Editorial Results (free)
1. State Elections Coordinator Says Ranked-Choice Voting Not Permissible
- Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Tennessee elections coordinator has told Shelby County election officials that it is illegal to use ranked-choice voting in an election because there are no state guidelines and procedures in place for counting second- and third-preference votes.
2. Tennessee Elections Coordinator Says Ranked-Choice Voting Not Permissible
- Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Tennessee elections coordinator told Shelby County’s administrator of elections in September that it is illegal to use ranked-choice voting anywhere in the state because there are no state guidelines and procedures for counting the second and third preferences of voters to avoid a runoff election.
3. UT QBs, Receivers, Coaches Struggling So Far
- Friday, October 6, 2017
Tennessee’s football players are on fall break this weekend during the open date. You’ve got to wonder how many players fifth-year UT coach Butch Jones will get back after the break.
Fallout from last Saturday’s 41-0 loss to No. 5 Georgia is massive. Fans were leaving Neyland Stadium by halftime with the Vols trailing 24-0. Jones took a beating from fans on social media and sports talk radio all week.
4. Promoters Exporting Authenticity Of Memphis Music in Another Way
- Tuesday, September 12, 2017
A new 5,000- to 6,000-seat concert venue at Graceland by early 2019 is competition. But it probably brings more customers to the overall market for concerts in the city, says the founder of Music Export Memphis, the city’s export office for the music business.
5. One Decade Later: Effects of Financial Crisis Still Linger
- Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Ten years removed from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the banking industry has transformed itself and wealth managers say investors remain leery.
Among other things, First Tennessee Bank jettisoned its national mortgage operation in the wake of the crisis. It refocused its attention and efforts around being a strong regional bank, as opposed to one with aggressive national ambitions. It trimmed headcount, boosted investment in technology and began to specialize, creating new industry-specific teams in verticals like health care and music-industry banking.
6. HealthChoice Promotes Henning To Director of Population Health
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Sarah Henning has been promoted to director of population health programs at HealthChoice. Henning previously served as manager of the department. In her new role, Henning is responsible for designing, implementing and managing population health and wellness initiatives and programs for the HealthChoice network.
She also collaborates with stakeholders to promote and support these programs and to ensure they meet the needs of the affected populations and adapt with the changing health care environment.
7. Milford Joins Chamber As Programming, Events Director
- Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Ericka Milford recently joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as director of events and programming, a job in which she’s responsible for planning and executing chamber events and programs and for increasing engagement opportunities for members and the community. Milford’s new role marks her return to the chamber, where she served as events coordinator from 2007 to 2012 before taking a job with HigherVisibility.
8. Last Word: Freeze Warning, Corker on Obamacare Repeal and The Disney Example
- Friday, July 21, 2017
What do you call it when you expect a lot of trouble coming from a specific direction – with a detailed roadmap -- and a completely different controversy comes in from a different direction, hits and leaves a crater. Whatever you call it, that is what happened to Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze Thursday evening. Or did it?
9. Vols Roster Gets Little Respect from SEC Media
- Friday, July 21, 2017
It was no surprise last week when Tennessee’s football team was picked to finish third by the media in the East Division at 2017 SEC Media Days.
Almost every national publication is picking the Vols third in the East behind Georgia and Florida, although not necessarily in that order.
10. Last Word: Closing the Door, Midtown Rents and Red West's Many Roles
- Thursday, July 20, 2017
It didn’t take the Shelby County Commission very long Wednesday to close the door on its budget season – about 20 minutes in the day’s special meeting to approve a county property tax rate of $4.11 on third and final reading. That’s not a quick up or down vote. And it took just a bit longer because there is still some discussion about whether this was a reduction in the tax rate or a tax cut in the sense that a homeowner in Shelby County would understand the term.
11. RedRover Adds Will Cook As Design Architect
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017
RedRover Sales & Marketing has added three new employees in recent months, including design architect Will Cook, who has more than 10 years of graphic design experience and comes to RedRover from The Commercial Appeal and Savant Learning Systems. In his new role, Cook primarily designs print and web collateral for RedRover’s clients while also assisting the sales and marketing teams in other ways, including participating in sales meetings and calls.
12. Seay Leading Raleigh UPP In Parental Coaching Efforts
- Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The ACE Awareness Foundation’s fourth Universal Parenting Place recently opened at Christ Community Health Services in Raleigh, with Tara Seay serving as site director/parenting coach. Seay is a licensed professional counselor–mental health service provider.
