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1. RedRover Hosts 10-Year Bash at FedExForum -

You know you’ve made it when you can throw a birthday party that draws guests like an NBA star in addition to a variety of high-powered business leaders.

Later this week, RedRover Sales & Marketing Strategy is hosting an invitation-only bash at FedExForum that will include a meet-and-greet session with Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen. In addition to networking opportunities with the business crowd on hand, the firm will also give an early peek at its revamped website launching this month and will toast the release of CEO Lori Turner-Wilson’s new book, “WOOF! Why Ordinary Organizations Fail.”

2. Anne Dixon Joins BRIDGES as CFO -

Anne Dixon has joined BRIDGES as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Dixon, who is a Bridge Builders alumna, is responsible in her new role for financial reporting and analysis to help BRIDGES leadership in performing their responsibilities. 

3. Memphis Chamber Names ‘10 to Watch’ in 2016 -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has released its “10 to Watch” in 2016 list, recognizing companies and organizations that over the past year showed outstanding leadership, growth and commitment to success.

4. Memphis Chamber Names ‘10 to Watch’ in 2016 -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has released its “10 to Watch” in 2016 list, recognizing companies and organizations that over the past year showed outstanding leadership, growth and commitment to success.

5. Sutherland Named HR Manager At CDS -

Renee’ Sutherland has joined Central Defense Staffing as the human resource manager. In her role, she is responsible for conducting recruitment efforts, training and development of employees, employee relations, conflict resolution and workers’ compensation. She has a team that consists of recruiters, coordinators and administrative support workers.

6. Attorney Rob Ratton Joins Fisher & Phillips -

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.

7. Heat Really On for Jones Against Arkansas -

It’s been a long week for Tennessee football coach Butch Jones.

Kickoff can’t come soon enough for Jones and his staff Saturday night when the Vols (2-2, 0-1 SEC) play host to Arkansas (1-3, 0-1) at Neyland Stadium.

8. Memphis Search Marketing Firm Nabs Spot on Inc. 500 -

Search marketing firm HigherVisibility LLC was the highest-ranked Memphis company on the annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the nation’s fastest growing companies.

9. Memphis Firm HigherVisibility Nabs Spot on Inc. 5000 -

Search marketing firm HigherVisibility LLC was the highest-ranked Memphis company on the annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the nation’s fastest growing companies.

10. Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser -

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.

11. Madeline Patterson Joins Burson Campaigns -

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.

12. Mark Mosteller Joins Evolve Bank & Trust -

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.

13. Well-Known Names Host Strickland Fundraiser -

At $1,500 per person or couple, a fundraiser Tuesday, March 24, for the mayoral campaign of Memphis City Council member Jim Strickland is an indication the campaign to the October city ballot is picking up in intensity.

14. LEO Events’ Gigas Named Rising Star -

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.

15. Raymond James Tower Fetches $20 Million -

How much is a 21-story skyscraper overlooking the Mississippi River worth? About $1 million a floor.

New York-based investor Jacob Sofer will pay Parkway Properties around $20 million for the Raymond James Tower at 50 N. Front St. Downtown, according to several people with knowledge of the transaction. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2014 appraisal for the 340,000-square-foot building is $24 million.

16. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason -

KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.

17. Loeb Buys Office Complex in Heart of East Memphis -

Loeb Properties has acquired an office complex in the heart of East Memphis, the company’s first major acquisition since it bought Overton Square in July 2012.

Memphis-based Loeb Properties purchased Executive Square, a 40-suite professional office complex at Poplar Avenue and Yates Road in East Memphis, from F. William Hackmeyer for $3.85 million.

18. The Horizon Sells to Mississippi Developer for $13.5 Million -

A Mississippi-based developer has acquired the uncompleted Horizon condominium tower overlooking the Mississippi River in Downtown.

Dawn Properties Inc. of Hattiesburg, which is primarily involved in the acquisition, development and management of multifamily properties, has purchased the 16-story, 155-unit tower for $13.5 million and plans on completing the luxury condominiums.

19. AP Survey: China's Lending Bubble a Global Threat -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.

20. Economic Club Names Tucker Executive Director -

Just because she took a voluntary buyout from FedEx in December doesn’t mean Laurie Tucker is ready to slow down.

21. UTHSC Taps Davis to Lead Biomedical Informatics -

Dr. Robert L. Davis has been appointed as the founding director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Center in Biomedical Informatics and the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair in Biomedical Informatics.

