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1. Archer-Malmo Adds Staff, Expands Downtown -

For Memphis-based marketing communications agency archer-malmo, the story has been consistent, with a trajectory that seems to only go in one direction.

The firm, says CEO Russ Williams, is “on another big growth surge here.”

2. Backend of Innovation -

Many of the CEOs we talk to tell us that they have more growth ideas than they know what to do with. It seems like there is a universal love affair with generating ideas but less enthusiasm when it comes to figuring out which ideas are the most commercially viable and how to actually implement.

3. Startup Conference Prepares to Return to Memphis -

Final preparations are underway for the startup-focused Everywhere Else conference, which is returning to Memphis at the end of the month after its launch here last year and will bring entrepreneurs, investors and creatives from around the country to the Bluff City.

4. Bares: EPIcenter Effort Targets ‘Scalability’ -

It’s all about “scalability” when it comes to creating new businesses in Memphis, and that means creating ones with a reach beyond the city to customers in other places – customers that more often than not are other businesses, not consumers.

5. Events -

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable with Ayn Maddox, managing partner of coaching and consulting company CreativExpressions, Thursday, March 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Cheffie’s Cafe, 483 High Point Terrace. The topic is “How Relationships Turn a Salesperson Into a Consultant.” Cost at the door is $20. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

6. Chamber Initiatives Targeting Small Business -

The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Small Business Council is launching three initiatives aimed at helping small-business owners find answers to some of their most vexing questions and identify tools and resources for growth.

7. Start Co. Moves Back Downtown -

With a new home, new programming and expanded leadership, among other things, this summer finds the Start Co. entrepreneurship organization in the midst of one of the more consequential periods in its history.

8. Tennessee Startup Program Accepting Applications -

The Blackstone Specialist Program presented by The Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Launch Tennessee has started accepting applications.

The program is looking for talent from across the country to come to Tennessee to be “specialists” in the state’s network of nine regional startup accelerators.

9. Women Leading in Memphis Startup Scene -

Memphis has made all the difference for me as a female startup founder. Memphis isn’t often sought after as an entrepreneurial hub, but I found it to be just what I was looking for: supportive and empowering for woman founders like myself. Memphis startup events aren’t only balanced on gender, but also in race. A mind-set for inclusion here is really setting our community apart from others.

10. Tennessee Startup Program Accepting Applications -

The Blackstone Specialist Program presented by The Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Launch Tennessee has started accepting applications.

The program is looking for talent from across the country to come to Tennessee to be “specialists” in the state’s network of nine regional startup accelerators. The specialists will either work directly with an accelerator’s executive director on business planning, early-stage financing, marketing, event planning and other strategic focuses, or be paired with one or more startups in the program.

11. Lemmonds Forges New Venture on Broad -

Elizabeth Lemmonds’ idea for a combination art space and fabrication shop, which she began pursuing after striking out on her own from the Start Co. organization last year, is coming together.

12. Startup Space -

The new Cowork Memphis venture in Cooper-Young has quickly developed into a resource and educational hub for freelancers and other busy professionals, helped in part by participation from entrepreneurs like Michael Nunn.

13. Launch Tennessee Gets $100K Blackstone Grant -

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Launch Tennessee. The funds will support the creation of the Launch Tennessee Specialist Program, which will try to bring talent to Tennessee’s network of nine regional startup accelerators.

14. Negatives Aside, AOL CEO Posts Positive Results -

NEW YORK (AP) – You've got gaffes.

AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong isn't one to mince words. Over the weekend, he apologized for insensitive comments and backtracked from an unpopular plan to pay matching 401(k) retirement contributions in a lump sum at the end of the year. Armstrong had previously defended the proposal by citing the high cost care for two "distressed babies" born to employee families.

15. Commission Sets Up in Temporary Space -

Shelby County Commissioners will serve out the remaining seven months of their current four-year term of office by staying upstairs at the county administration building in their committee room.

