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1. Resource Entertainment Group Plans Growth, New Offerings
- Monday, July 16, 2012
Resource Entertainment Group is continuing a steady growth path and looks to expand thanks to a new website as well as management of a new Downtown event space called The Columns.
The entertainment services company specializes in live entertainment, production services, entertainment consulting and event programming expertise. The company manages some of the Mid-South’s most popular entertainers and provides bands, DJs, speakers, audio systems, concert lighting, staging and tech crews.
2. Outdoor Sounds
- Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Summer is nearly here. Partygoers have begun packing rooftops, while shoppers and restaurant diners also are keen on a little musical entertainment to help liven up predictable experiences.
And that means Memphis-based Resource Entertainment Group sees opportunity – literally – high and low.
3. Shopping Soundtrack
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
With the general consumer mood stuck somewhere between grim and cost-conscious, mall owners can’t always rely on window displays and signs that herald bargains to drive traffic to their tenants.
So the owners of Laurelwood Shopping Center in East Memphis are experimenting with something a little unconventional: a live music concert series.
4. Branding Music’s Mojo Focus of AdFed Luncheon
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
As Memphis musicians and studios struggle to find work among the rubble of the record industry, the concept of brand entertainment partnerships offers interesting possibilities.
Kevin McKiernan, president and CEO of Creative License, will talk about the ways advertisers and artists can work together at The American Advertising Federation of Memphis’ monthly luncheon Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.
5. Big Draw
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Now showing: Shrek the Third, a kid-friendly flick about a green grouchy ogre voiced by funnyman Mike Myers.
The setting: an amphitheater-like park surrounded by clothing stores, a jeweler and an ice cream shop.
6. More Than Shopping
- Friday, April 23, 2010
Resource Entertainment Group is a Memphis-based entertainment services company with a resume full of big names and corporate clients.
The company has booked concerts for acts like Harry Connick Jr., Ludacris and Elton John. It produced Sun Studio’s 50th anniversary reunion festival, among a long list of other shows through the years.
Which is one reason REG managing partner Howard Stovall gets some funny looks when he tells people about the new entertainment series his company is presenting – in a suburban shopping center.
REG was tapped to put together two evenings of entertainment each month from April through October at Collierville’s The Avenue Carriage Crossing, the 60-acre “lifestyle center” at Tenn. 385 and Houston Levee Road.
The events are part of “Fridays at the Avenue,” a venture the shopping center is launching next week.
The mall has lined up a seven-month slate of outdoor movies, live music and other entertainment that will be presented in Carriage Crossing’s central park. The series kicks off April 30 with a magician, juggling lessons, a display of fire eating and more.
Later events will include free outdoor movies including “E.T.,” “Hoosiers” and “Peter Pan.” Local bands such as The Venus Mission and The Soul Shockers will perform.
A full list of events can be found at the shopping center’s website, http://http://carriagecrossing.shoptheavenue.com/event/fridays-avenue.
The series’ goal is to draw in families by creating something not usually associated with the clothing stores and food courts of traditional malls: a community-building experience.
“We started talking about this last summer,” said Carriage Crossing spokeswoman Elizabeth Allen. “But we didn’t have the talent and staff on hand to get the level of entertainment that we wanted.”
Enter REG, which is programming a similar Music in the Park concert series for Carriage Crossing’s sister shopping center in Murfreesboro.
The company turned out to be the perfect partner for what Allen said the Collierville center wanted to provide.
As the economic slump continues to batter retailers, the traditional shopping mall – something of a relic in an age of Amazon.com, Netflix and other shop-by-mail outlets – is taking its own beating.
Shelby County malls are working harder than ever to attract and keep tenants, not to mention shoppers.
“There’s a renewed focus on the importance of family, friends and community,” Allen said of what’s driving consumers to hoard more of their money and seek out different experiences. “And we embrace those values.”
Stovall said an event like Fridays at the Avenue is a shrewd, perfectly timed move for the Collierville center, which opened in 2005.
“If your competition is online marketing, and you create an experience that requires you to be there, that does a good thing for your tenants,” Stovall said.
In an unexpected way, his company’s new partner has seemed to fit seamlessly into REG’s operation despite the setting. The core need was similar to that of many other REG clients: entertainment as part of a broader strategy.
