Editorial Results (free)
1. Election Commission Certifies August Vote
- Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Shelby County Election Commission certified the August election results Monday, Aug. 25, at the beginning of a week that includes an early oath of office for those elected to county offices on the ballot.
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Downtown Memphis Commission will hold the Downtown Howl-iday pet and family parade Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. from Court Square to AutoZone Park. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at Court Square. Cost is free. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
3. 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.
4. St. Jude’s Downing Elected to Institute of Medicine
- Monday, November 04, 2013
Dr. James R. Downing of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences.
Downing, the hospital’s scientific director, deputy director and executive vice president, becomes the sixth member of the institute from St. Jude.
5. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.
- Saturday, March 16, 2013
Rhodes College will host Mia Farrow and son Ronan Farrow, presenting “Cinema, Politics and Mobilizing Change in Our Community” Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, March 18, 2013
Rhodes College and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music will present the Charles Lloyd Sky Trio Monday, March 18, in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. The concert celebrates Lloyd’s 75th birthday and the museum’s 10th anniversary. Visit rhodes.edu.
- Friday, March 15, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will present “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika” Friday, March 15, through March 31 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
- 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 email@example.com.
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Make-A-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadre, 149 Monroe Ave. The fundraiser will include food and wine pairings, a silent auction and live music by The Will Tucker Band. Visit midsouth.wish.org.
11. Cooking Channel Show to Spotlight Main Street
- Friday, October 19, 2012
The television food scene has been kind to Memphis this year.
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri recently visited six Memphis-area restaurants for his Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” all of which have opened within the past few years.
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
America’s Wetland Foundation will hold The Big River Thrives Leadership Forum Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ducks Unlimited, 1 Waterfront Way. The forum brings together leaders and experts from diverse Mississippi River interests to identify critical habitat and ecosystem issues. Visit americaswetland.com.
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The Daily News will hold a sustainable energy seminar and panel discussion as part of its 2012 seminar series Thursday, Aug. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. Cost is $25. Register at seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, June 26, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. James Rogers, director of Memphis Animal Services, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Email Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
- Monday, June 25, 2012
The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and education program Monday, June 25, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Call Jennifer Thompson at 324-5184.
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force will host a meeting Tuesday, April 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 160 Union Ave. Federal and state officials will discuss strategies to address water quality in the river basin and gulf. For details, contact Reginald Jackson at 501-352-7761 or email@example.com, or Jeannine May at 601-260-0298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. Local Companies Working to Navigate Economic Straits
- Monday, June 13, 2011
The financial services business seems like a tough one to be in these days.
Investors have for the last few weeks treated bank stocks like the piñata of Wall Street. Bankers, attorneys and investment professionals have boiled a massive government overhaul of the country’s financial regulations down to clipped phrases like “finreg” and “Dodd-Frank” that they speak of often with a grumble or a shaking of the head.
18. Dixon Hughes, Goodman on Track for Merger
- Monday, March 28, 2011
The merger of one of the largest accounting firms in Memphis with a large Virginia-based accounting firm is on track for completion.
Effective April 1, the firms Dixon Hughes PLLC and Goodman & Company LLP will combine to form Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, with the new entity employing more than 1,700 people in 30 existing offices through 11 states and Washington.
- Thursday, August 19, 2010
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Workforce Expense Reductions” Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Baker Donelson’s office, 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or email@example.com.
- Monday, May 17, 2010
The Memphis Public Library Information Center Board of Trustees will meet Monday at noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. For more information, call 415-2846.
- Friday, February 26, 2010
The Memphis Gavel Club will hold a luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Yvonne Madlock, director of the Shelby County Health Department, will speak. For more information, call 754-3569.
- Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Ruth McCambridge, editor of The Nonprofit Quarterly, will be the facilitator. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
- Monday, September 28, 2009
The Center City Commission Diversity Committee will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at the Center City Commission office, 114 N. Main St. For more information, call Jay Goff at 575-0582.
