Editorial Results (free)
1. Threlkeld Says Metropolitan Bank Going Back In Time With New Advisory Service
- Wednesday, July 20, 2016
A conversation with Metropolitan Bank executives about a new business advisory platform the 9-year-old bank has just launched quickly turned into a talk about how much of a commodity business banking has become.
2. As Desire to Acquire Mounts, So Does Risk of Losses
- Tuesday, July 05, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – The word suggests compassion, benevolence. It even sounds nice: Goodwill. Mankind needs more of it. But in the financial world, there may be far too much already.
Goodwill is the accounting term for the premium that companies pay when they buy each other, over the value of the actual assets being purchased, such as factories, products in a warehouse and office equipment. Goodwill is the value placed on the intangible, special something about the company being bought – its reputation, perhaps, or its skilled workforce or corporate culture.
3. Hiring Slowdown in April May Signal Caution About US Economy
- Monday, May 09, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.
At the same time, companies raised pay, and their employees worked more hours – a combination that lifted income and, if sustained, could quicken the U.S. expansion.
4. Allen & Hoshall’s Legacy Spans Memphis
- Saturday, March 05, 2016
To an outside observer, the building process might seem segmented with planning, architecture, engineering and consulting firms all providing necessary aspects to the finished project.
Allen & Hoshall tries to simplify the process with its comprehensive offering of all those services and more. Whether it’s mechanical or plumbing engineering for a building project or wastewater system engineering for a utility project, land surveying or construction management, Allen & Hoshall covers the gamut.
5. Engineer Jonnye McElyea Joins Allen & Hoshall
- Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Jonnye McElyea has joined Allen & Hoshall as a structural engineer. McElyea, who designs structures such as buildings, bridges and retaining walls, is among the 19 percent of engineers who are women. Her previous experience includes time at Parsons Corporation and AFRAM Corp.
6. Cannon Wright Blount Senior Tax Manager Answers Questions
- Saturday, February 06, 2016
The busy time of the year is fast approaching for Dan Walker, senior tax manager with Cannon Wright Blount.
7. Disruptive Innovation Helps Fill in the Gaps
- Friday, July 17, 2015
Being out of work in today’s economy can be daunting. Even as things continue to improve, finding a job can be tough. In addition to the small number of new positions created each day, the entire hiring process takes longer – despite when you find the perfect job.
8. 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.
9. Donelson Honored With Carnival’s Highest Award
- Thursday, May 07, 2015
Nearly 500 law industry leaders filled the Hilton Memphis ballroom for Carnival Memphis’ annual Business & Industry Salute luncheon as part of its 84th anniversary celebration.
King of Carnival John Bobango, chief manager of Farris Bobango PLC, gave honors to four individuals, five locally headquartered law firms, the largest corporate law department in Tennessee and two nonprofit organizations that are vital to the legal industry.
10. Nashville Mayor’s Race Exposes Unpleasant Problems
- Saturday, February 28, 2015
In six weeks or so, the Greater Nashville area will learn what a snowmegeddon can do to area home sales.
With a quarter of the month frozen, it was hard for buyers to let it go and embark upon a house hunt. March closings, reflecting February sales, will be released in early April and might slow the freight train that the residential real estate has been riding for almost three years.
11. US Job Gains Top 200,000 for Ninth Month
- Monday, November 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the steadiest pace of job growth in nearly 20 years.
12. BarterSugar Co-Founder to Speak at Startup Grind
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The next speaker in the Startup Grind event series in Memphis is a New York attorney, executive and author who ended up in the Bluff City, without planning on it, when she discovered the burgeoning startup community continuing to grow and take shape here.
13. Want Contracts? Work Harder, Women's Organization CEO Says
- Thursday, July 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Pamela Prince-Eason isn't letting women business owners off the hook – if they want more contracts with big corporations or the government, they have to work harder to get them than they do now.
14. Wells Joins Evans Petree as Associate
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Julie Wells has joined Evans Petree PC as an associate in the East Memphis office, focusing her practice in health care law and general business matters. She previously worked at Baptist Medical Group, where she played an integral role in physician practice acquisitions and contractual-related matters.
15. US Employers Add 113,000 Jobs; Rate Dips to 6.6 Percent
- Monday, February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A surprisingly weak jobs report for a second straight month has renewed concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.
Employers added 113,000 jobs in January, far fewer than the average monthly gain of 194,000 last year. Job gains have averaged just 154,000 the past three months, down from 201,000 in the preceding three.
16. CBIZ Memphis Adding 20 Hires, Interns
- Saturday, February 08, 2014
The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM LLC is welcoming a host of new faces in 2014.
The firm, which provides financial services such as accounting, tax, financial advisory and others, in recent days added a new business development manager. Drew Bringhurst joined the office’s marketing department with more than 10 years of experience in a variety of industries, including sales, marketing and human resources.
