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VOL. 130 | NO. 174 | Monday, September 7, 2015

Learning in Action

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.

EMPHASIS Small Business

Business Lending in Recovery Mode

The U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that small businesses provide more than half of all American jobs.

Preparation Enhances Chances for Small-Business Success

The term “small business” is the ultimate misnomer.

Southern Heritage Classic Founder’s Vision: Go Big

It’s a funny question to him now, 26 years down the line and the Southern Heritage Classic an unquestionable success.

Memphis Mayoral Contenders Tout Endorsements, Snipe at Rivals

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen endorsed Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s re-election bid last week on the doorstep of his Midtown home with the incumbent mayor by his side.

SMALL BUSINESS

Metabolic CrossFit Owner Combines Physician Services With Exercise

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.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

UTHSC Pulls $20 Million Permit to Build Simulation Center

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.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Four Elements of a Successful Innovation Boot Camp

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.

10 Solutions to a Board That Won’t Fundraise

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?

Ed Wallin Spends Lifetime Helping Traumatized Vets

Abraham Lincoln said, “Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.”

STATE GOVERNMENT

Missing Comma Means Certain Records Are Off-Limits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the end, the Tennessee Attorney General says the argument all comes down to the lack of a comma.

REGIONAL

Luck of the Draw Breaks Tie in North Mississippi GOP Primary

HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) — After two tied elections, a Republican primary in one north Mississippi county has been decided by luck of the draw.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Jobless Rate Falls to 7-Year Low; Fed Move Still Unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.

Boeing Names its New Apollo-Style Spacecraft the Starliner

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner.

TECHNOLOGY

Toyota to Invest $50M in Car-Tech Research at Stanford, MIT

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 175 12,208
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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