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1. Blue Streak Making Difference for Memphis Kids -

To say that the job I was given when I was superintendent of Catholic School for the Memphis Diocese was daunting would be an understatement. One of the assignments I had was to resurrect Catholic education in the inner city of Memphis.

2. University of Memphis Football Tickets on Sale -

Kickoff is still months away, but season tickets for the University of Memphis 2014 football season are on sale.

Fans may also renew or purchase new season tickets online at gotigersgo.com/tickets or by calling the athletic ticket office at 678-2331.

3. University of Memphis Football Season Tickets on Sale -

Kickoff is still months away, but season tickets for the University of Memphis 2014 football season are on sale.

Fans may also renew or purchase new season tickets online at gotigersgo.com/tickets or by calling the athletic ticket office at 678-2331.

4. University of Memphis Planning Girls' Basketball Camps -

University of Memphis women’s basketball coach Melissa McFerrin will hold summer basketball camps for girls in third through ninth grades.

The camps begin with a one-day Elite Camp on June 18 for high school girls entering ninth to 12th grade. The Elite Camp will be held at the Larry Finch Center and University of Memphis Student Recreation and Fitness Center.

5. Startup Conference Prepares to Return to Memphis -

Final preparations are underway for the startup-focused Everywhere Else conference, which is returning to Memphis at the end of the month after its launch here last year and will bring entrepreneurs, investors and creatives from around the country to the Bluff City.

6. Diversified Trust Makes Promotions in Memphis -

Memphis-based Diversified Trust, a comprehensive wealth management firm with more than $5 billion in assets, has promoted seven professionals in its Memphis office.

Robin Smithwick, managing principal of Diversified’s Memphis office, attributed the move to the company’s next generation of leaders becoming more visible and taking on greater responsibility around the firm, which also is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

7. Toast Cafe Chain Seeks Memphis Expansion -

A breakfast-focused restaurant chain called Toast Cafe, described by its CEO as the “antithesis of a greasy spoon,” is looking to expand into Memphis by opening as many as five stores over the next two to three years.

8. Pittman Brings Love of Memphis to Yelp Role -

On a recent lunchtime visit to Mot & Ed’s, the restaurant at 1354 Madison Ave. specializing in Southern food with a popular stuffed burger, Joelle Pittman immediately got the owner’s attention after the owner introduced herself and found out Pittman works for Yelp.

9. University of Memphis Signs Licensing Deal -

The University of Memphis has signed an exclusive agreement with Licensing Resource Group, a trademark management company specializing in collegiate licensing and branding, allowing LRG to represent the university and its domestic licensing program.

10. University of Memphis Signs Licensing Deal -

The University of Memphis has signed an exclusive agreement with Licensing Resource Group, a trademark management company specializing in collegiate licensing and branding, allowing LRG to represent the university and its domestic licensing program.

11. New Retail Center Proposed for Downtown Memphis -

A new mixed-use retail center could be headed to the area south of FedExForum Downtown after the developer received approval Wednesday, March 26 for two drive-thru windows and several other code variances.

12. Group of Retail Trucks Set for Memphis Debut -

A group of mobile retail businesses – think food trucks, except with a retail component instead of food – will be launching in Memphis soon, with the debut of each so-called retail truck staggered throughout April and May.

13. Post Office Hiring in Memphis, Nashville -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it plans on filling more than 70 skilled maintenance positions in both Nashville and Memphis.

Anyone interested can attend one of the local jobs fairs the postal service is offering this week in either Memphis or Nashville.

14. Federal Reserve Report On Memphis Area Issued -

A Federal Reserve report shows economic conditions in the housing sector in the Memphis area are healthy, but the employment market can do better.

The Federal Reserve in St. Louis released its quarterly Burgundy Books last week, examining economic conditions St. Louis, Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The Memphis zone includes northern Mississippi, eastern Arkansas, and western Tennessee, with a population of about 3.1 million people

15. University of Memphis Provost Kicks Off President Interviews -

David Rudd began with the obvious this week, as the four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis began individual sessions with faculty, students and staff at the city’s largest institution of higher education.

