Editorial Results (free)
1. Tigers Seniors Hope to Script Memorable Last Chapter
- Friday, March 07, 2014
The five Memphis seniors talked about their college basketball careers and they sounded older, wiser. And although nobody used this word, maybe a little scared about what might, or might not, come next.
2. Wharton: City Must Target ‘Black Boy Crime’
- Tuesday, March 04, 2014
As President Barack Obama talked from the East Room of the White House last week about violence and young African-American men and boys, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was among a group of mayors meeting in New Orleans who say they are ready to back a new approach to the problem.
3. Women Progress, But Still Seek Change
- Monday, March 03, 2014
Amy Howell understands the assumptions. Co-author a book with the title “Women in High Gear” and it is easy, she says, to imagine a book that is “anti-male.”
4. Shockey ‘Ideal Fit’ as Chamber Chair
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
Leigh Shockey had gone to Memphis International Airport in her role as an executive for the family business – Drexel Chemical Co.
5. Breaking Through
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
If it was just an abstraction or a mere theory, it wouldn’t have a definition in the dictionary or a website. It would simply be another urban myth.
But with a few keystrokes you can go right to www.glassceiling.com. And the dictionary definition of “glass ceiling” is tangible – “an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs.” In fact, you can almost see a woman stuck in middle management, briefcase in hand, staring up at that glass ceiling and wondering: Where do I find the ladder that gets me from here to there?
6. For Love of the Game, Indeed
- Friday, February 21, 2014
“I’ve never been humbled by anything like baseball. And I’ve been humbled more coaching than playing.” – Jonathan Lyons, former college and minor-league pitcher and now a coach of a 12-and-under competitive team
7. Uphill Struggles
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
I read in the paper about some folks who’ve done well with weight loss and fitness resolutions. They attribute their success to posting goals, activities and results on Facebook. “Got up at 4, started running at 4:30, did three miles. Tomorrow, five.” That kind of thing.
8. Ellis Joins State Systems As Sales Executive
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Alisa Ellis has joined State Systems Inc. as a low voltage sales executive. She brings 16 years of telecommunications experience to the company, which offers protection products and services, including fire protection equipment, training and cleaning services, as well as technology services such as network integration, cabling systems and wireless support.
9. Give Memphis a Lift
- Friday, February 14, 2014
CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE. Rather than walking a mile in other people’s shoes, try riding a mile on their bus.
From where I’m sitting, basically Poplar Plaza, to, say, those new jobs at Electrolux is anywhere from an hour and 35 minutes to two hours and 20 minutes with 75 to 116 stops on three buses – with a nice little half-mile stroll built-in.
10. Heck No, Pastner Won’t Allow Cursing
- Friday, February 14, 2014
Tigers coach Josh Pastner has suspended freshman Dominic Woodson from the team for cursing.
That’s right, cursing. Not shoving a fan. Not signing autographs for money. Not getting in a bar fight.
11. FedExForum Area Targeted for Apartments
- Friday, February 07, 2014
Nashville-based Elmington Capital Partners apparently likes the apartment market in Downtown Memphis.
An Elmington-affiliated company plans on building a 64-unit apartment complex at 362 S. Second St., south of FedExForum.
12. Champion Rebrand
- Thursday, February 06, 2014
In 1996, the company known as Champion Awards and Apparel first waded into the world of e-commerce by operating a merchandise website for the Memphis Mad Dogs, the Canadian Football League team that was partly owned by FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith.
13. Meghan McMahon Joins Glankler Brown as Associate
- Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Meghan K. McMahon has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate, concentrating her practice in business and commercial litigation and intellectual property. McMahon previously worked in academic and membership affairs for the NCAA, and has experience with issues relating to NCAA compliance, sports and entertainment contracts, intellectual property.
14. Destination: Memphis
- Saturday, February 01, 2014
On a slow Sunday afternoon Downtown with the Broncos and Chargers NFL playoff game on a bar TV screen, a trio of 20-somethings – two men and one woman – watched the game, speculated about whether the Grizzlies were playing a few blocks away and quizzed one another about their plans for the future.
15. New Magazine theGRIND Celebrates Memphis
- Friday, January 31, 2014
Rhodes College student Kendra Lyons is originally from Alexandria, Va., grew up in New Jersey and came to Memphis to start classes at Rhodes.
