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1. Williams Joins Memphis Obstetrics as OB/GYN -

Dr. Jason Williams has joined the staff of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC, where he will focus on women’s health care issues, including prevention, diagnosis and management of many general medical conditions. As an OB/GYN, he specializes in general obstetrical care, infertility, pelvic disorders, and prevention and detection of diseases such as breast and cervical cancer.

2. UTHSC Researchers Named ‘Influential Minds’ -

Two University of Tennessee Health Science researchers have made the list of the “world’s most influential scientific minds” of the last decade as determined by the most frequently cited articles.

3. UTHSC Researchers Named ‘Influential Minds’ -

Two University of Tennessee Health Science researchers have made the list of the “world’s most influential scientific minds” of the last decade as determined by the most frequently cited articles.

4. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate -

Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.

5. Grizzlies Participate In Basketball Without Borders -

Memphis Grizzlies mascot Grizz and select members of the Grizz Girls and the Kings of the Court performance teams will travel to South Africa for a 10-day stay to participate in the 12th Basketball Without Borders, Africa events in Johannesburg from July 31 to Aug. 9.

6. Grizzlies Participate in Basketball Without Borders -

Memphis Grizzlies mascot Grizz and select members of the Grizz Girls and the Kings of the Court performance teams will travel to South Africa for a 10-day stay to participate in the 12th Basketball Without Borders, Africa events in Johannesburg from July 31 to Aug. 9.

7. McKinney Named Branch Manager at Waddell & Reed -

Mack McKinney has been promoted at Waddell & Reed to district branch manager for the Memphis area. McKinney has been with the financial advisory firm for five years, holding management positions for four of those years.
McKinney works to develop field leaders and help financial advisers leverage their strengths and experiences to build successful practices. He serves as mentor to both new and seasoned financial advisers and says he’s committed to building an office that demonstrates the collective passion shared for clients and the community.

8. Verizon Launches Rewards Program With Tracking -

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

9. Baker Donelson Wins Beacon of Justice Award -

The National Legal Aid and Defender Association has named Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC a 2014 Beacon of Justice Award winner.

The awards recognize law firms that have devoted significant time and resources to creating and implementing innovative strategies to improve life outcomes for low-income people. Baker Donelson is being recognized for its development of the OnlineTNJustice platform, which provides free legal services via the Internet to low-income Tennessee residents.

10. Bragging Rights -

HOOVER, Ala. – Before he was done, Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive would quote Muhammad Ali, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela, stump for the league’s new television network, and remind the world that the “autonomy of the SEC and the other four conferences” is really all that matters.

11. Still Rock ‘n’ Roll -

When Jeff Nolan, the Hard Rock Café’s music and memorabilia historian, got to Memphis Sunday, June 29, to prepare for the next day’s preview tours of the new Hard Rock location at Beale and Second streets, he grabbed a bite to eat at nearby Rum Boogie Café.

12. Baker’s Career Mirrored State’s Political Story -

As the week begins, political leaders of both parties and across several generations will gather in East Tennessee for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker.

13. 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.

14. Many Seek New Homes Near Cities But are Priced Out -

WASHINGTON (AP) – City living has been a blessing for Tim Nelson.

The Phoenix lawyer moved downtown a few months ago into a new $389,000 home with a warehouse-style floor plan, a Jacuzzi tub and kitchen counters made of Caesarstone quartz. His favorite coffee spot is three blocks away. When the Arizona Diamondbacks play on Friday nights, he can watch postgame fireworks from his deck.

15. Regional One Health Adds Two Executives -

Regional One Health has added two new members to the health system’s leadership team in the positions of vice president of quality and vice president of information technology.

Betty Nelson has joined Regional One Health as vice president of quality. Nelson comes to Regional One Health from Philadelphia, where she has focused her career on optimizing health care outcomes through performance excellence. As vice president of quality, her focus is on supporting the organization’s commitment to performance improvement and driving quality patient care throughout the health system.

16. Regional One Health Adds Two Executives -

Regional One Health has added two new members to the health system’s leadership team in the positions of vice president of quality and vice president of information technology.

