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1. Memphis Chamber Names ‘10 to Watch’ in 2016 -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has released its “10 to Watch” in 2016 list, recognizing companies and organizations that over the past year showed outstanding leadership, growth and commitment to success.

2. Memphis Chamber Names ‘10 to Watch’ in 2016 -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has released its “10 to Watch” in 2016 list, recognizing companies and organizations that over the past year showed outstanding leadership, growth and commitment to success.

3. What Are the Odds? -

I am writing this article as the Powerball lottery jackpot prepares to pay out $1.3 billion to some lucky fool – I mean lucky winner.

I’m always amazed at the long lines and hype surrounding these potential payouts from the lottery. It seems Americans just can’t pass up the possibility that, “I might win it.” So they stand in line, buy a ticket (or several) and hope.

4. Iberiabank Opens Memphis Branch -

Iberiabank has opened the doors to a new branch in Memphis, at 2504 Poplar Ave. next to Rachel’s Flowers and across the street from Service over Self.

5. Iberiabank Opens Memphis Branch -

Iberiabank has opened the doors to a new branch in Memphis, at 2504 Poplar Ave. next to Rachel’s Flowers and across the street from Service over Self.

6. Chinese Medicinal Herbs Provide Niche Market for US Farmers -

DELMAR, N.Y. (AP) – Expanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine in the United States is fostering a potentially lucrative new niche market for farmers who plant the varieties of herbs, flowers and trees sought by practitioners.

7. Plans Forming for Memphis’ First Food Hall -

A norm on the East and West coasts – and an even older tradition in Europe and other international cities – indoor food markets are making their way to the Southeast in cities like Nashville, Atlanta, Little Rock and St. Louis.

8. Planning the Perfect Wedding -

Weddings begin with the venue. “A venue holds everything,” says Kristin King, who is opening a new event facility, The Sloane, in Nashville’s Gulch area in 2016.

9. Craig Gordon Joins Advanced Dermatology -

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.

10. Have to Have a Pygmy Goat? Here are the Basics -

Wondering if pygmy goats are for you? Pygmy goats aren’t just adorable; they are useful, particularly for the small farmer.

For pet owners, they are enormous fun to be around. Because of their diminutive size, pygmies are easily handled by children and make great 4-H projects. Requirements for housing, pen space and feed are much less than for the larger dairy breeds.

11. Tough Questions for Life Insurance Awareness Month -

Each September, Life Happens, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping educate Americans about the need for financial security, helps more than 100 insurance carriers and hundreds of thousands of agents and advisers spread the word about why Americans need to make life insurance a key part of any sound financial plan.

12. Farmers First -

After all these years – 27 weeks of Saturdays for a decade – Jill Forrester calls it a “nice routine.” And by that she means she and husband Keith getting up at 3 a.m., loading their produce, herbs and flowers, and driving to the Memphis Farmers Market downtown.

13. Family Force -

Pugh’s Flowers came first. Landscaping as Pugh’s Earthworks and then Lickety Split Couriers followed. And now the latest venture – Rosie’s Pest Control – has become its own entity.

14. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4 -

Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.

The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.

15. Suspect in Memphis Officer's Death Says He's No Coward -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The man accused of killing a Memphis police officer had a few words for the department's director when he turned himself in, ending a manhunt that dragged on for two days.

16. Wonder Bread Bakery Under Contract -

The former Wonder Bread bakery at 400 Monroe Ave. could soon have a new owner.

The bakery, idled by a labor strike before being sold in 2013, is under contract to a potential buyer, according to a commercial real estate broker.

17. Climate Change as Faith Issue a Tough Sell -

It’s been a tough few years for Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light. The state affiliate of a national network of faith communities, the organization offers its members a spiritual way to respond to climate change issues and challenges from political and other sources.

18. Splendid Steeds -

Six years ago, Todd W. Goings took apart the centenarian Grand Carousel at what had been the Libertyland amusement park and packed it into four semi-trailers, which were welded shut and taken to a nearby, undisclosed location.

19. Reality Change -

“The ecosystem of the team is always live and is always shifting. You have to be able to adjust with whatever the situation might be at the time.”

– Marc Gasol

Roll those words from Marc Gasol over in your mind. Hold them up to the light so you can see them from every possible angle, so you can find hope, fear, inspiration, desperation and, last but not least, ambiguity and mystery.

20. Daisy King Still Serving Tearoom Favorites -

Like a proper Southern hostess, Daisy King of Miss Daisy’s Tearoom had trouble turning on the “closed” sign. If guests wanted to snag a table after hours, she couldn’t help but oblige.

