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1. Genetic Code
- Saturday, March 25, 2017
While the anachronistic farmer trope may be a common pop-culture perception, these stewards of the land have in fact been on the cutting edge of technology for thousands of years.
And every milestone since the Neolithic period, from the first plows to today’s automated tractors, has allowed farmers to increase their yields and support a perpetually growing population.
2. IRS Strikes Back as Agents Make Big Dent in Identity Theft
- Friday, March 10, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The IRS strikes back: The tax agency reports that the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.
3. Keep Your Finances on Track
- Friday, March 10, 2017
Ray’s Take Not being careful about precisely where your money is going can leave you struggling to pay for necessities like groceries now and retirement later. Taking just a small amount of time to do some tasks now can lead to big financial wins all year long – and into the future.
4. State Democrats Introduce Bill of Rights, Looking For Every Win They Can Get
- Wednesday, March 01, 2017
NASHVILLE – House Democrats introduced a People’s Bill of Rights in the State Capitol Monday, Feb. 27, a comprehensive legislative package to ensure rights of Tennesseans affecting everything from jobs to criminal justice to education.
5. New Book From Former AutoZone CEO Offers Public Policy Goals
- Tuesday, February 28, 2017
AutoZone has national cachet in part for its status as a leading retailer of car parts and accessories. Lately, though, the Memphis-based company has been part of the national discussion as its leadership works toward political ends as much as commercial imperatives.
6. State Of The Suburbs
- Saturday, February 11, 2017
With its central location, unparalleled access to major roads, rails, runways and rivers and low cost-of-living, it’s no surprise that Memphis and the surrounding area is a popular destination for corporate headquarters, national retail brands and major industrial centers.
7. Road for Haslam’s Fuel-Tax Plan Has Many Twists and Turns
- Monday, January 30, 2017
Three major West Tennessee road projects, including Lamar Avenue in Memphis, are part of a wish list Gov. Bill Haslam sent to the Trump administration as it weighs the start of an aggressive infrastructure program.
8. Major Violent Crime Up in 2016, Driven by Growth in Murder Rate
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
Major violent crime in Memphis for 2016 was up 3.2 percent from 2015 fueled by a 23.9 percent increase in the murder rate and a 4.3 percent rise in aggravated assaults from a year ago.
The year-end numbers from the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission show an increase countywide in the major violent crime rate – 4.3 percent from 2015 with a 29.1 percent increase in the murder rate and 5.6 percent in aggravated assaults.
9. Zipcar Expands Operations in Memphis With ‘Humility’
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A Boston-based car-sharing company recently teamed up with officials at Christian Brothers University to give their students a little “Humility.”
Humility, of course, refers to the gray four-door Ford Focus parked on CBU’s campus that students will be able to reserve for as little as an hour or for multiple days, through Zipcar, a car-sharing service billed as an alternative to both car ownership and traditional rental facilities.
10. Adapt To Survive
- Thursday, January 12, 2017
According to Charles Darwin, it’s not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change. In my experience, that’s a true assessment not only for human beings, but also for businesses, regardless of the focus of the business.
11. It’s Not All About You On Website
- Thursday, December 08, 2016
Today, 97 percent of consumers search for products and services online. However, many companies don’t have a website that keeps the goals of their users in mind. Likewise, many websites are designed without forethought into when users are accessing the site and for what purpose, resulting in a lack of mobile optimization or call-to-action tools, according to the Score Association.
12. Five Fresh Ways to Add Value
- Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Any salesperson who’s been in the game for more than a day knows that products and services aren’t sold based on price. Top sales pros first focus on the value of what they are selling and how it can best meet the customer’s needs.
13. Five Learning Strategies for Resilience In the Business Consolidation Age
- Thursday, December 01, 2016
Global competition is heating up and a wave of consolidation is sweeping various industries, from the tech economy to the old economy. Google and General Electric continue to master their domains and expand their reach. Microsoft bought LinkedIn and Bayer is looking to buy Monsanto.
On Wall Street, the five largest banks have increased their share of banking assets from 25 percent in 2000 to 45 percent today. AT&T, America’s second-largest wireless-telecom firm, is looking to buy Time Warner, the country’s second-biggest media firm. Big companies have reaped enormous efficiencies by creating supply chains that stretch around the globe. They hope to realize immense gains by controlling complementary assets, as AT&T is looking to combine distribution with content.
