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1. Carnival Memphis Celebrates Trucking Industry -

Trucking industry representatives and employees packed the spacious Tennessee Ballroom at Hilton Memphis, the gleaming glass hotel in East Memphis, for Carnival Memphis’ salute to the trucking industry.

2. Graceland Hotel First Sign of Expansion Plans -

It’s been several years since executives at Elvis Presley Enterprises took an expansion plan to homeowners in Whitehaven.

The last time was when the entertainment company CKx Inc. owned 85 percent of Graceland and rolled out a $250 million plan to expand the area around Graceland into a resort setting with more hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.

3. Graceland Files Notice for 450-Room Whitehaven Hotel -

Elvis Presley Enterprises has filed paperwork with the Land Use Control Board to move ahead with the first part of a long planned expansion of Graceland.

The filing with the LUCB Wednesday, April 30, is for construction of a 450-room hotel on the same side of Elvis Presley Boulevard as the mansion on a parcel of land EPE has owned since the mid 1990s.

4. Baptist Foundation Adds Dev. Officer -

Penny Aviotti has joined the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation staff as a development officer. Previously, she managed First Tennessee Foundation, evaluating the distribution of dollars to nonprofit agencies throughout Tennessee.

5. Baptist Foundation Adds Development Officer -

Penny Aviotti has joined the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation staff as a development officer. Previously, she managed First Tennessee Foundation, evaluating the distribution of dollars to nonprofit agencies throughout Tennessee.

6. 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.

The school has its own bachelor’s degree curriculum with 60 credit hours of coursework. The coursework had been a third of that previously.

7. 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.

The school has its own bachelor’s degree curriculum with 60 credit hours of coursework. The coursework had been a third of that previously.

8. 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.

9. Baptist CEO Set to Retire Next May -

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. President and CEO Stephen Reynolds will retire next May, with Jason Little, Baptist’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, taking over as the hospital system’s next president and CEO.

10. Plan to Renovate Southbrook Mall Resurfaces -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration is working on a broader plan for economic development in Whitehaven that will include a renovation and possible public use of Southbrook Mall.

That’s what city Chief Administrative Officer George Little told Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Dec. 17.

11. Holiday Inn Launches Brand Awareness Campaign -

Holiday Inn, the iconic hotel chain that launched in Memphis more than 60 years ago and went on to become an international mega-brand, wants customers to change their view.

That phrase has a literal and figurative connotation. It refers to a new generation of hotel guests becoming acquainted with the storied hospitality brand, and it also refers to Holiday Inn’s multimillion-dollar Change Your View campaign, a newly launched effort to remind people what’s special about the company.

12. Junior Achievement Adds Business Savvy to Education -

For Kim Cherry, executive vice president of corporate communications for First Horizon National Corp., a panel discussion with Kemmons Wilson Jr. and Pitt Hyde drove home the rich history of the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.

13. 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.

14. Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive in Memphis -

Steve Jobs once said, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the square pegs in the round holes … the ones who see things differently … they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

15. August 9-15, 2013: This week in Memphis history -

2010: Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced Tobey Park would be the site for the city’s first neighborhood skatepark. The $440,000 project was completed and opened in November 2011.

2008: Grays Creek residents and others in Cordova began organizing opposition to plans for a new Walmart Supercenter on the northwest corner of Houston Levee and Macon Roads. The project would later be voted down by the Shelby County Commission.

16. Greater Memphis Chamber Hosts Breakfast With Business Leaders -

The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Small Business Council breakfast Thursday, Aug. 8, will feature two successful business executives who will talk about their experiences and answer audience questions.

17. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Aug. 7, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Stanton Thomas, curator of the Carroll Cloar exhibit at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

18. Editorial: Celebrate, Foster City’s Innovations -

The Memphis business brand may be so broad that it is too big to grasp in the world of venture capital, startups and site consultants.

