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1. Murphy Joins Paragon’s Aircraft Lending
- Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Ronald Murphy has joined Paragon Bank as vice president, aircraft lending. Murphy – who worked at Paragon from 2005 to 2008 as senior vice president, aircraft lending – will originate and service aircraft loans for the bank by developing relationships with dealers, brokers and end users of business aircraft.
2. New Brass
- Saturday, February 06, 2016
Just days before Toney Armstrong was off the city payroll, his successor as interim director of the Memphis Police Department, Michael Rallings, was getting used to the attention and ring kissing that comes with being the city’s top cop.
3. Mike Norvell Era Starts with Optimism And a Raise-the-Bar Recruiting Class
- Friday, February 05, 2016
In a few minutes, first-year coach Mike Norvell would be standing behind a lectern providing assembled media a summary of his first recruiting class at the University of Memphis.
“Not a good class,” he would say, “a great class, a home-run-hitting class.”
4. Butch Jones Builds for Championship Run With Staff Tweaks
- Friday, January 22, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones got serious about taking the next step with his football program not long after his team’s 45-6 victory over Northwestern in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl.
Jones fired defensive coordinator John Jancek on Jan. 6, and three days later hired his top candidate for the opening, Bob Shoop of Penn State.
5. Hughes Promoted at Harris Shelton
- Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Brett Hughes has been promoted to managing member at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC law firm. In his new role, Hughes will provide managerial support to the firm’s three offices. His primary responsibility will be to manage the firm’s administration and committees, particularly on issues that impact client service, as well as the morale, compensation, growth and development of the firm.
6. Helping Memphis Make the Shift to Startups
- Tuesday, January 12, 2016
It’s been quite a year! We saw Memphis’ first joint Demo Day with Start Co. and Zeroto510, graduated 18 startups from accelerator programming and hosted several investors and startup enthusiasts from all over the country here for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. However, on a national scale, our startup community still has plenty of work to do.
7. SEC Still Overrated? Wrap Your Head Around SEC West, Says Bielema
- Friday, January 08, 2016
That an Arkansas team played its best football at season’s end, coming into Memphis and defeating Kansas State 45-23 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, hardly qualifies as a surprise.
But the Southeastern Conference’s eight bowl wins – the most by a conference in a season – did seem to shake up some folks.
8. Armstrong Leaving Memphis Police Dept. for St. Jude
- Thursday, January 07, 2016
Memphis Police Department director Toney Armstrong has taken a job at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Armstrong, who has worked in various roles at MPD for nearly three decades, will step down from his post Jan. 31 to become St. Jude's director of security, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Thursday, Jan. 7.
9. Delavega Joins Hooks Institute Leadership Team
- Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Dr. Elena Delavega, assistant professor in the University of Memphis’ Department of Social Work, has been named associate director of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the U of M. A former policy fellow at the institute, Delavega specializes in the study of poverty and economic development.
10. Collison Joins Kemmons Wilson Insurance
- Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Eric Collison has joined Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group as insurance sales manager. In his new role, Collison’s duties will include development and mentoring of the current and new sales force, marketing campaigns and initiatives, developing and fostering carrier relationships, and identifying new profitable areas for growth within the agency.
11. Memphis to Host Back-to-Back Transportation Conferences
- Saturday, December 05, 2015
On Thursday, Dec. 10, Memphis’ status as a logistics hub and its future in inner-city transportation will be debated.
The University of Memphis will be hosting two back-to-back free conferences at the FedEx Institute of Technology. The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute will host its ninth annual conference, dubbed The State of Freight, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, and the newly established University of Memphis Design Collaborative will host the Workforce to Work Transportation Summit from noon to 4:30 p.m.
12. Turbett Joins First Horizon as CRA Officer
- Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Keith D. Turbett has joined First Horizon National Corp., parent company of First Tennessee Bank, as corporate Community Reinvestment Act officer and community development manager. In that role, Turbett ensures First Tennessee is making credit and financial products available in all parts of the community, consistent with safe and sound banking practices.
13. Ready for Launch
- Saturday, November 21, 2015
Five hundred new companies in 10 years. That’s the idea that founded EPIcenter, short for Entrepreneurship-Powered Innovation Center, an organization looking to catalyze the entrepreneurial movement in Memphis.