14. United Way, MIFA Leaders Work Toward Ending Poverty
- Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Nearly two years into his tenure as the president and CEO of United Way of the Mid-South, Dr. Kenneth Robinson says the funder of 79 nonprofit organizations in the region continues to work toward a new basic goal – ending poverty.
15. Target Plays Up Value for the Holiday Season
- Wednesday, October 26, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – From a Broadway-style marketing campaign to more exclusive toys, Target wants to lure shoppers during the final critical months of the year. More importantly, though, it needs to convince shoppers that it's the place for deals.
16. Titans, Lewan on Same Track to Success, Failure
- Friday, October 14, 2016
Is it too simple to say: As goes Taylor Lewan, so go the Tennessee Titans?
It’s obviously too broad a generalization, but Lewan’s ups and downs on the field and off do seem in many ways to mirror the Titans’ fortunes in recent years.
17. 5 Tips to Keep Your Marketing Emails Out of the Trash Folder
- Wednesday, October 12, 2016
On a typical day, the average professional receives about 100 emails and, according to a recent study, that number is only expected to grow. The average professional also is in the routine of quickly scanning the inbox and deleting emails that don’t quickly catch their attention. It can be tough for any email these days to not end up in the trash bin.
18. A Greener Memphis Requires More Connectivity
- Wednesday, October 05, 2016
It sounds simple enough, the idea that, as Wolf River Conservancy executive director Keith Cole puts it, “One of the basic premises of connectivity is you never want to build a bridge to nowhere.”
19. How the Incredible Shrinking Stock Market Affects Your Fund
- Friday, September 23, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – More companies don't want you, or any other investor, to buy their stock.
Instead of listing their shares on a stock exchange, businesses are going private or never going public in the first place. Security company ADT, for example, pulled its shares off the market this spring after going private in a nearly $7 billion buyout. Uber, meanwhile, makes it simple for customers to hail a car, but investors can't easily buy a piece of the privately held company, which is valued at more than $60 billion.
20. Last Word: RVC Drops Mud Island Proposal, Fizdale on Kaepernick and Carroll Cloar
- Friday, September 16, 2016
The Riverfront Development Corporation got a one-line email Thursday from Andy Cates, the RVC Outdoor Destinations CEO.
21. St. Jude Graduate School Seeks Applicants
- Friday, September 16, 2016
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is another step closer to launching its new on-campus biomedical sciences graduate school, with the window for applications from potential students now open.
22. Last Word: After The Fire, Hard Changes at Fred's and Durham Doesn't Go Quietly
- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The immediate questions have simple answers. It was a short in an air conditioner cord that caused the fire that killed 9 people – three adults and six children – before dawn Monday morning in South Memphis.
23. ‘Breathtaking’ Transformation in Bristol
- Friday, September 09, 2016
This isn’t just any football game. It’s the Battle at Bristol.
When Tennessee plays Virginia Tech on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, about 150,000 fans are expected to be in attendance, making it the largest crowd ever to watch a football game.
24. Rocking 901
- Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Later this week, a grassroots civic pride initiative focused on Memphis will manifest itself in the form of something resembling a makeshift Easter egg hunt. Only instead of eggs, this one involves rocks hidden around the city, and instead of pretty Easter designs they’ll generally be decorated with the pro-Memphis message “901 Rocks.”
25. Eating to Win, Be It at the Olympics or in Daily Life, Takes Planning
- Monday, August 29, 2016
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games were historically successful for Team USA, as Americans topped the medal chart in every category: 121 total medals, 46 golds, 37 silvers, and 38 bronzes.
Swimmer Michael Phelps added five more golds and a silver and now has 28 medals overall, 23 golds. Simone Biles became the first American to win four golds in gymnastics at a single Games.
26. Vanderbilt Pays $1.2M to Remove 'Confederate' From Dorm Name
- Wednesday, August 17, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Vanderbilt University announced Monday that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word "Confederate" from one of its campus dorms.
27. Blue-Collar High School
- Saturday, July 30, 2016
For all of the changes in public education Memphis has seen in the past six years, there is at least one more big one still on the way.
And it is coming from the city’s post-recession economic development effort.
28. Methodist South to Launch ICU Renovation
- Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is preparing to start work on a new part of its Whitehaven hospital as part of its ongoing comprehensive renovation that’s been underway for the past couple of years.
