Editorial Results (free)
1. Tax Man Cometh
- Saturday, April 15, 2017
After years of lagging behind other parts of the county, Memphis’ real estate market is finally coming into its own. But with a strong market comes an increase in property values, which in turn leads to higher taxes.
2. Last Word: A New Chapter, The Kissell Dome and The New Bartlett High School
- Friday, March 31, 2017
Booksellers of Laurelwood is set to return in most of the same location with a smaller footprint and new owners. John Vergos of the Rendezvous and a former Memphis City Council member is among the investors bringing back the East Memphis institution that closed in February. No word on whether the new group will keep the name or go with a new name.
3. Last Word: Reappraisal Roller Coaster, Closing the Airport Post Office and District 95
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Four years ago was a very different time in the world of property reappraisals. For the first time in the memory of most, if not all, of the local elected officials looking at how much money they would have, the 2013 reappraisal of property for tax purposes didn’t grow or at least remain level. Values were down reflecting the depths of the recession and more importantly the housing crash.
4. Reappraisal Shows Shelby County Housing Market's Strength
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017
With average homes sale prices in some areas of Shelby County reaching record highs in 2016, it’s not a surprise that the 2017 reappraisal process is gathering a lot of attention.
But coupled with the much lower appraisals that were set in 2013 – when the four-year property assessment process was still feeling the results of the housing market crash – large increases in property values are almost inevitable in certain areas.
5. Women Executives Share Business, Life Lessons
- Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Through several career stops, Susan Hunsberger learned that she didn’t like being a financial analyst, she did like engaging with people through recruiting and human resources, and that it was more than fine to let colleagues see that you don’t know it all.
6. Women Executives to Discuss Career Highlights, Experiences
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017
It never hurts to speak a language the other guy understands. Especially if you’re a woman going where no woman has gone before.
“In many jobs, I was the first professional woman they’d seen at that location or in a position of leadership,” said Susan Hunsberger, today a senior vice president and chief human resources officer at ServiceMaster. “But I always felt like you needed to talk a language familiar to people you were interacting with. I grew up in the Steel Curtain era of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I loved football, love baseball, and that helped me. We could talk about that.”
7. Having It Their Way
- Saturday, February 18, 2017
She was working for a major petroleum company and had just been transferred to Cody, Wyoming. She was relatively new to the industry and certainly to the boots-on-the-ground oil field where on Day One she got out of her SUV wearing a long skirt and flats.
8. Last Word: The Artisan Survives, Gas Tax Push-Back and Our Competition
- Thursday, February 9, 2017
I knew winter was out there hiding somewhere. Just waiting for you to leave your coat at home in a flush of spring fever, bounding out of work Wednesday afternoon to find spring has hit the highway. But where does spring go on its spring break? The Suns were in Memphis Wednesday evening – the Phoenix Suns, that is. They lost to the Grizz at the Forum 110 – 91.
9. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
10. The Eyes Have It
- Saturday, September 10, 2016
Years ago, Peggy White drove around town in a replica MG3. The car got a lot of looks, and White got a lot of compliments. Today, however, it’s White’s face that is turning heads. Specifically, her eyeglasses and the chameleon-like makeover she can create from one day to another.
11. Preparing to Start a Business Creates Opportunity, Fear
- Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Meka Egwuekwe had a nice career going as a software developer when he co-founded CodeCrew. But he had to do it.
“It was both scary and not scary at the same time,” said Egwuekwe, who is also executive director at CodeCrew. “It was scary because I was walking away from a 19-year career as a software developer, where I could have easily continued successfully and comfortably for many more years.
12. Handling The Isolation That Small Business Owners Face
- Wednesday, August 31, 2016
When Robbie Johnson Weinberg and her optometrist husband Michael Weinberg decided to open up Eclectic Eye in Midtown in 2002, a lot of people told them it couldn’t work. Included this group: Weinberg’s colleagues.
13. Lawmakers Lure Us In With Momentary Sanity, And Then...
- Thursday, April 7, 2016
Just when it appears the Tennessee Senate is made up of sensible people – as evidenced by the killing of de-annexation legislation – the body is changing course with a Bible-thumping measure.
14. Settle? No. UT Needs to Defend Itself in Title IX Suit
- Saturday, April 2, 2016
Lots of smoke. But is there a fire? That is the issue at the University of Tennessee, where a Title IX lawsuit alleges the university has a “hostile sexual environment” and violates federal laws dealing with student discipline hearings for sexual assault cases, especially those involving student-athletes.