The general public knows Elvis and FedEx and Stax and barbecue. But the city is more. Such is the nature of branding and identity.

19. Made in Memphis -

Memphis’ geography is limited to roughly 300 square miles, but its identity stretches beyond the city limits, resonating to the far corners of the globe.

The city’s brand has obvious cornerstones, such as its place in the nation’s cultural topography. But setting aside those no-brainers, like the rock ‘n’ roll innovator whose mansion in Whitehaven still attracts gawkers from around the world, a lot of what makes Memphis’ story is the story of what’s made in Memphis.

20. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. board will meet Wednesday, June 19, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

21. Events -

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.

22. Events -

The city of Germantown will host The Millionaires as part of its Groovin’ and Chillin’ Concert Series Tuesday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Kiwanis pavilion at Municipal Park on Exeter Road. The free concert starts at 7 p.m.; hot dog and hamburger combos will be available for purchase beforehand. Visit germantown-tn.gov.

23. Events -

The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel, RedRover Sales & Marketing and Angela Copeland will hold Memphis to Moore, a fundraiser for rebuilding efforts in Moore, Okla., Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Westin, 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. Funds will go to the Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Visit memphistomoore.org.

24. Retail Resurgence -

When leaders of the Delta Division of Kroger kicked off the $5 million renovation of the chain’s Whitehaven supermarket, some of the area’s community and business leaders were looking beyond the store’s parking lot.

25. Single-Handed Success Story -

SINGULAR PERFORMANCE. The White Station Class of 1966, the year ahead of mine, had two Academy Award winners – one you’ve heard of and one you haven’t.

That was some class. Physicist, gray matter repository and best-selling author Alan Lightman was in it. Federal judge and arbiter of public education’s future in Shelby County Hardy Mays was in it. John Vergos, former courageous city council maverick and scion to Rendezvous rib royalty, was in it. Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates was in it.

26. Crosstown Leaders Discuss Ambitious Project -

Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project talked this month with The Memphis News editorial board about their plans for the adaptive reuse of the 1.5 million-square-foot, circa-1927 Sears Crosstown building.

27. A Higher Order of Sausage -

GOD’S SAUSAGE. (When you see this column, it’s the 40 Days of Waffle Shop again, so strike while the iron is hot.)

“You might just be a copywriter,” Brick Muller said, staring down at the piece of paper I’d just handed him. On it was an ad idea I’d just pounded out on the 1948 Royal typewriter he was paying me to use as a copywriter. The fact that this was his first recognition that I might be one was gratifying since I’d already been there for nine months.

28. Creative Space -

By the time Crosstown Arts occupies space in the 1.5 million-square-foot Sears Crosstown building, it will have completed a solid test run of promoting arts-based community and economic development in Midtown.

29. Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association Elects 2013 Officers -

The Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association recently elected its slate of officers to serve in 2013, and the group now ramps up for a busy year, including the 14th annual MMHLA Lodging Industry Update on Feb. 22 at the Hilton Memphis.

30. Cooper Hotels Promotes Harrop to General Manager -

Hotel development and management company Cooper Hotels has promoted Kurt Harrop to general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis.

Harrop brings more than 23 years of industry experience, most recently six years as food and beverage director of the 266-room hotel. In his former position he was responsible for all food and beverage services including catering and the hotel’s Lynchburg Legends Bar & Grill. Prior to that he served in management positions with Radisson Hotels and Choice Hotels.

31. Cooper Hotels Promotes Harrop to General Manager -

Hotel development and management company Cooper Hotels has promoted Kurt Harrop to general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis.

Harrop brings more than 23 years of industry experience, most recently six years as food and beverage director of the 266-room hotel. In his former position he was responsible for all food and beverage services including catering and the hotel’s Lynchburg Legends Bar & Grill. Prior to that he served in management positions with Radisson Hotels and Choice Hotels.

32. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower -

Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.

33. Rekindling Crosstown -

Video artist Chris Miner says one way to explain the redevelopment of the Sears Crosstown building is likening it to the process of creating art.

