Editorial Results (free)
1. Memphis Grizzlies Off The Grid As Record Rises
- Friday, January 29, 2016
When the Memphis Grizzlies rolled out to that hot start last season and carried a 39-14 record into the All-Star break, they had created legitimate national buzz – perhaps for the first time ever during the course of an NBA regular season.
2. Grizzlies Notebook: Conley ‘In Rhythm’ In 1st Game Back
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had a simple goal for his first game back: “I just wanted to not mess up anything, to keep everybody involved and still pick and choose my spots to be aggressive.”
3. 8 Games Behind Where They Were Last Year, Grizz Need Z-Bo More Than Ever
- Friday, January 15, 2016
You can’t say the sports gods don’t have a sense of humor. On Jan. 12, 2015, the Grizzlies made a three-way trade with Boston and New Orleans that sent away the team’s designated whipping boy with fans (Tayshaun Prince) and the pouty Quincy Pondexter and brought in the athletic, the dynamic, the difference-making, Jeff Green.
4. Grizzlies Notebook: Zach Randolph Still Mr. Double-Double, Even Off the Bench
- Monday, January 11, 2016
Ever since Memphis coach Dave Joerger decided to have power forward Zach Randolph play off the bench, he has been Mr. Team First and Mr. Positive Attitude.
He also is still capable of being Mr. Double-Double.
5. For Grizzlies, Defense and Mental Toughness Trump Style of Play
- Friday, January 01, 2016
In their last game of the 2015 calendar year, the Memphis Grizzlies had survived an epic fourth-quarter scoring drought, climbed above Marc Gasol’s broad shoulders in overtime, and emerged with a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat at a happy FedExForum.
6. Grizzlies Talk New Lineup, Easing Schedule and Christmas Presents
- Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Feel like Christmas is closing in on you? Feel like you’re being double-teamed – work and all the usual daily responsibilities, plus shopping for family and friends?
The Grizzlies are right there with you. Coach Dave Joerger admits his shopping is not done. Neither is Vince Carter’s, even though he’s been balancing the holidays and the grind of an NBA season for going on 20 years.
7. Gasol, Barnes Lead Grizzlies Past Pacers 96-84
- Monday, December 21, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Even as the Memphis Grizzlies transition into a small-ball style team, they realize defense is still the key to their success.
Memphis forced Indiana into 17 turnovers and 39 percent shooting in a 96-84 victory over the Pacers on Saturday night.
8. Going Small, Grizzlies Score Big Against Wizards
- Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Before the game, Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger confirmed the lineup change that moved power forward Zach Randolph and swingman Tony Allen to the bench and installed forward Matt Barnes and guard Courtney Lee as starters – and left forward Jeff Green as a starter – wasn’t just a one-time whim while in Miami.
9. Spurs Snap Grizzlies' Four-Game Winning Streak, 92-82
- Monday, November 23, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs played poorly, were not sharp and heard all about it during a fiery timeout.
Imagine if they had lost.
Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the Spurs held on to snap the Memphis Grizzlies' four-game winning streak with a 92-82 victory Saturday night.
10. Whisenhunt’s Failed Tenure Now Easier to Understand
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
It was only one game, one win, but it was clear in the aftermath Sunday just how much the Tennessee Titans needed the victory they got in overtime against the New Orleans Saints.
After an emotional week highlighted by the firing of Ken Whisenhunt, interim coach Mike Mularkey and the remainder of Whisenhunt’s staff was able to rally the team and find a way to end a six-game losing streak that derailed the 2015 season almost from the start.
11. Ugly Beginning: Grizz Start Season With 30-Point Loss to Cleveland
- Friday, October 30, 2015
It was two hours before tip-off of the first game of the Memphis Grizzlies’ season. Fans were not yet inside FedExForum, but there was an air of anticipation because in the pro sports world opening night is like its own New Year’s Day.
