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2. YMCA of Memphis Buys Downtown Facility for $2.9 Million -

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South has purchased the Fogelman Downtown YMCA for $2.9 million, according to public records.

YMCA acquired the building at 245 Madison Ave. from Forum 245 Madison LLC, according to a May 27 warranty deed. In conjunction with the purchase, the organization filed a $2.1 million loan with Regions Bank, according to a May 26 deed of trust. Keith Johnson, president and chief executive of the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South, signed the deed of trust.

3. Memphis-Based Monogram Foods Expanding Virginia Operation -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says a Memphis-based food company is adding a warehouse and logistics center to its Henry County manufacturing operation.

The governor said Monday that Monogram Food Solutions LLC will invest $7.2 million and create 101 new jobs. The company has been making meat snacks at the Henry County Patriot Centre Industrial Park since 2009.

4. Chancery Court Candidates to Be Interviewed in Memphis -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments will meet this month in Memphis to consider applicants for a chancery court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District.

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6. Meetings to Explore Bike Sharing in Memphis Start Thursday -

Fewer people driving cars, more people riding bikes.

That’s the sentiment behind bike share programs in more than 300 cities worldwide.

Doug Carpenter of Doug Carpenter & Associates LLC is spearheading the effort to start a bike share program in Memphis.

7. Global Ministries Appeals Failing HUD Scores at Memphis Properties -

A month after 40 units at the Goodwill Village and Warren Apartments were declared unfit by federal housing officials, the units have been repaired and the residents moved back in.

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9. New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Memphis in FedEx Fraud Case -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to defrauding FedEx Corp. of an estimated hundreds of thousands of dollars.

10. Memphis-Area Unemployment Drops Below 6 Percent -

The unemployment rate for the metropolitan Memphis area dipped below 6 percent in April.

The April rate for the metro Memphis area was 5.9 percent, down from 6.5 percent in March and just below the state’s April rate of 6 percent, according to preliminary figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

11. CP Memphis Assumes Lease of Crowne Plaza -

CP Memphis LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, signed an assignment and assumption of lease document May 18 taking ownership of the Downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 300 N. Second St.

12. Audit Finds Memphis Hotels Owe $333K in ‘Bed Taxes’ -

A three-year audit by the city of Memphis has found that 22 percent of hotels and motels are behind a total of more than $333,000 in occupancy taxes.

Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau President Kevin Kane said the city is probably missing out on between $750,000 and $1 million a year in “bed taxes.”

13. Inventor’s Camp Making Summer Stops in Memphis -

A summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame is making several local stops.

Camp Invention will be at Crosswind Elementary School, Lakeland Elementary School, Grahamwood Elementary School and Bon Lin Elementary School the week of June 1-5, 2015. It also will be at Woodland Presbyterian School and Saint Louis School the week of June 15.

14. Downtown Memphis Pioneer Gene Carlisle Dies -

Downtown developer Gene Carlisle has died.

Word of Carlisle’s death came Friday, May 29. He was 72.

15. Memphis Area Sees Drop in Unemployment Rate -

The unemployment rate for the metropolitan Memphis area dipped below 6 percent in April.

The April rate for the metro Memphis area was 5.9 percent, down from 6.5 percent in March and just below the state’s April rate of 6 percent, according to preliminary figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

16. This week in Memphis history: May 29-June 4 -

1970: The “Shower of Stars” benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is held at the Mid-South Coliseum with Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, and hospital founder Danny Thomas and his daughter, Marlo Thomas. A year later, the bill includes Sinatra, Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., Tennessee Ernie Ford and Vikki Carr.

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18. TruGreen Selects East Memphis for New Headquarters -

TruGreen is moving more than 300 Memphis-area employees and its corporate headquarters to a 65,000-square-foot space at the Forum II office building in East Memphis, the company announced Friday.

The new headquarters, which will eventually house up to 400 of TruGreen’s corporate associates, will be part of the three-building Forum Office Complex, situated at the intersection of Kirby Parkway and Poplar Avenue.

19. Snapshot: Memphis-Based Public Companies -

Here's a look at what's going on at the dozen public companies headquartered in Memphis:

AutoZone Inc.

