VOL. 127 | NO. 218 | Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Leadership Academy forges ahead as New Memphis Institute
Every great person, every great organization and every great city is trying to be better today than they were yesterday.
A group of food professionals is working toward supplying restaurants with local produce while improving the health of Memphians and fighting urban blight.
If an expansion of an assisted-living facility at Baylor and Brunswick roads stays on schedule with votes next month by the Memphis City Council, the planned development should win final approval less than a month before the area it is in is annexed by the city of Bartlett.
Union flight attendants for Pinnacle Airlines Inc. have ratified a new contract agreement.
Just before tipoff Monday night at FedExForum, NBA Commissioner David Stern stepped to center court with microphone in hand and the spotlight squarely on him.
November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and several local organizations are ramping up efforts to increase awareness and education for caregivers and loved ones dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.
Without relying on the predictable places to hide – spread sheets, business buzzwords, risk mitigation plans, past glories – look me in the eyes. Now, point out the potential dangers for your business. When you stutter or express worry about your employees, I will know you’re being real, vulnerable, human.
Despite your political affiliations or how your candidate fared in this year’s presidential election, it’s tough not to appreciate the full-court press the candidates give in selling and marketing their own personal brands. In fact, there are sales and marketing takeaways that we can glean from one of the most expensive elections (AKA “ad campaigns”) in our nation’s history – lessons we can leverage in promoting our own local brands.
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Officials at Greenville Mid-Delta Airport said flights on Silver Airways are not as full as they'd hoped, and it might be because travelers are unsure how to book flights.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Nucor Corp. has agreed to team up with the U.S. division of Encana Corp. on a project that would provide natural gas for its steelmaking facilities. Financial terms were not disclosed.
NEW YORK (AP) – From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, government officials are still facing multiple fronts in the efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy. All that, and there's another storm coming.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $2.9 billion for the July-September quarter, its second straight profitable quarter.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 5 percent in September compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. The gain reported by CoreLogic offered more evidence of a sustainable housing recovery.
Early vote totals from Shelby County were released just before 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, after the vote count was delayed in part by long lines of voters waiting to vote at the 7 p.m. closing of polls.