22. Tommy Bronson Sporting Goods Stays True to Roots in New Spot -

For Tommy Bronson Sporting Goods, cooler temperatures in the air mean one thing – hunting season.

23. Southeastern Asset Management Comments on News Corp. Buy -

Earlier this week, news outlets ran reports of Memphis-based Southeastern Asset Management disclosing it had taken a nearly 12 percent stake in the entertainment and media conglomerate News Corp.

24. Woeppel Named CEO of UT Medical Group -

Charles “Chuck” Woeppel has been named chief executive officer of UT Medical Group Inc. Woeppel, who has served as the organization’s chief operating officer since 2012, will also continue in that role.

25. Museum Makeover -

Thanks to a few big grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Plough Foundation, the Fire Museum of Memphis is pressing ahead with a slew of upgrades to its educational programs and exhibits focused on fire prevention and life safety.

26. Oklahoma Hotel Group Buys Baymont Inn -

6020 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $2.1 million

Sale Date: Aug. 6, 2013
Buyer: Champion Regional Development LLC
Seller: BRE/LQ Properties LLC
Loan Amount: $2.1 million
Loan Date: Aug. 7, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Borrowers: Sunny Management LLC; KNSB LLC; Jansa LLC
Lender: InterBank
Details: An affiliate of Oklahoma City-based Champion Hotels has paid $2.1 million for the 103-room Baymont Inn & Suites Memphis East hotel at 6020 Shelby Oaks Drive in Northeast Memphis.

27. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President -

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.

28. Meadows Named Director of Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab -

Bobby Meadows has joined Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab as executive director. Meadows, a licensed nursing home administrator, has 13 years of nursing home experience, including 11 as an executive director. Most recently, he served for six years at Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis.

29. Phipps Named Vice President, COO at American Esoteric Laboratories -

Dr. Amber R. Phipps has joined American Esoteric Laboratories, the Mid-South division of Sonic Healthcare USA, as vice president and chief operations officer. In her new role, Phipps will oversee all operations for AEL, which includes nine laboratories and more than 800 employees in six states. A captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, Phipps most recently served as a medical operations officer stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

30. Masson Named Senior Director at Caissa -

Rick Masson has joined Caissa Public Strategy as senior director. Masson, former chief administrative office for the city of Memphis, was also recently named special master to oversee the city-county schools merger. (For details, see the Monday, March 11, edition of The Daily News.) In his new role at Caissa, Masson will provide consultation and leadership on business development and project management.

31. Patterson Warehouses Adds Space -

Patterson Warehouses Inc. is boosting its longtime local presence with a new lease in DeSoto County.

The renowned player in Memphis’ third-party logistics industry is leasing 237,952 square feet of Class A space in Marathon Distribution Center, 295 Marathon Way in Southaven.

32. Mid-South Business Makes its Mark -

Mid-South Marking Systems, a one-stop shop for any business that needs to distribute and track products, continues an impressive growth trajectory.

The company provides bar code and RFID (radio frequency identification) solutions for local and national clients in industries including manufacturing, retail, health care, pharmaceutical, government and distribution.

33. Growth Streak -

Andrew Holliday and Daniel Brown, the founding partners of Memphis-based branding and marketing firm Harvest Creative, used to joke about one day making the Inc. 500|5000, the list published each year by Inc. Magazine that honors the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

34. Thorpe Products Inks New Deal On Democrat -

Thorpe Products Co. is relocating its Memphis branch location to a site with higher ceiling heights and better proximity to its clients.

35. Memphis Heart Clinic, Stern Cardiovascular Merge -

The 14 physicians of Memphis Heart Clinic have joined Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, one of the region’s largest cardiology group practices.

Stern just more than a year ago became part of Baptist Memorial Medical Group, a nonprofit medical group foundation affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., which includes more than 300 physicians representing 31 specialties in West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and North Mississippi.

36. Memphis Heart Clinic, Stern Cardiovascular Merge -

The 14 physicians of Memphis Heart Clinic have joined Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, one of the region’s largest cardiology group practices.

Stern just over a year ago became part of Baptist Memorial Medical Group, a nonprofit medical group foundation affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., which includes more than 300 physicians representing 31 specialties in West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and North Mississippi.

37. Improving Public Health Goal of New Initiative -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell this week announced the launch of a new broad-based health care project designed to improve public health and reduce health care costs for county residents.

