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1. AutoZone Stockholders Meeting Set for Dec. 15 -

AutoZone Inc. will hold its annual meeting of stockholders on Dec. 15 at the J.R. Hyde III Store Support Center, 123 S. Front St.

2. Kelley & Associates Wins MarCom Award -

Kelly & Associates Advertising of Bartlett won a 2010 Gold MarCom Award for its design of Green-Resins.com.

The site was developed for AOC Resins to market its EcoTek line of green technologies.

3. Rotary Club Offers Free Norway Trip -

Rotary District 6800, which is composed of clubs in Shelby County and North Mississippi, will send a team of business professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 to Norway in May.

The program is offered through the Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange.

4. Yale Historian to Speak at St. George's -

David Blight of Yale University, one of the nation’s top experts in African-American history, will speak Monday at St. George’s Independent School.

He will speak at a morning assembly at the Collierville campus. He will also speak to classes at the Collierville and Germantown campuses.

5. Memphis Arts Collective Returns to 1501 Union Ave. -

The Memphis Arts Collective will return to 1501 Union Ave. in Midtown this holiday season.

This is the fifth year for the cooperative sales initiative by artists. The shop will have more than 25 vendors.

6. Hunter Fan Plans Campaign -

Hunter Fan Co. will debut a direct response television campaign next year.

The Memphis-based company has selected R2C Group of Portland, Ore., to run the campaign.

7. UTHSC Surgery Residents Dominate Competition -

Surgery residents from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center took five of the eight available awards at a state competition sponsored by the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

8. Robber Turned Lawyer To Speak at ASU -

Shon Hopwood, a convicted bank robber who taught himself law while in prison, will speak during Arkansas State University’s 2010-2011 Lecture-Concert Series.

Hopwood, who did not have a degree, prepared two petitions that were granted by the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been the subject of a New York Times article and is a consultant on Supreme Court matters at Cockle Law Brief Printing Co.

9. Previously Reported Layoff At UTHSC in State Report -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center laid off 33 workers Sept. 30, something the institution announced in August that it intended to do as a cost-cutting measure.

UTHSC followed up by filing a notice of the layoff with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development as required by law. The employees, all non-faculty personnel, were let go because of state budget cutbacks.

10. Southwest Nursing Grads All Pass Licensing Exam -

For the second consecutive year, the nursing graduates of Southwest Tennessee Community College have achieved a 100 percent pass rate. All 72 graduates took and passed the National Council License Examination for Registered Nurses.

11. Walgreens Offers Free Diabetes Tests -

Walgreens stores and its Take Care Clinics will offer free blood glucose and A1C testing Nov. 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The testing is in conjunction with American Diabetes Month.

Walgreens previously conducted free tests last November and in February. Of the more than 200,000 people who participated, those who tested at risk exceeded 25 percent.

12. UTHSC Offers Workshop on Genetics -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting the “ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers” on Tuesday.

Terri Ottosen, consumer health outreach coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, will be the workshop coordinator.

13. Michael Synk Achieves Gazelles Certification -

Memphis business coach Michael Synk received Gazelles International’s executive coaching certification in October.

He is one of only 16 business coaches in North America and 25 in the world to achieve this level of certification.

14. Fred Smith Makes Clean Tech List -

Fred Smith, the founder and chief executive officer of FedEx, has made a Forbes.com short list of “The Most Powerful People on Earth” for clean technology.

15. Joseph DeVivo to Speak at MMBC Awards Luncheon -

Joseph DeVivo, president of Smith & Nephew’s orthopedic reconstruction and trauma division, is the speaker at the 2010 Robert R. Church Achievement Awards Luncheon.

The Mid-South Minority Business Council honors businesses for diversity achievements at the annual event.

16. GTx Receives Government Grants -

GTx Inc. has been awarded $1.2 million in federal grants from the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program.

The $1 billion program was established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law.

17. Facing History and Ourselves Could Receive $1M Grant -

A $1 million challenge grant has been offered to the Memphis office of Facing History and Ourselves.

Marty Kelman, chairman of the Memphis organization’s advisory board, announced the challenge Monday night. If the challenge is met, the organization stands to receive $2 million.