29. How safe is our food?
- Saturday, July 16, 2016
It’s not easy being a food inspector in Tennessee, dealing with an updated statewide food code to protect the public from foodborne illnesses and educating restaurateurs, many with their own ideas about their cuisine, on following the rules.
30. The Memphis CEO Challenge
- Wednesday, June 15, 2016
We have all heard the sentiment that successful CEOs must spend sufficient time focused “on the business,” not just operating “in the business.” As CEOs, we often get so far into the weeds of operating our respective businesses that we rarely take a concerted step back to think strategically about the direction of our companies.
31. Station to Station
- Saturday, May 14, 2016
Even now, Explore Bike Share founder Doug Carpenter does not try to pretend that the initiative will cure all that ails Memphis.
It won’t wipe out poverty. It can’t cure cancer. It won’t eliminate diabetes and obesity, solve all of the city’s transportation problems or totally bridge cultural and racial gaps that predate the bicycle’s invention.
32. Does Your Company Website Need a Makeover?
- Friday, April 29, 2016
You never get a second chance to make a first impression – and that concept also rings true for websites.
Whether you’re are a nonprofit, consumer-focused, institutional, or business-to-business organization, an engaging website is an important tool in reaching your audience in a succinct and meaningful way. Revamping your site can not only help you stand out, it can also protect your data – out-of-date software is one of the main ways websites get hacked.
33. Leaders Say No at Times
- Thursday, April 28, 2016
Wise decision-making is a core function of leadership. Your job as a leader is to keep the main thing, the main thing. How do you achieve that goal knowing that there are times when everything seems like a good idea, everything seems important, achievable, a good decision.
34. Archimania Leads 2016 Architecture Awards
- Monday, April 25, 2016
Memphis architecture firm archimania was the biggest winner Saturday night at the 2016 AIA Memphis Design Awards, an annual bash that honors the city’s top architecture firms.
Also singled out for honors by the four members of the design awards jury - which this year was comprised of nationally recognized, award-winning architects from Raleigh, N.C. - were the firms designshop, Haizlip Studio and Self+Tucker Architects as part of a joint venture with archimania. There were 11 winners in all, and the honors were presented during the event at Clark Tower’s Tower Center by the awards’ jury chair Erin Sterling Lewis of Raleigh’s in situ studio.
35. Parkinson: OK to ‘Go A Little Bit Extreme’ to Get Job Done
- Friday, April 15, 2016
With U.S. Marine Corps training, Rep. Antonio Parkinson knows how to grab people’s attention.
He did that earlier this year when he sponsored legislation to kill the Achievement School District, Tennessee’s solution for turning around struggling schools.
36. Aim for the Stars: How to Reach C-Level Decision Makers
- Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Getting a meeting with C-level decision makers is no easy task, but it can be done. As with any true success, it all starts with doing your homework.
First, target the right organizations. Make a list of 10 to 20 companies that would make an ideal customer. Once you do, you will want to spend some time researching those businesses. Use any online resource you can, from the website to social media to business journals.
37. Le Bonheur, UTHSC Launch Pediatric DNA Repository
- Saturday, April 02, 2016
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is a few months into a major project that puts it in the company of only a handful of children’s hospitals nationwide.
Called the Biorepository and Integrative Genomics Initiative, the project is a long-term research effort that involves the collection of patient DNA with an eye toward finding new treatments and personalizing medication regimens for future patients.
38. Angel Care Clinic Takes Holistic Approach to Treating Animals
- Saturday, March 26, 2016
Dr. Kathy Mitchener’s philosophy on treating animals is pretty simple. More than just treating an illness or pain, she believes in a holistic approach to medical care.
In 2004, she opened Angel Care Cancer Clinic for Animals, and in 2014 she added Angel Care Natural Healing and Acupuncture for Pets.
39. Birth of A Product Company, Part 4
- Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Editor’s note: Part four in a four-part series. “After you have a solid business plan and actual market feedback on your product concepts, including revenue,” I continued, “you’ll want to think about raising capital.”
40. New Year, New Financial You
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016
With the new year now well underway, you might have spent January tackling fitness or organizational goals, but many experts believe the most powerful resolution that you can adopt is to focus on your financial well-being.
With most of 2016 ahead of us, and tax season right around the corner, there’s no better time to take a look at your finances and make a plan to increase your financial stability for this year and beyond.