AutoZone Inc. is one of the largest auto parts retailers and distributors in the U.S., with a store count of 5,476 as of Feb. 14. Since 1998, the company has repurchased $15.7 billion worth of its own shares. At the end of March, AutoZone continued its share buyback program with the authorization to buy back another $750 million in company stock. The company followed that news with plans to pursue a $650 million debt offering to be used for “general corporate purposes.” – Andy Meek

20. Memphis-Area Unemployment Rate Drops Below 6 Percent -

The unemployment rate for the metropolitan Memphis area dipped below 6 percent in April, according to the latest state figures.

The April rate for the metro Memphis area was 5.9 percent, down from 6.5 percent in March and just below the state’s April rate of 6 percent, preliminary numbers from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show.

21. Conn’s Acquires Site for Third Memphis-Area Location -

A Texas-based retailer has acquired a fully leased shopping center in Southaven and will build a new store on an outparcel of the existing retail center.

Conn’s Appliances Inc. acquired the Stateline Square Shopping Center at 550 Stateline Road in Southaven for $5 million from Brixmor Commercial Real Estate, which was doing business as NPK Southaven LLC.

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23. Photo Gallery: Memphis Sends B.B. King Home on a High Note -

Thousands of people packed Beale Street between Second and Third Streets Wednesday, May 27, for the funeral procession of B.B. King.

The legendary bluesman – who came from Mississippi to the street of the blues in the late 1940s – enjoyed a career that spanned generations. King’s guitar, Lucille, was carried ahead of the hearse bearing his body by Rodd Bland, the son of the late Bobby "Blue’ Bland, who was a close friend of King.

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24. Audit Finds Memphis Hotels Owe $333,000 in 'Bed Taxes' -

A three-year audit by the city of Memphis has found that 22 percent of hotels and motels are behind a total of more than $333,000 in occupancy taxes.

Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau President Kevin Kane said the city is probably missing out on between $750,000 and $1 million a year in “bed taxes.”

25. Inventor’s Camp Making Summer Stops in Memphis -

A summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame is making several local stops.

Camp Invention will be at Crosswind Elementary School, Lakeland Elementary School, Grahamwood Elementary School and Bon Lin Elementary School the week of June 1-5, 2015. It also will be at Woodland Presbyterian School and Saint Louis School the week of June 15.

26. Memphis Grizzlies’ Gasol Earns Highest Career Honor -

Marc Gasol is now in the same company as LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

Memphis Grizzlies center Gasol has been named to the All-NBA First Team for the 2014-15 season. This marks the second All-NBA selection of Gasol’s career (Second Team in 2012-13), and he is the first player in franchise history to be recognized on the All-NBA First Team.

27. I Choose Memphis: Kristin M. Walker -

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

Name: Kristin M. Walker

28. Stanton Nominated to Memphis Federal Court -

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

29. Statistics Point to Progress at Memphis International Airport -

After years of flight losses resulting from Delta Air Lines’ decision to scale back its Memphis hub, the number of flights – especially those outside the Delta system – is growing and passengers are filling the seats.

30. Boys & Girls Clubs of Memphis Officials Honored -

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ CEO and its career placement director picked up awards during the recent Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 109th National Conference in Chicago.

31. Memphis in May Names Barbecue Contest Winners -

The Shed BBQ took home top honors in the 2015 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

The Shed, from Ocean Springs, Miss., won first place in the whole hog division and was named Grand Champion. It earned $29,000 in prize money.

32. Wren Baker Leaving Memphis for Missouri Athletics Job -

Deputy athletics director Wren Baker is leaving the University of Memphis.

Baker, who shaped the athletics department’s external operations and played a significant role in U of M setting records for total private financial support to the department during two-plus years in the position, has accepted a similar job at the University of Missouri.

33. Indie Memphis Confirms Film Festival Dates -

This year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival will run from Nov. 3 to Nov. 10, the organization announced this week.

The investment firm Duncan-Williams Inc. also is back as presenting sponsor of the festival for a fifth year, with the organization attributing its growth and success in part to the firm’s support.

34. Stoudamire to Return to Memphis Tigers Bench -

Damon Stoudamire is set to return to the University of Memphis basketball coaching staff.

Stoudamire – a former NBA player who both played and coached for the Memphis Grizzlies – served as an assistant coach for the Tigers from 2011-13. He will return to the Tigers basketball bench in a similar role pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents, head coach Josh Pastner announced.

35. Memphis Health Center Awarded $3.7 Million -

The federal agency has awarded a $3.7 million grant to the Memphis Health Center, which provides affordable health care services to Shelby County residents.