14. Anna Cardona Joins Ledford Engineering
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Anna Cardona has joined Ledford Engineering and Planning, an Arlington-based land planning and civil engineering firm, as designer and marketing director. Cardona will add interior design to Ledford’s service offerings, making the firm a one-stop shop for building and development needs.
15. Greenprint Summit Shows Region’s Possibilities
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Trails and bike lanes aren’t the only path to regional success, but they’re playing a growing role in partnerships among communities that sometimes find themselves competing for jobs.
To date, 19 of those communities have adopted a 25-year, green-centric plan that was introduced earlier this year and has been endorsed by more than 50 organizations.
16. Hoops & Dreams
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
They were but a few words, yet they seemed to capture the mindset of the University of Memphis basketball program’s high-expectation fan base.
“Get back to like it was,” said former Tigers guard Jeremy Hunt.
17. Stacks Named CEO of Signature HealthCARE
- Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Michael Stacks has joined Signature HealthCARE at St. Francis as its CEO, where he’s responsible for day-to-day operations. Stacks, a U.S. Army veteran, most recently served as executive director of Allenbrooke Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Memphis and Scenic Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Herculaneum, Mo.
18. Megan Warden Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Megan Warden, who joined Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate attorney this year, represents clients in a variety of family law matters – including division and valuation of marital assets, spousal support, prenuptial agreements, child custody, parenting plans, visitation issues, domestic partnerships and parentage.
19. Memphis Music Initiative Launches With $20M Strategy
- Friday, October 30, 2015
A pair of music-focused enterprises in Memphis are investing in the city’s homegrown music talent and helping cultivate a music ecosystem here.
The Memphis Music Initiative will host a launch event next week as part of an effort toward building awareness with stakeholders. It encompasses a five-year, $20 million strategy built around things like helping sustain existing music education programs in schools.
20. Can You Afford To Apply For A Large Grant?
- Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Big money attracts big dreams. Imagine what your organization could do with a large sum of money. Large could be $25,000 or it could be $25 million. It all depends on your operating budget. Whether you say “yes” to big money, or turn down an opportunity can impact your organization – and Memphis – for years to come. Learn three questions to ask before making a decision.
21. Attorney Rob Ratton Joins Fisher & Phillips
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Robert W. Ratton has joined Fisher & Phillips LLP’s Memphis office as of counsel, a role in which he represents employers in a wide range of employment law matters and supports clients with internal investigations and compliance issues. Ratton most recently served as a staff attorney at TruGreen LP.
22. Bolding is Only Tennessean to Teach at 2015 NeighborWorks Institute
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tim Bolding, executive director of United Housing Inc., is the only Tennessean selected to teach at NeighborWorks America’s 2015 NeighborWorks Training Institute. Bolding has taught coursework at the training institutes, which focus on providing high-quality training to nonprofit housing professionals, for more than 10 years.
23. Conference Brings Creative Best to Memphis
- Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Josh Horton loves Memphis, but in 2004 he thought he needed to leave the city to advance his career.
Enjoying his work as a graphic designer was fine, in theory. But he didn’t believe his work stood up to peers across the country.
24. Tennessee Craft Week Shines Light on Handcraft Artisans
- Friday, September 18, 2015
This fall the legacy of handmade craft art in Tennessee is getting some big promotion from a statewide weeklong celebration that coincides with American Craft Week in October.
“We want to put a spotlight on and build an appreciation for crafts artists,” said Teri Alea, executive director of Tennessee Craft. “They show up in lots of different ways throughout the community. Craft, especially high-end, is a big business and it has a big impact on the state economy.”
25. Mathes Takes Helm at Community Legal Center
- Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Longtime attorney Anne Mathes has been named executive director of the nonprofit Community Legal Center, which has been providing civil legal services to lower-income Memphians for more than 20 years. In addition to civil cases and divorces, the CLC collaborates with other agencies to serve victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. They also take some immigration cases.
