VOL. TMN-8 | NO. 28 | Saturday, July 4, 2015
Memphis International Airport leadership on past woes, current struggles and the way up
It was 2012 and Tom Jones was growing increasingly frustrated.
American Airlines is adding two daily nonstop flights between Memphis International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
When news surfaced of Ballet Memphis’ impending move to Overton Square, it was met with mixed emotions.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
2014: Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says 308 police officers have called in sick during the Fourth of July holiday week in what he acknowledges is probably a “work action” by cops upset over cuts to health benefits.
Memphis’ reigning meat maker is moving forward with a huge acquisition that will boost revenue by 25 percent, employment by more than 30 percent and add frozen appetizers to its product portfolio.
The U.S. Postal Service is giving Elvis fans a preview of what they can look – and listen – for when the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Forever stamp comes out next month.
Confederate relic debate reverberates in Memphis with Forrest statue
The political battle over an equestrian statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest and the park that houses it has opened a new front.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra president and CEO Roland Valliere is not shy when it comes to talking about the future of the organization.
The Brookhaven Circle area, an emerging restaurant row in the heart of East Memphis, is welcoming a new neighbor.
Ballet Memphis CEO talks about the future, move to Midtown
Ask Ballet Memphis CEO and founding artistic director Dorothy Gunther Pugh about her dance company's newly announced move to Midtown, and the conversation doesn't immediately turn to obvious things like the when and the why.
For the last week, candidates in the October Memphis elections have had fundraising fever.
Mayors come and go at City Hall and what was a priority for one administration can change with the next. But one constant is finance.
European Union regulators should rule on FedEx Corp.’s bid to acquire Dutch logistics firm TNT Express by Aug. 3.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s Whitehaven facility is a small, 156-bed "community hospital," but its emergency department is the third-busiest ER in Memphis.
Youth Villages’ 17-year-old transition program for children aging out of the foster care system at age 18 improved participants’ outcomes in housing stability, economic well-being, and employment and earnings, according to a new clinical study by nonprofit research organization MDRC.
In good times and bad, change is a constant. During the recession, nonprofits were stretched financially and emotionally as demands for services increased and funding declined.
Hampered by a severe lot shortage, homebuilding activity in Memphis and Shelby County slowed considerably in May, with builders starting and selling fewer new homes than last year.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Here is a roundup of local reaction to the landmark ruling.
Here come the yard signs.
The bottom-line question about Memphis Grizzlies rookies Jarell Martin and Andrew Harrison is the same as after every other NBA Draft: What does the team really have in these guys?
He appreciates a fine wine, but at least symbolically does so with a dab of barbecue on his chin.
Will Hogue won last weekend’s Bluff City Shootout long drive competition by defeating 2014 world champion Jeff Flagg. And that would seem to bode well for Hogue’s chances at this year’s world championships, except that right now there isn’t going to be one.
Mark E. Mosteller Sr. recently joined Evolve Bank & Trust as executive vice president, accounting and finance.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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The developers behind a massive hotel near Graceland are ready to shake, rattle and roll on the project.
Dr. Norris McGehee always knew that he wanted to be a veterinarian. His father was an architect and his brothers went on to be engineers, but McGehee was attracted to a different family practice.
CRAZY LIKE CHISCA. Lauren Crews told me that people think he’s crazy.
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about the importance of independence. So often, I meet people who are struggling. Whether they’ve lost their job, or work for a boss who doesn’t appreciate them, they’re going through a rough time.
Ray’s take: I once had a client tell me that all she wanted me to do was have her in the market while it went up, and get her out of it before it went down. Sounds great! The only problem is that an honest person can’t do that on a consistent basis.
Tennessee’s loyalty was divided in the Civil War, and 150 years later, little is changed as the debate over Confederate symbols arises in the wake of the racist-fueled South Carolina church massacre.
When NBA MVP Stephen (pronounced Steff’n) Curry was in high school, he attended a basketball camp sponsored by LeBron James. The first time LeBron saw Steph, though, was in March 2008. James’s Cleveland Cavaliers were playing the Detroit Pistons, a night game. That afternoon LeBron showed up at Ford Field, with 53,000 others.
LinkedIn, the world’s largest social media platform specifically targeting the business community, has grown to roughly 350 million users in 2015 according to Statista. And businesses have taken note with more than 4 million of them flocking to create company pages in order to tap into this critical mass of business professionals.
We spend about 18 years preparing our children for the challenges they will face after setting out on their own. However, many parents forget an important detail: the value of preparing children for their financial future.
Nonprofits are increasingly asked to focus on the people they serve. This is not news. So many employees, volunteers, board members and executives at nonprofits are all about the people they serve. They are passionate, compassionate, committed and resourceful.
On Thursday, June 18, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical, “Laudato si” (Praise Be to You: On the Care for Our Common Home). For some time now, Catholics, environmentalists and other Vatican watchers were aware that Francis was going to focus on the environment, especially the problem of global climate change.
When many people hear the word “Innovation” they think of a service that created a category: Xerox or FedEx. Or, they think of one that made bold, brilliant moves to earn a leadership position in an emerging space: Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb.
How long will your money last? What is your current and projected net worth?
Contractors, subs ‘turning down work’ in Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee’s red-hot construction boom is becoming a victim of its own success. Architects, contractors and everyone in between, including Metro Codes, are up to their necks in work.
Nashville’s storied Gulch, originally the home of the downtown railway terminal, is approaching another milestone in its long history.
Nashville’s bustling building market is bringing an abundance of short-term labor into Middle Tennessee, but it’s also luring in people who want to put down more permanent roots.
Mary Poppins he’s not. No flying umbrellas, no Oscar-winning musical numbers.
Anyone buying any home anywhere should have a checklist of things to do. In this area, there are several.
Knoxville facility evolves with focus on education, preservation
Two western lowland gorilla babies were born at the Knoxville Zoo in June. Around the same time, a rare snake and an equally rare piglike little thing made their debuts, as well.