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1. What's in a Billion? Facebook Users Hit Milestone in 1 day -

NEW YORK (AP) — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.

2. Tennessee Governor Leading Trade Mission to Israel -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is headed on a trade mission to Israel on Saturday.

The Republican governor will be joined by five state economic development officials and 18 representatives from research institutions and the private sector in Tennessee.

3. Sen. Alexander: Cut Red Tape for College Entry -

MCMINVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander met with administrators from colleges around the state Thursday, Aug. 27, at a roundtable discussion at Motlow State Community College to discuss ways to simplify financial aid.

4. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved -

John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.

UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.

5. Cooper-Young City Market Opens, More On the Way -

A new grocery store and deli has now opened its doors in Cooper-Young. City Market’s second location, outside of its original Downtown spot, is now up and running, a result that stems from owners Sunny and Hamida Mandani developing their initial interest in the neighborhood toward the end of 2014.

6. Chisca Rising -

Sitting vacant for more than 20 years didn’t do any favors for the Chisca Hotel property along South Main Street. But this week marks a major milestone in the historic structure’s story as residents begin moving into the Plaza, the newer of The Chisca on Main’s two buildings.

7. Record-Setting Freshman Class Settles in at UT Knoxville -

Murfreesboro’s Madison Underwood, 18, admits the University of Tennessee-Knoxville was not her first choice after graduating Siegel High School this spring.

But it soon became a serious contender – and ultimate winner – thanks to a combination of value, community and programming.

8. MIFA Secures Walmart Grant For Meals on Wheels -

The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has received a $45,000 contribution to assist with its Meals on Wheels program.

The grant, which was given through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program, will help MIFA deliver more than 15,000 extra meals this year, allowing the organization to provide food to nearly 60 new clients.

9. Breast Cancer Program Launches in Memphis -

A new program launching this weekend in Memphis seeks to make breast cancer screening a priority in the African-American community.

SisterPact is a community education program that will work to make African-American women commit to get a mammogram and encourage a close friend or family member to do the same. It also will provide a directory of more than 70 local and national screening resources.

10. ArtsMemphis Offering Grants to Non-Arts Groups -

ArtsMemphis is for the first time offering grants to nonprofits that don’t have a specific arts focus.

The organization is launching Community Engagement Grants, which would provide funding to nonprofits that want to develop arts-based projects.

11. Models with Special Needs Take the Runway -

An Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee fundraiser will put the spotlight on the people it serves with an Aug. 30 event.

The Exceptional Foundation Fashion Show fundraiser will feature 22 models with special needs.

12. Gov. Haslam Encounters Privatization Picket Line -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam encountered protesters Tuesday, Aug. 25, during a stop at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Haslam’s visit to the campus on Macon Cove was to mark the start of the higher education academic year – the first school year of the Tennessee Promise program, which offers Tennessee high school graduates two years of free community college.

13. Raw Girls Parking at Eclectic Eye This Weekend -

The Raw Girls food truck has changed the location of where it will be parked this weekend.

Instead of Muddy’s Grind House in Cooper-Young, the truck will be parked nearby, at Eclectic Eye, 242 S. Cooper. The truck’s hours there will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

14. This week in Memphis history: August 28-September 3 -

1985: On the front page of The Daily News, developers of the Riverset Apartments on Mud Island’s northern end are going to the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. for $105 million in tax-free revenue bond financing. The 1,500-unit complex is also to feature a marina.

15. Editorial: Church Health Center has Potential to Change Memphis -

As the Church Health Center prepares to move to Crosstown Concourse, it is worth looking at how aspirations meet needs in Memphis.

To be sure this is a volatile combination. In Memphis, the sheer size of a need can prompt a frenzy of agencies and efforts to meet it. But those groups still can fall woefully short, despite their big, broad efforts.

