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1. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present the regional premiere of “Mary Poppins” Friday, Aug. 15, through Sept. 7 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

2. Knowledge Tree Buys Cordova Retail Center -

8195 Dexter Road
Memphis, TN 38016
Sale Amount: $1.3 million

Sale Date: July 8, 2014
Buyer: K Tree LLC
Seller: 8195 Dexter Road LLC
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: July 11, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
Details: An affiliate of the Knowledge Tree learning center has paid $1.5 million for the 28,575-square-foot shopping center at 8195 Dexter Road in Cordova.

3. Busby Joins Howell Marketing as Social Media Manager -

Lisa Busby has joined Howell Marketing Strategies LLC as a social media manager, handling the social media marketing for several accounts. Busby’s background includes experience in the business, media and nonprofit sectors – including past roles as a radio news reporter and writer, and as a print editor in the national headquarters for the Fraternal Order of Police.

4. This week in Memphis history: March 7-13 -

1982: U2 opened for J. Geils Band at the Auditorium. It was the second Memphis show by U2 who had played the previous year at The Music Hall, a nightspot on Madison Avenue, west of McLean Boulevard. After the Auditorium date, the band dropped in at Miller’s Cave, a Frayser bar, and played two songs with the Miller Brothers Band.

5. Governors Erupt in Partisan Dispute at White House -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break into an on-camera partisan feud in front of the West Wing.

6. Agriculture Census Shows Boom in Farm Sales -

WASHINGTON (AP) – American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined, according to a new government survey.

7. Move Past Fighting for the Kids’ Sake -

There is an African saying that “When elephants fight, only the grass gets trampled.” Since my only encounters with elephants are limited to an occasional trip to the zoo, I did not really get the full impact of the saying until I saw elephants fight on an Animal Planet show.

8. Events -

Beth Sholom Synagogue will present Acoustic Sunday Live!, featuring Jesse Winchester, Mary Gauthier, Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith, Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 6675 Humphreys Blvd. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Buy tickets at bsholom.org.

9. Events -

New Ballet Ensemble & School will present “Nut ReMix” Friday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 8, at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. The performance is a traditional and modern take on “Nutcracker,” featuring ballet, hip-hop and African dance. Buy tickets at newballet.org.

10. Events -

The West Tennessee Home Builders Association will hold the 2013 Fall Vesta Home Show Saturday, Nov. 9, to Dec. 1 at the St. James Place development in Germantown. General admission is $12. Visit vestahomeshow.com for hours and parking information.

11. New Tennessee Museum Draws Thousands in First Weekend -

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – An official at the Discovery Park of America says the West Tennessee museum and education venue had strong attendance in its first weekend.

Mary Nita Bondurant, marketing director for Discovery Park, says the new tourist attraction in Union City drew 4,300 visitors in its first three days of being open.

12. Contractors Warn of Bad Surety Bonds -

A rash of bad construction project surety bonds in three states and American Samoa landed at Memphis International Airport this summer with plans to demolish the Regency Hotel on the grounds of the airport.

13. GiVE 365 Grants $88,000 to 12 Nonprofits -

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis made it easier for a dozen Memphis nonprofits to continue the good they do in the community when it announced the recipients of this year’s GiVE 365 grantees last week.

14. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races -

CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.

15. Apple Grove Owner Files $5.6 Million Loan -

The owner of the Apple Grove Alzheimer’s & Dementia Residence at 3575 Hacks Cross Road in Southeast Memphis has filed a $5.6 million loan on the property.

16. Southern GOP Leaders Meet in Alabama -

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republican leaders from 10 Southern states have been meeting in Alabama to plan strategies for making new GOP inroads across the region.

Alabama Republican Chairman Bill Armistead says the two-day meeting of state party chairs and executive directors concluded Tuesday in Birmingham.

17. Events -

New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.

18. California Company Buys Former Quebecor Facility -

828 E. Holmes Road Memphis, TN 38116

Sale Amount: $2.7 million

Sale Date: Feb. 15, 2013

19. Making an Impression -

The firm redeveloping Overton Square considers its task at hand to be playing to its Midtown audience – not only in building construction, but also in incorporating art.

