Editorial Results (free)
1. Did ‘People Back Home’ Really Sway No Votes on Bible?
- Thursday, April 28, 2016
I thought about skipping church Sunday and playing golf. After listening to the House of Representatives’ debate on the Bible bill, I could probably skip church for a month and still be in good standing.
2. Logistics Startup Exec: Amazon Gunning for FedEx
- Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The number of voices in the technology world convinced that Amazon has stuck a target on the back of FedEx – as well as its larger competitor, UPS – continues to grow.
The latest is Matthew Hertz, director of operations at package shipment startup Shyp. He took to social networking service LinkedIn in recent days to pen a commentary about why Amazon’s emergence as a significant logistics alternative appears to be a matter of when, not if.
3. Let’s Not Forget
- Friday, January 08, 2016
BELL. BOWLING. CROWE. GARDENHIRE. KELSEY. NICELY. ROBERTS. AND NORRIS. As the Tennessee General Assembly gets going in 2016, let’s remember how they started 2015 – with the abandonment of common sense and decency and hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans.
The story of what they did bears repeating as a cautionary tale. If we let them do it again, we all bear responsibility.
4. Overbey Has No Regrets for Sponsoring Insure Tennessee
- Thursday, June 11, 2015
Republican Sen. Doug Overbey took the road less traveled this year when he sponsored Insure Tennessee at the request of Gov. Bill Haslam.
Despite the legislation’s failure in special and regular sessions, he has no regrets and looks forward to continuing the fight in 2016 for a market-based plan to obtain roughly $1 billion annually through the Affordable Care Act to provide coverage to some 280,000 Tennesseans who are caught in a gap between TennCare and the federal plan.
5. Done Unto
- Friday, February 13, 2015
BELL. BOWLING. CROWE. GARDENHIRE. KELSEY. NICELY. ROBERTS. AND NORRIS. Since last week’s debacle in the state Legislature – the abandonment of common sense and decency and hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans by their elected representatives – the ether and printed pages here and elsewhere have been full of various explanations and finger pointing. Let’s keep it simple. Let’s simply point that finger at those who raised their hands.
6. Honoring a Legacy
- Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Grizzlies are in their 14th season in Memphis, and next Monday, Jan. 19, will mark the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day.
7. Cold Email Mastery, a Click Away From Anyone
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Cold calling is a tough business, though a necessity for many companies. The cost of sales is high, as is sales rep rejection and fatigue. Imagine if email could significantly improve your engagement rate with otherwise cold prospects. If executed well, it can, explains Scott Britton with life-longlearner.com, the forensic accountant of the email world whose company was acquired by Constant Contact for $100 million in 2012.
8. Bigger Joins TriMetis as Business Development Specialist
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Lauren Bigger has joined preclinical services company TriMetis, a subsidiary of Memphis Bioworks Foundation, as a business development specialist. In her new role, Bigger will work with the operations and scientific teams to drive new projects for the TriMetis specialized laboratory and manage the sales and protocol review processes.
9. World Looks to Bernanke to Clarify Stimulus Plans
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? That's the question – and the fear – Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week when he takes questions after a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
10. Roots of Faith
- Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The man who correctly predicted the stock market convulsion of 1987, a veteran hedge fund manager who today is one of the richest men in America, held up a notebook at a celebration in his honor late last week.
11. 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.
12. Lawmaker to Propose Different Anti-Abortion Bills
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Rep. Matthew Hill said Tuesday he's taking two anti-abortion bills off notice and plans to replace them with new measures, possibly by the end of the week.
13. 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.
14. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
15. Game Nice Diversion From NBA Labor Woes
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
If NBA labor negotiations could mirror the action on the court during Rudy Gay’s Charity All-Star Game Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the DeSoto Civic Center, solving the league’s lockout would be an uncontested slam dunk.
16. Eason Joins Obsidian As Account Executive
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Kelli Eason has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account executive.
Hometown: Lake Charles, La.
17. ‘2BLoved’ Double Dose of Dance
- Monday, October 17, 2011
Ballet Memphis celebrates the power and artistry of the duo in a performance of paired works on the theme of love.
“2BLoved” takes the stage Oct. 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30 at Playhouse on the Square featuring two ballets, two choreographers and two perspectives on how love keeps people alive and brings out the inner child.
18. Poteat Recognized With Active Living Award
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
David Poteat, executive vice president of Meritan, has been awarded the Josephine W. Burson Active Living Award by Meritan’s board of directors, recognizing his contributions to the community.
19. Adrienne Johnson Promoted at the Greater Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Adrienne Johnson has been promoted to director of research for the Greater Memphis Chamber.
20. Schlimmer Joins CBU
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Jim Schlimmer has joined Christian Brothers University as vice president of enrollment.
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
Education: Bachelor of arts degree, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa; Master of science in Education degree, Higher Education Administration, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Work Experience: Francis Marion University, director of admissions, 2008 to 2010; Louisburg College, vice president for enrollment, 2007 to 2008; Luther College, vice president for enrollment, 2006 to 2007; High Point University, dean of enrollment management, 1982 to 2006.
