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1. Memphis Economic Indicator Presents Latest Snapshot -

On the qualitative side of the latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a survey measuring general business sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, respondents tended to put Memphis at a kind of inflection point at the moment.

2. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO -

Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.

3. Bass Pro Shops’ Signage Has ‘Classier’ Look -

Bass Pro Shops has changed signage plans for The Pyramid and is including a “sky ride” to the top of the building along with two new balconies outside the two-level observation deck, all part of an effort to embrace the structure’s iconic place in the city’s skyline.

4. Overton Park Playground Comes With Risk -

The new playground near Rainbow Lake in Overton Park features something not seen on modern playgrounds in awhile – a metal merry-go-round or roundabout.

The playground, parts of which are still being built, got a good test Saturday, June 8, during what the Overton Park Conservancy billed as a “day of merrymaking.” It was a test of the playground, the renovation around Rainbow Lake and the one-year anniversary of the opening of the nearby Overton Bark dog park.

5. Brimhall Named Bartlett Entrepreneur of Year -

Terry Brimhall, founder and president of Brimhall Foods Co. Inc., has been named entrepreneur of the year by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.

6. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dave Keigan, director of Camp Phoenix, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

7. 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.

8. Exterior Plans for Bass Pro Approved -

Bass Pro Shops’ exterior building and site improvements for repurposing the city-owned Pyramid as a destination retailer were approved by the Design Review Board Wednesday, March 6, but the board asked for more time to digest the company’s controversial signage requests.

9. Exterior Plans for Bass Pro Approved -

Bass Pro Shops’ exterior building and site improvements for repurposing the city-owned Pyramid as a destination retailer were approved by the Design Review Board Wednesday, March 6, but the board asked for more time to digest the company’s controversial signage requests.

10. Aging With Grace -

Overton Park’s combination party and fundraiser this past weekend celebrated a milestone birthday for the park.

But in addition to serving as a way for supporters to tip the hat in honor of the park’s 111th anniversary and enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music and dancing in the park’s “formal gardens,” the “Magical Night at Overton Park” event Saturday, Nov. 10, was something more. Tina Sullivan, executive director of the Overton Park Conservancy, said the event was the group’s first major fundraiser.

11. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present “Legally Blonde: The Musical” Friday, Aug. 17, through Sept. 9 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

12. Events -

Memphis Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7 a.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will speak. Contact Mark Edwards at medwards@bankofbartlett.com.

13. Fire Still Burning Strong For A2H Founder Askew -

Mark Askew’s engineering career began with a long, strange trip from Memphis in 1969.

But it’s the years of work he did after returning home that are paying off with high honors from his industry peers this year.

14. Dog Park at Heart of Overton Park Changes -

Overton Park Conservancy leaders formally open a dog park Saturday, June 2, with a corporate sponsor paying for the undertaking, a new executive director on the job for about a month and plenty of maintenance work under way in other parts of the Midtown park.

15. Overton Bark to Hold Grand Opening Event Saturday -

The grand opening of Overton Bark, Overton Park’s new dog park, is slated for Saturday, June 2, south of the Rainbow Lake playground and pavilion at Overton Park in Midtown.

The dog park covers 1.3 acres and was created after an Overton Park Conservancy community survey found that park users desired a fenced dog park.

16. Overton Bark Dog Park to Open In June -

A dog park in Overton Park will be sponsored by the Hollywood Feed pet food company, the Overton Park Conservancy announced Thursday, April 12.

The “Overton Bark” dog park is to open in June on Old Forest Lane near the Rainbow Lake playground.

17. AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity -

Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.

That’s the message Josh Flowers, general counsel at Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gave Saturday, March 31, at the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala and 2012 Design Awards at Circuit Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St.

18. Warmath Nears 50 Years At Allen & Hoshall -

James “Jim” D. Warmath is approaching 50 years of service at Allen & Hoshall engineering firm. He began as a draftsman after seeing an advertisement for the job. Today he is project manager in the electric utility department.

19. Pruitt Keeps Centre Group Running Smoothly -

Holly Pruitt is office manager of The Centre Group, a human resources consulting firm. Pruitt handles accounting and administrative duties and works closely with the company’s marketing firm.

20. Memphis Interior Designer Appointed to Task Force -

Jodi Davis, an interior designer and associate with Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc. in Memphis, has been appointed a member of the 2012 National Council for Interior Design Qualification Item-Writing Task Force for the interior design examination, administered throughout North America.

21. Askew Nixon Ferguson Announces Promotions -

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects has announced a trio of promotions in its Memphis office, 1500 Union Ave.

