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1. Hillsboro High Land Sale: New School, Big Profit -

Merritt Rowe knows her children will never personally benefit from any changes to Hillsboro High School in Green Hills, but as the parent of two current students and another starting next year, it is something she is willing to fight for and encourages other parents – especially those of future students – to do the same.

2. Rogero Talks ‘Smart Growth,’ Democratic Politics -

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero became the first woman to hold that office when she won the election in 2011.

She’s been actively involved in a number of local issues since her election, from urban-core revitalization and business recruitment to broader social issues such as marriage equality.

3. Events -

Memphis Grizzlies and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will host a family-friendly event Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. near the giant Grizzlies jersey in Tom Lee Park Downtown. Attendees can register for a Fitness Trail Passport, and those who complete all six stations will be in the running for prizes, including tickets to Grizzlies opening night and autographed items. Visit getriverfit.com.

4. County Commission to Consider Fairgrounds Deal -

The idea of reconfiguring the Mid-South Fairgrounds as a public recreation area financed by the city of Memphis with sales tax revenue from retail development has come back to life under new terms.

5. Nashville Mayor Punts Transit Project to Successor -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says a $175 million bus rapid transit project that has attracted vocal opposition will not get underway before he leaves office next year.

6. Lipscomb Expands Offerings to Fill Workplace Needs -

Lipscomb University is gearing toward the future this fall with three new programs designed to give students an advantage in a rapidly changing job market.

With a recent vote aimed directly at employment trends, the university’s board of trustees approved a School of Public Policy and Civic Leadership, a separate competency-based program and a physician assistant degree.

7. Commission Reopens Anti-Discrimination Debate -

Six of the 13 Shelby County Commissioners attend their last meeting Monday, Aug. 18.

The finale of the four-year term of office will feature renewed discussion about a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance and attempts to make the residency requirement for county commissioners more specific.

8. Chamber: More People Working in Green Sector -

The Greater Memphis Chamber counts approximately 15,380 Memphians working in the green economy, with the largest group being 4,800 who work in clean energy.

The numbers are based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and in the headcounts by business, there are some corporate and brand names that might not be on the tip of your tongue when you hear the term green economy or green business.

9. Methodist Olive Branch Wins LEED Certification -

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital has been awarded a prestigious designation for its sustainable design.

Methodist Olive Branch was designated with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Healthcare Gold Certification status by from the U.S. Green Building Council, a private nonprofit that encourages more sustainable design.

10. Methodist Olive Branch Wins LEED Certification -

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital has been awarded a prestigious designation for its sustainable design.

Methodist Olive Branch was designated with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Healthcare Gold Certification status by from the U.S. Green Building Council, a private nonprofit that encourages more sustainable design.

11. Towering Progress -

The shell of the newest addition to the East Memphis office skyline is complete, setting the stage for exterior work on International Paper’s new building to begin.

“The structure has been built and now they’re starting from the ground up putting the skin on the building,” said Matthew Marzolf, director of development for Highwoods Properties Inc. in Memphis.

12. Bioworks Foundation Wins $200,000 EPA Grant -

Memphis Bioworks is one of 18 grantees for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program.

The EPA made the announcement on Monday, May 12, and each grant is worth $200,000.

13. FDA Looks to Reboot Nonprescription Drug System -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is looking to revamp its system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs, saying the decades-old process is not flexible enough to keep pace with modern medical developments.

14. CEO Predictions for the Next 100 Years of Flying -

NEW YORK (AP) – Millions of people step aboard airplanes each day, complaining about the lack of legroom and overhead space but almost taking for granted that they can travel thousands of miles in just a few hours.

15. Lunch Offers Networking for Entrepreneurs -

Difficult journeys are best undertaken with map in hand – or, barring that, some wisdom from an experienced traveler who has already made the same journey.

With that idea in mind, the Society of Entrepreneurs and EmergeMemphis are assembling a diverse set of business leaders this month for a networking lunch, where attendees will be able to pick the brains of the gathered veterans for insight and practical advice.

16. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry -

Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider. “I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”

17. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry -

Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider.

