Editorial Results (free)
1. Schools Merger Saga Faces Busy Day
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Countywide school board members will discuss and vote Tuesday, April 30, on starting the process of closing 11 more schools, one agenda item during what promises to be a busy day in the schools consolidation saga.
2. Basketball Boon
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Before the Grizzlies began their first-round playoff series with the Clippers in Los Angeles, Dennis Flanagan looked ahead to Game 3, which was to be played on Thursday night, April 25, in Memphis.
3. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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.
4. Memphis Heritage Names Hagan President, Elects Board
- Monday, March 04, 2013
Joey Hagan, principal of Memphis-based Architecture Inc., has been named president of the board for Memphis Heritage for 2013-2014. Hagan was nominated by the previous board and elected by the organization’s general membership at its annual meeting Feb. 26.
5. Fogelman Properties Moves Headquarters to Triad II
- Monday, February 25, 2013
Memphis-based Fogelman Properties LLC has signed a lease for 12,000 square feet on the second floor of Triad Centre II, an 110,305-square-foot, Class A office building at 6060 Poplar Ave.
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Make-A-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadre, 149 Monroe Ave. The fundraiser will include food and wine pairings, a silent auction and live music by The Will Tucker Band. Visit midsouth.wish.org.
7. Boyle Sells Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, February 22, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. has sold 10 lots at Spring Creek Ranch to a newly formed builder group.
Construction soon will commence on the next phase of development at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch, an upscale, master-planned community off Raleigh-LaGrange Road.
8. Calvary Kicks Off Annual Lenten Series, Waffle Shop
- Thursday, February 14, 2013
Calvary Episcopal Church is busy preparing this week for its 90th Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop – an annual institution that many Memphians have chosen as an annual culinary rite of passage.
9. Forsythe Appraisals Opens Memphis Office
- Thursday, February 07, 2013
St. Paul, Minn.-based Forsythe Appraisals LLC, the largest independent provider of residential real estate appraisals in the U.S., has opened a Memphis branch office, managed by Chuck Seagle.
10. Ardent Film Department Wins Mid-South Emmy Award
- Tuesday, February 05, 2013
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.
11. Centennial on Tap for Traffic Club of Memphis
- Monday, January 28, 2013
The Traffic Club of Memphis is kick-starting its 100-year celebration with the introduction of its 2013 officers, led for the second straight year by president Mason Wilson.
The club’s activities this year will feature a series of local events, including the Traffic Club International annual conference in September.
12. As 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms, Voter Angst is Palpable
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) – Five hundred miles from Washington, the lunch crowd at Robie's Country Store and Deli is filled with angst over America's elected leaders and their latest struggle to prevent a fiscal crisis.
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Talk Shoppe and the Small Business Chamber will present “The Mastermind Principle: Based on the Book ‘Think & Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free. Visit smallbusinesschamber.com or talkshoppe.biz.
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee will collect donations for its Gifts for God’s Children program as part of the #GivingTuesday campaign Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Homewood Suites at 5811 Poplar Ave., 3583 Hacks Cross Road and 7855 Wolf River Blvd. Visit ccwtn.org or call 722-4797.
15. Ben F. Jones Law Chapter Chooses Officers
- Thursday, November 15, 2012
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.
16. Full Docket
- Monday, November 05, 2012
Here’s a look at what’s going on at the moment in the city’s legal community and some things that are on the horizon.
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. On Oct. 27, the school held its 50th anniversary celebration for the Downtown facility, which opened in 2010 and marked a new chapter for a building that once was the Front Street post office for nearly 40 years and a federal courthouse before that.
17. Hurricane Scramble
- Wednesday, October 31, 2012
It’s been called Frankenstorm, and from an economic standpoint it’s a perfect fit. Because by the time it’s all said and done, Hurricane Sandy likely will have taken a monster-sized bite out of the U.S. economy.
18. Glosson Selected as MAAR's President-Elect
- Monday, September 17, 2012
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors board of directors has selected Greg Glosson of Fast Track Realty as 2013 president-elect. Glosson has served on the board from 2011-2012 and is this year’s secretary-treasurer.
19. Board Looks to ‘Inconvenient Circumstances’
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
As Bartlett aldermen approved additional legal expenses Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Memphis federal court fight over municipal school districts, countywide school board members elected in the Aug. 2 elections and two new board members appointed Monday by the Shelby County Commission took their oaths of office.
