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VOL. 130 | NO. 208 | Monday, October 26, 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.

From Costumes to Candy, Halloween Means Green for Select Retailers

Halloween is big business for the retail industry, whether it’s costumes, candy or party supplies.

Big River Crossing’s Visibility Stirs Interest

From Martyrs Park on the Memphis bluff, you can see the Big River Crossing on the north side of the Harahan Bridge taking shape 120 to 180 feet at a time.

LendMed Wants to Track Health Care Sharing

Through conversations with health care industry professionals, Ryan Freiden saw a need he thought he could fill.

MATA Hopes New App Will Lure More Riders

The Memphis Area Transit Authority has launched a new app to bring real-time location tracking to bus users.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
49.0°F
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Wind: North at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 41%

EVENTS

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services will host an OnlineTNJustice virtual clinic Monday, Oct. 26. Volunteer attorneys and law students will help answer civil legal questions from vulnerable Tennesseans during this Pro Bono Month event. To volunteer, attorneys must be registered with onlinetnjustice.org. Visit tals.org/otjcalendar for details.

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Nashville and Knoxville Police Oppose TBI Investigations

The police chiefs of Nashville and Knoxville have come out against a proposed state law that would automatically send fatal police-encounter investigations to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Tennessee Education Report Card Shows Some Gains For Shelby County Students

The Tennessee Department of Education’s report card for Shelby County Schools showed a slight increase in the graduation rate.

Memphis Election Results Certified After Complaints

The Shelby County Election Commission has certified the results of the Oct. 8 Memphis elections with all five members of the body complaining about election night problems in posting vote totals.

New Daisy Owner Says Tax Dispute Unnecessary

The co-owner of the New Daisy Theatre says the Tennessee Department of Revenue should have been able to find someone at the Beale Street nightclub to talk with before resorting to padlocking the business for a day.

SMALL BUSINESS

Caissa Public Strategy Works Behind The Scenes for Clients

The word public, by its definition, seems to say out in the open.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Strategic Foresight For Key Projects

Here are notes from the back end of Innovation conference 2015, in San Jose, California. These tips come from a workshop led by Tamara Carleton, Innovation Leadership Board LLC.

I Choose Memphis: Teddy Gorman

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

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

October 26 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 71 8,375
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 73 4,915

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