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1. RedRover Adds Will Cook As Design Architect
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017
RedRover Sales & Marketing has added three new employees in recent months, including design architect Will Cook, who has more than 10 years of graphic design experience and comes to RedRover from The Commercial Appeal and Savant Learning Systems. In his new role, Cook primarily designs print and web collateral for RedRover’s clients while also assisting the sales and marketing teams in other ways, including participating in sales meetings and calls.
2. Griffin Joins Memphis in May To Lead Marketing Efforts
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Robert Griffin has joined Memphis in May International Festival as director of marketing, a role in which he’s responsible for all marketing and communication programs, promotions, media and public relations, marketing research and sponsorship activation for the annual festival.
Griffin comes to Memphis in May with nearly 20 years’ experience in marketing and advertising.
3. Memphis Health Care Thrives With Investments, Growth
- Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Methodist Healthcare made a “great commitment” to Memphis this year. Those are the words of Methodist University Hospital CEO Jeff Liebman, who referenced the health care system’s multimillion-dollar investment into its flagship hospital at 1265 Union Ave., part of a master plan that will give the facility a modern overhaul.
4. Audrey Gregory Returns to Memphis to Lead Saint Francis Hospitals
- Tuesday, July 05, 2016
For Dr. Audrey Gregory, new market CEO for Saint Francis hospitals, leading and being called to serve has always been in her blood.
5. Memphis' Startup Accelerators Teaming Up This Summer
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
For several years now, Memphis hasn’t been home to a unified hub of startup companies and activities so much as a collection of startup archipelagos, the disparate factions of activity sometimes duplicating the work of other groups.
6. Saint Francis-Memphis CEO David Archer to Retire
- Saturday, March 26, 2016
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis CEO David Archer is preparing to leave the hospital in May after 19 years, a departure that will also cap a 30-year career with Saint Francis’ owner, Tenet Healthcare Corp.
7. Last Word: A Trip to Committee, Minority Business Moves and the Issue With Reissues
- Tuesday, March 22, 2016
So those who support the general concept of de-annexation in the Tennessee state Senate were the most vocal Monday in sending the proposal back to committee for a more intense examination.
There were plenty of Memphians in the Senate chambers Monday despite the rumors that this was on its way back to committee.
Staying put until the deal is done has been a lesson won through bitter experience for some Memphis leaders.
Despite hearing from legislators in other parts of the state who are uneasy about this, the opposition remains a Memphis thing in Nashville.
But the Senate sponsor, Bo Watson, stumped his toe badly on this when he shut down an amendment Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris of Collierville wanted to allow the voluntarily de-annexation of an area Millington recently took into its city limits.
So when the state and local government committee meets at noon Wednesday, it will be round – frankly, I forget which round it is. Just ring the bell and let’s see what happens.
8. Saint Francis-Memphis CEO Prepares to Step Down
- Monday, March 21, 2016
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis CEO David Archer is preparing to leave the hospital in May after 19 years, a departure that will also cap a 30-year career with Saint Francis’ owner, Tenet Healthcare Corp.
9. Memphis Firm HigherVisibility Nabs Spot on Inc. 5000
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Search marketing firm HigherVisibility LLC was the highest-ranked Memphis company on the annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the nation’s fastest growing companies.
10. Mark Mosteller Joins Evolve Bank & Trust
- Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Mark E. Mosteller Sr. recently joined Evolve Bank & Trust as executive vice president, accounting and finance.
The new role includes a variety of responsibilities, including management of the accounting and finance department team, accounting internal controls, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, taxes and treasury management. Mosteller also works with senior and executive management and the board on accounting, finance and operational issues.
11. Creative Class Boosting Downtown Memphis Office Market
- Thursday, May 14, 2015
With the clock on its Downtown office sublease running, officials at Sullivan Branding began looking for a new home.
The Memphis-based marketing, advertising and public relations firm needed a dynamic environment, one that would appeal not just to clients but to existing and prospective employees.
12. Restoration of Midtown Landmark Days Away
- Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Renovation of the historic Nineteenth Century Club building on Union Avenue in Midtown will begin in a matter of days, according to a local preservation group.
Crews from Archer Custom Builders will soon begin restoring the historic mansion to its previous glory, according to Memphis Heritage. LRK Inc. is the architect.
13. Reform Brings Changes to Managed Care
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
Historic changes in managed health care are already under way and more are expected over the next year as reform continues to take shape following the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Since 2010, the trend of alignment between local physicians and hospital systems has swept across the Mid-South, and local hospital professionals brace for more changes and more patients once the new insurance exchanges are online within the next six months.
