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1. Events -

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, April 28, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of parliamentary law and “Robert’s Rules of Order” is invited to attend. Call 324-5184.

2. Events -

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, Jan. 27, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The meeting is open to anyone interested in parliamentary law and “Robert’s Rules of Order.” Call 324-5184.

3. Events -

Literacy is Key: A Book and Author Affair, sponsored by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The program will feature W. Bruce Cameron, Joshilyn Jackson and Molly Crosby. Tickets start at $45; proceeds benefit First Book Mid-South. Visit memphiskkg.org.

4. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present “Monty Python’s Spamalot” Friday, Jan. 24, through Feb. 16 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

5. 15 Vie for County Commission Seat -

Shelby County Commissioners will interview a group of 15 citizens Wednesday, Jan. 8, who want to become the newest member of the elected body.

The committee session interviews come before the full commission is to vote Monday, Jan. 13, on a replacement for Commissioner Wyatt Bunker.

6. The Year That Was -

2013 brought plenty of unique and out-of-the-ordinary moments, as well as the launch of new events, businesses and civic ventures that collectively made the Memphis experience richer.

Much of it was covered in these pages, including in recent days a U.S. Supreme Court justice eliciting chuckles from and sharing his constitutional philosophy with an audience of Memphis lawyers.

7. Orangetheory Fitness Signs New Lease In Stonecreek -

Orangetheory Fitness has signed a lease at Stonecreek Centre at Poplar Avenue and Forest Hill-Irene Road in Germantown.

Orangetheory Fitness will occupy 3,167 square feet at the location. Orangetheory Fitness is a workout method that is broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training while using heart rate monitors to keep heart rates in a targeted zone to stimulate metabolism and increases energy.

8. Walgreen Co. Closes Ike’s Gas Station -

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.

9. Five Years in the Life -

Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines has just merged with more than 150 flights a day at Memphis International Airport shifting to the Delta brand. And Delta’s CEO, Richard Anderson, said Memphis would be an integral hub with more traffic.

10. Basketball Boon -

Before the Grizzlies began their first-round playoff series with the Clippers in Los Angeles, Dennis Flanagan looked ahead to Game 3, which was to be played on Thursday night, April 25, in Memphis.

11. Events -

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host former Vice President Al Gore, signing “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

12. Events -

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host former Vice President Al Gore, signing “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

13. Events -

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.

14. Hill Brothers First to Serve Together in House -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee House for the first time has two brothers serving at the same time.

Freshman Rep. Timothy Hill of Blountville on Tuesday joined his brother and fellow Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough in the lower chamber of the General Assembly.

15. LeMoyne-Owen Announces 'Unprecedented' Gift -

Officials of LeMoyne-Owen College will announce Friday, Oct. 18, a new gift to the city’s only historically black college from a revocable trust fund of a 1940 alumni of the school.

Wylodine Taylor Patton of San Francisco established the trust fund in 2001 and granted LeMoyne-Owen College 75 percent of her estate. She died in 2009 and the college received a $500,000 gift from the trust. Since then the estate has sold several properties Patton owned in the San Francisco area.

16. Commission to Appoint School Board Members -

Shelby County Commissioners will appoint two new members to the countywide school board at their Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.

The commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

17. $7.5 Million Permit App Filed for Fieldstone Apts. -

7986 Tournament Drive
Memphis, TN 38125

Permit Cost: $7.5 million

Permit Date: Applied May 2012

Owner: Fieldstone Apartments III Co.

Contractor: Patton & Taylor Construction Co.

18. Events -

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 wayne@orphanos.org or call 458-9500 for details and to register.

19. Events -

The Better Business Bureau will host a breakfast seminar Tuesday, March 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Robert Sutton of Mass Mutual Financial Group will discuss government benefits and special needs planning. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $10 for guests. For reservations, call Susan Harris at 757-8617.

20. Events -

The RISE Foundation’s Responsible Lending Collaborative will meet Monday, March 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1548 Poplar Ave.

21. Orpheum Theatre Names New Board Members -

The Orpheum Theatre and its parent organization, the Memphis Development Foundation, has announced 10 members joining the Orpheum board of directors. The new members are: Chuck Treadway, Thomas & Betts president and chief operating officer; Don Young, Smith and Nephew senior vice president, corporate sustainability; Andy Taylor, Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors Inc. partner; Gary Smith, Apperson Crump PLC attorney; Alan Mullen, Crew Training International president; Scott Hennessy, True Temper Sports Inc. president; Keri Gage, SunTrust private wealth management/senior vice president; Robert Cox, Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox PC attorney; Bo Allen, First Tennessee executive vice president; and Sara Adams, community volunteer.

