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1. Food Tour Event Launches This Weekend -

When you’re a foodie like Cristina McCarter who proudly flies the flag of her favorite local restaurants, you attract certain reactions from friends.

One, in particular, is a frequent occurrence – the phone call McCarter gets often from a friend asking the same question. “Where should I eat this weekend?”

2. The Week Ahead: May 9-15 -

Alright, Memphis, grab your calendars! Whether you want to book it over to the Ruby Bridges Reading Festival or just baste in the scent of barbecue, there’s plenty to do this week. Here’s our roundup...

3. Memphis Barbecue Primer -

IF YOU DON’T GET YOUR BARBECUE HERE, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU GET IT. The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is next week. One of my first columns was about defining barbecue when no definition should be necessary. Sadly, we’ve slipped further and further down a saucy slope and basic definitions are required again.

4. Football Tigers Readying For Friday Nights Stripes -

The University of Memphis football team spring practice seasons culminates Friday, April 22, with Friday Night Stripes at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. The Tiger Lane Block Party will kick off the evening’s events, running from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

5. Memphis Meats Startup Focused on Lab-Grown Food -

The purpose of new meat-production startup Memphis Meats Inc. is in the name, but what’s perhaps more important – the “how” of the company’s operation – is not as readily apparent.

6. Memphians Invited to the Table for Black Restaurant Week -

At Mot & Ed’s restaurant, regular customers go back a couple of generations. Owner Edna Banks-Hawkins only opened the soul food restaurant four years ago, but people come in with memories of her family’s chain of Boyd BBQ restaurants.

7. Ballpark Digest Lauds AutoZone Park Renovations -

Extensive improvements before last baseball season earned AutoZone Park Ballpark Digest's Best Ballpark Renovation Award (over $6 million category) for 2015.

"AutoZone Park has always been one of the leading venues in Minor League Baseball, but there's no doubt it had become a dated facility," said Kevin Reichard, Ballpark Digest publisher. "With the St. Louis Cardinals coming on board as owners, it was clearly important to Cards team leaders and the Redbirds front office that the fan experience be significantly enhanced."

8. Mall of Memphis Property Bought by Trucking Company -

113-Acre Former
Mall of Memphis Site
Sale Amount: $3.9 million

Sale Date: Dec. 29, 2015
Buyer: TAG Real Estate Holdings LLC
Seller: Memphis Industrial Properties LLC (Johnson Development Associates Inc.)
Loan Amount: $23 million
Loan Date: Dec. 29, 2015
Lender: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC
Details: The 113-acre former Mall of Memphis property has a new owner. TAG Real Estate Holdings, an affiliate of Memphis-based TAG Truck Enterprises LLC, paid $3.9 million, or $34,513 an acre, to buy the property from Johnson Development Associates Inc., acting as Memphis Industrial Properties LLC.

9. Ballpark Digest Lauds AutoZone Park Renovations -

Extensive improvements before last baseball season earned AutoZone Park Ballpark Digest's Best Ballpark Renovation Award (over $6 million category) for 2015.

"AutoZone Park has always been one of the leading venues in Minor League Baseball, but there's no doubt it had become a dated facility," said Kevin Reichard, Ballpark Digest publisher. "With the St. Louis Cardinals coming on board as owners, it was clearly important to Cards team leaders and the Redbirds front office that the fan experience be significantly enhanced."

10. East Memphis Retail Strip Sells for $5.3 Million -

An East Memphis retail center has sold for $5.3 million to an out-of-town group.

Orleans Place Retail Center LLC purchased the property at 1779 Kirby Parkway and 1789 Kirby Parkway from Cohen Orleans Place LLC in a Dec. 28 warranty deed.

11. East Memphis Retail Strip Sells for $5.3 Million -

An East Memphis retail center has sold for $5.3 million to an out-of-town group.

Orleans Place Retail Center LLC purchased the property at 1779 Kirby Parkway and 1789 Kirby Parkway from Cohen Orleans Place LLC in a Dec. 28 warranty deed.

