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1. Lakeland Annexation Opponents Present Petition -

Opponents of an annexation of parts of northeast Shelby County by the city of Lakeland were to take a petition Tuesday, April 15, to the Lakeland mayor and board of commissioners.

The petition, signed by hundreds of landowners in the area that includes Bolton High School, is a response to a petition by 52 citizens in January requesting the annexation.

2. Lakeland Annexation Opponents Present Petition -

Opponents of an annexation of parts of northeast Shelby County by the city of Lakeland were to take a petition Tuesday, April 15, to the Lakeland mayor and board of commissioners.

The petition, signed by hundreds of landowners in the area that includes Bolton High School, is a response to a petition by 52 citizens in January requesting the annexation.

3. Sweetie Pie’s Signs at Fourth and Beale -

The Beale Street entertainment district has a new tenant on its eastern border with Fourth Street in a space that has been closed for 12 years.

Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris tweeted Thursday, April 10, that Sweetie Pie’s, a soul food restaurant with three locations in St. Louis and plans for expansion in other cities, will open at 349 Beale St. on the southeast corner of Fourth and Beale streets.

4. Rep. Barrett Rich to Retire from Tennessee House -

NASHVILLE (AP) – State Rep. Barrett Rich says he won't run for another term representing his rural West Tennessee district in the House this year.

The Somerville Republican has served three terms in the lower chamber of the General Assembly. He is a former state trooper who served on then-Gov. Phil Bredesen's security detail and is the current chairman of the House Health Subcommittee.

5. Invest Early For the Best Retirement -

Ray’s Take The very best friend a young investor has is time. Someone who puts $4,000 per year into retirement accounts starting at age 22 could have $1 million by age 62, assuming an 8 percent average return. Waiting 10 years to start contributing means you would need to put in $8,800 per year to get the same results.

6. Obama Meeting With Internet CEOs on Tech Privacy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is meeting with CEOs from leading Internet and technology companies to discuss their concerns about privacy and National Security Agency programs.

7. Wal-Mart’s New Tool Gives Competitors’ Prices -

The “Every Day Low Price” king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again.

Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it has rolled out an online tool that allows shoppers to compare its prices on 80,000 food and household products to those of its competitors. The world’s largest retailer began offering the feature that’s called “Savings Catcher” on its website last month in seven big markets that include Dallas, San Diego and Atlanta.

8. U of M Names Walker Associate Athletic Dir. -

Dr. Adam G. Walker has rejoined the University of Memphis Athletic Department as senior associate athletic director for development. Walker previously served the department as its director of major gifts.

9. 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.

10. Measurement: Holy Grail of Marketing -

Second in a two-part series. Measurement is the Holy Grail of marketing. A savvy marketer would naturally prefer to invest his dollar in a strategy with a measurable return on investment versus one without.

11. ‘Champion of Working Man’ Rep. Turner Set to Retire -

State Rep. and Nashville Democrat Mike Turner is retiring from the General Assembly and considering a run for mayor.

12. Schools Demerger Reflects Cooperation, Competition -

For now, Shelby County’s seven public school systems are cooperating and competing with one another often at the same time on the way to the demerger of public education in August.

The same dual existence is playing itself out between the Shelby County Schools board and parents of children who have attended schools about to be in the suburban school systems but who live outside the six cities and towns.

13. U of M Names Walker Associate Athletic Director -

Dr. Adam G. Walker has rejoined the University of Memphis Athletic Department as senior associate athletic director for development. Walker previously served the department as its director of major gifts.

14. Marketing Is About Strategy -

The word marketing has lost its true meaning in common business vernacular. Instead of a strategic activity that contemplates price, product, promotion and place, marketing has largely come to mean tactical execution of advertising or sales materials.

15. Interpreting Health -

Probably, you’ve seen this scene on a television show or in a movie. Some English-speaking authority figure – say, a doctor – can’t communicate with a middle-aged or older person from Mexico.

16. What’s Your Retirement Status? -

Ray’s Take: What are your thoughts about contributions to a 401(k), an IRA or any other tax-qualified investment vehicle? Are you thinking about the “right now” advantage of a tax break or are you thinking long term about what kind of life you would like to live in retirement?

