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1. 2014 Campaigns Hit the Streets
- Monday, April 07, 2014
With the April filing deadline behind them and early voting for the county primaries a week and a half ahead, those running for elected office in Shelby County this year kept a full weekend schedule.
2. Methodist University Hospital Names Liebman New CEO
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Jeff Liebman has joined Methodist University Hospital as chief executive officer. In his new role, Liebman said, he will ensure the hospital continues to be a community resource providing the highest possible quality of care to the community while following the guidelines of the Methodist LeBonheur mission.
3. Positive Pastner Makes More Sense After Wins
- Friday, March 21, 2014
Take a hike.
Yes, you, Negative Nelly Tigers fan. You have unrealistic expectations for the University of Memphis basketball team and its coach, Josh Pastner, who suggested – amid criticism – that this small minority of overly critical Tiger fans no longer was needed inside the tent.
4. Bell Joins First State Bank as Commercial Loan Officer
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Jonathan Bell has joined First State Bank as vice president/commercial loan officer. Bell, who has more than 13 years of experience in the banking industry, will provide banking services for businesses in Collierville and the surrounding area.
5. Gold Strike Promotes Slade to PR Manager
- Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Elizabeth Slade has been promoted to public relations manager at Gold Strike Casino Resort. In her new role at the MGM Resorts International property, Slade will lead in developing and executing integrated marketing communication plans with components such as media relations, social media strategy, community partnerships and brand management.
6. Abundance of Diet Soda Starts Stats Revolution
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
One man, one room, one micro-fridge stocked with diet soda.
In his Lawrence, Kan., home, this is where Bill James would hunker down and create his yearly “Baseball Abstract.” It was an obsessive, solitary labor of love that started a statistical revolution in baseball. It’s just that it took another generation and Brad Pitt starring in a movie inspired by a book, “Moneyball,” for much of the world to notice numbers in a new way.
7. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.
8. Haiku With Cartoon Twist
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
HOT SPRINGS, ARK. – “Old Pond” cartoonist / big hit at haiku Hot Springs: / Jessica Tremblay.
November rolls in with hints of summer and winter. Autumn’s colors dot the hillsides surrounding historic Bathhouse Row. Amid falling leaves a dozen and a half haiku versifiers, from Boston to Memphis to Plano to Vancouver, descend upon the Arlington Hotel.
9. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.
10. Cormier Brings Asthma Research to UTHSC
- Tuesday, November 12, 2013
More than $2.5 million in research grant money has been transferred to The University of Tennessee Health Science Center following associate professor Dr. Stephania Cormier’s move to the college earlier this year.
11. Pronoun Showdown, Round 3
- Thursday, November 07, 2013
The Pronoun Showdown continues. I started it some weeks back, asking which of two football coaches was correct, the one who said “between me and him” or the one who said: “between he and I?”
12. Chandler Takes Center Stage as GPAC Executive Director
- Friday, November 01, 2013
For Paul Chandler, all of Memphis is a stage. The executive director of the Germantown Performing Arts Center has made a career of bringing talent to the city and helping to showcase the homegrown sort, as well.
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
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.
14. Some Employers See Perks of Hiring Older Workers
- Monday, September 16, 2013
Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.
15. Woeppel Named CEO of UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Charles “Chuck” Woeppel has been named chief executive officer of UT Medical Group Inc. Woeppel, who has served as the organization’s chief operating officer since 2012, will also continue in that role.
- Saturday, August 17, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will host a performance of “Les Miserables” to benefit the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. A pre-performance reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and are available through MCAC, 888-4342.
17. LaVere Stays Busy in Preparation of New Album
- Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Memphis-based musician Amy LaVere’s third solo album, “Runaway’s Diary,” won’t be released until early next year, but the songwriter, bassist and vocalist has a few summer projects that should keep anxious fans satisfied.
- Saturday, August 03, 2013
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.
19. Daily News Seminar to Highlight Employment Laws
- Friday, August 02, 2013
A renewed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission focus on employment practices that have a disproportionate impact on members of a minority group is challenging longstanding human resources practices, says Paul Patten, a partner with Jackson Lewis LLP in Chicago.
20. Neal Joins Madison Line Records as Chief Operating Officer
- Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Antonio Neal has joined Madison Line Records, the record label affiliated with Visible Music College, as chief operating officer. Neal – a four-time Gospel Music Association Dove Award winner who has also been nominated for a Grammy Award and four Stellar Gospel Music Awards – will oversee marketing, publishing and day-to-day operations at the label.