12. Memphis' Grocery Wars -

After Sprouts became one of the newest grocery chains to enter the Memphis market by opening stores in Lakeland and Germantown earlier this year, company spokesman Diego Romero described the chain’s arrival as practically a no-brainer.

13. I Choose Memphis: Amy Grow -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Amy Grow

Job title and company: International Paper, Communications Department, Meetings & Events

14. March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Set for Oct. 22 -

The 28th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is happening later this month at the Memphis Botanic Garden.

The event, set for Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., is a fundraiser that offers guests the opportunity to sample fare from some of the area’s best restaurants, mingle with local celebrity chefs, taste wines and spirits, and bid on an array of auction items.

15. March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Set for Oct. 22 -

The 28th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is happening later this month at the Memphis Botanic Garden.

The event, set for Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., is a fundraiser that offers guests the opportunity to sample fare from some of the area’s best restaurants, mingle with local celebrity chefs, taste wines and spirits, and bid on an array of auction items.

16. Events -

Cooper-Young’s Rocktober music series kicks off Monday through Thursday, Oct. 5-8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Performers include Tony Maynard (Oct. 5), Davy Ray Bennett (Oct. 6), Nora & Chuck Retroactive (Oct. 7) and Subtractions (Oct. 8). Concerts continue throughout October. Visit cooperyoung.com.

17. Events -

Circuit Playhouse will present the regional premiere of “Carrie the Musical” Friday, Oct. 2, through Oct. 25 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

18. A Tasteful List 2015 -

MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fifth helping of the Tasteful List, updated for 2015 – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.

Could I get another napkin over here?

19. Oktoberfest 2015 to Be Held at Firehaus Beer Garden -

High Cotton Brewing Co. is bringing its second annual Oktoberfest Memphis event to Downtown’s pop-up beer garden, Station 3: Memphis Firehaus. The converted fire station is the latest project of the group behind spring 2015’s Tennessee Brewery: The Revival. The beer festival will feature limited release High Cotton brews, live music from The Dead Soldiers and traditional Bavarian food prepared by Central BBQ. Presale tickets, available at oktoberfestmemphis.com, are $40 for “all-you-can-drink” beer admission and $10 for designated driver entry.

20. Oktoberfest 2015 to Be Held at Firehaus Beer Garden -

High Cotton Brewing Co. is bringing its second annual Oktoberfest Memphis event to Downtown’s pop-up beer garden, Station 3: Memphis Firehaus. The converted fire station is the latest project of the group behind spring 2015’s Tennessee Brewery: The Revival. The beer festival will feature limited release High Cotton brews, live music from The Dead Soldiers and traditional Bavarian food prepared by Central BBQ. Presale tickets, available at oktoberfestmemphis.com, are $40 for “all-you-can-drink” beer admission and $10 for designated driver entry.

21. Firehouse's Red-Hot Potential on Display During Beer Garden -

When the pop-up beer garden event Station 3: The Memphis Fire Haus makes its debut at the corner of Third Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in October, it will be a showcase for a property that has sat vacant since its arena neighbor opened in 2004.

22. Events -

Networking in Memphis will hold its fifth-year celebration, hosted by The Bar-Kays, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 300 Art Gallery, 300 S. Main St. Admission is $10; all proceeds go to the Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy. Tickets sold online only. Visit networkinginmem.com.

23. Events -

The Church Health Center’s Tobacco-Free Tuesday kicks off Tuesday, Aug 25, at 5:30 p.m. at 1115 Union Ave. Dr. Nia Zalamea will discuss the benefits of quitting smoking, and attendees will preview CHC’s free Commit to Quit smoking-cessation program. RSVP to harrells@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2222.

24. Events -

Memphis Coalition for Insure Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Justice Center and Tennessee Health Care Campaign, will host a “Counting the Cost for Tennessee Communities” meeting Monday, Aug. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The coalition will provide background information on Insure Tennessee and collect information on how the legislation’s failure affects individuals. Visit tnjustice.org.

25. Orgel Group Planning Another Seasonal Beer Garden -

If a Memphis beer garden can work in the spring, why not the fall?