Loeb Properties Inc. is investing more than $20 million to revive the once-booming arts and entertainment district of the 1970s and 1980s. That includes adding new tenants to expand Overton Square’s footprint, redesigning existing structures and building new ones, and implementing a dozen or so multimedia art projects throughout.

20. Events -

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.

21. ‘Positive Experience’ -

Do not mention the reality TV show “Toddlers & Tiaras” to pageant producer Renee Horvath of Millington.

She’ll tell you it’s nothing like the world she knows.

22. Guscette Named Sales Representative at P.O.P. Solutions -

Ally Guscette has been promoted to sales representative at Germantown-based brand-marketing firm P.O.P. Solutions Group LLC. In her new role, Guscette will help businesses develop brand awareness through promotional products, press kits, print materials and point-of-purchase displays. She joined the company in 2011 as part of a sales team and begins Germantown Leadership training this month.

23. Crowne Plaza Hotel Sells Out of Foreclosure -

300 N. Second St. Memphis, TN 38103

Sale Amount: $9.4 million

Sale Date: Dec. 28, 2012

24. CashSaver Trades Hands for $3.2 Million -

The CashSaver in Midtown has traded hands. 

Kansas City, Kan.-based Super Market Developers Inc. bought the 69,017-square-foot building at 1620 Madison Ave. at Avalon Street from 1620 Madison LLC for $3.2 million. Fred Monks III, president/chief manager of 1620 Madison LLC, signed the special warranty deed.

25. Donato Named Catholic Schools Superintendent -

Memphis Catholic Bishop J. Terry Steib has named Janet Donato as the new superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Memphis.

Donato had been serving as interim superintendent after Mary McDonald left to form an education consulting firm and write more about education reform.

26. Events -

LightWave Solar will host a lunch & learn titled “How Solar Can Work for Your Home or Business” Friday, Dec. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the River Tower at South Bluffs clubhouse, 655 Riverside Drive. R.S.V.P. to Grace Robertson at grobertson@lightwavesolar.com or 615-641-4050, ext. 104.

27. Events -

The DeSoto County Economic Development Council will hold its annual membership luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11:45 a.m. at Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will present the keynote. Cost is $25. R.S.V.P. to dmorgan@desotocounty.com by Friday, Dec. 7.

28. Donato Named Catholic Schools Superintendent -

Memphis Catholic Bishop J. Terry Steib has named Janet Donato as the new superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Memphis.

Donato had been serving as interim superintendent after Mary McDonald left to form an education consulting firm and write more about education reform.

29. Events -

Gallery Fifty Six will hold an opening reception for its autumn group exhibition Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 2256 Central Ave. The Visit galleryfiftysix.com.

30. Bar Launches Health Care Law Section -

The Memphis Bar Association has a new section of attorneys dedicated specifically to health care law.

The bar’s newly formed Health Law Section held its organizational meeting Oct. 17 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Officers were chosen at that time, including Robyn Diaz, deputy general counsel at St. Jude, who led the effort to form the section and who was nominated as the first chair.

31. Sullivan Branding Celebrates Year of Integration -

In Sullivan Branding’s new digs in the Toyota Center, matted images depicting what inspires each employee adorn the walls.

Principal and CEO Brian Sullivan’s contribution is a picture of Mount Everest. But he’s not actually inspired by the daunting mountain itself or the 2,000 people who have climbed it.

32. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams -

Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.

33. Snyder’s-Lance Signs Deal In Southaven -

A well-known snack food company has boosted its distribution presence in the Memphis area.

Snyder’s-Lance Inc. signed a 26,757-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center Building F, 8425 Airways Blvd., in Southaven.

34. Commission to Appoint School Board Members -

Shelby County Commissioners will appoint two new members to the countywide school board at their Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.

The commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

35. Gatewood Named Marketing Dir. At Methodist Healthcare -

Megan Gatewood has been promoted to marketing director at Methodist Healthcare. In her new role, Gatewood is responsible for developing and overseeing marketing strategies for Methodist’s adult hospitals, outpatient services and physician practices.

36. Oxford Tourism-Related Taxes at Record Levels -

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Oxford tourism-related taxes hit an all-time high in April.

Figures presented at Wednesday's Oxford Tourism Council meeting showed the hotel and motel tax for April 2012 climbed 27 percent compared to the month of April in 2011 with $22,838 in taxes collected.