The Monday, Feb. 10, commission meeting was the first in the expanded committee room as the ground floor chambers where the commission normally holds its twice-monthly voting meetings is renovated.

16. Launch Tennessee Gets $100,000 Blackstone Grant -

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Launch Tennessee.

The money will support the creation of the Launch Tennessee Specialist Program, which will try to bring talent from across the country to Tennessee’s network of nine regional startup accelerators.

17. New Horizons -

When The Marston Group PLC, a Memphis-based certified public accounting and financial consulting firm, held an open house in recent weeks at its new digs, the evening portion of the event lasted from 7 till later in the night, with the last person leaving around 10.

18. School Board Pay Raise Returns to Commission -

Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Feb. 10, on a $20,800 pay raise for Shelby County School board members.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith Administration Building.

Follow the meeting @tdnpols, www.twitter.com/tdnpols.

19. Cowork Memphis Opens Workspace Venture -

Freelancers and other busy professionals who work remotely, outside of a traditional office setting, probably know the feeling.

Their coffee shop is loud and sometimes a difficult place to work. Perhaps a phone call comes in that they need to step outside to take – while being stuck leaving papers spread out and a computer on the table inside. And working from home, of course, brings its own distractions.

20. ZeroTo510 Program Opens Application Period -

Applications are now starting to come in for ZeroTo510, the medical device product and services startup accelerator that’s preparing to kick off its third year.

The window to apply is now open for the program – which will see six companies tapped to go through the mentor-driven, 12-week program of instruction and hands-on activities. The companies will get $50,000 in initial seed capital and, ideally, come out the other end with a stronger, more refined vision and concept – and possibly more funding from investors.

21. UTHSC Nurse Develops 'Socrates' Board Game -

Her students were bored. She was frustrated.

That was the setup for discovery, invention and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Hallie Bensinger, an advanced practice nurse at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, planned to play a “Jeopardy”-style game as part of a PowerPoint lecture in hopes of jumpstarting her students’ brains. So she went to a supply store in search of fake money to use in the game. Instead, she found her eureka moment.

22. Start Co. Forms New Investment Partnership -

Andre Mouton, director of investment at the Singapore-based boutique investment firm Angaros Group, traveled to Memphis last year to participate in the “Investor Day” for Seed Hatchery, the startup accelerator whose programming culminates with participating startups to make funding pitches to investors.

23. Luttrell Says Timing Key to Schools Funding -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell refers to the start two years ago of the reformation of local public education as “chaos and confusion.”

24. Muddy’s Founder Shares Story at Cowork Memphis -

Muddy’s Bake Shop founder Kat Gordon next week will tell the story of starting her business and the development of its second location in Cooper-Young as the inaugural guest for the Startup Grind series at Cowork Memphis.

25. Muddy’s Founder Shares Story at Cowork Memphis -

Muddy’s Bake Shop founder Kat Gordon will tell the story of starting her business and the development of its second location in Cooper-Young as the inaugural guest for the Startup Grind series at Cowork Memphis. The event happens Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

26. New Plan to Spur Entrepreneurship Growth -

On one of the first pages of a more than 80-page plan to kick start entrepreneurial growth in the Memphis area, a reader is greeted with a stark assessment.

“The Memphis economy is broken,” reads one of the bullet points within the newly released development plan called MEMx, a blueprint developed by Memphis-based Start Co. with help from the national JumpStart Inc. organization as well as with input from more than 200 Memphis partners and community leaders.

27. Shooting for the Moon -

The Commerical Appeal ran a story last week about the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle and its “Moon Missions.” While the details remain nebulous, the Chairman’s Circle consists of private sector leaders that contribute funding and business perspective to identify, analyze and define solutions for some of Memphis’ greatest challenges.

28. Start Co. Joins Global Accelerator Network -

Start Co., the Memphis-based venture development group focused on grooming startup companies and their founders, is itself about to do some starting anew.

