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2. Memphis Football Players Suspended for BYU Brawl -

When last we saw the University of Memphis football team in action, they were winning the Miami Beach Bowl and then fighting on the field afterward with Brigham Young University players.

It was an ugly scene, with plenty of blame to go around, though BYU apparently isn’t going to hand out any real punishment until after playing at Nebraska in the first game of the season.

3. Memphis Call Center Added As PILOT Resource -

A Memphis-based national call center has been added as a new resource for companies getting tax breaks in Memphis.

Operating in Clark Tower, at 5100 Poplar Ave., Ashaun LLC is now available to work with participating payment-in-lieu-of-taxes recipients as a diverse supplier under the “contracting services” component of the program.

4. Memphis Redbirds Paint AutoZone Park in Beale Street Blue -

Wearing his signature No. 9, Tony Allen threw out the first pitch at the Memphis Redbirds’ Grit & Grind Night at AutoZone Park. Allen also signed autographs for fans.

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5. Memphis Mayoral Debate Participants Announced -

The field is set for an upcoming televised Memphis mayoral debate scheduled for the eve of early voting.

The four mayoral contenders who will participate in the Sept. 17 debate, sponsored by The Daily News and Urban Land Institute Memphis, are incumbent Mayor A C Wharton, city council members Harold Collins and Jim Strickland and Memphis Police Association president Mike Williams.

6. City of Memphis, EPIcenter Get $50,000 for Startup Efforts -

When Walter Perry, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Tennessee district office, joins other SBA staff in presenting Memphis officials Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a $50,000 Start Small Model prize, the ceremony will be more than a perfunctory civic affair.

7. College Football Notebook: No More Dress Rehearsals for Memphis Tigers -

Last week, the University of Memphis football team finished training camp with simulated end-of-week preparation, culminating with a video test Friday night and a mock game Saturday, Aug. 29, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

8. Apple Building 'Next Generation' Store in Memphis Area -

Apple is preparing to move its Germantown store, with a “next generation” design planned for the new location.

The retailer has applied for a $1.5 million building permit through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a new storefront and interior renovation at 2031 West St., within the Shops of Saddle Creek South. Apple’s current store is at 7615 W. Farmington Blvd., in the Shops of Saddle Creek North.

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10. Final Memphis Redbirds Homestand Starts Monday -

The Memphis Redbirds are celebrating the city of Memphis during the final four home games of the season.

The team is partnering with the Memphis Grizzlies, Choose901 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, among others.

11. Memphis IT Firm NexTek Keeps An Eye Toward Next Big Thing -

NexTek does all the work of a traditional information technology department through virtual networks. Instead of having expensive, in-house servers, small- to mid-sized businesses can turn to NexTek for data management, email hosting and computer and network support – all accomplished remotely with cloud-computing services.

12. Breast Cancer Program Launches in Memphis -

A new program launching this weekend in Memphis seeks to make breast cancer screening a priority in the African-American community.

SisterPact is a community education program that will work to make African-American women commit to get a mammogram and encourage a close friend or family member to do the same. It also will provide a directory of more than 70 local and national screening resources.

13. Banks with Memphis Ties On List of ‘Best to Work For’ -

Financial industry publication American Banker has named Pinnacle Financial Partners the No. 3 best bank to work for in the country.

Nashville-based Pinnacle is set to close in the third quarter on its merger with Memphis-based Magna Bank. This is the third year in a row Pinnacle has earned a spot in the magazine’s top three.

14. ArtsMemphis Offering Grants to Non-Arts Groups -

ArtsMemphis is for the first time offering grants to nonprofits that don’t have a specific arts focus.

The organization is launching Community Engagement Grants, which would provide funding to nonprofits that want to develop arts-based projects.

15. Chamber Announces 2015 Young Memphians -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has selected its class of 2015 Young Memphians.

To qualify, the young professionals had to be chamber members under the age of 40. Nominations were received through the chamber’s website, social media outlets and email.

16. Pancakes & Booze Art Show Coming to Memphis -

More than 40 emerging artists will showcase their hottest work next month at the Pancakes & Booze Art Show at the Hi-Tone, 412 N. Cleveland St., in what will be a Warhol-style, anything-goes, massive warehouse environment.

17. This week in Memphis history: August 28-September 3 -

1985: On the front page of The Daily News, developers of the Riverset Apartments on Mud Island’s northern end are going to the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. for $105 million in tax-free revenue bond financing. The 1,500-unit complex is also to feature a marina.