16. Rocking for Love -

When Lahna Deering and Jason Freeman join the other musicians performing at the Rock for Love music festival next week, the gig will be a bit more meaningful for them than the shows they normally play.

17. Memphis’ Town Center Trio Concept Takes Double Hit -

Two of the three town centers envisioned by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton are going in different directions with a recent court ruling and an auction.

The city of Memphis lost its bid to acquire the Raleigh Springs Mall by eminent domain as The New Towne Center at Soulsville was sold at auction Thursday, Aug. 27.

18. Breast Cancer Screening Program Launches in Memphis -

A new program launching this weekend in Memphis seeks to make breast cancer screening a priority in the African-American community.

SisterPact is a community education program that will work to make African-American women commit to get a mammogram and encourage a close friend or family member to do the same.

19. Square Sale -

Watty Brooks Hall said the event has become a highly anticipated competition, almost like Christmas morning is for children. During the semiannual Collierville Town-Wide Sidewalk Sale, one customer always shows up bright and early outside The Brooks Collection, Hall’s business on the town square.

20. UTHSC Pursuing Hotel-Conference Center in Medical District -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is looking for a developer to build a hotel and conference center at the southwest corner of Madison Avenue and South Pauline Street.

21. ArtsMemphis Offering Grants To Non-Arts Organizations -

ArtsMemphis is for the first time offering grants to nonprofits that don’t have a specific arts focus.

The organization is launching Community Engagement Grants, which would provide funding to nonprofits that want to develop arts-based projects.

22. Raw Girls Food Truck Finds New Midtown Home -

Hannah and Amy Pickle, the owners of the Raw Girls food truck that recently had become a fixture at Overton Square, will be parked at Muddy’s Grind House in Cooper-Young this weekend.

23. Haslam Talks of Larger Shift in Tennessee Higher Education -

Before the picket line against outsourcing the management of state office buildings went up Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove campus, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam saw some different signs: several students holding up posters thanking Haslam for the Tennessee Promise program.

24. Southwest Adds Memphis Flights -

Southwest Airlines will add seasonal nonstop flights between Memphis and Austin, Texas, along with an additional seasonal flight to Orlando.

The nonstop service between Memphis International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will operate on Saturdays and Sundays starting Dec. 5 and move to Saturdays only starting Jan. 9. The route will continue being offered on Saturdays through March 5.

25. Memphis College of Art Set to Exit Downtown Memphis -

The Memphis College of Art appears set to move its graduate programs away from Downtown and back to its Overton Park campus.

The college’s graduate art education and master’s programs are currently housed in the Nesin Graduate School at 477 S. Main St. College president Ron Jones said that as a result of a “large-scale institutional review” over the past year that included the graduate programs, the college became convinced the graduate student experience would “vastly improve” by shifting things back to the main campus.

26. University of Memphis, Church Health Center Form Partnership -

The University of Memphis and the Church Health Center are forming a partnership to help the underserved of Memphis.

Both organizations will sign an agreement Sept. 15 at the U of M’s FedEx Institute of Technology that reflects the new collaboration in areas including wellness research, programming and education.

27. MIFA Secures Walmart Grant For Meals on Wheels -

The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has received a $45,000 contribution to assist with its Meals on Wheels program.

The grant, which was given through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program, will help MIFA deliver more than 15,000 extra meals this year, allowing the organization to provide food to nearly 60 new clients.

28. Memphis Models With Special Needs to Take the Runway -

An Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee fundraiser will put the spotlight on the people it serves with an Aug. 30 event.

The Exceptional Foundation Fashion Show fundraiser will feature 22 models with special needs.

29. Gov. Haslam Encounters Privatization Picket Line -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam encountered protesters Tuesday, Aug. 25, during a stop at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Haslam’s visit to the campus on Macon Cove was to mark the start of the higher education academic year – the first school year of the Tennessee Promise program, which offers Tennessee high school graduates two years of free community college.