29. E.W. Scripps Buys Startup Newsy for $35 Million -

The E.W. Scripps Co., which owns newspapers and TV stations, said Monday that it bought video news startup Newsy for $35 million to help it enter the digital video business.

30. Stites & Harbison Brings Patent Expertise to Bioworks -

In an effort to enhance expertise in patent cases among U.S. district judges, the 10-year Patent Pilot Program went into effect assigning patent cases to 14 federal district courts in 2011. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee was one of those courts chosen.

31. Broadband in US Schools Gets Boost From Tech Gurus -

The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus – Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.

32. Broadband in US Schools Gets Boost From Tech Gurus -

The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus — Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.

33. Amazon.com Sees Delivery Drones as Future -

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less – via self-guided drone.

Consider it the modern version of a pizza delivery boy, minus the boy.

34. Economic Gardening Trial Program Helps Companies Kick Start Growth -

Tioga Environmental Consultants is a Memphis-based company founded in 2009 that’s been growing fast in certain service areas.

To make sure it keeps that growth from getting too frothy, Tioga is leaning on a team from the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Gardening trial program, a business-building initiative of which Tioga is one of the newest participants.

35. Entrepreneurs Not Always Leaders, and Vice Versa -

Seventy percent of startup businesses fail within the first 10 years, according to a 2013 study conducted by Bradley University and the University of Tennessee. It’s a devastating reality given that the lion’s share of those are small businesses, from which more than half of domestic sales are generated.

36. Social Lunch Preps for Memphis Launch -

A new social lunch event called Lunchbox is preparing to launch in Memphis next month, the product of business partners who left San Francisco this summer to come to Memphis and build a creative venture here.

37. Edwards Finds Green Niche That Makes a Difference -

When Madeleine Edwards considered returning to the workforce in 2008 following time as a stay-at-home mom, she said she wanted to do “something that I felt like made a difference.” She was looking for a “green job.”

38. Start Co. Gearing up for Trio of Entrepreneurial Events -

Global Entrepreneurship Week is around the corner, and Memphis’ Start Co. organization – a hub of related local entrepreneurial initiatives – is gearing up to participate in its own way in the international week-long celebration and support of entrepreneurs.

39. UT Health Science Center to Outline New Campus Master Plan -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is set to revamp its campus, and the school will host a public information session on the development of a new master plan Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Student-Alumni Center Dining Hall, 800 Madison Ave.

40. Industry Spotlight -

An audience of a few hundred people, including investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, clinicians and musculoskeletal industry leaders, is gathering in Memphis this week to network, learn about new business opportunities and hear about companies like Restore Medical Solutions, a Memphis-based medical device startup.

41. Diverse Corporate Experience Leads Crosby to Form PeopleCap -

Meg Crosby’s career might be summed up as an exercise in adaptation.

A principal with the boutique human resources firm PeopleCap, Crosby left her hometown of Memphis for college at the University of Richmond for a double major in English and interpersonal communications. Her pragmatic father insisted on throwing some business courses into the mix.

42. Shelby County Schools to Apply for Head Start Funding -

A larger Head Start program run by the Shelby County Schools system would have a much smaller front office than the one through which Shelby County government administers the $23 million program.

And it would align the early childhood curriculum in Head Start centers with the curriculum used when those children start kindergarten in the Shelby County Schools system.

43. Twitter's Evan Williams May be Worth $1 Billion After IPO -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The personal fortune of Twitter co-founder Evan Williams probably will take up 10 characters once the online communications company goes public.

Williams, who was Twitter's CEO for two years until Dick Costolo took over in 2010, owns a 12 percent stake that makes him the company's largest shareholder. If Twitter turns out to be worth at least $17.60 per share, the initial public offering will make Williams a billionaire at 41 years old.

44. Start Co. Retools Website in Push to Evolve -

Start Co., a nonprofit working as a hub of public-private efforts to kick-start new entrepreneurial ventures in Memphis, has launched a new website as the group continues to shift from serving as a local startup resource to becoming a more robust venture development entity.

