Editorial Results (free)
1. Shelby County Budget Summit Call Begins With Different Priorities
- Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Shelby County government’s financial needs have changed in the nearly two months since the new fiscal year began.
And Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell called Monday, Aug. 24, for a “budget summit” with county commissioners and county trustee David Lenoir to explore the new budget realities.
2. Affordable Homes in an Unaffordable Market
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
The gold rush of residential development throughout Middle Tennessee conceals what some in the region say is a growing crisis in affordable housing.
New homes and condos come on to the market every day, and even more are under construction or still in the planning stage, but those homes are often on the higher end of the price scale.
3. Proposal Prompts Closer Look at Tax Breaks
- Wednesday, August 19, 2015
In recent years, the tax incentives used to bring economic development and jobs to Memphis have been a lightning rod.
The debate’s volume grew as it became apparent that Memphis was emerging from the national recession at a slower pace than other major cities as well as some parts of rural west Tennessee and north Mississippi.
4. Memphis Redbirds, Grizzlies Partner for ‘Grit & Grind Night’
- Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The Memphis Redbirds and Memphis Grizzlies play in different sports and at different levels, but for years the people running the teams acted as though they were quasi-rivals.
Change has been in the works for a while – the annual Cardinals Caravan was at FedExForum this winter when AutoZone Park was getting a makeover – but now a growing partnership is in even greater evidence.
5. US Trade Gap Widens 7 Percent in June as Imports Jump
- Thursday, August 06, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit increased in June as solid consumer spending pulled in more imports, while the strong dollar restrained exports.
The Commerce Department said Wednesday the trade gap jumped 7 percent to $43.8 billion in June, up from $40.9 billion in May. Imports increased 1.2 percent to $232.4 billion, while exports edged lower to $188.6 billion from $188.7 billion.
6. Memphis Sole
- Saturday, July 25, 2015
The football field measurements are perhaps inevitable in describing just how big Nike’s Northridge distribution center in Frayser is after its $301 million expansion.
The 2.8 million-square-foot facility – the equivalent of 49 football fields – is Nike Inc.’s largest distribution center in the world.
7. Charles Hughes to Head Rhodes’ Memphis Center
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Dr. Charles L. Hughes has been named director of Rhodes College’s Memphis Center, an academic hub focused on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South region. He will be teaching classes on Memphis history and culture, coordinating student projects and developing programs, and also will be continuing his own research on the area.
8. Merger Creates Opportunities for Nonprofit Communities Unlimited Inc.
- Monday, July 20, 2015
If a small business is seeking a loan, nonprofit Communities Unlimited Inc. will sell the fuel along with a free diagnostic checkup.
- Friday, July 17, 2015
Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host an opening reception for “Stax: Visions of Soul” Friday, July 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stax, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Gallery talk begins at 6:45 p.m. The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 31, features contemporary works of art inspired by Stax Records songs. Visit staxmuseum.com.
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Pink Palace will host Young Professionals Beer/Wine and a Movie Night on Thursday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Tickets are $15 and include food, drinks and a screening of “Groundhog Day.” Visit memphismuseums.org or call 901-636-2362.
- Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, July 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $35. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
12. Sisters Carry On Father’s Legacy at Bancroft Leasing
- Monday, July 13, 2015
For the Bancroft sisters, talking about best-fit leasing options for agricultural equipment comes as easily as navigating the Memphis streets they've known all their lives. Together, the pair make up the second generation of Bancroft Leasing, an equipment leasing brokerage company started by their father, Charlie Bancroft, in 1977.
13. Big Bins
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Joy Williams had an experiment over the Fourth of July weekend to test Memphis’ new 96-gallon recycling bins.
14. Certificate of Need Process Back in Spotlight
- Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The state-level approval process Methodist South Hospital recently cleared that allows it to pursue an $8.7 million emergency department expansion has been in legislative crosshairs in Nashville recently.
15. Cycling Ahead
- Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Unless you've seen the ubiquitous stations in cities like Knoxville and Nashville, it's difficult to imagine how bike sharing could connect Memphis.
Tourists and citizens can check out a bike on a per-ride or membership basis and return it to a separate station when they've reached their destination.
16. Building Ballet
- Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Ask Ballet Memphis CEO and founding artistic director Dorothy Gunther Pugh about her dance company's newly announced move to Midtown, and the conversation doesn't immediately turn to obvious things like the when and the why.
17. US Economy Not As Bad in First Quarter, Paving Way for Rebound
- Thursday, June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data show that the weakness was largely temporary, with a rebound in the works for the April-June quarter.