“You get into it with a general idea of what you want to do, but then you kind of let it take you wherever you are going to go or wherever the piece wants to go,” he said.

34. Crew Training International Names Woodward Director -

Steve Woodward has joined Crew Training International as director of learning. In his new role, Woodward will manage CTI’s core learning centers, oversee professional development programs and develop metrics to measure and manage the most efficient learning systems.

35. Daunting Vision -

To say the team behind the redevelopment of the nearly 20-year-vacant Sears, Roebuck & Co. Retail and Catalog distribution facility in Midtown’s Crosstown neighborhood has their work cut out for them would be an understatement at best.

36. New Day Coming for Sears Crosstown Urban Village -

The historic Sears Crosstown building in Midtown Memphis is being redeveloped as a mixed-used vertical urban village, with nine “founding partners” in local health care, education and arts organizations that have signed on to occupy 600,000 square feet of the total 1.4 million square feet of space.

37. Roots of Success -

The story of Holiday Inn could serve as a homegrown business case study of what makes a brand resonate with customers – and what qualities are needed for that brand to endure over time.

This month’s 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Holiday Inn is an obvious opportunity to celebrate the roots of the iconic hotel chain. And on the same day hotel representatives and representatives of its parent company re-created the first ribbon cutting at a Holiday Inn near Wolfchase Galleria mall, Kemmons Wilson Jr., one of the children of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson, reflected on the secrets to the chain’s success.

38. City’s Past Filled with Blueprint of Success -

Go to any public meeting where plans for an area are being made, buzz words are flying, big sheets of paper are being written on and “stakeholders” are sitting in various clusters, and you will hear numerous people suggest that all the area needs are spaces for shops.

39. Mall Makeover -

Over the years, it has become harder and harder to tell that Whitehaven has two shopping malls.

Southbrook Mall was built across East Shelby Drive from Southland Mall, the city’s first shopping mall, which preceded Southbrook by five years.

40. Acquisition Underscores RVC’s Long-Term Goals -

Long before Andy Cates established RVC Outdoor Destinations in 2007, he solidified his commercial real estate background at Trammel Crow Co.

41. Volunteers Play Growing Role in Hospice Care -

As the population ages, hospice and the volunteers who provide comfort and support to end-of-life patients and their families play a significant role in more lives.

“There’s a great need for care, and end-of-life issues right now are a real concern, and it takes a village to help care for someone at this stage in their life,” said Sandra Livesay, volunteer coordinator for Baptist Trinity Hospice, which will host a volunteer training session at its offices, 6141 Walnut Grove Road, Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

42. AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity -

Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.

That’s the message Josh Flowers, general counsel at Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gave Saturday, March 31, at the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala and 2012 Design Awards at Circuit Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St.

43. Defining Memphis: The Wrap-Up -

Last week we spotlighted more heartfelt responses to the question: “What does Memphis mean to you?” It has been amazing, over the last few weeks, to have Memphians share their personal thoughts and how they define our great city. This week let us offer one last set of colorful responses – but I encourage you to keep the conversation alive as we work together to create our Memphis narrative and spread it worldwide.

44. ASD Spells Out School Changes -

Now that the state’s Achievement School District has named the three Memphis City Schools in which it will run charter schools and three others that will be run by the state as neighborhood schools, the move to a swift transition by August begins.

45. Room Service -

The good news for the local hotel industry is that last year notched the most rooms ever sold on a daily basis with 4.8 million – 115,628 more than 2010 and 76,780 more than the previous high set in 2007.

46. Waffle Shop Again Answers Prayers -

GOD’S SAUSAGE. “You might just be a copywriter,” Brick Muller said, staring down at the piece of paper I’d just handed him. On it was an ad idea I’d just pounded out on the 1948 Royal typewriter he was paying me to use as a copywriter. The fact that this was his first recognition that I might be one was gratifying since I’d already been there for nine months.