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19. Editorial: Church Health Center has Potential to Change Memphis -

As the Church Health Center prepares to move to Crosstown Concourse, it is worth looking at how aspirations meet needs in Memphis.

To be sure this is a volatile combination. In Memphis, the sheer size of a need can prompt a frenzy of agencies and efforts to meet it. But those groups still can fall woefully short, despite their big, broad efforts.

20. Memphis’ Town Center Trio Concept Takes Double Hit -

Two of the three town centers envisioned by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton are going in different directions with a recent court ruling and an auction.

The city of Memphis lost its bid to acquire the Raleigh Springs Mall by eminent domain as The New Towne Center at Soulsville was sold at auction Thursday, Aug. 27.

21. Breast Cancer Screening Program Launches in Memphis -

A new program launching this weekend in Memphis seeks to make breast cancer screening a priority in the African-American community.

SisterPact is a community education program that will work to make African-American women commit to get a mammogram and encourage a close friend or family member to do the same.

22. Banks with Memphis Ties On List of ‘Best to Work For’ -

Financial industry publication American Banker has named Pinnacle Financial Partners the No. 3 best bank to work for in the country.

Nashville-based Pinnacle is set to close in the third quarter on its merger with Memphis-based Magna Bank. This is the third year in a row Pinnacle has earned a spot in the magazine’s top three.

23. University of Memphis' Lambuth, Collierville Campuses Set Records -

Two University of Memphis satellite campuses have set enrollment records for the fall semester.

The school’s Lambuth campus in Jackson, Tenn., has 913 students taking classes this fall, up about 11 percent from 829 in fall 2014.

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4,880 MILES MORE SOUTHERN. There he was again. Nora and I were watching a show about historic homes in Memphis on WKNO and when they paused to pitch for support, he was one of the volunteers manning the phone bank behind those pitching.

25. Grizzlies Caravan Rolling Along, Hoping To Pick Up Fans Beyond Memphis -

Tony Allen will throw out the first pitch at AutoZone Park and mascot Grizz will toe the rubber before a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

26. One Beale, Tennessee Brewery Plans Go to Downtown Memphis Design Board -

Plans for two of Downtown Memphis’ most high-profile projects are set to go before a key development board next week.

Both the Tennessee Brewery and One Beale development teams have filed applications to be heard by the Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board at its Sept. 2 meeting.

27. One Beale, Tennessee Brewery Plans Go to Downtown Memphis Design Board -

Plans for two of Downtown Memphis’ most high-profile projects are set to go before a key development board next week.

Both the Tennessee Brewery and One Beale development teams have filed applications to be heard by the Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board at its Sept. 2 meeting.

28. Fuente’s ‘Chalk Talk’ Open To 901 Club Members -

After the University of Memphis football team holds a mock game Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m., members of the 901 Club can attend an exclusive “chalk talk” with Memphis head coach Justin Fuente.

29. ArtsMemphis Offering Grants To Non-Arts Organizations -

ArtsMemphis is for the first time offering grants to nonprofits that don’t have a specific arts focus.

The organization is launching Community Engagement Grants, which would provide funding to nonprofits that want to develop arts-based projects.

30. Memphis' Bigger Brothers -

If spending begins with saving, then Brother Adrian Powers’ fingerprints are all over the $25 million improvement campaign at Christian Brothers High School that includes a $10 million athletic development center.

31. Southwest Adds Memphis Flights -

Southwest Airlines will add seasonal nonstop flights between Memphis and Austin, Texas, along with an additional seasonal flight to Orlando.

The nonstop service between Memphis International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will operate on Saturdays and Sundays starting Dec. 5 and move to Saturdays only starting Jan. 9. The route will continue being offered on Saturdays through March 5.

32. Memphis College of Art Set to Exit Downtown Memphis -

The Memphis College of Art appears set to move its graduate programs away from Downtown and back to its Overton Park campus.

The college’s graduate art education and master’s programs are currently housed in the Nesin Graduate School at 477 S. Main St. College president Ron Jones said that as a result of a “large-scale institutional review” over the past year that included the graduate programs, the college became convinced the graduate student experience would “vastly improve” by shifting things back to the main campus.

33. University of Memphis, Church Health Center Form Partnership -

The University of Memphis and the Church Health Center are forming a partnership to help the underserved of Memphis.

