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1. Beaten Path
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Footprints and fat tires have taken their toll on the Tour de Wolf Trail at Shelby Farms Park, and signs of its overuse are evident all along the roughly 6-mile path.
2. Indie Memphis Showing Movies Outdoors
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Indie Memphis Film Festival is presenting a free movie double feature outdoors at the end of the week.
The double feature will be held Friday, Nov. 1, at Overton Square’s new Tower Courtyard, on Trimble Place behind Memphis Pizza Cafe and Golden India). The event, sponsored by FOX 13, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.” FOX 13 at 8:30 p.m. will present an episode from Fox’s new drama “Sleepy Hollow,” then at 9:30 p.m., Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” will be shown.
3. RootMetrics: AT&T Top Memphis Mobile Provider
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Mobile phone carriers are scrapping earnestly among themselves to offer the flashiest phones to consumers, with offerings that cater to all manner of tastes and price points, but when it comes to actual mobile performance, a new study has found a clear winner in Memphis.
4. Green Growth
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tioga Environmental Consultants is adding new staff and ramping up for an increased workload, due at least in part to new commercial regulations expected next year on lead-based paint in commercial facilities.
5. Kirby Finds Home With Harris Shelton
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
When he was in the second grade, Matthew Kirby’s mother was told he needed to either be a lawyer or a preacher.
6. Bass Pro Shops To Begin Pyramid Work End of August
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Bass Pro Shops will begin installing its store and other attractions in The Pyramid at the end of August.
That is the date the city’s part of the work on the renovation of The Pyramid is expected to be completed according to a project update Tuesday, July 16, for the Memphis City Council and the Downtown Memphis Commission.
7. No Bass Pro Signage On Pyramid's Northern Face
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
A revised plan for signage at The Pyramid by Bass Pro Shops shows the outdoor retailer has dropped plans for a large logo on the north face of the pyramid that faces the residential communities on Mud Island’s north end.
8. The Show Goes On
- Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Within the space of a week, Dan McCleary’s professional theater company lost major funding before almost simultaneously getting word that it has a big grant from Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
9. Orvis Opens Store Inside Laurelwood
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Orvis has opened a retail store at 4556 Poplar Ave. inside Laurelwood Shopping Center.
Orvis, founded in 1856, made its name by becoming a leader in the mail order and catalog business. In fact, Orvis is the oldest continuously operated catalog company in the nation.
10. West Nile Warning
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
As summer approaches, Memphians who enjoy being outdoors in the evening might want to consider taking protective measures.
The Shelby County Health Department has detected mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in Memphis, Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville and parts of unincorporated Shelby County – the earliest occurrence of positive West Nile Virus pools on record.
11. Corporate Contribution
- Monday, April 22, 2013
On a beautiful spring morning last week more than 100 local FedEx employees came together along the banks of the Wolf River to do a beautiful thing.
It was the 40th anniversary of FedEx, whose employees volunteered with the Wolf River Conservancy to pull up invasive privet, plant wildflowers and trees, paint sewer vents and build nesting boxes for indigenous birds.
12. Shakin’ Up Beale
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The newest addition to Beale Street is a Memphis music legend. Jerry Lee Lewis, the last living member of the Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet,” is lending his name and personal items to a nightspot at 310 Beale St.
13. Long, Winding Road Brings Frulla Home for Legal Career
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
Before exploring the hushed recesses of a law library and the endless indexes of a legal textbook, Chris Frulla of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC wanted to explore some of the country.
His wanderlust took him from Memphis, where he’d attended White Station High School, to South Carolina and College of Charleston. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and minor in geology and environmental geostudies.
14. Arena Transformation
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
As the city of Memphis is nearing completion of its preparation of The Pyramid for Bass Pro Shops, the Springfield, Mo.-based retailer is slated to start its part of the project in March.
The city and Bass Pro Shops in January filed two building permits with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for $21.5 million and $7 million for renovations to 32-story The Pyramid arena at 1 A.W. Willis Ave.
15. Outdoor Retail Executive Picked for Interior
- Thursday, February 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated outdoor business executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department.
16. Austin Takes Reins Of Wolf River Conservancy
- Thursday, February 07, 2013
Commercial real estate lawyer Stewart Austin of Glankler Brown, PLLC, has been named the new board president for the Wolf River Conservancy as of Jan. 1.
