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1. Events -

The Mid-South Sports and Boat Show will be held Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event will include boat and tackle vendors, and seminars for both children and adults. Visit midsouthboatshow.com for hours and ticket prices.

2. Events -

The Mid-South Sports and Boat Show will be held Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event will include boat and tackle vendors, and seminars for both children and adults. Visit midsouthboatshow.com for hours and ticket prices.

3. Malasri Promotes Importance of Young Memphis Leaders -

Jittapong “J.T.” Malasri, a civil engineer with Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, says his father probably knew his son would go into the engineering field long before he himself did. And his father, Siripong Malasri, should know – he was the dean of the School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University before returning to the classroom to teach and chair various departments.

4. Weirich Opens Re-Election Campaign -

There were lots of judges on hand as Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich opened her re-election campaign Sunday, Nov. 10.

5. Blume Named to Tennessee Real Estate Commission -

Gary Blume, a veteran agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Experts, has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to a five-year term on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Blume is a past president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and has served twice as president of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation.

6. Hanging Around -

The Pickering Firm Inc. is the architect and engineer of record for Nike’s massive, 1.7 million-square-foot facility expansion in Frayser.

7. Green Growth -

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.

8. Conference Promotes Women Business Ownership -

Marketing firm owner Amy Howell could write a book on her experience as a female business owner. As a matter of fact, she has.

9. Christ Community Health Services Names Hollabaugh Development Director -

Bonnie Hollabaugh has joined nonprofit Christ Community Health Services, the largest primary care provider in Memphis, as director of development. Hollabaugh’s nonprofit development experience includes extensive work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Girls Inc. of Memphis and Hutchison School.

10. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master -

James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.

11. Christian Brothers Names Doyle Vice President of Student Life -

Tim Doyle has joined Christian Brothers University as associate vice president of student life. In the role, Doyle supervises multiple aspects of campus operations – including housing, student government, health services and Greek organizations – working to address non-academic student needs and help students develop into active, engaged alumni.

12. Engineers Surviving by Shifting to Market Needs -

Engineering firms are still dealing with an up-and-down economy, one that seems to fly high at times and another that slows almost to a halt.

“We’re a long way from where we were when the recession hit and I don’t know if we’ll ever get back there,” said Scott Barry, president of SSR Ellers Inc. “It’s not back to where it was before the economic crash. It seems like we’re bouncing around the bottom.”

13. Rhodes Honors Gray for Outstanding Research -

Dr. Patrick Gray, an associate professor in Rhodes College’s department of religious studies, has received the college’s Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research. Gray’s research centers on biblical studies, specifically the history and literature of early Christianity and the Greco-Roman context.

14. Hagan Named President of Memphis Heritage Board -

Joey Hagan, principal of Architecture Inc., has been named the 2013-2014 board president for Memphis Heritage Inc. after being nominated and elected by the previous board. Hagan’s primary responsibilities as one of two principals at Architecture Inc. include running the organization, marketing, design and project management. As MHI president, he will strive to continue to make preservation of important properties a priority for Memphians.

15. Fink Joins Diamond Cos. as Senior Vice President -

Justin Fink has joined Diamond Cos., an International truck dealership holding company, as senior vice president, truck sales. In the new role, Fink oversees new and used truck sales, and helps develop programs and processes to grow customer relationships, sales and profits.

16. Kroc Center Opens to Big Crowds -

To cap off Healthy Heart Month, the new 100,000-square-foot Kroc Center held its open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony last weekend.

The state-of-the-art Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center has welcomed more than 10,000 visitors in its first few days.

17. Southaven Mayor Won't Run for Re-Election -

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis says he will not run for re-election.

Davis has served as mayor of the Northwest Mississippi city for 16 years.

18. Southaven Mayor Won’t Run for Re-Election -

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis says he will not run for re-election.

Davis has served as mayor of the Northwest Mississippi city for 16 years.

19. Levenger Leases Up EastPark IV -

A Delray Beach, Fla.-based specialty retail company is relocating its Memphis distribution warehouse within the Southeast submarket.

Levenger has inked 96,400 square feet in EastPark Distribution Center IV, 5265 Hickory Hill Road, bringing the 372,800-square-foot building to full occupancy. Levenger also has an operation at 3530 E. Raines Road.

20. Voices of the Past -

A new crop of historical markers and monuments is sprouting across the city in a move by several groups to broaden the span of the city’s recognized history.