Both organizations will sign an agreement Sept. 15 at the U of M’s FedEx Institute of Technology that reflects the new collaboration in areas including wellness research, programming and education.

34. Memphis Models With Special Needs to Take the Runway -

An Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee fundraiser will put the spotlight on the people it serves with an Aug. 30 event.

The Exceptional Foundation Fashion Show fundraiser will feature 22 models with special needs.

35. Memphis Mayoral Endorsements Split -

The first wave of endorsements in the 2015 Memphis elections finds no mayoral contender with a sweep, one of the four major contenders without an endorsement so far and two of the big three municipal unions backing different mayoral candidates.

36. Memphis Investment Professionals Preach Caution Amid Market Swings -

The 1,000-point drop at one point Monday, Aug. 24, in the Dow Jones Industrial Average – it ended the day down 588 points to close at an 18-month low – was a result of volatile trading that marked a stomach-churning start to the week for investors.

37. Chamber Announces 2015 Young Memphians -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has selected its class of 2015 Young Memphians.

To qualify, the young professionals had to be chamber members under the age of 40. Nominations were received through the chamber’s website, social media outlets and email.

38. College Football Notebook: Expert Predicts Top Teams, Fuente’s Future in Memphis -

With college football season about to kick off, The Daily News threw a few questions at USA Today’s George Schroeder, national college football writer and a past president of the Football Writers Association of America.

39. Famed Wine Cellar Maker Toasts East Memphis Job -

An international, custom wine cellar company has uncorked its crown jewel in Memphis. Michigan-based Revel Custom Wine Cellars has been working for two years to craft the perfect wine haven for a local tech entrepreneur.

40. Federal Reserve: Memphis Banks Steady in 2nd Quarter -

Talk to Metropolitan Bank CEO Curt Gabardi about his bank founded in 2008, and the story he’ll tell is of an institution today with the necessary resources and people to grow at a steady clip, in spite of a local banking landscape that’s fraught with competition.

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42. Porter-Leath, Memphis Health Center Get Grants -

Porter-Leath and the Memphis Health Center are getting federal funding boosts.

Porter-Leath was awarded $1.1 million for its Early Head Start programs, which provide early, comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families.

43. Iowa Energy to Hold Open Tryout Oct. 10 in Memphis -

Want to play in the league just below the NBA?

The Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, will hold their annual open player tryouts for the upcoming 2015-16 season on Saturday, Oct. 10.

44. Memphis Chamber Hires Member Services Head -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has added Andre Gibson as member services coordinator, the primary liaison for the organization’s members.

45. Connexion Point Plans Memphis Grand Opening -

Health care services company Connexion Point is preparing to open its Memphis contact center, which is slated to employ nearly 400 people.

The Salt Lake City-based company will cut the ribbon on its 38,000-square-foot office – located at 1769 Paragon Place, suite 100, in Nonconnah Corporate Center – Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11:30 a.m.

46. Memphis Symphony CEO to Leave in November -

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s president and CEO is preparing to step down in November.

Roland Valliere is taking a new job in Cape Cod, Mass., as president and CEO of the nonprofit arts organization Cape Arts & Entertainment. He’s staying on here through Nov. 9 and will continue to serve as an adviser to smooth the leadership transition.

47. Cummins Continues Memphis Expansion -

Cummins Inc. continues to expand its new distribution center in Memphis.

Dan Walker Associates Inc. applied for a $2.7 million building permit to renovate the existing 400,000-square-foot building at 5800 Challenge Drive in Southeast Memphis just across the street from the existing Cummins distribution facility on Quest Way.

48. Memphis Surgeon Performs Cutting-Edge Procedure -

Dr. Daniel Lee of the Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association has successfully performed a single-site robot hysterectomy.

The surgical procedure is one that only requires a single, small incision hidden in the navel and offers patients a significant reduction in pain, recovery time and scarring when compared to multiple, small incisions for laparoscopic surgeries or a large incision for an open hysterectomy.

49. Georgia-Pacific Invests $20M in Memphis Mill -

Two years after Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific acquired Memphis-based Buckeye Technologies in a $1.4 billion deal, the combined company, GP Cellulose, has invested $20 million in capital construction and maintenance projects at its Memphis facilities.

50. PILOT Decision Delayed for Mall of Memphis Site -

The board of the Economic Development Growth Engine delayed a vote Wednesday, Aug. 19, on a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes application from the developers of the old Mall of Memphis site.