18. Sales Volume Raises Risk of Closing Snafus
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors’ May sales data show sales continuing to rise.
There were 3,558 closings, up 15.6 percent from last May. In comparison, there were 1,783 closings in May 2009. So closings have almost doubled since the Recession. And, as everyone knows, inventory has dropped dramatically.
19. Q&A: Net Neutrality Rules Go Into Effect
- Monday, June 15, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – New rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prohibit blocking, slowing and creating paid fast lanes for online traffic took effect Friday.
Cable and telecom industry groups have sued to have the rules thrown out, arguing they are too onerous. But on Thursday, a federal appeals court declined to block the rules from taking effect as the industry litigation against them proceeds. A court could still eventually overturn the rules.
20. Tom’s Tiny Kitchen Gets a Whole Lot Bigger
- Monday, June 01, 2015
By adding a pinch of passion to a tried-and-true recipe, Tom Flournoy has grown a family-run business to having a five-state reach.
After he was unexpectedly laid off from his executive position in the automotive parts industry, Flournoy fell back on an appetizing venture: homemade pimento cheese. To make ends meet, he started preparing pimento cheese at home and selling it to friends and farmers markets under the name Tom’s Tiny Kitchen.
21. More Giving
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
The most dedicated donors to the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis give with their hearts and their minds, striking a balance between real-time needs and the financial realities of any given moment.
22. Alexander, Corker Question Renewable Energy Plans by TVA
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's Republican U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, are questioning why the Tennessee Valley Authority is placing greater emphasis on renewable energy as part of its long-term plans.
23. Corker Talks Crossing the Aisle and ‘Generational Theft’
- Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The problem with Congress isn’t a lack of civility, says U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.
“There’s always been civility,” the second-term Republican senator from Chattanooga told a Greater Memphis Chamber luncheon last week. “It’s never been a situation of friction. It’s just been an atmosphere of people not having the willingness, the courage or whatever to step across the aisle and actually shake hands and do something that’s not exactly in their interest.”
24. Raising the Barre
- Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Memphis has always been known for its rich musical history, but another performing art is whirling across the city: dance.
Several collectives and companies are dedicated to making dance accessible to underserved communities and changing the perception that ballet is a dusty and stifled endeavor.
25. Investors Pumping Hundreds of Millions Into Tennessee Startups
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
The assignment sounded simple enough: Find out whether more money is coming into Nashville for startups.
If so, where is it coming from and what does it means to entrepreneurs, investors and the rest of us?
26. Boat Boom
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Mississippi River has been a vital channel for boats and barges for more than 250 years. These days, Memphis doesn’t do much in the way of cotton exporting and Mark Twain touring, but the $43 million Beale Street Landing is bringing a new wave of river-based commerce: cruise ships.
27. Rieger Begins Work at Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tom Rieger recently joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as senior vice president of member development, a role in which he will oversee major fundraising activities, conduct membership drive campaigns and implement revenue enhancement opportunities.
28. Will McGhee Tyson Expansion Lure Southwest?
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
With some of the preliminary work out of the way, the ambitious airfield reconstruction project at Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport could begin in earnest as early as August.
The makeover is expected to bring in new business and support existing enterprise in East Tennessee and, airport officials say, help lure the popular carrier Southwest Airlines to Knoxville.
29. Memphis Aims to Expand Recycling Efforts
- Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Editor’s Note: This column will appear weekly throughout April in honor of Memphis and Shelby County’s Sustainability Month.
This Earth Day, the City of Memphis has much to celebrate. Over the last several years, we have seen a growing demand for walkable, healthy neighborhoods, vibrant public spaces, access to fresh foods, and energy efficient buildings. As mayor, I have worked to meet this demand and position Memphis to lead by example in environmental sustainability. This work is being recognized nationally as Memphis-Shelby County was recently designated a 4-STAR sustainable community, in the same company as places like Austin, Texas, and Portland, Ore.
30. City Blight Efforts Evolve Beyond Demolition
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Frayser Community Development Corp. knew the house it wanted on University Street. There were plenty to choose from with multiple abandoned houses on the block. But it wanted the worst one, at 3200 University St.
31. Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin: Developing Champions ‘The Right Way’
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
For a baseball coach – one of the best in the business – Tim Corbin owes much of his career to influences from a different athletic endeavor.
32. Sparking Change
- Thursday, March 26, 2015
Memphis is not Silicon Valley. And the nonprofit sector is not the tech industry. But nonprofits could perhaps learn something from companies large and small that make Silicon Valley the tech epicenter.
