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1. New Memphis Institute Unveils Exec. Committee -

The New Memphis Institute has announced Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. CEO Jason Little as its board of trustees chair for 2014.

2. New Memphis Institute Unveils Executive Committee -

The New Memphis Institute has announced Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. CEO Jason Little as its board of trustees chair for 2014.

3. Lake to Put Logistics Savvy to Use for Memphis World Trade Club -

Don Lake, vice president of international operations for Dunavant Logistics Group, will add another accomplishment to an already impressive and diverse logistics resume.

4. Editorial: Logistics Remains Memphis' Bread and Butter -

Calling Memphis a “battleground” for cargo may suggest conflict to some looking from the outside into the business of logistics in Memphis.

The battleground comparison that is the billing for this year’s Southeast Freight Conference lends itself more to competition across the rail, river, road and air cargo sectors of our local economy.

5. Logistics Limelight -

World-renowned as a logistics and distribution hub, Memphis will further raise its profile this month with events that showcase the city’s transportation assets and standing in the global economy.

6. Dunavant Picks Up TCI's Houston, Dallas Operations -

Dunavant Transportation Group recently completed the acquisition of the Houston and Dallas operations of Transportation Consultants Inc., a New Orleans-based third-party logistics provider founded in 1983.

7. This week in Memphis history: September 20-26 -

1993: Elvis Presley Enterprises joined the ownership group for the proposed Memphis NFL franchise that city leaders were seeking. William B. Dunavant Jr., the leader of the effort, announced Graceland’s role in the ownership group during a reception at Graceland. Others in the ownership group included Fred Smith, Mike Starnes, J.R. “Pitt” Hyde and Paul Tudor Jones.

8. Dunavant Grows Logistics, Transportation Divisions -

Dunavant Enterprises Inc. continues its transformation into a purely third-party logistics and asset-based transportation firm.

9. Cherry Back to Roots at Dunavant Enterprises -

Russel Cherry, longtime general counsel at Dunavant Enterprises Inc., grew up in a family that raised sporting dogs and had originally planned to be a veterinarian.

10. Trans Gulf, Sea Lane Become Part of Dunavant Brand -

Dunavant Enterprises Inc. will take another step by the end of this month in its integration of two intermodal drayage companies it acquired in 2010.

11. Hayes Returns to PR Following Role in Wharton Administration -

Kerry Hayes knows a thing or two about what makes a city tick.

He spent nearly three years as special assistant to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., where he focused on research and innovation. Hayes led the effort to secure a $4.8 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, allowing Wharton to establish an “Innovation Delivery Team” of researchers to reduce handgun violence and accelerate economic development in the inner city.

12. Fueling Up -

If the political ads along these lines haven’t already started by the time this story is printed, don’t worry. They’ll arrive soon enough.

Somewhere out there, a Republican political strategist is cooking up an ad that hits President Barack Obama over the average price at the gas pump these days – which, while it has fallen in recent weeks, is still a lot higher than when the president took office. At press time, the national average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.72 – up from a little less than $2 when George W. Bush left office.

13. 'In the Middle' -

Memphis executives and business owners moving their goods around the world this year kept a close eye on international developments like the Arab spring and the Greek government’s fiscal crisis.

14. Trans Gulf Terminal in Dallas Opens -

A year after becoming majority owner of Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., Dunavant Enterprises Inc. of Memphis has announced the opening of a Trans Gulf terminal in Dallas.

15. As Panama Canal Expands, City ‘Located Perfectly’ -

For months, those in the Memphis logistics trade have talked about the coming impact of the Panama Canal expansion, slated for completion in 2014.

The potential is the accommodation of larger ships carrying more containers to eastern seaboard ports as well as Texas’ Port of Houston and those goods moving from the east and south through Memphis via truck and train.

16. Dunavant Completes Move to Ridgeway Loop -

Dunavant Enterprises has moved into a two-story office at 959 Ridgeway Loop Road after 40 years on Getwell Road.

17. No Octane -

Several of Memphis’ major publicly traded companies pointed to it during calls with analysts and presentations of their first quarter results.

An expected drop in automobile travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Tennessee and neighboring states is expected to be influenced by it.

18. World of Opportunities -

Belgium’s ambassador to the U.S. is in the city Wednesday to begin several days of business conferences that are at the heart of the origins of the Memphis in May International Festival.

The festival was founded in the mid-1970s as a way to promote business ties between the city and the honored countries. Belgium is this year’s honored country.

19. Dunavant Enterprises CEO ‘Bullish on Intermodal’ -

Dunavant Enterprises CEO and president William Dunavant III asked how many in the luncheon group of 50 at the Traffic Club of Memphis thought gas would go back to $2 a gallon. No hands went up.