17. American Athletic Conference Honors Three Tigers -

Senior guard Joe Jackson and sophomore forward Shaq Goodwin made the American Athletic Conference All-Conference Second Team and freshman forward Austin Nichols made the All-Rookie Team.

18. Triumph Bank Meeting To Highlight Banner Year -

Triumph Bank is holding its annual meeting next month in a locale that’s different from the traditional conference room setting where banks tend to make their yearly presentation to shareholders.

19. Paradigm Marketing Taps New Associate Partner -

Michael Ganda has been tapped as associate partner/partner of strategic influence at Paradigm Marketing and Creative.

Ganda has been with the firm for eight years and was formerly Paradigm’s brand developer.

20. Apple CFO to Retire, Successor Named -

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple's longtime Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September and he'll be replaced by the company's corporate controller.

The announcement Tuesday comes one day after Goldman Sachs named Oppenheimer as one of its 13 board members.

21. Paradigm Marketing Taps New Associate Partner -

Michael Ganda has been tapped as associate partner/partner of strategic influence at Paradigm Marketing and Creative.

Ganda has been with the firm for eight years and was formerly Paradigm’s brand developer.

22. Marketing Strategies On Vine -

Given the increasingly shorter attention span of today’s Web user, it’s no wonder Twitter’s looping video app – Vine – is crawling its way into brand marketing strategies across the globe. At more than 40 million users in just over a year, it’s making a run at Instagram, now over three years old with more than 150 million users.

23. Senators Look for E-Cigarette Marketing Limits -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Several U.S. senators are co-sponsoring a bill that would curb electronic cigarette marketing while the fast-growing industry awaits federal regulation.

The bill introduced Wednesday by California Sen. Barbara Boxer, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin and others would ban marketing to children based on standards set by the Federal Trade Commission.

24. Kids' College Versus Your Retirement -

Ray’s Take: Most parents want to give their kids the best college education possible. At the same time, they know they must finance their own retirement. It’s hard to objectively prioritize, especially when your precious children are involved.

25. Rules to Limit Marketing Unhealthy Food in Schools -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.

Promotion of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day will be phased out under the rules, intended to ensure that such marketing is brought in line with health standards that already apply to school foods.

26. Ophelia Ford Pulls Re-Election Petition -

Democratic State Sen. Ophelia Ford has pulled a qualifying petition for the August legislative primaries.

Ford pulled the petition in District 29 Friday, Feb. 7, according to the Shelby County Election Commission, making her the last of the Shelby County incumbents in the Tennessee House and Senate to take the first step toward a re-election effort.

27. Brown Petition Circulating For District Attorney General -

Former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown has a qualifying petition out to run in the May Democratic primary for District Attorney General.

28. Competing Bidders Emerge for Ashlar Hall -

Two people that had once considered teaming up to acquire and renovate crumbling Ashlar Hall are going their separate ways.

Joe Thordarson, founder of the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, and Ty Cobb, founder of the nonprofit Have a Standard Foundation, said this week that they are now pursuing separate plans to gain control of the Midtown mansion.

29. Apply Dinner Party Etiquette to Job Search -

The title of this column may sound funny. After all, you’re looking for a new job, not a steak and baked potato. On the surface, you’re right, but there are lessons you can carry over from your dinner tonight to your job interview tomorrow morning.

30. Whalum, Harvey Pull Petitions for Mayor’s Race -

Shelby County Commission Chairman James Harvey and former Shelby County Schools board member Kenneth Whalum Jr. have pulled qualifying petitions to run in the May Democratic primary for Shelby County Mayor.

31. Whalum, Harvey Pull Petitions for Mayor’s Race -

Shelby County Commission Chairman James Harvey and former Shelby County Schools board member Kenneth Whalum Jr. have pulled qualifying petitions to run in the May Democratic primary for Shelby County Mayor.

32. You Can Save Too Much for Retirement -

Ray’s Take Around half of all workers older than 55 have less than $50,000 saved for retirement. We hear this message over and over along with warnings that many Americans may never be able to afford to quit working. Some respond by effectively giving up hope. Others keep saving, but live in constant anxiety that it probably won’t be enough. They may be fine and not even know it!