“I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”

18. Events -

The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis will host the 15th annual Graduate Association of African American History conference Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center theater, 499 University St. Kevin Mumford of the University of Illinois will present the keynote, “Beyond the Closet: Reinventing African American Gay History, 1963-1988.” Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu/moch for details.

19. W.H. Porter Consultants Treats Engineering Like Art -

You might not recognize it as such, yet every day in Shelby County thousands of people pass by, or over, the work of W.H. Porter Consultants PLLC.

20. LRK Turns 30 With Eye Toward Growth -

LRK Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the full-service architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firm is involved with a diverse range of high-profile projects, both locally and nationally, with the intent of creating special places for clients and users.

21. Shelby Farms Road Reflects New Realities -

Eight years ago, environmental groups reached a consensus that a single north-south road through Shelby Farms Park was unavoidable and should be pushed as far west in the park as possible.

22. Conservancy Wants Guarantees on Shelby Farms Parkway -

The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy wants to see more work toward agreements about a proposed Shelby Farms parkway, including no big-rig truck traffic, that are its conditions for agreeing to the long-discussed road.

23. Conservancy Wants Guarantees on Shelby Farms Parkway -

The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy wants to see more work toward agreements about a proposed Shelby Farms parkway, including no big-rig truck traffic, that are its conditions for agreeing to the long-discussed road.

24. Intermodal Conference to Tackle Freight Issues -

The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis will host its seventh annual Intermodal Freight Conference at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus Tuesday, Sept. 24.

25. Green Growth -

Tioga Environmental Consultants is adding new staff and ramping up for an increased workload, due at least in part to new commercial regulations expected next year on lead-based paint in commercial facilities.

26. Greaud Keeps Memphis Airport Operating Smoothly -

As Memphis International Airport expands and contracts depending on the time of day, the state of the airline industry and the financial climate, much of the responsibility of keeping the facility running smoothly falls to John Greaud.

27. Neighborhood Vitality -

The history at the Four-Way Restaurant is as rich and soulful as the food.

The walls of the South Memphis institution are decorated with photographs of politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders and civil rights icons – including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – who made the famous restaurant at Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue a “home away from home.”

28. Hester Builds Know-How in Commercial Construction -

Len Hester is a project manager for Grinder Haizlip Construction Co., a general contractor that specializes in industrial and commercial projects and has worked on high-profile projects such as the Wright Medical Technology Inc. headquarters in Arlington, New Ballet Ensemble, the Grizzlies Sportsplex and the renovation of Memphis Theological Seminary.

29. Project Green Fork Celebrates Five Years -

Project Green Fork in recent days certified the 55th restaurant on a roster of eateries the organization has helped become more environmentally friendly.

That restaurant is The Corked Carrot, a craft wine bar and bistro Downtown at 314 S. Main St. And the organization’s founder, Margot McNeeley, is especially proud of that new certification – because of a happy coincidence.

30. Lynch Steering Sierra Club’s Transportation Efforts -

These days Dennis Lynch spends more of his time as a volunteer for the Sierra Club than he does with his consulting business, Lynch Business Advisors.

31. Volkswagen Opens Regional Distribution Center in Tennessee -

LENOIR CITY (AP) – Volkswagen has opened a $40 million facility in Tennessee to distribute parts for Passat sedans made by the German automaker's nearby assembly plant.

The 459,000-square-foot facility is located in Roane County, about 80 miles northeast of VW's assembly plant in Chattanooga.

32. Multiple Reasons Forced Trail to Lose Funding -

Bureaucratic snafus, a lack of city funds and the transformation of The Pyramid into a Bass Pro Shops store led the city to lose a $316,680 federal grant for a riverfront bike and pedestrian system.

33. Multiple Reasons Forced Trail to Lose Funding -

Bureaucratic snafus, a lack of city funds and the transformation of The Pyramid into a Bass Pro Shops store led the city to lose a $316,680 federal grant for a riverfront bike and pedestrian system.

34. Self-Tucker Focused on Designs to Inspire -

Self-Tucker Architects wants to lift the aspirations of the community through great architecture and design.

The firm is currently involved with a variety of high-profile projects across the area, including the National Civil Rights Museum and the new ground transportation center at Memphis International Airport, and past work includes the Stax Museum, Stax Music Academy and the FedExForum.