20. MAAR Elects Board Members
- Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Members of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors elected six individuals to the 2013-2014 board of directors at its annual meeting and election Sept. 6.
They are: 2013 director/2014 vice president Patty Rainey of Crye-Leike Inc. Realtors; 2013-2014 directors Cassandra Bell-Warren of 4 Success Realty LLC, Allen Green of John Green & Co. Realtors, Joe Steffner of Grubb & Ellis/Memphis, and Hank Hogue of Crye-Leike; and 2013-2014 associate director Jason Gaia of Prudential Collins-Maury Inc.
21. Commercial Council Elects deWitt, Reilly as Top Leaders
- Monday, August 13, 2012
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council announced its 2013 officers and directors Thursday, Aug. 9, at its annual Member Appreciation and Election Party.
Greg deWitt of Grubb & Ellis Memphis will serve as 2013 president. Patrick Reilly of CB Richard Ellis Memphis will serve as vice president.
22. Hard Rock Cafe Inks Five-Year Lease Renewal
- Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Hard Rock Cafe International has signed a five-year lease extension for its restaurant at 315 Beale St., and plans to make “extensive improvements” to the interior of the 12,000-square-foot restaurant.
23. Literacy Mid-South’s Dean Appointed to State Coalition
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South, has been appointed to the Tennessee Literacy Coalition’s board of directors. The board unanimously approved Dean’s nomination, and he will serve as a representative from West Tennessee for three years.
24. Real Estate Appraiser Disciplined by State
- Monday, June 18, 2012
Real estate appraiser John Pinkston of Cordova has been disciplined by the state of Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, according to the May 2012 Disciplinary Action Report.
25. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
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.
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Rabbi Micah Greenstein of Temple Israel will speak. Cost for lunch is $25 for nonmembers.
27. Harris Named Payroll Specialist At New Patrick Payroll Div.
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tammy Harris has been named the payroll specialist at Patrick Payroll, a newly branded division of the certified public accounting firm Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC. Patrick Payroll is housed in Patrick Accounting’s office in Germantown.
28. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
29. Memphis Ranks Third for Most Hiring in 2011
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Memphis has been ranked third for most hiring in 2011 among the 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., according to a Gallup Job Creation Index released late last week.
Memphis employers increased hiring by 38 percent last year. Other metro areas to report the most hiring include San Antonio and Houston.
30. HSA Files $6M Loan for Airport Industrial Lots
- Monday, April 02, 2012
Memphis Air Trans LP, an affiliate of Chicago-based HSA Commercial Real Estate, has filed a $6 million loan through The PrivateBank and Trust Co. for various lots in Airport Industrial Park Section L.
31. Burton Promoted to PR Manager at inferno
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Ashley Burton has been promoted to public relations manager at inferno. Burton joined the agency in 2005 and most recently served as a public relations account executive.
32. Doug Carpenter & Associates Hires Art Director, Intern
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
John David Dowdle has joined the advertising firm doug carpenter & associates as art director.
Dowdle is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and executing the design and branding efforts for the firm’s clients, whose roster includes recent additions Dunavant Logistics, Keep Tennessee Beautiful, Peer Power, Ruch Clinic and Fisher & Phillips.
33. Midtown Apts. Sell for $1M
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
Samuel Adefeyisan has purchased the Ashley Manor Apartments – two separate buildings totaling 16 one-bedroom condo units in Midtown – from John P. Waddell and Nancy S. Waddell for $1 million.
34. Double J Smokehouse to Open Friday
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
Double J Smokehouse & Saloon will open Friday, March 2, in Downtown Memphis’ South Main Historic Arts District.
The eatery, owned by John Harris and Jeff Stamm (hence the “Double J”), is located at 124 G.E. Patterson Ave., taking over the space vacated by Beignet Café and Blues Bar earlier this year.
35. Int'l Paper CEO Faraci Joins Fish and Wildlife Board
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
John V. Faraci, chairman and CEO of International Paper, has joined the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Board.
Carl R. Kuehner III, chairman of the board of directors of the NFWF, announced Faraci’s appointment.
36. WKNO Hosts Tea Party, Downton Abbey Screening
- Friday, December 30, 2011
WKNO is inviting the public for tea and crumpets – donated by John’s Pantry – and a screening of the first episode of “Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey” season two, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. at the WKNO Digital Media Center.
37. City Closes Books on Dynamic Year
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
If there’s one thing 2011 proved about the legal profession in Memphis, it’s how intrinsic it is to the daily ebb and flow of life in the city and how deeply enmeshed it is in the big news stories of the day, from politics to business.