26. Is Chad Kelly Ole Miss’ Long-Term QB Solution?
- Friday, September 04, 2015
OXFORD, Miss. – Like a lot of places around the SEC this summer – Alabama, Georgia, LSU – the preseason conversation here has been all about quarterbacks. Which explains why five days before Ole Miss was to open the season on Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. Tennessee-Martin, junior center Robert Conyers was asked to weigh in on the topic.
27. Baker Donelson Adds Carletos-Drayton
- Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Carmalita “CC” Carletos-Drayton has joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as a shareholder. Carletos-Drayton’s legal practice primarily focuses on environmental law, economic development, and government contracts.
28. Homegrown Talent
- Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The New Daisy Theatre will play host in a few weeks to a local music festival featuring a handful of Memphis bands that also serves as a showcase of sorts for a new record label in town.
The Hometown Throwdown 2 is set to rock the Daisy Sept. 12, a follow-up to the inaugural version of the festival in 2013. It’s a “homegrown Memphis rock festival,” said Gary Segars, a festival organizer as well as the singer with Prosevere, one of the bands on the bill.
29. MSU QB Dak Prescott Learns He Can Be a Target Off Field, Too
- Friday, August 21, 2015
The recognition has come, and it has been fun and, well, not so fun.
As a quarterback who finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting last year, Dak Prescott’s game broke out and was a big reason Mississippi State reached No. 1 in the polls and finished with 10 wins.
30. Alabama Still Team to Beat, Tennessee On the Rise in 2015 Football Season
- Friday, August 14, 2015
Dak Prescott, the best returning quarterback in the Southeastern Conference, isn’t buying the national narrative that the league is “down” because the first College Football Playoff title game featured Ohio State beating Oregon.
31. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
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.
32. Green-Beckham Finds Shade in Mariota’s Shadow
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
If not for the overwhelming presence of Marcus Mariota in the Tennessee Titans training camp, all eyes would likely be on another rookie trying to make his mark in the NFL.
Second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham came to the Titans in May with plenty of talent and baggage that, in most years, would have made him the focus of this training camp.
33. First Tennessee Promotes Walker to Lead Diversity Efforts
- Friday, July 31, 2015
First Tennessee Bank has made a key executive promotion to help enhance the myriad diversity and inclusion efforts within the bank, among its customers and in the communities it serves.
34. Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Daniel Allen has joined Red Door Wealth Management as vice president, financial adviser, marking Red Door’s first hire of a financial adviser since its inception in 2010. In his new role, Allen helps develop client relationships and financial strategies that solve complex financial issues and create value for clients.
35. 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.
36. Madeline Patterson Joins Burson Campaigns
- Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Madeline Patterson has joined the Memphis office of Burson Campaigns, the corporate issues management unit of Burson-Marsteller, as a vice president. In her new role, Patterson will work with Burson clients on issues and crisis management, communications strategy, and integrated marketing and communications campaigns.
37. Want to Get Into Knoxville-Area Showbiz? Here’s How
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
“Chasing the fun” keeps Jaime Hemsley, founder and owner of Gage Models and Talent Agency, in high gear to find her clients opportunities in the entertainment business.
“There’s lots of different ways to get involved in the industry,” she says, adding that her clients work both locally and nationally. Her agency recently booked a client with a TV reality dating show. Gage is headquartered in Knoxville but has clients throughout the southeast and works with agencies in New York and Los Angeles.
38. ‘Honda Girl’ Ashley Blair Finds Career Outside Car Ads
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ten-year-old actress Ashley Blair takes her job seriously. She’s like many other actors in the region working to improve her craft and looking for the next project. The Knoxville area has a thriving community of actors, writers, directors, and producers, all trying to showcase their best work, both locally and nationally.
39. Acting Up
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
The Knoxville area has a rich legacy of actors who have found success in show business: Patricia Neal, David Keith, Cylk Cozart, David Dwyer, John Cullum, Bruce McKinnon, Polly Bergen, Dale Dickey, Brad Renfro, Johnny Knoxville, perhaps the most famous of all, Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter turned actress.
40. Phillip Rogers Joins Wunderlich Wealth Management
- Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Phillip Rogers recently joined the Wunderlich Wealth Management office in Memphis as a managing director and financial adviser. Rogers’ financial services practice is focused on the needs of high net worth individuals, as well as endowments and foundations. He applies his background in and knowledge of the fixed income capital markets to extend an institutional level of expertise to individual investors.
