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1. Merger Creates Opportunities for Nonprofit Communities Unlimited Inc.
- Monday, July 20, 2015
If a small business is seeking a loan, nonprofit Communities Unlimited Inc. will sell the fuel along with a free diagnostic checkup.
2. Sales Volume Raises Risk of Closing Snafus
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors’ May sales data show sales continuing to rise.
There were 3,558 closings, up 15.6 percent from last May. In comparison, there were 1,783 closings in May 2009. So closings have almost doubled since the Recession. And, as everyone knows, inventory has dropped dramatically.
3. Haslam Strikes Defiant Tone Toward Critics of Gas Tax Hike
- Thursday, June 18, 2015
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has a defiant message for groups lining up to oppose him on efforts to raise Tennessee's gas tax for the first time in 25 years: "Have at it."
4. 5 Reasons Why US Employers are Showing Confidence in Economy
- Monday, June 08, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy.
They added 280,000 jobs – a surprisingly robust total at a time when consumers are hesitant to spend and the economy appears less than fully healthy. Some key industries, from energy to manufacturing, have been struggling. And economic troubles overseas have put investors on edge.
5. Will More Money, Reviews Improve on Common Core?
- Thursday, May 21, 2015
Is it Kabuki theater or a transformative process?
That question comes to mind in the aftermath of the legislative session as the Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill "repealing and replacing" Common Core, a set of K-12 education standards, by adding another layer of review and pushing the governor’s process for completion to 2017, along with adding a $400,000 expense.
6. IBM Team on Non-Emergency 911 Calls Sounds Familiar Theme in Memphis
- Thursday, May 14, 2015
A team of outside experts will come to Memphis for a short period of time to analyze a specific problem and make recommendations to City Hall.
If that scenario sounds familiar, it’s because Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. sought the same solution in February to his administration’s stalled plan for a Mid-South Fairgrounds renovation.
7. ULI Gathering Puts Numbers to Poverty Challenge
- Wednesday, May 06, 2015
The way Steve Guinn sees it, there are two ways for Memphis to reduce its poverty rate by 10 percentage points.
8. Will Tennessee Republicans Ever Be Truly Happy?
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
Why aren’t Tennessee Republicans happier?
With the GOP so dominate in the Tennessee General Assembly and losses so rare – on the Hill or in elections – the party’s lawmakers should be jubilant with this year’s session. But it’s never enough.
9. Wharton on State ‘Blueprint’ Funding, Mud Island Plan
- Monday, April 27, 2015
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. wants to bring state funding to the table when he takes his “Blueprint for Prosperity” to the Memphis City Council and others.
Wharton was to meet with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Friday, April 24, in Nashville to secure the state’s commitment to the effort, he said after taping the WKNO-TV program "Behind The Headlines" earlier that day.
10. Wharton on 'Blueprint for Prosperity' Funding, Cates' Mud Island Plan
- Friday, April 24, 2015
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. wants to bring state funding to the table when he takes his “Blueprint for Prosperity” to the Memphis City Council.
Wharton was to meet with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Friday, April 24, in Nashville to secure the state’s commitment to the effort, he said after a taping earlier Friday morning on the WKNO TV program Behind The Headlines.
11. Eli’s Coming
- Thursday, April 23, 2015
“Once again, as Eli swung around the dark trees and onto the lawn, the children fled.” – Philip Roth, in “Eli, the Fanatic” (1959).
12. Jack Daniel's Turns Back Latest Tennessee Whiskey Challenge
- Wednesday, April 08, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jack Daniel's has turned back the latest challenge to a state law that determines which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey," but upstart distillers hoping their brands make the cut vow the fight isn't over for good.
13. High, Stable Standards Will Help Students Succeed
- Monday, April 06, 2015
Successful business leaders always have their eye on the bottom line. And when it comes to how we are preparing our students for the 21st century workforce, the bottom line is this: Americans are falling behind.
