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1. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
2. Schledwitz Finds Parallels in Business, Politics
- Saturday, August 03, 2013
Eight years ago, Karl Schledwitz crossed the line between politics and business that he had crossed many times before.
But the food sales and marketing company he cofounded has grown so rapidly that Schledwitz talks these days of missing the business of running campaigns and political organizations.
3. Growth Streak
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Andrew Holliday and Daniel Brown, the founding partners of Memphis-based branding and marketing firm Harvest Creative, used to joke about one day making the Inc. 500|5000, the list published each year by Inc. Magazine that honors the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
4. Gilbert Joins Campbell Clinic As Marketing Director
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Chad Gilbert has joined Campbell Clinic as director of marketing. In his new role, Gilbert manages external marketing, advertising and public relations for Campbell’s four Mid-South offices and serves as liaison for the organization, managing several sports medicine partnerships.
5. Takeovers, Anticipated European Deal Lift Stocks
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks gained steadily Monday on a round of corporate takeovers and reports that Europe's bailout fund will be larger than anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average was up nearly 130 points in the late afternoon. The Nasdaq composite index turned positive for the year.
6. Seeing Success
- Monday, October 10, 2011
On the surface, they don’t have much in common other than their home turf. They include everything from a venerable law firm, prominent regional investment companies, tech firms and even a business that manufactures food products like hot dogs and sandwich meats.
7. JLS Enterprises Buys SE Market Warehouse
- Friday, September 02, 2011
A 51,000-square-foot industrial building in the Southeast submarket has traded hands. JLS Enterprises LLC purchased 4021 Delp St. in Airport Industrial Park for $850,000. The warehouse currently houses Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and is 100 percent occupied.
8. NBC’s Roker to Make Gift Stop in Memphis
- Thursday, June 17, 2010
Al Roker, the weather anchor for NBC’s “Today,” will be broadcasting from Memphis on June 24 where he will make donations to a nonprofit organization as part of the annual “Lend a Hand Today” trip.
The organization receiving the donations won’t be announced until the broadcast. The gift will be a surprise so officials with charitable organizations should be on the lookout for a Penske truck.
That’s how the donated items arrive.
“When we started this nine years ago, we donated $50,000 worth of items over five cities the first five days,” Roker said. “This year, we’ve got more than $3.2 million in donations.”
The broadcast will also feature Nashville, which was not originally on the itinerary.
“Actually for the first time in our (Lend a Hand Today) history, we are doing two cities in one day,” he said. “We are doing you guys and Nashville because of the flooding that happened there this year. That’s a first for us.”
The other cities are San Francisco; Bozeman, Mont.; Des Moines, Iowa; and Rye, N.H.
Several companies have donated items for the program, including Gymboree, Expo, Columbia Sportswear Co., Lowes, Ethan Allen, JanSport, Western Union, Sara Lee, Kool-Aid, Toyota, GM and Glidden Paint.
The donated items vary from city to city.
“We tailor it to each individual charity,” Roker said. “We find out what they need through a fairly surreptitious means. We then go out and solicit those donations from vendors. We have kind of an overarching producer who works the phones and tries to get what those people need, whether it is office supplies, garden supplies, kids clothing or sporting goods. It runs the gamut, depending upon what the charity does.”
Roker will be joined at the broadcast from Memphis with Mike Mills, a three-time grand world champion at the Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Mills owns Memphis Championship BBQ in Las Vegas and 17th Street Bar and Grille in Southern Illinois.
Another special guest will be the mascot for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Roker has visited Memphis numerous times before.
“I’ve been there for storms, been there for Memphis in May and everything in between,” he said.
After the “Today” show broadcast, fans of the show can log on to Todayshow.com for more information about the featured charity and learn how they can also help. The site also will have a complete list of all companies that have donated to “Lend a Hand.”
Besides being the weather anchor for “Today,” Roker this year began hosting the “Wake Up With Al” show on NBC Universal-owned The Weather Channel, which comes on just before the “Today” broadcast. ...
9. Memphis Bar Association Names New Board Members
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009
The Memphis Bar Association has appointed new officers and new members to the board of directors for 2010.
Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins will serve as president. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC will serve as vice president and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump Maxwell PLC will serve as treasurer. Linda Warren Seely of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. will serve as secretary.
10. Memphis Bar Assn. Elects New Officers, Board Members
- Monday, December 07, 2009
At the Memphis Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Thursday at The Peabody hotel, the MBA announced its 2010 officers and new members of its board of directors.
Immediate past president Art Quinn passed the gavel to incoming president Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC automatically move to the positions of vice president/president-elect and treasurer, respectively. Linda Warren Seely, director of pro bono projects at Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., was chosen as secretary.
11. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
12. Monogram Makes Inc. Magazine List
- Monday, September 28, 2009
Memphis-based Monogram Food Solutions has been named to the annual Inc. 5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing companies. The company ranked No. 856 on this year’s list following a three-year sales growth rate of more than 350 percent.