17. Guscette Named Sales Representative at P.O.P. Solutions
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ally Guscette has been promoted to sales representative at Germantown-based brand-marketing firm P.O.P. Solutions Group LLC. In her new role, Guscette will help businesses develop brand awareness through promotional products, press kits, print materials and point-of-purchase displays. She joined the company in 2011 as part of a sales team and begins Germantown Leadership training this month.
18. State Parks Sponsor Hikes to Begin New Year
- Monday, December 31, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee State Parks system is sponsoring hikes at the start of the new year to commemorate its 75th anniversary.
State Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau says each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of 2013.
19. The Gift for Those Who Have Everything
- Friday, December 14, 2012
What do you give someone who has everything? It’s the holiday season, time for us to reach out to those we know, love and respect offering gifts as a token of our feelings. Some of us get creative, finding the perfect gift. Others of us struggle, uncertain as to what would be the right gift. Some of us are fortunate enough to have the challenge of finding the right gift for the person who has everything.
20. Taking Stage
- Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The latest production from Tennessee Shakespeare Co. is a stage version of one of the silver screen’s most beloved morality tales – the one about an angel on a mission, the magic of Christmas and the futility of worrying over what might have been.
21. Retail Therapy
- Monday, November 26, 2012
The retail business has been described in recent times as Darwinian in nature to those in the industry, meaning formats come and go as competition intensifies each year.
That concept is apparent in retail chains having trouble finding the best real estate for new locations as antiquated strip centers retain high vacancies. Or in the resurgence of upscale retailers, while dollar stores are simultaneously expanding at a rapid clip.
22. Great Outdoors University Hits Milestone, Eyes Expansion
- Tuesday, November 06, 2012
The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Great Outdoors University program is fulfilling its goal to connect inner-city children with nature in meaningful, life-changing ways.
The youth conservation education and outdoor experience program recently surpassed the 12,000 meaningful experiences milestone and now prepares for expansion into North Carolina and Missouri, as well as growing in Tennessee.
23. Hardeman County RV Park on Auction Block
- Monday, October 22, 2012
A 211-acre RV resort in Hardeman County will soon hit the auction block.
Bill Caller, principal auctioneer with Crye-Leike Commercial Auction Services, will host an auction for Big Buck Resort off U.S. 64 in Hornsby, Tenn., Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. The minimum bid is $500,000 – and the property was appraised last year for $2 million.
24. Return on Investment
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Most people already know some of the basic elements of the banking business. From the large national lenders with a Memphis presence to the community banks in the suburbs, one common element is they make money by charging borrowers more than the bank pays in interest to depositors.
25. Food Awareness
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
On a recent humid September morning, a group of casually dressed students sat cross-legged in a field on the Rhodes College campus, deeply engaged in a discussion about the various preparation methods and cultural associations of yams.
26. Finding Relief From High Energy Bills
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
Ray’s Take We just got hit with a whopper of a utility bill and I’m sure we’re not alone. With hotter summers to come and rising energy costs, I don’t expect things to improve. Like many, we’re setting our thermostat a bit higher and using its programmable features. However, these are passive measures. We’ve recently taken a step that will eventually let us actively control what we pay for energy.
27. Airwaves Charity
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Members of the media joined the children of Ronald McDonald House of Memphis Wednesday, Aug. 15, for an outdoors tricycle race on the nonprofit’s campus at 535 Alabama Ave.
28. Glankler Brown’s Humphreys Carrying on Family Name
- Thursday, August 09, 2012
R. Hunter Humphreys Jr. considers himself a rare breed of law student – one that didn’t want to pursue a legal career in litigation.
Now an associate at Glankler Brown PLLC, Humphreys specializes in secured lending, commercial and residential real estate and general business transactions. He occasionally makes an appearance in Probate Court, but his practice does not typically require much courtroom activity.
29. Red Deluxe Launches New App for HGTV
- Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Red Deluxe Brand Development has launched a new app for HGTV Shelf.
The iPad publication, “Fast Fixes-Outdoors,” is the first in a series the Memphis-based creative agency is developing for HGTV that will include more “Fast Fixes” issues, as well as other special publications on more home improvement topics.
30. Response to Heat Wave Still Building
- Monday, July 02, 2012
Memphis drivers may have passed by Clear Channel Outdoor’s digital billboards in recent days and noticed the warnings.