41. Three Phases of Effective Brainstorming
- Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I’ve always cringed when I get a calendar request with “Brainstorm” in the subject line. Immediately, I picture an unfocused free-for-all – after which nothing happens. But it’s a marketer’s mainstay, and there’s a right way to do it.
42. Shaq Goodwin’s ‘Best’ Season Not Without Its Challenges
- Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Nearing the end of his senior season, Tigers forward Shaq Goodwin knows the time is coming when fans will talk about him in the past tense.
So 10 years down the line when his name comes up, what would he want to hear?
43. Interactive Solutions Inc. Prepares to Celebrate 20 Years
- Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Anniversaries can be perfunctory milestones in the life of a business, mile markers along the road to longevity that represent a cause for reflection on the past and future.
There’s a simple reason why for Jay Myers, preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his videoconference technology company Interactive Solutions Inc., the milestone he’ll be celebrating is more momentous than that.
44. Last Word: Clinton in Whitehaven, Changes to Parkside and The Replacements Book
- Friday, February 12, 2016
The Presidential primary caravan has arrived.
Former President Bill Clinton was in Whitehaven Thursday evening to campaign for his wife, former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton.
And it was a reminder of his political potency as well as his popularity in a city that went for Barack Obama over his wife in the 2008 Tennessee Presidential primary but which was solidly behind him in both of his successful bids for the White House in the 1990s.
Clinton spoke in a packed Whitehaven High gymnasium to more than 700 people for almost an hour and then worked the crowd that gathered near the podium for another 25 minutes before sprinting out a door to a waiting car.
We’ll be busy this weekend with the opening of the local Bernie Sanders campaign headquarters and we’re still waiting on that promised Donald Trump Memphis appearance.
And we expect to encounter lots of Republican presidential partisans at the local GOP's annual Lincoln Day Gala on the 20th.
45. Focus On Qualities When Hiring Leaders
- Thursday, February 11, 2016
If you know what you’re searching for, then look where you’re most likely to find it. That sounds too simple to be good advice, but it is.
When something is that simple, instead of just doing it, sometimes we want to complicate it, make it more difficult, or just plain mess it up by looking everywhere. I see it all the time when it comes to executive searches, especially those “national” ones.
46. Morgan: Permanent Overton Park Fix Will Take Time
- Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The Memphis City Council member whose district includes Overton Park says there is no immediate permanent fix for the greensward controversy beyond the zoo continuing to park cars there.
“Short term, there’s really nothing that can quickly move that number of cars,” council member Worth Morgan said on the WKNO-TV program “Behind the Headlines.”
47. Clean Memphis, Chamber Work to Spruce Up City
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Janet Boscarino’s career in business development had her traveling frequently. And while she always enjoyed coming home, one thing stood out that she hated: the amount of litter she saw across Memphis, especially compared to some of the cities she visited for business.
48. Refugees, Regents, Privatization On Tap for New Session
- Friday, January 01, 2016
State Sen. Ken Yager isn’t quite ready for the state of Tennessee to reclaim the Refugee Resettlement Program from Catholic Charities.
49. Last Word: Drones, Haslam's Year and Bygone Sports Logos
- Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Drones. Yes, drones -- which seem to be an odd match for a column called Last Word since there will be many more words written about them and their technological impact.
The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis has funding for 11 research projects that will includes drones as well as robotics and autonomous vehicles.
50. Annual Giving – Five Ways To Say Thank You
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Many nonprofits will see an increase in gifts from individuals over the next few weeks. Some will be from faithful annual donors. Others may respond for the first time to your year-end appeal. Still others will feel an emotional tug on their heart strings and impulsively give online. As you prepare to say thank you we offer five things to consider.
51. Magic Light Wand Brings Wonder to Tree Lighting
- Thursday, November 19, 2015
It started as a joke, an opportunity to see the happy smiles of grandchildren around the Christmas tree.
Gay Hammond’s grandsons came over for a visit and wanted to light the Christmas tree. She decided to have some fun with them, sharing a little magic of the season. She reached for a key fob she used to turn on the Christmas tree lights and as she secretly pushed the button, she also decided to wave a “magic wand,” making the children believe the lights came on magically.
52. Rings and Pacifiers: Health Gadgets Get Sophisticated
- Friday, November 13, 2015
HELSINKI (AP) — After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.