Huntington Industrial Partners and Johnson Development Associates were seeking a $24 million property tax abatement to develop what they said would be the first speculative industrial site built in Memphis in the last eight years.

51. Pancakes & Booze Art Show Coming to Memphis -

More than 40 emerging artists will showcase their hottest work next month at the Pancakes & Booze Art Show at the Hi-Tone, 412 N. Cleveland St., in what will be a Warhol-style, anything-goes, massive warehouse environment.

52. I Choose Memphis: Naomi Adams Bata -

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

Name: Naomi Adams Bata

Job Title and Company: Senior vice president, chief public relations officer at Archer Malmo

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54. University of Memphis Reports Costs of Student-Athlete Scholarships -

In a move to follow suit with the Power Five conferences, the University of Memphis has launched an initiative to provide full cost of attendance for its student-athletes. 

Memphis’ financial aid office calculates that a full athletic scholarship for one year costs $5,373.

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1982: Tony Bennett plays the 5,000-seat Mud Island Amphitheater with a three-piece band in the river park’s inaugural concert season. The Beach Boys played the amphitheater a few days earlier while Chicago played it the previous month.

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57. Memphis Chamber Backs Wharton in Mayor’s Race -

The political action committee of the Greater Memphis Chamber is backing Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. for re-election.

Wharton faces a strong challenge in his re-election bid from Memphis City Council members Harold Collins and Jim Strickland. And a key issue in the hard-fought campaign is the city's pace of economic development during Wharton’s tenure.

58. Cohen Announces Grants For Porter-Leath, Memphis Health -

Porter-Leath and the Memphis Health Center are getting federal funding boosts.

Porter-Leath was awarded $1.1 million for its Early Head Start programs, which provide early, comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families. The program offers home- and center-based services.

59. Iowa Energy to Hold Open Tryout Oct. 10 in Memphis -

Want to play in the league just below the NBA?

The Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, will hold their annual open player tryouts for the upcoming 2015-16 season on Saturday, Oct. 10.

60. PILOT Decision Delayed For Mall of Memphis Site -

The board of the Economic Development Growth Engine delayed a vote Wednesday, Aug. 19, on a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes application from the developers of the old Mall of Memphis site.

Huntington Industrial Partners and Johnson Development Associates were seeking a $24 million property tax abatement to develop what they said would be the first speculative industrial site built in Memphis in the last eight years.

61. University of Memphis Knows Time to Shine Is Now -

First, there was a video because in 2015 there must always be a video.

Before University of Memphis Athletics director Tom Bowen and president M. David Rudd took their turns at the lectern to talk about the public phase of a $40 million capital campaign for athletic facilities, all heads turned toward a screen.

62. University of Memphis Secures $24 Million for Athletic Facilities Upgrades -

At a Wednesday, Aug. 19, press conference on its campus, the University of Memphis took the next step in its athletic capital campaign in announcing it had 60 percent of the needed funds for new football and men’s basketball practice facilities and that ground will be broken on each this fall.

63. Memphis City Council Rejects Summer-Graham Retail Strip -

Memphis City Council members voted down Tuesday, Aug. 18, a planned development on the northeast corner of Summer Avenue and Graham Street that would have been a retail center anchored by a coin-operated laundromat.

64. Connexion Point Plans Memphis Grand Opening -

Health care services company Connexion Point is preparing to open its Memphis contact center, which is slated to employ nearly 400 people.

The Salt Lake City-based company will cut the ribbon on its 38,000-square-foot office – located at 1769 Paragon Place, suite 100, in Nonconnah Corporate Center – Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11:30 a.m.

65. Cummins Continues Memphis Distribution Center Expansion -

Cummins Inc. continues to expand its new distribution center in Memphis.

Dan Walker Associates Inc. applied for a $2.7 million building permit to renovate the existing 400,000-square-foot building at 5800 Challenge Drive in Southeast Memphis just across the street from the existing Cummins distribution facility on Quest Way.

66. Memphis Redbirds, Grizzlies Partner for ‘Grit & Grind Night’ -

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.

67. Memphis Symphony President and CEO to Leave in November -

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s president and CEO is preparing to step down in November.

Roland Valliere is taking a new job in Cape Cod, Mass., as president and CEO of the nonprofit arts organization Cape Arts & Entertainment, the Memphis symphony announced Monday. He’s staying on here through Nov. 9 and will continue to serve as an adviser to smooth the leadership transition.

