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1. State Prosecutors Fighting for Funds Threatened by Haslam’s IMPROVE Act -

Tennessee’s district attorney generals are negotiating with the governor’s office to keep $5.6 million for DUI enforcement and prosecution, federal funds they could lose in an unintended consequence of his proposed IMPROVE Act.

2. State DAs Fighting for Funds Threatened by IMPROVE Act -

Tennessee’s district attorney generals are negotiating with the governor’s office to keep $5.6 million for DUI enforcement and prosecution, federal funds they could lose in an unintended consequence of his proposed IMPROVE Act.

3. CBU to Host Former US Treasurer Anna Cabral -

Christian Brothers University will host a former U.S. treasurer this week as part of its inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference.

Anna Escobedo Cabral will keynote the Friday, Oct. 2, event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. with an 11 a.m. luncheon to follow.

4. Dunavant-Owned Destin Resort On Track to Open Next Summer -

Work continues moving forward at a splashy new Destin resort owned by Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc.

5. Browne Named RISE Foundation Board Chair -

Terri Browne, chief people officer for Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., has been named board chair of the nonprofit RISE Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of low-income working Memphians through financial literacy.

6. Tenn. Sports Hall of Fame Inducting 11 New Members -

Former Memphis and NFL wide receiver Isaac Bruce is among 11 new members of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame being inducted Saturday night.

7. Growth Strategy -

Cotton helped make Dunavant Enterprises into a worldwide brand, but the family and company have maintained a long-term association with the logistics industry.

Col. William Pemberton Dunavant first ventured into logistics shortly after the Civil War – decades before Dunavant entered into the cotton trade – when he was involved in building short-line railroads in Mississippi.

8. Lake to Put Logistics Savvy to Use for Memphis World Trade Club -

Don Lake, vice president of international operations for Dunavant Logistics Group, will add another accomplishment to an already impressive and diverse logistics resume.

9. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board -

Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.

10. This week in Memphis history: September 20-26 -

1993: Elvis Presley Enterprises joined the ownership group for the proposed Memphis NFL franchise that city leaders were seeking. William B. Dunavant Jr., the leader of the effort, announced Graceland’s role in the ownership group during a reception at Graceland. Others in the ownership group included Fred Smith, Mike Starnes, J.R. “Pitt” Hyde and Paul Tudor Jones.

11. Christ Community Health Services Names Hollabaugh Development Director -

Bonnie Hollabaugh has joined nonprofit Christ Community Health Services, the largest primary care provider in Memphis, as director of development. Hollabaugh’s nonprofit development experience includes extensive work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Girls Inc. of Memphis and Hutchison School.

12. Full Docket -

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.

13. Baker Donelson Adds Five Attorneys in Memphis -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has added five attorneys to its Memphis office.

They are Luke Cantrell, Kristin Clay Dunavant, William O’Connor, Sarah Pazar and Mary Wu.

14. Tax Consulting Firm, Daily News Host Financial Forum -

CBIZ MHM Thompson Dunavant and The Daily News are presenting a seminar in a few weeks that will take a broad look at topics including estate and gift tax issues, business and personal investments, health care reform and an update on the mergers and acquisitions market.

15. Financial Industry Continues to Evolve -

Here’s a roundup of what some of the city’s banks and bankers, investment professionals, and other financial services shops have been up to in recent weeks.

On the personnel front, Financial Federal recently appointed bank president William Tayloe to the board. Tayloe will be responsible for repositioning and expanding the company’s presence locally and elsewhere.

16. Serving Tennis -

Fans of professional tennis in Memphis have got a lot to look forward to.

That’s according to Mike Lehr, the executive vice president of business development for Sharks Sports and Entertainment and part of an investment group that owns The Racquet Club of Memphis as well as the ATP tour championship event the club hosts each February, which draws some of the top players from around the world.

17. Fueling Up -

If the political ads along these lines haven’t already started by the time this story is printed, don’t worry. They’ll arrive soon enough.

Somewhere out there, a Republican political strategist is cooking up an ad that hits President Barack Obama over the average price at the gas pump these days – which, while it has fallen in recent weeks, is still a lot higher than when the president took office. At press time, the national average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.72 – up from a little less than $2 when George W. Bush left office.