22. Events -

Muslims in Memphis will hold a health fair and legal seminar Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at Kate Sexton Community Center, 1235 Brown Ave. For more information, call 576-7070.

23. Events -

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Those interested in expanding their knowledge of parliamentary law and Robert’s Rules of Order are welcome to attend.

24. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, Feb. 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Deborah Hester Harrison, president of Girls Inc., will speak. To reserve a place, call Dick Wieland at 270-3778.

25. Events -

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.

26. New Dishes -

Memphis’ eyes were bigger than its stomach in 2011, but in a good way.

Some local restaurateurs launched completely new concepts; others entered new submarkets with additional stores. Even a handful of national retailers entered the Memphis market after having locations elsewhere in Tennessee for years.

27. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull -

Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.

Hometown: Nashville

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

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

29. Victory Bicycle Spins its Wheels In Roomier Space on Broad -

Victory Bicycle Studio recently opened the doors to its new store at 2549 Broad Ave., just more than a year after its original location caught fire.

30. SRVS Nominees Receive Disability Awards -

SRVS personnel received Community Recognition awards at the Arc Mid-South’s 16th Annual Arc Gala.

Beverly Shaw, SRVS’ community living director, received the Professional Achievement Award.

31. CMOM Names Roberts Marketing, Fundraising Coord. -

Carrie Callaway Roberts has been named marketing and fundraising coordinator at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.

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

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

33. Jackson Joins Devcon Security as GM -

Eric Jackson has joined Devcon Security as general manager of the company’s Memphis branch. Jackson’s primary focus will be hiring and training sales people and technicians, as well as building daily branch operations and acting as the brand ambassador to building partnerships in the community.

34. Three States Supply Inks Lease in SE Submarket -

A heating and air-conditioning firm is consolidating offices within the Southeast industrial submarket – where it currently has one office.

Three States Supply Co. LLC has inked a 47,000-square-foot lease at 4290 Delp St.

35. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections -

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

36. UT Med Group Doctors Recognized as Top Docs -

Twenty physicians from UT Medical Group Inc. have been recognized on the Top Doctors 2011 list.

They are Judith E. Soberman and Karl T. Weber, Cardiovascular Disease; Owen P. Phillips, Clinical Genetics; Jaquelyn Fleckenstein, Gastroenterology; Patricia Adams-Graves, Hematology; James E. Bailey and Robert E. Morrison, Internal Medicine; Giancarlo Mari, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Mark S. LeDoux, Neurology; Edwin M. Thorpe Jr., Obstetrics and Gynecology; Barrett Haik, Natalie C. Kerr and Matthew W. Wilson, Ophthalmology; Sandeep Samant, Otolaryngology; Daniel C. Martin, Reproductive Endocrinology; Stephen W. Behrman and James Eason, Surgery; and Anthony Lynn Patterson and Robert W. Wake, Urology.

37. Int’l Folk Alliance Conference Announces Keynote Speaker -

The Folk Alliance International has announced that Bob Lefsetz will be the featured keynote speaker at the 24th annual International Folk Alliance Conference at the Downtown Marriott, 250 N. Main St., Feb. 22-26.

38. Theatre Memphis Receives Community Theatre Awards -

Theatre Memphis was awarded the 2010 Twink Lynch Award by the American Association of Community Theatres at its AACTFest convention in Rochester, N.Y.

The award recognizes the successful completion of major steps in new directions, expanding services to the community and moving to the next level of organizational development.

39. McKinley Park Opening to be Held Saturday -

A grand opening of the McKinley Park subdivision and the homeownership phase of the 30-home Hope VI development will be held Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Downtown subdivision, 679 E. Georgia Ave.

40. Hyde Named President at Alco Management -

Alco Management Inc. has named Robert D. Hyde president of the Memphis-based development and property management firm.

41. Baker Donelson Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA -

Eight attorneys from the Memphis offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been ranked as leading practitioners in the recently released 2011 edition of Chambers USA, a directory of America’s leading lawyers for business

42. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

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.

