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1. TVA Begins Work On Memphis Natural Gas Plant -

Memphis, TN 38109

Permit Amount: $5 million; $1.4 million

Application Date: Nov. 17

Owner: Tennessee Valley Authority

Tenant: Tennessee Valley Authority

2. BPI Packaging Buys 291K Warehouse in Olive Branch -

BPI Packaging LLC has expanded its footprint with the purchase of a 291,000-square-foot building in Olive Branch, Miss.

3. BPI Packaging Buys 291K Warehouse in Olive Branch -

BPI Packaging LLC has expanded its footprint with the purchase of a 291,000-square-foot building in Olive Branch, Miss.

4. UTHSC Program Honored As National Winner -

A clinical practice improvement module developed at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was one of five national winners in the inaugural Practice Innovation Challenge sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association.

5. UTHSC Program Honored As National Innovation Winner -

A clinical practice improvement module developed at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was one of five national winners in the inaugural Practice Innovation Challenge sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association.

6. The Week Ahead: Nov. 9, 2015 -

How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from revenge on the Warriors to crime reduction through urban planning…

It’s still election season in 70 percent of the city, which sounds like a weather forecast – part warning and part advisory.
But the seven-day outlook calls for an increased chance of political engagement this week. Early voting in the set of five Memphis City Council runoff races continues this week at eight satellite locations as well as the Downtown site, 157 Poplar Ave.
The runoff elections in council districts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 will determine the identity of a council that will have at least six, possibly seven new members. Super District council members Philip Spinosa and Martavius Jones, the two confirmed new faces on the council, were elected outright on Oct. 8.

7. Airport Touts New Website, Tony Allen Video -

Memphis International Airport has a new website bringing easier navigation, better mobile capability, new features and an enhanced design to those looking to travel to and from Memphis.

Visitors to flymemphis.com will be able to plan routes and book tickets directly from the site’s comprehensive list of nonstop flights. Memphis International carriers like Frontier, Allegiant and Southwest do not list flights with aggregator services.

8. Airport Touts New Website, Tony Allen Video -

Memphis International Airport has a new website bringing easier navigation, better mobile capability, new features and an enhanced design to those looking to travel to and from Memphis.

Visitors to flymemphis.com will be able to plan routes and book tickets directly from the site’s comprehensive list of nonstop flights. Memphis International carriers like Frontier, Allegiant and Southwest do not list flights with aggregator services.

9. Novel Plan to Curb Drug Costs Seeks Candidates' Attention -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer-friendly ratings of the benefits of new drugs. Limits on what patients pay. Requiring drug companies to disclose how much they actually spend on research.

With the public concerned about the high cost of new medications, these are some of the proposals offered Friday by a policy center often aligned with the Obama administration.

10. From University Labs to the Marketplace -

The health care industry contributed $38.8 billion to Middle Tennessee’s economy in 2014, according to a study released by the Nashville Health Care Council, which is a 32.9 percent increase from the 2010.

11. Restoring Your Online Reputation is a Task for Experts -

As a property manager, Mark Hill is used to putting out fires. But when a disgruntled tenant took to the Internet to flame him and his business, Hill was the one calling for help.

12. Nashville to Vote in Mayor's Race Featuring Heavy Spending -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The seven candidates vying to become Nashville's next mayor have spent a combined $12.5 million on their bids — the equivalent of $43 for every registered voter in Music City.

13. Dunavant Bulks Up in Memphis, Texas -

Richard McDuffie was busy working in his East Memphis office when a company representative delivered the news.

14. Events -

The Farms at Bailey Station will host a free seminar titled “The 7 Things Every Senior Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Long-Term Care,” presented by J. Anthony Bradley of The Bradley Law Firm, Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Farms at Bailey Station model, 10013 Grand Central Circle E. Email mmotes@farmsabs.com or call 901-328-4850.

15. Events -

Central Defense Staffing will host a recruitment event Wednesday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. 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.

16. How Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical Translates to Memphis -

On Thursday, June 18, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical, “Laudato si” (Praise Be to You: On the Care for Our Common Home). For some time now, Catholics, environmentalists and other Vatican watchers were aware that Francis was going to focus on the environment, especially the problem of global climate change.

17. Building Green in a Red-Hot Market -

Counting cranes has become a Nashville pastime, and the perks of all that development are clear – a robust economy, vibrant real estate market and more jobs.

Naturally, there is concern among some residents that all of the construction and increased population could harm the area’s environment, water and air quality and green space.