17. KBM Group Growing at Clark Tower
- Friday, January 17, 2014
A digital marketing agency is expanding at Clark Tower in East Memphis.
KBM Group, which is part of Wunderman/WPP, one of the world’s largest marketers, is expanding at Clark Tower less than a year after moving into the East Memphis office building, 5100 Poplar Ave.
18. Memphis Firm Keeps Cities From Fiscal Cliff
- Friday, August 02, 2013
A Memphis-based independent professional services firm has added a service to its client offerings that’s intended to help keep municipalities away from the financial precipice and avoid the fate of places like Detroit, which in recent weeks filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
19. Daniels Takes on New Role at Greater Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Amy Daniels to the newly created position of senior vice president, membership and communications. Daniels, who has worked at the chamber for 17 years, will now oversee the membership department while continuing in her prior role, leading the communications and programming department.
20. Obsidian Gets New Leader in Memphis Office
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
After working to help grow Obsidian Public Relations’ branch in Dallas since early 2012, Kerri Guyton has returned to Memphis to take over daily management of the PR firm’s local team.
21. Southern Growth Studio Helps Companies Think Differently
- Monday, March 11, 2013
Memphis-based Southern Growth Studio is getting ready to bring some of the spirit of innovation, sunny optimism and can-do attitude to Memphis that its principals found on a recent trip to Las Vegas.
22. U.S. Employers Add 155,000 Jobs in December
- Monday, January 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff.
The solid job growth wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised up from an initially reported 7.7 percent.
23. Haynes Joins Table Group as Principal Consultant
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.
24. Financial Industry Continues to Evolve
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Here’s a roundup of what some of the city’s banks and bankers, investment professionals, and other financial services shops have been up to in recent weeks.
On the personnel front, Financial Federal recently appointed bank president William Tayloe to the board. Tayloe will be responsible for repositioning and expanding the company’s presence locally and elsewhere.
25. McBroom Joins Indie Memphis as Director of Operations
- Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mandy McBroom has been named director of operations for Indie Memphis, the first full-time staff member to hold the position. In her new role, she will oversee festival operations, shorts programming, volunteer opportunities and membership growth.
26. Lawmakers Seize on Report Detailing Impact of Cuts
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats seized on a new report estimating that automatic budget cuts will cost the economy 2 million jobs to level election-year charges that underscored the deep political divide over how to avert the looming crisis.
27. US Employers Still Waiting for Sales to Pick Up
- Monday, June 04, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker.
Only 69,000 jobs were added in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate rose from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent.
28. Economy Adds 227K Jobs, Jobless Rate Unchanged
- Monday, March 12, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States added 227,000 jobs in February as the nation has put together the strongest three months of job growth since the Great Recession, boding well for President Barack Obama's re-election chances.
29. Depot Biz Park Changes Direction
- Monday, November 28, 2011
From Army supply base to base of operations, the new owners of the Memphis Depot Business Park hope to position their revitalized 260-acre site in South Memphis on real estate brokers’ radar screen as a solution for industrial needs.
30. Wilkinson Follows Road Less Traveled
- Thursday, November 03, 2011
During his 50-year tenure in real estate, Dan Wilkinson helped establish the Memphis office of Colliers International as one of the dominant industrial real estate companies in the local market and has been involved in more than $1 billion in sales in Memphis and North Mississippi.
31. Jackson Joins Devcon Security as GM
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Eric Jackson has joined Devcon Security as general manager of the company’s Memphis branch. Jackson’s primary focus will be hiring and training sales people and technicians, as well as building daily branch operations and acting as the brand ambassador to building partnerships in the community.
32. Networking Event Brings Women Biz Orgs Together
- Wednesday, September 07, 2011
It’s a cliché phrase that rings true for nearly every professional industry: it’s all about who you know.
Tough economic times serve as a reminder that networking is a powerful force to combating slow sales. That’s the concept behind a Tuesday, Sept. 13, meeting celebrating women in business.
33. Two Firms Acquire Thompson Dunavant
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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.
34. Thompson Dunavant Gets New Ownership
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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.
35. Partnership Advocates Social Media to Firms
- Monday, June 20, 2011
Now that Morgan Stanley has allowed itself to be the first major wealth manager to use social media for marketing purposes, Memphis marketing professional Amy Howell is encouraging other financial services companies to follow Morgan Stanley’s lead.
36. Joblessness Among Post-Sept. 11 Vets Remains High
- Wednesday, June 01, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The unemployment rate among military veterans who served after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks remains stubbornly higher than the general population, especially for the youngest men to leave the service, according to a congressional report released Tuesday.
37. Job Growth Rate Slows in Mississippi
- Thursday, May 26, 2011
The yearly job growth rate dropped in Mississippi last month as a jigsaw of private-sector industries provided all of the new employment.