In her new role at the Raleigh UPP, she’ll provide parents and caregivers with individual therapy and give clinical insight in group therapy programs. In addition, she will develop new programs over time to cater to the needs of the population that we serve in the Raleigh area.
13. Album Celebrating Sun Records Set for May 26 Memphis Release
- Monday, May 22, 2017
An album celebrating the music of Sun Records will be released Friday, May 26, in Memphis – June 16 worldwide – with proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records,” was co-produced by singer-guitarist Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and Tamara Saviano, a Nashville-based writer-producer. The album was recorded at Sun Studio and Sam Phillips Recording Service.
14. Pending Elvis Week Will Encompass New Amenities
- Thursday, May 18, 2017
Graceland Plaza is just about all gone. Only a few brick storefronts remained Tuesday, May 16, in the area across Elvis Presley Boulevard from the late entertainer’s mansion. The late 1960s-era shopping center that became the entry point for tours of the mansion starting in the 1980s is being demolished to become a new entry point and green space for the $45 million Elvis Presley’s Memphis complex that opened in March.
15. Time to Turn Down the Flame on Jones’ Hot Seat
- Friday, May 12, 2017
When it comes to Butch Jones and the recent NFL Draft, it’s a matter of perspective.
Remember, no Tennessee Vols were drafted in the previous two years, which is a reflection on the recruiting by Jones’ predecessor, Derek Dooley. The fact that Tennessee had six players picked this time around – all in the first four rounds – speaks volumes, to wit:
- Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Project Management Institute Memphis Chapter will meet Wednesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Guest speaker Tom Sampson, regional delivery director of Randstad Technologies’ IT Solutions engagements in the Midwest/Chicagoland area, will address the topic of Agile Transformation. Visit pmimemphis.org for details.
17. Thompson Securing Funds For Ballet Memphis’ Future
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Amelia Thompson has joined Ballet Memphis as development associate. In her new role, she works on the administrative side of the organization to generate and secure funding for Ballet Memphis’ daily annual operating budget as well as its capital campaigns.
18. Investors See Benefits, Drawbacks In Access to Real-Time Technology
- Saturday, April 29, 2017
Twenty years ago, if John Laughlin needed data on the stock market, he logged in to a Bloomberg terminal and started doing research.
19. Spring Lessons: Here’s Who Vols Will Start
- Friday, April 28, 2017
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones isn’t big on naming starters and divulging depth charts. Not until he has to. So it comes as no surprise the Vols enter summer workouts and fall camp with junior Quinten Dormady and redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano still competing for the starting quarterback’s job.
20. The Week Ahead: April 11-17
- Monday, April 10, 2017
Happy Monday, Memphis! For those so inclined, get out your John Calipari hate towels because he will be featured in an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary this week. It’s also time for some Memphians to vote again and the Grizzlies wrap up the regular season on the way to a first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, a rival that will not be getting a key to the city.
21. Vols Need a Good Spring With So Many No. 1 Players Gone
- Friday, March 17, 2017
Butch Jones is about to embark on his most crucial of five seasons as Tennessee’s football coach, and it begins with spring practices starting Tuesday, March 21.
Jones is coming off back-to-back 9-4 seasons capped by bowl wins, but has fallen short of the SEC East Division title both years. He was the preseason favorite to win the East in 2016, and the previous year had a team with potential to win the division.
22. Last Word: Reappraisal Roller Coaster, Closing the Airport Post Office and District 95
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Four years ago was a very different time in the world of property reappraisals. For the first time in the memory of most, if not all, of the local elected officials looking at how much money they would have, the 2013 reappraisal of property for tax purposes didn’t grow or at least remain level. Values were down reflecting the depths of the recession and more importantly the housing crash.
23. The Week Ahead: February 20-26
- Monday, February 20, 2017
Enjoying that spring-like weather, Memphis? It’s another week of politics and music in the Bluff City, highlighted by the anticipated announcement Wednesday of acts that will be playing the Beale Street Music Festival in May. Here are some other highlights:
24. The Week Ahead: February 7-13
- Monday, February 6, 2017
There’s a lot to love this week, Memphis! The 41st annual Memphis Open tennis tournament begins Saturday at The Racquet Club of Memphis. That same morning historic Elmwood Cemetery hosts a “Love on the Rocks” walking tour featuring tragic and humorous tales of love gone wrong. And if you love the Grizzlies, they are playing the not-so-loved San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors this week.
