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1. Real Estate Veteran Jan Phillips Rejoins Crye-Leike
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jan O’Kelly Phillips has joined Crye-Leike Realtors’ Germantown-Poplar branch office, marking her return to real estate sales.
- Friday, May 02, 2014
Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, featuring more than 60 national and local artists, will be held Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 4, at Tom Lee Park. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on site at the north and south gates. Visit memphisinmay.org for a schedule and map.
3. A Funder’s View of Sustainability
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Editor’s Note: This column will appear Tuesdays through April in honor of Sustainability Month for Memphis and Shelby County.
As the Mid-South’s philanthropic partner since 1969, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is clearly here to stay. That’s why we are interested in initiatives that make our area more livable and connected right now and for future generations.
- Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival will be held Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20, in Robert R. Church Park, at the corner of Fourth and Beale streets. The festival includes festivities, food, arts/crafts and music showcasing the honored country of Burkina Faso. Visit africainapril.org for a schedule.
- Friday, April 18, 2014
The Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival will be held Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20, in Robert R. Church Park, at the corner of Fourth and Beale streets. The festival includes festivities, food, crafts and music showcasing Burkina Faso. Visit africainapril.org for a schedule.
6. New Perspective
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
When the U.S. Postal Service closed its branch office at 826 Mississippi Blvd. near E.H. Crump Boulevard in 2012, workers carted off an oil painting that hung there for several decades with little thought about the man portrayed in the painting.
7. Georgian Woods Apartments Sell for $3.9 Million
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
118 St. Agnes Drive
Memphis, TN 38112
Sale Amount: $3.9 million
Sale Date: March 14, 2014
Buyer: Georgian Woods Property Owner LLC
8. McCusker Aims for Criminal Court Clerk
- Friday, March 14, 2014
Michael McCusker is used to the assumptions when the assistant district attorney general tells voters he is running for office this year.
“A lot of people keep saying to me, ‘Wouldn’t judge be a natural progression for you?’ In some respects it would be,” admitted McCusker, who is instead running in the May Democratic primary for Criminal Court clerk.
9. Tour Shows Work Progressing in Pyramid
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
The opening date for Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid is still tentative.
But it appears to now be in December depending on who you talked with this week as the outdoors retailer offered a look inside The Pyramid.
10. Heritage Trail Financing Plans Change
- Friday, January 31, 2014
The city of Memphis is making changes in its plans to finance two housing developments that are part of the broader Heritage Trail plan for redevelopment of the area south of FedExForum and into South Memphis.
11. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
12. Plans in Works for Dormant Midtown Project
- Monday, January 06, 2014
City officials are working on plans to kick-start the dormant Washington Bottoms project at Poplar Avenue and Cleveland Street in Midtown.
Memphis Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb confirmed that he is working on the effort but said he was not yet able to release detailed information on the project.
- Saturday, December 21, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will host a Four Seasons Cocktail Series happy hour Saturday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. The event will include guided tours of the theater, including areas off limits to the public. Cost is free; donations benefit Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
14. Bad Blood
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
December was already going to be a busy month at City Hall for the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
He would be bringing a plan to provide $15 million in city financing for the $180 million Crosstown revitalization project and rolling out its fix to address the Tennessee Comptroller’s vocal concerns about the city’s unfunded pension liability.
15. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
16. New in Rural Tennessee: Discovery Park of America
- Friday, November 01, 2013
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The gleaming white building with curved exteriors and a spaceship-like tower emerges from the flat landscape of West Tennessee like something out of science fiction, but it's not a villain's lair or superhero's headquarters.
17. Healthy Memphis Common Table Marks 10 Years of Promoting Health
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
With a motto of “eat healthy, eat less and move more,” Healthy Memphis Common Table (HMCT) has made its mark in the local community during the past decade, encouraging the public to lead healthier lifestyles and to “get activated” with their health and health care options.
