrians are daunting even for the most determined and fleet-footed runner who has to navigate stoplights and traffic.

17. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August -

One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.

18. Makino Named Music Director at Opera Memphis -

Ben Makino has joined Opera Memphis as the company’s music director. The conductor and pianist, who most recently worked with the Long Beach Opera in Long Beach, Calif., previously served as the music director of Opera Memphis’ inaugural 30 Days of Opera in 2012.

19. Events -

T.O. Fuller State Park will host its first hike of the year Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the visitors center, 1500 Mitchell Road. The 4-mile hike along the Discovery Trail will include a birds of prey program during the break. Cost is free; bring hiking shoes and water. Call 543-7581 or email michael.champagne@tn.gov.

20. Events -

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

21. Brown Launches County Commission Campaign -

In a Midtown apartment last week, Jake Brown gathered his friends and friends of those friends to launch his campaign for a seat on the Shelby County Commission in the 2014 county elections.

22. Editorial: Soulsville’s Progress Right Direction for City -

Much has happened since our last cover story on Soulsville in October 2012, and much remains to be done.

The new residence hall at LeMoyne-Owen College opened this past October and construction is now underway on the Soulsville Foundation’s new multipurpose building.

23. 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.

24. Groups Highlight Adoption Awareness in November -

November is Adoption Awareness Month, and local groups like Mid-South Alliance and Agape Child & Family Services are working to provide safe and loving homes for more than 1,100 children in foster care in Shelby County.

25. Campus Connections -

The University of Memphis is in the early stages of updating its campus master plan, and it will seek input from its neighbors as it moves into its next century of higher education.

The U of M has hired the Smith Group JJR of Ann Arbor, Mich., to lead the effort with Memphis-based LRK Inc. serving as the local partner.

26. Retiring Moore ‘Transformed’ Chamber -

When John W. Moore took the reins of the Greater Memphis Chamber in 2005, the organization was at the end of its latest economic development campaign and financial resources were strained.

“We were in incredible financial distress when I took over,” Moore said. “We weren’t even going to make the next payroll and it was really scary, but the chamber now is on great financial footing thanks to the hard work of a great team.”

27. 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.

28. Select Health Alliance Names Sullivant Chief Medical Officer -

Baptist Memorial Health Care’s Select Health Alliance has named Dr. Henry Sullivant as its first chief medical officer. Sullivant will lead the physician-led clinical integration project, with the mission to deliver a better insurance care model that will then go to the marketplace as a collaborative effort between a physician group and a hospital.

29. GiVE 365 Grants $88,000 to 12 Nonprofits -

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis made it easier for a dozen Memphis nonprofits to continue the good they do in the community when it announced the recipients of this year’s GiVE 365 grantees last week.

30. Nonprofit Alliance Retools Logo, Website, Message -

About this time last year, CEO Nancy McGee of the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence decided to evaluate the organization’s internal and external messaging.

31. The Peabody Launches Diabetes Prevention Program -

Chances are if you live in Memphis, you know someone with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

More than one third of Memphians have pre-diabetes and one in 10 is living with full-blown diabetes.

The disease costs Tennessee an estimated $5.1 billion annually, including $3.62 billion in medical expenses and $1.48 billion in reduced productivity and premature mortality, according to a city of Memphis proclamation on diabetes prevention issued by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

32. 2014 County Commission Candidates Mapping Strategy -

A map may be one of the most valuable tools of the coming campaign season for the Shelby County Commission.

Two contenders in the 2014 commission races and elections kicked off a joint fundraiser in East Memphis last week with campaign handouts that included a map of the districts they are each running in.

33. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host The 19th Hole Wine Tasting at the Garden, part of the Tuesdays on the Terrace wine-tasting series, Tuesday, July 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers; reservations are required. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

34. Events -

Germantown Community Theatre and the Salvation Army Kroc Center will present “Peter Pan” Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28, at the theater, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road; and Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. For more information, visit gctcomeplay.org or call 937-3023.

35. Events -

Southerland Place Germantown is hosting a free VA Aid and Attendance Benefit Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at 7701 Poplar Ave. The workshop is for wartime veterans or their surviving spouses who live in assisted-living facilities. Jim Austin of Veterans Financial Inc. will present. Seating is limited; call 752-8444 to reserve a spot.

36. Chism Pushing for Younger Democratic Contenders -

Candidates in the 2014 elections for Shelby County Commission emerged at Commissioner Sidney Chism’s political picnic over the weekend.

37. Next Wave -

What do you follow a splash park with at the Children’s Museum of Memphis?

A robotic cow, of course.

