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1. Cordova Goodwill Location Reopens -

Memphis Goodwill Inc. has reopened its Berryhill Attended Donation Center in Cordova. The center is at 1890 Berryhill Road, suite 101, near the intersection of Berryhill & Chimneyrock Boulevard.

2. Tiger Basketball Returns to WKNO -

A 30-year community tradition returns to WKNO with the tape-delayed broadcast of 15 University of Memphis Tiger basketball home games.

The broadcasts will begin Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10, featuring the Tigers’ game with Stephen F. Austin State University.

3. Tiger Basketball Returns to WKNO -

A 30-year community tradition returns to WKNO with the tape-delayed broadcast of 15 University of Memphis Tiger basketball home games.

The broadcasts will begin Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10, featuring the Tigers’ game with Stephen F. Austin State University.

4. Cordova Goodwill Location Reopens -

Memphis Goodwill Inc. has reopened its Berryhill Attended Donation Center in Cordova. The center is at 1890 Berryhill Road, suite 101, near the intersection of Berryhill & Chimneyrock Boulevard.

5. McManus Joins Patrick Accounting -

Michelle McManus, a Memphis native and certified public accountant, has joined Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC as manager. In her new role, McManus will supervise and review the monthly accounting process for a section of clients. She will also prepare and review tax returns and work closely with clients, assisting them with ongoing tax planning.

6. Drake Cleaners Presses On as It Nears Century Mark -

Every day, tens of thousands of motorists on Poplar Avenue’s Midtown leg drive past a longstanding landmark near the neon satellite sign for Joe’s Liquors. It’s on the other side of Poplar, on the northern border of a parking lot at Evergreen Street.

7. 8 Ways to Protect Your Online Identity -

Each year, millions of Americans are victims of data breaches. Credit card fraud alone has affected 41 percent of consumers over the last five years, according to Aite Group's 2014 Global Consumer Fraud Survey.

8. New Goodwill Location Opens in Midtown -

Memphis Goodwill Inc. has opened its newest Attended Donation Center & Bookstore in Midtown, at 651 N. McLean Blvd. next to Dino’s Grill and Café Eclectic.

9. New Goodwill Location Opens in Midtown -

Memphis Goodwill Inc. has opened its newest Attended Donation Center & Bookstore in Midtown, at 651 N. McLean Blvd. next to Dino’s Grill and Café Eclectic.

10. Goodwill Center Helps Job Seekers Reclaim Dreams -

The event was held in the shadow of the shuttered Raleigh Springs Mall, in the expanded section of the Goodwill store at 3830 Austin Peay Highway. It was the grand opening of the Goodwill Job Center.

11. New Business Helps Clients Organize Homes, Lives -

When Amy Tuggle and her mother, Fran Cutshall, moved to Memphis from St. Louis recently they each decided to make a career change.

12. Lehman-Roberts’ Longevity Paved by Family Ownership -

Lehman-Roberts Co. is a highway paving contractor that president Patrick Nelson regards with the kind of pride that might at first seem out of place for work that involves asphalt and roadwork.

13. ‘A Step Closer’ -

The general contractor for the Crosstown redevelopment project recently applied for three building permits totaling $115.3 million as the development team approaches a key period for financing the ambitious project.

14. Ride-Sharing Services Launch in Memphis -

Competing ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber have landed in Memphis.

The services, which have been popular in bigger markets, announced in recent days their respective expansions into new markets, including Memphis.

15. Caissa Public Strategy Opens DC Office -

Fueled by a demand for the specialized services it provides, Memphis-based consulting firm Caissa Public Strategy has expanded with the opening of a new office in the nation’s capital.

Caissa founder Brian Stephens said the reason for the expansion there isn’t necessarily obvious. Caissa didn’t hang out its shingle in Washington to focus on landing new work there – instead, the new office is intended to help Caissa have better relationships with its clients there who need work done in the South.

16. Park Expresses Purposeful Giving in Book -

Whether it’s on television, on the radio, in print or around town, Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club President Jeremy Park seems to be everywhere, and a quick scan of his professional history reveals a similarly expansive career.

17. Crosstown Construction Bidding Process Underway -

Construction documents for the ambitious Sears Crosstown redevelopment project have hit the street.

Memphis-based Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc. is serving as the general contractor for the $180 million project, and bids for subcontracting work on everything from electrical systems to plumbing went out this week.