41. Mark Mosteller Joins Evolve Bank & Trust
- Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Mark E. Mosteller Sr. recently joined Evolve Bank & Trust as executive vice president, accounting and finance.
The new role includes a variety of responsibilities, including management of the accounting and finance department team, accounting internal controls, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, taxes and treasury management. Mosteller also works with senior and executive management and the board on accounting, finance and operational issues.
42. Grizzlies Draft LSU’s Jarell Martin, Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison
- Friday, June 26, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies needed more shooting and may have found at least some of it in two off-Broadway draft day trades. But with the 25th overall pick in the first round Thursday night, June 25, the Grizzlies went a different direction and chose 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward Jarell Martin from LSU.
43. Building Green in a Red-Hot Market
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
Counting cranes has become a Nashville pastime, and the perks of all that development are clear – a robust economy, vibrant real estate market and more jobs.
Naturally, there is concern among some residents that all of the construction and increased population could harm the area’s environment, water and air quality and green space.
44. Keeping the Beat
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
Jody Stephens may best be known as a rock 'n' roll timekeeper, the guy whose drum kit kept the beat and provided the rhythmic foundation for the pioneering power pop group Big Star.
45. Chism Opens Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Jeremy Chism has joined Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise as vice president to open the company’s Memphis commercial real estate loan production office. The firm provides financing solutions through a vast network of insurance companies, CMBS lenders and commercial lenders for commercial real estate.
46. Talent Takes the Wheel
- Friday, May 29, 2015
As the economy continues to improve, employers are beginning to think of what they can do to attract and retain the best talent. In fact, I was just asked for tips on this very topic by a local employer.
47. Deloitte Promotes Vince DeGutis
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Vince DeGutis, a partner in Deloitte Tax LLP, has been named Deloitte’s Memphis managing partner.
In his new role, DeGutis is responsible for overseeing the Memphis office, enhancing Deloitte’s brand and reputation in the business and civic community, and facilitating revenue growth by advancing targeting and growth activities. He is also responsible for the development and implementation strategies to attract and retain the next generation of leaders within Deloitte.
48. Top 10 Recruiting Class Might Be Serrano’s Salvation
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
Senior right-handed pitcher Will Neely, who opened the TSSAA Class AAA state tournament this week with a no-hitter and a 2-0 win against Bartlett, was the driving force behind Hardin Valley Academy’s run to its first-ever state tournament appearance.
49. Investors Pumping Hundreds of Millions Into Tennessee Startups
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
The assignment sounded simple enough: Find out whether more money is coming into Nashville for startups.
If so, where is it coming from and what does it means to entrepreneurs, investors and the rest of us?
50. The Green Life
- Thursday, May 14, 2015
Green, as far as the eye can see. That’s the view out Michaelyn Bradford’s corner office in the golf shop at TPC Southwind.
Fairways, greens, trees – tranquility, at least in her mind.
“That’s stress-free,” Bradford said, glancing toward the golf course, which also can be a torture chamber for PGA Tour players and weekend hackers alike.
51. Creative Class Boosting Downtown Memphis Office Market
- Thursday, May 14, 2015
With the clock on its Downtown office sublease running, officials at Sullivan Branding began looking for a new home.
The Memphis-based marketing, advertising and public relations firm needed a dynamic environment, one that would appeal not just to clients but to existing and prospective employees.
52. Rodgers Takes Reins at Collierville Chamber
- Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Kanette Keough-Rodgers recently took over as president/CEO of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce after the chamber’s transition team selected her from more than 170 candidates.
In her new role, Rodgers is responsible for retaining and expanding chamber membership by ensuring members receive relevant, responsive and timely services, initiatives, programs and events. She is also responsible for forging and sustaining relationships with community, government and educational institutions.
53. Rieger Begins Work at Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tom Rieger recently joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as senior vice president of member development, a role in which he will oversee major fundraising activities, conduct membership drive campaigns and implement revenue enhancement opportunities.
