VOL. 123 | NO. 58 | Monday, March 24, 2008
Herenton's on the way out ... and looking
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton's three predecessors in office each left for lives far from the intense political spotlight that comes with being the city's chief executive officer.
Philip Fons admits it might sound a little "crazy" for a bank to expand its mortgage division in uncertain economic times such as these, but that's exactly what BankTennessee is doing.
Chip Brown made an entrepreneurial leap in December. The longtime commercial real estate professional had been mulling the idea of starting his own business since his college days at the University of Mississippi. But the time was never right-that is, until four months ago.
The head of Bass Pro Shops picked an interesting day to visit Memphis.
With Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton having acknowledged for the first time last week that a property tax hike is definitely in the cards this year, the local tax burden in Memphis is sure to be put under the spotlight soon.
For the second time in two months, Memphis Charter Commission members have proposed a major change to the City Charter. And for the second time in two months, it triggered a strong reaction from Charter commissioner and City Council member Janis Fullilove.