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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. UAW Appeals Volkswagen Workers' Rejection in Tennessee
- Monday, February 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The United Auto Workers is challenging last week's vote by workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee rejecting the UAW to represent them.
The union filed an appeal on Friday with the National Labor Relations Board asserting that "interference by politicians and outside special interest groups" had swayed the election.
3. After UAW Defeat, Can GOP Fulfill Promise of Jobs?
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republicans fighting a yearslong unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee painted a grim picture in the days leading up to last week's vote. They said if Chattanooga employees joined the United Auto Workers, jobs would go elsewhere and incentives for the company would disappear.
4. Tennessee VW Workers to Hold Union Vote
- Saturday, February 08, 2014
The United Auto Workers says employees at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant will vote Feb. 12-14 on whether they want the union to represent them.
The Detroit-based UAW said Monday that the National Labor Relations Board set the election.
5. Tennessee VW Workers to Hold Union Vote
- Tuesday, February 04, 2014
The United Auto Workers says employees at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant will vote Feb. 12-14 on whether they want the union to represent them.
The Detroit-based UAW said Monday that the National Labor Relations Board set the election.
6. That’s Entertainment
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
It was late in Game 6 of the Grizzlies’ 2013 playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Already, FedExForum was abuzz with anticipation. The hated Clippers were about to go down. Grizz, the team’s chest-thumping mascot, scaled a ladder inside the arena and unfurled a banner:
7. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.
8. Memphis Economic Indicator Seeks Participants
- Monday, September 09, 2013
The end of the third quarter is approaching, which means it’s time once again to hear what members of the local business community have to say about the direction of the economy.
The Daily News rolled out a new feature, the Memphis Economic Indicator, in the second quarter. It’s a six-question survey measuring general business sentiment, and the newspaper’s partner for the feature is Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.
9. GOP Dreads Prospect of New UAW Foothold in South
- Thursday, September 05, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republicans, who say laws banning mandatory union membership have helped lure foreign automakers.
10. Memphis Economic Indicator Surveys Landscape
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The inaugural Memphis Economic Indicator, a new online survey launched by Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP and The Daily News to measure general business sentiment, shows little consensus about the local economy.
11. More Tips on Selling the Business
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
I’d like to offer a counterpoint to a recent Daily News column that I presented a slanted view of the process used by investors to acquire the business of an entrepreneur (April 19, Selling the Business: Games Buyers Play).
12. Capital Requirement
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
In early April, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., joined a handful of other senators in drafting a letter in part about new rules of the road governing bank capital requirements.
That letter was sent to Federal Reserve Gov. Daniel Tarullo, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Martin Gruenberg.
- Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, April 3, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at email@example.com.
14. Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development
- Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.
15. Visionary Project
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
The reversal of fate for the blighted Chisca Hotel at the intersection of South Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, plagued by passive out-of-town ownership and environmental hazards, was set in motion during a phone call about 18 months ago.
16. NY Fed Told of Interest Rate Manipulation in '07
- Monday, July 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released documents Friday that show it learned five years ago of big banks understating their borrowing costs to manipulate a key interest rate.
17. Amro Still Strikes Chord In Music Retail Business
- Monday, March 26, 2012
When customers walk into Amro Music, they are greeted first by two mannequins in marching band uniforms.
Next, they are greeted by one of the business’s employees.
The most recent addition to the longtime music store’s welcoming committee is an exquisitely crafted Steinway piano.
18. General Motors Workers Ratify New Labor Contract
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Factory workers at General Motors have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company that has profit-sharing instead of pay raises for most workers and promises thousands of new jobs.
19. Concert Film Series Keeps Shine On Levitt Shell
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A free outdoor film series will kick off this weekend at the Levitt Shell in Midtown Memphis’ Overton Park.
Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Radiohead, B.B. King, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, U2 and the Rolling Stones are just some of the artists that will be featured in the series, which is presented by Indie Memphis and the Levitt Shell.
20. Poteat Recognized With Active Living Award
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
David Poteat, executive vice president of Meritan, has been awarded the Josephine W. Burson Active Living Award by Meritan’s board of directors, recognizing his contributions to the community.
21. State Systems Celebrates 25 Years
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
State Systems Inc., along with the company president Bob McBride, has experienced explosive growth and seen many changes within the protective services industry in the Mid-South over the past quarter of a century. The company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
22. Grammy Museum Branching Out With Site in Miss.
- Monday, April 25, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Grammy museum will be built in Mississippi, the hub of the Delta blues.
Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, announced Thursday that the museum's first branch outside California will be built in Cleveland, Miss.
23. Hnedak Bobo Working on $27M Calif. Casino
- Monday, December 20, 2010
Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and Las Vegas-based Cleo Design are currently completing design for a $27 million, 245,000-square-foot renovation of the Tribe’s existing Sycuan Casino in San Diego.
24. Blues Foundation Eyes Permanent Digs
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
The Blues Foundation, the organization that keeps Memphis at the forefront of the music genre, wants a lasting home in the city.
Since its founding in 1980, the organization has operated from either donated or rented space. Its current location at 49 Union Ave. is big enough for offices and storage but not much else.
25. Burger King Agrees to $3.26B Buyout by 3G Capital
- Friday, September 03, 2010
CHICAGO (AP) – Burger King Holdings Inc., the nation's perennially No. 2 hamburger chain, said Thursday that it is selling itself to little-known private equity firm 3G Capital in a deal valued at $3.26 billion.
26. Luttrell’s Staff Filled With Familiar Faces
- Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Shelby County Mayor-elect Mark Luttrell is taking some of his team from the sheriff’s department with him when he switches offices Sept. 1
27. Luttrell Assembles Team
- Tuesday, August 24, 2010
As interim Shelby County mayor Joe Ford attended his last County Commission meeting, county mayor elect Mark Luttrell began naming the team he will go into office with on Sept. 1.
28. GM CEO Expects Good Demand When Co. Sells Shares
- Friday, August 06, 2010
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – General Motors Co., anxious to get out from under government ownership, expects to sell all of its stock at once when it offers shares to the public, CEO Ed Whitacre said Thursday.
29. Obama Hails Auto Bailout as Good News in Michigan
- Monday, August 02, 2010
DETROIT (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday heralded the recent turnaround for U.S. automakers, arguing that thousands of jobs and increased production vindicate his unpopular decision to bailout the industry.
30. Toyota's Mississippi Auto Plant Plan Draws UAW Ire
- Monday, June 21, 2010
Toyota's announcement that it will resume construction of a car factory in Mississippi was a much-needed piece of good news for both the state struggling with persistent unemployment and the automaker trying to recover some goodwill after a recall crisis bruised its reputation.
31. Elvis Parent in Sale Talks
- Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The ownership of CKX Inc., the company that owns 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises and is pursuing a $250 million revamp of Graceland and the surrounding area, may be getting all shook up.
32. Home Resales Skyrocket in South
- Thursday, December 24, 2009
MIAMI (AP) - Home resales in the South skyrocketed last month as first-time buyers hurried to grab an expiring federal tax credit while exploiting low prices and mortgage rates.
The South recorded 176,000 home sales in November, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday, up 48 percent from a year earlier when the nation was dizzied by the financial market meltdown. The median sales price fell slightly more than 1 percent, to $151,400.
33. Tobacco Tax Increase Heads to Ark. Senate Panel
- Thursday, February 12, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - One of the two lawmakers whose vote could decide whether $87.8 million in proposed tobacco tax increases passes a Senate panel says his support may hinge on whether he can amend the measure.
34. Collierville Parcel Sells for $820,000
- Friday, December 26, 2008
A 2.79-acre parcel of vacant land has sold for $820,000 in what appears to be an internal transfer between two entities related to local Burger King franchisee Mirabile Investment Corp. Mirabile Properties II sold the land, which is zoned commercial, to Mirabile Properties on Dec. 15.
35. Stronger Banks Keep Opting Into Bailout Program
- Monday, November 24, 2008
The impact that the U.S. Treasury Department’s capital purchase program will have on the banking landscape in Memphis is coming more clearly into view.
Bank of Bartlett has applied to participate in the government program, and bank chairman and CEO Bob Byrd said the bank probably will end up taking part in the program. Independent Bank is still evaluating whether it wants to participate.
36. Credit Crisis Pain Felt in Memphis
- Wednesday, September 24, 2008
During the question-and-answer part of FedEx Corp.’s earnings conference call Thursday, the first question came from Morgan Keegan & Co. analyst Art Hatfield, and he quickly got to the point.
“Is there anything outside of FedEx that you’re optimistic about?” Hatfield asked Frederick Smith, chairman, president and CEO of the Memphis-based transportation services company.