35. ACEC Role Lets Matheny Advocate for Engineers -

Harvey Matheny, associate with the Memphis office of Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. and current president of the Memphis chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee, has seen plenty of changes in the local engineering market over the past several years.

36. Overton Park Playground Comes With Risk -

The new playground near Rainbow Lake in Overton Park features something not seen on modern playgrounds in awhile – a metal merry-go-round or roundabout.

The playground, parts of which are still being built, got a good test Saturday, June 8, during what the Overton Park Conservancy billed as a “day of merrymaking.” It was a test of the playground, the renovation around Rainbow Lake and the one-year anniversary of the opening of the nearby Overton Bark dog park.

37. Fisher Named Director Of Economic Development -

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.

38. Rhodes Residence Hall Wins LEED Silver Status -

West Village, Rhodes College’s newest residence hall, has been awarded the LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The facility opened in August.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and it’s an internationally recognized program providing third-party verification of green buildings. Such buildings are designed to lower operating costs and increase asset value, in addition to reducing waste sent to landfills, being healthier and safer overall for occupants, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving energy and water.

39. Rhodes Residence Hall Awarded LEED Silver Status -

West Village, Rhodes College’s newest residence hall, has been awarded the LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The facility opened in August.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and it’s an internationally recognized program providing third-party verification of green buildings. Such buildings are designed to lower operating costs and increase asset value, in addition to reducing waste sent to landfills, being healthier and safer overall for occupants, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving energy and water.

40. Germantown Fire House Gets LEED Gold Award -

The new Germantown Fire House 4 at 30301 Forest Hill-Irene Road, designed by Renaissance Group architects, has earned the status of being the first LEED Gold building for the city of Germantown and the first LEED Gold municipal facility in West Tennessee.

41. New Germantown Fire House Gets LEED Gold Award -

The new Germantown Fire House 4 at 30301 Forest Hill-Irene Road, designed by Renaissance Group architects, has earned the status of being the first LEED Gold building for the city of Germantown and the first LEED Gold municipal facility in West Tennessee.

42. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, March 6, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Opera Memphis general director Ned Canty will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

43. Events -

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society will meet Tuesday, March 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Alan Gura of Gura & Possessky PLLC will present “The Right to Bear Arms for Self-Defense Outside the Home.” Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests. R.S.V.P. to Greg Grisham at gregory.grisham@jacksonlewis.com or 462-2616.

44. Milwaukee Electric Tool Building Bought by Monmouth for $28 Million -

Freehold, N.J.-based Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. has acquired the Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. building at 12385 Crossroads Drive in Olive Branch for $28 million.

45. Phoenix Home Entertainment in Running for Award -

Memphis-based Phoenix Unequaled Home Entertainment is up for a prominent industry award, one that’s part of the Consumer Electronics Association’s Mark of Excellence System Integrator Awards program.

46. Kroc Center on Target for January -

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is on track to open in January, almost two years after its groundbreaking.

Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC is scheduled to complete the construction of the 104,000-square-foot learning, recreation and worship center on 15 acres adjacent to the Mid-South Fairgrounds by the end of December.

47. Hotel Chisca Gets New Owners, Art Facelift -

The chain-link fence surrounding the dilapidated Hotel Chisca in Downtown Memphis is a little bit easier on the eyes as of Saturday, Oct. 27.

That’s because it now boasts 30 colorful banners created by students of St. Louis Catholic School, under the leadership of art teacher Robin Durden. The art exhibit, “Memphis Music Icons,” pays tribute to the Hotel Chisca’s legacy of being the location where Elvis Presley was first played on Dewey Phillips’ “Red, Hot and Blue” radio show from the WHBQ studios in 1954.

48. Hotel Chisca Gets New Owners, Art Facelift -

The chain link fence surrounding the dilapidated Hotel Chisca in Downtown Memphis is a little bit easier on the eyes as of Saturday, Oct. 27.

That’s because it now boasts 30 colorful banners created by students of St. Louis Catholic School, under the leadership of art teacher Robin Durden. The art exhibit, “Memphis Music Icons,” pays tribute to the Hotel Chisca’s legacy of being the location where Elvis Presley was first played on Dewey Phillips’ “Red, Hot and Blue” radio show from the WHBQ studios in 1954.

