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1. Ugwueke Named Methodist Le Bonheur President
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Michael O. Ugwueke has been named president and chief operating officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, as well as president and CEO of Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals. In his new role, Ugwueke will be responsible for strategic management of the operations of six hospitals within the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, as well as other key corporate functions.
2. Ellis Joins State Systems As Sales Executive
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Alisa Ellis has joined State Systems Inc. as a low voltage sales executive. She brings 16 years of telecommunications experience to the company, which offers protection products and services, including fire protection equipment, training and cleaning services, as well as technology services such as network integration, cabling systems and wireless support.
3. Williams to Lead Marketing at Junior Achievement
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Priscilla Williams has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as director of marketing and special events. In her new role, Williams will work to increase the organization’s visibility, funding and branding.
4. Attorneys Busy With Nuances of US Health Care Reform
- Saturday, June 29, 2013
Most businesses are well aware of key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, like the mandate for larger employers to provide health care insurance coverage to employees.
But attorneys are busy at work on some of the lesser-known aspects of the new health care law.
5. Bankruptcy Lawyer Coury Joins Glankler Brown
- Thursday, April 04, 2013
It’s been a long time coming, but Michael Coury has made the move to Glankler Brown PLLC.
- 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. So Southern Makes Functional Items Beautiful
- Monday, February 18, 2013
Ideas behind small businesses tend to spring from familiar places and from entrepreneurs who see a need, have a passion, are good at what they do and want to turn it into a labor of love.
The best small-business concepts often combine all those aspects into one enterprise. Which makes sense, because with all the difficulties of running a business comes the realization that, for it to work, it has to be sustained over a long period of time. Thus, the necessity, of doing what you love.
8. Hospitals Must Prepare for Shifting Model
- Monday, September 24, 2012
A new model for health care in America is rapidly on its way, according to the chief medical officer of Saint Francis Healthcare. And many physicians are oblivious to it or in denial.
9. Daily News Seminar Looks at Health Care Reform Impact
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Changes in the model and delivery of health care and its potential impact on businesses and their employees will take center stage Thursday, Sept. 20, at the latest seminar presented by The Daily News.
10. Business of Health Care Topic of Seminar
- Friday, September 07, 2012
In terms of national policy discussion, the current changes in the model and delivery of health care remains among the most heated and complicated of topics.
And on Thursday, Sept. 20, a panel of local experts assembled by The Daily News will participate in an in-depth discussion about the health care industry, including challenges, opportunities and the outlook through 2013.
11. Business Focus
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Memphis’ small-business community got a shot in the arm earlier this month.
Tennessee’s three-day sales tax holiday ran from Aug. 3 through Aug. 5, and it drew shoppers to retailers that carry certain clothing items, school supplies and computers.
12. Conservation Nominations Taken Through Tuesday
- Monday, March 05, 2012
The Tennessee Wildlife Federation is accepting nominations through Tuesday, March 6, for conservation achievement.
Winners will be honored April 18 in Nashville. The federation has sponsored such annual awards since 1965.
13. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
14. Boyle Investment Named State Conservation Leader
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Boyle Investment Co. received Land Conservationist of the Year at the 46th Annual Tennessee Wildlife Federation Conservation Achievement Awards April 19 in Nashville.
15. Peabody Soul Gala Nets $250K for MED
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Heavy soul and deep grooves were in the air at The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Friday night as 14 soul legends took the stage to raise money for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and to celebrate two-time Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson’s 60th birthday.
16. Stevens Replaces Henley as Wright President, CEO
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Tuesday its board has appointed Chairman David D. Stevens as interim president and CEO, effective immediately.
17. Back to Nature
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Gorgeous weather on Saturday highlighted the Great Outdoors University’s fifth anniversary celebration at Winchester Farms, just east of Memphis along Interstate 40.
A group of 23 kids ages 7 to 17 had the chance to hike, fish and enjoy nature on the 900-acre farm owned by GOU founder and primary benefactor Peter Schutt, who has just been named the National Wildlife Federation’s National Volunteer of the Year. He is the first Tennessean to earn the honor.
18. Sportsmen Gather for Clean Water Summit
- Friday, February 18, 2011
Earlier this week, Ducks Unlimited hosted the Sportsmen’s Summit for Clean Water, a think tank of national organizations brought together to look at grassroots conservation and communication efforts in their various communities and ways to effectively enforce the Clean Water Act of 1972.
