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1. Pettit Joins Food Bank As Chief Development Officer
- Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Attorney Peter Pettit has joined Mid-South Food Bank as chief development officer following his recent retirement as a partner in the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. In his new role, Pettit works closely with food bank leaders to develop strategies and relationships with major gift donors, and specifically is working to complete the $12.5 million “Hunger to Hope” capital campaign.
2. HealthChoice Promotes Henning To Director of Population Health
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Sarah Henning has been promoted to director of population health programs at HealthChoice. Henning previously served as manager of the department. In her new role, Henning is responsible for designing, implementing and managing population health and wellness initiatives and programs for the HealthChoice network.
She also collaborates with stakeholders to promote and support these programs and to ensure they meet the needs of the affected populations and adapt with the changing health care environment.
3. Kraft Still Hungry For Unilever After Rejected Offer
- Monday, February 20, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Kraft Heinz is attempting to buy Unilever in a $143 billion deal that would join the U.S. maker of cheeses and lunch meats with the European producer of mayo, teas and seasonings in a global powerhouse.
4. Last Word: Council Day, Strickland on Immigration and Super Bowl Ad Review
- Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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.
5. Ernest Strickland Takes On Workforce Role at Chamber
- Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Ernest Strickland to senior vice president of workforce development, a newly created role. Strickland, who has worked at the chamber since 2006, previously served as vice president of international and business partnerships.
In his new position, he is responsible for creating and implementing the chamber’s workforce development strategy. His department serves as a liaison, working directly with existing and prospective businesses to ensure they are able to attract and retain a qualified workforce today and in the future.
6. 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.
7. Megan Warden Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, November 4, 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.
8. Shibata Named UTHSC Chair of Surgery
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Dr. David Shibata has been named the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery and a professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
9. What's in a Hotel Name? Guests Try to Decipher the Mystery
- Tuesday, April 14, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Today's traveler faces a bewildering choice of hotel brands with similar-sounding and confusing names. Want to stay at a Hyatt? Take your pick. There's Hyatt Regency, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place and, coming soon, Hyatt Centric.
10. LEO Events’ Gigas Named Rising Star
- Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Airika Wallace Gigas, director of sales for Memphis-based LEO Events, has been honored with the Association of Destination Management Executives International’s Rising Star Award, given annually to one outstanding meeting and event-planning professional. Gigas, a destination management certified professional, oversees sales and operations for LEO’s local clients and clients inbound in to Memphis. She manages a team of two and a part time team of 25 people.
11. Walter Awarded AAF Silver Medal
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ronald A. Walter, president and general manager of WREG-TV, has been chosen to receive AAF Memphis’ 2015 Silver Medal, the highest form of individual recognition given by local chapters of the American Advertising Federation. The annual award, which honors an exceptional leader for a career of outstanding accomplishment and contribution in the industry, will be presented at AAF Memphis’ luncheon Jan. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden.
12. British Drugmaker Cutting Hundreds of US Jobs
- Friday, December 5, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Hundreds of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's 17,000 U.S.-based employees will lose their jobs by the end of next year under the pharmaceutical industry's latest restructuring.
13. Hard Rock Priority
- Monday, October 27, 2014
When Hard Rock Café opened in the late 1990s at Beale and Hernando streets it was a late realization of a brand-specific goal city leaders had pursued while The Pyramid was being built in the late 1980s.
14. Stuttering Foundation's Fraser Honored for Service
- Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Jane Fraser, president of the Memphis-based Stuttering Foundation of America, has received an honorary fellowship from the London-based Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists. She was selected for her distinguished service in promoting the profession of speech and language therapy. Fraser, whose father started the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947, has served as its president since 1981.
15. 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.
16. Bourland Heflin to Expand, Renovate Poplar Home
- Friday, May 16, 2014
A Memphis law firm is expanding its East Memphis office and improving public areas for clients and visitors.
Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews PLC renewed and expanded its lease in the 5400 Poplar Ave. office building.
17. Aghabeg Joins Gateway Group as Controller
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Angela Aghabeg has joined temporary staffing and executive search firm Gateway Group Personnel as controller. In her new role, Aghabeg is responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the general ledger and compliance with governmental reporting requirements and tax filings. She also is accountable for compiling historical and current data and financial records and preparing monthly financial statements for analysis and projections.
18. New Horizons
- Saturday, February 8, 2014
When The Marston Group PLC, a Memphis-based certified public accounting and financial consulting firm, held an open house in recent weeks at its new digs, the evening portion of the event lasted from 7 till later in the night, with the last person leaving around 10.
19. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
20. Gold Strike Promotes Slade to PR Manager
- Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Elizabeth Slade has been promoted to public relations manager at Gold Strike Casino Resort. In her new role at the MGM Resorts International property, Slade will lead in developing and executing integrated marketing communication plans with components such as media relations, social media strategy, community partnerships and brand management.
21. Van Vliet Takes on Roles at UT Medical, The MED
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Dr. Michael M. Van Vliet has joined the department of plastic surgery at UT Medical Group, has been named assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and has been appointed director of burn critical care for the Firefighters Regional Burn Center at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
22. Justice Department Official Admonishes Nation's Bankers
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Admonishing the nation's bankers, the Justice Department's No. 2 official says too many financial institutions have failed in their duty to ensure that their businesses are run cleanly.
23. Marston Group Moves to East Memphis
- Saturday, November 9, 2013
The Marston Group PLC accounting firm has relocated to 1661 International Drive in East Memphis from 6055 Primacy Parkway.
- Saturday, November 9, 2013
“Mechatronics.” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said the word so fast that it got lost in the echo of the large aircraft hangar at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology near Memphis International Airport.
25. Marston Group Relocates to East Memphis
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Marston Group PLC accounting firm has relocated to 1661 International Drive in East Memphis from 6055 Primacy Parkway.
26. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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.
27. Yoakum Helps Businesses ‘Move On With Their Lives’
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
Though the jump Brian Yoakum made at the beginning of August from The Biller Law Firm to Evans Petree PC was only a floor away, he saw a greater opportunity to broaden his practice areas and expand the services he could offer clients.
28. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.
29. LeSaint Logistics Leases Space Near Airport
- Friday, July 12, 2013
LeSaint Logistics LLC is entering the Memphis market, having recently leased 57,285 square feet at 3300 Jet Cove.
- Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Memphis Area Legal Services, AutoZone Inc. and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC will hold the fifth annual pro bono legal clinic for Memphis-area seniors Tuesday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. The free clinic offers seniors legal advice and helps in the preparation of wills, advanced care plans and more. Call Linda Warren Seely at 523-8822.
- Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Standby for Mars as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, July 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.
32. Christian Brothers Names Doyle Vice President of Student Life
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tim Doyle has joined Christian Brothers University as associate vice president of student life. In the role, Doyle supervises multiple aspects of campus operations – including housing, student government, health services and Greek organizations – working to address non-academic student needs and help students develop into active, engaged alumni.
33. Blank Joins WKNO-FM As News Director
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Christopher Blank has joined WKNO-FM, the Mid-South affiliate of National Public Radio, as news director. Blank, who has produced feature stories for the station since 2011, will oversee local news production for “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
34. Commercial Advisors Adds Jensen to Capital Markets Group
- Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Luke Jensen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors’ Capital Markets Group. In his new role with the commercial real estate firm, Jensen focuses on investment sales, debt and equity, development, and principal deal sourcing and structuring.
35. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.
36. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.
37. Apperson Crump Expands in Triad III
- Friday, March 15, 2013
Memphis’ oldest continuously practicing law firm is expanding its presence in Triad III.
Apperson Crump PLC added 2,037 square feet to its seventh floor space in a vacant adjacent area between Silverleafe Capital Partners LLC.
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
Black Business Association of Memphis will meet Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Ricky Tucker of Rix International will speak, and a light breakfast will be served. Visit bbamemphis.com.
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
40. Rheumatology Clinic Buys Germantown Office Building
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
7660 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $986,850
Sale Date: Nov. 14, 2012
41. PLC International Files $1.4 Million Loan on Building
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
Memphis-based PLC International Inc. has filed a $1.4 million loan through BrightBridge Inc. on the 67,538-square-foot strip center at 1150 N. Germantown Parkway (also known as 1140 Cordova Road) in Cordova.
42. Brown Joins REACH As Vice President
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Stephen Brown has joined REACH Human Capital as vice president of business development. In his new role, Brown will assist companies in selecting and training employees.
- Monday, July 9, 2012
TnAchieves will hold a reception for prospective mentors for the 2012-2013 school year Monday, July 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Leadership Memphis, 365 S. Main St. Current mentors and tnAchieves staff will talk about opportunities to mentor high school seniors planning to attend community college. Visit tnachieves.org or email Kaci Murley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
44. Literacy Mid-South’s Dean Appointed to State Coalition
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South, has been appointed to the Tennessee Literacy Coalition’s board of directors. The board unanimously approved Dean’s nomination, and he will serve as a representative from West Tennessee for three years.
45. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.
