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1. Tennessee Brewery Plan Unveiled -

Memphis businessman Taylor Berger is part of a team preparing to take short-term ownership of the Tennessee Brewery Downtown, with plans to bring a variety of community-focused uses to the site from roughly the last weekend in April through the last weekend in May.

2. Obama 2015 Budget Focuses on Boosting Economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs, handing Democrats a playbook for their election-year themes of creating jobs and narrowing the income gap between rich and poor.

3. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August -

One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.

4. Bipartisan Budget Agreement Nears Final Passage -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate lined up Wednesday to give final congressional approval to legislation scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.

5. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” Tuesday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 20, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.

6. Events -

Business Over Coffee International will continue its Weave Your Own Web social media training series on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the group’s headquarters, 5865 Ridgeway Road, suite 300. Cost is free for members and first-time guests, and $10 for returning guests. Visit businessovercoffee.biz or call 820-4469.

7. Events -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.

8. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Aug. 6, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

9. Events -

The Daily News will host its HR Rules and Ramifications Seminar and panel discussion Thursday, Aug. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar will include an overview of changing employment laws and advice on dealing with real-life workplace issues. Paul Pattenof Jackson Lewis LLP will present the keynote. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

10. Basketball Boon -

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.

11. House Approves Bill Preventing Shutdown March 27 -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House approved legislation Wednesday to prevent a government shutdown on March 27 and blunt the impact of newly imposed spending cuts on the Defense Department.

12. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Anything Goes” Tuesday, Feb. 26, through March 3 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.

13. 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.

14. Incentives Help Bring More Women Into Business Fold -

When Kimberly Taylor decided to launch her boutique K’PreSha, she considered East Memphis and Downtown.

15. Funeral Home Files Loan on Property -

The owner of the Munford Funeral Home: Millington Chapel at 7450 Raleigh Millington Road in Millington has filed a $3.5 million loan on the property.

16. Events -

Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.

17. Pinnacle Departure Brings Real Estate Challenge -

Pinnacle Airlines Corp.’s relocation of its Memphis headquarters to Minneapolis by May should have long-term leasing effects on the Downtown office market.

18. Events -

The Blues Foundation will host the 29th annual International Blues Challenge Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Feb. 2, in Beale Street venues and other Downtown locations. Visit blues.org for a full schedule and tickets.

19. Events -

The University of Memphis School of Public Health will host Dr. John Dreyzehner, Tennessee Commissioner of Health, for “Public Health is Everybody’s Business” Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the FedEx Institute of Technology fishbowl room 203, 365 Innovation Drive. Visit memphis.edu/sph for details.

20. Events -

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Pamela D. Pitts, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed Inc., will discuss financial planning and investments. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to Sharon Gardner at sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

21. Middle Class Share of America's Income Shrinking -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The middle class is receiving less of America's total income, declining to its smallest share in decades as median wages stagnate in the economic doldrums and wealth concentrates at the top.

22. Events -

Better Business Bureau will continue its 2012 breakfast series with “How to Remember Almost Anything – Even if You’re 100” Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at BBB, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $15 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org or 757-8603.

23. Events -

Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host Conversations With: Wattstax 40th anniversary panel discussion Monday, Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit staxmuseum.com.

24. Resource Entertainment Group Plans Growth, New Offerings -

Resource Entertainment Group is continuing a steady growth path and looks to expand thanks to a new website as well as management of a new Downtown event space called The Columns.

The entertainment services company specializes in live entertainment, production services, entertainment consulting and event programming expertise. The company manages some of the Mid-South’s most popular entertainers and provides bands, DJs, speakers, audio systems, concert lighting, staging and tech crews.

25. ‘Fun Food Fast’ -

After a five-year hiatus, fast-casual restaurant Foozi has returned to the I-Bank Tower at 5050 Poplar Ave. while retaining its other location next door at Clark Tower.

26. Dimon Survives Votes on Pay, Chairmanship -

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The CEO of JPMorgan Chase survived a shareholder push Tuesday to strip him of the title of chairman of the board, five days after he disclosed a $2 billion trading loss by the bank.

