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1. City Turns 22 Major Streets Back Over to TDOT
- Thursday, June 14, 2018
A decades-long contract under which the city of Memphis maintains 22 state routes or highways on behalf of the state of Tennessee is coming to an end.
City leaders announced Wednesday, June 13, they will not renew the agreement with the state when it runs out June 30. Under the terms of the contract, the city fills potholes, removes trash, performs drainage maintenance, cuts grass in medians and rights of way, and treat roads in snow and ice on nearly two dozen of the city’s major thoroughfares.
2. The Week Ahead: June 11-17
- Monday, June 11, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! Father’s Day is this weekend – and no matter whether yours is a rocker, a runner or a reader, there’s something to do with dear ol’ dad. Plus, check out where to see Gov. Bill Haslam, former VP Joe Biden and the “winningest woman in racing” in The Week Ahead.
3. Week Ahead: May 7-13
- Monday, May 7, 2018
Happy Monday. This weekend is the one between the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, but there are still Memphis in May International events to attend. Great month to be in Memphis!
4. Wunderlich Downtown HQ Opens Next Week
- Saturday, April 14, 2018
This time next week, Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc. will start to be settled into the company’s new Downtown Memphis headquarters, in One Commerce Square, suite 1800.
5. Wunderlich Downtown HQ Opens Next Week
- Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This time next week, Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc. will start to be settled into the company’s new Downtown Memphis headquarters, in One Commerce Square, suite 1800.
6. Wunderlich Downtown HQ Opens Next Week
- Tuesday, April 10, 2018
This time next week, Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc. will start to be settled into the company’s new Downtown Memphis headquarters, in suite 1800 at One Commerce Square.
7. Holiday Toy Truck Fundraiser to Benefit Porter-Leath Kids
- Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Nearly 6,000 at-risk children up to age 5 and who are served by Porter-Leath will have a merrier Christmas this year thanks to the 16th Annual Toy Truck Benefiting Porter-Leath and Bob & Roland’s 13th Annual Stumbling Santa Pub Crawl hosted by the Flying Saucer Downtown.
8. Wunderlich Preparing Downtown Space for HQ Move
- Saturday, September 16, 2017
By this time next year, Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc. will have a prominent new headquarters space Downtown,
9. The Week Ahead: Sept. 4-10
- Monday, September 4, 2017
Hello, Memphis – and Happy Labor Day! Hopefully the promise of an exciting football season and Memphis Redbirds playoff games will help ease you back into work mode after the three-day weekend. Both are in store – along with Goat Days and much more – in The Week Ahead...
10. The Week Ahead: July 17-23
- Monday, July 17, 2017
Hello, Memphis! Young, local artists are in the spotlight this week with a couple of art shows where you can meet these talented youths and someday say, “I knew them before they were famous.” Check out details on those, plus more cool events and hot happenings in The Week Ahead…
11. Downtown Core Attracting More Corporate Tenants
- Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hamida Mandani, who with her husband Sunny owns City Market at the corner of Main Street and Union Avenue, is anticipating lots of potential new customers soon for her small grocery and deli enterprise.
12. Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown
- Friday, June 16, 2017
Wunderlich Securities Inc. is preparing to move its corporate headquarters from East Memphis, where the investment firm employs 110 people, to Downtown’s One Commerce Square.
13. Wunderlich Securities Plans to Move HQ to One Commerce Square
- Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wunderlich Securities Inc. is preparing to move its corporate headquarters – currently in East Memphis, where the investment firm employs 110 people – to Downtown’s One Commerce Square.
14. The Week Ahead: June 5-11
- Monday, June 5, 2017
Hello, Memphis! This week, we’re getting into the swing of things with the FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic, jumping into the ring at the Germantown Charity Horse Show and catching a free flick at an outdoor movie screening. Check out the rest of our top picks in The Week Ahead…
15. The Week Ahead: May 22-28
- Monday, May 22, 2017
Happy Monday, Memphis! School is almost over for the year, and you have plenty of chances to get outside in the coming days for the unofficial start of summer – from 901Fest at Tom Lee Park to the opening of the Splash Park at the Children’s Museum. Check out details on those and more events you need to know about in The Week Ahead…
16. Q&A: Triumph Bank CEO Recaps 2016
- Monday, May 1, 2017
At Triumph Bank’s annual meeting of shareholders in recent days, bank executives offered a recap of what turned out to be another strong year.
