VOL. 127 | NO. 109 | Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Memphis City Council members are likely to end their budget season Tuesday, June 5, with final votes on an operating budget ordinance as well as a tax rate ordinance.
Artists pair with Downtown businesses to display works
Twenty makeshift art galleries have just popped up in Downtown Memphis.
It was almost two years ago that Pinnacle Airlines Corp. began a transition. And it was a very different transition than the one the Memphis-based regional air carrier is now working its way through with supervision from a federal bankruptcy court judge in New York.
The four daily AirTran flights at Memphis International Airport and the AirTran operation at MEM won’t be converted to the Southwest Airlines brand this year.
National music store School of Rock will open a location in Germantown next month adjacent to Lane Music, marking a unique partnership from both a synergistic and commercial real estate standpoint.
There will be a Cohen ballot of political endorsements for the Aug. 2 and Nov. 6 elections.
The Overton Park Conservancy counted 150 dogs of all sizes for the formal opening Saturday, June 2, of the Overton Bark dog park and more humans than that, also of all shapes and sizes.
An attorney by day, Linda Harris spends her evenings and weekends enriching children’s lives through Friendship Safehaven, the Memphis area nonprofit she established just more than five years ago.
Bleu Restaurant and Lounge hosted a prix-fixe brunch to open the season for the Farm To Fork summer series produced by Memphis Farmers Market on Sunday, June 3. The Farmers Market will partner with a different restaurant in the city each month as part of a campaign to encourage Memphians to eat and buy local.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, June 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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Fieldstone Apartments III Co. is preparing to begin work on a 102-unit apartment complex at 7986 Tournament Drive in Southeast Memphis, according to a $7.5 million building permit application filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.
Last week we discussed three concepts from Daymond John’s recent presentation in Memphis: mentoring, everyday heroes, and the higher-cause influence. This week let us discuss three benefits of a program harnessing the energy and resources of Memphians to build community awareness, leadership and responsibility, and a pattern of charitable giving: GiVE 365.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas is on track to end the fiscal year with a surplus of at least $67 million, and the number could break the $100 million mark, the state's finance department said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Companies placed fewer orders to U.S. factories for the second straight month and a key measure that tracks business investment plans fell, adding to evidence that the economy is weakening.
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart's final shareholder vote for its board of directors showed unprecedented dissent against key executives and board members, including CEO Mike Duke, in the wake of allegations of bribery in Mexico.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – WellPoint Inc. plans to buy contact lens retailer 1-800-Contacts Inc. in a deal that would give the insurer its first direct-to-consumer business outside selling individual health coverage.