VOL. 122 | NO. 128 | Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Despite sharp decline in permits, builders insist local housing market remains steady
When reached by cell phone while traveling in Florida last week, Jerry Gillis was asked to comment on the sharp decline in Shelby County residential building permits during second quarter 2007.
In an effort to attract the attention of some outside corporations and bigwigs, the Memphis Regional Chamber has launched a Web site to showcase all Memphis has to offer any business considering a move to the city.
Kurt Smith has been named senior director of product service and development at Hampton Hotels. Previously, Smith served Hampton as director of global brand integration. Prior to that position, he was the director of hotel performance support.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has vetoed a bill that would have allowed regulated industries a big voice in filling vacancies on the state Board for Licensing Contractors.
Two well-known members of Memphis' legal community were part of the three-judge federal appeals court panel whose ruling late last week appeared to give the Bush administration an important victory in its fight to keep a controversial domestic spying program.