Loans were up 4.5 percent. The bank’s mortgage division saw a nearly 28 percent increase in income. Triumph also opened a new lending center in East Memphis, consolidating staff and finding new efficiencies and a faster way to do business.
Triumph Bank CEO Will Chase sat down with The Daily News to talk about what’s behind the bank’s recent results and its plans for the future.
17. The Week Ahead: April 24-30
- Monday, April 24, 2017
Happy Monday, Memphis! Those potholes and rough patches of broken asphalt you dodge on your morning commute may be in line for repair pretty soon, and there’s a full list of entertaining and informative events to attend in the coming days, including the annual RegionSmart Summit. Here’s what you need to know about the Week Ahead...
18. Midtown Retail Property Sells for $5 Million
- Thursday, December 29, 2016
1625 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $5 million
Sale Date: Dec. 21, 2016
19. Hospitable Market
- Saturday, September 17, 2016
The Memphis area hotel market continues on its solid run of the past few years, led by the Downtown submarket with strong occupancy and room rates. The pipeline for new Downtown hotel projects is loaded, with as many as 15 projects in various stages of development and hotel construction picking up in other parts of the county.
20. The Week Ahead: Aug. 15-21
- Monday, August 15, 2016
Happy Monday, Memphis! If you’re looking for something to do this week, look no further. Here’s our weekly roundup of local events and other happenings you need to know about, from the Elvis Week candlelight vigil to a fun evening of craft beer and DIY art…
- Thursday, June 30, 2016
Shelby County Juvenile Court’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, will hold a juvenile justice summit Thursday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Gathering Place in Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Road. The summit aims to bring awareness to Shelby County juvenile reform efforts and encourage citizens to participate in them. James Bell, founder and executive director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equality, will present the keynote. Cost is free. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-222-0902.
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix–Memphis Campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
- Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Rochelle Stevens, Olympic gold medalist and author of “Travel the World by Foot,” will visit two Memphis library branches this week. Adult library customers can meet Stevens on Monday, June 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hollywood library, 1530 N. Hollywood St. Children can meet her Tuesday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the East Shelby library, 7200 E. Shelby Drive. Visit memphislibrary.org.
24. Snapshot: How Memphis-Based Public Companies are Faring
- Saturday, May 28, 2016
Acquisitions have been a common theme among many Memphis-based public companies the past few quarters. Here is a roundup of those transactions and other business highlights from each of the companies.
25. The Week Ahead: May 9-15
- Monday, May 9, 2016
Alright, Memphis, grab your calendars! Whether you want to book it over to the Ruby Bridges Reading Festival or just baste in the scent of barbecue, there’s plenty to do this week. Here’s our roundup...
26. Moving Dirt
- Saturday, April 9, 2016
The Memphis development community is looking inward and upward to increase density in the urban core. New construction is happening across all four commercial real estate sectors, with long-anticipated projects like Trader Joe’s and the redevelopment of Central Station finally coming to fruition. Construction and operating costs continue to be a challenge as new projects hit the top of their class to command higher rents.
27. New Liquor Store Opens at Carrefour on Poplar
- Thursday, June 11, 2015
A new, 9,000-square-foot liquor store is opening this week in Germantown.
Doc’s Wine, Spirits & More will host its grand opening Saturday, June 13, at noon. It is located at 6685 Poplar Ave. in the Carrefour at Kirby Woods retail center.
28. Buster's Boom: Popular Liquor and Wine Store Expanding
- Friday, June 5, 2015
Buster’s Liquors & Wines is expanding its footprint. The popular wine and liquor store near the University of Memphis is taking over the space occupied by La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in the University Center retail development at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street.
29. Curtains Up
- Tuesday, August 12, 2014
As counterintuitive as it might sound, the more digitized and interconnected people get, the more they seem to appreciate the handiwork of Dan McCleary and the fellow live theater proponents who work with him.
