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1. Business Licenses Increase 4.9 Percent in Third Quarter
- Monday, October 21, 2013
Business licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s Office in the third quarter rose nearly 5 percent over third quarter 2012, and increased even more compared to the second quarter this year, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
2. Room Service
- Friday, October 11, 2013
Hilton Worldwide celebrates its second Global Week of Service this week, and more than 700 Hilton employees are working locally on community involvement projects, such as this year’s signature event at the Pilgrim’s Rest housing facility, 747 Court Ave.
3. Historic School Year Opening Has Familiar Look
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Germantown High School principal Ted Horrell warned a busload of school board members, staff and interim superintendent Dorsey Hopson that they were about to see some confusion on his campus.
On the opening day of the first school year for the unified school system Monday, Aug. 5, Horrell stopped the group just outside the school’s cafeteria, which was in its third of four lunch periods of the school day.
4. Democratic Sen. Lowe Finney Won't Seek Re-Election
- Thursday, August 01, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Sen. Lowe Finney, who chairs the Democratic caucus in the Tennessee Senate, announced Wednesday that he won't seek a third term.
The Jackson attorney ruled out a run for governor next year, but wouldn't say whether he will make a bid for Jackson mayor.
5. Memphis in May Seeks Local Swedes for Festival
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The 37th annual Memphis in May International Festival is a salute to Sweden, a country whose climate differs greatly from the host town but perhaps has some parallels in its rich history.
“The joke about Sweden is that nobody’s really from Sweden except for the Vikings and they’re long gone,” said Diane Hampton, executive vice president of Memphis in May. “But they all came there from other places. It’s kind of a melting pot of cultures as well – and a cold melting pot.”
6. Sharpening Students’ Academic Abilities Crux of Sylvan Model
- Monday, January 14, 2013
For some kids, school is never truly out for the holidays.
Trends in education standards provide the currents that keep tutoring businesses sailing.
“There have been many (educational) trends in the tenure that I’ve been with this company,” said Andrea Goughnour, director of the Sylvan Learning Center, 1605 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova.
7. Renewed Focus
- Friday, December 07, 2012
Reginald Milton calls it the “dirty little secret” of nonprofits whose mission is to provide social services.
8. Road Project Will Enhance Local Logistics Assets
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Construction is barreling forward on the Paul Lowry Road project, which will provide better access to the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park south of Downtown.
The six-month project began in June, and a completion date is on target for the second week of December.
- Thursday, August 02, 2012
The Daily News will hold a sustainable energy seminar and panel discussion as part of its 2012 seminar series Thursday, Aug. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. Cost is $25. Register at seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
Downtown Memphis Commission will meet Thursday, June 28, at noon in the DMC office, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphis.org.
11. Pickering Projects Show Activity on Upswing
- Friday, May 18, 2012
If an uptick in engineering services is an economic indicator of recovery and stability, Memphis is progressing fairly well.
That’s the message Bob Pitts, principal at Pickering Firm Inc., shared to the Appraisal Institute of Memphis Wednesday, May 16, at Chickasaw Country Club. Pickering employs 150 engineers, scientists, architects and surveyors across six offices from its Memphis headquarters to the Gulf Coast.
12. FedEx Buys Polish Carrier Opek
- Friday, April 06, 2012
FedEx Corp. has added another existing domestic ground network in Europe with the announcement of an agreement Thursday, April 5, for the Memphis-based cargo giant to acquire Polish courier Opek Sp.z.o.o.
13. Gastro Group Opens Office In Senatobia
- Friday, February 17, 2012
Utley Properties has closed on a flurry of deals in its Northwest Plaza Shopping Center in Senatobia in recent weeks.
Dr. Ulric Duncan of Delta Gastroenterology PC has leased 1,200 square feet of space at 113 Northwest Drive for two years.
14. Pizza Eatery Expands Into Southaven
- Friday, December 02, 2011
A husband and wife team from Hernando is expanding its pizzeria business into Southaven.
David J. and Melissa A. Pippin, owners of Three Guys Pizza Pies, have signed a 3,050-square-foot lease in the Shops of DeSoto Center, 1046 Church Road.
15. Regions CFO: Progress ‘On Schedule’
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Regions Financial Corp.’s five-month-old process of selling Memphis-based investment banking company Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. continues to drag on.
16. Whirlpool Cuts Include Ark. Plant
- Monday, October 31, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. plans to cut 5,000 jobs, about 10 percent of its workforce in North America and Europe, as it faces soft demand and higher costs for materials.
