VOL. TMN-7 | NO. 42 | Saturday, October 11, 2014
Undercurrent gives city’s young professionals networking, voice
In a body of water, an undercurrent is something that moves beneath the surface and which, though it might be unseen, is unwise to ignore, especially when it flows in the opposite direction of currents visible on the surface.
The basic goal of bringing jobs to Memphis isn’t as simple as it sounds.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
2004: The Memphis Grizzlies played their first home game at FedExForum, an exhibition game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Three companies are exploring Memphis for new distribution operations that would create 272 new jobs.
BALTIMORE (AP) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit charging that FedEx discriminated against deaf and partially deaf workers and job applicants for years.
The University of Memphis is among a dozen universities in the nation sharing in $32 million in federal funding for research into how to analyze and use complex biomedical data, U.S. health officials announced Thursday, Oct. 9.
The loss of more than 400 jobs by the Memphis economy could cause Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division to increase water rates.
Memphis’ Central Station marks 100 years, revival
Central Station is 100 years old, an age that most train stations never reach. And if they do, they get there with some really harrowing years in mid-life.
A New Orleans-based restaurant group has acquired three local TGI Fridays restaurants.
As top public health leaders announced the nation’s first death in the current Ebola outbreak, a batch of 3,000 letters were going out Wednesday, Oct. 8, to physicians in Shelby County.
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, administered by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, next month will induct its new batch of honorees, a collection of music legends that each in their way left big marks on the industry’s landscape.
Memphis-based Paragon Bank is expanding beyond the city, thanks to its launch of a new division focused on small-business lending.
It was a phrase guaranteed to put more diss in the dysfunction between the Memphis City Council and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
Memphis City Council members repealed new seismic provisions for homes in the city-county Unified Development Code Tuesday, Oct. 7, about a year after approving them.
The idea isn’t new or original. It’s just successful and worth repeating. In 1989, the Church Health Center started a Christmas card program as a fundraiser. Now, the annual CHC Christmas card effort raises about $250,000 annually.
FedEx TechConnect lab tests packages
FedEx founder, chairman and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith penned a memo in 1987 outlining his desire for the Memphis-based shipping giant to develop ways to assist customers in shipping their packages, including making sure packages arrived undamaged.
In welcome – if not slightly surprising – news for the local housing market, home sales jumped in September as housing values continued to rise, providing a measure of relief for a market that has endured slower-than-expected activity.
In June a group of 100 gang members lined both sides of Mosby Avenue between Dunlap and Ayers Streets, shutting down the area, as they celebrated the birthday of a fellow gang member, according to the local Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam intends to vote for all four of the proposed amendments to the state Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot, he said during a stop in Memphis Monday, Oct. 6.
Launch Tennessee has picked this year’s crop of 10 companies that will participate in The TENN, its master accelerator program for graduates of Tennessee’s nine startup accelerators.
A refrigerated warehouse logistics provider is expanding in Covington with a $48 million investment that will create 63 new jobs in Tipton County.
The move by city retirees to block the end of a 70-percent subsidy of their health insurance premiums by the city of Memphis drew heavy fire Monday, Oct. 6, in Shelby County Chancery Court.
Bounty latest cuisine offering to join Broad Avenue
When he goes out to eat, Jackson Kramer tends to prefer small plates, sharing items with his wife, talking back and forth about the food and generally making the experience of cleaning one’s plate a communal experience.
For several years, Scott Crosby, an attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC and co-owner of The Brass Door restaurant on Madison Avenue Downtown, had considered what, if anything, could be done with the shuttered Burger King restaurant across the street, a decaying eyesore in an otherwise vibrant strip of the street.
A subsidiary of Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has opened a primary care clinic in Marion, Ark., and officials hope more providers will follow suit to close the gap left by the sudden closure of Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis.
A fourth-grade teacher at Keystone Elementary School was recognized Thursday, Oct. 2, as Tennessee’s Teacher of the Year.