18. Methodist Le Bonheur Posts More Quality Scores Online -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has followed through on its commitment to being transparent about quality indicators by posting more information on its websites.

The hospital system is adding data from The Leapfrog Group to www.methodisthealth.org and to www.lebonheur.org.

19. Liberty Bowl Tailgate Party Kicks Off Alzheimer’s Events -

The Alzheimer’s Association of Memphis is hosting a “Tailgate to Tackle Alzheimer’s” event at the Liberty Bowl on Nov. 6 when the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee are scheduled to play.

20. Christian Brothers Wins 2010 Vox Award -

The communications and marketing department at Christian Brothers University won a 2010 Vox Award in the promotional brochure category for its “Your Future. Our Tradition” brochure.

The Vox Awards are sponsored annually be the Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

21. McKesson Corp. To Buy US Oncology for $2.16 Billion -

McKesson Corp., which is building a $115 million distribution facility in Olive Branch, announced Monday it is acquiring US Oncology for $2.16 billion.

22. Fred Smith to Receive Marshall Foundation Award -

Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx Corp., will receive the 2010 George C Marshall Foundation Award following a luncheon Nov. 16 at the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington.

23. Little Anthony's Revamps Courtyard -

Lil Anthony’s Café at 345 Beale St. will unveil its new patio area Saturday night.

The improvements include new landscaping, fencing, a platform stage and lighting up the trees with lights. The patio will be open just in time for a Halloween party.

24. Gary Henley Joins Fed Advisory Board -

Gary D. Henley, the chief executive officer of Wright Medical Technology Inc., has joined the Health Care Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

25. State Has $25 Million for Small Business Expansion -

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has launched a $25 million loan program for small businesses that create jobs.

The Tennessee General Assembly appropriated $10 million to establish the Small Business Jobs Opportunity Fund. The fund is raising an addition $15 million in capital from state banks. Pathway Lending is administering the fund.

26. Holcomb Steps Down from The MED Board -

Gene Holcomb, the chairman of the board for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, is stepping down from the position.

27. Wright Medical Launches PTO-STIM Injectable Graft -

Wright Medical Group Inc. has announced the full commercial launch of a new bone graft product, PRO-STIM.

28. Circus to Benefit Le Bonheur Hospital -

The 2010 Children’s Miracle Network Circus will be at Agricenter International.

Circus times are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

29. Hollywood Tunica Revenue Slips From 2009 -

Hollywood Casino Tunica earned $21.4 million during the quarter ended Sept. 30, a 10 percent decrease $23.8 million from the same period a year ago.

The casino’s parent company, Penn National Gaming Inc., released the financial information with its third quarter earning report. The Tunica property’s earnings total $65.69 million from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, compared to $71.93 million for the same period of 2009.

30. Architectural Report Shows Uptick in Activity -

The American Institute of Architects has reported that overall billings have increased for the first time since January 2008.

The organization just released its Architecture Billings Index for September. The score was 50.4, up from a 48.2 the previous month. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings.

31. Vanick Group Named Fastest Growing Company -

Vanick Group of Memphis ranks number 2,387 on the list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation, according to Inc. Magazine’s annual rankings, which were released this month.

Jim Van de Vuurst, president of Vanick Group, said the listing re-enforces the fact that the full-service information technology services provider is on the right track.

32. Farm Festival Set for Saturday -

The second annual Fall Farm Festival at Maple Grove Farm takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is a benefit for the Paul A. McDaniel Foundation for organ donation and stroke awareness. The farm is donating all proceeds from the event.

33. Methodist Germantown Pavilion Receives Honors -

The Methodist Le Bonheur Women & Children’s Pavilion in Germantown was awarded Best Green Building and an Award of Excellence for Architectural Design at this year’s Best of 2010 awards program.

34. IP to Unveil New Recycling Facility -

The grand opening for International Paper’s expanded Memphis Recycling Facility will be held Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The facility is at 1814 S. Third St. It will feature a children’s recycling costume contest with students from St. Agnes Academy–St. Dominic School.

35. Memphians to Descend White Station Tower -

Special Olympics Greater Memphis is sending area residents down the face of the White Station Tower, 5050 Poplar Ave., as part of its Over the Edge fundraising event on Nov. 13.

