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VOL. 130 | NO. 228 | Monday, November 23, 2015

The Week Ahead: Nov. 23, 2015

How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from The Peabody’s 36-foot dessert table to your potential (fingers-crossed, maybe not) last chance to see Paxton Lynch at the Liberty Bowl…

Ida B. Wells Academy Kids Get Grizzly Surprise

Students at Ida B. Wells Academy, on South Lauderdale Street near Downtown Memphis, are going to see the Memphis Grizzlies play the Charlotte Hornets next month at FedExForum.

My HQ Initiative Aims to Boost Downtown Memphis Office Market

For years, the Downtown Memphis office market has been the same story: Bank A, law firm B and accounting firm C left for East Memphis. The newest buildings are now half-empty as firms, big and small, make their exodus.

Payments Company Payscape Expands to Memphis

The financial technology company Payscape has landed in Memphis, opening an office here with plans to ramp up quickly as it works to introduce the community to its merchant services and payment processing capabilities.

Clinton Vows to Carry Tennessee in Presidential Election

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton told a Memphis crowd Friday, Nov. 20, that she intends to win Tennessee not only in the March 1 Democratic presidential primary but also in the November 2016 general election.

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EVENTS

Knowledge Quest and the Metal Museum will host a reception for “An Evening of Art,” an exhibition of students’ work in the Soulsville Metals Collaborative, on Monday, Nov. 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Universal Parenting Place at Knowledge Quest, 990 College Park Drive, suite 104. All proceeds from purchases benefit the collaborative. Visit metalmuseum.org.

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Voters Fill in City Hall Blanks In Last Election of Busy 2015

The 2015 election season was put to rest last week: A low-turnout set of five Memphis City Council runoff elections filled in the blanks of what will be a different City Hall starting in 2016.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Ready for Launch

EPIcenter aiming to connect Memphis’ entrepreneurial ecosystem

Five hundred new companies in 10 years. That’s the idea that founded EPIcenter, short for Entrepreneurship-Powered Innovation Center, an organization looking to catalyze the entrepreneurial movement in Memphis.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

November 23 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Shelby County Schools Eyes Crosstown

Shelby County Schools wants to open a high school at Crosstown Concourse. SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson confirmed the school district’s interest Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Ikea PILOT Extension Approved

Nearly 10 months after the Memphis-Shelby County Development Growth Engine approved tax breaks for Ikea, it returned to the board with a new plan.

Council Runoff Elections: Morgan Tops Springer, Boyd Over Anderson

With a scant 4.8 percent turnout, Memphis voters filled in the blanks at City Hall Thursday, Nov. 19, by electing four new members to the Memphis City Council and returning an appointed incumbent.

Urban Planning Practice Shows How Design Can Combat Crime

What if, instead of piling on security guards and higher fences, developers combatted crime through design?

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.

SPORTS

Temple Puts the Clamps on Memphis Late in 31-12 Victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — P.J. Walker threw for 261 yards and two scores and Temple pulled away from Memphis in the fourth quarter for a 31-12 win Saturday afternoon.

Spurs Snap Grizzlies' Four-Game Winning Streak, 92-82

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs played poorly, were not sharp and heard all about it during a fiery timeout.

STATEWIDE

TVA Employees Sharing in Record Earnings

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is rewarding employees for helping boost the utility's income above $1 billion last year.

REAL ESTATE

Home Values Point to a Sharp Wealth Divide Within US Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's still possible in Boston for a mail carrier, an accountant and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist — basically, the crowd from "Cheers" — to live as neighbors.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Sugar, Corn Industries Settle Sweetener Spat; Terms Secret

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bitter billion-dollar battle in the sweetener wars came to an end Friday as sugar processors and the makers of high fructose corn syrup announced a secret out-of-court settlement.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 4,451
MORTGAGES 0 0 5,333
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 108 108 9,855
BANKRUPTCIES 55 55 3,522
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 31 1,766
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 3,783
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 27 1,051

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