12. Grizz Tip Off Season to Begin Pursuit of Another Playoffs Run
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies had just endured a 22-60 season, a season so bad that coach Mike Fratello had been fired right after Christmas.
A season so bad that the Grizzlies didn’t win their 10th game of the season until January.
13. Together Again
- Saturday, October 24, 2015
To look ahead to next season, we must first go back to last season. To that heady time when the Grizzlies held a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals.
14. Grizz May Be Able to Speed Up A Few Minutes at a Time
- Friday, October 09, 2015
It meant nothing – the final score, the individual stats … none of it mattered. And yet when the Grizzlies ran out for the first preseason game of the 2015-16 season, before a half-empty FedExForum on Tuesday Oct. 6, it felt good and it felt right.
15. Heat Really On for Jones Against Arkansas
- Saturday, October 03, 2015
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.
16. After Trying to Just Fit In, Jeff Green Looks to Make Bigger Impact on Grizz
- Friday, October 02, 2015
Center Marc Gasol looks at Jeff Green and sees what does not exist anywhere else on the Grizzlies’ veteran, often plodding, roster.
17. Veteran Grizzlies Working Hard to Prevent Injuries
- Thursday, October 01, 2015
Just before the Grizzlies departed for California and the start of their preseason training camp this week, point guard Mike Conley explained why he was going to continue wearing that mask. You know, the one he made famous with his superhero performance in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals when the Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors on their home floor.
18. Tony Allen: Starting Doesn’t Matter … 'I Showed That Already'
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
Training camp for the Memphis Grizzlies is just three weeks away.
When its starts, All-Star center Marc Gasol will be safely back in the fold after having signed a long-term extension over the summer. The Grizzlies will have added a veteran big man in Brandan Wright and another wing player in Matt Barnes, once part of the enemy that is the Los Angeles Clippers.
19. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
20. Sales Volume Raises Risk of Closing Snafus
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors’ May sales data show sales continuing to rise.
There were 3,558 closings, up 15.6 percent from last May. In comparison, there were 1,783 closings in May 2009. So closings have almost doubled since the Recession. And, as everyone knows, inventory has dropped dramatically.
21. Next Step: Returning Grizzlies Have to Be Better
- Friday, May 29, 2015
The possible return or exit of All-NBA First Team center Marc Gasol won’t be known for a while. So for our purposes today, let’s assume Gasol takes the mostly likely free agent path and signs a two-year deal with the Grizzlies that allows him to opt out after next season.
22. Grizzlies' Allen Earns NBA 'First-Team All-Defense'
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
Before his hamstring injury flared up in the series against Golden State, Tony Allen shouted “first-team all-defense” as a television network microphone made his declaration audible to the free world.
23. Reality Change
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
“The ecosystem of the team is always live and is always shifting. You have to be able to adjust with whatever the situation might be at the time.”
– Marc Gasol
Roll those words from Marc Gasol over in your mind. Hold them up to the light so you can see them from every possible angle, so you can find hope, fear, inspiration, desperation and, last but not least, ambiguity and mystery.
24. With barrage of 3-pointers, Warriors close out Grizz in Game 6
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
Stephen Curry said the Golden State Warriors didn’t find themselves until the Memphis Grizzlies “hit us in the mouth two games in a row.”
25. Painful Lesson: Grizzlies Make Warriors Better
- Friday, May 15, 2015
There was so much that the Golden State Warriors did not have to be taught. They did, after all, win 67 games in the regular season. They swept the New Orleans Pelicans out of the first round and coach Monty Williams out of his job.
26. Warriors Make Adjustments to Even Series With Grizzlies
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015
In Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger’s mind there is a magic number, and that number is 100, as in points.
The Grizzlies were far from that number in losing Game 4 101-84 to the Golden State Warriors Monday, May 11, at FedExForum as Stephen Curry lived up to his MVP status with 33 points. The series shifts to Oakland for Game 5 Wednesday night, May 13, all even at 2-2.