68. Memphis Chamber Hires Member Services Head -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has added Andre Gibson as member services coordinator, the primary liaison for the organization’s members.

69. Ballet Memphis Closes On French Quarter Suites Purchase -

2144 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Sale Amount: $4.2 million

Sale Date: Aug. 6, 2015

70. Less Invasive Heart Treatment Now Available in Memphis -

A groundbreaking treatment that serves as a minimally invasive alternative for patients too old, sick or weak to endure open heart surgery is now being offered in Memphis.

A pair of Stern Cardiovascular doctors, working with the valve team at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, has begun treating patients suffering from mitral regurgitation, in which a faulty valve causes blood to leak back in the heart. The first examples of using what’s called a MitraClip device were completed at Baptist Memphis, where the Stern doctors worked in special operating rooms to attach what are basically metal clips used to shut the problem area.

71. College Football Notebook: Preseason Spotlight on Memphis Tigers Defense -

The University of Memphis lost eight starters from a defense that played a huge role in last year’s 10-win season.

But they also lost coordinator Barry Odom, who returned to alma mater Missouri as defensive coordinator.

72. Memphis City Council to Revisit Benefits Changes -

Memphis City Council members continue Tuesday, Aug. 18, to revisit decisions they made on retiree and employee benefits in the last year.

At its Tuesday session, council members vote on the first of three readings of an ordinance that would allow some city employees to “freeze” their decision to enter the city’s Deferred Retirement Option Program.

73. August 18 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

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75. $113 Million Development Planned for Mall of Memphis Site -

The owners of the former Mall of Memphis property are seeking a 15-year tax break for a $112.7 million “Aerotropolis development.”

Huntington Industrial Partners of Atlanta and Johnson Development Associates Inc. of Spartanburg, S.C., have applied for the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT, agreement for a speculative industrial building on the 113-acre site at American Way and Perkins Road.

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77. Memphis Surgeon Performs Cutting-Edge Procedure -

Dr. Daniel Lee of the Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association has successfully performed a single-site robot hysterectomy.

The surgical procedure is one that only requires a single, small incision hidden in the navel and offers patients a significant reduction in pain, recovery time and scarring when compared to multiple, small incisions for laparoscopic surgeries or a large incision for an open hysterectomy.

78. Georgia-Pacific Invests $20M in Memphis Mill -

Two years after Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific acquired Memphis-based Buckeye Technologies in a $1.4 billion deal, the combined company, GP Cellulose, has invested $20 million in capital construction and maintenance projects at its Memphis facilities.

79. Memphis in May Hints of ‘Events’ to Replace Symphony -

Leaders of the Memphis in May International Festival are keeping the last weekend of May open and say what takes the place of the Sunset Symphony next week will most likely be several events.

They offered some clues Thursday, Aug. 13, during the festival’s annual meeting but aren’t saying what the events are.

80. University of Memphis Gets Grant for Student Veterans -

The University of Memphis is one of 11 higher-education institutions statewide to receive a grant aimed at recruiting and improving the success of student veterans.

The U of M will get $93,374 from the state of Tennessee’s Veteran Reconnect Grant. The money will fund the creation of a Student Veteran Support Team to serve as a single point of contact for student veterans.

81. National Baptist Convention Returns To Memphis -

The National Baptist Convention will return to Memphis for its annual convention starting Sept. 7 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

The 135th annual session of the convention will run Sept. 7-11 and is expected to draw 50,000 people to the city. The gathering was last in Memphis in 2009.

82. Memphis Hires Associate Athletic Director -

Courtney Vinson, who has served as an assistant athletic director at the University of Central Florida for the past four years, has been named the associate athletic director for sport services and senior woman administrator at the University of Memphis following a national search.

83. Onyx Equities Expands Operations to Memphis -

A New Jersey-based real estate investment, management and development firm has added a Memphis office to accommodate its growing management portfolio of real estate owned (REO) and receivership properties.

84. Hulsey, Hunt & Parks Opens Memphis Office -

The law firm of Hulsey, Hunt & Parks has opened a Memphis office at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave.

85. Ballet Memphis Closes On French Quarter Inn -

Ballet Memphis has closed on its purchase of the French Quarter Inn in Overton Square for $4.2 million.

The seller, NCE Realty and Capital Group LLC of California, had owned the 34,0000-square-foot hotel at the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and Cooper Street since December 2013, when it purchased the property for $1.9 million.