45. Sci-Fi Moment Sparked Career Ambition for Bell -

For many children coming of age in the 1970s and 1980s, a viewing of the “Star Wars” trilogy led to afternoons of battling make-believe Stormtroopers with homemade light sabers in a backyard re-imagined as the Death Star.

46. Examine Pros, Cons of IT Leasing Carefully -

Every business from time to time has to consider a potentially expensive information technology equipment replacement or upgrade. For example, a start-up business often has to make an initial investment in servers, workstations, software packages or other technologies. Sometimes, even the most well established businesses don’t plan appropriately for hardware or software upgrades, and can be surprised by the amount of capital needed.

47. Small-Business Loan Workshop Set for Sept. 9 -

Sue Malone, the founder of San Francisco-based group Strategies for Small Businesses, will facilitate a small-business loan workshop in Memphis Sept. 9.

48. Small-Business Loan Workshop Scheduled for Sept. 9 -

Sue Malone, the founder of San Francisco-based group Strategies for Small Businesses, will facilitate a small-business loan workshop in Memphis Sept. 9.

49. Four Memphis Startups Win Spots in ‘The TENN’ -

Memphis’ startup community continues collecting recognition beyond the city limits to go along with the steady attraction of new platforms, investments, mentors and programs for startups here.

50. Microsoft Says CEO Ballmer to Retire in 12 Months -

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, known as much for his zany personality as his business discipline, will leave a legacy of mixed results and a monumental challenge for his yet-to-be-named successor.

51. Memphis Startups Join Statewide ‘Demo Day’ -

Four startups from Memphis will take part in Tennessee’s first-ever statewide “demo day,” being organized by LaunchTN on Aug. 27.

The four companies are Mobilizer, Screwpulp, Health & Bliss and View Medical. During the event in Nashville, 20 companies – all graduates from Tennessee’s nine startup accelerators – will make pitches, and 10 will go on to participate in The TENN, the state’s first master accelerator program, sponsored by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

52. Memphis Startups Join Statewide ‘Demo Day’ -

Four startups from Memphis will take part in Tennessee’s first-ever statewide “demo day,” being organized by LaunchTN on Aug. 27.

The four companies are Mobilizer, Screwpulp, Health & Bliss and View Medical. During the event in Nashville, 20 companies – all graduates from Tennessee’s nine startup accelerators – will make pitches, and 10 will go on to participate in The TENN, the state’s first master accelerator program, sponsored by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

53. Local Startup Screwpulp Gaining Attention -

Memphis-based startup Screwpulp, which participated in the latest cohort of the Seed Hatchery accelerator, has been busy in recent weeks.

Earlier this month the company was chosen by a group of out-of-state investors as one of 20 finalists for the first-ever statewide demo day in Tennessee, being spearheaded by LaunchTN. For the Aug. 27 event, Screwpulp will be part of a group of 20 companies competing for the chance to participate in a master accelerator program.

54. Car Company's Tunica Plans Haven't Come to Fruition -

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles.

55. Start Co. Expands West With San Francisco Office -

Start Co., formerly LaunchYourCity Inc., has essentially expanded its footprint to the West Coast, the organization announced this week.

56. Execs: Feed Yourself First -

So many new business ventures die on the vine. Statistics vary, and we’ll keep the details of the debate to a minimum here. Let’s say that 1 in 20 make it. Let’s define the “Making It” as either having a profitable company after five years of existence or selling to a larger firm for a wealth-creating sum.

57. Start Co. Expands West With San Francisco Office -

Start Co., formerly LaunchYourCity Inc., has essentially expanded its footprint to the West Coast, the organization announced this week.

58. Memphis Startup Venture Heads to San Francisco -

Memphis-based startup Mentor Me has been accepted into the San Francisco-based NewMe accelerator.

NewMe is an invitation-only 12-week accelerator for technology startups led by underrepresented minorities. Mentor Me CEO Brit Fitzpatrick and co-founder Sean Lissner recently graduated from the Seed Hatchery accelerator, which is run by Memphis-based organization Start Co.