21. Talks Underway for Club 152 Reopening
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
The owners of Club 152 on Beale Street and prosecutors with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office have been talking since the club was shut down a week ago as a public nuisance.
Both sides are due back before General Sessions Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter Thursday, May 21.
22. Word Finds Passion With Vaco, Women’s Alliance
- Friday, May 17, 2013
In her six years as a CPA, Ginna Word has seen the industry from both sides of a spreadsheet, as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche, and as a corporate, in-house accountant for The ServiceMaster Co.
23. Brimhall Named Bartlett Entrepreneur of Year
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Terry Brimhall, founder and president of Brimhall Foods Co. Inc., has been named entrepreneur of the year by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.
24. International Interaction
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
Memphians and out-of-towners are gathering Downtown throughout this month to hear the stirring sounds of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, savor the product of competitive barbecue cooking and watch major touring acts rock the stages at Tom Lee Park.
25. Rhodes Honors Gray for Outstanding Research
- Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Dr. Patrick Gray, an associate professor in Rhodes College’s department of religious studies, has received the college’s Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research. Gray’s research centers on biblical studies, specifically the history and literature of early Christianity and the Greco-Roman context.
26. Chisca Rebirth
- Friday, April 26, 2013
“Memphis: The Musical” meets the real life setting Friday, April 26, for the fictional story of a Memphis radio announcer in the 1950s.
Actor Bryan Fenkart will walk about a block on South Main Street from The Orpheum Theater to the old Chisca hotel to perform at the project’s launch party. The party in the hotel’s garage space kicks off the $24 million renovation of the hotel as an apartment building.
27. Corporate Contribution
- Monday, April 22, 2013
On a beautiful spring morning last week more than 100 local FedEx employees came together along the banks of the Wolf River to do a beautiful thing.
It was the 40th anniversary of FedEx, whose employees volunteered with the Wolf River Conservancy to pull up invasive privet, plant wildflowers and trees, paint sewer vents and build nesting boxes for indigenous birds.
28. Meadows Named Director of Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Bobby Meadows has joined Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab as executive director. Meadows, a licensed nursing home administrator, has 13 years of nursing home experience, including 11 as an executive director. Most recently, he served for six years at Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis.
29. White House Celebrates the Sounds of Memphis Soul
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A White House celebration Tuesday night of Memphis soul music is an affirmation of the decades of hard work that went into making it a classic American music sound, said some of the artists tapped to perform.
30. Choose901 Celebrates One Year of Upbeat Message
- Monday, April 01, 2013
One phrase has been popping up in the local social media world with increasingly frequency over the past year.
It refers to a campaign led by the civic group City Leadership, and it’s designed to do exactly what the name says.
31. South Main’s New Life
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.
The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.
32. Filling the Voids
- Saturday, February 02, 2013
Last year was a banner year for adaptive reuse projects in Midtown and Downtown.
Developers announced plans for the Sears Crosstown building, Overton Square, Hotel Chisca, James Lee House and old United Warehouse in the South Main Historic Arts District. Construction began on The Pyramid, turning it into a 220,000-square-foot mega-Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, and Memphis in May moved into its new headquarters at 56 S. Front St., a 14,600-square-foot building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
33. Gowen Named Marketing Head at Renshaw Property Management
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kellyn Gowen has joined Renshaw Property Management as marketing coordinator. In her new role, Gowen manages social media, marketing and communications for the company’s 800 Mid-South rental properties, serves as a liaison for property owners and real estate agents, and spearheads marketing efforts for vacant properties.
34. Imre Named Assistant Controller at Makowsky Ringel Greenberg
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Nancy Imre has joined Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC as assistant controller. Imre is responsible for the real estate management company’s accounting department, overseeing investor reporting and preparation of corporate financial statements.
35. Black Girls Code Coming to Memphis
- Friday, January 04, 2013
At one point when Kimberly Bryant, a native Memphian who got a degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, was still in school, Apple’s Macintosh was still new on the scene.
36. McLaughlin Joins Inferno as Senior Copywriter
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Trish McLaughlin has joined inferno as senior copywriter. In her new role, McLaughlin supervises the copywriting department, pairing up writers with art directors and project teams, and reviewing copy for message, voice and strategic focus. In addition, she coaches young writers in strategic thinking, concepting, editing and presenting.
