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1. Let’s Make Sure It Fits
- Friday, October 24, 2014
A couple of guys I know have been renting tuxes around here for 50 years. The first guy, Guy Miller, was a photographer with a studio on Cleveland where Saigon Le is today. He started renting tuxes there as a sideline in 1965 and then hung up his camera and went formal full-time.
2. Athletes Can Be Fans, Too
- Friday, October 24, 2014
You suffer as a sports fan? You’d be surprised who understands. Former Grizzlies sharpshooter Mike Miller, now back with LeBron James in Cleveland, understands.
3. Recruiter’s Career Twist
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.
4. Time is Now
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
For now, the Memphis Grizzlies’ window of opportunity is open.
With four straight playoff appearances in the immediate past, there is no reason to believe the Grizzlies won’t get there again. But it’s not about just getting there, not about playing a tough seven-game series, as the Grizzlies did in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against Oklahoma City last season, only to come home after a dispiriting Game 7 loss.
5. Once High-Flying Vince Carter in Different Role With Grizz
- Friday, October 10, 2014
At this stage of his NBA career, there are a lot of euphemisms for Vince Carter.
Veteran. Elder statesman. Old guy. Those were Carter’s own words when describing his exit in Dallas this summer, after owner Mark Cuban put a three-year, $46.1 million offer sheet in front of 25-year-old Chandler Parsons. The Benefactor indeed.
6. Cardinals Finding Way Back to Playoffs
- Friday, September 12, 2014
Everyone always says the expectations are highest in their clubhouse. But when the St. Louis Cardinals say it, well, it has a certain depth. The past decade has seen seven playoff trips and two World Series championships. And this season, the Cardinals are hunting their fourth straight Red October.
7. Embracing Cremation
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
As business decisions go, this was a tricky one.
Jeff and Steve Murphy, owners of Music City Mortuary, opened their Nashville business in 2001, catering primarily to the needs of other funeral directors, providing transportation, embalming and preparation services, shipping – everything a mortuary business provides.
8. Politicos Parse Early Voting Numbers
- Tuesday, August 05, 2014
There is a category in voter turnout statistics that has long been debated by those running for office and those who work in their campaigns.
It is the closest Shelby County has to an official category for undecided voters or voters up for grabs by either side of the partisan divide.
9. Grizzlies License Plate Added to Specialty List
- Friday, August 01, 2014
Move over Growl Towels. The Grizzlies now have an official license plate.
The new Grizzlies License Plate will be added to the specialty license plates available for Tennessee motorists with the purchase of 1,000 plates through Grizzlies.com this upcoming season. The Tennessee Legislature added the Memphis Grizzlies License Plate to its stock of sports specialty plates with the help of approved legislation from Sen. Jim Kyle and Rep. Larry Miller and the Shelby County Delegation.
10. A Wise Sports Fan Appreciates the Journey
- Friday, July 04, 2014
So what does Team USA’s soccer experience and the Memphis Grizzlies experience have in common?
You know, besides the obvious – playing against a bunch of floppers/whiners, be they from Portugal or Lob City?
11. Beale Street Eastern Border Marks Changes
- Friday, July 04, 2014
For much of the renovated Beale Street Entertainment District’s 30-year history, George Miller was a figure in exile just on the other side of the district’s formal eastern border of Fourth Street.
12. Grizzlies’ Miller to Hold ‘Brief’ Signing Friday
- Friday, June 06, 2014
Mike Miller of the Grizzlies is launching a new line of boxer briefs and at 7 p.m., Friday June 6, will hold a meet-and-greet and autograph signing at City Gear in Southland Mall.
13. Miller Named Partner at Signature Advertising
- Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Kevin Miller, creative director at Signature Advertising, has been named a partner at the Memphis-based agency. Miller joined Signature more than 10 years ago as a senior copywriter and has won numerous awards for creative excellence.
14. Grizz Nation Rallies Around Entire Team
- Friday, April 25, 2014
It was a natural enough question, but if you’re a Grizzlies fan you had to love the answer.
On Wednesday, April 23, a day before Game 3 of the Grizzlies’ first-round series with Oklahoma City, a visiting reporter asked Tony Allen (who played at Oklahoma State) if he was finding extra motivation from playing the Thunder.
15. Grizzlies Share Similar Season with Champs
- Friday, April 18, 2014
When the Miami Heat came to town in early April, they were not the two-time defending NBA champions as much as they were the next obstacle between the Grizzlies and their desired destination: The Western Conference playoffs.
