As the crowd of attendees at a preview party Monday night for Broad Avenue’s newest enterprise relaxed on couches, ordered drinks at the bar, and played video games like Super Smash Bros. – several of which were projected on a 120-foot-wide wall for collective viewing – one thing was readily apparent.
36. Survey: Young Adults Do Consume News – In Their Own Way - Tuesday, March 17, 2015
CHICAGO (AP) – Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world than previously thought.37. Scarboro Tapped as St. Louis Fed Regional Executive in Memphis - Friday, March 13, 2015
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has chosen Doug Scarboro as the new regional executive for the St. Louis Fed’s Memphis branch.38. 2 Airlines Were Targets of Attempt to Steal Customers' Miles - Tuesday, January 13, 2015
DALLAS (AP) – Thieves with stolen usernames and passwords have broken into customer accounts at American and United airlines and in some cases booked free trips or upgrades.
The airlines say the incidents happened in late December. American began notifying affected customers by email on Monday, a spokeswoman said.39. Returns, Happy and Other - Thursday, January 01, 2015
A repeating scene in “Breaking Bad,” which I’ve now watched twice, involves the protagonist’s birthday. Skyler White (Anna Gunn) breaks up bacon strips on the plate of her husband Walter (Bryan Cranston), arranging them into the digits that indicate his age.40. St. Louis Fed Memphis Executive Stepping Down - Friday, December 19, 2014
After getting her master’s degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Martha Perine Beard joined the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as a management trainee in 1971.41. St. Louis Fed Memphis Executive Retiring in 2015 - Thursday, December 18, 2014
Martha Perine Beard is retiring next year as regional executive of the Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.42. Google's Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling.43. Events - Monday, November 17, 2014
Memphis Area BPW (Business & Professional Women) will meet Monday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Shady Grove Road. Sarah Stramel of Stramel PR & Social Media will present “Why You Need Social Media.” Cost is free. RSVP to Martha Ervin at 489-5481 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Events - Friday, November 14, 2014
Stax Museum of American Soul Music will hold an opening reception for “SOUL: Memphis’ Original Sound – Photographs by Thom Gilbert” Friday, Nov. 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The event will include refreshments and live music by Bobby Rush. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.45. Sixth Circuit Upholds Gay Marriage Ban - Monday, November 10, 2014
The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, Nov. 6, that bans on gay marriage in Tennessee and Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio are constitutional.
The long-awaited ruling, the latest in a series from the nation’s set of federal appeals courts, sets the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the now conflicting rulings among the appeals courts.46. Sixth Circuit Upholds Gay Marriage Ban - Friday, November 07, 2014
The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, Nov. 6, that bans on gay marriage in Tennessee as well as Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio are constitutional.
The long-awaited ruling, the latest in a series from the nation’s set of federal appeals courts, sets the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the now conflicting rulings among the appeals courts.47. Council Votes Down Whitehaven Car Lot - Thursday, November 06, 2014
The Memphis City Council voted down Tuesday, Nov. 4, the move of a used car lot on land owned by Graceland to a lot further north on Elvis Presley Boulevard near the new 450-room resort-style hotel Elvis Presley Enterprises is building.48. Council Votes Down Elvis Presley Boulevard Car Lot - Wednesday, November 05, 2014
The Memphis City Council voted down Tuesday, Nov. 4, the move of a used car lot on land owned by Graceland to a lot further north on Elvis Presley Boulevard near the new 450-room resort style hotel Elvis Presley Enterprises is building.49. May We Remember - Friday, October 31, 2014
MAY WE NOTE LEST WE FORGET. The day after Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee died last week, I told my audience that I was going to open my remarks with a question, and I knew I was going to be depressed by the answer.50. Commission Splits on Repeal of Wage Standards - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners split Monday, Oct. 27, on the first reading of two ordinance that would repeal prevailing wage and living wage standards set by the commission in earlier ordinances.