Last week the UrbanArt Commission formally dedicated a statue by artist Vinnie Bagwell in Chickasaw Heritage Park that is the image of a Native American woman. Her sculpted cloak bears images from some of the history that followed the Native Americans who built the ceremonial mounds in the park around 1500 A.D.

21. Venson Center Work Kicks Off Heritage Trail -

The ambitious $1 billion, 10-year redevelopment project called Triangle Noir during former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton’s administration is now called Heritage Trail.

And the first move beyond the demolition of the Cleaborn Homes public housing development is the exterior renovation of the R.Q. Venson Center high rise at Beale Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard.

22. Going Green -

Many organizations of all sizes and across all sectors seek to “green” their facilities and operations but often worry about how reducing their carbon footprint could affect their bottom lines.

23. Levy Named Assistant Dean in U of M School of Public Health -

Dr. Marian Levy has been named assistant dean of students and public health practice for the University of Memphis School of Public Health. Levy is also an associate professor in the school and is the current president of the Tennessee Public Health Association.

24. Miss. High Court Rules Legal Fees are Public Funds -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday in two cases that legal fees paid to private lawyers to represent the state are public funds.

Justices said because the money belongs to the public, it should've been paid out to the lawyers from the attorney general's contingent fund or from other money appropriated to the attorney general.

25. Pickering Projects Show Activity on Upswing -

If an uptick in engineering services is an economic indicator of recovery and stability, Memphis is progressing fairly well.

That’s the message Bob Pitts, principal at Pickering Firm Inc., shared to the Appraisal Institute of Memphis Wednesday, May 16, at Chickasaw Country Club. Pickering employs 150 engineers, scientists, architects and surveyors across six offices from its Memphis headquarters to the Gulf Coast.

26. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Rabbi Micah Greenstein of Temple Israel will speak. Cost for lunch is $25 for nonmembers.

27. Events -

The Better Business Bureau breakfast series will continue with a seminar on fraud risks facing small businesses Tuesday, May 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Cost is free for BBB members and $10 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org or 757-8603.

28. Events -

The Memphis Social Media Club will meet Wednesday, April 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Glankler Brown PLLC conference room, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 400. Eric Proseus will discuss communicating via social media during bad weather and other crises. Email memphissmc@gmail.com or call 521-1453 for details.

29. Events -

The Daily News will host its Health Care Reform seminar, part of the 2012 seminar series, Thursday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar, which will include a keynote by Greg Anderson of Horne LLP and a panel discussion, will look at the impact of health care legislation and what can be expected through 2013. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com for more information or to register.

30. Events -

The Daily News will host its Health Care Reform seminar, part of the 2012 seminar series, Thursday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar, which will include a keynote by Greg Anderson of Horne LLP and a panel discussion, will look at the impact of health care legislation and what can be expected through 2013. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com for more information or to register.

31. 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.

32. Events -

The Daily News will host its Health Care Reform seminar, part of the 2012 seminar series, Thursday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar, which will include a keynote by Greg Anderson of Horne LLP and a panel discussion, will look at the impact of health care legislation and what can be expected through 2013. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com for more information or to register.

33. Statues Give City Glimpse Of History -

STANDING FOR HISTORY. She’s tall and proud, sole representative of an all-but-forgotten people, standing alone where hundreds once lived in a village, where thousands once thrived in a nation. She nobly bears the weight of the loss of all of that, wrapped in skins against the lonely chill of that, and in images of all that has come to pass since her time. Silently and beautifully, she tells her story.

34. Relocated Campus Spotlights NCBT’s Growing Presence -

The National College of Business and Technology is in the very early stages of the planning process for its new brick-and-mortar campus in Memphis.

The private college – which is based in Roanoke, Va., and has locations in six states – plans to relocate its Lamar campus. The existing facility is nearing capacity (approximately 400 students), so NBCT will move to a larger, soon-to-be-constructed two-story building at 2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, just off Interstate 240 in East Memphis.

35. Smith Named Vice Prez At S. Webster Haining -

Doug Smith has been named vice president, administrative operations, at S. Webster Haining & Co.

36. Bldg. Permit Application Filed for Virginia Avenue Apts. -

A building permit application has been filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for apartments at 25 E. Virginia Ave.

37. National College Files $5.2M Permit For Thousand Oaks Spot -

Plans are under way for a private college’s third brick-and-mortar location in Memphis.

National College/Corolla Management has filed a $5.2 million building permit with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement for construction of a two-story college building for business medical and computer training at 2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

38. National College Files $5.2M Permit for Thousand Oaks Spot -

Plans are under way for a private college’s third brick-and-mortar location in Memphis.

