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1. Paraham Joins DCA As PR, Social Media Coordinator -

Wesley Paraham has joined Memphis-based creative communications consulting firm as PR and social media coordinator. In this role, Paraham supports DCA’s public relations and social media strategies for clients including Explore Bike Share, Memphis Greenspace, Memphis Public Libraries and Big River Crossing, with a special emphasis on research and content development.

2. Last Word: Higher Ed Pushback, 50 Years Later and Attack Ads in the Race for Gov. -

The idea that higher education is primarily about getting people into jobs as soon as possible is getting some push back. And it comes several years into an emphasis at the state level on associate degrees and trade certifications. Rhodes College president Marjorie Hass said several times during our talk on “Behind The Headlines” that she isn’t downplaying the importance of trade skills and the education necessary for those skills.

3. Dixon Hughes Goodman Taps New Managing Partner -

Buddy Dearman’s new role at accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP is as much about cars and automobile dealerships, and the entrepreneurs behind them, as it is about numbers on a spreadsheet.

4. 'F' is for Fraud -

Just before the winter break, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen had a lot of questions for the Shelby County Schools system. She had just read a 258-page report from an independent investigation of the school system’s grade-changing scandal at Trezevant High School.

5. Lankford to Manage Agricenter’s New Organic Center -

Chris Lankford has been named farm manager for Agricenter International’s newly created Organic Resource Center, which is designed to be a resource for Mid-South growers in the basics of the organic certification process. Lankford will be responsible for the operation of the new organic farm, developing peri-urban agriculture projects, and promoting organic agricultural practices. He also will assist the director of research in additional research as well as the operation of Agricenter’s farm as a whole.

6. Dixon Hughes Goodman Taps New Managing Partner -

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP has appointed Buddy Dearman as managing partner of DHG Dealerships.

Dearman will develop and lead DHG Dealerships’ strategy, including overseeing services for more than 2,500 dealership clients in all 50 states.

7. Hopson ‘Angry And Frustrated’ About Grade Changes -

The use of grade floors – a minimum grade a student can get – is a different matter than the grade-changing investigation that began at Trezevant High and is about to expand to seven other high schools in the Shelby County Schools system, according to SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson.

8. Hopson Says Grade-Changing Investigation Expands to Other Schools -

Outside auditors will review grade changing practices at seven high schools as Shelby County Schools broadens its investigation of transcript grade changes at Trezevant High School that showed “systematic academic improprieties” at the Frayser high school.

9. ‘Disgusted’ SCS Vows to Change Culture -

An independent investigation that confirmed grade-changing allegations at Trezevant High School in a “systemic pattern” points to a “culture” of improprieties in the school system, several Shelby County Schools board members said Tuesday, Dec. 5.

10. Last Word: Council Day, Strickland on Immigration and Super Bowl Ad Review -

Just when the Shelby County Commission seems to settle into a rhythm of short, concise meetings, along comes a relatively smallish grant for a free condom distribution program locally. And the commission chambers are packed.

11. Dixon Hughes Goodman Expects More Growth in Memphis in 2017 -

During periods of uncertainty and unexpected rule changes, business owners turn to the interpreters of those rules, practical advice givers who can help an enterprise find a clear path forward.

Given the period of regulatory upheaval of recent years – and the almost certainty of more change to come now that a new national administration has come to power – no wonder the Memphis office of accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman is on a tear at the moment.

12. MEI Survey: Strong Memphis Economy Ahead in ’17 -

The Memphis-area economy across several key sectors – construction, real estate, retail spending, and others – is continuing to improve.

That’s according to the “Beige Book,” the Federal Reserve’s latest survey of economic conditions in the region that includes Memphis , which was released in recent days. It’s a report that each of the regional Fed districts publishes as a survey of their respective territories.

13. Last Call: Economic Indicator Survey Closes On Dec. 31 -

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. rightfully is considered an economic bellwether because of the front-line view the package delivery giant has on economic activity thanks to consumers’ purchasing and shipping habits.

14. Memphis Chamber Announces Program to Assist Minority-, Women-Owned Businesses -

At a press conference fittingly held at the National Civil Rights Museum, The Greater Memphis Chamber announced their newest pilot program Thursday, Dec. 15: the Ascend Memphis Business Development Pilot Program.