33. Bailey Pulls Petition For Circuit Court Return -

Retired Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey has pulled a qualifying petition to run for Circuit Court Division 1 judge in the Aug. 7 elections.

Bailey retired in September 2009 as Division 8 judge.

34. Timberlake Signs New Tequila Marketing Deal -

Justin Timberlake has entered into a new agreement to expand the reach of his specialty tequila.

Memphis-born Timberlake has partnered with Sauza Tequila, owned by Beam Inc., to market his 901 tequila brand.

35. Timberlake Signs New Tequila Marketing Deal -

Justin Timberlake has entered into a new agreement to expand the reach of his specialty tequila.

Memphis-born Timberlake has partnered with Sauza Tequila, owned by Beam Inc., to market his 901 tequila brand.

36. Bailey Pulls Petition for Circuit Court Return -

Retired Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey has pulled a qualifying petition to run for Circuit Court Division 1 judge in the Aug. 7 elections.

Bailey retired in September 2009 as Division 8 judge.

37. Competing Claims -

The future of Ashlar Hall has become nearly as unpredictable as its eccentric former proprietor, Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges.

A Monday, Jan. 13, hearing before Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter did little to clear the air surrounding a November transfer of the 1397 Central Ave. property and competing claims over its future.

38. Your Biggest Competitor is Indecision -

Ask about anyone in business about their biggest competition, and they’ll likely offer up the name of a rival company. I’d argue that for most companies, the fiercest of all competitors is prospect indecision and apathy – the predominant deal-killers faced by sales teams day in and day out.

39. Design Competition a Win for College of Art Students -

On a rainy Friday afternoon, Bailey Brocato, a sophomore at the Memphis College of Art, was using a hammer and chisel to remove a tile backsplash in the kitchen of a second-floor unit at The Venue Apartments on Central Avenue.

40. Luttrell Pulls Petition for Re-Election -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has pulled a qualifying petition to run for a second term in 2014.

41. Wilkins Pulls Petition to Challenge Cohen -

Attorney Ricky E. Wilkins has pulled a qualifying petition to run in the August Democratic primary for the 9th Congressional District.

Wilkins would be challenging U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen in the primary, something Wilkins began considering last year.

42. Schools’ Marketing Intensifies as Choices Grow -

January is a busy month on the school choice front in Shelby County. The state of Tennessee has an open-enrollment policy within school districts that allows students in low-performing schools to attend a different school.

43. Wilkins Pulls Petition to Challenge Cohen -

Attorney Ricky E. Wilkins has pulled a qualifying petition to run in the August Democratic primary for the 9th Congressional District.

Wilkins would be challenging U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen in the primary, something Wilkins began considering last year.

44. Halbert Pull Petition for Criminal Court Clerk -

Memphis City Council member Wanda Halbert pulled a qualifying petition Monday, Dec. 30, to run for Shelby County Criminal Court clerk in 2014.

Halbert, who is serving her second term on the council after serving on the now-defunct Memphis City Schools board, would run in the May Democratic primary for the position, which is now held by Republican Kevin Key.

45. Fullilove Pulls Petition for County Clerk -

Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove has pulled a qualifying petition to run for Shelby County Clerk in the 2014 county elections.

Fullilove pulled the petition to run in the May 6 Democratic primary.

46. Retirement Unlikely for Some Blue-Collar Americans -

Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid – it's just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.

47. Halbert Pulls Petition for Criminal Court Clerk -

Memphis City Council member Wanda Halbert pulled a qualifying petition Monday, Dec. 30, to run for Shelby County Criminal Court clerk in 2014.

Halbert, who is serving her second term on the council after serving on the now-defunct Memphis City Schools board, would run in the May Democratic primary for the position, which is now held by Republican Kevin Key.

48. Fullilove Pulls Petition For County Clerk -

Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove has pulled a qualifying petition to run for Shelby County clerk in the 2014 county elections.

49. Marketing Makeover -

Two Memphis-area nonprofits are six months away from a 180-degree turnaround in their respective public relations efforts.

West Tennessee Veterans Home and the PRIZM Ensemble music group have won six months of free PR and marketing services from Obsidian Public Relations as part of the firm’s yearly PR 180 project. The project’s goal is simple: At the end of the period, Obsidian will have helped two nonprofits achieve a 180-degree improvement toward marketing and publicity success.

