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1. FedEx Freight CEO Michael Ducker to Retire -

FedEx Corp. has announced that FedEx Freight president and CEO Michael L. Ducker will retire effective Aug. 15.

2. MEM Still Ranked World’s 2nd Busiest Cargo Airport -

Memphis International Airport has cemented its status as the second busiest cargo airport in the world for another year, with more than 4.33 million metric tons of cargo passing through in 2017.

That volume of cargo marks a 0.3 increase over last year’s numbers, according to the preliminary 2017 world airport traffic rankings just released by Airports Council International.

3. Opioid Litigation, FedExForum NonCompete Top Local Law Developments -

Here are some of the legal issues making news in recent months.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery says lawsuits by local prosecutors over the opioid epidemic are complicating his efforts to reach a multistate settlement with drug companies. In response, the prosecutors, who represent about half of Tennessee's counties, say local communities lose out when lawsuits like theirs are rolled into one settlement.

4. MEM Still Ranked World’s Second Busiest Cargo Airport -

Memphis International Airport has cemented its status as the second busiest cargo airport in the world for another year, with more than 4.33 million metric tons of cargo passing through in 2017.

That volume of cargo marks a 0.3 increase over last year’s numbers, according to the preliminary 2017 world airport traffic rankings just released by Airports Council International.

5. EDGE Approves Trio of Tax Abatements -

The Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County approved a trio of tax abatement packages during its Wednesday April 18 meeting.

Massachusetts-based Franklin Sports Inc. was awarded a six-year Jobs PILOT to build a 250,000- to 300,000-square-foot warehouse adjacent to its Memphis distribution center at 5510 Getwell Road, adding 27 new jobs with an average salary of $39,722, excluding benefits.

6. Away From the Court -

For seven straight years, the Memphis Grizzlies made the playoffs. For seven straight years, the winning on the court provided momentum and opportunity for those working on the business side trying to sell season tickets and arrange corporate sponsorships.

7. Last Word: The Wheels on the Bus, HelloHome and Cooper-Young's Debate -

It’s been so long that when someone talks about trolleys in this town of ours, you might think of the ones with rubber tires that have been running for the last four years. You might be part of the discussion about larger changes to the city public transportation system and some wondering about where trolleys should be in the way of priorities. Or you may have been someone caught by surprise during the recent trolley tests by how quiet the new ones are.

8. FedEx Freight CEO Ducker to Retire -

FedEx Corp. has announced that FedEx Freight president and CEO Michael L. Ducker will retire effective Aug. 15.

9. FedEx Freight President and CEO Michael L. Ducker to Retire Aug. 15 -

BUSINESS WIRE – FedEx Corp. today announced that Michael L. Ducker, president and CEO of its FedEx Freight subsidiary, will retire effective Aug. 15. Ducker took the helm at FedEx Freight in 2014 after spending close to 40 years at FedEx Express. His successor will be named later.

10. Last Word: Parking Distrust, Early Voting Numbers and Missile Strike Reaction -

There is probably no better symbol of the distrust that has been a factor in reaching a compromise in Overton Park to end greensward parking by the Memphis Zoo. It is what happened to the idea of a walkway from the zoo plaza to the greensward with the critical juncture being where the gravel driveway is now that is used by cars to park on the greensward. We examine that and other larger points from last week’s decision by City Hall to change the design and make the amended plan the final plan.

11. AutoZone Liberty Bowl To Honor Priscilla Presley -

The annual Distinguished Citizen Award given out by the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will this year go to Priscilla Presley in ceremonies on Sunday, June 24.

Presley, who is an entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as an actress, author and producer, also was a driving force behind opening Graceland to the public.

12. Memphis Site of One of Golf’s Greatest Events -

The hugs, the handshakes, the slaps on the back, the big smiles and loud, lengthy applause. All things normally saved in the golf world for that moment when a 75-foot eagle putt settles in the bottom of the hole.

13. Doubleheader -

These days, Craig Unger calls himself the “corporate guy.” After all, he is now president of both the Memphis Redbirds and the United Soccer League (USL) team that will share AutoZone Park with the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A club beginning in 2019.

