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1. Poplar Plaza to Undergo Renovation
- Friday, July 04, 2014
The venerable Poplar Plaza shopping center at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street near the University of Memphis is slated to undergo a second facelift.
Finard Properties LLC is expected to soon launch extensive exterior improvements to the massive retail center at Poplar and Highland, starting with a fresh coat of paint.
2. Problem Solvers
- Thursday, July 03, 2014
Rick Smith is director of property management for Finard Properties, the commercial real estate firm that owns and manages properties such as the landmark Poplar Plaza shopping center at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street.
3. Cleaner Air Could Mean Higher Electric Bills
- Thursday, May 22, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.
4. Time for Winning
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Through a 31-game regular season and an 18-game grind in the American Athletic Conference, the University of Memphis never lost back-to-back games. It’s a notable achievement.
But now that the single-elimination season has started, it also is an irrelevant statistic going forward unless the Tigers have the misfortune to lose their first AAC Tournament game Thursday, March 13, at FedExForum against Connecticut, and then lose their first NCAA Tournament game a week later.
5. Tigers Revel in Season Sweep of Louisville
- Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Any in-the-moment analytical evaluation of the Tigers’ chances after Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell slammed home a dunk for an eight-point lead with 4:46 left in the game would have been dire.
6. Obama's Fixer-Upper Website Races to Catch Up
- Monday, December 09, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.
7. Cos., Patients Shop for Better Health Care Deals
- Monday, October 28, 2013
Paul Freeman drove 600 miles last year to save himself — and his employer — thousands of dollars on his surgery.
8. Weddle-West Voted GRE Board Chair-Elect
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dr. Karen Weddle-West, dean of the graduate school, vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis, has been voted chair-elect of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Board. The national board establishes all policies for the GRE program, the most widely used graduate-school admissions test, and oversees GRE assessments, services and research.
9. Masson Named Senior Director at Caissa
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Rick Masson has joined Caissa Public Strategy as senior director. Masson, former chief administrative office for the city of Memphis, was also recently named special master to oversee the city-county schools merger. (For details, see the Monday, March 11, edition of The Daily News.) In his new role at Caissa, Masson will provide consultation and leadership on business development and project management.
10. Louisville Game Opportunity to Widen Margin for Error
- Friday, December 14, 2012
There are several ways to measure the magnitude of a college basketball game. First, will the outcome echo through the rest of the season and resonate with the NCAA Tournament Committee come March?
11. Election Winners Take Oaths of Office
- Wednesday, September 05, 2012
The Labor Day weekend served as a political marker for past and future events in Memphis politics.
The four Shelby County general election winners from the Aug. 2 vote are officially in office as the weekend ends and the workweek begins.
12. Redistrict Fight About More Than Map
- Monday, May 07, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners begin a fourth effort Monday, May 7, at a redistricting plan that is five months overdue and counting.
But the new effort is more about the Shelby County charter than it is about drawing the district lines for their own districts.
13. Finard Wraps First Phase of Poplar Plaza Renovation
- Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Finard Properties LLC has completed the first of many phases in redeveloping Poplar Plaza at Poplar Avenue and South Highland Street – a multimillion-dollar project undertaken to ultimately prepare the center for a new Kroger.
14. Elite Electric Relocates to Hickory Withe
- Friday, February 03, 2012
A local electrical designer is relocating its operations from Collierville to Hickory Withe.
Elite Electric & Lighting Inc. has purchased 5,000 square feet of the former John Deere Landscapes facility at 2875 U.S. 64 from K&L Highway 64 Investments LLC for $425,000.
15. Juvenile Poverty's Bite is Deep in Tennessee
- Thursday, December 01, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Census figures bear out the anecdotal evidence of more children in poverty that Tennessee schools have been seeing.
The percentage of children from economically impoverished families rose 1.8 percent in Tennessee from 2009 to 2010 – two-tenths of a percentage point more than the national average increase.