18. 'In the Middle' -

Memphis executives and business owners moving their goods around the world this year kept a close eye on international developments like the Arab spring and the Greek government’s fiscal crisis.

19. Dunavant Completes Move to Ridgeway Loop -

Dunavant Enterprises has moved into a two-story office at 959 Ridgeway Loop Road after 40 years on Getwell Road.

20. Thompson Dunavant Official Earns Special Certification -

William Spilman, payment card industry (PCI) compliance practice leader with Thompson Dunavant PLC, has earned a specialized certification.

Spilman recently completed the education security training requirements necessary to perform a PCI compliance audit and consulting related to the protection of credit card data. He’s also received the Quality Service Assessor (QSA) designation.

21. No Octane -

Several of Memphis’ major publicly traded companies pointed to it during calls with analysts and presentations of their first quarter results.

An expected drop in automobile travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Tennessee and neighboring states is expected to be influenced by it.

22. World of Opportunities -

Belgium’s ambassador to the U.S. is in the city Wednesday to begin several days of business conferences that are at the heart of the origins of the Memphis in May International Festival.

The festival was founded in the mid-1970s as a way to promote business ties between the city and the honored countries. Belgium is this year’s honored country.

23. Memphis Remains a Hot Commodity -

Almost daily, we see evidence that reconfirms Memphis’ position as “America’s Distribution Center.” Cotton merchants are leasing and buying affordable warehouse space in one of only a few cities certified by national commodity organizations. Major manufacturers like Electrolux and Mitsubishi have found the market offers the right combination of incentives, trained labor pool, affordability, available land, and multimodal transportation here.

24. Dunavant Enterprises CEO ‘Bullish on Intermodal’ -

Dunavant Enterprises CEO and president William Dunavant III asked how many in the luncheon group of 50 at the Traffic Club of Memphis thought gas would go back to $2 a gallon. No hands went up.

25. Dunavant Buys Sea Lane, Expands Intermodal Service -

Memphis-based Dunavant Transportation Group has bought Sea Lane Express, a regional trucking and intermodal company with headquarters in Great Neck, N.Y.

The acquisition, announced Monday, gives Dunavant intermodal and seaport locations along the East Coast.

26. High Cotton -

Carol Perel points from her office to the other side of the ground-floor lobby at 65 Union Ave.

“That trading floor,” she says, “is the Graceland of cotton.”

27. Dunavant Enterprises Officially Switches Gears -

Dunavant Enterprises Inc. has formally announced the expansion of its global logistics division as the new main active concentration for the company, which for more than 50 years has been known as one of the world’s largest cotton merchants.

28. Dunavant Poised for New Future in Logistics -

After more than four decades in the cotton business, Dunavant Enterprises Inc. has officially shifted gears.

29. Rotary Seeks Nominations for Dunavant Award -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East is seeking nominees for its 8th annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service Award, an event that honors distinguished work by public officials.

30. ArtsMemphis, DU Team Up for Conservation Effort -

At first glance, it seems an unlikely partnership. But in the Mid-South, an initiative that brings together waterfowl enthusiasts and art supporters makes perfect sense.

“Here we have the best hunting grounds in the entire world and also an amazing, unique, vibrant arts community,” said Susan Schadt, president and CEO of ArtsMemphis. “In a lot of ways, we think that conservation and art are two of the best things this area has to offer.”

31. Lasting Legacies -

Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.

For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.

32. Allenberg Cotton Buys Dunavant HQ -

The merger between two kings of Memphis cotton has cleared a major hurdle with Allenberg Cotton Co.’s purchase of the Dunavant Enterprises Inc. headquarters at 3797 New Getwell Road.

33. Allenberg, Dunavant Consider Merger -

Allenberg Cotton Co. and Dunavant Enterprises Inc., both based in Memphis and once fixtures on the iconic stretch of Front Street that used to be a thriving hub of cotton commerce, are in talks to combine their operations.

34. Cotton Giants Move Toward Merger -

Allenberg Cotton Co. and Dunavant Enterprises Inc., both based in Memphis and once fixtures on the iconic stretch of Front Street that used to be a thriving hub of cotton commerce, are in talks to combine their operations.