30. Events -

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Kenneth Brown and Charles Stewart from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will speak. Visit phelpssecurity.com.

31. Trezevant Hires Resident Services Head -

Kimberly O’Donnell has joined Trezevant as director of resident services. In her new position, she will be responsible for managing a variety of programs and functions while serving as liaison to the residential community.

32. Forum Connects Minority Businesses, Econ Opportunities -

This week’s Economic Development Forum is an opportunity for minority and women-owned businesses to connect to opportunities in the Memphis area.

In its eighth year, the forum is presented by the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum and runs Tuesday, Aug. 25 through Thursday, Aug. 27. Some 6,000 to 7,000 attendees are expected over the three-day event held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, said Luke Yancy III, president and CEO of the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum.

33. Shelby County Budget Summit Call Begins With Different Priorities -

Shelby County government’s financial needs have changed in the nearly two months since the new fiscal year began.

And Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell called Monday, Aug. 24, for a “budget summit” with county commissioners and county trustee David Lenoir to explore the new budget realities.

34. Events -

Networking in Memphis will hold its fifth-year celebration, hosted by The Bar-Kays, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 300 Art Gallery, 300 S. Main St. Admission is $10; all proceeds go to the Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy. Tickets sold online only. Visit networkinginmem.com.

35. Cloverleaf Shopping Center Sells in $4.8 Million Deal -

5071, 5079 and 5150 Summer Ave.
761 N. White Station Road
Memphis, TN 38122

36. Lighting Girls’ Lives -

The Pink Eagles are like a Girl Scouts troop created just for Memphis. For the past seven years, the nonprofit has helped area girls ages 5 to 19 build self-confidence, leadership skills and financial literacy. The weekly meetings and seasonal events are free for the participants thanks to the leadership of founder Loretta McNary.

37. Tennessee Lawmakers Spent $30K on Grizzlies, Titans Tickets -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recent analysis of state campaign finance records show at least seven Tennessee lawmakers collectively spent more than $30,000 in campaign money on tickets to professional sporting events since 2003.

38. Haslam to Help Kickoff 2-Year College Free-Tuition Program -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is visiting several community colleges this week to help kickoff his Tennessee Promise program.

The scholarship provides high school graduates with two years of tuition-free attendance at a state community or technical college, which begin classes on Monday.

39. Porter-Leath, Memphis Health Center Get Grants -

Porter-Leath and the Memphis Health Center are getting federal funding boosts.

Porter-Leath was awarded $1.1 million for its Early Head Start programs, which provide early, comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families.

40. Weirich Gets TBI Report on Darrius Stewart Shooting -

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation delivered a 600-page report Thursday, Aug. 20, to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich on the July 17 fatal shooting of Darrius Stewart by a Memphis police officer.

41. Memphis Chamber Hires Member Services Head -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has added Andre Gibson as member services coordinator, the primary liaison for the organization’s members.

42. Cummins Continues Memphis Expansion -

Cummins Inc. continues to expand its new distribution center in Memphis.

Dan Walker Associates Inc. applied for a $2.7 million building permit to renovate the existing 400,000-square-foot building at 5800 Challenge Drive in Southeast Memphis just across the street from the existing Cummins distribution facility on Quest Way.

43. First Tennessee Reopens Orange Mound Branch -

At the end of this week, First Tennessee Bank is hosting a grand reopening of its updated Orange Mound branch, at 2284 Lamar Ave.

44. PILOT Decision Delayed for Mall of Memphis Site -

The board of the Economic Development Growth Engine delayed a vote Wednesday, Aug. 19, on a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes application from the developers of the old Mall of Memphis site.

Huntington Industrial Partners and Johnson Development Associates were seeking a $24 million property tax abatement to develop what they said would be the first speculative industrial site built in Memphis in the last eight years.

45. New Logistics Accelerator Gets Under Way -

A new logistics-focused business accelerator has launched in Memphis.