Betty Nelson has joined Regional One Health as vice president of quality. Nelson comes to Regional One Health from Philadelphia, where she has focused her career on optimizing health care outcomes through performance excellence. As vice president of quality, her focus is on supporting the organization’s commitment to performance improvement and driving quality patient care throughout the health system.

17. This week in Memphis history: May 23-29 -

2013: The Memphis Grizzlies lost to the San Antonio Spurs ending the NBA team’s historic run in the playoffs after having defeated the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder in the first two rounds.

18. Methodist University Hospital Names Liebman New CEO -

Jeff Liebman has joined Methodist University Hospital as chief executive officer. In his new role, Liebman said, he will ensure the hospital continues to be a community resource providing the highest possible quality of care to the community while following the guidelines of the Methodist LeBonheur mission.

19. Change Agents -

Greg Smith was a hard worker. Ran a carpet cleaning crew, didn’t mind putting in 10 or 12 hours a day to get the job done.

20. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August -

One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.

21. Events -

The Marston Group Certified Public Accountants & Advisors will hold an open house Thursday, Jan. 23, at its new location, 1661 International Drive, suite 250. Breakfast will be held 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and evening events from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Email anne@themarstongroup.com or call 761-3003.

22. Events -

Cannon Wright Blount will hold two QuickBooks introduction sessions Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the firm’s office, 756 Ridge Lake Blvd., suite 1000. The sessions are geared to new business owners and business owners who are new to QuickBooks. Cost is free. Visit cannonwrightblount.com/resources to register.

23. Bailey Pulls Petition For Circuit Court Return -

Retired Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey has pulled a qualifying petition to run for Circuit Court Division 1 judge in the Aug. 7 elections.

Bailey retired in September 2009 as Division 8 judge.

24. Bailey Pulls Petition for Circuit Court Return -

Retired Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey has pulled a qualifying petition to run for Circuit Court Division 1 judge in the Aug. 7 elections.

Bailey retired in September 2009 as Division 8 judge.

25. Be the Dream Weekend to Help Youth Honor King -

From a youth symposium at the Memphis Cook Convention Center to street sweeps near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is hoping the Be the Dream Weekend helps young people to link past, present and future.

26. Germantown Planning Commission OKs Plan for Whole Foods -

Developers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, cleared a key regulatory hurdle for a planned Whole Foods Market store in Germantown.

Before a packed house, the Germantown Planning Commission voted to approve a revamped plan for a new Whole Foods store at the southeast corner of the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Pete Mitchell Road, on the eastern edge of Germantown’s Central Business District.

27. Civil Rights Museum President: Mandela a 'Great Soldier' -

MEMPHIS (AP) – National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly C. Robertson says the death of Nelson Mandela is the loss of "a great soldier and a courageous leader."

Robertson said in a news release Thursday night the museum honored Mandela in 2000 with the Freedom Award for "his tremendous impact on human rights for Africans, but also for people throughout the world."

28. Traffic Concerns Delay Germantown Whole Foods -

The development team behind a proposed Whole Foods store in Germantown is going back to the drawing board after some neighbors expressed concerns about the project, particularly over traffic.

The development team withdrew its application from the Germantown Planning Commission’s Tuesday, Dec. 3, agenda and will return next month. After that, the development team would need approval from Germantown’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

29. Civil Rights Museum President Retiring -

National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly Robertson says she is retiring in July.

Robertson said in a news release Tuesday she’s retiring because she has seen the Memphis museum through the major goals she had set during her 16-year tenure.

30. Civil Rights Museum President Robertson Retiring -

MEMPHIS (AP) – National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly Robertson says she is retiring in July.

31. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence -

Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.

32. Sebelius: Couple of Hundred Website Fixes Required -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Prodded to be more candid with Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the administration's flawed health care website needed a couple of hundred fixes when it went online more than a month ago and conceded, "we're not there yet" in making all needed repairs.

33. Lawmakers Push to Delay Huge Flood Insurance Hikes -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government's flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.