The advertising giant, because of excessive heat around the country, began issuing heat advisory warnings on its billboards in Memphis; Cleveland, Akron, and Columbus, Ohio; Chicago; Milwaukee; and Indianapolis. The warnings in those areas, with cities like Memphis occasionally seeing temperatures rise into the triple digits, remind people to stay hydrated, keep pets indoors and to be mindful of elderly neighbors.
31. TDN Garners Nine Green Eyeshades
- Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Daily News and sister publication The Memphis News won nine honors in the 62nd annual Green Eyeshade Awards.
The regional journalism competition recognizes outstanding journalism in 11 southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
32. Canoe and Kayak Race Slated for June 16
- Tuesday, June 05, 2012
The 31st Annual Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race will be held June 16 at 10 a.m.
The start of the race will take paddlers out of the Wolf River into the Mississippi River, down under the Interstate 40 bridge, past Mud Island River Park and up into the Memphis Harbor to finish.
33. USDA to Spend $32 Million on Wetland Restoration
- Wednesday, May 23, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A $32 million set of projects across seven states in the Mississippi River Basin will restore a variety of wetland types, from Iowa to Louisiana.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will work with state agencies and private groups to embark upon the water quality and wetland restoration projects.
34. RVC Outdoor to Sponsor Wounded Warrior Project
- Monday, May 21, 2012
RVC Outdoor Destinations – a Memphis-based owner and operator of upscale, resort-like campgrounds – has announced the launch of its Wounded Warrior Fishing sponsorship.
RVC Outdoor Destinations has partnered with retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and current U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark McDuffie to offer the program, which is designed to help soldiers injured physically or mentally in Iraq or Afghanistan relax and enjoy the outdoors with their families.
35. Project: Motion ‘Blooms’ in Finale
- Monday, May 14, 2012
Visual arts frequently recycle junk into amazing works, but these days even dance can go green.
Project: Motion, Memphis’ modern dance collective, concludes its 25th anniversary season in May with dance works set around the many varied themes of “green.”
36. Haversack CEO Kept Going Until He Found What Works
- Friday, April 13, 2012
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a six-part series on entrepreneurs in the current round of Seed Hatchery’s “cohort” boot camp.
Josh Bell, an avid hunter and fisherman, is so pumped about Haversack, his new outdoors-themed startup that’s taking shape, that he at times finds himself unable to break away from making plans, tweaking this and researching that.
37. TSC Takes ‘The Tempest’ Outdoors
- Monday, April 09, 2012
William Shakespeare bids a fond farewell to the stage in Tennessee Shakespeare Co.’s next production, “The Tempest.”
38. St. George’s to Host Symposium
- Thursday, April 05, 2012
The public is invited to learn about the importance of entrepreneurial citizenship during St. George’s Independent School’s 2012 Educational Symposium, slated for April 14 at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 S. Dudley St.
39. Liddon Solves Problems for Relocating Companies
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
When Robert Liddon began as a clerk at Heiskell Donelson after his second year in law school in 1974, there were about 25 attorneys.
Now the firm known as Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is made up of about 600.
40. Sister Joan Byrne Finds Calling in Memphis
- Friday, March 16, 2012
When Sister Joan Byrne completed her high school education at a boarding school run by the Irish Sisters of Mercy in County Westmeath, Central Ireland, she made the biggest commitment of her life: to stay on and join the religious order.
41. Redistricting Up for Second Reading
- Monday, February 20, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners will see Monday, Feb. 20, if there is still a seven-vote majority on the body to pass a new set of district lines and a new commission structure on the second of three readings.
42. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
43. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.
44. Cyclocross Gains Speed in 25th Year
- Friday, November 11, 2011
In 25 years, the annual Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Championship has had three homes – Shelby Farms Park, Sea Isle Park in East Memphis and its current home in Greenbelt Park on Mud Island.
45. Cyclocross Championship Benefits Church Health
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
The 25th Annual Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Tennessee State Championship will be held Nov. 13, at Greenbelt Park in Harbor Town.
46. Location Integral to Paper’s News Coverage
- Tuesday, November 01, 2011
The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc.’s real estate presence over the past 125 years speaks volumes about its mission.
47. Mitigating Mold
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
With fall in full swing, homeowners and property owners alike should be aware of the consequences of mold, which plays a significant role in seasonal allergies.