18. Dickerson to Carry Tradition of Service as Young Lawyers Division President -

Jake Dickerson, associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, is the incoming 2014 president for the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association.

The division arranges and hosts continuing legal education seminars, networking events, pro bono opportunities and fundraisers such as the annual golf tournament benefiting the Porter Goodwill Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. MBA members 36 years or younger, or within their first three years of practice, are automatically members of the division.

19. Events -

The Shelby County Trustee’s Office will host a “Home Sweet Home” workshop for seniors Monday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Senior Center, 163 W. Raines Road. Trustee staff will provide information on senior property taxes and how to effectively pass property to heirs. Cost is free. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.

20. Events -

Ignite Memphis, Vol. 6, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Twelve Memphians will enlighten attendees on a variety of topics via five-minute, 20-slide presentations. Cost is $15. Visit ignitememphis.com.

21. ServiceMaster to Spin Off Struggling TruGreen -

The ServiceMaster Co. plans to spin off its TruGreen lawn care business at the end of 2013 after several years in which the Memphis-based collection of residential- and commercial-services companies has struggled with the right business model for the TruGreen brand.

22. FBI Promotes McCall to Special Agent in Charge -

A. Todd McCall has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis division, one of the bureau’s 56 field offices nationwide. McCall, who most recently served as chief of the digital forensics and analysis section in the Operational Technology Division, is now responsible for the management and oversight of more than 200 personnel and all investigative matters under the FBI’s jurisdiction spanning from Memphis to Cookeville, Tenn.

23. Former Theater Site Heads to Auction Block -

The Internal Revenue Service is auctioning a Midtown building with an interesting history.

On Friday, Aug. 9, at the Shelby County Courthouse, the IRS will auction the building and a vacant lot at 319 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Drive and 323 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Drive. The minimum bid the IRS is seeking is $12,356. The IRS seized the building for nonpayment of IRS taxes due from Faith Village.

24. Boys & Girls Clubs Brings After-School Focus -

Editor’s Note: Part of a series about the “Our Children. Our Success.” campaign. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis intend to keep familiar elements for children and parents in the coming school year with after-school programs as well as tutoring.

25. Literacy Mid-South Joins ‘Our Children. Our Success.’ -

Editor’s Note: Part of a series about the “Our Children. Our Success.” campaign. The effort to prepare parents for what promises to be a milestone school year in Shelby County now involves the community’s recently retooled literacy organization.

26. Market of Riverdale Bend Sells for $6.2 Million -

7114-7186 Winchester Road Memphis, TN 38125

Sale Amount: $6.2 million

Sale Date: July 2, 2013

27. Market of Riverdale Bend Sells for $6.2 Million -

Four tenants in common have paid $6.2 million for the Market of Riverdale Bend shopping center on Winchester Road in Southeast Memphis.

The four buyers, shown in descending order of ownership percentage, are Peter Laspina Jr. (49.5 percent); 25-19 34th St. Realty Corp. (34.83 percent); Riverdale Center Investors LLC (14.67 percent); and Riverdale Market LLC (1 percent).

28. ‘Back to Life’ -

Memphis resident Geraldine Harris has been shopping at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore since it opened two years ago, finding discount prices and unique items she couldn’t locate anywhere else.

29. Coaching Hire Presents Risk/Reward for Grizz -

So the Grizzlies finally made it official and promoted lead assistant Dave Joerger to head coach. This qualified as breaking news about as much as reporting that barbecue has been discovered in Memphis.

30. Data Facts Leading by Example -

Last week we highlighted Friends For Life Corp., which is an organization helping people affected by HIV/AIDS to live well. This week let us discuss an important trend in corporate philanthropy and spotlight a local company leading by example.

31. Chamber Prepares to Celebrate 175 Years -

Despite arriving this year at the ripe old age of 175, the Greater Memphis Chamber still has a spring in its step.

When the chamber blows out the candles, so to speak, during its milestone bash Friday, April 12, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the event will underscore the organization’s storied history, which predates the Civil War. This year also sees the continuation of the chamber’s push to be more of a civic force in the community, helping to bring together government and private businesses.

32. Memphis Goodwill Opens Oakland Store -

Memphis Goodwill Inc. opened a new Attended Donation Center in Oakland Monday, Dec. 10.