47. Pinnacle Awards To Honor City’s Best in CRE -

Amid the lukewarm commercial real estate climate, a little recognition goes a long way.

That’s why the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council is well under way in planning the 11th annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony, a night dedicated to showcasing commercial real estate industry professionals in the Memphis area.

48. Center Helps Grievers Cope With Holidays -

An ornament given as a gift from a dear friend. A Christmas photo taken with a spouse. A fireplace stocking hand-knitted by mom.

The holiday season is a treasure trove of time and memory, which can sometimes seem too much to bear for someone who’s grieving the loss of a loved one.

49. ULI 2012 Outlook: CRE Industry Slightly Better -

Next year will be slightly better for commercial real estate, but it’ll come at the cost of a shrunken industry.

That was the message an at-capacity room of bankers, investors and real estate professionals heard Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South, where attendees learned about facing a “long grind,” compared with last year’s theme, “an era of less.”

50. ULI 2012 Outlook: CRE Industry Slightly Better -

Next year will be slightly better for commercial real estate, but it’ll come at the cost of a shrunken industry.

That was the message an at-capacity room of bankers, investors and real estate professionals heard Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South, where attendees learned about facing a “long grind,” compared with last year’s theme, “an era of less.”

51. ULI Event To Tackle CRE Outlook -

Most commercial real estate markets have stabilized, but improvement in occupancies and rents won’t be as certain in 2012.

That’s the message real estate professionals will receive Tuesday, Dec. 6, when the Urban Land Institute District Council Memphis hosts its fifth annual Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis’ Tennessee Ballroom, 3700 Central Ave.

52. Dunlap Finds Good Match With Apperson Crump -

John Dunlap’s career path – from the time he got his law degree from Vanderbilt University in the 1960s to his recently becoming an of-counsel member at Apperson Crump PLC in Memphis – did not always follow a straight line.

53. A Look Back, A Look Ahead -

Now that you know the past and present of the company that publishes The Daily News and The Memphis News, what should you expect in the future?

Here are a few predictions about our city in general – something to agree or disagree with, or have a good laugh. And maybe keep a copy of to compare with what actually happens between now and then.

54. Leadership Academy Announces Graduates -

The Leadership Academy has announced its September 2011 Fellows Program graduates.

They are Mary Elizabeth Anthony of Smith & Nephew; Gene Baker of Smith & Nephew; TaKeisha Butler of Smith & Nephew; Brenda Caldwell of Dr. B Empowerment Services; Donnell Cobbins Jr. of Universal Commercial Real Estate LLC; Jonathan Cross II of Jonathan Cross Venture & Holdings Corp.; Reggie F. Davis of Street Ministries; Shenenka Davis of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis; Jeb Fields of Commercial Advisors; Jonathan Flynt of Bryce Corp.; Lori Guy of First Horizon National Corp.; Channa Halmon of Le Bonheur Center for Children and Parents; Ursala Holmes of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Shannon Izquierdo of FedEx Corp.; Jared Johnson of Pier 1 Imports; Ken Kimble III of Boy Scouts of America – Chickasaw Council; Joy Lockridge of Spherion Staffing Services; Nathan Martin of the University of Memphis; Shawn McCutcheon of Regions Bank; Katie Midgley of the Urban Child Institute; Tanner Mueller of First Tennessee Bank; Bettina Kurtz Pearson of First Tennessee Bank; Robin Poston of the University of Memphis; Kerra Saine of First Tennessee Bank; Joy Stephens of Joy Factor Consulting; Colby Stough of Youth Villages; Carrie Strehlau of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Marvin Todd of FedEx Corp.; Brittney Rogers of Duncan-Williams Inc.; Lindsey Waugh of Medtronic Inc.; Carsett Webber of Wright Medical Technology; Josh White of MAA (formerly Mid-America Apartment Communities); and McLean Wilson of Kemmons Wilson Cos.