18. Officials: New Park Could Put West Tennessee on Map
- Thursday, October 17, 2013
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – As a new $80 million Discovery Park of America nears opening day, officials in western Tennessee hope the attraction helps put the area on the tourism map.
Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker told The Paducah Sun that adding the park will allow the area on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line to become a tourism destination. Whitaker says the area combines history, education and entertainment in one experience.
19. Crosstown Wins 20-Year Tax Break
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
The $180 million project to revitalize the Sears Crosstown building won a 20-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement Thursday, Oct. 10, from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp.
20. City Explores Crucial Crosstown Funding
- Friday, October 04, 2013
City officials are exploring multiple options for financing $15 million in infrastructure improvements at the Sears Crosstown site, key funding that could make or break the ambitious $175 million project.
21. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. William Rodney of Medicos will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
23. Bigger Joins TriMetis as Business Development Specialist
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Lauren Bigger has joined preclinical services company TriMetis, a subsidiary of Memphis Bioworks Foundation, as a business development specialist. In her new role, Bigger will work with the operations and scientific teams to drive new projects for the TriMetis specialized laboratory and manage the sales and protocol review processes.
24. Walgreen Co. Closes Ike’s Gas Station
- Friday, August 02, 2013
Walgreen Co. has closed the gas station at its Ike’s store on Union Avenue, but the company isn’t saying anything else about the property’s future.
25. Horseshoe Celebrates Newly Minted Millionaires
- Thursday, June 27, 2013
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica recently hosted a Millionaire Maker dinner for eight of its weekly $1 million winners in the Millionaire Maker promotion dubbed “One Winner. One Million Dollars. Every Saturday.”
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. Public Defender Role Lets Bell Help Others
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
For assistant federal defender David Bell, the urge to be a lawyer was precipitated by the urge to help people.
29. Committee Split on Park Renaming Options
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The nine-member ad hoc committee that is supposed to come up with recommendations for the Memphis City Council on what to call three Confederate-themed city parks displayed a clear rift Monday, April 22.
30. Lynch Looks Ahead to Chisca’s Possibilities
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
When the cast of “Memphis: The Musical” opens its run at The Orpheum Theatre later this month, they will include an extra performance the afternoon of April 26.
Cast members will sing several selections at the formal opening of the redevelopment of the old Chisca hotel, the real-life setting for the story of a Memphis disc jockey that is the basis for the fictional story line.
31. Fashion Philanthropy
- Monday, March 25, 2013
Not many companies can say their customer base includes Sheryl Crow, JJ Grey and Mofro, Robert Plant, Brandi Carlile and Grace Potter.
32. Aerotropolis Pitch to Council Receives Mixed Reaction
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
After years of very general talk about the aerotropolis concept, Memphis City Council members are ready for leaders of the effort to bring it in for a landing in specific terms that work with plans in smaller areas of the district around Memphis International Airport.
33. Crosstown Project Has $15 Million City "Ask"
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project are asking the city of Memphis for $15 million toward a $175 million project.
Memphis City Council members got a look Tuesday, March 19, at the “ask” as well as the finances and goals of the project centered on the old 1.5 million square foot Sears Crosstown building.
34. Lovette Heads Career Services at Remington College
- Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Demetrius “Dee” Lovette has been named director of career services at Remington College’s Memphis campus. In the role, Lovette provides job placement services to students and graduates, and works with local employers to assess their workforce needs and provide qualified applicants.
35. Businesses, Schools to Participate in Citywide Weight Loss Challenge
- Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Memphis businesses, school systems and individuals are gearing up to participate in the HealthyWage $10,000 Team Weight Loss Challenge, a citywide three-month weight-loss contest beginning Feb. 22 that will reward three top-performing Memphis teams with a total of $18,000.
- Monday, January 28, 2013
Luna Nova presents the Robert Patterson Memorial Concert Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall at Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway. The program includes a new work titled “Mountain Paths” as well as works by several well-known composers. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu/music for details.