That’s why Cade Peeper and Tom Fisher came together last year to start Diversified Environmental Solutions, a company that inspects, provides remediation and completes required restorative construction for residential and business properties.
48. City Files Permit Application to Begin Pyramid Changes
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The city of Memphis has filed an application for a $2.5 million building permit to begin new construction work on The Pyramid.
The permit application is for interior modifications, which will include removing the seating bowl for the 20,000-seat arena the structure was originally built to hold.
49. Ghost River Canoe and Kayak Takes Clients on Wolf Adventures
- Monday, September 26, 2011
Mark Babb, owner of Ghost River Canoe and Kayak Rentals, is an adventurer. He’s a firefighter with the Collierville Fire Department, and when he’s not on duty, he’s busy floating the Wolf River, running, cycling, hiking and sailing.
50. West Nile Cases Double Last Year's Total in Tenn.
- Friday, September 23, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Despite a much higher rate of infection among mosquito samples from Shelby County, there have been only eight human cases of West Nile virus documented so far this year statewide.
51. Outward Sound
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Over the next several months, Memphis music lovers will be outdoors frequently in anticipation of good company, a relaxing evening and great tunes.
And performers of all stripes and levels of success – from storytellers to Southern guitar gods to an orchestra pumping out the swinging sounds of the 1930s – will be on deck to give them all that and more.
52. Memphis is Music, Indoors or Outdoors
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
In a city with extreme weather conditions that change radically and rapidly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Memphis musicians and those who include the city on their tour schedule increasingly find themselves making music in the elements.
53. TSC Brews Up Magical New Season
- Monday, August 29, 2011
By the pricking of Dan McCleary’s thumbs, something wicked this way comes. The artistic director of Tennessee Shakespeare Co. announced that the upcoming 2011-2012 season will feature two Shakespearian blockbusters themed on the magic.
54. Girl Scouts Prepare to Celebrate Centennial
- Friday, August 26, 2011
In the age of Photoshopped billboard images, teenage breast augmentation and “Toddlers & Tiaras,” the Girls Scouts of America is preparing to celebrate 100 years of countering the latest trends through building girls’ courage, confidence and character.
55. TSC, Shelby Farms Form Partnership
- Thursday, August 25, 2011
Shelby Farms Park offers space for running, kayaking, dog-walking, hiking and now, live theater.
A new partnership with the Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will finally give the outdoors-friendly company a long-awaited amphitheater site.
56. CCRFC Approves Bonds for Pyramid, Convention Ctr.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. has approved the bond financing that should make it possible to begin construction Oct. 1 on the adaptive reuse of The Pyramid.
57. Classic Chianti Brings Heady Flavor to Glass
- Monday, August 22, 2011
Acouple of months ago in this column, I recommended the Bindi Sergardi Chianti Colli Senesi 2008, a 100 percent sangiovese wine that represents good value at about $15 or $16. Today, let me offer that wine’s sort of big brother, the Bindi Sergardi Chianti Classico 2007, made not in the hills near the city of Siena, but closer to and south of Florence, the cradle of Chianti Classico and the sangiovese grape.
58. Council Approves Expansion of Pyramid Project
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Memphis City Council members approved a bond resolution that expands the scope of The Pyramid renovation by Bass Pro Shops.
The project now includes a $75 million city buyout of the county’s interest in the Memphis Cook Convention Center, $5 million more for what had been a $10 million city purchase of the Lone Star concrete facility near The Pyramid and a $25 million seismic retrofit of The Pyramid and the land bordering the Wolf River Harbor.
59. Council Gets Details Of Pyramid Construction
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
When Memphis City Council members hear Tuesday, Aug. 16, that the Bass Pro Shops conversion of The Pyramid is again ready to move, they also will be asked to approve a pair of resolutions to finance a city buyout of county government’s interest in the Memphis Cook Convention Center as well as the development of the nearby Pinch District.
60. Pyramid Construction to Begin in October
- Monday, August 15, 2011
The city of Memphis will announce Tuesday, Aug. 16, that construction to transform The Pyramid arena into a Bass Pro Shops superstore with other attractions will begin Oct. 11.
The Memphis City Council will get a briefing during Tuesday committee sessions from the Wharton administration on the project that stalled earlier this year over new concerns from the outdoors retailer about seismic standards. State officials said the reuse of The Pyramid would be required to follow stricter seismic standards put in place since the structure’s construction in 1991.