59. Reverb Micro Coffee Roastery Gaining Steam -

Reverb Coffee Co. is a new micro coffee roastery launched in Memphis by a coffee connoisseur with big ambitions for his small startup.

60. Memphis Startup Venture Heads to San Francisco -

Memphis-based startup Mentor Me has been accepted into the San Francisco-based NewMe accelerator.

NewMe is an invitation-only 12-week accelerator for technology startups led by underrepresented minorities. Mentor Me CEO Brit Fitzpatrick and co-founder Sean Lissner recently graduated from the Seed Hatchery accelerator, which is run by Memphis-based organization Start Co.

61. Upstart Memphis Begins Hatching Women-Led Startups -

The fourth floor of Playhouse on the Square’s facility at 66 S. Cooper St. is a bustling hub of entrepreneurial activity.

62. Boot Camp Gives Guidance for Emerging Companies -

Memphis-based startups are reaping the benefits of a statewide effort to increase the flow of capital to innovative companies in the early stages of development, says Matt Heiter, an attorney and shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC in Memphis.

63. Start Co. Adds Women’s, Logistics Accelerators -

Two new startup accelerators are joining the Memphis entrepreneurial scene, both targeting different kinds of company founders.

One is focused on women-led tech startups. The other will focus on company founders who want to build startups focused on the logistics industry.

64. SEC Lifts Ban on Hedge Fund Advertising -

WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time, hedge funds will be allowed to advertise to the general public under a rule adopted Wednesday by federal regulators.

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 4-1 to lift a decades-old ban that prevents hedge funds, private equity firms and other private investment managers from marketing their products to a wide audience.

65. Jones Keeps Peer Power’s Financial Foundation Solid -

Kela Jones has carved out a niche building the fundraising arms of Memphis-based nonprofit organizations.

“I like to go places you can start with a clean slate,” said Jones, who was recently hired as director of development at Memphis-based Peer Power.

66. Energy, Diversity Highlight Memphis NewME PopUp -

Brit Fitzpatrick stood in front of a small crowd of aspiring entrepreneurs as she rapidly clicked through slides that outlined the business model for Mentor Me, a technology program that helps match mentees with mentors.

67. Some Reasons Why (Not) to Take the Money and Run -

The most exhilarating, stressful, satisfying, frustrating, rewarding and anxious event for an entrepreneur is raising capital to fund his business. Statistics show that less than a third of startups actually receive funding. With these odds, why would anyone ever turn down money?

68. Start Co. Supporting Two Accelerator Programs -

This summer, Memphis startup-focused nonprofit Start Co. is supporting women and minority entrepreneurship with two accelerator programs.

69. A Year Later: ZeroTo510 Companies Still Going -

Charleson Bell thought he and his associates had a solid business model for the startup they launched last year called BioNanovations, which is developing devices that use bionanotechnology for quickly diagnosing bacterial infections.

70. Start Co. Supporting Two Accelerator Programs -

This summer, Memphis startup-focused nonprofit Start Co. is supporting women and minority entrepreneurship with two accelerator programs.

71. NewME Accelerator Event Coming to Town -

In the last 16 years, the number of firms owned by minorities and women has grown, but they still lag behind all firms in terms of revenue and employment, according to a report commissioned by American Express OPEN.

72. Small Businesses are Hiring Again, But Cautiously -

NEW YORK (AP) – Nina Vaca is interviewing job applicants at her staffing company again after putting hiring on hold at the end of last year.

Vaca expects to hire more than 50 people for her firm, Pinnacle Technical Resources, by the end of 2013. Demand is soaring for the high-tech temporary workers it places at large corporations. The reason for her caution: Months of uncertainty about federal taxes and budget cuts has disappeared.

73. Three Memphis Startups Chosen for Conference -

Three startups from Memphis will have a presence at Southland, Launch Tennessee’s new conference highlighting Southern culture and technology that will be held in Nashville June 12-13.