National College/Corolla Management has filed a $5.2 million building permit application with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement for construction of a two-story college building for business medical and computer training at 2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

39. Miss. Auditor: Davis Owes $170,000 To Southaven -

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has been ordered by Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering to pay back $170,782 the city paid him for what the report terms “personal travel and expenses.”

40. More Than 1 in 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids' Shots -

CHICAGO (AP) – By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.

41. Don’t Let Progress Harm Historic Neighborhood -

French Fort has seen it all. And by “all” we mean an amazing arc of history that began long before there was a Memphis or even a United States of America.

The neighborhood has Indian mounds used later as fortifications by Confederate soldiers. It was home to Union soldiers stationed at Fort Pickering. And it includes an old hospital that began as a place to care for those whose working lives were spent on the Mississippi River.

42. Back into the Fold -

Before there was South Bluffs, there was French Fort.

Before the Hernando DeSoto Bridge was built and city zoning regulations placed more distance between commercial, industrial and residential areas, this neighborhood by the trio of older Mississippi River bridges south of Downtown survived in one of the most historic and isolated parts of the city.

43. H&R Block Won't Offer Refund-Backed Loans in 2012 -

NEW YORK (AP) – H&R Block Inc. said Tuesday that it won't offer refund anticipation loans next tax season because it's getting more new clients and the appeal of the high-cost loans is shrinking.

44. Pohlman Named President of ACEC of Tennessee -

Mike Pohlman, CEO and president of Pickering Firm Inc., was named president of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee on Wednesday, July 6. The organization represents more than 100 engineering firms statewide with chapters in Memphis, Nashville, Southeast Tennessee and East Tennessee.

45. Film Fest Brings Fab Moments -

The column about my knee evoked a record amount of viewer mail. Evidently, many folk have joint pain issues.

My PRP injection was one month ago, and my knee feels better than it has in years. On a couple days there’s been some semblance of the old pain, as after three days of golf and yard work Memorial Day weekend.

46. Murry-Drobot Joins Family Safety Center -

Olliette Murry-Drobot has joined the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County as executive director.

Hometown: West Memphis

Work Experience: Fourteen years in not-for-profit management, neighborhood revitalization, organizational development and social services delivery. Recently, I served as the executive director for the Southeast Memphis Community Development Corp. and as a lead consultant on community outreach efforts for The Center for Criminology and Research at the University of Memphis.

47. Business Diversification -

The engineering and architectural firms that have weathered the storm over the last four years all seem to have one common thread – diversification.

The goal is to make the clients’ experiences as efficient as possible by offering both architectural and engineering services under one roof is proving more and more to be the model.

48. East Shelby Republicans Hold Schools Forum -

The East Shelby Republican Club will feature a forum on schools consolidation at the group’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

The forum is one of several across the county as early voting has begun in the city on the question of surrendering the Memphis City Schools charter.

49. Lynch to Lead Playhouse’s PR, Marketing -

Lisa Lynch has joined Playhouse on the Square as director of public relations and marketing.

Hometown: Memphis
Education:
B.A., theater performance, University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A. journalism (in progress), University of Memphis
Work Experience:
A broadcast news internship, educational theater in Minnesota and New Jersey, and some random jobs before deciding on graduate school.
Favorite movie:
“500 Days of Summer,” especially for the party scene.
Activities you enjoy outside of work:
Eating at local restaurants, live music.
What talent do you wish you had?
Drums!
Who has had the greatest influence on you?
My sister, Lesley. She’s brilliant and logical. She’s known what she wanted to do with her life since a career day in middle school and she simply did it. She challenged me to figure out what I want and to move forward with my life when I was feeling sorry for myself.
Why did you pursue a career in marketing and public relations?
I like to talk, write, listen and be nice to people. I figured if I could do that for an organization that I admire and respect, then I would never dread going to work and I would never have to lie.
What drew you to Playhouse on the Square?
I am excited about the growth I have seen at Playhouse on the Square. Our arts community has such amazing talent that we could rival other cities that are a draw in terms of arts and culture. That is possible here and I want to be part of the movement that makes that happen.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
So far, getting this job. The first job in your field is always the hardest to get. This one combines all of my interests. I really lucked out. I couldn’t ask for a better fit.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
Theaters are wonderful places to work and theater people are some of the most welcoming, passionate and genuine people you’ll ever meet. It is exciting to be surrounded by that creative energy, and I get to meet new people every day.

