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VOL. 130 | NO. 22 | Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Super Bowl Ad Winners and Losers

Think there was only one big game on Super Bowl Sunday? A typical NFL game has only 11 minutes of actual “game action” compared to 63 minutes of commercials, according to The Wall Street Journal. With 30 seconds of commercial airtime going for $4.5 million this year, it is clear that Super Bowl advertising is serious business, making for an equally interesting off-the-field game unfolding when the clock stops.

Bass Pro Job Fair Lures Hundreds

Hundreds of applicants showed up Monday, Feb. 2, for the first day of Bass Pro Shops' job fair to fill 600 full- and part-time positions at its Pyramid attraction.

Local Business Executives Upbeat as 2015 Gets Underway

The latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business sentiment, presented something of an upbeat trend in sentiment to kick off 2015.

Council Gives Third Look at Beale Street Authority

For a third consecutive session, Memphis City Council members are scheduled to vote Tuesday, Feb. 3, on establishing a Beale Street Tourism Development Authority.

Libertyland Carousel To Return in 2017

When the Memphis City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 3, gets its second briefing in as many weeks on the proposed overhaul of the Mid-South Fairgrounds, they will hear from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration that the mothballed Grand Carousel from the old Libertyland amusement park is about to be uncrated and reassembled as part of the Children’s Museum of Memphis.

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Bass Pro Shops will host a job fair to fill 600 full-time and part-time jobs Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 3-4, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, south exhibit hall, 255 N. Main St. Visit basspro.com/careers for more information.

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Size of Mayoral Field Shadows Race

Nobody running for election on the Oct. 8 ballot can even pull a qualifying petition to get on the ballot until April, yet February is shaping up as the month when it is determined what kind of challenge and how many challengers incumbent Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will face.

Even Rob Lowe Knows Seahawks Made Wrong Call

Before Super Bowl 49, all the talk was about New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady and what they did or didn’t know in regards to “Deflategate.”

Randolph Named Western Conference Player of the Week

Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has been selected as the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, Jan. 26, through Sunday, Feb. 1. His week included a 21-point, 18-rebound effort in a Jan. 31 home win over the rival Oklahoma City Thunder.


February 3 Memphis City Council Agenda

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


Shelby Farms Conservancy Seeks $7.2 Million in Permits

6093 N Patriot Lake Blvd., 415 E. Patriot Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38118, Permit Amount: $7.2 million -
The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy has applied for two building permits totaling $7.2 million for the creation of a visitors center and restaurant and retreat center.


The ‘Carnegie Hall or Bust’ Fundraiser, Part 1

We were recently caught off guard when Dr. Todd Robinson, a reader of FUNdraising Good Times, shared with us that he raises over $75,000 using information from this column.

Integrate Employee Benefits to Streamline HR

Human resource departments are oftentimes consumed with managing multiple benefit programs, unable to dedicate the time necessary to developing a truly strategic benefits package that attracts a strong workforce.


New Federal Courthouse in Nashville Included in Obama Budget

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Barack Obama's budget proposal includes $181.5 million for a new federal courthouse in Nashville.

Achievement School District Wants to Recruit Students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's Achievement School District, the agency charged with turning around Tennessee's lowest performing schools, wants to start recruiting students.


Target Says It Plans to Open 15 Stores in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) – Target plans to open 15 stores this year with an emphasis on urban locations.

Apple Plans to Sell as Much as $6.5 Billion in Bonds

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds.


Obama's Record Budget: Tax the Rich, Help Middle Class

WASHINGTON (AP) – Promising to help America's middle class, President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would hammer corporate profits overseas and raise taxes on the wealthy while boosting tax credits for families and the working poor.

Federal Government Seeks National Conversation on Transportation

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hoping to start a national conversation about future transportation needs, the Obama administration released a report Monday that identifies key population, environmental, cultural and technology trends expected to shape the way Americans get from one place to another over the next 30 years.

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