43. Midtown Changer -

By the end of 2011, Bardog Tavern owner Aldo DeMartino will have two new Memphis restaurant concepts up and running.

First, The Slider Inn, 2117 Peabody Ave., will fill the 1,200-square-foot space formerly occupied by Bluff City Bayou. The owners, Les Carloss and Jeff Corrigan, moved from the Edge District to the Midtown spot in 2009 and closed it shortly after to pursue catering endeavors.

44. Events -

The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the Germantown Business Expo and Power Breakfast Tuesday. The breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. at The Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. The business expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For more information or registration, call 755-1200.

45. Events -

Rhodes College will host Memphis historian Jimmy Ogle who will present a continuing education class titled “Historic Memphis and its Highlights” Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy King Hall on campus. Seating is limited so reservations should be made by calling 843-3965.

46. Finalists Chosen for MSO Competition -

Ten conductors have been selected to compete in the inaugural Memphis Symphony Orchestra International Conducting Competition to be held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts May 25 to 27.

The finalists will compete in up to three rounds in which they will conduct the orchestra performing specific pieces of music in various lengths. All competitive rounds will be open to the public.

47. Baker Donelson Attys. Honored -

Eight attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will be recognized in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA.
The attorneys are Robert J. DelPriore and Matthew S. Heiter, corporate/mergers and acquisitions; Edward R. Young, labor and employment; E. Franklin Childress Jr., litigation (bankruptcy); Leo Bearman Jr., litigation (general commercial); Buckner Wellford, litigation (medical malpractice); and Mary L. Aronov and Robert C. Liddon Jr., real estate.
In addition, Chambers USA will recognize the firm’s health law practice as a leading national practice and seven of the firm’s practice areas will be named as leading practice areas in Tennessee: banking and finance, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, environment, health care, labor and employment, litigation (general commercial) and real estate.
In total, 66 Baker Donelson attorneys will be recognized in Chambers USA, including 23 of the firm’s Tennessee attorneys.

48. WKNO to Screen 'Saving the Bay' -

WKNO and The Chickasaw Group of the Sierra Club will host a preview screening of the upcoming PBS series “Saving the Bay” Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at BRIDGES, 477 N. Fifth St.

49. Evolving Concert Scene Far From Going Dark -

Memphis was a great market for concerts once upon a time, you might hear some old timers say of the golden age of arena rock.

But the market has changed dramatically from the time when Bob Kelley’s Mid-South Concerts took out a black and white quarter page ad in The Commercial Appeal’s Playbook section every week to announce his newest booking.

50. MSO to Hold Juried Conducting Competition -

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will host a juried international competition for conductors May 25 -27 with winners receiving cash prizes and the opportunity to lead the orchestra in a concert next season.

51. Family Dollar Signs 2 Leases for Stores -

Family Dollar has signed a 12,000-square-foot lease at 2754 Lamar Ave. Shawn Massey, partner with The Shopping Center Group LLC, represented the tenant. Harold Blockman with Keller Williams Realty Inc. represented the landlord, Chong K and Dul S. Pae.

52. Fire-Damaged Victory Bicycle Reopens in Cooper-Young -

Victory Bicycle Studio at 2294 Young Ave. in Midtown has reopened its doors after being damaged by fire in September.

53. Transnetyx Adds Four New TAG Centers -

Transnetyx, a Memphis-based molecular diagnostics company, has added four of its Transnetyx Automated Genotyping (TAG) Centers at Emory University, the University of California at San Francisco, Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin.

54. Farris Bobango Attorneys Named Super Lawyers -

John Bobango, Robert Miller and Barry White, attorneys at Farris Bobango Branan PLC, have been named Super Lawyers by Mid-South Super Lawyers.

55. Events -

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 taylor@memphisrotary.org.

56. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers -

Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers.

The attorneys are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, James R. “Josh” Hall Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, George T. “Buck” Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.

57. 'Right Direction' -

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

58. Events -

Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St., suite 110. For more information, call 205-9303.

59. Events -

The Downtown Parking Authority will meet Monday at 9 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. For more information, call 575-0581.

60. 20 Glankler Brown Attorneys in Best Lawyers in America ‘11 -

Twenty attorneys from Glankler Brown PLLC have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011.

61. Obama Nominates Jacob Lew as Budget Director -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget Tuesday, charging him with putting the nation on a fiscally responsible path.