27. Grizz Aim to Make Memorable Win the Start of Long, Grinding Series
- Friday, May 08, 2015
They have made a memory. No matter what happens going forward, the Memphis Grizzlies have earned a measure of respect that cannot be stripped away like Tony Allen taking the ball from Klay Thompson.
28. Without Conley, Grizzlies Use Team Effort to Take Out Portland
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
Zach Randolph scored the first six points of the game – “throw it to the hand” being an immediate and excellent choice.
Marc Gasol finished with a double-double – 26 points and 14 rebounds – and afterward spoke of team defense being the key component in the victory, saying, “It’s always our key.”
29. Taking Care of Business
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
The postseason is – take your pick – a new season, the second season, the only season that matters.
But before delving into the Grizzlies’ path in the NBA Playoffs, which starts with the Grizzlies as the 5 seed in a first-round Western Conference matchup up with 4-seed Portland Sunday night at FedExForum, a rewind is in order.
30. Grizzlies’ Carter, Lee Confident Long-Range Shots Will Fall
- Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies take and make fewer 3-point shots than any team in the NBA not named the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Yet in the early days of this season, when seemingly everything the Grizzlies did went right, guard Courtney Lee was at the top of the league’s 3-point shooting list and point guard Mike Conley wasn’t far behind.
31. Grizzlies Turnaround Not As Easy as Flipping a Switch
- Friday, March 20, 2015
Consider just one headline from Yahoo Sports to demonstrate how fast a single word in a quote can blow up and get the media and fans alike into panic mode:
“Have the Memphis Grizzlies gone ‘soft’ since going Green?”
32. Pera Elected Vice President of Tennessee Bar
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Lucian T. Pera, partner in the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been elected vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association and will automatically become president of the organization in 2017-2018. Pera, who joined Adams and Reese in 2006, concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, media law, and legal ethics and professional responsibility.
33. Three Questions Grizzlies Must Answer to Keep Momentum
- Friday, February 20, 2015
They have banked 39 wins and earned their current standing – emphasis on the word current – as the team with the second-best record in the Western Conference behind Golden State.
So if the playoffs started today….
34. Debt, Pension Overhang Top City Council Priorities
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015
UPDATE: Council committee sessions are beginning late Tuesday – at 10:30 a.m. – because of weather-related road conditions, and committees will have a condensed schedule, according to council staff.
35. Grizzlies Dominate Inside in Win Over Atlanta
- Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Guess which NBA team this player is talking about: “It’s a playoff team. It’s a team that’s going to play hard on every possession. Offensively and defensively they pay attention to executing.” That sounds a lot like what many opposing players passing through FedExForum this season have said about the Grizzlies. But it was Tony Allen talking about the Atlanta Hawks – after the Grizzlies defeated the Eastern Conference’s top team 94-88 here last Sunday night.
36. Dream Season
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
The Grizzlies had just defeated the rival Oklahoma City Thunder before a loud sellout crowd in The Grindhouse and Jerry “The King” Lawler had defended his Memphis championship wrestling belt, albeit with an assist from the Grizzlies’ crack game operations staff.
37. Grizz Atop Southwest Division Despite Challenges
- Thursday, January 29, 2015
Playing without starting point guard Mike Conley (left wrist sprain) and swingman Tony Allen (left ankle sprain), the Grizzlies pounded the Mavericks 109-90 Tuesday night, Jan. 27, in Dallas and perhaps delivered a message to the rest of the Western Conference:
38. Overtimes, Trade Dominate Grizz Weekend
- Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies have played a lot of big games and made a lot of moments in recent years at FedExForum. Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns, which required two overtimes and included Tony Allen, aka The Grindfather, hugging an inflatable birthday cake as fans serenaded him, was one of the wilder and stranger ones.
39. ’Tis the Shopping Season
- Saturday, November 08, 2014
Buoyed by rising home prices and stock portfolios, Middle Tennesseans are ready to spend big again on the holidays and will be shopping earlier than ever.
In fact, they already have.