38. Elite Electric Relocates to Hickory Withe -

A local electrical designer is relocating its operations from Collierville to Hickory Withe.

Elite Electric & Lighting Inc. has purchased 5,000 square feet of the former John Deere Landscapes facility at 2875 U.S. 64 from K&L Highway 64 Investments LLC for $425,000.

39. Raymond James Statement on Deal -

Editor’s Note: Below is a portion of the official statement Raymond James issued on the Morgan Keegan acquisition. For the complete corporate statement, plus additional coverage of the historic sale, visit www.memphisdailynews.com.

40. Raymond James statement on Morgan Keegan acquisition -

Raymond James Financial's official statement about the Morgan Keegan acquisition:


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Financial, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. and related affiliates from Regions Financial for $930 million, expanding both its private client wealth management and capital markets businesses.

41. ‘Get In and Out’ -

In a local commercial real estate market where prices have plunged as much as 40 percent from 2007 peaks, special service companies are taking advantage of opportunities for buying distressed debt.

42. Seeing Success -

On the surface, they don’t have much in common other than their home turf. They include everything from a venerable law firm, prominent regional investment companies, tech firms and even a business that manufactures food products like hot dogs and sandwich meats.

43. Hoteliers Seek New Identities, Better Branding -

Several Mid-South hotels are in the midst of rebranding, and more are anticipated through next year.

The hotel rebranding trend has taken off since 2010 and includes reflagging to completely new brands as well as conversions to new identities within the same brand.

44. New Biz, Relocations on Tap for Poplar Plaza -

One of the city’s landmark shopping centers is in the midst of major transformations.

Poplar Plaza, the 360,000-square-foot center at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street in the University of Memphis area, has remained a premier retail center for more than 60 years.

45. AP IMPACT: Hospital Drug Shortages Deadly, Costly -

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A drug for dangerously high blood pressure, normally priced at $25.90 per dose, offered to hospitals for $1,200. Fifteen deaths in 15 months blamed on shortages of life-saving medications.

46. Local Investors Buy SE Memphis Office Condos -

A portfolio of office condominiums in Southeast Memphis have sold to a group of local investors.

Winchester Office Plaza at 5501, 5507 and 5489 Winchester Road has sold to QSM Holdings LLC for $273,333.

47. Two Firms Acquire Thompson Dunavant -

Thompson Dunavant PLC, the largest locally owned accounting firm in Memphis, has been acquired by two separate firms that work together under what’s known as an alternative practice structure.

Cleveland-based CBIZ Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the tax side of Thompson Dunavant, effective Aug. 1. Mayer Hoffman McCann PC is acquiring the audit side of Thompson Dunavant. The Memphis office will be known as CBIZ MHM Thompson Dunavant. No layoffs or major changes will result from the acquisition.

48. Thompson Dunavant Gets New Ownership -

Thompson Dunavant PLC, the largest locally owned accounting firm in Memphis, has been acquired by two separate firms that work together under what’s known as an alternative practice structure.

Cleveland, Ohio-based CBIZ Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the tax side of Thompson Dunavant, effective Aug. 1. Mayer Hoffman McCann PC is acquiring the audit side of Thompson Dunavant.

49. XMC Recruits New Director of Service -

Memphis-based XMC Inc. has hired Mike Brown who will be the new director of service on the executive team.

50. Growth Trajectory -

Late last year, the president of Duncan-Williams Inc. started something called the “great things list,” a new tradition at the firm founded by his father and which has grown into one of the premier broker-dealer firms in the Southeast U.S.

51. LEDIC Secures Contracts for 32 Texas Sites -

LEDIC Management Group, an affiliate of Hunt Cos. Inc., has secured 32 new multifamily management contracts in Texas and new regional offices in El Paso, Houston and Dallas. The strategic expansion brings LEDIC’s total multifamily units under management in Texas to 4,017.

52. Destination King Expands to Myrtle Beach -

Memphis-based destination management company Destination King is branching out.

The company has expanded its offerings into Myrtle Beach, S.C., which recently was named by TripAdvisor.com as the top vacation destination in the U.S. The city attracts more than 14 million visitors annually.

53. Wolfchase Auto Dealer Site Sells for $4M -

A Wolfchase auto dealership facility is officially changing hands and names.