16. Federal Reserve Report On Memphis Area Issued -

A Federal Reserve report shows economic conditions in the housing sector in the Memphis area are healthy, but the employment market can do better.

The Federal Reserve in St. Louis released its quarterly Burgundy Books last week, examining economic conditions St. Louis, Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis.

17. Frontier Airlines Lands Memphis Return -

Frontier Airlines made a triumphant return to Memphis Friday, March, 7, complete with pilots and passengers wearing Elvis sunglasses.

The Frontier jet from Denver – with “Hector” the otter emblazoned on its tail – arrived at Gate C7 at Memphis International Airport just before 1:30 p.m., and passengers were greeted with a celebratory atmosphere, including light jazz music and balloons.

18. University of Memphis Names Four Finalists for President -

The current provost at the University of Memphis, a former president of the University of Alabama, a vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas and the provost of the College of Charleston are the four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis.

19. Fed: Memphis Banks Improved in 2013 -

Memphis banks ended 2013 in somewhat better shape collectively than they stood at the end of 2012, based on new numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

20. Tart Cafe Mixes French Flair, Love of Memphis -

The business partners opening Tart – a new French-focused cafe, coffee shop, bakery and art gallery in Cooper-Young that held a preview party earlier this month – have been spreading the word through social media and in person that theirs is more than a simple coffeehouse.

21. Tennessee Official: UAW no Deal Breaker for Memphis Site -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee officials promoting a 6-square-mile "mega site" outside Memphis say it would be ideally suited for a new auto assembly plant — even if its workers are represented by the United Auto Workers union.

22. February 18 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

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23. Editorial: Candy Business has Lessons for Memphis -

There are lessons to be learned from even the basic outline of the story of candy in Memphis that go far beyond making something sweet.

The traditional components of the city’s better-known business narratives – innovation, tenacity, adapting to change – are part of the outline.

24. February 7-13: This week in Memphis history -

1950: Among the new merchant licenses listed in The Daily News, Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Ave. The owner of the recording service was a sound engineer for WREC radio who had decided to branch out into making recordings for whoever hired out his studio or hired him to bring his equipment to their event. His name was Sam Phillips. And he would soon add his own independent record label to the business, Sun Records.

25. University of Memphis' Kemmons Wilson School Becomes Independent -

The University of Memphis is making the 10-year-old Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management an independent school within the university.

26. February 4 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

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27. University of Memphis' Martin Challenges Dropout Premise -

University of Memphis interim President Brad Martin says the premise that students coming out of high school are academically unprepared for higher education may not be as prevalent as it’s believed to be. And he adds that the university’s experience indicates students leave without graduating because of other factors.

28. January 31-February 6: This week in Memphis history -

1974: A nine-member delegation from the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce began a visit to four cities in Japan at the invitation of the Japanese government. The visit to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Nara led to the opening of the Sharp manufacturing plant in Hickory Hill four years later.
The four-city visit was billed as a chance to exchange opinions “on a broad range of matters and problems of mutual interest.” But Chamber chief executive officer Ronald E. Leigh also had talks scheduled, according to The Daily News, “with one corporation that has had representatives here on four occasions,” including the week before the Memphis delegation left for Japan.
That corporation was Sharp Corp. The plant, which in the beginning made color televisions, was a breakthrough for direct foreign business investment in Tennessee and Memphis.

29. Groundbreaking Set for Memphis' First Hilton Garden Inn -

The groundbreaking for the first Hilton Garden Inn in Memphis is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.

Hilton Worldwide and Globus Partnership are hosting the groundbreaking at the site of the new hotel, 7955 Market Plaza Drive in Cordova.

30. University of Memphis Names New Defensive Line Coach -

Ricky Hunley, a College Football Hall of Fame inductee and former NFL player, has been named defensive line coach for the University of Memphis football team.

Hunley most recently spent two years working as a lead coach and instructor for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. In 2011, he served as an assistant coach with the Oakland Raiders.