27. Tying it all Together -

University of Memphis art student Alex Smythe, who grew up in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood, is extending an invitation to all Memphians to celebrate the revitalization of one of the city’s most diverse communities with the first annual V&E Greenline Artwalk.

28. 100 Years of Design -

Evans Taylor Foster Childress, which celebrates its centennial in March, can trace its origins to two distinguished Memphis architectural firms.

29. Artspace Seeks Feedback from Artists on Development -

Artspace Projects Inc. will host an event Wednesday, March 7, to solicit feedback from the local arts community on the project it is developing at the former United Warehouse building, 138 St. Paul Ave.

30. Obama's New Budget: Higher Taxes for the Wealthy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade but does little to restrain growth in the government's huge health benefit programs, a major cause of future deficits.

31. YMCA Announces Board Members -

YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South has installed its 2012 metropolitan board of directors.

Sandra Bailey of Methodist Extended Care Hospital will serve as board chair; Ted Ferris of the Greater Memphis Chamber will serve as secretary; and Perry Green of Waddell and Associates Inc. will serve as treasurer.

32. US Wealth Gap Between Young and Old is Widest Ever -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic downturn that has wiped out job opportunities for young adults and saddled them with housing and college debt.

33. ICAA Tennessee Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting -

The Tennessee Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4.

The two-day event will kick off Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with a lecture and book-signing by architect Russell Versaci at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Versaci is author of “Creating a New Old House.” A social will follow.

34. Groupon's Fall to Earth Swifter Than its Fast Rise -

NEW YORK (AP) – Only a few months ago, Groupon was the Internet's next great thing. Business media christened it the fastest growing company ever. Copycats proliferated. And investors salivated over the prospect of Groupon going public.

35. TDN’s Seminar Touts Sustainability -

Green is the buzzword in business these days. From economic development to real estate construction, public and private initiatives focused on sustainability are reshaping the way business is conducted.

36. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.

And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.

37. Green Seminar to Cover Efficiency, Sustainability -

The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc. on Thursday, Oct. 6, hosts The Daily News Green Seminar, part of the 2011 Seminar Series, focusing on sustainability and green issues.

38. Daily News Seminar to Focus on Green Issues -

In business these days, it’s all about the green. From economic development to real estate construction, public and private initiatives focusing on sustainability are reshaping the way business is conducted.

39. Engineering Professionals to Hold Annual Meeting -

The Joint Annual Meeting of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee and the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers will be Aug. 25-26 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin, Tenn.

40. nexAir Adds Propane Filling Plant -

Memphis-based nexAir has added a new propane filling plant to its production plant and distribution facility at 1211 N. McLean Blvd.

41. Wealth Gap Widens Between Whites, Minorities -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new Census data.

42. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections -

Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.

43. Leadership Memphis Announces Board Members -

Leadership Memphis has announced new board members and officers for its new fiscal year.

The officers and executive committee include Eric Robertson, chair; Beverly Jordan, vice chair; Bryan Ford, treasurer; Veronica Coleman Davis, secretary; Chris McLean, immediate past chair; Jeff Gaudino, alumni chair; Christine Munson, development chair; Lemoyne Robinson, program chair; and Jeane Chapman, marketing chair.

44. Madison Hotel to Kick Off Rooftop Party Season -

Madison Hotel will kick off Sunset Atop the Madison and debut Moonlight Atop the Madison Thursday.

Sunset Atop the Madison, the weekly after-work event, will feature a cash bar, special rooftop terrace menu and live entertainment beginning with Elmo & The Shades followed next week by the Memphis All-Stars.

45. Memphis Area Legal Services Elects Board Officers -

The Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. has elected its 2011 board officers.

Sean A. Hunt of The Hunt Law Firm has been elected the new board president. He succeeds Center City Commission President Paul H. Morris, who will continue on the board as immediate past president.

46. Bryson Birthday Bash to Benefit MED Foundation -

Fourteen soul musicians will take the stage to celebrate two-time Grammy winner Peabo Bryson’s 60th birthday and raise money for The MED Foundation.