14. One City, One Team: When a Memphis sports entity succeeds, everyone wins -

On the occasion of the home opener for the reigning Pacific Coast League champion Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park, new Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch. Predictably, he received a standing ovation just for walking out to the pitching mound.

15. Kunal Shalia connecting young professionals at FedEx -

Kunal Shalia, newly armed with a graduate degree in industrial engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, had a choice to make. He could stay within the sphere of the Bay Area and his native home of San Jose, where he had friends, family and the community that only your original stomping grounds can provide – or he could completely remove himself from everything familiar and start anew.

16. Last Word: Play Ball, Porch & Parlor and A New Bus System -

If you go to enough political gatherings you start to see parallels. Sometimes you see things that aren’t there but that’s another story. Many political gatherings begin with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer as well. Sometimes the pledge isn’t enough and there is someone there to sing the National Anthem.

17. Jones Named Managing Partner of Fisher Phillips’ Memphis Office -

Fisher Phillips has appointed David S. Jones regional managing partner of its Memphis office. Jones, who has 18 years’ law experience, represents clients exclusively in immigration-related employment and compliance matters, and that will continue to be his primary focus as regional managing partner. In addition, he will oversee development of the office, attorneys and staff, and will play a greater role in the management of Fisher Phillips as a whole as a member of the operations group. Jones takes the reins from Jeff Weintraub, who served in the role for six years, as part of a routine leadership rotation.

18. Memphis Expected to Land World Golf Championship Event -

Beginning in 2019, the annual PGA Tour stop in Memphis will be a World Golf Championship event – unless there is a huge surprise at the Thursday, April 12, press conference the PGA has scheduled at the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms.

19. AutoZone Liberty Bowl To Honor Priscilla Presley -

The annual Distinguished Citizen Award given out by the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will this year go to Priscilla Presley in ceremonies on Sunday, June 24.

Presley, who is an entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as an actress, author and producer, also was a driving force behind opening Graceland to the public.

20. Duran Arrest Highlights Uncertain Immigration Nexus -

Nine people were arrested by Memphis Police last week during MLK50 protests. One of those arrests has focused new attention on the nexus between federal immigration policies and local law enforcement.

21. Strickland Jeered Over Duran Arrest During MLK50 Event -

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland was jeered Saturday, April 7, and called a “coward” and “liar” at a rally as part of a “Cathedral to City Hall” MLK50 event outside City Hall.

22. FedEx Unveils Pilot Development Program -

FedEx Corp. subsidiary FedEx Express is rolling out a new pilot development program known as “Purple Runway – A FedEx Pathways Program” to recruit and train new pilots over the coming years.

23. TPC Southwind Celebrating 30th Anniversary on April 7 -

TPC Southwind, host of the PGA Tour’s annual FedEx St. Jude Classic, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend with several family-friendly events.

• The annual Fairway 5K race begins Saturday, April 7, at 8 a.m.

24. Last Word: I Am A Man Plaza, Graceland Clears EDGE and Filing Deadline Action -

Sometimes the simplest concepts say more than an elaborate explanation can – even when the history it depicts is complex. A plaza dedicated to the 1,300 city sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968 formally opened Thursday on what had been a vacant lot just across Pontotoc from the south side of Clayborn Temple. And the occasion included more of the small moments that have made this week so compelling. Watching civil rights icon Rev. James Lawson walk around the plaza and discover it includes one of his quotes from the 1968 strike.

25. TPC Southwind Celebrating 30th Anniversary on April 7 -

TPC Southwind, host of the PGA Tour’s annual FedEx St. Jude Classic, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend with several family-friendly events.

• The annual Fairway 5K race begins Saturday, April 7, at 8 a.m.

26. Last Word: Mason Temple 50 Years Later, Medical Pot Dies in Nashville and Fire -

Mason Temple still looks pretty much the same as it did in 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came there to give what would be his last speech – the Mountaintop speech – the night before his assassination. Tuesday evening, 50 years to the day that King gave that speech, the Church of God In Christ sanctuary was awash and aglow in multi-colored lights as a capacity invitation-only crowd gathered to mark the occasion.