61. Pyramid Construction to Begin in October
- Friday, August 12, 2011
The city of Memphis will announce Tuesday, Aug. 16, that construction to transform The Pyramid arena into a Bass Pro Shops superstore with other attractions will begin Oct. 11.
The Memphis City Council will get a briefing during Tuesday committee sessions from the Wharton administration on the project that stalled earlier this year over new concerns from the outdoors retailer about seismic standards. State officials in Nashville said the reuse of The Pyramid would be required to follow stricter seismic standards put in place since the structure’s construction in 1991.
62. Rock for Love: A Benefit With Edge
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Five years ago, Marvin Stockwell and Jeff Hulett, the Church Health Center’s guitar-swinging public relations duo, decided to throw a benefit concert featuring local and regional bands.
63. On the Right Path
- Monday, August 08, 2011
Greenlines, greenbelts and greenways are already under way and are expected to grow and converge across the city in the years to come.
And while property owners should see increasing values as the Shelby Farms Greenline and other green assets become community fixtures and expand throughout the area, so far the depressed housing market is keeping all property values – no matter their location – in check.
64. Schutt Excels As Volunteer, Outdoorsman, Businessman
- Wednesday, August 03, 2011
When Peter Schutt bought The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc. from his father John Paul “Jack” Jones in 1994, it marked the fourth generation of ownership for the family-run business whose story dates back more than a century.
65. Outdoors Brings Back Canoe & Kayak Race
- Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Outdoors Inc. Canoe & Kayak Race is back after its founder, Joe Royer, announced the race was canceled for good this past May.
66. Tennessee Shakespeare Co. has Record-Breaking Season
- Monday, July 18, 2011
Tennessee Shakespeare Co., the Mid-South’s professional classical theater, had a record-breaking performance season this year.
67. Knisley Sets ‘High Bar’ In Symphony VP Position
- Friday, July 15, 2011
The Memphis heat may be a new and uncomfortable feeling for Chicagoan Brandon Knisley, but the city has something that still makes him feel at home: a strong music culture.
“The city has a real identity,” he said. “You can immediately grasp that feeling.”
68. Flood Offers Biz Lessons
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Flooding serves as reminder to have a plan. There is no question that when the Mississippi River and its many tributaries in Tennessee, Mississippi and beyond finally recede and damage assessments roll in, the impact will be extensive. But the fact is that this flooding “event” – which will have lasted several months from gradual crest to eventual recession to normal levels – did not have the same destructive effect as the 1927 flood or of last year’s devastating flash flood in Nashville. Clearly, the slow rise of the Mississippi this spring provided ample opportunity for the media to share both stories of inevitable destruction and the possibilities of major devastation. Fortunately, the system of levees constructed after the great Mississippi Flood of 1927 did their job to avert many worse case scenarios.
69. Joe’s Acre Restaurant Opens to Diners’ Delight
- Monday, June 13, 2011
Acre is the most highly anticipated restaurant to open regionally since, well, since Wally Joe opened in May 2002 and closed early in January 2007, with executive chef Wally Joe announcing that he was looking for a new space. That was, of course, four and a half years ago.
70. Ghost River Brewing Holds Kayak Contest
- Thursday, June 09, 2011
Ghost River Brewing Co. is promoting a regional contest to win a new Pungo 100 Kayak from Outdoors Inc. The contest runs until Aug. 14.
71. Rogers Named Director Of Germantown Athletic Club
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Phil Rogers has joined Germantown Athletic Club as director. Rogers will oversee all daily operations of the club.
Hometown: West Danville, Vt.
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
72. Event Planners Brace for Rising River, Outdoors Inc. Race Permanently Canceled
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
It’s not the rain here. It’s the rain going into the Mississippi River north of Memphis that is the cause for concern as the Memphis In May International Festival prepares to kick off this weekend.
73. Event Planners Brace for Rising River, Outdoors Inc. Race Permanently Canceled
- Monday, April 25, 2011
It’s not the rain. It’s the rain going into the Mississippi River north of Memphis that is the cause for concern as the Memphis In May International Festival prepares to kick off this weekend.
74. Cole Takes Reins Of Wolf River Conservancy
- Friday, April 22, 2011
Many Memphians might know that the Wolf River Conservancy is a nonprofit and land trust committed to conserving and protecting the Wolf River corridor as a natural sustainable resource.