46. Orpheum Theatre Names New Board Members
- Friday, March 16, 2012
The Orpheum Theatre and its parent organization, the Memphis Development Foundation, has announced 10 members joining the Orpheum board of directors. The new members are: Chuck Treadway, Thomas & Betts president and chief operating officer; Don Young, Smith and Nephew senior vice president, corporate sustainability; Andy Taylor, Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors Inc. partner; Gary Smith, Apperson Crump PLC attorney; Alan Mullen, Crew Training International president; Scott Hennessy, True Temper Sports Inc. president; Keri Gage, SunTrust private wealth management/senior vice president; Robert Cox, Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox PC attorney; Bo Allen, First Tennessee executive vice president; and Sara Adams, community volunteer.
47. In the Bag
- Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Last September Kroger Co. purchased nine Memphis-area Schnucks grocery stores.
Eight of the stores reopened as Kroger and the ninth remained vacant.
48. Holtz Joins Fulmer Cos. Marketing Department
- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Wendy Holtz has joined Fulmer Cos. as its marketing communications manager.
Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas
Education: B.S. in communications from the University of Texas, Austin; M.B.A. in international business from San Diego State University
49. Tennessee St. Office Bldg. Again in Foreclosure
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
460 Tennessee St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Sale Amount: $3 million
Sale Date: Dec. 1, 2011
50. Former Cordova Schnucks Sells for $3.1 Million
- Friday, January 6, 2012
Memphis-based PLC International Inc. has bought a vacant 68,000-square-foot Schnucks supermarket at 1150 N. Germantown Parkway (also known as 1140 Cordova Road) from SM Properties Memphis LLC for $3.1 million.
51. Verizon Wireless Nixes Google Wallet in New Phone
- Wednesday, December 7, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon Wireless is blocking Google's new flagship phone from supporting Google's attempt to make the smartphone the credit card of the future.
In blocking the Google Wallet software from running on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Verizon Wireless said Tuesday that it was waiting to provide a wallet application until it can offer "the best security and user experience." Verizon and rivals AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA are part of a consortium called ISIS that is planning its own payment system.
- Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Talk Shoppe will present “Revocable Living Trust – Death to Probate” Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
- Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 8, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Joan Ferguson, Rotary District 6800 governor, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. For reservations, email Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
- Monday, November 7, 2011
The River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis will welcome author Randall Kenan for two events Monday, Nov. 7, and Tuesday, Nov. 8. Kenan will read from his work Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in the University Center River Room, room 300, and conduct an interview Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. in Patterson Hall, room 456. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 678-4692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
55. TDN Seminar to Examine State of Health Care
- Friday, November 4, 2011
The health care industry is an economic driver in Memphis, where hospitals, health care providers and biotechnology companies employ one out of every seven workers.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, a panel of local experts will discuss the health care sector’s current state and future forecast at The Daily News Business of Health Care Seminar, which begins at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave.
- Thursday, October 20, 2011
Vance Avenue Choice Neighborhoods’ neighborhood team, a joint community engagement effort by the University of Memphis’ graduate program in city and regional planning, the department of anthropology and The Vance Avenue Collaborative, will meet Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Emmanuel Center, 604 St. Paul Ave. The meeting will discuss how to integrate resident and community stakeholder interests, perceptions and visions into resident-led redevelopment and revitalization plans for the neighborhood.
57. Sokolov Joins Bass Berry In Securities Practice
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
One of the newest additions to the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is an associate specializing in securities work who’s also fluent in Spanish and Serbian and is an avid traveler and runner.
58. Haykal Recognized For Work in Psychiatry
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Dr. Radwan Faysal Haykal, director of the Bipolar Spectrum Program at Lakeside Behavioral Health System and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been inducted as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
59. Thompson Dunavant Official Earns Special Certification
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
William Spilman, payment card industry (PCI) compliance practice leader with Thompson Dunavant PLC, has earned a specialized certification.
Spilman recently completed the education security training requirements necessary to perform a PCI compliance audit and consulting related to the protection of credit card data. He’s also received the Quality Service Assessor (QSA) designation.
60. Thompson Dunavant’s Lauer Co-Authors CPA Book
- Monday, June 13, 2011
When Linda Lauer was an accounting major at the University of Memphis, her goals were pretty straightforward: major in accounting, get a bachelor’s degree and become a certified public accountant.
61. Beutelschies Guides IDB Through Wide Range of Issues
- Thursday, May 26, 2011
The rules of economic development are as specific as the terms of any business agreement. That’s because the incentives used to bring new businesses to Memphis and expand existing businesses here are contractual agreements.
62. Kiesewetter Wise’s Rudnick Brings Dedication to Work
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
Since becoming a member at Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC in January, Elizabeth Rudnick has taken to maintaining her daily practice, while also contributing to the administrative side, quite well – even with two children, an attorney husband and dedication that extends past business hours.