15. Literacy Mid-South Names Shelton Executive Director -

Literacy Mid-South has announced the nonprofit’s new executive director, Knox Shelton. Shelton, who has been with Literacy Mid-South since July 2015 in various roles, will be in the position effective Jan. 1, 2017. Shelton has been serving as interim executive director since July 2016. Prior to that, he was the organization’s community relations manager.

16. Dixon Hughes Goodman Adds to Sales Tax Practice -

Accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP has added a veteran of International Paper Co. as sales tax practice leader for its Memphis tax advisory practice.

17. Dixon Hughes Goodman Adds Sales Tax Practice Leader -

Accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP has added a veteran of International Paper Co. as sales tax practice leader for its Memphis tax advisory practice.

18. Last Word: Beale Street Blues, Feds Review MPD and Midtown Kroger -

It’s the Grizz season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum Wednesday. But there was plenty of drama in the Grizzlies office Tuesday afternoon of the non-Grizz variety but nevertheless a shade of Beale Street blue.

19. Q3 Review Shows Memphis Economy is Improving -

Talk to local professionals with their finger on the pulse of the local economy – say, bankers, who are of course on the front lines to gauge things like consumer demand and borrowing ability – and the story they tell is of an economy on the move.

20. Eclectic Eye Co-Founder: A Small Business Has to Start Somewhere -

Robbie Johnson Weinberg has a great appreciation for FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper and other large corporations based in Memphis. But when she’s traveling, the co-founder of Eclectic Eye always likes to check out the small businesses in other cities – everything from a neighborhood pub to the “funky comic book store.”

21. MacAulay Brings Family Law Litigation Talents to Memphis DHG -

Cindy MacAulay is making the move from Charleston, S.C., to join the Memphis office of Dixon Hughes Goodman this month, bringing her expertise in income analysis, forensic accounting, tax consulting, and business valuations.

22. Q2 Data Show Solid Memphis Economic Picture -

Some clients of the wealth management and financial planning firm Kelman-Lazarov Inc. apparently got a little spooked by the recent decision of voters in Britain to leave the European Union.

23. Last Word: A Robust 2nd Quarter, Marshall and Union and the Code Crew -

Last Word is more like First Word because of a blink of the computer overnight at around 11 p.m. that left us able to create and report but not to post. But not to worry, we will resume our night owl habits Sunday into Monday after this brief reminder of the way things used to be when the deadline was when the presses stopped.

24. Q2 Data Show Strong Memphis Economy -

From lending activity to bank data to anecdotal evidence from businesses in the area, the Memphis economy seems to be moving into the summer months from a position of strength.

That’s based on a comprehensive look at second quarter metrics and data – everything from recaps of big real estate deals to home sale numbers and the stock prices of Memphis-based companies – included in The Daily News Quarterly Review.

25. Dixon Hughes Lets Students ‘Explore Memphis’ -

Members of Memphis’ corporate community like accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP see the recruitment of the next generation of talent to their firms as more than selling the firms themselves, office perks and the like.

26. The Week Ahead: June 6-12 -

Time to get this week started, Memphis! There’s plenty to keep you busy in this week’s roundup of need-to-know happenings, from the 50th anniversary of a seminal civil rights moment to a blast from the '80s-movie past...

27. Last Word: TN(not)Ready, Hatiloo Expands and Tax Season Advice -

So what do you do when the test-makers fail the test?

You go back to the old test in the case of the Tennessee Education Department and the TNReady tests.
These were the new tests for the new statewide student achievement standards that replaced Common Core standards.
They can only be taken online.
But the system crashed Monday, which was the day that all of the preparation in the last year was geared toward. That included two tests locally of the on-line capacity and other technical standards necessary to make this go smoothly.
Here is a good account of what happened statewide and locally with a few other stops across the state to take in the scope of how big a failure this was and what failed.

28. Helping Hand -

Cindy MacAulay started collecting a flurry of news articles last year about restaurants opening in Memphis, new businesses setting up shop here and on ways the city is improving and growing.

It was research about the city she’s in the process of making her new home.

29. Literacy Mid-South Creating Diverse Board and Volunteers -

Just so there is no misunderstanding: If you’re a billionaire living in Memphis, or even a millionaire, and you’d be interested in helping Literacy Mid-South and perhaps being on the board of directors, executive director Kevin Dean would love to sit down with you and have a conversation.

