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VOL. 125 | NO. 212 | Monday, November 1, 2010

Bank of Bartlett Registers $700K Profit in Q3

Bank of Bartlett chief financial officer Dale Stover left his job with the small, family-run bank a few weeks ago to work as a senior portfolio adviser for FTN Financial, the capital markets subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp.

History on Foot

Ogle’s walking tours provide unique perspective

Jimmy Ogle is taking the city’s history off the page and into the streets – and in some cases under the streets.

'Power of the Dollar' Campaign Stresses Local Spending

Some great ideas are so simple that they are overlooked until an economic crisis comes along.

Pinnacle a Boon for Downtown Office Market

Downtown occupancy rates have dropped in recent years as more business moved eastward, but many local real estate professionals hope other companies will mirror Pinnacle Airline Corp.’s recent decision to move Downtown.

Early Vote Turnout Tops 100K, Charter Annexation Clause in Doubt

Shelby County early voting turnout topped 100,000 in advance of the Nov. 2 election day.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Memphis Farmers Market will hold a Farm to Fork dinner Monday at 6 p.m. at Majestic Grille, 145 S. Main St. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 522-8555. For more information, visit www.memphisfarmersmarket.org.

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Voters Face Ballot Questions Other Than Charter

The Nov. 2 ballot is short but comes with a lot of questions for voters to answer yes or no.

Wright Medical to Expand Via Acquisition

Wright Medical Group Inc. will look to acquire smaller companies and buy the rights to new technologies as part of its growth strategy.

Edmundson Northstar Institute Provides Biz Tools to Mid Market

Business news headlines tend to be dominated by Fortune 500 companies or the masses of mom-and-pop shops on Main Street, but Ken Edmundson found his business niche by offering tools for those in the middle.

Take 25 Percent Off Everything

My banker called and wanted my annual financial statement. I asked if he still had last year’s, and he did, so I told him take 25 percent off everything on that. This reflects the drop in my business as well as real estate. I feel this is representative of others like me or close.

Make Lunch an ‘Extraordinary Experience’

Last week we explored ways you can work with your favorite restaurant or retailer to put together a special promotion that creates a win-win with the nonprofit you support. Today we are going to look at how you can turn a normal business lunch, workshop, seminar, social mixer, or even family get-together into an experience that is memorable and gives back.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Business Sense

Mark Luttrell has a little more than eight weeks under his belt as Shelby County mayor, and he’s spent much of that time on things that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Luttrell Must Lay Framework for Economic Development

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is wise to heed the comments he heard on the campaign trail last summer.

Eroica Ensemble a Harmonious Family Affair

When the Gilbert family gathers together it could be one of two things: a family reunion or a concert of the Eroica Ensemble.

Three Popular Restaurants Undergo Notable Changes

In 2008 and 2009, restaurant news tended to be depressing because it usually involved restaurants that were closing, sometimes old favorites.

Diseno Malbec Good Wine for the Price

If I wanted to be cynical – oh, the horror! – I could call the Diseno Old Vine Malbec 2009, from Argentina’s Mendoza region, an anonymous wine. Diseno means “design,” and this is certainly a “designed” wine intended to capitalize on the faddishness of the malbec grape in the U.S. Looking for the winery where the wine was made? On the back label, it’s called “winery No. B-72681.” Hmmm, I wonder if there’s a tasting room? How about jazz concerts on Friday nights?

STATEWIDE

Media Corporate Headquarters Moving to Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Scripps Networks Interactive is moving its corporate headquarters from Cincinnati to Knoxville.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Economy Grows at Slightly Faster Pace in Q3

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government's latest reading on economic growth offers little benefit to Democrats who face deep losses in Tuesday's elections.

CVS Cuts 300 Jobs to Reduce Costs

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pharmacy chain operator CVS Caremark said Thursday it will eliminate 300 employees who work in customer support and other operations to reduce corporate costs.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Obama Says His Mission is to Accelerate Recovery

BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama says his mission is to accelerate the economy's recovery. He's calling attention to a proposal he says would create jobs, grow the economy and help businesses.

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PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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