50. The Great Chief’s View -

Stand here. See hundreds of years.

He stood here centuries ago. Atop his ceremonial mound, his fortress center, he surveyed his world. The centuries have altered that view, but the majestic, sweeping turn of the great river before him must have commanded his eye as it commands ours today. Life and death for his people would come from that river, and he could literally see it coming from here.

51. Airport Taps Pickering for $7M Project -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority on Thursday took an important step toward improving the parking apron that surrounds the airport’s terminal.

Memphis International Airport’s board of commissioners approved a $7 million contract amendment to Pickering Firm Inc. to design and manage reconstruction of the terminal apron, the surface area where airplanes park during boarding.

52. MSCAA to Vote Thursday On Terminal Apron Design -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority will vote to approve an amendment for $7 million worth of additional services to design a complete reconstruction of the terminal apron at Thursday’s November board of commissioners meeting.

53. Pohlman ‘Called’ to Give Back to Industry, Community -

The new president-elect of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee is honored to move to the helm of the statewide professional group.

But service – to his profession and to his community – is de rigueur for Pickering Inc.’s Mike Pohlman.

54. Few Engineering Firms Credit Stimulus For Survival -

The federal stimulus program has been very, very good to the Pickering Firm Inc., a Memphis-based engineering company.

55. Deimund Named Clinical Director of Methodist Wound Centers -

Sandy Deimund has been named clinical director for the Methodist North and Methodist South Hospital Comprehensive Wound Healing Centers.

Hometown: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Education:
Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) and a member of the American Academy of Wound Management
Work Experience:
Nurse manager, Methodist South Comprehensive Wound Healing Center; registered nurse, Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Favorite quote:
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford
Last book read:
“Love ’Em or Lose ’Em” by Beverly L. Kaye
Favorite music:
I like a variety of music, from country to classical.
Favorite movie:
“African Queen”
Sports team:
Tennessee Titans
Activities you enjoy outside of work:
Spending time with friends, sudoku puzzles, traveling, reading
What talent do you wish you had?
I wish I could pick stocks like Warren Buffet.
Who has had the greatest influence on you?
All of the patients who have overcome obstacles in their lives, yet continue to persevere.
Why did you pursue a career in health care?
I have always had an innate curiosity about medicine and people. As a child, my dolls were always sick or injured and needed “health care.”
What drew you to Methodist?
The Christian atmosphere and multiple opportunities available for nurses.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
Any time a patient hugs me or shakes my hand and tells me how much they appreciate my efforts is the greatest feeling.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
Working with patients to facilitate their healing process.

56. Analysis: Fundraising Questions for Down Races -

Competitive races for governor and lieutenant governor in Mississippi in 2011 could be expected to impact fundraising by down ballot statewide candidates.

The last time there was no incumbent running for governor and lieutenant governor was 1999. The sitting lieutenant governor, Ronnie Musgrove was elected governor. Gov. Kirk Fordice could not run again. Amy Tuck succeeded Musgrove as lieutenant governor.

57. ‘Everybody’s Down Here’ -

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

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

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

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

59. Noel Becomes ABA Delegate From Tennessee -

Randall D. Noel has been elected as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

Noel is a member of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC’s Commercial Litigation Group. Noel is a Fellow of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundations and has served as president of the Tennessee Bar Association.

60. U of M’s McClurg Honored With Legal Education Award -

Andrew McClurg has received the Excellence in Legal Education Award from the University of Memphis’ Law Alumni Board. McClurg is a professor of law and the Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He also is associate dean for faculty development.

61. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board -

Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. 

62. Huff Becomes Enrollment VP at University of Memphis -

Betty Huff has been named vice provost of enrollment services at the University of Memphis.

Huff previously served as acting dean and associate dean of students at the University of New Orleans, registrar at the University of Kentucky and vice chancellor for enrollment services and management at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

63. Miss. Auditor Announces Auction of Contraband Cigarettes -

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - State Auditor Stacey Pickering says nearly 1 million cartons of contraband cigarettes will be auctioned off on Oct. 27.

64. Schuermann Elected To Design Review Board -

David Schuermann has been elected to the Center City Commission’s Design Review board.

Schuermann is a principal at Architecture Inc. He is active with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and currently serves on the Tennessee Board of Architectural & Engineering Examiners.

65. Methodist University Hospital Names Essex Assistant Administrator -

Jeshahnton “Shaun” Essex has been named assistant administrator at Methodist University Hospital.