25. Trump Acts to Advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines
- Wednesday, January 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance construction of the huge Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, moving aggressively to overhaul America's energy policy and dealing a swift blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.
26. Freshman Bone Gives Vols Hope for Quicker Rebuild
- Friday, January 20, 2017
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes isn’t ready to proclaim Jordan Bone a rising star in SEC basketball, but he sure saw promising signs from his freshman point guard last Saturday night in Nashville.
27. Memphis Economists: Trump Tweets Turn the Page on GOP Playbook
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
It’s long been a cornerstone of Republican political orthodoxy that government should “get out of the way” of businesses, and that the fewer mandates and regulations, well, the better.
28. What Lies Ahead for UT Athletics in 2017
- Friday, December 30, 2016
Hey Vols fans, Happy New Year. May your 2017 year in Tennessee sports be better than your 2016 year in Tennessee sports. Perhaps, a fresh start is what we all need. Let’s face it. The Music City Bowl wasn’t where Tennessee wanted the 2016 football season to end. The Vols were picked to win the SEC East Division in preseason and floundered to an 8-4 record in the regular season, 4-4 in the SEC. Their football season was about the norm for most UT sports in 2016: average. Here are some dates to mark in hope of better things ahead in 2017...
29. After The Vote
- Saturday, November 12, 2016
If you stood in certain places during the last days of the 2016 campaign in Memphis you could see the 2018 elections even if you couldn’t see Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s national victory over Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.
- Friday, November 11, 2016
Youth Ballet Memphis will present its fall mixed repertory show, “Escapades,” Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, at the Ballet Memphis studios, 7950 Trinity Road. The performance will feature six new works created by Ballet Memphis company members, Youth Ballet Memphis director Janet Parke, and members of the youth ballet company. Tickets are $10 and $15 at balletmemphis.org, by phone at 901-737-7322 and at the door (if available).
31. Financial Pros Digest, Analyze Impact of Trump Win
- Thursday, November 10, 2016
Money managers in Memphis were up late Tuesday night, digesting the impact of Donald Trump’s surprise election win like everybody else, and are still sorting through the impact on markets and stock sectors.
32. Last Word: Graceland's Important Day, MAA's $4 Billion Buy and Hotel Napoleon
- Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Before the rain did its thing Monday night at Graceland, the latest Black Lives Matter movement protest was a fact at Graceland’s annual candlelight vigil.
Some tension and lots of noise on the line at Elvis Presley and Craft where police stopped those whom they identified as protesters. And more than a few allegations of racial profiling by police.
33. Last Word: Election Wrap Up, Crosstown's Momentum and GMF's Court Report
- Friday, August 5, 2016
For an election that only 14 percent of us turned out for, the Thursday elections in Shelby County delivered in terms of political drama.
David Kustoff, whose bid for Congress in the old 7th Congressional District 14 years ago ended in frustration amidst too many primary candidates from Shelby County, claimed the Republican primary in the 8th amidst an even larger field with even more Shelby County rivals.
34. Last Word: The One Before November, Defining The Outsider and Stock Exchange
- Thursday, August 4, 2016
Election Day arrives in Shelby County.
And this election cycle, in the shadow of the November Presidential general election, has turned out to be pretty interesting.
35. The Rest of the August Ballot
- Saturday, July 9, 2016
If all goes according to plan on the Aug. 4 election day, Linda Phillips hopes the result is that you don’t see her in any of the reporting on election night.
36. Last Word: Mud Island Money, Elvis Mystery and Beyond Barbecue
- Friday, May 13, 2016
It looks like the dry rub will be in order for Memphis in May's barbecue weekend with a shower or two keeping the dust down in Tom Lee Park Wednesday.
If you can see it through the smoke, Mud Island might strike a first-tme observer as a marked contrast to all of the activity in Tom Lee Park that goes right up to the bluff's edge.
37. 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.
38. Last Word: Pastner's Georgia Tech Post-Season, Who Filed and Greensward Invitations
- Friday, April 8, 2016
Not so fast with the off-season. There is a Memphis post-season after all.
And the Grizz found it Thursday like a light at the end of a long-tunnel where a lot of people slipped and fell and can’t get up.
The light was Houston flaming out at home to Phoenix without the Grizzlies having to make a basket.
It’s all about the math. Stay in school, young people.
39. Timeout For Fresh Quotes
- Friday, February 12, 2016
THE SPORTS QUOTES YOU HAVEN’T HEARD. While the Super Bowl, Iowa and New Hampshire are behind us, the rest of the primaries, the general election, and a million tired sports analogies and metaphors are regrettably still in front of us … as in, we’re still in the early innings.