38. Roebuck to Auction Large Tracts of Land
- Friday, December 23, 2011
Roebuck Auctions will conduct a land auction featuring large-acreage tracts in the Memphis area on Jan. 26 at 11:07 a.m. at 210 Quality Road in Byhalia.
- Thursday, December 15, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Social Media Update” Thursday, Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Memphis – Southaven, 280 Marathon Way in Southaven. Registration for the free event begins at 7:30 a.m. The briefing will address issues related to the National Labor Relations Act, including whether a company’s social media policy violates the act. To register, visit www.bakerdonelson.com/events or email email@example.com.
40. Investec Realty Svcs. Partners With Sperry Van Ness Int'l
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Memphis-based commercial real estate firm Investec Realty Services is now an independently owned and operated franchise of Sperry Van Ness International, the two companies announced Tuesday, Dec. 1.
41. ULI Event To Tackle CRE Outlook
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Most commercial real estate markets have stabilized, but improvement in occupancies and rents won’t be as certain in 2012.
That’s the message real estate professionals will receive Tuesday, Dec. 6, when the Urban Land Institute District Council Memphis hosts its fifth annual Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis’ Tennessee Ballroom, 3700 Central Ave.
42. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Jobnewsmemphis.com will hold a career fair Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, pre-register, bring resumes and prepare to be interviewed. For more information, call 761-3025 or visit www.jobnewsmemphis.com.
44. NextGen Technology Changes Jet Traffic
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
To some, the easy measurement between the past and the future of Memphis International Airport is the 168-foot difference between the circa-1977 control tower and the new control tower dedicated last week at the airport.
- Monday, October 24, 2011
The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and educational program Monday, Oct. 24, at 5:45 p.m. at the Memphis Public Library & Information Center’s Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave.
46. Striking a Chord
- Friday, October 14, 2011
When Texas Gov. and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry came to Memphis two weeks ago for a fundraiser at Memphis Botanic Garden, he didn’t immediately head to the microphone after Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey introduced him.
47. Stone Joins Metropolitan Bank As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Kent Stone has joined Metropolitan Bank as a mortgage specialist.
48. Hubbard Selected to Serve as MAAR President-Elect
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
Regina Hubbard of Lester Hubbard Realtors has been selected as the 2012 president-elect of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors after a vote by the 2011 and 2012 board of directors Wednesday, Sept. 21.
49. MAAR Elects Five Realtors to 2012-13 Board of Directors
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Memphis Area Association of Realtors members elected five individuals to the 2012-2013 board of directors at MAAR’s annual meeting and election Thursday, Sept. 8.
They are: 2012 director/2013 vice president John Linthicum of Crye-Leike Inc. Realtors; 2012-2013 associate director Claire Owen of Crye-Leike; and 2012-2013 directors Sam Zalowitz of Zalowitz Commercial Realty; Jo Walker-Payton of BenchMark Bartlett Realtors; and Tom Murphree of Hackmeyer Realty.
50. Allie Prescott to Head U of M Alumni Association
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Allie Prescott has been elected president of the University of Memphis Alumni Association national executive board of directors.
Prescott holds his bachelor’s and law degrees from the U of M, and he is a life member of the University of Memphis Alumni Association. As a former adviser to the executive director and former vice president for membership, Prescott is serving his fifth year on the national board.
51. MSCAA Examines DeWitt Spain Role
- Friday, August 19, 2011
General DeWitt Spain Airport in Frayser reopened this month, three months after a temporary levee near the general aviation airport broke and the facility flooded.
The reopening comes as the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority is examining the role of two general aviation airports – including DeWitt Spain – operated by the airport authority.
52. Three States Supply Inks Lease in SE Submarket
- Friday, August 12, 2011
A heating and air-conditioning firm is consolidating offices within the Southeast industrial submarket – where it currently has one office.
Three States Supply Co. LLC has inked a 47,000-square-foot lease at 4290 Delp St.
53. U of M Event Honors City’s Legal Pillars
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
They’ve argued landmark cases in Memphis courtrooms in addition to representing everyday clients. They’ve grown into lions of the local legal profession. And they’ve helped tilt the course of history in the city.
54. Kanda Joins Electronic Vaulting Services as VP
- Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Amit Kanda has been hired by Electronic Vaulting Services LLC as the new vice president of IT and business development.
