Google already has mapped cities like Memphis extensively via the company’s now familiar, camera-equipped Street View cars, which produce interactive images that can be explored by a curious user. The search company, though, has also taken that technology a step farther, with the result available in Memphis starting today.
50. Batts Joins HealthChoice as Complex Care Manager - Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Kenneth Batts has joined HealthChoice’s new Population Health team as complex care manager. In his new role, Batts will reach out to patients identified with complex medical needs to schedule home visits, where he’ll provide customized intervention and condition education, including goal setting, care coordination, and long-term support with the goal to achieve improvements in their health.51. Funeral Services Set for Former Police Director - Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Walter Winfrey was part of a wave of Memphis Police officers who got their badges and hit the streets of Memphis in 1968.52. Creative Destruction - Wednesday, January 07, 2015
For about three years Veronica Skinner called the two-story, 24-unit apartment building at 480 Tillman St. in the Binghampton neighborhood home.53. Raise Your Home's IQ: Smart Gadgets Take Center Stage at CES Gadget Show - Tuesday, January 06, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on – perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for themselves, and make your life easier.54. Memphis Ambassadors Program Seeks Applicants - Tuesday, January 06, 2015
The Memphis Ambassadors Program is accepting applications for new ambassadors for the 2015-2016 school year. The program, presented by the City of Memphis and Mayor A C Wharton Jr., is open to high school students (grades 9 to 12) who reside in one of the seven City Council districts.55. The Preserve at Southwind Sells for $28 Million - Tuesday, January 06, 2015
7991 Capilano Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $28 million
Sale Date: Dec. 22, 201456. The Long Road to ‘Overnight Success’ - Monday, January 05, 2015
Buyer: Southwind Apartments LP
Seller: G&I VII Preserve at Southwind Apartments LP
Loan Amount: $18 million
Loan Date: Dec. 18, 2014
Maturity Date: Oct. 31, 2020
Lender: Jackson National Life Insurance Co.
Details: A team that includes Memphis-based Foegelman Venture Partners has sold The Preserve at Southwind apartment community for $28 million.
The label “Overnight Success” has been mistakenly used to describe someone whose achievement is actually the result of a lifetime of hard work, sacrifices and overcoming adversity.
Being an overnight success implies a sudden, surprise appearance of success, like an unexpected guest at the door. Actually, success travels on a well-constructed path and visits the prepared.57. Bedrock Eats and Sweets Heading Downtown - Monday, January 05, 2015
A new healthy eating outlet is headed Downtown. Bedrock Eats and Sweets founder Brandi Marter has signed a lease to occupy the former Frank’s Market & Deli space Downtown, where she’s bringing the venture she started almost two years ago.58. Business Development - Monday, January 05, 2015
Today, Larry Colbert is president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South.
But in 1972, he was a high school student in a Junior Achievement program in Atlanta.59. Southwind Apartments Sell for $28 Million - Saturday, January 03, 2015
A team that includes Memphis-based Fogelman Venture Partners has sold The Preserve at Southwind apartment community for $28 million.
G&I VII Preserve at Southwind LLC, a joint venture between Rick and Mark Fogelman and New York-based DRA Advisors LLC, sold the 306-unit complex to Colorado-based Preserve at Southwind Apartments LP, an affiliate of Continental Realty Advisors Ltd., according to a Dec. 22 warranty deed. The sellers acquired the property for $22.1 million in 2011.60. Cities Across Tennessee Deal With Short-Term Rental Safety, Zoning Issues - Saturday, January 03, 2015
Nashville isn’t the only city struggling with how to handle short-term rental properties.
Just about every jurisdiction in the state has been caught off guard by the explosive rise in the new shared economy, and what that means for decades-old zoning laws.61. Editorial: Creating Jobs Isn't the End, It's Just the Beginning - Saturday, January 03, 2015
The best way to raise the pay and other benefits from new jobs coming to the Memphis area is through a better-trained workforce.
That in turn should help to begin to raise the quality of life for many of Memphis’ working poor – a substantial and critical part of our historically high poverty rates.62. New Tennessee Laws Include Insulin Training for School Staff - Thursday, January 01, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new Tennessee law will allow trained school personnel to administer insulin. It's just one of many new laws taking effect on Thursday.
Tennessee is now one of more than 20 states and the District of Columbia that have passed laws adding insulin to medications that school staff may volunteer to be trained to administer, according to the American Diabetes Association.63. How Wealth Gap Complicates Sibling Relationships - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – When Jayson Seaver thinks about why he makes so much money while some Americans can't catch a break, he thinks of the sacrifices he's made, the jobs he worked to pay for college, the 12-hour days he spends at the office now.64. Four Transformational Sales Resolutions - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Change is hard for most people, but only through change can we grow. The New Year is the perfect time to take a hard look at what worked in your sales approach and what didn’t deliver for you in 2014, to break ineffective sales habits, and to resolve to adjust your approach. 65. Totty Joins Gateway Group Personnel - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Justin Totty has joined Gateway Group Personnel as a research associate in the company’s executive search division. In his new role, Totty focuses on sourcing the best candidates for clients across numerous fields and industries, specifically targeting accounting, finance and engineering.66. Southwind Apartments Sell for $28 Million - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
A team that includes Memphis-based Fogelman Venture Partners has sold The Preserve at Southwind apartment community for $28 million.