16. Espitia Joins Michael Hatcher as Chief Financial Officer
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ed Espitia has joined Michael Hatcher & Associates Inc. as chief financial officer. Espitia comes to the Memphis-based landscape services firm after serving since 2010 as finance manager for Schulz Xtruded Products, a Germany-based pipe maker with operations in North Mississippi.
17. Spit Out Your Gum
- Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A young man came to interview for an internship. When he arrived, the first two things I noticed were that he was wearing his sunglasses casually on top of his head and was chewing gum. Less than two minutes in, I’m thinking: gum + sunglasses = unprofessional. This is just one small example of how you can turn people off before they get to know the real you. I gave Mr. Cool what I hoped was a bit of welcome advice, sending him off for his next career adventure.
18. Blues Foundation Nearing Fundraising Goal for Hall of Fame
- Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The Blues Foundation is about 80 percent of the way toward securing its $2.5 million budget for construction of the Blues Hall of Fame, which will be housed at 421 S. Main St.
- Saturday, January 04, 2014
Hattiloo Theatre will present “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” Thursday, Jan. 9, to Jan. 26 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.
20. ‘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.
21. Pike Indulges ‘Museum Bug’ as Director of Pink Palace
- Friday, December 20, 2013
Steve Pike, director of museums for the Pink Palace Family of Museums, calls himself a generalist, happy to have his hands in all things theoretical and material. It’s a label that envelopes his interests, his career choices, and going back to his liberal arts education at Marian University in Indianapolis.
22. Reading With Wolves
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the passenger in a Cessna. He’s headed to visit his dad in north Canada for the summer. The pilot dies of a heart attack. Brian crash-lands the plane in a lake surrounded by a dense forest. Can he survive?
23. Don’t Panic Over Scary Financial News
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Ray’s Take If it’s not another country defaulting on their debts it’s political gridlock on economic issues here or ominous predictions about the Federal Reserve. The news seems to be featuring more than its share of scary economic news these days.
24. Dickerson to Carry Tradition of Service as Young Lawyers Division President
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Jake Dickerson, associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, is the incoming 2014 president for the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association.
The division arranges and hosts continuing legal education seminars, networking events, pro bono opportunities and fundraisers such as the annual golf tournament benefiting the Porter Goodwill Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. MBA members 36 years or younger, or within their first three years of practice, are automatically members of the division.
25. Van Vliet Takes on Roles at UT Medical, The MED
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Dr. Michael M. Van Vliet has joined the department of plastic surgery at UT Medical Group, has been named assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and has been appointed director of burn critical care for the Firefighters Regional Burn Center at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
26. Brown Launches County Commission Campaign
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In a Midtown apartment last week, Jake Brown gathered his friends and friends of those friends to launch his campaign for a seat on the Shelby County Commission in the 2014 county elections.
27. Don’t Lose Your Investment Balance
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ray’s Take What’s the right portfolio balance for you? There are no stock answers (no pun intended). The makeup of your personal stock, bond and investment portfolio balance is as individual as your fingerprints. It depends on your age, the number of kids you have, your fixed and discretionary costs, your income, risk tolerance, your health, your spending habits, and much more – not to mention your specific financial goals.
28. 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.
29. Abundance of Diet Soda Starts Stats Revolution
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
One man, one room, one micro-fridge stocked with diet soda.
In his Lawrence, Kan., home, this is where Bill James would hunker down and create his yearly “Baseball Abstract.” It was an obsessive, solitary labor of love that started a statistical revolution in baseball. It’s just that it took another generation and Brad Pitt starring in a movie inspired by a book, “Moneyball,” for much of the world to notice numbers in a new way.
30. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.
31. Dear Nick
- Friday, November 15, 2013
An open letter to America’s Best Coach …
Please forgive me. I doubted. Just for a moment. I said in private conversations and – I can’t believe I did this – on the radio that LSU had a chance.
32. 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.
33. Grizz Proving They Have a Lot to Prove
- Friday, November 08, 2013
To the question, how patient are Grizzlies fans willing to be, we now have a definitive answer.
Their patience broke as the third quarter ended Wednesday, Nov. 6, at FedExForum. Their Grizzlies – that gritty, lovable bunch that won 56 games last season and went to the Western Conference Finals – trailed the New Orleans Pelicans by 22 points.
34. 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.
35. Williams Honored by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Laurie Williams, adult education coordinator at Memphis Botanic Garden, was recently awarded the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s President’s Award for her contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Williams was one of seven individuals the urban forestry council honored this year.
