Editorial Results (free)
1. Humane Society Names Davis 2018 Board President
- Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Ted Davis has been named 2018 president of the board of directors for the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. Davis, who is a wealth adviser for Regions Bank, joined the humane society board in December 2015. His first priority was a campaign inspiring adopters to become donors, which led him to being the Paw Prints Gala committee chair in 2017.
2. Last Word: The Corker Tweets, Market Stabilization and The Rise of the Landshark
- Monday, October 9, 2017
In the “That Didn’t Take Long” department, whatever diplomacy there was in the relationship between President Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee vanished over the weekend – vanished in the course of several tweets starting with one from Trump claiming he refused an endorsement of Corker in a re-election bid next year and that resulted in Corker’s decision not to seek re-election. He claims Corker “begged” for his endorsement. “Said he could not win without my endorsement,” Trump added. “He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said, ‘NO THANKS.’ He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal.”
3. Interactive Solutions CEO Prepares to Hand Reins to Son
- Monday, October 9, 2017
Jordan Myers’ business card identifies his title at Interactive Solutions Inc. as account manager for the Memphis-based audio visual and video-conference technology company.
4. 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.
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Author and business owner Jay Myers will present “Hitting the Curve Ball.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
- Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
- Monday, January 13, 2014
The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold a strategic planning public meeting and panel discussion Monday, Jan. 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stax Museum for American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The panel will discuss how the arts can impact economic development and educational success in Tennessee communities. Visit tn.com/arts for more information.
8. Myers Attacks Life’s Curveballs in Book
- Friday, September 20, 2013
In the opening pages of his new book, “Hitting the Curveballs: How Crisis Can Strengthen and Grow Your Business,” Memphis entrepreneur Jay Myers is standing outside Yankee Stadium.
9. Jay Myers Writes Second Business Book
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Jay Myers, founder and CEO of Interactive Solutions Inc., has written a new book.
This new one – his second – is called “Hitting the Curveballs: How Crisis Can Strengthen and Grow Your Business.” It’s available for preorder now at bookstores and as an e-book for most e-readers, and it will be on bookstore shelves by January.
10. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
11. Levine Named President of Southern Growth Studio
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Mark Levine has joined Southern Growth Studio as president. In his role, Levine leads the firm’s Strategic Analysis team and plays a key part in the company’s culture, business development and client relationship management.
12. Growth Streak
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Andrew Holliday and Daniel Brown, the founding partners of Memphis-based branding and marketing firm Harvest Creative, used to joke about one day making the Inc. 500|5000, the list published each year by Inc. Magazine that honors the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
13. Business Honors
- Friday, August 24, 2012
Thirteen Memphis-based companies can officially claim to be among the fastest-growing in the U.S.
That’s according to Inc. Magazine, which put them on its annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking the magazine published a few days ago that honors the fastest-growing companies by measuring their percentage growth in revenue over a three-year period.
14. Biz Owners Weighing Health Care Law Impact
- Monday, August 13, 2012
So far, it’s not easy to get a clear picture of how President Barack Obama’s health care law will affect Memphis-area small businesses.
That’s mainly because there are lots of business owners – including both supporters and even strident critics of the Affordable Care Act – who themselves don’t know what impact the law will have.
15. Tales of Comeback
- Monday, August 6, 2012
Jay Myers is gritting his teeth so much it feels like some of them are starting to buckle.
It’s April 2003, and Myers, the founder and CEO of Memphis-based videoconference technology company Interactive Solutions Inc., is sitting in his office with the door closed. His hands are shaking.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Memphis Area Transit Authority will hold customer-appreciation days Wednesday through Friday. Events will include discounts, snacks and gifts Wednesday and Thursday at the American Way Transit Center, North End Terminal and Airways Transit Center. MATA rides will be 25 cents all day Friday.
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a lunch and learn Tuesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baptist Memphis Education & Conference Center, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. Leadership Academy President and CEO Nancy Coffee will present “Effective Leadership, Effective Management.” Contact Amanda Edmundson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 543-3511.
18. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Small Business Chamber will hold a power lunch forum featuring Jay Myers of Interactive Solutions speaking on the topic “The Entrepreneurial Mindset” Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Sally Baker Brenner at 748-8889 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
- Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Talk Shoppe will present “Revocable Living Trust – Death to Probate” Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
21. Seeing Success
- Monday, October 10, 2011
On the surface, they don’t have much in common other than their home turf. They include everything from a venerable law firm, prominent regional investment companies, tech firms and even a business that manufactures food products like hot dogs and sandwich meats.
22. BBB of Mid-South Elects Officers, Directors
- Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has elected officers and new directors for 2011-2012.
Randall D. Lewis of FedEx Corp. has been elected chairman of the board.
23. Techy Small Biz Ideas Often Path to the Graveyard
- Monday, April 4, 2011
Upstart entrepreneurs can get enamored about not just starting a business but doing so with a new techy product or service. This may produce a louder reputation at outset, and there is merit in being unique, but also little likelihood of long-term success.
24. Interactive Solutions Inc. Celebrates 15 Years
- Friday, March 18, 2011
Jay Myers, the founder and CEO of video conferencing company Interactive Solutions Inc., once got a call out of the blue from a Memphis business legend.
25. Walking the Plank?
- Monday, January 17, 2011
One of the best lines about small business ownership comes from friend Jay Myers. I used it on the cover of my book: “Small business is the fight of a lifetime.” Amen to that.
