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1. EU to Probe FedEx Takeover of Rival TNT -

European Union regulators are opening an in-depth probe into whether FedEx’s proposed $4.9 billion takeover of Dutch company TNT Express would strangle competition in the massive market for small package deliveries.

2. European Union to Probe FedEx Takeover of TNT -

European Union regulators are opening an in-depth probe into whether FedEx's proposed $4.9 billion takeover of Dutch company TNT Express would strangle competition in the massive market for small package deliveries.

3. FedEx Files Permit For Hub Renovations -

FedEx Corp. is preparing to make more renovations to its Memphis hub.

FedEx has filed a $2.41 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to renovate the former main screening area at the hub to provide space for hub management and staff. The address listed on the permit is 2975 Sprankle Drive.

4. Order Up: FedEx Orders 50 Boeing 767F Jets -

FedEx Corp. has agreed to purchase 50 additional 767-300F jets from Boeing, the biggest single order for large jets in the company’s history.

5. FedEx Files Permit For Hub Renovations -

FedEx Corp. is preparing to make more renovations to its Memphis hub.

FedEx has filed a $2.41 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to renovate the former main screening area at the hub to provide space for hub management and staff.

6. FedEx Orders 50 Boeing 767Fs -

FedEx Corp. has agreed to purchase 50 additional 767-300F jets from Boeing, the largest single order for large jets in the company’s history.

7. Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice -

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.

8. Memphis Candidates Prepare To Spend -

How much a candidate raises in an election season attracts a lot of attention, and the second-quarter fundraising numbers for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections are still trickling out.

The reports were due July 10 but some are still arriving at the Shelby County Election Commission website. And in some cases, the reports are incomplete, showing amounts raised but not amounts spend and on hand as of July 1.

9. Tech Innovation Series Coming To U of M -

The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis is launching an “Innovation in Action Series” to introduce emerging technologies to the region.

The first event, happening July 30, is a day-long 3D printing workshop, which will include 3D printing and design lectures, a lunch and learn and an iterative design workshop, among other things.

10. Memphis Chamber, Yuletide Partner to Offer Discount -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has announced a new partnership with Yuletide Office Solutions that nets chamber members a discount on office supplies.

Memphis-based Yuletide joins three other companies that are part of the chamber’s Affinity Partner Program, offering discounts to more than 2,200 chamber members in the Memphis region. The others are FedEx, Methodist Healthcare and Lab Four.

11. Memphis Campaigns Shift to Strategy -

With more than a dozen contenders in the race for Memphis mayor, incumbent Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was asked Wednesday, July 15, his strategy for such a large field of challengers.

“This is small to what it’s been before,” Wharton said of the still-forming field of 14.

12. Memphis Chamber, Yuletide Partner to Offer Discount -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has announced a new partnership with Yuletide Office Solutions that nets chamber members a discount on office supplies.

Memphis-based Yuletide joins three other companies that are part of the chamber’s Affinity Partner Program, offering discounts to more than 2,200 chamber members in the Memphis region. The others are FedEx, Methodist Healthcare and Lab Four.

13. Memphis Filing Deadline Features Last-Minute Shifts, Intrigue -

The decision Tuesday, July 14, by a sixth Memphis City Council member to pass up a place on the Oct. 8 ballot has added some intrigue on the way to the noon Thursday, July 16, filing deadline for the Memphis elections.

14. After 52 Years, SRVS Closes Workshop -

After 52 years, a Memphis nonprofit that offers residential, educational and employment services to those with disabilities has closed its sheltered occupational workshop at 3592 Knight Arnold Road.

15. Back-to-School Fair Planned in Whitehaven Saturday -

The Academy for Youth Empowerment, along with business leaders and community organizations, are sponsoring the 15th annual Back to School Health Fair and Family Festival on Saturday, July 11.

The annual health fair is a public event where medical professionals offer various free services for both children and adults, including immunization shots, preschool physicals, dental screening, eye exams, blood pressure checks and HIV testing, among others.