27. FedEx Unveils Pilot Development Program -

FedEx Corp. subsidiary FedEx Express is rolling out a new pilot development program known as “Purple Runway – A FedEx Pathways Program” to recruit and train new pilots over the coming years.

28. Last Word: Holder in Memphis for MLK 50, EDGE Sets a Date and South City Moves -

The week of MLK50 commemorations began Monday with a speech by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the arrival Monday afternoon of Rev. Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Meanwhile, Monday's day of free admission to the museum, underwritten by FedEx drew a long line. It also drew some remote trepidation that tends to make the situation seem worse than it is once you actually go there for yourself.

29. NCRM Admission Free Monday Thanks to FedEx -

Admission to the National Civil Rights Museum will be free on Monday, April 2, in honor of MLK50, the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel in 1968.

30. FedEx Freight Reserves 20 Tesla Electric Semis -

FedEx Corp. has placed a reservation with Tesla for 20 Tesla fully electric semi-trucks, which are scheduled to begin production in 2019.

31. UT, Memphis to Renew Basketball Rivalry -

Tennessee and Memphis have agreed to renew their basketball rivalry starting next season.

The Volunteers and Tigers will play Dec. 15 at Memphis’ FedEx Forum in the first meeting between the programs since the 2012-13 season.

32. FedEx Acquires UK-Based E-Commerce Company -

FedEx Corp. has acquired P2P Mailing Limited, an e-commerce transportation solutions provider based in the United Kingdom, for $130 million.

33. City Tells Developers to Be Flexible On Sewer Flow in Fletcher Creek Area -

Developers in the Fletcher Creek basin area should consider temporary storage of wastewater from their developments as they plan for construction, the city public works director told a group of 50 developers Thursday, March 29.

34. UT, Memphis to Renew Basketball Rivalry -

Tennessee and Memphis have agreed to renew their basketball rivalry starting next season.

The Volunteers and Tigers will play Dec. 15 at Memphis’ FedEx Forum in the first meeting between the programs since the 2012-13 season.

35. FedEx Acquires UK-Based E-Commerce Company -

FedEx Corp. has acquired P2P Mailing Limited, an e-commerce transportation solutions provider based in the United Kingdom, for $130 million.

36. Last Word: The RDC's New Leader, Potter on 100 North Main and FedEx Moves -

Is Memphis big enough for FedExForum and some kind of event space on the Graceland campus in Whitehaven? The city administration thinks that could be the case. But it requires an “honest broker” between Graceland and the Grizz – who run the forum for the city and county – to quote city chief legal officer Bruce McMullenif there is a deal to be had.

37. FedEx Scraps Plans for Suburban Indianapolis Ground Hub -

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) – FedEx Corp. has scrapped plans to build a ground distribution center in suburban Indianapolis that was expected to create more than 450 mostly part-time jobs.

38. FedEx Freight Reserves 20 Tesla Electric Semis -

FedEx Corp. has placed a reservation with Tesla for 20 Tesla fully electric semi-trucks, which are scheduled to begin production in 2019.

39. FedEx Rolls Out New Supply Chain Technology -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has launched a comprehensive solution for returns management known as FedEx Returns Technology, which gives high-volume merchants and “e-tailers” the ability to quickly and easily improve their customer experience

40. Events -

The Overton Park Conservancy will host a Park Fun Day and Science Fair Sunday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Overton Park’s East Parkway Pavilion. Events include a science fair with research partners from the University of Memphis, Rhodes College and Christian Brothers University; an 11:30 a.m. mini-BioBlitz, a tour of the Old Forest with conservancy staff to record as many species as possible; the finals of the International Society of Arboriculture Southern Chapter's tree-climbing contest; and games and food trucks. Cost is free. Visit overtonpark.org.

41. Prescription for Tragedy -

He has his own GPS, an internal shield that keeps him from driving anywhere near 637 Poplar Ave. Home to the Memphis morgue. That’s where they showed Jerry Davidson his 22-year-old son, Oliver, his eyes closed and his lips purple.

