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1. From City to Rural County, Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Delivers
- Friday, January 08, 2016
Poverty and hunger are easy enough to find in Memphis. You don’t have to go far from the Mid-South Food Bank’s offices, at 239 South Dudley St., before you start wandering into pockets of isolation – food deserts.
2. Collierville Opens Hinton Park
- Friday, November 13, 2015
There was music in the air as Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner formally opened the town’s 110-acre Hinton Park on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Chimes and a xylophone with a few drum beats, to be exact.
Located in southwest Collierville, the $5.5 million Hinton Park features two playgrounds, one of which has outdoor musical instruments that got a good workout on their first day on the job.
3. The Haven
- Saturday, November 07, 2015
It’s not hard to find remnants of Whitehaven’s past in a drive down Elvis Presley Boulevard, but none of those reminders are as vivid as the 122-year-old Whitehaven High School.
“It’s really the glue that holds the community together,” said 1990 graduate, and Shelby County Schools superintendent, Dorsey Hopson. “You have some of the poorest kids that we have in the state attend there. You also have some of the most high-performing kids in the state attend there. You truly have all segments of all kinds of communities both in the school zone and outside the zone who descend on ‘The Haven’ every single day.”
4. Tanger Southaven Expected To Drive More DeSoto County Retail
- Tuesday, October 27, 2015
At its grand opening Nov. 20, Tanger Outlets Southaven mall will finally see light after years of development.
The project, which initially was developed by Memphis-based Poag Shopping Centers and shelved during the recession, was revived thanks to a relationship with national group Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. and several public partnerships with DeSoto County and the state of Mississippi.
5. Dunavant Touts Direct Sales
- Friday, October 16, 2015
Woodson Dunavant and Don Lake are used to the question now that Dunavant Enterprises is through its non-compete with Dreyfus Commodities, the company that bought its global cotton operation in 2010.
6. Overton Park Fundraiser Planned for Oct. 17
- Saturday, October 10, 2015
The Overton Park Conservancy has announced the return of its signature fundraising event, A Magical Night at Overton Park, on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the park’s formal gardens.
7. Overton Park Fundraiser Planned for Oct. 17
- Monday, October 05, 2015
The Overton Park Conservancy has announced the return of its signature fundraising event, A Magical Night at Overton Park, on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the park’s formal gardens.
8. Always Coming Home
- Friday, September 04, 2015
MEMPHIS FROM THE BEACH. When I first shared these observations a few years ago, I was doing pretty much what I’m doing right now – keeping the sand out of my beer and helping my dogs stare at the ocean. Like that activity, I think the observations are worth repeating.
9. Neighbors Voice Concerns About Solar Power Project
- Tuesday, July 21, 2015
A company’s plans to convert Tennessee farmland into a solar power project are drawing complaints from neighbors.
Community Energy Solar hopes to generate enough electricity from the planned solar farm beyond the eastern edge of Covington to power 4,000 to 5,000 homes, The Commercial Appeal reported.
10. Chism Political Picnic Offers Pre-Campaign Snapshot
- Monday, June 15, 2015
Memphis mayoral contender Jim Strickland saw a face he didn’t recognize Saturday, June 13, in the southwest Memphis crowd at former County Commissioner Sidney Chism’s annual political picnic.
11. Redbirds Start Eight-Game Homestand on Friday
- Friday, May 29, 2015
The Memphis Redbirds return to AutoZone Park Friday, May 29, opening an eight-game homestand with a busy slate of special events.
Friday’s game vs. Salt Lake starts at 7:05 p.m. (gates open at 5:00 p.m.). Every Friday there is a “block party” with $2 domestic draft beers.
12. Corker to Speak at Chamber Luncheon
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Greater Memphis Chamber’s industry councils will host U.S. Senator Bob Corker at their biannual Joint Council Meeting on Friday, May 15.
The event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will be held at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
13. Carnival Memphis Set to Honor Legal Heavyweights at Salute Luncheon
- Friday, May 01, 2015
Carnival Memphis will bring together leaders in the Mid-South legal industry for its Business and Industry Salute on May 5.
The event, which is part of the celebration of the nonprofit’s 84th anniversary, will honor eight organizations vital to the law industry in the Mid-South and four individuals for their contributions to the community.
