Editorial Results (free)
1. Employer-Based Health Coverage Likely to Stay Awhile
- Monday, August 7, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around "Obamacare" all but guarantees you'll still be able to do that.
Ask Walt Rowen, whose business is etching glass but whose experience managing century-old, family-owned Susquehanna Glass makes him something of an expert on health care. He's provided coverage to employees, then canceled it, steering them to the health insurance exchange. But with those premiums rising, Rowen this year is again covering his 70 or so workers under the umbrella of employer-sponsored health insurance.
2. Memphis Startup Economy Felt Nationally
- Friday, April 15, 2016
A couple of years ago you wouldn’t find many Memphians in the startup world crisscrossing the United States over the course of a year, let alone on a single day.
On Thursday, March 10, our community crossed a new milestone as startup ecosystem participants made their way to showcase their work and build new global relationships that would power their businesses into the future. They pitched their businesses. Exchanged best practices. Spoke on panels. Closed deals.
3. Chism Opens Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Jeremy Chism has joined Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise as vice president to open the company’s Memphis commercial real estate loan production office. The firm provides financing solutions through a vast network of insurance companies, CMBS lenders and commercial lenders for commercial real estate.
4. GOP Pushes House Toward Approving Obama Lawsuit
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed a divided House Wednesday toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
5. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
6. Christian Brothers Names Doyle Vice President of Student Life
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tim Doyle has joined Christian Brothers University as associate vice president of student life. In the role, Doyle supervises multiple aspects of campus operations – including housing, student government, health services and Greek organizations – working to address non-academic student needs and help students develop into active, engaged alumni.
7. Briglia Joins Archer-Malmo as Web/Broadcast Artist
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Kristen Briglia has joined archer-malmo as web/broadcast turbo artist. In her new role, Briglia will produce web graphics, HTML and video-editing services for the growing digital and broadcast departments, and will also help on print projects as needed.
8. Imagine Vegan Café Finds New Home
- Friday, March 22, 2013
Imagine Vegan Café has found a new home about three blocks east of its current location in Midtown’s Cooper-Young neighborhood.
The family-friendly, 100-percent vegan café’s last day at its current 2156 Young Ave. location will be Friday, March 29. Imagine hopes to re-open its new location at 2299 Young Ave. at the corner of East Parkway and Young by Friday, April 5, if inspections go as planned.
9. August Schools Merger Deadline Remains
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The countywide school board voted down two attempts to add resolutions to its agenda Monday, Feb. 18, including one seeking a year’s extension of the August 2013 schools merger start date and another seeking to slow the process while still meeting the date.
10. School Board Votes Down Adding Merger Delay Resolutions
- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The countywide school board voted down two attempts to add resolutions to its agenda Monday, Feb. 18, including one seeking a year’s extension of the Aug. 2013 schools merger start date and another seeking to slow movement but not stop it toward the merger date.
11. Ardent Film Department Wins Mid-South Emmy Award
- Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Jonathan Pekar, director of Ardent Studios film department, won the 27th Mid-South Emmy award for Best Commercial Spot for creating the animated Memphis Music Foundation commercial.
The project also showcases the talents of painter Lamar Sorrento and singer/songwriter Keia Johnson.
12. First Charter School Faces Renewal
- Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Countywide school board members make a decision Tuesday, Jan. 29, about the future of the first charter school in the city as well as in the state.
The Memphis City Schools administration is recommending the board not renew the charter of the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering for another 10 years.
13. MAAR Members Honored at End-of-Year Luncheon
- Monday, December 31, 2012
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors named the recipients of its 2012 awards at its year-end luncheon Dec. 19 at the Hilton Memphis.
Leon Dickson Sr. of BenchMark at Southwind LLC was named 2012 Realtor of the Year.
14. School Board Divisions Resurface
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Countywide school board members already had a lot on their agenda Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they were surprised by an internal ethics investigation.
Near the beginning of this week’s meeting, school board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of other post-employment benefits (OPEB).
15. Conflict Charge Roils Busy School Board Meeting
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
One countywide school board member called Tuesday, Dec. 18, for the resignation of another board member over an alleged conflict of interest.
School board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of OPEB amounts – other post-employment benefits.
16. Full Docket
- Monday, November 5, 2012
Here’s a look at what’s going on at the moment in the city’s legal community and some things that are on the horizon.
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. On Oct. 27, the school held its 50th anniversary celebration for the Downtown facility, which opened in 2010 and marked a new chapter for a building that once was the Front Street post office for nearly 40 years and a federal courthouse before that.
17. Steenhuis to Host Benefit Art Show
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Artist Jill Steenhuis will be hosting a reception, exhibition and sale of paintings and other works on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to noon at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road.
18. Logan New Director Of AHA Heart Ball
- Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Sarah Logan has joined the American Heart Association as director of the Heart Ball.
Hometown: Hernando, Miss.
19. Exchange Club Announces New Board Members
- Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Exchange Club Family Center has announced new board members as well as officers for 2011-2012.
Officers are Dan O’Brien, president; George Goldhoff, vice president; Grant Adams, treasurer; Adrienne Dailey-Evans, secretary; and Lucia Heros, immediate past president.
20. Shoppers Crowd the Malls in Christmas Countdown
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Packed malls? Healthy gains in holiday spending? It's beginning to look at least a little like a pre-recession Christmas.
Americans spent more on clothing, luxury goods and even furniture, delivering healthy gains across the board, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse, which tracks spending across all transactions including cash. The online category continued to be a bright spot. The big exception was consumer electronics, dragged down by deep discounting of TVs amid a glut. That area was virtually unchanged from a year ago.
21. GOP Leaders Let Demagogues Set Tone, Lawmaker Says
- Monday, July 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too many Republican leaders are acquiescing to a poisonous "demagoguery" that threatens the party's long-term credibility, says a veteran GOP House member who was defeated in South Carolina's primary last month.
22. Finding Creative Solutions for Clients Brings Professional Satisfaction for Britt
- Thursday, November 8, 2007
Louis P. Britt is one of four attorneys in the Memphis office of Ford & Harrison LLP who has been named to the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Britt, managing partner in the firm, was named to the honor along with firm partners Keith A. Warren, Herbert E. Gerson and Arnold Perl. They were named top lawyers in the labor and employment law category.
23. Blotner Named Communications Specialist for Impact Marketing
- Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Jonathan D. Blotner has joined Impact Marketing as a corporate communications specialist. In his new role, Blotner will head all public relations efforts within the company, assist in research and development of new business, as well as create new interactive media opportunities for Impact's clients. Blotner formerly was CEO and media director of J. Blotner Advertising & PR in New Orleans.