The 1,850-square-foot space was previously a Starbucks Coffee Co. in an outparcel of a Kroger-anchored shopping center at 7275 U.S. 64. It is Goodwill’s first donation center in Fayette County.

33. Scharff Elected to Legal Roles at Buckman, Bulab Holdings -

Jonathan Scharff has been elected vice president, legal and general counsel for Buckman and corporate secretary for Bulab Holdings Inc., Buckman’s parent company. Scharff has more than 22 years’ experience in the legal industry, including positions at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis and Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC in Memphis. In his new position, he will oversee legal needs in U.S. and global operating companies and work with associates in preventing and managing legal risks.

34. Memphis Goodwill Opens Area's 23rd Donation Center -

Memphis Goodwill Inc. has opened a new Attended Donation Center in the Fox Meadows Shopping Center, 3101 S. Mendenhall Road.

35. Big-Box Vacancies Prove Hard To Fill -

The closing of big-box stores in recent years belonging to the likes of Borders Group Inc., Circuit City Inc. and others has left suburban shopping centers around the country with lots of space to fill.

36. Best Buy to Cut Costs and Close Stores -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Best Buy Co. said it plans to close 50 U.S. big box stores and open 100 small mobile locations in the U.S. in fiscal 2013 and cut $800 million in costs by fiscal 2015. The news came Thursday as the biggest U.S. specialty electronics retailer posted a fiscal fourth quarter loss partly due to restructuring charges.

37. Loeb Tells Rotary About Overton Square Plans -

Among the first of Bob Loeb’s comments when he addressed the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Jan. 10, was that when his firm finishes the redevelopment of Overton Square, the hope is to pass the Rotarian Four-Way Test.

38. CRE Activity Stays Strong During 2011 -

Despite hard times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past 12 months.

Memphis’ industrial leasing activity kicked off in January when Buena Park, Calif.-based Pacific Logistics Corp. signed a 60,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto for its first Memphis-area location.

39. Kindness Revolution Offers Membership -

The Kindness Revolution, a Memphis-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of kindness and values-driven leadership in customer service, schools and communities, is offering free membership.

40. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull -

Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.

Hometown: Nashville

41. District Lines on Tap for Commission -

Five days is a long time in politics. That’s the gap between the Monday, Dec. 19, meeting of the Shelby County Commission and the special meeting of the commission last Wednesday.

At the special meeting, commissioners again floated a new redistricting plan that would keep the 13-member body at five districts covering all of Shelby County.

42. CBRE's Truitt Awarded By Commercial Alliance -

Realtors Commercial Alliance, the commercial division of the National Association of Realtors, has recognized Kelly Truitt of CB Richard Ellis Memphis, an affiliate of CB Richard Ellis Inc., as a recipient of the 2011 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award.

43. ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital Makes Memphis Stop -

After a week in Memphis, the second generation of the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital and its crew of 22 goes back to work for one more year of flights around the world.

Memphis was the final stop in the goodwill tour of the DC-10 donated and outfitted by FedEx Corp. and maintained by the Memphis-based company since 1992.

44. Wilkinson Follows Road Less Traveled -

During his 50-year tenure in real estate, Dan Wilkinson helped establish the Memphis office of Colliers International as one of the dominant industrial real estate companies in the local market and has been involved in more than $1 billion in sales in Memphis and North Mississippi.

45. Waiting For The Tip -

Great seasons end.

Great cities endure.

That’s not just one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ new marketing slogans. Capitalizing on last season’s success and building an enduring franchise are aspirations for the organization as it copes with the reality of the NBA lockout and the ongoing dry spell of professional hometown hoops.

46. Theatre Memphis to Hold Overstock Yard Sale -

Theatre Memphis will hold its Overstock Yard Sale for the second year Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the theater, 630 Perkins Road Extended.

47. Company Buys 11 Acres On Thousand Oaks -

NAI Saig Co. has negotiated a pair of investment sales in recent weeks. Corolla Management Corp. has purchased two sites totaling 10.6 acres on Thousand Oaks Cove from Bank of Bartlett for $925,000.

48. Staying Afloat -

Compared to the overall U.S. construction landscape, Memphis’ position appears to be managing fairly well.

Within the last 10 months, the city has landed several heavy manufacturing projects – Electrolux, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. and Kruger Inc., to name a few – in a time when, nationally, the manufacturing sector is stagnant.