14. Orphanos Fundraiser Goes Over the Edge, Literally
- Thursday, April 23, 2015
Orphanos has partnered with Over the Edge and the Hilton Memphis to host Over the Edge Memphis for Orphans. People that raise a minimum of $1,000 to benefit Orphanos will have the opportunity to rappel off the 28-story East Memphis hotel at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
15. 1 Million New Residents: Where Will They Live?
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
At least 1 million people are expected to move to the Nashville region over the next 20 years. Already, the early arrivals have begun to dramatically change the landscape of the suburban counties surrounding the city.
16. Healing Waters
- Thursday, April 02, 2015
He’s better. Army Special Forces veteran Paul Holcomb is sure of that much.
He doesn’t disappear for days at a time anymore, unsure how he came to be lying in the bushes with a rifle in his hand.
17. Don’t Make a Shrine of Your Success
- Monday, March 16, 2015
There is a scene in the black-and-white section of The Wizard of Oz when one of the farmers (who later transforms into the Tin Man) tells Auntie Mae, “They’re going to make of a statue of me one day!” Her response handled the ego inflation with a dose of pragmatic farm wisdom. As she pointed to his next chore, she retorts, “Don’t start posing for it now.”
18. Discovering Winter Hotel Deals
- Tuesday, January 13, 2015
I’ve never been a big fan of winter travel. I don’t care for snow and cold, and I’m not really interested in paying heftier prices for tropical destinations. But I have experienced a regional city from time to time, like Atlanta in February last year.
19. Stonewall Jackson's Little Slice of Heaven in Brentwood
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
“Everybody has to meet his Waterloo,” sings honky-tonk hero Stonewall Jackson in his breakthrough No. 1 hit back in 1959.
Of course, that line, the entire song really, means everybody must meet his or her fate someday.
20. Hillwood to Launch Two Spec Buildings in DeSoto County
- Friday, November 14, 2014
A Texas-based development firm will start turning dirt soon on a massive new business park in DeSoto County.
Hillwood Investment Properties is expected to begin site work in around 30 days on Legacy Park, a 266-acre distribution and business park on the south side of Goodman Road, just east of Hacks Cross Road near Polk Lane.
21. Recruiter’s Career Twist
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.
22. Exploring Possibilities
- Friday, October 17, 2014
Just a few weeks before construction is scheduled to begin on the Big River Crossing boardwalk on the Harahan Bridge, bicycle riders will gather in West Memphis for a 100-kilometer bike ride designed to showcase what’s on the other side of the bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk across the Mississippi River.
23. UT Extension Awarded Grant to Fight Chronic Disease
- Monday, September 29, 2014
University of Tennessee Extension has been awarded a grant of more than $987,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reduce the rate of chronic diseases in four West Tennessee counties: Lake, Lauderdale, Haywood and Humphreys. Tennessee State University Extension is a cooperating partner.
24. Memphis Banks Expanding Without Actually Moving
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
In banking, growth and expansion don’t have to mean scouting other cities and markets for ideal spots on which to set up new brick-and-mortar locations.
Such locations, in fact, are particularly costly propositions at a time when customers are visiting the drive-thrus and bank tellers at such locations increasingly less as mobile options proliferate. But just because a bank’s physical location doesn’t expand outside of its core market, it doesn’t mean the bank’s deal flow is confined to the same area.
25. A More Earth-Friendly Burial Option Now Available
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
When Dara Ashworth’s father died this spring after battling metastatic melanoma, she and her two sisters struggled with the best way to honor his life, his memory and his body.
Their father, Leonard Daniel Hamby, 64, a lab technician with the Tennessee Department of Health, didn’t have a specific plan, but the family knew enough about his wishes and knew that he didn’t want a traditional burial.
26. Rail House Mystery
- Thursday, August 07, 2014
Editor’s note: First in a three-part series. If you’re passing through Aberdeen, N.C., you should have no trouble finding Railhouse Brewery on East South Street. Moore County’s only microbrewery stands in the middle of downtown, just a few feet from the train track.
27. Blood Donors Needed to Address Shortage
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.