This past April and May, Benjamin Orgel and partners Paul Stephens, Logan Scheidt and Central BBQ’s J.C. Youngblood united for Tennessee Brewery: The Revival, opening a pop-up beer garden at the site of the old Tennessee Brewery, 495 Tennessee Street.

26. Events -

Page Robbins Adult Day Center will host a “Wine & Unwind” event with attorney J. Anthony Bradley on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m. at Page Robbins, 1961 S. Houston Levee Road. Bradley will discuss VA Aid and Attendance benefits for veterans and their spouses. RSVP to info@pagerobbins.org or 901-854-1200.

27. Corky’s Offering Fresh Meals at New Germantown Kroger -

The new Kroger store in Germantown will offer hot dishes of Corky’s Ribs & BBQ when it opens next month.

Kroger reached an agreement with Corky’s to serve select items, including ribs, pork shoulder and chicken prepared onsite, at the new store at 7735 Farmington Blvd., which is set to open Aug. 12. Corky’s beans, potato salad, cole slaw and banana pudding also will be available.

28. Corky’s Offering Fresh Meals at New Germantown Kroger -

The new Kroger store in Germantown will offer hot dishes of Corky’s Ribs & BBQ when it opens next month.

Kroger reached an agreement with Corky’s to serve select items, including ribs, pork shoulder and chicken prepared onsite, at the new store at 7735 Farmington Blvd., which is set to open Aug. 12. Corky’s beans, potato salad, cole slaw and banana pudding also will be available.

29. I Choose Memphis: Gray Fiser -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Gray Fiser

Job title and company: Senior Associate, CBRE Memphis

30. Memphis Restaurants ‘Love Their Patios’ -

The warm weather means it's that time of year again for Memphis diners.

Patios have begun filling up around the city as restaurant patrons flock to outdoor dining settings where they can people-watch, enjoy drinks and nosh on smaller, simpler menu items.

31. Memphis in May Names Barbecue Contest Winners -

The Shed BBQ took home top honors in the 2015 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

The Shed, from Ocean Springs, Miss., won first place in the whole hog division and was named Grand Champion. It earned $29,000 in prize money.

32. Memphis in May Names Barbecue Contest Winners -

The Shed BBQ took home top honors in the 2015 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

The Shed, from Ocean Springs, Miss., won first place in the whole hog division and was named Grand Champion. It earned $29,000 in prize money.

33. Oxn Retail Shop Prepares to Open in South Main -

As part of his preparations for the new men’s clothing and lifestyle store he will soon open Downtown, Zac Woolfolk was captivated by the idea of auxin, a growth hormone in plants.

It was a straight line from there to his interest in doing something that helps Memphis itself to grow. The word is pronounced like the animal oxen, but Woolfolk – an Internet marketing strategist with Rocketfuel – decided to drop the ‘E.’ The result: a more search-friendly name for his shop Oxn and the completion of one of many steps on the road to opening behind Central BBQ in the South Main neighborhood, possibly by the end of this month.

34. Tigers Spring Football Game Is Friday at Liberty Bowl -

For the second consecutive year the University of Memphis will host its annual football spring game under the lights of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The game will be Friday, April 10.

The Tigers’ “Friday Night Stripes” festivities will kickoff at 5 p.m. with a block party on Tiger Lane, followed by Tiger Walk at 6 p.m. and the spring game scrimmage at 7 p.m. All activities, including parking and admission to the game, are free and open to the public.

35. Beer Revived -

Revive the beer garden, and they will come. If the soft opening held on Tuesday night, April 7, was any indication, then Tennessee Brewery: The Revival will have a nice run this spring.

Taking advantage of warm temperatures, patrons packed the pop-up beer garden at the recently purchased Tennessee Brewery at 495 Tennessee St. Among those milling about: Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, city councilman Myron Lowery, and members of the Grizzlies’ front office.

36. Events -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

37. Events -

Morris Auction Group will host a free seminar for potential property sellers to learn about the real estate auction marketing method Monday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Morris Auction Group offices, 2687 Mount Moriah Terrace. Visit morrisauctiongroup.com for details.

