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VOL. 128 | NO. 217 | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Council Keeps Southbrook Mall Renovation Alive

Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Nov. 5, to start over again in plans to find a legal use for city funds in renovating the Southbrook Mall in Whitehaven.

Eye of the Tiger

SCO opens optometry clinic at University of Memphis

Southern College of Optometry opened its first full-scope primary care external clinic Monday, Nov. 4, as University Eye Care at the University of Memphis welcomed its first patients.

Sales Can’t Save Wright’s Quarter

Memphis-based Wright Medical said that while sales soared in the third quarter, its quarterly loss swelled to $130 million due to the write-down of its recent acquisition of bone graft maker BioMimetic.

Details of Municipal School Districts Shift

The closer suburban school systems come to reality, the more the specific terms of their existence shift and move.

Grant Helps HopeWorks Expand GED Program

Last month, Andy Burgess of Memphis received his GED diploma. With his sights set on a career in the transportation industry, Burgess knew the high school equivalency certificate would make him a more viable job candidate.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
55°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 72%

EVENTS

L’Ecole Culinaire will hold a food drive for the Mid-South Food Bank now through Dec. 6 at the school, 1245 Germantown Parkway. Nonperishable and canned goods will be accepted. Visit midsouthfoodbank.org.

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Tencarva Looking to Expand Memphis Presence

The story of how industrial distributor Tencarva Machinery Co. got its start has all the makings of a great motivational business speech – or a tale told in the iconic style of Sophia Petrillo from “The Golden Girls.”

Workshop Aims to Help Companies Grow and Keep Growing

Businesspeople around the world are focused on entrepreneurship this month. November sees the yearly Global Entrepreneurship Week, with its attendant events and gatherings that all point towards supporting and encouraging entrepreneurship.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Inman Joins Next Day Access as Franchise Manager

Greg Inman has joined accessibilities solutions provider Next Day Access as franchise manager for the Memphis office, where he will supervise sales, marketing, service management and hiring. Next Day Access offers wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, bathroom safety products and other accessibility products for people with disabilities or accessibility challenges.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Social Media: Best of the Rest

Part two of a two-part series. With more than 200 major, active social media networks cited by Wikipedia, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the choices available. Given the considerable amount of time that businesses are investing in social media marketing, it’s vital to focus those efforts on the right networks versus every network.

‘Pastor Larry’ Inspires at Sober House

When you look at the big picture of poverty, homelessness, and under-education in this country, or here in Memphis, it appears rather bleak. However, when you focus on the individual efforts being made to combat those societal ills that are bending the cycle of poverty to the breaking point, from where I sit, the big picture is looking better all the time.

For Financial Strength, Question Old Rules

One of the great things about loving what you do is that it doesn’t seem like work. On Saturdays when I go to “work” at the radio station, I have the amazing experience of not only being a radio show host, but also being somewhat of financial doctor.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Senate Leader Calls Medicaid Talks Waste of Time

NASHVILLE (AP) – State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he would be against an effort to expand Medicaid even if fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam successfully negotiated a special deal for Tennessee.

Lawmakers Review Role of State Textbook Commission

NASHVILLE (AP) – Parents claiming that some textbooks being used in state schools are biased got a chance to have their voices heard.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Service Firms Expanded More Quickly in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – Activity at U.S. service firms accelerated in October behind a jump in sales and more hiring, suggesting businesses largely shrugged off the partial government shutdown.

Republic Extends Time to Close Frontier Sale

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The parent company of Frontier Airlines says a deadline to sell the airline will be extended by two more days.

Nucor's Executive Chairman DiMicco Retiring

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steel company Nucor said Tuesday that Executive Chairman Daniel DiMicco is retiring from his post and the board at year's end.

Twitter Just One Symptom of IPO Fever's Return

IPO fever is back.

HEALTH CARE

White House Asks CEOs to Help Explain Cancellations

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is asking insurance companies to explain to Americans the cancellation letters they're receiving in the mail.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 70 125 13,455
MORTGAGES 119 192 17,541
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 32 3,423
BUILDING PERMITS 0 623 31,553
BANKRUPTCIES 56 122 12,817
BUSINESS LICENSES 40 51 4,648
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 80 233 19,690
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 44 4,104

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