33. Love Song to a City
- Saturday, March 21, 2015
As the story goes, Al Green wrote the lyrics to “Let’s Stay Together” in about five minutes. In 1972, the song – which spans just three minutes and 13 seconds – reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
34. Hard to ‘Mansplain’ Workplace Gender Issues
- Saturday, March 14, 2015
“Jane felt like screaming at Dick after he manterrupted her in the staff meeting, bropropriated her idea and then spent the afternoon mansplaining it back to her.’’
That’s an actual sentence – if people are willing to use gender-specific language that’s gaining popularity to describe unwanted workplace behavior.
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
Teach901 will host its third annual teacher job fair Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Central BBQ Downtown, 1247 Butler Ave. Candidates interested in pursuing a career as an educator in the Memphis area are invited. More than 20 organizations will be seeking hires. Visit teach901.com/job-fair to register.
- Friday, February 06, 2015
David Lusk Gallery will hold an opening reception for Tyler Hildebrand’s “Granny Whitey” and Mary Sims’ “Zuma and the Bible” Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
- Thursday, February 05, 2015
Mid-South Area Business Travel Association will meet Thursday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Courtyard Memphis-Collierville, 4640 Merchants Park Circle. Phil Hammer, director of travel services for Runzheimer International, will present “Key Trends in Business Travel Costs.” Tickets are $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit msabta.org.
38. Leadership Lessons From the Duke
- Monday, February 02, 2015
The American Master of Music, Duke Ellington, also stands as an ideal role model of leadership for the emerging business and nonprofit world. As the global workplace moves toward open workspaces and sees the value of multidimensional team filled with hard-to-traditionally-manage creative professionals, a look into Ellington’s leadership style can inspire outstanding results.
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Jan. 28, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Dr. James R. Downing, president and chief executive officer of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP at Lee Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
40. Three Ways to Evaluate Nonprofit Technology
- Monday, January 19, 2015
Part one of a two-part series. “The main reason nonprofits look to update or implement technology is to acquire additional functionality that will automate more tasks, which they hope will free up time to work on more strategic projects.” – Janna Finch
41. Community Building
- Monday, January 19, 2015
Almost three years ago, former elementary school art teacher Erin Harris saw a video about children in Memphis who were working with an artist to start a sculpture garden. She still recalls the happy sight of a few boys in the video throwing balloons filled with paint at an old fence, as well as the reaction the footage generated from her.
42. Rental Showdown
- Saturday, January 03, 2015
Tiffany H., 43, has found the perfect way to make money. It’s close to home, easy-to-manage and gives her the flexibility she needs as a busy mom shuttling two children back and forth to two different schools each day.
43. Building the Base
- Saturday, January 03, 2015
It was late September, and local officials were deeply engaged with retail giant Target as the company explored investing in an online fulfillment center in Memphis when the discussions turned toward a familiar subject.
44. Bioworks Helped Spur Memphis Economy in 2014
- Thursday, January 01, 2015
In a variety of ways, the biosciences industry in Memphis helped lead the way in 2014 in terms of job creation and laying a foundation for economic growth in the future.
About that groundwork for growth to come, for example, the Memphis Bioworks Foundation got tapped early in 2014 to lead a new entrepreneurship venture in the city called The EPIcenter, with the goal of creating 1,000 entrepreneurs and 50 companies in the city over the next decade.
45. Being Uninsured in America Will Cost You More
- Tuesday, December 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015.
It's the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama's law. Those who were uninsured face fines, unless they qualify for one of about 30 exemptions, most of which involve financial hardships.
46. Memphis Resolutions
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
The end of the year hastens a season of resolutions about the year ahead, resolutions about what to include on the blank canvas of a new year.
No matter who you are, the road to 2015 starts at the same place – through the experience of 2014. With that in mind, we surveyed many of the people we’ve covered in these pages in the last year to talk about the possibilities ahead.
47. Bigger LIFT
- Friday, October 31, 2014
The former Cadence Bank branch on Court Avenue Downtown is the new and bigger home for Community LIFT, the local intermediary with community development corporations founded by a coalition of nonprofits and the city of Memphis four years ago.
48. Minyard Joins Barge Waggoner
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tom Minyard, a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. as the civil works program manager. In his new role, Minyard’s responsibilities include the advancement of the firm’s strategic direction as it relates to its civil works program for local, state and federal governments. His areas of technical interest include flood risk reduction, navigation, ecosystem restoration and emergency response.
