Editorial Results (free)
1. New Tech Imperatives for CEOs
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It’s no secret that in today’s economy, small- and medium-sized businesses must constantly reinvent themselves in order to maintain relevancy in their marketplace.
Perhaps lesser known is that technology has helped these businesses be more competitive, especially with keeping an eye on how revenue and expenses are impacting the bottom line, order tracking and customer service.
2. Keeping Promises
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
With more than 50,000 high school seniors applying for free community college tuition and fees through Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise, it’s reasonable to wonder if Tennessee’s community colleges have the infrastructure – including classroom space and instructors – to handle such an influx of new students.
3. Motivating the Corporate Elephant to Innovate
- Monday, November 10, 2014
VF Corp. created a series of Bright Spots to augment their product mix and sell the innovations inside the company to ensure the innovation eggs hatched in the market. The real goal was to change the culture to accept innovation.
4. Goodwill Center Helps Job Seekers Reclaim Dreams
- Monday, August 25, 2014
The event was held in the shadow of the shuttered Raleigh Springs Mall, in the expanded section of the Goodwill store at 3830 Austin Peay Highway. It was the grand opening of the Goodwill Job Center.
5. Cold Email Mastery, a Click Away From Anyone
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Cold calling is a tough business, though a necessity for many companies. The cost of sales is high, as is sales rep rejection and fatigue. Imagine if email could significantly improve your engagement rate with otherwise cold prospects. If executed well, it can, explains Scott Britton with life-longlearner.com, the forensic accountant of the email world whose company was acquired by Constant Contact for $100 million in 2012.
6. Why Experts Live in Fear
- Monday, August 11, 2014
More trouble has fallen upon companies that tempt the universe with this ego-inflated statement: "We are the experts.” A sizable lack of innovation occurs in the practice of being perceived as experts instead of practicing humility in the workplace.
7. Midtown Apartment Building Sells for $840,000
- Tuesday, March 04, 2014
199 S. McLean Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $840,000
Sale Date: Feb. 21, 2014
Buyer: Zaki Holdings LLC
Seller: Colonial House LP
Loan Amount: $140,000
Loan Date: Feb. 21, 2014
Maturity Date: Sept. 1, 2015
Lender: Colonial House LP
Details: The 20-unit multifamily building at 199 S. McLean Blvd. in Midtown has sold for $840,000.
8. Two Hotels Sold in Lieu of Foreclosure
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
The former Value Place extended stay hotels at 3913 Lamar Ave. and 1218 Winchester Road have sold for a combined $2.9 million via deeds in lieu of foreclosure.
9. Christmas Miracle Goes Viral
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Canadian airline WestJet created a viral marketing sensation this holiday season. It was the second installment in what the brand has proclaimed an annual tradition.
Last Christmas, the brand converted one of its gates into the North Pole as a flash mob ensued, singing and dancing to “Deck the Halls.” The resulting video garnered more than a million views on YouTube.
10. Indie Memphis Festival Gets New Tech Elements
- Wednesday, October 03, 2012
There’s a decided South by Southwest feel to this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival, based on a lineup the nonprofit sent out Tuesday afternoon.
For the 15th annual festival, which happens Nov. 1 through Nov. 4, the festival has added new innovation and technology events on topics that range from design trends to digital storytelling, data management and the innovation economy. That’s in addition to screening the independent films and showcasing musical acts that are a staple of the event.
11. Kiser Joins Volunteer Mid-South As Community Services Director
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Amanda Kiser has joined Volunteer Mid-South as community services director. Kiser’s responsibilities include mobilizing and maximizing volunteer resources, coordinating training for partner agencies, creating and leading community projects, and marketing VMS’ benefits to agencies and the public.
12. McKesson VP: Slowness Cost Memphis
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
When McKesson Pharmaceutical Co. went looking for another redistribution center, it wanted 70 acres of land for what wound up being a $135 million investment, the largest capital investment made in the history of the health care software, automation and services company.
13. Education Realty Trust Rebrands, Promotes Key Execs
- Monday, January 09, 2012
Memphis-based Education Realty Trust Inc. has had a busy few months, ending fourth-quarter 2011 with several new properties in hand and starting 2012 by turning over a new leaf entirely – to be more specific, a new name, a new logo, new positions for several key executives and a $28 million acquisition.