The three are Kufikia, Screwpulp and Everly. Screwpulp is a book publishing startup, while Everly makes drink flavor packets and Kufikia is a code school for programmers.

74. Three Memphis Startups Chosen for Conference -

Three startups from Memphis will have a presence at Southland, Launch Tennessee’s new conference highlighting Southern culture and technology that will be held in Nashville June 12-13.

The three are Kufikia, Screwpulp and Everly. Screwpulp is a book publishing startup, while Everly makes drink flavor packets and Kufikia is a code school for programmers.

75. Scaling Up the Organization -

Remember the days when your startup team was crammed into a single office? Now you may have 150-plus employees and find it infinitely more difficult to know how to divide up into teams and set clear accountabilities. Worse, both customers and employees may seem confused about how to navigate your organization.

76. Seed Hatchery Teams Begin Next Steps -

Participants in this year’s cohort of the Seed Hatchery startup accelerator now face perhaps the most important piece of the 90-day program that puts them through an entrepreneurship boot camp.

77. Local Startup Chosen for Launch TN Conference -

Memphis’ startup community will have a presence next month at Southland, Launch Tennessee’s new conference highlighting Southern culture and technology to be held in Nashville.

Kufikia, a subsidiary of Memphis-based startup venture Work for Pie, is one of 50 companies that will participate in the June 12-13 event. And the benefits are many, some of which carry the prospect of big rewards.

78. ZeroTo510 Accelerator Launches New Season -

Dr. Steve Bares, president and executive director of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, is clear-eyed and unequivocal about what success looks like for the startup accelerator program his foundation operates and which launched its new season this week.

79. Screwpulp Aims to Make Publishing Simpler -

With a name like Screwpulp, it’s not hard to figure out how the founders of the startup feel about the current state of the publishing industry.

Screwpulp is one of six companies participating in Seed Hatchery, a tech-focused business accelerator for high-growth companies that wraps up its third season this month. Richard Billings is the founder of Screwpulp, which he and his team have built to help writers do an end run around traditional publishing outlets.

80. Market Myopia: Blame the SWOT -

Why do leaders miss seeing sweeping global trends that are about to broadside them? I put a big part of the blame on the standard SWOT analysis used in strategic planning –Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It’s time to update this methodology.

81. Couple Moves to Memphis to Launch Startup -

Pam and Tom Cooper are the co-founders of Boosterville, a Memphis-based startup with an app that helps school fundraisers raise money by connecting them with local businesses.

82. Bike Ride Benefits Local Cancer Patients -

Years of grueling medical training had taken a toll on Brad Somer, an oncologist and hematologist with The West Clinic in Memphis.

“I had gotten really out of shape,” he said as he popped a grape in his mouth during a break at the Mid-South cancer treatment center.

83. Arkansas Legislature Passes Steel Mill Funding -

Arkansas is set to provide a new steel company with $125 million in financing and a package of tax breaks to build a mill in the northeast part of the state after the Legislature gave final approval to the plan on Tuesday.

84. Arkansas Legislature Approves Steel Mill Funding -

Arkansas is set to provide a new steel company with $125 million in financing and a package of tax breaks to build a mill in the northeast part of the state after the Legislature gave final approval to the plan on Tuesday.

85. Cestaro: Lab Will be First of its Kind -

TriMetis president Phil Cestaro took a year off after he resigned from Nashville-based SCRI Global Services at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in 2011, where he was president.

“I didn’t know how much time I was going to take off, I just knew I was going to enjoy life and my family,” he said. “It was the best decision I ever made.”

86. LaunchYourCity Draws Lessons From West Coast -

The group from LaunchYourCity that traveled to San Francisco in March has returned, refreshed and reinvigorated, ready to carry out what was the hoped-for goal of the trip:

Take the lessons learned and use them to help Memphis’ startup community scale new heights.

87. 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.