40. Butch Jones Builds for Championship Run With Staff Tweaks
- Friday, January 22, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones got serious about taking the next step with his football program not long after his team’s 45-6 victory over Northwestern in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl.
Jones fired defensive coordinator John Jancek on Jan. 6, and three days later hired his top candidate for the opening, Bob Shoop of Penn State.
41. Fed Hikes Rate, Finance Pros Expect Minimal Immediate Impact
- Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Borrowers and savers aren’t likely to see an immediate impact from the historic move Wednesday, Dec. 16, by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by a quarter point for the first time in almost a decade, according to several Memphis-area financial industry professionals.
42. Tennessee Pewter Keeps Rare Art Alive
- Monday, November 2, 2015
Kathleen Armour Walker’s heart might’ve dropped to the floor when she saw Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards drop her artwork.
43. Strickland Names 26 to Eight Transition Committees
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, that he has named 26 people to eight committees that are the structure of his transition committee.
The transition committee members were chosen by Strickland along with the three co-chairs of the transition committee.
44. Craig Gordon Joins Advanced Dermatology
- Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Dr. M. Craig Gordon has joined Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates. As a general dermatologist, Gordon manages dermatologic conditions ranging from acne, warts, eczema and psoriasis to more complex cutaneous lymphomas and autoimmune skin conditions. He also performs cutaneous surgeries and offer medical cosmetic services.
45. Timberlake Remarks Show Generational Change in Music Heritage
- Monday, October 19, 2015
Memphis music heritage, and the remembrance of it, turned an important corner Saturday, Oct. 17, when Justin Timberlake walked on stage at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
Timberlake, 34, is the youngest inductee into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
46. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
47. Shibata Named UTHSC Chair of Surgery
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Dr. David Shibata has been named the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery and a professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
48. Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Daniel Allen has joined Red Door Wealth Management as vice president, financial adviser, marking Red Door’s first hire of a financial adviser since its inception in 2010. In his new role, Allen helps develop client relationships and financial strategies that solve complex financial issues and create value for clients.
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host the Boldly Bookish YA Tour Wednesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Meet four of Bloomsbury Publishing’s breakout YA authors Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
50. Changing Hometown, Careers Pays Off for Hyams
- Saturday, May 9, 2015
Jimmy Hyams moved to Knoxville from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the summer of 1985 looking for a fresh start to his journalism career and found a job as a sportswriter for the Knoxville News Sentinel.
51. Rodgers Takes Reins at Collierville Chamber
- Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Kanette Keough-Rodgers recently took over as president/CEO of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce after the chamber’s transition team selected her from more than 170 candidates.
In her new role, Rodgers is responsible for retaining and expanding chamber membership by ensuring members receive relevant, responsive and timely services, initiatives, programs and events. She is also responsible for forging and sustaining relationships with community, government and educational institutions.
52. Avondale Partners Expands Into Memphis
- Saturday, May 2, 2015
Avondale Partners, a Nashville-based boutique investment banking and wealth management firm, has opened a new office in Germantown with John Santi heading up the location as managing director.
The new office brings to the Mid-South investment banking and equity research focused on the health care, transportation, logistics and business services sectors as well as a fiduciary investment practice for individuals and institutions.
53. Economic Microscope
- Saturday, May 2, 2015
Back in 2012, Century Wealth Management president and founder Jay Healy was telling the firm’s clients that the U.S. stock market was behaving like a coiled spring.
54. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
55. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Expands Nominating Committee
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Heading into its fourth year of honoring some of the country’s greatest music icons, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has added some big names to its nominating committee – stacking it with both local and national music executives who will help pick this year’s inductees.
56. Injuries Slow Development of Vols Defensive Players
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tennessee football fans might want to look past the defensive lineup for the Orange & White Spring Game. It will bear little resemblance to the unit that will start the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field.
57. Lowery Installed as President of Association for Women Attorneys
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Keating Lowery has been installed as the 2015 president of the Association for Women Attorneys. As an attorney with Lawrence & Russell PLC, Lowery devotes her practice to litigating Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries and third-party administrators throughout the United States.
58. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
59. Trezevant Selects New Chief Operating Officer
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
Kent Phillips has been named chief operating officer of Trezevant, a continuing care community at 177 N. Highland St. in Memphis. Phillips has more than 25 years of experience in managing retirement communities.