The grant comes from Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

36. University of Memphis Gets 'Green' Nod From Princeton Review -

The University of Memphis’ green initiatives, including its bike share program and single-stream recycling effort, have earned the school a nod from The Princeton Review.

The education services company has named the U of M as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada. It reviewed 2,000 colleges and their green initiatives before developing The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

37. Memphis Airport Authority Names New Chairman -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has found a new chairman to lead the organization through what is arguably its most important period of change in decades.

Hotel company operator Pace Cooper is replacing Jack Sammons as chairman of the authority’s seven-member board.

38. Conn’s HomePlus Opens New Memphis Store -

A second Conn’s HomePlus store in Memphis is now open.

The new, more than 50,000-square-foot store at 3260 Austin Peay Highway sells affordable home appliances, consumer electronics, home office products, furniture and mattresses.

39. This week in Memphis history: May 22-28 -

2014: Morrissey plays The Orpheum.

1994: Lisa Marie Presley weds Michael Jackson in a marriage announced weeks later. During Elvis Week in August, the marriage spawns unfounded rumors that the couple will close Graceland to the public. At a fan club forum, Graceland CEO Jack Soden fields questions about whether gift shops in the plaza will sell Michael Jackson souvenirs alongside Elvis Presley souvenirs. The marriage lasts four years, during which the couple attends an Elvis tribute concert at The Pyramid.

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41. University of Memphis Gets 'Green' Nod From Princeton Review -

The University of Memphis’ green initiatives, including its bike share program and single-stream recycling effort, have earned the school a nod from The Princeton Review.

The education services company has named the U of M as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada. It reviewed 2,000 colleges and their green initiatives before developing The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

42. Columbus Statue Discovers New East Memphis Home -

The statue of Christopher Columbus that had been at the southwest corner of Third Street and Adams Avenue has now been restored and recently made its debut in Marquette Park in East Memphis.

The statue was moved for restoration in November 2013; UNICO paid all costs for the move and the restoration.

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43. Memphis Financial Startup Secures Seed Funding -

Consumers are increasingly turning to technology and the convenience of smartphones to pay for goods and services or perform banking-related tasks.

That explains everything from the launch of Apple’s new ApplePay service to the formation of Memphis startup SynapsePay, a self-described early-stage financial network that has just completed a seed funding round.

44. Council Impasse Panel OKs 3 Percent Memphis Police Pay Hike -

A panel of three Memphis City Council members meeting Thursday, May 21, unanimously approved a 3 percent pay raise for Memphis police officers in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

The council impasse committee approved the last best offer of the Memphis Police Association over the last best offer of the administration of Mayor A C Wharton Jr., which was for no pay raise.

45. Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol Earns Highest Career Honor -

Marc Gasol is now in the same company as LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

Memphis Grizzlies center Gasol has been named to the All-NBA First Team for the 2014-15 season. This marks the second All-NBA selection of Gasol’s career (Second Team in 2012-13), and he is the first player in franchise history to be recognized on the All-NBA First Team.

46. Memphis Airport Authority Names New Chairman -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has found a new chairman to lead the organization through what is arguably its most important period of change in decades.

Hotel company operator Pace Cooper is replacing Jack Sammons as chairman of the authority's seven-member board.

47. Wren Baker Leaving Memphis For Athletics Job at Missouri -

Deputy athletics director Wren Baker is leaving the University of Memphis.

Baker, who shaped the athletics department’s external operations and played a significant role in U of M setting records for total private financial support to the department during two-plus years in the position, has accepted a similar job at the University of Missouri.

48. Indie Memphis Confirms Film Festival Dates -

This year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival will run from Nov. 3 to Nov. 10, the organization announced this week.

The investment firm Duncan-Williams Inc. also is back as presenting sponsor of the festival for a fifth year, with the organization attributing its growth and success in part to the firm’s support.

49. Memphis Gets Greenlight to Relocate Police -

Now it’s all about closing the deal.

With no debate or discussion, the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, May 19, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s proposal to buy the 13-story Donnelley J. Hill state office building at 170 N. Main St., just a stone’s throw from City Hall.

50. Memphis City Council Appointment Reflects Political Urgency -

Attorney Alan Crone is the newest member of the Memphis City Council.

The former chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party – who said he’s traded politics for nonprofits over the last decade – was the choice of city council members Tuesday, May 19.

