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1. Lot Availability, Prices Putting Home Construction Behind Demand
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
The recent uptick in the residential real estate market is devouring what’s left of lot development that lagged during the recession, and tight supply is raising home prices in the Memphis area.
2. Shelby County Commission Releases Disparity Study
- Wednesday, April 06, 2016
In a unanimous vote, Shelby County commissioners waived their legal privilege Wednesday, April 6, and approved the public release of a disparity study that is expected to show minority businesses get a low percentage of county government contracts.
3. MATA ‘Thinking Outside the Bus’ to Overcome Funding Shortfall
- Saturday, January 30, 2016
To accommodate for a chronic budget shortfall, the Memphis Area Transit Authority said that it has to start “thinking outside the bus.”
In January, Memphis was announced as one of the pilot partners of a new app that coordinates public transit with private Uber cars.
4. Wonder Bread Bakery Under Contract
- Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The former Wonder Bread bakery at 400 Monroe Ave. could soon have a new owner.
The bakery, idled by a labor strike before being sold in 2013, is under contract to a potential buyer, according to a commercial real estate broker.
5. Five of the Nation’s Finest
- Saturday, April 04, 2015
Each year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes the contribution of small business to the national economy with the Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards. Five from Knoxville’s business community – The Tomato Head, Management Solutions LLC, Design Innovation Architects Inc., Visionary Solutions LLC and AMS Corp. – have been chosen for inclusion in the annual program.
6. Giles Builds Solid Career as Construction Attorney
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
Justin Giles III spends his days entangled in the details of contracts and plans as a construction attorney with Evans Petree PC.
7. $1.5 Million Loan Filed For Future Vantage Point Golf
- Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Future Vantage Point Golf Center
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: Feb. 28, 2012
Maturity Date: March 1, 2037
Borrower: Vantage Point Holdings LLC
8. Vantage Point Golf Moves Ahead
- Monday, March 05, 2012
Vantage Point Holdings LLC has filed a $1.5 million loan to build Vantage Point Golf Center – a driving range and 3,600-square-foot clubhouse – on Macon Road near Big Orange Road in the Grays Creek floodplain in Cordova. The limited liability company closed on the property and financed it in the past week, said the LLC’s manager/owner, Chris Thompson.
9. ‘Washington Courtyard’ Sells For $900K
- Friday, February 24, 2012
A trio of office buildings at Washington Avenue and Danny Thomas Boulevard has traded hands for $900,000.
Investment group 301 WA LTD LLC of Arizona purchased the assets from Gregory Realty GP. Brian Califf of NAI Saig Co. represented the seller.
10. Defense Cuts Test Lawmakers' Resolve on Deficits
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's call to shrink the military, shut bases and cancel weapons to meet the demand for budget cuts tests the resolve of lawmakers who came to Washington determined to slash the deficit.
11. Uphill Battle
- Monday, January 30, 2012
After retiring from her nearly 30-year career at FedEx, African-American business executive Edith Kelly-Green embarked on an entrepreneurial venture when she bought 11 Lenny’s Sub Shop locations.
Three decades of working for a Fortune 500 corporation paved the way for her new enterprise as a franchisee.
12. Casada Weighs In on Anti-Bias Legislation
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Editor’s Note: This is an occasional series that profiles Tennessee’s state legislators. Credit his friends – and the inspiration of Ronald Reagan – with starting state Rep. Glen Casada on the road to public service.
13. US Auto Sales Up in September on Big Trucks
- Tuesday, October 04, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Pickups and SUVs boosted U.S. autos sales in September as dealers offered promotions, gas prices fell and contractors replaced aging fleets of work trucks.
Truck sales at General Motors, Chrysler and Ford grew in the double digits, outpacing cars. The September increases built on a healthy performance in August, when new models, cheaper financing and pent-up demand lifted the industry after several disappointing months.
14. Pentagon Extends Program to Defend Cyber Networks
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – As hackers and hostile nations launch increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors, the Pentagon is extending a pilot program to help protect its prime suppliers.
15. Staying Afloat
- Monday, September 19, 2011
Compared to the overall U.S. construction landscape, Memphis’ position appears to be managing fairly well.
Within the last 10 months, the city has landed several heavy manufacturing projects – Electrolux, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. and Kruger Inc., to name a few – in a time when, nationally, the manufacturing sector is stagnant.
16. Purple Pickle Born From ‘Crazy’ Idea
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Khristy Stephenson is all about survival.