49. Government for the Prosperity of the People
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The reporting out of the US on China is uniformly downbeat. By applying our western perspectives, China appears inhumane, politically oppressive, over-indebted and fragile.
From the American perspective, functional nations should look more ... well ... like us. They should have democracy, inalienable property rights, free and open markets, freedom of expression, apple pie, etc. Our national belief in the ideology of American exceptionalism defines our worldview.
50. Greenprint Advocates Tout Range of Benefits
- Thursday, August 28, 2014
After being lampooned for years as one of the worst metro areas in the country for bicyclists and pedestrians, the Memphis region is poised to make a huge leap forward in developing a regional greenway and trail system.
51. TVA to Replace Allen Plant With Natural Gas
- Thursday, August 21, 2014
The 55-year-old Allen Fossil Plant in southwest Memphis will be replaced with a new $975 million natural gas plant to be built in the shadow of the original facility, the Tennessee Valley Authority board decided Thursday, Aug. 21, in Knoxville.
52. Consumers Driving Health Care Innovation
- Monday, August 18, 2014
Everyone in the U.S complains about health care – the rising costs of insurance premiums and co-pays, the lack of innovation, the poor experience at doctor’s offices and hospitals, and price of medications.
53. Nonprofits to Pitch Ideas for GiVE 365 Grants
- Monday, August 11, 2014
Three minutes to make their best pitch. That’s what the finalists will have Monday night, Aug. 18, when they compete for Community Foundation of Greater Memphis GiVE 365 grants.
“It’s by far the most important event we have,” said Ashley Harper, director of grants and initiatives at the foundation. “And it’s high energy because we’re strict about those three minutes.”
54. Difference Maker
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
When the Green Machine Mobile Food Market rolled up to University Place a year ago – the market being housed inside a lime green retired MATA bus – the first customer was a 103-year-old former school teacher in a wheelchair.
55. Chamber Launches PILOT Education Campaign
- Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Memphis economic development officials wasted little time launching an information campaign about Memphis and Shelby County’s primary business incentive program.
On July 16, less than a month after the Memphis City Council adopted a budget that included deep cuts to employee and retiree benefits, the Greater Memphis Chamber posted a video exploring how the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive program works and why it is needed.
56. Economic Development Growth Engine Looks to Make PILOTs More Effective
- Tuesday, July 08, 2014
For years, the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive used to recruit or retain jobs in Memphis and Shelby County has been a lightning rod for criticism, particularly from municipal labor unions who view the incentives as corporate welfare that erodes the tax base.
57. Park Progress
- Saturday, June 28, 2014
Shelby Farms Park has always seemed, in a way, like Memphis’ 4,500-acre backyard.
Venture to the park on any given day, and what’s liable to greet you is a cross section of Memphis that presents itself amid the park’s rolling hills, pastures, trails and lakes.
58. Local Firms Benefiting from Cycling, Walking Paths
- Saturday, June 21, 2014
For years Memphis was labeled as a backwater when it came to walking trails and bike lanes, showing up on list after list highlighting the worst cities for pedestrians and cyclists.
That has changed dramatically over the last several years and there are now 150 more miles of new trails and bike lanes planned over the next three years.
59. Starbucks Clears College Degree Path for Workers
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.
The coffee chain is partnering with Arizona State University to make an undergraduate degree available at a steep discount to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week.
60. Selling Memphis
- Saturday, May 24, 2014
Not too long ago, Dudley Boyd, president and CEO of National Bankers Trust, entered a conference room at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s office at the Falls Building Downtown.
61. Grants Prove Bioworks is Delivering Good Results
- Saturday, May 24, 2014
One grant is good. Two grants are better.
In 2012, Memphis Bioworks received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Workforce Developmental and Job Training Program (EWDJT). The $300,000 grant issued provided training for 110 persons, 65 of whom already have been placed in full-time jobs.
62. Microsoft Unveils Larger Surface Tablet
- Wednesday, May 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft announced a larger version of its Surface tablet to make the device more compelling as a laptop replacement.
The Surface Pro 3 will have a screen measuring 12 inches diagonally, up from 10.6 inches in previous models. Microsoft said it's also thinner and faster than before. The company said it worked closely with chip-maker Intel Corp. to maximize performance in a slim device.
63. AAA: Americans Ready to Travel After Rough Winter
- Monday, May 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.
That's the forecast from auto club AAA, which on Friday said it expects a total of 36.1 million people to travel 50 miles or more. If that estimate holds true, it would be the largest amount of people traveling during the holiday weekend since 2005.