30. DHG Named to CNBC Wealth-Management List -

DHG Wealth Advisors LLC has been named to CNBC’s 2015 Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Companies in the United States.

31. DHG Named to CNBC Wealth-Management List -

DHG Wealth Advisors LLC has been named to CNBC’s 2015 Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Companies in the United States.

32. Events -

Mid-South Association for Financial Professionals will meet Thursday, June 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Overton Room at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Eric Spiegel and Chris Glenn of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP will discuss cybersecurity. Register at midsouthafp.org.

33. Events -

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold a roundtable discussion with Jeff Schultz, senior vice president of sales with APG Office Furnishings, Thursday, June 25, from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. The topic is “The Customer Buying Process.” Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

34. Events -

Memphis Blues Society and Overton Square will host a Bluesday Tuesday concert featuring John Nemeth with guest Eric Hughes Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Visit overtonsquare.com.

35. Memphis Economic Indicator Taking Third-Quarter Responses -

Investors in some of Memphis’ largest publicly traded companies are likely to feel somewhat encouraged about the current state of the economy – at least, when looking at their portfolios.

36. Sutton Joins Dixon Hughes Goodman -

Giles Sutton recently joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as a partner in the firm’s tax practice, where he will focus on issues pertaining to state and local tax.
Sutton, an established attorney and certified public accountant, brings more than 25 years of business tax experience, with a focus on state and local tax issues within the food and beverage, health care, transportation and energy industries.

37. Dixon Hughes Goodman Expands Memphis Office -

The accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman has signed a lease to significantly expand the size of its East Memphis office, allowing the firm to accommodate growth across a variety of its service lines.

38. Planned Downtown Hotel Features Urban Design -

A new rendering of a proposed LaQuinta Inn & Suites hotel at Union Avenue and Danny Thomas Boulevard Downtown shows a more urban design than a previous stock rendering sent to city and county planners.

39. Dixon Hughes Goodman Expands Memphis Office -

The accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman has signed a lease to significantly expand the size of its East Memphis office, allowing the firm to accommodate growth across a variety of its service lines.

40. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board -

Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.

41. Memphis Economic Indicator Finds Optimism -

The latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, found a downward trend in sentiment measured by almost all of the survey’s six standard questions.

42. Survey: Graduates Should Return to Memphis After School -

Measuring economic sentiment among consumers at any given moment in time involves looking at specific data points and how consumers feel about those sets of numbers and facts.

That’s a key element of the Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business and economic sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP that’s now one year old.

43. Chamber Launches Young Professionals Group -

Before a concert gets underway, musicians will run through a soundcheck that serves as a kind of warm-up to the main event, during which participants can make suggestions for tweaks before the big show and can make sure that everything is done that needs to be.

44. Memphis Economic Indicator Presents Latest Snapshot -

On the qualitative side of the latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a survey measuring general business sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, respondents tended to put Memphis at a kind of inflection point at the moment.

45. Stephens Joins Maintenance Team at Commercial Advisors -

Timothy Stephens has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors as a maintenance mechanic at One Commerce Square. In his new role, Stephens will performing plumbing, painting and general maintenance services.

46. Estate Planning Council Taps New Leadership -

J. Randolph Flatt, a financial planner with the Mid-South Financial Group of Mass Mutual, has been elected to serve as vice president and acting president for the Estate Planning Council of Memphis.

47. Estate Planning Council Taps New Leadership -

J. Randolph Flatt, a financial planner with the Mid-South Financial Group of Mass Mutual, has been elected to serve as vice president and acting president for the Estate Planning Council of Memphis.

48. Business Leaders Optimistic About Local Economy -

As they have for a few quarters now, Memphis-area business leaders continue to acknowledge an incremental sense of optimism about specific aspects of their companies and the economy, according to the results of the third Memphis Economic Indicator.

49. Dixon Hughes Hires Eight in Memphis -

The Memphis office of Dixon Hughes Goodman has made eight hires.

Dixon Hughes, the largest certified public accounting firm based in the South, has hired Jessie Austin, Lee Harris and Jack Kaler as associates in the firm’s dealer services group, which focuses on the specialty accounting needs of automotive and heavy truck dealerships. Mack Widder, Lauren Leone and Kimberly Kirkland have been hired as associates in the firm’s tax department, and Domina Cox and Lawson Kilpatrick are associates in the audit department.