16. City of Memphis Election Activity Picks Up -

There could be a familiar name in the open race for Memphis City Court Clerk on the October ballot.

Just weeks after incumbent clerk Thomas Long announced he would not run for another term, his son, Thomas Long II, pulled a qualifying petition for the race.

17. MPLOYment Opportunities -

John Hickman has been consumed lately by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s upcoming centennial celebration. Parties need to be planned. Showings and displays must be coordinated. Marketing must be launched. And the facility must look great.

18. Younger Long Considering City Court Clerk's Race -

There could be a familiar name in the open race for Memphis City Court Clerk on the October ballot.

Just weeks after incumbent clerk Thomas Long announced he would not run for another term, his son, Thomas Long II, pulled a qualifying petition for the race.

19. Share Your Vision in Concise, Compelling Ways -

How does your nonprofit report on its work? How do you share your vision, work and impact? Do you send an email? Create an annual report? What about an annual meeting bringing together donors, leaders, clients, vendors, partners, board members, and staff? Are you up to it? Can you make the time? Our perspective: How can you not afford the time?

20. After 52 Years, SRVS Closes Workshop -

After 52 years, a Memphis nonprofit that offers residential, educational and employment services to those with disabilities has closed its sheltered occupational workshop at 3592 Knight Arnold Road.

21. FedEx Express Nabs Award -

FedEx Express has been garnered a prestigious award.

FedEx Express was recently named Best Express Operator at the 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong.

Held annually, the industry awards honor the organizations that demonstrate leadership and consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability in their fields. FedEx had to overcome competition from two other shortlisted providers, but ultimately garnered more online votes to net the award.

22. ‘It’s a Great Day Here at FedEx Family House’ -

Memphis, an Egyptian word meaning a place of good abode; Memphis, a city in Tennessee that lives out the meaning of its name.

What makes Memphis such a good place to live, or to stay for a while, is the multitude of Good Samaritans who are neighbors to those in need. It doesn’t matter if those experiencing a crisis live here, or are just staying during a critical time in their lives: There are a multitude of Memphians who will provide that place of good abode for as long as it’s needed.

23. Memphian Will Hogue Finding Success on Long Drive Tour -

Will Hogue won last weekend’s Bluff City Shootout long drive competition by defeating 2014 world champion Jeff Flagg. And that would seem to bode well for Hogue’s chances at this year’s world championships, except that right now there isn’t going to be one.

24. FedEx Express Nabs Award -

FedEx Express has been garnered a prestigious award.

FedEx Express was recently named Best Express Operator at the 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong.

Held annually, the industry awards honor the organizations that demonstrate leadership and consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability in their fields. FedEx had to overcome competition from two other shortlisted providers, but ultimately garnered more online votes to net the award.

25. FedEx Seeks European Approval for TNT Express Acquisition -

European Union regulators should rule on FedEx Corp.’s bid to acquire Dutch logistics firm TNT Express by Aug. 3.

26. Culture Trumps Concepts -

When many people hear the word “Innovation” they think of a service that created a category: Xerox or FedEx. Or, they think of one that made bold, brilliant moves to earn a leadership position in an emerging space: Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb.

27. Man Pleads Guilty In FedEx Shipping Fraud Case -

The founder of a Pittsburgh-based shipping company that created fake businesses to open FedEx shipping accounts pleaded guilty Friday, June 19, to a mail fraud charge in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

28. GOP Measure Would Permit Longer Tandem Trucks -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Over the objections of safety advocates, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a trucking industry bid supported by FedEx to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's highways.

29. OneJet Lands in Memphis, Thanks in Part to FedEx -

Mid-South business travelers now have an easy, efficient way to reach several large Midwestern markets.

OneJet, a startup airline catering to business travelers, launched its inaugural Memphis to Indianapolis flight on Monday, June 22.

30. CBU's 'New Vision’ -

As Kenrick Hall on the campus of Christian Brothers University has been prepped for demolition, leaders of the university have been preparing for what follows when the 1940s-era classroom building is gone.