- Monday, September 14, 2009
The Institute for Supply Management will host the Eighth Annual NAPM – Memphis Inc. Golf Tournament today at 8 a.m. at Memphis National Golf Club, 10135 National Club Drive. Cost is $140 per player. All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. To register, contact Gary Lemmons at 381-2219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
25. Stanford Receiver Wants Money Back from Advisers – Including Stanley
- Monday, August 31, 2009
The court-appointed receiver in charge of what remains of jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford’s business is going after money former Stanford advisers made from selling bogus certificates of deposit.
- Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Mike Moffatt, governor of Rotary District 6800, will speak. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
- Monday, August 24, 2009
The Memphis Symphony Chorus will hold auditions to find new chorus members for the 2009-2010 season today at 6 p.m. at Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Road. Interested people should call the Memphis Symphony office at 537-2500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Friday, July 24, 2009
The Memphis Regional Design Center in conjunction with Memphis Heritage and the American Institute of Architects Memphis will hold a public meeting today at 10 a.m. at Memphis Heritage, 2282 Madison Ave. Attendees will have an opportunity to offer input about the future of Overton Square. A tour of Overton Square will begin at 9 a.m. For reservations, e-mail Charles Pickard at email@example.com.
29. Right to Work Foundation Prez. Discusses Legislation Impact
- Thursday, May 07, 2009
Mark A. Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, will be the featured speaker at today’s 2009 Labor & Employment Conference at The Hilton Memphis on Ridge Lake Boulevard. The conference is sponsored by Kisewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC.
30. Local Advisers Named in Suit to Recover Stanford Money
- Friday, April 17, 2009
The court-appointed receiver who’s taken charge of the Stanford Financial Group’s business empire filed a lawsuit Wednesday in an attempt to recover more than $40 million Stanford paid 66 financial advisers. Five of the advisers are from the Memphis area.
31. Local Advisers Named in Suit to Recover Stanford Money
- Thursday, April 16, 2009
The court-appointed receiver who’s taken charge of the Stanford Financial Group’s business empire filed a lawsuit Wednesday in an attempt to recover more than $40 million Stanford paid out to 66 financial advisers. Five of the advisers are from the Memphis area.
That group collectively has $1.6 million in compensation the receiver is looking to get back:
Jon Barrack: $241,751
Norman Blake: $233,858
Charles Brickey: $212,709
Chuck Hughes: $301,074
Scott Notowich: $679,932
Ralph Janvey, a Dallas attorney operating as Stanford’s receiver, is looking to recover Stanford assets and secure the company’s business operations and holdings. The money he’s seeking via the lawsuit was paid as commissions and other compensation for the sale of Stanford’s certificates of deposits.
Those CDs are at the heart of what the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission believes is an $8 billion pyramid scheme. The SEC in February filed a civil complaint against Stanford, its chairman and two executives that, among other things, alleged the CDs were sold by promising inflated and near-impossible returns.
“Over just a two-year period, these financial advisers received commissions ranging in amounts from $2.6 million to $200,000, along with other incentive compensation, to promote the sales of CDs,” reads Janvey’s complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Janvey contends the money is appropriate for him to recover because it was paid to Stanford employees who continued to bring new investors in to buy the company’s allegedly fraudulent products.
Stanford chairman R. Allen Stanford, chief financial officer James Davis and chief investment officer Laura Pendergest-Holt “kept their fraudulent scheme going by using the (financial advisers) to lure new investors,” the complaint reads. “The commissions, loans and other compensation paid to (the advisers) came not from revenue generated by legitimate business activities, but from monies contributed by defrauded investors.”
As part of its U.S. presence, Stanford operated a brokerage office in the East Memphis Crescent Center, and the company’s chief investment officer and chief financial officer at one time both worked there. The closure of Stanford’s Memphis office as a result of the broader investigation meant the loss of 50 jobs, according to information from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development....