38. I Choose Memphis: Thomas Williams -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Thomas Williams

39. Events -

Teach901 will host its third annual teacher job fair Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Central BBQ Downtown, 1247 Butler Ave. Candidates interested in pursuing a career as an educator in the Memphis area are invited. More than 20 organizations will be seeking hires. Visit teach901.com/job-fair to register.

40. Memphis Brand Enjoys Banner 2014 -

That thing that might best be described as the Memphis brand has enjoyed something of a banner year in 2014.

Businesses and entrepreneurs like Paper & Clay, Muddy’s Bake Shop and chocolatier Phillip Ashley Rix found themselves in the spotlight at various times in the past 12 months thanks to national media attention. The National Association of Food Journalists held its annual conference in Memphis. The city won plaudits for its bike lanes and its affordability.

41. FedEx Supply Chain Expansion Wins Tax Freeze -

FedEx Supply Chain Services appears poised to move ahead with an expansion in Memphis.

The third-party logistics arm of FedEx, recently won a five-year tax freeze for a $6.8 million expansion to its 454,713-square-foot warehouse at 5050 E. Holmes Road.

42. I Choose Memphis: Scott Wilson -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Scott Wilson

43. Events -

American Marketing Association, Memphis Chapter will meet Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lipscomb & Pitts Building, 2670 Union Ave. Jeremy Park, president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will present “Giving Back With a Purpose: The Shift in Corporate Engagement and Cause Marketing.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit memphisama.org.

44. Events -

American Marketing Association, Memphis Chapter will meet Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lipscomb & Pitts Building, 2670 Union Ave. Jeremy Park, president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will present “Giving Back With a Purpose: The Shift in Corporate Engagement and Cause Marketing.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit memphisama.org.

45. Events -

The Metal Museum will host Repair Days Thursday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 5, at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. Metalsmiths from across the country will solder, sharpen, remove dents and repair items, with all proceeds benefiting the museum. Visit metalmuseum.org for a schedule of events.

46. A Tasteful List 2014 -

MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fourth edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2014 – second, third and fourth helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.

47. I Choose Memphis: Amy Simpson -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Amy Simpson

48. I Choose Memphis: Andrés Flores -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Andrés Flores

49. Business on Wheels -

When asked once by a reporter whether he’d consider supplementing his business with a food truck like many of his industry peers, the owner of a popular Midtown restaurant was matter-of-fact in his reply.

50. ‘Drive for Progress’ -

There’s a duality of meaning implied in the name of the civic organization where Nancy Coffee serves as president and CEO.

51. I Choose Memphis: Hillary Quirk -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Hillary Quirk

Job title and company: Community Manager, Start Co.

52. Owens Named MERI Executive Director -

Jason K. Owens has been named executive director of the Medical Education & Research Institute. Owens previously served as education/research planning manager of the nonprofit medical teaching and training bioskills laboratory, and has led cross-functional initiatives specific to the MERI’s strategic education and research planning, mobile education development and operational management.

53. Under the Banner -

If you’ve made your way to the Cooper-Young Historic District lately, you might have noticed the new banners hanging from street poles throughout the neighborhood.

The 26 banners, which line Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division poles down Central Avenue, Cooper Street and Young Avenue, feature images of some of the neighborhood’s biggest assets: the business owners and customers who have helped turn Cooper-Young into such an urban success story.

54. I Choose Memphis: Ragan Washburn -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Ragan Washburn

Job Title and Company: Manager of Community Engagement and Events at Duncan-Williams Inc.

55. I Choose Memphis: Mickell Lowery -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Mickell Lowery

Job Title and Company: District Sales Manager, FedEx Services

56. Union Mission Heightens Outreach During Holidays -

Memphis Union Mission is ramping up its efforts to help the homeless during the holiday season.

The nonprofit group just completed its annual Thanksgiving event late last month to feed the homeless, and preparations are underway for meals and services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

57. ‘Pro-Business’ -

The explosive population growth and business-friendly environment in DeSoto County have combined to transform its formerly sleepy suburbs into thriving retail and industrial development centers.