Essex will be responsible for environmental services, mail services, food and nutrition services, laboratory, radiology and facility and engineering services. Essex has served as assistant administrator at Methodist North Hospital the past four years.

66. A New Day for King Cotton: Biotech and agribusiness redefine themselves -

If you’re in the right place at the right time during May, you might glimpse a motorcade cutting through mid-day traffic, followed by a green bus with a big papier-mache boll weevil on top. Nothing hints at Memphis’ agribusiness roots like that longtime foe of the cotton plant.

67. Work Begins on Habitat’s Green Neighborhood -

Trinity Park, the first all-green neighborhood being developed by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, reached an important milestone last week when crews began site work on the project.

After years of fundraising – and those efforts are still under way – the $3.1 million, 38-home neighborhood will begin taking form on 8.6 acres at Winchester and Tchulahoma roads in Oakhaven near Memphis International Airport.

68. UTHSC’s Baselski Receives Professional Recognition Award -

Vickie S. Baselski, professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been presented the 2008 American Society for Microbiology TREK Diagnostic ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award.

69. Shelby County Schools To Build New Middle School -

5600 Meadowbriar Trail
Permit Amount: $10 million
Project Cost:$13.5 million

Unincorporated Shelby County

Permit Date: Applied May 2008
Completion: Summer 2009
Owner: Shelby County Schools
Tenant: Shelby County Schools
Architect: McGehee/Nicholson/Burke/Architects
Contractor: Webb Building Corp.

70. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Recognizes Marx & Bensdorf’s Cherny -

Eileen Cherny, relocation director for Marx & Bensdorf, has received the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World President’s Service Recognition Award. The award acknowledges committee and board involvement, presentations at network conferences and service in various capacities.

71. OrthoOne Secures Land For New Facility -

3.57 Acres on Market Center Drive
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $914,513

Sale Date: April 25, 2008
Buyer: Attilla Group LLC
Seller: MED-A.R.M. Inc.
Loan Amount: $3.5 million
Loan Date: April 25, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Magna Bank

72. Ageless Makes Testosterone Treatments Affordable -

When orthopedic surgeon Johnny Mitias got a shot in the arm, it was life changing. So much so that he's started a new business, Ageless Men's Health, to do the same for other men.

In the syringe was testosterone, a high-octane replacement for the small trickle of hormone Mitias was producing on his own.

73. 3 Memphis Engineering Firms Enter Excellence Competition -      Memphis engineering firms EnSafe Inc., Parsons Transportation Group and Pickering Firm Inc. have entered projects in the statewide 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards competition sponsored by the American Council of Engin

74. Tigyi Appointed UTHSC Physiology Chair -

Dr. Gabor Tigyi has been appointed chairman of the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Tigyi has been with UTHSC for 15 years. He was elected in 1984 to the 200-member Hungarian Academy of Sciences as a foreign member.

75. FedEx Institute of Technology Names Mandle Executive Director -

Shaye R. Mandle has been named executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Previously, he worked for the Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), where he led the business activities of SAIC's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation. Mandle has worked as a district director for the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, and as a legislative liaison to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

76. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence holds its annual panel discussion, "A Look at Corporate Funding," today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. Cost is $65 for members and $99 for nonmembers. Registration is available online at www.npexcellence.org or by calling 684-6605.

77. Events -

The Memphis City Council Committee holds its bimonthly meeting today at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

Methodist University Hospital introduces the nation's first Center of Excellence in Faith and Health today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 1265 Union Ave.

78. Events -

The Eclectic Eye is holding its Annual Sale today through Saturday at 242 S. Cooper St. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to Central High School.

The Engineers' Club of Memphis is holding its weekly meeting and lunch today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Herman Morris, former president of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, is the speaker. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required.

79. Armour Named CEO of Le Bonheur -

Meri Armour has been named president and chief executive officer of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center. She previously worked as senior vice president and general manager of Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. Armour holds a master's degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland and a master's of business administration from Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management.

80. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School -

Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.

81. Prestidge Chosen to Head Kroger Delta Division -

Mark Prestidge has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.'s Delta Division. The Delta Division is based in Memphis and includes 111 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prestidge succeeds Richard Tillman, who recently announced his retirement after a 42-year career with Kroger. Prestidge previously served as vice president of operations for Kroger's Southwest Division.

82. Melick Tapped to Manage Fixed Income Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Co. -

Jordan Melick has joined Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. as a managing director for the firm's Fixed Income Banking Group. Melick previously was managing director of the health care finance team of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Piper Jaffray & Co. He began his career in health financing in 1991 at Detroit-based Comerica Bank.