42. Events -

David Lusk Gallery-Memphis will hold an opening reception for Libby Johnson’s “Tempest” and Rob Matthews’ “Peace Like a Fever” Friday, March 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DLG, 97 Tillman St. Johnson and Matthews will also give an artist talk Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. Visit davidluskgallery.com.

43. For Real -

REAL NEED. REAL EFFORT. “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”

The late, great Illinois Sen. Everett Dirksen – father-in-law to the late, great Tennessee Sen. Howard Baker – purportedly said that regarding government spending in a “Tonight Show” appearance in the ’60s.

44. FedEx Express Hosting Job Fair Saturday -

FedEx Express will host a job fair at the Memphis World Hub located at 2874 Business Park Drive, building D, on Saturday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

45. FedEx Talks Texas Bombs, Walmart In Q3 Earnings -

It was a busy Tuesday for FedEx Corp. as the Memphis-based company discussed the San Antonio facility explosion, $2.5 billion in hub modernizations, and a new deal with Walmart all while posting higher than expected returns during its March 20 third quarter earnings call.

46. Children’s Central -

The first career choice a child has in mind isn’t always the right one. Stephanie Butler, who today is the new executive director of the Children’s Museum of Memphis, thought she wanted to be a doctor.

47. Last Word: SCS Plans For $15, IRIS Matinees and The Hard Hit Fund -

“From a financial standpoint, we need our fans back and we need them back now.” University of Memphis president David Rudd breaking the university’s silence on the basketball coaching change that was made formal Tuesday with the announcement that Penny Hardaway is indeed the new coach. And Hardaway had a lot to say that Tigers fans and Memphians wanted to hear.

48. FedEx Talks Texas Explosion, Walmart, and Increased Profits during Earnings Call -

It was a busy day for FedEx Corp. as the Memphis-based company discussed the San Antonio facility explosion, $2.5 billion in hub modernizations, and a new deal with Walmart all while posting higher than expected returns during its March 20 third quarter earnings call.

49. FedEx Office Expanding Walmart Footprint -

FedEx Office, a subsidiary of Memphis-based FedEx Corp., has announced an agreement to add 500 new locations within select Walmart locations across the country.

50. Texas FedEx Worker Injured When Package Explodes -

An explosion rocked a FedEx facility in the San Antonio suburb of Shertz, Texas, around 1 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, injuring one worker.

While it is still early in the investigation process, FBI agents, along with local authorities, now believe that the explosion was linked to a recent string of explosions that have been devastating Austin, Texas, according to The Associated Press.

51. Explosion Inside Texas FedEx Location Believed to be Tied to Serial Bomber -

An explosion rocked a FedEx facility in the San Antonio suburb of Shertz, Texas, around 1 a.m. on March 20, injuring one worker.

While it is still early in the investigation process, FBI agents, along with local authorities, now believe that the explosion was linked to a recent string of explosions that have been devastating Austin, Texas, according to The Associated Press.

52. FedEx Rolls Out New Supply Chain Technology -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has launched a comprehensive solution for returns management known as FedEx Returns Technology, which gives high-volume merchants and “e-tailers” the ability to quickly and easily improve their customer experience

53. Children’s Museum Names New Executive Director -

The Children’s Museum of Memphis has announced the appointment of Stephanie Butler as its new executive director.

Butler will direct all facets of the museum, including education, community relations, operations and development. This will encompass raising funds for the museum’s recent expansion, which includes the restored Memphis Grand Carousel.

54. Children’s Museum Names New Executive Director -

The Children’s Museum of Memphis has announced the appointment of Stephanie Butler as its new executive director.

55. New TCAT Campus to Address Workforce Development -

Planning for the new Tennessee College of Applied Technology satellite campus in Bartlett is moving forward, with a projected construction start date early next year.

The Greater Memphis Medical Device Council helped TCAT get the funding for the 48,000-square-foot campus, which will include a state-of-the-art medical device training center and the ability to train 350 to 400 students. Construction could get underway by next spring at the northwest corner of Appling Road and Brother Boulevard.

