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1. McManus Joins Patrick Accounting -

Michelle McManus, a Memphis native and certified public accountant, has joined Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC as manager. In her new role, McManus will supervise and review the monthly accounting process for a section of clients. She will also prepare and review tax returns and work closely with clients, assisting them with ongoing tax planning.

2. Stepherson Named Chair-Elect of Grocers Association -

Randy Stepherson has been named 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association board of directors. Stepherson is president of Stepherson Inc., the family- and employee-owned parent company of Superlo Foods, which has five Memphis-area locations, and Stepherson’s.

3. County Leaders Make Transition to Governing -

For government officials, the oath of office marks the boundary between the ability to get elected and the ability to govern.

But it’s not always apparent to those taking the oath what they have gotten themselves into.

4. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician -

Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.

5. Health Choice Selects Abisch to Lead Population Health Services -

Ellen Abisch has joined Health Choice LLC as senior director of population health services. In the newly created position, Abisch will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing population health and wellness programs for the Health Choice network.
Prior to joining the physician hospital organization, she served as manager of benefits and wellness for ServiceMaster.

6. Redmont Joins HORNE as Tax Consulting Manager -

Richard Redmont has joined HORNE LLP as a tax consulting manager. Redmont, a certified public accountant, has more than 25 years of tax and consulting experience with international firms in the accounting and insurance industries, and has served clients in the manufacturing, retail, distribution, health care and financial services industries. He also served on a national Sarbanes-Oxley team for an international firm.

7. Alexander Touts Importance of Political Role Models -

Among the crowd of 500 who gathered Monday, April 21, for the 11th annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards were fourth- and fifth-graders from White Station Elementary School.

Although they were by a wall on the far side of the ballroom at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, they drew the attention of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the keynote speaker for the Rotary Club of Memphis East event sponsored by The Daily News and the University of Memphis.

8. Events -

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, March 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Laura Vaughn, community chapter executive for the American Red Cross, will present “Creating Resiliency Through Preparedness.” Visit phelpssecurity.com.

9. Events -

The Memphis Challenge will kick off its Power Lunch Series, which connects young professionals with peers and industry leaders, Wednesday, March 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee St. Leanne Scull, vice president, investments for Raymond James, will present “What is Your Financial Well-Being.” Tickets are $25. Visit memphischallenge.org.

10. Events -

Rhodes College will host Maud Manzel for a Communities in Conversation lecture titled “Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict,” Monday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

11. CB Richard Ellis Brokers Four Multifamily Sales -

The multifamily group at CB Richard Ellis Memphis has closed on the sale of four properties in the Memphis market over the last several weeks.

Briar Club Apartments, a 272-unit apartment community constructed in 1985, sold for $8.7 million, or $32,093 per unit. Cinnamon Trails Apartments, a 208-unit apartment community constructed in 1989, sold for $8.6 million, or $41,461 per unit. respectively. CBRE Memphis represented the sellers, Briar Apartments LLC and Cinnamon Apartments LLC in the sale to New York based Briar Club LLC and Cinnamon Trail LLC.

12. Espitia Joins Michael Hatcher as Chief Financial Officer -

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.

13. Shankman-Cohn to Lead Interior Design Coalition -

Leslie Shankman-Cohn has been elected the 2014 president of the Tennessee Interior Design Coalition, a statewide coalition committed, through legislative and regulatory endeavors, to enhance and protect the right to practice interior design. Shankman-Cohn is a partner in Jill Hertz Interior Design, a division of Eclectic Interiors. She specializes in custom-designed furniture, space planning, furnishings and finishes specifications, universal design, Aging in Style and sustainable design issues.

14. Blume Named to Tennessee Real Estate Commission -

Gary Blume, a veteran agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Experts, has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to a five-year term on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Blume is a past president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and has served twice as president of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation.