60. Trezevant Selects New Chief Operating Officer
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Kent Phillips has been named chief operating officer of Trezevant, a continuing care community at 177 N. Highland St. in Memphis. Phillips has more than 25 years of experience in managing retirement communities.
61. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
62. Vols Unlikely to Repeat November 2013 Collapse
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones doesn’t have to remind his team about the disappointing fade last November.
UT went 0-3 to start what has historically been its best month of football. First, the Vols lost to Missouri and Auburn. Then a 14-10 loss to Vanderbilt in Neyland Stadium knocked the Vols out of bowl eligibility.
63. Red Door Wealth Management Launches App
- Friday, November 14, 2014
Banks tend to be the ones most frequently jumping into the smartphone app game among financial services companies. But that doesn’t mean other such firms don’t see plenty to like about putting all those layers of functionality into their clients’ hands.
64. Supreme Court Weighs Generic Drug Dispute
- Thursday, October 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court seems divided as it considers a high-stakes patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis treatment.
65. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Prepares to Induct Nine
- Friday, October 10, 2014
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, administered by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, next month will induct its new batch of honorees, a collection of music legends that each in their way left big marks on the industry’s landscape.
66. Meritan’s Branch Named Among Top Nurses
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cindy Branch, Meritan’s associate vice president for health services, has been selected to represent Tennessee as one of the nation’s top 50 home care and hospice nurses by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Branch, a registered nurse, has oversight of Meritan’s nursing programs, including home health, private duty nursing and medical residential homes. She will be recognized at NACH’s annual meeting in October.
67. Stepherson Named Chair-Elect of Grocers Association
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Randy Stepherson has been named 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association board of directors. Stepherson is president of Stepherson Inc., the family- and employee-owned parent company of Superlo Foods, which has five Memphis-area locations, and Stepherson’s.
68. Making Philanthropic Dollars Go Extra Mile
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Giving back to the community is a great way to fulfill your life while helping improve the lives of others. Acts of charity are both widely needed and often given, so if you are thinking about donating money, resources or time to a philanthropic cause, there are a few things you should take into consideration.
69. Tamp & Tap to Open in East Memphis
- Friday, August 8, 2014
One of the newest office buildings in East Memphis has landed a popular local coffee shop and restaurant.
Tamp & Tap responded to repeated overtures from Highwoods Properties Inc. and has leased 2,785 square feet of space on the first floor of the Triad Centre III building on Poplar Avenue in East Memphis.
70. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician
- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.
71. Recorded History
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
It’s one of the most well-known bits of lore associated with Memphis, that of a 19-year-old singer who, in July 1954, walked into a recording studio and belted his raucous version of the blues song “That’s All Right (Mama)” into Sam Phillips’ microphone.
72. Pahlow Wins Broker of the Year
- Monday, April 7, 2014
After enduring early struggles in his commercial real estate career, Scott Pahlow has reached the top of his industry.
Pahlow, an executive vice president with Newmark Grubb Memphis, was named Commercial Broker of the Year Thursday night at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council’s 13th annual Pinnacle Awards gala.
73. Cardinals Expect ‘Good Things’ to Happen Again
- Friday, April 4, 2014
At grantland.com, the writer said the St. Louis Cardinals have even more depth than last year’s team, but then he went on to pick the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series.
74. Resolve to Right Your Finances
- Wednesday, January 8, 2014
It’s 2014. Odds are you made a resolution this year. Maybe you want to lose weight, get a new job or learn to cook. But how do your finances look? If you aren’t thinking about retirement, education or just saving for a rainy day, 2014 is the time to start. If you are thinking about it, where do you stand? Regardless of your situation, I’d like to challenge you to do a few things to better your financial situation in 2014.
75. Lindow Rejoins The Centre Group
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Tracy Lindow has rejoined The Centre Group human resources firm as a senior consultant following several years in Germany. As a senior consultant, Lindow will help organizations improve their bottom line through human asset development by leveraging compensations strategies, executive search, employee attitude research and leadership skills development.
76. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
77. Leases Push Renaissance Center Near Capacity
- Friday, November 22, 2013
The Renaissance Center office building in East Memphis should be near capacity early next year, following a series of recent lease signings.
Financial Federal signed a lease on Tuesday, Nov. 20, to occupy 27,000 square feet on the first and second floors of the Renaissance Center, 1715 Aaron Brenner Drive. In addition to the new location, the growing financial firm will have signage atop the East Memphis office building along Poplar Avenue east of Interstate 240.