31. Dick Vitale Receives Distinguished Citizen Award -

Well-known ESPN commentator Dick Vitale received the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Distinguished Citizen Award on Sunday, June 21.

Vitale, who previously was a college basketball coach, was the guest of honor at the kickoff event of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Golf Classic, which benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

32. Man Pleads Guilty in FedEx Shipping Fraud Case -

The founder of a Pittsburgh-based shipping company that created fake businesses to open FedEx shipping accounts pleaded guilty Friday, June 19, to a mail fraud charge in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

33. OneJet Is Memphis International Airport’s Newest Airline -

OneJet, a startup airline catering to business travelers, has launched its Memphis to Indianapolis route, providing easy access to several large markets in the Midwest.

OneJet is offering nonstop service from Memphis International Airport to Indianapolis Mondays through Thursdays starting Monday, June 22. Launched two years ago, OneJet offers regional business service to Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and now Memphis.

34. Man Pleads Guilty in FedEx Fraud Case -

The founder of a Pittsburgh-based shipping company that created fake businesses to open FedEx shipping accounts pleaded guilty Friday, June 19, to a mail fraud charge in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

35. Modern Throwback Over the Moon Diapers Finds Growth in Online Sales -

New parents often look to their own mothers for support and advice, but Courtney Moser found a business partner in her mother, Janice Bogott. The pair operates Over the Moon Diapers, a web-based distributor for cloth diapers, breastfeeding accoutrements and other baby supplies.

36. FedEx Records $2.2 Billion Pension Accounting Charge -

FedEx Corp. has changed accounting procedures for its pension plan in order to provide a more timely view of the plan’s performance.

37. Passion for Architecture Fuels Looney Ricks Kiss' Norcross -

Rob Norcross, a principal at Memphis architecture, planning and design firm Looney Ricks Kiss, has increasingly enmeshed himself into public service, holding positions on several key boards or committees.

38. FedEx Earnings Miss Wall Street Expectations -

FedEx Corp., hit by unfavorable currency exchange rates, lower fuel surcharges and special charges, reported lower-than-expected revenue and profits for the fiscal fourth quarter.

The Memphis-based company, which warned in March that currency and fuel issues could dampen results, reported a loss of $895 million, or $3.16 a share, for the quarter that ended May 31. That’s compared to a profit of $780 million, or $2.62 a share, over the same period last year.

39. Zacks Expects FedEx to Beat Earnings Estimates  -

Zacks said it is “impressed by FedEx’s efforts to control costs in a bid to boost the bottom line.”

Consequently, Zacks expects FedEx to achieve its fiscal 2015 earnings per share outlook in the band of $8.80 to $8.95. The investment research firm also said it was encouraged by the Memphis-based company’s “focus on share buybacks and regular dividend payments to enhance shareholder value.”

40. Hillwood Pays $17.7 Million for FedEx SupplyChain Facility -

5050 E. Holmes Road and 0 Lamar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $17.7 million

41. Memphis Economic Indicator Taking Third-Quarter Responses -

Investors in some of Memphis’ largest publicly traded companies are likely to feel somewhat encouraged about the current state of the economy – at least, when looking at their portfolios.

42. Mickelson Rallies, But Fabian Gomez Wins Memphis Golf Tournament -

Billy Horschel wore FedEx colors – purple and orange – on Sunday for the last round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic. It seemed to work for him as he shot a 5-under 65 to finish at 7 under and in tie for 8th place.

43. FedEx Records $2.2 Billion Pension Accounting Charge -

FedEx Corp. will take a $2.2 billion charge as it changes pension accounting methods.

The Memphis-based company, which said the changes will provide a more timely view of the pension plan’s performance, will record the estimated $2.2 billion non-cash, pretax charge for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

44. FedEx St. Jude Classic Notebook: Hearn, Swafford Make Aces, Chappell Ties Record -

Every golfer knows that apart from the physical hazards on a course there is always bad luck lurking.

So no apologies required for some good luck.

During Friday morning’s second round in the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind, David Hearn and Hudson Swafford each made an ace.