55. Leadership Academy Fellows Sustain Nonprofits -

The Leadership Academy’s latest crop of fellows graduated from the program Sept. 15 after creating and implementing a number of innovative, long-term projects that will serve to improve the quality of life in the Greater Memphis community.

56. The Coolidge Effect And Your Business -

OK, I was minding my own business this week, leisurely reading my latest issue of Scientific American Mind magazine – not thinking about sex. Then I ran across an article titled “A Tale of Two Rodents.” It was actually the subtitle that grabbed my attention: “Rats teach a neuroscientist lessons of love – or at least sex.”

57. Teen Camp Good Grief Accepts Applications -

Grief is tremendously difficult for anyone to process, especially for a young person who’s lost a parent or other loved one.

Since 2001, Teen Camp Good Grief has helped more than 300 teens take the first step on the road to healing their hearts in an enjoyable, accepting and supportive environment.

58. Support Local Biz, Save Our Economy -

At a time when so many elements of a daily life in our city can change by choice, the “Buy Local” campaign is another part of a movement that is reconfiguring modern Memphis in ways that have nothing to do with bricks and mortar.

59. A Quest for Knowledge -

Last week, we spotlighted the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, which is the first comprehensive bereavement center for children, adolescents and adults in the region. This week we will explore an organization working to “vigorously equip youth to maximize their potential through intellectual and character development”: Knowledge Quest.

60. A Place To Turn When Grieving -

Last week we discussed NEXUS, which is encouraging and equipping our next generation of community leaders through proven mentor coaching and teaching. This week let us spotlight the first comprehensive bereavement center for children, adolescents and adults in the region: the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief.

61. Rejuvenating Sears Crosstown Building Needs Civic Vision -

When it opened in 1927, the Sears Crosstown building employed more than 1,000 people and drew shoppers from at least three states to a store that sold everything from candy to horse harnesses to homebuilding materials.

62. Crye-Leike Signs Alliance with Kemmons Wilson -

Kemmons Wilson Cos. has recently built new condo communities in the Memphis area and named Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. as the exclusive real estate company to list and market those properties.

63. Disaster Recovery on Minds of Some Businesses -

Gayle Rose isn’t a storm-chaser nor does she work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but natural disasters are her territory.

64. Nonprofit Excellence Gears Up for Conference -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will offer the nonprofit community a full day’s worth of respected industry speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities during its sixth annual conference Wednesday.

65. The Right Manager Can Make or Break Restaurant -

Here’s why restaurants need good managers to be there on the spot, to watch what’s going on, to keep everything smooth and proper and comfortable.

This occurred at dinner recently:

The waiter, a young woman, approached our table and said, “Oh, I just got health insurance. And dental! I’m so happy I think I might cry.”

66. Events -

The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.

67. Interactive Solutions Inc. Celebrates 15 Years -

Jay Myers, the founder and CEO of video conferencing company Interactive Solutions Inc., once got a call out of the blue from a Memphis business legend.

68. Sustainable Real Estate to be Subject of Conference -

Planners of an upcoming conference are hoping to put Memphis on the map even more so than it already is.

The Conference On Sustainable Real Estate is slated for March 24 to 26 at the University of Memphis. The conference – modeled after a similar program offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – brings to Memphis internationally recognized leaders on sustainable real estate, land economics, land planning and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, construction procedures.

69. Exploring the Mississippi River’s Cutoffs -

See what you can catch.

When the river determined its own course, before it got its manmade shoulders, before spring disaster and all-year fear made us try to tame it, it went where it wanted and – like the biggest bully in the schoolyard, the meanest drunk in the bar – directed its fury against those who talked back.

70. Long History Follows Paulette’s to Harbor Town -

Georges Falls has seen many changes come upon Overton Square since the entertainment district’s heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, but one of the most startling changes is one he is bringing himself.