As children out of school for the summer enjoy the newly opened “H2Oh! Splash” water park at Hollywood Street and Central Avenue, museum public relations and marketing director Carrie Roberts says plans are being made for the robotic cow and a barn on the other side of the museum property including an outdoor classroom.

38. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, May 29, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Jason Levien, CEO and managing partner of the Memphis Grizzlies, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

39. Changes Coming to Literacy Mid-South -

Major changes are on the way to Literacy Mid-South, which has been helping adults and young adults learn to read for nearly four decades.

During a breakfast announcement at Bryan Campus Life Center at Rhodes College, Literacy Mid-South leaders announced eight of the most significant developments in the program’s 40-year history.

40. Events -

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Nate Silver’s book “The Signal and The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t” Friday, May 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at lnlsignalnoise-rss.eventbrite.com.

41. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, May 7, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Jeremy Park, director of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will discuss corporate philanthropy and community building. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

42. National, Local Leaders Discuss Nonprofit Challenges -

Nonprofits need multifaceted ways to inform their stakeholders in a world that has grown more volatile, uncertain and complex, Jacob Herold, the president and CEO of GuideStar, told a sold-out audience at the annual Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence conference Wednesday, May 1.

43. Events -

ArtsMemphis will present the Stax to the Max music festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore St. Admission to the festival is free; discounted museum tickets are $2 between noon and 5 p.m. Visit staxmuseum.com.

44. Nonprofits Coping With New Challenges -

About 74 percent of Mid-South nonprofit organizations reported increased service demands in 2012, compared with 72 percent a year earlier. But many of those organizations cannot fully meet the demand for increased services because of funding constraints.

45. Events -

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Mignonne Wright, president of Macadvantage, will present “Think Big. Make Love.” Cost in advance is free for members and $25 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $30. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

46. International Paper Takes on Forest Protection -

International Paper Co. and a forest conservation group announced a plan Wednesday to protect endangered forests in key paper-producing areas of the South.

47. International Paper Takes on Forest Protection -

International Paper Co. and a forest conservation group announced a plan Wednesday to protect endangered forests in key paper-producing areas of the South.

48. Social Suds Brings Services to Soulsville -

With a bubble machine on the roof, the new South Memphis Alliance laundromat and resource center opened Wednesday, April 3, at 1044 S. Bellevue Blvd.

49. Reform Brings Changes to Managed Care -

Historic changes in managed health care are already under way and more are expected over the next year as reform continues to take shape following the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Since 2010, the trend of alignment between local physicians and hospital systems has swept across the Mid-South, and local hospital professionals brace for more changes and more patients once the new insurance exchanges are online within the next six months.

50. Partnerships Key in Baptist Operation Outreach -

Last week we highlighted the On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Festival and “Memphis Rocks” category, which is a free opportunity for Memphians to submit short videos that spotlight positive perspectives about our city for a chance to see them shown on the silver screen. This week let us turn our attention to an organization that is now “well beyond a century” with a true heartbeat of giving back to the community: Baptist Memorial Health Care.

51. ‘All is Not Lost’ -

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has been nationally recognized for its work providing health care services for the homeless population of the Mid-South, helping people like Grace Hilton-Young transform their lives.

52. Judge and Mayoral Contender Otis Higgs Dies -

Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Otis Higgs, whose two bids to become Memphis Mayor in the 1970s were important chapters in the city’s political and racial history, died Friday, Feb. 15, at the age of 75.

53. Events -

Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.

54. Madewell Coming to Saddle Creek -

The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown will soon gain another national retailer with no other presence in Tennessee.

Madewell, a subsidiary of J. Crew Group Inc., has signed a 3,061-square-foot lease in The Shops of Saddle Creek North, 7509 Poplar Ave., in part of the space that was previously The Gap in between James Avery Jewelry and Brighton Collectables.

55. Bellevue Dairy Building Demolition Begins -

Demolition contractors began work on the old dairy building at 1039 S. Bellevue Blvd., Thursday, Jan. 24, for the South Memphis Alliance Inc.

56. Bellevue Dairy Building Demolition Begins -

Demolition contractors began work on the old dairy building at 1039 S. Bellevue Blvd., Thursday, Jan. 24, for the South Memphis Alliance Inc.

57. Overcoming Addictions -

Last week we highlighted Juvenile Intervention & Faith-based Follow-up (JIFF), which is working with youth from in and around the juvenile justice system to equip them with the skills and support necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior. Drawing from another side of crime prevention, related to helping adolescents and adults fight drug and alcohol addiction, this week let us explore Memphis Recovery Centers.