30. Fresh Market, Whole Foods Seek Approval From Boards
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Two planned high-profile grocery stores will be seeking regulatory approval in the coming weeks.
The Fresh Market is applying for a special-use permit from the Land Use Control Board Dec. 12 to convert the existing Ike’s store on Union Avenue into one of the chains upscale grocery stores.
31. Sickle Cell Foundation Considers Hunt-Phelan House
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The Hunt-Phelan house would become a campus for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee under a plan the foundation announced Tuesday, Oct. 29, on the steps of the 175-year-old home at 533 Beale St.
32. Highpoint Church Buys Briarcrest’s East Memphis Campus
- Friday, November 9, 2012
After seven years of leasing space for its worship services, Highpoint Church has acquired Briarcrest Christian School Systems Inc.’s property at 6000 Briarcrest Ave. for $7.25 million.
33. History for Sale
- Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Three historic properties in the Midtown and Downtown areas are on the market, all listed with major Memphis commercial real estate firms.
The most recent listing is the Hunt-Phelan house at 533 Beale St., priced at $2.9 million with Henry Stratton and Andy Cates of Colliers International Memphis. The mansion has hosted guests including Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson.
34. ‘Perfect Storm’
- Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Office sublease space reached a record high in the first quarter, and local experts are forecasting even more leases from one lessee to another to hit the market prior to year-end.
Office subleasing totaled 600,664 square feet during the first three months of the year, according to Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC’s Q1 office market report. That’s nearly 14 percent of total available space.
35. Pickering Projects Show Activity on Upswing
- Friday, May 18, 2012
If an uptick in engineering services is an economic indicator of recovery and stability, Memphis is progressing fairly well.
That’s the message Bob Pitts, principal at Pickering Firm Inc., shared to the Appraisal Institute of Memphis Wednesday, May 16, at Chickasaw Country Club. Pickering employs 150 engineers, scientists, architects and surveyors across six offices from its Memphis headquarters to the Gulf Coast.
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Memphis Social Media Club will meet Wednesday, April 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Glankler Brown PLLC conference room, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 400. Eric Proseus will discuss communicating via social media during bad weather and other crises. Email email@example.com or call 521-1453 for details.
37. Fed Survey: No Movement in Area Lending
- Monday, April 16, 2012
The local economy is inching toward improvement. A newly released report from the Federal Reserve shows the central bank’s regional district that includes Memphis saw modest improvement in residential real estate as well as the commercial real estate market since the Fed’s last survey.
38. Valentine Joins Regions Insurance
- Friday, April 13, 2012
Chalmers Valentine, owner and principal of Peyton Financial Group, has joined Regions Insurance of Tennessee.
She’s worked for Peyton Financial Group for the past 23 years specializing in insurance and financial services, estate coordination, executive compensation, employee benefits and retirement planning. Her focus at Regions Insurance will be to help build out a life insurance and executive compensation practice.
- Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Association of Fundraising Professionals will host its monthly luncheon Thursday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christian Brothers University’s Thomas Center. The topic is “The Role of Communications in Fundraising Campaigns.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit afpmemphis.org to register.
40. Cargill Files $1.4M Permit App For Pres. Island Storage Bldg.
- Tuesday, April 3, 2012
2615 Channel Ave.
Memphis, TN 38113
Permit Cost: $1.4 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2012
41. Covenant Dove Finances Two Area Nursing Homes
- Friday, March 30, 2012
Bartlett-based Covenant Dove – an operator of skilled nursing facilities in 12 states – has filed two leasehold loans totaling $16.5 million for nursing homes in Bartlett and Collierville, part of an aggregate $165 million loan through The PrivateBank and Trust Co.
42. Social Media Club To Meet Thursday
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Memphis chapter of the Social Media Club will host a meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Glankler Brown PLLC conference room, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 400.
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Memphis alumnae association of Kappa Kappa Gamma will hold a luncheon titled “Literacy is Key: A Book and Author Affair” Thursday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Authors Kim Edwards and Lisa Patton will speak, and book-signings will follow. Tickets are $45 per person, which benefits Literacy Mid-South. For more information, visit www.memphiskkg.org.