37. Evans Joins MERI As Finance Director -

Devonya Evans has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute as director of finance. Evans, a licensed certified public accountant, will be responsible for heading MERI’s finance and information technology departments.

38. $7.5 Million Permit App Filed for Fieldstone Apts. -

7986 Tournament Drive
Memphis, TN 38125

Permit Cost: $7.5 million

Permit Date: Applied May 2012

Owner: Fieldstone Apartments III Co.

Contractor: Patton & Taylor Construction Co.

39. Events -

The Southaven Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly luncheon Tuesday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. University of Memphis head football coach Justin Fuente will speak. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Register at southavenchamber.com or by contacting Ginger Adams at gadams@southavenchamber.com or 662-342-6114.

40. Plantation Setting for Fundraiser -

The glory of the past and the art of the present collide along the Mississippi River as West Memphis-based DeltaARTS unveils a first-time event.

“Art on the Levee at Waverly Plantation” will showcase one of the few remaining Antebellum homes on the Mississippi River levee in Eastern Arkansas, on Saturday, April 28.

41. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist -

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.

42. Southland Sells Parcels To Bank For $1 Million -

A Downtown property that real estate investor Terry Lynch once planned for residential and retail space was sold back to the lender for slightly less than $1 million.

43. Irish Stories -

Throughout the nation’s history, millions of Irish men and women – in an effort to escape poverty, famine, joblessness and English oppression at home – made the journey across the Atlantic seeking fresh starts in the “land of opportunity.”

44. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle -

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

Hometown: Memphis

45. Beyond Square One -

Memphis City Council’s approval for spending $16 million to improve Midtown’s Overton Square marked a milestone for neighborhood supporters, grassroots leaders and financial stakeholders – especially Loeb Properties Inc.

46. Marty Regan Blends Civic, Community Duties -

When Marty Regan looks out from his penthouse view at One Commerce Square, he sees an array of public and private partnerships that wouldn’t have been possible without real estate attorneys.

47. Nominees Named for State Education Awards -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Education has announced nominees for 2011 principal and supervisor of the year.

The principal nominees are: Evangeline Montgomery, Blountville Elementary; David Watts, Sweetwater High; Karen Hollis, Ganns Middle Valley Elementary, Hamilton County; Geeta McMillan, Cassville Elementary, White County; Larry Brown, J.E. Woody Elementary, Maury County; Debbie Bogdan, Discovery School, Dickson County; Teresa Jackson, Martin Elementary; Ricky Catlett, West Middle, Jackson-Madison County; Rita White, Riverwood Elementary.

48. Canine Comfort -

A wet nosed-kiss, a gentle nuzzle and the wag of a happy tail can go a long way to brighten anyone’s day, but it’s especially true for people facing serious physical and emotional challenges.

The health benefits of spending time with companion animals include a decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as decreased feelings of loneliness and increased opportunities for exercise and socializing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

49. MC Ionic Solutions US Begins Work on Fite Rd. Site -

2665 Fite Road
Memphis, TN 38127
Permit Amount: $1.3 million

Permit Date: Applied July 2011

50. Health Mgmt Paying $525M for 7 Tenn. Hospitals -

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Health Management Associates Inc. said Friday it plans to pay $525 million to acquire seven hospitals in and around Knoxville, Tenn.

51. U.S. Attorney Announces Appointments -

U.S. Attorney for West Tennessee Ed Stanton has completed a reorganization of the federal prosecutor’s office that began last year with the establishment of supervisors for criminal and civil appeals as well as the establishment of a civil rights unit.

52. Guide Aids Offenders On Return to Society -

When a long stretch of traveling has to be done, especially if the journey is a difficult one, a travel guide often goes hand in hand with the journey.

With that in mind, a group of attorneys who got involved with the Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum have spearheaded the creation of such a guide that lists available resources for the benefit of offenders upon their release from prison.

53. Rogers Named Director Of Germantown Athletic Club -

Phil Rogers has joined Germantown Athletic Club as director. Rogers will oversee all daily operations of the club.

Hometown: West Danville, Vt.

Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Mississippi

54. Medicare Rise Could Mean No Social Security COLA -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of retired and disabled people in the United States had better brace for another year with no increase in Social Security payments.

