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VOL. 130 | NO. 224 | Tuesday, November 17, 2015

So Far, Just Call Him the Grizzlies’ Super Mario

So it’s safe to say that Mario Chalmers has converted Memphis fans.

Hamlet Offers Plan For Global Ministries Foundation's Inner-City Apartments

Global Ministries Foundation founder Richard Hamlet has a multi-million dollar recapitalization plan to make extensive renovations at three inner-city apartment complexes his company owns.

Verso Considers Bankruptcy Reorganization

Memphis-based Verso Corp. is considering bankruptcy reorganization as one of several restructuring options, company executives announced Monday, Nov. 16.

Wagenschutz, Memphis Recognized as Industry Leader

When Kyle Wagenschutz took over as the bicycle and pedestrian program manager for the city of Memphis in 2010, there was all of one mile of bike lanes to manage.

Winmark to Bring New Resale Stores to Memphis

The big sister store of Plato’s Closet is looking to come to Memphis, and new-to-market sports and music equipment resale concepts also are on the way.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
59.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southwest at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 46%

EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical revival of “Pippin” Tuesday, Nov. 17, through Nov. 22 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

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SPORTS

Tigers Open Season With a Win, Strong Performance From Dedric Lawson

For a night, at least, there was no angst. No unsettling talk of players transferring, no controversial talk of whether former Tigers coach John Calipari should be honored in Memphis.

EMPHASIS Financial Services

Branching Out

Despite digital growth, bankers say there's still a place for brick-and-mortar branches

The building going up at 2504 Poplar Ave., where a construction crew has been making steady progress since Iberiabank filed a $750,000 building permit for it back in April, represents something a bit unusual.

Roundup: Memphis Financial Firms Stay Busy

Here’s a look at some of what’s kept Memphis’ financial community busy in recent weeks, from deals to new products and services to personnel changes.

Cole Carves Community Role At Duncan Williams Asset Management

The idea of “to whom much was given, much is required” comes from scripture.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

November 17 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

D1 Sports Training Facility Sells for $4.1 Million

85 Market Center Drive, Collierville, TN 38107 -
D1 Memphis, a Collierville training and sports medicine facility that opened in October 2014, has been sold to a national medical real estate investment company.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Giving Tuesday

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for the blessings in our lives. Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off the holiday shopping season. Then there’s Giving Tuesday which, as you may guess, is all about giving – this time to nonprofits.

Choosing the Right Candidate the First Time

Many organizations seeking to grow their business will try to make the best possible hires to achieve their business goals. While talented individuals are out there seeking a new organization to serve, the key is to connect the hiring company with the right talent at the right time. Selecting the wrong person for the job can be costly to the organization not only in lost time and productivity but also by creating low morale.

MEMPHIS AREA

Transplant Gives New Face, Scalp to Burned Senatobia Firefighter

NEW YORK (AP) — A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. School Boards Demand State Restore Priority Funding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee school board delegates have voted almost unanimously for a resolution urging the state to fund all recommendations made in years past — but recently dropped — by a state panel.

Deer Gun Season to Begin Saturday Before Thanksgiving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deer gun season is set to begin the Saturday before Thanksgiving, its traditional opening day.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Marriott Becomes World's Largest Hotelier, Buying Starwood

NEW YORK (AP) — Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger, taking over rival chain Starwood in a $12.2 billion deal that will catapult it to become the world's largest hotelier by a wide margin.

Berkshire Hathaway Reduces Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart Stakes

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company sold some of its Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart shares during the third quarter, and made several smaller changes to its stock portfolio.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 155 19,728
MORTGAGES 95 170 23,084
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 12 19 8,323
BUILDING PERMITS 200 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 122 13,226
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 23 6,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 85 13,080
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 58 4,900

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