- Monday, August 11, 2008
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly luncheon today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Bob Sweeney will speak on the topic “Greece, Origin of the Olympics.” Cost is $12.
- Friday, August 08, 2008
Les Passees will host its second Family Night event today from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Golf & Games Family Park, 5484 Summer Ave. A portion of the wristband sales will go to Les Passees, which provides advocacy and support to children and families in Memphis. Les Passees wristbands are available for the pre-sale price of $15 and can be bought at Les Passees headquarters, 5489 Murray Road or at Cheer Station, 7740 Trinity Road, No. B, Suite 126. The rain date will be Aug. 15.
- Friday, February 22, 2008
The National Black MBA Association Inc.will hold a "Strategy Development" workshop today at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. "Leading Strategy into Action" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and "Competing in a Dynamic Environment" will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free for members and $50 for nonmembers. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Ann Strong-Jenkins at 679-3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The Germantown Exchange Club will host Bob King of SEACAP Financial, who will present "Family Business Succession: Generational Transfer or Third Party Sale," today from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. Call Bill McWatters at 685-8800 for more information.
- Monday, November 26, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold its weekly meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Mel Sherman, city administrator of building design and construction, will speak on "ADA Requirements."
42. Connecting Employers, New Hires Brings Work Thrills to Lockhart
- Friday, November 16, 2007
For Kristin Lockhart, when things come together for her at work, it's something she said compares to the excitement that comes when a sports team gets a big win.
In her position as manager of the executive recruiting division at SEACAP Financial Inc., she gets to help people find their dream jobs.
43. Elvis Reclaims Top Spot on Forbes Earnings List
- Thursday, November 01, 2007
NEW YORK (AP) - Elvis Presley is still the King.
Presley, who earned an estimated $49 million in the past 12 months, has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.com's list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. He last topped the list in 2005.
44. Elvis Statue Unveiled at Site of Classic Hawaii Concert
- Monday, July 30, 2007
HONOLULU (AP) - Elvis lives, and he hasn't aged a bit since his legendary 1973 "Aloha from Hawaii" concert.
A life-sized Elvis Presley statue was unveiled Thursday at the site of the concert, looking much as he did 34 years ago. His hair is slicked back, vest plastered on, microphone tilted toward his lips and flared pants draped to the floor.
45. SEACAP Financial Principal Has Finances Running Through His Veins
- Friday, April 20, 2007
Even when he was young, some could have said Mackie H. Gober was destined to have a long career in the financial industry. But, he said, it wasn't something he saw in himself as much as other people visualizing the destiny for him.
46. Dave Robbins Receives Highest Recognition In Restoration Industry
- Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Dave Robbins of Crawford, Smith & Sharp LLC recently was awarded the Certified Restorer (CR) designation from the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration. The CR designation is the highest recognition awarded in the restoration industry. Since its inception in 1976, only 485 individuals have earned the designation.
- Friday, February 16, 2007
The Visible Film Festival, sponsored by MPACT Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum and the Visible School, will be held today and Saturday at 387 S. Main St. The event, titled "Acts of Faith and Justice: The Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery," kicks off at 8 p.m. today with a Concert to End Slavery. Visit www.visiblefilmfestival.com for more information.
- Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce holds its general membership luncheon today at 11:15 a.m. at the Germantown Country Club, 1780 Kimbrough Road. Dr. Jeff L. Myers will speak.
The Institute of Management Accountants-Memphis Chapter (IMA) holds its monthly Technical Session today at 11:45 a.m. in the Medallion Restaurant at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dr. Ernest Nichols, director of the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management at the FedEx Institute of Technology, is the guest speaker. The meeting is open to the public and costs $20. To make reservations, visit the IMA Web site at www.imamemphis.org.
49. 'Catching the Wave'
- Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Like many Memphians, Kevin Warr is very familiar with all the residential development going on in Downtown Memphis. And also like many small-business owners, he decided in 2006 to open his business there to take advantage of all the growth.
- Wednesday, December 06, 2006
The Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts "Business Start-Up" today from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The free seminar will outline the first steps in starting a business. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.
- Monday, November 20, 2006
Theatreworks holds an opening night performance for "24/7 Café," a play by Ruby O'Gray, Friday at 8 p.m. at 2085 Monroe Ave. The performance runs through Dec. 3. Friday and Saturday performances take place at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. The play, which is set in South Memphis in 1967, focuses on social and romantic issues. Call 946-6140 or visit www.theatreworks.org for ticket information.