The government is projecting a slight cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits next year, the first increase since 2009. But for most beneficiaries, rising Medicare premiums threaten to wipe out any increase in payments, leaving them without a raise for a third straight year.

55. Infinity Real Estate Buys Office Building for $1.2 Million -

5100 Sanderlin Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
Sale Amount: $1.2 million

Sale Date: Feb. 16, 2011
Buyer: Infinity Real Estate LLC
Seller: Blanchard E. Tual, successor trustee of the Don Wallace Morgan Family Trust created under the last will and testament of Don Wallace Morgan dated Dec. 8, 2003, and Mary Katherine Fouts and Douglas A. Garner, co-trustees of the Fouts Estate Family Trust created under the last will and testament of Jimmie Darrell Fouts dated June 15, 2005
Loan Amount: $1.3 million
Loan Date: Feb. 16, 2011
Maturity Date: Feb. 16, 2026
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA

56. Hotel Turnaround -

Memphis’ lodging industry officials might be breathing a sigh of relief, as the worst of the hotel industry’s slump seems to be in the rearview mirror.

The feeling coming out of this month’s annual Metropolitan Memphis Hotel and Lodging Association industry update is optimism for a strong 2011, buoyed by increased demand and a lack of new construction.

57. Events -

The Policy Review Committee will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.

58. Book Takes Look at Local Health Care -

As the national battle over the future of American health care legislation rages, the Memphis Medical Society has published a comprehensive look into the extensive history of an industry deeply rooted in the city’s commerce and culture.

59. Events -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board of directors will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. at 114 N. Main St.

60. Events -

Davis-Kidd Booksellers will host a reading and book-signing with Kevin Brockmeier, author of “The Illumination” Monday at Davis-Kidd, 387 Perkins Road Extended.

61. Farm to Table Conference Slated for Monday -

Farmers, other food producers and chefs gather Monday for a half-day session to discuss emerging issues as the number of farmers markets in the city grows.

The Urban Farms organization is hosting the Farm to Table Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Service Over Self, 2505 Poplar Ave.

62. Magnolia Homes to Build New Style in Winstead Farms -

Four Lots In Winstead Farms
Loan Amount: $971,250

Loan Date: Dec. 7, 2010
Maturity Date: Dec. 10, 2011
Borrower: Magnolia Homes Inc.
Lender: Regions Bank NA

63. Survey Shows Potential of Social Media -

A new survey of communications professionals from across Tennessee indicates social media’s significance as a communications tool for businesses and organizations, yet the uncertainty factor leaves a gap between the potential and the mechanics of social media.

64. Women’s Foundation Announces Board Members -

The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis has announced its board of directors for 2010-2011.

Officers and members of the executive committee are Becky Jones West, chair of the board; Andrea Bienstock, secretary; Mary Wolff, treasurer and finance chair; Celie Althoff, policies and procedures chair; Beverly Cross, grants and research chair; Karen Garrison Goff, development chair; Lauryce Graves-McIver, board development and nominations chair; Mary H. McDaniel, at-large; Jennifer Oswalt, at-large; Susan Stephenson, Memphis HOPE development chair; Joyce Thomas, marketing and communications chair; Anita S. Vaughn, human resources chair; and Regina Walker, education and training chair.

65. Furniture Stores Struggle, Adapt Through Recession -

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Richard Sexton's small furniture store has survived the recession by focusing on online sales. Steve Travers, meanwhile, is still in business because he fired four employees and renegotiated his lease. And Tad Lanford is trying a no-frills approach to selling sofas.

66. Oil Leak Could Hurt Gulf Coast -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil leaking from a sunken drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico oozed slowly toward the coast Monday, endangering hundreds of miles of marshes, barrier islands and white sand beaches in four states from Louisiana to Florida.

67. Students Tackle Social Injustice in ‘Parade’ -

An ambitious fine arts department at Germantown High School will tackle social injustice, religious intolerance and mob mentality in staging a musical that challenges audience members and actors alike.

68. Judicial Nominating Commission Seeks Leader -

The state commission that recommends finalists for judicial vacancies has a vacancy of its own.