44. Bluff City Coffee Inks New Space
- Friday, January 20, 2012
Bluff City Coffee, the coffee and snack shop in Downtown’s South Main Historic Arts District, has recently unveiled some aggressive expansion plans.
The local eatery has leased a 3,000-square-foot kitchen in the Pembroke Building, 119 S. Main St., in the space behind the Center for Southern Folklore.
45. Social Media Club to Meet Thursday
- Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Memphis chapter of the Social Media Club will host its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Glankler Brown conference room, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 400.
46. City Closes Books on Dynamic Year
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
If there’s one thing 2011 proved about the legal profession in Memphis, it’s how intrinsic it is to the daily ebb and flow of life in the city and how deeply enmeshed it is in the big news stories of the day, from politics to business.
47. Distinctions, Honors Roll In for Glankler Brown
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
A lot has been going on over the last few months at Glankler Brown PLLC – one of the largest law firms in the city.
- Friday, October 28, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday, Oct. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250.For more information, call 212-7424.
- Thursday, October 27, 2011
Hutchison School will host an Upper School Visitor Day for girls entering grades nine through 12 in the fall of 2012 Thursday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hutchison, 1740 Ridgeway Road. For more information, call 762-6672 or visit www.hutchisonschool.org.
- Friday, October 7, 2011
The annual Barrister’s Breakfast benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation will be held Friday, Oct. 7, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Calvary Church, 102 N. Second St. Cost is $10 per person and includes the full breakfast.
- Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Highwoods Properties Inc. is about two weeks away from completing more than $1 million in parking lot renovations and building improvements at the East Memphis office complex Triad Centre, bringing its three developments into a cohesive, campus-style environment.
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Memphis chapter of the Society for Information Management will present its 24th edition of the Strategy Series for Executives, titled “Unleashing the Power of IT for Innovation and Growth,” Thursday, Sept. 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel, 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. The event is free for qualified corporate executives. To register, visit www.hmgstrategy.com.
- Friday, September 9, 2011
Literacy Mid-South, Memphis City Schools and The United Way will present an Advanced Tutor Training Brown Bag Lunch Series Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memphis City Schools Teaching & Learning Academy, 2485 Union Ave. Dr. Beverly Cross, Lillian Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Urban Education at the University of Memphis, will speak on the topic “Building Effective Tutor/Student Relationships.” For more information or reservations, contact Marilyn Rabinowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 327-6000, ext. 1009.
54. LensRentals.com Moves Into Trinity Ridge
- Friday, July 22, 2011
A local camera- and lens-rental company is expanding into a significant amount of space in the already tight Northeast submarket.
LensRentals.com has signed a 16,800-square-foot lease in Cordova’s Trinity Ridge Business Center, 7730 A Trinity Road, suite 110.
- Thursday, July 21, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Dealing With Guns in the Workplace” Thursday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the firm’s office, 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. Jonathan Hancock will speak. To register, email email@example.com.
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Talk Shoppe will present “Your Image of Excellence” Wednesday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, July 19, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. R.C. Johnson, University of Memphis athletic director, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Advanced reservations are required. For reservations, email Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Friday, June 24, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday, June 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. Cost is free to members and first-time guests and $10 for returning guests. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.
- Thursday, June 23, 2011
Methodist North Hospital will host a free seminar on congestive heart failure Thursday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to1 p.m. at the hospital, 3950 Covington Pike, suite 250. Dr. Claro Diaz, cardiologist with Sutherland Cardiology Clinic, will speak. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 888-777-5959.
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Wednesday, June 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.
- Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Levitt Shell will hold free concerts as part of its summer kids concert series Tuesday, June 21, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park, 1930 Poplar Ave. The New Ballet Ensemble will perform.
- Monday, June 20, 2011
Visible Music College and the Cooper Young Business Association will present Visible Live, a free concert featuring Visible students, alumni and staff, Monday, June 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Josh Smith will perform. For more information, visit www.cooperyoung.biz.