34. Contractors Warn of Bad Surety Bonds -

A rash of bad construction project surety bonds in three states and American Samoa landed at Memphis International Airport this summer with plans to demolish the Regency Hotel on the grounds of the airport.

35. Saddle Creek Growth Sign of Future for City -

The Shops of Saddle Creek is in store for a multimillion-dollar makeover and expansion, a project that will likely be the first of several development dominoes to fall in Germantown.

Texas-based Trademark Property Co., which has operated the retail center since 2011, will expand the portion of the 148,000-square-foot lifestyle center on the southwest side of Poplar Avenue and West Street in Germantown.

36. Bigger Joins TriMetis as Business Development Specialist -

Lauren Bigger has joined preclinical services company TriMetis, a subsidiary of Memphis Bioworks Foundation, as a business development specialist. In her new role, Bigger will work with the operations and scientific teams to drive new projects for the TriMetis specialized laboratory and manage the sales and protocol review processes.

37. Music Outreach -

In a nontraditional move for the orchestra industry, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra has formed a dedicated community engagement department, with the goals of educating and enriching the Memphis community with innovative projects and services while at the same time attracting new audience members for the concert hall.

38. Baker Donelson One of 'Top Law Firms to Work For' -

Baker Donelson has been ranked among the top 10 law firms in the nation by Vault Inc.’s 2014 edition of “Best Law Firms to Work For.”

39. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division -

Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.

40. Baker Donelson Listed Among 'Top Law Firms to Work For' -

Baker Donelson has been ranked among the top 10 law firms in the nation by Vault Inc.’s 2014 edition of “Best Law Firms to Work For.”

41. Baseball Can’t Shake PED Drama -

You know that baseball is nowhere close to solving its PED problem when on the same day the Ryan Braun 65-game suspension story breaks, one Manny Ramirez is playing at AutoZone Park for the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A team.

42. Entry Point -

The city of Germantown is embarking on an effort to guide growth and development of the city’s western gateway corridor for the next 20 years.

The planning area encompasses the Poplar Avenue corridor at the city’s western gateway, paying special attention to proposed development opportunities, improvements to Poplar Avenue and Kirby and a new set of regulations designed to guide development.

43. Financing Program Addresses Dearth of Low-Income Rental Housing -

A new initiative to provide permanent financing to the owners or developers of multifamily properties targeting low-income residents could have a major impact on Shelby County.

Nashville-based Pathway Lending is administering a program that will offer long-term, fixed-rate financing, which will be leveraged with federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits, to develop or rehabilitate apartment communities for low-income residents across the state.

44. The Beat Goes On -

Rosalyn Jeans slowly tapped out the syllables in her first name as she beat the drum in front of her simultaneously with each syllable.

45. Strain Elected Shareholder at Baker Donelson -

Jason Strain, a shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, grew up with the idea of the legal profession being a “good and interesting job.”

46. Baker Donelson Litigator Tom Comes Full Circle -

Robert Tom, commercial and business litigation attorney for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been elected shareholder of the law firm.

The 35-year-old Tom grew up in Memphis and attended Memphis University School before going to Emory University in Atlanta to study business and finance. Becoming an attorney was never even on his radar screen.

47. Summer Travel Forecast: Better, but No Blowout -

NEW YORK (AP) – This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are driving to less luxurious places like nearby campgrounds.

The good news: At some U.S. campgrounds these days you get live bands, air guitar contests and chocolate pudding slip 'n slides.

48. Capital of ’Cue -

Before the sizzle on the grill, the first sounds of the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest heard in Tom Lee Park are hammers and nail guns.

49. Four-Way Self Storage Facility Sells for $1.3 Million -

6780 Country Park Drive Memphis, TN 38134

Sale Amount: $1.3 million

Sale Date: April 9, 2013

50. The New Beale -

Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.

Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”

51. Four-Way Self Storage Facility Sells for $1.3 Million -

The Four-Way Self Storage facility at 6780 Country Park Drive in Northeast Memphis has sold for $1.3 million.

