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VOL. 130 | NO. 207 | Friday, October 23, 2015

International Paper CEO: 'Find a Way to Be Relevant'

International Paper chairman and CEO Mark Sutton, who’s been the top executive at the Memphis-based paper and packaging products giant for almost a year now, has some pretty basic guideposts for being a good leader.

Strickland: Expect Smaller Memphis City Hall Administration

Several city division directors under outgoing Memphis Mayor A C Wharton have told Mayor-elect Jim Strickland they do not intend to seek reappointment in the new administration.

Literacy Mid-South Creating Diverse Board and Volunteers

Just so there is no misunderstanding: If you’re a billionaire living in Memphis, or even a millionaire, and you’d be interested in helping Literacy Mid-South and perhaps being on the board of directors, executive director Kevin Dean would love to sit down with you and have a conversation.

Campbell Clinic Shows Off New Spine Center

Campbell Clinic CEO George Hernandez was waiting to greet guests once they stepped out of the elevators and onto the fifth floor at 8000 Centerview Parkway, home to his clinic’s new spine center where he was helping direct traffic during an open house Wednesday night.

Wharton’s Transition Reveals Lighter Mood

The incumbent’s advantage in Memphis politics often keeps playing out after all of the votes are counted – even if the winner isn’t the incumbent.

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EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will host the two-day Porktoberfest on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24, at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Friday’s events include family fun and live music starting at 6:15 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of “Ghostbusters.” Saturday features pork samplings from local restaurants, live music, beer tent and football on the big screens. Tickets are $10 each day. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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Binghampton, Uptown Grocery Projects Win Tax Breaks

Two community development groups are the first recipients of Community Builder PILOTS, a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive housed at the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine.

Huge Memphis Industrial Lease Caps Busy Q3

The largest lease of the year has gone to a Fortune 500 Company.

Strickland Names 26 to Eight Transition Committees

Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, that he has named 26 people to eight committees that are the structure of his transition committee.

New Daisy Reopens One Day After State Closure

The New Daisy reopened late Wednesday after having apparently taken care of the tax obligation that resulted in padlocked doors and a notice of seizure Tuesday from the state department of revenue.

SPORTS

Titans Staff Must Alter Offense to Protect Mariota

As of Sunday, Oct. 18, the Tennessee Titans’ mission has changed going forward – or least it should.

Reveiz Knows What Vols Need to Snap Streak

Tennessee place-kicker Fuad Reveiz was anxious and nervous much of the week leading up the Vols’ game against Alabama on Oct. 16, 1982.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Around Here, You Hear Belz

BELZ IS AT IT AGAIN. AND THAT’S A GOOD THING.

Build Your Credibility, Be On Time

The importance of being on time is often underestimated in business. It is one of the easiest ways to build credibility and conversely, one of the fastest ways to lose it. Whether you are just starting your career or are a seasoned professional, this is an important point for everyone.

STATEWIDE

Panel Mulls Role of Utilities Offering Broadband in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lobbyist for the state's cable industry on Wednesday declared all government-owned broadband services in Tennessee to be a failure.

Government Gives TVA License to Operate New Nuclear Reactor

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The Spring City reactor that will be the nation's first new nuclear generating plant of the 21st century has gotten the go-ahead from the federal government.

Board Seeks Public Input on New Math, English Standards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Board of Education is seeking public comment on newly revised K-12 math and English language arts standards.

Tenn. Amazon Center Hiring More Than 2,000 for Holidays

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Amazon's fulfillment center in Lebanon is hiring more than 2,000 seasonal workers.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

McDonald's US Sales Edge Up for First Time in 2 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales edged up at established U.S. locations during the third quarter, snapping a streak of about two years of quarterly declines.

Record Q3 Profit at United Fueled by Cheap Fuel

DALLAS (AP) — Helped by lower jet fuel prices, United Airlines posted a record third-quarter profit even with lower revenue and airfares.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Sales Rebound in September After August Slump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans snapped up more homes in September, suggesting that the U.S. housing sector remains insulated from global economic turmoil.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 70 1,928
BUILDING PERMITS 191 975 25,139
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 166 4,847
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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