- Friday, May 27, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday, May 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.
- Thursday, May 26, 2011
Methodist North Hospital will hold a stroke support group for stroke survivors and caregivers Thursday, May 26, at 5 p.m. in meeting room one, basement level, 3960 New Covington Pike. This month’s topic is “Dealing with Life After a Stroke.” The group will meet every fourth Thursday of the month. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 516-5646 or visit www.methodisthealth.org.
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A Belgian Beer Dinner will be held Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at Mesquite Chop House, 88 Union Ave. The dinner will be presented by Steve Barzizza of Southwestern Beverages. For more information, call 527-5337 or visit www.mesquitechophouse.com.
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will hold a breakfast briefing titled “Wage and Hour Investigations: What to Do When the Department of Labor Comes Knocking” Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Southaven, 280 Marathon Way in Southaven. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or email@example.com.
- Friday, April 22, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. Cost is free to members and first-time guests and $10 for returning guests. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a general membership luncheon Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at the Germantown Country Club, 1780 Kimbrough Road. Andrew Clarksenior of News Radio 600 WREC will speak. For reservations, call 755-1200.
- Friday, March 25, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.
70. Prevention Through Awareness
- Wednesday, December 1, 2010
World AIDS Day will be commemorated in Memphis Wednesday with a public ceremony to remember all Shelby County residents who’ve lost the battle to AIDS over the last 25 years.
First Baptist Church and Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist Church, adjacent houses of worship at the busy corner of Poplar Avenue and East Parkway, have dedicated their front lawns for a World AIDS Day Marker Project.
71. Menlo Bolsters Local Presence With New Lease
- Friday, November 26, 2010
Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC is expanding its Memphis-area operations with a new 181,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto in Olive Branch.
72. Glankler Brown’s Eastbound Move Starts Friday
- Thursday, November 11, 2010
The long-planned relocation of Glankler Brown PLLC’s Downtown office to East Memphis, which resulted in one of the most significant commercial real estate deals inked this year, gets under way Friday.
- Friday, October 29, 2010
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. The meeting will include a costume contest. For more information, visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
- Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Student Chapter of the Federalist Society will present a lecture by Wall Street Journal columnist and author John Fund titled “A Visitor’s Guide to an Alien Planet: Washington, D.C.” Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Wade Auditorium at the law school, 1 N. Front St. The event is free and open to the public.
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Talk Shoppe will present “Speed Networking: Book Yourself on the Supersonic Flight to Referrals!” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.
- Friday, October 22, 2010
The Small Business Chamber will hold a breakfast club meeting Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, call 748-8889.
- Thursday, October 21, 2010
Saint Francis Hospital Center for Surgical Weight Loss will host a free information seminar on bariatric surgery Thursday at noon at the hospital, 5959 Park Ave. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 765-1849.
78. Kent H. Landsberg Co. Doubles Space
- Friday, October 8, 2010
Kent H. Landsberg Co. has finally inked a deal that had been in the works for quite some time.
Landsberg, a packaging, janitorial and food service shipping supply company, stayed in Memphis and expanded when it purchased Wurzburg Inc., a Memphis-based provider of supply-chain logistics and packaging.
79. Millennium Expands, Eyes Additional Growth
- Monday, October 4, 2010
Times are tough in the furniture industry, but at least one Memphis-area furniture retailer has been scaling up during the recession rather than scaling back.
This summer, Millennium Home Furnishings opened a 12,000-square-foot showroom at 3164 S. Forest Hill-Irene Road, just south of Poplar Pike in Germantown. The new store replaces Millennium’s former 4,500-square-foot store at The Avenue Carriage Crossing in Collierville.
- Friday, September 24, 2010
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
- Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., suite 502. Daniel Moore, audit manager at Watkins Uiberall PLLC, will speak on the topic “Understanding Nonprofit Accounting.” Cost is $60 for members, $110 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
82. Vaco Banks on City’s Logistics Strength
- Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Vaco, a specialized upper-management and executive staffing and consulting firm based in Nashville with 24 offices around the country, including Memphis, has seen tremendous growth since its founding in 2002.
