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1. Baker Family Keeps Owen Brennan’s Going
- Saturday, May 28, 2016
If you show up on a Sunday for Owen Brennan’s famous brunch, owner Jim Baker will be there to greet you, to say your name and smile at the thought of another round of mimosas being ordered.
2. Empty Bowls Project Uses Art to Feed City
- Friday, November 06, 2015
Hunger and homelessness are problems plaguing the Mid-South, and the Memphis Empty Bowls Project hopes to play its small part in addressing the larger issue.
On Sunday, Nov. 8, art in the form of handcrafted bowls and a sampling of soups from several Memphis restaurants will be the centerpiece of an effort to raise money to feed area children in need. The event is slated for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave.
3. Lenoir Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign
- Monday, September 30, 2013
The day the fields in the suburban school races were just about set for November elections, Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir opened his re-election campaign with a fundraiser in East Memphis.
4. 2014 County Commission Candidates Mapping Strategy
- Monday, July 29, 2013
A map may be one of the most valuable tools of the coming campaign season for the Shelby County Commission.
Two contenders in the 2014 commission races and elections kicked off a joint fundraiser in East Memphis last week with campaign handouts that included a map of the districts they are each running in.
- Monday, September 17, 2012
The Federalist Society Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Students’ Chapter will present a free Constitution Day program Monday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Pepperdine University professor Dr. Gordon Lloyd will speak. R.S.V.P. to Greg Grisham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 462-2616.
- Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management will hold its 2012 conference and exposition Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 14, at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Visit tnshrmconf.com for a schedule.
7. Lululemon Athletica to Open in Regalia
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Yoga-inspired athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc. is opening its first Memphis store this week, following more than a year of market due diligence.
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Ave. Anthony Bradley of The Bradley Law Firm PLLC will present “The Truth About the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit.” Cost is free. Contact Jo Garner at 482-0354.
- Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Church Health Center/MIFA Farmers Market will be open Tuesday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Visit churchhealthcenter.org or call Esther Wills at 250-4673, ext. 1604.
10. Restaurants Make Market Entrée at Crescent Center
- Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The Poplar/240 corridor soon will add a pair of national restaurant tenants to its already booming portfolio of dining options.
The Land Use Control Board unanimously approved in April a planned development to add two upscale freestanding restaurants to the Crescent Center office building site at Poplar Avenue and Ridgeway Road.
11. Soup Sunday a Recipe for Fundraising Success
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Thousands of Mid-Southerners poured into FedExForum Sunday, Feb. 19, to sample soups and desserts from more than 50 local restaurants and caterers during the Youth Villages Soup Sunday.
It was the 23rd year for the popular event, which raises about $60,000 annually for Youth Villages, a Memphis-based national nonprofit organization that provides a wide array of services, particularly for emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families.
- Thursday, February 09, 2012
Rhodes College will host a lecture by productivity coach Jason Womack Thursday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on campus. Womack will discuss his new book, “Your Best Just Got Better.” The event is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Rhodes College will present a lecture by Harvard Law professor Robert Mnookin titled “Bargaining with the Devil” Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on the Rhodes campus. The talk is free and open to the public.
14. Menu Stash Chronicles City’s Dining History
- Monday, January 30, 2012
Here it is, January 2012, marking 24 years that I have been reviewing restaurants and writing about the dining business in Memphis. Forgive me if I wax nostalgic.
I began saving menus from the restaurants I reviewed for The Commercial Appeal sometime in 1988; it took me a few months for me to understand that saving menus would provide reference points for restaurants that I might review in the future and, perhaps more vaguely then, that such a collection would amount to a history of my experiences, if not a narrative of the dining community and its transformations over time, not to put it too grandiosely.
15. McWherter Talks Business During Memphis Campaign Stop
- Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Democratic candidate for governor Mike McWherter heard a lot about Mississippi “poaching” businesses from Memphis during a lunch this month in East Memphis.
McWherter hosted the luncheon at Owen Brennan’s of about a dozen small-business owners and members of the Greater Memphis Chamber.
- 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.
17. County Commission Preps For Consolidation Vote
- Friday, August 28, 2009
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. already has a list of possible nominees to a Metro Charter Commission. The names have been submitted by Shelby County Commissioners.
The commission will vote Monday on a resolution that would authorize the city and county mayors to form the group that would draft a consolidation charter proposal. The Memphis City Council is scheduled to discuss a companion resolution Tuesday in its committee sessions.
- Friday, June 27, 2008
The Orpheum Theatre will hold an open house today from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 203 S. Main St. The open house will feature free food and drinks, backstage tours and organ concerts. Attendees will receive complimentary tickets for “Gladiator,” showing that night. For more information, call Matt Doll at 529-4283.
19. Will Vineyard VinesOpen Memphis Store?
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
Bill Levy, owner and president of Oak Hall, has filed an application for a $732,415 building permit at 6150 U.S. 72 (Poplar Avenue), according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. Application for the permi
20. CCC Committee to Hear Funding Request From Medical Center Advisory Board
- Monday, July 24, 2006
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Call 545-4301 for more information.
- Friday, July 21, 2006
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence (ANE) presents "Grant Writing 101" today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, 515 Erin Drive. Cost is $75 for members and $115 for non-members. Visit www.npexcellence.org to register.