22. Artistic Support -

Jerry “The King” Lawler, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, District Attorney General Amy Weirich and Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy are just a few of the local celebrities who’ve channeled their inner Renoirs to raise money in support of local victims of domestic violence.

23. Events -

Leadership Memphis will host an information session about its fellows program Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Junior League, 3475 Central Ave. For more information or to register, email Rod Moses at rmoses@leadershipacademy.org.

24. ICAA Tennessee Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting -

The Tennessee Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4.

The two-day event will kick off Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with a lecture and book-signing by architect Russell Versaci at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Versaci is author of “Creating a New Old House.” A social will follow.

25. Events -

WKNO-FM will premiere a series by news director Candice Ludlow that will address the issue of gangs in Memphis Wednesday, Nov. 2. The series will air in the morning during “Morning Edition” over the next several weeks. The series examines the Street Crimes Unit program through the eyes of Shelby County Sheriff Sergeant Charles Eldridge, who leads the unit. The program is working to eliminate the presence of gangs and drugs on Memphis’ streets. Morning Edition airs from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekday mornings.

26. Events -

The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday, Oct. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250.For more information, call 212-7424.

27. Askew Nixon Ferguson Hosts Spay & Neuter Fundraiser -

Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services, a nonprofit clinic dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation by providing low-cost spay and neuter services, will host a fundraiser called “6X6 Wining & Dining” Saturday, Oct. 22, at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, 1500 Union Ave.

28. BRIDGES to Host Forum on Green Building Design -

BRIDGES is hosting a forum on green building design, the latest event in its Justice Forum series for local, regional and national leaders to gather with the community to engage in conversations inspired by BRIDGES’ mission of advancing educational, racial, economic and environmental justice.

29. Askew Nixon Ferguson to Hold Art Opening -

The offices of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects at 1500 Union Ave. recently were featured in Memphis Magazine’s “When A House Is Not a Home” article as an example of a Memphis landmark home which has been given new life by repurposing.

30. Events -

The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday, June 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. Cost is free to members and first-time guests and $10 for returning guests. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.

31. Events -

Methodist North Hospital will host a free seminar on congestive heart failure Thursday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to1 p.m. at the hospital, 3950 Covington Pike, suite 250. Dr. Claro Diaz, cardiologist with Sutherland Cardiology Clinic, will speak. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 888-777-5959.

32. Events -

The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host a two-day book sale Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library, 3030 Poplar Ave. More than 15,000 books and materials will be on sale. For more information, call 415-2840.

33. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “Recognizing Behavioral Styles in Selling” Wednesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

34. Memphis Architects Honored for UM Law School Design -

During its recent national convention, the Gulf States Region of the American Institute of Architects presented Memphis-based firms Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc. and Fleming/Associates/Architects PC the Honor Award for the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

35. Memphis Architecture Firms Recognized for Excellence -

The Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects honored the city’s top firms for their contributions to excellence in design during the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala April 16 at Ballet Memphis, 7950 Trinity Road.

36. Events -

The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a happy hour mixer Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Napa Cafe, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. No reservations are required.

37. Events -

The Memphis Gavel Club will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The meeting will include lunch and entertainment by Quicksilver Barber Shop Quartet. For more information, call Bob Gray at 494-8639.

38. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., suite 502. Tal Frankfurt, founder of Cloud for Good, will speak on the topic “How to Budget for IT and Develop an RFP for Services.” Cost is $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

39. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. Board of Directors will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at 114 N. Main St.

40. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Melissa Hanson, director of grants and research at Christian Brothers University will speak on the topic “Research Grants.” Cost is $60 for members, $110 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

41. Into the Future -

Memphis College of Art has undergone big changes in recent weeks, and the newest one has changed the face of the South Main Historic Arts District as well.

The college’s graduate school, formerly housed in and near MCA’s main campus at 1930 Poplar Ave., is now open in a converted warehouse space at 477 S. Main St. The college purchased the 49,025-square-foot space in late January for $400,000 and immediately set to work with Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects on the architectural design of the space, said Ken Strickland, MCA interim president.

42. USGBC Sharpens Green Building Focus -

Sustainability remains a buzzword in the building trade, but industry professionals emphasize that it’s more than a passing trend – green design is here to stay.

Later this week, two educational seminars offered through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Memphis Regional Chapter aim to drive home that point.

43. Events -

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects will host “A Modernist Ouroboros” by Adam Geary & Anthony Lee Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the ANF Gallery, 1500 Union Ave. The show will run through July 23. For more information, call 278-6868.

44. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host a webinar titled “Technology Planning for Nonprofits” Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The webinar will discuss networks, websites, software, technical support, how to use blogs, Facebook, YouTube and other technology related tools. Cost is $30 for members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.npexcellence.org or call 684-6605, Ext. 21.