63. Pinnacle Awards Honor City’s Best Brokers
- Monday, April 11, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
64. Pinnacle Awards Honor City's Best Brokers
- Friday, April 8, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
65. Destination King’s Tagg Honored as ‘Rising Star’
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Mary Catherine Tagg, director of operations for Destination King, has received the “Rising Star” award at the fifth annual Association of Destination Management Executives Achievement Awards.
66. Pacific Logistics Picks Olive Branch for Hub
- Friday, January 7, 2011
Pacific Logistics Corp. has signed a lease for its first Memphis-area location, which will serve as a regional hub for the company’s growing shoe and retail business.
67. Thompson Dunavant Promotes Lauer to Member
- Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Thompson Dunavant PLC has promoted Linda Lauer to member – the firm’s first female member – “after years of valuable service and dedication,” said managing member Steve Dunavant.
68. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!
69. Senate Democrats Abandon Comprehensive Energy Bill
- Friday, July 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday abandoned plans to pass an energy bill that caps emissions of carbon dioxide, saying Republicans refuse to support the measure.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said no Republican was willing to back a comprehensive energy bill, a development he called "terribly disappointing."
70. Yeates Joins A2H As Project Manager
- Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Arthur Yeates has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. (A2H) as an architectural project manager.
71. Big Oil Strikes Back, Slams Obama's Drilling Ban
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
LONDON (AP) — Oil executives sent a strong challenge to Barack Obama on Tuesday, warning at a major oil conference that the American president's ban on risky deepwater drilling would cripple world energy supplies.
72. Oliphant Ready to Expand Dixon Hughes
- Friday, June 4, 2010
The folks who run the Memphis office of accounting firm Dixon Hughes PLLC aren’t crossing their fingers and waiting around on new clients to walk through the door.
73. Prudential Gives Up on $35.5 Billion AIA Deal
- Thursday, June 3, 2010
LONDON (AP) - Prudential PLC has accepted defeat in its ambitious $35.5-billion plan to acquire Asian insurance company AIA from U.S. insurance company AIG.
Prudential said Wednesday that it is negotiating with AIG about terminating the deal, which faltered because of resistance of Prudential shareholders to the high price, and AIG's refusal to accept less money.
74. AIG Won't Accept Lower Prudential Offer for AIA
- Wednesday, June 2, 2010
LONDON (AP) - Bailed-out U.S. insurer AIG reported Tuesday it won't accept a lower offer for its Asian insurance business from Prudential, which proposed a $5 billion cut to calm rebellious shareholders who thought the price was too high.
75. Kiesewetter Selected As Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellow
- Thursday, March 11, 2010
Jay W. Kiesewetter of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC has been selected as a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.
He is one of just 35 attorneys throughout the state honored this year with the invitation.
76. AIG Sells Alico Unit to MetLife for $15.5 Billion
- Tuesday, March 9, 2010
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) - American International Group Inc. said Monday it will sell its American Life Insurance Co. division for $15.5 billion to MetLife Inc. The government-approved deal, AIG's second big asset sale in two weeks, will give the insurer more cash to repay the billions of bailout dollars it still owes the government.
77. The Business of Law
- Monday, February 15, 2010
As many sectors of the economy slowly sputter back to life, the state of the legal industry is often overlooked in economic reports. This trend can be surprising because law firms and corporate legal departments provide the advice and representation necessary for many different kinds of businesses to move forward with their recovery.
78. Judge Derails Class-Action Status For Nurse Wage Suit
- Wednesday, January 6, 2010
A last-ditch attempt to gain class-action status for a lawsuit alleging that Memphis hospitals conspired to suppress nurse wages has failed.
U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays Jr. has denied a motion to allow a substitute plaintiff. He issued the order last week after ruling in September that the two originally named plaintiffs did not adequately represent nurses in the Memphis area.
79. U of M’s McClurg Honored With Legal Education Award
- Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Andrew McClurg has received the Excellence in Legal Education Award from the University of Memphis’ Law Alumni Board. McClurg is a professor of law and the Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He also is associate dean for faculty development.
80. Nurse Wage Suit Still Alive, Kicking
- Tuesday, December 1, 2009
An attempt to gain class-action status in a lawsuit alleging that Memphis hospitals conspired to suppress nurse wages isn’t dead yet.
After issuing an order in October to deny class-action certification because the two plaintiffs did not adequately represent nurses in the Memphis area, U.S. District Judge Samuel H. “Hardy” Mays Sr. is now allowing lawyers for the nurses to make the case for introducing a substitute plaintiff.
81. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.
82. Pro Bono Crusade Marches on in Legal Community
- Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Tennessee Bar Association is continuing the access to justice fight by decreeing October “Celebrate Pro Bono Month.”
More than a million Tennesseans are unable to afford legal services and about 700,000 of them face legal problems each year, according to Gov. Phil Bredesen’s office. Legal aid providers such as Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. often have to turn away as many as 80 clients at any given pro bono clinic because of a lack of resources to care for them all.
83. Baker Donelson’s Williams Appointed To Volunteer Leadership Role at ILTA
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Merideth L. Williams has been appointed to the volunteer leadership role of conference vice president in the International Legal Technology Association. She will work with other volunteers in the delivery of educational programming to members of ILTA.
84. American in Joint Bid To Help Japan Airlines
- Monday, September 21, 2009
American Airlines Inc., British Airways Plc and Qantas Airways Ltd. have offered broad financial and business support to struggling alliance partner Japan Airlines Corp., including a possible investment of several hundred million dollars from American, a Japanese newspaper reported Friday.
- Friday, September 4, 2009
MPACT Memphis will hold a Lunch Bunch today at noon at MPACT’s office, 506 S. Main St. To R.S.V.P., contact Joy Turner at email@example.com or 528-8340.
86. Finch Appointed to Dean Position At UofM School of Nursing
- Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Dr. Linda Finch has been appointed associate dean and director of undergraduate programs for the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis. Finch was previously an associate professor on the nursing faculty. She has been named an American Nurses Foundation Scholar by the American Nurses Association and is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing. She also has served on the editorial board of “The Tennessee Nurse.”
87. Law Firm Alliances on the Rise
- Thursday, July 30, 2009
Law firms locally and nationally are more frequently forming partnerships with other firms or joining networks to help better serve their clients and use every attorney’s base of knowledge to improve overall performance.
88. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.
89. Higgins Named President, CEO At Barge Waggoner
- Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Robert B. Higgins Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of engineering, architecture and planning for Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc.
90. Swine Flu Casts Shadow Over Economy
- Tuesday, April 28, 2009
LONDON (AP) - Uncertainty over the swine flu outbreak cast a shadow over the struggling global economy Monday, raising fears that that the spread of the virus could harm trade and tourism and undermine businesses just as they begin to rally.
91. Report: Pharma Deals in Q1 Exceed All 2008 Deals
- Tuesday, April 21, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The burst of drugmaker mergers announced in the first quarter is worth nearly 50 percent more than all the industry deals announced in 2008, according to a new report.
Deals in the quarter had a combined value of $166 billion, more than 10 times the value of deals announced in last year's first quarter and well over the $114 billion in deals announced in all of 2008.
92. 3 More Carriers to Pay Fines in Cargo Probe
- Friday, April 10, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) - Three more foreign carriers have agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to fix prices in the air cargo industry, and they will pay a total of $214 million in fines, U.S. prosecutors said Thursday.
93. Obama: AIG Can't Justify 'Outrage' of Bonuses
- Tuesday, March 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday issued a blistering attack on American International Group and pledged to stop the struggling insurance and investment giant from paying out millions in executive bonuses.
94. AIG Says Emergency Aid Used to Pay Other Banks
- Tuesday, March 17, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group Inc. used more than $90 billion in federal aid to pay out foreign and domestic banks, some of whom had received their own multibillion-dollar U.S. government bailouts.
95. Saint Francis Weight Loss Center Appoints Weaver Medical Director
- Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Virginia Weaver has been appointed medical director of the Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss.
96. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.
Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.
97. Southern, National Law Firm Mergers Up in ’08
- Thursday, January 22, 2009
Nationwide, law firm mergers and acquisitions jumped to 70 in 2008, according to a study by Altman Weil Inc., an independently owned law firm consulting agency. Nationally, Altman Weil recorded 60 mergers and acquisitions in 2007 – meaning 2008 saw a 17 percent increase.
98. Vanishing Jobs, Stressed Consumers Feed Downturn
- Monday, November 10, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's unemployment rate is at a 14-year high, General Motors reported a massive third-quarter loss and says it may run out of cash next year, and Ford is planning more job cuts after burning through billions of its own.
- Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Metro Business Council will host a live webcast of Tom Peter’s presentation “Achieving Excellence in a Disruptive Age” today from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The presentation will come from the Gazelles Growth Conference in Atlanta and will focus on what entrepreneurs and business leaders need to thrive and survive in a rapidly changing business environment. Cost is $75 per attendee and seating is limited. For reservations, contact Michael Synk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-0200.