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VOL. 129 | NO. 87 | Monday, May 5, 2014
EMPHASIS Commercial Real Estate

Vote of Confidence

Brokers brimming with optimism in office, retail sectors

After experiencing a strong fourth quarter in 2013, confidence in the Memphis office market remains high so far this year.

Area Industrial Market Poised for Solid Year

All signs are pointing toward a strong year for the Memphis-area industrial market.

Massey Looks to Grow CCIM Reach

Shawn Massey is a commercial real estate broker by trade, but he has a burning passion for education.

Raleigh Springs Mall Owners Question City’s Plans

The owners of the Raleigh Springs Mall had been talking with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration until late last year about the city’s desire to see a revitalized mall possibly with city government offices.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
42°F
Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

ArtsMemphis will host the Audiences Everywhere Workshop Tuesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sedgwick CMS training offices, 1100 Ridgeway Loop. Attendees will learn strategic ideas about how to grow their audiences, develop new donors and raise public awareness. Cost is free. Register at artsmemphis.org/events or email lboyer@artsmemphis.org.

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Thigh High Jeans Prepares to Launch Retail Truck

Painter Kerry Peeples and photographer Ann Smithwick are in the process of renovating a 1970s-era trailer that will allow them to take their Memphis-based blue jean company mobile, spreading fashionable, unique threads across the city.

SMALL BUSINESS

Couple Find Business Love in Cordova Thrift Store

Keith and Carol Choukalas had fallen in love. Not with each other – that was old business, happened years ago – but with Murray, Ky., home of Murray State University.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Running on Autopilot?

With the first quarter behind us, it is time to evaluate your business performance and start assessing the effectiveness of the tactics in your growth strategy. At the end of each quarter it is imperative to run a series of diagnostics to attain a deeper understanding of why the results are what they are, regardless of whether they are positive or negative.

Le Bonheur 101 Proof That Life Lessons Abound

Learning does not cease when you graduate, at any level. Learning is a lifelong journey.

STATEWIDE

Court: TSSAA is Subject to Open Records Laws

NASHVILLE (AP) – A state appeals court has ruled that the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, the body that regulates high school sports, is subject to the Tennessee Public Records Act.

TVA: Watts Bar Set for December 2015 Completion

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says work on the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant has moved from large-scale construction to completion and testing of individual plant systems.

REGIONAL

April Revenues for Arkansas Take Expected Dip

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas state income tax revenues declined $101.7 million in April, but the Department of Finance and Administration said Friday the dip was expected and the state is on track to meet its forecast for the fiscal year

NATIONAL BUSINESS

American Economy Bounces Back From Brutal Winter

WASHINGTON (AP) – The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month, rebounding with the biggest hiring surge in two years and suggesting that the job market's gains could endure.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 91 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 305 25,174
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 96 5,381

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