37. Leading in New Times
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Keith Norman has heard the discussions about the generation gap and the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP.
38. AP IMPACT: Deficient Levees Found Across America
- Friday, January 18, 2013
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states.
39. Minority Business Group Names Award Honorees
- Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum has announced its 2012 Robert R. Church Award recipients.
FedEx Express was given the award of “Corporation of the Year” for its efforts to develop and promote minority business development, diversity and inclusion across the organization. Finalists included the city of Memphis and Turner Construction Co.
40. Vance Plan Could Move to Land Use Control Board
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
Memphis City Council members recommended Tuesday, Oct. 16, sending a plan to the Land Use Control Board that calls for the revitalization of the Vance Avenue area and leaves the Foote Homes public housing development intact.
41. Foreclosures Continue Rise in Third Quarter
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
At a public gathering at Calvary Episcopal Church last week, the city’s Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb lamented the pervasiveness of poverty in Memphis.
42. City Council to Vote on Discrimination Ordinance
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
With a legal opinion from City Attorney Herman Morris in hand, Memphis City Council members on Tuesday, Oct. 16, again take up an ordinance that would ban the city from discriminating in hiring and promotions based on sexual orientation.
43. Church and Money
- Friday, October 05, 2012
Many churches, like other nonprofits, have to grapple with challenges of operating facilities, paying salaries and providing funding for programs, schools and mission work. The economic challenges of recent years have impacted congregations raising questions new and old.
44. Difference of Opinion
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration and a group of neighborhood leaders in the Vance Avenue area agree on highlighting the significant history of the area south of FedExForum.
Some kind of trail linking up more than a dozen sights is a feature both groups are planning for the area.
45. Vance Collaborative to Unveil Plan
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
When the Vance Avenue Collaborative unveils its five-year, six-project plan Thursday, Sept. 13, for revitalizing the area south of FedExForum there will be some differences from what Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration has been thinking.
46. Venson Center Work Kicks Off Heritage Trail
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The ambitious $1 billion, 10-year redevelopment project called Triangle Noir during former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton’s administration is now called Heritage Trail.
And the first move beyond the demolition of the Cleaborn Homes public housing development is the exterior renovation of the R.Q. Venson Center high rise at Beale Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard.
47. Methodist to Honor Four Recipients With Living Awards
- Thursday, August 02, 2012
The Methodist Healthcare Foundation is preparing to honor three individuals and one organization for their significant commitments to faith and healing in the Mid-South community and beyond.
Those local heroes will be celebrated during the 2012 Living Awards, which will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave.
48. Election Commission Admits Ballot Problems
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
Challenges to the conduct of the Aug. 2 election may have reached a peak Tuesday, July 24.
The Shelby County Election Commission admitted a “limited number” of voters in some precincts got early voting ballots that included the wrong district races.
49. New Ideas for Fairgrounds Emerge As Bass Pro Project Moves Ahead
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A C Wharton Jr. noted last week that as Shelby County mayor he signed the paperwork selling Shelby County government’s partial ownership interest in The Pyramid to the city of Memphis. And as Memphis mayor, he signed the paperwork making the city’s exclusive ownership of The Pyramid official.
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will hold a labor and employment breakfast briefing Thursday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn, 280 Marathon Way in Southaven. Brent E. Siler and Robert Williams will present “Top Ten Employer Mistakes in Employee Leave Issues.” Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost is free. Email email@example.com.
- Monday, May 28, 2012
The Daily News’ offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Offices reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, and will remain open during normal business hours.
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs will host a Memorial Day service Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Visit tn.gov/veteran for details.
- Monday, May 21, 2012
The Orphanos Foundation will hold its fifth annual golf fundraiser Monday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spring Creek Ranch, 149 Chinquapin Drive. Pilot Steve Scheibner will speak at the event. Cost is $350 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 458-9500 for details and to register.