31. Transplant Games Flag To Be Signed in Memphis -

On Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m., Team Mid-South, the local Transplant Games of America team that is being presented by Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Methodist Transplant Institute and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., will celebrate the countdown to the 2014 Transplant Games of America at Church Health Center-Wellness.

32. Muddy’s Founder Shares Story at Cowork Memphis -

Muddy’s Bake Shop founder Kat Gordon next week will tell the story of starting her business and the development of its second location in Cooper-Young as the inaugural guest for the Startup Grind series at Cowork Memphis.

33. Muddy’s Founder Shares Story at Cowork Memphis -

Muddy’s Bake Shop founder Kat Gordon will tell the story of starting her business and the development of its second location in Cooper-Young as the inaugural guest for the Startup Grind series at Cowork Memphis. The event happens Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

34. Transplant Games Flag to be Signed in Memphis -

On Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m., Team Mid-South, the local Transplant Games of America team that is being presented by Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Methodist Transplant Institute and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., will celebrate the countdown to the 2014 Transplant Games of America at Church Health Center-Wellness.

35. Globetrotters ‘Fans Rule’ Tour Comes to Memphis -

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to new heights when the 2014 “Fans Rule” Tour comes to FedExForum Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.

The Globetrotters will let fans vote on rules, and this year the tour includes “hot hand jerseys” that the Globetrotters and the opposing team can pass among themselves. Whichever player – one on each team – is wearing a hot hand jersey receives double points on made baskets.

36. Globetrotters ‘Fans Rule’ Tour Comes to Memphis -

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to new heights when the 2014 “Fans Rule” Tour comes to FedExForum Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.

The Globetrotters will let fans vote on rules, and this year the tour includes “hot hand jerseys” that the Globetrotters and the opposing team can pass among themselves. Whichever player – one on each team – is wearing a hot hand jersey receives double points on made baskets.

37. Malasri Promotes Importance of Young Memphis Leaders -

Jittapong “J.T.” Malasri, a civil engineer with Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, says his father probably knew his son would go into the engineering field long before he himself did. And his father, Siripong Malasri, should know – he was the dean of the School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University before returning to the classroom to teach and chair various departments.

38. Wright Signs Lease for East Memphis Headquarters -

After months of planning, Wright Medical Group Inc. has signed the lease for its new headquarters and is in the process of moving to the wooded office campus at Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis.

39. Banner Year for East Memphis Office Space -

The Memphis office real estate market began showing signs of life in 2013, with the market for Class A office space in the East Memphis submarket fueling the resurgence.

While the city’s overall office market numbers may not appear very strong, the city’s most desired office submarket – East Memphis around Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 – began showing strong signs of improvement in the second half of the year.

40. Megabus Adds Service from Memphis to Oxford -

Megabus.com, the express bus company with fares starting at $1, has added service from Memphis to Oxford, Miss.

The express bus carrier, which only sells tickets online, now serves 10 cities from Memphis: Oxford and Jackson, Miss.; Chicago; Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; Little Rock, Ark.; Champaign, Ill.; Atlanta; New Orleans; and Birmingham, Ala.

41. Fred’s Opens New Super Dollar in Memphis -

Memphis-based general merchandise retailer Fred’s Inc. began the year reporting a revenue uptick in January, and it’s ending the year with the opening of a new fred’s Super Dollar store in Memphis.

42. Fred’s Opens New Super Dollar in Memphis -

Memphis-based general merchandise retailer Fred’s Inc. began the year reporting a revenue uptick in January, and it’s ending the year with the opening of a new fred’s Super Dollar store in Memphis.

43. Independent Film to Be Shot in Memphis -

The Sundance Lab Film “Free In Deed,” a drama about a Pentecostal preacher who tries to help a struggling single mother and her autistic child, will be shot in Memphis.

The film’s stars include David Harewood, who most recently had a prominent role as CIA official David Estes on Showtime’s “Homeland.” The film is written by Jake Mahaffy, who also will direct it, and it is being produced by Mike S. Ryan (whose credits include “Junebug”) as well as Mike Bowes and Brent Stiefel.

