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1. Influencer Marketing To Dominate in 2017
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017
I am part of Generation X – the last generation that ever scheduled their childhood evenings around when a beloved TV program was set to air. It was a time when television created celebrities that brands coveted as spokespeople to promote their products. Think of Michael Jordan for Nike, Suzanne Somers for the ThighMaster or Michael Jackson for Pepsi.
2. Trump Travel Ban Faces Biggest Legal Test Yet
- Wednesday, February 08, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – President Donald Trump's travel ban faced its biggest legal test yet Tuesday as a panel of federal judges prepared to hear arguments from the administration and its opponents about two fundamentally divergent views of the executive branch and the court system.
3. Editorial: Sports Remains Part Of Memphis’ Pulse
- Saturday, January 21, 2017
When we talk about the culture of Memphis, you probably think music first, then maybe food. Perhaps church.
But is that really the sum total of the city’s pulse, or are the big three the expression of a cultural mix that is more diverse and more complex?
4. Spanish McGregor Walk A Gasol-Conley Production
- Friday, November 18, 2016
Put aside the big contracts the Grizzlies gave center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley. Because truth is, although the Grizzlies could pay them more as returning agents, Conley and Gasol also could have earned rich deals in bigger cities where the rosters were closer to being title-ready.
5. Broke and Broken: Democrats Lose More Ground in State Legislature
- Thursday, November 17, 2016
Tennessee House Democrats will have to start calling themselves the “Fighting 25,” down from the “Fighting 26,” after dropping a district in the battle to regain relevance statewide.
6. Grizzlies, Fizdale Learning More Than One Way to Win
- Friday, November 11, 2016
Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay and teammate Gary Harris had trapped the Grizzlies’ Mike Conley as he received an inbounds pass with less than 11 seconds left in the game. Harris stripped the ball from Conley – perhaps fouling him, though there was no foul call – and passed the ball ahead.
7. Grizzlies Defeat Denver On Gasol’s Buzzer-Beater
- Thursday, November 10, 2016
Memphis center Marc Gasol hit a short jumper in the lane as time expired in the fourth quarter and the Grizzlies defeated the Denver Nuggets 108-107 Tuesday, Nov. 8, at FedExForum.
Vince Carter led Memphis with 20 points and made the inbounds pass to Gasol for the game-winning shot. At 39 years and 287 days old, Carter became the oldest NBA player to post a 20-point game since Michael Jordan did it when he was 40 years and 53 days old for the Washington Wizards in April 2003.
8. Obaji Named New CEO Of McDonald Murrmann Clinic
- Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Rola Obaji has been named CEO of McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic. Obaji, who has more than 20 years’ experience managing medical groups, comes to McDonald Murrman from Integrity Oncology, where she had served as CEO since 2009.
9. Last Word: Candlelight Protest, International Paper Rumors and Ruby Wilson
- Monday, August 15, 2016
Graceland and Black Lives Matter meet again Monday evening, according to the announcement as the weekend began of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens.
The coalition, which includes leaders of the July 10 bridge protest as well as the July 12 protest that briefly blocked traffic on Elvis Presley Boulevard outside Graceland, isn’t too happy with how its meeting with Mayor Jim Strickland went last Thursday.
10. August 12-18, 2016: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, August 13, 2016
2011: On the front page of The Daily News, city leaders vow that construction work is about to begin on The Pyramid’s long-delayed conversion from an arena to a Bass Pro Shops store with added attractions. The first stirrings of action on the dormant project include a $75 million city buyout of county government’s interest in the Memphis Cook Convention Center as part of the deal for the city to get exclusive ownership of The Pyramid.
11. Last Word: The Sound of Dominoes, Brexit Anxiety and Schilling Farms Backstory
- Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Memphis Newspaper Guild makes it official – filing grievances against Gannett, the new owner of The Commercial Appeal, over the first significant changes in how the paper is put out. Those changes involve abolishing copy editing positions and making them part of the new job of digital producers.
12. Last Word: The Day After The Bridge, Big River Plans and the U of M Train Tracks
- Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The lure of the bridge was tempting some of the organizers of Sunday’s Black Lives Matter protest that shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge on the day after the protest that drew thousands.