Today, Goodman Road looks more and more like a busy commercial strip in Memphis, and DeSoto County has become the favored location for large industrial developers.

58. ‘Pro-Business Environment’ -

The explosive population growth and business-friendly environment in DeSoto County have combined to transform its formerly sleepy suburbs into thriving retail and industrial development centers.

Today, Goodman Road looks more and more like a busy commercial strip in Memphis, and DeSoto County has become the favored location for large industrial developers.

59. Apartment, Retail Markets Holding Steady -

The Memphis area multifamily and retail markets continue to chug along, with the newer, more upscale products in each sector propping up both overall markets.

Those trends and others in commercial real estate will be the subject of discussion Thursday, Nov. 7, during the 2013 Commercial Real Estate Review & Forecast, one of six seminars in The Daily News’ 2013 Seminar Series.

60. Editorial: Memphis Moves Way Beyond BBQ -

Memphis food is more than barbecue. Much more.

There – we’ve said it.

And moderation is not only possible but advisable because the burgeoning food scene in Memphis shows no signs of fading. It is growing as the dish crawl series of events demonstrate.

61. A Tasteful List Updated for 2013 -

A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Hello, my name is Dan and I’ll be your server.

Presenting the third edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2013 – second and third helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.

62. Beer Fest Taps Creativity of Local Brewers -

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host its annual Art on Tap event for the 18th consecutive year on Friday, Sept. 6. The beer-tasting extravaganza will feature offerings from local breweries and eateries, as well as live music and other entertainment.

63. Events -

The Center for Southern Folklore will present the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union Avenue. The event will include music, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Cost is free. Visit southernfolklore.org for a list of performers.

64. Events -

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable with Scott Lawyer, director of the Master of Business Administration program at Christian Brothers University, Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 a.m. at Cheffie’s Cafe, 483 High Point Terrace. The topic is “Continuing Education and the Sales Professional: Why is This Important?” Cost is $20 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

65. Cochon Heritage BBQ Event Shifts to Beale Street Landing -

The Cochon Heritage BBQ series has changed venues.

The series, which also is now being promoted by a different PR agency, originally was supposed to take place at The Peabody hotel. It will still happen Aug. 30, but the new venue it’s announced is Beale Street Landing.

66. Cochon Heritage BBQ Event Shifts to Beale Street Landing -

The Cochon Heritage BBQ series has changed venues.

The series, which also is now being promoted by a different PR agency, originally was supposed to take place at The Peabody hotel. It will still happen Aug. 30, but the new venue it’s announced is Beale Street Landing.

67. Cochon Heritage BBQ Event Returns to Memphis -

Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555, said it was pretty much inevitable the Cochon Heritage BBQ series would return to Memphis this year.

The celebration of ’cue is coming back to the world’s unofficial pork barbecue capital Aug. 30 at The Peabody hotel. It’s a standup tasting event that involves several chef teams challenged to use one whole heritage breed pig per team to win votes from an audience of industry professionals, media and noteworthy judges.

68. Cochon Heritage BBQ Event Returns to Memphis -

The Cochon Heritage BBQ series is coming back to Memphis next month.

The event happens Aug. 30 at The Peabody hotel, following its first visit to the city in 2012.

It’s a stand-up tasting event that involves five chef teams challenged to use one whole heritage breed pig per team to win votes from an audience of industry professionals, media and noteworthy judges.

69. Cochon Heritage BBQ Event Returns to Memphis -

The Cochon Heritage BBQ series is coming back to Memphis next month.

The event happens Aug. 30 at The Peabody hotel, following its first visit to the city in 2012.

It’s a stand-up tasting event that involves five chef teams challenged to use one whole heritage breed pig per team to win votes from an audience of industry professionals, media and noteworthy judges.

70. Local Barbecue World Loses Two Icons -

On the opening day Thursday, May 16, of the Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Memphis barbecue community was mourning the loss of two icons in the business of barbecue.

71. Local Barbecue World Loses Two Icons -

On the opening day of the Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Memphis barbecue community was mourning the loss of two icons in the business of barbecue.