Five teams are participating in the 14-week 2015 EPIcenter Logistics Innovation Accelerator, which is sponsored by FedEx and got under way Monday, Aug. 17.

46. ‘Black Wednesday’ Inspires Commission Run -

For a military man and dedicated physician, Richard Briggs has found time for a variety of pastimes and experiences with more adventure trips on the horizon.

47. The Remarkable Life of Dr. Richard Briggs -

Richard Briggs is recognized in East Tennessee as a respected heart and lung surgeon, a one-time county commissioner and most recently an elected state senator, the Republican who defeated Stacey Campfield in 2014, ending his rather colorful tenure in the General Assembly.

48. Affordable Homes in an Unaffordable Market -

The gold rush of residential development throughout Middle Tennessee conceals what some in the region say is a growing crisis in affordable housing.

New homes and condos come on to the market every day, and even more are under construction or still in the planning stage, but those homes are often on the higher end of the price scale.

49. Church, Nashville Justice System Urge Fugitives to Confess, Repent -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Non-violent fugitives in Middle Tennessee are being given the chance to attend church, confess and repent in a special safe surrender event in which they could see a judge and return home on the same day.

50. Events -

Memphis Coalition for Insure Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Justice Center and Tennessee Health Care Campaign, will host a “Counting the Cost for Tennessee Communities” meeting Monday, Aug. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The coalition will provide background information on Insure Tennessee and collect information on how the legislation’s failure affects individuals. Visit tnjustice.org.

51. I Choose Memphis: Naomi Adams Bata -

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

Name: Naomi Adams Bata

Job Title and Company: Senior vice president, chief public relations officer at Archer Malmo

52. Big Brother Big Sisters to Seek New CEO After Adrienne Bailey’s Retirement -

The recent retirement of Adrienne Bailey as president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sister of the Mid-South Inc. ended a 20-year run of sustained leadership as Bailey had accepted the position of executive director in 1995.

53. Sales of Senior Living Facilities Up in 2015 -

Mirroring national trends that show an increase in interest by investors in senior living facilities, the number of nursing home/elderly housing facilities that have changed hands is on the rise in Shelby County.

54. Freelance, Remote Work Part of New Office Reality -

In its 2015 list of the top 100 companies to watch for remote jobs, FlexJobs looked at the job-posting histories of more than 30,000 companies last year. The report, released in January, revealed a 26 percent increase in the number of remote jobs posted, hinting that the option to work from home is becoming more widely accepted in the broader economy.

55. Brookhaven Boom -

Downtown has the South Main Historic Arts District and the Main Street core. Midtown has Cooper-Young, Overton Square and the Broad Avenue Arts District, among others.

In East Memphis, defining a proper restaurant and entertainment district might seem to be more difficult, but in fact it’s existed all along on Brookhaven Circle. It’s just taken a few new restaurant openings to bring the neighborhood into full focus.

56. Fairgrounds’ Future -

It’s hard to imagine that a 65,000-seat stadium could be overlooked. Perhaps it’s because the Liberty Bowl wasn’t in the center of the Mid-South Fairgrounds when the stadium was built in 1965; it was on the eastern side of 155 acres of city-owned land, with a rail spur running along its eastern boundary.

57. Chamber Names SoundCheck Executive Committee -

A new group of executive committee members have been announced for the second year of SoundCheck, the Young Professional Council of the Greater Memphis Chamber.

The new members include chair Trey Carter of OCTI Training; vice chair Anna Cardona of ETFC Architects; Thomas Holmes of NexStar Broadcasting; Schuyler Dalton of Roots Memphis Farm Academy; Frankie Dakin of the New Memphis Institute; Teddy Gorman of Gorham/Schaffler Inc.; and Brittney Rowe of Paragon Bank.

58. Cohen Announces Grants For Porter-Leath, Memphis Health -

Porter-Leath and the Memphis Health Center are getting federal funding boosts.