13. In a Players’ League, a Coach Is Captive to His Roster
- Friday, May 20, 2016
As the Memphis Grizzlies continue The Great Coach Search, it’s fair to ask this basic, and at some level, almost offensive, question:
Does it really matter that much?
Specifically, will the next Grizzlies’ coach, be he a veteran like former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel (which appears more unlikely all the time), or an untested current NBA assistant, ultimately determine the direction of the franchise?
14. Memphis Takes Pounding in Opener With Spurs
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Memphis Grizzlies were not alone in their unmitigated defeat. The NBA Playoffs started this past weekend and while descriptions of what happened to the Grizzlies within the shadow of the Alamo in San Antonio were colorful – “a 106-74 bludgeoning by the San Antonio Spurs” read one account at NBA.com – this was hardly an isolated incident.
15. Warriors Beat Grizzlies for Record 73rd Win; Now It's the Alamo
- Friday, April 15, 2016
When the Grizzlies nearly beat the Golden State Warriors at FedExForum a few nights ago, falling 100-99, there was that feeling of letting one slip away (and yes, some people believe the officials took it away).
16. Remember the Warriors? Yes, as Long as They Win It All
- Friday, April 08, 2016
The Golden State Warriors may not break, or even tie, the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record from the 1995-96 season. By the time you read this, if it is after the San Antonio Spurs play at Oracle Arena on Thursday night, April 7, the mathematics for shattering the record may have turned on them.
17. Gaskins Leads Engineering Office
- Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Wain Gaskins has joined consulting engineering firm Cannon & Cannon Inc. as manager of the company’s new Memphis office as well as director of West Tennessee operations and business development.
18. The Week Ahead: April 4-10
- Monday, April 04, 2016
Let’s get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about in the coming days, from an observance of the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to your first chance to visit Mud Island River Park this season.
19. The Audible: Still Peyton Manning’s Best Weapon
- Friday, March 11, 2016
It was, of course, the closing of Peyton Manning’s recent retirement speech that provided the sound bite and made the headlines.
Quoting 2 Timothy 4:7, Manning said: “I have fought the good fight and I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” He then added: “Well, I have fought the good fight. I’ve finished my football race and after 18 years, it’s time. God bless all of you and God bless football.”
20. Winners and Losers From Super Bowl 50’s Advertising Game
- Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The Super Bowl is the biggest advertising competition of the year. Brands that win big can reap the viral benefits for months to come. And those that fail do so publicly, oftentimes with mounting consumer criticism that can take just as long to overcome.
21. In the Game
- Saturday, January 23, 2016
Way back in the 1990s, perhaps before the Grizzlies and FedExForum were even a twinkle in anyone’s eye, Chris Wallace came to Memphis and The Pyramid for a preseason NBA game featuring Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
22. Almost Gone: Kobe, Carter and an Era
- Monday, December 28, 2015
There were moments. For the great ones, for the future Hall-of-Famers, there are always moments.
So yes, Kobe Bryant can still occasionally cross somebody over and run toward the rim. Sunday night at FedExForum, he even did it to Tony Allen.
23. Father Time Beats Them All, Every Time
- Friday, December 04, 2015
Perfect timing is almost never an option. And when it is, the superstar athlete probably won’t recognize it.
Michael Jordan could have walked away after the last championship with the Chicago Bulls, would have been a storybook ending.
24. Most memorable interviews …
- Saturday, November 21, 2015
Although Jim Bouton won a combined 39 games in the 1963-64 seasons with the New York Yankees, he is best known as the author of the ground-breaking book Ball Four, which I had read and reread.
In the spring of 1977, seven years after publication of the tell-all book, Bouton was making a comeback as a knuckleball pitcher in the minor leagues.
25. Hoops & Dreams
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
They were but a few words, yet they seemed to capture the mindset of the University of Memphis basketball program’s high-expectation fan base.
“Get back to like it was,” said former Tigers guard Jeremy Hunt.