18. New Lease Pushes Atrium I Building Near 100 Percent -

A Memphis law firm has inked a new lease at a prominent East Memphis building, pushing the office property toward total occupancy.

The Miles Mason Family Law Group PLC has inked a lease for 2,700 square feet in the Atrium I building at 6800 Poplar Ave.

19. Five of the Nation’s Finest -

Each year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes the contribution of small business to the national economy with the Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards. Five from Knoxville’s business community – The Tomato Head, Management Solutions LLC, Design Innovation Architects Inc., Visionary Solutions LLC and AMS Corp. – have been chosen for inclusion in the annual program.

20. ‘Teach a Man to Fish’ -

After getting his degree in social work, Don Leyrer, 62, spent the first half of his career in the field, including housing abused children, before moving on to law enforcement as a probation officer.

21. Haslam Makes Insure Tennessee Case to Lawmakers -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam told lawmakers Monday evening that his proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans is needed to improve lives and fix a "broken health care system."

22. Obama Calls on Congress to Fund 'Precision Medicine' Studies -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.

23. Tech Summit Addresses Industry's Lack of Diversity -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.

24. Obama Announces Plan to Tighten Card Security -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

25. App Teaches Kindergartners Basic Computer Coding -

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.

Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned to read can use the app to craft their own interactive stories and games.

26. Editorial: Same Old Response Still Not Working -

We need a new response to an old problem in our city.

And in the week since the mob attack at Poplar Plaza, we feel there has been a beginning. It’s not one that has satisfied many citizens and it will surely be tested in the coming weeks and beyond.

27. Brady: Zoo Parking Solution Difficult -

The president of the Memphis Zoo says solutions to the parking problem at Overton Park won’t be easy and likely will involve change for all of the park’s institutions.

“Overton Park is a community park. … It’s clearly not a neighborhood park,” Chuck Brady told The Daily News in his first interview since protests began in late May over the zoo’s use of the park greensward for overflow parking. “It’s easy to define the problem. But it’s difficult to carve out a solution.”

28. Council Mulls Pension Liability Numbers -

The leaders of the city’s police and fire unions watched closely Tuesday, May 7, at City Hall as new numbers on the city’s pension liability from a new group of actuaries appeared to reset the ongoing discussion about city finances.

29. Congress Demands Answers on Delay in GM Recall -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating why the company took 10 years to recall cars with the flaw.

30. Taylor Promoted to Account Supervisor at Red Deluxe -

Kelsey Taylor has been promoted to account supervisor from account manager at Memphis-based advertising agency Red Deluxe. Taylor joined the firm in 2011 and leads the firm’s work for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Washington, D.C.

31. ‘Bigger and Better’ -

At a benefit concert earlier this month at Evergreen Presbyterian Church for the financially struggling Memphis Symphony Orchestra, one audience member was noticeably moved during a performance of “Capriccio Espagnol,” a piece based on Spanish folk melodies from the late 1800s by Nikolai Rismky-Korsakov.

32. Samsung Introduces Free Streaming Radio Service -

NEW YORK (AP) – Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market.

The South Korean gadget maker's Milk Music service, which launched in the U.S. on Friday, includes over 200 stations and 13 million songs. It's designed to be extremely fast, easy to use and highly customizable.

33. Finding ‘Delicate Balance’ -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. leaned heavily on reality and the practical in a State of the City address Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

“We have the responsibility of balancing the expectations of our citizens versus the bottom line of our budget,” Wharton told an audience of several hundred, including city division directors and those in agencies working with the city. “We must strike the delicate balance of our affairs that is based in realism and pragmatism. This is important because ultimately the numbers that define our budget are real. The decisions that have the most positive impact are practical, and the work we have to do cannot wait.”

34. Experts: Target Hackers Will be Tough to Find -

NEW YORK (AP) – The hackers behind the recent Target data breach are likely a world away and nearly impossible to find.

That's the consensus among outside cybercrime experts as Target, the Secret Service and the FBI continue their investigation of the pre-Christmas data heist in which hackers stole about 40 million debit and credit card numbers and also took personal information – including email addresses, phone numbers, names and home addresses – for another 70 million people.

35. Idea Factories -

Never mind how fully formed or exciting the concept sounds, Michael Overton, partner and creative director at inferno, is probably going to want to see it on the wall.

36. Shooting for the Moon -

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

37. HUD Adviser Talks Housing for Homeless -

Jennifer Ho said she views her job as a senior adviser to U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan as looking at the problem of homelessness like a jigsaw puzzle.