45. FedEx Records $2.2 Billion Pension Accounting Charge -

FedEx Corp. will take a $2.2 billion charge as it changes pension accounting methods.

The Memphis-based company, which said the changes will provide a more timely view of the pension plan’s performance, will record the estimated $2.2 billion non-cash, pretax charge for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

46. New Memphis Institute's Annual Summer Experience Connecting Young Professionals -

Hundreds of interns working at Memphis companies this summer are getting a taste of what the Bluff City has to offer them, should they choose to put down roots here.

The New Memphis Institute’s annual Summer Experience slate of events is intended to connect young professionals working in the city with their peers; to establish movers and shakers; and to give them an up-close look at Memphis. The goal: capture their attention at a formative stage in their life, when they’re poised to make plans about whatever city they’ll ultimately call home.

47. Awards Spotlight Knoxville's Top Achievers -

The depth and strength of the Knoxville area business community was highlighted recently with the Knoxville Chamber’s 11th annual Pinnacle Business Awards presentation.

A dry cleaner, government contractor, clothing designer, technology innovator and media executive were among the Knoxville area companies and business leaders recognized for their achievements.

48. FedEx Tops for Brand Value in Tennessee -

FedEx Corp. is the nation’s 39th most valuable brand and the highest in Tennessee, according to new data from Brand Finance.

49. Hillwood Pays $17.7M for FedEx SupplyChain Facility -

Hillwood Investment Properties, a Dallas-based commercial real estate investment company based, has purchased the Summit Distribution Center Building II, according to a special warranty deed filed June 4.

50. Different Strokes -

Five years ago, Jim Napolitano left Hillwood Country Club in Nashville to become general manager at Chickasaw Country Club. The economy was still wheezing and Chickasaw, which received its charter in 1922 – or two years after the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote – was trapped in a time warp.

51. Dustin Johnson Withdraws at FedEx St. Jude Classic -

Dustin Johnson has withdrawn after nine holes of the St. Jude Open because of illness.

Johnson came into the event he won in 2012 ranked seventh in the world, the highest of any player in the field at the final tuneup for the U.S. Open, but he started off with three straight bogeys starting at No. 10 at TPC Southwind on Thursday.

52. Mickelson Calls TPC Southwind ‘Most Underrated Course’ on PGA Tour -

Phil Mickelson may or may not win this year’s FedEx St. Jude Classic. But last Wednesday, or one day before competition started, he did the FESJC a solid when talking about the TPC Southwind course.

53. FedEx Tops for Brand Value in Tennessee -

FedEx Corp. is the nation’s 39th most valuable brand and the highest in Tennessee, according to new data from Brand Finance.

54. FedEx Boosts Dividend by 25 Percent -

FedEx Corp. is increasing its quarterly dividend by 25 percent as it inches closer to completing a deal that would make it one of the largest international package deliverers in Europe.

55. Hillwood Pays $17.7 Million for FedEx SupplyChain Facility -

Hillwood Investment Properties, a Dallas-based commercial real estate investment company based, has purchased the Summit Distribution Center Building II, according to a special warranty deed filed June 4.

56. Events -

FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament will be held Monday through Sunday, June 8-14, at TPC Southwind, 3325 Club at Southwind. The PGA Tour stop will feature tournament play, celebrity pro-am, and events throughout the week. Visit stjudeclassic.com for a schedule.

57. Events -

Lifeblood will hold its 2015 Donor Fest Monday through Saturday, June 8-13, as it seeks to collect more than 1,963 units of blood. Donation centers will be open extended hours. Donors will receive a limited-edition shirt and are invited to a celebration Saturday, June 13, at 9:30 a.m. at the Saint Benedict at Auburndale soccer field, 8250 Varnavas Drive. Visit donorfest.org.

58. Splendid Steeds -

Six years ago, Todd W. Goings took apart the centenarian Grand Carousel at what had been the Libertyland amusement park and packed it into four semi-trailers, which were welded shut and taken to a nearby, undisclosed location.