Paulette’s, his Continental restaurant that has been a flagship, even a beloved attraction near Madison Avenue and Cooper Street since 1974, is moving to Harbor Town, about as far west as you can get from Midtown and not fall into the Mississippi River.

71. Nevels Takes Reins of BMHC Foundation -

Jenny Nevels has been promoted to executive director of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation.

72. Morgan Keegan Seeks to Vacate Investor Award -

Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. wants a Shelby County Chancery Court judge to overturn a more than $1.82 million arbitration award a husband and wife recently won against the firm.

73. RMK Bond Fund Investors Win $1.8 Million -

A burned investor in Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.’s former family of soured bond funds has along with his wife won a seven-figure arbitration award against the Memphis investment banking firm.

74. Morgan Keegan Bond Fund Investors Win $1.8M -

A burned investor in Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.’s former family of soured bond funds has along with his wife won a seven-figure arbitration award against the Memphis investment banking firm.

75. Morgan Keegan Bond Fund Investors Win $1.8M -

A burned investor in Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.’s former family of soured bond funds has along with his wife won a seven-figure arbitration award against the Memphis investment banking firm.

76. Healing Haven -

Trees provide solace and strength at the new $10 million Baptist Trinity Hospice House and Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief.

They form a changing landscape from every room, symbolize life in stained-glass depictions and offer a protected place for emotional healing.

77. Bouncing Back -

When Jay Myers published a book in 2007 about how his Memphis-based videoconferencing company bounced back from a close brush with collapse, the world looked a lot different than it does today.

78. Wilsons Ponder Purchase of Redbirds -

Some members of the Kemmons Wilson clan are among a larger group that’s evaluating the Memphis Redbirds franchise and the feasibility of making a bid on the team, which has been put on the market in one of several moves to address its economic straits.

79. Taking Care of Business -

A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.

80. Developer Hopes Condos Go Like Hotcakes at Auction -

A condo development in a historic Midtown neighborhood where pies used to be made is now focusing on making lemonade out of lemons.

The Pie Factory Lofts, occupying a block of Young Avenue between New York and Philadelphia streets will auction off 18 available units Saturday at 11 a.m.

81. ‘Keep Swinging’ Author Nominated for Ethan Award -

Memphis businessman Jay Myers has been nominated in the fifth annual Ethan Awards, a literary awards program honoring the efforts and accomplishments of entrepreneurial authors worldwide.

82. ‘Ways to Win’ Seminar Planned for July 14 -

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International and the Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold a half-day summer marketing seminar and luncheon July 14.

The “Ways to Win in 2010” seminar will feature a variety of speakers sharing their marketing strategies.

83. Memphis on the Rocks Latest Vision for Trailblazer -

Whether your drink of choice is cotton candy vodka, a more traditional gin and tonic or a no-nonsense straight-up bourbon, you can quench your thirst Thursday night on South Main Street at Memphis on the Rocks.

The celebration of fine distilled spirits will feature more than 50 premium brands of bourbon, gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey from several distributors, including Memphis’ Southwestern Beverage Distributing.

84. Noisy Dining Can Hurt Your Bottom Line -

“Oh, yes, we love this place! What? Uh, yes, the apricot-glazed Brussels sprouts are delicious! I said DELICIOUS! What? WHAT??? I CAN’T HEAR YOU! IT’S TOO LOUD IN HERE!!!”

The issue of restaurants that are so loud meals become secondary to the decibel level is really a matter of two factors: acoustics and music.

85. Committees Not Needed For Creativity -

Creativity goes to committee meetings to die.

“In all the towns and all the cities there are no statues to committees.”

Unknown, probably someone shot down by a committee.

“So,” he said to the committee, “I’ll buy a bunch of jets, fill them with cardboard envelopes, and guarantee overnight delivery … and all I need to get started is, oh, about a zillion dollars.” The committee would have absolutely, positively said no to Fred Smith. They would have told Clarence Saunders that schlepping your own groceries would never work. They would have told Kemmons Wilson where to park his motel idea. They would have told Charlie Vergos that nobody is going to get fired up about ribs from a basement off an alley next to a dumpster.