20. Dunavant Buys Sea Lane, Expands Intermodal Service -

Memphis-based Dunavant Transportation Group has bought Sea Lane Express, a regional trucking and intermodal company with headquarters in Great Neck, N.Y.

The acquisition, announced Monday, gives Dunavant intermodal and seaport locations along the East Coast.

21. Dunavant Buys Sea Lane Express -

Memphis based Dunavant Transportation Group has bought Sea Lane Express, a regional trucking and intermodal company with headquarters in Great Neck, New York.

The acquisition, announced Monday, gives Dunavant intermodal and seaport locations along the east coast.

22. IBERIABANK Files $2.5 Million Permit -

4894 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
Permit Amount: $2.5 million

Project Cost: Applied January 2011
Completion: Fall 2011
Owner: IBERIABANK
Tenant: IBERIABANK
Contractor: Webb Building Corp.
Architect: Chrestia Staub Pierce Inc.

23. Louis Dreyfus Transfers Warehouse to Related Entity -

Louis Dreyfus Commodities Memphis Warehousing LLC has transferred two parcels to a related entity, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Cotton Storage LLC, for $2.4 million.

24. Dunavant Survey Shows Industry Confidence -

Logistics customers and the companies that move their goods around the world need to do a better job of talking to each other.

And the more specific they are with each other the more confident they both can be as they seek to back firm judgments about the economy with inventory.

25. Louis Dreyfus Buys Kentucky Drive Warehouse -

2514 Kentucky Drive
Memphis, TN 38106
Sale Amount: $2.4 million

Sale Date: Dec. 28, 2010
Buyer: Louis Dreyfus Commodities Memphis Warehousing LLC
Seller: Westside Compress Co. Inc.

26. Louis Dreyfus Buys Kentucky Drive Property -

Louis Dreyfus Commodities Memphis Warehousing LLC has bought two parcels from Westside Compress Co. Inc. for $2.4 million.

27. Dunavant Acquires Houston-based Intermodal Firm -

Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc., which recently shifted its focus from cotton to logistics, has acquired Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., a Houston-based transportation company that specializes in intermodal drayage and trucking operations.

28. Dunavant Acquires Houston-Based Intermodal Firm -

Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc., which recently shifted its focus from cotton to logistics, has acquired Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., a Houston-based transportation company that specializes in intermodal drayage and trucking operations.

29. High Cotton -

Carol Perel points from her office to the other side of the ground-floor lobby at 65 Union Ave.

“That trading floor,” she says, “is the Graceland of cotton.”

30. Cotton’s Heyday Gone, But Its Legacy Lives On -

Cotton doesn’t live on Front Street anymore. At least not the way it once did.

But the same forces that made cotton king in Memphis – this city’s geographic locale and logistical advantages – are still present as Dunavant Enterprises moves things besides cotton around the world.

31. Dunavant Enterprises Officially Switches Gears -

Dunavant Enterprises Inc. has formally announced the expansion of its global logistics division as the new main active concentration for the company, which for more than 50 years has been known as one of the world’s largest cotton merchants.

32. Dunavant Poised for New Future in Logistics -

After more than four decades in the cotton business, Dunavant Enterprises Inc. has officially shifted gears.

33. Lasting Legacies -

Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.

For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.

34. Cotton Leads April’s Slow CRE Numbers -

Cotton was king of commercial real estate in April as transactions involving three merchants – a pair of longtime Memphis companies and one area newcomer – represented two of the month’s top sales.

35. Calif.-Based EMJ Files Permit For Arlington Distribution Center -

3167 Cypress Ridge Drive
Arlington, TN 38002
Permit Amount: $7 Million

Project Cost: $7 million
Permit Date: Applied May 2010
Completion: October 2010
Owner: Earle M. Jorgensen Co.
Tenant: Earle M. Jorgensen Co.
Contractor: TBD
Architect: TBD

36. Westside Compress Files Loan with Louis Dreyfus -

Westside Compress Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Dunavant Enterprises, has filed a $9.2 million loan through Louis Dreyfus Commodities Memphis Warehousing LLC.

37. Global Cotton Firm Moves Into Memphis -

As two local cotton companies work through their lengthy merger, another player has arrived on the scene with the purchase of a 300,000-square-foot warehouse it will use as a major distribution center.

38. Allenberg Cotton Buys Dunavant HQ -

The merger between two kings of Memphis cotton has cleared a major hurdle with Allenberg Cotton Co.’s purchase of the Dunavant Enterprises Inc. headquarters at 3797 New Getwell Road.

39. Dunavant Subsidiary Joins Ranks Of Green Logistics Firms -

A Memphis-based third-party logistics firm has turned a rebranding campaign into a way to reinvent the way it does business.