54. Dr. Neil Bomar Joins Support Solutions
- Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Dr. Neil Bomar has joined Support Solutions as its first staff psychiatrist, a role in which he will help individuals with intellectual disabilities and those with a history of long-term mental illness who are currently supported by the organization. Bomar’s addition makes Support Solutions one of the only industry providers in the Mid-South to provide this level of support.
55. Kiesewetter Joins Fisher Phillips Law Firm
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jay W. Kiesewetter has joined the Memphis office of Fisher & Phillips LLP as senior counsel. In his new role, Kiesewetter advises clients on issues related to union organizing and elections, arbitrations, negotiations, strikes, lockouts and Labor Board charges.
56. Scarboro Takes Reins at Regional Fed
- Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Douglas Scarboro has been named regional executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In that role, Scarboro is responsible for working with business leaders and local communities in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas to inform the setting of monetary policies.
57. Webb’s Decorated Tennis Program Taking Its Lumps
- Saturday, March 21, 2015
It’s a mid-March afternoon, and the Webb School of Knoxville boys’ tennis team is fresh off an 8-1 loss to Bristol’s Tennessee High School.
Webb coach Jimmy Pitkanen sees it as a learning experience – just like every other match, win or lose.
58. Daily News Names Managing Editor
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Jane A. Donahoe has joined The Daily News Publishing Co. as managing editor. In her new role, she oversees award-winning coverage of business and government news for both The Daily News and The Memphis News.
59. Good News for Some of Us: Other People are Quitting Jobs
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Quitting your job – all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession – is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans.
60. Pera Elected Vice President of Tennessee Bar
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Lucian T. Pera, partner in the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been elected vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association and will automatically become president of the organization in 2017-2018. Pera, who joined Adams and Reese in 2006, concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, media law, and legal ethics and professional responsibility.
61. Memphis Part of Federal TechHire Job Training Effort
- Monday, March 09, 2015
Memphis is one of 21 cities involved in a commitment to improve training for workers in the technology sector, and the city will compete for $100 million in federal grant money for tech job training programs.
62. Lady Vols Softball Squad Itching to Halt Rare 3-Game Losing Skid
- Saturday, March 07, 2015
Snow and ice covered the field at Tennessee’s Lee Softball Stadium, gripping it in the silence of winter.
Inside the clubhouse, UT’s players were coming and going after indoor workouts and meetings with coaches.
63. Rhodes Results
- Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Capital campaigns are usually about buildings. And the just-completed capital campaign at Rhodes College includes a new science building that will break ground in the summer and complete the quadrangle of the private liberal arts college’s scenic campus.
64. New Entrepreneurship Group Taps First President
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Memphis Bioworks-led entrepreneurship initiative EPIcenter has tapped a nationally recognized entrepreneurship and business development leader to serve as its first president.
Leslie Lynn Smith comes to the job after five years as president and CEO of TechTown Detroit. She'll also serve as a vice president on the Bioworks executive team.
65. Lowery Installed as President of Association for Women Attorneys
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Keating Lowery has been installed as the 2015 president of the Association for Women Attorneys. As an attorney with Lawrence & Russell PLC, Lowery devotes her practice to litigating Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries and third-party administrators throughout the United States.
66. Start Co. Expands Its Downtown Space
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The organization helping startup founders launch new ventures in Memphis will soon have more elbow room for the space where it holds events, teaches and provides a co-working environment for startup teams.
67. Memphis Leading Cities In Women-Led Startup Programs
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015
As a female serial entrepreneur, I experienced firsthand both the challenges and the opportunities of building a technology startup as a woman.
I started my entrepreneurial journey in 2004 and in 2013 joined Start Co. as an entrepreneur-in-residence because of the community’s focus on inclusion and empowerment of women. With the support of LaunchTN, City of Memphis, Assisi Foundation, FedEx, Start Co. Angels, and local partners like Baker Donelson, archer-malmo, The Marston Group and others, as a community we can see the impact and success of our acceleration and inclusion programs for women.
68. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
69. Old Favorites
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
A few years ago, Tandy Wilson, chef and owner of City House, offered this tip about earning his respect as a diner: Don’t tell me you’re a foodie, he said, tell me you’re a “regular.”