35. Head Selected as Director Of SWTCC Library -

Carolyn Head has been selected to serve as executive director of Library Services for Southwest Tennessee Community College.

36. Racquet Club’s New Owners To Make Improvements -

5111 Sanderlin Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
Sale Amount: $4.4 Million

Sale Date: Aug. 29, 2008
Buyer: Tennis Club of Memphis LLC
Seller: Racquet Club Inc.
Loan Amount: $3 million
Loan Date: Aug. 29, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Regions Bank

37. Local Ownership Group Buys Tennis Club for $4.4M -

Tennis Club of Memphis LLC, a partnership led by Doug Carpenter and Brian Sullivan of the carpenter | sullivan | sossaman advertising firm, has bought The Racquet Club at Memphis at 5111 Sanderlin Ave. in East Memphis for $4.4 million. The amount was almost a quarter less than the Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2008 appraisal of $5.7 million.

38. Networx Deal Only One Example Of Memphis' Sad State of Affairs -

It began in 1999 as a tantalizing possibility that could generate $16 million in revenue a year if investors ponied up enough cash to keep it going until it became profitable.

Only it never actually turned a profit. Instead, it ate up millions in credit to remain afloat (although "afloat," in this context, is a relative term).

39. Application Period for State Court of Appeals Vacancy Ends -
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Judicial Selection Commission will meet later this month to discuss filling the state Court of Appeals vacancy created when Judge William Koch was named to the Supreme Court.

40. Tuttle Elected to State Judicial Selection Commission -

Dale H. Tuttle of Glassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt PC has been elected 2006 vice chairman of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission. The commission interviews and recommends applicants for all state courts.

41. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean -

The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.

42. Archived Article: Standout - Bill Dunavant Cotton ambassador By MARY DANDO The Daily News Despite reports to the contrary, cotton is still king in Memphis. And William Buchanan "Bill" Dunavant III should know. Recently elected president of Cotton Council International...

43. Archived Article: Canvas Art P - Canvas Art to promote local artists Canvas Art to promote local artists In the latest in a series of programs started with national retailer Sams Club, Memphis-based Canvas Art has arranged an opportunity for local artists to promote their work nati...

44. Archived Article: Memos - John R John R. Borden was named chief operating officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare-Jackson Hospital. Borden had the same position until 1998, when he was named administrator of Methodist Healthcare-McNairy Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. He will ...

45. Archived Article: Memos - AutoZone Names Senior Vice James M. Evans Jr. has joined PSI as a staff consultant. He has bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Memphis and previously worked as a structural engineer. Emily Forman has joined CB Richard Ellis as resea...

46. Archived Article: Comm Briefs - Fitch IBCA Affirms Rating on Shelby Piggly Wiggly Co. has partnered with The Pillsbury Co. to provide continued support to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Money will be raised through in-store promotions held at participating grocery stores in ...

47. Archived Article: Memos - State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: Jane Sipes is the new assistant director of distance learning...

48. Archived Article: Library - New Main Library project receives $1 New Main Library project receives $1.5 million By DIANNA DEAREN The Daily News The efforts of library administrators to build a $60 million "library of tomorrow" was aided Thursday by $1.5 million in do...

49. Archived Article: Law Briefs - The Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College will offer its 11th continuing legal education seminar on Jan The Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College will offer its 11th continuing legal education seminar on Jan. 26 in th...

50. Archived Article: Memos - Frank A Frank A. Watson has joined Palmer Brothers Inc. and will specialize in commercial and investment sales and leasing. Watson has been in the real estate business for the past 29 years and is a graduate of the University of Memphis. James P. Co...

51. Archived Article: Mus Tennis Chg - By CAMILLE H MUS, Hutchison get new tennis complex By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Memphis University School, in association with Hutchison School, has started construction on a 12-court tennis complex with club house which will be located on th...

52. Archived Article: Tn 1st Qrtr Economy Lj - lj 10/5 cates State economic growth brisk in first quarter By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Brisk activity characterized 1997 first quarter economic development in Tennessee, according to a preliminary report tracking announced new jobs and capital ...

