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VOL. 132 | NO. 202 | Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Apartments, Offices Headed for Cooper-Young

Two new development projects will get underway later this year along Cooper Street in Midtown, following their approval for 11-year PILOTs on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Investor Buys Quince Road Apartments for $47.8 Million

One of Memphis’ largest apartment communities, the 1,002-unit Madison Cypress Lakes Apartments, has sold for $47.8 million, or $47,704 per unit.

Nostalgic Space

Quonset Studios opening on Flicker Street

Frank Roberts has a passion for recapturing pieces of history. And while a 65-year-old Quonset hut on the outskirts of Tobey Park may not be have the elegant art deco accents of Crosstown Concourse, it certainly captures the essence of its post-war industrial beginnings the same way the former Sears building did in the 1920s.

Methodist Changes Its Organizational Structure

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has re-arranged itself organizationally, putting its institutions into two groups and encouraging executives to think more across the whole organization rather than with a narrower hospital focus.

Last Word: Corker's Touchstone, Quonset Rehab and The Methodist Chart

More invective from the White House directed at U.S. Senator Bob Corker since we last met here. And it is now becoming a sort of political prairie fire among Republicans in the Beltway per The New York Times.

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EVENTS

Project Management Institute Memphis Chapter will meet Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Shea Flinn, senior vice president of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle, will address how the business community is bringing transformational change to Memphis. Visit pmimemphis.org for details.

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Corker’s Public Disagreement with Trump A Defining Moment in His Political Career

Many politicians have touchstones outside the world of politics and holding office they will return to and use in their political life.

SPORTS

Tigers Could Face New Wrinkle In Navy’s Always-Challenging Offense

Like a lot of teams, the University of Memphis has had trouble coping with Navy’s triple-option offense. The Midshipmen beat Justin Fuente’s Tigers two years ago with it and last year did the same to Mike Norvell’s first Memphis team.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Steele Joins Southern Growth Studio’s Anthropology Team

April Steele has joined Southern Growth Studio as a business anthropologist, responsible for collecting and analyzing data to evaluate existing and potential products and services. Steele’s hire comes as the Memphis-based innovation consulting firm grows its applied anthropology practice. Using qualitative social research methods like ethnography, the anthropology team steers the innovation process, conducting primary research to distill and communicate key insights to clients.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

LinkedIn’s Latest HR Tool: Talent Insights

The hiring landscape is continuously being reshaped by the internet and the increasing data available to employers. On Oct. 4 in Nashville, LinkedIn.com unveiled its latest human resources product offering: LinkedIn Talent Insights. It will most likely impact how you, the job seeker, experiences the hiring process.

Avoid These Sales Proposals Fails

You put so much time and energy into getting a prospect to agree to a meeting, preparing for that meeting, pitching your services and gaining agreement from the prospect to consider buying. So why, all too often, is so little time spent on the sales proposal itself? It’s like running the ball to the 10-yard line and then sitting down on the field, which inconsequentially, is essentially what my team did this past Sunday.

Give Employers, Families, Seniors Relief From Pending ACA Tax

If you have health insurance coverage through work, you may be interested in knowing that your premiums could go up next year by as much as $500. But amid all the debate about health insurance, you likely haven’t heard much about it.

STATEWIDE

Trump Lashes 'Liddle Bob Corker' as Senators Call for Calm

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as "Liddle' Bob Corker" on Tuesday, continuing a feud with the Tennessee Republican who's dubbed the White House an "adult day care center" and charged that Trump could be setting the nation on the path toward World War III.

Residents Urge School District to Keep LGBT Protections

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Community members, including a mayor, a PTA president and a law professor, have urged a Tennessee school district to strike down a proposal to eliminate specific protections for gender identity and sexual orientation in its student and staff harassment policy.

New Tennessee State Museum Campaign Yields $25M in Donations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The new Tennessee State Museum project has yielded more than $25 million in donations by corporations, foundations and individuals.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Ikea on Amazon? Furniture Giant to Use Online Retailers

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Ikea will start selling furniture through third-party websites next year as it tries to find new ways to reach customers in the digital age.

Walmart Sees the Future and It is Digital

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next fiscal year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores.

Honeywell Spins Off Homes, Distribution Operations

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) – Honeywell is spinning off businesses with annualized sales of more than $7 billion, but holding on to its lucrative aerospace division.

US NEWS

AP-NORC Poll: Most Don't Want Young Immigrants Deported

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of a politically fraught debate between the White House and Congress.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump Says US Should Change Tax Law to Punish NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag.

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MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
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