49. EdR Completes Purchase of Arizona Community -

EdR, a Memphis-based developer, owner and manager of collegiate housing, purchased The District on 5th – a collegiate housing community serving the University of Arizona in Tucson – for $67 million.

50. Airways Transit Center Awarded LEED Certification -

The Memphis Area Transit Authority Airways Transit Center has been granted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification from Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council.

51. LRK Designs Honored With Industry Excellence Awards -

Two of Memphis-based LRK Inc.’s designs have received national acclaim from the Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards, which honor the multifamily industry’s most noteworthy people, companies and properties.

52. Growth Streak -

Andrew Holliday and Daniel Brown, the founding partners of Memphis-based branding and marketing firm Harvest Creative, used to joke about one day making the Inc. 500|5000, the list published each year by Inc. Magazine that honors the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

53. For the People -

It’s well-known that the Memphis area’s population suffers from a host of chronic health issues, from obesity to hypertension to Type 2 diabetes, making it ground zero for students and researchers dedicated to finding solutions to public health issues.

54. Project Copilots -

A pair of local firms has partnered to design the $25 million expansion of the FedEx Air Operations Training Center that’s under way at 3851 Airways Blvd. – a project that will double the size of the Memphis simulator training facility.

55. Visionary Project -

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.

56. Senior Sector -

The 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 were said to have remodeled society as they moved through it.

It was the baby boomer generation that drove the cultural shift to consumerism with SUVs and mini-vans. That demographic just turned 65 and real estate developers have taken notice.

57. Methodist University Hospital Announces Renovation Plans -

Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Ave., says the hospital is filing a Certificate of Need with the Tennessee Health Services Development Agency for permission to renovate and expand its emergency department.

58. TVA Considering Fuel Made From Nuclear Weapons -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing an environmental impact statement on the use of fuel made from surplus nuclear weapons to power its nuclear plants.

59. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line -

Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.

60. FedExFamilyHouse Awarded LEED Building Certification -

FedExFamilyHouse has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification and is one of the country’s first pediatric residences to be awarded LEED certification.

The 33,850-square-foot FedExFamilyHouse qualified to receive a $15,000 award from the Memphis Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The award was funded by a 2008 grant from Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division to encourage and recognize businesses and organizations that achieve LEED certification with extra emphasis on energy and water measures.

61. Green Building, Design Slowly Take Hold in Memphis Area -

When residential and commercial construction hit new boom times – whenever that might be – the rebirth will take place in a new era with new rules.

“People are becoming more environmentally aware, and that’s going to change the market,” said Don Glays, executive director of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association. “There are a lot of advantages to buying green, and people are starting to understand that.”

62. Obama to Require Regular Reviews of Federal Rules -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is changing or eliminating a handful of regulations – from uniform street sign requirements to outdated hospital reporting rules – that it says could have cost the economy $6 billion over five years, part of a regulatory overhaul that will require agencies to periodically scrub their rule books in search of unnecessary mandates.

63. IDI to Begin Construction on 1.75M Square Feet in Olive Branch -

Industrial Developments International Inc. will soon begin construction on three buildings in Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch, marking the first substantial Memphis-area speculative development since 2008.

64. Low-Impact Landscaping -

For most people these days, the descriptive word “green” evokes thoughts on diminishing consumption and environmental chivalry, and not necessarily the lush colors of an early spring such as Memphis has seen this year.

65. Methodist Hospice Residence Receives LEED Certification -

Methodist Hospice Residence, 6416 Quince Road, has been awarded Silver certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

66. Buoni’s Company Lights The Way for Businesses -

It seems Nick Buoni started the right kind of business at just the right time.

Customers concerned about their carbon footprints are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental and cost savings associated with LED (light-emitting diode) lighting.

67. Designer Burford Joins Howell Marketing -

Marc Burford has joined Howell Marketing Strategies as graphic design and photography coordinator.

68. Client Satisfaction Key To Linkous’ Success -

Since its grand opening on May 2, 2010, Highland Church of Christ on Houston Levee Road in Cordova has been a special source of inspiration and promise for congregation member Rusty Linkous, owner and director of business development for Linkous Construction Co. Inc.