15. Density: Destiny for Office Sector -

Nationally, as of July, the primary office using sectors recovered 93 percent of jobs lost during the recession as compared to an overall recovery rate of 77 percent in total employment. That’s great news for the office real estate sector then, right?

16. Muddled US Jobs Picture to Weigh on Fed Decision -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers are sketching a hazy picture of the U.S. job market for the Federal Reserve to weigh in deciding this month whether to reduce its stimulus for the economy – and, if so, by how much.

17. Webb Builds on Reputation of Integrity, Efficiency -

Long before the county and city would cleave their school systems, Shelby County Schools saw unprecedented growth as more and more residents filled the neighborhoods that seemed to appear overnight like springtime daffodils.

18. Senate Ready to Confirm New NLRB Members -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Tuesday moved a step closer to approving Democratic nominees to the National Labor Relations Board.

Following a script crafted by the two parties, the Senate voted 64-34 to cut off debate and move to a final confirmation vote for Kent Hirozawa. By the end of the day, the Senate could confirm five nominees waiting to join the independent labor agency.

19. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master -

James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.

20. Jamesbridge Apartments Sell for $3.6 Million -

3689 James Road Memphis, TN 38128

Sale Amount: $3.6 million

Sale Date: June 6, 2013

21. Jamesbridge Apartments Sell for $3.6 Million -

A California company has bought the 432-unit Jamesbridge Apartments at 3689 James Road in Raleigh for $3.6 million.

22. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President -

Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.

23. U of M Files Permit for New Residence -

3615 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38111

Permit Cost: $43.5 million

Project Cost: $53 million

24. Jamesbridge Apartments Sells for $7.2 Million in Foreclosure -

The 432-unit Jamesbridge apartments at 3689 James Road in Raleigh sold to a special servicer for $7.2 million after a foreclosure.

25. Green Line Marketing Doubles Office -

Green Line Marketing Group has outgrown its East Memphis office space due to its expanded staff and client roster.

The boutique agency has signed a 2,000-square-foot lease in Racquet Club Plaza, where it will relocate from its three 350-square-foot executive suites in Clark Tower by the end of the month.

26. Tom James Moves Office to Lynnfield Building -

Franklin, Tenn.-based Tom James Co. recently relocated to a 2,858-square-foot office in Lynnfield Office Park Building A, 1255 Lynnfield Road, suite 150 – a result of an expansion in sales force in the custom clothier’s Memphis office.

27. Ardent Film Department Wins Mid-South Emmy Award -

Jonathan Pekar, director of Ardent Studios film department, won the 27th Mid-South Emmy award for Best Commercial Spot for creating the animated Memphis Music Foundation commercial.

The project also showcases the talents of painter Lamar Sorrento and singer/songwriter Keia Johnson.

28. Tom James Moves Office to Lynnfield Building -

Franklin, Tenn.-based Tom James Co. recently relocated to a 2,858-square-foot office in Lynnfield Office Park Building A, 1255 Lynnfield Road, suite 150 – a result of an expansion in sales force in the custom clothier’s Memphis office.

29. James Lee House B&B Granted Development Loan -

The conversion of the longtime vacant James Lee House into a luxury bed-and-breakfast inn is moving along in Victorian Village.

The Center City Development Corp., an arm of the Downtown Memphis Commission, granted developers Jose Velazquez and J.W. Gibson a $130,000 development loan for The James Lee House Bed & Breakfast at 690 Adams Ave. at its Friday, Jan. 18, meeting.

30. Foreclosure Notice Filed on Jamesbridge Apartments -

A first-run foreclosure notice has been filed against the owner of the 432-unit Jamesbridge apartments at 3689 James Road in Raleigh.

31. Ben F. Jones Law Chapter Chooses Officers -

The Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association has tapped new officers and board members for 2013. And the group’s president-elect talks about the group’s work in a way that heralds a continuing service to the Memphis community.