36. Cardinal Way Has St. Louis Back in Fall Classic
- Friday, October 25, 2013
From 2002-2006, the St. Louis Cardinals had a farm director named Bruce Manno. He was a guy who had his own ideas on how things should be done. One of them was to require that all Cardinal minor-league players – from Rookie ball to Triple-A Memphis – wear their pants pulled up to their knees so their stirrup socks would show.
37. Memphis Economic Indicator Shows Business Optimism
- Friday, October 25, 2013
The results of the second Memphis Economic Indicator, a new survey measuring general business sentiment jointly produced by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, reflect a modest overall improvement in optimism among business leaders compared to last quarter’s survey results.
38. Smaller Manufacturers Feel Device Tax
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Controversy continues to swirl around the new medical device excise tax that went into effect on Jan. 1.
The flat 2.3 percent tax is applied to every dollar of sales for medical device manufacturers, and for many small- to mid-sized companies the tax is crippling their ability to grow and invest much needed funds into other areas like research and development, sales and marketing, and hiring additional staff.
39. Bigfish Bringing Community Bulletin Board to Overton Square
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
To say that Memphis-based creative agency Bigfish doesn’t follow a traditional agency playbook would be an understatement.
To use one example, the group of creative professionals housed in Midtown’s Minglewood Hall – Bigfish president Tim Nicholson refers to them all as his “teammates” – is preparing to erect a wall at Overton Square.
40. 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.
41. Ritchey's Business Helps Runners Reach Finish Line
- Friday, October 11, 2013
Odds are great that if you know somebody in Memphis who runs, they got their start with Star Ritchey, who has found runaway success with her personal running and training program, Star Runners.
By her calculations, Ritchey has guided some 400 clients to reaching their goal of reaching a finish line.
42. Lipscomb: Fairgrounds Retail to be ‘Market Driven’
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
Robert Lipscomb, director of the city of Memphis’ Division of Housing & Community Development, says the retail to be part of the city’s Fairgrounds overhaul will not be in competition with businesses in the nearby Cooper-Young Historic District or Overton Square.
43. Brews Brothers
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “wiseacre” as “one who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; a smart aleck” and then asks readers to comment: “What made you want to look up ‘wiseacre’?”
44. TigerLIFE Leads to Better Lives
- Monday, October 07, 2013
It is a well-worn adage that what gets you to the top is the people with whom you surround yourself. This is true for individuals as well as for organizations, institutions, and cities. Memphis is no different in its collective vision of being at the top of those “Best of” lists. Based on current announcements, Memphis is faring well, and getting better.
45. The Lesson of the Zax
- Monday, October 07, 2013
As I sit down to write my article this week, all non-essential people working for the federal government are on furlough. All, that is, except for the most non-essential of all government employees – our Washington politicians.
46. Nichols Ready to Back Up Hype
- Friday, October 04, 2013
Every player has his favorite spot on the floor, that go-to place where everything seems to slow down, where the player most feels like himself even amid the chaos.
But maybe more important when you are a much-hyped, homegrown University of Memphis freshman is to have that special place off the floor. A retreat, where in this case young Austin Nichols can make the world spin a little more slowly and turn down the volume on all the outside noise.
47. Mann Takes on Development Role at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
- Friday, October 04, 2013
Cameron Mann has traded in an office of brick and glass for one of trees and meadow.
Perhaps not literally, but his new position as development manager for corporate and foundation support for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy promises to be more pastoral than musical, as his previous work with the Memphis Music Foundation proved to be.
48. 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.
49. Endless Opportunities
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
Although she didn’t think of it this way at the time, Desiree Evans proved as a little girl that she understood science had value on several levels, including monetary.
“I was 9 or 10,” Evans recalled, “and I asked my mom for a microscope for Christmas.”
50. White Ready to Take on Frayser High
- Monday, September 16, 2013
Bobby White is so close that he sometimes has to remember that the decision about who will run Frayser High School won’t be made until December.
51. In Due Time, Lynch Will Shine as Tigers QB
- Friday, September 13, 2013
To understand the potential impact of redshirt freshman quarterback Paxton Lynch, you have to do two things up front: forget his numbers (for a while) and look at the numbers produced by other Tiger quarterbacks.
52. Focus on Character
- Monday, September 09, 2013
In an address to the nation during his presidency Theodore Roosevelt said, “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of individuals, and of a nation.”
53. Reunion Brings Back Tigers’ Great Unbeaten Team of ’63
- Friday, September 06, 2013
It’s ironic, really. When they were young and strong they were literally protected by body armor – helmet and pads. When they had all the time in the world, they were always measuring it in 15-minute quarters.