The party will include a seated dinner followed by a three-hour concert, cocktails, dancing, photos with the musicians and a live auction. It will be held April 15 at 7 p.m. at The Peabody hotel Grand Ballroom, 149 Union Ave.

47. MSO Announces 2011-2012 Season -

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2011-2012 season – the second under the leadership of music director Mei-Ann Chen.

48. Broad Possibilities -

Back when Broad Avenue was the terminus of the Interstate-40/Sam Cooper Boulevard corridor, car traffic was a big problem.

49. Obama Sends Congress $3.73 Trillion Budget -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.73 trillion budget Monday that holds out the prospect of eventually bringing deficits under control through spending cuts and tax increases. But the fiscal blueprint largely ignores his own deficit commission's plea to slash huge entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

50. Cypress Realty Holdings Buys Millington Perkins Site -

8472 New Wilkinsville Road
Millington, TN 38053
Sale Amount: $1.3 Million

51. 112th Congress Convenes; Boehner Elected Speaker -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly elected speaker John Boehner hailed the Republican Party's return to control of the House Wednesday, vowing a more open legislative process but acknowledging that "a great deal of scar tissue has built up on both sides of the aisle."

52. Shoppers Crowd the Malls in Christmas Countdown -

NEW YORK (AP) – Packed malls? Healthy gains in holiday spending? It's beginning to look at least a little like a pre-recession Christmas.

Americans spent more on clothing, luxury goods and even furniture, delivering healthy gains across the board, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse, which tracks spending across all transactions including cash. The online category continued to be a bright spot. The big exception was consumer electronics, dragged down by deep discounting of TVs amid a glut. That area was virtually unchanged from a year ago.

53. Auto Parts Chain AutoZone Profit Jumps 20 Percent -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Net income at AutoZone rose 20 percent during the first quarter, the company said Tuesday, as many people continued to sink money into repairing older cars rather than buying new ones.

54. 'Right Direction' -

Paul Rubin has a little more company these days when he rides his bicycle with the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club. He’s been a member for more than 20 years, but right now about half of the club is just getting started.

55. Habitat for Humanity Starts Work on Trinity Park Homes -

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will begin Wednesday construction on five new homes in Trinity Park, its first planned development.

Delta Air Lines employees will begin work at 8 a.m. on the first houses. The company has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Memphis as well as Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and New York City.

56. MSO’s Chen Named Chicago Sinfonietta Director -

Mei-Ann Chen, the new music director for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, has been named music director for the Chicago Sinfonietta beginning in 2011.

57. LaVere Adds Playhouse Series to Busy Summer -

Amy LaVere is sandwiching a special gift for her Memphis fans into a jam-packed fall schedule that includes a movie role, touring and recording a new album.

Resource Entertainment Group and Playhouse on the Square have teamed up with the bass-slapping chanteuse to produce Amy LaVere & Friends, a concert series that kicks off June 30 on the Midtown theater’s main stage.

58. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. The meeting will include the awarding of Paul Harris Fellows and Rotarian of the Year. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

59. Events -

The Memphis Potters’ Guild will hold its Spring Show & Sale today through Monday at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The opening reception will be held May 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show is free. For more information, call Agnes Stark at 458-2354 or visit www.thememphispottersguild.com.

60. Young Fulfills Lifelong Dream With Mr. Appliance Biz -

At a time when corporate downsizing has become a household term, Paul Young used his own experience as an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream.

61. Memphian LaVere Readies for Busy Summer -

Memphis music is big business. And it’s the workhorses like Amy LaVere who make it so.

LaVere, a singer about whom the Los Angeles Daily News once raved, “Something like this doesn’t come along every day,” is in the midst of a creative resurgence. Because of it, her schedule is filling up fast.

62. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “What Sales Professionals Need to Know About Facebook” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.

63. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Sister Maureen Griner, co-director of Dorothy Day House, will speak on the topic “Understanding Poverty.” Cost is $18. To register, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

64. Martin Tate Attorneys Honored by Law & Politics -

Eleven attorneys from Martin Tate Morrow & Marston PC have been selected as 2009 Super Lawyers and 2009 Mid-South Rising Stars by Law & Politics.

65. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Melissa Hanson, director of grants and research at Christian Brothers University, will be the facilitator. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

66. Events -

Methodist Hospice will sponsor the “Red Slipper Women’s Golf Tournament and Caddie Auction” today at the Windyke Country Club, 8535 Winchester Road. Registration beings at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Each team member will receive lunch, a push cart and 18 holes on the par 3 course for $65. To register, call Dee Flood at 516-1727.

67. Fed's Steps to Aid Banking System Raise Risks, Too -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve's bold steps to prevent the banking industry from collapsing last year have injected new dangers into the financial system.

Analysts and government officials fear that the nation's biggest banks will be emboldened to resume excessive risk-taking on the belief that the Fed will be there – again – to prevent them from collapsing.

68. Final Candidate List Peopled With Variety -

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

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

69. Mayor's Race Set at 25 Candidates -

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

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

70. 25 In Final Field For City Mayor -

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

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

71. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Mike Moffatt, governor of Rotary District 6800, will speak. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

72. Events -

The Memphis Symphony Chorus will hold auditions to find new chorus members for the 2009-2010 season today at 6 p.m. at Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Road. Interested people should call the Memphis Symphony office at 537-2500 or e-mail info@memphissymphonychorus.org.

73. Gardens of Germantown Secures Funding to Build Alzheimer’s Facility -

3179 Professional Plaza
Germantown, TN 38138
Loan Amount: $8 Million
Loan Date: July 16, 2009


Maturity Date: Aug. 1, 2050
Borrower: Gardens of Germantown LLC
Lender: Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage Inc.
Details: The developer of an Alzheimer’s facility called the Gardens of Germantown has filed an $8 million construction loan through Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage Inc.

74. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education seminar today from noon to 1 p.m. at the MBA office, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Arthur Chapman of Cornerstone Settlements will speak about comprehensive settlement planning. To register, visit www.memphisbar.org/cle.

75. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education seminar Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the MBA office, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Arthur Chapman of Cornerstone Settlements will speak about comprehensive settlement planning. To register, visit www.memphisbar.org/cle.

76. Events -

MPACT Memphis will have a lunch with Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. today at noon at Pearl’s Oyster House, 299 S. Main St. The lunch is for members only. To R.S.V.P., contact Joy Turner at jturner@mpactmemphis.org or 528-8340.

77. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold its fourth annual conference today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $65 for students. The theme is “Surviving the Perfect Storm: Reinventing the Nonprofit’s Future.” Paul Light, New York University professor and Washington Post columnist, will be the keynote speaker. To register, visit npexcellence.org/conference.php or call 684-6605.

78. Bankers, Politicians Discuss State Of Industry -

By the end of this month, small groups of bankers, homebuilders and Realtors will have taken turns trekking to Legislative Plaza in Nashville. They all will have faced a legislative committee whose chairman, Germantown resident Paul Stanley, wanted to hear them answer a basic question, each in their own way:

79. Alleged Plot to Kill Obama Stuns Suspects’ Towns -

BELLS, Tenn. (AP) – In a rural Tennessee county where you can’t buy alcohol or even find a Wal-Mart, residents of tiny Bells stopped each other to ask if anyone knew the pale-skinned young local accused of plotting to kill dozens of black people, including Barack Obama.

80. Events -

The Engineers’ Club of Memphis will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Page Cotton, Midwest regional manger for Stego Industries LLC, will speak on the topic “Below Slab Moisture Protection.” Cost is $14 to attend.

81. Events -

The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly luncheon today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Paul Gavin of Contech Construction Products will speak on “Giogrid” Geotextiles. Cost is $12.

82. Middle Class Not Better Off,Pew Research Says -      Growing numbers of middle-class Americans say they aren't better off than they were five years ago, reflecting economic pressures amid growing debt, a study released Wednesday shows. Their short-term assessment of person

83. BioImaging Symposium Opens Today at U of M -

When more than 200 experts in medical imaging gather in Memphis starting today, they'll indulge their passion for peering deep inside of human bodies.

But the overall theme is on making imaging technology more useful at a time when the cost of imaging seems, to some, to be exorbitant compared to the benefits.