16. Defense Hawks Insist on Sparing Military From Cuts
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress' defense hawks insist the military should be spared from automatic spending cuts after a special panel failed to reach a deal on reducing the deficit.
No way, says President Barack Obama, who vowed Monday to veto any effort to undo the roughly $1 trillion in across-the-board cuts, half from domestic programs and half from defense.
17. Welcome Addition
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The four-story office building at Court Avenue and Second Street in Downtown Memphis was built in 1903 as the home of The Commercial Appeal and later became the longtime headquarters of the Welcome Wagon Corp.
18. State Issues Can be Tricky for Presidential Field
- Friday, October 28, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mitt Romney gingerly distanced himself from a labor issue on the Ohio ballot one day. The next, he embraced the initiative "110 percent."
The equivocation not only highlighted his record of shifting positions but also underscored the local political minefields national candidates often confront in their state-by-state path to the presidency.
19. New Biz, Relocations on Tap for Poplar Plaza
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
One of the city’s landmark shopping centers is in the midst of major transformations.
Poplar Plaza, the 360,000-square-foot center at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street in the University of Memphis area, has remained a premier retail center for more than 60 years.
20. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.
21. CVS Closes On Cordova Land
- Thursday, July 29, 2010
CVS has closed on the 1.8-acre parcel of land on Germantown Parkway in Cordova where it will build its next area pharmacy. Terms of the deal weren’t immediately available.
The Daily News first reported in June that Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS, the retail division of CVS Caremark, would buy the land from Gill Properties and bring a retail store to the site of the former Memphis Area Home Builders Association headquarters at 776 N. Germantown Parkway.
22. Parker Joins Management of Semmes-Murphey
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Dr. Autry Parker has joined the pain management team at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute. Parker is a board certified, fellowship trained anesthesiologist, specializing in the treatment of severe and chronic pain.
23. How to Build a Government in 71 days
- Monday, May 24, 2010
The idea of consolidation is a political perennial in Memphis, but the details of merging Memphis and Shelby County governments are much more elusive.
The Metro Charter Commission’s formation last year represented the most meaningful move toward consolidation in almost 40 years.
24. Some GOP Candidates to Skip Fundraiser Over Cost
- Friday, May 21, 2010
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Some Republican candidates in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District race say they plan to skip a Saturday GOP fundraiser after they were hit with a demand to pay $2,000 for the right to speak there.
25. Financial Federal Helps Western Power Sports Grow
- Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Financial Federal Savings Bank has announced a pair of financing deals for Western Power Sports Inc. of Boise, Idaho.
26. CCC Names Finalists for President Post
- Thursday, April 29, 2010
A field of more than 80 candidates who applied for the job of Center City Commission president and CEO has been winnowed down to three finalists.
After an intensive session of interviews with a short list of seven candidates, the CCC’s executive search committee is bringing back three for one last round of interviews with Downtown stakeholders, CCC board members and staff.
27. Neediest Areas Not First for Stimulus
- Tuesday, July 21, 2009
SABINAL, Texas (AP) – Under the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan, needy communities were supposed to be first in line for money to rebuild highways and jump start the economy.
It hasn’t worked out that way.
28. Maxine Smith Scholarship Established at U of M
- Wednesday, October 29, 2008
A scholarship honoring civil rights pioneer Maxine Smith has been established at the University of Memphis with a major contribution from Dr. Paula Myrick Short and Dr. Rick Jay Short.
29. Hedge Funds are Buying up Delinquent Mortgages
- Thursday, July 31, 2008
Guess who holds your mortgage now? It's your friendly neighborhood hedge fund.
Dozens of hedge funds, private equity groups and other investors have plunged into the beaten-down mortgage market in recent months, buying tens of thousands of distressed loans and foreclosed properties around the country. They hope to profit from the woes of banks and other investors holding mortgages that have plummeted in value as home values sink and defaults soar.