14. Players Reject NBA's Offer, Threatening Season
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Two years at the bargaining table led nowhere, so NBA players are ready to take their chances in a courtroom.
The players' association rejected the league's latest proposal for a new labor deal Monday and began disbanding, paving the way for a lawsuit that throws the season into jeopardy.
15. I.O. Metro Launches Call to Artists
- Friday, July 29, 2011
As a regional chain store, Bentonville, Ark.-based I.O. Metro has characteristics typical of mid-size mass retailers: 20 stores in 10 states, and low to moderate prices made possible by mass production and buying in bulk.
16. Letitia Robertson Joins BRIDGES
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Letitia Robertson has joined BRIDGES as vice president of Bridge Builders.
Education: BBA, University of Memphis; MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
Work Experience: Vice President of Operations, Leadership Memphis; Director of Multicultural Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude; Internet Content Manager, St. Jude; Program Coordinator, Junior Achievement, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Family: Husband, Roderick Robertson; three boys: Roderick Jr., 19, Terrence, 9, and Laurence, 4
Favorite quote: “A smile is the beginning of peace.” – Mother Teresa
Last book read: “Memphis and the Paradox of Place” by Dr. Wanda Rushing
Favorite music: Jazz
Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Sports team: Dallas Cowboys – do or die!
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy riding my motorcycle with my husband every opportunity I get.
What talent do you wish you had? I have always wanted to be a contemporary dancer. Having two left feet makes it impossible.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I have had two great mentors at critical times in my career path: Ruby Bright and Deidre Malone.
What drew you to BRIDGES? There is a quiet, youth-led social change movement occurring in Memphis and it begins at BRIDGES. Plans are under way to increase the number of youth served through Bridge Builders from 5,000 to 15,000 annually. I could not pass up the opportunity to work with young leaders who will be uniquely poised to help make our community better.
What will your role as VP of Bridge Builders entail? I will oversee the development and expansion of BRIDGES’ youth programming, thereby ensuring that more young people have access.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? To have played an integral role in helping Leadership Memphis expand and implement its community leadership program continuum has been a great highlight of my career.
17. First Tennessee Creates Medical Private Banking
- Monday, January 31, 2011
First Tennessee Bank sees banking opportunities in the wake of changes to the health care industry following the enactment of health care legislation. To serve the medical community, the bank has created medical private banking teams that will be based in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and northeast Tennessee.
18. Petty Joins Phoenix Power Group
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Doug Petty has joined Phoenix Power Group as the new vice president of sales and marketing.
Education: I hold B.S. degrees in chemistry and industrial hygiene from the University of North Alabama
Work Experience: I worked for 10 years as a specialty hospital sales representative for Merck Pharmaceuticals. For nine years I was a senior industrial hygienist for EnSafe Inc.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: You can usually find me on a golf course, but I also spend time singing and playing guitar in the Memphis area. I enjoy watching Tigers football and basketball games and cooking out with friends.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My parents are my greatest influences. I obviously chose wisely.
What drew you to Phoenix Power Group? I was drawn to the opportunity to become involved on the ground floor of such an innovative, revolutionary system. In addition, this was a chance to be associated with a talented and experienced group of professionals and investors. Based on my years of professional experience, I know a good thing when I see it.
What does your job as VP of sales and marketing entail? Our company utilizes breakthrough technology to convert used oil into electricity in an environmentally responsible manner. My position utilizes my background in environmental science, regulation, and high-performance marketing and sales. My specific responsibilities include managing regulatory affairs, developing marketing materials, training and distributor support.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? It would have to be the relationships that I’ve built with co-workers, clients and customers over the years. Those are things that can’t be measured on a spreadsheets or sales reports. Winning the Regional Medical Center’s 2007 Pharmaceutical Representative of the Year Award certainly comes to mind.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The level of excitement and energy around the PPG organization is remarkable. I’ve been looking for the opportunity to help launch a potential “Next Big Thing” for quite a long time. It is hard not to be excited when your field of work is always pushing the edge and creating new challenges and opportunities. No one has done what we are doing, so we really are a “new” idea. That comes with challenges and benefits; but there is something unique about “creating” a product, something that a cubicle just can’t offer.
19. Huff Becomes Enrollment VP at University of Memphis
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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.