84. Events -

Deborah Brasfield of Brasfield Enterprises will hold a seminar titled "How to Buy a House Without Losing Your Shirt" today at 6 p.m. at the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce building, 2195 S. Germantown Road, Suite 101. The event is free. Call 652-8619 for reservations or more information.

85. Barrett Opens Design and Marketing Firm -

Stefanie Barrett has opened Barrett Creative, a full-service graphic design and marketing firm. Barrett has more than 15 years of experience. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the Memphis Chamber of Commerce and Women on the Move, and serves as the marketing sponsor for the Commission on Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC) and the Small Business Chamber.

86. Events -

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 "Using the Mastermind Principle to Propel Your Business to Success." For more information, contact Jo Garner at jo.garner@comcast.net.

87. Events -

The Memphis Regional Chamber and The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold the Metro Business Council Sales & Marketing Summit today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Cost is $50 for members and $100 for nonmembers. RSVP to Tunga Lee at 543-3571.

88. Perrin to Oversee Orpheum's Fundraising Efforts, Special Events -

The Orpheum Theatre announced Jim Perrin has been named vice president of development. Perrin previously served as the president of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. In his new position, he will oversee the Orpheum's fundraising efforts, special events and other projects.

89. Diocese Settles Sex Suits for More Than $300K -

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis has settled three lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by a priest assigned to minister to the city's Vietnamese Catholic community.

The settlements, announced last week, are the first in any of the nine civil lawsuits filed beginning in August 2004 against the Memphis Diocese and five priests. All nine allege child sexual abuse and a cover-up by the Diocese.

90. Booking It -

It's the kind of task for which Memphis-based Resource Entertainment Group, a venue management and entertainment consulting company, seems perfectly suited.

REG, which has booked concerts for major acts such as Ludacris, Harry Connick Jr. and Elton John over the years, has signed a contract with the Gibson Lounge to become the venue's exclusive rental agent.

91. Barrow Named Chef de Cuisine At Capriccio Grill -

The Peabody Hotel has named Brian Barrow chef de cuisine for Capriccio Grill, an Italian steakhouse. Barrow began his culinary career at 27. He attended Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts in Miami. He previously was a chef at the Ambassador Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and with Do & Co International Catering.

92. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center -

Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.

93. Wassmer Captures Account Exec Spot at Thompson & Berry -

Katie Wassmer has been promoted to account executive at Thompson & Berry Public Relations, a division of Thompson & Co. Wassmer has been with Thompson & Berry for two years. She joined the company as an intern. Wassmer graduated from the University of Memphis in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations.

94. Private Involvement in Public Schools Offers Hope -

In a speech to the nation's governors at an education summit last year, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates called the nation's high schools obsolete - and his ideas about how to fix that problem are having a profound effect on the way Memphis schools operate.

95. St. Jude Researcher Earns National Recognition -

Scientific American named Dr. Robert G. Webster, the Rose Marie Thomas chair at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, as a research leader in the 2005 Scientific American 50 - a list compiled by the magazine that recognizes outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year.

96. Archived Article: Newsmakers - 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 ...

97. Archived Article: Real Estate Recap - 34

Brunswick Forest Subdivision Planned in Bartlett

34.99 acres near

Brunswick Road

Cost: $3.2 million

Borrower: Brunswick Forest Partnership

Lender: 1st Trust Bank for Savings

Trustee: Paul F.T. Edwards

Property: 34.99 acres...

98. Archived Article: Newsmakers - CHILDRENS MUSEUMS ADDS TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Childrens Museum Names New Board Members

The Childrens Museum of Memphis announced the following additions to its board of trustees: Jon A. Bascum, vice president of information technology, AutoZone;...

99. Archived Article: Newsmakers - The Daily News has hired Don Fancher as the Advertising Sales Director

Baptist-DeSoto Names New Administrator

Randy King was named administrator and chief executive officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He was previously vice president ...

100. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Nashville Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District

Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District

Nashville attorney Donna M. Fields was appointed to fill a position in the 30th Judicial District, Circuit Court Division 7, replacing recently...