53. Clearing Blockage
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The block of Madison Avenue between Main and Second streets hasn’t been easy for quite a while.
It’s where the Main Street Trolley makes the turn to its Madison Avenue leg. It’s also where the trolleys sit idle for long periods of time seemingly unaware that they coexist with auto traffic. Residents of the Exchange Building who don’t have paid parking routinely park there instead, sometimes despite numerous tickets.
54. MED Forms Committee to Examine Minority-Owned Biz Dealings
- Friday, May 04, 2012
The board governing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has formed an ad hoc committee to review and make recommendations regarding the amount of business the hospital conducts with minority-owned companies.
55. Bell Ringer
- Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Bricks are not normally seen as a sign of age. But walk past Downtown’s Calvary Episcopal Church and the weathered bricks on the church’s north side begin to tell the story of the oldest public building in Memphis still in continuous use.
56. Liddon Solves Problems for Relocating Companies
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
When Robert Liddon began as a clerk at Heiskell Donelson after his second year in law school in 1974, there were about 25 attorneys.
Now the firm known as Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is made up of about 600.
57. 6 Months Later, What has Occupy Protest Achieved?
- Monday, March 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.
58. Benz Repair Shop to Open On Cooper St.
- Friday, March 09, 2012
A high-end automobile maintenance and repair shop soon will be added to Cooper-Young’s booming portfolio of local businesses.
Shane Herbers, founder of Midtown Motor Werks, has leased 5,000 square feet at 795 S. Cooper St. from Richard Sullivan.
59. Planning Commission Dealing With Old Fears
- Monday, January 30, 2012
The last time many Shelby County Schools system parents remember this much turmoil about local education was when they were children nearly 40 years ago.
If their children are younger and they have no first-hand memory of court-ordered busing that began in 1973, other parents have almost certainly heard secondhand of the era in which Memphis City Schools students in one neighborhood were bused to another neighborhood for purposes of racial integration.
60. Law Institute Will Examine Scandals Involving Children
- Friday, January 27, 2012
The 25th annual Rhodes Institute on the Profession of Law this year will discuss “Beyond the Church and Penn State Scandals: Protecting our clients while protecting our children.”
The program will provide an overview of the civil liability faced by organizations when child sexual abuse accusations surface. It will examine recent cases involving religious groups, educational institutions and businesses. The program will also look at when allegations rise to the level requiring attention from law enforcement, among other issues.
61. Drexel Buys Presidents Is. Warehouse
- Friday, January 27, 2012
A longtime Memphis-based agricultural chemical provider has snatched up a warehouse on Presidents Island, where it already has a strong presence.
Drexel Chemical Co. purchased the 137,526-square-foot former manufacturing and distribution facility on 12 acres at 2070 and 2071 Channel Ave. on Presidents Island from HPD Properties LLC for $810,000, or $5.89 per square foot.
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The discussion will focus on topics of the audience’s choice. For more information or to register, call Nita Black at 413-1315.
63. Tenn. Tea Party Disbands, 1 of Several in State
- Monday, January 09, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Tea Party, one of several tea party groups in the state, is disbanding after three years.
In a letter to members, leaders Tami and Robert Kilmarx say they have realized the tea party is not a vehicle that will move the United States to what they call "a healthy relationship with God," according to WPLN-FM (http://bit.ly/z6EEeu).
64. Paragon’s Shaw Spearheads Bank’s Nonprofit Efforts
- Friday, December 30, 2011
When talking about his financial institution, the president and CEO of Paragon National Bank leaves the impression that a person needs to have the spirit of a community volunteer to work at the small, Memphis-based bank he leads.
65. Haines Leads Pyramid Electric Through Growth
- Monday, December 12, 2011
A typical day for Pyramid Electric Inc. President Anita Haines starts at 4 a.m. That’s her “quiet time,” she says, particularly because when she arrives at her office at 7 a.m., the rest of the day is anything but quiet. Reviewing contracts, handling personnel issues, overseeing finances, writing policies and procedures, discussing projects with her extensive estimating team – her daily to-do list touches all aspects of the company she started 21 years ago.