Porter-Leath was awarded $1.1 million for its Early Head Start programs, which provide early, comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families. The program offers home- and center-based services.

59. Weirich Gets TBI Report On Darrius Stewart Shooting -

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation delivered a 600-page report Thursday, Aug. 20, to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich on the July 17 fatal shooting of Darrius Stewart by a Memphis police officer.

60. PILOT Decision Delayed For Mall of Memphis Site -

The board of the Economic Development Growth Engine delayed a vote Wednesday, Aug. 19, on a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes application from the developers of the old Mall of Memphis site.

Huntington Industrial Partners and Johnson Development Associates were seeking a $24 million property tax abatement to develop what they said would be the first speculative industrial site built in Memphis in the last eight years.

61. Tennessee Officials: New Test Will Better Measure Progress -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State education officials said Thursday that new assessments in math and English for students in grades three through 11 will provide a better measurement of their progress and make sure they're on track to succeed after graduation.

62. Lenoir: ‘Is It Time for a Tax Decrease?’ -

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir says the $22 million extra in property tax revenue his office collected during the past fiscal year appears to be a trend of improving health in the local economy.

63. Plan to Dump Megasite Wastewater in Hatchie River Withdrawn -

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A plan to dump millions of gallons of treated wastewater from the Memphis Regional Megasite into the Hatchie River has been withdrawn after a public outcry.

WNWS-FM reports the Brownsville Energy Authority withdrew its application to handle the wastewater after Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development officials said they were looking at alternatives.

64. New Logistics Accelerator Gets Under Way -

A new logistics-focused business accelerator has launched in Memphis.

Five teams are participating in the 14-week 2015 EPIcenter Logistics Innovation Accelerator, which is sponsored by FedEx and got under way Monday, Aug. 17.

65. Furthering Dreams -

Kiera Aycock is starting her freshman year at the University of Memphis. She will live in a dorm. And she will major in criminology, or in psychology with an emphasis in criminology.

A graduate of Southaven High School, she has earned several scholarships including the Community Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis for her volunteer efforts with Memphis Miles for Myeloma run/walk, and her work with Bridge Builders and Student Ambassadors at her high school.

66. Blues Foundation Taps Newman as CEO -

The Blues Foundation has selected a fourth-generation Memphian to succeed Jay Sieleman as president and CEO.

Barbara B. Newman will begin her new position Oct. 1. She comes to the Blues Foundation from Beth Sholom Synagogue, where she has served as executive director since 2007.

67. Cummins Continues Memphis Distribution Center Expansion -

Cummins Inc. continues to expand its new distribution center in Memphis.

Dan Walker Associates Inc. applied for a $2.7 million building permit to renovate the existing 400,000-square-foot building at 5800 Challenge Drive in Southeast Memphis just across the street from the existing Cummins distribution facility on Quest Way.

68. Solving the Culture Problem at Your Company -

There’s a reason “culture” was reported by Merriam-Webster to be the most popular word of the year in 2014, and we have Generation Y to thank.

Although millennials continue to be pegged as the “what can you do for me” generation, companies across the nation have realized it’s time to make a change to workplace culture. Meeting some of Gen Y’s unique needs is not only a must for the health of workplace culture, it’s also a huge benefit to businesses’ bottom lines.

69. Lucas Named CIO at Regional One -

Jackie Lucas has joined Regional One Health as senior vice president and chief information officer. In her new role, Lucas is responsible for information technology and telecommunications for the organization.

70. Memphis Redbirds, Grizzlies Partner for ‘Grit & Grind Night’ -

The Memphis Redbirds and Memphis Grizzlies play in different sports and at different levels, but for years the people running the teams acted as though they were quasi-rivals.

Change has been in the works for a while – the annual Cardinals Caravan was at FedExForum this winter when AutoZone Park was getting a makeover – but now a growing partnership is in even greater evidence.

