VOL. 125 | NO. 241 | Monday, December 13, 2010
All of the items on the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board’s special meeting Friday were lacking one major detail: time.
MLGW demo brings households into tech progression
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is in the process of installing 1,000 high-tech smart meters in homes across the Mid-South as part of its three-year Smart Grid demonstration project. The devices should prove especially useful since it is estimated that MLGW households use 36 percent more electricity than the national average.
The Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board this week will consider a three-year, $2.4 million tax break for Memphis window covering manufacturer Dalphis Holdings LLC.
First Tennessee Bank's top brass can cross two big items off the company to-do list.
Memphis Urban League Young Professionals will host its inaugural Agents of Change Awards gala at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Tower Room, 5100 Poplar Ave.
Memphis City Schools board members take a procedural but important step Monday evening in their consideration of surrendering the school system’s charter.
Craig Esrael runs a business that he readily accepts is on the receiving end of an odd customer trend.
Phil Bredesen has about a month left in his eight-year tenure as governor.
Smith & Nephew PLC’s stock price was up slightly in London amid rumors of an acquisition.
Barbara VanHouten began sewing in the 4-H Club in McBain, Mich., with her mother as the teacher.
It seems popular for a speaker or author to declare something dramatic that may or may not be true. Some examples include: “Right now is the best time to start a business.” Or, “Cold calling is dead and networking is the way.” “Social media has replaced paper media.” Take your pick from other declarations of “this is dead” or “that is alive.”
Last week we took a look at how you can use recycling to support charitable organizations. This week, let us discuss how mentoring can be an easy, fun way to give back and help prepare our future leaders.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Carol Perel points from her office to the other side of the ground-floor lobby at 65 Union Ave.
Cotton doesn’t live on Front Street anymore. At least not the way it once did.
Germantown Community Theatre debuts a new Christmastime musical this year featuring the story of a beloved toy and the meaning of being “real.”
Today’s column was supposed to be an interview with Judd Grisanti and his father, Ronnie, but when I arrived at Judd Grisanti’s Trattoria for a 2:30 appointment, I was informed that he had departed. He never returned. What transpired was a frank interview with Ronnie Grisanti that sheds light on family conflicts going back two generations.
Charles Lafitte is a champagne house established in 1848 that has taken the unusual step of producing a sparkling wine elsewhere in France. I mean, it ain’t done. California, Australia, South America, sure, they’ll do that, but not in the homeland.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Solar Institute has announced more than $7 million in grants to fund 37 projects across the state.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – After being rejected by Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s board, hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. is taking its $3 billion cash and stock offer for its smaller rival public in a move to rally shareholder support for the deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The top executive at General Motors said Friday that the automaker's attempt to rebound from its bankruptcy is being hindered by salary limits the government has clamped on executives at companies that accepted federal bailouts.
NEW YORK (AP) — TJX Cos. says it is shuttering its A.J. Wright discount stores by mid-February, cutting 4,400 jobs and converting some stores to other brands such as T.J. Maxx.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit fell to its lowest level in nine months, as growing demand for American goods overseas and a falling dollar pushed exports to their highest level in more than two years.
NEW YORK (AP) – Business owners get a gift from the government when they celebrate the holidays with employees and customers: tax deductions!