First Tennessee Trust Department has bought the 48,085-square-foot auto dealership formerly known as Cadillac SAAB of Memphis, 7727 U.S. 64, for $4 million.

54. Duncan-Williams Inc. Makes Key Exec Hire -

Duncan-Williams Inc. has added a heavyweight of the local financial services industry to its executive team as the firm seeks to grow its private client group and complete its 500@50 initiative – $500 million in annual revenue by 2019.

55. Cash Infusion -

An El Paso, Texas-based investment firm has bought a “significant stake” in LEDIC Management Group LLC, a move that will enable the Memphis-based third party investment real estate firm to expand its national footprint, implement new technology, and hire additional employees.

56. Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases -

The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.

Despite tough times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past four months. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy commercial leases since Inked’s debut:

57. EMHC Moving to Appling Farms, Doubling in Size -

Emergency Mobile Health Care is more than doubling the size of its Memphis corporate headquarters.

EMHC has signed a 14,200-square-foot lease at 6972 Appling Farms Parkway. EMHC currently occupies 6,900 square feet at 5071 Wilfong Road, and also has an office in Jackson, Tenn.

58. Reichling Settles Into Corps of Engineers Post -

Col. Vernie Reichling grew up in a military family, but it wasn’t until he spent a week with his uncle, a colonel in the U.S. Army, at Fort Bragg, N.C., one summer during junior high that Reichling felt his true calling to join up.

59. Oseman Takes Good Care of Clients’ Insurance Needs -

As the Oseman Insurance Agency celebrates its 25th anniversary, its president Stephen Oseman has a lot to celebrate.

Started in 1985, the agency has evolved into one of the region’s premier agencies, with 16 employees and $40 million in premium value today. During that time, the agency has written almost a billion dollars worth of insurance (premium value).

60. Air Park Property Sells For $730,000 -

Crump Commercial LLC recently closed on a property at 3850 Air Park St., a deal that has been in the works for about six months.

61. Memphis Invest Increases Home Buying Events -

With the recent completion of Memphis Invest LLC’s office space expansion for its sister company, Premier Property Management Group, and new implementation of traditional rehab services for those wanting to remodel their home, the family-owned company continues to do the majority of its business with out-of-town investors.

62. Brighter Future -

The financial services industry in Memphis is apparently back to thinking about tomorrow, rather than simply making it through today.

Firms are hiring again, deepening their bench strength in key areas, recommitting to a focus on customer relationships – and, in some cases, once more turning a tidy profit.

63. Argent Gains More Space with Move East -

Only weeks after landing in Memphis, scooping up Memphis-based Investment Counsel and Trust Co. and landing a temporary office space, Argent Trust Co. of Tennessee has scooted east along Poplar Avenue to a bigger home.

64. New CEO at West Clinic, Memphis Heart Clinic -

Erich Mounce, who started out on the front line of health care as a paramedic in Los Angeles, has come to Memphis almost 30 years later to head two of the city’s premier specialty practices.

He’s the new chief executive officer of The West Clinic and Memphis Heart Clinic, oncology and cardiology practices that operate under the same administrative umbrella.

65. Catholic Diocese Takes on Diabetes – And Wins -

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis has proven how employers can save money by giving diabetic employees free medicine and lifestyle coaching to improve their health.

Costs totaled $990,615 over a four-year period for the 22 employees who took part in a study, compared to $2,153,855 for a comparison group, according to data compiled by a team of health care professionals and verified by an independent statistician.

66. Saddle Creek Lands High-End Women’s Clothing Store -

Anthropologie, a high-end retailer of apparel and other items, is coming to The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown.

Though a lease hadn’t been inked by press time Monday, the company will soon begin tenant improvements for the bays that housed the former Yia Yia’s Euro Café and Divine Rags on the southwest end of Saddle Creek North.

67. Pat O’s Sold Back to Bank -

A mini bidding war broke out Friday during the trustee’s sale of the former Pat O’Brien’s bar at 310 Beale St., but in the end the bank that foreclosed on the property came in with the highest bid of $827,000.

68. Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Beale Street Hip-Hop Club -

A federal bankruptcy court judge has scrapped plans to reopen the old Pat O’Brien’s on Beale Street as a two-day-a-week nightspot with a dress code.

The plan by Cato Walker and Curtis Givens to open “Liquid On Beale” drew opposition from Beale Street developer John Elkington and his Performa Entertainment Real Estate Inc., as well as the Beale Street Merchants Association.