19. Butler Snow Attorneys Receive Honors
- Monday, November 15, 2010
Eight attorneys from the Memphis office of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC have been selected for Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010, and seven attorneys from the firm’s Memphis office were named as Mid-South Rising Stars 2010.
20. Butler Snow’s Wilmesherr to Discuss Financial Reform
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
Edward Wilmesherr, a partner in the law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, admits he doesn’t do a lot of texting.
21. Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers Publication
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sixty-one attorneys from Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC – including 14 from the company’s Memphis office – have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2011. Company-wide, Butler Snow has 16 lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 10 years.
22. Coury Named to Turnaround Management Association’s Board
- Thursday, July 15, 2010
During Michael Coury’s 30-year career, he said his success has been based on hard work, perseverance and loving his job.
23. Colvett Named Greenscape President
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been at GreenScape since 1992 and has served in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing.
24. Butler Snow Attys. Honored As Super Lawyers
- Monday, December 14, 2009
Thirty-one attorneys from Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers, with nine of those attorneys in the firm’s Memphis office.
25. 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.
26. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
27. U of M’s Heath Given Distinguished Teaching Award
- Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Dr. Julia Heath, professor of economics at the University of Memphis, has been honored with the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern Economic Association.
28. Cohen, Blackburn Lead Local Election Winners
- Monday, August 11, 2008
More than half and possibly as much as 75 percent of Shelby County’s nearly 626,000 voters are expected to turn out for the Nov. 4 election that will be highlighted by the John McCain-Barack Obama battle for the White House.
29. Cohen Crushes Tinker - Jackson Upsets Turner - Charter Changes Pass-Fail
- Friday, August 08, 2008
Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen was the big winner in Thursday’s primary elections. Cohen, with 80 percent of the vote, crushed challenger Nikki Tinker in the hard fought 9th District Democratic primary.
The upset of the evening was the general election contest for General Sessions Court Clerk where Democratic challenger Otis Jackson beat Republican incumbent Chris Turner.
And only one of two sets of Shelby County charter amendments on the ballot were approved by voters.
Voter turnout was just under 16 percent in Shelby County. Voter turnout was clearly driven by the 9th District Democratic primary. More people voted in that primary which covers most but not all of Shelby County than voted countywide in the state Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. Turnout in the Democratic primaries was twice that of the Republican primaries in Shelby County.
All results are unofficial pending audit and certification by the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee election officials
9th Congressional District
Steve Cohen 50,284 79%
Nikki Tinker 11,814 19%
Joe Towns Jr. 914 1%
Not even close. Cohen won the primary for the open all Shelby County seat two years ago by 4,400 votes over Tinker and 13 other candidates. This time around he was the incumbent and Tinker’s challenge was more strident with a pair of controversial attack ads in the gap between the end of early voting and election day. Both were probably factors in the vote totals along with a smaller field of five candidates.
Cohen faces independent candidate Jake Ford in the Nov. 4 general election.
7th Congressional District
248 of 265 precincts reporting
Marsha Blackburn 29,158 65%
Tom Leatherwood 15,636 35%
These are the results district wide which includes not only the eastern part of Shelby County but a strip of Middle Tennessee up to the Kentucky state line. In Shelby County’s part of the 7th district, Leatherwood beat Blackburn with 62 percent of the vote. But it was 62 percent of just over 19,000 votes. Outside Shelby County it was always going to be difficult for Leatherwood.. The low voter turnout in Collierville and other eastern parts of the county made Leatherwood’s task impossible.
Blackburn faces Democrat Randy G. Morris on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Shelby County Charter Amendment #360
Yes 49,506 49.73%
No 50,043 50,27%
Closest contest of the night in Shelby County with a 537 vote margin and the highest turnout with 99,549 votes total.
This set of charter changes was to fix a legal problem noted in a recent Tennessee Supreme Court ruling. Another part of the package deal was increasing term limits for the county mayor and the county commission from two consecutive four year terms approved by voters in 1994 to three consecutive four year terms. The County Commission meets Monday to ponder whether it should offer another charter amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot that would fix the legal problem.
Shelby County Charter Amendment #361
Yes 65,548 68%
No 30,188 32%
This set of charter amendment includes provisions for recalling elected officials. It also establishes a new method for filling a vacancy in the office of County Mayor.
General Sessions Court Clerk
Otis Jackson 51,438 52%
Chris Turner 43,971 45%
The upset of the evening. Turner, the Republican nominee and the incumbent was seeking a fourth term. Jackson, the Democratic nominee, was making his fourth bid for county-wide office after coming close in a 2006 bid for County Clerk.