51. GoPro Film Festival Launching in Memphis -

With the unique vantage point they offer, GoPro cameras are responsible for some of the more compelling viral videos that make their way around the Web. Mounted on skydivers, birds, pets and more, they let viewers see the world often in a way they never have before.

52. Four Memphis Baseball Players Get AAC Nods -

University of Memphis first baseman Tucker Tubbs and closer Nolan Blackwood were named to the American Athletic All-Conference First Team, while outfielders Kane Barrow and Darien Tubbs earned second-team honors, the league announced on Monday, May 18.

53. State Education Commissioner Visits Memphis-Area Schools -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen visited several local schools Monday, May 18, and talked with leaders of the various school systems in Shelby County.

54. Damon Stoudamire to Return to Memphis Tigers Bench -

Damon Stoudamire is set to return to the University of Memphis basketball coaching staff.

Stoudamire – a former NBA player who both played and coached for the Memphis Grizzlies – served as an assistant coach for the Tigers from 2011-13. He will return to the Tigers basketball bench in a similar role pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents, head coach Josh Pastner announced.

55. TruGreen Inches Closer to New Memphis Headquarters -

TruGreen will move its 300 Memphis-area employees to a new corporate headquarters by the end of 2015, a move that will solidify the company’s spot in the Memphis business landscape.

“We are very close,” said Amy Simpson, spokesperson for TruGreen, adding that the company has “narrowed it down to a few places.”

56. Cummins Will Stay, Expand in Memphis -

Ending months of speculation, Cummins Inc. will remain – and expand – in Memphis, according to state and company officials.

Cummins and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said the company would invest $6.7 million to expand its current parts and distribution center in Memphis, creating 70 new jobs in the process.

57. Damon Stoudamire Says He's Returning to Memphis' Staff -

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Damon Stoudamire says he's leaving his position as an assistant coach at Arizona to rejoin Memphis' coaching staff.

Arizona issued a release Monday announcing Stoudamire's departure. Stoudamire had spent the last two seasons as an assistant on Arizona coach Sean Miller's staff after working at Memphis the previous two seasons.

58. Memphis Heritage to Host Architectural Auction -

Memphis Heritage’s 2015 Architectural Auction will be held May 30 in the historic Edge District at 320 Monroe Ave.

59. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis Officials Honored -

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ CEO and its career placement director picked up awards during the recent Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 109th National Conference in Chicago.

60. Memphis in May Names Barbecue Contest Winners -

The Shed BBQ took home top honors in the 2015 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

The Shed, from Ocean Springs, Miss., won first place in the whole hog division and was named Grand Champion. It earned $29,000 in prize money.

61. Memphis Health Center Awarded $3.7 Million -

A federal agency has awarded a $3.7 million grant to the Memphis Health Center, which provides affordable health care services to Shelby County residents.

The grant comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

62. May 19 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, May 19, 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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63. Eden Square Breaks Ground in Memphis' Hickory Hill -

Marina Cove apartments was known in its 1980s prime for its water features – a set of canals.

And when a crowd of 300 gathered Saturday, May 16, to break ground there for the first phase of the $40 million Eden Square development, a small pond that isn’t in the plans had formed by the tent.

64. Conn’s HomePlus Opens New Memphis Store -

A second Conn’s HomePlus store in Memphis is now open.

The new, more than 50,000-square-foot store at 3260 Austin Peay Highway sells affordable home appliances, consumer electronics, home office products, furniture and mattresses.

65. Memphis-To-Cancun Flight Resumes -

Vacation Express is resuming its seasonal Memphis-to-Cancun flight.

On Monday, May 18, the first Vacation Express nonstop flight from Memphis International Airport to Cancun International Airport will depart. The flights arrive in Memphis on Sunday nights and depart on Monday mornings at 10 a.m.

66. Tennis Memphis Summer Camps to Reach 1,500 Kids -

Tennis Memphis, a nonprofit organization which manages and programs City Of Memphis municipal tennis courts, is entering the final four weeks of its Be A PowerServer Campaign, which ends June 5.

The effort aims to raise $30,000 towards the organization’s annual National Junior Tennis & Learning Tennis summer camps, held at 23 locations across the Memphis area.

67. Memphis Is No. 2 ‘Sneeziest and Wheeziest’ City -

The Memphis area is ranked as the country’s second worst city for exposure to ragweed pollen and ozone pollution that can worsen respiratory allergies and asthma, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

68. Delta Slashing 130 Jobs at Memphis International -

A Delta Air Lines Inc. subsidiary is laying off 130 employees at Memphis International Airport.