21. Can We Still Be Friends? -

DIVORCE MAY BE BEST. After all, it was a shotgun wedding.

He grew up in an old neighborhood under the shade of old oaks – a big city boy with more ambition than brains, a dreamer always looking past the weeds in his own yard to greener grass. He was fun alright – into good times and great restaurants, live music and funky joints, nights that start with sunsets on the river and end at dawn next to somebody. He spent big, too big. Lived large, too large. And, truth be told, he could be a bit scary and more than a bit grabby.

22. Farming Quality -

Starting in August, a new crop of would-be farmers will settle in for a few months of classroom instruction led by the Roots Memphis Farm Academy, a sustainable farming incubator working to train and launch new farmers in the Memphis area.

23. Fashion Forward -

Memphis Fashion Week is celebrating its emergence as a full-fledged event.

For the past three years it has been known as Memphis Fashion Weekend, but a new branding effort through inferno LLC has produced a stable logo and a stable vision.

24. Helping Hand -

If you know a teacher, then you know he or she spends countless hours encouraging young minds.

You also know the often-underpaid public servants spend personal money to provide school supplies and even uniforms for students.

25. LGBT-Owned Businesses Get Diversity Boost -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – As a Mexican-American woman who started her own consulting firm in Los Angeles, accountant Sonia Luna has taken advantage of programs aimed at helping minority- and women-owned businesses compete for government and corporate contracts. But increasingly, the fact that Luna also is a lesbian entrepreneur hasn't hurt either.

26. Hearts and Minds -

Last fall, officials at Treadwell Middle School launched a school-wide beautification campaign, reaching out to anyone or any group that could help.

Lowe’s Home Improvement provided a $5,000 grant to help beautify a courtyard at Treadwell Middle and Memphis City Beautiful Commission also provided a grant and much more – a connection between the school and two commercial real estate businesses, Prologis and Colliers International Memphis.

27. Whole Foods to Roll Out Rankings for Produce -

Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices.

Most notably, the supermarket chain says its "responsibly grown" labeling system for produce and flowers will prohibit the use of several common pesticides. The rankings will also take into account factors such as water and energy use.

28. Whole Foods to Roll Out Rankings for Produce -

Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices.

Most notably, the supermarket chain says its "responsibly grown" labeling system for produce and flowers will prohibit the use of several common pesticides. The rankings will also take into account factors such as water and energy use.

29. Magazine Honors Pugh’s for Spin-Off -

Floral Management magazine, the official publication of the Society of American Florists, has spotlighted Memphis-based Pugh’s Flowers for its development of a spin-off venture, Lickety Split Couriers.

30. Magazine Honors Pugh’s for Spin-Off -

Floral Management magazine, the official publication of the Society of American Florists, has spotlighted Memphis-based Pugh’s Flowers for its development of a spin-off venture, Lickety Split Couriers.

31. A More Earth-Friendly Burial Option Now Available -

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.

32. Razorbacks Have Nowhere to Go But Up in SEC West -

Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers has endured 17 losses over the last two seasons. He was part of the 3-9 team that went 0-8 in Southeastern Conference games in 2013 and finished the season on a school-record nine-game losing streak.

33. Driver of Love -

For nine years, Donna Claire Newman and her red four-door Toyota Matrix have been ferrying cancer patients to their doctor and therapy appointments around Memphis.

34. New Partners Sign On to Tennessee Brewery Effort -

This weekend, volunteers will return to the Tennessee Brewery property to continue getting it ready for Tennessee Brewery Untapped, a six-week series of community events that will run April 24 through June 1.

35. Tenn. Brewery Announces New Partners, Beer Sales -

The Tennessee Brewery Untapped project’s organizers have been granted a license to sell beer during the event by the Memphis Alcohol Commission.

In keeping with the local nature of the event, locally made craft beer will be available during Untapped from participants including High Cotton Brewing Co., Ghost River Brewing, Wiseacre Brewing and Memphis Made Brewing.

36. Events -

Hattiloo Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings!” Thursday, March 20, to April 6 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.

37. Are Weddings Really Worth Huge Expense? -

Ray’s Take I once heard it said that large cathedral weddings cost around $1,000 per step – and some churches have long aisles! According to TheKnot.com, U.S. couples spend an average of over $25,600 on their weddings. Of course, that’s the “average” amount. When you take the mean cost – the point where most weddings cluster – the cost is just over $18,000 – still a substantial sum.