69. House Seeks to Unload Unneeded Government Property -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Tuesday backed legislation to sell off or consolidate some of the thousands of underused or unneeded federal buildings, potentially saving taxpayers billions of dollars.

70. AOC Headquarters Earns LEED Silver Certification -

AOC LLC earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the design, construction and operation of its world headquarters in Collierville. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

71. Boyle Promotes Binkley to VP -

Boyle Investment Co. has promoted Les Binkley to vice president.

Along with overseeing day-to-day activities that pertain to Boyle’s mixed-use developments, Binkley will explore potential property acquisitions for future Boyle projects.

72. Green Means Green -

As national real estate guru Jonathan David Miller said at last week’s Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South, in the rare event that new construction is taking place for office users, going green is standard in today’s economy.

73. Smith Named Vice Prez At S. Webster Haining -

Doug Smith has been named vice president, administrative operations, at S. Webster Haining & Co.

74. Shelby Farms Playground Seeks Green Certification -

Shelby Farms Park’s Woodland Discovery Playground is in the running to be the first certified Sustainable Sites Initiative project in the world.

75. Willow Lake Apartments Fetch $7.8M -

A North Hickory Hill apartment complex has traded hands for the second time in 18 months.

Bloomington, Minn.-based New Life Core Willow Lake LLC has bought Willow Lake Apartments at 2774 Mendenhall Road from NW-Willow Lake LLC for $7.8 million. The purchase was financed with a $7 million loan through KeyBank NA.

76. Experience Keeps Self-Tucker in Game -

In the wake of the Great Recession, one local architecture firm is maintaining its focus of designing a better Memphis.

Self-Tucker Architects was founded in 1995 by Juan Self and Jimmie Tucker. Overtime, the firm at 505 Tennessee St. has grown to a staff of 20, including eight registered architects.

77. Crump Firm Adds Three Architects -

The Crump Firm Inc. has added three architects to the staff of the architectural design firm.

Andy Belew, Jon Carter and Kenneth Nazor bring a total of more than 60 years of experience to the firm.

78. TDN’s Seminar Touts Sustainability -

Green is the buzzword in business these days. From economic development to real estate construction, public and private initiatives focused on sustainability are reshaping the way business is conducted.

79. Officials Break Ground at Electrolux Memphis Plant -

The first shovels have broken ground at the site near Downtown Memphis where Swedish appliance maker Electrolux is building its North American cooking products manufacturing center.

A panoply of state and local officials, as well as representatives of Electrolux, were in Memphis Wednesday, Oct. 5, for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the project that’s expected to create at least 1,250 jobs and support hundreds of additional supplier, vendor and other jobs.

80. Three-in-One -

Highwoods Properties Inc. is about two weeks away from completing more than $1 million in parking lot renovations and building improvements at the East Memphis office complex Triad Centre, bringing its three developments into a cohesive, campus-style environment.

81. Design Firm Kimley-Horn Thrives Through Diversification -

As political fighting remains a constant in Washington and the economic downturn abides, it’s diversification that has kept businesses such as Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. thriving in an unstable marketplace, providing a steady source of work.

82. Moyes Keeps Flintco’s Memphis Office Humming -

In 2000, Kevin Moyes and his wife found themselves preparing for the birth of their son in a state-of-the-art labor and delivery suite at the Baptist Memorial Health Care campus in East Memphis.

To Moyes’ delight, he found everything in the room working just the way he left it after his company built it.

83. BRIDGES to Host Forum on Green Building Design -

BRIDGES is hosting a forum on green building design, the latest event in its Justice Forum series for local, regional and national leaders to gather with the community to engage in conversations inspired by BRIDGES’ mission of advancing educational, racial, economic and environmental justice.

84. Methodist Selects OB Hospital Build Team -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has announced it has selected the design and construction team to build its new $137 million hospital in Olive Branch, and that the team is expected to break ground on the project Oct. 19.

85. Methodist Breaks Ground Next Month on Olive Branch Hospital -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Wednesday announced that it will break ground on its new Olive Branch, Miss. hospital at the southeast corner of U.S Highway 78 and Bethel Road on Wednesday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m.

