Editorial Results (free)
1. US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps
- Thursday, July 02, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.
The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its manufacturing index rose to 53.5 last month from 52.8 in May. Manufacturing activity matched January's level for the highest this year. Any reading above 50 signals expansion.
2. 5 Reasons Why US Employers are Showing Confidence in Economy
- Monday, June 08, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy.
They added 280,000 jobs – a surprisingly robust total at a time when consumers are hesitant to spend and the economy appears less than fully healthy. Some key industries, from energy to manufacturing, have been struggling. And economic troubles overseas have put investors on edge.
3. LEO Events’ Gigas Named Rising Star
- Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Airika Wallace Gigas, director of sales for Memphis-based LEO Events, has been honored with the Association of Destination Management Executives International’s Rising Star Award, given annually to one outstanding meeting and event-planning professional. Gigas, a destination management certified professional, oversees sales and operations for LEO’s local clients and clients inbound in to Memphis. She manages a team of two and a part time team of 25 people.
4. Yellen Reiterates Fed's Patience in Raising Rates
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy is making steady progress, but that for now the Fed is will remain patient about raising interest rates because the job market is still healing and inflation is too low.
5. Fed Stays 'Patient' on Rates While Noting Improving Economy
- Thursday, January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.
6. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
7. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician
- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.
8. Heisley’s Legacy: Believing in Memphis
- Friday, May 02, 2014
It is said that the famous have their lives summed up in the first paragraph of their public obituary.
The first sentence from a recent obit in The New York Times read: “Michael Heisley, the billionaire financier, who bought the N.B.A.’s floundering Vancouver Grizzlies in April 2000 and soon moved them to Memphis, where he revitalized the franchise, died on Saturday in Illinois. He was 77.”
9. Forest Hill Technology Center Sells for $5.2 Million
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
3860 Forest Hill-Irene Road
Germantown, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $5.2 million
Sale Date: March 31, 2014
Buyer: 3860 Forest Hills Irene LLC
Seller: BACM 2007-1 Irene Road LLC
Loan Amount: $5.6 million
Loan Date: April 17, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
10. Gregory Realty Pays $1.8 Million for Bartlett Facility
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The 30,976-square-foot industrial facility at 7895 Stage Hills Blvd. in Bartlett has sold for $1.8 million.
- Saturday, February 01, 2014
The University of Memphis will host its Black History Month opening ceremony and presentation of the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. James L. Netters Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University St. Visit memphis.edu for a schedule of other Black History Month activities.
12. Suburban Voters Decide School Board Races
- Friday, November 08, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities elected their respective municipal schools boards Thursday, Nov. 7 with low voter turnouts that reflected that most of the school board positions on the ballots were one-candidate uncontested races.
13. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.
14. Cresthaven Medical Building Sells for $2.5 Million
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1068 Cresthaven Road Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $2.5 million
Sale Date: May 2, 2013
15. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
16. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
17. Hinte Expands Role At Second to Nunn
- Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Lowell Hinte has been promoted to account manager and designer at website- and branding-design company Second to Nunn Design. Hinte has served as a designer at S2N since 2009. In his expanded role, Hinte will ensure clients’ expectations are met on key projects regarding strategy, vision, quality and schedule.
18. Pera, Lightman, Rainer V Take Top Pinnacle Awards
- Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honored the top performers in commercial real estate for 2011 at the 11th annual Pinnacle Awards gala, held Tuesday, April 24, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.
19. Todd Challenger Drops Out at Withdrawal Deadline
- Monday, April 16, 2012
Add Republican state Rep. Curry Todd to the list of state legislators from Shelby County who are unopposed in the August primaries and the November general elections.
At the Thursday, April 12, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the August ballot, Todd’s lone challenger, Bob Nozigla, dropped out of the Republican primary in District 97.
20. School Board Races Set
- Monday, April 09, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, has effectively won election to his District 7 school board seat without opposition.
Five other incumbents appointed to the seven-district school board seats by the Shelby County Commission filed for re-election at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline.
21. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
22. Chamberlain Joins MBI
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jessica Chamberlain has joined MBI as a workspace consultant.
Hometown: Arlington, Tenn.
23. Logan New Director Of AHA Heart Ball
- Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Sarah Logan has joined the American Heart Association as director of the Heart Ball.
Hometown: Hernando, Miss.
24. SBA Honors Graduates of e200 Program
- Monday, January 02, 2012
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently honored new graduates of its Emerging 200 Initiative, or e200, at a ceremony at Southwest Tennessee Community College.
SBA identified 14 inner-city businesses from Memphis that demonstrated a high potential for growth. The agency then provided the small businesses with a free, six-month course of in-depth business education focused on organization management, growth strategies and management, market development and strategic planning.