14. Foote Homes Targeted by Federal Jobs Training Grant
- Monday, April 06, 2015
With a HUD official in town last week bearing word of a $3 million job training grant for public housing residents, city leaders remained focused on what Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. calls “the big one.”
15. Editorial: Crosstown Redevelopment Signals More Change to Come
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
Few Memphians can remember the view north on Cleveland when the Sears Crosstown building did not define the horizon.
And there is a whole generation of Memphians who have always known the colossal structure as a boarded-up relic of the era when big stores were really big stores. In this case, the big store could sell you all of the materials to build a house as well as everything you would need for the interior of the house.
16. Both Sides Dig In for Insure Tennessee Special Session
- Monday, February 02, 2015
Battle lines have been drawn for a Feb. 2 special session of the state Legislature to determine the fate of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal, which would use federal funds to catch some 280,000 working people falling through a health insurance coverage gap.
17. Both Sides Dig In For Insure Tennessee Special Session
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
Battle lines have been drawn for a Feb. 2 special session of the state Legislature to determine the fate of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal, which would use federal funds to catch some 200,000 working people falling through a health insurance coverage gap.
18. Anti-Medicaid Expansion Lawmaker Criticizes Radio Ads
- Monday, January 26, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, a staunch opponent of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, on Friday decried what he called "dishonest scare tactics" by a conservative group running radio ads targeting GOP lawmakers.
19. Clinton, Bloomberg: Data Will Help Women's Issues
- Tuesday, December 16, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg teamed up Monday to highlight the power of information in helping women worldwide and to promote a joint effort to gather more data on their health, workplace roles, childbirth and other facets of their lives.
20. Editorial: Memphis Should Embrace Season of Change
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
By the calendar and by the first change in the air and the trees, autumn has arrived in Memphis. With it, the summer becomes a memory and fall becomes the present on its way to a memory.
The seasons are a backdrop for the changes and consistencies in the life of a city that gives their union a predictable rhythm.
21. Government for the Prosperity of the People
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The reporting out of the US on China is uniformly downbeat. By applying our western perspectives, China appears inhumane, politically oppressive, over-indebted and fragile.
From the American perspective, functional nations should look more ... well ... like us. They should have democracy, inalienable property rights, free and open markets, freedom of expression, apple pie, etc. Our national belief in the ideology of American exceptionalism defines our worldview.
22. Clean-Air Rules Assailed as Too Much, Too Little
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
23. BancorpSouth Names President, Chief Operating Officer
- Friday, June 27, 2014
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Chris Bagley, a 31-year veteran of the banking industry, has been named BancorpSouth's new president and chief operating officer.
24. Coalition Vows Push for Minority Business Gains
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
For decades, goals and percentages have been set for minority business participation in city and county governments.
Both governments have compliance offices. Elected officials look at percentages and ask questions about participation on particular projects.
25. Regions Partners in Inner-City Business Program
- Saturday, June 07, 2014
To use a metaphor to illustrate the purpose of a new program to help inner-city businesses in Memphis grow, the program represents the difference between focusing on rowing your boat and scouting the horizon for a new port to direct your boat toward.
26. Entrepreneurial Eagles
- Monday, May 19, 2014
It was a gathering of eagles. You know, the people who like to soar, and, more importantly, they like to push eaglets out of the nest so that they can also learn to soar.
And, like eagles, they have both vision and focus. I recently attended the CSG Entrepreneurship Days, sponsored by the Council of State Governments’ State Pathways to Prosperity Initiative and State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, who is the 2014 CSG National Chair.
27. RNC Changes Debate Rules for 2016
- Monday, May 12, 2014
MEMPHIS (AP) – Lunging for control of the GOP ahead of high-stakes elections, the Republican National Committee on Friday took steps to end free-for-all presidential debates and vowed to punish potential contenders who participate in rogue forums.
28. Entrepreneur Day Spotlights Power of Innovation
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Already in recent weeks, Moziah “Mo” Bridges, the 12-year-old founder of the Memphis-based Mo’s Bows bow tie business, has appeared on the hit ABC show “Shark Tank.”