38. Smucker Files $16 Million Permit for Plant Expansion -

4789 Cromwell Ave.
Memphis, TN 38118
Permit Cost: $16 million

Project Cost: $41 million
Permit Date: Applied January 2014
Completion: TBA
Owner: The J.M. Smucker Co.
Tenant: The J.M. Smucker Co.
Architect: N/A
Contractor: N/A
Details: The J.M. Smucker Co. has filed a $16 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement as part of its planned plant expansion at 4789 Cromwell Ave. in Oakhaven.

39. Flowers Recognized With AIA Award -

Memphis attorney and architect Josh Flowers has been honored with the American Institute of Architects’ Young Architects Award.

Flowers, the in-house legal counsel for Hnedak Bobo Group, served as AIA Memphis chapter president in 2012. He founded and currently hosts the Emerging Professionals Leadership program, which connects young architects with AIA Fellows. As the knowledge director for the AIA National Young Architects Forum, Flowers launched “YAF Fireside Chats” at the 2013 national convention.

40. Owner of Whitten Road Retail Center Files Loan -

The owner of the 14,136-square-foot retail center at 2435 Whitten Road in Northeast Memphis has filed a $1.1 million loan on the property.

41. Flowers Recognized With AIA Award -

Memphis attorney and architect Josh Flowers has been honored with the American Institute of Architects’ Young Architects Award.

Flowers, the in-house legal counsel for Hnedak Bobo Group, served as AIA Memphis chapter president in 2012. He founded and currently hosts the Emerging Professionals Leadership program, which connects young architects with AIA Fellows. As the knowledge director for the AIA National Young Architects Forum, Flowers launched “YAF Fireside Chats” at the 2013 national convention.

42. The Role of Play in Innovation -

In the Creative Economy, inspiring a sense of play in culture, marketing and innovation is critical to success. You have to engage your people so that they can engage prospects and customers with a lively sense of mission and purpose. Too often the roles we assign diminish this sense of play.

43. Volunteer Odyssey Expands Program for Employers -

For Sarah Petschonek, what started as a childhood interest in volunteerism has evolved from a habit to an inventive blogging project to what today is her social entrepreneurship venture dedicated to promoting volunteer activities around the city.

44. Events -

Ignite Memphis, Vol. 6, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Twelve Memphians will enlighten attendees on a variety of topics via five-minute, 20-slide presentations. Cost is $15. Visit ignitememphis.com.

45. Events -

The Downtown Memphis Commission will host an electronics recycling drive for Friday, Nov. 15, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Central Station pavilion, at the corner of South Front Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue. Many items will be recycled for free. For a list of items, including those with fees, visit 5rprocessors.com.

46. Events -

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board will meet Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.

47. Events -

L’Ecole Culinaire will hold a food drive for the Mid-South Food Bank now through Dec. 6 at the school, 1245 Germantown Parkway. Nonperishable and canned goods will be accepted. Visit midsouthfoodbank.org.

48. Wonder Bread Returning to Shelves -

NEW YORK (AP) – Wonder bread is back almost a year after it vanished from shelves.

Flowers Foods Inc., which bought Wonder from the now-defunct Hostess Brands, said the bread started returning to supermarket shelves Monday.

49. Mary Carter Decorating Center to Grow, Relocate -

A venerable Memphis cake decorating and supply store is moving to a new location on Summer Avenue.

Mary Carter Decorating Center signed a 4,800-square-foot lease in Cloverleaf Shopping Center at 733 N. White Station Road.

50. ‘Waiting for You’ -

Five days a week, the indefatigable restaurateur whose name customers often shorten to Sue, or Ms. Sue, comes downstairs.

Five days a week, she makes the usual preparations, the kitchen on the floor below where she lives clangs to life, a door is unlocked, and the Little Tea Shop waits for first-timers and hungry regulars to make their way inside, past a large sign out front that greets passers-by with a photo of owner Suhair Lauck.

51. Fertile Ground -

In 1947, two parcels of land on the eastern boundaries of Memphis were purchased for $400,000 to be used as a new city park.

At the suggestion of political boss E.H. Crump, an avid bird enthusiast, the park was nearly named Bluebird, yet would come to be known as Audubon Park, home to a shooting range and golf course among other amenities.

52. Flowers Foods Buys Former Hostess Bakery -

An affiliate of Thomasville, Ga.-based Flowers Foods Inc. has paid $1.8 million for the former Hostess Wonder Bread bakery at 400 Monroe Ave. Downtown.