44. Out-of-Town Banks Target Memphis for Growth -

More than 40 percent of the customer deposit share in the Memphis-area banking market belongs to institutions that have a presence here but are based outside the area, the latest figures from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp show.

45. University of Memphis Players Garner Conference Honors -

University of Memphis senior punter Tom Hornsey won the 2013 Ray Guy Award Thursday, Dec. 12, during The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by ESPN.

Hornsey also was named a member of the Walter Camp All-America second team. Hornsey is just the second Tiger to be a Walter Camp All-American. Running back DeAngelo Williams made the team in 2005. Hornsey also was named to USA Today All-America first team.

46. Independent Film to Be Shot in Memphis -

The Sundance Lab Film “Free In Deed,” a drama about a Pentecostal preacher who tries to help a struggling single mother and her autistic child, will be shot in Memphis.

The film’s stars include David Harewood, who most recently had a prominent role as CIA official David Estes on Showtime’s “Homeland.” The film is written by Jake Mahaffy, who also will direct it, and it is being produced by Mike S. Ryan (whose credits include “Junebug”) as well as Mike Bowes and Brent Stiefel.

47. Black Caucus of State Legislators to Meet in Memphis -

More than 600 state legislators from across the country gather in Memphis starting Wednesday, Dec. 11, for the four-day annual meeting of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

The national group is led by Tennessee State Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville. State Rep. Larry Miller of Memphis is president of the Tennessee caucus to the group.

48. University of Memphis Begins Presidential Search -

A search committee seeking the next president of the University of Memphis plans to have a set of finalists for the position by March.

A town hall meeting on the campus of the University of Memphis Wednesday, Dec. 4, formally began the search for a permanent successor to Dr. Shirley Raines, who retired in July.

49. Five Memphis Artists Win ArtsMemphis Grants -

Five Memphis-area artists will be the first recipients of ArtsAccelerator grants, created earlier this year by ArtsMemphis to help individual working artists in the field of visual arts.

The winners are Ben Butler, Mary Jo Karimnia, Susan Maakestad, Brandon Marshall, and Terri Phillips. Each artist will receive a $3,000 ArtsAccelerator grant, and all projects will be completed by August 2014.

50. Medtronic Awards Trio Of Memphis Grants -

Medtronic Inc. is awarding three Health Access Grants totaling half a million dollars to a trio of Memphis-area groups.

51. 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.

52. Medtronic Awards Trio of Memphis Grants -

Medtronic Inc. is awarding three Health Access Grants totaling half a million dollars to a trio of Memphis-area groups.

53. Five Memphis Artists Win ArtsMemphis Grants -

Five Memphis-area artists will be the first recipients of ArtsAccelerator grants, created earlier this year by ArtsMemphis to help individual working artists in the field of visual arts.

The winners are Ben Butler, Mary Jo Karimnia, Susan Maakestad, Brandon Marshall, and Terri Phillips. Each artist will receive a $3,000 ArtsAccelerator grant, and all projects will be completed by August 2014.

54. Social Lunch Preps for Memphis Launch -

A new social lunch event called Lunchbox is preparing to launch in Memphis next month, the product of business partners who left San Francisco this summer to come to Memphis and build a creative venture here.

55. University of Memphis Not Backing Tuition Hike -

The University of Memphis is not backing the idea of a tuition increase the Tennessee Board of Regents is considering for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Interim university president Brad Martin took the unusual step of putting out a press release this week saying, “Tuition at the University of Memphis will not increase for the 2014-15 year.”

56. University of Memphis Not Backing Tuition Hike -

The University of Memphis is not backing the idea of a tuition increase the Tennessee Board of Regents is considering for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Interim university president Brad Martin took the unusual step of putting out a press release this week saying, “Tuition at the University of Memphis will not increase for the 2014-15 year.”

57. Mid-South Fair Leaders Seek Memphis Return -

The president of the Mid-South Fair says the nonprofit organization wants to return to Memphis.