16. Visiting Teams Show Blueprint for Tigers
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Now that we’ve all had a few days to digest the premature end to the Tigers’ season, let’s see what we can learn that might help going forward.
Two days after Memphis again lost in the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, coach Josh Pastner struck a different tone when answering questions from the media.
17. Wins Come in Various Ways
- Friday, March 14, 2014
One night at FedExForum, the Grizzlies beat Portland by 10 points as they shoot a season-best 56 percent, three players score 17 or more points, and energizer James Johnson never gets on the floor.
- Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Graceland will host an Elvis birthday proclamation and cake-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 9:30 a.m. on the Graceland front lawn, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd. Cost is free; cake and coffee will be served at the Chrome Grille after the ceremony. Visit elvis.com for other birthday events held through Saturday, Jan. 11.
19. ‘Hungry’ Johnson Making Most of Latest NBA Chance
- Friday, January 03, 2014
You can’t really call this forward James Johnson’s second chance because the Memphis Grizzlies are his fifth NBA team, if you count his four preseason games with the Atlanta Hawks before being released last October.
20. Shooting Woes, Injuries Piling Up for Grizzlies
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Even open shots, depending on who is taking them, are not necessarily a good option. So says coach Dave Joerger and, yes, that’s how bad the Grizzlies’ offense has become.
The Grizzlies mustered just 82 points in a 26-point loss to Golden State on Saturday, Dec. 7 at FedExForum, and it was most notable for the fact that, well, such losses are no longer notable.
21. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
22. NBA Uses More Ways to Prove ‘Numbers Don’t Lie’
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Walk up to an ATM, and you’re on camera. Walk into a convenience store, and you’re on camera. Walk onto an NBA court during game time, and you’re not only on camera but every movement you make – or don’t make – will be tracked, sifted, analyzed.
23. Law School Draws Honors, High-Profile Speakers
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
From a slew of high-profile guests who’ve come to speak over the past year, to a string of recent awards, to a U.S. Supreme Court justice’s visit next month, it could be argued the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is having a moment.
24. One Game Way Too Soon to Panic
- Friday, November 01, 2013
Outright panic or complete denial? That seems to be the choice.
You can be in the camp that is convinced the Grizzlies will miss the playoffs because – drum roll, please – they lost the first game and had one horrid, putrid, disgusting quarter!
25. Miller: Toughness Key to Continued Success
- Friday, October 18, 2013
In a way, it’s almost as though Mike Miller went abroad on a special internship. I mean, really, that’s how big the gap is from playing for the Grizzlies in small-market Memphis to going to South Beach to play a defined role on a Heat team that would win two NBA championships behind LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
26. Redbirds Proving Key Role in ‘Cardinal Way’
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The St. Louis Cardinals had just wrapped up one playoff series and were headed to the National League Championship Series with a roster mainly comprised of homegrown players.
There was rookie pitcher Michael Wacha, who had flirted with no-hitters in the regular season and in the NL Division Series. There was first baseman Matt “Big City” Adams, who stepped into the void created by Allen Craig’s foot injury. And there was 23-year-old Trevor Rosenthal, who was thrust into that all-important closer’s role late in the season.
27. Miller: Grizzlies ‘Right There’ on Path to Winning Championship
- Friday, August 02, 2013
Mike Miller had several teams interested in his 3-point shooting as a possible missing link for a long playoff run. It didn’t take him long to figure out where he wanted to be: Memphis.
28. Wacha Handling Latest Example Of Pitcher Care
- Friday, June 21, 2013
A few days ago, when the St. Louis Cardinals optioned young Michael Wacha back to Memphis, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny did not utter some of baseball’s most frightening names.
29. Please, Please Belize! Part 1
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
A decade ago in this space, I told a story about receiving multiple hang-up phone calls between midnight and dawn over a period of several weeks. Via Caller ID and returning some of these calls at later times, I learned the Greyhound Federal Credit Union’s toll-free automated line was one digit off from a toll-free number I’d acquired years earlier. Somehow, I got the issue resolved with Greyhound.
30. Breweries Launch 'High Tax Ale' to Urge Change
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A special joint offering from Tennessee craft brewers Yazoo and Calfkiller features an unusual sales pitch to beer aficionados: "Now With Even More Taxes!"
The new product going on sale this week is the latest effort among brewers to draw attention to Tennessee's highest-in-the-nation tax scheme for beer, which high-end brewers argue disproportionately affects their ability to compete.