32. Vesta to Showcase Geothermal Technology -

The 2012 Vesta Home Show will showcase its first-ever home that is heated and cooled with geothermal heat pump technology, produced by Ruch Builders and Engineered Comfort Inc.

33. VESTA Home Show Needs Volunteers -

The 2012 Fall VESTA Home show, set for Oct. 6 through Oct. 28, is seeking volunteers to assist in ticket taking and parking.

On Oct, 3, there will be an orientation from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (includes orientation, free dinner and home tours). Volunteers will also receive a T-shirt to wear during their shift.

34. City Council Committee Approves Lee House Transfer -

The Economic Development, Tourism and Technology Committee of the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, Aug. 7, the $1 transfer of the James Lee house in Downtown Memphis’ Victorian Village from the city of Memphis to The James Lee House LLC, a corporation led by local developer Jose Velazquez.

35. EdR Announces Executive Additions -

EdR, a Memphis-based developer, owner and manager of collegiate housing, has announced the addition of several key executives: Scott Barton, vice president of acquisitions; Liz Keough, vice president and general counsel; Randy Simpson, vice president of information technology; and James Kenner, director of interior design.

36. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation -

Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.

37. Shareholders Sue JPMorgan Over $2B Trading Loss -

NEW YORK (AP) – Shareholders of JPMorgan Chase & Co. have filed two lawsuits against the nation's biggest bank, accusing it and its leaders of taking excessive risk and causing a monumental $2 billion trading loss.

38. European Wax Center Opens in East Memphis -

European Wax Center has opened in Erin Way Shopping Center, 4856 Poplar Ave.

Local franchisees Libsey and Scot James are Germantown residents who plan to expand European Wax Center in the Memphis area past the East Memphis location. As regional developers, they own the rights to the entire state of Tennessee.

39. Parkway Properties Reports Net Loss of $137 Million -

Parkway Properties Inc. reported a net loss of $137 million for the year ended Dec. 31, compared to a net loss of $8.9 million for the year prior, as the company works to realign its investment strategy by exiting noncore markets, including Memphis.

40. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development -

Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.

Hometown: Connersville, Ind.

Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

41. Appraisal Institute Installs Officers -

The Memphis chapter of the Appraisal Institute held its annual officer installation Dec. 8, during its holiday celebration at the historic Daisy Theatre Downtown. The organization’s 2010 National President Leslie Sellers conducted the ceremony.

42. Memphis Metro CCIM Announces Designees -

Memphis Metro Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) leaders recently pinned five new chapter designees after the participants passed a comprehensive exam.

The latest additions to CCIM are J. Max Hamidi with RE/MAX Elite, Cathy Anderson with Crye-Leike Commercial, James Rasberry with Rasberry CRE, Ed Thomas with Colliers International and Van Watkins with InSouth Bank.

43. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base -

Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.

Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.

44. Events -

The Small Business Chamber will hold a power lunch forum featuring Jay Myers of Interactive Solutions speaking on the topic “The Entrepreneurial Mindset” Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Sally Baker Brenner at 748-8889 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.

45. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “Revocable Living Trust – Death to Probate” Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

46. Realtors Recognized for 4 Decades of Service -

Thirteen real estate professionals were honored Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the annual Realtors Emeritus Reception held by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors.

Honorees must be members of the National Association of Realtors for 40 consecutive years and also hold membership in a local Realtors association.

47. Redistricting Comes Just in Time for Filing Deadline -

Contenders for the 13 seats on the Memphis City Council got some certainty this week with council approval of the new set of district lines for the body.

And it could make the noon Thursday, July 21, qualifying deadline something that hasn’t been seen in many election cycles – a deadline with some last-minute candidates and plenty of politicos watching the last-minute developments.

48. DuBois Pioneer In Biz Media -

When Barney DuBois helped spearhead the launch of the Memphis Business Journal in 1979, he had no way of knowing that his efforts would forever change the media landscape in the Mid-South.

49. Callan Joins Methodist as Perioperative Director -

Thomas E. Callan has joined Methodist University Hospital as administrative director of perioperative services.