30. Bed, Bath & Beyond Store To Open in Germantown
- Monday, July 28, 2008
A $1.4 million permit has been filed for a new Bed, Bath & Beyond location in Germantown at 2005 Exeter Road at the corner of Farmington Boulevard in the Farmington Shopping Center. Finard Germantown LLC, which is affiliated with Finard Properties LLC, is owner of the property.
31. York Elected President Of Memphis Tri-State Fence Association
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Bill York, vice president of sales and marketing for Dillard Door and Entrance Central, has been elected president of the Memphis Tri-State Fence Association, a chapter of the American Fence Association (AFA).
32. Networx Deal Only One Example Of Memphis' Sad State of Affairs
- Friday, August 10, 2007
It began in 1999 as a tantalizing possibility that could generate $16 million in revenue a year if investors ponied up enough cash to keep it going until it became profitable.
Only it never actually turned a profit. Instead, it ate up millions in credit to remain afloat (although "afloat," in this context, is a relative term).
33. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
34. Local Businessman to Head State Insurance Group
- Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Brad V. Smith, president of Cecil Smith Insurance Agency in Germantown, was elected president of Insurors of Tennessee. Smith has served on the association's board of directors and executive committee for 12 years. He won the group's Chairman of the Year award in 2004 and Insuror of the Year award in 1992.
35. Riverfront Development Corp. Elects New Officers
- Wednesday, July 06, 2005
The Riverfront Development Corp. named the following members to its board of directors: Kemp Conrad, Tomeka Hart and Dan Turley. The following members were elected as officers: Rick Masson, chairman; Greg Duckett, vice chairman; John Farris, secretary; Angus McEachran, assistant secretary; Bill Taylor, treasurer; and John Pontius, assistant treasurer.
36. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...
37. Archived Article: Lead
- Thursday, February 10, 2005
By Andy Meek
Baptist Adds New Imaging Technology
Workstations reduce testing time across hospital network
The Daily News
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis has added a 3-D component to its radiology lab, bringing in a level o...
38. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 08, 2003
By Keri Holt
Corporate support drives diabetes research, education
By KERI HOLT
The Daily News
Given the right toppings, pizza is for everyone even diabetics.
After being enlightened with that discovery by the American Diabetes Associ...
39. Archived Article: Cici's (lead)
- Monday, June 09, 2003
CiCis Pizza eatery among three new Poplar Plaza tenants
CiCis Pizza eatery among three new Poplar Plaza tenants
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Attention, college students: Check the couches for lost change.
Popular, inexpensive pizza-b...
40. Archived Article: Streetscape (lead)
- Friday, June 14, 2002
By RICK RUSSELL Public gets first view of streetscape plan By RICK RUSSELL The Daily News Members of the Center City Commission and development teams unveiled Thursday the first phase of the Downtown streetscape project. The streetscape project is p...
41. Archived Article: Starrtoof (lead)
- Monday, April 22, 2002
Starr Toof celebrates 138 years, adding employees, equipment New management takes Reins at Memphis firm By SUE PEASE The Daily News One of Memphis oldest commercial printing companies is celebrating its 138th anniversary, marking the occasion with t...
42. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, March 13, 2002
When computers fade away, recycling fills in When computers crash, recycling reboots life By SUE PEASE The Daily News Computers, by their very nature, are designed to be replaced frequently. Business owners trying to keep up with technology are face...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 09, 2001
Jon Box, Quilogy Memphis office general manager, was appointed Microsoft regional director for Memphis Jon Box, Quilogy Memphis office general manager, was appointed Microsoft regional director for Memphis. In this role, Box will help Microsoft educ...