22. Collierville and Germantown Chambers Host Political Candidates Mixer
- Monday, July 17, 2006
The Collierville and Germantown Chambers of Commerce Government Relations Committees host a "Political Candidates Mixer" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and greet many of the candidates who will be on the Aug. 3 ballot in state and federal primaries and the general election for the county offices of mayor, county commission, sheriff, trustee, county clerk and state and county judges. For more information, call 853-1949 or 755-1200.
- Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The Small Business Chamber holds a speed networking meeting today from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Owen Brennan's restaurant, 6150 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com to register.
24. Emmy Award-Winning CBS Sports Producer to Address AdFed
- Monday, May 22, 2006
The Small Business Chamber holds a speed networking meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Owen Brennan's restaurant, 6150 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com to register.
- Friday, May 19, 2006
The University of Memphis hosts a Memphis in May Student Affairs Conference today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive, and the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. The theme of the conference is "Implementing Integrative Learning: Pathways that Retain Students for Success." For more information, call Clay Woemmel at 678-5062 or Sandy Schaeffer at 678-5715.
- Tuesday, April 25, 2006
The Small Business Chamber holds a speed networking meeting today from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Owen Brennan's restaurant, 6150 Poplar Ave. Each attendee will be given just seconds to answer three questions regarding his or her business. Networking expert Mark Cardona will present "Know Your Numbers: The Value of Referral," designed to teach attendees how to be effective networkers. Cost is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com for more information.
27. Crime Victims Center to Hold 'Strength in Unity' Event Tuesday
- Monday, April 24, 2006
The Shelby County Crime Victims Center holds its 12th annual Crime Victims Week awards dinner at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Keynote speakers include Shelby County Mayor
A C Wharton Jr., U. S. Attorney David Kustoff, District Attorney General Bill Gibbons and Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell. The dinner's theme is "Victims' Rights: Strength in Unity." Tickets are $30 or $300 for a table of 10. Call 545-4357 for more information.
- Friday, April 21, 2006
The Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corp. conducts a small business development seminar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Norris Road Church of Christ, 1055 Norris Road. The class focuses on all aspects of starting and running a child care business. Cost to attend is $25. Call (888) 413-2232.
- Tuesday, March 28, 2006
The Riverfront Development Corp. and the Leadership Academy present "The Leadership of Place Making" today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tickets are $20. Call 527-4625, Ext. 10, or visit www.memphisriverfront.com for more information.
- Monday, March 27, 2006
The League of Women Voters of Memphis/Shelby County holds an informational meeting about county's proposed unification of planning codes today at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Louise Mercuro, deputy division director of the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning and Development, will explain the changes and answer questions. Call 327-6892.
- Tuesday, February 28, 2006
The Association for Women in Communications meets today at 11:45 a.m. in the sunroom of the Junior League of Memphis, 3475 Central Ave. Lillian F. Johnson, Memphis Public Library & Information Center public relations supervisor, is the guest speaker. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Contact Dianne Calhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
32. Learn How to Work a Room at Small Business Chamber Event
- Monday, February 27, 2006
The Mid-South Small Business Chamber of Commerce presents a speed networking meeting titled "How to Effectively Work a Room" from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Owen Brennan's restaurant, 6150 Poplar Ave. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
- Monday, February 20, 2006
The Mid-South Small Business Chamber holds its monthly membership meeting breakfast and seminar Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select at 5795 Poplar Ave. Keynote speaker Jim Blasingame, syndicated columnist and award-winning host of "The Small Business Advocate," radio show, presents his "Small Business Survival Course." Members pay $20 for breakfast only and $47 for breakfast and seminar. Non-members pay $25 for breakfast only and $75 for breakfast and seminar. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com to register.
- Friday, January 27, 2006
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents "The Three F's of the New Starting Point Program" today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Martin Edwards Jr. Education Center at MAAR, 6393 Poplar Ave. Visit www.maar.org.
- Tuesday, January 24, 2006
The Small Business Chamber of Commerce presents a speed networking event today from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Owen Brennan's, 6150 Poplar Ave. Noted networking expert Mark Cardona is the guest speaker. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Contact Austin Baker at email@example.com or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com to register.
36. Business Activity Sees Summer Spike
- Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Economic news this summer - corporate bankruptcies, Hurricane Katrina and skyrocketing fuel prices - hasn't been encouraging. But mid-year was apparently as good a time as any to take a risk, which is what almost 2,000 business people in Shelby County did.
37. BakCo LLC AcquiresOwen Brennan's Restaurant
- Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Jim Baker of BakCo LLC has acquired the outstanding limited partner interests of Creole Restaurant Partners LP, parent company of Owen Brennan's Restaurant. Baker has served as managing general partner of the restaurant for 13 years. Baker owns 95 pe
- Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The Small Business Chamber presents a speed networking meeting from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at Owen Brennan's, 6150 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. For more information, call 259-1093.
39. Disaster Planning Critical for Small Businesses
- Monday, September 19, 2005
Don't take anything for granted. Back up computer systems, plan ahead for burglaries, and be prepared for fires and floods.
Business strategies like these might seem like no-brainers, but they're often all that stand between success and ruin for many small business owners, especially when there's a small staff and a low budget. That's why local business leader Austin Baker - chairman of the Memphis area's Small Business Chamber - wishes more business owners would take action before disaster strikes.
40. Small Business Initiatives Help Growing Work Force
- Monday, August 15, 2005
Across the county, the number of small business owners is climbing: According to a report issued this month by the Small Business Administration, small businesses provide jobs for more than half the private work force.