56. Last Word: The Memphis Hub Modernization, Gun Protests and MLK 50 Plans -

Back in January, the FedEx board approved a $3.2 billion package that had pay raises, bonuses and similar items that have become the corporate reaction to federal tax reform that set a lower rate of taxation for companies that repatriate money they have overseas. There was a mention of $1.5 billion for the Indianapolis hub and unspecified plans for the Memphis hub to come later. And later was yesterday in a pretty modest announcement at Signature Air given the scope of what FedEx has planned for its Super Hub here.

57. Nashville Restaurateur Flies Back To Memphis with Food Truck -

Come September, Jesse McDonald will be serving wings out of his new food truck, New Wing Order, with a menu that includes wings, Buffalo chicken tacos and barbecue nachos.

58. FedEx Investing $1 Billion in Memphis Hub Modernization -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. will spend $1 billion on a modernization of its Memphis hub over a six-year period, company founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith announced Wednesday, March 14.

59. EDGE May Get Tweaked as Economic Dispute Settles Down -

A March 1 joint session of the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Commission hosted by chairs Berlin Boyd and Heidi Shafer discussed, among other topics, the current state of economic development in Shelby County, and in particular, the role the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County plays in it.

60. Troon to Manage Colonial Country Club -

Golf course management, development and marketing company Troon has been chosen to manage Colonial Country Club, a private golf club in Cordova that once hosted the annual PGA Tour stop in Memphis.

61. Digest -

Memphis Grizzlies Suffer 15th Consecutive Loss

The Grizzlies lost their 15th straight game, 119-110 at Chicago, on Wednesday, March 7.

The team has not won since defeating the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum on Jan. 29.

62. Novel Approach -

The smallest of the city’s 17 public libraries is also one of its most used. The Frayser Branch library is a brick-and-glass rectangle on a half-acre at 3712 Argonne St. With some modest columns and shrubs, a few planters and cinderblock lattice work, it is shoe-horned into the side of a hill in a residential neighborhood a block from the commercial corridor of North Watkins Road still dominated by churches.

63. Troon Takes on Management Of Colonial Country Club -

Golf course management, development and marketing company Troon has been chosen to manage Colonial Country Club, a private golf club in Cordova that once hosted the annual PGA Tour stop in Memphis.

64. Olympus Opens Expanded Bartlett Campus -

Medical device manufacturer Olympus celebrated the grand opening of its $12 million expanded Bartlett campus at 2937 Appling Road on Tuesday, March 6. The state-of-the-art facility expands Olympus’ existing R&D and surgical manufacturing building on Appling Road, which has operated in Bartlett since 1984.

65. Smith Pens Email to Local Leaders to Clarify Position on EDGE -

Greater Memphis Chamber chairman Richard Smith penned a lengthy email to Memphis City Council and Shelby County Commission members Tuesday evening to clarify “misconceptions amongst the bodies when it comes to economic development in our community.”

66. Trey Carter Honored Among Top 35 Millennial Influencers -

Patrick “Trey” Carter III has been named one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in the Country by the Next Big Thing Movement, a global network of more than 20,000 young professionals and creatives. Carter, president of Olympic Career Training Institute and an active community volunteer, is the only Tennessean to be included on the list. He will be honored Saturday, March 10, at NBTM’s Forward Conference in New York City alongside other influencers, including “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth and YouTube vlogger Tyler Oakley.

67. Lake District, Raleigh Springs Town Center Moving Forward with Transformative Projects -

3536 Canada Road
Lakeland, TN 38002

Tenant: The Stock Market

Landlord: Gilad Development

68. Around Memphis: March 5, 2018 -

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out...

69. UPS Sues EU For $2B Over Blocked TNT Merger -

U.S. delivery giant UPS is suing the European Union’s antitrust regulator for blocking a merger with Dutch firm TNT Express, which later was snapped up by Memphis-based FedEx Corp., a UPS rival.

70. FedEx Express Files $8M Permit for Hub -

FedEx Express has filed a $7.8 million building permit application with the Office of Construction Code Enforcement. The project description simply lists “mezzanine and conveyor system” for the FedEx SuperHub, 2903 Sprankle Drive.