What many do not know, however, is that, as of 2010, 10,000 adults and children were enrolled in educational and recreational programs either conducted or facilitated by the conservancy itself.
75. Humphreys Joins Keller Williams Realty
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Herbo Humphreys has joined the Crump Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty. Humphreys previously worked as a project supervisor for Bryan-Turley Properties.
76. CBRE’s Ridgway Honored as Top Newcomer
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It’s safe to say that real estate runs in Grant Ridgway’s blood. In the 1890s, his great grandfather moved to Jackson, Miss., bought a farm, sectioned it off in parcels and sold them one by one. Naturally, his grandfather got into the business, developing much of the West Jackson area.
77. Orgs Find Renting Space Viable Revenue Stream
- Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Acquiring funding as a nonprofit or arts organization can already be an arduous undertaking.
Combined with a down economy, it can be a Herculean task.
Many local organizations have recognized that renting out their facilities can be a discernible method of creating more cash flow and remaining afloat.
78. Shelby Farms Plans Earth Week 2011 Festivities
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Shelby Farms Park is gearing up to celebrate Earth Week 2011 in a big way, starting with Sunday’s Down to Earth Festival, expected to draw as many as 20,000 visitors over the course of the day if the weather cooperates.
79. Destination King’s Tagg Honored as ‘Rising Star’
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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.
80. Former Interim Chef Kramer Back in Charge
- Monday, March 21, 2011
“Interim” – a pause or interval in a succession of events
When the restaurant Wally Joe closed in January 2007, owner Fred Carl Jr., founder, president and CEO of Viking Range Corp., decided to keep a restaurant going while looking for a buyer for the space in the shopping center at South Mendenhall Road and Sanderlin Avenue. Appropriately, the temporary restaurant would be called Interim.
81. Pyramid Seismic Issues Could Get Two-Part Study
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Finding out whether a seismic retrofit of The Pyramid is worth the money to the city will cost the city at least $5.2 million.
That’s what city Housing and Community Development Director Robert Lipscomb told Memphis City Council members this week. Lipscomb proposed a $5.2 million “below ground” study of The Pyramid after a consulting company is hired through a request for proposal process.
82. Back to Nature
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Gorgeous weather on Saturday highlighted the Great Outdoors University’s fifth anniversary celebration at Winchester Farms, just east of Memphis along Interstate 40.
A group of 23 kids ages 7 to 17 had the chance to hike, fish and enjoy nature on the 900-acre farm owned by GOU founder and primary benefactor Peter Schutt, who has just been named the National Wildlife Federation’s National Volunteer of the Year. He is the first Tennessean to earn the honor.
83. Obama Admin. Promotes 'Great Outdoors' Program
- Thursday, February 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is promoting a new program aimed at protecting public lands, boosting conservation and encouraging recreation. Obama said it is important to conserve public lands, even in tough economic times.
84. New Miss. Tourism Push: 'Find Your True South'
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is revamping its tourism promotions with a new slogan: "Find Your True South."
Mississippi Development Authority director Gray Swoope unveiled the new marketing campaign Wednesday at the Capitol.
85. Pyramid Problems Could Move Bass Pro Shops Project
- Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Bass Pro Shops is still committed to a super store and other attractions Downtown, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. told the Memphis City Council Tuesday. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the outdoors retailer is still committed to a conversion of The Pyramid.
- Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The International Business Council of the Greater Memphis Chamber will host a forum titled “China – The New Frontier for Export” Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Panelists will provide an understanding of the market and business language/culture in China, the demand for goods to be imported into China and how to access the markets. For reservations, contact Brenda Montgomery at 543-3541 or email@example.com.
- Monday, January 24, 2011
The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and educational program Monday at 6 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library, 5094 Poplar Ave.
88. Polly Installed as President of Downtown Kiwanis Club
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Dianne Polly, vice president of compliance and community relations for Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, has been installed as president of the Downtown Memphis Kiwanis Club. Also, she has been appointed chairman of the American Dietetic Association’s Ethics Committee.
89. Employees Perk Up For Diverse Reasons
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
If you’re an outdoorsy person, you may very well have purchased some type of outerwear from Patagonia, a sporting goods company headquartered in Ventura, Calif.