Bill Young of Chattanooga is acting chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission following the resignation of former JNC Chairman David Bautista of Johnson City.

69. TennCare Cuts Under Way Now -

Call it coincidence or bad timing, but many physicians in Tennessee began taking a 14 percent cut for seeing TennCare patients on the same day Gov. Phil Bredesen announced deep cuts in health care spending.

70. 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.

71. Huff Becomes Enrollment VP at University of Memphis -

Betty Huff has been named vice provost of enrollment services at the University of Memphis.

Huff previously served as acting dean and associate dean of students at the University of New Orleans, registrar at the University of Kentucky and vice chancellor for enrollment services and management at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

72. Pera Appointed Special Adviser For ABA Strategic Communications Committee -

Lucian Pera of Adams and Reese LLP has been appointed as a special adviser of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications for a one-year term.

73. AP Analysis: Banks Added 10,000 Branches in Boom -

DALLAS (AP) - Banks expanded at a breathtaking pace over the past five years, adding more than 10,000 full-service branches, but barely 1 in 10 were in inner-city, minority neighborhoods, another sign the financial spending spree skipped over substantial parts of the country.

74. Troubled Frayser Apartment Complexes Land New Owner -

3081 St. Charles Drive
and 931 Frayser Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38127

Sale Amount: $2.2 Million
Sale Date: July 22, 2009
Buyer: Group 40 LLC
Seller: Whitney Frayser Manor Memphis LLC
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: July 21, 2009
Maturity Date: July 1, 2012
Lender: Madison Realty Capital LP

75. Smith Discusses Aspects Of Multilevel Marketing Law -

D. Jack Smith of The Law Firm of D. Jack Smith recently celebrated the publication of his 100th nationally published legal article.

76. There Goes the Neighborhood: New hope emerges in one of Memphis’ roughest areas -

Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.

77. Hyneman Sells Lakeland Outparcel To California Investors -

2957 Canada Road
Lakeland, TN 38002
Sale Amount: $2 Million

Sale Date: June 19, 2009
Buyer: Debbie Ann Martinez and Michael Amerio, as trustees of the Debbie Ann Martinez 2003 Trust (50 percent); and Dawn Lizabeth Bubion and Michael Amerio, as trustees of the Dawn Lizabeth Bubion 2003 Trust (50 percent)
Seller: Corner Shops LLC

78. An Ex-Educator, Williamson Takes on Crime With Security Org -

Peggy Williamson has no background in criminal justice or community policing, but that hasn’t stopped her from organizing and heading the Midtown Security Community.

79. Official: Police at 'Dead End' in Ark. Car Bombing -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Detectives are "at a dead end" in their investigation of a bombing that injured the chairman of the state's medical board, a police chief said Friday.

No witnesses have come forward with information about who entered Dr. Trent Pierce's driveway to plant the homemade bomb, West Memphis Police Chief Robert Paudert told The Associated Press.

80. Aldi Inc. Buys Land For Collierville Store -

523 W. Poplar Ave.
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $1 Million

Sale Date: Nov. 25, 2008
Buyer: Aldi Collierville LLC
Seller: Martin and Mildred Tippit

81. 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.

82. Taylor Set to Begin Presidency Of Tenn. Association of Realtors -

A 28-year veteran of the real estate industry and the owner of a successful realty company, Fontaine Taylor achieved another milestone in her career when she was elected 2009 president of the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR).

83. Mortgage Activity Down 35 Percent in Q3 -

Of all the industries affected by the economic downturn – and there are many – the mortgage business has perhaps taken the biggest hit.

Banks and mortgage companies are reeling from a perfect storm of housing crisis, credit crunch and dwindling consumer confidence, and the numbers prove it with each monthly or quarterly cycle.

84. Norris Appointed to Join Effort to Examine Financial Health of State’s Transportation System -

In the eight years Mark Norris has been in the state senate, the Collierville Republican has made transportation issues a priority.

85. Simpson Joins FirstBank As Local President -

Ted Simpson has been hired by FirstBank as its Memphis city president.

Simpson previously served as executive vice president and chief lending officer for Magna Bank and has experience with National Bank of Commerce and Central Park Capital. He also is currently on the board of Lambda Alpha, a real estate professional organization.