49. Memphis Goodwill Finances U.S. 64, Austin Peay Stores -

6899 U.S. 64
Memphis, TN 38134
Loan Amount: $3.2 million

Loan Date: Aug. 1, 2011

Maturity Date: n/a

Borrower: Memphis Goodwill Inc.

50. Goodwill Finances Austin Peay Store -

Memphis Goodwill Inc. has financed a Goodwill store at 3830 Austin Peay Highway through First Tennessee Bank NA for $1.4 million.

51. $3.2 Million Loan Filed for U.S. 64 Goodwill -

Memphis Goodwill Inc. has filed a $3.2 million loan through First Tennessee Bank NA for its thrift store at 6899 U.S. 64. The 51,354-square-foot, big-box retail location was built in 1988 and previously housed a lumber store. It sits on 7.1 acres at the southeast corner of U.S. 64 (Stage Road) and U.S. 70 (Summer Avenue).

52. Germantown Collection Sells for $7.3M in Foreclosure -

7810 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $7.3 million

Sale Date: June 23, 2011
Buyer: GA Poplar Avenue Germantown LLC (c/o Principal Real Estate Investors)
Seller: Jason A. Strain, substitute trustee
Original Borrower: CH Realty III/Germantown LLC
Original Lender: Principal Life Insurance Co.
Orig. Loan Amount: $8.7 million
Orig. Loan Date: Oct. 12, 2004

53. Goodwill Files $1.2M Permit to Overhaul Stage Store -

Goodwill Memphis Inc. has filed a $1.2 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for its store at 6899 U.S. 64 in Bartlett (also known as 6899 Stage Road).

54. Thrifty Real Estate - One area that has seemed to thrive in the recession is discount retailers, including thrift and dollar stores.

Low-cost operators, including nonprofit organizations like Memphis Goodwill Industries, are able to find more affordable property than in previous years. That’s because as market conditions have dropped, so has price per square foot, said Dave Leutwyler, Goodwill executive vice president.

55. Beutelschies Guides IDB Through Wide Range of Issues -

The rules of economic development are as specific as the terms of any business agreement. That’s because the incentives used to bring new businesses to Memphis and expand existing businesses here are contractual agreements.

56. Memphians Come Together in Flood Response -

At first glance, the Great Flood of 2011 has been a tale of two cities. Hundreds evacuated their homes, and the rising water caused millions of dollars worth of damage to property and infrastructure throughout the city.

57. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold the sixth annual Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Conference Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Blvd. The title of the conference is “Giving, Grants & Goodwill: The New Face of Philanthropy,” and Rip Rapson, president of chief executive officer of The Kresge Foundation, will speak. Cost is $110 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $65 for college students with a valid ID. Call 684-6605 or email info@npexcellence.org.

58. Events -

Rhodes College will host Memphis historian Jimmy Ogle who will present a continuing education class titled “Historic Memphis and its Highlights” Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy King Hall on campus. Seating is limited so reservations should be made by calling 843-3965.

59. 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.

60. MBIN Signs New Lease At Bellbrook Park -

A Memphis-based wholesaler of collectable items has signed a new industrial lease in the Southwest submarket.

MBIN Global Inc. has signed a new lease for 26,250 square feet at Bellbrook Industrial Park, 1004 Brooks Road.

61. Destination King’s Tagg Honored as ‘Rising Star’ -

Mary Catherine Tagg, director of operations for Destination King, has received the “Rising Star” award at the fifth annual Association of Destination Management Executives Achievement Awards.

62. Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Plans Spring Workshops -

As many Mid-South nonprofits continue to struggle with funding, the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, which serves nonprofits in more than 30 counties in Eastern Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee, is working to strengthen them through its 2011 annual conference and a series of spring workshops.

63. Coming into Focus -

In the realm of urban attractions, museums present somewhat of a paradox.

Often, they’re privately funded. But in a broader sense – a civic sense – they’re public spaces. They’re open to the public, shaped to address a public issue or meet a public need.

64. Events -

The Memphis Gavel Club will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Henry Brenner from Goodwill Industries will speak. For more information, call Bob Gray at 494-8639.

65. Rotary Club Seeks Scholarship Applicants -

The Memphis Rotary Club is seeking applicants for the 2012-2013 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships.

The scholarships, which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provide for study aboard in more than 160 countries where Rotary clubs are located.