36. Tenet’s Local Hospitals Nab CIGNA Recognition -

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett are among 43 hospitals within Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s network to receive “Center of Excellence” designations from CIGNA HealthCare.

37. State Fines CVS Pharmacies for Violations -

CVS Pharmacy, which was already in trouble with state regulators in Nevada and California for failing to properly monitor sales of over-the-counter drugs and ingredients for crystal meth, has now been fined by the state of Tennessee for not adhering to safeguards against doctor-shopping for controlled substances.

38. SurgiVision Withdraws Plans for IPO -

Memphis-based SurgiVision Inc., a company that has devised MRI-assisted medical imaging devices for real-time surgical procedures, has abandoned its plans for an initial public offering.

39. Vox Awards Set for Oct. 27 -

The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is holding its annual Vox Awards Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.

40. Bikram Yoga Has New Owners -

Christine Boyer and Isaac Christopher are the new owners of Bikram Yoga, 5101 Sanderlin Ave. They assumed ownership Oct. 6.

41. OrthoMemphis Opens OrthoStat Walk-In Clinic -

OrthoMemphis has opened a walk-in clinic where people with muscle, bone and joint injuries can go for help without making an appointment.

The clinic, OrthoStat, opened this month. It is at 6286 Briarcrest Ave. at the headquarters of the orthopedics practice.

42. UTMG Presents Health Seminar -

UT Medical Group Inc. will present a free seminar on diabetes and heart disease.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Absi, a nephrologist, will be the featured speaker at the event, which is set for 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11, at Methodist South Hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive.

43. Kallen Esperian Performs at Calvary -

Kallen Esperian, a soprano who has sung at every major opera house in the world, will perform at noon Wednesday at Calvary Episcopal Church.

She is one of several artists featured during the 2010 Calvary & the Arts Season.

44. Bioimaging Symposium Draws Int'l Experts -

Experts from Harvard Medical School, Duke University, GE Medical Systems, Oregon Health & Service University and the UCLA School of Medicine are on the agenda for this year’s Memphis BioImaging Symposium (MemBIS).

45. AccessTN Taking Applicants Until Oct. 15 -

People with pre-existing medical conditions and low incomes who have been denied access to insurance have until Oct. 15 to enroll in AccessTN.

The Tennessee Health Care Campaign has set up a toll free number to help people apply for the state-sponsored program. The number is 1-877-431-7033.

46. Bobby Rush Gets Brass Note -

Blues legend Bobby Rush is scheduled to receive a note in the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame on Saturday.

The dedication is set for 3 p.m. in front of the W.C. Handy Historic Home at 352 Beale St. Rush will play a short acoustic set and talk about blues heritage.

47. UTHSC Names Outstanding Alumni -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine will recognize recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Awards during a noon luncheon at the Peabody Oct. 15.

The honorees this year are Dr. James C. Fleming, Dr. Ann McGuire Grooms, Dr. Phyllis E. Miller and Dr. Jesse C. Woodall Jr.

48. Medtronic Introduces Vertex Select System -

The Memphis-based spine business of Medtronic Inc. announced Wednesday the U.S. launch of the Vertex Select Reconstruction System Posted Screw Module.

49. HealthSouth Hospital Receives National Award -

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of North Memphis is one of only 12 hospitals in its parent company’s network of more than 100 hospitals to receive the National President’s Circle Award.

50. MBGH Announces Health Reform Speaker -

Memphis Business Group on Health has announced Andy Webber, the president of the National Business Coalition on Health, will be in Memphis in December to speak about health reform.

51. 'Fast & Furriest' 5K Benefits Humane Society -

Memphis Runners Track Club is sponsoring the Fast & the Furriest 5K run/walk to benefit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County.

The run starts at 9 a.m. on Oct. 16, and late registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The event will take place at the Humane Society at 935 Farm Road.

52. Broad Avenue Art Walk is Friday -

The Broad Avenue Art District’s annual Art Walk will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.

More than 15 galleries and businesses will be sponsoring shows, music and other activities, including flame throwing and belly dancing.

53. Department of Defense Funds Wright Product Study -

Wright Medical Group Inc. has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to fund a clinical study of a bone graft substitute product.