Forget Black Friday or even Thanksgiving Day as the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.
40. Take a Right at Candyland, Cruise Down Memory Lane
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
Bill Decker has confessed to committing an “old Nashville” act. The founder of Decker Wealth Management admits he recently gave a friend directions to a certain destination that included a turn at a now-demolished Nashville landmark.
41. Johnson Named Memphis Law School Registrar
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jamie M. Johnson has joined the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as law school registrar.
In her new role, Johnson will have direct oversight of the registrar’s office and duties relating to enrollment verification, managing student’s academic records, and ensuring the accuracy, integrity, maintenance and delivery of all law school institutional data. Johnson will also work closely with the dean of academic affairs to administer exams, determine class rank and report grades.
42. Civic Celebration
- Friday, July 25, 2014
Shep Wilbun describes “Frayser Day” as “MEMfix on steroids,” referring to the efforts by the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team to reanimate business districts or blocks in several parts of the city.
43. Tactical Urbanism: Citizen Projects Go Mainstream
- Friday, May 02, 2014
MEMPHIS (AP) – The city painted a crosswalk and installed tennis-ball green signs, but the cars just kept on zooming through. But rather than wave a white flag, Sarah Newstok grabbed an orange one instead.
44. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
45. Microsoft Says CEO Ballmer to Retire in 12 Months
- Monday, August 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, known as much for his zany personality as his business discipline, will leave a legacy of mixed results and a monumental challenge for his yet-to-be-named successor.
46. Lynch Steering Sierra Club’s Transportation Efforts
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
These days Dennis Lynch spends more of his time as a volunteer for the Sierra Club than he does with his consulting business, Lynch Business Advisors.
47. Shelby County Home Sales Climb 15 Percent
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
May home sales jumped 15 percent from the same month last year, while the average sales price increased 9 percent.
Shelby County netted 1,457 home sales in May, up from 1,381 sales last May, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
48. January Home Sales Up 46 Percent
- Thursday, February 07, 2013
January home sales increased 46 percent from the same month last year, and pricing and new-home transactions improved year over year as well.
Shelby County recorded 1,344 home sales last month compared to the 921 sales during January 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
49. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
50. Endocrinologist Detti Joins UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Laura Detti has joined the Germantown office of UT Medical Group Inc., where she specializes in male and female infertility. Detti provides genetic diagnosis and counseling; management of conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages and premature menopause; and pre- and post-cancer care for fertility issues.
51. MAAR Elects Board Members
- Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Members of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors elected six individuals to the 2013-2014 board of directors at its annual meeting and election Sept. 6.
They are: 2013 director/2014 vice president Patty Rainey of Crye-Leike Inc. Realtors; 2013-2014 directors Cassandra Bell-Warren of 4 Success Realty LLC, Allen Green of John Green & Co. Realtors, Joe Steffner of Grubb & Ellis/Memphis, and Hank Hogue of Crye-Leike; and 2013-2014 associate director Jason Gaia of Prudential Collins-Maury Inc.
52. Bluff City Coffee Continues to Grow
- Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Bluff City Coffee has been on a tear lately – expanding conservatively while letting its customers decide what menu items reign supreme.
Upon leasing a new 3,000-square-foot commercial kitchen in Pembroke Square in January, the eatery has greatly enhanced its pastry offerings at its 505 S. Main St. retail shop, from tie-dye cream cheese sugar cookies, coconut lime sponge cupcakes and orange cinnamon rolls to healthy options like honey oat scones and granola bars.
53. Spurs Hand Grizzlies 4th Straight Loss, 83-73
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – The San Antonio Spurs hardly looked like an aging team playing the second night of a back-to-back.
But the Memphis Grizzlies sure appeared to be a team still in a haze from a four-game road trip.
54. CMOM Names Roberts Marketing, Fundraising Coord.
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Carrie Callaway Roberts has been named marketing and fundraising coordinator at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.