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
The Delta – Everything Southern! Conference will be held this weekend. It begins with a tour of the city Thursday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday features eight speakers from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall on the University of Memphis campus. A two-day tour of the Mississippi Delta will be held Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. For more information or to register, visit www.memphis.edu/deltaconference/register.php.
56. Chamber Launches Free Wi-Fi ‘M Spot’
- Monday, May 23, 2011
The Greater Memphis Chamber will officially launch its free Wi-Fi space, “M Spot” Tuesday, May 24, at the Falls Building, 22 N. Front St. Speakers include Chamber CEO John Moore and Center City Commission president Paul Morris.
57. Patterson Named Shareholder At Baker Donelson
- Thursday, May 19, 2011
Lori Patterson’s career has come full circle. Fresh out of law school in 1997, Patterson began a clerkship with federal appeals court Judge John C. Godbold. In 1999, she settled in at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, where she was mentored by influential professionals in her field.
58. Bryant Joins RedRover
- Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Sarah Bryant has joined RedRover Sales & Marketing as a marketing account executive. She previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons.
59. Cohen to Address the State of Housing Monday
- Friday, April 22, 2011
The Memphis Chapter of National Association of Real Estate Brokers will present a panel discussion on the “State of Housing” Monday.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, will kick off the discussion, followed by an panel covering an array of subjects from legislative acts to mortgages to state-funded programs that stop foreclosure proceedings.
60. ULI Event Highlights NYC Firm’s Park Plan
- Monday, April 11, 2011
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.
61. Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous Officially Goes ‘Green’
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Project Green Fork has officially certified Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous as environmentally sustainable.
To be certified sustainable by Project Green Fork, the restaurant must incorporate the following steps into their daily operations: have sustainable products in place, set up a recycling program, compost kitchen waste, replace toxic cleaners with non-toxic cleaners, complete a Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division audit, take necessary steps to reduce energy and water consumption, and demonstrate steps to prevent pollution.
62. Chamber Takes Trip to NYC for Media Tour
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
Representatives from the Greater Memphis Chamber, the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s office visited New York City Monday through Wednesday to meet with national publications and share information about the Memphis business community.
63. Memphis Developer to File For $63M Bankruptcy
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Memphis real estate developer and controversial affiliate of the local political landscape William R. “Rusty” Hyneman has a voluntary Chapter 7 petition on file with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court that lists $62.96 million in liabilities and $3.7 million in assets.
64. Body and Soul
- Monday, March 14, 2011
From now through April 15, a cross-section of Memphians will pour into Calvary Episcopal Church each weekday at lunchtime to nourish their bodies with warm, home-cooked meals and their souls with the word of God and the fellowship of neighbors.
65. Local Artist to Attend Exhibition Opening
- Friday, March 04, 2011
Award-winning painter George Hunt of Memphis will attend the opening Friday of the “Back to Arkansas” art exhibition at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis.
66. At Logistics' Heart
- Friday, March 04, 2011
The chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board puts Memphis at the “midway” point between the ingredients for a dedicated aerotropolis and a nuts and bolts master plan to turn it into reality.
67. Willow Lake Foreclosure Sale Slated for Friday
- Monday, February 28, 2011
The foreclosure sale of the 17-building, mixed-use Willow Lake Business Park and Corporate Park in Hickory Hill has been postponed until Friday, March 4, at noon at the Shelby County Courthouse, 140 Adams Ave.
68. Willow Lake Foreclosure Sales Slated for Friday
- Monday, February 21, 2011
The foreclosure sale of the 17-building, mixed-use Willow Lake Business Park and Corporate Park in Hickory Hill has been postponed until Friday, Feb. 25, at noon at the Shelby County Courthouse, 140 Adams Ave.
- Thursday, February 17, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a breakfast briefing forum titled “Hiring: Starting the Employment Relationship Off on the Right Note” Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Baker Donelson’s office at 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
70. Business Park Slated for Auction Block
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
In the past five years, real estate foreclosures have run the gamut from hospitality to retail to multifamily to high-end residential to industrial.
As the commercial market in particular continues to be plagued with record-high vacancies and downward pressure on rental rates, investors are feeling the brunt of the crisis.
71. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.
72. John Pruett Architects Receives Recognition
- Monday, January 24, 2011
The January 2011 issue of Green Building & Design Magazine profiles the recent successes of Memphis-based John Pruett Architects.
The magazine cites JPA’s adaptive reuse and green repurposing as a boon to developers seeking to overcome economic challenges by adapting existing structures for new uses.