50. Leatherwood Pulls Re-Election Petition -

Shelby County Register Tom Leatherwood is the latest incumbent to pull a qualifying petition to run for re-election in the 2014 county elections.

51. Memphis’ Peabody Ducks Retire to Jack Daniel's -

LYNCHBURG – They are being called the luckiest ducks in the world -- retiring from one world-famous Tennessee landmark to another.

For the first time in 80 years, the ambassadors of The Peabody Memphis hotel will be enjoying their retirement at a location far from their traditional west Tennessee farm -- at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg.

52. State Supreme Court Justice Koch to Retire in July -

NASHVILLE (AP) – State Supreme Court Justice Bill Koch plans to retire from the bench next year to become dean of the Nashville School of Law.

53. Baptist CEO Set to Retire Next May -

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. President and CEO Stephen Reynolds will retire next May, with Jason Little, Baptist’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, taking over as the hospital system’s next president and CEO.

54. Brooks Pulls Petition for Juvenile Court Clerk -

Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks took another step Tuesday, Dec. 10, in her bid for Juvenile Court clerk. Brooks pulled a qualifying petition to run in the May 6 Democratic primary.

Brooks has been campaigning for months.

55. Baptist CEO Reynolds Announces Retirement -

Stephen Reynolds announced Wed., Dec. 11, that he will retire as president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., effective in May.

56. County Retirement Fund Hits Another High -

The value of the pension fund that pays benefits to Shelby County retirees has hit another six-year high – just as it has done every month since June.

The fund’s value, according to the latest figures, climbed to almost $1.08 billion in October, up from $1.05 billion in September. The last time the fund was higher than October’s total was in October 2007, when the fund topped $1.08 billion.

57. Leatherwood Pulls Re-Election Petition -

Shelby County Register Tom Leatherwood is the latest incumbent to pull a qualifying petition to run for re-election in the 2014 county elections.

58. County Retirement Fund Hits Another High -

The value of the pension fund that pays benefits to Shelby County retirees has hit another six-year high – just as it has done every month since June.

The fund’s value, according to the latest figures, climbed to almost $1.08 billion in October, up from $1.05 billion in September. The last time the fund was higher than October’s total was in October 2007, when the fund topped $1.08 billion.

59. Baptist CEO Reynolds Announces Retirement -

Stephen Reynolds announced Wed., Dec. 11, that he will retire as president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., effective in May.

60. Brooks Pulls Petition for Juvenile Court Clerk -

Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks took another step Tuesday, Dec. 10, in her bid for Juvenile Court clerk. Brooks pulled a qualifying petition to run in the May 6 Democratic primary.

Brooks has been campaigning for months.

61. CTSI Stays Competitive by Adapting to Client Needs -

It might take a freight train to hold all of the services offered by CTSI-Global, the Memphis-based global supplier of supply chain management expertise and technology to the logistics industry.

With innovative technology and offices located worldwide, CTSI works with shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to manage their business through a database 150 terabytes strong.

62. Lauries Donate $10 Million to Tiger Athletics -

A guard on the 1973 University of Memphis basketball team that played in the NCAA finals that year and his wife have made the largest gift ever to the school’s athletic department and the second largest gift ever to the school.

63. Robertson to Retire National Civil Rights Museum Post -

Beverly Robertson, president of the National Civil Rights Museum for 16 of its 22 years, will guide the institution through its first major renovation that debuts in March and will retire from the museum’s leadership in July.

64. 6 Candidates Pull Qualifying Petitions on Opening Day -

Three Republican incumbents and three Shelby County Commission hopefuls were the first six candidates to pull petitions on the opening day of the candidate filing season for the 2014 county elections.

65. Fox Meadows Nuisance Petition Dismissed -

The Knight Arnold Food and Fuel gas station and convenience store is no longer under a nuisance petition in General Sessions Environmental Court.

Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter dismissed the petition Monday, Nov. 25, against Sohail Hemani, the owner, after he said Hemani had taken steps including adding surveillance cameras and guards to discourage gang activity and drug sales on his property at Knight Arnold and Mendenhall.