If the exposure alone wasn’t enough, Bridges also impressed fashion mogul and “Shark Tank” panelist Daymond John into offering to mentor him.
29. Thunder's 'Easy Points' Take Grizz Down 104-84
- Friday, May 02, 2014
In a season dedicated to doing things the hard way, the Memphis Grizzlies are now face-to-face with a Game 7 on Saturday in Oklahoma City.
Able to survive blowing leads, able to win three of four overtime games to take a 3-2 series lead over the No. 2 seed Thunder, the Grizzlies could not stomach their fleeting prosperity. In fact, they could not even make Game 6 Thursday night on their home court anything close to competitive.
30. Editorial: First Tennessee Bank’s Business Model Endures
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
As First Tennessee Bank marks its 150th anniversary, we are reminded of the changes over that span in technology and what our financial institutions have come to offer in the way of services.
31. Reversing Sprawl Through Connectivity
- Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Editor’s Note: This column will appear Tuesdays through April in honor of Sustainability Month for Memphis and Shelby County.
Last week, Smart Growth America released “Measuring Sprawl 2014,” a report examining development in 221 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and evaluating development on a national index. With a score of 71, the greater Memphis region ranks near the bottom of the list at number 196 out of 221. Furthermore, Memphis ranks as the sixth most sprawled large metropolitan area.
32. Slow Down to Innovate
- Monday, March 24, 2014
Somewhere in the Industrial Revolution a prejudice was created for speed.
Efficiency came to mean effectiveness. From this mindset emerged two paradigmatic biases: more is better (more work, more inventory, more money) and speed wins (time to market, time is money, etc.). This mindset was a boon in its era, but has outlived its usefulness.
33. Making a Difference
- Saturday, March 08, 2014
It’s a strange thing, acknowledges Memphis businessman Taylor Berger, to form an organization that you don’t necessarily want to be that organized.
34. Norris Finds Legislative Leadership Has its Price
- Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Many people who like problem solving usually tackle a tough crossword, or maybe Sudoku.
Collierville’s Mark Norris opted for politics.
35. White House Offers Help to Industry on Cyberattack
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Whited House on Wednesday offered to help U.S. businesses protect their computer systems from cyberattacks that President Barack Obama called "one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces."
36. Finding ‘Delicate Balance’
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. leaned heavily on reality and the practical in a State of the City address Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
“We have the responsibility of balancing the expectations of our citizens versus the bottom line of our budget,” Wharton told an audience of several hundred, including city division directors and those in agencies working with the city. “We must strike the delicate balance of our affairs that is based in realism and pragmatism. This is important because ultimately the numbers that define our budget are real. The decisions that have the most positive impact are practical, and the work we have to do cannot wait.”
37. Designing the Medical Center for Creative Collisions
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Memphis Medical Center near Downtown is currently in the midst of a significant building boom. Major new facilities by Southwest Tennessee Community College, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Bioworks Foundation are underway or nearing completion, joining successful hospitals, clinics, educational institutions and many other great small businesses.
38. Business Coalition to Support Common Core
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – A statewide business coalition is showing its support for Tennessee's Common Core standards.
The group, called Businesses for Tennessee Prosperity, is scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday at the Legislative Plaza near the state Capitol.
39. Don’t Panic Over Scary Financial News
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Ray’s Take If it’s not another country defaulting on their debts it’s political gridlock on economic issues here or ominous predictions about the Federal Reserve. The news seems to be featuring more than its share of scary economic news these days.
40. Bipartisan Negotiators Seek Modest Budget Pact
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives that highlighted the difficulty of compromise within divided government.
41. Big Tech Companies Lash Out at Government Snooping
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.
42. Inman Joins Next Day Access as Franchise Manager
- Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Greg Inman has joined accessibilities solutions provider Next Day Access as franchise manager for the Memphis office, where he will supervise sales, marketing, service management and hiring. Next Day Access offers wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, bathroom safety products and other accessibility products for people with disabilities or accessibility challenges.