"Wellness" computers that monitor your pulse, temperature and other health indicators are becoming increasingly sophisticated and varied to cover every aspect — and age — of human life.
53. Arcade Restaurant, a Memphis Fixture Since 1919, Still Thriving
- Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Situated at the corner of South Main Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue, at the intersection of tradition and quintessential Memphis culture, a diner that beckons guests with a retro sign over the door and similarly old-fashioned decor inside has found a way to endure.
54. Careers for Veterans
- Friday, November 06, 2015
Veterans Day is the official holiday honoring our U.S. Armed Forces, I feel thankful to live in a country where so many men and women voluntarily serve and put themselves in harm’s way for the better good of everyone.
55. How Training Can Sabotage A Sales Team
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Institute training. This is number six of 14 key points W. Edwards Demings offers managers to improve effectiveness in an organization.
Demings is the father of the modern quality movement and is best known for helping Japan rise out of the ashes of WWII to become a major industrial power, and for his belief that 94 percent of workplace problems are caused by management. In his landmark (though now dated) book “Out of the Crisis,” Demings poignantly states, “We have neglected this extremely important function to the extent that too many Western workers do not know how to do their jobs.” It’s become an epidemic dragging down companies across our nation.
56. Billionaire Starts Super PAC to Push Corporate Tax Revamp
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire New York investor Carl Icahn said Wednesday he is creating a $150 million super PAC focused on revising corporate tax law.
Icahn will use his super PAC to press Congress to pass legislation that stops U.S. companies from moving their profits overseas to take advantage of lower tax rates — a practice known as "inversions."
57. Groups Want More Memphians to Discover River’s Front Yard
- Friday, October 09, 2015
Once upon a time it was called the “promenade.” In 1828, two years after the city of Memphis was incorporated, the city’s founders and their successors put it in writing.
The statement – signed by the men who owned 5,000 acres where the Wolf and Mississippi rivers meet – read: “In relation to the piece of ground laid off and called the Promenade, said proprietors say that it was their original intention, is now and forever will be that the same should be public ground for use only as the word imports.”
58. Sheehan: No Quick Fix for Health Care
- Monday, October 05, 2015
It’s becoming more commonplace to see health professionals in Memphis talking up not so much the high-tech advancements that dominate specialized practices around the city but rather the opposite end of the care spectrum.
59. Question the Answer Brings Carlson’s Jewelry to Life
- Monday, September 14, 2015
Marketing experts are likely to say a business’ name tells a business’ story in a tidy little package of a few words.
But some names require thought to fully understand the mission.
60. Six Best Practices to Boost Sales Efficiency
- Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Thomas Watson, president of IBM in the 1950’s, insightfully declared, “Nothing happens until a sale is made.” A company’s sales effort is the ultimate driver of organizational growth. It is the most critical function within any company and requires advanced training and intestinal fortitude for success.
61. Plane Talk
- Saturday, July 04, 2015
It was 2012 and Tom Jones was growing increasingly frustrated.
The root of Jones’ discontent was the high fares Delta Air Lines was extracting from Mid-Southerners at Memphis International Airport.
62. Trade Schools Have to Find Grads Jobs, or Lose Financial Aid
- Thursday, July 02, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.
63. How Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical Translates to Memphis
- Tuesday, June 30, 2015
On Thursday, June 18, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical, “Laudato si” (Praise Be to You: On the Care for Our Common Home). For some time now, Catholics, environmentalists and other Vatican watchers were aware that Francis was going to focus on the environment, especially the problem of global climate change.
64. ‘If It’s on His Mind, You’re Going to Know It’
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
The state legislature’s vote this year to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee raised eyebrows among believers and nonbelievers statewide.
Although the bill passed the House of Representatives, it was tabled by the Senate following questions about its constitutionality and opposition from the governor, other elected officials and community leaders statewide.
65. Municipal Schools Leaders Assess First Year
- Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Not so fast with those state achievement test quick scores that went out with some students’ last report cards. Tennessee Department of Education officials said earlier this month that the figures are in most cases rosier than expected.
66. Relevant Roasters Adds Subscription Service
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015
For Jimmy Lewis and the rest of the crew at Relevant Roasters, a specialty wholesale coffee-roasting business in the Broad Avenue Arts District, selling coffee is about a lot more than, well, selling a cup of joe or bags of coffee beans.