52. Baker Donelson Taps Biggs For Economic Development Team -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has tapped attorney Lodie Biggs to be the new chair of the firm’s economic development team.

Biggs is a shareholder in the firm’s Memphis office and frequently represents companies locating or expanding within Tennessee and other jurisdictions. He also helps companies in negotiating and securing tax and other economic development incentives for their investments in the community.

53. Baker Donelson Taps Biggs as Economic Development Chair -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has tapped attorney Lodie Biggs to be the new chair of the firm’s economic development team.

Biggs is a shareholder in the firm’s Memphis office and frequently represents companies locating or expanding within Tennessee and other jurisdictions. He also helps companies in negotiating and securing tax and other economic development incentives for their investments in the community.

54. Panera Trying New Pay-What-You-Want Experiment -

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Order a bowl of turkey chili at a St. Louis-area Panera Bread cafe and it'll cost you a penny. Or $5. Or $100. In other words, whatever you decide.

Three years after launching the first of five pay-what-you-want cafes, the suburban St. Louis-based chain on Wednesday quietly began its latest charitable venture that takes the concept on a trial run to all 48 cafes in the St. Louis region.

55. Grida Uses Special Skills for Community Work -

Nicole Grida, associate with Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan PLLC, learned the value of extracurricular activities while in high school in Hellertown, Pa.

56. Events -

Literacy is Key: A Book & Author Affair, a Literacy Mid-South benefit luncheon hosted by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Featured authors are Mary Kay Andrews, Claire Cook and Courtney Miller Santo. Tickets are $45. Visit memphiskkg.org.

57. ‘Positive Experience’ -

Do not mention the reality TV show “Toddlers & Tiaras” to pageant producer Renee Horvath of Millington.

She’ll tell you it’s nothing like the world she knows.

58. Unions Suffer Sharp Decline in Membership -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Union membership plummeted last year to the lowest level since the 1930s as cash-strapped state and local governments shed workers and unions had difficulty organizing new members in the private sector despite signs of an improving economy.

59. Atlantic Track Grows Local Operations -

Bloomfield, N.J.-based Atlantic Track & Turnout Co. is expanding its Memphis operations with a 12,900-square-foot pre-engineered metal building addition with a bridge crane at 363 E. Bodley Ave.

60. Cropping Up -

Earlier this month, workers at the Delta BioRenewables plant at Agricenter International loaded a commercial-sized batch of the processed sugar juice from crushed sweet sorghum stalks into a commercial tanker truck.

61. Berger, McIntosh Acquire Memphis Contract Furniture -

Taylor Berger, principal in YoLo Frozen Yogurt & Gelato, recently bought Memphis Contract Furniture, a designer and manufacturer of custom furniture for the hospitality industry, for $190,000.

62. Donelson: Tennessee Republicans See Changes in Past 60 Years -

As Memphis voters were going to the polls on Election Day last week, attorney Lewis Donelson was talking about the modern day Tennessee Republican Party he was instrumental in forming 60 years ago.

63. Haynes Joins Table Group as Principal Consultant -

Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.

64. Baker Donelson Adds Five Attorneys in Memphis -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has added five attorneys to its Memphis office.

They are Luke Cantrell, Kristin Clay Dunavant, William O’Connor, Sarah Pazar and Mary Wu.

65. Report: Health Care Improving in Tennessee -

Health care is showing improvement in Tennessee thanks to some of the strongest health care plans in the South and an increased focus on patient-centered medical practices, according to the annual State of Health Care Quality report released Tuesday, Oct. 30, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

66. Baker Donelson Awards Diversity Scholarships -

The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has announced the 2012 recipients of the firm’s diversity scholarship.

They are Stephanie deJesus, Willie Santana and LaToyia Slay.

67. Baker Donelson Chief Wins Law360 Honor -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC chairman and CEO Ben Adams has been named one of the 10 “Most Innovative Managing Partners in the Country” by Law360, a national newswire for business lawyers.

68. Baker Donelson Wins Industry Award -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has picked up a prominent industry award for the development of its patent pending legal project management system, BakerManage.