88. Stories of the Street -

On a frosty Monday afternoon in late March, Cynthia “Cee Cee” Crawford stood at the intersection of Park Avenue and Getwell Road waving copies of Memphis’ new street newspaper, The Bridge.

89. Make Memorable Impressions at Networking Events -

Find yourself attending countless networking events with little result in new business generated? It’s possible you’re just not leaving a memorable impression. But don’t take it personally. Most attendees are more focused on what they’re going to say than what you or anyone else is saying. That’s why deploying attention-grabbing strategies are essential to generating a real return on your networking time investment.

90. Breweries Launch 'High Tax Ale' to Urge Change -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A special joint offering from Tennessee craft brewers Yazoo and Calfkiller features an unusual sales pitch to beer aficionados: "Now With Even More Taxes!"

The new product going on sale this week is the latest effort among brewers to draw attention to Tennessee's highest-in-the-nation tax scheme for beer, which high-end brewers argue disproportionately affects their ability to compete.

91. Launching Pad -

Eric Mathews sounded a little emotional in early February as he described what was about to happen to the organization he leads that’s at the vanguard of spurring entrepreneurship and startup activity in Memphis.

92. Launch Tennessee Adds Commercialization Director -

Launch Tennessee, a public-private group focused on supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee, has tapped a new commercialization director.

Jim Stefansic will be responsible for overseeing all of Launch Tennessee’s commercialization efforts and strengthening the state’s tech-focused new venture creation. His predecessor stepped down from the role full-time in September 2011 to join a Nashville diagnostics startup.

93. Launch Tennessee Adds Commercialization Director -

Launch Tennessee, a public-private group focused on supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee, has tapped a new commercialization director.

Jim Stefansic will be responsible for overseeing all of Launch Tennessee’s commercialization efforts and strengthening the state’s tech-focused new venture creation. His predecessor stepped down from the role full-time in September 2011 to join a Nashville diagnostics startup.

94. Local Ad Execs to Present at SXSW Festival -

A pair of admen from Memphis will be in Austin, Texas, presenting at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival that starts later this week.

Archer-malmo chief creative officer and principal Gary Backaus, along with archer-malmo associate creative director and copywriter Justin Dobbs, will be there during the five days’ worth of presentations from leaders in emerging technology.

95. Marston Group Grows Globally, Locally -

A growing accounting and finance firm is going global and local at the same time.

While The Marston Group’s clients branch outward, its members share a wealth of business experience with future business leaders here at home.

96. Family Values Drive Success at United Warehouse Transportation -

United Warehouse Transportation, along with parent company United Warehouse & Transit Logistics, is riding an impressive wave of success over the past 18 months.

Near the end of 2011, UWT acquired a small local transportation company and formed United Warehouse Transportation, with projected annual revenues of $895,000. By the end of 2012, that number had grown to $6 million, and company CEO Chris Williams expects it to top $10 million by the summer.

97. ZeroTo510 Accelerator Accepting Applications -

The ZeroTo510 startup accelerator is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs who’d like to be part of the program’s sophomore season.

March 25 is the deadline to apply for the program, the goal of which is to help entrepreneurs bring medical device products and services to market.

98. LaunchYourCity Programs Soon Leaving Downtown -

The LaunchYourCity entrepreneurial platform, which includes elements like Upstart Memphis and the Seed Hatchery startup accelerator, is getting set to leave the EmergeMemphis building Downtown and move to Playhouse on the Square in Midtown.

99. Startup Ground Zero -

For three days over the past week, Memphis was effectively ground zero for technologists, startup founders, investors and entrepreneurs from near and far.

For that, the city can thank the organizers of the Everywhere Else startup conference who, with help from a collection of sponsors and supporters, took what was initially going to be called “Pitchmas,” happening last December, and refashioned it in a matter of months.

100. Conference Turns Memphis Into Startup Hotspot -

The Everywhere Else startup conference that kicked off at the Memphis Cook Convention Center earlier this week has turned the city into ground zero for technologists, startup founders, investors and entrepreneurs.