Memphis City Council member Harold Collins took his exploratory campaign for Memphis Mayor to the Evergreen Historic District just days after launching the effort on social media.
A college football coach is nothing without his canons, those principles and precepts that keep the focus tight and trained only on the next game, the next opponent.
Mid-South college football fans, this hot streak is the real deal
Call the doctor, the sports doctor. Because the collective temperature of Mid-South college football fans is at unsafe levels.
At this stage of his NBA career, there are a lot of euphemisms for Vince Carter.
If the Tennessee Titans want to find a blueprint for fixing the mess this franchise has become, perhaps they should study the team that’s coming to LP Field this Sunday.
Look around the University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium about mid-afternoon Saturday.
“Tennessee Traditions” is this year’s Homecoming theme.
Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
1432 Kimbrough Road and 1468 Kimbrough Road, Germantown, TN 38138, Project Cost: $2.6 million -
A developer planning a mixed-use development in Germantown has applied for two building permits for a medical office center.
Irina McGuire took inspiration for her baking business’ name, Nutty Girl Treats, from a few different sources.
As football and basketball seasons start up again, questions have started to arise about working in professional sports. Let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t want to get up and go to work for their favorite sports franchise? Every day would be fun and exciting – and we might even meet a few of the players!
NO. IT’S HER DECISION, NOT YOURS. The Tennessee General Assembly is 83 percent male – and those big, strong men in the majority are convinced they know what’s best for the little ladies in the minority, in fact, what’s best for all the women of Tennessee.
More than 500 Memphis business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators gathered at the Orpheum Theatre in late August, but they weren’t there for the latest show from Broadway.
Regarding the recent Faulkner column, Tracy writes that she got “a solid feel for the place and the time of year. Thank you for not honoring your subject by writing paragraph-long sentences with intricate layers of subordination.”
Advertising geeks from across the nation unite annually at “Advertising Week” to hear industry experts share opinions on the current state of advertising and predictions for the future.
The giving season is upon us. For many nonprofits, hospitals, schools, and colleges the next three months are all about fundraising. You will no doubt see an increase in direct mail and e-mail solicitations, Facebook campaigns, billboards, print and TV commercials and personal asks made by of you by friends, family members and associates.
Here are a few rules: American beach vacations must take place in Florida, wine getaways in Napa, snow adventures in Colorado, and leaf-viewing excursions in New England.
Innovation is a saturated field, but one with a hole in it. Many companies can generate thousands of potentially valuable ideas, but have no accepted cultural method for placing a value on them.
The drive to the meeting was inspirational. The weather was perfect, the lights were green, and someone even let me in the line of traffic right before it merged to the left.
It was the summer of 1915, and a young Nashville educator had the audacity to suggest that a basement schoolroom on the grounds of the George Peabody College for Teachers might serve as a model for preparatory schools.
Aijalon Carter, 15, still remembers her first day as a timid 3-year-old at Goodpasture Christian School. Crying and scared, she was greeted by Miss Jill, her new preschool teacher and immediately felt better.
Harpeth Hall’s new head of school is a fierce proponent of single-sex education who says that an all-girls school can nurture a female mind, especially one interested in going into a STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math.
Films and videos by Montgomery Bell Academy students and one faculty member will be featured Oct. 23 on the Nashville Education, Community and Arts TV channel’s Artober celebration.
The real estate community was saddened last week to learn of the murder of one of its own when the body of Little Rock real estate broker Beverly Carter was discovered in a shallow grave days after she had been reported missing.
Three school systems, Maryville City Schools, Kingsport City School and Williamson County Schools are vying to earn SCORE’s top prize as Tennessee’s No. 1 district for 2014.
Maryville City Schools doesn’t rest on its laurels.
Kingsport City Schools goes about improving learning by coming at students and staff from every direction.
A SCORE Prize finalist three years ago, Williamson County Schools is making another strong push for the top district in Tennessee for student learning, based in part on data compiled by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education [SCORE].