66. Kindness Revolution Hosts Memphis Celebration -

Feb. 14-20 is Random Acts of Kindness Week, and local do-gooders will be honored for their compassionate ways during the Memphis Celebration of Kindness, set to take place Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 at Le Pavillon, 1052 Brookfield Road.

67. Kings of the Court -

When the Harlem Globetrotters bring their acrobatic, ball-spinning, high-flying brand of showmanship to FedExForum Wednesday, fans will likewise bring with them certain expectations.

They’ll expect to leave the arena having seen the team dip into a deep bag of tricks that includes seemingly impossible ball-spins, wild dunks and comedic antics.

68. Memphis Goodwill Announces Highland Discount Store -

Memphis Goodwill’s retail store at 574 Highland Ave. has become a half-price location. The new 50 percent discount concept is being implemented at the Highland store only.

69. Memphis Goodwill Wins C'ville Chamber's Top Honor -

Memphis Goodwill has been honored with the 2010 Business Champion Award by the Collierville Chamber of Commerce.

The award, which honors an outstanding business of the year, was handed out recently at the Chamber’s annual awards luncheon.

70. Looking at Local Cause Marketing -

Part One of Two-Part Series

The nonprofit sector survives and thrives with the support of all of us. Individuals, families, foundations, public agencies, and businesses and corporations all play key roles in the work of nonprofit organizations across Memphis, the Mid-South and our country. One way that businesses support nonprofits is through cause-marketing campaigns that highlight selected organizations through the promotion of products and services.

71. $300K Plough Grant to Memphis Goodwill to Aid Job Creation -

The Plough Foundation has awarded a two-part $300,000 grant to Memphis Goodwill Industries to support the nonprofit’s Community Workforce program, which provides vocational training to individuals with disabilities and other obstacles to employment.

72. ‘Positive Signs’ Abound in Retail Market -

Perhaps more than any other commercial real estate sector, the retail market is braced for positive change in 2011.

Turnaround is certainly on the minds of retailers and retail landlords, who have seen 7.5 million jobs lost since the end of 2007.

73. Give Back to Help Fight Crime -

Last week we examined how you can create an exclusive marketing promotion that creates a win-win for your company and supported nonprofit. This week, based on input from Trevor Beahm with masterIT, let us look at how giving back can actually help save lives and fight crime.

74. Memphis Goodwill To Hold Reverse Job Fair -

The Memphis Goodwill Vocational Rehabilitation Service Center will host a Reverse Job Fair for potential placement partners Nov. 10.

Company managers and owners are invited to tour the new center, meet the staff and learn about Goodwill’s vocational rehabilitation program.

75. Marlo Thomas Book Looks at Laughter -

A lesson learned with laughter, it is said, is a lesson learned well.

In learning about comedy, Marlo Thomas had some of the best teachers in the world in her father Danny Thomas and the other legendary entertainers who were fixtures in the Thomas household, where they would swap stories and entertain each other.

76. The Kindness Revolution Partners With Goodwill -

Memphis Goodwill Inc. and The Kindness Revolution have teamed up to promote the awareness of values in communities.

77. Events -

The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.

78. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., suite 502. Daniel Moore, audit manager at Watkins Uiberall PLLC, will speak on the topic “Understanding Nonprofit Accounting.” Cost is $60 for members, $110 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

79. Winbranch Apartments Sell for $2.4 Million -

3595 Millbranch Road
Memphis, TN 38116
Sale Amount: $2.4 million

Sale Date: Sept. 7, 2010
Buyer: Winbranch Realty Partners LLC
Seller: LBUBS 2004-C4 Millbranch Road LLC
Loan Amount: $975,000
Loan Date: Sept. 7, 2010
Maturity Date: Sept. 1, 2011
Lender: The Leshum Group LLC

80. Church Health Center Seeks $25 Monthly Donations -

The cost of a really cheap night out can add up to something significant for Church Health Center.

The medical ministry that provides health care to the working uninsured is asking people to donate $25 a month so it can meet increased demands.

81. Goodwill to Relocate Collierville Facility -

Memphis Goodwill Industries will open its new Attended Donation Center in Collierville with a ribbon-cutting Thursday at 9 a.m. at 330 Market Blvd.

82. The Un-Fair -

What’s happened to the fair just isn’t fair.