54. MIFA Thrift Store Set to Close Oct. 29 -

The MIFA Store, a thrift shop inside the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association headquarters at 910 Vance Ave., is closing.

55. UTHMG Hosts Lipscomb & Pitts Meeting -

Members of the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club got tips on preventive health practices and learned about new treatment trends Thursday evening when they were guests of UT Medical Group Inc.

56. Methodist Study Shows Progress in Infection Fight -

A lengthy study performed at Methodist Extended Care Hospital showed how the facility prevented central-line-associated bloodstream infections by using a needleless connector for IV infusions.

The long-term acute care facility tested three different IV connector designs. The study determined that the needleless “intraluminal protection” connectors prevented infections. For the last 10 months of the test period, a zero infection rate was achieved with this type of connector.

57. TennCare Program Opens Enrollment Monday -

The TennCare Standard Spend Down program is opening enrollment to new applicants on Monday.

Eligible individuals must have enough unpaid medical bills to meet the “spend down” threshold to qualify for the coverage.

58. Saint Francis-Memphis Receives Gold Heart Awards -

The American Heart Association has recognized Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis with two Gold Awards for 2010.

It is the only hospital in the Memphis area and one of four in the state to receive the honor. The Gold Performance Achievement Awards recognize hospital’s success in meeting American Heart Association guidelines for treatment patients with coronary artery disease and for heart failure.

59. ServiceMaster Makes Earthquake Preparations -

ServiceMaster is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide staff education and training to prepare for and minimize workplace risks from an earthquake.

The staff will have two sessions Wednesday with FEMA officials as part of the QuakeSmart campaign. The campaign emphasizes the role that businesses will play during recovery from an earthquake. It also stresses earthquake mitigation efforts.

60. Solar Installation Grants Awarded by State Institute -

The Tennessee Solar Institute announced this week that it has committed more than $9 million in grants to Tennessee businesses or organizations.

Five of the recipients are in Memphis.

First Tennessee Bank received $69,990. Great Neck Saw was awarded $980,000. Memphis Bioworks Foundation qualified for $270,120. Sharp Manufacturing Co. will get $349,376. Shelby Electric Company Inc. is in line for $56,400.

61. Millstone Medical Adds Staff in Memphis -

Millstone Medical Outsourcing announced Tuesday that it has hired three new people to support its Memphis operations.

Dr. Perry C. Rothrock III will serve as medical director. His duties include ensuring the integrity of all processes involving Millstone’s bone and tissue bank. He has been a practicing physician for 20 years.

62. Film Explores Racial Health Disparities -

“The Deadliest Disease in America,” a documentary that addresses racism in health care, will be screened at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 4, in the Student-Alumni Center for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at 800 Madison Ave.

63. University of Memphis Receives NSF Funding -

Lan Wang, a professor in the computer science department at the University of Memphis, has received a National Science Foundation grant to create new ways to build a more reliable and robust Internet.

64. AutoZone Added Jobs During Last Fiscal Year -

During its last fiscal year, AutoZone Inc. created about 2,000 jobs throughout North America as the Memphis-based company continued to expand its stores and increase sales.

65. Doing Business Celebrates 20 years -

The publishers of Doing Business in Memphis are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the database this month.

The business produces information on over 9,000 local companies that can be delivered as either a database or an e-book. The information is beneficial as a sales leads source to businesses and a corporate fundraising tool for nonprofits.

66. Musculoskeletal Conference Names Speakers -

Speakers at the eighth annual Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference Oct. 26-27 at the FedEx Institute of Technology have been announced.

They include the chief executive officers and founders of several orthopedics companies, including Active Implants, Anulex Technologies Inc., Ascention Orthopedics Inc., AxioMed Spine Corp., Benevenue Medical Inc., BioSET, Cerapedics Inc., Dallen Medical, DGIMed Ortho Inc., IlluminOss Medical, MedShape Solutions, OrthAlign Inc., Orthopediatrics, Simpirica Spine Inc. and others.

67. Laura Bush to Speak at Cancer Center Luncheon -

Former First Lady Laura Bush will speak at the ninth annual Methodist Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon, set for Nov. 12.

Tickets are $100 per person for the event, which begins 11:45 a.m. at The Peabody.

68. MED Foundation Launches Baby Clothing Drive -

From now until Oct. 15, The MED Foundation is seeking new, basic infant necessities for mothers in need.