71. Tigers Suffer Worst Loss Ever at FedExForum -

One night after the Memphis Grizzlies had their losing streak extended to 11 games in a defeat to a Phoenix Suns team that broke its own 10-game losing skid with the victory, the University of Memphis took losing at home to even lower level.

72. FedEx Responds to Criticism Over Ties to National Rifle Association -

The day after FedEx Corp. released a statement saying that would continue to offer discounts to National Rifle Association members despite differing opinions on gun legislation, the Memphis-based company released a follow-up statement addressing the backlash.

73. Last Word: Corporate Moves, Hardaway on Strickland and Corker Is Out Again -

It’s that time when corporate leaders go to their conference rooms – the ones with the Simon-looking conference call orb, with the colored lights taken out, in the center of the table. The attorneys sit next to the CEO to make sure he or she reads the prepared remarks carefully vetted by them and grow concerned as the time for questions nears. The figurative waters of the safe harbor are placid with all statements and forecasts of possible future action having their news hooks filed off by the legalese disclaimer.

74. FedEx Responds to Criticism over NRA Ties -

The day after FedEx Corp. released a statement saying that would continue to offer discounts to National Rifle Association members despite differing opinions on gun legislation, the Memphis-based company released a follow up statement addressing the backlash.

75. FedEx to Keep Discount Amid Calls for NRA Boycott -

The day after FedEx Corp. released a statement saying that would continue to offer discounts to National Rifle Association members despite differing opinions on gun legislation, the Memphis-based company released a follow-up statement addressing the backlash.

76. FedEx to Keep Discount amid Calls for NRA Boycott -

Despite a recent trend that has seen more than a dozen major corporate brands sever ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the latest school massacre in Parkland, Florida, local brand FedEx has announced that it will continue to offer discounts to NRA members.

77. Last Word: City Hall Fallout, 8Ball on Room 306 and Clark Tower Update -

A group of students at Maxine Smith STEAM Academy at the Fairgrounds started the school week Monday with a gathering in a circle outside the art deco school building at Central and East Parkway in a student-led memorial for the students killed in Parkland, Florida almost two weeks ago. There was a moment of silence followed by reading the names of the 17 students who died in the massacre.

78. FedEx Express Files $8M Permit for Hub -

FedEx Express has filed a $7.8 million building permit application with the Office of Construction Code Enforcement. The project description simply lists “mezzanine and conveyor system” for the FedEx SuperHub, 2903 Sprankle Drive.

79. UPS Sues EU for $2 Billion Over Blocked TNT Merger -

BRUSSELS (AP) – U.S. delivery giant UPS is suing the European Union's antitrust regulator for blocking a merger with Dutch firm TNT Express, which later was snapped up by Memphis-based FedEx Corp., a UPS rival.

80. Four Memphis Companies Make Fortune 100 List -

Fortune magazine has named St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and three other Memphis-based companies to the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.

The annual list distinguishes companies with exceptional workplace cultures that foster employee engagement and trust. Employee opinion surveys determine each company’s ranking.

81. FedEx to Award $120K In Small-Biz Grant Contest -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has launched the sixth annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, which recognizes passionate and innovative small businesses from across the country who aspire to take their businesses to the next level.

82. FedEx to Award $120K In Small-Biz Grant Contest -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has launched the sixth annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, which recognizes passionate and innovative small businesses from across the country who aspire to take their businesses to the next level.

83. Sen. Lamar Alexander Talks Tax Reform, Trump, Guns -

The day before the U.S. Senate voted in December to pass a massive federal tax overhaul, FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith called up U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and urged him to “pass that bill.”

84. Sen. Alexander Talks Tax Reform, Trump, Gun Control in Memphis -

The day before the U.S. Senate voted in December to pass a massive federal tax overhaul, FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith called up U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and urged him to “pass that bill.”

85. St. Jude, 3 Other Memphis Companies Make Fortune List -

Fortune magazine has named St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the eighth consecutive year.

The annual list distinguishes companies with exceptional workplace cultures that foster employee engagement and trust. Employee opinion surveys determine each company’s ranking.