John Willingham, a past winner of the contests, restaurant owner and former Shelby County Commissioner died Wednesday.

72. Good Times for All -

There will be kickball games, limbo dances, arts and crafts, and a talent show. There will be all of that and more at the sixth annual Camp Good Times residential summer camp May 30 through June 5 at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park in Millington.

73. Expanding Distribution -

Budweiser of Memphis is dedicated to expanding the craft beer segment in Memphis following its acquisition of Southwestern Distributing’s sizable craft beer portfolio last October, making Budweiser of Memphis the largest wholesaler of craft beer in the Memphis market.

74. Restaurants See Plenty of Activity in 2012 -

There were new restaurant openings, expansions and major milestones celebrated.

Alliances were formed, events were debuted and, of course, a few joints were shuttered.

In most respects, 2012 was a banner year for the Memphis food scene, and 2013 could be even more promising, said Patrick Reilly, owner of Majestic Grille and president of the Memphis Restaurant Association.

75. Payne Joins Fulton CPAs as Senior Accountant -

Tarasha Payne has joined Fulton CPAs PLLC as a senior accountant in the areas of taxation, compilation and reviews, and client services. Payne has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and is working toward CPA certification. The announcement comes on the heels of big changes at the accounting firm, including new ownership and a name change from Polsgrove & Fulton. (See The Daily News’ Monday, Dec. 17, edition for more information.)

76. Events -

Federal Bar Association will hold its annual membership meeting and 2013 board election Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 11:45 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second St. It will be followed by lunch and a one-hour continuing legal education presentation by Brian Faughnan at noon. Cost of lunch and CLE presentation is free for FBA members and $25 for nonmembers. Email gregory.grishman@jacksonlewis.com.

77. Events -

The Memphis chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will host its annual holiday party Monday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

78. Leadership Academy Creates New Identity -

The Leadership Academy has a new identity.

The leadership- and talent-focused organization has rebranded itself as the New Memphis Institute.

An email the group sent out late Thursday, Oct. 18, spelled out the reason for the change and how the group envisions itself as – and is striving to be – the city’s “talent engine.”

79. Leadership Academy Rebrands as New Memphis Institute -

The Leadership Academy has a new identity.

The leadership- and talent-focused organization has rebranded itself as the New Memphis Institute.

An email the group sent out late Thursday, Oct. 18, spelled out the reason for the change and how the group envisions itself as – and is striving to be – no less than the city’s “talent engine.”

80. Cooking Channel Show to Spotlight Main Street -

The television food scene has been kind to Memphis this year.

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri recently visited six Memphis-area restaurants for his Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” all of which have opened within the past few years.

81. Wrapping Up Why Memphis Rocks -

Since Memphians say it best, when it comes to describing “Why Memphis Rocks,” we have had fun sharing your responses over the last few weeks. This week, as we wrap up the series, let us elaborate with a few more:

82. Why Memphis Rocks -

Last week we kicked off this series of reader-response columns by asking, “Why do you think Memphis Rocks?” So far, we have received some heartwarming stories, catchy slogans, and fascinating perspectives that all capture the essence of what makes our community so great. Let us go ahead and start sharing your responses while I encourage you, our readers, to keep the feedback coming, so we can share even more next week.

83. A Tasteful List 2012 -

A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. So many of you seemed to salivate over last year’s Tasteful List, I’ve updated it for 2012. While reduced some, make no mistake, there’s nothing dietary about it.

84. Meritan to Host Classic Bike Tour -

Meritan Inc.’s 13th Annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour, a 17-mile non-competitive bike ride through Memphis, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at Poplar Plaza Shopping Center, at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street.

85. Central BBQ Files Downtown Biz License -

Central BBQ is moving closer to opening a location in Downtown Memphis in the South Main Historic Arts District.

Central-BBQ-Downtown LLC has filed a business license for 147 E. Butler Ave., according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

86. Fun Ways To Give Back This Weekend -

Last week we highlighted MidSouth Sober Living, which is a local nonprofit creating sober living, transitional housing centers for those embarking on a new start in life. Now that summer has revved into high gear, let us share some opportunities to enjoy the weekend while easily and affordably giving back to our community.