31. So Southern Makes Functional Items Beautiful
- Monday, February 18, 2013
Ideas behind small businesses tend to spring from familiar places and from entrepreneurs who see a need, have a passion, are good at what they do and want to turn it into a labor of love.
The best small-business concepts often combine all those aspects into one enterprise. Which makes sense, because with all the difficulties of running a business comes the realization that, for it to work, it has to be sustained over a long period of time. Thus, the necessity, of doing what you love.
32. County Wage Theft Ordinance Defeated
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
After weeks of discussion, talks between Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy and leaders of the city’s hospitality industry broke down on Mulroy’s “wage theft” ordinance.
33. Serving Memphis
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The hospitality industry is the nation’s largest private sector employer, yet many in its workforce do not have access to affordable and consistent health care, education opportunities or financial mentoring.
34. More Than Pujols Can Say
- Friday, October 26, 2012
When manager Tony La Russa retired and slugger Albert Pujols went panning for gold in California, there was no reason to expect the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2012 season would stop just a game short of the World Series.
35. BioDimensions Makes Move to Agricenter
- Monday, July 30, 2012
The Memphis biomass start-up that has focused on developing sweet sorghum as a fuel now has a financial partner who believes in the future of ethanol as a fuel.
BioDimensions Delta BioRenewables LLC recently moved to Agricenter International from the Whiteville, Tenn., cotton gin that has been home to the three-year-old undertaking.
36. BioDimensions Makes Move To Agricenter
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
A Memphis-based company processing sweet sorghum into industrial sugar for fuel uses is moving from an old cotton gin in Whiteville, Tenn., to a mulch plant at Agricenter International in Memphis.
BioDimensions will move into a building on the Agricenter grounds that had been a mulch producing facility.
37. Deadline Looms for Complex Aug. Elections
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
The August elections were already going to be more complex than usual. There are the changes from this year’s drawing of new district lines for the Tennessee Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.
38. Monroe Ave. Bldg. Sells For $3.3M
- Friday, March 23, 2012
A fully leased Downtown office building has traded hands for more than twice its assessed value.
309 Monroe Property LLC purchased the 22,792-square-foot property at 309 Monroe Ave. for $3.3 million. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2011 appraisal was $1.5 million.
39. ULI 2012 Outlook: CRE Industry Slightly Better
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Next year will be slightly better for commercial real estate, but it’ll come at the cost of a shrunken industry.
That was the message an at-capacity room of bankers, investors and real estate professionals heard Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South, where attendees learned about facing a “long grind,” compared with last year’s theme, “an era of less.”
40. Home Permits Up 91 Percent In October
- Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Local homebuilders filed 91 percent more new home permits during October compared with the same month last year, thanks to an out-of-town builder’s work in a Whitehaven subdivision.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 107 permits last month, up significantly from 56 in October 2010, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
41. 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.
42. 9 Percent of THP Spending Dedicated to Non-Traffic
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol's leadership says it wants to rename the agency the Tennessee State Patrol because its role has evolved beyond traffic enforcement in the years since it was established in 1929.
43. Take a Seat
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
In the past two and a half years, companies have had to tighten more than budgets – instead of expanding offices, business owners have been forced to do more with their existing real estate.
“They’re trying to get more people into the spaces they have without having to move or take on more square footage,” said Jeff Schultz, senior vice president of sales for APG Office Furnishings, an Ohio-based furniture distributor with a regional office in Memphis.
44. Untapped Potential
- Monday, January 17, 2011
To listen to John Phillips talk, you’d think he was at least 10 years older than he actually is because of the seasoned advice he has for people his own age.
45. Health Plans Must Spend Premiums on Medical Care
- Tuesday, November 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Health insurance premiums should go for actual medical care – not insurers’ overhead and profits – the Obama administration said Monday in rules that for the first time require the companies to give consumers a rebate.
46. DeSoto’s Housing Market Levels Out
- Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The DeSoto County residential market seems to be leveling off after several years of declining numbers. Sales figures for the year-to-date are slightly up, showing small surges and dropoffs after possibly bottoming out in 2008 and 2009.
47. Businesses Advised to Plan Now for Disaster
- Thursday, September 02, 2010
A prepared business is a resilient business. That was the lesson learned this week at a daylong workshop teaching company owners how to plan for disasters.
“The Verizon Preparedness Planning Summit: A Readiness Workshop for Small Businesses” drew about 100 representatives from small- and medium-sized businesses.