43. Memphis Economic Indicator Shows Business Optimism
- Friday, October 25, 2013
The results of the second Memphis Economic Indicator, a new survey measuring general business sentiment jointly produced by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, reflect a modest overall improvement in optimism among business leaders compared to last quarter’s survey results.
44. Buying Yellen
- Friday, October 18, 2013
President Obama recently made it official that Janet Yellen will succeed Ben Bernanke as the head of the Federal Reserve. Janet has spent much of her career as a dedicated and vocal advocate for the unemployed. With participation rates low, and the unemployment rate high, the markets anticipate that Janet will continue, if not augment, Ben Bernanke’s expansionary monetary policies. A renewed enthusiasm for monetary stimulus has had observable market impact.
45. Grants to Boost Local ‘Precision Agriculture’
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The local precision agriculture industry is poised to get a boost from Uncle Sam.
A top federal official will be in Memphis and Covington Wednesday, July 31, to announce funding for three regional grants that will impact counties in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.
- Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, June 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. U.S. District Judge John Fowlkes will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The National Association of Women Business Owners, Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, June 11, at 11:15 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shelley Baur, owner of One Source Associates, will speak, and the 2013-2014 officers and board will be installed. Tickets in advance are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; tickets at the door are $35. Visit nawbomemphis.org.
- Saturday, June 08, 2013
The Daily News will present Literatini, benefiting Literacy Mid-South, Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The event will include martinis and food, an auction, live music and a wine pull. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Visit literacymidsouth.org.
49. Tennessee Educators Push for Immigration Reform
- Friday, June 07, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Twenty-one leaders of Tennessee's colleges and universities have sent a letter to the state's two U.S. senators urging their support for immigration reform that will allow more graduates to remain in the country after they finish their education.
50. Grizzlies Must Maintain ‘Thirsty Dog’ Mentality
- Friday, May 10, 2013
As the Grizzlies’ series with the Oklahoma City Thunder shifted to Memphis for Game 3 on Saturday, May 11, the Grizzlies found themselves in much better position than during the Clippers’ series.
Instead of staring up at a 0-2 deficit, their Game 2 victory tied the series 1-1 and has allowed them the possibility to advance to the Western Conference Finals just by winning three games at FedExForum.
51. Buffett Says Women Key to Nation’s Prosperity
- Friday, May 03, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett is optimistic about America’s economic future because the nation has begun to unleash the potential of women.
Buffett’s views on the role of women appeared online Thursday in an editorial he wrote for Fortune magazine.
52. Call to Action
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s famous father was a political iconoclast who captured the imagination of voters with stirring assurances in his speeches like, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, he sends a tiny ripple of hope out into the world.”
53. Arkansas Steel Mill Proposal Gains Traction
- Tuesday, April 02, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe's plan to provide $125 million in state financing to help a new company build a steel mill in Mississippi County is gaining bipartisan support among legislators – though some conservatives still object to having the government help fund one of Arkansas' largest economic development projects.
54. Entrepreneurial Spirit Thriving in Memphis
- Saturday, March 16, 2013
In recent years, there has been a civic pushback against the relentless downing of Memphis that over a long period of time came to dominate any attempt to have a purposeful discussion about the city’s future.
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, March 13, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Meri Armour, president and CEO of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, March 11, 2013
The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. IAAP past president Jane Bratton, executive assistant at Smith & Nephew, will present “The Multi-Manager Admin: Tips for Working for Multiple Executives.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 752-6213.
- Saturday, March 09, 2013
The Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis will hold the fourth annual Beauty in the Eye of the Beer Holder fundraiser for the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society Thursday, March 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Attendees can sample unique homebrews created for the event, craft beers and microbrews. Tickets are $30. Visit msbrewmovement.org.