38. World Welcomes US Budget Deal but Fears Remain -

LONDON (AP) – The world's disbelief at the political impasse in the U.S. turned to cautious relief Thursday as the country stepped back from the brink of default. But fears remain about another possible shutdown – and, even worse, a possible default – early next year.

39. Health Care’s ‘Lost Opportunity’: A Q&A with Phil Bredesen -

More than two years after leaving state office, Phil Bredesen, the popular former governor and mayor of Nashville, is still on the go. While enjoying a post-political life in Nashville that includes gardening and grandparenting with his wife, Andrea Conte, Bredesen remains active in promoting bipartisan solutions to issues such as the national debt as a speaker and as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.- based think tank.

40. Myers Attacks Life’s Curveballs in Book -

In the opening pages of his new book, “Hitting the Curveballs: How Crisis Can Strengthen and Grow Your Business,” Memphis entrepreneur Jay Myers is standing outside Yankee Stadium.

41. Memphis Seems Headed for ‘Most Improved’ List -

It is the best of times for Memphis. It is the worst of times. Yes, we have challenges. Yes, we are working on solutions. I love Memphis, but I always hold my breath when those negative lists come out proclaiming the 10 worst cities at everything from health to crime to economics to education.

42. Bank of America Executive: Small Business is on the Comeback -

NEW YORK (AP) – Robb Hilson's job as head of small business banking at Bank of America is to convince small business owners that the bank wants to do business with them.

That's not easy when small businesses have consistently said in surveys that they find it hard to get loans from banks, and when banks have become more cautious about lending to small companies following the recession. But in the 18 months Hilson has been on the job at the nation's second-largest bank it has had some success with its 3.2 million small business customers. Last year, Bank of America made $8.7 billion in new loans to small businesses, up 28 percent from 2011.

43. The Path Forward for Schools -

“We’re making our community, by disagreement and discord, a very unattractive place to live, visit and locate businesses.”

When discussing the new unified Shelby County Schools this recent statement by Shelby County Schools Chairman Billy Orgel pretty much sums up the state of affairs.

44. Poll: Fight Obesity Crisis but Keep the Junk Food -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Everyone could use a little help keeping those New Year's resolutions to slim down. But if it means the government limiting junk food, the response is an overwhelming, "No."

45. The Year End is Upon Us -

Part one of a two-part series on year-end fundraising. Just in case you don’t know, the year-end is upon us. Christmas. Hanukkah. New Year’s Eve. This is also the time nonprofits roll out “year end” fundraising campaigns. Many started a few days before Thanksgiving. Or earlier.

46. Snyder’s-Lance Signs Deal In Southaven -

A well-known snack food company has boosted its distribution presence in the Memphis area.

Snyder’s-Lance Inc. signed a 26,757-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center Building F, 8425 Airways Blvd., in Southaven.

47. For the People -

It’s well-known that the Memphis area’s population suffers from a host of chronic health issues, from obesity to hypertension to Type 2 diabetes, making it ground zero for students and researchers dedicated to finding solutions to public health issues.

48. Bigfish to Host Social Giving Webinar -

Memphis-based creative company Bigfish is hosting a free webinar next month about the power of social giving.

The 30-minute webinar on Sept. 13 will discuss how donors are more inclined to give when it matters to them, when it’s easy and when friends are involved. The discussion will start at noon and is open to all fundraising professionals.

49. Brown Joins REACH As Vice President -

Stephen Brown has joined REACH Human Capital as vice president of business development. In his new role, Brown will assist companies in selecting and training employees.

50. City Leaders Look to New Governing Plan -

When 10 of the 13 Memphis City Council members get together around a table it is usually in their committee room on the fifth floor of City Hall for their regular meetings.

But last week they gathered in Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s seventh-floor conference room at his request.

51. Biz Owners Weighing Health Care Law Impact -

So far, it’s not easy to get a clear picture of how President Barack Obama’s health care law will affect Memphis-area small businesses.

That’s mainly because there are lots of business owners – including both supporters and even strident critics of the Affordable Care Act – who themselves don’t know what impact the law will have.

52. Greene Turbine Works to Harness River’s Energy -

Geoff Greene, CEO of Memphis-based Greene Turbine LLC, has dedicated the past 17 years to finding a clean, low-maintenance, economically efficient method of harnessing the power of the mighty Mississippi River to deliver energy into the Tennessee electrical grid.

53. Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team Actually Innovates -

Innovation techniques influence how companies launch new products and new lines of business; however, innovation can also have a transformative, positive impact when applied to the social sector.

