VOL. 126 | NO. 45 | Monday, March 7, 2011
Although the overall commercial real estate market is soft, Memphis’ industrial sector appears to be gathering more steam than any other category.
Large users bolster once-struggling office market
The office leasing market in Memphis is gaining momentum in the first few months of this year, following a slow but steady 2010.
Memphis based Dunavant Transportation Group has bought Sea Lane Express, a regional trucking and intermodal company with headquarters in Great Neck, New York.
In today’s challenging commercial real estate market, one Memphis group is providing three brokers for the price of one.
To many Memphians, the name Crump is a familiar one.
A bank logo may soon be returning to One Commerce Square.
The official word is that “Memphis” is coming to Memphis.
Community leaders and elected officials were on hand Thursday as Harvard urban expert Ed Glaeser spoke at the seventh annual Leadership Memphis Community Leadership luncheon held at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.
In February 2010, Memphis showed up in the No. 3 spot on that year’s ranking of “America’s Most Miserable Cities” by Forbes magazine.
The early voting period in advance of Tuesday’s Election Day drew nearly 30,000 Memphis voters.
Perfectionism is yet another form of dysfunctional behavior often disguised as a positive personality attribute.
Last week we discussed a formal leadership program, Hutchison Leads, which is empowering young women and serving as a holistic model. This week let us explore Young Life (www.younglife.org), an organization that is expanding into our inner city through Memphis Urban Young Life and literally stepping foot onto local high schools to win the trust and offer support to youth who need it most.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
In the realm of urban attractions, museums present somewhat of a paradox.
A museum is more than old stuff on a wall or under glass.
The Germantown Performing Arts Centre will continue its tradition of offering musical performances in which two is company and three’s a crowd, with the recital performance of a Grammy-winning artist.
Is meat ‘n’ three on the skids in Memphis?
We want wine to be authentic; we want wine to reflect its locality. Sometimes I find these elements to be in conflict in a bottle of wine, and sometimes they exist harmoniously. Just because Burgundy, that tiny area in eastern-central France is the Ur-Goddess-Grail-Ultimate home of the pinor noir grape doesn’t mean that pinot noir wines made elsewhere in the world have to slavishly imitate the products of Burgundy.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – A Tennessee Valley Authority plan designed to guide decision making recommends greater use of nuclear power, natural gas and renewable resources and less reliance on coal in the next two decades.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Republican leaders say they're willing to talk with concerned Muslims about legislation that would make it a felony to follow some versions of the Islamic code known as Shariah, even though activists say their requests for discussion have gone unheard.
CINCINNATI (AP) – The nation's largest traditional grocery chain says more households are buying most of their groceries at its stores while stretching out their spending over more trips as they face higher food and gas prices.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats on Friday detailed their opening budget offer of $6.5 billion more in spending cuts this year, but neither it nor the $61 billion in cuts passed by House Republicans is expected to survive test votes next week.