55. John Green & Co. Finds Success In Community Involvement
- Monday, August 08, 2011
Scattered throughout various front yards in the Collierville area are small green signs that read “John Green & Co. Realtors, On the Historic Town Square.”
56. Brighter Day
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
With the flip of a switch Tuesday, June 21, at the corner of South Mendenhall and East Raines roads, the Sharp Manufacturing Co. Memphis plant upped its solar power generating capacity.
57. FedEx’s Jackson Named Top 100 Thought Leader
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Mitch Jackson, vice president of environmental affairs and sustainability at FedEx Corp., has been named one of 2010’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America.
58. Wolfchase Auto Dealer Site Sells for $4M
- Friday, February 04, 2011
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.
59. Gibson Honored as Part of ‘30 Under 30’ List
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Andre Gibson, chair of the Memphis City Beautiful Commission and vice president of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, has been named among Rosewood Hotels’ national 30 Under 30 campaign.
60. Le Bonheur Moves Patients Into New Facility
- Tuesday, December 07, 2010
As medical staff and volunteers readied patients for the transport from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s circa-1976 pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) to the brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, the writing on the wall indicated that – although optimistic about their new beginning – staff members were leaving a place marked by memories.
61. Broad Ambitions
- Thursday, November 18, 2010
Its title may sound like a Woody Allen movie, but an innovative, two-day street festival in a resurging Midtown neighborhood may draw in new businesses via bike traffic.
“A New Face for an Old Broad,” to be held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, will temporarily exhibit Broad Avenue as a connector between the terminus of the Shelby Farms Greenline and Overton Park.
62. MLGW Spearheads Green Switch Concept
- Monday, November 15, 2010
In any economic climate, it’s pretty rare when businesses take actions that aren’t beneficial to the bottom line.
And when the economy is struggling, taking action that doesn’t produce immediate financial benefits is generally not considered a sound business practice.
63. Tennessee Native Earl Keister Joins Thompson & Co.
- Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Earl Keister has joined Thompson & Co. as creative director.
Education: University of Tennessee, Portfolio Center
Work Experience: Fifteen years in the advertising field. I’m like Johnny Cash: I’ve been everywhere.
64. Methodist Germantown Pavilion Receives Honors
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Methodist Le Bonheur Women & Children’s Pavilion in Germantown was awarded Best Green Building and an Award of Excellence for Architectural Design at this year’s Best of 2010 awards program.
65. Collierville Considers Land Swap for Schools
- Monday, October 04, 2010
The town of Collierville has met with Shelby County Schools to discuss the potential relocation of Collierville Middle School with hopes of not only relocating the city’s lone university campus to downtown but also revitalizing the local economy.
66. Memphis Movement
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Memphis music producer Scott Bomar considers “Wattstax,” the concert documentary about Stax Records’ 1972 concert in Los Angeles, the “pinnacle of the Memphis music business.”
67. EPA Adds Medtronic to Green Partnership
- Thursday, July 22, 2010
Medtronic Spinal and Biologics, one of the city’s largest purchasers of green power, has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to purchase 600,000 kilowatt-hours annually of electricity generated by the sun, wind or methane gas.
68. Obama Walk in Sand is Prelude to Primetime Speech
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Laying the groundwork for an evening speech to the nation, President Barack Obama walked a pristine stretch of sand on Florida's shoreline Tuesday and pledged to "fight back with everything we've got" against the spreading oil lurking offshore.
69. Big Draw
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Now showing: Shrek the Third, a kid-friendly flick about a green grouchy ogre voiced by funnyman Mike Myers.
The setting: an amphitheater-like park surrounded by clothing stores, a jeweler and an ice cream shop.
70. Holtgrewe Honored as Outstanding Engineer of the Year
- Friday, April 02, 2010
Josh Holtgrewe, 27, is not necessarily comfortable with having the reputation as someone “wise beyond his years.” However, he has heard the phrase many times.
Whether it is counseling college students, serving in leadership positions, taking an active role in the community or serving as a mentor, Holtgrewe is making the right moves.