28. Rehab on the River
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
The next front in the “previtalization” of Memphis is a three-story, neoclassical brick building from the Depression era that was once a hospital for those who worked on the Mississippi River.
29. Growth Strategy
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
Cotton helped make Dunavant Enterprises into a worldwide brand, but the family and company have maintained a long-term association with the logistics industry.
Col. William Pemberton Dunavant first ventured into logistics shortly after the Civil War – decades before Dunavant entered into the cotton trade – when he was involved in building short-line railroads in Mississippi.
30. I’ll Be Back
- Friday, June 06, 2014
MEMPHIS FROM THE BEACH. I’m on vacation, but I’ll be home soon, and here are some thoughts about that I first shared a couple of years ago.
Right now, I’m probably on the beach, keeping the sand out of my beer and helping my dogs stare at the ocean. It’s a big ocean – big enough to help you forget whatever you were so worried about a couple of days ago. Staring at it properly is a big job – big enough that making sure you don’t miss the next dolphin breaking the surface or the next crab making a break for it is more important than whatever you were doing last week. That’s pretty much the way the dogs look at it, too. We don’t miss a thing.
31. Commission to Vote on Budget, Tax Rate
- Monday, June 02, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners take final votes Monday, June 2, on a $1.1 billion operating budget and a $75 million capital budget for Shelby County government, and the first of three votes on a new property tax rate for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
32. Dallas Cowboys Executive to Speak in Memphis
- Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Charlotte Jones Anderson, the Dallas Cowboys’ executive vice president and chief brand officer, will be in Memphis Thursday, April 10, for two events.
33. Dallas Cowboys Executive to Speak in Memphis
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president and chief brand officer for the Dallas Cowboys, will speak at two events in Memphis April 10.
34. Banner Year for East Memphis Office Space
- Monday, December 30, 2013
The Memphis office real estate market began showing signs of life in 2013, with the market for Class A office space in the East Memphis submarket fueling the resurgence.
While the city’s overall office market numbers may not appear very strong, the city’s most desired office submarket – East Memphis around Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 – began showing strong signs of improvement in the second half of the year.
35. Reading With Wolves
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the passenger in a Cessna. He’s headed to visit his dad in north Canada for the summer. The pilot dies of a heart attack. Brian crash-lands the plane in a lake surrounded by a dense forest. Can he survive?
36. Lake to Put Logistics Savvy to Use for Memphis World Trade Club
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
Don Lake, vice president of international operations for Dunavant Logistics Group, will add another accomplishment to an already impressive and diverse logistics resume.
37. JPMorgan $13 Billion Deal May Not End Bank's Legal Woes
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The $13 billion settlement that JPMorgan Chase agreed to Tuesday is the largest ever between the Justice Department and a corporation. Yet it isn't likely the end of the bank's legal troubles over the risky mortgage securities it sold before the financial crisis.
38. Commercial Real Estate Market Reawakens
- Saturday, November 09, 2013
After suffering through a prolonged slump, the Memphis commercial real estate market this year began to shake off the rust that gathered during the “Great Recession,” and brighter days could be ahead for the prime markets in the apartment, retail, office and industrial sectors, according to local experts.
39. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.
40. Divine Inspiration Helps Guide Renaissance’s Allen
- Saturday, September 07, 2013
Brandon Allen, an architect with Renaissance Group, was raised with a pencil and paper in hand, and the blueprint for how to put them to use in a career.
41. Schledwitz Finds Parallels in Business, Politics
- Saturday, August 03, 2013
Eight years ago, Karl Schledwitz crossed the line between politics and business that he had crossed many times before.
But the food sales and marketing company he cofounded has grown so rapidly that Schledwitz talks these days of missing the business of running campaigns and political organizations.
42. Democratic Sen. Lowe Finney Won't Seek Re-Election
- Thursday, August 01, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Sen. Lowe Finney, who chairs the Democratic caucus in the Tennessee Senate, announced Wednesday that he won't seek a third term.
The Jackson attorney ruled out a run for governor next year, but wouldn't say whether he will make a bid for Jackson mayor.