14. Gowen Named Marketing Head at Renshaw Property Management
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kellyn Gowen has joined Renshaw Property Management as marketing coordinator. In her new role, Gowen manages social media, marketing and communications for the company’s 800 Mid-South rental properties, serves as a liaison for property owners and real estate agents, and spearheads marketing efforts for vacant properties.
15. Industry Leaders Discuss Changing Health Care System
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Some of Memphis’ most prominent health care leaders discussed the changing U.S. health care system during the Memphis Business Group on Health’s fourth annual conference Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
16. Gatewood Named Marketing Dir. At Methodist Healthcare
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Megan Gatewood has been promoted to marketing director at Methodist Healthcare. In her new role, Gatewood is responsible for developing and overseeing marketing strategies for Methodist’s adult hospitals, outpatient services and physician practices.
17. Saint Francis Hospital Receives Quality Designations
- Thursday, July 19, 2012
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis has been designated a UnitedHealth Premium site for cardiac care, cardiac surgery, heart rhythm disorders, surgical spine and total joint replacement.
Hospitals must meet or exceed United Healthcare’s rigorous quality criteria, including program structure, patient care processes and clinical outcomes.
18. Saint Francis Sleep Center Receives Re-Accreditation
- Friday, July 13, 2012
The Saint Francis Sleep Center at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, 5959 Park Ave., has received a five-year re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
19. MBGH Announces Conference Speakers
- Monday, May 28, 2012
Memphis Business Group on Health has announced the lineup for its annual conference, which will be held Sept. 6 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
20. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
21. Saint Francis Hospital Earns Gold Seal
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
22. Changing Industry
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Society’s fascination with the advertising and public relations industry is far-reaching and well documented.
Television programs have long been interested in ad agencies as a setting, as evidenced by “Bewitched,” “Thirtysomething” and “Mad Men,” to name a few.
23. Sanon Joins Agape As Director of Operations
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Julie Sanon has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of operations.
Hometown: Leesburg, Fla.
Education: Psychology major from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts
24. Saint Francis Recognized for Weight Loss Center
- Friday, July 22, 2011
The Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss has been recognized as an OptumHealth Bariatric Center of Excellence.
25. Transplant Foundation Honors Saint Francis Hospital
- Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Mid-South Transplant Foundation presented Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis with the Bronze Organ Donation Medal of Honor for achieving and sustaining national goals for donation.
The National Learning Congress on Organ Donation and Transplantation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration also recently honored Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, along with 306 other hospitals, for meeting transplant goals.
26. Rogers Named Director Of Germantown Athletic Club
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Phil Rogers has joined Germantown Athletic Club as director. Rogers will oversee all daily operations of the club.
Hometown: West Danville, Vt.
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
27. St. Francis Opens Primary Care Clinic
- Monday, April 04, 2011
St. Francis Medical Partners unveiled its new location at 452 Perkins Extended Thursday during a ribbon-cutting event.
28. Destination King’s Tagg Honored as ‘Rising Star’
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Mary Catherine Tagg, director of operations for Destination King, has received the “Rising Star” award at the fifth annual Association of Destination Management Executives Achievement Awards.
29. Deimund Named Clinical Director of Methodist Wound Centers
- Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Sandy Deimund has been named clinical director for the Methodist North and Methodist South Hospital Comprehensive Wound Healing Centers.
Hometown: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Education: Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) and a member of the American Academy of Wound Management
Work Experience: Nurse manager, Methodist South Comprehensive Wound Healing Center; registered nurse, Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Favorite quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford
Last book read: “Love ’Em or Lose ’Em” by Beverly L. Kaye
Favorite music: I like a variety of music, from country to classical.
Favorite movie: “African Queen”
Sports team: Tennessee Titans
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Spending time with friends, sudoku puzzles, traveling, reading
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could pick stocks like Warren Buffet.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? All of the patients who have overcome obstacles in their lives, yet continue to persevere.
Why did you pursue a career in health care? I have always had an innate curiosity about medicine and people. As a child, my dolls were always sick or injured and needed “health care.”
What drew you to Methodist? The Christian atmosphere and multiple opportunities available for nurses.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Any time a patient hugs me or shakes my hand and tells me how much they appreciate my efforts is the greatest feeling.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with patients to facilitate their healing process.
30. Yeates Joins A2H As Project Manager
- Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Arthur Yeates has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. (A2H) as an architectural project manager.
31. Stephens Named Executive Director Of Exceptional Foundation of West Tenn.
- Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Jeni Stephens has been named the executive director of the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee.
Stephens was appointed following a national search conducted by the EFWT.
She joins the EFWT with a 14-year background in nonprofit administration. She most recently served as deputy director of development for the Pink Palace Family of Museums. She also has served as director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and the Memphis Academy of Science in Engineering.
32. U of M’s Raines Appointed To Southern Regional Education Board
- Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Dr. Shirley C. Raines has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, will serve a four-year term.