Family: Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, associate professor of fine arts, High Point University; Philip Schlimmer, son, second-year law student at Ohio Northern University; Kathryn Schlimmer, senior, Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Last book read: “The World is Flat”
Favorite music: Rock ‘n’ roll
Sports team: Carolina Panthers
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I run a lawn service with our two children – A&J Lawn Service
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? Enrollment mentor John Klockentager
What drew you to CBU? The opportunity to be on an active enrollment management team. I was impressed with the commitments the school had made in the enrollment area. Most of all, I was pleased to return to a church-related university.
What will your role as vice president of enrollment management entail? I am responsible for leading enrollment management initiatives and overseeing the undergraduate enrollment office, the office of financial aid and the career services office.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Creating an atmosphere for successful recruitment at High Point University that also attracted students to on-campus living.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy the opportunity to set up enrollment systems that engage students with the university. I also enjoy monitoring the success of the admissions recruitment cycle from the initial contact to the student’s first day on campus.
21. Jeff Barry Joins Commercial Advisors As Senior V.P.
- Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Education: Memphis University School; Vanderbilt, B.S. in Economics; Vanderbilt, M.B.A.
Work experience: Belz Enterprises 1988-1990; Barry Properties LLC 1990-present; Commercial Advisors, present
Family: Wife, Amy; daughters, Kate and Ellie; son, Hall
Last book read: “Lonesome Dove”
Music: Bluegrass, Classical
Movies: “Braveheart,” “Sound of Music,” “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Sports team: Tigers Basketball
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Time with family, camping, hunting
What talent do you wish you had? Singing
Who has had the greatest influence on you? Mom, dad and Alice.
Why did you pursue a career in real estate? I think I received my dad’s “love of the land.” I also love working with people. The creative side of land development as well as the “deal” side of helping buyers and sellers on transactions is a good fit for me.
What have been your most rewarding professional accomplishments? Being able to work in a wide variety of land deals, ranging from subdivision development to buying and selling of farm and hunting land. Along with that, helping people realize their goals in those areas.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Being outside with people (i.e. NOT in the office).
22. Tenn. House Delays Armed Robbery Sentencing Bill
- Wednesday, April 07, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal to boost Tennessee sentencing requirements for armed robberies was delayed in the state House on Monday over an attempt to remove a related measure to reduce prison time for certain nonviolent crimes.
23. House to Vote on Letting Companies Require English
- Thursday, March 18, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bill that would allow businesses to require their employees to speak English at work is headed for a full House vote.
The House Consumer and Employee Affairs Committee advanced the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough on a voice vote on Wednesday.
24. Bill to OK Businesses to Authorize English Only
- Friday, March 05, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that clarifies when small businesses in Tennessee can require their employees to speak English only in the workplace advanced in the House on Wednesday after failing last year.
25. Two New Beer Fests On Tap for Aficionados
- Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Anyone looking to try a good ale, stout, lager or porter should raise their pint glasses to a pair of inaugural beer-tasting festivals being introduced in Memphis this spring.
The River City Brewer’s Festival will be held March 13 at Handy Park on Beale Street and the Memphis Brewfest will be held April 24 at AutoZone Park. Both events are fundraisers for charities and will feature hundreds of brews from dozens of brewers.
26. Historic Anti-Smoking Vote to Give FDA New Power
- Friday, June 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress struck the government's strongest anti-smoking blow in decades Thursday with a Senate vote to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in cigarettes, drastically curtail ads and ban candied tobacco products aimed at young people.
27. GOP Fails to Add English Requirement to Unrelated House Bill
- Friday, April 18, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - House Republicans failed Thursday in an attempt to attach a proposal to allow employers to require workers to speak English to an unrelated bill about sewage systems.
The House voted 51-46 to reject the amendment sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill, a Jonesborough Republican. A similar measure had previously passed the Senate but failed in a House subcommittee last month.
28. Republicans Propose Bills to Strengthen DUI Laws
- Friday, February 01, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican leaders are proposing a series of bills they say would further crack down on drunken driving in Tennessee, including a measure that would allow officers to immediately confiscate licenses during arrests.
29. Miami-Based Group Invests More in Memphis
- Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Geographically and culturally, South Beach is a long way from Beale Street, but that hasn't stopped a group of Miami investors from plunging into the Memphis multifamily market.
Miami-based Alterra Capital Group - whose principals are Matt Papunen, Adam Singer and Matthew Wanderer - recently bought a fourth apartment complex in Memphis, beefing up its local portfolio to $41 million.
30. Welcome to Dixie, Christine
- Friday, April 13, 2007
This has been a busy week for Christine Sun. And judging by the nature of her job, it only stands to get busier.
Sun, a well-known gay rights attorney, just began her new post Monday leading the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights work in the South.
31. Crone Named Fellow of Memphis Bar Foundation
- Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Alan Crone, attorney and co-founder of Crone & Mason PLC, has been named a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation. The appointment was made at the annual joint meeting of the Memphis Bar Association and its charitable arm, the Memphis Bar Foundation, Sept. 11. Read more about Crone in tomorrow's Law Talk feature.
32. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, January 11, 2002
Local judge reveals lighter side of the law Local judge reveals lighter side of the law By MARY DANDO The Daily News Ever wanted to write a book and have it published? A local publisher was the answer to one writers prayer. Germantown resident Sharo...