43. Roaming Non-Rome
- Thursday, July 04, 2013
BELLAGIO, Italy – They don’t want you to nap too long in this town. Church bells ring about every seven and a half minutes, starting at 7:30. Chiming and chiding, they seem to say, “You’ve slept long enough.” (Good thing I don’t believe in jet lag. Who needs that third hour of sleep anyway?)
- Saturday, May 04, 2013
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Nate Silver’s book “The Signal and The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t” Friday, May 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at lnlsignalnoise-rss.eventbrite.com.
- Friday, May 03, 2013
Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival will be held Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5, at Tom Lee Park. Single-day tickets start at $35. Visit memphisinmay.org for a lineup.
- Thursday, May 02, 2013
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ballet Memphis, 7950 Trinity Road. Dorothy Gunther Pugh, founding artistic director and executive director of Ballet Memphis, will discuss relationship building and leadership. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at afpmemphis.org.
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dave Keigan, director of Camp Phoenix, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
48. Editorial: Grizzlies Resemble Other City Successes
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
The NBA’s postseason, in which the Memphis Grizzlies now figure prominently, is a chance to look at the larger season we are in after emerging from a stubborn winter.
Spring finds us emerging from a recession – the likes of which many of us have never seen – with more confidence than the tentative steps taken and taken back as the economic downturn held on just as stubbornly as the winter did.
- Tuesday, April 09, 2013
National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. A panel of businesswomen will discuss “How to Get the Job Done as a Woman CEO.” Cost is $35 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Daniel Pink’s book “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others” Friday, April 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at in-synksellhuman.eventbrite.com.
51. House Money
- Friday, April 05, 2013
Like the gamblers who pace their floors, pull their levers and hover over their betting tables hoping for a payday, sometimes casino companies feel compelled to make uncommonly big bets of their own.
52. Patterson Warehouses Adds Space
- Friday, March 08, 2013
Patterson Warehouses Inc. is boosting its longtime local presence with a new lease in DeSoto County.
The renowned player in Memphis’ third-party logistics industry is leasing 237,952 square feet of Class A space in Marathon Distribution Center, 295 Marathon Way in Southaven.
53. Keller Named President of Nonprofit Meritan
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Melanie A. Keller has been named president of Meritan Inc. Keller, who joined the nonprofit social services agency in 2006, previously served as its executive vice president. In her new role, she is responsible for oversight of more than 500 employees and contractors as well as the agency’s $21 million annual budget. Keller also manages its quality improvement and strategic planning efforts.
54. First National Expanding Into Memphis-Area Walmart Stores
- Monday, December 31, 2012
The New Year marks a major milestone for First National Realty Inc., as the Memphis-based residential real estate brokerage firm has plans to expand branch offices into 13 Walmart Supercenters in the Memphis metro area.
55. Countywide School Board Acts on Recommendations
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools become a single consolidated school system in August with the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
The countywide school board will get around to hiring a search firm to pick a merger superintendent at its meeting next week. And the goal is to pick a superintendent by mid-February.
56. Hearings About To Begin on School Closings
- Monday, December 10, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials were to begin a series of public hearings on proposed school closings Monday, Dec. 10, at Coro Lake Elementary in southwest Memphis.
That was the tentative date set as the board took the first step last month toward the school closings. But the countywide school board will be discussing a confirmed schedule and possibly release it at the board's Tuesday, Dec. 11, work session.
57. Song and Dance
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
Collectively, Sue Stinson Turner, Lisa Reid and Amy Linthicum have more than a century’s worth of experience in the real estate and banking industries.
58. MED Files $1.3 Million Permit for Improvements
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
877 Jefferson Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $1.3 million
Project Cost: TBA
59. Lease Takes Appling Farms to Capacity
- Friday, September 28, 2012
A distributorship of Pella Corp. has inked 11,300 square feet in Appling Farms Corporate Park, 6972 Appling Farms Parkway.
60. People at Heart of Patterson’s Dominance in 3PL Industry
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Founded in 1856, Patterson Warehouses Inc. is one of the leaders and most respected players in Memphis’ robust third-party logistics (3PL) industry.
61. Watching the River
- Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Dredge work on the entrance to McKellar Lake off the Mississippi River begins Friday, Sept. 7, as the river level at Memphis rises a bit in the worst drought since the summer of 1988.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has two dredges working the river in the Memphis region in what is a different experience from the record-setting drought of 1988 when the river fell to -10.7 feet on the Memphis gauge.