The Department of Employment Security says, on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, there were 6,600 more non-farm jobs — or 0.6 percent — in April than in April 2010. The March-to-March growth figure was 9,200 jobs.
38. BBB Fields Increased Inquiries
- Friday, January 21, 2011
Local consumers are increasingly turning to the Better Business Bureau to find reliable services, despite the rise of a number of alternative websites that enable consumers to rate their experiences and leave feedback.
39. Service Firms Grow at Fastest Pace Since 2006
- Thursday, January 06, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong consumer demand pushed a key measure of the economy's service sector to its highest level in more than four years, the latest evidence that the economy is gaining strength and job growth could pick up in the new year.
40. Tenn. Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 9.4 Percent
- Friday, December 17, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's unemployment rate for November was 9.4 percent, unchanged from the October and September.
The national rate was 9.8 percent.
According to a news release from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the state added nearly 10,000 jobs in the private sector last month. But most of those jobs were seasonal hires in the service and retail industries.
41. Service Sector Growth Accelerates in September
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. service sector, the nation's predominant employer, expanded in September for a ninth straight month, although the growth has not been consistent enough to dent the high unemployment rate.
42. Service Sector Grows More Quickly in July
- Thursday, August 05, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Growth in the U.S. service sector picked up in July, according to a trade group's survey, in a good sign for the overall economy and the job market.
The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its service-sector index rose to 54.3 last month, up from 53.8 in June. Economists had expected a pullback to 53 for July.
43. Service Sector Grows in April, Trade Group Says
- Thursday, May 06, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – The service sector expanded in April, with business activity accelerating at the strongest pace in four years.
The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing executives, said its service sector index read 55.4 in April, the same level as in March. It’s the fourth straight month of growth.
44. Jobless Rate Tops 10 Percent For First Time Since ’83
- Monday, November 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The national unemployment rate has passed the psychological threshold of 10 percent for the first time since 1983 – and is likely to go higher.
Nearly 16 million people can’t find jobs even though the worst recession since the Great Depression has apparently ended. Persistently high unemployment could hurt the recovery by restraining consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of the economy.
45. Pera Appointed Special Adviser For ABA Strategic Communications Committee
- Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Lucian Pera of Adams and Reese LLP has been appointed as a special adviser of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications for a one-year term.
46. Service Sector Shrinks Less Than Expected
- Tuesday, July 07, 2009
The U.S. services economy – from retailers and restaurants to real estate brokers – contracted less than expected in June in its best showing since before the financial crisis struck last fall, according to a private trade group’s gauge.
47. State Unemployment Rate Drops in August to 6.6%
- Monday, September 22, 2008
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for August was 6.6 percent, down 0.2 percentage points from the revised July rate of 6.8 percent, said state commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley.
48. Memphis Real Estate Community Loses Pioneer
- Monday, September 22, 2008
K. William “Bill” Chandler, founder of real estate information company Chandler Reports and real estate appraisal company Chandler & Chandler, died Sept. 12 in his Memphis home after a lengthy battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He was 72.
49. UTHSC’s Baselski Receives Professional Recognition Award
- Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Vickie S. Baselski, professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been presented the 2008 American Society for Microbiology TREK Diagnostic ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award.
50. Service Sector Contracts for First Time in Nearly 5 Years
- Thursday, February 07, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in almost five years, the nation's services sector - including restaurants, travel, banking, construction and retail - contracted in January, stoking rising worries of a recession.
51. U.S. Service EconomyAt Slower Pace in Sept.
- Thursday, October 04, 2007
The U.S. service economy, feeling the drag of the slumping housing market, expanded at a slower pace in September than in August, a trade group said Wednesday.
The Institute for Supply M
52. People Still Choose Real Estate Careers During Housing Crunch
- Friday, September 14, 2007
Amid the turbulence of the housing market, Debby Harris of Collierville decided to take the plunge and become a real estate professional.
Harris, who had spent 20 years in the airline industry and six years in public relations, figured it was time for a job change when she and her husband moved here from Florida in 2006.
53. Walking the (Assembly) Line
- Monday, May 22, 2006
Shelby County's reliance on manufacturing jobs to employ its citizens has decreased over the past few years, but this is just part of a larger trend happening in West Tennessee and across the country.
54. Sales Veteran Shares Expertise Through New Venture
- Friday, September 23, 2005
Collierville resident Jerry Autry, president and owner of Optimum Sales Solutions in Memphis, has become the first Tennessee franchise affiliate of DEI (Direct Education Inc.) Management Group, an international sales training company that has trained more than 500,000 sales professionals in more than 9,000 companies.
55. Professionals Offer Post-Storm Assistance
- Monday, September 19, 2005
When Mary Walpole took the phone call, it was typical in most ways of the calls she normally receives. Walpole, president of Memphis Legal Placement, regularly works with legal professionals looking for jobs.