Centrix Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of cotton company Dunavant Enterprises Inc., has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the transportation industry to increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions along the global supply chain.

40. Allenberg, Dunavant Consider Merger -

Allenberg Cotton Co. and Dunavant Enterprises Inc., both based in Memphis and once fixtures on the iconic stretch of Front Street that used to be a thriving hub of cotton commerce, are in talks to combine their operations.

41. Cotton Giants Move Toward Merger -

Allenberg Cotton Co. and Dunavant Enterprises Inc., both based in Memphis and once fixtures on the iconic stretch of Front Street that used to be a thriving hub of cotton commerce, are in talks to combine their operations.

42. Counsel on Call's Branham Recognized for Pro Bono Work -

Memphis attorney Andrew C. Branham has been honored by the Tennessee Bar Association for the role he played in planning its first pro bono initiative.

Announced this summer, the initiative encourages collaboration between in-house legal departments, law firms and local legal service providers, and pro bono coordinators across the state to pair lawyers with eligible clients and projects that fit their respective schedules.

43. Gates Foundation Gives $8M To African Program -      The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given $8 million to a program created by a Memphis company to increase cotton yields in Africa.
     Dunavant Enterprises of Memphis set up the progr

44. Networx Deal Only One Example Of Memphis' Sad State of Affairs -

It began in 1999 as a tantalizing possibility that could generate $16 million in revenue a year if investors ponied up enough cash to keep it going until it became profitable.

Only it never actually turned a profit. Instead, it ate up millions in credit to remain afloat (although "afloat," in this context, is a relative term).

45. JUST DUCKY -

While they may look like ducks and float like ducks, you can't quite call them ducks - and that is exactly the point.

A good duck decoy does all those things well enough to lure the water-dwelling birds into the sights of waiting hunters.

46. Annual Outdoors Expo Ducks Out for Good -

The Ducks Unlimited Expo is now a thing of the past.

Organizers at DU have decided officially to eliminate the event, citing other fund-raising opportunities as a reason.

Last year was the first year for the DU Expo, which replaced the popular Great Outdoors Festival after its 10-year run ended. Those who faithfully attended the events would have been gearing up for the expo in the coming month.

47. Boy Scouts to HonorCotton Industry Leader - Memphis cotton magnate Billy Dunavant is being honored this week by the Chickasaw Council of Boy Scouts of America for a lifetime of community service. The council's Distinguished Citizen Award, to be presented at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. today at The

48. DU, Arts Council Host National Event -

Even before it was announced that the Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition was leaving Washington, D.C., for the first time in its 71-year history to come to Memphis, the national contest already had a few connections to the Bluff City.

49. Archived Article: Lead - By Andy Meek

Cotton Museum Set for Front Street

Cotton merchant dedicates space to Downtowns past

ANDY MEEK

The Daily News

At The Little Tea Shop in Downtown Memphis, theres a portrait of 12 businessmen behind the cash register, a gro...

50. Archived Article: Real Recap - Harmony Woods

Construction Begins on Tax Credit Property

Harmony Woods

Apartments

Cost: $2.2 million

Borrower: Harmony Woods Apartments LP

Lender: PNC Bank NA

Trustee: Community Equity and Title Co.

Property: 4.05 acres near ...

51. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Dunavant Finances

Dunavant Finances

Land for $20 Million

Dunavant Enterprises Inc. has financed 162.81 acres near Shelby Drive and Forest Hill-Irene Road for $20 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memphisdaily...

52. Archived Article: Law - Moving In-House a Tough Proposition

Lawyers Find Market Tight for In-House Work

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Its not what you know, but who you know.

A pretty common statement, but one thats more than a clich for attorneys looking to mo...

53. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Firms Big and Small Turn to Legal Outsourcing

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Its all about relationships. Or at least Jim Raines believes it is.

Raines, general counsel with Thomas & Betts Corp., said its important to build a stro...

54. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Counsel on Call Offers Quick Staffing Fix

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Most law firms especially after this winters severe influenza outbreak can attest to the problem sick days can create. Even if an associate only misses a day or two...

55. Archived Article: Memos - Roger Hammons joined First Alliance Bank as vice president in the small business and professional lending division

Roger Hammons joined First Alliance Bank as vice president in the small business and professional lending division. He is a graduat...

56. Archived Article: Memos - Antonio L Antonio L. Mathews joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell as an associate. Mathews concentrates his practice in the area of litigation. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee and a law d...

57. Archived Article: Standout - Bill Dunavant Cotton ambassador By MARY DANDO The Daily News Despite reports to the contrary, cotton is still king in Memphis. And William Buchanan "Bill" Dunavant III should know. Recently elected president of Cotton Council International...