66. Civil Rights Museum President Retiring -

National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly Robertson says she is retiring in July.

Robertson said in a news release Tuesday she’s retiring because she has seen the Memphis museum through the major goals she had set during her 16-year tenure.

67. Fox Meadows Nuisance Petition Dismissed -

The Knight Arnold Food and Fuel gas station and convenience store is no longer under a nuisance petition in General Sessions Environmental Court.

Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter dismissed the petition Monday, Nov. 25, against Sohail Hemani, the owner, after he said Hemani had taken steps including adding surveillance cameras and guards to discourage gang activity and drug sales on his property at Knight Arnold and Mendenhall.

68. Civil Rights Museum President Robertson Retiring -

MEMPHIS (AP) – National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly Robertson says she is retiring in July.

69. 6 Candidates Pull Qualifying Petitions on Opening Day -

Three Republican incumbents and three Shelby County Commission hopefuls were the first six candidates to pull petitions on the opening day of the candidate filing season for the 2014 county elections.

70. Online Marketing Ideas for the Holidays -

December is crunch time for retailers and B2B companies reliant upon crucial holiday sales to hit annual sales targets. In fact, Google reports that 70 percent of consumers wait to make holiday purchases until after Thanksgiving, with the majority conducting at least some of that shopping online.

71. Wal-Mart Steps Up Competition for Holiday Shopping -

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it will start offering its holiday deals at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving at its stores – two hours earlier than last year.

72. How American-US Airways Deal Impacts Competitors -

NEW YORK (AP) – The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it would let the merger of American Airlines and US Airways proceed after the two carriers agreed to give up landing and takeoff slots and gates at key airports, notably Washington's Reagan National and New York's LaGuardia. With the agreement, the government hopes to increase access to the nation's busiest airports for low-cost airlines and to maintain flights to smaller cities.

73. Are You Ready to Retire? -

With an estimated 10 percent of the workforce employed in the nonprofit sector, retirement benefits can be a factor that impacts individual employees as well as the nonprofits they work for.

For example, do older employees delay retirement because they don’t have enough money to fund their retirement? Does this impact the ability of a nonprofit to promote talent from within, or to attract new talent from outside the organization? Do younger and mid-career employees evaluate employment opportunities based on retirement benefits?

74. Hudson Sets MATA Retirement Date -

William Hudson Jr., president and general manager of the Memphis Area Transit Authority for 20 years, will retire in January.

Hudson announced his long-anticipated retirement date at last week’s meeting of the transit authority board.

75. Orion Recognized for Marketing Efforts -

Memphis-based Orion Federal Credit Union has been recognized as among the best in credit union marketing worldwide by the Credit Union Executives Society.

The recognition was via the society’s annual Golden Mirror Awards competition.

76. Orion Recognized for Marketing Efforts -

Memphis-based Orion Federal Credit Union has been recognized as among the best in credit union marketing worldwide by the Credit Union Executives Society.

The recognition was via the society’s annual Golden Mirror Awards competition.

77. Nucor's Executive Chairman DiMicco Retiring -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steel company Nucor said Tuesday that Executive Chairman Daniel DiMicco is retiring from his post and the board at year's end.

President and CEO John Ferriola will become chairman at the start of the new year.

78. Hudson Sets MATA Retirement Date -

William Hudson Jr., president and general manager of the Memphis Area Transit Authority for 20 years, will retire in January.

Hudson announced his long-anticipated retirement date at last week’s meeting of the transit authority board.

79. Memphis Hop Bus Service Wins Arts Marketing Honor -

The Memphis Hop shuttle bus service linking 10 tourist and arts destinations in Memphis will be honored next month during the National Arts Marketing Conference in Portland, Ore.

ArtsMemphis will be presented a first place award for marketing by Americans for Arts during the Portland gathering.

80. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry -

Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider. “I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”

81. Retiring Moore ‘Transformed’ Chamber -

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

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

82. Dixon: Bulletins to Serve as Family Passes to Exhibit -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is letting church bulletins serve as a free pass for visitors and their families during the entire run of the exhibit “Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery.”

83. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry -

Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider.