58. Southwind Homewood Suites Sells for $6.5 Million -

3583 Hacks Cross Road Memphis, TN 38125

Sale Amount: $6.5 million

Sale Date: Nov. 2, 2012

59. Spirit of Giving -

For several thousand homeless Memphians, the winter months can be especially rough being exposed to the harsh elements without money, food or warm clothing.

Several local organizations and volunteers took time to give back during this holiday season by donating warm clothes, preparing hot meals and providing health care for those less fortunate just as the first signs of freezing conditions and snow hit the area.

60. Renewed Focus -

Reginald Milton calls it the “dirty little secret” of nonprofits whose mission is to provide social services.

61. Events -

Downtown Memphis Commission will unveil Memphis’ first marker on the Highway 61 Blues Trail Friday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. at Third Street and Gayoso Avenue. Visit downtownmemphis.com.

62. Events -

Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its 20th anniversary and honors day celebration breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden Hardin Hall, 750 Cherry Road. Teresa Huizar, executive director of the National Children’s Alliance, will deliver the keynote. Email doglesby@memphiscac.org or call 888-4342.

63. Events -

Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. in the board’s office in The Crump Building, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

64. Soul Map -

The Soulsville arrows beneath the Bellevue Boulevard railroad overpasses near Walker Avenue point north and south. It is the first indication that you are in an area where several possibilities can coexist.

65. Lease Takes Appling Farms to Capacity -

A distributorship of Pella Corp. has inked 11,300 square feet in Appling Farms Corporate Park, 6972 Appling Farms Parkway.

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. Nonprofit Center Could be New South Memphis Gateway -

The giant milk bottle will outlive the old dairy plant it stands atop in South Memphis. For more than 80 years, the giant milk bottle adorning a now old and crumbling dairy building on Bellevue Boulevard at Walker Avenue has been an icon.

68. Study: Chinese Imports Cost 96,300 Jobs in Mid-South Since 2001 -

A new report from a liberal think tank says Chinese imports caused the loss of 2.7 million jobs in the United States, including 96,300 in the Mid-South, since the industrializing nation joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

69. New Gang Unit Takes All-Out Approach -

There are few pieces of gang graffiti that are a more certain indicator of gang activity than the word Hoover.

Pitchforks and multi-pointed stars and certain numbers could be the work on bona fide gang members or those who aspire to gang membership – called “wannabes” by police.

70. Going Green -

Many organizations of all sizes and across all sectors seek to “green” their facilities and operations but often worry about how reducing their carbon footprint could affect their bottom lines.

71. Nursing Home Owner Files $13 Million Loan -

3549 Norriswood Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

Loan Amount: $13 million

Loan Date: July 13, 2012

72. Alliance Helps Businesses Implement Green Practices -

A public-private partnership called Team Green Zone, spearheaded by the Bartlett Area Chamber, is helping Mid-South businesses implement long-term sustainable practices to protect the environment while helping businesses boost their bottom lines.

73. Fun Ways To Give Back This Weekend -

Last week we highlighted MidSouth Sober Living, which is a local nonprofit creating sober living, transitional housing centers for those embarking on a new start in life. Now that summer has revved into high gear, let us share some opportunities to enjoy the weekend while easily and affordably giving back to our community.

74. Orgs Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Homelessness -

Several organizations and individuals focused on issues of homelessness were honored Tuesday, June 19, during the Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium’s annual meeting at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.

75. Events -

Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance Inc. will hold a continuing legal education meeting Wednesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Circuit Court clerk Van Sturdivant will introduce Circuit and Chancery Courts’ e-filing system. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to gmpa.reservations@gmail.com by Monday, June 18, at noon.

76. Events -

The 19th annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival will be held Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17, in Douglass Park, 1616 Ash St. Cost is free. Visit juneteenthmemphis.org for a schedule.

77. Events -

The Better Business Bureau breakfast series will continue with a seminar on fraud risks facing small businesses Tuesday, May 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Cost is free for BBB members and $10 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org or 757-8603.

78. Events -

The Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance will hold a continuing legal education meeting Wednesday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will present “Pursuing the Guilty and Protecting the Innocent.” Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to gmpa.reservations@gmail.com by Monday, May 14, at noon.

79. Kiser Joins Volunteer Mid-South As Community Services Director -

Amanda Kiser has joined Volunteer Mid-South as community services director. Kiser’s responsibilities include mobilizing and maximizing volunteer resources, coordinating training for partner agencies, creating and leading community projects, and marketing VMS’ benefits to agencies and the public.

80. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold its annual conference Wednesday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Blvd. The topic is “Powerful Networks: Nonprofits, Social Media and Community.” Cost is $120 for members, $160 for nonmembers and $65 for students. Visit npexcellence.org or email info@npexcellence.org.