58. Archived Article: Memos - John R John R. Borden was named chief operating officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare-Jackson Hospital. Borden had the same position until 1998, when he was named administrator of Methodist Healthcare-McNairy Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. He will ...

59. Archived Article: Allenberg (lead) - Allenberg Cotton Co Allenberg Cotton buys third warehouse By MARY DANDO The Daily News Cotton is still king in Memphis as the city holds title as the largest cotton spot market in the world. Memphis also reigns as a world distribution center, which ...

60. Archived Article: Benchmark - U U.S., Dunavant settle case for $4.5 million Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc. agreed to pay a $4.5 million claims settlement in connection to Upland Cotton User Marketing Certificate or "Step II" program, said Veronica F. Coleman, ...

61. Archived Article: Real Focus (desoto) - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Industrial development boom continues in North Mississippi By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News As urban sprawl continues toward northern Mississippi, more developers are crossing the line and taking their industrial projects into ...

62. Archived Article: Comm Focus - Link joins Memphis City Schools and Memphis' economic engine Link joins Memphis City Schools and Memphis' economic engine By Dr. Jeff Wallace Special to The Daily News The Problem. As highlighted in the October 1999 issue of The Memphis Economy, Mem...

63. Archived Article: Superterminal Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON Super Terminal ready for railroad agreements By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News After almost three years on the drawing board, Memphis proposed Super Terminal intermodal yard may be ready to make the leap from dream to reality. Agree...

64. Archived Article: Real Briefs - SJ Land Associates, LLC Acquires 4,000 Acres At Saint Johns, Home of the World Golf Village The YMCA Downtown has entered a letter of agreement to sell its building at Fourth Street and Madison Avenue and then lease back its facility and offices in ...

65. Archived Article: Real Briefs - The St The St. Joe Co. has agreed in principle to acquire 400 acres of the core commercial portion of Saint Johns corporate park in Saint Johns County, Fla., from SJH Partnership Ltd., an affiliation of Dunavant Enterprises. Saint Johns eventually w...

66. Archived Article: Memos - Barry D Barry D. Robbins has been named executive vice president/sales and marketing for TBC Corp. He currently is senior vice president of strategic marketing. Ronald E. McCollough was named executive vice president and chief financial officer for ...

67. Archived Article: Memos - State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: Jane Sipes is the new assistant director of distance learning...

68. Archived Article: Mus Tennis Chg - By CAMILLE H MUS, Hutchison get new tennis complex By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Memphis University School, in association with Hutchison School, has started construction on a 12-court tennis complex with club house which will be located on th...

69. Archived Article: Mayors Youth Initiat - lj 10/5 cates Mayor launches citys largest youth initiative By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News About 8,000 Memphis young people will get the opportunity this summer to discover their strengths, earn some money and possibly take the first steps toward ...

70. Archived Article: Church Rd. Warehouse Lj - lj 10/5 cates Southaven becoming hot spot for warehouse development By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The "next big thing" in distribution development may be shaping up in Southaven, Miss., with construction underway on one speculative ware...

71. Archived Article: Church Rd. Warehouse Lj - lj 10/5 cates Southaven becoming hot spot for warehouse development Feb. 18, 1997 -- The ìnext big thingî in distribution development may be shaping up in Southaven, Miss., with construction underway on one speculative warehouse project...

72. Archived Article - Governor participates in Tennessee-Israel trade mission Governor, local leaders participate in Tennessee-Israel trade mission By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Gov. Don Sundquist, along with Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout and several area executives...

73. Archived Article: Real Fcs Dsto Ret Lj - lj 10/5 cates Migrating to Mississippi Southavens official retirement community status is leading to a new market for development By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Earlier this year, the DeSoto County, Miss., city of Southaven became a state-certifie...

74. Archived Article: Correction - lj 10/5 cates Correction: Pete Aviotti is vice president of Dunavant Enterprises and president of Dunavant Development Co. A story in the Nov. 8 issue of The Daily News misidentified him. The Daily News regrets the error. ...

75. Archived Article: Desoto Cvc Cntr Lj - lj 10/5 cates DeSoto Civic Center may have $10 million impact By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The majority of DeSoto County voters agreed on Tuesday that the time was right to build a county civic center voting by a 20 percent margin in support of ...

76. Archived Article: Market Cotton Lj - lj 10/5 cates Creating cotton consumers Trade association promotes cotton to international markets By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The movement to pursue a more environmentally friendly lifestyle has made most consumers in the United States aware o...

77. Archived Article: Real Fcs Church Rd Lj - lj 10/5 cates The Southaven stretch New I-55 interchange opens opportunities for development in DeSoto County By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Within the next five years, an area that surrounds what has been for years a rural DeSoto County road is e...