25. Tiger Gift Shop Moves To Larger Space
- Friday, August 05, 2011
Tiger Gift Shop is relocating a few doors down from its current location on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis.
The university retailer, now at 549 S. Highland St., has signed a new 5,000-square-foot lease at 531 S. Highland, in the space formerly occupied by From One Greek to Another.
26. Mays To Hold Schools Consolidation Hearing
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Most of the Shelby County Schools board wants a court order in Memphis federal court Thursday that will stop the plan by the Shelby County Commission to appoint a new countywide school board on March 28.
27. County School Board Seeks Injunction From Thursday Schools Hearing
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Most of the Shelby County school board wants a court order in Memphis federal court Thursday that will stop the plan by the Shelby County Commission to appoint a new countywide school board on March 28.
28. Family Dollar Signs 2 Leases for Stores
- Friday, February 11, 2011
Family Dollar has signed a 12,000-square-foot lease at 2754 Lamar Ave. Shawn Massey, partner with The Shopping Center Group LLC, represented the tenant. Harold Blockman with Keller Williams Realty Inc. represented the landlord, Chong K and Dul S. Pae.
29. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers.
The attorneys are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, James R. “Josh” Hall Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, George T. “Buck” Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.
30. Harris Joins Transnetyx as VP of Sales
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Michael Harris has joined Transnetyx, a genetic diagnostics company, as vice president of sales for the company’s pharmacogenomics division.
31. Ex-Klansman Convicted in '64 Slayings Sues FBI
- Friday, February 26, 2010
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A former Ku Klux Klansman convicted in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers has sued the FBI, claiming the government used a mafia hit man to pistol-whip and intimidate witnesses for information in the case.
32. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
33. Bellevue Baptist Buys Frayser Church for Mission
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009
3759 N. Watkins St.
Memphis, TN 38127
Sale Amount: $800,000
Sale Date: Feb. 26, 2009
Buyer: Bellevue Baptist Church Inc.
Seller: Georgian Hills Baptist Church Inc.
Loan Amount: $640,000
Loan Date: Feb. 26, 2009
Maturity Date: Feb. 26, 2014
Lender: Georgian Hills Baptist Church Inc.
34. Walgreens to Cut Corporate Jobs
- Friday, January 09, 2009
Walgreens employs about 2,300 people in the Memphis area, but only a few of those jobs will be lost when the company cuts about 1,000 corporate positions.
For Memphis, “it could be single digits,” said Michael Polzin, a corporate spokesman for Walgreens.
35. Consumer Prices Drop More Than Expected
- Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Consumer prices, an inflation barometer, last month fell by the largest amount on records going back 61 years as energy costs posted nearly double the decline of the previous month, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.
36. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
37. Jobless Rate Bolts to 14-Year High
- Monday, November 10, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s unemployment rate bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October as another 240,000 jobs were cut, far worse than economists expected and stark proof the economy is deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid pace.
38. Hennessy Joins Board Of Opportunity Scholarship Trust
- Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Scott C. Hennessy, president and chief executive officer of True Temper Sports, has joined the board of directors of Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust.
Hennessy will help direct the operations and growth of the nonprofit organization, which provides scholarships and tuition assistance. Hennessy also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Golf Foundation.
39. Housing Picture Worsens as Fannie Sees Price Drop
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The outlook for the housing market darkened further Tuesday as the nation's largest buyer of home mortgages said it racked up more than $2 billion in quarterly losses and forecast a steeper drop in home prices this year.
40. Fed: Economy Weakened Further in the Spring
- Thursday, April 17, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The country's economic health deteriorated further in the early spring as shoppers buckled under the strains of the housing and credit debacles and a weaker employment climate.
41. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline
- Monday, April 07, 2008
About half of Shelby County's delegation to the Tennessee Legislature won re-election at Thursday's filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 7 ballot.
Eight of the 16 state House seats had only one candidate - the incumbent. And all three of the state Senate seats on the ballot were incumbent-only affairs.
42. Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes
- Friday, April 04, 2008
The race for the Memphis 9th Congressional District seat will have no Republican contenders.
At Thursday’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.
43. Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
The race for the Memphis 9th Congressional District seat will have no Republican contenders.
At today’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.
44. Stallworth Named Board President At Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Virginia Stallworth is the new president of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Stallworth has served on the board since 2005. She is the associate director at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, where she has worked for nine years. Stallworth also serves on the board of directors for the Memphis Area Women's Council.
45. Sales of Existing Homes and Prices Both Fall in January
- Tuesday, February 26, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing homes fell for the sixth straight month in January, dropping to the slowest sales pace on record. Median home prices were also down and many analysts predicted further price declines in the months ahead given high levels of unsold homes.