53. Flowers Foods Completes Hostess Bread Buyout -

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Flowers Foods Inc. has completed its $355 million acquisition of several breads, bakeries and other assets from the company previously known as Hostess Brands.

54. Business License Filings Fall 8 Percent in Second Quarter -

The number of business licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s office slumped 7.7 percent to 1,290 in the second quarter, compared with 1,397 in the second quarter of 2012, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

55. New Boutique Heads to Overton Square -

A new boutique store is heading to Overton Square.

Alexandra Rushing, owner of Harbor Town boutique The Ivory Closet and Adel Amor Cosmetics, has signed a lease for 1,300 square feet for The Attic at Overton Square, next door to Bar Louie.

56. New Boutique Heads to Overton Square -

A new boutique store is heading to Overton Square.

Alexandra Rushing, owner of Harbor Town boutique The Ivory Closet and Adel Amor Cosmetics, has signed a lease for 1,300 square feet for The Attic at Overton Square, next door to Bar Louie.

57. Next Wave -

What do you follow a splash park with at the Children’s Museum of Memphis?

A robotic cow, of course.

As children out of school for the summer enjoy the newly opened “H2Oh! Splash” water park at Hollywood Street and Central Avenue, museum public relations and marketing director Carrie Roberts says plans are being made for the robotic cow and a barn on the other side of the museum property including an outdoor classroom.

58. Motivated by Freshness -

As consumer demand for healthy, locally grown food has increased, farmers markets are cropping up all over Memphis.

Farmers markets provide a place for smaller producers to sell their goods, and hopefully earn a profit. But profitability can be challenging for the operators who run the markets. Some, like Agricenter International’s Farmer’s Market and the farmers market at the Memphis Botanic Garden run the markets to support their overall mission. They say the markets are about more than profitability.

59. Memphis Farmers Market Returns Downtown -

It’s opening week for the Memphis Farmers Market, which returns for its new season this Saturday at the Central Station Pavilion.

There will be music with JoJo Jefferies, authors Paul and Angela Knipple signing their book “The World in a Skillet,” plus the usual – fresh flowers and greens, handmade goat cheese, salads, side dishes, baked goods, local roasted coffee and more.

60. Memphis Farmers Market Returns Downtown -

It’s opening week for the Memphis Farmers Market, which returns for its new season this Saturday at the Central Station Pavilion.

There will be music with JoJo Jefferies, authors Paul and Angela Knipple signing their book “The World in a Skillet,” plus the usual – fresh flowers and greens, handmade goat cheese, salads, side dishes, baked goods, local roasted coffee and more. Hours will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

61. Twinkies Sale Approved by Judge -

NEW YORK (AP) – A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of Twinkies to a pair of investment firms, one of which has said it hopes to have the cakes back on shelves by summer.

Hostess Brands Inc. is selling Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and other brands to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. for $410 million. Evan Metropoulos, a principal of the latter firm, said in an interview that he wants to have the snack cakes back on shelves by June and that the brands could benefit from new flavors and other product extensions.

62. Hostess Moves on Twinkies Bid -

NEW YORK (AP) – Hostess is moving ahead with plans to sell its Twinkies and other snack cakes after nobody stepped forward to top an offer made by two investment firms.

The bankrupt company had earlier picked a $410 million joint offer from Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management as the “stalking horse” bid to set the floor for an auction. Others were then given a chance to submit competing bids and Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn had predicted the process would be “wild and wooly.”

63. Wonder Bread Sale Nearing Completion -

Wonder bread could start appearing in school lunchboxes again soon.

A person familiar with the situation says a bid by Flowers Foods to buy Wonder and several other bread brands from bankrupt Hostess was met with no competing offers. The individual requested anonymity because the auction process is private.

64. Wonder Bread Sale Nears Completion -

Wonder bread could start appearing in school lunchboxes again soon.

A person familiar with the situation says a bid by Flowers Foods to buy Wonder and several other bread brands from bankrupt Hostess was met with no competing offers. The individual requested anonymity because the auction process is private.

65. For Love of Money -

The staples of a great Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart – flowers, candy and delicious food – equal big business for local establishments specializing in romantic fare.

Annual Valentine’s Day spending in the U.S. totals more than $13 billion, according to numbers from the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association and statisticsbrain.com. The average consumer spends $120 wooing that special someone on Valentine’s Day.

