VOL. TMN-7 | NO. 13 | Saturday, March 22, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – The pressure valve that at times seems to control life for the Memphis Tigers had opened in the form of a 71-66 victory over George Washington in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 64.
City Hall’s response to untested rape kits sparks resentment, questions
The first thing Veronica Coleman-Davis wanted to do was take a look at where thousands of untested rape kits had been stored over the last 30 years.
Old-time cops call it the “belt buckle brigade.”
EMPHASIS Economic Development
Chamber execs, business owners travel country to tout city’s strengths
During the recent Trans-Pacific Maritime conference in Long Beach, Calif., Memphis business leaders like Neely Mallory and Buzz Fly extolled the virtues of doing business in the Bluff City.
When Conduit Global announced during a January event at FedExForum it would create 1,000 new jobs in Memphis over the next three to five years, Gwyn Fisher was finally able to exhale and show some emotion.
The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Small Business Council is launching three initiatives aimed at helping small-business owners find answers to some of their most vexing questions and identify tools and resources for growth.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Senior guard Michael Dixon Jr. once thought his college basketball career was done.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
1994: Pearl Jam at the Mid-South Coliseum with Kings X opening.
Renovated museum digs deeper into civil rights movement
The headquarters for Freedom Summer is still being set up and nearby the stage is almost ready for the March on Washington.
A Knoxville-based hospitality company has closed on the purchase of the vacant Greyhound facility Downtown and will transform the property into a Hilton Garden Inn.
The multifamily group at CB Richard Ellis Memphis has closed on the sale of four properties in the Memphis market over the last several weeks.
With bitterly cold temperatures lingering over the Memphis area last month, homebuilders pulled slightly fewer housing permits in February when compared to the same month last year.
Less than a month before early voting opens for the Shelby County primary elections, former Shelby County Commissioner Edith Ann Moore is off the ballot in the Democratic primary for commission District 6.
Jerry Greenfield’s name is part of one of the most well-known snack brand names in the country.
Attachment parenting advocate touts healthy habits
He goes to bed at 10 p.m. and gets up at 6 a.m.
The administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. made its formal proposal of a “long-term solution” and change in the city’s pension plan to a 401(k) style plan this week with specific terms Wharton has long said would be included.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. calls it the “bookend approach.”
The Memphis Bioworks Foundation has been tapped to lead a new entrepreneurship venture in Memphis called The EPIcenter, the product of one of several so-called moon mission strategies of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle.
Shelby County Schools could seek a waiver from the state to continue using Common Core state education standards if the Tennessee Legislature suspends the use of the standards.
EmergeMemphis, the organization formed in 2001 that serves as an incubator for high-growth companies, is preparing to roll out a new logo and a new brand image as it lays out its plan for the next few years.
Orpheum premieres 'War Horse' a week after facility groundbreaking
The Orpheum Theatre Memphis frequently plays host to musicals, but an arrival next week will bring something the theater doesn’t get to put on its stage often – a Broadway play.
David Rudd began with the obvious this week, as the four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis began individual sessions with faculty, students and staff at the city’s largest institution of higher education.
State Rep. and Nashville Democrat Mike Turner is retiring from the General Assembly and considering a run for mayor.
For now, Shelby County’s seven public school systems are cooperating and competing with one another often at the same time on the way to the demerger of public education in August.
With a new home, new programming and expanded leadership, among other things, this summer finds the Start Co. entrepreneurship organization in the midst of one of the more consequential periods in its history.
U of M program reaches lofty status with accreditation
Probably, you’ve seen this scene on a television show or in a movie. Some English-speaking authority figure – say, a doctor – can’t communicate with a middle-aged or older person from Mexico.
With the arrival of spring this week, city and county government leaders prepare for the coming of another season about which there is rarely as much excitement.
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Historians, not to mention members of the 1985-86 Boston Celtics bench, will note that in the Grizzlies’ recent victory over the Utah Jazz the Memphis bench shot 42.9 percent: significant because it ended a stretch of 14 straight games of the bench shooting 50 percent or better, the longest such streak in the NBA since those Celtics did so in 15 consecutive games.
Take a hike.
Grace Stewart has joined the Metal Museum as collections manager/registrar. Stewart, who previously served as registrar for the National Civil Rights Museum for a year and a half, says her goals are to help grow and define the Museum’s permanent collection and facilitate greater access to the collection through exhibits and education opportunities.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
6555 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119, Sale Amount: $10.4 million, Sale Date: March 7, 2014 -
When Mike Omar opened MorGreen in Collierville in 1987, it was as a traditional outdoor landscaping business, a garden center focused on selling items like fertilizer, mulch and sod and offering some landscaping work.
38 STORIES, THOUSANDS OF STORIES. I remember when the big hulk was a big deal, its unimaginative gray mass full of imagination and local color.
I’ve heard the same story at least three times in the past two weeks. A high-performing worker went in for a performance review with the boss. The boss said something along the lines of, “You’ve done a great job. I appreciate you. I can’t offer you a promotion, or a raise, but please don’t leave. I need you here.”
Ray’s Take You must have a great credit score to do anything these days, or so the lending industry would like for us to believe. Increase your score! Buy more stuff on credit!
Season 4, Episode 3: “The Pitch.” The show: “Seinfeld.” The theme? Let’s call it “the absence of anything.” It’s actually the first half of an hour-long show that ran during the show’s normal TV lifespan. It has run as a half-hour episode in syndication for the past 100 years or so.
Second in a two-part series. Measurement is the Holy Grail of marketing. A savvy marketer would naturally prefer to invest his dollar in a strategy with a measurable return on investment versus one without.
We were taken aback when, in casual conversation, an acquaintance blurted out, “Comprehensive campaigns are nothing but a con game.” We listened as he shared his experience of institutions that report campaign success but don’t have the money needed to implement projects laid out as campaign priorities.
If you ask Benjamin Franklin, two things in life are certain: death and taxes.
The word marketing has lost its true meaning in common business vernacular. Instead of a strategic activity that contemplates price, product, promotion and place, marketing has largely come to mean tactical execution of advertising or sales materials.
The Broker’s Act has been enhanced by our state legislature and will be signed into law this month.