Items needed include infant-size clothing, diapers, bottles, blankets, onesies and car seats.

69. Tickets Available For Hope Foundation Event -

The Rev. Bryan Loritts of Fellowship Memphis Church will be the keynote speaker at the Nov. 2 Celebration of Generosity in Memphis luncheon.

The annual event for The Hope Foundation will also highlight testimonies from donors.

70. ArtsMemphis Expands School Outreach Program -

ArtsMemphis has expanded its Arts for Children and Teachers program by adding more Memphis City Schools and bringing in Shelby County Schools.

The program now serves 41 city schools and 10 county schools, whereas it previously served 38 city schools.

71. MED Finishes Year in the Black -

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis finished its fiscal year $5.5 million in the black, a dramatic turnaround from its $20.9 million loss last year and much better than the $4.8 million loss it had budgeted for 2010.

72. Lawsuit Accuses IP of Price Fixing -

Kleen Products LLC is accusing Memphis-based International Paper and other companies of price fixing in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago.

73. Cheerleading, Dance Orgs Raise $50K for MDA Telethon -

The Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association, which are both based in Memphis, raised $50,000 for the 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

74. Golf Tournament to Benefit MASE Charter School -

A charity golf tournament scheduled for Oct. 11 at Glen Eagle Golf Course will benefit the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.

The cost is $200 per player. For details, call MASE development director Charlie Quinn at 866-1644 or email him at cquinn@discovermase.org.

75. ServiceMaster by Stratos Receives Green Seal Stamp -

ServiceMaster by Stratos has earned renewal of its Green Seal-42 certification for its cleaning services.

The franchise is the only Green Seal-certified provider in West Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama.

76. NIH Awards St. Jude 5-Year, $8.6M Grant -

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital a five-year, $8.6 million grant to focus on anticancer agent research.

The money is the result of an expansion of the Pharmacogenomics Research Network, of which St. Jude has been a part for 10 years. The hospital is the only participant focusing entirely on children.

77. U of M Alumni Board Issues Challenge for Donors -

The Alumni Board of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis has issued a challenge to fellow graduates.

Every dollar donated from now until Dec. 31 by someone who did not give last year will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000. The money will be matched by board members.

78. ArtsMemphis Funds More Groups -

ArtsMemphis has added three additional arts organizations to its Mosaic Grantees program.

Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Memphis Cultural Arts Enrichment Center/Watoto de Afrika will each receive $3,000.

79. New HIV Campaign Launched in Shelby County -

The Shelby County Ryan White Program has launched the “Know Now, Live Longer” campaign to encourage more people to get tested for HIV.

The program provides free primary medical and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the county. The initiative is in response to the fact that 78.7 percent of the 6,673 people Shelby County residents living with the virus are African-American.

80. Mid-South Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Earl -

The Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross has dispatched volunteers and its national emergency response vehicle to Raleigh, N.C., to respond to Hurricane Earl.

The volunteers departed Wednesday.

81. Tactical Magic Designs Receive Industry Praise -

Print magazine has selected two pieces created by Tactical Magic for recognition.

One is a trademark for Basha Shine fashion products. The other is a print advertisement for Memphis Bioworks Foundation.

82. Will Rogers Institute Donates to Le Bonheur -

The Will Rogers Institute has donated $50,000 to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to support its neonatal intensive care unit.

The gift will allow the hospital to buy an advanced ventilator to assist premature babies who are unable to breathe on their own.

83. Wings Foundation Hosts Fundraiser -

The “Bet Against Breast Cancer” casino night with celebrity dealers is set for 7 p.m., Sept. 25, at The Memphis Zoo.

Live auction times include a weeklong stay at Grand Isle Resort and Spa in the Bahamas.

84. Golf Event Benefits Methodist Hospice -

Women golfers get to bid on their favorite “dream caddy” at the Red Slipper Caddie Auction and Golf Tournament Sept. 26.

The event at Windyke Country Club benefits the Methodist Hospice Residence. The dream caddy will be on hand during the tournament to push carts, fetch a cool drink and clean clubs.

85. Biomass Early Registration Ends Wednesday -

Early registration for Biomass South 2010 ends Wednesday.

