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VOL. 131 | NO. 179 | Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Yancy Retiring From Memphis Minority Business Agency

One of the most influential advocates for minority businesses in Memphis is retiring from that economic development role.

Meritan Getting Smarter With Homes

The Memphis-based health and social services nonprofit Meritan is preparing to take something of a novel approach to the care it provides residents placed in some of its Memphis-area homes.

Seasoned Chef Raymond Jackson Returns Home at the Madison Hotel

Raymond Jackson pays attention to how guests in his restaurant’s dining room react, picking up on bits of conversation and even things an ordinary person might miss.

Preparing to Start a Business Creates Opportunity, Fear

Meka Egwuekwe had a nice career going as a software developer when he co-founded CodeCrew. But he had to do it.

FedEx Training Geared Toward Safer Roads Worldwide

On Aug. 23, representatives from 16 international Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) flocked to FedEx Corp.’s Memphis headquarters as part of a state-of-the-art leadership training program.

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EVENTS

The 27th Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration will kick off with events Thursday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 10, leading up to the annual football game between Tennessee State and Jackson State Saturday at 6 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Visit southernheritageclassic.com for a schedule.

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While There is Work to Do, Norvell Era Opens With Win

It was one of those grind-through-it practices before the first game of the college football season. Except that on this morning – 11 days before the University of Memphis would open the season at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium – the Tigers had taken a pass on the grinding.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Rhodes Honors Judith Haas With Faculty Service Award

Dr. Judith Haas, associate professor of English at Rhodes College, has been presented the 2016 Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service, which honors a current faculty member who has rendered exemplary service and provided leadership to the Rhodes community.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Believe in Yourself

When I meet with job seekers, there’s one quality that quickly separates those who are successful in their search from those who flounder. It’s not the college they went to, whether or not they have a MBA or how smart they are. It’s not if they have a particular certification or a certain number of years of experience.

Convert Trade Show Connections Into Clients

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series. Does your company actually close sales on the trade show floor?

STATEWIDE

Tennessee State University Planning Development Project

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee State University is planning an 84-acre development project along the Cumberland River.

Tennessee Appoints Commission to Review Title IX Programs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has announced the members of a special independent commission to review the Title IX programs at each of the schools in the University of Tennessee system.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Bayer Pushes Bid for Monsanto Closer to $56 Billion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG sweetened its bid for Monsanto Tuesday, saying that its latest offer, now worth almost $56 billion reflects, "constructive negotiations" in its quest to build a global chemical and seed company.

PayPal Expands Its Partnership With Mastercard

NEW YORK (AP) – PayPal and Mastercard signed a deal Tuesday that aims to make it easier for PayPal users to pay with a Mastercard.

US Services Firms Register Slowest Growth Since 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. services companies grew last month at the slowest pace in more than six years, a private survey finds.

CONSUMER NEWS

Women Buying More Luxury Vehicles as Incomes, SUVs Rise

DETROIT (AP) – Kelly Dahle remembers leaving work one day several years ago at the same time as the CEO of her company. When they arrived at her car, he was startled.

TECHNOLOGY

GE Ups Its Digital Game, Snaring Two 3-D Printing Companies

WASHINGTON (AP) – General Electric is continuing its push into the digital realm, spending $1.4 billion to acquire two European 3-D printing companies.

Tech May Help Steer Older Drivers Down a Safer Road

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Older drivers may soon be traveling a safer road thanks to smarter cars that can detect oncoming traffic, steer clear of trouble and even hit the brakes when a collision appears imminent.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 46 6,447
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 85 13,596
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 47 5,116

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