The commission approved on the first of three readings Monday an ordinance that would do away with the county’s prevailing wage standard, which has been moot since a change in Tennessee state law.51. Commission Moves Health Insurance Vote to Thursday - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners moved a critical vote on changing health insurance benefits for county employees to a special Thursday, Oct. 30, meeting in a Monday session dominated by the proposed changes.52. Events - Monday, October 27, 2014
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will hold a presentation and public hearing on the 2015-2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan Monday, Oct. 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library meeting room A, 3030 Poplar Ave. Visit tn.gov/environment/solid-waste to review the draft plan.53. Luttrell Appoints Two Division Directors - Saturday, October 04, 2014
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has appointed Dale Lane as the county’s new director of the Office of Preparedness and Martha Lott as the county’s new director of Community Services.54. Luttrell Appoints Two Division Directors - Friday, October 03, 2014
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has appointed Dale Lane as the county’s new director of the Office of Preparedness and Martha Lott as the county’s new director of Community Services.55. Paper & Clay Owner Up for Martha Stewart Award - Saturday, September 20, 2014
Memphian Brit McDaniel, the founder of handmade ceramics studio Paper & Clay, is a finalist for the national 2014 Martha Stewart “American Made” award.
If she wins one of the 10 available awards, it will mean a trip to New York City for the award ceremony, a feature in Martha Stewart Living Magazine and $10,000 to grow her business.56. Paper & Clay Owner Up for Martha Stewart Award - Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Memphian Brit McDaniel, the founder of handmade ceramics studio Paper & Clay, is a finalist for the national 2014 Martha Stewart “American Made” award.
If she wins one of the 10 available awards, it will mean a trip to New York City for the award ceremony, a feature in Martha Stewart Living Magazine and $10,000 to grow her business.57. Focus on Teens ‘At Risk of Being Homeless’ - Saturday, September 06, 2014
Not only is Crossroads Campus a successful non-profit operation that’s building a bridge to help homeless animals and potentially homeless young people, it’s also a thriving retail business operation driven by the savvy of executive director Lisa Stetar and her staff.58. Purrfect Combination - Saturday, September 06, 2014
Nancy Keen Palmer is worried about Lily and Holly.
The worry doesn’t show, though. Only a bright smile lights her face as Lily, a 6-year-old miniature dachshund-Yorkie mix, and her half-sister, Holly, a 7-year-old Yorkie, take turns climbing into Palmer’s lap and lavishing her with licks.59. Vanderbilt Students Find Happiness in Music City - Saturday, August 23, 2014
As the Class of 2018 begins to poke around the Vanderbilt University campus, the newest Commodores will be met with the highest of expectations.
“This class is projected to have the highest academic quality in our history as measured by high school class rank and SAT scores,’’ says Doug Christiansen, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions.60. Events - Monday, August 18, 2014
Memphis Area Business and Professional Women will meet Monday, Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Walnut Grove Road. Attorney Stephen Biller will discuss how he can be of benefit to women minority-owned businesses. RSVP to Martha Ervin at 489-5481.61. Events - Friday, August 15, 2014
Playhouse on the Square will present the regional premiere of “Mary Poppins” Friday, Aug. 15, through Sept. 7 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.62. Obama Takes Step to Improve Government Technology - Tuesday, August 12, 2014
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) – The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.63. Events - Thursday, July 10, 2014
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, July 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Martha Perine Beard, president of the Federal Reserve in Memphis, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. Email email@example.com. Events - Thursday, May 08, 2014
The Downtown Alive concert series will feature Maitre D’s Thursday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Court Square. The free series, produced by the Downtown Memphis Commission and Memphis Music Foundation, continues through June 26. Visit downtownmemphis.com.65. Events - Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Regional One Health will hold the 2014 Sports Related Brain Injury and Concussion Management Symposium Wednesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital’s Longnotti Auditorium, 5959 Park Ave. Topics include “Mild TBI/Concussion,” “Neuropsychology and Sports Concussion” and “Return to Play After Concussion.