66. Hostess Set to Announce Bidders for Twinkies -

NEW YORK (AP) – The indestructible Twinkie appears to be one step closer to a comeback.

Hostess Brands is close to announcing that it has picked two investment firms – C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management – as the lead bidders for its Twinkies and other snack cakes, according to a source close to the situation who was not authorized to comment publicly on the talks.

67. Commission Debates Post-Hostess Bread Prices -

Shelby County Commissioners approved a $251,958 contract with a Batesville, Ark., bakery that at least for now has a perceived monopoly on baking and distributing large amounts of bread in the region.

68. Piano’s Flowers Buys Shackelford’s -

Shackelford’s Florist has ended a months-long search for a new owner by agreeing to be acquired by Piano’s Flowers & Gifts Inc., a local florist with decades of experience in the local market.

69. Conquering Clutter -

In late 2011, Lydia Bors-Koefoed of Cordova was preparing for her daughter’s wedding and realized she needed a little extra help.

It wasn’t with the flowers, catering or reception plans, however. It was her closets.

70. A Fitting Place Keeps Women in Proper Form -

The realm of the professional bra fitter is a delicate one.

In this landscape of lace, silk, tiny hooks and feminine lingo, you could find yourself dancing around unintentional puns like landmines. During a professional conversation (or a business publication interview), phrases like “supportive work environment,” “boost in sales” and “uplifting outlook” become a little awkward.

71. Rose Parade Float Honors Life-Giving Donors -

Seventeen-year-old Lexie Davis was an outgoing, caring teenager who tried to see the good in everyone she met.

Her free-spirited nature shone through in her love for singing and belly dancing. And although she wasn’t too experienced at making meals from scratch, Davis could add a few extra ingredients to a frozen burrito and transform it into something of a culinary masterpiece.

72. Council Reconsiders Golf Course Closings -

Four city golf courses were scheduled to close for the winter season on Dec. 1, with one of the four – Whitehaven – to close permanently.

That was the decision the Memphis City Council made last spring as it set the city budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.

73. Gas Tax Supporters Escalate Campaign -

On a recent cold fall day, backers of a one-cent-a-gallon local gasoline tax on the Nov. 6 ballot rallied for their cause on the parking lot of the Memphis Area Transit Authority’s north end terminal.

74. Mallory Alexander Debuts New Space -

When Mallory Alexander International Logistics moved into what had been the Freightliner warehouse in the Delp Distribution Center in early 2011, there was much to do.

So much that Mallory didn’t get around to marking the move until last week with an open house for customers and others in the business.

75. Rain Dance -

IT’S RAINING. SO WHAT? She’s 4. She has big hair, a whole big bunch of auburn curls. She’s my daughter’s friend. They’re laughing in another room, about to break something.

76. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor -

Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.

Hometown: Memphis

77. Neighborhoods, Festivals Form Fabric of the City -

When something good develops organically in Memphis, there is a great tendency to believe that if there are attempts to organize it too much or try to “improve” it, something essential will be lost.

78. Brown Joins REACH As Vice President -

Stephen Brown has joined REACH Human Capital as vice president of business development. In his new role, Brown will assist companies in selecting and training employees.

79. Rain a Mixed Blessing for Arkansas Cotton Crop -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Recent rain has generally helped the Arkansas cotton crop, but the accompanying cloudy conditions may impact yield.

Tom Barber, extension cotton agronomist and associate professor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said he's checked on-farm demonstration plots and the rain has fluffed up plants.

80. New Miss. Legislative Districts Submitted to DOJ -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Legislative leaders say plans for new district lines for the House and Senate have been delivered to the Department of Justice.

House Elections Committee Chairman Bill Denny, R-Jackson, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the legislative plan was delivered last week.

81. Graceland Marks 30th Year as Tourist Attraction -

MEMPHIS (AP) – When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.

82. Flowers, of Southaven, Resigning From Miss. Senate -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Republican Merle Flowers of Southaven, who led redistricting efforts in the Mississippi Senate this year, says he's resigning from the Legislature to spend more time with his wife and their four children.

83. Citizens Express Budget Concerns -

Memphis City Council members heard from and saw a lot of opponents of plans to close five Memphis public libraries Tuesday, May 22, during an hour and a half of comments from the public.

“I was going to suggest instead of cutting libraries that you improve them,” said Kaye Veazey.

84. McFarland Named VP At Visible Music College -

Christy McFarland has been named the vice president of business at Visible Music College. Previously the director of marketing, McFarland will now oversee VMC’s marketing/public relations, business and operational functions.