48. Congress Fix Too Late to Stop Medicare Cuts
- Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Doctors nationwide will be taking a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments – at least temporarily – because another reprieve from Congress will come too late.
The Senate on Friday passed legislation to delay the cuts for six months, but the House of Representatives must also approve the bill and the president must sign it.
49. Harmon Receives Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Whitney Harmon, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the first Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award.
Glankler Brown committed this year to taking a minimum of 35 pro bono cases each year from Memphis Area Legal Services, an organization that provides legal assistance for people unable to afford representation. Harmon practices in the area of civil litigation and is a member of the American, Tennessee, Kentucky and Memphis Bar Associations, as well as the Association for Women Attorneys.
50. Memphis Area Legal Services Board Elects Matthews as VP
- Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Memphis Area Legal Services' board of directors has elected Antonio "Toney" Matthews to serve as its vice president. Matthews is an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee.
51. Retailers Brace for New Mall's Impact
- Friday, December 23, 2005
For shoppers in the Collierville area, having the $100 million Avenue Carriage Crossing next door is a real boon.
Residents don't have to drive to Saddle Creek anymore to see the latest styles offered by Chico's. They can bring Fido upscale treats from Just Dogs! Gourmet. The proximity of Linens 'n Things precludes a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond near Wolfchase Galleria.
52. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
53. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
54. Archived Article: Tennis (lead)
- Monday, February 03, 2003
Tourney serves up global attention, local business
Tourney serves up global attention, local business
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
There may be no better way to write this: Tennis is smashing good business for Memphis.
In less than t...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 07, 2001
Dr Dr. James Porterfield was elected president of the non-profit Memphis Electrophysiology Society, which begins operations Jan. 1. Dr. Eric Johnson was elected vice president and Dr. James Litzow was elected membership director. Lee C. Miller joine...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 29, 1999
M Edward A. Labry III, president and board member for Concord EFS Inc. and its subsidiary EFS National Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of M.S. Carriers Inc. Trammell Crow Co. has announced several additions to its staff. Ray Abraham...
57. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 13, 1999
Sept Sept. 13 The Quality Center will sponsor an ISO 9000 internal auditor workshop through Sept. 14. The cost is $395. For more information, call 543-3530 or visit the organizations Web site at www.msqpc.com. Shelby County Republican Women will mee...
58. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, April 12, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Arkansas adventures Promoted as "The Natural State," Arkansas is a popular travel destination for shoppers, anglers and seniors looking to retire By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When Don Johnson is not working at Fed...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 09, 1998
Promus Names Norman P Norman P. Blake Jr. has been named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Promus Hotel Corp. Blake is the former chairman, president and CEO of USF&G Corp. and former chairman and CEO of Heller International Cor...
60. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 16, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Defer and relieve Two new laws will make more income available to senior citizens living on fixed incomes By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Proposed changes in Tennessee tax law could provide financial help for senior citizens l...
61. Archived Article: Back-state
- Monday, December 29, 1997
State appoints commission State appoints commission on juvenile justice reform A 17-member panel has been named to rewrite state laws for juvenile offenders, Gov. Don Sundquist announced last week. The commission will focus on the current problems t...
62. Archived Article: Aaron Rents Lj
- Thursday, July 10, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON California REIT buys local Aaron Rents store By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A California-based real estate investment trust specializing in the purchase of retail properties that offer services catering to consumers everyday need...
63. Archived Article: Budget
- Tuesday, May 13, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON State reps protest governors budget cuts By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News State Reps. Larry Miller and Joe Townes and City Council member Ricky Peete joined residents in the New Chicago area Monday to protest Gov. Don Sundquist...
64. Archived Article: Mim Chg
- Friday, May 02, 1997
Beale Street Music Beale Street music festival attracts international media By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Beale Street Music Festival kicks off the month-long Memphis In May festival today at Tom Lee Park with more than 60 acts performing ...
65. Archived Article
- Wednesday, December 04, 1996
Dr. Patrice Reed has joined Laurelwood Pediatrics LLC. Reed previously was a staff physician with George Washington University Health Plan and an assistant professor of pediatrics at George Washington University. She received her medical degree from...
66. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg
- Wednesday, November 27, 1996
By CAMILLE H Balancing price and perks On-ine services compete with Internet service providers with new pricing, services By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News On-line services, like America Online and CompuServe, are changing the way they do business...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 21, 1996
Chuck Freedman, chief operating officer for Kelman-Lazarov, has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Other officers include Larry Crowder, president elect and vice president of administration; Phy...