83. Historic Restaurant to Begin New Chapter in New Locale
- Monday, August 2, 2010
Jim’s Place restaurant was founded Downtown in 1921. Eighty-nine years later, the Taras family still owns Jim’s Place East, on Shelby Oaks Drive, and Jim’s Place Grille, in Collierville, though a major change is coming for Jim’s Place East in the next few months.
84. Helmers Opens Law Practice
- Monday, July 12, 2010
H. Thomas Helmers has announced the opening of his new independent law practice at 6000 Poplar Ave.
In his practice, Helmers – who has dealt as an underwriter with real estate title issues for residential and construction transactions – plans to focus on residential real estate, secured lending and curing real estate title issues.
85. New Germantown Building Will Have Retro Look
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Officials broke ground on a new development in Germantown Tuesday that will combine turn-of-the-century architecture with state-of-art medical imaging technology.
The Salvaggio Group LLC held a ceremonial ground-breaking in a lot on Poplar Pike next to Germantown High School, the future site of the Brownstone building, which will house the corporate and clinical offices of Memphis Radiological PC.
86. Deal 'Huge' For Office Real Estate Market
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
The lease that sent Glankler Brown PLLC from Downtown to East Memphis was one of the most significant commercial real estate deals inked all year, even in a city known for its abundance of large industrial transactions.
- Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a breakfast forum titled “Business of Film & Music in Memphis: It’s Not Just Entertainment” today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for prospective members. To register, contact Erick Milford at 543-3518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Talk Shoppe will present “Tax Free Growth & Income For Life” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.
- Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar series for business owners and executives today from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room of Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown, 2100 Exeter Road. Cost is $10. Breakfast will be provided. For reservations, call 755-1200.
90. Attorney Sees Opportunities Ahead For New Practice
- Thursday, September 17, 2009
Stephen H. Biller took the risk in a down economy of going off on his own and forming The Biller Law Firm – a risk that appears to have paid off as he has hired a new attorney and other staff members since opening June 1.
- Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis Chapter will hold a luncheon mixer today at 11:30 a.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave., Suite 102. Lynn V. Evans will speak on “Tips for Increasing Cash.” For reservations, e-mail email@example.com or call 413-1315.
- Monday, August 10, 2009
The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet today at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Dr. Ron Davis, campus dean at Strayer University, will present “Emotional Intelligence and Servant Leadership.” Cost is $20. For reservations, contact Dianne Cordaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 287-6009.
- Friday, June 19, 2009
The Center for Southern Folklore will host a free performance by Tempeh Four today at noon at the center, 123 S. Main St. The performance is part of the center’s Brown Bag Lunch Series. For more information, call 525-3655.
94. Biller Forms Solo Practice
- Friday, June 12, 2009
Stephen H. Biller, formerly of counsel with Luckett Pinstein Ridder PC, has established The Biller Law Firm. The new firm is at 6000 Poplar Ave., Suite 250. ...
Biller practices in labor and employment law, including wage and hour and equal employment opportunity law, as well as immigration law, the National Labor Relations Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and business litigation.
Biller will practice solo with the help of one paralegal and one staff member.
95. Office Suites PLUS Opens Memphis Location
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Office Suites PLUS has opened its first location in Memphis in Suite 250 at 6000 Poplar Ave.
The 15,538 square feet of space includes individually furnished offices, meeting rooms, high-speed Internet access and administrative support services.
- Thursday, August 21, 2008
Women on the Move will hold a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Stefanie Barrett of Barrett Creative will share tips on how to market your business. For reservations, call 684-1010.
97. Apperson Crump, Gary K. Smith to Merge
- Monday, July 28, 2008
Two Memphis law firms are planning to merge their practices effective Friday.
Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC and Gary K. Smith & Associates PLLC announced last week their plans to merge their practices and relocate the Smith firm from Peabody Place to Apperson Crump offices at 6000 Poplar Ave.
