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VOL. 131 | NO. 37 | Monday, February 22, 2016

The Week Ahead: Feb. 22, 2016

Good morning Memphis. The Monday holidays are gone for a while, we’re afraid, but you’ve got a whole week to finish that work instead of just four days. Here are a few items to look forward to this week, led by the annual announcement of performers who will descend on Memphis this May for the Beale Street Music Festival.

Hardy’s Advice For Women in Business

Carolyn Hardy has been places a woman hadn’t been before in the Memphis business world.

Beale Street Management Firm Possibly On March Agenda

The Beale Street Tourism Development Authority may be ready to pick a day-to-day manager for the entertainment district at its March 10 meeting.

Patrick Accounting Firm Growing Again, With HQ Move

Growth has been one of the constants of the accounting firm Matthew Patrick founded in 2003 which bears his name.

Last Word: Drum Circles and Voting, Lincoln Day and Carolyn Hardy's Clients

I think I may have stumbled upon a way to increase voter turnout in Memphis.

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EVENTS

SRVS will host a free dance and movement class for the general public, including people with disabilities, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the J.K. Lewis Senior Center, 1188 North Parkway. Participants must be 18 or older. Email astrid.french@srvs.org to register.

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Cohen Urges Memphis Clinton Supporters To Speak No Ill of Sanders

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen told a group of 70 supporters of Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton that they should avoid attacking Bernie Sanders, her rival for the Democratic nomination.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Trailblazer

Hardy brings determination to influential post with the goal of lifting minority business participation

Carolyn Chism Hardy is a trailblazer, a success story, an advocate for the poor and middle class, and now she’s one of the most influential people in the private sector.

Editorial: Mindset Must Change To Grow Minority Business

Carolyn Hardy does not have any local customers.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Frost Bake Shop Adds Collierville Location

An East Memphis bakery is preparing to add a second location in Collierville. Frost Bake Shop co-owner Bill Kloos Jr. says his sweet treat shop has picked out a spot at 1016 W. Poplar Ave. for store number two.

Memphians Invited to the Table for Black Restaurant Week

At Mot & Ed’s restaurant, regular customers go back a couple of generations. Owner Edna Banks-Hawkins only opened the soul food restaurant four years ago, but people come in with memories of her family’s chain of Boyd BBQ restaurants.

Pinch District Hotel Close to Reality

After six months of negotiations and delays in votes by the Memphis City Council, there is an agreement for the construction of a hotel with retail space across Front Street from The Pyramid.

Garrison: MATA on 'Verge Of Collapse'

The president and CEO of the Memphis Area Transit Authority said Tuesday, Feb. 16, that the city’s bus system is “on the verge of collapse” without additional operating funds and city capital funding to buy new buses.

Urban Treasure

Shelby Farms Park expansion enhances natural beauty

They were at the 2007 National Recreation and Park Association conference in Indianapolis and they had been dutifully attending the seminars and taking notes. But one day this two-woman contingent from Memphis and the newly formed Shelby Farms Park Conservancy skipped out of the afternoon workshops.

STATEWIDE

Group Can't Meet in Libraries Due to 'Color-Only' Rule

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville's chapter of Black Lives Matter has been told that meetings welcoming only people of color can't take place in the city's libraries.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Updates Messenger App to Handle Several Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy.

REGIONAL NEWS

Stennis Space Center Cuts 129 Jobs as Part of Consolidation

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) – NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County has lost 129 contractor jobs as it tries to take a more efficient approach to trying to send people to Mars.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Big Tech Companies Join Apple in Its Encryption Fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The tech industry is starting to line up with Apple in its fight against the federal government over the encryption it uses to keep iPhones secure.

US to Factories, Sellers: Make Sure Hoverboards are Safe

NEW YORK (AP) – The government is cracking down on hoverboards.

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PROPERTY SALES 83 223 16,103
MORTGAGES 62 207 18,599
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 323 32,794
BANKRUPTCIES 66 187 10,687
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 86 5,172
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 37 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 75 3,848

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