37. Facebook Users Hit 'Like,' Stores Jump Into Action
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook isn't just for goofy pictures and silly chatter. Whether shoppers know it or not, their actions online help dictate what's in stores during this holiday season.
38. Surprise: New Insurance Fee in Health Overhaul Law
- Tuesday, December 11, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
39. Downtown Rising
- Friday, November 02, 2012
Despite a faltering economy, many of America’s downtowns are in the midst of a revival, according to a September U.S. Census study, and Memphis is no exception.
The study, “Patterns of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Population Change: 2000 to 2010,” shows that in many of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, downtown populations grew at double-digit rates over the last decade, primarily due to the availability of new housing and services. And after previous decades of decline, the residential population in Downtown Memphis increased as well, growing by 7 percent to reach approximately 22,000 residents in 2010, according to the latest metrics compiled by the Downtown Memphis Commission.
40. Political Outsourcing
- Monday, October 15, 2012
It has been 12 years since Shelby County voters have encountered a Democratic or Republican presidential nominee on the general election ballot who had some kind of political presence in the region, if not the city, before they made their bid for president.
41. Soccer Effect
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Like so many good ideas, the one for the Mike Rose Soccer Complex had buy-in from several quarters.
The late John C. Talley developed the business plan. Then Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout supported the concept.
- Friday, October 05, 2012
Mistletoe Merchants will be held Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Visit themarketshows.com.
43. Logistics Background Helps Stewart Thrive as Attorney
- Thursday, October 04, 2012
Paul W. Stewart not only represents third-party logistics companies in his law practice, but he has even served as chief legal officer to three national logistics companies and CEO of a fourth logistics company.
44. Cooper-Young Featured in America’s Top 10 Great Neighborhoods List
- Thursday, October 04, 2012
Cooper-Young has been named one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2012 under the American Planning Association’s Great Places in America program, noted for its revitalization, character and historic architecture.
45. Law School Celebrates 50 Years
- Thursday, October 04, 2012
At the end of this month, the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will celebrate half a century of preparing young legal minds for the future challenges they’ll face in the field of law.
46. Cooper-Young Featured in Top 10 'Great Neighborhoods' List
- Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Cooper-Young has been named as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2012 under the American Planning Association’s Great Places in America program, noted for its revitalization, character and historic architecture.
47. CCDC Passes Two Downtown Projects
- Thursday, September 20, 2012
Two Downtown Memphis projects were propelled Wednesday, Sept. 19, by the Center City Development Corp. while the board was briefed on several of the area’s businesses that are in flux.
48. 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.
49. Baldwin Joins Trumbull Labs as Pathologist
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Dr. Heather Sehnert Baldwin has joined Trumbull Laboratories LLC as a pathologist. In her new role, Baldwin will practice a full range of pathology with a focus in hematopathology.
50. Weak Hiring Shows Economy Still Hurting
- Monday, July 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A third straight month of weak hiring shows the U.S. economy is still struggling three years after the recession officially ended.
U.S. employers added just 80,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.
51. Green Building, Design Slowly Take Hold in Memphis Area
- Monday, June 25, 2012
When residential and commercial construction hit new boom times – whenever that might be – the rebirth will take place in a new era with new rules.
“People are becoming more environmentally aware, and that’s going to change the market,” said Don Glays, executive director of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association. “There are a lot of advantages to buying green, and people are starting to understand that.”
52. Strike up the Band
- Monday, May 21, 2012
For anyone who finds themselves in conversation with Mei-Ann Chen about the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, its big plans for the year and major guest performers who’ve been lined up, be prepared to get an earful on a topic about which Chen will evangelize, her smile broad and voice brimming with cheer.
53. Conference Stresses Power Of Social Media
- Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The Memphis-based Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence is gearing up for its seventh annual conference, and this year’s theme focuses on ways nonprofits can harness the power of social media and build connected communities in this fast-paced information age.
54. MBBA Panel Puts Focus on Sustainability
- Monday, April 30, 2012
Members of the region’s corporate, academic, government and nonprofit sectors seeking more knowledge about best practices in sustainability packed the ballroom of The University Club, 1346 Central Ave., on Thursday, April 26, for a luncheon panel discussion hosted by Memphis Bioworks Business Association.
55. 1 in 2 New Graduates are Jobless or Underemployed
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.
A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge.
56. Tying it all Together
- Friday, April 20, 2012
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.