“We were told to leave our home,” Michael Doyle, president of the fair, told Memphis City Council members of the fair’s departure as Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton made fifth-term plans for a renovation of the Mid-South Fairgrounds that originally included a new Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

58. Mid-South Fair Leaders Seek Memphis Return -

The president of the Mid-South Fair told Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Nov. 19, that the nonprofit organization wants to return to Memphis.

“We were told to leave our home,” Michael Doyle, president of the fair, told council members of the fair’s departure as Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton made plans for a renovation of the Mid-South Fairgrounds that originally included a new Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

59. University of Memphis Names Presidential Search Panel -

A panel of Memphians to come up with three to five finalists for the University of Memphis presidency meets for the first time Dec. 4.

The panel of 22, appointed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, is being led by attorney Greg Duckett, senior vice president and corporate counsel of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and a member of the Board of Regents.

60. Wenco Files Construction Loan for Volvo of Memphis -

7910 Trinity Road
Cordova, TN 38018
Loan Amount: $4.2 million

Loan Date: Nov. 7, 2013
Maturity Date: n/a
Borrower: Wenco Properties LLC
Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA
Details: Wenco Properties LLC has filed a $4.2 million construction loan through Wells Fargo Bank for the Volvo of Memphis dealership it is building at 7910 Trinity Road in Cordova.

61. Electrolux Ships First Memphis-Made Products -

Electrolux North America’s first Memphis-made products have rolled off the assembly line and been shipped across the country.

The inaugural products produced at the Memphis facility – the Frigidaire and Frigidaire Gallery slide-in ranges – were recently manufactured, packaged and loaded onto trucks for warehousing and retail distribution throughout the United States. It’s the culmination of a two-year construction effort on the 750,000-square-foot, $266 million dollar facility. The first truckload of ovens was shipped to Seattle, Wa.

62. Electrolux Ships First Memphis-Made Products -

Electrolux North America announced Tuesday, Nov. 12, its first Memphis-made products have rolled off the assembly line and been shipped across the country.

The inaugural products produced at the Memphis facility – the Frigidaire and Frigidaire Gallery slide-in ranges – were recently manufactured, packaged and loaded onto trucks for warehousing and retail distribution throughout the United States. It’s the culmination of a two-year construction effort on the 750,000-square-foot, $266 million dollar facility. The first truckload of ovens was shipped to Seattle, Wa.

63. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League -

Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.

64. University of Memphis Law School Racks Up Distinctions -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has received multiple awards, rankings and individual recognitions of late.

The National Jurist has ranked the school as one of the best-value law schools in the nation in its new rankings. The school scored an “A-” in the rankings because of high bar-passage rates, affordable tuition, average debt upon graduation, employment rate and an attractive cost of living.

65. Scalia Visiting University of Memphis Law School in December -

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is visiting Memphis in December.

He’ll speak at a luncheon at The Peabody Hotel from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 16, then head to the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for a private program with law students after the luncheon.

66. Improved Cell, Wi-Fi Coming to Memphis Airport -

Travelers and workers at Memphis International Airport should experience improved cell and wireless service.

Boingo Wireless, the leading provider of airport Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna System services in the U.S., has been selected to design, build and manage the first DAS at the Airport.

67. Improved Cell, Wi-Fi Coming to Memphis Airport -

Travelers and workers at Memphis International Airport should experience improved cell and wireless service.

Boingo Wireless, the leading provider of airport Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna System services in the U.S., has been selected to design, build and manage the first DAS at the Airport.

68. Berklee City Music Network Conference Returns to Memphis -

A national music conference is headed to Memphis, bringing a variety of leaders in education and fundraising, plus youth groups and music teachers, to the Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel and Minglewood Hall for a concert and master class.

69. University of Memphis Law School Hosts Admissions Workshop -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host an admissions workshop and recruitment fair next week.

The event on Tuesday, Oct. 22 ,from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is free and open to the public.

70. Short-Term Leases Next for South Memphis -

The temporary storefronts are down at Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue in South Memphis from this weekend’s MEMfix event.