33. AIGA Design Conference To Be Held in Memphis
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The 2009 AIGA Design Conference, “Make/Think,” will be held Oct. 8 through Oct. 11 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center and the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
The conference will include workshops, roundtable discussions, speakers, a design fair, networking receptions and tours of Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the FedEx Corp. hub, Graceland and local advertising firms archer>malmo, Red Deluxe and ODEN.
34. U of M Names Murrell Assistant Dean of Distance Education
- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Dr. Vicki Murrell has been named assistant dean of distance education for the University of Memphis.
35. Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Brings on Johnson as CFO
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Brian Johnson has joined Comprehensive Pharmacy Services as chief financial officer.
Johnson previously worked as a public accountant at Ernst & Young. Prior to his time at Ernst & Young, he worked at U.S. Office Products and Accredo Health.
36. U of M Law School Appoints Kritchevsky to Director of Advocacy
- Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Barbara Kritchevsky has been appointed to the newly created position of director of advocacy at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law.
Kritchevsky has been a law professor at the university since 1983, and for the past 20 years has served as a faculty adviser to the school’s Moot Court Board and also served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs.
37. Drompp Named Faculty Dean, VP for Academic Affairs at Rhodes
- Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Michael R. Drompp has been appointed dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Rhodes College. Drompp will provide leadership for academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in curricular, personnel and budgetary matters.
38. Saint Francis Plans $110,000 in Grants
- Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Chief Executive Officer David Archer plans to present checks totaling more than $110,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations Friday. The hospital is providing the gifts in conjunction with the Tenet Healthcare Foundation.
39. Landmark Community Bank Names Newell Chairman of Board
- Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Chuck Newell has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Landmark Community Bank and will be based in Landmark’s Collierville branch.
Newell brings more than 28 years of banking experience to the board and currently serves as the president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bancshares.
40. Crye Named Finalist For Entrepreneur of Year
- Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Harold Crye, Crye-Leike Realtors’ chief executive officer and co-founder, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
Regional award winners will be eligible for consideration in the Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 national program.
41. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
42. Signature's John Cooper Graduates From Leadership Memphis
- Wednesday, August 15, 2007
John Cooper, the creative director of multimedia at Signature Advertising and Marketing Solutions, has graduated with the 2006-2007 class of Leadership Memphis. The program challenges community leaders to make Memphis a better place and advance diversity.
43. Marshall Changes Administrative Roles at Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Barry Marshall has been named administrator of clinical business development at Methodist University Hospital. Marshall has worked at Methodist since 2004 as administrator of the Transplant Institute. Prior to joining Methodist, he worked at the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati where he was the administrator of transplant services and later the director of transplant services and managed care. He received a bachelor's degree in health care administration in 1999 from Columbus, Ohio-based Franklin University and a master's degree in business administration in 2005 from Caldwell, Idaho-based Canyon College.
44. Saint Francis Receives High Ratings
- Thursday, April 05, 2007
The gastrointestinal (GI) surgical program at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis has been ranked among the top three in Tennessee and best in the Memphis area, according to a study conducted by an independent provider of hos
45. Crye-Leike's Truong Receives Broker's License
- Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) has announced that David N. Truong from Crye-Leike's Quail Hollow office, 6525 Quail Hollow Road, has successfully passed the real estate broker licensure exam and has received his broker's license. Truong completed strict experience and education requirements, including 120 classroom hours of real estate education. He has been a real estate agent for four years in and around Shelby and DeSoto counties, where he specializes in all areas of real estate sales.
46. Bethel Named New VP Of COMEC Board
- Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Greg Bethel has been named vice president of the board of directors of the Commission on Missing & Exploited Children (COMEC). Bethel is the director of human resources for the Jackson-Madison County School System in Jackson, Tenn. He's been on the board of directors for two years.
47. Methodist Officials Justify Need for Expansion
- Friday, November 17, 2006
In response to a Wednesday announcement by Saint Francis Hospital officials that they were filing a letter of opposition to Methodist Hospital's planned expansion at its Germantown facility, Methodist CEO Gary Shorb said
48. Saint Francis OpposesMethodist's Germantown Expansion
- Thursday, November 16, 2006
Saint Francis Hospital filed a letter of opposition Wednesday with the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) against the expansion of Methodist Hospital-Germantown.
- Thursday, September 07, 2006
The Small Business Chamber holds "Chamber in Action" today from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave. A new member orientation begins at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
50. First Mercantile Taps Maness to Handle National Accounts
- Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Philip E. Maness has been appointed director of national accounts and executive vice president of First Mercantile in Cordova. He began his career with First Mercantile in 1984, serving most recently as strategic planning officer.
51. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
52. Young & Perl Founder Moves to Baker Donelson
- Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Edward R. Young, nationally known labor and employment attorney and co-founder of Young & Perl PLC, has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office as a shareholder. Colleagues William D. Levy and William P. Dougherty also have joined the firm.
53. Armstrong Allen Names New Litigation Practice Chair
- Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Armstrong Allen attorney James F. Arthur III was named litigation practice group chairman for the firm. Arthur replaces Lucian Pera, who has served as litigation practice chairman for the past several years.
54. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Tennessee Commissioner Receives Nursing Award
Mental Health Commissioner Receives Nursing Award
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Virginia Trotter Betts received the National Nursing Centers Cons...
55. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 08, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
56. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Public Relations Group Honors Soulsville Director
Public Relations Group Honors Soulsville Director Deanie Parker, president and executive director of Soulsville, was named 2003 Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relati...
57. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Memphis memos 07-02-03
Lisa Wright was given the Presidential Honors Award in BellSouths service leader program for exemplary service to business, residential or wholesale customers. The award is the highest given for customer service within the ...
59. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, June 12, 2003
Incoming American Bar Association
Incoming American Bar Association president Dennis Archer addresses the Tennessee Bar Associations 122nd annual convention at a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave.
Archer, a fo...
60. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Memphis memos 03-12-03
Chris Camp joined auction-marketing firm John Roebuck & Associates as vice president of business development. Camp has more than 15 years experience in real estate, development, design and building. He joined Roebuck fr...
61. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, March 05, 2003
Trustmark as safe bet
Jackson, Miss.-based Trustmark Corp. earned national recognition in the most recent issue of SmartMoney, a personal finance magazine.
Trustmark was listed among 40 publicly traded com...
62. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 04, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Nov. 4-Nov. 10
The Greater Memphis Arts Council, 8 S. Third St., presents artwork by Everett Charles Yates, on display through Jan. 15. Nov. 5
The Center for Historic Preservation, a clea...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Andy Lessin was appoixnted International Paper senior vice president of internal audit
Andy Lessin was appointed International Paper senior vice president of internal audit. Lessin has served as vice president of finance and chief accounting offi...
64. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 28, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Oct. 28-Nov. 3
The Memphis Bar Association hosts the Estate Planning Series at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. This weeks seminar, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., is Tax and Estate Planning Un...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Joe Callaway joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor
Joe Callaway joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor. Callaway has many years of advertising and marketing experience and a strong retail background, including work for Memphis ...
66. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 09, 2002
Blues on the Bluff and community keeps WEVL airing strong
WEVL rocking on after 26 years of change
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Memphian David Tankersley fondly recalls his 4 years as a volunteer programmer at Memphis volunteer radio stat...
67. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Two Memphis small companies, GraberWorks and internet<dot>design, have joined forces, reported owners Michael Graber of Graber Two Memphis small companies, GraberWorks and internet<dot>design, have joined forces, reported owners Michael ...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 31, 2001
David Dasenbrock has joined Archer/Malmo as senior vice president of media operations
David Dasenbrock has joined Archer/Malmo as senior vice president of media operations. He joined the agency from The Bozell Group. For the past three years, Das...
69. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 01, 2001
The Memphis Advertising Federation announces the following appointments to its 2001-2002 board of directors: Judy McCown of B Dr. Marian Levy was named director of grants and research and Sallie Hazelrigg was named director of major gifts and planne...
70. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 14, 2001
David C David C. Bradford joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. as a mechanical project engineer. He holds bachelors and masters degrees from Mississippi State University. Christopher M. Kolehmainen has joined Archer/Malmo as chief f...
71. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 01, 2000
Brandon McNeill and Janice Sasseen have joined Archer/Malmo Brandon McNeill and Janice Sasseen have joined Archer/Malmo. McNeill, an account executive, comes to the firm from Thompson and Co. He is a University of Memphis graduate, who is currently ...
72. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 15, 1999
FDX Logistics Selects Global Logistics Veteran to Head FDX Supply Chain Services Gary D. Gilbert has been appointed president & chief executive officer of FDX Logistics Inc.s Supply Chain Services unit. Gilbert joins the company from Sea Land Lo...
73. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 21, 1996
Chuck Freedman, chief operating officer for Kelman-Lazarov, has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Other officers include Larry Crowder, president elect and vice president of administration; Phy...
74. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 12, 1996
01/05 Calendar Feb. 12 The MidSouth Workers Compensation Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club. The speaker will be Dr. William Bourland of The Orthopaedic Clinic, who will address "Reduction of Workers Compensation Costs by P...
75. Archived Article: Real Focus Lj
- Tuesday, January 09, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Go west, young builder! Area home building pros head to Houston for educational and new products extravaganza By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News During this mid-winter "down time," many area home building professionals will be ...