50. Dixon Hughes Hires Eight in Memphis -

The Memphis office of Dixon Hughes Goodman has made eight hires.

Dixon Hughes, the largest certified public accounting firm based in the South, has hired Jessie Austin, Lee Harris and Jack Kaler as associates in the firm’s dealer services group, which focuses on the specialty accounting needs of automotive and heavy truck dealerships. Mack Widder, Lauren Leone and Kimberly Kirkland have been hired as associates in the firm’s tax department, and Domina Cox and Lawson Kilpatrick are associates in the audit department.

51. Memphis Economic Indicator Shows Business Optimism -

The results of the second Memphis Economic Indicator, a new survey measuring general business sentiment jointly produced by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, reflect a modest overall improvement in optimism among business leaders compared to last quarter’s survey results.

52. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO -

Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.

53. Smaller Manufacturers Feel Device Tax -

Controversy continues to swirl around the new medical device excise tax that went into effect on Jan. 1.

The flat 2.3 percent tax is applied to every dollar of sales for medical device manufacturers, and for many small- to mid-sized companies the tax is crippling their ability to grow and invest much needed funds into other areas like research and development, sales and marketing, and hiring additional staff.

54. Moser Achieves Certified Financial Planner Status -

Philip Moser, a financial adviser in the Memphis office of Dixon Hughes Goodman Wealth Advisors, has achieved the certified financial planner professional designation.

55. Moser Achieves Certified Financial Planner Designation -

Philip Moser, a financial adviser in the Memphis office of Dixon Hughes Goodman Wealth Advisors, has achieved the certified financial planner professional designation.

56. Memphis Economic Indicator Seeks Participants -

The end of the third quarter is approaching, which means it’s time once again to hear what members of the local business community have to say about the direction of the economy.

The Daily News rolled out a new feature, the Memphis Economic Indicator, in the second quarter. It’s a six-question survey measuring general business sentiment, and the newspaper’s partner for the feature is Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.

57. Memphis Economic Indicator Surveys Landscape -

The inaugural Memphis Economic Indicator, a new online survey launched by Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP and The Daily News to measure general business sentiment, shows little consensus about the local economy.

58. Economic Survey Seeks Input From Memphis Businesses -

With the second quarter drawing to a close, The Daily News is encouraging members of the Memphis business community to take part in a new feature intended to be a forward-looking measure of business sentiment.

59. Daily News Seminar Spotlights Financial Hot Topics -

Craig Dismuke, the chief economic strategist of Vining Sparks IBG LP, opened his keynote address at The Daily News’ “Money and Markets” seminar Thursday, June 6, with a story that brought some insight into the wisdom that people – often erroneously – ascribe to experts in various fields, including economists.

60. Daily News, Dixon Hughes Goodman Unveil Business Sentiment Survey -

The Daily News has teamed up with one of the largest CPA firms based in the Southeast to launch a new feature that will complement the data-focused snapshots of business activity the newspaper publishes each quarter.

61. National Economy Headlines Seminar -

The next installment of The Daily News’ ongoing seminar series will offer a comprehensive look at the state of the economy, with insight from a panel of thought leaders and a keynote from the chief economic strategist of Vining Sparks IBG LP.

62. Non-Financial Fraud’s Growing Threat -

Conventional fraud is all too familiar, including misappropriation of assets (better known as employee theft) and financial statement fraud (Enron, WorldCom and Stanford Financial Group).

However, a type of fraud climbing out from under-the-radar status is non-financial fraudulent statements – false or misleading information produced by an organization to the public or regulatory body.

63. Passenger Numbers Continue Drop at Memphis International Airport -

Memphis International Airport continued in March to feel the impact of earlier Delta Air Lines Inc. cuts, as both passenger traffic and the total number of flights fell.

64. Health Care Challenge -

To cap off National Public Health Week, The Daily News held an in-depth discussion about health care reform and the daunting task of trying to digest and comprehend the new Affordable Care Act, which encompasses more than 2,800 pages of law and more than 100,000 pages of regulations and rules.

65. Cooper Focused on Improving MED Processes -

Several months into her new role at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Susan Cooper is focusing on what she calls “quick wins” to improve the quality of patient care throughout the regional health system.