86. Discount Tire Opens First Memphis-Area Store -

Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, has opened its first Memphis-area store.

The new tire store is located at at 438 Goodman Road in Southaven, near Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto and Interstate 55.

87. Memphis Medical Org Acquired By Global Group -

A Memphis-based medical organization that specializes in procuring human tissue specimens for research purposes has been acquired by a global entity pursuing similar work.

Asterand Bioscience, which has offices in Detroit as well as in the U.K. city of Royston, announced a deal Tuesday to acquire Memphis-based AdeptBio.

88. Indie Memphis Doubles Length, Adds Downtown -

The Indie Memphis Film Festival will extend its presence back Downtown this year – for the first time since 2006 – with a series of events scheduled on top of its Midtown offerings.

This year’s festival, set for Nov. 3-10, will also be bigger – up from four days in previous years. In addition to hosting screenings and events in Overton Square, this year’s festival will offer programs Downtown at the new Halloran Centre for Perfoming Arts & Education next door to the Orpheum Theatre.

89. Memphis Search Marketing Firm Nabs Spot on Inc. 500 -

Search marketing firm HigherVisibility LLC was the highest-ranked Memphis company on the annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the nation’s fastest growing companies.

90. Georgia-Pacific Invests $20M in Memphis Mill -

Two years after Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific acquired Memphis-based Buckeye Technologies in a $1.4 billion deal, the combined company, GP Cellulose, has invested $20 million in capital construction and maintenance projects at its Memphis facilities.

91. This week in Memphis history: August 14-20 -

2014: A power outage Downtown takes down Beale Street and The Peabody hotel for five hours on a Friday night during Elvis Week. The outage blows off manhole covers at Second Street and Butler Avenue and strands some Peabody guests in stuck elevators. The area of the outage is between Madison and G.E. Patterson avenues. Power is restored at around 2 a.m. the next morning.

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93. Canada: 2016 Memphis In May Honored Country -

Canada will be the honored country at the 2016 Memphis in May International Festival. Festival officials announced the choice Thursday, Aug. 13, at the organization’s annual meeting, offering a couple of clues about what will replace the month-long festival’s annual Sunset Symphony.

94. Memphis Football FanFest Returns Sunday -

Tiger Lane will be the site for an afternoon of family entertainment including games, contests and prizes along with interaction with the University of Memphis football team as part of FanFest on Sunday, Aug. 16.

95. University of Memphis Gets Grant for Student Veterans -

The University of Memphis is one of 11 higher-education institutions statewide to receive a grant aimed at recruiting and improving the success of student veterans.

The U of M will get $93,374 from the state of Tennessee’s Veteran Reconnect Grant. The money will fund the creation of a Student Veteran Support Team to serve as a single point of contact for student veterans.

96. Bradley Leaving Memphis For Missouri Athletics Job -

Another University of Memphis athletics department member is moving on to join the University of Missouri.

Ryan Bradley, 33, will become senior associate athletics director of strategic communications at Missouri. Bradley previously worked with current Missouri deputy director of athletics Wren Baker at the U of M and oversaw Memphis athletics’ external units, including public relations, branding, marketing, ticketing and digital media.

97. Memphis Army Vet Lands Major Publishing Deal -

For Joshua Hood, everything changed after graduating from the University of Memphis in 2003.

The following year, he enlisted in the Army. His stint in the military, which included service in Iraq and Afghanistan, stretched to 2008. When that was done, he joined the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department in 2009.

98. Georgia-Pacific Invests $20 Million in Memphis Mill -

Two years after Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific acquired Memphis-based Buckeye Technologies in a $1.4 billion deal, the combined company, GP Cellulose, has invested $20 million in capital construction and maintenance projects at its Memphis facilities.

99. OneJet Expands, Says Memphis Route Exceeding Expectations -

Six weeks into OneJet’s Indianapolis-Memphis air service, the CEO of the small- to medium-sized market air carrier says the route is performing “beyond our expectations.”

Matthew Maguire and OneJet executives announced Thursday, Aug. 13, that Nashville will be the fourth city to join Memphis, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Milwaukee, Wis., in service to and from Indianapolis, One Jet’s “focus” city.

100. Masson Named Interim Head of Memphis Shelby Crime Commission -

Former city of Memphis chief administrative officer Rick Masson is the new interim director of the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission, the independent organization that tracks city and county crime rates and oversees the Operation: Safe Community strategy for fighting crime.