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VOL. 132 | NO. 53 | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Signature HealthCARE to Lay Off 215 in Memphis

Signature HealthCARE at Saint Francis is laying off 215 workers and working with families of the 95 patients at the facility, 6007 Park Ave., to find them another nursing home.

Loflin Yard Developer Working on New Restaurant Concept Downtown

Two of the developers of Loflin Yard are planning to restore another vacant lot in the South Main Arts District into an indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant using repurposed metal grain silos.

Portfolio Featuring Highland Row Development Up for Sale

A 13-property portfolio that includes the Highland Row mixed-use development near the University of Memphis has been put on the market for sale or recapitalization by CBRE Group Inc. on behalf of Indianapolis-based Milhaus.

Bill to Create Criminal Trespassing at Apartment Complexes Could Face Legal Challenges

NASHVILLE – Two Memphis lawmakers are pushing legislation designed to clear apartment complexes of trespassers, in some cases to ensure that emergency personnel avoid intimidation and threats when they answer calls dealing with shootings.

Memphis College of Art Program Works With Non-Degree-Seeking Artists

Degree-seeking artists and aspiring graphic designers aren’t the only students found in the halls and classrooms at Memphis College of Art.

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EVENTS

NAWBO Memphis will hold a reception honoring Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland on Thursday, March 16, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Memphis Bioworks, 20 Dudley St., suite 200. The reception celebrates Strickland and the city’s Office of Diversity for moving the needle to ease access for women- and minority-owned enterprises to do business with the city. Cost is free with a suggested donation of $15. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

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Atlanta Developer Files $200 Million Germantown Mixed-Use Plan

Atlanta developers have filed an outline plan with Germantown leaders for a $200 million mixed-use town village development on the 32-acre “Arthur tract” west of the Saddle Creek South retail center.

Chamber’s MWBE Loan Program Helps Companies Secure ISO Certification

A cohort of minority-owned businesses have used a new Greater Memphis Chamber loan program to complete ISO 9001 certification, which opens them up to new federal contracting opportunities where the certification is required.

Last Word: Milhaus Sells, Voucher Debate Gets Heated and Boyd's Fly Around

Highland Row isn’t fully open yet and it is already up for sale as part of a real estate portfolio. The owner, Milhaus, based in Indianapolis, is a development, construction and property management company that works in mixed use development. And the portfolio being on the market could turn into a recapitalization.

SCS Enters Budget Talks With Some Flexibility

At this time of year, Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson confesses that he’s usually not feeling quite this optimistic.

SPORTS NOTEBOOK

Grizz Finally Win, Parsons Done for Season, NCAA South Regional Looks Spectacular

The Memphis Grizzlies broke their five-game losing streak, 40-year-old Vince Carter had a historic offensive night, and we learned that Chandler Parsons had suffered a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee (the right knee has endured two surgeries) and is done for the season.

TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE

Shelby County Educators Spar With DeBerry Over Voucher Bill

NASHVILLE – A group of Shelby County teachers and parents disappointed that voucher legislation was put off until next week turned their ire Tuesday, March 14, on Rep. John DeBerry, and he responded in kind.

Norris Presents Amended Fuel-Tax Bill With Larger Sales Tax Cut

NASHVILLE – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris pushed a revised fuel-tax bill through the Transportation Committee on Monday, March 13, making a sharper cut in the grocery tax to offset phased-in increases at the gas pump.

Tennessee Sues Federal Government Over Refugee Program

NASHVILLE – The state of Tennessee, spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, filed suit against the federal government Monday, March 13, challenging the constitutionality of the Refugee Resettlement Program.

Tennessee Lawmakers Advance Bills for Wildfire Recovery Aid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State lawmakers have advanced two bills aimed at helping people recover from deadly wildfires in eastern Tennessee.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Israel to Lead Greenline Group As Organization’s Focus Shifts

Andrew Israel recently was named executive director of the Greater Memphis Greenline as the organization shifts its focus to promoting healthy lifestyles and increasing the use of trails, parks and green spaces.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Conversational Capacity Matters

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series. The secret to a successful sales team – or any type of team for that matter – is in their ability to perform when the pressure is on. That can only happen when the team is able to have open, non-defensive dialogue about tough issues. It makes all the difference between success or failure, and there are numerous examples of it in corporate America that prove just that.

Waiting for Permission Isn’t Working

Today’s job market is tough. If you’re trying to find a new job or get a promotion at your current job, you can probably relate. One of the most frustrating things, if not the most frustrating, is when your current boss is overlooking you. 

STATEWIDE

Haslam Uncertain of Tennessee Impact of GOP Health Plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he's uncertain about how a Republican plan to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law would affect Tennessee.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Volkswagen CEO: US Remains 'Core Market' for Company

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – The CEO of German automaker Volkswagen says the United States remains a "core market" for the company despite its diesel emissions scandal and has underlined that it hopes to expand there.

AIRLINES

US Airlines Post Another Month of Increasingly Common Delays

U.S. airlines are having trouble keeping flights on time this winter, and they are recording a sharp increase in long delays.

2nd Helping: American Brings Back Free Meals on Some Flights

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines said Tuesday that it plans to offer free meals to everyone in economy on certain cross-country flights starting May 1.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Student Loan Defaults Rising, Study Finds

The stock market is up, unemployment is down but things aren't rosy for all Americans.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Obama's Final Year: US Spent $36 Million in Records Lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 286 16,478
MORTGAGES 95 347 19,032
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 569 33,695
BANKRUPTCIES 59 183 10,920
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 77 5,275
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 97 3,964

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