86. Rebranding: Creating Local Personality -

While the services of companies like Coca-Cola, Campbell’s Soup Co. and FedEx vary greatly, all three share a common thread that keeps its following coming back for more – a solid brand.

87. LRK Awarded for Design of CA2 -

Looney Ricks Kiss recently received a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects-Tennessee Chapter during the 2011 Design Awards of Excellence for LRK’s design of Court Annex Two (CA2)

88. Faulhaber Takes Building From Paper to Reality -

Hans Faulhaber, a construction manager at brg3s architects, defines architects as problem-seekers. And as an architect in the field, watching a building spring from paper into reality, is to find the problems and solve them.

89. brg3s Wins Fourth Award for Methodist Pavilion -

brg3s, previously the Memphis office of TRO Jung|Brannen, has won its fourth design award for the Methodist Le Bonheur Women’s and Children’s Pavilion in Germantown. The national Brick Industry Association awarded the pavilion its highest honor, “Best in Class,” for excellence in style and sustainability.

90. Education Realty Trust Begins Work At Syracuse University -

Education Realty Trust Inc. – a Memphis-based developer, owner and manager of collegiate housing – has completed closing on the ground lease and the commencement of construction for its second company-owned apartment community on the Syracuse University campus.

91. State OKs Permit for Aluminum Recycling Landfill -

MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. (AP) – State environmental regulators have approved a proposed aluminum recycling waste landfill that some residents oppose as unsafe.

The landfill would store salt cake, a recycling byproduct that emits toxic ammonia gas when it comes into contact with water. It would serve two Mount Pleasant aluminum recyclers, Tennessee Aluminum Processors Inc. and Smelter Services Corp.

92. Bloodworth’s Sustainability Ideal Formed at Early Age -

At a young age, Rusty Bloodworth knew he wanted to be an architect. As he matured, that passion morphed to an interest in handling more than the arrangement of buildings, but rather the design of the environment.

93. Highwoods to Receive LEED Gold Plaque -

Highwoods Properties Inc. will be presented Monday, June 6, with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold plaque for Memphis’ first multi-tenant LEED-certified building, Triad Center III, 6070 Poplar Ave.

94. University Place Becomes TN’s 1st LEED Neighborhood -

University Place – a multifamily community designed by Memphis-based Architecture Inc. and developed by St. Louis, Mo.-based McCormack Baron Salazar – has achieved its certification in the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development pilot program.

95. Memphis Engineers Make Green Progress -

Environmentally speaking, Memphis engineers are making progress. Two years ago, Davis Patrikios Criswell Inc., a Memphis-based engineering firm, was in charge of the construction of the TERRA House, a structure that was built through the cooperative efforts of the University of Memphis and the United States Department of Architecture.

96. U of M to Host Interior Design Lecture -

The 2011 William R. Eubanks Distinguished Lecture in Interior Design at the University of Memphis will feature noted designer and author Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, who will speak April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center Lecture Hall.

97. On Display -

More than 300 airport industry professionals from around the world loaded onto six buses outside The Peabody hotel Monday morning for a unique trip around the city.

It was a lead-in event for the three-day Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition, the largest airport industry event to be held in Memphis and which will bring in excess of 600 people from more than 40 countries to the city.

98. Front and Center -

Hundreds of aviation leaders from around the globe will descend on Memphis this week for the annual Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition.

The three-day event gives Memphis a platform to tout its aerotropolis initiative – the promotion of the city’s economy centered on the airport, other transportation assets and their connectivity.

99. Shelby Farms Unveils New Playground -

Wild songbirds provided the music for a springtime scene straight out of a fairy tale, as Snow White – illuminated in sunshine and surrounded by blossoming trees – read a story to a wide-eyed little girl seated at her side.

100. 'More Opportunities' -

Despite scarce commercial construction and soaring gas prices, the health care industry is turning to builders and contractors perhaps more so now than ever before.

Two-thirds of hospitals nationwide are undergoing construction projects this year, a 35 percent increase compared with 2009. That’s the findings of a capital survey conducted by Irving, Texas-based VHA Inc., a national network of community-owned health care systems and their physicians.