We were having a conversation about overuse of the term “foodie,” and how even though it can be a well-meaning label to show a person’s interest in a particular topic, it also can carry the snobbish weight of those who salivate over the trendiest dishes – and then salivate over their keypads to type a Yelp review after just one visit.
70. Vols’ Jones Continues to Impress With Recruiting Skills
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
KNOXVILLE – National signing day is in the books, and Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and his staff can relax and savor another top-tier recruiting class.
Oops. Wait a minute. No time off for Jones and his assistants when it comes to recruiting. They’re already busy putting together the 2016 class, and looking at recruits for future classes.
71. Lifelong Fan
- Friday, February 06, 2015
YOU GOTTA LOVE ‘EM. When some fall in love, falling headlong and defenseless, even despite subsequent events and the weight of time and change, never mind the disappointment and the heartbreak – never mind life – the love remains because that fall and the feel of it last a lifetime.
72. Investing in Entrepreneurship Key to City’s Success
- Wednesday, February 04, 2015
When approaching economic development in Memphis, it’s important to consider the impact that high-growth entrepreneurial companies have made locally and nationwide.
In fact, the Kauffman Foundation found that most net new jobs in the last 30 years have come from high-growth entrepreneurial companies.
73. Randy Odom Named CEO of Memphis Athletic Ministries
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Randy Odom has been named president and chief executive officer of Memphis Athletic Ministries. Odom joined MAM in 2006 as a neighborhood center director and became chief operating officer in 2012. In his new role, he oversees all operations and programming for 10 neighborhood youth centers that serve more than 900 underserved youth after school each day.
74. Bringing Out the Best in Others
- Monday, January 19, 2015
According to John D. Rockefeller, “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” The best leaders, employers, or workplaces are the ones that understand that just below the surface of average, waiting to be ignited, is the extraordinary.
75. Totty Joins Gateway Group Personnel
- Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Justin Totty has joined Gateway Group Personnel as a research associate in the company’s executive search division. In his new role, Totty focuses on sourcing the best candidates for clients across numerous fields and industries, specifically targeting accounting, finance and engineering.
76. More Veterans Calling Middle Tennessee Home
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
When Scott Ledermann, a military health care recruiter in Nashville, retired from the Army in October, it didn’t take him long to land a job with a local company.
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, a company that has made hiring veterans a priority, scooped him up in no time. Now, he’s working in human relations at the company’s operations center in Donelson.
77. Old Friends Conspire to Get Tennessee a Better Bowl
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
For all the tough times University of Tennessee football has endured in recent years, a turn for the better was bound to happen.
It certainly did early this week.
UT’s invitation to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville – now called the TaxSlayer Bowl – was a stunning coup for a 6-6 team that seemed destined for anything but a January bowl on the beach.
78. Recruiting Wars
- Saturday, December 06, 2014
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is in his eighth year in the NBA. But he’s just 27 years old and his 10-year class reunion at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis is still an event in the future.
79. Craft Beer Boom
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
Looking to replace that regular beer with something more exotic? Get hoppy and explore Knoxville’s craft-beer scene, because by bottle and tap, growler and flight, the national beer movement has come to East Tennessee in a very substantial way.
80. ’Tis the Season
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
After the recession struck, desperate retailers competing for a shrinking amount of shopping dollars and market share began tinkering with time-tested holiday marketing strategies.
Good prices, great values, unique offerings and convenience no longer were enough to boost retail sales.
81. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
82. Rogero Talks ‘Smart Growth,’ Democratic Politics
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero became the first woman to hold that office when she won the election in 2011.
She’s been actively involved in a number of local issues since her election, from urban-core revitalization and business recruitment to broader social issues such as marriage equality.
83. If You Don’t Come Across …
- Thursday, November 20, 2014
Ten years ago this month, as I was immersing myself into the nuances of cruciverbalism – the art of writing crosswords – these lines came to me:
“If you don’t come across, I’m gonna be down/Your love to me is a mystery and the clues are all around.” (I know, that’s songwriting, not puzzle-writing, but stay with me on this.)
84. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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.
