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1. 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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3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Memphis Representative -

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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

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10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. Ballet Memphis Closes On French Quarter Suites Purchase -

2144 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Sale Amount: $4.2 million

Sale Date: Aug. 6, 2015

17. 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.

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19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. Memphis Hires UCF’s Vinson As 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.

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29. 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.

30. 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.

31. Memphis Medical Research Org Acquired By Global Entity -

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. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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33. Indie Memphis Doubles Length, Adds Downtown Presence -

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.

34. Memphis Rep. Akbari Selected for Lois Deberry Scholarship -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State Rep. Raumesh Akbari of Memphis has been awarded a new annual scholarship named after the late Lois DeBerry, her predecessor in the Tennessee General Assembly.

35. Memphis Divorce Attorneys Prepare for Same-Sex Separations -

Memphis attorneys Miles Mason Sr. and Larry Rice have written the book on divorces.

Each is the author of authoritative guides to divorce law.

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37. Memphis Tigers’ Young Alumni Ticket Program Returns for Football, Basketball -

The University of Memphis wants to keep recent alumni involved and engaged in football and men’s basketball.

To that end, the athletic department has announced the continuation of a free football season tickets promotion for first-year graduates and has added a new discount ticket program for anyone who graduated from the university in the last four years.

38. Cadence Bank Supports Memphis Organizations with Direct, Indirect Aid -

Banks are important community institutions not just for the services they provide – consumer loans, small business financing, etc. – but also for the investment they make in communities.

Such investments include the one announced by Cadence Bank recently, a six-figure equity-equivalent investment to River City Capital to support its Small Business Loan Fund.

39. Electrolux Cools Off 300 Memphis Residents -

As the dog days of summer wear on, Electrolux has provided some relief in the form of cool air to 300 local residents.

The donation of energy-efficient Frigidaire room air conditioners, worth a total of $72,000, is part of the Keeping Memphis Cool initiative.

40. Plough Donates $50,000 To Memphis Recovery Centers -

Memphis Recovery Centers has received a $50,000 contribution from the Plough Foundation.

Over the course of one year, MRC was challenged to raise $50,000 from other donor sources in order to receive the matching contribution from Memphis-based Plough.

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42. Plough Donates $50,000 To Memphis Recovery Centers -

Memphis Recovery Centers has received a $50,000 contribution from the Plough Foundation.

Over the course of one year, MRC was challenged to raise $50,000 from other donor sources in order to receive the matching contribution from Memphis-based Plough.

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44. Electrolux Cools Off 300 Memphis Residents -

As the dog days of summer wear on, Electrolux has provided some relief in the form of cool air to 300 Memphis residents.

The donation of energy-efficient Frigidaire room air conditioners, worth a total of $72,000, is part of the Keeping Memphis Cool initiative. Priority was given to households with seniors, disabled residents and those who have lost their jobs or are on medical leave.

45. Memphis Touchdown Club Scores With 2015 Speaker Lineup -

Often, the lineup of speakers for the Touchdown Club of Memphis includes one or more coaches on the hot seat. But this season, University of Memphis coach Justin Fuente, Tennessee coach Butch Jones, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen all are coming off strong seasons.

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47. Partial Roof Collapse Revives Concern For Downtown Memphis Eyesore -

A hard rain Thursday, July 23, has put a problem property on the Main Street Mall’s “demonstration block” back in the public eye and potentially back in court.

During the Thursday afternoon rain that flooded streets and briefly knocked out electricity across Downtown Memphis, the roof of the four-story building at 107 S. Main partially collapsed and a water pipe burst.

48. Memphis Candidates Prepare To Spend -

How much a candidate raises in an election season attracts a lot of attention, and the second-quarter fundraising numbers for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections are still trickling out.

The reports were due July 10 but some are still arriving at the Shelby County Election Commission website. And in some cases, the reports are incomplete, showing amounts raised but not amounts spend and on hand as of July 1.

49. Ikea Buys Cordova Acreage For Planned Memphis Store -

41 Acres for
Future Ikea Store

Sale Amount: $5.7 million

Sale Date: July 10, 2015

Buyer: IKEA Property Inc.

50. Memphis Council Takes Up Redistricting Furor -

Memphis City Council chairman Myron Lowery says no candidate in the October city elections should be affected by the council’s second redrawing of its district lines in four years.

51. Memphis Tourism Officials: Limit Hotel Tax Breaks -

A wave of Downtown hotel plans has officials pumping the brakes on using public incentives for smaller, limited-service hotels.

With up to a dozen Downtown hotel projects in the development pipeline, the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau has asked the Downtown Memphis Commission to explore limiting incentives to large, full-service hotels.

52. Memphis Releases $200M Pedestrian Safety Plan -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. unveiled an ambitious pedestrian and school safety action plan Tuesday, July 14, that has been in the making for 18 months.

The plan takes in a list of $200 million in improvements to sidewalks and street crossings over 20 years. Wharton’s administration doesn’t have all the funding nailed down, and said it would likely come through a combination of grants, city capital funding and money from nonprofit philanthropies.