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 545-8487 to register.66. Events - Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability will hold a public meeting about the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan Tuesday, May 6, at Riverview Community Center, 1891 Kansas St. Drop by for 10 minutes during the open house, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., or attend the presentation and Q&A from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visit midsouthgreenprint.org.67. Jury Selection Begins in Apple-Samsung Case - Tuesday, April 01, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Jury selection began Monday in the latest legal battle between the fiercest rivals in the world of smartphones, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.68. Macy's, Martha Stewart Living Settle Dispute - Friday, January 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Macy's and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia say they have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit involving J.C. Penney.69. Events - Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host a visual arts exhibition by Ron Olson and Saj Crone Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Jan. 3 in the GPAC lobby, 1801 Exeter Road. Cost is free. Visit gpacweb.com.70. Events - Monday, December 02, 2013
The WRVR Toy Truck will be at Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave., from Monday, Dec. 2, to Friday, Dec. 6 to collect gifts for children served by Porter Leath. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visit porterleath.org.71. Events - Saturday, November 30, 2013
Small Business Saturday will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at participating small businesses across Memphis. The nationwide event includes retailers, restaurants, museums, entertainment venues and more. Visit shopsmall.com for a list of participating businesses.72. Small Retailers Plan to Party Till They Profit - Thursday, November 21, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The parades and carnivals that draw people to downtown areas across the country this holiday season will be more than big celebrations. They're part of a strategy to get shoppers into small stores.73. Poll: No Heroes in Shutdown, GOP Gets Most Blame - Thursday, October 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and lawmakers must rise above their incessant bickering and do more to end the partial government shutdown, according to a poll Wednesday that places the brunt of the blame on Republicans but finds no one standing tall in Washington.74. Women's Business Group Gets Sponsor for Memphis Chapter - Saturday, September 21, 2013
Plans to re-establish a local chapter of Business and Professional Women of Tennessee are moving ahead, after the organization’s Jackson-area chapter voted unanimously to sponsor the local group.75. Women's Business Group Receives Sponsor for Memphis Chapter - Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Plans to re-establish a local chapter of Business and Professional Women of Tennessee are moving ahead, after the organization’s Jackson-area chapter voted unanimously to sponsor the local group.76. Report: J.C. Penney Dumps Martha Stewart - Friday, September 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney is ending a tug-of-war with its nemesis over Martha Stewart.77. Archer-Malmo Listed Among Fast-Growing Firms - Saturday, August 31, 2013
Memphis-based marketing communications firm archer-malmo is included on the fourth annual Agency 100 list from industry publication “The Agency Post.”
The list includes the fastest-growing advertising and marketing agencies in the U.S.78. Events - Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Center for Southern Folklore will present the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union Avenue. The event will include music, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Cost is free. Visit southernfolklore.org for a list of performers.79. Business Women's Group Looks to Re-Form Memphis Chapter - Friday, August 30, 2013
A group of local businesswomen is meeting Friday, Aug. 30, to discuss re-establishing a Memphis chapter of the Business and Professional Women of Tennessee. The group is meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave.80. Events - Friday, August 30, 2013
Business and Professional Women of Tennessee members will meet Friday, Aug. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3743 Poplar Ave., to discuss re-establishing a Memphis chapter. The state organization is an affiliate of the BPW Foundation, an advocate for women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. Email email@example.com or call 489-5481.81. Collier Paints a Business on Her Professional Canvas - Friday, August 30, 2013
Dorothy Collier’s career path has unfolded similarly to many enterprising professionals marking time before fully committing to their passion.82. Coalition Sues to Halt Electronic Surveillance - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program.83. Former Audit Chief Named Arkansas Treasurer - Thursday, May 30, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Legislative Auditor Charles Robinson will replace the Arkansas state treasurer who resigned last week over charges she accepted cash payments for steering business to an investment banker, Gov. Mike Beebe announced Wednesday.84. Beebe: Working Quickly to Pick New Arkansas Treasurer - Thursday, May 23, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he hopes to name a replacement in the next several days for the state treasurer, who resigned over accusations she took cash bribes from a bond broker.85. Severance Pay Ups Ante in Auto Inspections Stand-Off - Monday, April 22, 2013
Some on the Memphis City Council weren’t certain Tuesday, April 16, about going ahead with a severance package for the city employees who now work at city-run auto inspection stations.