71. Tennessee Creates New Task Force to Promote Rural Development -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is creating a new task force to advance economic development in rural Tennessee.

Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said in a news release the Rural Development Task Force is being created to help rural areas of the state reach the same economic success as urban areas. Goals include recruiting new businesses, increasing educational attainment, supporting rural entrepreneurship, promoting rural tourism and supporting agri-business.

72. Memphis Symphony President and CEO to Leave in November -

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s president and CEO is preparing to step down in November.

Roland Valliere is taking a new job in Cape Cod, Mass., as president and CEO of the nonprofit arts organization Cape Arts & Entertainment, the Memphis symphony announced Monday. He’s staying on here through Nov. 9 and will continue to serve as an adviser to smooth the leadership transition.

73. Memphis Chamber Hires Member Services Head -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has added Andre Gibson as member services coordinator, the primary liaison for the organization’s members.

74. Tigers Football Holds First Under-the-Lights Practice -

After interacting with fans earlier in the day as part of FanFest on Tiger Lane, the University of Memphis football team returned to the Mid-South Fairgrounds Sunday night, Aug. 16, for its first practice under the lights at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

75. First Tennessee Reopens Orange Mound Branch -

At the end of this week, First Tennessee Bank is hosting a grand reopening of its updated Orange Mound branch, at 2284 Lamar Ave.

76. Black Philanthropy Month -

It’s August – that means its Black Philanthropy Month.

Too often philanthropy is still viewed as a word that belongs to someone else – a word associated primarily with a small percentage of white people with wealth who give large transformative gifts. Yet the word philanthropy means love of humankind – a love expressed in a great diversity of ways by a great diversity of people. And that is the value of Black Philanthropy Month. To remind us that we are philanthropists and that we can – and do – make an impact in our local communities and globally.

77. Problem Properties -

Memphis has a crippling issue with blight, and one nonprofit is front and center with changing the culture that led to the city’s inundation of abandoned properties and lots.

Neighborhood Preservation Inc. was founded in 2012 as a court-appointed receiver of properties taken away from neglectful owners. Over the years, it has evolved to become a robust advocate for stronger legislation and development tools to deal with problem properties.

78. Whiskey-Stained and Market-Bound -

Remember the old Levi’s plant off Magnolia? Marcus Hall does, and he’s taken a family history that involves clothing-factory work, fashion sense and a can-do attitude to stitch and rivet together a denim line that’s scooping up local awards and garnering national attention.

79. Hooker Fights for Right to Die on His Terms -

John Jay Hooker, a household name in Middle Tennessee if nowhere else, is suffering from stage 4 metastatic cancer with weeks, not months to live.

80. Masson Appointed Interim Crime Commission Leader -

Former city of Memphis chief administrative officer Rick Masson is the new interim director of the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission, the independent organization that tracks city and county crime rates and oversees the Operation: Safe Community strategy for fighting crime.

81. River City Capital Gets Key Certification -

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund has certified River City Capital Investment Corp. in Memphis as a Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

82. Orpheum Art Installation Unveiled Later This Month -

Later this month, the Orpheum Theatre will unveil its newest art installation – “Orpheus Ascending” – by world-renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald.

83. Explore Bike Share Builds Community Support -

The effort to build a bike-sharing system in Memphis is seeking public support at various community events.

The move by Explore Bike Share includes street teams asking citizens to sign statements supporting the concept and make other calls for public support.

84. Memphis Medical Org Acquired By Global Group -

A Memphis-based medical organization that specializes in procuring human tissue specimens for research purposes has been acquired by a global entity pursuing similar work.

Asterand Bioscience, which has offices in Detroit as well as in the U.K. city of Royston, announced a deal Tuesday to acquire Memphis-based AdeptBio.

85. Real Deal -

They were tossing around numbers, trying to guess the win total for the 2015 University of Memphis football season.