81. Aerotropolis Brand Slow To Catch On -

The president of the company that helped give Alliance, Texas, the country’s first 100 percent cargo airport said he and others in the project had the advantage of working with a relatively blank slate.

82. Seeking Friendlier Skies -

Local business travelers are looking everywhere for relief from sky-high airfares.

Many are hopeful that once Southwest Airlines establishes a presence at Memphis International Airport beyond a few Memphis-Atlanta flights, increased competition will result in lower fares and more options for local travelers.

83. Iberiabank Relocates Cordova Bank Branch -

Iberiabank is moving its Cordova branch out from behind the shadow of a rival – literally.

The Iberiabank branch at 1605 Germantown Parkway is being relocated a little more than a mile south of that location into a vacant space formerly occupied by Trust One Bank, which closed several of its locations recently.

84. Awards Just One Facet Of Comm. Council -

This year marks a decade of existence for the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Commercial Council, the trade organization for the commercial real estate profession and its related sectors.

The council has about 325 members whose professions include commercial developers, brokers, property managers and other related CRE careers. Two of the council’s main events each year are the Commercial Property Forecast Summit, held in February, and the Pinnacle Awards, which honor the highest-producing commercial brokers each spring.

85. Mitsubishi Chem Subsidiary Files Permit App for HQ -

2665 Fite Road
Memphis, TN 38127

Permit Cost: $8.2 million

Permit Date: Applied March 2012

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. Events -

The HIV/AIDS Network 2012 Conference will be held Thursday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Student Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. The topic is “Responding to Challenges in the Mid-South.” Pre-registration is $25 and onsite registration is $35. Visit www.hivmemphis.org for more information or to register.

88. 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.

89. Donations Up Nationwide, Local Nonprofits Still Struggle -

Fundraising for nonprofits has returned to pre-recession levels, now exceeding the level of giving last seen in 2007, according to Blackbaud Inc., a Charleston, S.C.-based provider of software and services for nonprofits across the country.

90. Commission Looks at Power Realignment -

For three months, a split among the six Republicans on the 13-member Shelby County Commission has been more evident than the split among the seven Democratic commissioners.

As the commission started over this week on the redistricting process that highlighted the Republican rift, however, the split has evolved into a realignment of political power on the body.

91. Tennessee St. Office Bldg. Again in Foreclosure -

460 Tennessee St.
Memphis, TN 38103

Sale Amount: $3 million

Sale Date: Dec. 1, 2011

92. Memphis Pentecostal Bldg. Sells in Foreclosure -

Greater Memphis Pentecostal Assembly Inc. has bought a 2,823-square-foot residence on East Shelby Drive at a foreclosure sale for $1.9 million. The seller was David A. Kirkscey, substitute trustee appointed by First Alliance Bank.

93. That's a Wrap -

If the grand sweep of 2011 could be captured on celluloid and presented to an audience on the big screen, all the components of a great film would be readily apparent.

There was drama, in the form of a deluge and historic flooding that led the Mississippi River to crest at nearly 48 feet early in the year. One of the year’s big surprises saw President Barack Obama give the commencement address for the Booker T. Washington High School class of 2011 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

94. Negative Hits Keep Coming in 2011 -

While some of the Mid-South’s more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations received major gifts and successfully engaged new donor bases, the anemic economic recovery required others to hold a magnifying glass to their bottom lines in 2011.

95. Key Storylines Emerge in 2011 Banking -

Much of the news that came out of the local banking and financial services sectors in 2011 fell into one of three buckets.

No new fees, please.

Smaller names are doing bigger business.

And, two heads are better than one.

96. Events -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Social Media Update” Thursday, Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Memphis – Southaven, 280 Marathon Way in Southaven. Registration for the free event begins at 7:30 a.m. The briefing will address issues related to the National Labor Relations Act, including whether a company’s social media policy violates the act. To register, visit www.bakerdonelson.com/events or email rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

97. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. in the DMC conference, 114 N. Main St.

98. Events -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board of directors will meet Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St.

99. Study: Recession Changing Orgs’ Approach to Service -

Less funding, increased operational costs and a growing demand for services continue to beleaguer the Mid-South’s nonprofit sector, according to a new report from the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence.

100. CBRE's Truitt Awarded By Commercial Alliance -

Realtors Commercial Alliance, the commercial division of the National Association of Realtors, has recognized Kelly Truitt of CB Richard Ellis Memphis, an affiliate of CB Richard Ellis Inc., as a recipient of the 2011 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award.