45. Events -

The Memphis Potters’ Guild will hold its Spring Show & Sale today through Monday at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The opening reception will be held May 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show is free. For more information, call Agnes Stark at 458-2354 or visit www.thememphispottersguild.com.

46. Events -

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will hold one-on-one counseling sessions with Mark Taylor today at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, 485 Halle Park Drive. The sessions are free but appointments are required. For appointments, call 853-1949.

47. Events -

Baptist Women’s Hospital will offer mammogram screenings Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dazzle Fashion Jewelry & Accessories, 7730 Poplar Ave. Anyone who signs up for a mammogram will also receive giveaways and complimentary lunch from McAllister’s.

48. Mabon Joins Leadership Memphis As Marketing Coordinator -

Lauren Mabon has joined Leadership Memphis as marketing coordinator.

Prior to joining Leadership Memphis, Mabon served as a marketing executive in the marketing and communications department at Primacy Relocation.

49. Trezevant Place to Offer More Room at Senior Home -

The hottest bistro on Highland Street isn’t on the strip of clubs near the University of Memphis or in Poplar Plaza.

In late March, a major renovation of the Trezevant Manor campus at 177 N. Highland St. that took nearly six years reached completion.

50. Memphis College of Art Files Permit for South Main Building Renovation -

477 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $2.2 Million

Project Cost: $3 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2010
Completion: Fall 2010 (Phase I)
Owner: Memphis College of Art
Tenant: Memphis College of Art
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Architect: Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects

51. MCA Files Permit For South Main Building -

The Memphis College of Art has filed a $2.2 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to renovate its newly acquired 49,025-square-foot building at 477 S. Main St. in the South Main Historic Arts District, where the college will house its graduate school.

52. Events -

David Moore, real estate agent at Home Realty Co. of Memphis, will host “Understanding the Structure of Hard Money Financing for Real Estate Investors and the Law Changes of Purchase Money Notes for Sellers Under the SAFE Act” today and every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Home Realty, 3412 Park Ave. For more information, call 238-8909.

53. Business Showcases Green Rehab of Downtown Space -

The building is nondescript, but the door is the real attention-getter at the new Downtown headquarters of Big River Engineering and Manufacturing.

Built of mahogany boards, the sliding door is solid, tall and handsome.

54. Much Care, Work Goes Into Law School Transformation -

As the new University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has come to fruition this winter, it has been difficult not to feel the presence of the building’s former lives.

But none of those lives has remained completely intact in a series of renovations since its 1884 debut as the U.S. Customs House.

55. Law School Ready For Downtown Move -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will reach a huge milestone Jan. 11 at 8 a.m. when it opens for classes at its new location Downtown inside the former U.S. Customs House and Post Office at 1 N. Front St.

56. Events -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Brewer’s Feast today at 6 p.m. at the Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Five all-grain ales will be paired with gourmet food. Reservations are required. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers. For more information, call 761-5250.

57. Memphis College of Art Files Loan to Build Residence Hall -

139 N. Barksdale St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Loan Amount: $3.1 Million

Loan Date: Oct. 1, 2009
Maturity Date: Oct. 1, 2019
Borrower: Memphis College of Art
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA

58. MCA Files Loan For Residence Hall -

Memphis College of Art has filed a $3.1 million construction loan through First Tennessee Bank NA to build a 24,000-square-foot, four-story residence hall at 139 N. Barksdale St. south of the college’s Overton Park campus in Midtown. The loan closed Oct. 1.

59. World Habitat Day Event To Be Held at Askew Nixon -

A wine and cheese reception and fundraiser in honor of World Habitat Day will be held Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, 1500 Union Ave.

60. Contractor Begins Work On Memphis Animal Services Facility -

2350 Appling Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
Permit Amount: $7.2 Million

Project Cost: $7.2 million
Permit Date: Applied September 2009
Completion: Fall 2010
Owner: City of Memphis
Tenant: City of Memphis Animal Services
Contractor: Barnes & Brower Inc.
Architect: Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects

61. Work Begins on New Animal Services Facility -

Crews have begun site work on the new $7.2 million Memphis Animal Services facility at 2350 Appling Cove. Ground was broken late last month after the city of Memphis filed a permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build the one-story, 34,000-square-foot facility that will sit on 13.73 acres near Appling Road and Interstate 40.

62. Economies of Scale -

The dynamics of a bleak economy render a simple equation when applied to the architecture and design industry.

If financing is tight, then fewer construction projects are started. If fewer construction projects are started, then the need for architectural firms to create blueprints and design buildings also diminishes. And if there’s a decreased need for architectural firms, then some companies are forced to cut staff and many more to implement hiring freezes.