17. Nissan North America Renews Lease In SE Shelby
- Friday, October 28, 2011
Nissan North America Inc. has renewed its 413,000-square-foot lease in Southeast Shelby County.
18. Home Starts Jump 20 Percent
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Local homebuilders filed 20 percent more new home permits during the third quarter compared to last year, giving 2011 its best quarter so far, but experts say there are still obstacles on the horizon.
19. Drug Stops HIV Among Hetero Couples, Not Just Gays
- Thursday, July 14, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – An AIDS drug already shown to help prevent spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women, two studies in Africa found. Experts called it a breakthrough for the continent that has suffered most from AIDS.
20. Farmers, Ethanol Makers Likely OK With No Subsidy
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – The likely end of a $5 billion-a-year federal subsidy that helped build the ethanol industry will likely mean two things, experts who have followed its development say.
21. Crye-Leike To Close Midtown Branch
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. will close its Midtown office by mid-July in efforts to cope with depressed market conditions and improve operating efficiencies, the firm announced Monday, June 20.
22. Memphis Pride Signs Lease At Trinity Ridge
- Friday, May 06, 2011
An up-and-coming Mid-South cheer and tumbling company has signed a new lease to expand its business, a move that will benefit the facility’s students and parents alike.
Memphis Pride is relocating from a 5,000-square-foot space in Cordova Industrial Park to 16,080-square-foot lease at 7740 B Trinity Road, suite 126.
23. US: More People Sought Jobless Aid Last Week
- Friday, March 11, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But the rise comes after applications hit their lowest level in nearly three years, and economists expect further declines as the economy improves.
24. Memphis Stands Tall as Logistics Industry Struggles
- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Although the aftermath of the recession was palpable across all industry sectors in 2010, Memphis continued to prove its status as a critical logistics and distribution center.
The year came to a close with a milestone in economic development when Swedish manufacturer Electrolux said it will build a $190 million manufacturing plant on 800 acres of land in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park in southwest Memphis.
25. Applications for Jobless Aid Rise Sharply
- Friday, November 05, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking jobless benefits jumped sharply last week, after two straight weeks of declines.
The increase undermines hopes that unemployment claims, after falling four times in the previous five weeks, were on a sustained downward trend. That would signal layoffs were slowing and hiring was picking up. Instead, claims remain stuck at an elevated level.
26. A New Era
- Monday, October 25, 2010
As the Grizzlies mark their 10th season in Memphis, whispers of “contender” and “dark horse” can be heard in the halls of FedExForum.
The positive outlook is an encouraging sign for a team that sat at the bottom of the league just two seasons ago and has endured a bumpy ride during its decade-long tenure in Memphis.
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a breakfast forum Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for prospective members. For reservations, call Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or visit www.memphischamber.com.
28. Q3 Bank Picture Not Pretty in Tennessee
- Monday, November 30, 2009
At the end of the first quarter of this year, less than one out of every four commercial banks in Tennessee was unprofitable. As of Sept. 30, that ratio had worsened, growing to slightly more than one-in-three, according to a new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
29. Ike’s Plans Expansion to Collierville
- Friday, October 23, 2009
A 10,000-square-foot Ike’s drugstore is coming to West Poplar Avenue in Collierville now that the Arkansas-based company that owns and operates the chain has bought the land and announced plans to begin building after the start of the new year.
30. Luminetx Expands Global Penetration
- Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Luminetx Corp. on Monday reported its second quarter sales of VeinViewer were at the highest level since the company began shipping the vascular imaging product three years ago.
31. CEOs See More Layoffs; Decline in Spending, Sales
- Wednesday, April 08, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) – In a sign of the deep pessimism gripping corporate America, an index tracking the outlook of chief executives of some of the country's biggest companies dropped to its lowest level since the survey began in 2002.
32. Signs Recession Nears Bottom, But Layoffs Persist
- Friday, April 03, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - New signs that the recession could be nearing a bottom emerged Thursday, as factory orders were far better than expected and the Dow industrials surged over 8,000 for the first time in two months.
33. Ford Posts Record Loss in '08, But No Need for Aid
- Friday, January 30, 2009
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it lost $5.9 billion in the fourth quarter and burned through $5.5 billion in cash, pushing the automaker to the worst annual loss in its 105-year history as sales slumped worldwide.
34. GM to Lay Off 2,000 Workers, Cut Production
- Tuesday, January 27, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Corp. said Monday it will cut 2,000 jobs at plants in Michigan and Ohio, and it will halt production for several weeks at nine U.S. plants over the next six months due to slow sales.