The Oct. 14 and 15 event takes place at the University of Memphis. The keynote debate will be on “The Future of Southern Forests in Bioenergy.”

86. Church Health Center Seeks '1 in 3' -

The Church Health Center is asking doctors’ offices to donate one out of every three sample medications to its mission.

The center will provide containers and pick up the medicines. To sign up for the “1 in 3 for the CHC” initiative, call 272-0010, ext. 1106.

87. MOGA Moves Wolfchase Location -

Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association PC is relocating its Wolfchase office.

The practice closed its current Wolfchase location Friday and Monday for the move to the new space at 7865 Educators Lane, suite 200. The Wolfchase office reopens Tuesday at its new location.

88. US Supreme Court Case Could Affect UTHSC -

A 1995 directive from the U.S. Treasury Department that requires teaching hospitals to pay Social Security taxes for medical residents is being challenged in a lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court.

89. Downtown Cigar Event Raises Money for Charity -

Cigar celebrity Rocky Patel will be Downtown Saturday for a fundraiser for the International Children’s Heart Foundation.

The “Patel on Beale” event will be at Prime Time Sports Bar on South Second Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bar will have two bands for entertainment, cigar giveaways, a buffet and a live auction.

90. Valero Donates $300K to 27 Nonprofits -

Valero Energy Corp. Thursday donated $300,000 to 27 nonprofit organizations.

The money was distributed at Creative Life Inc., which is a long-time recipient of monetary gifts from Valero.

91. Businesses Offered Energy Efficiency Loans -

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has launched a $50 million loan program to help companies in the state invest in energy efficiency.

The money can be used for energy retrofits, energy-efficient technology and renewable energy systems.

92. American Snuff to Lay Off 45 -

Memphis-based American Snuff LLC has notified the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development that it plans to lay off 45 salaried employees.

93. Real Estate Commission Revokes Memphian’s License -

The Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission has fined a Memphis appraiser $10,000 and revoked his certification for five years.

The appraiser, Ivor K. Shaw, violated numerous provisions of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, including the ethics rule, according to the order handed down by the commission.

94. Bardog Bash Set for Sunday -

The second annual Bardog Tavern birthday party on Sunday will be a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The events include a 5K run and a meatball-eating contest.

The party will take place in the Center Lane Alley between Front Street and Main Street next to the bar.

95. Plant Expansion Brings Jobs to Water Valley, Miss. -

BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems, a global power train supplier, has announced it is expanding its Water Valley operations. The expansion will create about 120 new jobs by the end of 2012.

The facility now employs 300 workers, but some of the new positions will be filled by current employees as the plant phases out some of its older product lines.

96. UTHSC Seeks Donations For Pakistan Flooding Victims -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a donation event for Pakistani flooding victims from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the General Education Building, 8 S. Dunlap St.

97. GiVE 365 Grants Made to Nonprofits -

Members of GiVE 365, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, have awarded the group’s first grants, which totaled $34,650.

The grants include $7,500 to Indie Memphis for its Freedom Series film, $7,000 to Splinter Youth Inc. for portable skate ramps in underserved neighborhoods, $5,000 to Levitt Shell at Overton Park for its free concert series, $5,000 to Dress for Success to provide professional wardrobes to disadvantaged women seeking jobs, $5,000 to New Ballet Ensemble and School for children’s dance scholarships in the Orange Mound community, $2,500 to Hattiloo Theatre for its public park performance series, $1,325 to the Center for Southern Folklore to help sponsor Memphis Music and Heritage Festival and $1,325 to Su Casa Family Ministries to support their work with Hispanic families.

98. Toyota Starts Hiring for New MS Plant -

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Inc. and Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour announced Monday the company is resuming hiring for its new plant northwest of Tupelo.

99. Women's Economic Council Announces Award Winners -

The Tennessee Women’s Economic Council has announced the recipients of its 2010 awards.

Winners for the 2010 Economic Excellence and Equity Awards are chosen from each of the state’s three divisions.

100. Tennessee Ranks High in Business Facilities Mag -

The national economic development publication Business Facilities has ranked Tennessee No. 1 in the nation for “automotive manufacturing strength,” No. 2 for “economic growth potential” and No. 5 for “best business climate.”