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Talk Shoppe will meet today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic is "Real Estate Property Management: What You Need to Know When You Need to Know It" with Hulet Gregory of Clothier & Gregory Real Estate. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.
- Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis will host its Network Luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. The topic will be "How to Build a 'Good Ole Girl' Network as Good as the 'Good Ole Boys!'" The cost is $25 for NAWBO members and $30 for nonmembers. To make a reservation, call 844-3738 or visit www.nawbomemphis.org.
48. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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.
49. Mortgage Customers' Info, Social Security Numbers Leaked Over File-Sharing Network
- Tuesday, September 25, 2007
NEW YORK (AP) - Three spreadsheets containing more than 5,000 Social Security numbers and other personal details about customers of ABN Amro Mortgage Group were inadvertently leaked over an online file-sharing network by a former employee.
50. 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 ...
51. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, June 19, 2003
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle Corp., the No. 2 U.S.-based global software maker, Wednesday sweetened its hostile cash bid for PeopleSoft Inc. by 22 percent to about $6.3 billion, the latest ...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 05, 2003
Maurice Wexler, a shareholder in Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwells Memphis office, was elected to the board of governors o
Maurice Wexler, a shareholder in Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwells Memphis office, was elected to the board o...
53. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 05, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
Calendar of events Aug. 5-Aug. 11
The Memphis Area Technology Council is planning committee alignment meetings for people interested in getting involved with MATC. Meetings are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the M...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Flynn Named Vice President of Ruth Ann Marshall has been appointed North American Region president for MasterCard International. Marshall formerly was executive vice president at Concord EFS Inc. Stephen J. Flynn has been named vice president of res...
55. Archived Article: Graphic
- Thursday, September 02, 1999
Judgment day Judgment day More than 2,000 judgments were handed down in circuit and chancery courts during July. Here's a look at the most active attorneys of record in those judgments. Plaintiffs representing themselves registered the fifth highest...
56. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
57. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, February 12, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Laying the foundation Architect Granville Taylor used mortar to begin building a career By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News As a child growing up in Russellville, Ky., Granville Taylor never imagined hed end up becoming an archite...
58. Archived Article: Graphic
- Thursday, October 01, 1998
Most active plaintiff attorneys Most active plaintiff attorneys The most active plaintiff attorneys or firms in General Sessions Civil Division based on judgments filed in the court clerks office from Jan. 1 Aug. 31. Nicholson Hackel & Ni...
59. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 20, 1998
July 21 July 21 The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:15. The meeting will include the installation of new o...
60. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 13, 1998
July 13 July 13 Public Issues Forum will meet at 7 p.m. at Memphis Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. The topic will be the 1998 election, and the speakers include Irma W. Merrill and Marilyn Loeffel, the candidates for Shelby County Commission, ...
61. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 06, 1998
July 8 July 8 The Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on financing a childs education from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2158 Union Ave., Suite 400. For reservations, call 323-4909, Ext. 1007. Mensa will meet at the Unicorn restaur...
62. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 29, 1998
June 29 June 29 Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on budgeting and credit for two from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2400 Poplar Ave., Suite 510. For reservations, call 323-4909, Ext. 1007. June 30 Mid-South Environmental Forum w...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Gene Stone has been selected as the Chickasaw Councils new scout executive. He replaces Bob Salser, who has been named area director of the BSAs South Georgia/North Florida region. Stone has served as director of the Cub Scout Division at the nation...
64. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 25, 1997
Aug Aug. 25 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will sponsor a course titled "Getting the IRS Off Your Clients Back: Installment Agreements, Offers in Compromise, Bankruptcy and Other Strategies" at the Marriott. Registra...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 22, 1997
Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. has announced the election of 16 new managing directors: Joseph K. Ayres, investment banker, Cumberland Securities Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Morgan Keegan; Thomas P. Brown, director, Fixed Income Research; Paul Stephens...
66. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 09, 1996
Karin Ann Olsen has been appointed travel industry sales manager for the Peabody Hotel. She previously served as executive travel club sales manager for the Ridgeway Inn. Olsen is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Leslie M. Saunders has been ...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 01, 1996
05-01 memos Allyne Newcomb has joined the Madonna Learning Center as public relations and development director. She formerly was executive director of the Memphis-area chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Dr. Floyd F. Amann will be the fou...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 03, 1996
04-03 memos Enterprise National Bank announced several promotions: Deborah Gifford was promoted to a vice president at Enterprise. Gifford has been employed by company since its inception in 1990 and manages the retail banking division. Judy Magri w...