98. Founders of Grand Events Sell Company’s Warehouse
- Tuesday, June 24, 2008
3347 Pearson Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $2.5 Million
Sale Date: June 13, 2008
Buyer: Schwarz Properties LLC
Seller: Hoyt Mark White and John Stanley White
Loan Amount: $2.1 million
Loan Date: June 12, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Details: Asheboro, N.C.-based Schwarz Properties LLC has bought the 130,925-square-foot warehouse that houses Grand Events and Party Rentals, which now will lease the space.
99. Oak Hall Renovation Begins Monday
- Thursday, June 19, 2008
After lengthy financing delays from a shaky real estate market, the group planning to renovate the old Oak Hall building at 555 S. Perkins Road Extended is finally ready to move forward.
Glen Bascom Jr., Glen Bascom Sr. and Chris Montesi – the trio who comprise the entity 555 Perkins LLC – have secured a $5.2 million construction loan with U.S. Bank NA to overhaul the 54,265-square-foot office building just south of the intersection at Poplar Avenue and Perkins Road Extended.
The renovation financing was orchestrated by Rick Wood, senior vice president for Financial Federal Savings Bank.
Construction on the 1966 property begins Monday, more than four months after the initial building permit was filed, although the partners’ interest in the property goes back much further. The group bought the ground lease of the building for $1.2 million from LaSalle Bank NA in December 2006, and Bascom Sr. had owned the land since the late 1980s.
Bascom Jr. has been champing at the bit to get the project under way, but he understood the hesitance of lenders, in these tight credit times, to front money for a building that’s only 15 percent preleased.
“I think a lot of big players are like that,” Bascom Jr. said. “Nobody wants to finance a spec building – either an apartment building, condo building or office building. They want to have tenants in place, and that was the hard part with us – we want to build it first and then get tenants.”
Looking for warm bodies
Getting tenants is the company’s goal over the next six months during redevelopment of the building, which will be renamed First Capital Center after the anchor tenant.
Germantown-based First Capital Bank will occupy 6,000 square feet on the ground floor with a branch that includes a drive-thru. The bank joins two existing tenants that are remaining in the four-story building, leaving about 45,000 square feet available for lease.
That task is being handled by Joe Steffner, president of the Memphis office of Grubb & Ellis Co. Steffner said he believes the renovated space of a well-known building along Poplar will make it a desirable locale for office users.
“When you compare the price with the amenities and the brand-new space in the building, it will be a relatively easy sell,” he said. “The Poplar corridor is where everyone has wanted to be. Over the past 15 years the market has grown and people have gone to the 385 corridor as kind of the second choice. Over the past several years, the tenants that either couldn’t find space on Poplar or didn’t want to be on Poplar for whatever reason have tended to come back to Poplar.”
Bascom Jr. agreed that the location along the high-density Poplar Avenue corridor should keep the First Capital Center insulated from what has been a generally soft market.
“Of all the deals that we have out there now, it’s a no-brainer,” Bascom Jr. said. “This one’s going to be successful. It’s a lot of money and time involved over the year or two, but it’s the one I feel most comfortable with of all the projects we’ve got going on.”
New and improved
Renaissance Group is architect and Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC is contractor for the project. Chris Ybos of Montgomery Martin said the expected completion date is about six months away.
Once the building is finished by the end of the year, it won’t look anything like the structure that formerly housed an Oak Hall clothing store. Upgrades include new HVAC, new roof, new shell, new windows, plus plenty of parking for tenants.
Steffner said pricing will be lower than other office space nearby because it’s an older building, but it will recapture the feel of a new product.
“It’s hard to take an older building and make it Class A, and yet they’re doing everything possible to make it A,” Steffner said. “It’s hard to argue with the amenities in the building, plus the bank on site. We think it will be an A-minus building with B prices. That will make it competitive.
“It’s exciting because it’s like having a brand-new building to lease on a speculative basis at below-market rates. We’ve never had an opportunity like this before. It will have a new name, but it’s a location everyone knows.”...
100. Rhea & Ivy MergesWith N.C. Firm
- Thursday, January 31, 2008
The accounting firms of Rhea & Ivy PLC and Dixon Hughes PLLC are merging effective Friday, the companies announced this week.
Rhea & Ivy opened in Memphis in 1954; today it employs 70 wo