Hometown: New York City
Education: I earned a master of arts in health care administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I also received my bachelor of science degree with majors in nursing, biology and psychology from The George Washington University.
Work Experience: More than 39 years of progressive responsible experience in hospital, health system management and managed care from both a provider and a third-party reimbursement perspective. For the past 31 years, I have served as a program director, senior consultant, senior health system administrator and patient care administrator.
Favorite quote: “One is not defined by their abilities, but rather by their choices.”
Last book read: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein
Favorite music: Blues and jazz
Favorite movie: “The Lion in Winter”
Sports team: New York Yankees
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy traveling and playing amateur softball.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The person who has had the greatest influence on me is a former supervisor who taught me that it is all about taking risks in order to succeed.
Why did you pursue a career in health care administration? I chose a career in health care administration because I felt it was the most logical step to provide the maximum effect in health care.
What drew you to Methodist University Hospital? What attracted me to Methodist is the organization’s approach to patient- and family-centered care.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider some of my greatest accomplishments to include managing major managed care contracts that exceeded revenues of $250 million; designing and implementing a specialty care transplant contract inclusive of pre-operative, operative and post-operative care; and performing as the corporate clinical resource for contract negotiations for other specialty care areas including HIV and thoracic surgery.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy having the opportunity to mentor other people.

50. ULI Event Highlights NYC Firm’s Park Plan -

Liza Tziona Switken, associate partner/managing director of New York-based james corner field operations, presented the group’s ambitious planning and designing of Shelby Farms Park to a room of architects, designers and environmentalists at the Urban Land Institute’s “People, Places & Landscapes: Designing the 21st Century Urban Fabric” Thursday event.

51. County Commission Tightens Attorney-Client Rules -

The Shelby County Commission could keep legal documents out of the hands of some of its own members if they talk to the public about what happens in closed attorney-client meetings.

The commission passed the resolution Monday establishing that and other sanctions including censure that would have to be enacted with a majority vote.

52. Commission Rejects Paid Leave Restrictions -

Shelby County commissioners were short of the votes Monday to specifically prohibit county employees from getting paid leave for Christmas shopping days or in exchange for donating blood and other charity work.

53. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers -

Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers.

The attorneys are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, James R. “Josh” Hall Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, George T. “Buck” Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.

54. TIPLA Announces 2011 Board -

The Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association has announced its board of directors for 2011.

They are James R. Cartiglia, president, Waddey & Patterson PC, Nashville; Peter L. Brewer, vice president, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Knoxville; Cara R. Baer, treasurer, Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, Memphis; Andre’ J. Bahou, secretary, Prism Technologies LLC, Nashville; Lane Belisomo, at-large, Butler Snow, Memphis; J. Kenneth Hoffmeister, at-large, Pitts & Brittian PC, Knoxville; and Ryan D. Levy, at-large, Waddey & Patterson, Nashville.

55. Solar Financing on Tap For Baker Donelson Seminar -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a breakfast briefing titled “Private Financing for the Solar Industry” July 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The briefing will originate from Baker Donelson’s Nashville office at 211 Commerce St., suite 800. Simultaneous video will be broadcast to Baker Donelson’s offices in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City.

56. Gubernatorial Hopefuls Point to Memphis to Boost Campaigns -

No one from Memphis is among the four major contenders for Tennessee governor.

But the four candidates are making more than the usual amount of campaign noise about how important Memphis is to them.

57. Midtown Big-Box Site Foreclosed -

Dozens of Midtown properties slated for a major mixed-use redevelopment have been foreclosed and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

WSG Memphis LLC, the Miami-based firm whose ambitious plans might have landed a Target store at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Cleveland Street, defaulted on a $14 million loan through Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. dated April 30, 2007.

58. Events -

The Memphis Advertising Federation will hold a luncheon today from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. James Datri, president and chief executive officer of the American Advertising Federation, will speak. Cost is free for members and $25 for guests. For reservations, e-mail info@aafmemphis.org.

59. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Judith Millesen, an associate professor at Ohio University, will speak. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

60. Events -

Memphis immigration attorney Greg Siskind will moderate a three-part teleconference series on Haiti Immigration Relief Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The teleconference will include immigration options for Haitians. For more information or to register, visit www.ilw.com/seminars/haiti.shtm#bios. Registration will close today at 10:59 a.m.

61. Square Deal Undone -

A facelift has been in the works for about a year for a Midtown landmark that long ago succumbed to the real estate equivalent of jowls and wrinkled skin. But after months of planning, it now appears the proposed nips and tucks for Overton Square, a roughly 10-acre hodgepodge of shops, restaurants and a movie theater, won't be happening after all.

62. Events -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Show Me the Money (and the Strings): Things the Construction Industry Needs to Know about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” today from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Ron Terry Center of First Tennessee Bank, 4385 Poplar Ave. The event is free. To register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or nthomas@bakerdonelson.com.

63. Events -

Vaco Mid-South will host a continuing education seminar today at 8 a.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Topics of the event are “Fair Value Measurements,” “Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairment” and “Extensible Business Reporting Language.” Cost is $75. To register, call Joe Fracchia or Justin Farmer at 333-2250.

64. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate -

Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.

65. Building Permit Brings Wally Joe Restaurant Closer to Reality -

690 S. Perkins Road
Memphis, TN 38117
Permit Amount: $800,000

Project Cost: $800,000
Permit Date: Applied October 2009
Completion: Summer 2010
Owner: Wally Joe Realty LLC
Tenant: TBA
Contractor: Day Construction LLC
Architect: Doug Enoch

66. Events -

The Memphis Business Xchange will hold a networking luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bonefish Grill, 1250 N. Germantown Parkway. Cost is $30 in advance and $35 onsite. To register, visit www.networktn.com.

67. Final Candidate List Peopled With Variety -

Unless you know them personally, you’ve probably never heard of most of the candidates running in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.

Most of the 25 people show no visible signs of running any kind of campaign.

68. Mayor's Race Set at 25 Candidates -

The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.

The vote came hours after the Thursday deadline for any candidates to withdraw.

69. 25 In Final Field For City Mayor -

The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.

The vote came hours after the Thursday deadline for any candidates to withdraw.

70. Raleigh Apartments Follow Foreclosure Trend -

The foreclosure crisis has claimed another multimillion-dollar commercial victim, this one the 432-unit Jamesbridge apartments in Raleigh.

A first-run foreclosure notice against the multifamily complex’s owner begins on Page 42 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

71. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf -

A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.

Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.

72. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “How to Buy Bank-Owned Real Estate Foreclosures” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

73. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth -

Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.

Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. 

74. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dr. James Eason, a transplant surgeon, will speak. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

75. Events -

Panera Bread will host a special preview of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre’s 2009-2010 season Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its new location, 7850 Poplar Ave., Suite 2. Collected donations will benefit GPAC. Reservations are due today. For reservations, e-mail rsvppanera@gmail.com.

76. Runaway Receiver at Odds With SEC in Stanford Case -

DALLAS (AP) – The attorney who’s supposed to clean up what the government says was Texas businessman R. Allen Stanford’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme is managing to anger just about every party involved in the case.

77. Pat O’s Sold Back to Bank -

A mini bidding war broke out Friday during the trustee’s sale of the former Pat O’Brien’s bar at 310 Beale St., but in the end the bank that foreclosed on the property came in with the highest bid of $827,000.

78. Events -

MPACT Memphis will meet for a Lunch Bunch today at noon at On the River, 51 S. Main St. To R.S.V.P., contact Joy Turner at memberconnections@mpactmemphis.org or 528-8340.

