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VOL. 131 | NO. 233 | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Major Violent Crime Increase Continues Through October

Major violent crime citywide and countywide remained higher for the year through October than it was a year ago at the same time, according to the latest crime statistics from the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission.

Graceland Announces March 2 Opening of 'Elvis Presley's Memphis' Complex

Graceland will open its $45 million 200,000 square foot Whitehaven entertainment complex March 2-5, the second opening in five months of an expansion of Graceland’s presence in Memphis.

Digital Grocery-Ordering Service Comes to Memphis Dec. 1

The grocery business is one of those retail segments where the experience has stayed pretty uniform and consistent for an extended period of time – and now it’s beginning to change and modernize, all of a sudden and in a big way.

Lennox Cos. Raising Its Profile

When Lennox Cos. was founded in 2014, the upstart apartment management company owned only three properties with 800 units, but a mere 2 ½ years later it manages 18 properties with more than 3,700 units.

Memphis 3.0 Plan Weighs Scale Of Development

Office towers close to smaller-scale retail or residential development is one of the themes in the still emerging plan for the expansion of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the Pinch district.

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EVENTS

A public meeting on the Pinch District redevelopment plan will take place Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Balinese Ballroom, 330 N. Main St. The planning team will present the vision that has been crafted for the Pinch District following two public input meetings and discuss connectivity between this initiative and other projects in the vicinity. For more information, contact Brett Roler at roler@downtownmemphis.com or 901-575-0540.

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Last Word: Chattanooga's Tragedy, Elvis Presley's Memphis and Chandler Parsons

A grim Monday in Chattanooga where, as we post this, six school children were killed in a school bus crash and the driver of the bus was charged late Monday with reckless driving and vehicular homicide.

EMPHASIS Health Care

Demand for Long-Term Care Insurance Expected to Rise

With the youngest of the country’s 70 million baby boomers now in their 50s and the average life expectancy for Americans having increased to nearly 80 years, the need for long-term illness care either at home or in assisted living facilities is on the rise. Rates for long-term care insurance have spiked in the past several years, making the decision tougher for many considering the coverage.

New CBU Health Care MBA Program Already Receiving National Accolades

Christian Brothers University’s Healthcare Master of Business Administration has only really just gotten started – it officially launched in January – but it’s already winning accolades.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Weiss Brothers Practicing Old-School Medicine Packaged a Different Way

Not many people intentionally add three hours of time to the experience of seeing their primary care physician. But that is exactly what Tina McMechen did.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Human Evolution of Innovation

A Back End of Innovation Conference keynote by Kevin Ashton. Ashton opened his innovation talk at the Back End of Innovation Conference by taking a picture of the crowd and publishing it on Twitter, which he remarked was revolutionary a decade ago. 

Creating a Culture of Fundraising, Part 2

Editor’s note: In part two of their three-part series on creating a culture of fundraising, Mel and Pearl Shaw share how to integrate and align fundraising with your mission.

MEMPHIS AREA

Fewer Babies Dying in Memphis, But Rate Still Higher Than US

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The infant mortality rate in Memphis has hit a record low, marking an important milestone in the city's fight to improve a key measure of its overall health.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Officials Estimate $5.5M Cost to Fight Wildfires

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State forestry officials estimate it will cost $5.5 million to fight wildfires in Tennessee.

REGIONAL NEWS

Tyson Foods Says CEO Will Step Down at End of Year

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) – Tyson Foods said Monday that CEO Donnie Smith will step down at the end of the year and be replaced by the meat producer's president, Tom Hayes.

RETAIL

Get Started: Retailers Preparing for Small Business Saturday

For many small and independent businesses, the big start to the holiday shopping season comes on Saturday.

Wal-Mart Kicks Off Cyber Monday on Friday

NEW YORK (AP) – Cyber Monday is starting earlier and earlier. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it's kicking off its so-called "Cyber Monday" deals at 12:01 a.m. EST Friday for the first time ever as it aims to grab customers ahead of its competitors.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Tesla Motors Officially Owns Solar Panel Installer SolarCity

PALO ALTO, California (AP) – Tesla Motors now owns the nation's largest solar panel installer.

HEALTH CARE

EpiPen Manufacturer Will Be a No-Show at Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pharmaceutical company Mylan is refusing to testify at a congressional hearing next week on a settlement between the company and the Justice Department over its life-saving EpiPen.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 147 12,181
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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