52. Washington Post Veteran Discusses Role in U of M's Journalism Program
- Friday, November 03, 2006
As an 8-year-old boy growing up in New York City, Bob Levey caught the newspaper bug early. He would ride the subway and devour the newspapers that had been left behind by commuters.
"I thought they were the most fascinating thing I had ever seen," Levey said.
53. Kings of Court TourneyComes to Memphis
- Monday, October 30, 2006
The Burger King Corp. "Kings of Courts" basketball tournament is coming to the Mid-South Coliseum Saturday at 10 a.m. The three-on-three tournament takes place in 14 cities with the final game in Las Vegas on Feb. 17, co
54. ... Look Who's 40
- Tuesday, August 29, 2006
As a teenager, John Fry made regular trips to the Satellite Record Shop on McLemore Avenue, where Estelle Axton would sell him 45s over the counter and play him new recordings from countless music labels.
55. Local Execs To Serve On Newly Created Councils
- Friday, June 09, 2006
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has announced the formation of four District Industry Councils that will represent specific industries within the Federal Reserve's eighth district, and eight Mid-South executives have bee
56. Sound Files of King Assassination on Register's Web Site
- Tuesday, April 04, 2006
The Memphis Police Department dispatcher is calm, barking out orders even as the city outside begins to descend into chaos. It's shortly after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, and unconfirmed reports have begun trickling in over the radio that something terrible has happened at the Lorraine Motel in Downtown Memphis.
57. It All Starts with Elvis
- Wednesday, March 15, 2006
A sign at the Days Inn at 3839 Elvis Presley Blvd. quotes John Lennon as saying, "Before Elvis, there was nothing" - a truth that could apply to rock 'n' roll or even Whitehaven's tourism industry. Though Elvis came and went, the tourists kept coming to the area, and now The King might be responsible for more.
58. Economic Club Hosts 2006 Economic Outlook Breakfast
- Monday, December 12, 2005
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents "Professional Standards: We've Got it; You Need It" from 9 a.m. to noon at MAAR, 6393 Poplar Ave. Cost is $30 for members; $50 for non-members. Visit www.maar.org to register.
59. U of M Moot Court Team Earns Spot in National Finals
- Wednesday, November 23, 2005
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.
60. Archived Article: Main (lead)
- Monday, April 19, 2004
Downtown Readies for Blocks Rebirth
Two more historic buildings will offer mix of new uses
The Daily News
Last week, an important step was taken in the continued quest to re-establish Downtowns Main Street as a cente...
61. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, February 07, 2003
Gala gives St. Jude benefactors chance to bid, toast, help
Gala gives St. Jude benefactors chance to bid, toast, help
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
Perched beside her kitchen table, Anita Harris is enthralled by the collection of han...
62. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 22, 1999
Glean out Memphians from this one Memos Yvette Sebelist and Shay Winebarger have joined the Nashville-based law firm of King & Ballow as associates. Sebelist, who received a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from the Universi...
63. Archived Article: Marketplace St
- Monday, March 08, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Students as teachers Graduates from the University of Memphis Entrepreneurship Institute learn as much from each other as from the instructors By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News If you are thinking about starting your own busines...
64. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 12, 1998
Oct Oct. 13 The Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Training and Development will meet jointly at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Drive. The speaker will be Judy Bell, vice president of Memphis Area Teac...
65. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 05, 1998
Oct Oct. 5 The Memphis Area Radio Stations Association will sponsor a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ridgeway Inn featuring Norm Goldsmith, president of Radio Marketing Concepts Inc. For more information, call 678-3176. Oct. 6 The National ...
66. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 08, 1998
J J. Russell Phillips Jr. has joined Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC as an associate. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at Carpenter and Phillips in Macon, Ga. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Mississippi and his la...
67. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, September 12, 1997
The Memphis Advertising Federation will meet Sept The Memphis Advertising Federation will meet Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Peabody Hotel. The speaker will be Stan Freberg, who is known for his award-winning commercials for Jenos Pizza, Kaiser alum...
68. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, December 17, 1996
The Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Memphis recently concluded its Certified New Home Sales Professional certification course The Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Memphis recently conclu...
69. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, March 15, 1996
03-15 Govt analys Faith restored By MIKE CARPENTER Special to The Daily News Not so long ago, I sat in church on Sunday morning holding back yawns, praying that the "little angel" sitting behind me would stop kicking the back of my seat, w...