26. 2010 Ethan Award Goes to Memphian Jay Myers
- Thursday, November 4, 2010
Memphian Jay Myers, the founder and CEO of Interactive Solutions Inc., is the 2010 Ethan Award winner.
27. Bouncing Back
- Monday, September 20, 2010
When Jay Myers published a book in 2007 about how his Memphis-based videoconferencing company bounced back from a close brush with collapse, the world looked a lot different than it does today.
28. Local Business Owner Covered in WSJ Article
- Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Wall Street Journal recently gave prominent space and attention to a pivotal chapter in the story of Memphis businessman Jay Myers, who founded Interactive Solutions, a video teleconferencing company.
29. ‘Keep Swinging’ Author Nominated for Ethan Award
- Friday, July 2, 2010
Memphis businessman Jay Myers has been nominated in the fifth annual Ethan Awards, a literary awards program honoring the efforts and accomplishments of entrepreneurial authors worldwide.
30. Dodd's Wife Serves on Health Care Company Boards
- Monday, June 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The wife of a senator playing a lead role on a national health care overhaul sits on the boards of four health care companies, one of several examples of lawmakers with ties to the medical industry.
- Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Talk Shoppe will present “Keep Swinging: An Entrepreneur’s Story of Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Small Business Success” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Jay B. Myers, president and chief executive officer of Interactive Solutions Inc., will present the seminar. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
32. Local Book Now Sold By Major Retailers
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Memphis businessman Jay Myers decided in 2004 to write a book about his professional career for much the same reason he launched his cutting-edge venture Interactive Solutions Inc.
He believed the shelves at book retailers already are plenty stocked with biographies of larger-than-life corporate executives and histories of multi-billion-dollar enterprises.
33. Lesson Learned: Only Way To Prevent a Virginia Tech Is to Loosen Those Lips
- Friday, April 27, 2007
Editor's Note: This article is part of a continuing series examining the Virginia Tech killing spree and its effects in Memphis.
On the afternoon of Dec. 16, 2005, Annette Brown was walking back to the accounting office on the University of Memphis campus and talking on her cell phone when she noticed a strange-looking man heading in the opposite direction.
34. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
35. Businesses Rely More on Tech Tools, Less on Travel
- Monday, August 1, 2005
Like many of today's companies, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. isn't limited to one location.
EPE, the corporate entity created by the Elvis Presley Trust to manage its assets, has a home office in the Bluff City, as well as a two-person office in Los Angeles. Despite the distance, though, staying in touch isn't a problem. Instead of requiring a plane ticket and hotel reservation before staff meetings can be held, the organization depends on an increasingly popular tool: videoconferencing technology.
36. Archived Article: S. Main (lead)
- Friday, January 9, 2004
South Main Shops Wait Out Slow Season
Gallery, store owners wait for Christmas in July
The Daily News
To close out a year marked by retail development and stepped-up marketing efforts, store owners in t...
37. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, October 27, 2003
From conferences to cafs, wireless Internet coming
Wireless Technology Offers World of Possibility
The Daily News
Yum, its been light years since you programmed synthetic brownies, said George Jetson in his namesake cartoon. ...
38. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, August 8, 2003
Familiar encouragement moved Myers forward
Familial encouragement shaped Myers vision
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
If Jay Myers lacked confidence when starting his business venture, then together, his brother and father picked up the sl...
39. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 26, 2003
George T. "Buck" Lewis
George T. "Buck" Lewis, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, recently was elected to represent the Ninth Congressional District on the Tennessee Bar Association...
40. Archived Article: Isi P.2
- Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Interactive Solutions sales soar
Interactive Solutions sales soar
Annual sales for Interactive Solutions Inc., a Memphis-based video conferencing firm, have grown more than 1,535 percent during the past five years, and sales for 2001 are on th...
41. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, October 31, 2001
2 Memphis firms make the Inc
2 Memphis firms make the Inc 500 list
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Inc magazines annual list of fastest-growing private companies in America has hit the newsstands and two Memphis technology firms are on it. <...
42. Archived Article: Tech Focus (video)
- Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Local videoconferencing market seeing more interest along with national trend
Local businesses now opting to travel via video
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
While the travel industry was trying to bear a sluggish market earlier this year, i...
43. Archived Article: Focus (high-tech)
- Wednesday, February 7, 2001
High tech corridor showing steady growth Small business new player in high-tech corridor By SUE PEASE The Daily News When giving someone a street address or directions to the office of a technology business, it can be an asset to add, "Were in ...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 28, 1999
Mike W Mike W. Myers has been named chief operating officer for Back Yard Burgers Inc. Myers formerly was regional vice president of Whataburger Inc. in Irving, Texas. He has a masters degree from the University of Phoenix. Lawrence C. Day has been ...
45. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, May 24, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Roadmap to success Memphis Entrepreneurship Institute at U of M adds classes, offers business owner hopefuls training, advice By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Instructor Roger Kirk is looking forward to summer, but not b...
46. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Satellite feed Satellite feed The use of satellite technology streamlines training and continuing education in the corporate world By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News In rooms across the country, nationally known speakers are training business people ho...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 4, 1996
Susan Harris is the new regional coordinator for behavioral health services for the eastern Arkansas region for Charter Lakeside Behavioral Health System. Harris has a masters degree from Arkansas State University and was a senior rehabilitation cou...