66. Seminar Will Highlight US Health Reform -

The Affordable Care Act provides incentives for the U.S. health care system to integrate care across the entire care continuum – from acute care to outpatient care to better provide care for patients.

67. Fed Study Supports Community Banking -

A new study out from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis underscores one reason most banks in the Memphis area are smaller, community institutions.

68. Daily News Seminar Highlights Affordable Care Act -

Beginning in October, millions of Americans will be able to shop for health insurance through newly created health care exchanges dubbed the Health Insurance Marketplace.

This is also a critical period for businesses of all sizes as they navigate the 2010 Affordable Care Act and their responsibilities under the new law. The law requires employers with more than 50 employees to pay a fee if they don’t provide affordable coverage to their employees, while smaller firms are exempt from the employer responsibility requirements.

69. Blazing a Trail -

Susan Stephenson is one of the most accomplished and highly visible women in the Memphis business community. She is the co-founder of Independent Bank, the city’s second-largest bank as ranked by assets and one that largely steered clear of the mortgage mess that dogged competitors during the financial bust.

70. Dixon Hughes Adds Associates in Memphis -

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, the largest certified public accounting firm based in the Southeast, is continuing to grow in Memphis.

71. Pinnacle Awards Entries Due Friday -

The deadline for local commercial real estate brokers to enter the 12th annual Pinnacle Awards is Friday, Feb. 15.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council will honor those top producers in the industry at an April 25 ceremony at the Memphis Country Club, 600 Goodwyn St.

72. Dixon Hughes Goodman Hires Client Accounting Associate -

Dixon Hughes Goodman has hired Kelly McArthur as a client accounting services associate.

In that position, she’ll be responsible for full-charge bookkeeping, financial accounting and office software training for clients. She will also assist with budget preparation, grant reporting, indirect cost proposal preparation and tax return preparation.

73. Hayes Returns to PR Following Role in Wharton Administration -

Kerry Hayes knows a thing or two about what makes a city tick.

He spent nearly three years as special assistant to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., where he focused on research and innovation. Hayes led the effort to secure a $4.8 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, allowing Wharton to establish an “Innovation Delivery Team” of researchers to reduce handgun violence and accelerate economic development in the inner city.

74. Dodd-Frank Could Have ‘Dire Impact’ On Economy -

As banks nationwide are feeling the pressure of regulatory change like the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commercial real estate lending standards by community banks will likely remain stringent for the foreseeable future.

75. Forum Gives Sober Economic Outlook -

Attendees of The Daily News’ recent “Money and Markets” seminar got a clear-eyed, sober assessment of what’s happening on the local, national and international level from an economic perspective.

And they could be forgiven for perhaps clutching their wallets a little tighter as they left, thinking about national and world events to come.

76. TDN Seminar to Address Range of Economic Topics -

In Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir’s opinion, too many people have been “ingrained” with the notion that government is always the solution to community problems.

77. TDN Seminar Examines US, World Economies -

Taken separately, they’re stories with big ramifications. Countries around the world, the U.S. included, are grappling with the yin and yang of austerity vs. stimulus.

This fall, the U.S. presidential election will help set the future direction of an economy that’s still hard to read and incredibly volatile. Tax cuts, a payroll tax extension and a few other things expire at the end of this year, and Congress is as gridlocked as ever.

78. Culture of Ownership Can Help Mitigate Fraud -

We need to talk more about fraud. We spend time with statistics and case studies to help us understand occupational fraud in general, but we need to clearly articulate how fraud negatively affects us all, and why it’s important that we as a business community talk about it.

79. CPA: Some Real Estate Sectors Are Recovering -

Certified public accounting advisory group Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP may have eight industry practices in which it advises clients, but its real estate and manufacturing and distribution divisions are beginning to see the light at the end of the post-recession tunnel.

80. Dixon Hughes Goodman to Host Fraud Risk Event -

Mark Nicolas and Chris Glenn of Memphis CPA and advisory firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP will hold a discussion about the common characteristics of fraud perpetrators in the workplace and the types of fraud they commit as a part of the Better Business Bureau’s Breakfast Series on Tuesday, May 15.

81. Awards Just One Facet Of Comm. Council -

This year marks a decade of existence for the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Commercial Council, the trade organization for the commercial real estate profession and its related sectors.