79. Events -

The Memphis Investors Group will meet today at 7 p.m. at Appling Manor, 1755 Appling Road. Wendy Patton will discuss leasing real estate with an option to buy. Admission is free for first-time visitors and members. Repeat visitors pay $20.

80. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director -

Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.

81. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business -

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.

82. Loopholes Evident In Tenn. Bank Execs’ Pay -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Nashville area’s largest banks are continuing in some cases to give bonuses, generous severance payments and pay raises to some executives.

The Tennessean newspaper reported Sunday that four of the five CEOs of Nashville’s five largest banks received no bonus for 2008, though some other executives did get payouts.

83. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase -

Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.

84. After 60 Years Circuit City Powers Down -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - What began 60 years ago as a humble television store in this sleepy Southern capital ended Sunday as Circuit City closed its doors for good – its 567 remaining U.S. stores to be left broom clean and vacant.

85. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO -

Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.

Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.

86. Thornton Receives Glankler Pro Bono Award -

Laurie M. Thornton of Glankler Brown PLLC has received the second annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award given by James S. Gilliland and the Glankler Brown law firm.

87. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance -

Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.

88. Decision Time Looms for Overton Square Grocery -

By the end of the year, the Kansas City, Kan.-based grocery wholesaler that’s pursuing a major redevelopment of Overton Square likely will have made a stronger signal of its intentions at the site or dropped out of the project altogether.

89. Baker to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award -

Howard H. Baker Jr., a former U.S. senator and ambassador, will be honored with American Lawyer magazine’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award at a banquet in New York City Oct. 29.

Baker currently serves as senior counsel for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.

90. No Overton Square Plan for LUCB, Yet -

Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., which is pursuing a major redevelopment of Overton Square, still needs more time to finish its plans and likely won’t be submitting a development application for the project yet.

91. Memphis Heritage Questions Overton Square Development -

In response to news that has circulated over the past week about a major retail development in the works for Overton Square, Memphis Heritage Inc. has gone into what its executive director June West calls “research mode.”

92. Crye Named Finalist For Entrepreneur of Year -

Harold Crye, Crye-Leike Realtors’ chief executive officer and co-founder, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

Regional award winners will be eligible for consideration in the Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 national program.

93. 14 Applicants File for Two Judicial Vacancies -

Two vacancies in the western divisions of two state appeals courts have drawn a lot of interest from attorneys and judges in West Tennessee.

A total of 14 applicants filed with the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission for both vacancies by Friday’s deadline.

94. Events -

The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. James H. Baker, member of the Global Warming and Energy Committee with the Sierra Club, will discuss "Smart Energy Solutions."

95. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "An Inside Look at Corporate Funding" today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

96. First Horizon In Spotlight at Tues. Shareholders Mtg. -

Shareholders of First Horizon National Corp. will put the Memphis-based financial services company under close scrutiny this week.

The first big opportunity comes Tuesday, when the company's 2008 annual meeting of shareholders convenes in the auditorium of the First Tennessee Building at 165 Madison Ave. Several things are on the agenda for that meeting, including the election of four Class III directors and one Class II director and a vote to approve the declassification of the company's board of directors.

97. James, Warford DevelopmentTo Be Heard at City Council -      A public hearing will be held at today's City Council meeting for a planned development that has been recommended for rejection by the Shelby County Land Use Control Board and Office of Planning and Development.
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98. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager -

Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.

Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.

99. Pitts Receives Compliance Expert Certification -

Dallas Pitts, compliance officer at FAA Federal Credit Union, has received Cuna's Credit Union Compliance Expert certification.

The certification covers all federal regulations for credit unions, as well as giving an overview of state regulations.
Pitts has worked for FAA FCU for more than 11 years, holding positions as a teller, member services representative and compliance officer.

100. Wolf River Harbor Clean SweepSet for Saturday -      Think globally, act locally, the adage goes. And this weekend's International Cleanup Weekend, a six-continent environmental effort cosponsored by Google Maps and the United Nations Environment Program, will offer the op