G&I VII Preserve at Southwind LLC, a joint venture between Rick and Mark Fogelman and New York-based DRA Advisors LLC, sold the 306-unit complex to Colorado-based Preserve at Southwind Apartments LP, an affiliate of Continental Realty Advisors Ltd., according to a Dec. 22 warranty deed. The sellers acquired the property for $22.1 million in 2011.67. Editorial: Pursuit of Authentic Memphis is a Winding Road - Saturday, December 27, 2014
Last year at this time, we talked about city finances and our pursuit of economic development. The year before, it was federal government shutdown.
This year, we will offer a change of pace from that and follow the lead of our cover story, which features suggestions about the city’s promise and its challenges in the year ahead and the year now in the books.68. 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.69. Lifeblood Donors Take Part In ‘Bears for Le Bonheur’ - Monday, December 29, 2014
More than 1,500 Lifeblood donors took part in nonprofit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital‘s “Bears for Le Bonheur” program, giving blood and platelets in the weeks following Thanksgiving.70. Love Pop Soda Shop Brings Something New to South Main - Monday, December 29, 2014
The newly opened soda shop with the memorable name on South Main Street is a place where customers can satisfy their taste for a sweet drink and where the owners work to stimulate a love of the city the shop calls home.71. Nailor’s Persistence Leads to Commutation - Thursday, December 25, 2014
In April, Larry Nailor will walk out of the Memphis Federal Correctional Institution and away from the life sentence he got in Memphis federal court in the mid-1990s for having 50 grams of crack cocaine.72. Pitts-Murdock Leading Library’s Teen Services - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
R. Janae Pitts-Murdock has been named coordinator of teen services for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, a role in which she’s responsible for coordinating teen programs, partnerships and special initiatives across 18 locations.73. Antiques Market Planned for Memphis - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
A juried, biannual market for all things vintage is headed to Memphis next year, the product of two friends who share a love of antiques, flea markets, barn sales and giving new life to things that have a bit of history to them.74. This Year: Accomplished - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Late in what already was an improbable and wondrous season, University of Memphis linebacker Charles Harris was talking about the contrast between life before Justin Fuente became the Tigers’ head coach and life after Fuente became head coach. 75. Gifts for Family Travelers - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
It’s Christmas season, and that means it’s gift time. And with the big day a couple of days away, if you’re still looking for ideas for presents, you might be in trouble. While these gifts for family travelers aren’t really the type one “opens,” per se, they might be appreciated more than the latest gadget.76. I Choose Memphis: Jessica Ball - Monday, December 22, 2014
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Name: Jessica Ball77. Nonprofit Dating Game - Monday, December 22, 2014
The holiday mistletoe, love song, and New Year’s Eve parties conjure up the allure – and the drama – of dating. Who are you dating? Who do you want to be dating? Who will you be dating in 2015? And, if you’re married, how will you reaffirm your marriage in 2015?78. Election Year Marks Passing of Generations - Monday, December 22, 2014
There were more than a few indications of the passing of political generations in Memphis this past year.
Political leaders left the scene to return to life out of office, got elected to other offices and, in some cases, passed away.79. Knoxville Area a Magnet for Retirees - Saturday, December 20, 2014
Retired air traffic controller Sterling King moved to Knoxville when his brother needed him. Five years later, he has fallen in love with the area and everything it has to offer.
Moderate weather, without the bone-chilling Northern winters or the searing heat of Florida summers, is a big draw, along with its location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, says King, 58, who migrated from Dayton, Ohio, to Raleigh, North Carolina, and then to Knoxville.80. Vols’ Barnett Faces Nation’s Best in Iowa’s Scherff - Saturday, December 20, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Derek Barnett is spending most of the Christmas holidays away from his Nashville home, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.81. Jake Locker: Nice Guy Who Deserved Better - Saturday, December 20, 2014
Jake Locker’s time with the Tennessee Titans has quietly come to an end. Sure, he’s officially a Titan until March, but Sunday’s shoulder injury vs. the Jets – and his upcoming surgery – ends a star-crossed four-year run.82. Editorial: Finding Complexities in the Memphis Experience - Saturday, December 20, 2014
This is not your parents’ Memphis inferiority complex.
This is us having had a taste of life beyond that big hump in our identity. We’ve seen the horizon without it.