The council has about 325 members whose professions include commercial developers, brokers, property managers and other related CRE careers. Two of the council’s main events each year are the Commercial Property Forecast Summit, held in February, and the Pinnacle Awards, which honor the highest-producing commercial brokers each spring.

82. Banks Should Focus on Risk Assessment -

After the turmoil of the Great Recession, the next few years will be an exciting time for community banks and community bankers.

Challenges and opportunities abound. In such a dynamic environment, a robust risk assessment process can not only help banks avoid regulatory and compliance issues but also provide assistance in successfully meeting strategic objectives. When the risk assessment process is viewed as a vital management tool instead of a routine requirement, it can bring value.

83. Logan New Director Of AHA Heart Ball -

Sarah Logan has joined the American Heart Association as director of the Heart Ball.

Hometown: Hernando, Miss.

84. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development -

Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.

Hometown: Connersville, Ind.

Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

85. Key Storylines Emerge in 2011 Banking -

Much of the news that came out of the local banking and financial services sectors in 2011 fell into one of three buckets.

No new fees, please.

Smaller names are doing bigger business.

And, two heads are better than one.

86. McGuire Joins Accounting Firm Dixon Hughes Goodman -

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, the new firm formed earlier this year with the combination of Memphis accounting firm Dixon Hughes PLLC and Virginia-based accounting firm Goodman & Co. LLP, has a new senior manager in Memphis leading the office’s financial institutions services group.

87. TDN’s Seminar Touts Sustainability -

Green is the buzzword in business these days. From economic development to real estate construction, public and private initiatives focused on sustainability are reshaping the way business is conducted.

88. Green Seminar to Cover Efficiency, Sustainability -

The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc. on Thursday, Oct. 6, hosts The Daily News Green Seminar, part of the 2011 Seminar Series, focusing on sustainability and green issues.

89. Daily News Seminar to Focus on Green Issues -

In business these days, it’s all about the green. From economic development to real estate construction, public and private initiatives focusing on sustainability are reshaping the way business is conducted.

90. Oliphant Appointed to Sustainability Ofc Committee -

Jay Oliphant, certified public accountant at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, has been appointed to the advisory committee of the Office of Sustainability for Memphis and Shelby County.

91. Dixon Hughes Goodman gets New Practice Leader -

Christopher Glenn has joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as practice leader for risk advisory services in the firm’s Memphis/Dallas region.

92. Local Companies Working to Navigate Economic Straits -

The financial services business seems like a tough one to be in these days.

Investors have for the last few weeks treated bank stocks like the piñata of Wall Street. Bankers, attorneys and investment professionals have boiled a massive government overhaul of the country’s financial regulations down to clipped phrases like “finreg” and “Dodd-Frank” that they speak of often with a grumble or a shaking of the head.

93. Dixon Hughes Goodman Eyes Local Growth -

Certified Public Accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP will step up efforts to expand its forensic, litigation support and valuation practice in the Memphis market following its April 1 formation.

94. Pinnacle Awards Honor City’s Best Brokers -

As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”

95. Pinnacle Awards Honor City's Best Brokers -

As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”

96. Dixon Hughes, Goodman on Track for Merger -

The merger of one of the largest accounting firms in Memphis with a large Virginia-based accounting firm is on track for completion.

Effective April 1, the firms Dixon Hughes PLLC and Goodman & Company LLP will combine to form Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, with the new entity employing more than 1,700 people in 30 existing offices through 11 states and Washington.

97. Dollar Signs -

From wealth management to accounting to investment firms, plenty of financial services companies in Memphis are enjoying a robust level of growth that might seem surprising to an outsider.

Yet it’s clear the economic recovery is well under way, and companies with strong fundamentals are reaping rewards.

98. Memphis, Virginia Accounting Firms to Merge -

Dixon Hughes PLLC, one of the largest accounting firms in Memphis and the largest based in the Southern United States, is merging with accounting firm Goodman & Company LLP.

Virginia-based Goodman is recognized as the fourth-largest certified public accounting firm based in the Mid-Atlantic. It has more than 80 partners and 500 professional staff. Dixon Hughes has slightly less than two dozen offices and a staff of more than 1,200. The merger is effective March 1, and the combined entity will be known as Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. It will be headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.