In the not-too-distant past, the two Highland Hundred members and longtime season-ticket holders might have been able to add their guesses together and still come up short of the six victories needed for their favorite team to be bowl-eligible.

86. Demo Day Brings Together Start Co., ZeroTo510 Entrepreneurs -

The entrepreneurial ecosystem was more abundant than ever at Demo Day 2015, where Start Co. and ZeroTo510 worked in conjunction for the first time to present graduates of their business accelerator programs to investors and community leaders.

87. Center City to Consider Front Street Loan Extension -

The Center City Development Corp. considers Wednesday, Aug. 19, extending a development loan to the developers of the 266 Memphis lofts apartments and office building on South Front Street.

88. Masson Appointed Crime Commission Leader -

Former city of Memphis chief administrative officer Rick Masson is the new interim director of the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission, the independent organization that tracks city and county crime rates and oversees the Operation: Safe Community strategy for fighting crime.

89. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present the regional premiere of “Billy Elliot: The Musical” Friday, Aug. 14, through Sept. 6 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

90. CBU’s Dedication to Latino Students Is Creating Current, Future Success -

Last week’s Latino Student Success luncheon at Christian Brothers University marked a beautiful moment in the history of our program. After listening to John King of the U.S. Department of Education speak to and motivate Memphis students and stakeholders, I reflected upon countless individual meetings at Latino Memphis, well before the Latino Student Success Program, during which parents and students expressed discouragement with regard to continuing their education because few affordable opportunities existed.

91. Emergency Fix -

Memphis is making non-emergency calls a top priority. The Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, Memphis Fire Department and area health care providers are working in conjunction with IBM consultants to streamline emergency services.

92. OneJet Expands, Says Memphis Route Exceeding Expectations -

Six weeks into OneJet’s Indianapolis-Memphis air service, the CEO of the small- to medium-sized market air carrier says the route is performing “beyond our expectations.”

Matthew Maguire and OneJet executives announced Thursday, Aug. 13, that Nashville will be the fourth city to join Memphis, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Milwaukee, Wis., in service to and from Indianapolis, One Jet’s “focus” city.

93. Center City Considers Front Street Loan Extension -

The Center City Development Corp. considers Wednesday, Aug. 19, extending a development loan to the developers of the 266 Memphis lofts apartments and office building on South Front Street.

94. Center City Considers Front Street Loan Extension -

The Center City Development Corp. considers Wednesday, Aug. 19, extending a development loan to the developers of the 266 Memphis lofts apartments and office building on South Front Street.

95. Masson Named Interim Head of Memphis Shelby Crime Commission -

Former city of Memphis chief administrative officer Rick Masson is the new interim director of the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission, the independent organization that tracks city and county crime rates and oversees the Operation: Safe Community strategy for fighting crime.

96. Events -

Kirby Pines Retirement Community will host attorney J. Anthony Bradley for a free seminar titled “The 7 Things Every Senior Needs to Know About Estate Planning & Long-Term Care” Thursday, Aug. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at 3535 Kirby Road. A free lunch will follow. RSVP to erochelle@kirbypines.com or 901-369-7340.

97. River City Capital Gets Key Certification -

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund has certified River City Capital Investment Corp. in Memphis as a Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

98. Events -

Central Defense Staffing will host a job fair Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marion Hale Community Center, 4791 Willow Road. CDS is hiring various positions for large accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Applicants should come prepared for an informational interview. For details on available positions, call 901-473-6385.

99. Shibata Named UTHSC Chair of Surgery -

Dr. David Shibata has been named the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery and a professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

100. MIFA’s Feed the Soul Fundraiser Is ‘Memphis At Its Finest' -

Each year after MIFA’s Feed the Soul event, Sally Jones Heinz has the same thought.

“You come to this party and it really is Memphis at its finest,” said Heinz, executive director of the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association. “It’s such a diverse group of people having a really good time. Every year after the party’s over, I think this is how it needs to be – Memphis all together.”