It’s not the Memphis Botanic Garden, where REG booked the venue’s “Live at the Garden” concert series in the summers of 2002, 2003 and 2004. And it’s not the rooftop of The Peabody hotel, where REG is the entertainment producer for the Peabody Rooftop parties.
But Fridays at the Avenue is a unique, lower-key entertainment production whose draws will include everything from a meet-and-greet with former American Idol contestant Alexis Grace to the giveaway of a Wii video game system.
“We’re trying to be part of peoples’ lives and part of the community,” Allen said....
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold a breakfast seminar today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Darren Howard of Dale Carnegie Training will speak. For reservations, contact Nancy Crawford at 757-8627 or email@example.com.
- Monday, February 15, 2010
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold a breakfast seminar Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Darren Howard of Dale Carnegie Training will speak. For reservations, contact Nancy Crawford at 757-8627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Attorney Sees Opportunities Ahead For New Practice
- Thursday, September 17, 2009
Stephen H. Biller took the risk in a down economy of going off on his own and forming The Biller Law Firm – a risk that appears to have paid off as he has hired a new attorney and other staff members since opening June 1.
10. REG Partners to Form Mouth of tha South
- Monday, June 15, 2009
Resource Entertainment Group has partnered with Mouth of tha South Entertainment Group to form a new booking agency and event production company. It’s called Mouth of tha South, and it will produce hip-hop, R&B, rap, soul and funk entertainers and events.
11. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Charles L. Treadway has joined Thomas & Betts Corporation in the newly created position of senior vice president, group president – electrical. Treadway will provide strategic and operational leadership to the company’s electrical products businesses on a global basis. The electrical segment of Thomas & Betts has approximately 60 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 11 countries and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. The electrical segment reported $2.1 billion in revenues in 2008. Treadway previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Custom Sensors and Technology unit of Schneider Electric.
12. Growth Continues for Resource Entertainment Group
- Monday, October 06, 2008
Howard Stovall and Mike Brocato, managing partners at Resource Entertainment Group, said they never imagined they would need to become legal specialists to work in the entertainment industry.
But they have spent the past couple of weeks doing just that. The entertainment services company, which just moved into its new office at 153 Monroe Ave. next to the Cadre building Downtown, recently signed a new client that required the company’s executives to learn about tort law and sovereign immunity among other things.
13. Rhodes College’s Stuart Receives Distinguished Service Award
- Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Forrest Stuart, director of financial aid at Rhodes College, recently received the Distinguished Service Award at the spring conference of the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA).
14. Crye-Leike’s Meyer Hits 20 Years With Company
- Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Chris Meyer has reached his 20th anniversary at Crye-Leike Realtors as a licensed sales associate. Meyer is a Life Member of both the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Clubs. He is a licensed affiliate broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, specializing in residential real estate with a focus on new home construction and relocation.
15. Smith Hired as Regional Clinical Director Of Ageless Men's Health
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jeff Smith has been hired as regional clinical director for Memphis-based Ageless Men's Health, which provides treatment for men with low testosterone levels.
Smith has 24 years of experience in the medical field, and is a registered nurse specializing in intensive care, neuro-trauma ICU and emergency-room disciplines. He is the founder and owner of ICU Jet International Inc., a fixed-wing, air-ambulance service.
16. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, March 19, 2004
Memphis Law Firm
Regional Firms Merge,
Form Resource Entertainment
Regional entertainment companies National Talent LLC and Mustang Productions have merged to form Resource Entertainment Group. The new company, which includes Paul Chandler,...
17. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, June 01, 2001
By: JENNIFER MURLEY Upbeat on the blues By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Its a no-brainer, says Howard Stovall, in referring to the true birthplace of the blues. "Its the Mississippi Delta without question," he said. "Nobodys going t...
18. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, December 19, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Following a dream For Howard Stovall, a musical and corporate mix brought him to The Blues Foundation By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sang "To play the blues, you have to live the dues."...
19. Archived Article: Marketplace Chg
- Monday, June 23, 1997
By CAMILLE H Delta travels to D.C. Smithsonian Instituteís annual Festival of American Folklife to celebrate the Mississippi Delta By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News More than 1 million people will get a taste of the Mississippi Delta and it...