62. West Memphis Mojo Rises -

On the night of the worst civic tragedy in West Memphis’ history, blues stood up and did its thing.

The “Blues Trail to Chicago” concert was briefly canceled before officials decided to go with the show in honor of the two second-generation law enforcement officers who were shot and killed earlier Thursday.

63. Community Foundation Proposes Increase in Giving -

One of the city’s largest charitable foundations is in a better position to give because its investments beat market indexes.

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis ended its fiscal year on April 30 with $290 million – up from $247 million the prior year. The increase in assets is due to yearly returns of 33.8 percent on its balanced fund and 49.9 percent on its equity fund.

64. Palladio Group Participates In Brooks’ Showhouse -

The Palladio Group will participate in The Brooks Museum League’s Decorator Showhouse XVI.

This year’s Showhouse will be held at the historic Robert M. Carrier home, known as Carrier Hall, 642 S. Willet St. in the Central Gardens District.

65. UTHSC Honors Nanoscience Field -

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a daylong NanoDays celebration today.

NanoDays is an annual nationwide effort to inform and educate the public about the impact of nanoscience.

66. Project Greenway -

There’s no doubt 2010 will go down as a watershed year for the Wolf River Greenway, the $28 million, 22-mile nature corridor that traces the Wolf River from Memphis’ eastern border to Downtown.

The team responsible for giving life to the Greenway – the city parks department, the Wolf River Conservancy and the Hyde Family Foundations – has achieved a pair of key milestones, both of which are being celebrated as the jumpstart this project sorely needed.

67. Small Biz: Where’s Our Stimulus? -

The U.S. government has pumped billions of dollars into the economy to stabilize the banking system and keep money flowing, but not much is trickling down to small-business owners like Mitch Jacobs.

68. Shelby Farms Park Conservancy To Build New Playground and Bridge -

500 Pine Lake Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
Permit Amounts: $3.5 Million and $1.8 Million

Project Cost: $100 million (Phase I)
Permit Dates: Applied February 2010
Completion: October 2010
Owner: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Tenant: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC

69. Memphis Medical Society Names Officers, Board Members -

The Memphis Medical Society has announced the election of new officers and three new members to its board of directors.

Dr. James K. Ensor Jr., an internist at Memphis Internal Medicine, has replaced Dr. Clarence B. Watridge as the 133rd president of the society.

70. Southern Heritage Classic Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award -

Fred Jones has received the Arthur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Memphis Black Student Association.

71. Huff Becomes Enrollment VP at University of Memphis -

Betty Huff has been named vice provost of enrollment services at the University of Memphis.

Huff previously served as acting dean and associate dean of students at the University of New Orleans, registrar at the University of Kentucky and vice chancellor for enrollment services and management at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

72. Mayor's Race Set at 25 Candidates -

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

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

73. 25 In Final Field For City Mayor -

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

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

74. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf -

A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.

Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.

75. Finch Appointed to Dean Position At UofM School of Nursing -

Dr. Linda Finch has been appointed associate dean and director of undergraduate programs for the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis. Finch was previously an associate professor on the nursing faculty. She has been named an American Nurses Foundation Scholar by the American Nurses Association and is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing. She also has served on the editorial board of “The Tennessee Nurse.”

76. Community Foundation Portfolio Rebounds -

The investments of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis rebounded from several months of losses during the second quarter and posted returns that beat market indices.

The foundation’s balanced fund had an 11.5 percent return, while its equity fund posted a 17.7 percent gain. In total, the foundation manages approximately $250 million in charitable assets.

77. Events -

JMS Strategies will hold a business education and development series titled “The Compass Series” beginning today from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 2700. Classes will be on the first Tuesday of each month through July. Tuition for the 12-class series is $2,080 per person. To register, call 786-3400 or visit www.jmsstrategies.com.

78. Events -

JMS Strategies will hold a business education and development series titled “The Compass Series” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 2700. Classes will be on the first Tuesday of each month through July. Tuition for the 12-class series is $2,080 per person. To register, call 786-3400 or visit www.jmsstrategies.com.

79. Citigroup Names Former Banking Regulator to Board -

NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup Inc. named three new outside directors Friday as the bank seeks to shift its focus back to traditional banking after it suffered a bruising hit from risky mortgage-backed securities.