56. DU, Arts Council Host National Event
- Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Even before it was announced that the Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition was leaving Washington, D.C., for the first time in its 71-year history to come to Memphis, the national contest already had a few connections to the Bluff City.
57. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, July 15, 2004
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Rick Bennett recently joined the law firm of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell as a member. He maintains an office in Collierville and p...
58. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, April 09, 2002
NAR offers way for associations NAR offers way for associations to add value to member Web sites The National Association of Realtors now offers state and local Realtor associations the opportunity to provide Realtor VIP Risk Management Publications...
59. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, March 22, 2002
Service promoter Service promoter By MARY DANDO The Daily News Appreciating ones unique gifts and a strong faith have been constants in Miriam Lefflers life. Leffler, president of Miriam Leffler Personnel Services Inc., was recently appointed presid...
60. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 19, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: March 19-March 25 March 19 Consumer Credit Counseling Service offers a free seminar on establishing or re-establishing credit, credit reports and cutting the cost of using credit from 6 p.m. to 7:30 ...
61. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, February 14, 2001
ITT Technical Institute-Memphis began enrolling students in two new associates degree programs Computer and Electronics Eng ITT Technical Institute-Memphis began enrolling students in two new associates degree programs Computer and Electronics Engin...
62. Archived Article: Focus (invest)
- Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Technology pits tradition, trends in stock trading Technology pits tradition, trends in stock trading By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Its been a struggle since two people inhabited the earth old ideas vs. new. On one side, a tempting morsel, in this...
63. Archived Article: Tech (wireless)
- Wednesday, January 03, 2001
Memphis strong in wireless use Cell phone usage puts Memphis on the map By SUE PEASE The Daily News It is not just imagination if it seems wireless phone users are everywhere especially in Memphis. Recent surveys show Memphis wireless use is slightl...
64. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, May 01, 2000
The state of Tennessee secured almost $2 billion in announced private capital investments in a little more than a week The state of Tennessee secured almost $2 billion in announced private capital investments in a little more than a week. Willamette...
65. Archived Article: Marketplace (jobs)
- Monday, March 06, 2000
By LAURIE JOHNSON Record employment marks start of century for Tennessee By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News During the first month of the new century, virtually everybody who wanted a job had a job in Tennessee, according to the latest employment figu...
66. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, August 23, 1999
Kathleen, Tennessees legal marketers experience new growth and increased camaraderie By DEBORAH TODD of Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell PC and SANDRA MCQUAIN of Glankler Brown PLLC Three years ago, you could count the number of full-tim...
67. Archived Article: Marketplace St
- Monday, August 16, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Tightening the tax belt Tax Revision and Reform Act of 1999 levies limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships with franchise and excise taxes By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Members of professional limited ...
68. Archived Article: Small Biz
- Monday, April 19, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Entrepreneur gets specific with Web marketing By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Playing the marketing game can get overwhelming at times, especially when the game board is the World Wide Web. With so many search engines and in...
69. Archived Article: Real Fcs (acronyms) Lj
- Tuesday, March 16, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Whats in a name? GRI, CRE, AIA, NAHB, NAR ... a string of letters can indicate whos passed muster in the design, building, remodeling and marketing sectors of the real estate industry By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Dont know your...
70. Archived Article: Real Focus1
- Tuesday, October 27, 1998
The many benefits of multifamily housing The many benefits of multifamily housing By Roy Moore Special to The Daily News One out of every four households in America lives in a home that is under the same roof with other homes, often referred to as m...
71. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 24, 1997
James Spisak has been named the site director for Stream Internationals Memphis technical support center James Spisak has been named the site director for Stream Internationals Memphis technical support center. He previously was the general manager ...
72. Archived Article
- Tuesday, December 03, 1996
Tennessee will have 26 percent more jobs in 2005 Tennessee will have 26 percent more jobs in 2005 By the year 2005, the Tennessee economy will generate about 674,500 new jobs for a 26 percent increase and total employment will be close to 3.3 millio...
73. Archived Article: Last
- Wednesday, June 26, 1996
Tunica matters because it has become a hallmark of gaming development. The American Gaming Association, a national lobbying organization representing gamling interests, uses Tunica to dispell myths the association claims are unfairly attached to the...
74. Archived Article: Env Analys
- Wednesday, June 26, 1996
ASTs under environmental regulation of the National Oil SPCC Program ASTs under environmental regulation of the National Oil SPCC Program By Franchesca Zenitsky Regulatory requirements and potential liability associated with underground storage tank...
75. Archived Article: Govt Fcs (oak Ridge) Lj
- Friday, May 10, 1996
lj 10/5 cates From warheads to widgets Business leaders learn about Oak Ridge resources By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News West Tennessee business and economic development leaders might not realize that the same place which perfected nuclear warheads ...