73. Yogurt Craze Continues with TCBY Store
- Friday, January 21, 2011
A TCBY franchise has signed a 1,225-square-foot lease in University Center, 3445 Poplar Ave., at the southwest corner of Poplar and Highland Street.
74. MAAR Installs 2011 Officers
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors announced its 2011 officers and board of directors at its annual inaugural gala Friday.
The officers are: Leon Dickson of BenchMark at Southwind, president; John Stamps of Prudential Collins-Maury Inc., vice president; Walter Allen of Integra Realty Resources, secretary-treasurer; Carol Lott of Prudential Collins-Maury Inc., president-elect.
75. Interstate Brands Renews, Expands Lease
- Friday, January 14, 2011
Interstate Brands Corp. has renewed and expanded its lease in the Germantown Park - Kimbrough Building in Cordova, more than doubling its footprint.
76. Chamber's RFP Central Creates $100M In New Business
- Monday, December 13, 2010
The Greater Memphis Chamber has generated more than $100 million in new business to its member companies, thanks to the new Request for Proposal Central program.
In April 2009, the Chamber teamed up with Seattle-based Onvia Inc. – a public and private bid notification service – to create RFP Central. Each business day, the Chamber delivers proposals and bid application requests from various organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions, including projects funded by the government’s economic recovery plan.
77. Memphis Bar Names Annual Award Winners
- Friday, December 03, 2010
Attorney John Cannon took the gavel Thursday as the incoming president of the Memphis Bar Association at Thursday’s MBA annual meeting at The Racquet Club.
78. Bar Association Meeting Moves East
- Thursday, December 02, 2010
The Memphis Bar Association will announce the election of new officers at its annual meeting Thursday at The Racquet Club of Memphis in addition to handing out awards to hard-working attorneys whose professionalism, volunteer spirit and service to the profession have earned them distinction.
79. Smith & Nephew's DeVivo Named Chamber Chairman
- Monday, November 22, 2010
The Greater Memphis Chamber has a new chairman, it announced Thursday.
Joseph “Joe” DeVivo was named chairman of the board by a unanimous vote by his fellow directors. DeVivo, who is president of orthopedic reconstruction for Smith & Nephew Inc., assumes the leadership position immediately.
80. Walmart Drug Plan for Seniors May Not be Best Deal
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer alert: A new Medicare drug plan with the lowest upfront cost in the country may not be for everyone, experts say.
Medicare's open enrollment season just started, and the plan from insurer Humana and retail giant Walmart is getting attention. At $14.80, the monthly premium is the lowest of any national plan, about half the average. And Humana and Walmart are advertising savings of more than $450 a year for the typical Medicare recipient.
81. Bankers’ Reactions Mixed to Fed Jumpstart Attempt
- Friday, November 05, 2010
A harbinger of rampant inflation. A sign the economy is still not on the right track. A Hail Mary pass.
That’s a sampling of the reaction from Memphis bankers and financial professionals to this week’s news the Federal Reserve Board is effectively printing money to buy $600 billion of U.S. government bonds over the next eight months.
82. Argo Joins Crews & Associates as Vice President
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hayden C. Argo Jr. has joined Crews & Associates Inc. as vice president for the investment-banking firm in the Memphis market. Argo will conduct fixed income securities sales.
83. Kent H. Landsberg Co. Doubles Space
- Friday, October 08, 2010
Kent H. Landsberg Co. has finally inked a deal that had been in the works for quite some time.
Landsberg, a packaging, janitorial and food service shipping supply company, stayed in Memphis and expanded when it purchased Wurzburg Inc., a Memphis-based provider of supply-chain logistics and packaging.
84. Miss. River Corridor-Tenn. Wins National Award
- Thursday, October 07, 2010
The Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) awarded the Mississippi River Corridor-Tennessee (MRCT) the Pilot’s Award for 2010 at the National MRPC meeting in La Cross, Wis., last month.
The Pilot’s Award is presented annually to one of the 10 Mississippi River states, based on outstanding achievements.
85. Congress Extends National Flood Insurance Plan
- Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A one-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program was unanimously passed Thursday when the House approved a Senate bill with a new expiration date of Sept. 30, 2011.
With the Sept. 30 deadline fast approaching, a long-term extension has been a top legislative priority for the National Association of Realtors, according to a statement published Friday on the organization’s website.