63. Levitt Shell Comes to Life With Spring Concert Season -

The Levitt Shell in Overton Park will kick off the second leg of its opening concert season May 28 with free concerts for families seeking fresh air and fun. And those involved at the historic venue anticipate a strong finish to the season, just months after a massive renovation brought the Midtown landmark back to life.

64. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Don’t Dread the Audit” today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Stephanie Chittom will lead the workshop. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

65. Events -

The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Phillip Stuckert, city engineer for Lakeland, will present “Lakeland New Construction Specification.” Cost is $14. No reservations are required.

66. Events -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host a diversity outreach program for high school and college undergraduate students today at 8 a.m. in Room 136 of the Fogelman Executive Center. The all-day event will include a question-and-answer session with current law students, a panel discussion and a luncheon. There is no admission fee but registration is required. To register, call 678-2528.

67. Events -

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society will present a panel discussion on “Judicial Selection in Tennessee” today from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Felecia Suzanne’s, 80 Monroe Ave. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. To register, contact Greg Grisham at greg.grisham@leitnerfirm.com or 312-9413.

68. Duncan Named Senior VP For Homewood Suites by Hilton -

Bill Duncan has been appointed senior vice president of brand management for Homewood Suites by Hilton and the newly launched Home2 Suites by Hilton.

69. Events -

The Seventh Annual Methodist Cancer Center Luncheon will be held today at 11:45 a.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. James Carville and Mary Matalin will speak about today’s political climate. Tickets are $100. To purchase tickets, call 516-0500.

70. Events -

The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts today will honor Knox Phillips with the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award in the Creative and Performing Arts at 11:30 a.m. at the Rendezvous, 52 S. Second St. Phillips, son of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, will be honored for his work in the music scene as an engineer, producer, studio owner and supporter of local music. Cost of the luncheon is $50 per person and $350 for a table of eight. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 678-5086 or 678-4372.

71. Events -

LunaWeb Inc. will sponsor the Seventh Memphis Social Media Breakfast today at 7:30 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The event will feature open discussion on new developments in social media as well as presentations from group members. For more information, visit http://newmedia.meetup.com/84/.

72. Events -

The Memphis Urban League Inc. will host its 2008 Annual Empowerment Luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The featured speaker will be political strategist Donna Brazile. For reservations, call 272-2491, Ext. 23 or e-mail tbaymon@mphsurbanleague.org.

73. THM to Build Nursing Facility Near Downtown -

1513 N. Second St.
Memphis, TN 38107
Permit Amount: $12.5 Million

Project Cost: $12.5 million
Permit Date: Applied September 2008
Completion: Winter 2009
Owner: Harbor View Properties Inc.
Tenant: Harbor View Properties Inc.
Contractor: Inman Construction Co.
Architect: Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc.

74. Events -

MPACT Memphis will meet for lunch today at noon at Flying Fish, 105 S. Second St. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Frank Langston at flangston@gmail.com.

Rhodes College will host a presentation by David Gillikin of Vassar College and David Goodwin of Denison University on their work with mussels today at 2:30 p.m. in Frazier Jelke B on the Rhodes Campus, 2000 North Parkway. For more information, call Kesler at 843-3557.

75. Events -

The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association will hold a luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 6245 Poplar Ave. My Harrison, special agent in charge of the Memphis Field Office of the FBI, will discuss safety and security. Cost is $25 for members and $40 for guests. For more information, visit www.msabta.com.

76. Shell’s Concert Season Begins Thursday -

It was built for less than $12,000 in the 1930s by the city of Memphis and the Works Progress Administration.

But to relaunch the Levitt Shell at Overton Park – which the city closed a few years ago after years of inactivity and disrepair – it took a $1.3 million renovation plus the addition of new equipment, volunteers, staff, an office space and much more. That effort was years in the making, and it culminates Thursday night with the kickoff of the new shell’s inaugural concert season.

77. Events -

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects will host artists from Fred Rawlinson Studio today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1500 Union Ave. The show will run through Sunday. For more information, call Ciara Neill at 278-6868.

78. Rhodes College’s Stuart Receives Distinguished Service Award -

Forrest Stuart, director of financial aid at Rhodes College, recently received the Distinguished Service Award at the spring conference of the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA).

79. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor Law Week 2008 through May 1. The Law Week Launch Party will be today at 5 p.m. in Court Square. Barbecue, live music and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and no reservations are needed. For a complete schedule of Law Week events, call the MBA at 527-3573.

80. Events -

The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The event is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or emilford@memphischamber.com.

