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VOL. 129 | NO. 170 | Monday, September 1, 2014
SPECIAL EDITION Human Resources

Millennials Bring ‘Out-of-the-Box Mentality’ to Workplace

The young creatives included among the workforce at Sullivan Branding don’t just bring fresh thinking and out of the box perspectives to projects and client work.

Client Service Remains Top Priority at The Barnett Group

The Barnett Group, a Memphis-based employee benefits and financial services firm, didn’t get to the point where it’s provided benefits to more than 75,000 people by accident.

Archer-Malmo CEO Shares Insight Into Company Culture

The Memphis-based marketing communications agency archer-malmo has won awards for its company culture, and it draws a steady stream of creatives attracted to everything from the hip workspace to the way creativity is given room to flourish.

AutoZone Agrees to Buy Parts Distributor

A few weeks ahead of its fiscal fourth quarter earnings announcement, Memphis-based AutoZone Inc. disclosed it’s reached a deal to buy Interamerican Motor Corp., the second-largest distributor of original equipment import replacement parts in the U.S.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
55°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

The Chick-fil-A 5K walk/run benefiting Junior Achievement will be held Monday, Sept. 1, starting at AutoZone Park, 200 Union Ave. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the race will start at 9 a.m. Register at chickfila5k.com.

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FedEx Building New Distribution Center in Louisiana

COVINGTON, La. (AP) – Land is being cleared in St. Tammany Parish for a 175,000 square-foot distribution center for Federal Express.

Dollar General Raises Family Dollar Bid to $9.1 Billion

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.

Council to Review Alternative Health Plan

Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Sept. 2, talk over a proposed high-deductible health insurance plan that would restore health benefits for city employees and retirees.

County Leaders Make Transition to Governing

For government officials, the oath of office marks the boundary between the ability to get elected and the ability to govern.

Redbirds’ Easley, Scruggs Enjoy Stellar Season

Oscar Taveras, Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty. Those were the St. Louis Cardinals’ hot outfield prospects stashed in Memphis at season’s start.

I Choose Memphis: Amy Simpson

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

September 2 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS

Atlas Men’s Health Celebrates One Year

At Atlas Men’s Health in Midtown, you can get some basic primary care services, such as a physical, testosterone replacement therapy, wellness injections and routine vaccinations.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Indmar Marine Engines Files Expansion Permit

5400 Old Millington Road, Unincorporated Shelby County, Permit Cost: $2 million -
An affiliate of Indmar Marine Engines has filed a $2 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to expand its 5400 Old Millington Road facility.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Gold Left on the Table

I always feel bad for clients of a full-cycle innovation project. After the many ideation and co-creation sessions, there are far too many viable concepts to pursue. In many cases, millions of dollars of market expansion, new products with tested, validated appeal and new licensing opportunities get swept aside just because there are too many possibilities.

Launching Your Own ‘Ice-Bucket Challenge’

Last week we focused on the excitement – and revenue! – generated by the ALS Foundation’s “ice bucket challenge.” We’re talking millions and millions of dollars. And we imagine your nonprofit organization or college is thinking “why didn’t we think of that?!” Or maybe a board member has approached your executive or development director with a request launch your own challenge.

STATEWIDE

8 Apply to Become Next Tennessee Attorney General

NASHVILLE (AP) – Eight candidates have applied with the Tennessee Supreme Court for the next eight-year term as state attorney general.

Automotive Parts Maker Expanding Smyrna Facility

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) – An automotive parts manufacturer is expanding its distribution facility in Smyrna and is expected to create more than 130 additional jobs in Rutherford County.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Gov. Haslam's Medicaid Talk Draws GOP Criticism

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's suggestion this week that he may soon submit a proposal for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee received some blowback from a fellow Republican leader in the Legislature on Friday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Feds Reviewing Reynolds Deal to Buy Lorillard

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.

US Consumer Spending Dips 0.1 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.

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