66. St. Louis Blues
- Friday, December 02, 2011
HEY, ST. LOUIS, YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME? If you don’t think we’re in a fight, you probably don’t realize you’re bleeding.
The first blow came more than 20 years ago – a big, upriver uppercut after a series of negative articles in The Commercial Appeal on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The hospital hollered, another big river town heard them, and we were one feint away from losing St. Jude to St. Louis. We didn’t go down, rallied as a city and won the hospital’s decision to stay.
67. Cross Creek Shopping Ctr. Sells for $12.7 Million
- Tuesday, November 22, 2011
3469 Riverdale Road, 3505 Riverdale Road and 3587 Riverdale Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $12.7 million
68. Minority Biz Council Presents Awards
- Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division outshined co-finalists FedEx Express and Smith & Nephew to win Corporation of the Year Friday during the 26th annual Robert R. Church Achievement Awards Luncheon.
69. Deal Closes on $2.6M Sale of Highland Row Property
- Monday, November 21, 2011
Worthington Hyde Partners, working under the name Highland Row Land Partners LLC, has bought the 13 acres of vacant land slated to become Highland Row from Poag & McEwen Lifestyle Centers – Memphis LLC for $2.6 million. The deal closed Thursday, Nov. 17.
70. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
71. Rhodes Singers Headline Calvary & the Arts Series
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Rhodes Singers perform at Calvary Episcopal Church Wednesday, Oct. 26, as part of the Calvary & the Arts series near the end of a year in which the Rhodes College group has traveled extensively and also worked with compose and arranger Alice Parker.
72. Elmwood’s Costume Tour Ends Month of Events
- Friday, October 07, 2011
Memphis’ Elmwood Cemetery is gearing up to host a number of events this month, leading up to its popular annual Costume Twilight Tour, which attracts about 1,000 visitors to its historic grounds at 824 S. Dudley St.
- Friday, August 12, 2011
The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, Aug. 12, from 11:45 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dee Floyd, community development manager, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, will speak about its hospice. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.
74. Picnic Kicks Off Political ‘Offseason’
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
There is no campaign literature in Pleasantville. The family spread in Arlington of former state Rep. Bubba Pleasant drew several hundred people – most politicians or the politically minded – over the weekend for the annual “Pleasantville” picnic hosted by Pleasant and state Rep. Ron Lollar.
75. Elmwood Cemetery: Where No One is Forgotten
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
More than 30 visitors braved the sweltering summer heat on a recent Friday evening to immerse themselves in the stories of some of Memphis’ most famous, infamous and influential citizens during Elmwood Cemetery’s Evening Stroll.
76. Hacks Cross Center Sells For $1 Million
- Friday, June 17, 2011
A shopping center in the Southeast submarket has traded hands. AAK Ventures LLC acquired the 10,500-square-foot Players Crossing Retail Center, 3285 Hacks Cross Road, from BancorpSouth for $1 million.
77. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
The 2011 Flood, By the Numbers
After a few days of national media coverage, here are a few numbers that demonstrate part of the complex picture of the life of a city as it faces a flooding crisis.
78. MIFA Names New Executive Director
- Friday, February 11, 2011
After a three-month search, the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has named Sally Jones Heinz as the organization’s new top executive.
79. MIFA Names New Executive Director
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
After a three-month search, the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has named Sally Jones Heinz as the organization’s new top executive.
80. New Members Appointed to MED Board
- Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Three new board members were recently appointed to the board of the Shelby County Health Care Corp. by Mayor Mark Luttrell.
81. 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.