80. Events -

The National Association of Women Business Owners will hold a lunch mixer today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elzemeyer Talent Agency, 149 Monroe Ave. Attendees will each have 60 seconds to pitch their business to NAWBO Member Showcase by Tess Bear.

81. Events -

The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet today at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20 and includes dinner. For reservations, contact Dianne Cordaro at diannecordaro@yahoo.com or 287-6009.

82. There Goes the Neighborhood: New hope emerges in one of Memphis’ roughest areas -

Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.

83. Events -

The Salvation Army’s Annual Dinner will be today at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Willard Scott, NBC’s “The Today Show” centenarian birthday announcer, will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $125 per person or $1,250 to reserve a table for 10. For more information, contact Elizabeth Duncan at 260-9130 or elizabeth_duncan@uss.salvationarmy.org.

84. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Writing for Government Grants” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Cathy Marcinko will lead the workshop. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. Reservations are due today. For reservations, call 684-6605 or e-mail adeberry@npexcellence.org.

85. U of M’s Preza Receives $740K Award for Research -

Dr. Chrysanthe Preza has received a more than $740,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for her research to improve live cell imaging. Preza is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering.

86. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase -

Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.

87. Events -

LunaWeb will host Social Media Expedition Breakfast today from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The breakfast is for anyone interested in social media. For more information, call 888-5862.

88. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Claude Watts, interim CEO of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, will speak. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

89. Congress Considers Changes to Mortgage Aid Program -

WASHINGTON (AP) - With fewer than 500 applications and only two-dozen homeowners helped so far, lawmakers want to revamp a new program that was intended to help hundreds of thousands of borrowers avoid losing their homes.

90. Foreclosure Group Looks to Fight Back -

A little more than a week ago, an ad hoc group that included bankers, elected leaders, civic officials and housing experts convened for an hour-long meeting inside the First Tennessee Bank building at 165 Madison Ave.

91. Events -

The University of Memphis Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute will hold the seminar “Disaster Recovery in Freight Transportation – Moving Beyond First Response” today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Zone at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. Conference speakers will include U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis; Robert D. Jamison, undersecretary for National Protection and Programs for the Department of Homeland Security; and Joe Waldo, senior consultant for Global Insight Inc. Seating is limited to 180 people. Register online at http://cifts.memphis.edu.

92. From Myth to Reality -

"If you're ever in Memphis, better stop by Minglewood," says the blues song "New Minglewood Blues," written by Noah Lewis and performed by Cannon's Jug Stompers in the 1930s.

Years later, the Grateful Dead began covering the song and in many ways made it their own. They added verses, rearranged the music and renamed it "New New Minglewood Blues," spreading word of the song's mysterious locale to a new generation.

93. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be Robert Khayat, chancellor at the University of Mississippi. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

94. Events -

The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Sector meeting Tuesday at noon at First Tennessee Bank, 7640 Poplar Ave. in Germantown.

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be Robert Khayat, chancellor at the University of Mississippi. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

95. Rasberry CRE Retools Real Estate Vision -

Commercial real estate firm Lewis & Rasberry Realty has reconfigured and rebranded its business by morphing into a new entity called, simply, Rasberry CRE (Commercial Real Estate) for founding partner James Rasberry.

96. Herenton To Take Oath Tuesday -

Mayor Willie Herenton will kick off his fifth term in office Tuesday.

Herenton and all 13 Memphis City Council members elected this year will begin new four-year terms by taking their respective oaths of office at noon at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., will be the featured speaker.

97. Fairgrounds Redevelopment Now In Three Flavors -

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton this week unveiled to the City Council three options for redeveloping the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

Herenton told council members the fate of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium will depend on a pending decision from the U.S. Department of Justice about what improvements the city must make to the stadium to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

98. Events -

The Engineers' Club of Memphis will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Robert Scott will address the topic of "Electrical Safety in the Workplace." The event is $12, including lunch, and no reservations are required.

99. New Stadium Issue Delayed by Council -

The City Council's Parks Committee Tuesday delayed discussion of a consultant's report on a new or renovated Mid-South Fairgrounds stadium until December. The committee action came with little discussion as the Herenton administration made public the draft report.

100. Atkins Finds Professional Home Second Time Around at Leitner Williams -

Jay Atkins has been practicing law for about six years, five of which have been spent at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan PLLC. He was promoted to of counsel in 2006, during his second stint at the firm.