35. Newly Merged Renal Firm To Improve Poplar Ave. Building
- Tuesday, January 06, 2009
1333-1341 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Amount: $1.2 Million
Project Cost: $1.2 million
Permit Date: Applied December 2008
Owner: National Renal Alliance LLC
Tenant: National Renal Alliance LLC
36. Home Depot Q3 Profit Falls 31 Percent
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) - The Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement chain, said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit sank by nearly a third as shoppers scaled back on everything from custom kitchens to lumber and flooring.
37. MFR Moves Toward Manufacturing Recycled Foam
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
Reduce, reuse and recycle are chief tenets of the green movement, and a Memphis company is upholding all three of them with a service aimed at the city's numerous manufacturers and distributors.
Memphis Foam Recycling (MFR) is ramping up its Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) recycling effort, which it launched one year ago. EPS is the foam commonly used to protect items during shipping - something that companies in America's Distribution Center do as much as anyone in the country.
38. Two Memphis City SchoolsRanked Among Nation's Best
- Friday, May 25, 2007
White Station and Cordova high schools have been ranked among the best high schools in America, according to Newsweek magazine's 1,200 Top U.S. High Schools listing.
The rankings appear
39. Speculation flies about which list of favored MLGW customers is 'The One'
- Friday, March 02, 2007
Shortly before Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division president and CEO Joseph Lee walked into the federal building Tuesday, MLGW officials were hard at work doing damage control.
As Lee prepared to testify before a grand jury investigating whether a prominent Memphis politician was given special treatment by the utility company, MLGW officials were distributing some new information about Lee's predecessor.
- Thursday, January 18, 2007
The Memphis Public Library and Information Center presents "Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Small Business" today at 6:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The workshop will be conducted by Mark Taylor, senior counselor in the Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Call 415-2700 for details.
41. The Importance of Being Burnished
- Tuesday, November 28, 2006
In January 1882, a flamboyant 28-year-old writer who would eventually set the Victorian-era literary world aflame arrived in New York City to kick off a 12-month series of speaking engagements in the United States.
42. Kidney Foundation Hosts Golf Tournament Fund-Raiser
- Monday, September 11, 2006
The Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee. Cost is $250, which includes cart, green fees, lunch and dinner, golf glove and more. For information or to register, call the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee at 683-6185.
43. Collierville and Germantown Chambers Host Political Candidates Mixer
- Monday, July 17, 2006
The Collierville and Germantown Chambers of Commerce Government Relations Committees host a "Political Candidates Mixer" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and greet many of the candidates who will be on the Aug. 3 ballot in state and federal primaries and the general election for the county offices of mayor, county commission, sheriff, trustee, county clerk and state and county judges. For more information, call 853-1949 or 755-1200.
44. MBA Sponsors Judicial Candidate Forum Today
- Monday, July 10, 2006
The Criminal Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association will hold a candidate forum from noon to 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Criminal Justice Center, 201 Poplar Ave. Candidates for General Sessions Criminal Court judge in Divisions 7 through 13 will speak for four minutes each. For more information, call Tony Brayton, Garland Erguden or William Robilio at 545-5800.
- Friday, March 31, 2006
The government relations committees of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce host their seventh annual State Legislative Breakfast today from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. Cost is $15. Call 853-1949 or 755-1200.
46. Cannon Center Hosts Thanksgiving Extravaganza
- Monday, November 21, 2005
The Germantown Chamber of Commerce hosts a home tour meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the chamber, located at 2195 S. Germantown Road. Call 755-1200 for more information.
47. DeSoto Eyes Future Industrial Growth
- Monday, November 21, 2005
If the numbers are any indication, the projection for DeSoto County's industrial growth in 2006 is more than favorable.
In the past decade, DeSoto County has added an annual average of 19 new and expanded industrial businesses with capital investments totaling $1.2 billion. In 2004, the county saw an industrial capital investment of $122 million and the creation of 1,200 new industrial jobs.
48. Archived Article: Lead
- Thursday, April 14, 2005
Partnership Keeps Logistics Firm Buzzing
Mallory Alexander hits busy season for key client
The Daily News
A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet and mean big business for Mallory Alexander International Lo...
49. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, April 04, 2005
Chamber, Technology Council Host Speed Meeting
The National Ornamental Metal Museum presents a commemoration ceremony and candlelight vigil for the 37th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 5:...
50. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, January 03, 2005
Germantown Chamber Hosts SOHO Meeting
The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a mayor and board of aldermen meeting at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Millington Civic Center on Wilkinsville Road. Call 872-1486. Jan. 4...