The DeSoto County resident has owned DeSoto Paint and Design for 19 years. When the bottom dropped out in the construction business over the last two years, she and her husband, Johnny, adjusted by laying off staff, but were worried about holding onto their building.
17. Herenton Strikes Confident Pose Against Cohen
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Standing under a fiberglass swordfish at a Beale Street oyster bar Monday evening, former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton held his first fundraiser.
Herenton, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen in the August Democratic primary, drew a crowd of about 80 to Silky O’Sullivan’s.
18. Bad Economy Sheds Light on Unlicensed Contractors
- Monday, July 27, 2009
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - When custom homebuilder Bob Liddell started seeing the decline in the housing market more than three years ago, he decided to supplement his business with home remodeling. But he ran into a different problem – competing with unlicensed contractors.
19. City Hearing to Gauge Satisfaction Among Contractors, Vendors
- Friday, May 16, 2008
Restaurants have comment cards. Newspapers have letters to the editor.
And the city of Memphis is in the midst of a similar effort directed at businesspeople, companies, contractors and other groups who do business with it.
20. Prime I-269 Real Estate To Be Sold at Auction
- Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Three potentially profitable parcels of land in one of the nation's fastest-growing communities soon will be available to the highest bidder.
On Nov. 15 at 12:07 p.m., Memphis-based Roebuck Auctions will auction 236 acres of prime commercial real estate in DeSoto County, whose population explosion continues to lead the Mid-South region and the state of Mississippi.
21. In Memorium
- Tuesday, March 06, 2007
The Dassault Falcon 20C plane that delivered the first Federal Express package in 1973 - now on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington - bears her name.
And people don't have to look far to find other tributes to Sandra Windland Smith Rice, a passionate wildlife photographer and the oldest child of FedEx chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith. One reason is Rice's friends, colleagues and members of the Smith family continue finding ways to preserve the memory of her extraordinary life.
22. Archived Article: Lead
- Friday, April 01, 2005
Downtown Neighborhood Rising in Popularity
Downtown Developers Eye The Edge
Revitalization efforts moving beyond Downtown core
The Daily News
A lot has changed in The Edge neighborhood since its heyday in the 1930s. The ar...
23. Archived Article: Women Biz (lead)
- Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Women business owners are a steadily growing segment of the Memphis economy
Women-Owned Businesses on the Rise
Variety of resources, programs help startups succeed
MARY K. LEVIE
The Daily News
Women-owned businesses are a steadily gro...
24. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, October 25, 2002
By STACEY WIEDOWER
Merry Marketplace offers something for every shopper
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
Unbelievably, Christmas is just around the corner.
As the months prefacing the arrival of St. Nick once again fly by, families a...
25. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, December 17, 2001
The Sixth Annual Sherry Park Memorial Golf Scramble, sponsored by Crye-Leike Realtors and the Hank Park trust, raised $11,000 The Sixth Annual Sherry Park Memorial Golf Scramble, sponsored by Crye-Leike Realtors and the Hank Park trust, raised $11,0...
26. Archived Article: South Lake (lead)
- Tuesday, January 11, 2000
By LAURIE JOHNSON South Lake Centre heads toward finish By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction started Monday full tilt on the second and final phase of South Lake Centre, a retail center planned for Southaven, Miss., at the southeast corner ...
27. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 29, 1999
M Edward A. Labry III, president and board member for Concord EFS Inc. and its subsidiary EFS National Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of M.S. Carriers Inc. Trammell Crow Co. has announced several additions to its staff. Ray Abraham...
28. Archived Article: Law (dbes)
- Thursday, August 05, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Fostering fairness A Department of Transportation ruling makes changes to its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News The Department of Transportations Disadvantaged Business Enterprise regu...
29. Archived Article
- Tuesday, December 03, 1996
12-2 notes TDOT.gs Tennessee contract compliance under a microscope By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News Three firms certified as women-owned and operated businesses eligible for contracts with the Tennessee Department of Transportation are under ...
30. Archived Article: Retail Online
- Wednesday, July 03, 1996
7/3 jts retail construction Retail market construction up again in second quarter By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Retail construction during the second quarter of 1996 was up way up compared to the previous quarter and the same period in 1995, accord...
31. Archived Article: Central Station Chg
- Monday, April 01, 1996
central station MATA to open bidding soon for Central Station By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Memphis Area Transit Authority will open bidding in about two weeks for the construction of the $14 million Central Station renovation project on S...