But some of the other changes remain with plans for more to come.

71. US Bank Accused of Housing Discrimination in Memphis -

A fair housing organization is accusing a second major bank of discriminating against minority neighborhoods and property owners in Memphis for the way it handled bank-owned properties.

The National Fair Housing Alliance on Tuesday, Oct. 15, amended a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, alleging U.S. Bank failed to maintain and market properties in minority neighborhoods, while paying special care to its homes in predominantly white neighborhoods. The national nonprofit housing alliance said its investigation found that the bank’s properties in predominantly minority neighborhoods were much more likely to have structural and aesthetic problems than its homes in white neighborhoods.

72. League of Women Voters President Visits Memphis -

Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the national League of Women Voters, is coming to Memphis Monday, Oct. 14, to sound a warning.

The league sees a collective and growing threat to voting rights, especially in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that undid key parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Within 24 hours of that ruling, MacNamara said, a handful of states moved forward with tighter voting measures – including states where the League of Women Voters had previously won fights to block voter restrictions.

73. Frontier Airlines Returns to Memphis -

Five years after Frontier Airlines’ rapid exit from Memphis International Airport, Frontier executives announced Wednesday, Oct. 9, the discount air carrier will return to town with four weekly nonstop flights between Memphis and Denver starting March 7.

74. Frontier Airlines Returns to Memphis -

Five years after Frontier Airlines’ rapid exit from Memphis International Airport, Frontier executives announced Wednesday, Oct. 9, the discount air carrier will return to town with four weekly nonstop flights between Memphis and Denver starting March 7.

75. University of Memphis Journalism Alumni Club to Honor Five -

The University of Memphis Journalism Alumni Club will honor five people during its annual awards luncheon Oct. 18 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.

76. Complaint: Bank of America Discriminated in Memphis -

Bank of America allegedly discriminated against minority neighborhoods and property owners in Memphis in the way it handled bank-owned properties, according to an amended complaint filed with the federal government.

77. 24-Hour Run Supports Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis -

The years and the miles are adding up. And there really couldn’t be one without the other. Seventeen years ago, volunteers from Memphis went to Haiti on a short-term mission trip and saw there was a desperate need for health services.

78. University of Memphis Journalism Alumni Club to Honor Five -

The University of Memphis Journalism Alumni Club will honor five people during its annual awards luncheon Oct. 18 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.

79. Weapons on Display for Memphis Tigers -

It was one of those lines spoken by college football players all across America – a line so familiar that you don’t notice it because it is either so obviously true or so glaringly false.

80. Women's Business Group Gets Sponsor for Memphis Chapter -

Plans to re-establish a local chapter of Business and Professional Women of Tennessee are moving ahead, after the organization’s Jackson-area chapter voted unanimously to sponsor the local group.

81. Wells Fargo Donates to 10 Memphis Nonprofits -

Ten nonprofit groups in Memphis have been chosen to receive $1,000 grants as part of Wells Fargo’s Days of Giving program.

The program has exceeded $500,000 in donations to Memphis-area groups since it began four years ago.

82. Coffield Finds Home to Contribute to Memphis -

When Ashley Coffield accepted the position as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region last spring, it was a sort of homecoming for the Rhodes College graduate.

Only, she didn’t have to move at all.

83. Wells Fargo Donates to 10 Memphis Nonprofits -

Ten nonprofit groups in Memphis have been chosen to receive $1,000 grants as part of Wells Fargo’s Days of Giving program.

The program has exceeded $500,000 in donations to Memphis-area groups since it began four years ago.

84. Women's Business Group Receives Sponsor for Memphis Chapter -

Plans to re-establish a local chapter of Business and Professional Women of Tennessee are moving ahead, after the organization’s Jackson-area chapter voted unanimously to sponsor the local group.

85. Whitfield Takes Over I Love Memphis -

Kerry Crawford made a well-known living out of loving Memphis. Now Holly Whitfield, a new arrival at the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and Crawford’s successor as the I Love Memphis blogger, plans to continue that professional evangelizing for the city as Crawford winds down her time with the tourism agency.