58. Urbanization Equals Global Opportunities
- Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The worldwide adoption of competition and capitalistic principles has unlocked tremendous prosperity growth. At the core of this prosperity movement are the unique advantages created by urbanizing the world’s population. Urban populations are more productive, more innovative and more efficient than their rural peers.
59. Local Efforts Make Small-Business Inroads
- Saturday, February 09, 2013
Cash mobs and MEMshop and angels and mentors and launches – they are all part of an atmosphere in our city that encourages small-business development in the shadow of a historic recession.
FedEx CEO and founder Fred Smith late last year put small-business development and its role in perspective, saying it is large corporations that drive the global economy with many small businesses created in the orbit or supply chain of those large business entities.
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Prosperity Series Memphis will host U.S. Learning CEO and author Don Hutson Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is free for members and $149 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 767-0000.
- Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Blues Foundation will host the 29th annual International Blues Challenge Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Feb. 2, in Beale Street venues and other Downtown locations. Visit blues.org for a schedule and tickets.
62. State Health Commissioner Talks Prevention
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
The School of Public Health at the University of Memphis on Tuesday, Jan. 15, welcomed Tennessee Commissioner of Health Dr. John Dreyzehner and his health policy team to the Fishbowl Room inside the FedEx Institute of Technology for a “town hall” discussion of public health and economic issues that affect our community.
63. Let’s Unite to Make 2013 Very Good Year
- Saturday, December 29, 2012
As we mark the transition from one year to another, let’s take a step back from the timeline of events and predictions to some ideas about the basics – our prosperity and our safety.
Just after the New Year, executives at the Electrolux plant in Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park will offer a sneak peak of their new facility.
64. Nonprofit Tech Innovators Inspire New Philanthropy
- Monday, December 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Scott Harrison knows his charity has funded nearly 7,000 clean water projects in some of the poorest areas of the world in the past six years. How many of those wells are still flowing with drinking water months or years later, though? That's a tough question to answer.
65. BancorpSouth Keeps Focus on Staying True to Banking Basics
- Monday, December 17, 2012
BancorpSouth Inc. may have new leadership, but the Tupelo, Miss.-based company likes to say it still has an old way of doing business.
66. Incentive Missteps Stymie Our Economic Prosperity
- Saturday, December 15, 2012
We are in the midst of one of those tough and necessary civic debates – no, not the one about schools in our community.
We are asking some complex and proper questions about what should be offered and what should not be offered to attract business growth and jobs to the local economy.
67. Urban Land Institute: Memphis Recovering Slowly, Behind Nashville
- Thursday, December 06, 2012
Memphis’ economy and commercial real estate industry is recovering, but not as fast as other places – like Nashville.
That was the message local professionals heard Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Urban Land Institute Memphis’ 2013 Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.
- Monday, December 03, 2012
Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis is accepting nominations for its 2013 Legends Award through Monday, Dec. 10. The awards honor women whose visionary and innovative work is paramount in their area of outreach. Visit wfgm.org for details and a nomination form.
69. James Rollins Named New CEO at BancorpSouth
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
James D. Rollins III has been named chief executive officer of BancorpSouth Inc., a financial holding company based in Tupelo, Miss.
70. Let’s Be Thankful and Look Beyond the Data
- Monday, November 26, 2012
In our goal-oriented, performance standardized society, it is sometimes hard to realize that dates circled in red on our calendars aren’t the beginning or end to some kind of measurement.
And while there may be some backlash this holiday season against retailers who continue to move up the start of the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday will still be a big day for retailers.
- Thursday, November 01, 2012
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com for an agenda.
- Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The fifth annual Leadership Memphis Multicultural Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The event will include a roundtable focusing on how the performing, visual and literary arts define cultures, bring communities together and promote skills to be successful in the 21st century. Call 278-0016.
- Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board of commissioners will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com for an agenda.
74. Launch of Quantitative Easing Risks Economic Sustainability
- Monday, October 08, 2012
On Sept. 13 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke committed to open-ended, limitless “quantitative easing,” or printing money out of thin air.