71. Borrowers Wait for Answers on Obama Loan Plan
- Tuesday, March 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of homeowners are in limbo waiting to find out if they will be accepted for the Obama administration's foreclosure prevention program.
Nearly 1.1 million borrowers have enrolled in the program since it started a year ago, but so far only about 170,000 have completed the application process, the government said Friday.
72. Builder Optimistic About C’ville Subdivision
- Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Starting homes in the middle of January – and in the middle of a housing slowdown – might not seem like the wisest approach, but John Worley said the stars are aligned right as he begins the second phase of the Woodgrove Subdivision in Collierville.
73. Folks Like West Set Up for Failure When They Don’t ‘Get’ Memphis
- Monday, November 16, 2009
Soon-to-be former Tigers football coach Tommy West started something with what amounted to his exit interview last Monday.
74. Old Steak & Ale Gives Way To Seafood Grill
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
With hopes of “bringing Destin to Memphis,” the owner of Sharky’s Gulf Grill at 6201 Poplar Ave. is counting down the days until his seafood restaurant opens.
75. Green Movement Keeps Allen & Hoshall Busy
- Friday, September 04, 2009
Energy audits are nothing new for Allen & Hoshall, the locally owned engineering firm whose roots date back almost 100 years.
As early as the 1970s, the Memphis-based company worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority on energy-related projects, and by the mid-1980s it was consulting U.S. Embassies around the world about their energy usage, helping them find ways to shrink their carbon footprints.
76. Construction Specifications Institute Elects Davidson President of Memphis Chapter
- Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Pam Davidson has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. Davidson will serve as the third female president in the organization’s 50-year history.
77. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.
- Wednesday, July 01, 2009
The Mid-South Real Estate Investors Association Inc. will hold a roundtable discussion today from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. To register, call 751-7101 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Advocacy & Public Policy” today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave. Alliance for Justice will lead the workshop. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit
- Monday, June 29, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Advocacy & Public Policy” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
81. Youth Villages Names Rutschman Director of Communications
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Echelle Lane Rutschman has been named director of communications at Youth Villages. Rutschman joins Youth Villages after 10 years serving as senior communications officer and system director of corporate communications at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
82. Home Sales Figures Less Ghastly in April
- Friday, May 08, 2009
April is the first full month of spring, but this past April delivered a more important distinction for Shelby County’s sluggish housing market: It was the first month since October that home sales exceeded the 1,200 mark.
83. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.
Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.
84. ‘Green Lane’ Smooths Path for Airport Travelers
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
One security checkpoint at Memphis International Airport has become easier to navigate just as this year’s holiday travel season kicks off.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration recently launched its “green lane” checkpoint at Concourse B in Memphis, making security clearance a smoother operation for families traveling with children or for individuals that require special medical attention.
85. 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.
86. Slope Gets Steeper
- Monday, July 14, 2008
Of Shelby County’s 33 ZIP codes that registered a home sale in the second quarter of 2008, all but one suffered a decline when compared to the same quarter of 2007, a trend that has been indicative of the area’s recent real estate woes.
87. In the Tank
- Friday, May 16, 2008
As gas prices soared to another record high earlier this week, Lorraine Williams plotted ways to minimize her drive time and save some money.
Williams, an affiliate broker for Crye-Leike Inc.’s Bartlett office, had to attend a home re-inspection, buy a housewarming gift for one of her clients and pick up a graduation present for her granddaughter without driving all over the city, so she mapped her errands in the same part of town.
88. Production Shows Humorous Side of Theater
- Friday, April 25, 2008
Stage actors, directors and producers probably know all too well the chaos that erupts backstage before a new play takes the limelight. Theatre Memphis will explore and celebrate the glorious, if somewhat disorganized, lives of theater people, with a quick-witted tale of pre-production disasters when "Room Service" debuts today.