54. Beer Fest Taps Creativity of Local Brewers
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host its annual Art on Tap event for the 18th consecutive year on Friday, Sept. 6. The beer-tasting extravaganza will feature offerings from local breweries and eateries, as well as live music and other entertainment.
55. Area Teams Set Sights on Dream Seasons
- Friday, August 23, 2013
When last we saw the University of Memphis football team, the Tigers were finishing Justin Fuente’s first season on an inspiring three-game winning streak. They checked out of Conference USA with a 4-4 league record. They provided hope as they start play this season in the new American Athletic Conference.
56. New Life
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
After her mother died of heart failure, Anissa Swanigan began experiencing rapid heartbeats and was told to chalk it up to anxiety. With a pregnancy a year later, she was told she had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a congenital disease that results in a thickening of the heart muscle.
57. Success: More Than ‘Feel Good’
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Part two of a two-part interview. Success in business is not enough. In fact, nonprofit involvement – and giving – can be a greater “buzz” than continued business growth.
58. Another Helping
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Raymond Williams, who co-owns Soul Fish Café with Tiger Bryant, repeatedly stresses that his 7-year-old restaurant has been blessed with both a loyal crew of hard-working employees and a run of great luck.
59. Cohen Moves On From Week of Controversy
- Monday, August 12, 2013
With a two-year term of office, members of Congress are never far from re-election mode.
The odd-numbered years are off-election years but not years with time off from politics or the incumbent’s advantage of a record in Washington to tout.
60. Grass-Roots Growth
- Thursday, August 08, 2013
From where Tamara Cook sits, the future of the Cooper-Young Historic District looks as bright as it’s ever been.
61. FBI Promotes McCall to Special Agent in Charge
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A. Todd McCall has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis division, one of the bureau’s 56 field offices nationwide. McCall, who most recently served as chief of the digital forensics and analysis section in the Operational Technology Division, is now responsible for the management and oversight of more than 200 personnel and all investigative matters under the FBI’s jurisdiction spanning from Memphis to Cookeville, Tenn.
62. New Space
- Tuesday, August 06, 2013
When Jamie Harmon formally throws open the doors to the first storefront for his Amurica photo studio – later this month, if all goes according to plan – fans of his quirky, trinket-filled photo booth will have somewhere permanent they can visit.
63. Carpenter Comeback in Jeopardy
- Friday, July 26, 2013
There was a moment, albeit a fleeting one, when it looked like Chris Carpenter was on the way back to St. Louis.
64. SILLY Exercise
- Friday, July 19, 2013
DISCOVERING MEMPHIS TOGETHER. Last week, I had lunch with tomorrow. Some of the staff and young people involved with the New Memphis Institute’s programs to attract and retain the kinds of minds and hearts that will keep us thinking and keep our beat going wanted to talk to about things unique to Memphis – things funky and things obscure.
65. Johnny Football Frenzy Knows No Bounds
- Friday, July 19, 2013
HOOVER, Ala. – This being SEC Media Days and him being Johnny Football, the blitz was inevitable. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel moved from room to room while grown men and women toting microphones, cameras and tape recorders pursued him like so many bad actors fulfilling the clichéd media moment in a made-for-TV movie.
66. 15 Minutes in Memphis
- Friday, July 12, 2013
MEG RYAN, AND 15 MINUTES IN MEMPHIS. The other day, I dropped in to see my jeweler. My jeweler. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Mine makes 75 bucks off me every single year. I mean, watch batteries aren’t cheap, and I’m going to sweat through at least one watchband every summer.
67. Roaming Non-Rome
- Thursday, July 04, 2013
BELLAGIO, Italy – They don’t want you to nap too long in this town. Church bells ring about every seven and a half minutes, starting at 7:30. Chiming and chiding, they seem to say, “You’ve slept long enough.” (Good thing I don’t believe in jet lag. Who needs that third hour of sleep anyway?)
68. Grit ‘N’ Grind Lives On in Memphis
- Thursday, July 04, 2013
With apologies to the Rolling Stones, the Grizzlies’ off-season is its own lesson on the difference between what you want and what you need.
As yet, that much-desired pure 3-point shooter has not parachuted into Memphis. But the Grizzlies did what they needed to do, retaining free agent guard and fan favorite Tony Allen; reportedly, they have agreed in principle to a four-year, $20 million guaranteed contract.