59. Tesla Motors Co-Founder Wants to Electrify Commercial Trucks -

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Twelve years ago, Ian Wright and some fellow engineers launched Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that has helped jumpstart the market for electric cars.

60. FedEx Extends Title Sponsorship of St. Jude Classic -

FedEx has extended its title sponsorship of the FedEx St. Jude Classic through 2017, the PGA Tour announced Monday, June 1.

“FedEx epitomizes the charitable purpose of the PGA TOUR and what we’re all about,” said PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem. “It continues to play a vital role in growing the FedEx St. Jude Classic’s impact throughout the Memphis community and, in particular, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are absolutely delighted that FedEx will continue its commitment.”

61. New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Memphis in FedEx Fraud Case -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to defrauding FedEx Corp. of an estimated hundreds of thousands of dollars.

62. FAA Unveils Messaging System to Reduce Delays -

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions.

63. Snapshot: Memphis-Based Public Companies -

Here's a look at what's going on at the dozen public companies headquartered in Memphis:

AutoZone Inc.

AutoZone Inc. is one of the largest auto parts retailers and distributors in the U.S., with a store count of 5,476 as of Feb. 14. Since 1998, the company has repurchased $15.7 billion worth of its own shares. At the end of March, AutoZone continued its share buyback program with the authorization to buy back another $750 million in company stock. The company followed that news with plans to pursue a $650 million debt offering to be used for “general corporate purposes.” – Andy Meek

64. Stock-Buyback Programs Hit Record Pace -

If this was a poker game, it could be said that American companies are doubling down – repurchasing their own stock at a record pace instead of betting on new, outside investments.

TrimTabs Investment Research calculated that companies had announced plans to buy back $133 billion of their own stock in April. That was a new monthly high.

65. Talent Takes the Wheel -

As the economy continues to improve, employers are beginning to think of what they can do to attract and retain the best talent. In fact, I was just asked for tips on this very topic by a local employer.

66. FAA Unveils Messaging System to Reduce Delays -

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions.

67. Stanton Nominated to Memphis Federal Court -

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

68. FedEx St. Jude Classic Gets Two Top-Tier Commits -

The FedEx St. Jude Classic field is getting deeper. Reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel and 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson have committed to play in the tournament at TPC Southwind, June 8-14. They join a field for the $6 million event that already includes fan favorite Phil Mickelson and 2012 FESJC champ Dustin Johnson.

69. Methodist North Gets New Development Official -

Methodist North Hospital has a new program director of community development.

Ashante Hodges will be responsible for helping expand Methodist North’s service area and the coordination of community outreach activities, among other things.

70. FedEx to Sponsor UEFA Europa League Soccer -

FedEx said Friday that it signed a deal to sponsor a major European soccer league as it seeks to expand its presence in the region.

The Memphis-based package delivery company says it will be the main sponsor of the UEFA Europa League. Its sponsorship will start this year and extend three years into 2018.

71. Future Methodist CEO Michael Ugwueke Fueled by Health Care Passion -

Growing up in war-torn Nigeria helped Michael Ugwueke decide early on that health care would be his eventual profession.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s president and chief operating officer – recently tapped by the Methodist board to succeed Gary Shorb as CEO when Shorb decides to retire – recalls carnage, disease and “people dying left and right” during his childhood. It was more than enough, he says, to inspire him to find a job where he could make a difference in people’s lives and, even if in a small way, counteract some of the negative forces he grew up with.

72. Ed Stanton Nominated to Federal Court Bench -

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

The nomination of Stanton, who has been the chief federal prosecutor for West Tennessee for five years, was announced Thursday, May 21, by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis, who recommended Stanton to the White House after convening a screening committee of local attorneys.

73. Methodist North Gets New Development Official -

Methodist North Hospital has a new program director of community development.

Ashante Hodges will be responsible for helping expand Methodist North’s service area and the coordination of community outreach activities, among other things.

74. FedEx St. Jude Classic Gets Two Top-Tier Commitments -

The FedEx St. Jude Classic field is getting deeper.

Reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel and 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson have committed to play in the tournament at TPC Southwind, June 8-14. They join a field for the $6 million event that already includes fan favorite Phil Mickelson and 2012 FESJC champ Dustin Johnson.

75. Memphis City Council Appointment Reflects Political Urgency -

Attorney Alan Crone is the newest member of the Memphis City Council.

The former chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party – who said he’s traded politics for nonprofits over the last decade – was the choice of city council members Tuesday, May 19.

76. GoPro Film Festival Launching in Memphis -

With the unique vantage point they offer, GoPro cameras are responsible for some of the more compelling viral videos that make their way around the Web. Mounted on skydivers, birds, pets and more, they let viewers see the world often in a way they never have before.

77. FedEx Still Fighting Drug Conspiracy Charges -

FedEx Corp. may have lost an important motion this week when a federal judge refused to dismiss the U.S. Justice Department’s charge that the Memphis-based delivery giant conspired with illegal online pharmacies to transport prescription drugs.

78. Council to Fill Vacancy, Consider Buying State Office Building -

Memphis City Council members appoint a new council member Tuesday, May 18, and consider spending more than $8 million to purchase, renovate and relocate workers to the Donnelley J. Hill state office building that stands near City Hall in Civic Center Plaza.

79. FedEx to Sponsor UEFA Europa League Soccer -

FedEx said Friday that it signed a deal to sponsor a major European soccer league as it seeks to expand its presence in the region.

The Memphis-based package delivery company says it will be the main sponsor of the UEFA Europa League. Its sponsorship will start this year and extend three years into 2018.

80. St. Louis Zoo Welcomes 850-Pound Bear, Via FedEx -

Sometimes, shipping an 850-pound beast can be a real bear.

The St. Louis Zoo on Friday announced the arrival of its latest resident, a 2-year-old male polar bear named Kali that was orphaned as a cub. The bear was shipped in by FedEx plane and truck ahead of its scheduled June 6 debut at the zoo’s new Polar Bear Point Exhibit.

81. FedEx Drug-Shipping Indictment Will Proceed -

A judge has rejected FedEx's attempt to toss out a federal indictment accusing the company of knowingly shipping illegal prescription drugs from two online pharmacies.

The Memphis, Tennessee-based shipping giant had argued that an exemption in federal law allows certain transportation companies to legally possess drugs in the normal course of business. FedEx says it cannot reasonably be expected to police the millions of packages it ships each day.

82. FedEx Indictment on Illegal Drug Shipments Will Go Forward -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A judge on Thursday rejected FedEx's attempt to toss out a federal drug indictment that accuses the company of knowingly shipping illegal prescription drugs.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer said the acts alleged by prosecutors does not fall under an exemption in federal drug law for transportation companies such as FedEx.

83. Council Vacancy Draws Eight Applicants -

Eight citizens have applied for a vacancy on the Memphis City Council, some with no intention of serving beyond the end of 2015 and others with plans to seek a full, four-year term in the October elections.

84. The Green Life -

Green, as far as the eye can see. That’s the view out Michaelyn Bradford’s corner office in the golf shop at TPC Southwind.

Fairways, greens, trees – tranquility, at least in her mind.

“That’s stress-free,” Bradford said, glancing toward the golf course, which also can be a torture chamber for PGA Tour players and weekend hackers alike.

85. St. Louis Zoo Welcomes 850-Pound Bear, Via FedEx -

Sometimes, shipping an 850-pound beast can be a real bear.

The St. Louis Zoo on Friday announced the arrival of its latest resident, a 2-year-old male polar bear named Kali that was orphaned as a cub. The bear was shipped in by FedEx plane and truck ahead of its scheduled June 6 debut at the zoo’s new Polar Bear Point Exhibit.

86. Total Concept Launching Fully Online Enterprise -

If you’ve learned about an in-store sale while shopping for groceries, this Memphis-based printing company could have been the one to help you save those extra pennies.

For nearly 20 years, Total Concept has worked as a full-service printing company for large manufacturers and retail chains in the Memphis area. This year, it will launch a fully online enterprise, Eco Signs and Banners Memphis, within the parent company.