This announcement comes after two rounds of similar money printing: QE1 in 2009 and QE2 in 2010, both of which were intended to shock the economy into recovery.
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Leadership Memphis is accepting applications for its 2013 Grassroots Leadership Program through Saturday, Sept. 29. The program, which teaches leadership skills and techniques to implement community change, includes 11 sessions between October and March. Visit leadershipmemphis.org.
76. Survey Finds US Competitive Ranking Down Again
- Thursday, September 06, 2012
LONDON (AP) – The United States' ability to compete on the global stage has fallen for the fourth year running as confidence in the country's politicians continues to decline, an annual survey from the World Economic Forum found Wednesday.
77. Trade Group Honors Evolve Bank & Trust
- Thursday, September 06, 2012
Memphis-based Evolve Bank & Trust has hit a big milestone as a member of the Independent Community Bankers of America.
78. No Time for Chicken Littles
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
This is no time to get chicken … As we meet with more and more of the mid-market companies in America, we are astounded at how many of them are hiding under their desk “riding the recession out.” The old “Story of Chicken Little” comes to mind:
79. Women’s Foundation to Re-Grant $400K
- Friday, August 10, 2012
The Walmart Foundation will distribute a $400,000 grant to The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM), which will then be re-granted over a two-year period to six local nonprofits to help chronically unemployed and underemployed women increase their earning ability, income and assets.
80. Cybercrime Disclosures Rare Despite New SEC Rule
- Monday, July 02, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Hackers broke into computers at hotel giant Wyndham Worldwide Corp. three times in two years and stole credit card information belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers. Wyndham didn't report the break-in in corporate filings even though the Securities and Exchange Commission wants companies to inform investors of cybercrimes.
81. Four Pillars Will Strengthen Your Business
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
For the past couple years, our company, SEACAP Financial, has been invited to make presentations to various groups on the topic of “Managing Your Business Through Tough Times.” The list of things to do or not do has been lengthy. For many business owners, the days and nights have been challenging, depleting, debilitating and most any other derogatory adjective you chose to use. And the decisions and actions often became personal.
82. Meeting Client Needs Top Priority for McManus Reilly
- Monday, May 21, 2012
The laws surrounding estate planning and employee benefit and health care packages are complex and ever-changing.
With the upcoming presidential election and the potential changes to inheritance tax, among other issues, the financial planning industry is being kept on its toes more than ever.
83. Townsend Links Businesses With Economic Resources
- Friday, May 11, 2012
When it comes to economic development, the administration of Tennesee Gov. Bill Haslam is working hard to convince new businesses to set up shop in the state.
But an important guiding principle in that work is the state can’t do it in a vacuum.
84. Up and Down, Economy Sign Of Indecision
- Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The consequence of living in an economic and political environment that can’t seem to make up its mind is a market that also can’t make up its mind, both surging and sinking last week. Signs of indecision abound. In November, the U.S. must decide between the Romney and Obama policy portfolios. Polls approximate a tie. Our economic growth rate of 2-2.5 percent also amounts to a tie, as it’s the mid-point between recession and true expansion.
85. Marohn Turns Urban Focus on Memphis
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Charles Marohn has been in Memphis since Monday, April 23, getting a look around and preparing for the latest in the urban planner and professional engineer’s series of nationwide “curbside chats” on sustainable growth for cities like Memphis.
86. Congress Sends Startup Investment Bill to Obama
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite warnings that less government oversight might mean more investment scams, Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama legislation he endorsed making it easier for startups to raise capital without running afoul of federal regulations.
87. Economy Equal Parts Doubt, Enthusiasm
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Chimerican Direction Markets fell back from multi-year highs last week as the recovery in expectations since August of last year may have finally eclipsed reality. While the global economic statistics show pockets of strength, they also show pockets of weakness. Add to that shifting balance the unforeseen Iran premium in the price of oil, and the recent bias favors preservation rather than accumulation.