26. Warriors, Curry Too Much For Grizzlies – And Everyone Else So Far
- Friday, November 13, 2015
Stephen Curry had seen this game before, in this building, in the playoffs and in the regular season. The Memphis Grizzlies were trying to do what they always try to do – drag a high-powered offensive machine such as the Golden State Warriors into the mud and not let them get up.
27. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 09, 2015
The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.
The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.
28. Tony Allen: Memphis Pitchman in More Ways Than One
- Friday, September 04, 2015
He can turn up just about anywhere, do just about anything.
The NBA knows this because everyone has seen Tony Allen inside Klay Thompson’s jersey and Kevin Durant’s head.
29. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
30. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
31. Memphis Sole
- Saturday, July 25, 2015
The football field measurements are perhaps inevitable in describing just how big Nike’s Northridge distribution center in Frayser is after its $301 million expansion.
The 2.8 million-square-foot facility – the equivalent of 49 football fields – is Nike Inc.’s largest distribution center in the world.
32. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
33. Simmons Joins Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors
- Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Mary Leesa Simmons has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors as vice president – senior asset manager. In her new role, Simmons provides all aspects of property management duties for the firm’s clients.
This includes financial administration, budgeting, reporting, lease administration, contract administration, tenant, client and vendor administration, capital improvements and property inspections.
34. Fundraising and Basketball, Part 1
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Part one of a two-part series. Recent columns have focused on questions for employers to ask prospective fundraising employees and questions for interviewees to ask their interviewers. Our goal: to help all parties understand the critical role of fundraising professionals and what it takes for them to be successful.
35. Grizzlies Flexing Playoff Experience
- Thursday, April 23, 2015
It was a perfectly rational question from the perspective of the person asking it, but a flat-out crazy question if you were Marc Gasol.
This was after Game 2, Grizzlies 97, Portland 82. There was much cheering and growl towel waving in FedExForum and beyond, and much disappointment and maybe even depression in the Trail Blazers’ locker room and back in Oregon; although word is, folks out there do know how to self-medicate.
36. Break It Down Towing 100 Percent Orange Mound
- Monday, March 16, 2015
His company is Break It Down Towing, but Antonio Anderson’s home team is, and has always been, Orange Mound.
37. Grizzlies’ Worries Shouldn’t Include Tony’s Temper
- Friday, March 06, 2015
What, you expected this Grizzlies season to be all wine and roses? Or in the Memphis vernacular, all microbrew and barbecue?
The NBA season does not work like that. Not even for the really, really good teams.
38. Jordan, 2 Other NBA Owners Join Forbes' Billionaire List
- Tuesday, March 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have reached new heights, making Forbes world list of billionaires.
39. Sports Betting 'Socially Acceptable' on Super Bowl Sunday
- Friday, January 30, 2015
The statement seems self-evident. Whether you just fill out an NCAA Tournament bracket in the office pool every year, make a bet on the Super Bowl, or buy the occasional scratch-off lottery ticket.
40. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
41. Watching Kobe’s Empty-the-Clip Tour
- Friday, November 14, 2014
For those first few minutes, Kobe Bryant was toying with us. He passed the ball and he passed up shots – open and otherwise.
The crowd last Tuesday night at FedExForum seemed unnerved by this. Let’s face it, whether you come wearing a white No. 50 Zach Randolph jersey or a purple and gold No. 24 Lakers jersey, you come to see Kobe be true to his DNA.
42. Acura of Memphis Owner Buys Dealership, Land
- Tuesday, October 14, 2014
2611 Ridgeway Road, 6055-6085 Acura Cove
Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $12.4 million
43. Once High-Flying Vince Carter in Different Role With Grizz
- Friday, October 10, 2014
At this stage of his NBA career, there are a lot of euphemisms for Vince Carter.
Veteran. Elder statesman. Old guy. Those were Carter’s own words when describing his exit in Dallas this summer, after owner Mark Cuban put a three-year, $46.1 million offer sheet in front of 25-year-old Chandler Parsons. The Benefactor indeed.
44. Vols Among NCAA’s Youngest Headed Into Sunday Opener
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE – For better or worse, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones won’t need to wait long to see the talent level of his highly touted freshman class.