85. Finding Ways to Promote Workplace Engagement
- Monday, November 03, 2014
A Gallup research study of employee engagement released in 2012 found that only 30 percent of employees in the workplace in the United States are actively engaged in the work they do. Which means that 70 percent of the employees are either not engaged, (52 percent), or actively disengaged (18 percent).
86. Churchill Joins Gateway Group
- Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Natalie Churchill has joined Gateway Group Personnel as recruiting assistant for the temporary staffing division. In her new role, Churchill will source, qualify and interview candidates to place in positions ranging from accounting, administration (receptionists to executive administrative assistants), medical office, human resources and customer service.
87. Redbirds Family Loses Former Player
- Monday, October 27, 2014
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a top prospect who played for the Memphis Redbirds the past two seasons, was killed in a car accident on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Dominican Republic. He was 22.
88. Recruiter’s Career Twist
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.
89. McManus Joins Patrick Accounting
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Michelle McManus, a Memphis native and certified public accountant, has joined Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC as manager. In her new role, McManus will supervise and review the monthly accounting process for a section of clients. She will also prepare and review tax returns and work closely with clients, assisting them with ongoing tax planning.
90. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Prepares to Induct Nine
- Friday, October 10, 2014
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, administered by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, next month will induct its new batch of honorees, a collection of music legends that each in their way left big marks on the industry’s landscape.
91. Local Tech Startup Growth On Right Path
- Thursday, October 09, 2014
More than 500 Memphis business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators gathered at the Orpheum Theatre in late August, but they weren’t there for the latest show from Broadway.
They convened to participate in Start Co. Demo Day, when 15 innovative startups from a variety of sectors unveiled their products.
92. Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.
93. Johnson Named Memphis Law School Registrar
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jamie M. Johnson has joined the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as law school registrar.
In her new role, Johnson will have direct oversight of the registrar’s office and duties relating to enrollment verification, managing student’s academic records, and ensuring the accuracy, integrity, maintenance and delivery of all law school institutional data. Johnson will also work closely with the dean of academic affairs to administer exams, determine class rank and report grades.
94. Meritan’s Branch Named Among Top Nurses
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cindy Branch, Meritan’s associate vice president for health services, has been selected to represent Tennessee as one of the nation’s top 50 home care and hospice nurses by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Branch, a registered nurse, has oversight of Meritan’s nursing programs, including home health, private duty nursing and medical residential homes. She will be recognized at NACH’s annual meeting in October.
95. Vols Among NCAA’s Youngest Headed Into Sunday Opener
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE – For better or worse, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones won’t need to wait long to see the talent level of his highly touted freshman class.
Jones will find out Sunday night at 7 when the Vols play host to Utah State at Neyland Stadium. The Aggies will be an underdog – probably by a touchdown or so – and a trendy pick for some as an upset special.
96. Graceland Hotel Designed by Memphis Talent
- Friday, August 29, 2014
When designing a hotel that effectively expands the footprint of the most famous home in Memphis, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the design team for the project is stacked with local talent.
Memphis-based architecture firm Hnedak Bobo Group worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises for years to study and research the hotel project, which entails building a 450-room resort-style hotel called the Guest House at Graceland north of Presley’ Graceland mansion in Whitehaven.
97. Fuchs Joins Vaco Logistics as Recruiter
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Eddie Fuchs has joined Vaco Memphis as an executive recruiter for Vaco Logistics, where he’ll consult with distribution, transportation and manufacturing companies to help identify candidates for leadership and specialized skill positions. Fuchs, who previously worked in the business development department of Intermodal Cartage Co., was recently named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s 2014 Young Memphians list.
98. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
99. Williams Joins Memphis Obstetrics as OB/GYN
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Dr. Jason Williams has joined the staff of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC, where he will focus on women’s health care issues, including prevention, diagnosis and management of many general medical conditions. As an OB/GYN, he specializes in general obstetrical care, infertility, pelvic disorders, and prevention and detection of diseases such as breast and cervical cancer.
100. ‘Drive for Progress’
- Saturday, July 26, 2014
There’s a duality of meaning implied in the name of the civic organization where Nancy Coffee serves as president and CEO.