53. Memphis Filing Deadline Features Last-Minute Shifts, Intrigue -

The decision Tuesday, July 14, by a sixth Memphis City Council member to pass up a place on the Oct. 8 ballot has added some intrigue on the way to the noon Thursday, July 16, filing deadline for the Memphis elections.

54. Marc Gasol: Leaving Memphis Not An Option in Free Agency -

All-Star center Marc Gasol says he’s sorry if Grizzlies’ fans worried over how long it took to learn that he wasn’t leaving Memphis, though they never had a reason to fret.

Gasol said Tuesday he already knew he wasn’t going anywhere else.

55. Boyd Becomes Sixth Memphis City Council Member to Pass on Re-Election Bid -

Memphis City Council member Bill Boyd announced Tuesday, July 14, that he will not seek reelection on the Oct. 8 Memphis ballot.

56. University of Memphis Athletics Communications Staff Honored -

The University of Memphis athletics communications staff received 12 national awards for its publications and posters for the 2014-15 academic year. That led the nation as the College Sports Information Directors of America announced its final results for its annual publications contests.

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58. Memphis Athletic Director Wants to Talk to Nichols About Transfer Request -

Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen would “welcome the opportunity to speak with” forward Austin Nichols, who is seeking to transfer.

59. Austin Nichols Seeks Transfer, Memphis Reportedly Denies Request -

University of Memphis junior forward Austin Nichols is attempting to transfer, according to reports from 92.9 FM ESPN and cbssports.com Tuesday, July 7.

60. University of Memphis Athletics Communications Staff Honored -

The University of Memphis athletics communications staff received 12 national awards for its publications and posters for the 2014-15 academic year. That led the nation as the College Sports Information Directors of America announced its final results for its annual publications contests.

61. Ikea Seeks $16 Million Permit For First Memphis Store -

Future Ikea Store
On 42 Acres In Cordova
Permit Cost: $16 million

Application Date: July 2015
Owner/Tenant: Ikea
Details: Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.

62. Memphis Native, Redbirds Player Tapped for Pan Am Games -

Three Memphis Redbirds are being honored for their play this season, with two pitchers making the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team and Bartlett native and former University of Memphis player Jacob Wilson being selected to play for Team USA in the 2015 Pan American Games.

63. Memphis City Council to Vote on Forrest Statue Removal -

[Update: Adds specifics of City Council's proposal on Nathan Bedford Forrest. The council will vote on the Forrest statue removal today.] With the city budget season done, Memphis City Council members turn their attention Tuesday, July 7, to development in the Pinch district, the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest and redrawing council district lines.

64. University of Memphis Hires Southeast Missouri Athletic Director -

The University of Memphis has named Mark Alnutt, athletic director at Southeast Missouri State, as its new deputy director of athletics.

Alnutt replaces Wren Baker, who left several weeks ago for a position in the athletics department at the University of Missouri.

65. University of Memphis to Relaunch GoTigersGo.com -

The University of Memphis Athletic Department is relaunching its website, GoTigersGo.com, to provide a user-friendly experience across all platforms – including smartphones and tablets.

The updated site includes media walls on each sport page where previews, recaps and features can be found along with digital content such as photo galleries and video. A social wall encompasses both Instagram and Twitter, including content provided by fans.

66. Ikea Takes $16 Million Step Toward Memphis Store -

Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.

The Swedish furniture retailer has applied for a $16 million building permit for its 269,000-square-foot store on a 42-acre site near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway.

67. Editorial: Ballet Memphis a Perfect Partner for Overton Square -

When news surfaced of Ballet Memphis’ impending move to Overton Square, it was met with mixed emotions.

Some groans, for sure. Midtown certainly could use a hotel, especially in the newly bustling district. And an independent, boutique hotel – which was the previous possibility for the primo real estate at the corner of Madison Avenue and Cooper Street – would have been a nice addition to the nightlife hotspot.

68. University of Memphis To Relaunch GoTigersGo.com -

The University of Memphis Athletic Department is relaunching its website, GoTigersGo.com, to provide a user-friendly experience across all platforms – including smartphones and tablets.

69. Marc Gasol of Memphis Is Already Right at Home -

He appreciates a fine wine, but at least symbolically does so with a dab of barbecue on his chin.

He attended Lausanne High School while his big brother was both amazing and frustrating Grizzlies fans. And now we hear from Zach Randolph, via Craig Brewer’s best film to date, “Marc Gasol of Memphis,” that he was listening to Three 6 Mafia all along.

70. Ikea Takes $16 Million Step Toward Memphis Store -

Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.

The Swedish furniture retailer has applied for a $16 million building permit for its 269,000-square-foot store on a 42-acre site near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway.

71. Crissy Haslam, Memphis Police Deliver Books to Children -

Children in Memphis are getting some new reading material, thanks to local police and first lady Crissy Haslam.