62. Naming the Baby: Product Naming 101
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
If you ask business experts what is the most fundamental ingredient in a successful product launch, you may hear three things: distribution, quality or pricing. All three are merely givens in this era – mandatory.
63. Archer-Malmo Grows as Business Surges
- Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Archer-malmo has added more than 20 people to its professional staff this year, and the growth outlook is positive.
By the end of this year, the city’s largest advertising agency’s total employee roster will have expanded to about 120, marking its peak in professional staff. Archer-malmo had that high of a headcount briefly in late 2006 and early 2007, but this growth is distinct, said CEO Russ Williams.
64. Raleigh Office Complex Sold To Local Entity
- Friday, August 03, 2012
An office complex in Raleigh has traded hands after being under the same family ownership for more than 30 years.
Commercial Real Estate Network LLC, a local investor, has purchased the 40,756-square-foot Raleigh Center Office Complex at 2974 Austin Peay Highway from Charles R. Averwater Living Trust for $299,000.
- Thursday, August 02, 2012
The Daily News will hold a sustainable energy seminar and panel discussion as part of its 2012 seminar series Thursday, Aug. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. Cost is $25. Register at seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
66. Dog Park at Heart of Overton Park Changes
- Friday, June 01, 2012
Overton Park Conservancy leaders formally open a dog park Saturday, June 2, with a corporate sponsor paying for the undertaking, a new executive director on the job for about a month and plenty of maintenance work under way in other parts of the Midtown park.
67. ‘Different Avenue’
- Monday, May 07, 2012
Rudy Williams always knew she wanted to work in a hospital, but after a short stint in community college and a few years in the workforce, the path to her goal was looking like a long haul.
So a little more than a year ago, she gave it another try, enrolling in the 60-week medical assisting program at Vatterott Career College’s campus near her home in Bartlett. Now, she’s getting ready for an externship in a local clinic that could lead to a job in her field.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Memphis Area Transit Authority will hold customer-appreciation days Wednesday through Friday. Events will include discounts, snacks and gifts Wednesday and Thursday at the American Way Transit Center, North End Terminal and Airways Transit Center. MATA rides will be 25 cents all day Friday.
69. Jackson Leads Way for Tigers’ March Attack
- Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Ten weeks ago, when University of Memphis point guard Joe Jackson was so distraught over his playing time that he considered transferring, who would have predicted this?
70. Patrick Travels Long Road Before Opening Rizzos
- Monday, January 09, 2012
Michael Patrick came to Memphis in 1997. Things are finally starting to look up.
“Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration,” the chef said, sitting at the front sun-drenched table in his three-month-old Rizzos Diner. “At certain times, my time in Memphis has been disappointing. Sometimes it was going great, and then I had the carpet pulled out from under me. I got the rep of a person who had too many jobs.”
71. Adair Discusses Grand Vision for Piperton
- Friday, November 11, 2011
Proving naysayers wrong has become a hobby of William Adair’s.
When the Collierville native and his wife started Direct General Insurance Co. in 1991, it had six employees. Twelve years later, the firm had 520 offices across 13 states, was competing with State Farm and Allstate, and “all of the things that couldn’t be done were getting done,” he said.
72. Union Holiday Deli & Ham Adds Drive-Thru, Parking
- Friday, November 11, 2011
Holiday Deli & Ham Co. is in the midst of adding parking and a drive-thru to its high-volume Midtown store.
73. Coming Home
- Friday, September 09, 2011
MEMPHIS FROM THE BEACH. As you read this, I’m probably on the beach, keeping the sand out of my beer and helping my dogs stare at the ocean. It’s a big ocean – big enough to help you forget whatever you were so worried about a couple of days ago.
74. There’s Greenbacks In Going Green
- Thursday, July 21, 2011
Ray’s Take: Going green is a noble goal, but what really interests me is turning green behavior into more green in your wallet. It’s doubly satisfying when you shrink your carbon footprint and increase your spending (or saving) power at the same time.
