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VOL. 130 | NO. 26 | Monday, February 9, 2015
EMPHASIS Financial Services

Fresh Approach

Iberiabank reworks its branch layout in new Memphis location

Go from one bank to the next, and the offerings aren’t always that different: banks not only generally present similar products to customers, but rates – being as low as they are –aren’t always all that dissimilar, either.

Brean Capital Looks to Expand, Grow in Memphis

Brean Capital LLC arrived in Memphis a few months ago and sees 2015 as a year of forward momentum for the company, with a planned move to a new office as well as interest in adding to the firm’s local ranks.

Love of Small Business Fuels Patrick Accounting

Matthew Patrick is a CPA and managing member of Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC, the firm he founded in 2003, but to get a better sense of what he does from day to day, he reaches for analogy to describe his work.

Wolfchase Appears to Be Preparing for Cheesecake Factory

The owner of the Wolfchase Galleria appears to be preparing for the arrival of a Cheesecake Factory restaurant.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
90.0°F
Fair
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

Morris Auction Group will host a free seminar for potential property sellers to learn about the real estate auction marketing method Monday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Morris Auction Group offices, 2687 Mount Moriah Terrace. Visit morrisauctiongroup.com for details.

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Another Downtown Hotel Could Be On the Way

A Memphis businessman is proposing a suburban-style hotel in the heart of Downtown Memphis while Swedish furniture retailer Ikea moves forward with plans for its first Memphis-area store.

Family Entertainment Chain Coming to Memphis

Main Event Entertainment is bringing its “Eat. Bowl. Play.” experience to Memphis with a 50,056-square-foot entertainment center and restaurant at Appling Road and Interstate 40.

Oh, Baby!

In support of the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day, babies born Friday, Feb. 6, at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women donned red beanies instead of the traditional pink or blue.

Nichols Out Two Weeks With Moderate Ankle Sprain

An MRI on Sunday confirmed that University of Memphis sophomore forward Austin Nichols sustained a moderately sprained right ankle in last Saturday’s 61-60 loss to Temple. He is expected to miss the next two weeks, which would mean missing the Tuesday, Feb. 10, game at East Carolina, plus games at USF, at home against Connecticut, and at UCF.

More Tax Incentive Changes Likely

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell made the argument last week in his State of the County speech that local economic development and economic recovery is not the singular pursuit of jobs.

Students Earn More Than $260,000 in Art Scholarships

Technology changes just about everything, even art. But the 50th Annual Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards didn’t lack for entries – 2,185 individual submissions and another 80 senior portfolios.

New 'Untapped'-Style Event Coming to Tennessee Brewery

A version of the popular Tennessee Brewery “Untapped” event appears set to return to the Downtown landmark this spring.

Wharton Not Giving Up on Fairgrounds Plan

Nashville is a more turbulent place than usual these days, especially Capitol Hill. So Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and his administration probably won’t tempt the turbulence there by taking their plan for a Tourism Development Zone to finance a Mid-South Fairgrounds renovation to the Tennessee Building Commission later this month.

I Choose Memphis: Thomas Williams

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

February 9 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS

Entrepreneurs Find Creativity In Shared Space

In 2012, designer K. Brandon Bell in Memphis and photographer Sarah Rossi in New York City joined forces to help create virtual sets for the Tony Awards, the beginning of a mutually beneficial business partnership that continues to evolve.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Lack of Innovation at Nonprofits

Through the Southern Growth Studio, I have the great honor to work with nonprofits. Big ones. Growing ones. And ones on the verge of collapse.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam: Gas Tax Proposal Won't Be Ready Until Next Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee needs to "do something" about its tax on gasoline, but that he won't be in a position to make a proposal until next year.

REGIONAL

Spokeswoman: Republican Rep. Nunnelee of Mississippi Dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, a fiscal and social conservative elected to Congress in a Republican wave of 2010, has died. He was 56.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

TurboTax Stops Processing State Tax Returns on Fraud Reports

NEW YORK (AP) – TurboTax, the country's most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, said Friday that it has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns because of an increase in fraudulent filings.

West Coast Port Employers to Cut Shifts Amid Labor Dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Companies that handle cargo at West Coast seaports say they will hire far fewer workers this weekend, the latest escalation in a labor dispute with dockworkers that threatens to shut down ports vital to U.S. trade with Asia.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Senators Call for Investigation Into Verizon 'Supercookies'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country's biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers.

HEALTH CARE

Medtronic Settles Off-Label Promotion Allegations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medical device maker Medtronic will pay $2.8 million to the U.S. Justice Department to settle allegations that it paid doctors to push an unapproved use of one of its products.

Anthem Breach: A Gap in Federal Health Privacy Law?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age – an omission that seems striking in light of the major cyberattack against Anthem.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook, LinkedIn Join to Help Women in Tech

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) – Facebook and LinkedIn want to boost dwindling numbers of women studying engineering and computer science with a collaborative initiative announced Friday that they hope will eventually fill thousands of lucrative Silicon Valley jobs long dominated by men.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 143 381 16,005
MORTGAGES 148 432 18,480
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 34 2,439
BUILDING PERMITS 0 452 32,966
BANKRUPTCIES 59 237 10,250
BUSINESS LICENSES 37 110 5,288
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 92 6,240
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 79 3,492

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