VOL. TMN-8 | NO. 15 | Saturday, April 4, 2015
After $6.5 million makeover, AutoZone Park’s good times about to get better
Paul Brehm is a baseball fan and the co-owner of a trucking company. On any given night, he personally represents one click through the AutoZone Park turnstile, if you want to think in those terms, but he has the capacity to increase that number several times over.
Wright Medical plans to add 100 employees to its Cherry Road corporate headquarters.
What brings people to the balcony of the former Lorraine Motel and what they leave with are as unique to each person as a fingerprint.
EMPHASIS Residential Real Estate
Anti-blight law providing relief to nearby homes, businesses
The windows on the old Executive Inn on Airways Boulevard where Brooks Road dead ends had been busted out for several years, leaving the curtains in its long-empty rooms fluttering in the wind.
A $30 million multifamily community is beginning to take shape on the east side of Houston Levee Road just south of U.S. 64 in Memphis.
Every so often, members of the Tennessee General Assembly attempt to amend the Professional Privilege Tax, a tax levied for having a license to operate a myriad of occupations.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
2014: The National Civil Rights Museum reopens following a $27 million renovation and expansion. The ceremony featured a wide swath of veterans from the civil rights movement, ranging from Bernard Lafayette to Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale.
New generation represents changing tone of civil rights memories
The Selma to Montgomery voting rights march and the Alabama town’s Bloody Sunday in 1965 happened long before London Lamar was born.
On the sidewalk in front of the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street are two brass music notes, side by side. One honors the late Mid-South Concerts promoter Bob Kelley and the other honors Mike Glenn, the New Daisy’s long-time operator.
Memphis-based investment firm Highland Capital Management has merged with a Florida-based financial firm.
Shelby County Schools board members voted Tuesday, March 31, to close three elementary schools and one middle school for the coming school year and to dismantle the school system’s short-lived plan for a return of Woodstock High School.
Fly fishing group heals veterans’ mind, body and spirit
He’s better. Army Special Forces veteran Paul Holcomb is sure of that much.
Buoyed by passage of Amendment 1 last fall, legislation restricting abortions is starting to roll – with relative ease – through the General Assembly.
The two new chairwomen of the local Democratic and Republican parties each talk about the work of rebuilding.
Aramark Correctional Services Inc. will take over food service at the Shelby County Corrections Center, four years after the private company did the same at the Shelby County Jail and Jail East.
Rec Room bar, arcade opens on Broad Avenue
As the crowd of attendees at a preview party Monday night for Broad Avenue’s newest enterprise relaxed on couches, ordered drinks at the bar, and played video games like Super Smash Bros. – several of which were projected on a 120-foot-wide wall for collective viewing – one thing was readily apparent.
Jurors in a 2012 first-degree murder trial in Shelby County Criminal Court were passed a shotgun to examine after they heard testimony from a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent about how double barrel shotguns operate.
At $55 million, the proposed redevelopment plan for Central Station that debuted last week isn’t quite the “vertical village” that Crosstown Concourse is. The price tag, all except $3 million of which is private financing, is about a quarter of the $200 million cost of Crosstown.
Five years after the city bulldozed away any trace of the old Marina Cove apartment complex in Hickory Hill and gave the land to a community development corporation, Power Center Academy is about to break ground on what is called the Eden Square development.
Group encourages young women in pursuit of technology careers
When Shiloh Barnat traces her career path, it begins at the keyboard of her grandmother’s clunky computer that was the cutting edge of technology in the late 1970s.
At one point during a recent Memphis real estate summit a rather remarkable thing happened.
For the fifth time since August a state appellate court has reversed a conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court and ordered a new trial for the defendant.
Stylistically, it was a bit of short of spectacular. No one on the Grizzlies cracked 20 points, the opponent was bound for the NBA Draft Lottery, and the game was less about buzz and more about finally taking care of business on the home court.
Hold up your hand if you’re an Alabama football player and you have not been arrested in the last week. Three Crimson Tide players were arrested, one on suspicion of domestic violence, another for driving under the influence and another on a marijuana charge.
Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.
Lana L. Brown has joined Michael Hatcher & Associates Inc. as controller. In her new role, Brown is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, which includes financial reporting, cash management, risk management and maintaining a good system of accounting policies.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
821 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38105, Sale Amount: $1.3 million -
Orion Federal Credit Union has acquired a key piece of Memphis Medical Center real estate for a new branch.
Lisa and Luis Toro have finally opened the doors and welcomed the first customers at City & State, a new general merchandise store on Broad Avenue stocked with “future vintage” goods.
PRAYING FOR TENNESSEE. This being Easter week, let’s open with a prayer. Aren’t we all Christians – at least all of us who matter – and in Tennessee, the Promised Land?
Over the past 30 years, one thing is for sure. Business has changed. In fact, the change has been so dramatic that it’s become somewhat of a generational issue.
Ray’s Take: As the April 15 deadline for filing taxes approaches, we are all looking at the various forms we’ve received related to tax filing.
“Ipsy dipsy!” shouts Ann Marie, Marlo Thomas’ character in “That Girl.” Trying to impress a judge in court, she mispronounces “ipse dixit.” Meaning “he, himself, said it,” this Latin phrase connotes a dogmatic, unsupported assertion.
Why do so many great organizations struggle with change? After all, “the only thing that is constant is change,” according to Greek philosopher Heraclitus, and the sentiment couldn’t be truer today.
Editor’s Note: This column will appear Tuesdays throughout April in honor of Memphis and Shelby County’s Sustainability Month.
The first quarter of trading for 2015 came to a close on Tuesday, March 31. As of March 26, the U.S. dollar stands 8 percent higher for the year, the yield on the 10-year Treasury stands 8 percent lower on the year and the S&P 500 has fallen a conviction-less 0.10 percent.
Part two of a two-part series. Challenging finances and what feels like an onslaught of “bad press” can be part of the nonprofit experience. Addressing these is what leadership is all about. Keep an eye to the future, talk with your donors and stakeholders, and find a game-changing way to engage the community. This is the story of Regional One Health and its foundation.
A beginning of a client and consultant relationship is a lot like a romantic courtship. Each party starts in a gleeful mode, inspired by the pure potential of working together. But all relationships, including professional ones, crash down to earth after an initial high. At this point your firm can tell if the partnership is a short-term assignment or a long-term collaborative relationship.
Do you ever feel that you are fighting a losing battle to keep up on e-mail? Office workers spend an average of 2.6 hours per day reading and answering emails, according to McKinsey Global Institute.
Tennesseans love guns, though not quite as much our politicians seem to
When the National Rifle Association announced that it would hold its 2015 convention in Nashville, the timing was propitious.
Concealed or open carry of a handgun in Tennessee is legal with a permit issued by the state Department of Safety.
While the stereotype of the “gun guy” clad in camouflage still exists, firearms owners are much more likely to be your dentist, doctor or the guy or gal next door.
If you were looking to celebrate National Whipped Cream Day, then you’ll have to wait until next year on Jan 5.
With the dismal winter behind us, and trees beginning to glow with greenery, many are hoping the spring will sprout some listings.
As it has been for the last several years, Knoxville is well represented on the 2015 list of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Blue Ribbon Award winners.
Each year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes the contribution of small business to the national economy with the Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards. Five from Knoxville’s business community – The Tomato Head, Management Solutions LLC, Design Innovation Architects Inc., Visionary Solutions LLC and AMS Corp. – have been chosen for inclusion in the annual program.