We like the view and we want to keep it.83. US Regulators Label Metlife as Potential Financial Threat - Friday, December 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Major insurer MetLife Inc. says U.S. regulators have labeled it as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings stricter government oversight.84. Preparing for January - Friday, December 19, 2014
In less than three weeks, the race will be on. Are you ready? You may wonder what race I’m talking about. It’s time for one of the most important races of your life. The race to your dream job.85. A Present for the Kids - Friday, December 19, 2014
GIVE THANKS. This Christmas, our country has given our kids a chance. As a county, we had a chance to do it for ourselves but local government wouldn’t fund it and local citizens wouldn’t pay for it. As a state, our governor had to be talked into asking for it and our Legislature would rather not talk about asking for help at all.86. Roth Conversion, Should You Do It? - Thursday, December 18, 2014
Ray’s Take There’s been a lot of discussion in recent years about Roth accounts, specifically the Roth IRA and the Roth 401(k). Maybe you’re wondering if you should convert your own accounts but aren’t sure.87. Greenfield Voted to Lead Veterinary Dental College - Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Dr. Barden Greenfield has been unanimously voted president-elect for the American Veterinary Dental College. In 2009, Greenfield started Your Pet Dentist, the umbrella that incorporates his involvement in Memphis Veterinary Specialists, Nashville Specialists and the Animal Emergency and Specialty Clinic of Little Rock. He has been on the AVDC board for three years, serving as chair of the PR Committee and as a member of the Credentials Committee.88. Clinton, Bloomberg: Data Will Help Women's Issues - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg teamed up Monday to highlight the power of information in helping women worldwide and to promote a joint effort to gather more data on their health, workplace roles, childbirth and other facets of their lives.89. Southwest Could Offer International Hope - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
It’s hard enough getting a direct flight to a domestic destination out of Memphis International Airport these days. And if looking at an international city, just getting a convenient connecting flight can be a headache.90. Collins, Harris Discuss Tax Incentive Concerns - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Memphis City Council members Harold Collins and Lee Harris agree for the most part on the value of the Graceland expansion plan the council approved two weeks ago.91. Stars Flock to Music City’s Ernest Tubb Record Shop - Saturday, December 13, 2014
When Bob Dylan drops by, he generally goes right for “a handful” of Hank and Carter Family recordings, although on one Lower Broadway afternoon the old man from the North Country also is reported to have purchased a “Larry the Cable Guy” DVD.92. Goat Milk and Smart Marketing - Saturday, December 13, 2014
Maybe it was that last Facebook post that put them over the top. Or, maybe it was the #voteforgoats hashtag.
Little Seed Farm’s goats aren’t telling, but they do look a bit smug.
The goats, along with Little Seed Farm owners James and Eileen Ray, recently pulled in a cool $25,000 by snagging the top spot in furnishing retailer west elm’s, “We Love LOCAL Small Business’’ grant contest.93. Old Friends Conspire to Get Tennessee a Better Bowl - Saturday, December 13, 2014
For all the tough times University of Tennessee football has endured in recent years, a turn for the better was bound to happen.
It certainly did early this week.
UT’s invitation to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville – now called the TaxSlayer Bowl – was a stunning coup for a 6-6 team that seemed destined for anything but a January bowl on the beach.94. Finding Real Change For The New Year - Monday, December 15, 2014
New Year’s resolutions are tempting to make, and they are even more tempting to forget.
In spite of the insatiable appetite our society has for self-improvement and excellence, good habits just seem hard to acquire. With the beginning of each New Year, we seem compelled to conquer the past by focusing on the future in at least one resolution.95. Brewing Opportunity - Saturday, December 13, 2014
When Memphians like Jimmy Lewis are leaving established careers to remake themselves as coffee roasters, it’s one sign that coffee culture in Memphis is abundant with opportunity and steadily coming into its own.96. Labor Board OKs Personal Use of Company Email - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a victory for unions, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that employees can use their company email accounts for union organizing and other workplace-related purposes, if they do it on their own time.97. Back to Normal - Friday, December 12, 2014
NORMAL. AGAIN. Last week, Bob Loeb and I took a stroll through the 1950s in the reality of 2014.98. Q&A: Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies Point Guard - Friday, December 12, 2014
Fast Facts: Now in eighth NBA season, he set a career high in 2013-14 by averaging 17.2 points; was fourth overall pick of 2007 NBA Draft after leading Ohio State to the 2007 NCAA Championship Game as a freshman; father, Mike Conley Sr., won the gold medal in the triple jump in the 1992 Olympics.99. Undercurrent Brings 2014 to Close - Friday, December 12, 2014
Undercurrent, the monthly networking event launched in 2013 by a handful of creatives, is preparing to close the book on its first full year of events, with its final get-together set for Monday. Dec. 15, at Bounty.100. Holiday Tech Gadget Wish List - Thursday, December 11, 2014
With the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself scrounging for gift ideas for the technology aficionado on your shopping list. Wearable technology is an option worth exploring, and one that’s gaining popularity, particularly among fitness enthusiasts.