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1. Rebranded Shoemaker Insurance Expands
- Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Shoemaker Financial president and CEO Jim Shoemaker isn’t sure there is ever a perfect time for expansion and rebranding, but with the economy strong and his company well positioned for a transition of leadership, he could not hold off growing Shoemaker’s insurance line any longer.
2. Experts: Start Conversation Early About Move to Retirement Community
- Saturday, March 24, 2018
Jim Shoemaker, president and CEO of Germantown-based financial planning firm Shoemaker Financial, had a sit-down in recent days with three sisters and their husbands, for a talk about what to do about their mother.
3. Nonprofit Operators Told That Failure Can Bring Long-Term Success
- Thursday, May 12, 2016
“Innovation and the Courage to Fail.” That was the theme for the 11th annual conference for the nonprofit sector presented by the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence and Nonprofit Quarterly.
4. Dave Thomas Named CEO Of Kemmons Wilson Insurance
- Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Dave Thomas has joined Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group as chief executive officer. In this role, he’s responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and also is tasked with growing the Memphis-based property and casualty insurance company. Thomas has 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently serving as CEO of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
5. Fisher & Phillips Adds David Jones
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Attorney David S. Jones has joined Fisher & Phillips LLP as a partner in the firm’s Memphis office. Jones has more than 15 years’ experience in immigration and employment law, most recently serving as a partner at Jackson Lewis P.C. In his new role, he represents corporate clients in complex matters relating to both immigration benefits and enforcement, as well as export control compliance under the Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
6. Duke Takes Reins at Friends for Life
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Longtime nonprofit administrator Diane Duke recently took the helm of Friends for Life as its new executive director. In her new role, the Los Angeles native leads and oversees an organization that’s helping those affected by HIV/AIDS through the provision of education, housing, food, transportation and healthy life skills training.
7. Rieger Begins Work at Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tom Rieger recently joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as senior vice president of member development, a role in which he will oversee major fundraising activities, conduct membership drive campaigns and implement revenue enhancement opportunities.
8. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
9. Williams to Lead Marketing at Junior Achievement
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Priscilla Williams has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as director of marketing and special events. In her new role, Williams will work to increase the organization’s visibility, funding and branding.
10. Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.
11. Shoemaker Looks To 2012 With Rebuilt Office
- Monday, November 28, 2011
Shoemaker Financial is now “fully engaged in rebuilding” its Germantown office that was damaged by a fire in late 2010.
Construction began at Shoemaker’s space in the 2176 West Street office park almost a year to the week after some of the firm’s employees arrived at work in October 2010 around the same time fire trucks were showing up.
12. Local Companies Working to Navigate Economic Straits
- Monday, June 13, 2011
The financial services business seems like a tough one to be in these days.
Investors have for the last few weeks treated bank stocks like the piñata of Wall Street. Bankers, attorneys and investment professionals have boiled a massive government overhaul of the country’s financial regulations down to clipped phrases like “finreg” and “Dodd-Frank” that they speak of often with a grumble or a shaking of the head.
13. Houston Joins Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply
- Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Ursula Y. Houston has joined Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply Co. as account executive.
14. Shoemaker Readies New Office
- Monday, January 3, 2011
Two months after a fire damaged some of the company’s office space in Germantown and put its disaster recovery plan to the test, Shoemaker Financial is well on the road to rebuilding.
Shoemaker, a comprehensive financial services firm founded in 1978 by Jim Shoemaker, expects to break ground around March 1 on new office space in Germantown. The company has chosen an architect, is working with a consultant and is poised to go through the necessary design approval steps.
15. Shoemaker Financial Close to Breaking Ground
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
Shoemaker Financial expects to break ground around March 1 on a rebuilt office after an early morning fire in October damaged some of the company’s office space in the complex at 2176 West St. in Germantown.
16. Shoemaker Financial Recovers From Fire
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
If everything goes to plan, Shoemaker Financial will be back up and running in Germantown by Tuesday afternoon.
That was the assessment of company president Jim Shoemaker a few hours after he and other Shoemaker employees pulled into the parking lot at 2176 West St. Monday morning around the same time fire trucks arrived.
17. Shoemaker Financial Recovering From Morning Fire
- Monday, October 25, 2010
If everything goes according to plan, Shoemaker Financial will be back up and running in Germantown by Tuesday afternoon.
That was the assessment of company president Jim Shoemaker a few hours after he and other Shoemaker employees pulled into the parking lot at 2176 West St. Monday morning around the same time as fire trucks were.
18. Noel Becomes ABA Delegate From Tennessee
- Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Randall D. Noel has been elected as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
Noel is a member of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC’s Commercial Litigation Group. Noel is a Fellow of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundations and has served as president of the Tennessee Bar Association.