57. Redbirds Reconnection
- Monday, April 16, 2012
One of baseball’s enduring maxims is that anytime you go to a game you’ve got a chance to see something you’ve never seen before.
Apparently, this now applies off the field too, because a few weeks ago a group that included Magic Johnson as the front man paid $2.15 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from financially troubled owner Frank McCourt.
58. Recovery Threatened by Runaway Student Loan Debt
- Wednesday, April 04, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal student loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job.
But many borrowers these days are close to flunking out, tripped up by painful real-life lessons in math and economics.
59. Honors Continue For Architect Of Memphis Sound
- Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Memphis music icon Willie Mitchell was honored on what would have been his 84th birthday last week with a Tennessee state historical marker at his Royal Studios.
60. By Any Other Name …
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I devoted almost an entire column to one item of viewer mail. No one complained, so I might as well do it again. Less than a week after hearing from Carole Hanna of Memphis, I heard from Daphine Craig:
61. Memphis According to Memphians
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Last week we asked readers “What does Memphis mean to you?” This question is the driving force behind the creation of a community narrative that will help us align our efforts and come together with a shared voice so we can sing about our city in pitch-perfect unison and harmony.
62. 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.
63. Home Prices Dropped in November in Most US Cities
- Wednesday, February 01, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices fell for a third straight month in nearly all cities tracked by a major index. The declines show that most homeowners are not reaping the benefits from some signs of an improving housing market.
64. Abortion, Immigration Changes Among New 2012 Laws
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, employers in Alabama must verify new workers' U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory lessons about the contributions of gays and lesbians under state laws set to take effect at the start of 2012.
65. Grizzlies Out to Prove Last Year was No Fluke
- Friday, December 23, 2011
Coaches always see a bigger picture. So it is that Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins bristles at any suggestion that his team took its big step forward in last season’s playoffs – the implication being that this snapshot of two series and 13 games does not do the Grizzlies’ success in 2010-2011 full justice.
66. Calvary Series Welcomes Boychoir’s Angelic Voices
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
After returning from a tour of the nation’s capital that included performances at the National Cathedral, Basilica of the Immaculate Shrine, and the Canadian and Singapore embassies, the Memphis Boychoir celebrates the holy season of Advent with a hometown performance at Calvary Episcopal Church.
67. US Wealth Gap Between Young and Old is Widest Ever
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
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.
68. Pedicabs Debut Downtown, Rides Free for Now
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
For now, the newest addition to Main Street mall traffic and Downtown traffic in general will run free of charge.
But the founders of Memphis Pedicab Co. are urging those who use the adapted three-wheel bicycles to get around Downtown to tip the drivers. Still to come is an ordinance that formally regulates pedicabs.
69. Waiting For The Tip
- Monday, October 31, 2011
Great seasons end.
Great cities endure.
That’s not just one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ new marketing slogans. Capitalizing on last season’s success and building an enduring franchise are aspirations for the organization as it copes with the reality of the NBA lockout and the ongoing dry spell of professional hometown hoops.
70. TDN’s Seminar Touts Sustainability
- Monday, October 10, 2011
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.
71. Unions Give Wall Street Protesters Some Oomph
- Thursday, October 06, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – A diverse group of powerful unions joined demonstrations near Wall Street on Wednesday, lending focus, credibility and potentially hundreds of participants to a group that started out with a few college students camping out in lower Manhattan.
72. Green Seminar to Cover Efficiency, Sustainability
- Thursday, October 06, 2011
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.
73. Obama, GOP Trumpet Jobs Plans in Silicon Valley
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – The debate over how to create jobs has moved to Silicon Valley, where the president and Republican leaders were each taking to the Internet to trumpet their agendas and win over young voters.
74. Daily News Seminar to Focus on Green Issues
- Monday, September 26, 2011
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.
75. Sneed Promoted At Humane Society
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Kerry Sneed has been promoted to community outreach and humane education coordinator at the Humane Society of Memphis.
76. Allie Prescott to Head U of M Alumni Association
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Allie Prescott has been elected president of the University of Memphis Alumni Association national executive board of directors.
Prescott holds his bachelor’s and law degrees from the U of M, and he is a life member of the University of Memphis Alumni Association. As a former adviser to the executive director and former vice president for membership, Prescott is serving his fifth year on the national board.