In keeping with its business – the outdoors – Patagonia is an active proponent of responsible environmental practices. Its commitment extends to allowing employees time off – lots of time off – to help out in the rain forest and other socially responsible pursuits. The company made this its hallmark, and it pays off in many ways, not the least of which is great PR.
90. Argo Joins Crews & Associates as Vice President
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hayden C. Argo Jr. has joined Crews & Associates Inc. as vice president for the investment-banking firm in the Memphis market. Argo will conduct fixed income securities sales.
91. Greenline Galas
- Tuesday, October 05, 2010
For trail lovers across Memphis, it is time to rejoice.
The highly anticipated Shelby Farms Greenline will get its official christening with two big events this week. A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place Tuesday followed by an all-day community celebration up and down the greenline’s corridor Saturday.
92. 'Right Direction'
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Paul Rubin has a little more company these days when he rides his bicycle with the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club. He’s been a member for more than 20 years, but right now about half of the club is just getting started.
93. Bill Clinton to Campaign for McWherter in Tenn.
- Friday, September 10, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Democrats are gearing up for a visit from former President Bill Clinton to campaign Thursday for gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter in Nashville.
94. Simmons Helps Shape Oversight of Financial Advisers
- Friday, August 06, 2010
When the finance reform bill became law in July, registered investment advisers throughout the country could thank Memphian Cathy Simmons for a notable absence.
95. Love of Running Inspires Unique Tour Company
- Monday, July 26, 2010
John Lintner loves to run.
“I run about four to six miles a day, and nine to 10 miles on the weekends,” he said. “I’ve run four marathons.”
A certified personal trainer and head of sales for Breakaway Running’s bulk embroidery division, Lintner recently trained his wife, Crissy, for her first major race, the 13.1-mile Germantown Half Marathon.
96. Development Partners Reunite on Midtown Project
- Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Community Capital and Architecture Inc. have teamed up again, this time to build Community Capital’s new headquarters at 1708 Monroe Ave. between South Belvedere Boulevard and South Evergreen Street.
97. Big Draw
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Now showing: Shrek the Third, a kid-friendly flick about a green grouchy ogre voiced by funnyman Mike Myers.
The setting: an amphitheater-like park surrounded by clothing stores, a jeweler and an ice cream shop.
98. Conserve and Protect
- Monday, May 03, 2010
Iconic nautical images abound on the modern-day Mississippi River, this country’s largest and most storied river system.
Stroll along the banks of the “Mighty Mississippi” and it’s possible to see a tugboat pushing a barge against the current, a steamboat churning through the muddy waters, a Coast Guard cutter darting across the choppy surface.
99. City, Bass Pro Clear Hurdles For Pyramid Store
- Thursday, April 15, 2010
When Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. sits down next week with executives from Bass Pro Shops, The Pyramid will be the central topic.
But developers from the Memphis firm Poag & McEwen also will be at the table to talk about developing the surrounding Pinch District.
100. Bass Pro Shops Sets Nov. 2011 Pyramid Opening
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Bass Pro Shops executives have set a November 2011 opening date for their planned renovation of The Pyramid as a retail store with other attractions.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced the date to City Council members this afternoon.
During the council’s executive session, Wharton circulated a letter he sent today to Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris and CEO Jim Hagale.
The city and Bass Pro Shops could have a lease for the redevelopment of The Pyramid signed by the end of April with work beginning almost immediately.
The letter from Wharton includes a draft lease agreement between the city and the outdoors retailer.
“As we have jointly identified and removed … critical barriers, we are now prepared to move forward and finalize the lease terms relative to this key redevelopment project,” Wharton wrote.
The city and Bass Pro executives are to meet April 20 to “discuss and finalize our negotiations of the business terms for the project.
Wharton told the council developers from Poag & McEwen also will be involved in the meeting next week to answer questions about possible development of the surrounding Pinch district.
An April 29 meeting is also set in Springfield, Mo., at Bass Pro headquarters to draft final versions of all of the agreements.
The “barriers” cleared this week include:
•An agreement that the floodwall system and maintenance program around The Pyramid are “sufficient” to protect it in the future.
•Using FM Global standards as the benchmark for seismic efforts as specific plans for the building are designed.
•An expansion of the Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) that now covers the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The TDZ status is essential for tax rebates or refunds to finance the Pyramid project.
The city of Memphis will remain the owner of The Pyramid....