89. Smith Hired as Regional Clinical Director Of Ageless Men's Health
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jeff Smith has been hired as regional clinical director for Memphis-based Ageless Men's Health, which provides treatment for men with low testosterone levels.
Smith has 24 years of experience in the medical field, and is a registered nurse specializing in intensive care, neuro-trauma ICU and emergency-room disciplines. He is the founder and owner of ICU Jet International Inc., a fixed-wing, air-ambulance service.
90. Education Realty Trust Closes$100M Bond Issue in Pa.
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
Memphis-based Education Realty Trust Inc. and its development subsidiary, Allen & O'Hara Development Co. LLC, has closed a $100.3 million bond issue on behalf of University Student Housing LLC for new student housing on
91. St. Jude's Evans Elected Chair-Elect of National Group
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
William Evans, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital director and CEO, has been elected as chair-elect of the Pharmaceutical Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
92. Rainey Chosen as President-Elect Of TN Women's Council of Realtors
- Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Crye-Leike Realtors broker Patty Rainey has been chosen as president-elect of the Tennessee Women's Council of Realtors.
Rainey is a member of the Memphis Area, Northwest Mississippi, Tennessee and National Associations of Realtors. She is in the Multi-Million Dollar Club and MAARket Master Toastmasters, and in 2006, she served as the president of the local Certified Residential Specialists chapter.
93. Weak Real Estate Market Translates To Poor Bottom Line
- Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Without polling every Realtor in town or reviewing their tax returns, it's impossible to know exactly how much money each one of them gained or lost in commissions between 2006 and 2007.
But a closer look at industry averages - including 2007's declining home sales - reveals a potentially disastrous income year for real estate professionals as a whole.
94. Down Time
- Wednesday, January 16, 2008
It was the year the Cordova headquarters of Shelby County's largest homebuilder was foreclosed and sold at auction.
Yet 2007 was the same year that four homebuilders broke ground on the massive six-phase Villages at White Oaks development near Arlington.
95. Pitts Receives Compliance Expert Certification
- Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Dallas Pitts, compliance officer at FAA Federal Credit Union, has received Cuna's Credit Union Compliance Expert certification.
The certification covers all federal regulations for credit unions, as well as giving an overview of state regulations.
Pitts has worked for FAA FCU for more than 11 years, holding positions as a teller, member services representative and compliance officer.
96. The Buyer's Agent Stays True to its Name
- Monday, November 19, 2007
When J. Allen and Deborah Brasfield were looking for a new home some 16 years ago, they enlisted the help of Tom Hathaway, founder of The Buyer's Agent Inc.
The experience must have been a positive one, because when the Brasfields both were looking for a different career, they decided to become buyer's agents with the company. J. Allen is a broker and Deborah is an affiliate broker.
97. Herman Morris Proposes Green Use for The Pyramid
- Tuesday, September 25, 2007
It's one of the most prominent "big empties" in Memphis, but instead of the Bass Pro Shops mega-store that's been proposed for it, one current mayoral candidate has something different in mind for The Pyramid arena.
98. Proponents Hopeful CDDC Would Strengthen Collierville's Town Square
- Monday, July 09, 2007
During the past two decades Collierville has evolved from sleepy suburb to thriving town. Thanks to an upscale mall, an extended highway and, most notably, an eastward population shift in Shelby County, this town of more than 40,000 residents has become one of Tennessee's fastest-growing communities.
99. More Memphis Spaces Adhere to Green Design Standards
- Monday, April 30, 2007
These days it seems everyone is trying to find a way to make their homes or offices more environmentally responsible.
Students at the University of Memphis, for example, voted earlier this month in favor of implementing a campus environmental initiatives fee.
100. Development, Compliance Issues Become Hot Topics in Environmental Law
- Thursday, March 29, 2007
When attorney Allen Malone first began practicing law in 1969 in Memphis, no agency existed governing air pollution or the disposal of hazardous waste.
But the timing to begin his practice was just right, because the United States was about to enter a decade in which significant environmental legislation would be passed.