53. Archived Article: Econ Growth Brd - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Implementation time line for economic growth to be set By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Implementation of the states plan for economic growth is one of several topics that will be discussed in todays meeting of the Tennessee Bo...

54. Archived Article - Governor participates in Tennessee-Israel trade mission Governor, local leaders participate in Tennessee-Israel trade mission By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Gov. Don Sundquist, along with Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout and several area executives...

55. Archived Article: Plans2 - 1/2/97 notes Dunavantlegis. Legislative priorities Expanding police powers, providing tax incentives and financing a light rail system top local officials wish list By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News As Tennessees 100th General Assembly convenes...

56. Archived Article: Implement Tn Op 21 - 12-3 notes 2005 & TN Op 21 Opportunity 21 time line set, funding uncertain By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News Even though Tennessee added 1.2 million jobs between 1970 and 1994, the state administration has a plan to further stimulate job gr...

57. Archived Article: System2 - 12-5 Notes Dunavant etc. Going from school to career New system prepares students for 21st century workplace By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News Tennessees public educational system is being retooled with the help of a $28 million federal grant t...

58. Archived Article: Trn. Svc - lj 10/5 cates ECD to relocate training staff regionally By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Enhancing the delivery of training services to new and expanding companies in Tennessee is the primary goal for a recent realignment within the states Departmen...

59. Archived Article: Implement Tn Op 21 - 12-3 notes 2005 & TN Op 21 Opportunity 21 time line set, funding uncertain DEC. 31, 1996 -- Even though Tennessee added 1.2 million jobs between 1970 and 1994, the state administration has a plan to further stimulate job growth, increase per capita ...

60. Archived Article: Cotton Council Lj - lj 10/5 cates Cotton Council fall meeting convenes today By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News U.S. cotton industry issues ranging from world cotton competitiveness to eradicating the boll weevil will be the focus of a series of cotton industry meetings ...

61. Archived Article: Cdbg Meeting Lj - lj 10/5 cates Public hearing will address allocation of block grants By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The allocation of Community Development Block Grants by the state for the program year beginning Oct. 1, 1997, will be the topic of a public hearin...

62. Archived Article: Back Filler - Four gifts worth $1 million have helped launch a $2 Four gifts worth $1 million have helped launch a $2.7 million fund-raising campaign by Partners In Public Education. The non-profit organization will use the money to further support reform initiat...

63. Archived Article: Back - 04-11 Back First quarter shows increase in new jobs and investment Tennessee experienced across-the-board increases in announced new jobs and capital investments for the first quarter of 1996, according to a preliminary economic growth report releas...

64. Archived Article: Chg Industrial Park - 3-15 CHG industrial park Miss., Tenn. team up to create industrial park By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Tennessee and Mississippi departments of economic and community development have come together to study the feasibility of a 3,000- to 4,...

65. Archived Article: Real Briefs - 03-12 Real briefs RFS Hotel Investors Inc. recently announced that it has concluded the sale of its Ramada Inn in Lexington, Ky., to Bedlex Investment Partners Level I L.P. in Dallas. The sale price for the 178-room hotel was $4.15 million. The prop...

66. Archived Article: Calendar - 03-11 Calendar March 12 The Institute of Management Accountants will meet at noon at Paulettes. The speaker will be forensic specialist Tom Vastrick. The cost is $15. For more information, call Tammy Greco at 682-7766. The Memphis Bar Association wi...

67. Archived Article: Govt Focus (econ Brd) Lj - lj 10/5 cates Three down, three to go. Economic growth board holds third meeting in Oak Ridge By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Last weeks meeting of the Tennessee Board of Economic Growth marked the midway point for the group charged with developing...

68. Archived Article: Memos - 02-21 Memos ETI Corp. has announced the addition of two staff members. Janet Smith has joined ETI as marketing coordinator for the land development department. She most recently served as executive secretary for a Memphis-based architecture and engi...

69. Archived Article: Econ Brd Lj - lj 10/5 cates Economic board holds inaugural meeting By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A new board that is responsible for developing strategies for improving economic development into the next century is now in place. The newly-formed Tennessee Boar...