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VOL. 127 | NO. 176 | Monday, September 10, 2012
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: Logistics

Delayed Deliveries

Trucker shortage has industry scrambling to meet shipping demands

In Memphis several weeks ago for a breakfast with a dozen truck line owners, Dave Huneryager, the president and CEO of the Tennessee Trucking Association, took his own informal survey of the shortage of truck drivers.

New Training Center Brings Employees To Logistics

After years of work and coordination, a training program for workers in transportation, warehousing and logistics begins in January at Sheffield Career and Technology Center.

Mallory’s Career Prepares Him for Logistics Council

When W. Neely Mallory III learned in late July that he had been appointed chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Regional Logistics Council, he was honored to assume that leadership role, he said.

Pinnacle Names New Chief Financial Officer

The former chief financial officer of Silver Airways in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is the new senior vice president and chief financial officer of Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
75°F
Fair
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 71%

EVENTS

The Black Business Association of Memphis will hold a small-business loan workshop Monday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Cost is free, and pre-registration is not required. Visit bbamemphis.com or call 526-9300.

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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.

Construction Industry to be Honored at Annual Event

The largest commercial and industrial construction association in West Tennessee is preparing for its annual celebration recognizing the quality and innovation of merit shop construction.

Industry Leaders Discuss Changing Health Care System

Some of Memphis’ most prominent health care leaders discussed the changing U.S. health care system during the Memphis Business Group on Health’s fourth annual conference Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.

Regions Could Be in a Shopping Mood

The bank with the biggest customer deposit share in Tennessee – and the second biggest in Memphis – may be getting bigger soon.

School Board Cautioned About Superintendent Search

At one point in a two-hour presentation and discussion with the countywide school board last week, Mike Casserly of the Council of the Great City Schools warned the board that going with an advisory committee in the search for a superintendent could present problems.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT


People at Heart of Patterson’s Dominance in 3PL Industry

Founded in 1856, Patterson Warehouses Inc. is one of the leaders and most respected players in Memphis’ robust third-party logistics (3PL) industry.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Behave Yourself More Productively

Let’s talk about a zero-cost strategy that can significantly improve the productivity and job satisfaction of your employees. The strategy involves understanding four major behavior modes referred to as the Stern Parent, Adapted Child, Adult and Natural Child.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Growth Streak

13 Memphis companies land on Inc. Magazine list

Andrew Holliday and Daniel Brown, the founding partners of Memphis-based branding and marketing firm Harvest Creative, used to joke about one day making the Inc. 500|5000, the list published each year by Inc. Magazine that honors the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

Fix Needed For Continuing Election Woes in County

The dust has settled from the Aug. 2 elections. And this seems a good time to take stock of the situation.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Jobs Near January 2009 Level: Quiet Milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a milestone that's difficult for President Barack Obama to brag about: There are 133.3 million Americans working – 261,000 short of the number when he was inaugurated in January 2009.

More Boomers Aspire to Careers With Social Purpose

CHICAGO (AP) – Here go the baby boomers again, reinventing themselves and bucking tradition as they bear down on retirement.

Creditors Expect Decision on AMR by Year-End

DALLAS (AP) AMR Corp.'s bankruptcy creditors expect the parent company of American Airlines to decide by year-end whether to merge with another airline or remain an independent company.

Kmart Waives Layaway Fee, Joining Rivals

NEW YORK (AP) – The layaway wars are heating up ahead of the winter holidays.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 90 90 9,968
MORTGAGES 90 90 12,965
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 35 35 2,573
BUILDING PERMITS 154 154 23,678
BANKRUPTCIES 70 70 9,603
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 9 3,612
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 161 161 14,124
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 24 3,087

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