81. Clark JoinsVerified Person -      John Clark has joined Memphis-based Verified Person Inc. as vice president of sales.
     Verified Person said it plans to double its sales and marketing force this year and will expand oper

82. Archived Article -

60 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $7.5 million

Project Cost: $12 million (Phase 1)

Permit Date: Applied January 2008

83. Events -

Rhodes College will present its 21st annual Institute on the Profession of Law today from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Life Center Ballroom on the Rhodes campus. David Luban, the Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown Law School, will be the keynote speaker.
A panel of experts also will be in attendance. Tuition for one person is $325. Attorneys may register by calling the Meeman Center at 843-3965.

84. Let's Grow -

In a thriving community like DeSoto County, numerous public and private projects are under construction, on the drawing board or waiting to be dreamed up.

Whether in progress or in the pipeline, commercial and residential activity should continue to sprout throughout DeSoto, the fastest-growing county in Mississippi and the Mid-South and one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation.

85. Trezevant Manor Begins $60M Phase Two -

177 N. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Permit Cost: $38.6 million

Project Cost: $60 million

Permit Date: Applied October 2007

86. Trezevant Manor Begins$60M Second Phase -      Trezevant Manor, an independent living retirement community at 177 N. Highland St., has applied for a $38.6 million building permit to begin work on the second phase of its $80 million expansion.
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87. Levitt Shell to 'Promote Building Bridges' Through Music -

1928 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $501,000

Project Cost: $1.2 million

Permit Date: Applied August 2007

88. Archived Article -

177 N. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Permit Cost: $600,000

Project Cost: $40 million

Permit Date: Applied July 6, 2007

89. CBU Begins Work on $12M Life Sciences Center -

650 E. Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $9.5 million

Project Cost: $12 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2007

90. Regional Design Center's Creation Intensifies -

The train has left the station and zoomed past almost every obstacle that could delay it.

That's more or less how Heather Baugus responds when anyone pops into her office to inquire about the progress of the Memphis Regional Design Center. She's the executive director of the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), one of several groups working to keep the train, as it were, chugging onward.

91. Events -

The Government Relations Committees of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce host the eighth annual State Legislative Breakfast today beginning at 8 a.m. at the Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. Cost is $15 per person and includes breakfast. Reservations are required. Call 853-1949.

92. Events -

The Entrepreneurs Roundtable hosts its meeting today at noon at Cielo, 679 Adams Ave. The topic is "Balancing Your Personal and Professional Life." Registration is $25. Call 682-9920 or e-mail pearson@soememphis.com for reservations.

93. Events -

Chez Philippe hosts "Taste of Ireland" as part of its monthly series of world dinners today from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 149 Union Ave. For one night a month, the restaurant's chef de cuisine Reinaldo Alfonso will showcase the cuisine from an array of countries. The five-course dinners cost $65 plus tax and gratuity. Call 529-4188 for reservations.

94. Events -

The Institute of Management Accountants - Memphis Chapter (IMA) holds its monthly technical session today at 11:45 a.m. at the Medallion Restaurant inside the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The session costs $20 and is open to the public. Go to www.imamemphis.org to make reservations.

95. Events -

The Small Business Chamber holds its quarterly workshop today from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousands Oaks Blvd. The workshop is titled "Contagious Networking" and is open to the public. The event is free to members with advance registration, and guest tickets are $10. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com for more information.

96. CCRFC Considers Application For Nursing Home -      The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will vote today on a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) application for a new nursing home at 1513 N. Second St.
     The $13 million facility, called Har

97. Events -

The Small Business Chamber holds its quarterly workshop Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousands Oaks Blvd. The workshop is titled "Contagious Networking" and is open to the public. Admission is free to members with advance registration and guest admission is $10. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com for more information.

98. Northern Tool BuildoutUnder Way at Former Kmart -      A tenant buildout is under way for a Northern Tool & Equipment Co. in a renovated shopping center at Summer Avenue and White Station Road, with a $2.5 million building permit filed with the city-county Department of Cons

99. Trezevant Manor Continues $80 Million Expansion -

In the last 10 years, it's seemed like more and more older citizens are being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

But the reality of it is Alzheimer's has been around forever. Before the mid-1990s, the dementia and other symptoms associated with Alzheimer's were just thought of as "old age."

100. To Shell and Back -

The outdoor Memphis amphitheater where a young Elvis Presley played his first show in 1954 is a shell of its former self.

Its rows of wooden benches are begging for a fresh coat of paint, metal buildings around the stage have become eyesores and the whole thing long has been in need of structural repairs. Standalone panels that display community notices and events still include a faded program schedule for 2004.