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1. Last Word: Winter Pre-Game Show, The Zoo Goes To Court And Hotel Fever
- Friday, January 22, 2016
You wouldn’t call this the eye of the storm, would you? We’ll go with calling this the pre-game show for the winter storm that is supposed to show up in Memphis at around 7 a.m. Friday morning. Think Super Bowl pre-game.
There is so much that’s been said in advance of this that whatever happens, it might be hard to live up to the preparation.
Much of the rest of this is like an arms race of sorts.
Consider the equipment list from Memphis International Airport.
10 snow brooms, 12 plow trucks, four de-icing trucks each with 40,000 gallons of deicer, four 2-ton salt spreaders and four tractors to keep the runways clear.
The city of Memphis Public Works division has eight snow plows ready to roll on major thoroughfares if the snow gets within the three-inch mark. A set of 16 salt trucks were to load up at 11 p.m. Thursday evening to begin applying salt and sand when needed, with continual inspections of road conditions. And that includes some pre-treated priority areas.
And then there was this truly unusual announcement from Shelby County Schools: the optional school parent camp-out was suspended Thursday evening because of the weather.
This is the camp out the school system tries its best to discourage each and every year at this time. That includes bar-coded applications and repeatedly emphasizing that 99.9 percent of those with the bar-coded applications get their first choice of optional schools, making the camp-out unnecessary. The applications are handed out over several days and are then time-stamped when they are turned in for consideration.
Nevertheless, the tents go up each year and voices are raised in the debate about whether this is parents who care more or parents who are carried away.
This year, the school system, while emphasizing that it “does not authorize or direct” the camp-out, says the line will resume Sunday at 7 a.m.
The school system also adds: “The current process being managed by parents will be recognized due to potential health and safety risks related to forecasted inclement weather.”
But is there a line to get back in line? And when does that start?
2. Lofton Faces Yet Another Basketball Career Crossroad
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
Chris Lofton is on the comeback trail again. The former Tennessee All-American guard is on the mend from a turf-toe injury that ended his 2014-15 season with Besiktas in Istanbul, the top level of Turkish pro basketball.
3. Why are Tennesseans So Afraid of an Income Tax?
- Saturday, November 01, 2014
The odds of an income tax becoming a reality in Tennessee – one of the nation’s lowest-taxed states – are slim to none.
And, yet there is an amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot that would change Tennessee’s constitution by giving the Legislature authority to prohibit passage of an income tax or payroll tax in the state.
4. TSA Expands PreCheck at Memphis Airport
- Monday, September 22, 2014
Pace Cooper, president and CEO of Cooper Hotels, a hospitality development and management company that owns and manages hotels in multiple states, is accustomed to flying and the hassles that sometimes accompany air travel.
5. Commission Approves Compromise $52.1 Million in Schools Capital Funding
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, May 12, an immediate infusion of $52.1 million in capital funding for Shelby County Schools and the six suburban school systems.
The compromise resolution worked out with leaders of the suburban school systems includes $4.8 million in capital projects at five of the six suburban school systems. It also keeps the $47.3 million in capital projects for Shelby County Schools a majority on the commission recommended in committee sessions last week. The Shelby County Schools list includes a new roof for Millington Central High School which is in the sixth of the six suburban school systems.
6. Smoother Take-Off
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Andrew Taylor flies out of Memphis International Airport frequently for business and leisure.
He registered at another airport in a Transportation Security Administration PreCheck program that allows for expedited screening, but Taylor and his wife were never able to get their schedules on the same page so she could register for the program at Atlanta’s airport.
7. Gold Strike Promotes Slade to PR Manager
- Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Elizabeth Slade has been promoted to public relations manager at Gold Strike Casino Resort. In her new role at the MGM Resorts International property, Slade will lead in developing and executing integrated marketing communication plans with components such as media relations, social media strategy, community partnerships and brand management.
8. 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.
9. Social Media, Milestones Top News
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Many of the headlines that came out of 2011 for local advertising and public relations firms mirrored the ever-changing scope of marketing and social media.
Platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were at the world’s fingertips to capture political unrest in Egypt, the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, members of the Occupy Wall Street movement nationwide practice their First Amendment rights – – and everything in between.
10. MSO Announces New Board Members
- Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra has announced the addition of four new board members who will serve a three-year term, ending in 2014.
They are Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell; Louise Barden, a corporate division manager at First Tennessee; Jim Vining, the former president and chief executive officer of Vining Sparks, IBG, a broker of Small Business Administration loans; and Lowry Howell, a senior analyst and principal at Southeastern Asset Management, as well as a former concertmaster of the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra.
11. Social Media Replacing Traditional Advertising
- Monday, September 19, 2011
The model for advertising once was for businesses to purchase advertising space in a traditional newspaper or magazine and tout product offerings to its audience.
