» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 131 | NO. 134 | Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Madison Hotel, Nearby Parcels Acquired by Chicago Firm

A Chicago-based hotel group has closed on its purchase of the Madison Hotel and several surrounding properties.

Questar Gets State Schools Testing Contract With On-Line Phase-In

The Tennessee Department of Education intends to hire Questar Assessment of Minneapolis, to be the state’s new student achievement test vendor.

Greensward Partisans Turn Out Two Weeks Ahead of Council Votes on Settlement

The Overton Park Greensward wasn’t on the Memphis City Council’s agenda Tuesday, July 5. But there were plenty of partisan from the controversy in council chambers in what was a rehearsal for a council vote in two weeks on a settlement of the park’s parking problem.

Election Foes Clash Briefly About Budget

For a few minutes last week you could see the 2018 race for Shelby County mayor as county commissioners were moving toward a resolution of their 2016 budget season.

Bridge Builders Creating Leaders One Cohort at a Time

In the High Adventure Hall in the Bridges Center on North Fifth Street, more than 150 seventh- and eighth-graders, organized in groups designated by team-colored T-shirts, are collectively and enthusiastically practicing the Bridge Builders pledge:

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
53.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 37%

EVENTS

Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold a free tax workshop for new businesses Thursday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Center’s Memphis Training Room, 555 Beale St. Tax specialists from local and state agencies will provide information and answer questions on complying with registration and tax requirements. Registration required. Visit tn.gov/revenue/article/tax-workshops or call 800-342-1003.

more events »

Dixon Hughes Lets Students ‘Explore Memphis’

Members of Memphis’ corporate community like accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP see the recruitment of the next generation of talent to their firms as more than selling the firms themselves, office perks and the like.

Last Word: Being Veep, Greensward Still Active and Tuition Goes Up

On one of the most eventful days yet in the 2016 Presidential general election campaign, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker was on the campaign trail with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. First there was a private meeting in New York where he was reportedly being vetted for the vice president’s position including a look at his financials – and then a Trump rally in Raleigh, N.C., where he was being road tested.

AAF Memphis Taps New Leadership

If there’s one thing the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Memphis chapter knows best, it’s that the industry it represents is constantly changing. Reflecting that change, the chapter welcomed new executive director Nikii Richey and swore in its new board members at a special luncheon event at FedExForum on June 18.

Window Still Open for Conley and This Era of Grizzlies

Too often, there comes a moment when fans discover a beloved player isn’t the guy they thought he was. Fans in Oklahoma City know that feeling well now that Kevin Durant has agreed to a free agent deal with the Golden State Warriors.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Williams Hired for Memphis Blight-Fighting Fellowship

The city of Memphis and University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law recently hired Brittany J. Williams as the city’s first Neighborhood Preservation Fellow. In that role, Williams will represent the city in Environmental Court lawsuits against property owners who have vacant, abandoned or dilapidated properties that violate city codes.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Breaking The Rules

Life lessons seem hard to grasp at first, yet so obvious once you get them. I recently spoke with a former client who completely transformed his career. He went from working in a university in administration to working in corporate strategy at a Fortune 500 company. I asked, “Looking back, how have you changed the most in the last few years?”

Profile of a Winning Sales Team

It’s no secret that quality of life among team members leads to higher retention and satisfaction. Sales rep satisfaction is directly linked to customer satisfaction, and both impact your bottom line.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

No Charges Recommended in Clinton Email Probe, FBI Says

WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday, lifting a major legal threat to her presidential campaign. But Comey called her actions "extremely careless" and faulted the agency she led for a lackadaisical approach to handling classified material.

Computers, Not Humans to Scan Carry-On Bags in TSA Test

Federal officials said Tuesday that they are expanding tests to speed up airport lines and improve security.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Hostess, Four Years After Bankruptcy, Will Go Public Again

NEW YORK (AP) – Almost four years after seeking bankruptcy protection under a barrage of labor issues and rapidly changing appetites, the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs will take the stage once again as a publicly traded company.

Chipotle Executive Turns Himself In to Face Drug Charges

NEW YORK (AP) – The Chipotle executive leading the chain's efforts to rebound after an E. coli outbreak that has sent sales plunging turned himself in Tuesday to face cocaine-possession charges, his lawyer said.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Urges Organ Donation via New iPhone Software

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes.

Netflix to Make Debut on Comcast's X1 Box Later This Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Comcast is going to add Netflix to its X1 set-top boxes in the latest deal to blur the lines separating cable TV from Internet video services.

Blackberry Will Stop Producing its Classic Smartphone

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) – BlackBerry said Tuesday that it will stop making its Classic smartphone, less than two years after launching it with much fanfare.

HEALTH

FDA Approves First Dissolving Stent for US Patients

WASHINGTON (AP) – A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 46 229 20,995
MORTGAGES 74 248 24,609
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 478 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 61 177 14,079
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 58 6,459
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 114 13,625
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 67 5,136

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.