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1. Business Leaders Forging New Identity for Summer Avenue -

Summer Avenue was home to the city’s first McDonald’s, the world’s first Holiday Inn and a small part of what was called the Broadway of America when the completion of U.S. 70 in 1927 took it across the U.S.

2. Spring Fever, Flavors Hit Memphis Kitchens -

March came in like a lion and it didn’t exactly go out like a lamb, but the contradictory month still spells the beginning of spring, when young men’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, and chefs in restaurant kitchens begin considering changes to their menus that reflect a more buoyant season. In fact, chefs get pretty darned excited about this momentous change of seasons.

3. Kitchens Unlimited’s Kassen Wins TriStar Award -

Karen Kassen of Kitchens Unlimited has won a TriStar Award for Residential-Singular Space in the 2010 Tennessee American Society of Interior Designers Design Competition.

Work Experience: I began working at Kitchens Unlimited as an intern in 1992, and purchased the business with my family in 1998. So, I have worked at the same firm for the last 18 years.
Family:
Husband, Joe, who is involved in our business. Two sons: Hays, 11, and Wynn, 8.
Why did you pursue a career in kitchen design?
Although I began school in architecture, a kitchen designer friend got me interested in the specialization. While kitchen design involves a very technical side of interior design, I still get to work with finishes, materials, decorative arts and architectural planning. It is the best of both worlds.
What does winning the TriStar Award from ASID mean to you?
I was very proud to share this award with a talented interior designer, Julia Finnell. She and I collaborated with an involved and passionate client to create a winning kitchen in a home that had been contemplated for years. There is no better confirmation than having someone in your profession praise your work for being the best.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
I am the only designer in Memphis to achieve the certification of Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, and one of only three people in the state of Tennessee. Last year, I was selected by National Kitchen and Bath Association and HGTV to be featured with one of my kitchen projects in a short story commercial that aired on HGTV and DIY network.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
I get to be creative every day. I love that designing a kitchen or bathroom can be so impactful on the lives of my clients. It’s so rewarding to see a project transform from a sketch to real working and functioning space. Best of all, I enjoy the collaboration of working on projects with other designers, architects and my colleagues.

4. Events -

Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be held Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St. For more information, call 205-9303.

5. Events -

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold an introduction class to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association offices, 326 Ellsworth St. For more information, call 565-0011 or visit www.alz.org.

6. Memphians’ Love, Options For Sushi Continue to Grow -

Sushi, the Japanese preparation of raw fish and rice, was unheard of in the United States until after World War II, and then even until the 1970s was largely an exotic phenomenon of the West Coast.

7. Events -

The Memphis Central Rotary Club will meet Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Jackson Baker, political columnist for The Memphis Flyer, will speak. Cost is $25 for guests. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

8. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a breakfast forum Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. Gregg Morton, president of AT&T Tennessee, will speak. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. To register, call 543-3518 or e-mail emilford@memphischamber.com.

9. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Karen Kitchens, program officer of The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., will speak. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

10. Events -

The Memphis Orthopaedic Research Lecture will be held today from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Wunderlich Auditorium on the Memphis University School campus, 6191 Park Ave. The program is free. To R.S.V.P., call 866-1452.

11. Events -

The Campus School at the University of Memphis will hold orientation for parents of prospective students today at 9 a.m. in the Ball Hall Auditorium on campus. For more information, call 678-2285.

12. Events -

The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association will meet today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 5795 Poplar Ave. Craig Banikowski, president of the National Business Travel Association, will speak about the NBTA travel forecast for 2010. To register, visit www.msabta.org/events/links/EEG4745.

13. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Karen Kitchens, program officer at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., will speak. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

14. Events -

The American Advertising Federation Memphis will hold a roundtable discussion titled “Optimize Your State and Local Tax Posture” today from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Dixon Hughes, 999 S. Shady Grove Road, Suite 400. Cost is $15 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For reservations, e-mail info@aafmemphis.org.

15. Retailers, Service Cos. Gain as People Stay Home -

CINCINNATI (AP) - As Americans grow accustomed during the recession to spending more time at home and living in the same places longer, home-improvement companies are regaining momentum.

"My wife and I had thought of this as more of an in-between house," said Scott Nichols, 50, who had considered moving from his suburban Cincinnati home to a condo or ranch-style house. "Now we have decided to concentrate on making our current home exactly like we want it, pay it off and stay."

16. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will present the first breakfast meeting in its Human Health Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Phil Smeltzer will speak on “Wellness Programs, Where’s the Money?” The meeting is free to members and prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at emilford@memphischamber.com or 543-3518.

17. Events -

The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Phillip Stuckert, city engineer for Lakeland, will present “Lakeland New Construction Specification.” Cost is $14. No reservations are required.

18. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “Planning and Evaluation 101” today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. The facilitator will be Karen Kitchens, who will discuss fundamental planning and evaluation tools that will equip participants to better understand a program’s impact and needs. For more information or reservations, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

19. Events -

Memphis Invest will hold a wealth-building seminar titled “For the Seasoned Investor” today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its in-house training center, 130 Timber Creek Drive. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Memphis Invest at 877-773-9998.

20. Realtor Launches TV Show As Way to Sell Homes -

Aryen Moore-Alston has found a new way to showcase homes in the Mid-South area. She will be cooking healthy dishes in the kitchens of homes currently on the market as her mother, Realtor Karen Moore, introduces viewers to the rest of the house during the TV show “This House is Cooking!” that is scheduled to debut later this month.

21. Archived Article: Memos - David A David A. Boelter has joined Medshares Inc. as president of Medshares Nursing Services Inc. and Medshares Infusion Group Inc. He formerly was national director of home care and hospice services for Vencor Inc. Thomas W. Clarke has been appoin...

22. Archived Article: Memos - Susan Wade Stinson has been named vice president of construction and maintenance at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division. Stinson has served as manager of MLGWs Hickory Hill Service Center since 1986. He is a graduate of the University of Mississip...

23. Archived Article: Real Fcs (remodel) Lj - lj 10/5 cates Out with the old, in with the new Remodeling business booms as consumers get what they want without the hassle of moving By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Tired of those cracked Formica countertops, that tiny breakfast nook and those ha...

24. Archived Article: Real Fcs (remodel) Lj. - lj 10/5 cates Out with the old, in with the new Remodeling business booms as consumers get what they want without the hassle of moving Feb. 25, 1997 -- Tired of those cracked Formica countertops, that tiny breakfast nook and those harvest gold appli...

25. Archived Article: Real Fcs Hse Btfl - lj 10/5 cates House Beautiful Annual showcase for home builders and remodelers opens Friday at the Agricenter By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News This weekend, Memphians will have the opportunity to scope out the newest home design and remodeling produ...