VOL. TMN-8 | NO. 38 | Saturday, September 12, 2015
Lauren Lee never picks up a newspaper. Which isn’t much of a surprise because she’s 33 years old, works in marketing, and has the technological savvy and finger dexterity to operate a smartphone.
The developers of a proposed industrial park on the site of the old Mall of Memphis in Parkway Village acknowledge the tax breaks they are seeking are different than most incentives.
It all started over tacos. Three years ago, Cassi Conyers was edging into a vegan lifestyle and stopped to try the vegan tacos at DeJaVu Restaurant’s 936 Florida St. location.
Small business ideas – dreams, if you will – take time. To create, to develop, to implement and to sustain.
Six Memphis schools are on the state-run Achievement School District’s short list for possible takeover in the 2016-2017 school year.
EMPHASIS Financial Services
Wunderlich Securities Inc. financial adviser Jason Fair got a call in recent days from a client spooked over the volatility in financial markets.
Magna Bank in Memphis isn't set to open for business with a new name above the door for a couple more months, now that its acquisition by Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners has officially closed.
It’s not exactly a buzz word in the Memphis accounting scene, but what Josh Finfrock and his team in the transfer pricing services division at CBIZ MHM LLC work in has an international reach that can have a major economic impact on companies big and small.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS EDITORIAL
It’s hard to tell where to draw the line when it comes to who does what in media these days. And it’s reasonable to ask if there even is a line anymore.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
2014: First Lady Michelle Obama visits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A new standalone financial firm has launched out of Duncan-Williams Inc. that has its own name and website and will soon move into its own Poplar Avenue office space.
Home sales continued to strengthen in Memphis and Shelby County last month with a hefty $243 million in recorded sales – an increase of 25 percent from August 2014’s total revenue.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and challenger Jim Strickland rolled out anti-crime platforms Wednesday, Sept. 9, that signal a shift in the Memphis mayoral race after months of bickering over whether the city’s crime rate is up or down.
Buster’s Liquors & Wines’ longtime East Memphis presence is about to get even bigger.
The legendary Delta Queen steamboat is expected to visit the Memphis riverfront with its probable 2016 return to passenger cruise service.
When the Herb Kosten Foundation began in 2003, it was out of a desire to honor the man’s legacy.
In the first glimpse provided of the 18th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, the event has announced the highlights of more than a hundred independent films to screen from Nov. 3 to Nov. 11.
October blues festival has roots in influential 1969 event
When the Bona Fide Blues Festival takes a set of stages in Overton Square and the Cooper-Young neighborhood next month, it will mark a return that’s been a long time coming.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority is seeking a $200,000 grant from the Downtown Memphis Commission to expand shared parking at Central Station that would double as more space for the relocated Memphis Farmers Market.
Allegiant Airlines announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, that it will add nonstop service between Memphis International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Birthday present for Memphis Farmers Market: plans for more space
After all these years – 27 weeks of Saturdays for a decade – Jill Forrester calls it a “nice routine.” And by that she means she and husband Keith getting up at 3 a.m., loading their produce, herbs and flowers, and driving to the Memphis Farmers Market downtown.
Less than a month after vacating its long-held presence at The Peabody, Gould’s Salons and Spas announced plans to open a new Downtown store in a high-profile location.
When Crosstown Concourse opens to the public in 2017, it will be the culmination of dreams, plans and vision by a number of stakeholders.
Memphis' Carpenter Art Garden expands with new job-training hub
For the past three years, the Carpenter Art Garden has worked to unite and uplift a Binghampton neighborhood and keep kids engaged with the community.
Three of the four major candidates for Memphis mayor are now on TV and radio with ads that reflect the intensity of a hard-fought race up to the Oct. 8 election day.
For adults, mail isn’t very exciting. It’s typically a bill or insurance statement. Maybe it’s a catalog or coupon booklet. But for kids, mail has a different connotation.
The Memphis City Council cannot subpoena the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s records into the fatal police shooting of Darrius Stewart in July, according to a legal opinion from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery.
As season openers go, it had just about everything: a big crowd, with more than 41,000 showing up at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium; spirited tailgating on Tiger Lane; and really cool replica rings given out to the first 3,500 fans in celebration of the team’s 10-win season, share of the American Athletic Conference title and victory in the Miami Beach Bowl.
[UPDATE: University of Memphis president David Rudd issued a statement on Twitter late Thursday afternoon stating the university "will not be recognizing Coach Calipari." Read his statement here.]
Don’t think for a minute that the schedule makers at the NFL office didn’t set this one up.
Rangi Gescheit has joined the Dunavant Logistics Group as logistics services & operations administrator, export. Gescheit, who served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a deputy in criminal special investigation, began his career at Port Elizabeth, N.J. Most recently he was a trade lane manager with DHL Global Forwarding.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
26 S. Dunlap St., Memphis, TN 38103, Permit Amount: $20 million -
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is preparing for more construction as part of its campus overhaul.
Dr. Jeremy Draper’s patient waiting room is a gym. Draper is the co-owner of Metabolic CrossFit, the only CrossFit affiliate in the city to offer training and a physician practice under the same roof.
Vanderbilt, University of Tennessee med schools produce more than doctors
The health care industry contributed $38.8 billion to Middle Tennessee’s economy in 2014, according to a study released by the Nashville Health Care Council, which is a 32.9 percent increase from the 2010.
Susan Eagle, M.D., didn’t necessarily see herself as an inventor, but she recognized a problem in her field and she just couldn’t live with it.
THE CHURCH OF GROUND ZERO. Headed to my desk, I passed a photograph on the wall. I pass it several times every day, but when I typed 9/11 at the top of the page, the date this column would run in The Daily News, I realized what the column would be about:
If you’re feeling stressed at work, it turns out it may actually be bad for your long-term health. Researchers from Harvard and Stanford found that work stress can be as bad for you as secondhand smoke.
Ray’s take: In these days of lower returns on investments, the markets and interest rates in particular haven’t been providing as much of a helping hand as in the past. So, in order to achieve your goals, you may need to do more of the “heavy lifting” yourself. This means reviewing your accounts regularly to determine if you’re saving enough to meet your financial goals.
My hand surgeon and my chiropractor should be paying attention to a certain case being tried in the New York Supreme Court. The finger-pointing alone is bound to result in injuries that would require an adjustment, if not an operation.
Fayette County is the latest victim of hospital closings in Tennessee as many rural health care facilities continue to struggle financially.
Hiring sales talent is tricky, as it can be difficult to distinguish between those who are merely strong at interviewing and those who will actually be strong on the job. Why?
On Thursday, the European Central Bank committed to do even more of “whatever it takes,” driving European stocks up 2.5 percent. Conversely, after Friday’s strong U.S. job report, Fed tightening fears pushed American stocks down 1.5 percent.
After working with more than 100 organizations – from leading nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies – this hard-earned mantra about innovation has emerged: Concepts and culture are two critical factors necessary for successful innovation.
Editor’s note: Part one of the two-part “Fundraising in an Imperfect World” series. What do you do if your board doesn’t have the connections, experience or willingness to be involved in fundraising? How will your nonprofit secure the money and resources it needs to deliver on its mission?
Abraham Lincoln said, “Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.”