86. Lasting Legacy -

His name is emblazoned on the modest sign identifying 52 S. Second St. as the home of the world-famous barbecue establishment he founded in 1948.

87. Ledbetter Joins UT Medical Group’s Dept. of Urology -

Dr. Christopher K. Ledbetter has joined the Department of Urology at UT Medical Group Inc.

Ledbetter will care for patients at UTMG’s urology clinic at Methodist South Hospital and at Methodist University Hospital, where he focuses on minimally invasive robotic urological surgery.

88. Customer Always Right Doesn't Necessarily Apply Here -

At the bottom of the menu at Bari Ristorante e Enoteca is printed this sentence: “Every ingredient in every dish makes the dish complete, so we will not make substitutions or exclusions to any dish.”

89. Customer Service Undergirds Holiday Inn Performance -

For the seventh year in a row, the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis has received the InterContinental Hotels Group Torchbearer Award for meeting “the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of customer satisfaction and operations.”

90. EmergeMemphis to Launch $1.3M Expansion -

EmergeMemphis, the 10-year-old business incubator helping groom more than two dozen companies from its 60,000-square-foot space on Tennessee Street, is ready to grow up.

After two years of planning, EmergeMemphis is poised to expand its space for fledgling startups by developing the top floor of its building, a project that will cost $1.26 million.

91. Society of Entrepreneurs Names Crye Master Entrepreneur -

Harold Crye, co-founder and chief executive officer of Crye-Leike Realtors, has been honored as the 2009 Master Entrepreneur by the Society of Entrepreneurs in partnership with Junior Achievement of Memphis.

92. Baptist, Methodist Go Forward With Hospice Homes -

An unmet community need to provide a place where people can live their last days with dignity is being fulfilled.

Construction began earlier this year on the city’s first hospice home, and work on a second home is expected to begin in November.

93. Startup Weekend To Foster Multiple Ideas -

Memphis is known for its entrepreneurs, from Clarence Saunders inventing the self-service grocery store to Kemmons Wilson inventing the hotel chain to Fred Smith inventing overnight package delivery.

94. Raynor Named VP of Marketing For Two Hilton Brands -

Carla Raynor has been appointed vice president of marketing for Homewood Suites by Hilton and newly launched Home2 Suites by Hilton.

95. Christ Community To Get New Health Center -

Christ Community Health Services will open a new health center in Hickory Hill April 2.

The Hickory Hill Health Center, at 5366 Winchester Road, will offer family and internal medicine and pediatric prenatal care and will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled beginning March 31 by calling 271-6100.

96. Boyle’s Halperin Receives Realtors Commercial Alliance Award -

Mark Halperin of Boyle Investment Co. has received the 2008 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award from the Realtors Commercial Alliance.

97. Pogue to Lead Public Affairs For Local Corps of Engineers -

Jim Pogue has been selected chief of the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District.

Pogue has worked for the Corps of Engineers for more than 19 years in public affairs positions. Pogue will be responsible for managing the Memphis District’s public information, internal communications and community relations programs.

98. Events -

A Survivor Art Show will open today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with an open house at the new office of Carol Risher at Primacy Oaks Office Park, 5158 Stage Road, Suite 130. The art is created as part of the psychological healing and recovery of counseling clients. Risher is a licensed professional counselor specializing in trauma resolution. The exhibit will run through Aug. 31. For more information, call 377-5646.

99. Events -

The Shelby County Beer Board will meet today at 2 p.m. in the fourth floor conference room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Stephanie Jones at 545-4301.

100. U of M’s Palazolo Receives Engineering Education Award -

Dr. Paul Palazolo, assistant dean and assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering, has received the Peter G. Hoadley Award for Outstanding Engineering Educator from the Tennessee section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.