“I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”

84. Supplier Meeting Set for Northeast Arkansas Steel Mill -

A meeting is set for companies interested in acting as suppliers to a $1.1 billion steel mill planned for Northeast Arkansas.

The gathering is to run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville.

85. Dixon: Bulletins to Serve as Family Passes to Exhibit -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is letting church bulletins serve as a free pass for visitors and their families during the entire run of the exhibit “Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery.”

86. Airfare Competition Has Airport Authority Optimistic -

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority officials remain optimistic about the future of Memphis International Airport, thanks to increased airline competition that is driving down airfares for travelers and businesses.

87. Bigfish Bringing Community Bulletin Board to Overton Square -

To say that Memphis-based creative agency Bigfish doesn’t follow a traditional agency playbook would be an understatement.

To use one example, the group of creative professionals housed in Midtown’s Minglewood Hall – Bigfish president Tim Nicholson refers to them all as his “teammates” – is preparing to erect a wall at Overton Square.

88. Obama Meeting With Congressional Leaders Postponed -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says a meeting between Obama and congressional leaders has been postponed to give Senate leaders more time to resolve a standoff over the nation's debt and the partial government shutdown.

89. Watson to Retire From Tennessee Legislature -

NASHVILLE (AP) – State Rep. Eric Watson, the chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee, says he won't seek re-election to the Legislature next year and will instead run for sheriff of Bradley County.

90. Avoid Competitive Blind Spots -

Pop quiz: do you complete a formal competitive analysis at your company a few times a year? Do you have a systematic way to monitor and capture competitive information real-time?

Be honest. It’s too bad we even have to ask this question, but the vast majority of the companies we meet with do not have a formal process nor do they analyze competitors regularly as a matter of course. They make excuses, telling us that their sales guys know exactly what’s going on in the marketplace. They tell us they rely on the “Magic Quadrant” put out by their industry’s presiding research firm. But the truth is they operate on hearsay and gut feelings. This is true for large and small companies alike, all myopically focused on the tasks at hand and the daily fires.

91. Think Twice Before Picking Retirement Date -

Ray’s Take “When I hit age 65, I’m out of here,” is a common enough observation. Global competition, increased governmental regulation and the speed of technological innovation have made working careers more unnerving than ever. That magical number “65” was selected a long time ago when life expectancies were a good bit shorter. We run our retirement models to at least age 95 now. Delaying retirement beyond that magical number of 65 for even a few years can make a significant difference in your financial security.

92. Fed Concerned About Early Trading After Meeting -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is concerned about suspiciously heavy trading of gold futures after its meeting last week that may have been triggered by a premature release of market-sensitive information.

93. IRS Official at Heart of Tea Party Scandal Retires -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency's tea party scandal, is retiring, the agency confirmed Monday.

Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status when she was placed on paid leave in May. While she was in charge, the agency acknowledged that agents improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012.

94. Kroger CEO Dillon to Retire in January -

Kroger CEO David Dillon will retire from that post when the new year begins but will stay on for another year as chairman. President and Chief Operating Officer W. Rodney McMullen will step into the CEO role as part of its long-term succession plan.

95. Haslam Disappointed in Superintendents' Petition -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he was disappointed to hear of a petition signed by nearly half of the states' school superintendents that raised serious concerns about Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

96. 6 Internet Marketing Myths Dispelled -

We live in a digitally dominated world, and consumers quite often make decisions about brands based solely on their digital presence before ever making direct contact with an actual brand representative. While business owners and marketing professionals alike are beginning to recognize just how important it is to get their digital houses in order, there are still many internet marketing myths to be dispelled.

97. Tennessee Education Commissioner Responds to Petition -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman didn't offer any apologies in his first comments about a petition signed by more than 60 school superintendents that is critical of his leadership at the department.

98. Main to Main Connector Meeting Scheduled -

Looking for the latest news on the ambitious Main Street to Main Street Multimodal Connector Project?

You can get an update on the project Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

99. Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting Next Week -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission is meeting next week to discuss and vote on the state's 2014 commercial fishing proposals.

The meeting is scheduled for Sept. 19-20 in Nashville.

100. Main to Main Connector Meeting Scheduled -

Looking for the latest news on the ambitious Main Street to Main Street Multimodal Connector Project?

You can get an update on the project Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.