87. Local 'Diners' Filmed for Food Network Series -

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri was in Memphis last week visiting a handful of the city’s budding eateries for his Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

The show features Fieri traveling the country in his red 1967 Chevy Camaro convertible for classic “greasy spoon” restaurants, bars and roadside shacks based on viewer suggestions.

88. Berger Working on Food Truck Alliance -

As if owning and operating the city’s fastest growing self-serve frozen yogurt business isn’t enough, Taylor Berger is about to add two more hospitality titles to his resume.

89. Celebrating Law -

The Memphis legal community is poised to kick off its annual weeklong celebration of the profession that will include a party in Downtown’s Court Square, a naturalization ceremony for new citizens and a remembrance of the dozens of lawyers and judges who died over the past 12 months.

90. Central BBQ Files Permit For Downtown -

A popular barbecue restaurant is expanding its local footprint to Downtown Memphis.

Central BBQ has filed a $150,000 building permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the renovation of a commercial kitchen to a restaurant at 147 E. Butler Ave. in the South Main Historic Arts District.

91. Central BBQ Files Permit for Downtown -

A popular barbecue restaurant is expanding its local footprint to Downtown Memphis.

Central BBQ has filed a $150,000 building permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the renovation of a commercial kitchen to a restaurant at 147 E. Butler Ave. in the South Main Historic Arts District.

92. Events -

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold a roundtable breakfast meeting with Nathan P. Walters of Marsh USA Inc. Thursday, March 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread in Laurelwood Shopping Center, 4530 Poplar Ave., suite 101. He will speak on “A Plan to Define, Design and Implement a Prospecting Strategy.” Visit www.sms-midsouth.org to register.

93. Events -

Remington College Memphis will hold a blood drive Tuesday, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on its campus, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. The blood drive is part of Remington College’s 3 Lives campaign, an effort to increase the number of minority blood donors. For more information, call 800-448-6405.

94. GOP Politics Resemble 2008 In Tennessee -

This time around, leaders of the Tennessee Republican Party were convinced their choice in the Republican presidential contest would be a match with voters in the state’s presidential primary.

Four years ago, when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee carried Shelby County and took the state, the party argued convincingly that the state’s second choice for the nomination – former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney – was a victim of the move of the Super Tuesday primaries to February.

95. Uphill Battle -

After retiring from her nearly 30-year career at FedEx, African-American business executive Edith Kelly-Green embarked on an entrepreneurial venture when she bought 11 Lenny’s Sub Shop locations.

Three decades of working for a Fortune 500 corporation paved the way for her new enterprise as a franchisee.

96. A Taste of Memphis -

On Lance Silkes’ Twitter bio, the Memphis transplant describes himself as, “I haven’t met a food I haven’t liked.”

The owner of Tastin’ ‘Round Town culinary tours relocated to the Bluff City about three years ago and has since created a name for himself with his personalized restaurant tour business, based on his passion for food and appreciation for Memphis.

97. 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.

98. Union Holiday Deli & Ham Adds Drive-Thru, Parking -

Holiday Deli & Ham Co. is in the midst of adding parking and a drive-thru to its high-volume Midtown store.

99. McNeeley’s Project Green Fork Promotes Sustainability -

Project Green Fork and founder Margot McNeeley have made a significant impact on the Memphis community in only a few short years.

Since the program’s inception in 2008, PGF-certified restaurants have recycled more than 600,000 gallons of plastic, glass and aluminum; more than 300 tons of cardboard and paper; and 79,000 gallons of food waste.

100. Events -

Visible Music College will hold the seventh annual 24-Hour Drumathon beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The entire percussion department will drum for 24 hours at the Ann and Jim Vining Concert Hall, 200 Madison Ave. The event will raise money for Visible Music College drummers to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis. The Drumathon will be broadcast live online, To donate, watch streaming video or request a song, visit www.drumathon.com.