DAL Global Services, which provides ground handling, maintenance and cargo handling for Delta at Memphis International, will begin the layoffs May 14, according to a notice filed with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

69. This Week in Memphis History: May 15-21 -

2013: Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. goes to the City Council with a state comptroller’s report critical of the city’s financial practices, including two bond restructurings in four years that pushed the city’s debt into future years. The report also faults the city for undocumented interfund loans among City Hall divisions and departments.

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71. Memphis-To-Cancun Flight Resumes -

Vacation Express is resuming its seasonal Memphis-to-Cancun flight.

On Monday, May 18, the first Vacation Express nonstop flight from Memphis International Airport to Cancun International Airport will depart. The flights arrive in Memphis on Sunday nights and depart on Monday mornings at 10 a.m.

72. Memphis is No. 2 ‘Sneeziest and Wheeziest’ City -

The Memphis area is ranked as the country’s second worst city for exposure to ragweed pollen and ozone pollution that can worsen respiratory allergies and asthma, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

73. Nonprofit to Introduce 1,500 Memphis Children to Tennis -

Tennis Memphis, a nonprofit organization which manages and programs City Of Memphis municipal tennis courts, is entering the final four weeks of its Be A PowerServer Campaign, which ends June 5.

The effort aims to raise $30,000 towards the organization’s annual National Junior Tennis & Learning Tennis summer camps, held at 23 locations across the Memphis area.

74. IBM Team on Non-Emergency 911 Calls Sounds Familiar Theme in Memphis -

A team of outside experts will come to Memphis for a short period of time to analyze a specific problem and make recommendations to City Hall.

If that scenario sounds familiar, it’s because Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. sought the same solution in February to his administration’s stalled plan for a Mid-South Fairgrounds renovation.

75. Creative Class Boosting Downtown Memphis Office Market -

With the clock on its Downtown office sublease running, officials at Sullivan Branding began looking for a new home.

The Memphis-based marketing, advertising and public relations firm needed a dynamic environment, one that would appeal not just to clients but to existing and prospective employees.

76. Memphis Offers Well Wishes to B.B. King -

Memphians are honoring B.B. King this week with a number of well wishes for the aging blues musician.

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said Memphis residents will send get-well cards, messages and videos to the 89-year-old King, who suffers from diabetes and is in hospice care in Las Vegas.

77. Harold Ford Sr. Returns to Memphis Funeral Business With New Concept -

In his years as a political force in Memphis, Harold Ford Sr. was known for his attention to detail.

The former Congressman would brush past campaign workers and climb a ladder to level a campaign banner or change the layout of “the Ford ballot,” sought by everyone from presidential candidates to court clerks.

78. US Transportation Secretary Foxx to Speak in Memphis -

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is in Memphis Tuesday, May 12, to meet with leaders of the Greater Memphis Chamber as well as members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

79. Larger Aircraft, More Flights for Memphis -

More Memphis International Airport passengers can travel to Miami, Denver, Chicago and Houston starting this month, thanks to larger aircraft and an expected increase in flight frequency.

While the larger aircraft won’t bring new destinations, they will increase the number of seats available on flights to those destinations. The larger planes, coupled with some expected added frequencies to those destinations, will add an average of about four flights, or 407 seats a day, for Memphis passengers once the changes are complete.

80. Delta Slashing 130 Jobs at Memphis International -

A Delta Air Lines Inc. subsidiary is laying off 130 employees at Memphis International Airport.

DAL Global Services, which provides ground handling, maintenance and cargo handling for Delta at Memphis International, will begin the layoffs May 14, according to a notice filed with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

81. I Choose Memphis: Matt Harrell -

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

Name: Matt Harrell

Job title and company: International Treasury Manager, AutoZone Inc.

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83. Cowork Memphis To Host Revenue Building Class -

Cowork Memphis and startup partner The unFunnel.com will host a revenue building class May 19 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper.

The event, “Digital Revenue Engine 2.0: Triple Your Revenue in any Market,” is aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs and will teach participants how to raise their revenue by increasing the number of customers, the average transaction value per customer and the number of transactions per customer.