Nowadays, anybody can be an ambassador on the Web.
12. Corporate Blogs at Heart of Seminar
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A marketing strategy is essential to any successful business model.
Companies that ignore the rising power of social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs are sure to be ignored by potential consumers.
13. Howell CEO Leverages Twitter for Big Opportunities
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Howell Marketing Strategies CEO Amy Howell, a consistent champion of the benefits of Twitter, has found several high-profile opportunities in recent days to benefit from the micro-blogging site.
14. Businesses to Learn Social Media Voice at Approaching Conference
- Thursday, April 29, 2010
One could argue that the number of followers defines a successful Twitter account and that the number of friends defines a successful Facebook account.
But the true measure of success for any social media format – especially in the business world – is the quality, not the quantity, of relationships created.
- Thursday, March 18, 2010
Trace Hallowell, founder of Tactical Magic, will speak on the topic of “Strategic Branding at the In-Synk Strategic Huddle” today from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Independent Bank, 6209 Poplar Ave. Tickets are $39 for Strategic Huddle members and $49 for nonmembers. To register, visit in-synkbrandinghuddle.eventbrite.com.
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Center City Development Corp. Board of Directors will meet today at 9 a.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St.
17. Expert: Social Media Here to Stay
- Tuesday, October 27, 2009
For businesses, the first secret to leveraging Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks is not to be afraid of social media.
After all, as social media consultant Glen Gilmore has noted, social media is where a business will most likely find its customers as well as its competition. Social media is simply a fundamental shift in the way businesses communicate, he told about 102 people at a social media conference late last week.
18. Next ‘Conversation’ Tackles Leveraging Social Media
- Friday, October 09, 2009
Plenty of businesses and nonprofit organizations have signed up for Twitter and Facebook, but are they using these social media outlets to their fullest potential?
Amy Howell, owner of Howell Marketing Strategies Inc., wants to make sure Memphis companies are getting the most out of their tweets and their profile postings when she hosts “Leveraging the Conversation,” the third in a series of social media discussions.
- Friday, October 02, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a Small Business Council summit Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Featured speakers will include Don Hutson, Austin Baker, Amy Howell and Dr. George Deitz. Cost is $50 for members and $100 for nonmembers. Deadline for reservations is today. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or email@example.com.
20. Howell: Work Hard – And Smart – In Down Economy
- Friday, April 17, 2009
In 1994, Amy Howell launched her own public relations and marketing agency. In 2007, she rebranded the company as Howell Marketing Strategies LLC. And earlier this year the agency moved from its East Memphis digs to a Downtown office.
21. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.
22. Baptist Names Baker Nursing Research Coordinator
- Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Nursing professor Diana Baker has been named Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.'s new coordinator for nursing research. Baker is the first person to hold the position. She has been in nursing for more than 40 years and most recently served on the faculty of the Baptist College of Health Sciences.
23. Application Period for State Court of Appeals Vacancy Ends
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Judicial Selection Commission will meet later this month to discuss filling the state Court of Appeals vacancy created when Judge William Koch was named to the Supreme Court.
24. Latest Advances in Law Firm Technology on Tap During Seminar
- Thursday, November 02, 2006
When attorneys need to communicate with their clients, most of the time the easiest way has been to send an e-mail.
However, attorneys now can direct their clients to a Web site where they can discuss anything and manage information more quickly and easily.
25. Mays Rises to Public Relations Vice Chancellor Post at UT Health Science Center
- Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Sandra Mays has been appointed the first vice chancellor for public relations for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. This is the first time the statewide academic health institution has elevated the communications leadership position to the vice chancellor level with a direct report to the chancellor. Before joining UTHSC, Mays was the director of communications, marketing and public relations for the Memphis Housing Authority and its Division of Housing and Community Development.
26. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 03, 2002
Mark Askew, principal-in-charge of Memphis engineering firm Askew, Hargraves, Harcourt & Associates, was installed as presiden
Mark Askew, principal-in-charge of Memphis engineering firm Askew, Hargraves, Harcourt & Associates, was instal...
27. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 08, 2001
Dr Dr. William M. Locante, a Memphis dentist, was elected president of the Southern District, American Academy of Implant Dentistry. The academy has 2,000 members and is one of the oldest professional organizations dedicated to the advancement of im...
28. 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...
29. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 03, 2001
Charlotte Kelley was named marketing assistant for the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center Charlotte Kelley was named marketing assistant for the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center. She had worked as community relations/market...
30. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, February 05, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Attorneys in action Many local lawyers believe community service is a civic responsibility that accompanies the practice of law By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Attorney Bill Bruces grandfather told him long ago that lawyers ow...