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VOL. 132 | NO. 102 | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hardy: EDGE’s MWBE Program Not Working

The chairwoman of the Greater Memphis Chamber board said first indications are that minority business requirements in tax breaks awarded by the Economic Development Growth Engine – or EDGE – aren’t working.

EMPHASIS Health Care

Q&A: Campbell Clinic’s Miller Talks Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention

Dr. Robert Miller graduated Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1980 and completed a residency in 1985 in Memphis and a fellowship in sports medicine in Georgia in 1986. So, he was pretty much in on the ground floor of the sports medicine discipline.

LifeSigns Turns 25 With Continued Focus on Preventive Health Care

A Memphis health care company that was at the forefront of preventive care is turning 25 this year. LifeSigns, owned by The Prevention Group, started offering comprehensive executive physicals to Memphis’ large corporations in 1992 to give big companies an alternative to sending their executives to places like The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

National Foundation for Transplants Looks to Expand Beyond Memphis HQ

The Memphis-based National Foundation for Transplants serves about 3,500 clients each year, and since its establishment in 1983 has distributed more than $80 million to pay for transplant-related expenses, in addition to promoting and advocating for organ and tissue donation.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southwest at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 68%

EVENTS

Common Table Health Alliance will hold its inaugural annual meeting and Community Improvement Gala Tuesday, May 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. A panel of four local experts will address the theme “The Community Impact of Social Determinants on Women’s Health in Memphis, TN,” followed by a call to action by actress Lynn Whitfield. General admission starts at $100. Visit commontablehealth.org for details.

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Past, Present Converge at Lynching Centennial

The only thing that runs through the area where the Macon Road bridge stood 100 years ago are power lines on wooden poles that take them over the oxbow lake, thick kudzu and two bridge supports almost overtaken by undergrowth on the edge of a thickly-wooded area.

Trucking Companies Say Additional Fuel Costs Worth It for Improved Infrastructure

Donnie Caldwell figures that the increase in the state gas tax that will begin this summer will cost his company more than $315,000 a year.

Council Faces Railgarten, Beale Bucks, Police Overtime

Memphis City Council members have a rare evidentiary hearing Tuesday, May 23, at the top of their agenda on an unusual development case the council approved several months ago.

End of the Track: Railgarten Hopes to Finally Move on From Zoning Woes

It will be a busy week for Railgarten, as its owners hope a pair of dates with the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Board of Adjustment end the popular Midtown venue’s zoning woes. 

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

May 23 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Internal Disruption: How to Create a Culture for Innovation

A Front End of Innovation Conference talk by Terry Bradwell, AARP chief innovation officer, and Anne Marie Kilgallon, AARP vice president, innovation. We “have been in a major transformation journey at AARP for three years,” says Terry Bradwell. “We are living longer and it changes how we think about retirement, work, love and everything about life.”

How to Decrease Fundraising Stress

We recently had the opportunity to speak with a nonprofit leader who was concerned about how her development director was spending his time. She didn’t understand why the money wasn’t coming in. 

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Signs Bill Creating 'In God We Trust' License Plates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill creating a new Tennessee license plate design featuring the phrase "In God We Trust."

NATIONAL BUSINESS

JPMorgan Chase Pumps $17M Into Summer Job Programs

BOSTON (AP) – JPMorgan Chase has announced a five-year, $17 million investment in a summer job program to give youth the skills needed to succeed in the modern business world.

Citigroup Settles Claims Over Possible Money Laundering

NEW YORK (AP) – Citigroup has agreed to pay nearly $100 million to federal authorities to settle claims that a lack of internal controls and negligence in the bank's Mexican subsidiary may have allowed customers to commit money laundering.

Fields Out at Ford; New CEO Hackett Known for Turnarounds

DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) – Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Huge Cuts to Food Stamps Part of Trump's Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.

US NEWS

Jet Owned By Elvis to Be Auctioned After Sitting 30 Years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley and featured on the National Geographic Channel is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years.

Not Just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 Musical Firsts Echo Today

NEW YORK (AP) – "Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as just one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Justices Make It Easier for Companies to Defend Patent Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 76 76 8,071
MORTGAGES 69 69 9,482
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 169 169 17,303
BANKRUPTCIES 53 53 5,813
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 27 3,022
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 69 69 6,325
MARRIAGE LICENSES 40 40 1,997

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