88. The Economic View From Above
- Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Reframing the Global Economy This week I will summarize my 30,000-foot view on the global economy. While the news flow may revolve around Europe, the global economy no longer looks to the Old World for leadership. To understand and accurately forecast the future economy, we must redirect our gaze from the Old World to the New World.
89. Waddell Turns Page on ‘Funky’ Year
- Monday, February 27, 2012
The parting remark David Waddell left with the audience at his company’s yearly “State of the Union” presentation this time last year was that he wanted them all to be optimistic in 2011.
90. Unions Gearing Up to Spend Big in 2012 Election
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unions are gearing up to spend more than $400 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama and lift Democrats this election year in a fight for labor's survival.
Under siege in state legislatures around the country – and fearing the consequences of a Republican in the White House – union leaders say they have little choice as they try to beat back GOP efforts to curb collective bargaining rights or limit their ability to collect dues.
91. Facebook Surrenders Its Privacy in IPO Documents
- Friday, February 03, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook is baring its business soul.
The unveiling came late Wednesday when the company that depends on people to share their lives online filed its plans to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering of stock. It's a revelatory moment that prospective investors, curious competitors and nosy reporters have been awaiting for two years. During that time, Facebook established itself as a communications hub and emerged as a threat to the Internet's most powerful company, Google Inc.
92. City Has Stake in Black Biz Success
- Monday, January 30, 2012
What black businesses need is what all locally owned small businesses need – fewer bottlenecks and fewer middlemen steering out-of-town contractors and businesses to the “right people.”
Both are why, in 2009, after 18 years of an African-American mayor – the city’s longest serving mayor, Willie Herenton – black business revenues were just 1 percent of business revenues in Shelby County despite more black-owned businesses in Shelby County than white-owned.
93. 100 Days of Improvement
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. promised in his state of the city address Monday, Jan. 23, to push the traditional parameters of city government and address long-term problems like the number of Memphians living in poverty.
94. Cookies, History And Business
- Monday, January 23, 2012
Recently, I rekindled my interest in world history to prepare for a new book project. If you reflect on history, things have unfolded much like the events in the children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”
95. Get Ready for a Year of Promise
- Friday, January 06, 2012
Happy New Year! We’ve been hearing whispers that 2012 may – just may – be a more prosperous than 2011. There may be more jobs, less unemployment and more good circulating throughout Memphis and the Mid-South. We believe in preparing for the best of times, placing stock in the adage that luck favors the prepared. In term of fundraising for nonprofit organizations and institutions, preparation is always the bedrock.
96. Bad Economy? Farmers Have One of Best Years Ever
- Tuesday, December 13, 2011
ST. LOUIS (AP) – An Illinois farmer made so much money this year he made loan payments on one tractor a year in advance and exchanged some older ones for newer models. An Iowa farmer upgraded his combine and also paid off debt, while an elderly Oregon farmer poured into retirement funds a bundle of his $2 million take from a well-timed sale of much of his turf and equipment.
97. Pulling the Strings
- Monday, December 12, 2011
Long before the first widgets roll off the assembly line, way back before the ribbon cutting and the first shovels break ground, and even before executives quietly slip in to scout out a prospective piece of land, someone like Mark Sweeney gets a phone call.
98. Congress Nears OK of Bill for Vets, Contractors
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Democrats and Republicans rallied on a rare patch of common ground Wednesday, moving toward passage of legislation helping unemployed veterans and government contractors.
99. Taylor Appointed To Commission - CCHS Claims Family Planning Contract
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Former Memphis City Council member Brent Taylor is the newest Shelby County Commissioner.
Taylor, a Republican, won the District 1 Postion 3 seat vacated by Republican commissioner Mike Carpenter this month.
100. City Prepares Madison Ave. for Bike Lanes
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Madison Avenue is set to get dedicated bike lanes on both sides of the street between Cooper and McNeil streets.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has ordered the city Engineering Division to proceed with restriping Madison in preparation for the bike lanes.