84. May 8-14, 2015: This week in Memphis history -

2014: Republican presidential contenders Marco Rubio and Rand Paul visit Memphis for the Republican National Committee spring meeting at The Peabody. Rubio speaks at a closed gathering at Rendezvous restaurant. Paul meets privately with African-American pastors, then, in a public speech to RNC members, criticizes efforts by Republicans in state legislatures across the country to impose voter ID standards.

85. Massey Helps Grow Memphis CCIM Chapter -

Unlike countless college students who hop from one major to another, Shawn Massey always knew he wanted to be involved in commercial real estate.

86. Seaport Airlines Seeks to Cancel Memphis-Greenville Service -

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – SeaPort Airlines is seeking federal approval to end service between Greenville and Memphis within three months.

Portland, Oregon-based SeaPort in late October was awarded a federally subsidized Essential Air Service contract to restore passenger flights to and from Greenville, and the regional airline was cleared to begin service Jan. 12.

87. Cowork Memphis to Host Revenue Building Class -

Cowork Memphis and startup partner The unFunnel.com will host a revenue building class May 19 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper.

The event, “Digital Revenue Engine 2.0: Triple Your Revenue in any Market,” is aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs and will teach participants how to raise their revenue by increasing the number of customers, the average transaction value per customer and the number of transactions per customer.

88. Memphis Youth Fund Kicks Off With MLGW Partnership -

The city of Memphis’ summer jobs program and its Memphis Ambassadors Program are seeking private donations to expand through regular contributions via the monthly Memphis Light Gas and Water Division bill.

89. Conduit to Lay Off Nearly 600 of 700 in Memphis Workforce -

Conduit Global, which opened a Cordova call center in June with $2 million in state incentives, is laying off nearly 600 of its 700 Memphis employees.

The company acknowledged the layoffs Wednesday, May 6, saying the loss of a contract triggered the decision.

90. Southern Airways Launching Memphis-New Orleans Route -

Southern Airways will launch a nonstop flight between Memphis and New Orleans.

The airline decided to start the route due to the “overwhelming requests” from Memphians, according to a company statement. It fills a void left when Delta Air Lines dropped its Memphis to New Orleans flights last year.

91. Junior League of Memphis Hosts 6th Annual 5K for Kids -

Parents are encouraged to bring their children for a morning of family fun on Saturday, May 9.

Registration remains open for the 6th Annual Junior League of Memphis 5K for Kids – Taking Steps to End Childhood Obesity.

92. Cardinals Recall Lyons to Start, Option Tuivailala to Memphis -

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis to start Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs and optioned rookie right-hander Sam Tuivailala to Memphis.

93. Renowned Farm-to-Table Restaurant Hitting Memphis -

A restaurant chain known for propelling the national farm-to-table dining movement will serve up its acclaimed fare at two high-profile Memphis locations.

The Kitchen, which focuses on serving healthy, locally sourced meals, will operate restaurants at Shelby Farms Park in East Memphis and Crosstown Concourse in Midtown.

94. New Project Promotes Music ‘Triangle,’ Including Memphis -

Blues. Jazz. Country. Rock ‘n’ roll. Gospel. Southern Gospel. Cajun-zydeco. Soul/ R&B. Bluegrass.

Nine of America’s most well-known music genres now have their own road map.

95. Pinnacle CEO Talks Memphis Plans in Wake of Acquisition -

Flush from its newly announced acquisition of Magna Bank and the hire of a team from First Tennessee Bank, the newest entrant into the Memphis banking market already is looking down the road, planning more hires and a careful expansion of Magna’s existing footprint.

96. May 5 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, May 5, 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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97. Dustin Johnson Commits to Memphis Golf Tournament -

Dustin Johnson has committed to play in the FedEx St. Jude Classic, to be held the week of June 8-14 at TPC Southwind.

Johnson, the world’s No. 8-ranked golfer, won the 2012 FESJC as he made final-round birdies on holes 16 and 17. Currently, Johnson ranks third on the PGA Tour money list and ranks fifth in FedExCup points.

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99. Memphis Economic Indicator Provides Snapshot of Sentiment -

The latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business sentiment, reflects a local economy heading into the second quarter with pockets of strength as well as headwinds to push through.

100. Avondale Partners Expands Into Memphis -

Avondale Partners, a Nashville-based boutique investment banking and wealth management firm, has opened a new office in Germantown with John Santi heading up the location as managing director.

The new office brings to the Mid-South investment banking and equity research focused on the health care, transportation, logistics and business services sectors as well as a fiduciary investment practice for individuals and institutions.