82. Fundraising, Economic Woes Dominate Nonprofits
- Monday, December 27, 2010
Although most of the Mid-South’s more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations made cost-cutting changes in 2010, many continued to struggle through the challenges of a prolonged economic downturn.
“Across the board, I think everybody has made some sort of cuts or belt-tightening,” said Nancy McGee, CEO of the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, which works to strengthen organizations in more than 30 counties in Eastern Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee.
83. EMHC Moving to Appling Farms, Doubling in Size
- Friday, December 17, 2010
Emergency Mobile Health Care is more than doubling the size of its Memphis corporate headquarters.
EMHC has signed a 14,200-square-foot lease at 6972 Appling Farms Parkway. EMHC currently occupies 6,900 square feet at 5071 Wilfong Road, and also has an office in Jackson, Tenn.
84. MMBC Honors Minority Business Achievements
- Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The new chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber told attendees at the annual Mid-South Minority Business Council awards luncheon that minority business is about more than “the spend.”
The term came up frequently at last week’s luncheon where the organization presented the 25th annual Robert R. Church Achievement Awards.
85. MMBC Honors Minority Biz Achievements
- Monday, November 22, 2010
The new chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber told those at the annual Mid-South Minority Business Council awards luncheon that minority business is about more than “the spend.”
The term came up frequently at Friday’s luncheon where the organization presented the 25th annual Robert R. Church Achievement Awards.
86. Smith & Nephew Exec Named Memphis Chamber Chairman
- Friday, November 19, 2010
The Greater Memphis Chamber has a new chairman, it announced Thursday.
Joseph “Joe” DeVivo was named chairman of the board by a unanimous vote today by his fellow directors. DeVivo, who is president of orthopedic reconstruction for Smith & Nephew Inc., assumes the leadership position immediately.
87. MMBC Luncheon Honors Minority-Owned Businesses
- Friday, November 19, 2010
The Mid-South Minority Business Council will host the 25th Robert R. Church Sr. Achievement Awards Luncheon Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Avenue. Smith & Nephew president Joseph DeVivo will be the speaker.
- Friday, November 19, 2010
The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will hold an open house Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the college, located on Central Avenue near the Zach Curlin intersection. The open house is geared to middle school, high school and community college students and will provide the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, students and alumni and take guided tours. To register, call 678-4933 or visit www.memphis.edu/herff/eday/index.php.
- Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Center City Commission Board of Directors will meet Thursday at noon at 114 N. Main St. For more information, call 575-0540.
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Talk Shoppe will present “Real Police Department Services to Protect You During the Holidays” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Advanced reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
92. Joseph DeVivo to Speak at MMBC Awards Luncheon
- Friday, November 05, 2010
Joseph DeVivo, president of Smith & Nephew’s orthopedic reconstruction and trauma division, is the speaker at the 2010 Robert R. Church Achievement Awards Luncheon.
The Mid-South Minority Business Council honors businesses for diversity achievements at the annual event.
93. Eroica Ensemble a Harmonious Family Affair
- Monday, November 01, 2010
When the Gilbert family gathers together it could be one of two things: a family reunion or a concert of the Eroica Ensemble.
On Nov. 6 and 7, Memphis’ first family of classical music will once again draw audiences into the passion of three generations of musicians.
94. AP Survey: Painfully Slow Economic Gains Into 2011
- Friday, October 29, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market and the economy will improve only slightly next year, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists whose outlook for 2011 has dimmed over the past three months.
95. '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.
96. Elmwood Cemetery: Where History Never Dies
- Friday, August 13, 2010
Memphis. Forever and ever.
Turns out Boss Crump and Ben Hooks were closer to each other than you might have thought – about 25 feet.
97. Wharton Hagale Sign Bass Pro Shops Lease For Pyramid
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010
There is a lease agreement to reopen The Pyramid as a Bass Pro Shops superstore with other attractions in the structure and around it.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Bass Pro Shops CEO and President Jim Hagale signed the 20 year lease with seven renewal options of five years each Wednesday at the end of a City Hall press conference to announce the deal five years in the making.