32. Harrison Wholesale Provides Wealth of Roofing Experience
- Monday, February 23, 2009
Whether a building is flat, sloped or steep, be it shingled or rubberized, Harrison Wholesale has the materials to roof it.
This Binghampton business at 2680 Broad Ave. specializes in shingles and anything else needed for a roof, including some guidance for the do-it-yourselfers.
- Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Small Business Solutions Series will kick off with “Making 71 Percent More Profit by Working Only 10 Percent Better” today from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at ParMasters Golf Training Center, 888 S. White Station Road. Business coach Mark van Stolk of Calaveras Business Coaching LLC will speak. Cost is $30 per session, $90 for the four-seminar series and free for the first 10 participants to sign up. For more information, visit www.businesssolutionsseries.com or call 753-3753.
- Friday, January 16, 2009
Memphis Invest will hold a wealth-building seminar titled “For the Seasoned Investor” today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its in-house training center, 130 Timber Creek Drive. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Memphis Invest at 877-773-9998.
35. Head Selected as Director Of SWTCC Library
- Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Carolyn Head has been selected to serve as executive director of Library Services for Southwest Tennessee Community College.
36. Former Mayor Hackett Tapped For CEO Post at Children's Museum
- Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Richard C. "Dick" Hackett has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the Children's Museum of Memphis. Hackett officially will take office July 17. Hackett served as mayor of Memphis from 1982 to 1992. He also served as senior vice president at ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, for nine years after his mayoral term.
37. Baptist Names College of Health Sciences President
- Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Baptist Memorial Health Care named Betty Sue McGarvey president of the Baptist College of Health Sciences. McGarvey recently served the college as provost and is a graduate of the Baptist School of Nursing. She was a nursing instructor for two years and was among the 10 founders of the Baptist College of Health Sciences.
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 01, 2005
St. Jude Researcher Named to Royal Society
Dr. Tom Curran, chair of the department of Developmental Neurobiology and the co-leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, was elected to the Fello...
39. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Rotary Club Presents Public Servant Awards
Rotary Club Names Public Servant Award Winners
The Rotary Club of Memphis East selected Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons and chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Registers Off...
40. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Allstate Insurance Honors Scientists with Awards
Allstate Insurance Honors Area Scientists
Allstate Insurance honored the following scientists with its From Whence We Came awards: Dr. Daniel L. Hunt, biostatistician with St. Jude Childrens Res...
41. Archived Article: Architect (lead)
- Monday, June 23, 2003
Great old building keeps firm Downtown Great old building keeps firm Downtown
By LANCE ALLAN
The Daily News
The new Downtown elementary school, opening in August, might fill a public school void in the area, but it caused a problem for one ...
42. Archived Article: Licenses (lead)
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002
New business licenses on the increase Business licenses on upswing in 2001 By MARY DANDO The Daily News In a year that showed declines in every sector, more new and renewed business licenses were filed in 2001 than in 2000. There were 5,249 business...
43. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Fifty two Memphis-area Crye-Leike sales associates earned the accredited buyer representative (ABR) designation this year A total of 52 Memphis-area Crye-Leike sales associates recently earned the accredited buyer representative designation. They jo...
44. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 17, 1999
May 17 May 17 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at 6 p.m. at Park Palace Apartments, 5400 Park Ave. The speaker will be Marie Draper of Drapers Coaching, Motivation and Empowerment Network. The cost is $17. For reservations, cal...
45. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, September 05, 1996
Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson, individually and d/b/a The Memphis Horns vs Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson, individually and d/b/a The Memphis Horns vs. Al Green. Two local musicians are suing performer Al Green over the alleged infringement of the se...
46. Archived Article: Law Analys
- Thursday, May 16, 1996
05-16 Law analys Seven projects reviewed at law institute meeting The American Law Institute is holding its 1996 annual meeting through Friday at the Renaissance Mayflower in Washington, D.C. The agenda consists of seven projects, including the fina...