15. Last Word: El Chapo and Memphis, First Filers for August and Origins in Graffiti
- Monday, January 11, 2016
The Mississippi River at Memphis crested and then it rained.
The weekend rain added about two-tenths of an inch by Saturday to Friday’s crest.
But by Sunday, the river had dropped to 39.12 feet, which is still more than five feet above flood stage.
16. Charles Hughes to Head Rhodes’ Memphis Center
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Dr. Charles L. Hughes has been named director of Rhodes College’s Memphis Center, an academic hub focused on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South region. He will be teaching classes on Memphis history and culture, coordinating student projects and developing programs, and also will be continuing his own research on the area.
17. Women Progress, But Still Seek Change
- Monday, March 3, 2014
Amy Howell understands the assumptions. Co-author a book with the title “Women in High Gear” and it is easy, she says, to imagine a book that is “anti-male.”
18. Seminar to Focus on Importance of Women in Business
- Friday, February 21, 2014
When Amy Howell delivers the keynote address at the Women & Business Seminar Feb. 27 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, she will, rather appropriately, be speaking about the art of appreciating what women can bring to any business setting.
19. Women & Business Seminar to Highlight Achievements
- Friday, January 31, 2014
Leslie Johnson will be one of the panelists at the Women & Business Seminar Feb. 27 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, but she is not nearly as focused on what she might say during the panel discussion as she is what she might hear.
20. Gates to Share Creative Vision at Crosstown
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Internationally acclaimed installation and social practice artist Theaster Gates will be in Memphis this week to share some of the beliefs and perspectives that fuel his creative vision.
Gates’ free, public lecture, “A Way of Working,” will be Saturday, Nov. 16, at Sears Crosstown, 495 N. Watkins St.
21. Real Estate Trends Focus of ‘Master Your Market’
- Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Real estate industry professionals will have the opportunity this week to learn more about major trends in the local real estate market, including residential and commercial sales, new housing, foreclosures and lending practices.
22. ArtsMemphis Honored with National Book Award
- Monday, June 3, 2013
Wild Abundance Publishing, the publishing division of ArtsMemphis, was awarded a silver medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for its most recent book, “A Million Wings.”
The collection of essays and photographs features a dozen private duck clubs along the Mississippi Flyway in a coffee table-sized book format.
23. Martha Stewart Denies Wrongdoing in Penney Deal
- Wednesday, March 6, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Home diva Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open up shops within most of J.C. Penney's stores across the country.
24. Macy's CEO Testifies in Fight Over Martha Stewart
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren testified on Monday that he hung up on home diva Martha Stewart after she called to inform him on Dec. 6, 2011 that the company that bears her name had inked a deal with J.C. Penney to open shops within most of the chain's stores.
25. Jones Has Memphis Homecoming At GPAC
- Thursday, April 26, 2012
Rising star Caroline Jones’ performance Saturday, April 28, at Germantown Performing Arts Centre’s 2012 Gala will be a homecoming of sorts for the New York-based singer-songwriter.
26. Building Momentum
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
Local homebuilders were busy in August, filing more permits than the same month a year ago.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 73 permits last month, a 21.7 percent increase from 60 filed in August 2010 and a 19.7 percent increase from 61 filed in July, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
27. Foreclosure Notice Bill Heads to State Senate
- Monday, May 9, 2011
The Tennessee General Assembly is moving closer toward reducing the number of newspaper notices lenders are required to run before foreclosing on a home.
State Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, and State Rep. Jimmy Matlock, R-Lenoir, filed companion bills that originally sought to reduce the required number of newspaper notices from three to one. Along with that reduction would come less of a description of the property.
28. State Bills Would Reduce Foreclosure Notices
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A bill making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would give homeowners less advance warning before their homes are sold at a foreclosure auction.
State Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, and state Rep. Jimmy Matlock, R-Lenoir, have filed companion bills that would allow lenders to publish only one newspaper notice – instead of the current three – announcing that a mortgage is in default and a home is headed to the auction block.
29. Artists Seek Breakout Hit at Marathon Session
- Thursday, April 7, 2011
Spending two days in a room with strangers may sound like existential drama to some people.
But more than 20 Memphis musicians will do just that as they participate this weekend in the Memphis Music Launch, a 48-hour marathon production session hosted by the Memphis Music Foundation.