85. Loeb Makes Progress on Square Plan -

The blue banner that hung until recently at the curved building at Cooper Street and Madison Avenue and read “Returning in 2012” will soon ring true for Overton Square and its developer, Loeb Properties Inc.

86. Mississippi Senate Adopts Its Redistricting Plan -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A majority of Mississippi senators voted Wednesday to approve the chamber's redistricting plan, despite complaints from a few colleagues who think they're treated unfairly because their districts are dramatically changed.

87. New Miss. Legislative Maps Drawn But Not Revealed -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Two Republican chairmen say they've finished drawing redistricting plans for the Mississippi Legislature, and experts are privately reviewing the proposed maps.

However, during a brief meeting Friday, the chairmen wouldn't say when the House and Senate maps will be released to the public or to their fellow lawmakers.

88. Michael Hatcher & Assoc. Adapts to Shifting Customer Demands -

The average person probably wouldn’t associate the word “trendy” with landscaping, but Michael Hatcher certainly does.

89. Low-Impact Landscaping -

For most people these days, the descriptive word “green” evokes thoughts on diminishing consumption and environmental chivalry, and not necessarily the lush colors of an early spring such as Memphis has seen this year.

90. Cook Named Director At Memphis Farmers Mkt. -

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.

91. Plan Your Funeral For Family’s Sake -

Ray’s Take Whether death comes unexpectedly or after a long illness, it is always a very difficult and emotional time for family members. Since you won’t be there to help and comfort them, you can make the choice to pre-plan your funeral to make things a bit easier.

92. Business With a Purpose -

When Rachel Coats Greer 15 years ago relocated her business, Rachel’s Flower Shop, from the Poplar and Highland area to its current location at 2486 Poplar Ave. near North Hollywood Street, she increasingly became aware of the many needs of children in the Binghampton community.

93. AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity -

Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.

That’s the message Josh Flowers, general counsel at Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gave Saturday, March 31, at the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala and 2012 Design Awards at Circuit Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St.

94. Take a Ride With ‘Biker’ Zinfandel -

A wine nicknamed “Biker” would probably conjure the idea of a burly, bearded guy wearing motorcycle colors, midnight black shades and an old German army helmet astride a powerful Harley, hurtling down the highway in a roar of power and arrogance. The Four Vines “Biker” Zinfandel 2009, Paso Robles, however, while being fairly burly, does not come across as a two-fisted, no-holds-barred blockbuster. In fact, there’s a certain paradoxical sense of balance and decorum about the wine, though it is undeniably forthright and flavorful.

95. Teens Awaken in Broadway Musical -

Love and flowers aren’t the only things that bloom in spring, at least according to an award-winning Broadway musical premiering at Circuit Playhouse in March.

In “Spring Awakening,” teenagers’ natural urges and unanswered questions combine in a rush of rock music to spell out the drama of becoming an adult.

96. Not to Put a Damper On Cupid’s Day But ... -

And the voice of the curmudgeon is heard in the land!

Yes, I’m about to diss Valentine’s Day.

Not the concept, of course. Naturally I’m in favor of free and natural expressions of love, romance and companionship, though I’m not so fond of the rigorous commercialization and enforced nature that Valentine’s imposes on us or, to put the case in more concrete terms, in the manner enforced upon us by the hosts and legions of marketers, trend-readers and lifestyle gurus, all of whom are searching for or inventing new methods of monetizing the day.

97. Super Bowl MVPs -

Would you write a check for $116,000 for one second of TV airtime?

That was precisely the question Super Bowl advertisers faced this year. Thirty-second ads sold for a record $3.5 million, up a whopping 17 percent from last year.

98. Home Away From Home -

While some visitors to the Bluff City prefer soaking in the classic Southern grandeur of The Peabody hotel or staying close to the King in an Elvis-themed suite at the Heartbreak Hotel, other travelers are choosing more intimate accommodations off the beaten path.

99. At FedEx, No Elves but Plenty of Workers and Tech to Move Gifts -

LOS ANGELES – With Christmas less than two weeks away, it's crunch time at the nation's shipping companies.

What Memphis-based FedEx Corp. said was its busiest day of the year came Monday, when the carrier moved about 17 million packages nationwide.

100. Business Gift Giving Guide -

'Tis the season for showing appreciation for our clients that allow our businesses to operate.

What should be a fun activity can wind up being a chore, as finding a memorable gift that aligns with your clients’ interests and fits within your budget is no small feat.