We have asked Memphis’ Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team a series of questions about their innovation efforts. (See related story on Page 1.)

54. E-Visits Just Make Cents -

I had the flu. Those four words, painfully small words, meant that I would be miserably affixed to my bed for the foreseeable future. The affliction attacked without warning and left me contemplating what sins I had committed in a previous life that deserved such punishment.

55. Utilize Storytelling To Sway Customers -

There is perhaps no greater weapon in a sales rep’s arsenal than a well-told story. There are fundamental selling skills salespeople must have to find success – the ability to uncover a prospect’s needs, formulate customized solutions, overcome objections, and ask for and close the business. You would assume those skills, coupled with proper selling tools, would equate to success.

56. Feeding the Mid-South Need -

Last week we discussed the Jubilee Schools, which are educating children in urban areas of Memphis, affording opportunities for them to learn, grow and succeed in a faith-based environment regardless of their socioeconomic status. This week, let us spotlight an organization that is fighting hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food, and through education and advocacy: Mid-South Food Bank.

57. Cloud for Good Connects Nonprofits With Technology -

From an office on the second floor of the EmergeMemphis building at 516 Tennessee St., a small company called Cloud for Good is harnessing the power of cloud technology to help nonprofits develop customized, cost-effective solutions, advance their missions and raise the social return on their investments.

58. Elite Electric Relocates to Hickory Withe -

A local electrical designer is relocating its operations from Collierville to Hickory Withe.

Elite Electric & Lighting Inc. has purchased 5,000 square feet of the former John Deere Landscapes facility at 2875 U.S. 64 from K&L Highway 64 Investments LLC for $425,000.

59. Raymond James Welcomes Morgan Keegan to Fla. HQ -

The integration of Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. and Raymond James Financial Inc. isn’t officially under way yet, since the $930 million deal in which Raymond James is buying Morgan Keegan won’t close for several more weeks.

60. Protect Your Company From Fraud -

Bernie Madoff. Enron. WorldCom. These highly publicized instances of fraud might lead some people to believe that fraud happens only in large organizations. However, it’s clear that any organization should be concerned with combating fraud. A 2010 study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners found that small organizations are actually disproportionately victimized by occupational fraud, citing the lower likelihood of anti-fraud controls when compared to their larger counterparts.

61. APG Office Furnishings Succeeds on South Main -

APG Office Furnishings has seen substantial growth since moving to Memphis in early 2009. The recently opened Downtown location at 100 S. Main St. offers an upgrade from the company’s old Shelby Drive store, as well as the benefit of pedestrian traffic.

62. Crye-Leike Inks Car Dealership, Industrial Deals -

Bill Caller with Crye-Leike Commercial has brokered a pair of sales in recent weeks that enable the new users to occupy second-generation space.

Nihal Khwaja with Best Deal Motors purchased the 2-acre former car lot at 5648 Summer Ave. for $150,000.

63. Drug Prices to Plummet in Wave of Expiring Patents -

The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet.

The next 14 months will bring generic versions of seven of the world's 20 best-selling drugs, including the top two: cholesterol fighter Lipitor and blood thinner Plavix.

64. End of the Road -

Not long after the Federal Reserve announced a controversial program in November 2010 to buy $600 billion in U.S. government securities, Tennessee’s junior senator found himself besieged by incredulous voters at a town hall meeting in Memphis.

65. End of the Road -

ot long after the Federal Reserve announced a controversial program in November 2010 to buy $600 billion in U.S. government securities, Tennessee’s junior senator found himself besieged by incredulous voters at a town hall meeting in Memphis.

66. Select a Coach or Consultant Very Carefully -

What’s the difference between a business coach and a consultant?

I get asked this question often as many people use the terms interchangeably. The difference is relatively simple:

A consultant is hired to study a process or specific issue within the company, such as cycle time reduction or cash flow. A consultant conducts interviews with appropriate staff and learns how the process is currently being completed. They then look at expected outcomes, compare it to current performance and develop recommendations for improvement.

67. Cordova’s Parkway Place Hits 100 Pct -

Two recent leases at Parkway Place Office have brought the center to 100 percent occupancy. Guardian Community Living LLC signed a 10,500-square-foot lease in the 70,000-square-foot office annex that is situated in Cordova.

68. Weatherington Pens New Chapter at Summerall Electric -

Holli Weatherington has joined Summerall Electric Co. Inc. as president and chief executive officer.