Jones will find out Sunday night at 7 when the Vols play host to Utah State at Neyland Stadium. The Aggies will be an underdog – probably by a touchdown or so – and a trendy pick for some as an upset special.
45. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
46. LeBron’s Contract: Best Bargain in Sports
- Friday, July 11, 2014
The money can drive you crazy, if you let it. Each day in Memphis we’re reading about “blue flu” and the city’s ongoing financial crisis.
With that as our local backdrop, it’s easy to become disgusted with the LeBron James sweepstakes that sort of looks like a steel cage (no, make that bank vault) death match between glitzy Miami/slick Pat Riley and hardscrabble Cleveland/thin-skinned Dan Gilbert.
47. Grizzlies Draft UCLA's Adams, Memphis Native Stokes
- Friday, June 27, 2014
Whether it will prove to be a telling remembrance or not, news of the Grizzlies selecting guard UCLA shooting guard Jordan Adams with the No. 22 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft was largely met with mild disdain, sweeping indifference and a dash of tilt-your-head curiosity.
48. ‘Pop’ at Top of His Game One More Time
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Numbers rarely lie, and in Gregg Popovich’s case they finally piled up in a way too compelling to ignore.
Five NBA titles spread over 15 years is a dynasty, even – maybe especially – in this era of short attention spans. It’s long past time Popovich got the credit he deserves.
49. Finals Presents Intriguing Question About Coaching
- Friday, June 06, 2014
So if the Miami Heat win a third straight NBA championship, it’s all about LeBron James and a cast of future Hall-of-Famers that includes Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and, in a lot of people’s view, Chris Bosh.
50. Pera’s Just Following Sports Owner Formula
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Until recently, I figured if I ever won a huge lottery and became a gazillionaire, I would indulge my sports fantasy of owning a horse in the Kentucky Derby.
But everyone draws a line somewhere, and I don’t want to pay for the nasal strips on general principle. (California Chrome is just the frontrunner of this movement.)
51. The Economy in 2013: Naughty and Nice
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Thanks to the Federal Reserve’s dedication to increasing your net worth, 2013 will go down as one of the most prosperous years on file. Stock prices have increased more than 20 percent and U.S. home prices have increased nearly 15 percent. These gains hit national headlines, but the gains for back-page asset classes are equally impressive.
52. This week in Memphis history: October 25-31
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
1993: Exhibition NBA game at The Pyramid between the world champion Chicago Bulls, featuring Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and the Washington Bullets.
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
In 2007, the Grizzlies were no longer a novelty in Memphis. They also were no longer a playoff team. Rather, they were a punch line lost in the expansive blue and gray shadow of the University of Memphis and a fast-talking operator/coach named John Calipari.
54. Indie Memphis Offers Innovation-Themed Programs
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival will again offer a slate of programming tied to the concept of innovation and include guest speakers such as the president of the multimedia news organization The Onion, as well as presentations that complement the festival’s film offerings.
55. Weddle-West Voted GRE Board Chair-Elect
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dr. Karen Weddle-West, dean of the graduate school, vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis, has been voted chair-elect of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Board. The national board establishes all policies for the GRE program, the most widely used graduate-school admissions test, and oversees GRE assessments, services and research.
56. Scharff Elected to Legal Roles at Buckman, Bulab Holdings
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jonathan Scharff has been elected vice president, legal and general counsel for Buckman and corporate secretary for Bulab Holdings Inc., Buckman’s parent company. Scharff has more than 22 years’ experience in the legal industry, including positions at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis and Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC in Memphis. In his new position, he will oversee legal needs in U.S. and global operating companies and work with associates in preventing and managing legal risks.
57. Hill Leaders May Punt Spending Bills to Next Year
- Friday, July 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the agenda for a postelection lame duck session of Congress already stacked high, congressional leaders are considering lightening the load by punting much of the remaining budget work of Congress to next year.
58. Revolving Door: Yahoo Ushers Out Another CEO
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo still has credibility issues, even after casting aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received.