69. Local Color
- Friday, June 28, 2013
CARROLL CLOAR PAINTED US. Boyle is throwing a birthday party at Brooks for themselves and Carroll Cloar.
Everybody from around here is there – there on the walls, the ghosts of where we’ve been, specters of who we are.
70. Pitching Memphis
- Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Staunching a brain drain of college-age creative talent is a task cities around the country are undertaking with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
In Memphis, that sales job begins in earnest each summer. And it results in a big push to introduce college-educated interns to top executives and local cultural attractions – basically, the best the city has to offer – in the hope those young people will put down roots here.
71. 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.
72. Fisher Named Director Of Economic Development
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Gwyn Fisher has been named the greater Memphis regional director of economic and community development by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. In her new role, Fisher will work with companies, municipalities and stakeholders in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale counties to create jobs, attract new businesses and expand existing businesses.
73. Consider Retirement Funds Before Job Change
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
Ray’s Take Job hopping, especially in the early years, is more common than ever. Careers are more evolutionary now, as the days of lifetime jobs seem long gone. However, a lot of retirement savings can wind up lost if care is not taken when changing jobs.
74. Path to Law Career Began Early for McLaughlin
- Thursday, May 09, 2013
Julie McLaughlin has worked her way up the legal ladder for much her life.
Beginning with a degree in paralegal studies from Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss., and then a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Memphis, the final rung was earning a law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2001.
- Thursday, May 02, 2013
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ballet Memphis, 7950 Trinity Road. Dorothy Gunther Pugh, founding artistic director and executive director of Ballet Memphis, will discuss relationship building and leadership. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at afpmemphis.org.
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dave Keigan, director of Camp Phoenix, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
77. Briglia Joins Archer-Malmo as Web/Broadcast Artist
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Kristen Briglia has joined archer-malmo as web/broadcast turbo artist. In her new role, Briglia will produce web graphics, HTML and video-editing services for the growing digital and broadcast departments, and will also help on print projects as needed.
78. Editorial: Grizzlies Resemble Other City Successes
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
The NBA’s postseason, in which the Memphis Grizzlies now figure prominently, is a chance to look at the larger season we are in after emerging from a stubborn winter.
Spring finds us emerging from a recession – the likes of which many of us have never seen – with more confidence than the tentative steps taken and taken back as the economic downturn held on just as stubbornly as the winter did.
79. Tennessee Lags in Hospital Care Spending
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hospital care spending in Tennessee averaged $2,160 per person in 2009, a figure that is among the 10 lowest in the nation on a state-by-state comparison.
Tennessee ranked No. 10 in the country for the states with the lowest hospital care spending, including services for outpatient care, operating room fees and the services of physician residents, data from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed. Nationally, hospital spending averaged $2,475 per person in 2009. That’s about 14.6 higher than the average per person hospital spending in Tennessee.
80. Steady Groove
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
This year’s Record Store Day, an international celebration held the third Saturday in April, brought casual music fans along with diehards and vinyl evangelists into music shops around the country, including Goner Records and Shangri-La Records in Memphis.
81. Meadows Named Director of Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Bobby Meadows has joined Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab as executive director. Meadows, a licensed nursing home administrator, has 13 years of nursing home experience, including 11 as an executive director. Most recently, he served for six years at Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis.
82. Cohen Part of Bill Easing State-Federal Pot Conflict
- Monday, April 15, 2013
A bill introduced in Congress on Friday would fix the conflict between the federal government’s marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recreational use.
California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said his bill, which has three Republican and three Democratic sponsors, would assure that state laws on pot are respected by the feds.
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Daniel Pink’s book “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others” Friday, April 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at in-synksellhuman.eventbrite.com.
84. Then and Now
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
Jay Bailey pictured marching bands and floats when his mother told him he was going on a march.
“We thought of it as a parade,” said Bailey, who was 6 years old in March 1968. “We thought of it as something fun.”
85. Social Suds Brings Services to Soulsville
- Friday, April 05, 2013
With a bubble machine on the roof, the new South Memphis Alliance laundromat and resource center opened Wednesday, April 3, at 1044 S. Bellevue Blvd.
86. Crosstown Leaders Discuss Ambitious Project
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project talked this month with The Memphis News editorial board about their plans for the adaptive reuse of the 1.5 million-square-foot, circa-1927 Sears Crosstown building.