Let’s review: The Mid-South Fair has left Memphis for the Delta, but is stuck in a parking lot in Southaven. The Delta Fair is actually in Memphis, but is under contract to manage the Mid-South Fair. The guy running the Mid-South Fair ran away. The guy running the Delta Fair wanted us to run away from the Mid-South Fair. Now he’s running both.

83. AT&T Donates to ‘Project Learn’ -

AT&T has donated $105,000 to 21 Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee.

Each of the selected clubs will receive $5,000 to support Project Learn.

Project Learn is a program designed to reinforce and enhance the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through “high-yield” learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, homework help and games that develop and strengthen cognitive skills.

84. Herenton's First Political Loss Likely His Last -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Willie W. Herenton, a charismatic, combative public figure who has towered over the Memphis political landscape since he became the city's first black elected mayor in 1991, is letting the curtain drop on his long career in public office.

85. Memphis Commemorates ADA’s 20th Anniversary -

With the passing of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, public and private officials are intensifying efforts to help the disabled find jobs.

City officials are working with organizations like Shelby Residential and Vocational Services and Goodwill Memphis to help the disabled find jobs in an extraordinarily difficult job market.

86. Goodwill Expands With Atoka Donation Center -

Memphis Goodwill will open its first attended donation center in Atoka, Tenn., on Thursday.

The new donation center will bring the total number of centers in the Mid-South to 17. The grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

87. Crafton Joins Memphis Goodwill As Director of Marketing, PR -

Kimberly Crafton has joined Memphis Goodwill Industries as director of marketing and public relations.

88. Memphis Goodwill Joins Donate Movement -

Memphis Goodwill Industries will participate in the Donate Movement, a new public awareness movement to emphasize the positive impact that donating clothing and goods can have on communities and the planet.

89. Service, Care at Heart of Work For Rotter -

Cary Rotter’s goal is simple: to provide elderly clients and their families with the best possible in-home care.

But the Memphis Comfort Keepers president and owner said he faces many challenges in bringing that goal to fruition, the greatest of which is hiring the right people.

90. ‘Everybody’s Down Here’ -

Despite its name, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is more than a celebration of all things pork. The Memphis in May fixture is also big business.

Nowhere is that more evident than during the Thursday and Friday lunch hours, when many of the booths run by local and out-of-town companies invite clients and colleagues for some ribs or a sandwich – and a chance to say thanks or perhaps make a sale.

91. Above and Beyond -

Banks try a little of everything to get customers in the door and build goodwill in the communities they serve.

A slightly higher rate on CDs than the bank down the street is paying; tellers who remember details like where a customer’s children go to school; fundraisers; sponsorships.

92. Crump Makes His Name In Local Real Estate -

His surname is synonymous with Memphis political history, but Patrick Crump’s passion lies in Memphis real estate.

93. Institute of Classical Architecture Elects McClure to Chapter Board of Directors -

Mark McClure has been elected to the board of directors of the Tennessee Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. He will serve a three-year term.

94. Goodwill Opens First Millington Store -

Memphis Goodwill Industries will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its first store in Millington today at 9 a.m.

The new store is a 27,000-square-foot retail and donation center at 8059 U.S. 51 N. About 12,000 square feet of space will be devoted to the shopping and sales floor and the facility has an option to expand that shopping space to up to 17,000 square feet.

95. Social Media Icons -

It’s been 46 years since Marshall McLuhan declared, “The medium is the message.”

In that time, the visionary media critic’s five-word analysis has been debated and interpreted in ways even he likely couldn’t imagine.

96. Making a Comeback -

More than 100 collectible Beanie Babies will be among the items offered at a future fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities Memphis, thanks to a gift from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

97. Obsidian Public Relations Expands Office Presence -

Obsidian Public Relations has moved its offices to an expanded space within the EmergeMemphis building, 516 Tennessee St., Suite 126.

98. Events -

Vaco Mid-South will host a continuing education seminar today at 8 a.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Topics of the event are “Fair Value Measurements,” “Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairment” and “Extensible Business Reporting Language.” Cost is $75. To register, call Joe Fracchia or Justin Farmer at 333-2250.

99. Events -

The Memphis Animal Shelter Advisory Board will meet today at 10 a.m. in the second floor conference room of City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will attend.

100. Restaurateur Determined to Thrive At New East Memphis Location -

In the parlance of the sweet science, a knockdown occurs when a boxer is knocked to the mat but rises to fight again.

Antonio Martinez knows something about that principle.