Haslam and the Memphis Police Department delivered books to Memphis children on Friday as part of the Read20Book Patrol, a project she launched last summer with Tennessee law enforcement.

72. Memphis Finance Gurus Retrace City’s Fiscal Path -

Mayors come and go at City Hall and what was a priority for one administration can change with the next. But one constant is finance.

It defines a city’s overall health, no matter who is in office, and thus its ability to borrow money to fund those priorities and then pay off that debt.

73. Builders Start, Sell Fewer Memphis-Area Homes in May -

Hampered by a severe lot shortage, homebuilding activity in Memphis and Shelby County slowed considerably in May, with builders starting and selling fewer new homes than last year.

Builders filed 67 permits in May, down 17.3 percent from 81 permits filed in May 2014, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports. Builders sold 58 new homes in May, down 23.6 percent from 76 new homes sold last year.

74. Memphis Redbirds' Winning Record Doesn't Extend to Attendance -

The Memphis Redbirds are running last in the 16-team Pacific Coast League’s attendance race; the St. Louis Cardinals own the best record in the 30-team on-field competition run by Major League Baseball.

75. Dog Daycare Bringing New Life to East Memphis Retail Center -

A new doggy daycare and camp is coming to East Memphis.

Becky and Tim Simcoe have leased 8,875 square feet at the Balmoral Shopping Center at Quince Road and Ridgeway Road in East Memphis to open a Camp Bow Wow franchise.

76. Memphis Ends Budget Season, But the Arguments Aren't Over -

The end of the budget season at City Hall can be a festive occasion.

Weeks of line-item detail and swapping one amount with another in the budget, as well as the pressure of revenue and other projections that amount to moving targets in the fiscal year, give way to approved operating and capital budgets as well as a property tax rate.

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78. Ballet Memphis Turns to Overton Square -

Scratch those plans for a new Hotel Overton where the French Quarter Inn now sits in Overton Square.

Ballet Memphis has a sales contract on the property at the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and Cooper Street and plans to build a new two-story structure fronting on Madison with parking in the rear and on the eastern end.

79. HopeWorks Workshop Aims to Help Memphis Employers Reduce Entry-Level Job Turnover -

Different experiences, different vocabularies, and a different perspective on what it means to go to work each day. The difference, really, between a “job” and a “career.”

Making sense of these differences for the benefit of entry-level employees and their employers is the mission of the free workshop “Finding Talent. Growing Profits.”

80. Former Memphis Soccer Player Honored by NCAA -

Kylie Davis, who completed her playing career at the University of Memphis last fall, is a candidate for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Now in its 25th year, the Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

81. Dayco Awarded Tax Incentive for Memphis Warehouse -

A Michigan-based manufacturer of belts and other items for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket sectors has been awarded a tax break to open a national distribution center in Memphis.

The city-county Economic Development Growth Engine awarded Dayco Products Ltd. a five-year tax incentive for the distribution center, which will employ 174 workers. The average annual pay for employees would be $26,753, plus benefits.

82. Memphis Restaurants ‘Love Their Patios’ -

The warm weather means it's that time of year again for Memphis diners.

Patios have begun filling up around the city as restaurant patrons flock to outdoor dining settings where they can people-watch, enjoy drinks and nosh on smaller, simpler menu items.

83. Memphis Economic Indicator Taking Third-Quarter Responses -

Investors in some of Memphis’ largest publicly traded companies are likely to feel somewhat encouraged about the current state of the economy – at least, when looking at their portfolios.

84. Reptile, Exotic Animal Expo Coming to Memphis Area -

A nationwide promoter of reptile and exotic animal expos will bring its blend of vendors, breeders and educators back to the Memphis area for two events.

Repticon Memphis showcases thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals. The event will be held at the The Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., on July 11 and 12 and again on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

85. Memphis Tigers Pole Vault Athlete Kimi Jennings Seeks Sports Career -

When moderators at the NCAA Basketball Tournament refer to the legions of one-and-done players that come into the interview room as “student-athletes,” it always elicits some eye-rolling and maybe an under-the-breath chuckle or two.

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87. Memphis Banks Report Modest First Quarter -

Absent a few individual challenges, Memphis-area banks as a collective gave off encouraging signs about their health and outlook in the first quarter, according to Federal Reserve figures.

Some of the most important metrics, like profitability, always come with a reminder by regulators that any change in performance at First Tennessee Bank, Memphis’ largest bank, can overshadow results at the rest of its smaller peer institutions. That was certainly true in the first quarter, when First Tennessee’s parent company took a loss, driven by a mortgage-related legal settlement, which resulted in the bank showing almost $65 million worth of red ink for the quarter.

88. Memphis Kicker Named to Phil Steele Preseason Team -

University of Memphis junior place-kicker Jake Elliott, the reigning American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year and a two-time all-conference selection, has been named to Phil Steele’s 2015 Preseason AAC Team, the publication announced.

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92. 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.

93. 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.

94. 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.

95. 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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97. 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.

98. 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.

99. 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.

100. 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.