59. Secrets To Embracing Rejection
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012
When asked what contributed most to his NBA career, Michael Jordan said he missed more shots than he made, which is why he had the opportunity to make more memorable shots. No one remembers how many shots you missed. Similarly, sales is a numbers game.
60. Grizz Have Become NBA’s Chameleons
- Friday, March 30, 2012
Ideally, there is never any mystery about the name of your best player or the name of your second-best player: see Chicago Bulls and 1) Michael Jordan; 2) Scottie Pippen; and 3) Everybody Else.
61. Owner: Titans to Meet With Manning Wednesday
- Wednesday, March 14, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Titans will be meeting with Peyton Manning on Wednesday, according to owner Bud Adams.
Adams told WSMV-TV the Titans' contingent will fly out of Nashville on Wednesday and spend the day with Manning, a meeting delayed apparently by trouble getting a co-pilot for his private plane. Adams told the TV station he thinks Manning really is interested in the Titans' offer, and he expects a quick decision from the four-time MVP.
62. YMCA Announces Board Members
- Monday, February 06, 2012
YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South has installed its 2012 metropolitan board of directors.
Sandra Bailey of Methodist Extended Care Hospital will serve as board chair; Ted Ferris of the Greater Memphis Chamber will serve as secretary; and Perry Green of Waddell and Associates Inc. will serve as treasurer.
63. Grizz Struggling Without Z-Bo As MLK Game Approaches
- Friday, January 13, 2012
It’s almost cruel. At a time when the Grizzlies are playing without their best player, power forward Zach Randolph, NBA legends George Gervin and Clyde Drexler are coming to FedExForum.
Drexler and Gervin are being honored on Monday, Jan. 16, for their contributions to civil rights as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. There’s also the matter of the Grizzlies’ nationally televised noon tip-off with the Bulls, the team that handed them a 40-point loss in Chicago earlier this season. So imagine if the Grizzlies could sneak “Clyde the Glide” and Gervin, aka “The Iceman,” into uniform and find a way to make the years magically melt away for a couple of hours.
64. Grand Masters Arrive at Dixon
- Monday, January 09, 2012
For the New Year, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens chose an exhibition so grand it wouldn’t all fit through the doors.
No problem, said Dixon director Kevin Sharp. Museum officials just expanded the doors.
65. Titans See Good Future With Munchak Off 9-7 Season
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Titans will spend the offseason thinking of the three games that cost them a playoff berth and looking ahead to a promising second season under coach Mike Munchak.
66. Bulls Announce 5-Year Extension for Rose
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Chicago Bulls have made it official: Reigning MVP Derrick Rose has agreed to a five-year contract extension.
67. Bulls Announce 5-Year Extension for Rose
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Chicago Bulls have made it official: Reigning MVP Derrick Rose has agreed to a five-year contract extension.
The deal extension, which kicks in next season, was announced Wednesday. It is worth approximately $94 million, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press late Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not released details.
68. 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.
69. Douglas Gives Message of Hope for Cancer Patients
- Monday, November 07, 2011
Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas openly shared the story of his battle with cancer Friday, Nov. 4, at the 10th annual Methodist Cancer Center Luncheon at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave.
70. Crye-Leike Inks Car Dealership, Industrial Deals
- Friday, October 14, 2011
Bill Caller with Crye-Leike Commercial has brokered a pair of sales in recent weeks that enable the new users to occupy second-generation space.
Nihal Khwaja with Best Deal Motors purchased the 2-acre former car lot at 5648 Summer Ave. for $150,000.
71. Investors Buy Stalled Lamar Crossing Apartments
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
2881 Lamar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38114
Sale Amount: $1.5 Million
Sale Date: May 11, 2011
72. ‘Barber’ Sure to Delight Any Audience
- Monday, April 11, 2011
Opera newbies and connoisseurs alike may have an interest in Opera Memphis’ season finale “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini, which is standard repertoire for the seasoned audience and a good test drive for beginners.
73. California Judge Rejects Morgan Keegan Appeal of $1.5M Award
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
A federal judge in California has thrown out an attempt by Morgan Keegan & Co. to vacate a nearly $1.5 million arbitration award won against the firm by retired NBA star Horace Grant.