The International Legal Technology Association has given the Memphis-based law firm a 2012 Distinguished Peer Award for outstanding achievements in the category of “Project of the Year.” Baker Donelson also got the award for being one of the first firms in the U.S. to create and implement a legal project management office.

69. Business Making an Anti-Regulation Pitch to Voters -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to make the anti-regulatory fervor their members share an issue in the last weeks of the campaign.

70. Baker Donelson Earns Top 10 Diversity Ranking -

The Memphis-based law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been ranked among the top ten law firms in the nation in Vault Inc.’s 2013 “Best Law Firms for Diversity.”

71. Baker Donelson Earns Prominent Honors -

The Memphis-based law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been ranked among the top five in the 2013 edition of Vault Inc.’s “Best Law Firms to Work For.”

72. Events -

EarlyShares will host the 24/24 Nationwide Crowdfunding Educational Roadshow Monday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Memphis Bioworks Conference Center, 20 S. Dudley St. The event is geared toward those seeking to fund a startup or invest in new or growing businesses. Visit earlyshares.com.

73. Events -

The Tennessee 2012 Sales Tax Holiday will run from Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 5. Visit tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday for a list of items that qualify as tax-free purchases.

74. Baker Donelson Lawyers Support Startup Programs -

The budding Memphis-area business accelerator programs Seed Hatchery and ZeroTo510 are continuing to pick up steam as they work to attract new investment and entrepreneurs with a knack for the hustle.

75. Full Circle -

When the 1968 film “Monterey Pop” is shown at the Levitt Shell this week, the images from the D.A. Pennebaker documentary about the 1967 rock music festival will make a sort of homecoming.

76. East Joins Carriage Crossing As Marketing Coordinator -

Kendra East has joined Carriage Crossing as marketing coordinator. East’s new responsibilities include creating and implementing the lifestyle center’s yearly marketing budget, spearheading onsite events and leading merchant communication.

77. Resource Entertainment Group Plans Growth, New Offerings -

Resource Entertainment Group is continuing a steady growth path and looks to expand thanks to a new website as well as management of a new Downtown event space called The Columns.

The entertainment services company specializes in live entertainment, production services, entertainment consulting and event programming expertise. The company manages some of the Mid-South’s most popular entertainers and provides bands, DJs, speakers, audio systems, concert lighting, staging and tech crews.

78. BioDimensions Makes Move To Agricenter -

A Memphis-based company processing sweet sorghum into industrial sugar for fuel uses is moving from an old cotton gin in Whiteville, Tenn., to a mulch plant at Agricenter International in Memphis.

BioDimensions will move into a building on the Agricenter grounds that had been a mulch producing facility.

79. Country Songwriters Event Benefits St. Jude, Le Bonheur -

The Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters’ Event featuring country music songwriters Darryl Worley, Mark D. Sanders, Rob Crosby and Jim “Moose” Brown will take place Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at Bumpus Harley-Davidson, 325 S. Byhalia Road in Collierville.

80. Baker Donelson’s Bogard Honored for Pro Bono Work -

Kate Bogard is one of a group of five attorneys at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC recently named by the firm as its Memphis Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year.

81. New Owner For Bartlett Car Wash Property -

A former car wash site in Bartlett has traded hands. Nyan Jaf acquired the 0.71-acre lot at 5960 Summer Ave. from Mr. Carwash LLC for $65,000.

82. Highland Meadows Sells for $5.5 Million -

5045 Airways Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

Sale Amount: $5.5 million

Sale Date: April 25, 2012

83. Jones Has Memphis Homecoming At GPAC -

Rising star Caroline Jones’ performance Saturday, April 28, at Germantown Performing Arts Centre’s 2012 Gala will be a homecoming of sorts for the New York-based singer-songwriter.

84. Nelson-Kirby Site Sells for $2.6M -

Gill Poplar GP has bought the 10-acre Germantown tract housing the historical Nelson-Kirby House for $2.6 million. The purchase from 6797 Poplar Avenue LLC closed Friday, April 20.