20. Sept. Commercial Sales Drop 18%
- Monday, October 27, 2008
Shelby County’s commercial real estate market was highlighted by a wide variety – but a low volume – of transactions in September, revealing a continued slowdown because of the credit crisis and overall economic slowdown.
21. Lightman Buys Back Land To Bolster Retail Center
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Three acres in Centennial Commons
Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $2 Million
Sale Date: Sept. 12, 2008
Buyer: Michael A. Lightman Sr.
Seller: Winsouth Hotel Partnership
Details: Michael Lightman Sr. has bought back a three-acre parcel of land in Centennial Commons retail center that he sold to Winsouth Hotel Partnership nine years ago for $1.4 million. The land is on the southwest corner of the Centennial site, which is north of Winchester Road, east of Germantown Road and near Tenn. 385.
22. Value Place Portfolio Sells for $12.2 Million
- Monday, September 15, 2008
A group of investors has paid $12.2 million for a portfolio that includes two Value Place hotels – one at 7060 Riverdale Bend Road in Southeast Memphis and one at 5787 Shelby Oaks Drive in Northeast Memphis.
23. Liberty Building Systems to Close Selmer Plant
- Thursday, July 10, 2008
First came the announcement that Liberty Building Systems Inc. would move its corporate headquarters from Bartlett to Southwind in Southeast Shelby County.
Now comes news the company will close its Selmer, Tenn., plant in early 2009, a move designed to reduce costs associated with the manufacturing of Liberty’s pre-fabricated metal buildings.
24. Liberty Building Systems to Relocate
- Monday, July 07, 2008
Liberty Building Systems Inc. is leaving Bartlett and moving its corporate and engineering offices to Southwind, where it will join sister company VP Buildings at 3200 Players Club Circle.
With headquarters in Memphis and a plant in Selmer, Tenn., the company engineers, manufactures and sells pre-fabricated metal buildings.
25. Stallworth Named Board President At Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Virginia Stallworth is the new president of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Stallworth has served on the board since 2005. She is the associate director at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, where she has worked for nine years. Stallworth also serves on the board of directors for the Memphis Area Women's Council.
26. Archived Article
- Tuesday, March 25, 2008
6101 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
Loan Amount: $2.4 million
Sale Date: March 13, 2008
Buyer: Splendid Hospitality LLC
27. Siegal-Robert Inc. Selects CEO
- Wednesday, March 07, 2007
David M. Gilchrist has been selected as chief executive officer of Siegal-Robert Inc. and Siegal-Robert Automotive. Most recently, Gilchrist was the president and CEO of Jackson Products Inc. in St. Louis, a highway and personal safety product manufacturer. He also has held supervisory positions with Mid-South Industries and VP Buildings Inc.
28. Archived Article
- Tuesday, October 03, 2006
3815 Advantage Way
Memphis, TN 38128
Loan Amount: $15.7 million
Sale Date: Sept. 21, 2006
Buyer: Jamesbridge Group LLC
29. Archived Article
- Tuesday, November 08, 2005
6075 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
Cost: $63 million
Buyer: IPC Crescent Center LLC
Seller: Crescent Forum Partnership
30. Archived Article: Events
- Tuesday, July 27, 2004
The Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and RPM Transportation Consultants host a round of public meetings s
The Metropolitan Planning Organization and RPM Transportation Consultants host public meetings today and Wednesday to g...
31. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, July 23, 2004
Lindstrom Assumes New Role at VP Buildings
The Daily News
Its rare that customers get to speak freely, and on a personal basis, with a company about marketing issues and concerns.
But thats certainly the case with...
32. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Rhodes Professor Named to Mock Trial Association Board
Crye-Leike Franchises Names New VP
Crye-Leike, Realtors, named Kevin R. Joiner vice president of national franchise sales and development for Crye-Leike Franchises Inc. Joiner previously w...
33. Archived Article: Steel (lead)
- Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Investors absorbing rising steel costs
Builders Struggle With Rising Steel Costs
Global consumption, industry volatility play role in increase
The Daily News
Add steel products to the list of construction materials with ri...
34. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Monday, May 17, 2004
Country Squire Property
Sells for $12.4 Million
Brookside LLC has purchased 25.26 acres at 8293 George Brett Drive from Country Squire Ltd. for $12.4 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memphi...
35. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, September 17, 2003
CRYE-LEIKE EXPANDING HOT SPRINGS
Slow Hiring This Fall
A downturn in hiring activity is projected among Memphis-area employers during fourth quarter 2003, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. From October t...
36. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Speedy building local firms niche market
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Ask most people in the Mid-South to think of an example of a pre-engineered structure and they will probably suggest a warehouse or an industrial plant.
37. Archived Article: Ditch (lead)
- Wednesday, August 28, 2002
New southeast location for Ditch Witch
Ditch Witch expands Old Getwell digs
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
By using pre-engineered steel components, Ditch Witch Mid-South will move into its new 10,000-square-foot facility just 4 months aft...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Dan Robinson was promoted to branch coordinator at Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union Dan Robinson was promoted to branch coordinator at Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union. During the past three years, he served as branch director at MATCUs Southave...
39. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, April 15, 2002
The Memphis Depot will have a Restoration Advisory Board meeting from 6 p The Memphis Depot will have a Restoration Advisory Board meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Memphis Senior Citizens Center, 1620 Marjorie St. "Dunn Fi...
40. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, November 26, 2001
First Tennessee Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers were recently named Corporate Neighbors of the Year at the Corporate Neighbor
First Tennessee Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers were recently named Corporate Neighbors of the Year at the Corporate Nei...
41. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Technology quickens the pace of builders Memphis companys technology quickens the pace of builders By SUE PEASE The Daily News Technology invades all businesses and pushes the pace, even with truly brick-and-mortar operations such as construction. O...
42. Archived Article: Vp Buildings P. 2
- Thursday, April 26, 2001
LTV to sell VP Buildings LTV Corp. to sell VP Buildings The LTV Corp. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell all of the assets of its VP Buildings Inc. and certain related subsidiaries to Wellspring Capital Partners II LP. VP Buildings, w...
43. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, June 26, 2000
The Memphis National Golf Club, 2700 Houston Levee Road in Collierville, released 10 corporate memberships for sale The Memphis National Golf Club, 2700 Houston Levee Road in Collierville, released 10 corporate memberships for sale. For those who en...
44. Archived Article: Real Briefs Lj
- Tuesday, May 02, 2000
Curt Grantham, managing director of Trammell Crow Cos Curt Grantham, managing director of Trammell Crow Cos. Memphis operations, has been named head of the companys North Florida region, which includes offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. My...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 22, 2000
David M David M. Gilchrist, president of Memphis-based VP Buildings, has been elected vice president of LTV Corp., VPs parent company. Gilchrist, 51, joined LTV in 1997. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Gilchrist has held manufacturing and mark...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 08, 2000
Peter Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer of The LTV Corporation (NYSE: LTV - news) today announced the election by the Board of Directors of David M J. Mitchell Collins has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of...
47. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, January 12, 2000
PlanetRx PlanetRx.com, an Internet healthcare destination for commerce, content and community, announced its newest free loyalty program, the PlanetRx.com Beauty Club, has registered 10,000 new members since its debut on Dec. 10, with more than 4,00...
48. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, May 07, 1999
The Direct Marketing Association will meet at 11:45 a Thompson & Baker Public Relations received six Vox awards and seven certificates of merit at the Public Relations Society of Americas recent awards ceremony. The six awards were for work comp...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 07, 1999
Bob Vornbrock has been named president of Thompson & Co Bob Vornbrock has been named president of Thompson & Co. He formerly was chief operating officer. Vornbrock is a graduate of the University of Missouri. Greg Bava has been named to the ...
50. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, January 04, 1999
Standard & Poor's Announces Standard & Poors Financial Information Services made the following changes in the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indexes after the close of trading Thursday: America Online replaced Venat...
51. Archived Article: Varco-pruden Opening Lj
- Thursday, September 18, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON VP Buildings to open Southwind headquarters today By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News VP Buildings Inc., formerly Varco-Pruden Buildings, today officially opens the doors to its new 41,000-square-foot international headquarters buildi...
52. Archived Article: Market V-p Brazil Lj
- Monday, November 25, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Building up Brazil Varco-Pruden enters joint venture to introduce U.S. technology to Brazilian metal building manufacturing market By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Varco-Pruden Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered metal building...