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VOL. 131 | NO. 178 | Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Students Taking One Step Toward Leadership

Brian Booker’s gateway to being able to travel to more than 30 countries around the world came through education.

Like a Troll Under Poplar and Union, Flicker Street Flourishing as Arts District

The Poplar/Union viaduct passes over a collection of half-moon shaped Quonset huts that look unlike any other building type in Memphis.

Bowen Hopes New Basketball Practice Facility Will Attract More Recruits

Approached at the first media luncheon before the start of the University of Memphis football season, athletic director Tom Bowen made a preemptive strike:

Council to Vote on Pot Ordinance, Hear Coliseum Proposals

It may be one of numerous items on the Memphis City Council’s consent agenda Tuesday, Sept. 6, voted on all at one time.

September 6 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
75.0°F
Overcast
Wind: East at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 84%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden’s Farmers Market will be open Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Shop a variety of locally grown and produced goods, including fresh produce, flowers, breads, artisan items and more. The market runs every Wednesday through Oct. 26. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Concerts, Pop-Up Events and Beer Gardens Are Feeding Business at The TapBox

A traveling beer-mobile with a variety of taps on the side for easy pouring might sound like a dream straight from Homer Simpson’s head, but partners McCauley Williams, J.R. Kingsley and Justin Brooks of The TapBox have turned that dream into a reality, creating several multi-tap refrigerated devices that are popping up at more events across Memphis.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

How to Prepare for a Board Meeting

Editor’s note: Part two of a two-part interview with Kim Moss. The board of directors plays a critical role in the life of a nonprofit. While each board is unique, best practices can increase a board’s effectiveness.

Brand Essence: The Rock ‘n’ Roll of Business, Part 3

Editor’s note: Part three in a three-part series. Your marketers either need to create a fire or be fired. If you have uninspired and uninspiring marketing professionals on your team, be warned. Give him or her one chance to kick into high gear. Then act decisively. Fire them if they cannot change tempo.

REGIONAL NEWS

Health Insurer to Offer Federal Exchange Policies Across Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A health insurer will expand its offerings on the federally-subsidized exchange across all of Mississippi's 82 counties, bringing a second carrier to 16 counties.

Oral Arguments Set on Arkansas Medical Lawsuit Limits

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas' highest court will hear arguments next month in one of two complaints against a proposed ballot measure to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits.

ECONOMY

US Factory Orders Up 1.9 Percent in July, Best in 9 Months

WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories increased in July by the largest amount in nine months, propelled by a big jump in demand for commercial aircraft. The key category that tracks business investment plans posted the best increase since January.

US Trade Deficit Fell in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit fell in July as imports declined slightly and exports rose to the highest level in 10 months, a possible sign that global demand for American products is starting to rebound.

HEALTH

FDA Bans Antiseptic Chemicals From Soaps; No Proof They Work

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show they are safe and kill germs.

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