69. Pacific Logistics Picks Olive Branch for Hub -

Pacific Logistics Corp. has signed a lease for its first Memphis-area location, which will serve as a regional hub for the company’s growing shoe and retail business.

70. Hot Dogs, Buns and Employee Feedback -

My daughter once told me about how she and her husband had a disagreement and afterward they were headed to the mall. He was driving and appeared lost in thought. She was pleased to think that he was considering their conversation. A few minutes passed, and he said, “Hey, I just figured out how to solve the problem that there are only eight hot dogs in a package, but there are 10 buns.”

71. Delivered Magazine Sets Faith-Based Tone -

Zach Thomas, 25, believes fear is a business leader’s Kryptonite.

Whether it is jumpstarting a new business, creating a faith and family publication, networking with business, church and community leaders to begin a nonprofit, running a marketing company, or using his passion for music in front of thousands, Thomas believes that fear is not sent from God and can paralyze you from taking a risk.

72. Memphis Researchers Enter World of High Speed -

A scientist researching new antibiotic therapies brought 10-gigabit-per-second technology to life with a “little movie of a molecule” Tuesday for the inauguration of the Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking (MCAN).

73. NexTek Takes Next IT Wave to the Clouds -

Wayne Randall and his NexTek colleagues spend a lot of time working in the clouds.

NexTek collaborates with businesses wanting to save money and be more efficient with its information technology services and solutions.

74. Memphians: Face it, You’re Funky -

funky adjective (funkier, funkiest ) informal
1 (of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk : some excellent funky beats.
• modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way : She likes wearing funky clothes.
2 strongly musty : Cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky.

75. Bloodworth Shares Views About Memphis’ Development Needs -

Rusty Bloodworth is chairman of the Memphis district council of the Urban Land Institute. He is also executive vice president of Boyle Investment Co.

76. Local Environmental Issues More Measurable, Says Ex-EPA Official -

James Palmer Jr., an attorney at Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, returned this year from his stint as the administrator for Region IV of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

77. Public Roped Into School Funding Debate -

Citizens will get a chance today to weigh in on a discussion about public education that has been overshadowed by the funding battle between the Memphis City Council and the city school system.

The hearing at 6:30 p.m. in the Memphis School Board auditorium is the first by the Ad Hoc Committee on Public Education Funding Solutions.

78. User-Friendly Web Technology Developed for Small Businesses -

The co-founders of Firefly, a new system that makes editing Web pages easy for the computer-challenged, filed their patent application two weeks ago and have landed their first clients.

Chuck Thomas, a software developer, and Tim Ransom, a Web site marketing specialist, have launched fireflywebsites.com.

79. Smith to Headline Transportation Conference -

FedEx founder Fred Smith goes “green” at a three-day conference in Memphis next week that will feature transportation industry leaders talking about green supply chain transportation initiatives.

80. Mortgage Fraud Reports Up 26 Percent -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The mortgage industry, applying far more scrutiny after a tidal wave of defaults, reported a record number of mortgage fraud incidents last year, with Rhode Island making its first appearance as the nation's top fraud hot spot.

81. New RISE President Wants to Do More for Memphians -

Linda Williams has spent more than 30 years working in social services.

Most recently, she was the district director of the Tennessee Department of Human Resources, where she oversaw the department’s employees in Shelby County and coordinated many of its activities.

82. Employers Cut 533K Jobs in November -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Skittish employers slashed 533,000 jobs in November, the most in 34 years, catapulting the unemployment rate to 6.7 percent, dramatic proof the country is careening deeper into recession.

83. FDIC Plan Tests Limits of Leniency -

ANTIOCH, Calif. – When the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized control of IndyMac Bancorp – the nation's 10th-largest mortgage lender by loan volume – the agency vowed to ease terms for many of its troubled borrowers. In doing so, the FDIC wanted to show the mortgage industry how it could slash home foreclosures by making decisions both sensible and humane.

84. Q3 Home Sales Drop 22 Percent -

The real estate market hasn’t plunged as dramatically as the stock market has, but much like the Dow Jones industrial average, housing has seen better days.

The downward spiral continued in the third quarter of 2008 as residential sales declined 22.3 percent in Shelby County compared to the same quarter a year ago, according to the latest numbers from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

85. Corker Proposes Banking Hotline -

It worked when he proposed the idea while serving as mayor of Chattanooga. Now that he’s a U.S. senator, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., wants to do a version of the same thing: set up a toll-free telephone hotline to help people across the country, this time with banking issues.