77. U of M Event Honors City’s Legal Pillars
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
They’ve argued landmark cases in Memphis courtrooms in addition to representing everyday clients. They’ve grown into lions of the local legal profession. And they’ve helped tilt the course of history in the city.
78. Young Draws Attention to Office of Sustainability
- Monday, July 11, 2011
Paul Young has been very busy and very visible in the last three months.
The head of the joint city-county Office of Sustainability has been keeping a busy schedule, in part because of several high-profile sustainability undertakings that are reaching critical points at about the same time.
79. Auto Industry, Seeing New Life, is on Hiring Spree
- Thursday, July 07, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen opened a plant in Tennessee last month with 2,000 workers. Honda is hiring 1,000 in Indiana to meet demand for its best-selling Civic. General Motors is looking for 2,500 in Detroit to build the Chevy Volt.
80. Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Video Game Sales to Kids
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional to bar children from buying or renting violent video games, saying government doesn't have the authority to "restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed" despite complaints that the popular and fast-changing technology allows the young to simulate acts of brutality.
81. Role of Restaurant Critic: Helpful Public Servant or ‘Ignoramus with iPhone’?
- Monday, June 20, 2011
Your new restaurant has been open for a few weeks. The kitchen and front-of-house staffs are working in sweet sync. Patrons react favorably to food, service and atmosphere. There’s a sense of anticipation in the dining room, and you’re taking reservations a month out. You seem to be heading toward a great success story.
82. Slow-Moving Road Ends at Sustainability Office
- Monday, May 30, 2011
If a 2008 study on sustainable building and other practices for local government was still sitting on a shelf somewhere in the county administration building, few of those who worked on the effort would be surprised.
83. New Venture to Manage Brewer’s Copyrights
- Thursday, May 26, 2011
Memphis-based film director Craig Brewer and Kat Sage, founder of Red Wax Music Publishing Administration and Consulting, are joining forces in a new venture called BR2 Music Publishing. The concern will manage the copyrights for music in Brewer’s filmography and future projects.
84. Deal Sites Appeal to Shoppers and Businesses Alike
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Groupon is adding 150 employees a month at its U.S. headquarters and trains them in a church because the conference rooms at its headquarters aren't big enough. Ideeli has crammed so much electronic equipment into its New York office that the power goes out every day.
85. Festival Relocation to Impact Local Businesses
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
When historic flooding forced a venue change for Memphis in May’s 34th annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, Downtown and Midtown businesses began bracing to make the best of the sudden switch.
86. New Song
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The music and worship arts college formerly known as Visible School officially changed its name to Visible Music College as it prepares to move into its new home at 200 Madison Ave. Downtown later this year.
87. TN Supreme Court Hears Priest Case
- Thursday, April 07, 2011
The Tennessee Supreme Court is in Jackson, Tenn., Thursday to hear a Memphis civil case involving allegations of child sexual abuse by a Catholic priest that could change the criteria for hearing such claims.
88. On Location: Memphis Showcases Local, International Films
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
In the business of film festivals, international films bring prestige, but local films bring dollars.
This year’s 12th annual On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, hopes to draw on the best of both worlds.
89. 'On Fire'
- Monday, February 28, 2011
The day after her Feb. 16 concert in Memphis at Minglewood Hall, the frontwoman for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals let her Twitter followers know how much she enjoyed herself.
90. Letitia Robertson Joins BRIDGES
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Letitia Robertson has joined BRIDGES as vice president of Bridge Builders.
Education: BBA, University of Memphis; MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
Work Experience: Vice President of Operations, Leadership Memphis; Director of Multicultural Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude; Internet Content Manager, St. Jude; Program Coordinator, Junior Achievement, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Family: Husband, Roderick Robertson; three boys: Roderick Jr., 19, Terrence, 9, and Laurence, 4
Favorite quote: “A smile is the beginning of peace.” – Mother Teresa
Last book read: “Memphis and the Paradox of Place” by Dr. Wanda Rushing
Favorite music: Jazz
Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Sports team: Dallas Cowboys – do or die!
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy riding my motorcycle with my husband every opportunity I get.
What talent do you wish you had? I have always wanted to be a contemporary dancer. Having two left feet makes it impossible.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I have had two great mentors at critical times in my career path: Ruby Bright and Deidre Malone.
What drew you to BRIDGES? There is a quiet, youth-led social change movement occurring in Memphis and it begins at BRIDGES. Plans are under way to increase the number of youth served through Bridge Builders from 5,000 to 15,000 annually. I could not pass up the opportunity to work with young leaders who will be uniquely poised to help make our community better.
