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VOL. 130 | NO. 71 | Monday, April 13, 2015

Pinnacle Awards Honor Commercial Real Estate Standouts

The local commercial real estate community gathered at the Memphis Botanic Garden Thursday, April 9, for the 14th annual Pinnacle Awards. Every year, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honors its members based on their transactional volume, merit and community activity.

Farming Quality

Roots Memphis works to train and launch a crop of values-driven farmers

Starting in August, a new crop of would-be farmers will settle in for a few months of classroom instruction led by the Roots Memphis Farm Academy, a sustainable farming incubator working to train and launch new farmers in the Memphis area.

New Strategy Aims to Boost Police Ranks

Police service technicians, the khaki-wearing civilian police employees of the 1980s and 1990s, will return to Memphis streets in the fiscal year that begins July 1 in the Memphis Police Department’s budget request.

County Commission Looks for Schools Budget

Shelby County Commissioners have plenty of work to begin on the $1.18 billion budget proposal submitted to the body this week by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

Brooks’ Sentencing Covers Turbulent Life

Attorney Andre Wharton argued last week that it wasn’t just one thing that tripped up former Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks and brought her before Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan for sentencing on a felony charge.

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EVENTS

Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, April 14, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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I Choose Memphis: Rodney J. Rowan

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

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

4/13 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS

Technology Drives Global Growth for MSM Solutions

Rick Summers knows the value of adaptation. What started out as a side job being a Mid-South distributor for pricing guns and stickers has grown into a global company on the forefront of labeling technology.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Perils of Pure Advertising for SMBs

Many first-generation small and mid-sized businesses get confused about the differences of advertising and marketing. After the founders come up with a name, marketing is an afterthought for too long.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Reporters May Need Permission to Use Laptop, Phone in Court

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Reporters may soon have to get permission from a judge any time they want to bring a cellphone, laptop or other digital device inside a courtroom.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

GE Pares Off Financial Unit and Returns to Industrial Roots

General Electric is leaving the lending business, a major source of both profit and risk, as it continues to whittle its focus down to an industrial core.

Sprint to Pay $15.5 Million to Settle Case Over Wiretapping Costs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Sprint Communications has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the telephone carrier overcharged the U.S. government to collect and deliver information gathered under court-ordered wiretaps.

Analyst Downgrades Apple Shares as Smartwatch Goes on Sale

NEW YORK (AP) – As consumers trekked to Apple stores to try on the company's smartwatch for the first time, a Raymond James analyst downgraded shares of the tech giant, saying its first product launch under CEO Tim Cook poses "more risk than reward."

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 0 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 3,867

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