44. Archived Article: Marketplace (master)
- Monday, March 05, 2001
Merged Master Graphics makes for leaner, meaner company Master Graphics emerging from Ch. 11 leaner By SUE PEASE The Daily News Memphis-based Master Graphics Inc., quickly grew to about 20 divisions since the birth of the company in 1997, but last w...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 20, 2000
Rick Vollmer joined Commercial Bank and Trust Co Rick Vollmer joined Commercial Bank and Trust Co. He served as vice president and portfolio manager at AmSouth Bank. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi and a bachelor's from...
46. Archived Article: Real Focus (hbg)
- Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Hnedak Bobo creates master plan for firms future Hnedak Bobo creates blueprint for firms future By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In an effort to ensure its success into the 21st century and beyond, Memphis architecture firm Hnedak Bobo Group has exp...
47. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Thursday, December 30, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Mens health care is core of Web site By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News A group of Mid-South physicians are harnessing the power of the Internet to promote preventative health care for men. Doctors from two Memphis urology practi...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Leonard I Randall H. Brown has been appointed chief financial officer for Allen & OHara Inc. He formerly was director of corporate finance for Promus Hotel Corp. A certified public accountant, Brown has bachelors degrees from the University of M...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 02, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial. Mary Whitaker has been promoted to vice president of legal affairs for the Regional Medical Center. She previously w...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 29, 1998
W W. Michael Potts has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of human resources for TBC Corp. He formerly was vice president of human resources for Millard Refrigerated Services Co. in Omaha, Neb. He is a graduate of the Uni...
52. Archived Article: The Med Renov
- Thursday, January 08, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON The Med starts ICU renovations By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Regional Medical Center of Memphis has started renovations to its fourth-floor intensive care complex. The project, which will reconfigure four individual intensiv...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 17, 1997
Larry Fogarty has been named director of managed care at Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center Larry Fogarty has been named director of managed care at Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center. He previously was director of operations for Le Bonheur. Fogar...
54. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, August 21, 1997
Manufacturers Consolidation Service Inc Manufacturers Consolidation Service Inc. vs. Rick Rodell; Cornerstone Systems Inc.; Tim Clay; Pat Nieman; Jerry Rice; Ricardo Fernandez; Guy Wallace; Bruce Hallman; Larry Pritchett; Jack Billingsley; Jim Chalt...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 28, 1997
Morgan Keegan & Co Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. announces several employee promotions: Chris Caldwell, investment broker; Rick Debardeleben, investment broker; Will Deupree, investment broker; Herb Taylor, investment broker; Julie Calkins, infor...
56. Archived Article: Real Fcs Taylr-gr Lj
- Tuesday, August 27, 1996
lj 10/5 cates The harmony of function and form TaylorGardner Architects profiled in regional publication for its largest FedEx project to date By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News TaylorGardner Architects Inc., an award-winning Memphis planning and desi...
57. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 05, 1996
Aug Aug. 6 The Memphis Job Service Employer Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive. The speaker will be Maeola Killebrew, administrative director of the office of job training at State Technical Institute, who wi...
58. Archived Article: Inv. Briefs
- Monday, June 17, 1996
At the 1996 Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Annual Convention, recently held in Nashville, the group elected its board of directors. James Beaty, president of Fogelman Beaty Mortgage Co. in Memphis, was elected president-elect. Samuel Allen, vice preside...
59. Archived Article: Computer Nvs
- Friday, April 26, 1996
4-26 computers-nvs Lawyers plug in and log on to new era By NATALIE VANTREASE STRODE The Daily News Long gone are the days of carbon paper and books written by hand. The legal field has finally entered the computer age. While some lawyers were dragg...
60. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 15, 1996
04-15 Calendar April 15 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lulu Grille. The speaker will be Diane Davis, a career counselor who works through the Christian Psychological Center. For more information, call Joy Lee...
61. 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...
62. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, January 16, 1996
01/16 Real briefs Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. has declared a dividend for its fourth quarter of 1995 of 51 cents per share, an increase of 1 cent over the prior quarter. The dividend is payable on Jan. 31 to holders of record on Jan. 24. ...