What will your role as VP of Bridge Builders entail? I will oversee the development and expansion of BRIDGES’ youth programming, thereby ensuring that more young people have access.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? To have played an integral role in helping Leadership Memphis expand and implement its community leadership program continuum has been a great highlight of my career.
91. Anthony Siracusa Joins Rhodes College
- Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Anthony C. Siracusa has been hired as Community Service Coordinator in the Bonner Center for Faith and Service at Rhodes College.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in history, Rhodes College, 2009.
What was attractive about working at Rhodes? I was compelled by the Rhodes Vision of graduating students with the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. In the words of former Bonner Foundation President Wayne Meisel, I’m passionate about Rhodes’ interest in moving from a world where we work to feed the poor to a world where soup kitchens are not necessary because we’ve defeated hunger.
What do you hope to accomplish as community service coordinator? Through the Kinney Program (the college’s campus-wide service-based learning umbrella), I hope to unite students working on a similar issue (e.g., hunger and homelessness or hospitals and health care) for regular meetings and the development of an issue-based action plan to guide current and future community engagement efforts. My hope is that Rhodes students graduate with a deep connection to the Memphis community.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? When I founded Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop in June of 2002, I never thought there would be a day when I worked in the shop and people would introduce themselves and say, “Hi, I’m so and so. Who are you?” To me, Revolutions now stands as a Memphis institution outside of any direct connection to me.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy wrangling with the issues. I enjoy debating the merits of particular courses of action or root causes for the problems that surround us, and I feel fortunate to have the chance to listen to brilliant insight from the people I meet every day. I love building community with people through meaningful work, and I enjoy being with people who hope to move our city and this world from potential to reality.
92. ATTN: Mayor Wharton
- Monday, January 10, 2011
Memphians sound off on city’s most pressing needs.
Founder of Skatelife Memphis; scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp.
Develop and promote a citywide mentoring campaign. We must heavily invest in the positive development of our children. Many of our Memphis children suffer not from a material poverty, but a poverty of healthy relationships and ultimately a poverty of possibility – of reaching their full potential. Each of us has had supportive network of mentors (“the village”) in our lives, be they our parents, teachers or friends, that have come along side of us to build our self-esteem and to help us navigate a path that moves us closer to realizing our potential.
93. Beloved Children’s Tale Comes to Life
- Monday, December 13, 2010
Germantown Community Theatre debuts a new Christmastime musical this year featuring the story of a beloved toy and the meaning of being “real.”
“The Velveteen Rabbit,” a musical adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Margery Williams with lyrics and music by Barnes Boffey, Paul Pilcher and Bob Love, runs through Dec. 19. The heartwarming story of a toy rabbit who longs to be truly loved by the boy who owns it was a nostalgic choice for director Julie Reinbold.
94. Chandler Finds Cookbook Writing ‘Simply Successful’
- Friday, November 05, 2010
Jennifer Chandler cooks in an ordinary galley kitchen with one sink, one Jenn-Air stove and one Sub-Zero refrigerator, which was in the house already.
95. Boy Scout Bash
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thousands of Boy Scouts, parents, leaders and guests from the tri-state area descended on the Paul Battle Jr. Arena and the Tunica Exposition Center in Tunica over the weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouting.
96. Center Stage
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Last week Kallen Esperian sent her world-renowned operatic soprano soaring through Calvary Episcopal Church.
The week before Ruby Wilson proved once again that she’s the Queen of Beale by beling out bluesy renditions at the historic church.
97. 'Right Direction'
- Monday, October 04, 2010
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.
98. Downtown's Hospital
- Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Patients in a hospital bed could always use one more supportive visit, gentle touch or encouraging word.
Sometimes, that’s also the case for the hospitals themselves.
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, which has been buffeted in recent years by financial challenges, is one example. The safety-net hospital has a new CEO, is executing on a turnaround plan and is making strides to improve features of the hospital both large and small.
99. New Oil Numbers May Mean More Environmental Damage
- Monday, June 14, 2010
HOUSTON (AP) — New numbers showing the amount of oil gushing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico may be double as much as previously thought means the crude is likely to travel farther away, threatening more birds, fish and other wildlife that call the fragile waters their home, scientists said Friday.
100. LaVere Adds Playhouse Series to Busy Summer
- Tuesday, June 08, 2010
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.