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VOL. 130 | NO. 76 | Monday, April 20, 2015

Wharton Traces City’s Path in Financial Crisis

City Hall’s budget season in this Memphis election year will be about more than the dollar figures and line items in Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s budget proposal.

Grizzlies Game 1 Victory ‘Like a Breath of Fresh Air’

For weeks, maybe months, the Memphis Grizzlies played as though they often didn’t have enough oxygen. It was as though during the last third of the NBA’s 82-game regular season, their air would be cut off at the start of the games, or for a quarter, or when trying to protect a lead.

EMPHASIS Technology

Woods Brings Focus on Startups to Archer-Malmo Digital Arm

Archer-malmo might seem the epitome of an old school ad firm that is steeped in history, especially given the two prominent Memphis names that comprise the firm’s title.

Sign of Success

Memphis digital firm Lokion hangs its hat atop 88 Union

Sometimes a sign is about something more than serving as a wayfinder or indication of place. For Memphis-based tech company Lokion, it’s also a symbol, a beacon around which to rouse employees – and attract new talent.

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EVENTS

The American Legion will host a town hall meeting to discuss the quality and timeliness of Veterans Affairs health care with local veterans Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 53, 400 Legion Road. The Legion will also set up a Veterans Benefits Center Tuesday through Thursday, April 21-23, at the Whitehaven Community Center, 4318 Graceland Drive. Visit legion.org.

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Start Co. Uses Startup Insights to Fuel Community Benefits

A few weeks ago, representatives of Start Co., the Memphis-based venture development organization that guides startups through a few fast-paced business accelerators, spent a day at the library.

Hopson Wants New Funding After Closing Budget Gap

The Shelby County Schools board likely will meet in special session Tuesday, April 21, to vote on a budget proposal to send to the Shelby County Commission.

School Dialogue Won’t End With Lakeland Voting ‘No’

Lakeland city leaders likely will continue looking for ways to expand the Lakeland Schools system beyond its single elementary school.

Work in Progress: The Grand Experiment Yielding Positive Results for Nonprofits

It started with a question: What would happen if a local foundation were to provide select nonprofits with access to fundraising counsel?

SMALL BUSINESS

Memphis Made Brewing Quickly Becomes Local Mainstay

“I think we’re maybe a little rougher around the edges,” said Andy Ashby of his Cooper-Young brewery Memphis Made Brewing Co. “We’re really a do-it-ourselves, DIY kind of place.”

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Business Hacking

There’s an intriguing term known as Life hacking. According to Wikipedia, “Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life … anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner.

Addressing the Needs of Memphis’ Aging Population

It is certain, absolutely everyone is doing it. Everyone is aging. The uniqueness of the individual process has created the new tipping point for the separation of the way it was, and the way it will be.

MEMPHIS AREA

Memphis Police Director Vows to Go After Gangs in City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong is blaming drugs for a spate of high-profile crimes that have rocked the city in just over a week.

REGIONAL

TVA Completes Purchase of Mississippi Natural Gas Plant

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has purchased a 700-megawatt natural gas plant in Ackerman, Mississippi.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Why Banks Made More Money Last Quarter

NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street and Main Street gave banks a boost last quarter.

Barbie Shows Signs of Life As Mattel Plots Comeback

NEW YORK (AP) – Things are finally looking up for Barbie.

Verizon Slices Up the Bundle, Lets Customers Choose

NEW YORK (AP) – Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 35 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 73 4,915

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