19. Stanford Downfall Offers Lesson for Wary
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
One thing appears clear one year after the alleged investment fraud that wrecked Stanford Financial Group: All that glitters is not gold.
Made popular in Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice,” the phrase was inside the golden casket a prince had chosen after deciding its appearance made it the obvious answer to a rich woman’s puzzle.
20. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
21. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.
22. Rising College Costs Call for Real Plans
- Monday, August 25, 2008
Amid these shaky economic times, saving money for an occasion 18 years in the future might not seem critical. But as college tuition rises annually, so does the need for parents – and perhaps those hoping to be parents someday – to plan financially for their children’s education.
23. Ranta Elected Treasurer Of Southern Arts Federation
- Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedEx, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Memphis. Smith is chairman, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Corp. He oversees the company’s branches, including FedEx Services, FedEx Express, FedEx Freight and FedEx Office. Smith has served on the boards of several companies, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Mayo Foundation. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and co-chairman of the Energy Security Leadership Council.
24. Crye Named Finalist For Entrepreneur of Year
- Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Harold Crye, Crye-Leike Realtors’ chief executive officer and co-founder, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
Regional award winners will be eligible for consideration in the Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 national program.
25. Rhodes College’s Stuart Receives Distinguished Service Award
- Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Forrest Stuart, director of financial aid at Rhodes College, recently received the Distinguished Service Award at the spring conference of the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA).
26. Peeples Promoted to Administrator At Methodist Alliance Health Services
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Trip Peeples has been promoted to administrator for Methodist Alliance Health Services' Home Medical Equipment and Infusion division.
Peeples has been with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for seven years, most recently serving as corporate director of finance and reimbursement and interim chief financial officer for Methodist Extended Care Hospital.
27. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
28. Shoemaker Financial Expands Into Indiana
- Thursday, December 27, 2007
Shoemaker Financial, a Germantown-based financial services firm, has announced the opening of its new offices in Newburgh, Ind.
The company already has offices in Selmer and Savannah, T
29. UT Medical Group Names Truitt VP of Information Systems
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Jill Truitt has been appointed vice president of information systems and chief information officer at UT Medical Group.
Truitt formerly was information services director and program director for Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology and management.
30. Hampton Hotels Names Smith Senior Director of Product Service
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Kurt Smith has been named senior director of product service and development at Hampton Hotels. Previously, Smith served Hampton as director of global brand integration. Prior to that position, he was the director of hotel performance support.
31. Financial Planners Take Guesswork Out of Divorce
- Monday, July 2, 2007
Jim Whitehead has been a financial planner for the past five years, helping clients manage their retirement, their wealth, their estates, their children's college funds - pretty much their entire financial pictures.
32. UTHSC's Netland Honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Dr. Peter A. Netland will receive the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology at its annual conference this fall.
Netland, a Siegal Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the director of the Glaucoma Service and vice chair for academic affairs for the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology. He is also the site leader in Memphis for the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus.
33. Crye-Leike's Truong Receives Broker's License
- Wednesday, February 7, 2007
The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) has announced that David N. Truong from Crye-Leike's Quail Hollow office, 6525 Quail Hollow Road, has successfully passed the real estate broker licensure exam and has received his broker's license. Truong completed strict experience and education requirements, including 120 classroom hours of real estate education. He has been a real estate agent for four years in and around Shelby and DeSoto counties, where he specializes in all areas of real estate sales.
34. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
35. Shoemaker Financial Looks to Expand
- Friday, September 30, 2005
Germantown-based Shoemaker Financial has big plans for celebrating its 27th year of operation. The company sees a major expansion on the horizon, with plans in place to add 20 additional advisers to its Memphis and Nashville offices. Expansion opportunities also are being explored in Little Rock, Ark., Birmingham, Ala., and Jackson, Miss.
36. Shoemaker FinancialPlans Major Expansion
- Friday, September 23, 2005
Germantown-based Shoemaker Financial has announced plans to add 20 additional advisers to its Memphis and Nashville offices. In addition, President Jim Shoemaker is seeking to acquire firms in Little Rock, Ark., Birmingham, Ala., and Jackson, Miss....
37. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division and Promotions
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division, Promotions
Steve Hirsch was named president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, a new division of the company opening in Europe. The following ...
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...
39. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Crye-Leike CEO Named Secretary of International Organization
New Assistant District Attorneys Appointed
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the reappointment of former assistant district attorney Ray Lepone and the appointme...
40. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 26, 1999
April 26 April 26 The Greater Memphis Association for Quality and the American Society for Quality will sponsor a seminar through April 27 at State Technical Institute, 5983 Macon Cove, on using Malcolm Baldrige criteria for performance excellence. ...
41. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 19, 1999
April 19 April 19 The Grant Center and the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis will offer the Grantsmanship Training Program through April 23 at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. Tuition is $595. For more information, call 684-6605. The ...