13. Tupelo Trucking Company Continues to Grow
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A family-run freight brokerage business that started in Tupelo in 1990 has become bigger than its owners ever dreamed, and it's still growing.
Joe and Kim Estess formed Vector Transportation in 1994 with four employees. It has now grown to 29 employees, and the couple plan to add several more by early next year.
14. Thornton Receives Glankler Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Laurie M. Thornton of Glankler Brown PLLC has received the second annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award given by James S. Gilliland and the Glankler Brown law firm.
15. Fed Considers Ways To Keep Economy Afloat
- Wednesday, December 17, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the recession dragging down consumer prices and home construction, the Federal Reserve on Tuesday slashed a key interest rate to an all-time low in a desperate bid to stem the country’s economic slide.
16. Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices Fall in Nov.
- Monday, December 15, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers reduced their spending at retail stores again in November while the costs of goods before they reach store shelves also continued to drop, more bad signs in a recession that appears to be deepening.
17. Jobless Claims Surge Unexpectedly
- Friday, December 12, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – New claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, exceeding even gloomy expectations for an economy stuck in a recession that seems to be deepening.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that initial applications for jobless benefits in the week ending Dec. 6 rose to a seasonally adjusted 573,000 from an upwardly revised figure of 515,000 in the previous week. That was far more than the 525,000 claims Wall Street economists expected.
18. MLGW Lets Lee off Legal Fee Hook
- Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is poised to pay several hundred thousand dollars in legal fees incurred by its former president and CEO Joseph Lee over the past year.
Yet that decision to pick up the tab for Lee’s attorneys has evolved considerably over the course of a year, ever since Lee became the subject of a federal indictment in the early summer of 2007. Its evolution saw MLGW change, re-think or clarify its position on Lee’s legal fees at least four times.
19. Food Giants Race to Pass Rising Costs to Shoppers
- Monday, August 11, 2008
Companies throughout the food chain are changing the way they do business in response to soaring grain costs, and consumers are likely to bear the brunt in the form of rising food prices.
Farmers are making the broadest cuts to their livestock herds in decades, meaning meat at the supermarket will likely cost more in coming years. Middlemen are trying to shorten the duration of supply contracts to 90 days from one year so they can pass on higher costs more quickly. And food brands are shrinking the contents of their packages, from ice-cream cartons to beverage containers.
20. Leadership Memphis Names Sessoms Board Chair
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Leadership Memphis has named Glenn Sessoms its board chair for 2007-2008. Sessoms is currently the vice president of the FedEx Memphis Hub Day Sort, where he manages 3,500 employees, four directors, 25 senior managers and 150 managers. He is a twice-decorated Five Star Award winner, the highest level of recognition at FedEx. Sessoms also is a 1997 graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Program.
21. Can Chumney Out-Shark 'King Willie' in Mayoral Race?
- Friday, May 04, 2007
She was only an undergraduate student in her 20s at the time, but Carol Chumney still wanted to do something.
Her belief that the University of Memphis could improve its campus security came from the lack of safety she sometimes felt while walking around school.
22. Kicking the Starbucks Habit Looks to be Rough Ride
- Friday, February 02, 2007
I don't have many pet peeves in life (or at least not as many as some people), but two of them do loom awfully large.
The first runner-up is pettiness for the sake of pettiness.
What a waste of time, breath and energy. Say what you mean, mean what you say and just get things done with minimal fuss. Anything else is superfluous.
- Tuesday, September 19, 2006
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association holds the groundbreaking ceremony for the 2007 Spring Vesta Home Show today at 10 a.m. at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville Reserve. For more information, contact Sara Hodge at 487-6632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
24. Companies Seek Diversity in Work Force
- Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Twenty years ago, if a company was actively seeking to create a more diverse workplace, it likely was court-mandated, as in an affirmative action initiative.
But today, when a company talks about diversity, it generally goes beyond meeting the letter of the law. It now, more than ever, means a company wants to create a workplace that is reflective of the surrounding community.
- Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Memphis Light, Gas & Water's Community Advisory Council meets at 11:30 a.m. today at the MLGW Administration Building, 220 S. Main St. Call 528-4322.
The Memphis Technology Council presents "Building Infrastructure for the Future" from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Converged Solutions Group, 225 Schilling Blvd. For more information, contact Sara Griffin at 797-3000.
26. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Sun Pac Finances
Sun Pac Finances
Willow Lake Apartments Sun Pac has financed Willow Lake Apartments, located on 46 acres near Mendenhall Road and Cottonwood Drive, for $9 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memph...
27. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, January 06, 2003
Market briefs 01-06-03
The Maternal League of Memphis feature fund raiser, The White Collection, a charity tea and childrens fashion show, is 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Walkin in Memphis is the groups 10th anniversary theme.
28. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, October 28, 2002
Clarence Ron Mann, chairman of the Black Business Association of Memphis board, announced the Seventeenth Annual BENNY (Blac
Clarence Ron Mann, Black Business Association of Memphis board chairman, announced the 17th annual Black Entrepreneurship...
29. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, March 25, 2002
Industrial market becoming faded memory in Downtowns south end Industry becoming faded memory in Downtowns south end By SUE PEASE The Daily News Its been decades since the Orgill Brothers warehouse in Downtowns south end distributed hardware or the ...
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Archer>Malmo announced the following new hires and promotions
Archer>Malmo announced the following new hires and promotions.
Doug Force joined as manager of technology services. He has nearly 15 years experience in information systems an...
31. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, April 06, 2001
Former Clinton Labor Secretary to visit Memphis Former labor secretary to speak at luncheon By MARY DANDO The Daily News Former Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman is the guest speaker for the third "Share the Strength" tribute luncheon prese...
32. Archived Article: Sara P.2
- Monday, March 05, 2001
Sara Lee moving foodservice headquarters to Ohio Sara Lee moving foodservice headquarters to Ohio Sara Lee Corp. will move its U.S. Foods division to Ohio from Tennessee this summer as part of its ongoing centralization of operations, the maker of B...
33. Archived Article: Ohc (lead)
- Friday, December 22, 2000
Operation Happy Christmas to feed 4500 families Operation Happy Christmas to feed 4,500 needy families By SUE PEASE The Daily News A few weeks ago when politicians were worrying over ballot chads, a Tennessee representative was worrying about someth...
34. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 11, 2000
Memphis Inter-Faith Association recently announced its board of directors for 2000-2001 Memphis Inter-Faith Association recently announced its board of directors for 2000-2001. The executive committee is Julie Raines, chair; Rabbi Harry Danziger, vi...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 03, 2000
Mark D Mark D. Reasor was named chairman and chief operating officer of HealthyMe.md Inc. Prior to joining HealthyMe.md, Reasor was vice president of operations and information technology for Sara Lee Casualwear. He received a bachelors in mathemati...
36. Archived Article: Memphis Memos
- Wednesday, February 02, 2000
Memphis Memos Memphis Memos Robert S. Kopriva has been named vice president of Sara Lee Corp. Kopriva, 48, was recently appointed president-supply chain for Sara Lee's U.S. Foods Group. He most recently served as president and chief executive office...
37. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Monday, January 03, 2000
The Memphis Food Bank is one of only three nonprofit agencies in the nation to receive a $25,000 grant from the Sara Lee Found The Memphis Food Bank is one of three nonprofit agencies in the nation to receive a grant from the Sara Lee Foundation. Th...
38. Archived Article: Back
- Tuesday, August 31, 1999
Sara Lee Corp Sara Lee Corp. buys D. Canale Food Services Sara Lee Corp. announced Monday it has acquired D. Canale Food Services Inc., a Memphis-based, foodservice distributor with annual sales of more than $55 million. D. Canale Food Services prod...
39. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, February 04, 1999
Kenneth B First lawsuit is filed against Sara Lee as a result of death from bacteria traced to its meat products Kenneth B. Moll & Associates Ltd. filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sara Lee Corp. on Tuesday in the Circuit Court of Cook Coun...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 09, 1998
Joy Flora Appointed President of Joy Flora has been appointed president of Merry Maids. Flora most recently served as vice president of finance for ServiceMaster International. She also is a former franchise owner. Sandy Swanson has joined Trammell ...
41. Archived Article: Back
- Tuesday, February 18, 1997
Urba Wolfchase gets new stores before grand opening Coach will open its first Mid-South store, and Brooks Brothers will open a second local store at the Wolfchase Galleria, which is scheduled to have its grand opening Feb. 26. Coach, a division of S...
42. Archived Article: Union Commons
- Friday, February 07, 1997
Union Avenue restaurants form Downtown district Union Avenue restaurants form Downtown district By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The addition of several new restaurants in Downtown Memphis has caused some business owners to form the Union Commons...
43. Archived Article: Union Commons.chg
- Friday, February 07, 1997
Union Avenue restaurants form Downtown district Union Avenue restaurants form Downtown district Feb. 07, 1997 -- The addition of several new restaurants in Downtown Memphis has caused some business owners to form the Union Commons District, designed...
44. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, September 06, 1996
Thompson & Co Thompson & Co. has hired two new employees, bringing its total number of staff members to 52. Iddo Patt comes to Thompson & Co. as a broadcast producer. He joins the agency after working as an independent producer/director/...
45. Archived Article: Prime Properties
- Tuesday, July 02, 1996
1837 Harbor Ave. 1837 Harbor Ave. For Sale The former King Cotton Foods facility on Presidents Island recently went on the market for an asking price of $975,000. The food packing facility, owned by Sara Lee Corp., has 76,400 of refrigerated space, ...
46. Archived Article: Invest. Focus
- Monday, May 20, 1996
5/20 jts invest. focus AMAs anti-smoking effort having little effect Revelations of nicotine tampering had more effect on stock prices and portfolios By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News In the annals of the tobacco wars, last months exhortation by the Am...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 24, 1996
04-24 memos Angie Solomito Peek, director of quality management for Trinity HealthCare Services, has been appointed to the 1996 Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Kitty Allum has been appointed promotions director at ...