30. Memphis Means Music Week Promotes Indie Vibe
- Friday, October 22, 2010
Memphis is one of the most widely named cities in American song lyrics, but Memphis musicians still need a little help.
This year’s Memphis Means Music Week, beginning this weekend, promotes the community that keeps independent musicians working.
31. Waddell’s Legacy Will Endure at The Daily News
- Friday, September 24, 2010
Lisa Waddell was a career employee at The Daily News, beginning her work here at the age of 19. Her life story is a model of success, embodying striving for excellence through perseverance, patience and wisdom.
32. Decline of Daily Newspapers a Sad, Sad Spectacle
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Eric Barnes is the publisher of The Daily News, The Memphis News and Chandler Reports.
When we started talking about ideas for the cover of this week’s issue, a number of people thought we should focus on a Commercial Appeal news box. The boxes are iconic – not just as symbols of the CA’s presence in Memphis, but of all newspapers big and small, here and elsewhere.
33. County’s Latest Tax Figures Anemic
- Friday, February 20, 2009
The latest snapshot of Shelby County’s tax revenues looks about the same as it has for months.
The local housing market – which generates property tax revenue, the lifeblood of Memphis and Shelby County governments – has turned anemic. Consumer spending keeps on slowing in the face of a recession that prompted Congress this month to pass a nearly $800 billion stimulus package that amounts to an economic shock treatment.
34. Reappraisal Notices Coming Up Fast
- Thursday, February 12, 2009
Anyone wondering how much value their homes or businesses have gained or lost over the past few years – and how much that change will affect their property tax bills – won’t have to wait much longer.
35. ’08 Foreclosures Set Stage for Rough ’09
- Thursday, January 15, 2009
The most revealing metric for gauging the extent of the foreclosure problem in Shelby County over the course of 2008 isn’t a number at all – though the numbers point to what arguably is a disturbing trend.
36. City Foresees $8.8M Deficit
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton already has promised no tax increase will be forthcoming next year, a pledge he made to Memphis City Council members during a mayor-council retreat last month at the University of Memphis.
37. U.S., Local Home Sales Down
- Tuesday, November 25, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Nationwide sales of existing homes fell more than expected last month, as economic fears made buyers leery even though prices plunged to the lowest level in more than four years. The decline is expected to get worse because October's results reflect sales contracts signed before Wall Street's nosedive.
38. Sept. Commercial Sales Drop 18%
- Monday, October 27, 2008
Shelby County’s commercial real estate market was highlighted by a wide variety – but a low volume – of transactions in September, revealing a continued slowdown because of the credit crisis and overall economic slowdown.
39. Meyerrose Heads Emerging National Businesses Division for First Horizon
- Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Sarah Meyerrose has been promoted to president of emerging national businesses for First Horizon National Corp. In her new role, she will be the executive leader of several of First Horizon's growing national efforts, such as its health savings accounts business, Msaver, and its commercial insurance business, Synaxis. Meyerrose has worked for First Horizon for more than 24 years.
40. Former FBI Agent, Attorney, Lobbyist, Security Expert to Appear on WKNO Program Monday
- Thursday, June 8, 2006
William "Bill" Carter says he's never planned anything; things just seem to happen in his life. Carter's career, so far, spans some 50 years, from serving as a Secret Service agent during President John F. Kennedy's administration to waging a legal battle with the U.S. government on behalf of the Rolling Stones, to acting as executive producer for a recent documentary on religious icon Billy Graham that was endorsed by the Graham family.
41. Wal-Mart's Impact One Year Later
- Tuesday, February 28, 2006
2005 wasn't a good year for Linda Carter's small store in Hernando, Miss.
At Sports of all Sorts, her uniform and equipment business, sales were down $20,000 last year. In the past, its shelves had been stocked with hunting and fishing equipment, but Carter is in the process of getting rid of most of those items and scaling back her product line.
42. Archived Article: Real
- Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Memphis Home Prices Shouldnt Decrease
Memphis Home Prices Continue Steady Trend
The Daily News
Home prices are skyrocketing. Several markets from Toronto to Florida and Southern California to Maine have seen dramatic increase...
43. Archived Article: Real
- Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Southeast Shelby Home Sales Stable
Southeast Market Sees Steady Home Sales
The Daily News
Many factors have contributed to the development of Southeast Shelby County through the years, from the construction of Hickory Ridge M...
44. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Rapsheets announced its recent installation of an IBM Storage Area Network and eServer BladeCenter at its new headquarters in Memphis. The new server will allow Rapsheets to add individual thin servers on demand in the future....
45. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 23, 2002
Publishers closing reveals tangled financial dealings
Towerys closing reveals tangled financial web
By DAVID LYONS
The Daily News
When the Oxford Cos. and Towery Publishing joined forces in September 2001, employees at Towery breathed a ...
46. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, August 22, 2002
By DAVID LYONS
Towerys demise creates Chambers nightmare
By DAVID LYONS
The Daily News
The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce and several other Chambers filed a motion in U.S. District Court last week seeking to intervene in the Tennessee ...
47. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Two Memphis small companies, GraberWorks and internet<dot>design, have joined forces, reported owners Michael Graber of Graber Two Memphis small companies, GraberWorks and internet<dot>design, have joined forces, reported owners Michael ...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Peter W Joe Hauser was promoted to dean of students/director of records and admissions at Southern College of Optometry. He has been with SCO since 1991. He earned a masters degree from the University of Memphis. Shirley Burford and Blake Swaggart o...
49. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 21, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: May 21-May 27 May 21 Consumer Credit Counseling Service hosts a free money management workshop from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the CCCS office, 2158 Union Ave., fourth floor. Participants will lea...
50. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 14, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: May 14-May 20 May 14 The International Association for Administrative Professionals will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Memphis East. Anne Jones of Dress for Success, Memphis C...
51. Archived Article: Focus (peermark)
- Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Real estate market research firm launches web site Real estate market research firm launches Web site By SUE PEASE The Daily News Holley Dargies original idea for her companys Web site was to provide information to clients in a spreadsheet format on...
52. Archived Article: Marketbase (lead)
- Wednesday, April 19, 2000
MarketBase 2000 to showcase North Mississippi business MarketBase 2000 showcases North Mississippi business By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News North Mississippi business and industry will be in the spotlight at DeSoto Countys fourth annual business ex...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 17, 1999
Thompson & Co Allen Saylor has been promoted to vice president-hotel division for Allen & OHara Inc. He previously was regional director for the firms hotel division. Saylor has a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and is a cert...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Leonard I Randall H. Brown has been appointed chief financial officer for Allen & OHara Inc. He formerly was director of corporate finance for Promus Hotel Corp. A certified public accountant, Brown has bachelors degrees from the University of M...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Robert Miller Elected to Harrah's Ruth Hendricks has been appointed catering sales manager for the Peabody. She formerly served as operations manager for Memphis in May. Ken Nelson has been promoted from catering sales manager to assistant director ...
56. Archived Article: Back
- Tuesday, May 19, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Preservation projects receive awards The Memphis Landmarks Commission and Memphis Heritage Inc. recognized 13 projects at the 1998 Historic Preservation Awards ceremony held May 12 at Pembroke Square in honor of National Historic P...
57. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 7, 1996
Ducks Unlimited has announced two recent appointments: John L. Haug as been appointed account representative for E. H. Clarke & Bro. Inc. Haug previously was director of advertising sales for Little Publications Inc. Ducks Unlimited has announce...
58. Archived Article: Standout (walk) Lj
- Friday, June 7, 1996
lj 10/5 cates One page at a time Former Memphis police officer honored for historical publications By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Thanks to Joe Walk, historians interested in researching the details of early Memphis and Shelby County government an...
59. Archived Article: Local Web Sites Lj
- Thursday, May 30, 1996
Internet: new venue for marketing Internet: new venue for marketing By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Advertising in international trade magazines has traditionally been the method used by Rod and Hanks Vintage Guitars to reach their customers. Now, ...
60. Archived Article: Growth Bd Lj
- Wednesday, May 15, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Memphis transportation industry will be center for state development By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Tennessees economic growth board will recommend that the transportation equipment, industrial and commercial machinery, and printing ...
61. Archived Article: Memphis Today Lj
- Tuesday, May 14, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Memphis Today Internet site to open by end of May By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A partnership among city government, the media and local businesses is resulting in the summer debut of Memphis premier World Wide Web site on the Inter...
62. Archived Article: Home-based Lj
- Thursday, February 1, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Home-based businesses exploding sector of U.S. economy Home-based businesses taking off Downsizing corporations fuel home-based businesses By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News If the word "home-based business" brings to mind only...
63. Archived Article: Executive Suites Lj
- Friday, January 26, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Executive suites offer big benefits to small business By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News When Cindy Davis unlocks her business doors in the morning, she knows that "all in a days work" can mean anything from packing cappuccino ...