98. Oil Spill Stirs Study, Debate Over Health Impacts
- Tuesday, June 22, 2010
ATLANTA (AP) — When an Associated Press reporter went scuba diving in the oil-streaked Gulf of Mexico this month, people commenting on websites worried about his health. But at the same time, the oil sure didn't bother some beachgoers in Alabama.
99. Farmers Markets Planned for Under-Served Areas
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
Two nonprofit organizations will be seeking government approval Thursday to open farmers markets in Binghampton and South Memphis as part of an effort to make city residents healthier.
St. Andrew AME Church and the Binghampton Development Corp. are on the agenda for the 10 a.m. meeting of the Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board.
100. Sillerman Leaves CKX
- Friday, May 07, 2010
Robert Sillerman has resigned as chairman and chief executive officer of CKX Inc., the company that owns 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Sillerman's resignation from the two positions and from the company's board of directors is effective immediately. It was announced in a filing by the company Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Sillerman said in a press release that came with the SEC filing that he quit to pursue other interests including a possible acquisition of CKX. Sillerman had hoped another affiliated company, 19x, would acquire CKX. But the acquistiion stalled and was called off because of national economic conditions.
As recently as last month, he emphasized CKX remained committed to the Graceland overhaul involving an entertainment district with hotels and nightclubs around the mansion where Elvis Presley lived.
City leaders have already begun planning for public improvements in the area.
The first indication of changes to come along Elvis Presley Boulevard between Brooks Road and Shelby Drive will be surveyors working in the area as it begins the annual tourism buildup to August, when Elvis fans commemorate the icon’s death.
The planning that is just beginning will eventually complement a new plan for an overhaul of Graceland by CKX, the company that owns 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
CKX CEO Bob Sillerman has proposed leaving Graceland as it is, but relocating the plaza where visitors board buses from the west side of the street to the same side as Graceland. The current plaza area would be developed as an entertainment district with restaurants, hotels and other attractions.
Sillerman proposed a general outline of his plans for Graceland in 2007. But CKX has indicated since then in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that those plans could change at least in their timing because of the economy.
Sillerman has met with city officials and insisted he remains committed to transforming the area. Based on that, the Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration has come up with $250,000 to begin planning for the improvements to Elvis Presley Boulevard.
Wharton wants to have city commitments ready by July 1.
“We’re trying to get a running start on this,” city engineer Wain Gaskins told a crowd of more than 200 people last month at the Whitehaven Community Center. “We are not very far into the process.”
The surveyors will take the city’s planning a step further. Gaskins said consultants will begin this month talking with business owners along the corridor about possibly moving utilities. Underground power lines are one possibility to eliminate power lines and poles.
The Rev. Lester Baskin of Middle Baptist Church was among those listening intently in the community center gymnasium and looking over renderings that Gaskins said are just ideas and not necessarily what the final plan will look like.
Baskin said he favors coordinated commercial development along the boulevard.
“I have been in this area for about 40 years and I would like to see it become more and more,” he told The Daily News. “I know that whoever comes to Memphis, you have to come to Whitehaven because the airport is in Whitehaven. FedEx is Whitehaven. UPS is Whitehaven. There are so many other places.”
Elvis Presley Boulevard is also part of a highway with state and federal designations. Because of that, the city hopes to draw $2 million in state and federal funding toward the public project. No city funding is available for construction because there is no plan.
The first phase would be the boulevard’s southern end from Shelby Drive to Kraft Road. Phase two is from Craft to Winchester Road. And the third phase is from Winchester to Brooks Road.
Gaskins said the Interstate 55 interchange, north of Brooks, needs an overhaul but is a “separate project” the city will tackle at some later date. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is doing an interchange modification study, he added.
“It’s too much to handle in one bite,” Gaskins said of including the interchange in the boulevard project. ...