85. Baker Donelson Elects New Shareholders -

Four attorneys in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been elected shareholders.

They are Adam Baldridge, Christopher Coats, Richard Mattern and Stacie Smith Winkler.

86. Chandler Takes ‘Simply’ Series Formula To Grill -

This time last year, local chef Jennifer Chandler was finishing up her third cookbook, launching a restaurant and in the midst of a national media tour with French’s for the release of a new Dijon mustard brand.

87. AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity -

Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.

That’s the message Josh Flowers, general counsel at Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gave Saturday, March 31, at the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala and 2012 Design Awards at Circuit Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St.

88. Baker Donelson Honored for Legal Services Website -

Memphis-based Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has received the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2012 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Law Firm Award in recognition of the firm’s role in the development of OnlineTNJustice.org.

89. Baker Donelson Adds Fletcher to Board -

Gregory Fletcher has been elected to the board of directors of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.

90. Baker Donelson Announces Third Merger in 4 Months -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has announced its third merger in less than four months.

The Memphis law firm has merged with the Houston firm of Drucker, Rutledge & Smith LLP, months after a merger Baker Donelson announced in October with another Houston firm, Spain Chambers. Now with the Drucker, Rutledge & Smith merger, the combined firm will have more than 630 attorneys and advisers in seven states and Washington D.C.

91. Harvard Law Prof to Speak on Conflict Resolution -

Robert Mnookin, a Harvard law professor and head of the university’s Program on Negotiation, will speak at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Wednesday, Feb. 8, on “Bargaining with the Devil.”

92. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development -

Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.

Hometown: Connersville, Ind.

Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

93. Obama's Health Overhaul Lags in Many States -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a reality check for President Barack Obama's health overhaul: Three out of four uninsured Americans live in states that have yet to figure out how to deliver on its promise of affordable medical care.

94. Littler Mendelson Opens Memphis Law Office -

Littler Mendelson P.C., the largest labor and employment law firm in the nation representing management, has opened an office in Memphis.

The firm has joined with Memphis labor firm Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC to form one of the largest labor and employment specialty practices in the region. The Memphis office is Littler’s 56th office and its second in Tennessee.

95. Hamilton, Warren Lead LSU Past Ole Miss 81-55 -

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – It had been a long time since LSU enjoyed such a performance in its Southeastern Conference opener as it did Saturday against Ole Miss.

The Tigers led from start to finish in a dominating 81-55 victory against the Rebels on Saturday. The 26-point margin of victory was the largest for LSU in a league opener since its 92-66 victory against Florida in the 1980-81 campaign.

96. Mississippi's Leading Scorer Nelson Arrested -

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's leading scorer Dundrecous Nelson was arrested and charged with possession of paraphernalia by the Oxford Police Department on Wednesday.

According to the arrest affidavit, Nelson stated under oath he "unlawfully and willfully used paraphernalia to ingest or inhale a controlled substance."

97. Baker Donelson Names New Marketing Officer -

Adam Severson on Feb. 1 will join the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as its chief marketing and business development officer.

Severson will be based in Baker Donelson’s Nashville office. In his new job, he’ll lead the firm’s 21-member marketing team and will be responsible for the firm’s strategic direction and execution of its business development and marketing initiatives.

98. Online-Gambling Fight Now About When, Who – Not If -

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The fight to fully legalize online gambling in the U.S. is now less about whether Americans will be able to play and more about who will bring the action to them – and when.

99. Hudson Touts BRT as New Trend for MATA -

The head of the Memphis Area Transit Authority hesitates to even bring up the idea of light rail as he talks to audiences about the changes to come to the city’s bus system.

Light rail is not part of what are short-range plans that promise substantial changes to a system now used primarily by Memphians who have no other way to get to work and back.

100. Play Puts Christmas Twist on Aesop -

Call it variations on a theme. A new play by a local playwright at Circuit Playhouse blends the lessons of childhood, humor and Christmas stories into a collection of seasonal fables.

Its author, Michael Gravois, learned along the way that when opportunity knocks, the early bird gets the worm.