The council entered the budget season for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 just minutes earlier with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s budget address.86. Martha Stewart Denies Wrongdoing in Penney Deal - Wednesday, March 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Home diva Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open up shops within most of J.C. Penney's stores across the country.87. Macy's CEO Testifies in Fight Over Martha Stewart - Tuesday, February 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren testified on Monday that he hung up on home diva Martha Stewart after she called to inform him on Dec. 6, 2011 that the company that bears her name had inked a deal with J.C. Penney to open shops within most of the chain's stores.88. Uncle Tames Crying Baby - Thursday, January 24, 2013
Oh, baby! Russell was screaming. At the top of his lungs. Whisked quickly to a distant room, he continued his vocal displeasure. The wailing persisted through the first necessary task. It showed no sign of abatement.89. Payne Joins Fulton CPAs as Senior Accountant - Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tarasha Payne has joined Fulton CPAs PLLC as a senior accountant in the areas of taxation, compilation and reviews, and client services. Payne has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and is working toward CPA certification. The announcement comes on the heels of big changes at the accounting firm, including new ownership and a name change from Polsgrove & Fulton. (See The Daily News’ Monday, Dec. 17, edition for more information.)90. US Mint Testing New Metals to Make Coins Cheaper - Monday, December 24, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that.
A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change's quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.91. Worker Hurt in Rupture at Valero Refinery Dies - Tuesday, December 04, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – Officials say one refinery worker has died after being exposed to a hazardous substance at a Valero refinery in Memphis.
Martha Deacon, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, says one of two workers who were injured in Monday morning's hazmat incident at the southeast Memphis plant has died.92. Gen X Inks State’s First Location on Austin Peay - Friday, November 16, 2012
A trendy Vernon, Calif.-based retailer has inked its first Tennessee location in Austin Peay Plaza.
Gen X Clothing Inc. signed a 35,000-square-foot lease at 3252 Austin Peay Highway. The space was formerly occupied by Big Lots.93. Storm Leads Companies to Postpone Earnings Reports - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – A number of major U.S. companies postponed quarterly earnings reports scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, as Hurricane Sandy barreled into the East Coast and caused the first unplanned shutdown of financial markets since 2001.94. AP Interview: Arkansas Treasurer Wants to Fix Problems - Thursday, September 20, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she wants to correct problems identified by legislative auditors who questioned her office's investment practices, and says she won't step down over the findings.95. Building Business - Monday, September 17, 2012
Dr. Leonard Greenhalgh brought a wake-up call with him to Memphis at the end of August, when he came to the city as one of several featured speakers for the Memphis Minority Business Council Continuum’s 2012 Economic Development Forum.96. Arkansas Lawmakers Subpoena Treasurer Over Audit - Monday, September 17, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers say they'll issue a second subpoena for state Treasurer Martha Shoffner to appear before a legislative committee after she didn't show up to a Friday meeting to discuss an audit that raised questions over her office's investment practices.97. Luttrell to Reassess Local Air Quality - Friday, September 07, 2012
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is about to examine county government’s entire approach to air quality issues after the Memphis City Council voted last month to cut all city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30.98. Funding Cut Underscores Gov. Divide - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Consider this the latest dust-up on the city-county government divide. Some Memphis City Council members who voted this week to end city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of June 2013 see the decision as one in a series of challenges to the long-held definition of what city government does and what county government does.99. Council Approves Cut of City Funding For Vehicle Inspections - Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Aug. 21, to end city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of June 2013.
The 10-2 council vote followed months of discussion among council members about Shelby County government or the state of Tennessee assuming responsibility for the car and truck inspections.100. Residential Greening - Monday, July 30, 2012
There was a time not so long ago when potential homebuyers had to demand energy efficiency in new homes.
Nowadays, green features are more of an expectation than an extra.
“I would venture to say that just about everybody asks about energy efficiency,” said Martha Fondren, director of sales and marketing for Grant & Co. “They may not say it in those words, but they ask us about what kind of furnaces we are using, what kind of faucets, what kind of insulation. What are the standard things that people can expect when they walk in the home in order to save them money on the utility bills because that’s a huge expense.”