69. Renasant Executive’s Job Duties Expand to Memphis -

A recent headline in The New York Times neatly summed up life for community bank executives like Rick Hart: “We’re Dull, Small Banks Say, and Have Profit to Show for It.”

70. Why the Struggle to Control Beale Street Continues -

Eight blocks lie between the Shelby County Courthouse and Beale Street.

The courthouse’s seated representations of wisdom, justice, liberty and authority look southward toward the entertainment district. Sometimes, if the wind is blowing in the right direction, you can hear the band in Handy Park from the courthouse steps.

71. Elkington Considers Selling Performa For $1 -

Beale Street developer John Elkington has considered selling his Performa Entertainment Co. to a group of Beale Street merchants for $1.

72. At Work or Play, Lillie’s Goal is to Help Others -

Shawn R. Lillie, an attorney at Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham, practices in labor relations and employment law. He represents many large national and international companies and management clients before the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and various other federal and state agencies.

73. Re/Max Owner Under Fire -

Re/Max of Kentucky/Tennessee Inc. has filed a breach of franchise agreement complaint against Stan Holmes, his realty company and the four Re/Max franchises he operated in the Memphis area, for a litany of unpaid fees plus penalties and other costs.

74. Ewing Honored in Princeton Premier -

Charles L. Ewing Sr., president and CEO of Ewing Moving Service Inc., has been named an honored member in business by online business community Princeton Premier.

75. Goldman Sachs Posts First Loss Since Going Public -

NEW YORK (AP) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. on Tuesday reported its first quarterly loss since it went public in 1999, losing $2.29 billion during its fiscal fourth quarter.

76. Sleep Treatment Company Targets 24-7 Operations for Growth -

Instead of relying solely on physician referrals, the sleep treatment company Opus Medical Management wants businesses to send fatigued employees to its clinics.

Logistics companies, casinos, hospitals and other employers that run 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week operations expose themselves to liability and lower productivity when their workers don’t get enough sleep, said Derek Denman, president of Opus Medical.

77. Bank of America Agrees to Buy Merrill for $50B -

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America on Monday began adding another slice to its growing financial services empire, buying Merrill Lynch in a $50 billion deal that would create a bank that offers everything from fixed-income trading to credit card lending.

78. Events -

The Society of Entrepreneurs' lunch and discussion will be held today at noon at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. Attorney Alan G. Crone will speak about "Non-competes, Trade Secret Prohibition and Intellectual Property." The cost is $25 and reservations should be made by contacting Pearson Crutcher at 682-9920 or pearson@soememphis.com.

79. Economic Indicators Not So Good -

Memphis City Council member Jim Strickland recently told an audience at Christian Brothers University that the city of Memphis appears headed toward what he called an "impending budget crisis."

On a similar note, Shelby County Trustee Bob Patterson had made a comparable prediction shortly before he died last week. Patterson forecasted that the county's residential tax base would be completely flat after next year's countywide property reappraisal.

80. Butler Snow's Holbrook Certified as Civil Trial Specialist -

Frank M. Holbrook, an attorney with Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Holbrook is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group in the firm's Memphis office. He is also a member of the Litigation Counsel of America and was named a Mid-South Super Lawyer in business litigation.

81. Bank of America To Buy Countrywide -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America said Friday it will buy Countrywide Financial for $4.1 billion in stock, a deal that rescues the country's biggest mortgage lender and expands the financial services empire of the nation's largest consumer bank.

82. Crye-Leike's Cohn Earns GRI Designation -

Earlier this year, Cohn received the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation from the National Association of Realtors

Jerry Feinstone, president and founder of Bosco's, has been named the Tennessee Restaurant Association's 2007 E. Carlton Scruggs Tennessee Restaurateur of the Year. Feinstone is an active member on the Tennessee Restaurant Association board and was instrumental in rallying TRA support for the state's non-smoking ordinances.

83. Shelby Farms To Be Reinvigorated Under Master Plan -

It's not often that a 4,500-acre property gets treated to an extensive makeover, but Shelby Farms is on the verge of having a new look, a new feel and a new vibe.

Earlier this week more than 30 organizations filed request for qualifications (RFQs) with the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy in hopes of being selected to redesign the county's crown jewel, a sprawling, multiuse park that has something for everyone - paddle boats, playgrounds, bike paths, even a bison range.