87. Essence Magazine’s Taylor Recruits Mentors in Memphis
- Monday, March 25, 2013
The editor in chief emeritus of Essence magazine has been spending a lot of time in Memphis recently as part of her national call for more mentors.
And Susan L. Taylor is emphasizing that being a mentor isn’t the all-consuming task many people she encounters believe it will be.
88. Hagan Named President of Memphis Heritage Board
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Joey Hagan, principal of Architecture Inc., has been named the 2013-2014 board president for Memphis Heritage Inc. after being nominated and elected by the previous board. Hagan’s primary responsibilities as one of two principals at Architecture Inc. include running the organization, marketing, design and project management. As MHI president, he will strive to continue to make preservation of important properties a priority for Memphians.
89. Review Your Will Regularly
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
Ray’s Take Let’s assume you’ve done the right thing and have a will in place. That is a good start, but it’s not enough. You need to regularly review your will to make sure it stays in line with your intentions and the law. Congress continues to kick the can down the road on important income tax and transfer payments, but we now have pretty good guidance on estate tax laws both federally and in Tennessee.
90. Masson Named Senior Director at Caissa
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Rick Masson has joined Caissa Public Strategy as senior director. Masson, former chief administrative office for the city of Memphis, was also recently named special master to oversee the city-county schools merger. (For details, see the Monday, March 11, edition of The Daily News.) In his new role at Caissa, Masson will provide consultation and leadership on business development and project management.
91. 2013 Political Season Begins
- Friday, March 08, 2013
There was a brief time last year when it looked like 2013 would be that rare political creature in Memphis politics – an off-election year.
A citywide sales tax increase referendum in the late summer or fall is probably going to continue the unbroken string of more than 10 consecutive years with at least a special election on a ballot locally. Outside Memphis there are municipal elections in Lakeland and Arlington.
92. Fink Joins Diamond Cos. as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Justin Fink has joined Diamond Cos., an International truck dealership holding company, as senior vice president, truck sales. In the new role, Fink oversees new and used truck sales, and helps develop programs and processes to grow customer relationships, sales and profits.
93. Alternative Spring Break on Docket for Law Students
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and its Public Action Law Society are sponsoring the fourth annual alternative spring break next week.
It’s a series of events that will involve 48 law students from seven law schools, some of whom will come here from out of state to participate alongside Memphis law students.
94. Hollywood Feed Expands, Renews Local Leases
- Friday, March 01, 2013
Hollywood Feed has renewed and expanded two of its Memphis locations.
The Memphis-based natural and holistic pet food merchant is growing its 2648 Broad Ave. warehouse from 44,400 square feet to 77,763 square feet.
95. Keller Named President of Nonprofit Meritan
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Melanie A. Keller has been named president of Meritan Inc. Keller, who joined the nonprofit social services agency in 2006, previously served as its executive vice president. In her new role, she is responsible for oversight of more than 500 employees and contractors as well as the agency’s $21 million annual budget. Keller also manages its quality improvement and strategic planning efforts.
96. Breaking the Mold
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
When Rosemarie Fair was named Broker of the Year in investment sales at last year’s Pinnacle Awards, she became the first woman ever to do so.
Before Fair founded One Source Commercial Inc. in 1993, she worked with Carlisle Corp. in the early 1980s on Beale Street Landing Downtown. She remembers often what her mentor Gene Carlisle taught her – “Somebody will take care of the big stuff, it’s the nickels and dimes that make the difference.”
97. Williams Continuing Family’s Tennis Legacy
- Friday, February 22, 2013
The other shoppers in the Knoxville grocery store probably don’t know who she is and certainly have no idea what she is doing.
Michelle DePalmer-Williams is, from all appearances, just another mom loading the cart with milk and bread and orange juice, checking her iPhone for text messages and emails.
98. Brothers to Open Brewery on Broad
- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A new craft brewery is coming to one of Memphis’ up-and-coming areas – the Broad Avenue Historic District.
Wiseacre Brewing Co., a concept from brothers Kellan Bartosch and Davin Bartosch, has leased 13,000 square feet at 2783 Broad Ave. and is planning to open by late 2013. They chose the old warehouse for its “big open space” and the Binghampton neighborhood for its community appeal.
99. 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.
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
It was almost 40 years ago, but Nancy Smith remembers the one year the men’s pro tennis tournament was held at the Mid-South Coliseum; her father had box seats. But even more memorable is that not long after the tournament moved to The Racquet Club of Memphis, a young and unknown Czech player came to town and, in that far simpler time, stayed at her parents’ house.