78. Williams Honored by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Laurie Williams, adult education coordinator at Memphis Botanic Garden, was recently awarded the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s President’s Award for her contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Williams was one of seven individuals the urban forestry council honored this year.
79. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
80. Conference to Bridge Gap Between Employers, Training Programs
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Out of the near-crisis in hiring workers after the city’s set of economic development plums in the last three years came a workforce training formula that has worked.
But many of the city’s companies aren’t aware of that formula or the existing programs that grew out of what amounted to an emergency response by local leaders. That’s according to a recent survey of manufacturing company leaders by the Greater Memphis Chamber.
81. Nineteenth Century Club Hearing Moves Into Second Day
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The Chancery Court hearing that will likely determine whether the Nineteenth Century Club building in Midtown Memphis stands or falls moves into Tuesday, Aug. 27, after a Monday in court of testimony from the plaintiffs trying to stop the transfer of ownership of the mansion and the building’s demolition.
82. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.
83. Palin Email Hacker Released From Supervision
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
A Tennessee student convicted of hacking Republican Sarah Palin’s email in the 2008 election year has been released early from federal supervision.
David Kernell was supposed to be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office until November 2014 after being released from prison in 2011.
84. Balancing Act
- Saturday, June 1, 2013
It’s past time to rethink the old 60/40 notion of investing, say a wide range of Memphis financial professionals, as the ground continues to shift beneath the feet of investors in this low-yield world of investing dominated by unprecedented action from the Federal Reserve.
85. Commercial Practitioners Have Voice With Council
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has grown and evolved over the past nine years since its inception, with membership increasing from 150 members in 2004 to more than 350 members this year.
- Friday, March 15, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will present “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika” Friday, March 15, through March 31 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
87. South Main’s New Life
- Saturday, March 2, 2013
The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.
The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.
88. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
89. Debt Drama
- Tuesday, January 15, 2013
One of the common refrains among money managers and economists in Memphis is that the nation’s political leaders spend too much time wrestling with crises and not enough actually solving problems.
Case in point: in a few weeks, the federal government will have reached the limit of its authorized borrowing capacity, the so-called “debt ceiling.” In truth, that moment already has come, but the U.S. Treasury Department has some procedural room to maneuver to keep things going for a few more weeks.
90. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.
91. LGSTX Services Expands Local Warehouse
- Friday, October 19, 2012
LGSTX Services Inc. is relocating and expanding its Memphis warehouse operations. The Wilmington, Ohio-based firm, which specializes in aviation support and facility services, has leased 184,680 square feet across two facilities in the Southwide Distribution area at 363 Burma Road and 410 Burma Road.
92. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
93. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
94. Red Door Hosting Economic Seminar
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Red Door Wealth Management, a sister company to Cannon Wright Blount, is hosting a free economic seminar next week.
Titled, “What in the world is going on? Income opportunities in today’s low interest rate environment,” it will be held Oct. 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 756 Ridge Lake Blvd. Red Door’s chief investment officer John Phillips will provide attendees with historical trends of the market as well as background into the current debt crisis the U.S. and other nations face.
95. Visionary Project
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
The reversal of fate for the blighted Chisca Hotel at the intersection of South Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, plagued by passive out-of-town ownership and environmental hazards, was set in motion during a phone call about 18 months ago.
96. Commercial Council Elects deWitt, Reilly as Top Leaders
- Monday, August 13, 2012
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council announced its 2013 officers and directors Thursday, Aug. 9, at its annual Member Appreciation and Election Party.
Greg deWitt of Grubb & Ellis Memphis will serve as 2013 president. Patrick Reilly of CB Richard Ellis Memphis will serve as vice president.
97. Colliers Duo Has Stellar Start to ’12
- Friday, June 1, 2012
Colliers International’s industrial team of Andy Cates and Preston Thomas has closed on 34 transactions (sales and leases) to date in 2012. Here’s a rundown of some of the team’s most recent industrial transactions:
98. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
99. Cook Named Director At Memphis Farmers Mkt.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Allison Cook has been named market director at Memphis Farmers Market. Cook brings her marketing and business management experience to the position, and also has volunteered at the market and its Harvest Celebration fundraisers for three years.
100. Doug Carpenter & Associates Hires Art Director, Intern
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
John David Dowdle has joined the advertising firm doug carpenter & associates as art director.
Dowdle is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and executing the design and branding efforts for the firm’s clients, whose roster includes recent additions Dunavant Logistics, Keep Tennessee Beautiful, Peer Power, Ruch Clinic and Fisher & Phillips.