Paul Mattila 54,734 57%
Ray Butler 29,977 31%
Mattila beats Butler in a race featuring an energetic and misleading campaign by M. LaTroy Williams in which Williams billed himself as the “real Democrat.” He was, in fact, an independent candidate garnering 8 percent of the vote. Mattila fills the remaining two years left in the term of office of the late Bob Patterson, a Republican. Mattila, a Democrat, worked with Patterson. Butler, the Republican, was also a friend of Patterson’s and the race amounted to who would best continue to operate the office as Patterson did.
Criminal Court Judge Div. 6
John Fowlkes 44,581 52%
Latonya Burrow 21,874 26%
Michael G. Floyd 12,071 14%
Claiborne H. Ferguson 6,240 7%
Fowlkes serves out the remaining six years left of the eight year term of office of Fred Axley who resigned from the bench shortly after winning re-election in 2006. Burrow finished a close second to Axley two years ago and again ran an energetic campaign this time around. But Fowlkes status in the legal community and his appointment to the bench by Gov. Phil Bredesen proved to be the advantage.
Assessor of Property
Cheyenne Johnson 59,637 60%
Bill Giannini 39,057 40%
Johnson, the Democratic nominee, easily beat Giannini, who is also doubling as local GOP chairman. Local Democrats keep the county-wide position in their column as voters go for the candidate endorsed by outgoing Democratic incumbent Rita Clark.
2,192 of 2,290 precincts reporting
Bob Tuke 54,613 32%
Gary G. Davis 37,193 22%
Mike Padgett 32,190 19%
Mark Clayton 30,359 18%
Kenneth Eaton 13,718 8%
Leonard Ladner 4,431 3%
These are the statewide results. Tuke got 42 percent of the Shelby County vote with Clayton finishing second. Tuke, the former state Democratic Party chairman, faces Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander, one of the most successful politicians in the history of the state, in the Nov. 4 general election.
Judicial Retention Races
All seven state appellate court judges, including two Tennessee Supreme Court justices, won their yes/no contests on the ballot across the state. That includes Tennessee Criminal Appeals Court Judge Camille McMullen of Millington who was just appointed to the bench in June by Gov. Phil Bredesen.
The Associated Press contributed to this story....
30. Cullison Moves Up At Methodist LeBonheur in Germantown
- Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital has named Rebecca Cullison assistant administrator of clinical support services.
Cullison has been with Methodist for three years, first as an administrative resident and most recently as the manager of system operations.
31. Methodist's Marshall to Serve On American Heart Association Board
- Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Barry S. Marshall, administrator of Clinical Business Development and Cardiovascular Service Line at Methodist University Hospital, has been named to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Shelby County Division of the American Heart Association. Marshall joined Methodist in 2004 as the director of the Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital.
32. FedEx Institute of Technology Names Mandle Executive Director
- Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Shaye R. Mandle has been named executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Previously, he worked for the Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), where he led the business activities of SAIC's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation. Mandle has worked as a district director for the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, and as a legislative liaison to the Illinois Department of Revenue.
33. Marshall Changes Administrative Roles at Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Barry Marshall has been named administrator of clinical business development at Methodist University Hospital. Marshall has worked at Methodist since 2004 as administrator of the Transplant Institute. Prior to joining Methodist, he worked at the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati where he was the administrator of transplant services and later the director of transplant services and managed care. He received a bachelor's degree in health care administration in 1999 from Columbus, Ohio-based Franklin University and a master's degree in business administration in 2005 from Caldwell, Idaho-based Canyon College.
34. Siegal-Robert Inc. Selects CEO
- Wednesday, March 07, 2007
David M. Gilchrist has been selected as chief executive officer of Siegal-Robert Inc. and Siegal-Robert Automotive. Most recently, Gilchrist was the president and CEO of Jackson Products Inc. in St. Louis, a highway and personal safety product manufacturer. He also has held supervisory positions with Mid-South Industries and VP Buildings Inc.
35. Rowland Rises to Vice Chancellor Post at UTHSC
- Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has appointed Steve Rowland as assistant vice chancellor for business. He is responsible for overseeing and administering the Business Services Unit and auxiliary services such as printing, mail services and student housing. Rowland holds a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute for Supply Management.
36. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
37. Carmony Named Newcomer of the Year
- Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Brad Carmony has been named Newcomer of the Year in the 2006 MPACT Maker Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have lived in Memphis for a short time, but who have made significant contributions to the community. Carmony is the public relations manager at inferno. He also serves on the regional advisory board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center's Gala Committee and as a member of the Shelby County Humane Society's Pet Set organization.
38. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
39. Public Administrator Named for Probate Court
- Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The Shelby County Commission appointed Scott Peatross to the position of public administrator in Shelby County Probate Court. Peatross is a partner in the law firm of Bateman Gibson LLC. He graduated from Rhodes College and Tulane Law School.
40. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 08, 2005
TMA Elects Surgeon to Board of Trustees
Local Surgeon Elected to Medical Association Board
The Tennessee Medical Association elected vascular surgeon Dr. Hugh Francis III to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. Francis previously ...
41. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Kohner Refinances The Villages at Harrison Creek
Kohner Refinances The Villages at Harrison Creek
3855 Jackson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38128
Cost: $7.3 million
Borrower: Harrison Creek LLC
Lender: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems ...
42. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 15, 2004
MBA Elects Officers
Memphis Bar Names 2005 Officers, Directors
The Memphis Bar Association announced the election of the following 2005 officers: Susan M. Clark, president; Barbara Zoccola, vice president; David Cook, treasurer; and Amy Amunds...
43. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, November 23, 2004
4775 American Way
American Way Property Refinanced for $2.5 Million
4775 American Way
Memphis, TN 38118
Cost: $2.5 million
Borrower: American Way Partnership
Lender: Shenandoah Life Insurance Co.
Trustee: Andrew B. Gibson Jr.
44. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, August 31, 2004
University Tower Condos Sold for $3
University Tower Condos Sell for $3.7 Million
1387 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Cost: $3.7 million
Buyer: Cameron LC
Seller: Larry V. Durham and wife, Merrel H. Durham
Property: 149 units in...
45. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Rusco Plans Subdivision Near Houston Levee Road
Rusco Plans Subdivision Near Houston Levee Road
24.78 acres on
Houston Levee Road
Cost: $2.7 million
Borrower: Rusco Co.
Lender: Renasant Bank
Trustee: Michael J. McCarver
46. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, June 29, 2004
6101 Hickory Ridge Trail
Virginia Company Finances Waterstone Landing
6101 Hickory Ridge Trail
Memphis, TN 38115
Cost: $12.2 million
Borrower: Hickory Gardens Associates LLC
Lender: Wachovia Bank NA
Trustee: Michael Champlin
47. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, December 09, 2003
6410 Poplar Ave.
Cost: $24.6 million
Borrower: HIW-TN LLC
Lender: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Trustee: W. Rowlett Scott
Property: Land in the Tower Place Planned Development at 6410 Poplar Ave. near Ma...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Khara Woods was the 2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship
Khara Woods was the 2002-2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Woods, a 21-year-old senior journalism major, is ...
49. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, April 04, 2003
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
The Peabodys new general manager thinks of a particular anecdote when asked to illustrate the value of paying attention to detail.
As manager of a hotel in Baltimore, Douglas Brown...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 13, 2002
John Koonce, Michael A
John Koonce, Michael A. Wells and Tarie Smith, all Memphis residents, were chosen to win Canadian National Railway Co.s President's Awards for Excellence for 2002. Koonce is general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive...
51. Archived Article: Mba P2
- Friday, November 01, 2002
Bar announces election nominees
Bar announces election nominees
David Wade, Memphis Bar Association president, has released the report of the nominations and elections committee.
The 2003 president is Irma W. Merrill. The vice president is ...
52. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, April 18, 2002
Some drug earnings Some drug earnings under the weather Stricken by patent expirations, too few new drugs in the pipeline and political uncertainty, the drug industry is a bit anemic, with first-quarter earnings growth averaging 3 percent, analysts ...
53. Archived Article: Law Focus (partner)
- Thursday, November 30, 2000
Wealthy Get Richer With A Little Help Financial planning not one-stop shop deal By MARY DANDO The Daily News It appears the old idea of money begetting money holds true in the 21st century. A new study indicates the wealthy are better at managing th...
54. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 19, 1998
Law Focus -- 11-19-98 Making an early mark Young Lawyers Division works to help community, improve legal image By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Even the hard work, long hours and endless study lawyers must undertake to stay abreast of the law can...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 08, 1997
Billie Peterman has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp Billie Peterman has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. She pr...
56. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, June 05, 1997
Memphis Memphis attorney Michael H. Wills was censured by the Board of Professional Responsibility on May 20 for altering insurance declaration pages to the Signature Group for the purpose of remaining on certain referral lists, when, in fact, he ha...