75. Unique Camp Helps With Grieving Process
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Several dozen children united by the common bond of grief over the loss of a family member gathered Saturday for a memorial service in a serene, wooded setting by a glistening lake.
As their loved ones’ names were read aloud, each child came forward to place a single red flower in a heart-shaped memorial wreath.
- Monday, May 16, 2011
Healthy Memphis Common Table will meet Monday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Dr. Bonnie L. Zell will speak on the topic “How Collaboration Can Improve the Health and Health Care of Memphis and Shelby County.” For more information, contact Simi Atolagbe at 273-2693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
77. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Thursday, May 05, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Shuttle Prep Made For Barbecue Fest Attendees
Following Monday’s announcement that the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is moving from Tom Lee Park to Tiger Lane at the Mid-South Fairgrounds, the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau is busy making preparations for shuttle services to accommodate out-of-town attendees and teams staying in Downtown hotels.
The dates of the event will remain the same, May 12 to 14. All other aspects of the event, but the location, will be as scheduled.
Low-cost transportation will run on a continual loop from four Downtown locations to the barbecue contest from late Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening. The shuttle locations are not yet decided but will be hotel-centric.
“We hear your requests and will definitely make our best efforts to accommodate everyone,” the Memphis In May website reads.
“We are working on shuttle transportation for those of you staying Downtown.”
For more information, visit www.memphisinmay.org.
78. Kilboy Focused on ‘Transforming’ Properties with Praxis
- Monday, April 04, 2011
Originally from Chicago, Jim Kilboy discovered an appreciation for architecture at an early age.
Inspired by his boyhood idol, famed Chicago architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Kilboy in 2008 created Praxis Custom Builders.
79. Back to Nature
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Gorgeous weather on Saturday highlighted the Great Outdoors University’s fifth anniversary celebration at Winchester Farms, just east of Memphis along Interstate 40.
A group of 23 kids ages 7 to 17 had the chance to hike, fish and enjoy nature on the 900-acre farm owned by GOU founder and primary benefactor Peter Schutt, who has just been named the National Wildlife Federation’s National Volunteer of the Year. He is the first Tennessean to earn the honor.
- Thursday, March 10, 2011
The 2011 Bartlett Business Expo will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. The event is an opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services. Standard booths are $385. For more information, visit www.bartlettchamber.org.
81. Greener Pastures
- Thursday, March 03, 2011
Back in 1972, Diane Meucci attended an Earth Day festival. It introduced her to the idea of organic, eco-friendly gardening and landscaping.
“I became a true believer,” said Meucci, who currently owns and operates Gardens Oy Vey, a nursery and landscaping business in Arlington that opened in 1988. “I definitely drank the Kool-Aid.”
82. Clark Shapes Mission for Habitat For Humanity
- Friday, February 18, 2011
Micheal Clark is the family services director at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, a role he has held since 2004.
83. GPAC Stages Russian ‘Ballet Blanc’
- Monday, December 20, 2010
It may or may not be a white Christmas this year, but Germantown Performing Arts Centre promises a return of “white” ballet in January.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s production of “Les Sylphides” and “Romeo and Juliet” takes the stage Jan. 2 offering romantic reverie on two different levels.
84. Local Importers Tap Growing Foreign Markets
- Monday, November 08, 2010
In 2006, Mike Longo did something that – surprising to him – became controversial.
His Memphis-based retail company, Shelmar Inc., bought some clothing from a company in Iraq during the height of the war.
85. Memphians’ Love, Options For Sushi Continue to Grow
- Monday, August 30, 2010
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.
86. Saint Francis Upgrades Orthopedic Recovery Unit
- Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The new Joint and Spine Center at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will help patients get home quicker after orthopedic surgeries by putting their loved ones on the recovery and rehabilitation team.
Saint Francis has converted hospital rooms to two-person suites, allowing family members or friends, who become “coaches,” to learn first-hand from nurses and physical therapists tips on assisting the patients.
87. Permit Numbers Good News for Homebuilders
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The success of the Vesta Designer Home Showcase, which ended earlier this month, can be measured in the number of tickets sold – 13,600.
And the show, featuring custom-designed residences in Germantown’s Neshoba Grove Subdivision, can be measured in the number of homes that sold – five.
88. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf
- Monday, September 07, 2009
A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.
Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.
- Friday, December 05, 2008
Memphis Heritage Inc. will hold its 2009 Memphis Heritage Calendar Release Party in collaboration with a Fashion Trunk Show by Stacie Waddell’s Blu Champagne today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. There will be a sneak preview of the latest vintage photography collection, “Newman’s Memphis,” by the late local photographer Don Newman. For more information, call 272-2727.
- Friday, October 17, 2008
The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts today will honor Knox Phillips with the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award in the Creative and Performing Arts at 11:30 a.m. at the Rendezvous, 52 S. Second St. Phillips, son of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, will be honored for his work in the music scene as an engineer, producer, studio owner and supporter of local music. Cost of the luncheon is $50 per person and $350 for a table of eight. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 678-5086 or 678-4372.
91. Herenton to Move Within Gated Community
- Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Willie Herenton is moving soon.
That's not a reference to his day job or to the top-floor office he occupies at City Hall as Memphis' four-term mayor - a job voters will decide whether he gets to keep during Thursday's municipal election.
92. Ship Shape
- Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Right near the spot where Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto discovered the Mississippi River in 1541 sits a $26 million, 3-year-old tourist attraction that not many people know about.
The Tunica RiverPark overlooks the Mississippi from a harbor on its eastern bank. The park offers four large aquariums with native aquatic life and a museum with interactive exhibits, a two-mile eco-trail and the 19th-century style Tunica Queen Riverboat.
93. New Home to be Raffled to Raise Money for Southaven Charity
- Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Desoto Sunrise Homes has a light, and it's going to let it shine.
The faith-based charity in Southaven, Miss., will break ground Wednesday on a home it intends to award by raffle July 4.
All proceeds minus building costs will fund the construction of a group home for neglected and abused boys at an undetermined site in DeSoto County. The event will be held at the entrance of the Snowden Grove subdivision at the corner of Getwell Road and Central Park in Southaven.
94. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
- Monday, August 21, 2006
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) Commercial Council sponsors a Commercial Real Estate Environmental Issues Forum Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at MAAR's Martin Edwards Jr. Education Center, 6393 Poplar Ave. Don Bradford, associate principal of EnSafe Inc., is the featured speaker. Topics will include an update on environmental liability management and tools available to manage environmental issues associated with real estate transactions. Cost is free for members and $15 for non-members. Call 818-2428 for information.
96. Duck, Duck Goose Egg: Ducks Unlimited speaks out on watered-down Supreme Court ruling
- Thursday, July 06, 2006
Ducks Unlimited Inc., a wetland and waterfowl conservation organization headquartered in Memphis, has spoken out against a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could muddy the waters of 1972's Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act.
97. Horn Lake Officials ChallengedWith Stalled Development Plans
- Friday, May 12, 2006
Developers were full of big dreams for the Circle G Ranch in Horn Lake.
Don Wilkinson, the former executive director of the city's Chamber of Commerce, once ticked off possibilities such as 25-story condominiums and 35-story hotels for the proper
98. It's All About Who You Know
- Thursday, April 20, 2006
The foundation has yet to be poured for a new affordable housing development in a neglected pocket of Whitehaven.
Even so, an important friendship between an educator-turned-homebuilder - Don Tillilie - and a politician who once dabbled in real estate - Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton - already supports the proposed 24-acre subdivision.
99. DeSoto County Begins Tourism Study
- Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Don Wilkinson won't get into specifics when talking about the redevelopment of Circle G Ranch in Horn Lake, since the team in charge of the project is due to close on the property Aug. 2.
Money and jobs. But he can barely contain his excitement in describing what the transformation of the site - where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in 1967 - will mean for Horn Lake, nearby towns and, for that matter, DeSoto County. The project's developers, who have international financial backing, are investing $2 billion to build a golf and entertainment resort with hotels and condos on the property, situated at state Highway 301 and Goodman Road.
100. Archived Article: Lead
- Thursday, June 16, 2005
By Andy Meek
DeSoto Sees Rush of Commercial Activity
Major projects on table for Horn Lake, Hernando
The Daily News
The two large-scale shopping centers opening soon in DeSoto County arent the only items making a splash in t...