83. Wassmer Captures Account Exec Spot at Thompson & Berry -

Katie Wassmer has been promoted to account executive at Thompson & Berry Public Relations, a division of Thompson & Co. Wassmer has been with Thompson & Berry for two years. She joined the company as an intern. Wassmer graduated from the University of Memphis in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations.

84. City Council Wants to Hear from You Tuesday -

March 27

Memphis Heritage presents "The Parkways: Framing our Midtown Neighborhoods" as part of its 2006 Preservation Series from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 447 N. Evergreen St. Registration is $60. Call 529-9828 or visit www.memphisheritage.org.

85. Johnson Draws Praise for Communications Tactics -

The Public Relations Society of America's Memphis chapter has named Memphis City Schools superintendent Carol Johnson as its Communicator of the Year for 2005. Johnson accepted the honor at the organization's January chapter meeting. PRSA presents the award annually to a respected member of the community who invests time or talent in communicating a specific message to public audiences. Johnson replaced superintendent Johnnie Watson after his retirement in 2003. She had served as superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools since 1997.

86. Trezevant Manor Foundation Names Development Director -

Martha Boyd was named director of development for the Trezevant Manor Foundation.

The New York Times Co. Broadcast Media Group announced that Bruce Moore was named news director of WREG-TV in Memphis, effective Jan. 30. Moore is a 15-year veteran of WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Va. He served as assistant director of WVEC-TV for seven years. He graduated from the University of Georgia.

87. Unique Mixed-Use Development Planned for DeSoto -

A group of investors - including one Germantown resident - is planning to build what could be the largest land development in DeSoto County history.

Ron Schillinger, a partner in Riverbend Crossing LLC, said the idea of building an all-inclusive, 4,100-acre neighborhood came from his childhood memories of attending school in Memphis in the 1950s.

88. St. Jude Researcher Earns National Recognition -

Scientific American named Dr. Robert G. Webster, the Rose Marie Thomas chair at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, as a research leader in the 2005 Scientific American 50 - a list compiled by the magazine that recognizes outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year.

89. U of M Moot Court Team Earns Spot in National Finals -

H. McCall Wilson Jr., president and CEO of The Bank of Fayette County, recently attended a meeting of the American Bankers Association's Community Bankers Council in Washington, D.C. Wilson represents Tennessee's community banks on the council.

90. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic -

Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.

91. Local Governments Eye Disaster Preparedness -

When Hurricane Katrina tore across the Gulf Coast and turned New Orleans into a flooded nightmare, it shut down a metropolitan area of about 360 square miles with a population of about 1.2 million.

92. Askew Named National Director of Engineering Group -

Mark W. Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., was appointed to a two-year term as national director of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee. Askew is a civil engineer with 30 years of structural engineering experience.

93. Pickering AcquiresSmith Engineering Firm - Pickering Inc. announced that it has acquired Smith Engineering, a full-service civil engineering, surveying and rezoning firm based in Southaven. The acquisition "gives Pickering an even stronger presence in this expanding market," said Pickering pr

94. Archived Article: Events - The Memphis Bar Association presents Champions of Judicial Service from noon to 1:30 p

The Memphis Bar Association presents Champions of Judicial Service from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Cost for the luncheon seminar is...

95. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Tennessee Press Association elects vice president

Pitts Named Principal Owner at Pickering

Robert J. Pitts was named principal owner of Pickering Inc. Pitts is the companys civil engineering team leader. He received a bachelors degree from the...

96. Archived Article: Newsmakers - U

Carlisle Earns Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Gene Carlisle was presented the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Retail and Consumer Products Award. Carlisle is chairman and chief executive officer of Carlisle Corp. Kathryn Kont...

97. Archived Article: Newsmakers - YOUTH VILLAGES NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBER

UT Bowld Hires Transplant Services Director

Barry Marshall joined UT Bowld Hospital as administrative director of transplant services. Marshall previously worked with Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati ...

98. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Crye-Leike Adds Associates to Circle of Excellence

Crye-Leike Adds Associates to Circle of Excellence Crye-Leike, Realtors inducted the following sales associates into its Circle of Excellence as vice presidents within the West Tennessee region: ...

99. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies

Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...

100. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Judge Kay Spalding Robilio was presented the 2003 Marion Griffin/Frances Loring Award for her contributions to state and local

Attorneys Group Honors Circuit Court Judge Circuit Court Judge Kay Spalding Robilio was presented the 2003 Marion Griff...