64. Federal Government Acknowledges Gaps in Oil Well Inspections
- Thursday, May 15, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal agency tasked with managing oil and gas development on Wednesday acknowledged it needed to do more to improve oversight of drilling, pointing to a lack of funding as reasons it failed to inspect oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination.
65. Return to Value
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Last week, we discussed that the wrestling match between stimulus and global debt deleveraging will continue to create anxiety and volatility for investors. Viewing the world through this prism helps to clarify seemingly baffling market movements.
66. Caught in the Middle
- Saturday, March 29, 2014
Even before the Affordable Care Act came along, Deborah Casey was living between a logistical rock and an economic hard place. Casey, a 61-year-old widow, draws a monthly Social Security check based on her husband’s earnings. She works part-time for Shelby County (no benefits), and to continue receiving the same amount in that Social Security check, she has to keep tabs on how much she makes. This is exactly how someone who wants to provide for herself winds up on a “fixed income.”
67. ‘It’s Natural’
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
He goes to bed at 10 p.m. and gets up at 6 a.m.
“We’re designed for early to bed and early to rise,” Dr. Bill Sears said.
68. Mississippi River Geotourism Effort Touted
- Friday, March 14, 2014
The National Geographic Society wants to create an interactive media geotourism project that guides visitors on journeys they can coordinate up and down the length of the Mississippi River.
Jim Dion, coordinator of the Geotourism Map Guides division of National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, has been in Memphis this week, meeting with local and regional tourism leaders and possible donors to the effort.
69. Breaking Through
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
If it was just an abstraction or a mere theory, it wouldn’t have a definition in the dictionary or a website. It would simply be another urban myth.
But with a few keystrokes you can go right to www.glassceiling.com. And the dictionary definition of “glass ceiling” is tangible – “an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs.” In fact, you can almost see a woman stuck in middle management, briefcase in hand, staring up at that glass ceiling and wondering: Where do I find the ladder that gets me from here to there?
- Saturday, February 08, 2014
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The sale will feature house plants, custom potting, terrariums and garden gift items. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
71. PILOT Reform
- Saturday, February 08, 2014
Nike is in the midst of a $301 million expansion of its Northridge plant in Frayser, a project that means the Beaverton, Ore.-based company will create 250 new jobs and retain 1,600 existing local jobs.
72. University of Memphis' Martin Challenges Dropout Premise
- Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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.
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
Literacy is Key: A Book and Author Affair, sponsored by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The program will feature W. Bruce Cameron, Joshilyn Jackson and Molly Crosby. Tickets start at $45; proceeds benefit First Book Mid-South. Visit memphiskkg.org.
74. Call Center ‘Gratifying’ for Local Office Sector
- Friday, January 24, 2014
Conduit Global’s announcement this week that it is locating a call center in Shelby County that will employ 1,000 people was a breath of fresh air for local office real estate professionals.
75. Hot-Button Issue
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
When the Economic Development Growth Engine of Memphis and Shelby County was formed in 2011, president and CEO Reid Dulberger knew it would take the organization a little time to gain its footing.
At first, EDGE did not have its own staff or its own office, and it lacked financial and operational control of several key component parts, such as the Port of Memphis and Shelby County and the Depot Area Development Corp.
76. CTSI Stays Competitive by Adapting to Client Needs
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
It might take a freight train to hold all of the services offered by CTSI-Global, the Memphis-based global supplier of supply chain management expertise and technology to the logistics industry.
With innovative technology and offices located worldwide, CTSI works with shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to manage their business through a database 150 terabytes strong.
77. Rainey Kizer’s Dexter Named Board Chair for Girls Inc.
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Latosha Dexter, an attorney with Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell PLC, has been named board chair of Girls Inc. of Memphis, as well as the organization’s Mentor of the Year.
78. Bitcoin Gains Popularity in Memphis
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Bitcoin has arrived in Memphis.
Businesses in the Memphis area and slightly beyond that are now accepting payment in the form of the new digital currency include Memphis IT Works, an information technology consultancy. The company, which provides systems management for companies of various sizes as well as offering computer safety consulting and testing, joins thousands around the country now accepting bitcoin, a number that’s continuing to grow.
79. Frustration for Fox Meadows Residents
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
When the owner of Knight Arnold Food and Fuel gas station and convenience store was allowed to reopen his business last month, homeowners and community groups in the Fox Meadows area were furious.