67. Editorial: STEM Holds Promise, Power
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
STEM and STEAM education models have garnered criticism that their approach locks students into a specific career or job track too early. After all, those of us of a certain age grew up with the idea that a well-rounded education was the best way to prepare for our future.
68. 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.
69. Disputing Credit Report Could Get Easier Under New Rules
- Tuesday, March 10, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Disputing a mistake on your credit report could get easier and the effects of medical debt less severe under changes being made by the three largest credit-reporting agencies.
70. Memphis Book Startup Rebrands With New Name
- Thursday, February 19, 2015
Memphis-based e-book publishing startup Screwpulp is, like the book lovers it serves, turning a page.
The company has rebranded, changing its name to “Leafless,” a change that partly reflects a desire to move past the edginess the venture’s initial moniker tended to imply.
71. Cassius Cash Begins Job as New Superintendent of Smokies
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Growing up in Memphis, the son of a homicide detective and a cosmetologist, Cassius Cash didn't dream of one day being the superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
72. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
73. Super Bowl Ad Winners and Losers
- Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Think there was only one big game on Super Bowl Sunday? A typical NFL game has only 11 minutes of actual “game action” compared to 63 minutes of commercials, according to The Wall Street Journal. With 30 seconds of commercial airtime going for $4.5 million this year, it is clear that Super Bowl advertising is serious business, making for an equally interesting off-the-field game unfolding when the clock stops.
74. Fairgrounds Plan Draws Different Opinions
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The first renderings of a recast Mid-South Fairgrounds offered years ago are just one misstep early on that continues to plague the project still in search of specific private partners.
The conceptual drawings were heavy on baseball diamonds when the idea of two mayoral administrations at City Hall was and remains more soccer fields, basketball courts and a multi-purpose sports facility along with baseball diamonds.
75. Booking a Trip to the ER on Your Smartphone? It's a Breeze
- Friday, January 16, 2015
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – It's like OpenTable for medical appointments.
No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings.
76. Nashvillians Offer Resolutions and Hopes for the New Year
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
About 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions – or so says the Journal of Clinical Psychology. And one of the best ways to ensure they stick? Make them public.
So, we asked a few Nashvillians in various fields – some of whom we spoke with earlier in the year – to share their resolutions, goals or intentions for both their personal lives or businesses as well as hopes they have for the city.
77. Don’t Stop Your Job Search During the Holiday
- Friday, December 05, 2014
One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is to stop looking for work over the holidays. Once Thanksgiving rolls around, our priorities shift. We decide companies aren’t hiring anyway, and we move on to other things. We begin to focus on putting up decorations and buying gifts.
78. Four Memphis Companies Join The TENN
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Launch Tennessee has picked this year’s crop of 10 companies that will participate in The TENN, its master accelerator program for graduates of Tennessee’s nine startup accelerators.
And, like last year, Memphis companies again represent almost half of the statewide batch of companies taking part in the program.
79. Millennials Bring ‘Out-of-the-Box Mentality’ to Workplace
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
The young creatives included among the workforce at Sullivan Branding don’t just bring fresh thinking and out of the box perspectives to projects and client work.
This particular demographic, often tagged as millennials, also brings with it ideas about what a company culture should look like and how a workplace should operate – including its core values and strategic priorities – that all tend to stand apart from those ideas of older generations.
80. People Power
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
Meg Crosby and her fellow principals at the HR-focused consulting firm PeopleCap chose that name for their organization because of the way they think about the modern workplace – particularly, the ever-changing nature of the employees who populate it.
81. Why Experts Live in Fear
- Monday, August 11, 2014
More trouble has fallen upon companies that tempt the universe with this ego-inflated statement: "We are the experts.” A sizable lack of innovation occurs in the practice of being perceived as experts instead of practicing humility in the workplace.
82. Simple Focus Owner Forms Management Company
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The arrival of his digital product design company’s fifth birthday finds Simple Focus owner JD Graffam in a different position from where his firm started out in 2009.
In addition to cultivating a digitally savvy crew with a focused skill set for Simple Focus, Graffam also has spent his time folding other digital companies into his enterprise as acquisition opportunities have presented themselves. And now, he’s launched a new management company to wrap those related business interests under one umbrella to oversee their management.