86. St. Jude, 3 Other Memphis Companies Make Prestigious Fortune List -

Fortune magazine has named St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the eighth consecutive year.

The annual list distinguishes companies with exceptional workplace cultures that foster employee engagement and trust. Employee opinion surveys determine each company’s ranking.

87. Headed in The Right Direction -

With this column we share with you the story of Lane College and its recent fundraising successes. Located in Jackson, Tennessee, Lane is a historically black college that needed – and wanted – to increase its fundraising.

88. Last Word: The Mural Takedown, Corker's Calculation and Beale Crowd Control -

Cue the organ music from the old-fashioned television soap operas: As the weekend began, city public works crews had painted over – either completely or partially – a lot of the Paint Memphis program murals on the west side of Willett near Lamar. That would be the ones city council members complained about and others that no one complained about.

89. Shipping Shakeup? Amazon May Deliver Its Own Packages -

Amazon has already shown that it can rattle the retail, grocery and health insurance industries, and now it is doing the same in the delivery business.

The online retailer is reportedly planning a new service to pick up packages from businesses and deliver them to consumers.

90. FedEx Institute of Technology Makes New Strides in Innovation -

The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis has been laying the groundwork for a few years now via hires and launching specific industry focuses to become the center of technology and innovation in the city.

91. FedEx Customer Service Building Sells for $14M -

The 125,000-square-foot building that houses FedEx’s TechConnect Customer Service center in Collierville has switched hands for $14 million.

In the deal, BAP Properties sold the Class B warehouse located at 477 Distribution Parkway to Infinity Nine Collierville LLC for $14 million.

92. Med-Tech Company Hooks Up With FedEx Institute -

The University of Memphis has signed a memorandum of understanding that will help bring the U.S. operations of Waterloo, Canada-based medical technology company DayaMed to Memphis.

The company, a leading provider of mobile medical devices and patient-centric data analytics, will located in the university area and plans to work with the FedEx Institute of Technology’s Biologistics Research Cluster.

93. Canada Med-Tech Company Launching Memphis Presence -

The University of Memphis has signed a memorandum of understanding that will help bring the U.S. operations of Waterloo, Canada-based medical technology company DayaMed to Memphis.

The company, a leading provider of mobile medical devices and patient-centric data analytics, plans to locate in the university area and work with the FedEx Institute of Technology’s Biologistics Research Cluster.

94. Nasdaq Vice President Talks Up Blockchain in Memphis -

The guest speaker at this month’s Economic Club of Memphis luncheon discussed blockchain technology, a subject that has filtered into the mainstream conversation. Presenting the topic to a roomful of bankers and business leaders also gave it additional prominence at a time when blockchain-related news has been multiplying.

95. FedEx Customer Service Building Sells for $14M -

The 125,000-square-foot building that houses FedEx’s TechConnect Customer Service center in Collierville has switched hands for $14 million.

In the deal, BAP Properties sold the Class B warehouse located at 477 Distribution Parkway to Infinity Nine Collierville LLC for $14 million.

96. FedEx Customer Service Building Sells for $14M -

The 125,000-square-foot building that is home to FedEx’s TechConnect Customer Service center in Collierville has switched hands for $14 million.

In the deal, BAP Properties sold the Class B warehouse located at 477 Distribution Pkwy to Infinity Nine Collierville LLC for $14 million.

97. FedEx Training Drivers To Spot Human Trafficking -

FedEx Corp. is launching an educational training program on Truckers Against Trafficking for team members at FedEx Freight, its less-than-truckload unit. The education program coincides with National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

98. FedEx Europe President To Retire in June -

David Binks, president of FedEx Europe and CEO of TNT, will retire at the end of June, FedEx Corp. has announced.

99. Digest -

Memphis Toys R Us

To Remain Open

A representative with Toys R Us has confirmed to The Daily News that the retailer’s Memphis location, at 7676 Polo Ground Blvd., won’t close after all.

100. UPS Posts $1.1 Billion Profit for Q4 on High Online Shopping -

DALLAS (AP) – UPS was caught off-guard by the crush of online shopping leading up to Christmas and plans to spend a chunk of its tax-cut savings to invest in its package-delivery network.