51. Archived Article: Events
- Monday, December 13, 2004
The Memphis Bar Association presents Potpourri for the Divorce Lawyer from 8:30 a
The Tennessee Department of Transportation hosts a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to North Parkway in Shelby County from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday a...
52. Archived Article: Tunica (lead)
- Friday, July 02, 2004
Tunica On a Roll
Tunica County Set for More Growth
Memphis to benefit from resort areas growing draw
The Daily News
Twenty-four hour golf, a duffers dream come true.
The regulation 18-hole course will be entirely indoo...
53. Archived Article: Main (lead)
- Monday, April 19, 2004
Downtown Readies for Blocks Rebirth
Two more historic buildings will offer mix of new uses
The Daily News
Last week, an important step was taken in the continued quest to re-establish Downtowns Main Street as a cente...
54. Archived Article: Events
- Thursday, February 19, 2004
Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce holds a Networking at Noon and general membership meeting from 11:15 a
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Networking at Noon and a general meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Germantown Countr...
55. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, February 16, 2004
Collierville Chamber Hosts Small Business Counseling
Collierville Chamber Hosts Small Business Counseling
Jack Robinson Gallery of Photography, 44 Huling Ave., hosts 24 Hours Downtown: A Photo Essay through March 28. Twelve loca...
56. Archived Article: Lenox (lead)
- Monday, November 03, 2003
Lenox Begins Sixth Phase of Mud Island Development
Mud Island Sees More New Homes
Lenox begins sixth phase of affordable Downtown community
The Daily News
With a growing number of residents now more than 8,000 calling Dow...
57. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, August 28, 2003
Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosts the third annual Willard Ewing Golf Classic at 1 p
The Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosts the third annual Willard Ewing Golf Classic at 1 p.m. today at Windyke Country Club, 8535 Winchester Road. Lunch ...
58. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 25, 2003
Calendar of Events August 25-31
Calendar of Events August 25-31 August 26
The Society of Entrepreneurs offers a lunch and discussion with Dr. Scott Morris at noon at the Hope and Healing Center, 1111 Union Ave. Cost is $20. Call 682-9920 or vi...
59. Archived Article: Leadership Mem P2
- Monday, May 20, 2002
Leadership Memphis to honor three Leadership Memphis to honor three Leadership Institute of Memphis will honor three Memphians at its 24th annual Celebration of Leadership Dinner at 6 p.m. May 30 at the Holiday Inn Center on the University of Memphi...
60. Archived Article: Mcc (lead)
- Monday, February 05, 2001
Full slate of rezoning cases faces council Full slate of rezoning cases faces council By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News A case that would allow for the development of 59 homes on Old Raleigh-Millington Road is one of a number of hearings set for the M...
61. Archived Article: China P.2
- Thursday, August 10, 2000
Four airlines vie for China routes Four airlines vie for China routes United Parcel Service Inc. says it is the best candidate but an ``underdog'' among the carriers vying to secure highly coveted air rights into China. Atlanta-based UPS is battling...
62. Archived Article: Victorian (lead)
- Tuesday, May 23, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower Facelift project begins on Victorian Village home By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News Renovation work started Monday at 669 Jefferson Ave. in Victorian Village on an 1,800-square-foot town house and its 750-square-foot carriage hous...
63. Archived Article: Real Review Lj
- Tuesday, November 09, 1999
Real Review 11-9-99 The Kroger Co. has filed for a preliminary subdivision application for construction for a new store in Hernando, Miss. Kroger is requesting permission to build on 11 acres west of Mt. Pleasant Road and Commerce Street, close to H...
64. Archived Article: Public (lead)
- Thursday, March 11, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Public Storage builds on Fay Builders site By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The vacancy left at 4920 Poplar Ave. after Fay Builders Supply burned down soon will be filled, as construction is under way on climate-controlled stor...
65. Archived Article: Buckman (bott)
- Tuesday, January 12, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Buckman Laboratories begins renovations By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Tearing down the walls and letting in the sunshine are the objectives of a laboratory renovation project currently underway at Buckman Laboratories. Plans for...
66. Archived Article: Real Focus Box Lj
- Tuesday, October 13, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Tunica At a Glance Population: 8,500 County seat of Tunica County Third largest casino destination in the United States (behind Las Vegas and Atlantic City) Nine casino resorts: Ballys Saloon and Gambling Hall/Hotel (240 rooms...
67. Archived Article: Boston Market Lj
- Wednesday, March 19, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Boston Market begins Memphis blitz By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Boston Market, a national restaurant chain that specializes in traditional home-style cooking, is coming to Memphis. Michael Forgus, chief development officer of BC Su...