83. Top 10 Email Marketing Best Practices
- Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Part two in a two-part series. Email marketing has advanced significantly over the past decade, with the potential to be one of the strongest performers of all weapons in your marketing arsenal due to its unique ability for highly personalized content and comprehensive tracking delivered straight to the consumers’ inbox. Unfortunately, it’s also, perhaps, one of the most poorly executed of the marketing channels.
84. New Push to Get Girls Into Computer Sciences
- Friday, June 20, 2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is – more than ever – a man's world.
85. Brooks: Assault Charge Being Used by ‘Detractors’
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
The same day that she announced she was quitting her job at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks’ mug shot on an assault charge wound up on the top row of the front page of “Just Busted.”
86. Brewery’s Fate Unchanged Despite Untapped’s Success
- Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tennessee Brewery Untapped, the festival-like celebration that’s turned the long-vacant brewery structure Downtown into a packed community space, is now roughly halfway through its six-week run.
Approaching the end arguably hasn’t served to diminish the enthusiasm of the crowds that still converge on the brewery’s courtyard and connected spaces each week of Untapped.
87. Best of Three
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
After the Game 3 victory in overtime, Tony Allen made it plain that the Grizzlies were all about stopping Oklahoma City stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
88. Unconventional Career Advice
- Friday, April 18, 2014
Conventional wisdom seems to indicate that the steps to finding a new job are writing a resume, and then applying to job postings online. Soon after, every company will contact you for an interview and after one meeting, you’ll get a great offer and start just a few weeks later. Months after trying this method, jobseekers feel frustrated and confused.
89. ‘It’s Natural’
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
He goes to bed at 10 p.m. and gets up at 6 a.m.
“We’re designed for early to bed and early to rise,” Dr. Bill Sears said.
90. New Food Labels Aim to Make Healthy Shopping Easy
- Friday, February 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Ice cream lovers beware: The government knows you're unlikely to stop after half a cup.
New nutrition labels proposed Thursday for many popular foods, including ice cream, aim to more accurately reflect what people actually eat. And the proposal would make calorie counts on labels more prominent, too, reflecting that nutritionists now focus more on calories than fat.
91. Warren Buffett Offers Lesson in Value Investing
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Warren Buffett is offering a refresher course on his approach to investing in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders.
92. Tart Cafe Mixes French Flair, Love of Memphis
- Monday, February 24, 2014
The business partners opening Tart – a new French-focused cafe, coffee shop, bakery and art gallery in Cooper-Young that held a preview party earlier this month – have been spreading the word through social media and in person that theirs is more than a simple coffeehouse.
93. Destination: Memphis
- Saturday, February 01, 2014
On a slow Sunday afternoon Downtown with the Broncos and Chargers NFL playoff game on a bar TV screen, a trio of 20-somethings – two men and one woman – watched the game, speculated about whether the Grizzlies were playing a few blocks away and quizzed one another about their plans for the future.
94. State of the Union: Of Pledges, Pleas and Setbacks
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He'll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That's just the reality of a politically divided government.
95. Avenue Coffee Hoping to Make Difference in City
- Monday, January 13, 2014
A new coffee shop is opening near the University of Memphis soon, and the founders have a multipurpose mission for it.
Avenue Coffee is opening at 786 Echles St., two blocks south of the university. Once it’s up and running, the founders want Avenue to do everything from supporting local artists to championing social causes as well as serving a high quality cup of Joe.
96. Mississippi Children Learn With Blues Curriculum
- Friday, December 27, 2013
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta's homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression.
97. Literacy Focus
- Friday, December 06, 2013
For Shelby County Schools officials, there hasn’t been much time to wonder about the second part of the historic reformation of public education in Shelby County.
As members of the six suburban school boards were sworn in this month and agreements for school buildings and funding and settling the federal lawsuit were approved, Shelby County Schools board members were hearing the first details of what a new emphasis on literacy could look like in the 2014-2015 school year for the post-merger school system.
98. Senate Panel Advances Yellen’s Bid to Lead Fed
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
A Senate panel on Thursday advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate after lawmakers return from a two-week Thanksgiving break.
The Senate Banking Committee approved her nomination on a 14-8 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-V.Wa., was the only Democrat to oppose Yellen's nomination. Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mark Kirk of Illinois supported her.
99. Senate Panel Advances Yellen's Bid to Lead Fed
- Friday, November 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate panel on Thursday advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate after lawmakers return from a two-week Thanksgiving break.
100. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry
- Monday, October 28, 2013
Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider. “I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”