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1. Many Questions Raised Before Going Public
- Monday, April 16, 2012
As Facebook prepares for its multibillion-dollar initial public offering (IPO) next month, it sheds light on how companies – including local ones – decide whether to go public or not.
Memphis-based pharmaceutical company GTx Inc. went public in 2004 and local paper producer Verso Paper Corp. held its IPO in 2008, but the overall number of publicly traded companies both locally and nationally has dropped over the past two decades.
2. Comfort Inn Downtown Wins Gold Hospitality Award
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Comfort Inn Downtown, 100 N. Main St., was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2012 Gold Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International Inc., franchisor of the Comfort brand.
3. C-III Capital Acquires NAI Global
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The parent company of Memphis-based NAI Saig Co. has been acquired by an Irving, Texas-based real estate investment and special loan servicing firm for an undisclosed amount.
4. Bankrupt Shyona Sells Cordova Quality Suites
- Friday, December 09, 2011
Minesh Patel has bought the 102-unit Quality Suites hotel at 8166 Varnavas Drive in Cordova from Shyona Inc. for $2.5 million after Shyona filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Patel and spouse Jagruti Patel financed the purchase with a $2.8 million loan through Liberty Bank of Arkansas.
5. Investec Realty Svcs. Partners With Sperry Van Ness Int'l
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Memphis-based commercial real estate firm Investec Realty Services is now an independently owned and operated franchise of Sperry Van Ness International, the two companies announced Tuesday, Dec. 1.
6. CrescoAg Inks Lease for New Downtown HQ
- Friday, July 15, 2011
Downtown Memphis has landed another corporate headquarters. CrescoAg LLC, an independent information management company, has signed a new lease on 4,594 square feet at 88 Union Ave.
7. Downtown Comfort Inn Picks up Award
- Friday, February 25, 2011
The Comfort Inn Downtown announced it has received a prestigious 2010 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International Inc., franchisor of Comfort Inn.
8. Land of Lenny's
- Friday, April 16, 2010
With the opening of a second Downtown Lenny’s, the Memphis-born restaurant chain has the city covered as good as the hot pepper relish on its signature subs.
The new restaurant, slated to open Monday at 153 S. Main St., is just a short jaunt of seven blocks – not even a half-mile – from the existing one at 22 N. Front St.
9. Realty Company Owner Files Ch. 7 Bankruptcy
- Monday, March 15, 2010
Mallard Creek Realty Inc. owner Stanley Holmes has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
10. Wright Medical Buys Arlington Bldg. For Distribution Needs
- Tuesday, November 10, 2009
11481 Gulf Stream Ave.
Arlington, TN 38002
Sale Amount: $1.6 Million
Sale Date: Oct. 29, 2009
Buyer: Wright Medical Technology Inc.
Seller: Covington Furniture Manufacturing Co.
Details: Wright Medical Group Inc. has bought a 56,340-square-foot building at 11481 Gulf Stream Ave. near its Arlington campus to increase distribution capacity. Operating in the transaction as Wright Medical Technology Inc., the company paid $1.6 million for the building, which was completed in 1973 and sits on 4.29 acres near the intersection of Tenn. 385 and U.S. 70.
11. Harris Sells School To Franchisee for $1.7M
- Monday, November 09, 2009
After developing the land and building a day care center, R.S. Harris has sold The Goddard School franchise he brought to 509 E. Winchester Road in Collierville for $1.7 million. Harris’ limited liability company, R.S. Harris LLC, sold the recently completed 8,170-square-foot day care center to the school’s franchisee, Love for Learning LLC.
12. Re/Max Owner Under Fire
- Friday, March 06, 2009
Re/Max of Kentucky/Tennessee Inc. has filed a breach of franchise agreement complaint against Stan Holmes, his realty company and the four Re/Max franchises he operated in the Memphis area, for a litany of unpaid fees plus penalties and other costs.
13. Goddard School Planned For Winchester Road in Collierville
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Collierville, TN 38017
Loan Amount: $1.3 Million
Loan Date: Feb. 13, 2009
Maturity Date: N/A
Borrower: R.S. Harris LLC
Lender: First Citizens National Bank
14. Methodist Names Brooks VP of Clinical Operations
- Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Robert Brooks has been named vice president of clinical operations for Methodist University Hospital.
15. Lenny’s Founder’s Death Apparent Suicide, Police Say
- Monday, December 08, 2008
Funeral services for Len Moore, the man who started a sandwich shop in Bartlett that grew into the Lenny’s Sub Shop national franchise, were held Friday in Woodlands, Texas.
16. Lenny’s Founder Dies in Texas
- Friday, December 05, 2008
Leonard “Len” Moore, 54, died Tuesday in Conroe, Texas, according to the office of Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Trey Spikes and the Southeast Texas Forensics Center. The office said an autopsy was being performed Thursday.
- Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The East Memphis Kiwanis Club will meet today at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Clark Converse with La Paloma Treatment Center will speak. For more information or reservations, e-mail Mathis Young at email@example.com.
- Friday, August 29, 2008
The Memphis Farmers Market will celebrate Labor Day Weekend at its weekly market Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Station Pavilion at the corner of South Front Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue. For more information, visit www.memphisfarmersmarket.com.
- Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Memphis Advertising Federation will hold a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey will give a presentation titled “Creativity: It’s a Laughing Matter.” Cost is $25 for guests and free for members. Register online at www.memphisadfed.org.
- Monday, June 02, 2008
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly lunch meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Matt Thompson, curator of mammals for the Memphis Zoo, will speak on “Becoming a World-Class Zoo.” The cost is $12 and no reservations are required.
21. Lenny's Ranked ByEntrepreneur Magazine
- Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Memphis-based Lenny's Franchisor LLC, the franchisor of Lenny's Sub Shops, has been ranked for the first time by Entrepreneur Magazine in two of the publication's franchise lists.
22. Ex-Memphians to OpenLenny's in South Carolina
- Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Family members who used to frequent Lenny's Sub Shops while they lived in Memphis have decided to open their own string of franchises in Greenville, S.C.
Lenny's Franchisor LLC, the fran
23. Chain Retailers Increasingly Look to Memphis For Promoting Franchise Opportunities
- Friday, July 20, 2007
Yet another out-of-town business has set its sights on Memphis as a hot market for expansion.
Columbia, Md.-based Signs By Tomorrow executives would like to open at least five stores in the Memphis area in the next few years, company officials said.
24. IHOP Buys Applebee'sFor $1.9B in Cash
- Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Glendale, Calif.-based IHOP Corp., best known for its blue-roofed pancake restaurants, has agreed to buy the bar-and-grill chain Applebee's International Inc. for about $1.9 billion in cash.
25. Memphis-Based Lenny'sExpands Into Ohio
- Friday, May 11, 2007
Memphis-based Lenny's Franchisor LLC, the owner of Lenny's Sub Shops, announced the group Golden Olive Enterprises LLC has signed an agreement to open several units in Columbus, Ohio. Franchisee Dixie Rogers will open th
26. Lenny's Sub Shops HoldsFranchise Opportunity Day
- Friday, March 30, 2007
Lenny's Franchisor LLC, the franchisor of Memphis-based Lenny's Sub Shops, will host its first Lenny's Sub Shop Franchise Opportunity Day April 21 in Memphis.
Lenny's is expanding natio
27. Lenny's Sub Shops Put On More Financial Girth
- Friday, September 29, 2006
When it comes to Lenny's Sub Shops, some people are just fanatics. They eat the same thing every time they go, maybe with a slight variation, but always the same thing, company officials say.
Those loyal customers have translated into a business that now is made up of 98 stores in 11 states, with 25 in Memphis.
28. Local Data Storage Business Gives Ft. Knox a Run for its Money
- Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Within four years, two disasters - the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2005 - rocked the security and emergency preparedness of the United States.
29. Lenny's SubsExpands to New Mexico
- Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Memphis-based Lenny's Sub Shops soon will be opening in New Mexico.
Lenny's Franchisor LLC announced Monday that an agreement had been made with Eat Subs LLC for 15 stores to open in th
30. Lenny's Sub Shops SpreadOut to More New Markets
- Thursday, July 13, 2006
Lenny's Franchisor LLC, franchiser of Lenny's Sub Shops, has signed an agreement with a group of investors from Memphis to open 100 restaurants in Texas' Dallas/Ft. Worth, market.
Texas Sandwich In
31. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, July 16, 2004
Financed for $2 Million
Houston Levee Commercial Partnership has financed 8.36 acres near Houston Levee and Dogwood roads for $2 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memphisda...
32. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, February 03, 2004
International Paper Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2003 Earnings
IP Sees 2003 Profit
After 2002 Loss
International Paper has reported 2003 fourth quarter net earnings of $48 million, compared with a net loss of $130 million in fourth ...
33. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Empire Coffee Co.
Empire Coffee Co.
offers morning perk
John Gasquet has moved from working on computers for a coffee company to owning a coffee shop in the heart of Downtown.
Empire Coffee Co. opened in the former Map Room location at 2...
34. Archived Article: Page 3
- Tuesday, May 05, 1998
Wall Street Deli Wall Street Deli to be franchised by Host Marriott Wall Street Deli Inc. and Host Marriott Services have signed an agreement which authorizes the development of Wall Street Delis in domestic and international airports, toll road pla...
35. Archived Article: Back
- Tuesday, March 18, 1997
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