86. University of Memphis Starts Dorm Construction -

The University of Memphis broke ground Wednesday on a new residence hall at the corner of Patterson Street and Norriswood Avenue.

The new building, which will face Central Avenue, will replace Richardson Towers and is expected to be completed for the fall 2015 semester. The university will continue to operate Richardson Towers until the new building is complete, then will remove it to create additional green space.

87. University of Memphis Starts Dorm Construction -

The University of Memphis broke ground Wednesday on a new residence hall at the corner of Patterson Street and Norriswood Avenue.

The new building, which will face Central Avenue, will replace Richardson Towers and is expected to be completed for the fall 2015 semester. The university will continue to operate Richardson Towers until the new building is complete, then will remove it to create additional green space.

88. Time for ‘New ERA’ in Memphis -

Statistically, we know that talented workers are vital to any city’s economy. Cities need creative, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial citizens to start businesses, buy homes, send their kids to school and do all of the things that people do to create value in neighborhoods. When talented people “opt-out” of one city in favor of another, for any reason, some cities win while others lose. It’s no secret that Memphis has been on the losing end of this equation for quite some time.

89. Art for Jobs Show Raises Funds for Advance Memphis -

The nonprofit group Advance Memphis, the work of which focuses on helping the poor in South Memphis move up the economic ladder, has made its mark on the inner city.

Since its founding in 1999, the organization has graduated some 600 people from its programs. About 100 people graduate from its job readiness training each year.

90. Martin Talks of University of Memphis High School for Teachers -

University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin wants to build a high school with the Shelby County Schools system.

91. YES Prep Has Big Plans for Memphis -

The Houston charter school operator founded by Chris Barbic, the superintendent of Tennessee’s Achievement School District, has ambitious plans for Memphis.

YES Prep is among the charter school operators being considered for the third year of the state-run district for the state’s bottom 5 percent of schools in terms of student achievement.

92. Hilton Creates Endowment at University of Memphis -

Hilton Worldwide has created a $100,000 Endowment for the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at The University of Memphis.

93. Huffman Tours Memphis Achievement Schools -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman admits that when he tours an elementary school he is usually drawn to the first- and second-grade classrooms.

94. Crawford Says Goodbye to ‘I Love Memphis’ -

Kerry Crawford still loves Memphis, but she’s saying goodbye to her “I Love Memphis” blog as well as her job as a social media specialist for the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.

95. Laufer Bolsters Third-Party Logistics Service With Memphis Office -

Laufer Group International Ltd. has continued its Southeast expansion by making an entry into the Memphis logistics market with a Downtown office.

The third-party logistics (3PL) provider is focused on providing highly sophisticated value-added solutions to importers at competitive prices, and establishing a presence a key distribution hub like Memphis made sense.

96. Business Women's Group Looks to Re-Form Memphis Chapter -

A group of local businesswomen is meeting Friday, Aug. 30, to discuss re-establishing a Memphis chapter of the Business and Professional Women of Tennessee. The group is meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave.

97. Four Memphis Startups Win Spots in ‘The TENN’ -

Memphis’ startup community continues collecting recognition beyond the city limits to go along with the steady attraction of new platforms, investments, mentors and programs for startups here.

98. Missouri Financial Adviser Gets Probation in Memphis -

MEMPHIS (AP) – A Missouri financial adviser and campaign fundraiser for President Barack Obama was sentenced to six months of house arrest and five years' probation Monday for conducting a bizarre plot to stalk her daughter's ex-boyfriend.

99. Martin Sets University of Memphis Priorities -

On the first day of the academic year at The University of Memphis, Monday, Aug. 26, yoga was on the schedule of the university’s interim president, Brad Martin.

100. Fetch Brings Ikea Delivery to Memphis -

Ikea doesn’t have a store in Memphis, and the retailer doesn’t deliver some products to Memphis – which is why Ben Colar and two other guys created a venture to give fans of the retailer a guaranteed personal delivery service.