74. Congress: Connections With Toyota
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
Several lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing Wednesday on the Toyota recalls, have Toyota factories and offices in their states or even their districts. A look at some of the automaker's ties:
75. Synk Helps Business Leaders Share Ideas
- Friday, December 11, 2009
Going it alone probably isn’t the wisest trek for trudging through a recession, so Michael Synk helps executives lead each other through economic uncertainties and past potential pitfalls.
He’s a business coach. Synk has provided advice, given pep talks and promoted teamwork in Memphis for more than a decade. The owner of Inner Circle of the Mid-South and In Synk, he usually works with chief executive officers and other business leaders. Recently, he opened Inner Circle to the heads of two nonprofit organizations through a free-of-charge scholarship program.
76. Ex-NBA Player Gets $1.5M in RMK Fund Dispute
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
A retired professional basketball player has won what may be the largest award yet from a financial industry panel hearing claims involving a group of former Regions Morgan Keegan mutual funds.
Four-time NBA champion Horace Grant has won almost $1.5 million in an arbitration claim he filed over his losses in the RMK funds.
In his statement of claim, Grant said he suffered losses of almost $1.5 million in some of Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.’s “highly speculative proprietary funds, which were not in (his) best interest.” A Morgan Keegan spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
Grant, who retired in 2004, played as a power forward for the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s alongside star players Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. He was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers when he retired.
Grant’s attorney, Chicago securities lawyer Andrew Stoltmann, said Grant had wanted a stable place to park his money so it would provide a steady income for his retirement years. His statement of claim says Grant was familiar with Regions Bank and “trusted the Morgan Keegan name.”
Memphis-based Morgan Keegan is a subsidiary of Alabama-based Regions Financial Corp.
Offense and defense
New York-based Hyperion Brookfield Asset Management last summer took over the troubled RMK funds, several of which lost the majority of their value in a staggering fall beginning in 2007.
“What (Grant) got was a derivative-laced, hedge-fund-like investment that lost 90 percent of its value,” Stoltmann said. “He’s a guy who retired from the NBA and wanted conservative, stable investments so he could live off of that money.”
A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) panel made the decision in Grant’s case. Generally, the FINRA panels don’t explain their decisions.
FINRA panels have announced several big dollar RMK-related awards this year, with some of them going to prominent investors.
Memphis native and baseball broadcaster Tim McCarver was awarded $100,000 in compensatory damages in February stemming from his RMK losses.?A former NFL player for the Kansas City Chiefs, Memphis native Jerome Woods, won $950,000 this year after filing an arbitration claim over his RMK losses.
Referring to a FINRA panel’s decision about Woods’ claim, Morgan Keegan spokeswoman Kathy Ridley said in April: “Overall results support our belief that there were no improprieties in the management of these funds. We plan to continue a vigorous defense of all claims.”...
77. Pera Appointed Special Adviser For ABA Strategic Communications Committee
- Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Lucian Pera of Adams and Reese LLP has been appointed as a special adviser of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications for a one-year term.
78. Hot Flavor: Plain Vanilla
- Friday, July 17, 2009
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in April reached an agreement with a bank holding company there limiting its activities in several areas, including the payment of dividends.
79. Court 'Moving Ball' on Racial Hiring, Obama Says
- Friday, July 03, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court was "moving the ball" on affirmative action in this week's decision favoring white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., but he added that the court had not ruled out the use of racial preferences in the future.
80. Wal-Mart: We’ll Keep Customers Gained in Recession
- Monday, June 08, 2009
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives pledged Friday to continue making changes to the company to adapt to the economy but to do so in a way that it keeps the new customers it has picked up because of the recession.
81. Covenant Bank Names Burnett Executive VP
- Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Charles R. Burnett has been hired as executive vice president for Covenant Bank.
82. Prosecutors Eyeing Wall Street Mess Look for Lies
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators are hunting through the remains of the stock-market collapse and housing bust of 2008 for fresh signs of white-collar crime, targeting many of the same types of misdeeds that precipitated past market downturns.
