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1. A 'Barn Raising' Company Culture
- Monday, July 29, 2013
Let’s think like farmers for a minute. It has often struck me that if you want to develop practical solutions to problems, you should try to think like farmers. That’s because in general farmers are no-nonsense, practical-minded folks. Don’t get me wrong, I like out-of-the-box thinking as much as the next guy. However, there’s a time and a place for all kinds of thinking and when you need to solve a real-world problem quickly, you might want to try thinking like a farmer.
2. Alternative to Gordian-Knot Thinking
- Monday, July 22, 2013
I always liked the so-called Alexandrian solution. In summary, there was a length of rope tied into an unbelievably complex knot in a kingless kingdom located in an area that is considered modern day Turkey. It was called the Gordian knot; named after an ox-cart driving peasant farmer named Gordias.
3. River Infrastructure Fee Tough Sell in DC
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher told a group of business owners and others who work on the Mississippi River that the political environment in Washington is changing.
Fincher is a member of the Congressional Mississippi River Caucus that is pushing for continuing funding for infrastructure along the river.
4. Turley: ‘You Can Be Somebody in Memphis’
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Years after Henry Turley experienced the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, took advantage of the Community Reinvestment Act and persuaded banks to reinvest in the Downtown core, not to mention spearheaded revitalization in the Harbor Town and Uptown areas, he’s making a “micro bet” on building nice neighborhoods around excellent schools.
5. Cropping Up
- Friday, December 21, 2012
Earlier this month, workers at the Delta BioRenewables plant at Agricenter International loaded a commercial-sized batch of the processed sugar juice from crushed sweet sorghum stalks into a commercial tanker truck.
6. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
7. A Tasteful List 2012
- Friday, September 07, 2012
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. So many of you seemed to salivate over last year’s Tasteful List, I’ve updated it for 2012. While reduced some, make no mistake, there’s nothing dietary about it.
8. Drought-Stricken States Welcome Rain From Isaac
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The remnants of Hurricane Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Mississippi River valley this week, but experts say it's unlikely to break the drought gripping the Midwest.
9. Some Corn Farmers Mow Fields as Drought Worsens
- Thursday, July 12, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving. When the husks are pulled back, the cobs are empty. No kernels developed as the plants struggled with heat and drought.
10. Culinary Passion Began at Early Age for Doty
- Friday, May 25, 2012
A usual day for Jason Doty starts at about 2:30 a.m. The 38-year-old pastry chef is due at Bluff City Coffee’s new commercial kitchen in Pembroke Square by 4 a.m. to begin “the load for the day.”
11. Eat Local For Health, Economy
- Thursday, May 03, 2012
Ray’s Take It’s the time of year when local farmers’ markets start to crop up. Patronizing these markets – along with other sources for locally grown food – can be beneficial to your health and taste buds, your family culture, and even have a positive impact on our local economy.
12. Increased Food Prices Passed Down the Chain
- Monday, November 28, 2011
The cost of your Thanksgiving dinner wasn’t much to be thankful for, was it?
Let’s put the situation in this light: According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, prices for 55 food commodities are at their highest level since tracking began in 1990.
13. New Perspective On ‘Growing’ Your Business
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Previously, I wrote about the fact that nature tends to get things right, and if you replicate patterns found in nature, you will likely be successful at whatever you desire to accomplish at work. Now let’s take things a step further and consider a situation where humans and nature must totally cooperate to accomplish a desired result: Let’s talk about farming.
14. Economy Has Little Effect on Fine Dining
- Thursday, August 18, 2011
In the wake of 9/11, Estée Lauder Cos. chairman Leonard Lauder noticed his company was selling more lipstick than usual.
A 2008 New York Times article explained Lauder proposed lipstick purchases were a way to gauge the economy. When it’s shaky, he said in the article, women are more apt to boost their mood by buying inexpensive lipstick than pricey shoes.
15. Sea Bass Almost Didn’t Make McEwen’s Menu
- Friday, April 29, 2011
One in an occasional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.
The Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass at McEwen’s on Monroe not only wasn’t foreseen as a signature dish, it wasn’t even supposed to be on the menu.
16. Agricenter Gives Region’s Ag Biz Place to Call Home
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In the daily hustle and bustle of city life, it’s easy for Memphians to forget that the urban pocket they call home sits amid one of the nation’s richest agricultural regions.
And the world’s largest urban farm, nonprofit Agricenter International at 7777 Walnut Grove Road, is continually working to create more awareness about farming through educational programs and to advance agricultural technologies through research and trials.
17. 25 Years Later, Financial Federal Still Going Strong
- Wednesday, February 02, 2011
It’s not hard these days to find a local bank trying to attract customers by promising how different it is from the competition.
It is hard, however, to find a bank that can make that claim for as many reasons as Financial Federal, which began its 26th year in business in 2011 with several milestones and announcements that unquestionably help the bank stand out.
18. When One Door Closes, Another Opens for Vaughn
- Monday, December 27, 2010
“By Jan. 2, there will no vestige of Grace,” said Ben Vaughn.
When Vaughn announced two weeks ago that Grace, his restaurant in Cooper-Young, was closing, it seemed like a throwback to the bad economy days of 2009, especially combined with other recent closings.
19. Election Guide 2010
- Monday, October 18, 2010
A rundown of the key issues and races that voters will decide when they go to the ballot for early voting through Oct. 28 or on Election Day, Nov. 2.
Tennessee voters choose a successor to Gov. Phil Bredesen in the Nov. 2 elections. Here’s a summary of where Democratic nominee Mike McWherter and Republican nominee Bill Haslam stand on the major issues:
20. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Chamberlain & McCreery received top honors at the 2001 Vesta Home Show including the Peoples Choice award, which was decide
Chamberlain & McCreery received top honors at the 2001 Vesta Home Show including the Peoples Choice award, which w...
21. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 14, 1999
Gene Auerbach Named AutoZone's Gene Auerbach has joined AutoZone Inc. as senior vice president, store development. Auerbach previously was director of Asian operations for The Dairy Farm Co. and senior vice president, international, at PriceCostco. ...
22. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 31, 1998
Aug Aug. 31 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will offer a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. titled "An Engagement Approach to Researching, Evaluating and Understanding the Company" at the Fogelman Executive Center at...
23. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 24, 1998
Aug Aug. 24 Memphis Area Radio Stations Association will present a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ridgeway Inn at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. Consultant Irwin Pollack will discuss radio ad selling from 8:30 a.m. to noon and radio stat...
24. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 17, 1998
Aug Aug. 18 The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:15. The speaker will be Paula Sedgwick, who was part of an ABW...
25. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 10, 1998
Aug Aug. 18 The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:15. The speaker will be Paula Sedgwick, who was part of an ABWA...
26. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, January 31, 1997
The Tennessee Department of Human Services will administer Tennessees federally funded summer food service program, which fed a daily average of 38,575 children last summer The Tennessee Department of Human Services will administer Tennessees federa...
27. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, June 28, 1996
The Memphis/Shelby County Industrial Development Board has approved a 13-year payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program for an expansion of Cargills corn wet milling plant on Presidents Island. The expansion will involve a capital investment of close...