86. History of St. Mary’s Episcopal Runs Rich and Deep -

130 years ago this week, two Episcopalian nuns arrived in Memphis from New York on a journey that would become part of the city’s history. It also became a part of the tradition of the Episcopal Church.

87. 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.”

88. Q2 Mortgage Filings Down 31% -

As the U.S. prepares for a presidential election and looks forward to the Olympics in China, the year strikes an uncanny resemblance to 1988, when George H.W. Bush won the White House and Seoul, South Korea, hosted the Summer Games.

89. New Plan Could Shape Uptown, Pinch Future -

The pace of development on the north end of Downtown Memphis, particularly in the neighborhood known as Uptown, has outgrown planning guidelines and a zoning framework for the area that are several years old.

90. Jones Ascends to High-Level Position At Army Corps of Engineers -

Carol Winfield Jones has been selected as chief, project development branch and assistant to the deputy district engineer for project management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District.

91. Cypress Realty Buys G'town Office Building -

     Memphis-based Cypress Realty Holdings Co. has bought an office building at 7628 W. Farmington Blvd., on the northwest corner of Farmington and Germantown Road in Germantown, for $634,615. Operating as Cypress Realty Holdings Co. II LLC, the company bought the building from Lyle E. and Mary C. Muller on May 1.
     The 6,206-square-foot building was completed in 2007 and houses a Fidelity Investments office. It sits west of the Walgreens at 7650 Farmington Blvd. and east of the Shops of Saddle Creek North.
     "It's an investment for us, it's something that we're looking at for a long-term hold and it's something that fits in well with some of the other properties that we have," said Cypress Realty Holdings principal Joe Jarratt. "It's a high-quality building and triple-A location."
     Fidelity is the only tenant in the building, which was a build-to-suit for that company. The Shelby County Assessor of Property's 2008 appraisal is $730,900. The building sits on .78 acres in the Walgreens at Saddle Creek PUD.
     

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92. Campbell Clinic's Hernandez Named Fellow of Health Care Org -

George Hernandez, chief financial officer at Campbell Clinic, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Hernandez joined Campbell Clinic in 1995 as CFO. He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a certified health care financial professional with a specialization in financial management of physician practices.

93. Shuttered Irish Landmark Could Reopen -

How Irish is the Magevney House? The Downtown landmark is so Irish that Eugene Magevney's bride-to-be brought soil from Ireland with her when she arrived in Memphis in 1840 to marry him.

The garden using that soil Mary Magevney planted and tended remains one of the home's distinctive features.

94. Events -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will sponsor free glaucoma screenings today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hamilton Eye Institute parking lot, 930 Madison Ave.

The Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School will present "Magic Carpet Ride: The Sounds of West Africa" Saturday at 10 a.m. at the center, 60 Perkins Extended. The event, for children ages 2 to 8, will transport participants to West Africa, where they will explore musical traditions, dance and visual art. The event is $5 for children and free for adults. For more information, call the center 537-1483 or e-mail cyounker@stmarysschool.org.

95. Events -

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will hold a seminar titled "WHM: Getting Your Buyer Qualified For Affordable Financing" today from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the MAAR offices, 6393 Poplar Ave. Cost is $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Registration is available by visiting www.maar.org/ce.

96. 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.

97. Events -

Rhodes College will present Qubad Talabani, representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the United States and son of the current president of Iraq, who will speak on "The Other Iraq" today at 5 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on the Rhodes campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call Dr. David Romano at 843-3572 for more information.

98. Davidson Hotel Co.To Manage Maryland Westin -      Davidson Hotel Co. will manage the recently opened 225-room Westin Annapolis in Maryland, the anchor property of a $250 million mixed-use development that includes office and retail space, restaurants and 208 luxury cond

99. California Investor BuysWhitehaven Apartments -      The Birches Townhouses about a mile from Graceland has sold for $3.6 million. Better Buildings & Apartments LLC closed on the property last week, financing the purchase with a $2.8 million loan through LaSalle Bank NA.100. Catholic Diocese Settles Lawsuits -

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis has settled three lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by two priests. Confirmation of the settlements and dismissals last month come a week after two new lawsuits were filed alleging a fourth instance of child sexual abuse by a priest named in three other lawsuits and the rape of an adult by another priest.