84. Financial Planners Take Guesswork Out of Divorce -

Jim Whitehead has been a financial planner for the past five years, helping clients manage their retirement, their wealth, their estates, their children's college funds - pretty much their entire financial pictures.

85. Sports,Corporate HospitalityGo Hand in Hand -      Patrick Glass doesn't underestimate the value of good advice. After all, it's gotten him where he is today - owner of Glass Entertainment Management, a small business that provides entertainment for corporate clients.86. Collierville Busts Out All Over With Layers Of Retail Growth -

Collierville has seen a metamorphosis in the past decade, evolving from a sleepy small town to a blossoming bedroom community to a thriving, self-sustaining suburb that continues to attract new businesses in droves.

87. New Church to Meet at Studio on the Square -

Kenny Davis still can recall his teenage years, when he looked forward to being able to get into the legendary Overton Square hotspot TGI Friday's without being carded.

Today, though, the 42-year-old church leader has a different take on what was once Memphis' premier entertainment destination. That's where Davis is starting something that, on first glance, might seem a little unusual for Overton Square: a new church.

88. Veteran Business Reporter AddsExperience to Daily News Staff -     Beginning with today's issue of The Daily News, a fresh look permeates the pages of the 120-year-old newspaper that's served as the premier source of local business, legal, financial, real estate and government news.

89. Square Foods Bids Farewell to Overton Square -

Jeanice Blancett's Midtown health food store is not your typical grocery, where super-sizes, square footage and self-service checkout lines reign supreme.

Along the way, Blancett's Square Foods Natural Market at 2094 Madison Ave. has become a popular gathering spot. At the center of the 7,200-square-foot store she opened in 2002, customers park on bar stools to chat, unwind and enjoy selections from a specially prepared deli menu.

90. Transport Business Remains Family Affair -

Premier Transportation Services has been transporting Memphians and area visitors in one form or another for nearly 150 years.

The company, which began as Patterson Transfer & Storage, has been a family affair since 1960, when W. Hamilton Smythe III became general manager.

91. University of Memphis Law School Hosts Open House -

Nov. 14

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law hosts an open house and admissions workshop from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room 250 at the law school, 3715 Central Ave. Call 678-5403.

92. County Committee to Select Shelby Farms Planner -

The latest development in the long-running debate over Shelby Farms centers around a number that Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. mentioned this week.

Wharton said it could cost as much as $500,000 to draw up a master plan for Shelby Farms' bucolic, 4,500 acres of parkland. He offered up the figure on Monday to yet another committee that's studying the park, which has been examined off and on over the last several decades by various panels, most of them with lofty goals for the park's future.

93. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Lincoln on the Green

Lincoln on the Green

Financed for $31 Million

Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. and Mid-America Apartments LP have financed the Lincoln on the Green Apartments on 26.97 acres near Southwind for $31 million, accordi...

94. Archived Article: Lead - LANCE ALLAN

Local Hedge Fund Star Sees Bear Market

Paul Tudor Jones makes economic, election predictions


The Daily News

Early in his career, Memphian Paul Tudor Jones had a job at brokerage house E.F. Hutton, a company per...

95. Archived Article: Daily Digest - La Quinta Purchases

La Quinta Purchases

Two Memphis Properties

La Quinta Properties Inc. has purchased improved property at 6020 Shelby Oaks Drive for $2 million and improved property at 3005 Millbranch Road for $1.8 million, according to T...


FedEx's Fred Smith Named CEO of the Year
FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith was named Chief Executive of the Year for 2004 by Chief Executive magazine....

97. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Nashville Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District

Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District

Nashville attorney Donna M. Fields was appointed to fill a position in the 30th Judicial District, Circuit Court Division 7, replacing recently...

98. Archived Article: Memos - <ephoto> Rear Adm

Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler was named commander of Navy recruiting following the retirement of Rear Adm. George E. Voelker. Fowler completed a military fellowship in 2002-2003 and is a life member at the Council of Foreign...

99. Archived Article: Daily Digest - The $92 million Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation and expansion reaches completion Friday, January 17 at a grand openi

Improved convention center

ready for spectacular debut

The $92 million Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation ...

100. Archived Article: Real Review - Methodist to assume

Methodist to assume

management of UT Bowld

Methodist Healthcare announced plans to assume management of the 104-bed UT Bowld Hospital Nov. 1

The Methodist Healthcare and UT Bowld boards approved the move.

UT Bowld ...