87. I Choose Memphis: Matt Harrell -

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

Name: Matt Harrell

Job title and company: International Treasury Manager, AutoZone Inc.

88. Dustin Johnson Commits To FedEx St. Jude Classic -

Dustin Johnson has committed to play in the FedEx St. Jude Classic, to be held the week of June 8-14 at TPC Southwind.

Johnson, the world’s No. 8-ranked golfer, won the 2012 FESJC as he made final-round birdies on holes 16 and 17. Currently, Johnson ranks third on the PGA Tour money list and ranks fifth in FedExCup points.

89. Donelson Honored With Carnival’s Highest Award -

Nearly 500 law industry leaders filled the Hilton Memphis ballroom for Carnival Memphis’ annual Business & Industry Salute luncheon as part of its 84th anniversary celebration.

King of Carnival John Bobango, chief manager of Farris Bobango PLC, gave honors to four individuals, five locally headquartered law firms, the largest corporate law department in Tennessee and two nonprofit organizations that are vital to the legal industry.

90. Dustin Johnson Commits to Memphis Golf Tournament -

Dustin Johnson has committed to play in the FedEx St. Jude Classic, to be held the week of June 8-14 at TPC Southwind.

Johnson, the world’s No. 8-ranked golfer, won the 2012 FESJC as he made final-round birdies on holes 16 and 17. Currently, Johnson ranks third on the PGA Tour money list and ranks fifth in FedExCup points.

91. Shelby Farms Mixes Spring and Construction -

The invitation advised guests to “dress for dirt.”

But when the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy broke ground Thursday, April 30, on the park’s new visitors and events centers, most attendees were wearing suits and dresses.

92. Memphis Economic Indicator Provides Snapshot of Sentiment -

The latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business sentiment, reflects a local economy heading into the second quarter with pockets of strength as well as headwinds to push through.

93. TNT Express Posts First-Quarter Loss -

The Dutch logistics company FedEx Corp. has targeted for a takeover reported a first-quarter loss Tuesday, April 28, and indicated it is expecting a tough year leading up to the FedEx takeover.

94. Carnival Memphis Set to Honor Legal Heavyweights at Salute Luncheon -

Carnival Memphis will bring together leaders in the Mid-South legal industry for its Business and Industry Salute on May 5.

The event, which is part of the celebration of the nonprofit’s 84th anniversary, will honor eight organizations vital to the law industry in the Mid-South and four individuals for their contributions to the community.

95. TNT Express Posts First-Quarter Loss -

The Dutch logistics company FedEx Corp. has targeted for a takeover reported a first-quarter loss Tuesday, April 28, and indicated it is expecting a tough year leading up to the FedEx takeover.

96. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, April 29, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Philip Baker, CEO/founder of Good Shepherd Medication Management, will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

97. Counterpart Communication Design Picks Up Awards -

Memphis-based marketing communications firm Counterpart Communication Design has started the year by winning three AVA Digital Awards.

The international competition is presented and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an organization consisting of several thousand marketing, advertising, public relations and media experts. The competition recognizes outstanding achievement in the concept, direction, design and production of digital media.

98. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will continue the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “Green in Groovy” Tuesday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

99. Events -

Five and Five Workshop (A Wake-Up Call for Business Owners) will be held Tuesday, April 28, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Business coach and author Bridget DiCello and business attorney Alan Crone will present “The Five Most Common Mistakes Business Owners Make (and how to avoid them)” and “The Five Things Every Small Business Owner Should Have (but generally doesn’t).” Cost is $75. RSVP to fiveandfive@levelnineservices.com or 901-410-5154.

100. Live at the Garden Concert Series Announces Lineup -

The Memphis Botanic Garden has announced the lineup for this year’s Live at the Garden concert series.

The series gets started June 26 with Aretha Franklin, followed on July 17 by Rob Thomas, then on August 15 is ZZ Top, with Martina McBride next on Sept. 4, and finally on Sept. 18 Daryl Hall & John Oates.