83. Wilson Named CBU Dean Of Graduate, Professional Studies
- Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Dr. Patrick Wilson has been named dean of the Graduate and Professional Studies program at Christian Brothers University.
Wilson will lead the marketing, recruitment and retention for evening undergraduate programs and graduate programs as well as have responsibility for the financial planning and administrative operations.
84. Sports-Related Cases Heat up in Media
- Thursday, May 08, 2008
When a professional athlete goes to trial, the media shines a bright light.
And ESPN.com writer and commentator Lester Munson told a group of Memphis lawyers the light can distort appearances and even become too much of a temptation for judges.
85. Wharton Chimes In On School System's Woes With Takeover Idea
- Wednesday, November 07, 2007
A federal grand jury is investigating several of Memphis City Schools' construction contracts.
Three former board members and one outgoing member just elected to the City Council were called to testify in recent days.
86. Rowland Rises to Vice Chancellor Post at UTHSC
- Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has appointed Steve Rowland as assistant vice chancellor for business. He is responsible for overseeing and administering the Business Services Unit and auxiliary services such as printing, mail services and student housing. Rowland holds a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute for Supply Management.
- Friday, February 02, 2007
Inside Sounds and Daddy-O Records present Blues Showcase Memphis Style Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at The Gibson Lounge, 145 Lt. George Lee Ave. Performers include The Billy Gibson Band, Charlie Wood and Daddy Mack Orr. Cost is $10. Call 452-9696 for more information.
- Monday, October 16, 2006
The Memphis Bar Association presents "Recent Developments in Tennessee UPL" Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the MBA conference room at 80 Monroe St., Ste. 220. For more information, call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org.
89. Children's Museum Hosts Golf Tournament Today
- Monday, September 18, 2006
The Children's Museum of Memphis (CMOM) hosts the fourth annual CMOM Golf Tournament to benefit the "Yes, EVERY Child!" program at 11:30 a.m. at Memphis Country Club, 3034 Southern Ave. The Yes, EVERY Child! program provides free CMOM admission for less fortunate families. Lunch will be provided starting at 11:30 a.m., and the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golfers will play in teams of four for $300 a person. Call 458-2678 for information or to register.
90. Archie Manning to Speak about 'Faith, Family and Football' Thursday
- Monday, April 17, 2006
The University of Memphis hosts a lecture and panel discussion on death and dying issues at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre and Lecture Hall on the U of M campus. Guest speaker Dr. Larry Churchill presents "It's Your Right to Live or Die - Or Is It?" Visit www.memphis.edu for more information.
91. 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.
92. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
93. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, April 04, 2003
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
The Peabodys new general manager thinks of a particular anecdote when asked to illustrate the value of paying attention to detail.
As manager of a hotel in Baltimore, Douglas Brown...
94. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, February 10, 2003
Professional attire squeezing out the casual look
Professional attire squeezing out the casual look
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Professional dress is making a comeback, and as it does, suit stores and tailors are the main financial ben...
95. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, January 31, 2003
Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents
Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents its first Lincoln Masterworks performance in the new Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St., at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
The concert will highlight Mozarts...
96. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, January 24, 2003
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville and the Collierville Literacy Council recently started a new family literacy program ca
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville and the Collierville Literacy Council recently started a new family literacy pro...
97. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, December 30, 2002
Calendar of events
Calendar of events Dec. 30-Jan. 5
The Memphis Bar Association presents Desperate Hours, a seminar providing last-minute continuing legal education, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the MBA conference room, One Comme...
98. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, December 27, 2002
community briefs 12-27-02
The grand opening of Central Churchs $18 million facility at 2005 Winchester Blvd. in Collierville is 9:25 a.m. Jan. 5. Events continue through Jan. 10. In June 2001, the church moved from 6655 Winchester Road to a tempo...
99. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, October 25, 2002
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
As far as Richard Cohee is concerned, much more rewarding than clutching a rebound, swishing a last-second jumper or talking hoops with Michael Jordan is a grin spreading across...
100. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 05, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
Calendar of events Aug. 5-Aug. 11
The Memphis Area Technology Council is planning committee alignment meetings for people interested in getting involved with MATC. Meetings are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the M...