86. Galloway Gardens Apartments Sells for $1.1 Million
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
1565 Galloway Ave.
Memphis, TN 38112
Sale Amount: $1.1 Million
Sale Date: Aug. 27, 2010
Buyer: Galloway Gardens LLC
Seller: Steve Benetti and Virginia Benetti
Loan Amounts: $200,000; $200,000; $916,937 (assumption)
Loan Date: Aug. 27, 2010
Maturity Dates: Aug. 27, 2011 ($200,000); Sept. 15, 2015 ($200,000); Sept. 10, 2013 ($916,937)
Lender: Regions Bank
87. Winchester Road Apts. Financed for $1.2 Million
- Friday, September 03, 2010
An apartment complex on Winchester Road that was sold at a June foreclosure sale has been financed for $1.2 million.
Saddle Vineyards LP financed the property at 3752 Winchester Road through Triumph Bank.
88. Mercer Capital Promotes Heinz to Senior VP
- Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Nicholas J. Heinz has been promoted to senior vice president at Mercer Capital. Heinz joined Mercer Capital in 2000 and is a senior member of the Mercer’s investment banking corporate valuation division.
89. Fox’s Self-Titled Release Brings Acoustic Soul Home
- Monday, June 14, 2010
Like many vocal artists, Memphis singer and songwriter Autumn Fox believes that all people are connected by faith, humanity, truth – and a little bit of craziness too.
In her first studio CD release, Fox sings about some of the uplifting moments after the craziness of life subsides.
90. Boozman Makes Flurry of Election Eve Stops
- Tuesday, May 18, 2010
WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Congressman John Boozman said during a stop in West Memphis he believes he is "awful close" to being able to win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination outright.
Boozman spent Monday flying around Arkansas trying to build support for his Senate bid in Tuesday's election. Most polls show Boozman leading among the eight Republicans seeking the Senate seat, but it is possible he could face a runoff with state Sen. Gilbert Baker or former state Sen. Jim Holt.
91. U of M School of Music Appoints Rushing Director
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dr. Randal Rushing, professor of voice and soloist of the concert and opera stage, has been appointed director for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Rushing has been a faculty member at the school for 20 years.
92. Gubernatorial Hopefuls Point to Memphis to Boost Campaigns
- Monday, May 10, 2010
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.
93. Lehman Bros. Reclaims Midtown Acreage
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The continuing saga of the Midtown land slated for a major mixed-use redevelopment took another twist Monday morning when the lender reclaimed the property for $3.15 million on the Shelby County Courthouse steps.
94. Lehman Brothers Reclaims Foreclosed Midtown Acreage
- Monday, April 19, 2010
The continuing saga of the Midtown land slated for a major mixed-use redevelopment took another twist Monday morning when the lender reclaimed the property for $3.15 million on the Shelby County Courthouse steps.
95. GreenScape Promotes Colvett to President
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been with GreenScape since 1992 and also has served the company in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing. His civic and community activities include serving as treasurer of the Tennessee Republican Party, and as a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church and the University Club of Memphis.
96. American Esoteric Laboratories Buys Land for New Headquarters
- Tuesday, March 30, 2010
1701 Century Center Parkway
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $2 Million
Sale Date: March 18, 2010
Buyer: Memphis Pathology Laboratory/American Esoteric Laboratories
Seller: Whitten Partnership Ltd.
- Thursday, March 25, 2010
Methodist Hospice will host the Hospice Foundation of America’s 17th annual “Living with Grief” teleconference today from noon to 3 p.m. at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital-Medical Auditorium, 50 N. Dunlap St. The conference will focus on cancer and end-of-life care. For more information or to register, call Lettie Blundon at 516-1744.
98. U of M Event To Draw Top Labor Lawyers
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
The University of Memphis Law Review is preparing for its annual spring symposium titled “Labor and Employment Law: Evolution or Revolution?”
Friday’s event will feature national speakers from federal agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and labor organizations such as the AFL-CIO. It also will emphasize the grand stature of the U of M law school’s new Downtown facility.
99. Memphis Bar Assn. Elects New Officers, Board Members
- Monday, December 07, 2009
At the Memphis Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Thursday at The Peabody hotel, the MBA announced its 2010 officers and new members of its board of directors.
Immediate past president Art Quinn passed the gavel to incoming president Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC automatically move to the positions of vice president/president-elect and treasurer, respectively. Linda Warren Seely, director of pro bono projects at Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., was chosen as secretary.
100. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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.