The store opened a week after General Sessions Environmental Court shut it as a public nuisance.
80. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry
- Monday, October 28, 2013
Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider. “I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”
81. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider.
“I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”
- Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ballet Memphis will present “River Project 2,” the world premiere of three works inspired by the Mississippi River, from Saturday, Oct. 19, to Oct. 27 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.
83. Benevere Sees Uptick in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Benevere Pharmacy in Collierville says it is seeing an uptick in patients who are benefiting from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, with many experiencing near-normal hormone levels after identifying a therapy regimen that works for them. Bio-identical hormones differ from traditional replacements because they are compounded to be the same as the body's own hormones on a molecular level.
84. Williams Joins Del-Nat as Director of Finance
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Ronnie Williams has joined Del-Nat Tire Corp. as director of finance. Williams, who has a 15-year background in finance and accounting, most recently served as director of finance at Health Choice LLC. In his new role, he will be responsible for finance and accounting functions and will direct operations to meet budget and financial goals.
- Saturday, October 05, 2013
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host “I’m a Memphian” author Dan Conaway for a discussion and book signing Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. “I’m a Memphian” is a collection of Conaway’s “Memphasis” columns from The Daily News. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
86. Universal Sales Pitfalls
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Second in a two-part series. Sales is a tough profession – an art that can take years of practice to master. That’s perhaps why so many sales professionals struggle to find success, with the Harvard Business Review reporting that 63 percent of salespeople drive down performance versus producing a return on their employer’s investment in them.
87. Affordable Care Act
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
On Oct. 1, a new shopping website will launch in Tennessee.
Much like Amazon.com, it will offer a place where consumers can compare products from different sellers and buy the one that best suits their needs.
88. Career Shift Lands Fish in Financial Planning
- Friday, September 27, 2013
To hear the way she speaks of Memphis, and to know the many ways in which she works to better her community, one would never guess that Kathy Fish was not born and raised right here.
89. Memphis Recognized for Job Creation
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Memphis is one of only seven cities cited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its public-private relationships focused on spurring innovation, revitalization and job creation.
Memphis joins Dayton, Ohio, Irving and San Antonio, Texas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Sioux Falls, S.D., on the Chamber’s Enterprising City List.
- Saturday, September 21, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.
91. FedEx Cares Week Builds Community Support
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
FedEx Corp. wraps up its ninth annual FedEx cares Week on Friday, as more than 900 local FedEx employees have volunteered in the community for a variety of organizations.
92. Kirby Finds Home With Harris Shelton
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
When he was in the second grade, Matthew Kirby’s mother was told he needed to either be a lawyer or a preacher.
93. Memphis Suit Project Aims to Dress the Needy
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Three Memphis businessmen have started a nonprofit venture to help young men literally suit up for opportunities they encounter – the kind of opportunities that make it possible to advance in life and that require the participant to dress for the occasion.
94. Strickland Presents Vision for Manchester Bidwell
- Monday, August 26, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber’s latest “A Conversation with …” event featured Bill Strickland, president and CEO of Pittsburgh-based Manchester Bidwell Corp., a training facility for children and adults in Pittsburgh.
95. Orion Gives Back to Local Community
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
Orion Federal Credit Union is making a big difference throughout the Mid-South area with its Orion Gives Back community involvement program, working with a diverse range of local nonprofit organizations and helping to shine a light on their various missions.
- Saturday, August 17, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will host a performance of “Les Miserables” to benefit the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. A pre-performance reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and are available through MCAC, 888-4342.
97. ‘It Will Get Better’
- Saturday, August 17, 2013
On a recent July morning, a full room of local business leaders gathered in a FedEx Corp. training facility on Airways Boulevard to learn more about Memphis International Airport and its operations.
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
Graceland will host the Elvis Week candlelight vigil Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at the gates of Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Admission is free. Visit elvis.com/elvisweek for more information. More Elvis Week events are listed below.
99. Family Safety Center’s VOICES Targets Domestic Violence
- Monday, July 29, 2013
The Family Safety Center on Thursday, July 25, celebrated the launch of VOICES, a new victims advocacy group consisting of domestic violence survivors and local organizations in Memphis and Shelby County.
100. Alternative to Gordian-Knot Thinking
- Monday, July 22, 2013
I always liked the so-called Alexandrian solution. In summary, there was a length of rope tied into an unbelievably complex knot in a kingless kingdom located in an area that is considered modern day Turkey. It was called the Gordian knot; named after an ox-cart driving peasant farmer named Gordias.