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VOL. 130 | NO. 178 | Monday, September 14, 2015

Shelby County Mortgage Market Up 27 Percent in August

Lenders don’t just look forward to the summer months for the arrival of warmer weather.

EMPHASIS Financial Services

Memphis Financial Advisers Talk the Psychology of Money

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 Prepares for New Memphis Identity

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.

Finfrock Leads CBIZ Transfer Pricing Services

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.

Local Weather
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Wind: Northeast at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 96%

EVENTS

Cannon Wright Blount will present Getting Started With QuickBooks: Learn From the Experts on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its offices, 756 Ridge Lake Blvd., suite 100. The class will cover new company setup, entering/paying bills and more. Cost is $100. Register at cannonwrightblount.com/resources or 901-685-7500.

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Small-Business Tips: Research, Network and Have Cash

Small business ideas – dreams, if you will – take time. To create, to develop, to implement and to sustain.

Beale Authority Moves Toward Management Firm

The Beale Street Tourism Development Authority plans to hire a day-to-day real estate management firm by the end of the year.

Luttrell Pushes Budget Summit for New Commission Chair

When Shelby County Commissioners meet Monday, Sept. 14, the group will have a new chairman – but not a permanent one – and will try to set a date for a budget summit.

Mall of Memphis Developers Tout Project as Catalyst

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.

Pink Diva Opens on Florida Street, New DeJaVu in Binghampton

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.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

September 14 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS

Question the Answer Brings Carlson’s Jewelry to Life

Marketing experts are likely to say a business’ name tells a business’ story in a tidy little package of a few words.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

I Choose Memphis: J. Eustis Corrigan Jr.

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Denying Apoptosis or Atrophy? Unhealthy Corporate Ailments.

With situational irony firmly in tact, the first definition of “corpus” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary reads, "the body of a human or animal especially when dead.”

MEMPHIS AREA

Witnesses Testify About Officer's Fatal Shooting in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A witness to the fatal shooting of a Memphis policeman said Friday that he saw the suspect shoot the officer during a struggle as the pair walked toward a squad car, and heard six shots altogether.

STATEWIDE

Barry Elected 1st Female Nashville Mayor, Dashing GOP Hopes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Megan Barry's election as Nashville's first female mayor dashed Republican hopes of making inroads in one of the few remaining Democratic strongholds in Tennessee.

Tennessee Athletics Reports $13.1 Million Budget Surplus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's athletic department has reported a $13.1 million surplus for the 2014-15 fiscal year, thanks in part to record fundraising and the launching of the SEC Network.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Microsoft Names Brad Smith President and Chief Legal Officer

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft has given longtime executive Brad Smith the title of president, as the company continues its transition to a new generation of leadership.

Automakers Commit to Put Automatic Brakes in All Cars

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ten automakers have committed to the government and a private safety group that they will include automatic emergency braking in all new cars, a step transportation officials say could significantly reduce traffic deaths and injuries.

TECHNOLOGY

Out With the Old ... iPhones? 4 Ways to Reuse, Resell, Recycle

NEW YORK (AP) – Each year, Apple dazzles its devoted fans with faster, sleeker, more powerful iPhones with better cameras and a bevy of bells and whistles. So, what's to become of last year's model?

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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