86. Recycle Solutions Talks Trash With Biz Owners -

Mark Huber admits it can be a challenge getting business owners to talk about garbage - how much they produce, where it goes and what can be done to reduce it.

It can be harder getting them to consider recycling, because while the "green" movement might be all the rage in some parts of the country, that's not always the case locally.

87. Food, Entertainment Passion Becomes Early Business Success -

Michelle Campbell can recall the first book she bought at a school book fair as a young student. And it had nothing to do with fairy tales, cartoons or comic book characters.

"The first book I ever bought at the ripe age of 5 was a cookbook," she said. "I just always loved cooking."

88. Jefferson's Delinquent Taxes Attributed to Busy Work Life -

The revelation last week that Memphis City Attorney Elbert Jefferson Jr. owes delinquent city and county property taxes and has been sued in Shelby County Chancery Court several times by the city in recent years over missed tax payments might have seemed a bit ironic.

89. Accidental Lawyer Enjoys Work From the Bankruptcy Bench -

Since her appointment more than 10 years ago as a federal judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Judge Jennie D. Latta has become a staunch force rallying against abuses of the bankruptcy system.

90. Bear Stearns Treads Lightly in Memphis -

While its lending rivals such as Countrywide Financial Corp. went on a tear, mortgage lending giant Bear Stearns cooled its heels in the Memphis market.

Year-to-date through Aug. 15, the New York-based financial services company did not grant a single mortgage loan in the Memphis area. That holds true for the same period in 2005 and 2006. By comparison, Countrywide's lending unit has dispensed more than $90 million in Memphis-area loans so far this year, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

91. Ha Lee's Alternative Health Solutions Helps Clients Take Charge of Own Well-Being -

In an age when people are hosting "Botox parties" in order to retain some of their youthfulness, one local woman has appeared on the scene to offer a more holistic approach to maintaining health.

Holly Hughes, a registered nurse "by day" at Methodist Healthcare, is owner of the recently opened Ha Lee's Alternative Health Solutions at 5699 Quince Road in the Yorkshire Shopping Center.

92. Local Relocation Companies Help New Residents Find Housing -

First there was International Paper. Then there was ServiceMaster. Next, well, who knows?

But as corporations move their headquarters or relocate individuals to Memphis, the transferees and their families need to find new homes, just as their companies did.

93. CCL Label Signs Agreement with InkSure -      Framingham, Mass.-based CCL Label, which has a Memphis facility at 285 Union Ave., has entered into a preferred converter agreement with InkSure Technologies Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

94. Push is On Statewide To Combat High-Interest Title Loans -

"We look at the big picture," the company 745-CASH assures its customers in advertisements. And by that, the title loan operation in Memphis - one of about 900 in Tennessee - means it never runs credit checks on consumers and processes most loans in about 20 minutes.


In the early 20th century, famed architect and city planner Daniel Burnham ridiculed small-scale ideas as having "no magic to stir men's blood."

Thinking big was the cornerstone of his philosophy, as it likely will be during a public forum scheduled today at 6:30 p.m. at the BRIDGES Center at 477 N. Fifth St. The forum, "Design Matters: Great Urban Solutions Through Collaboration," is where architects, planners and designers will interact with the public for the first time to promote the creation of a regional design center in Memphis.

96. PaperTrace Handles Businesses' Document Needs -

Patrick McGrail and his colleagues at Southeastern Asset Management needed help converting client files from paper to electronic images, and the proposition looked bleak. Facing the conversion of nearly 4 million pages of client file records dating back to the company's inception, they couldn't find a document imaging provider they felt comfortable outsourcing the work to.

97. Archived Article: Trends - By Andy Meek

Education Needs Play Key Role in Planning


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School-age children dont vote or pay taxes. But in Memphis, they play nearly as big a role in the citys budget as politicians and property taxes do.

At an...

98. Archived Article: Trends Focus - From conferences to cafs, wireless Internet coming

Wireless Technology Offers World of Possibility


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Yum, its been light years since you programmed synthetic brownies, said George Jetson in his namesake cartoon. ...

99. Archived Article: Standout - Developer trumps home run projects with series of hits

Developer trumps home run projects with series of hits


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James Rasberry zips down his driveway on picturesque Central Avenue, peddling for exercise but sho...

100. Archived Article: Mimeo P2 - Mimeo closes round of financing

Mimeo closes round of financing

Mimeo, a provider of technology-based document printing solutions, announced the closing of a $6.5 million Series C round of financing.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson of Redwood City,...