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1. Last Word: Election Impact, Fun with Election Cross Tabs and DeSoto vs. Marshall -

Now, about the idea being discussed starting late last week that when the Feds are looking at someone running for office or holding office they have to take into consideration how close the next election is for that person.

2. Events -

National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Themed “And Justice for All,” the award ceremony will honor six individuals for their contributions to civil and human rights in the U.S. and worldwide, and will be followed by the gala celebration. Individual tickets start at $200. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org or call 901-525-3214.

3. Events -

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. Glen Fenter of the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce will present “Our Newest Workforce Development Tool – Memphis Works.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 901-482-0354.

4. Events -

Southwest Tennessee Community College and Operation Hope will host a “Take Your Life Back” credit and money-management workshop Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitehaven Center, 1234 Finley Road. Topics include saving money, understanding your credit score, settling accounts, consumer rights and disputing inaccurate information. Free and open to the public. RSVP to nlashford@southwest.tn.edu or 901-333-4287.

5. Bursting the Bubble -

Graceland is in Memphis. But the two have tended to coexist, rather than being part of each other, since Elvis Presley’s home opened as a commercial enterprise in 1982.

That is starting to change as a $137 million expansion of Graceland – a $92 million hotel resort opening in October and a $45 million, 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex west of the mansion to open in the spring of 2017 – begins to overlap with a renewed emphasis on Whitehaven as the home of many of the city’s middle class.

6. Events -

Working Writers’ Cocktail Hour will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crosstown Arts story booth, 438 N. Cleveland St. Memphis writers of all types are invited to mingle, have a drink, and connect with each other. Cost is free. For details, visit crosstownarts.org.

7. Events -

Working Writers’ Cocktail Hour will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crosstown Arts story booth, 438 N. Cleveland St. Memphis writers of all types (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, art/music writing, etc.) are invited to mingle, have a drink, and connect with other working writers. Cost is free. For details, visit crosstownarts.org.

8. Ikea Begins Recruiting For Memphis Store -

Ikea is seeking 200 employees for its future Memphis store, set to open late this fall.

Positions are available in home furnishings sales, interior design/visual merchandising, customer service, safety and security, cashiers, facility management, warehouse receiving, stock replenishment and child play area supervision. In addition, 40 food service jobs are available across Ikea Memphis’ four eateries.

9. The Week Ahead: August 22-28 -

This week, Habitat for Humanity gets a hand from some famous friends, the City Council talks marijuana, and TEDxMemphis returns with more "ideas worth sharing." And that's just a taste of what's in store in the week ahead...

10. Events -

Sparkling Nights, the 18th annual Spirit of SRVS auction and wine tasting, will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The fundraiser will feature vintage wines, silent and live auctions, and more. Tickets are $75 in advance or $85 at the door; tickets for the new VIP area are $125. Visit srvs.org.

11. Events -

Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden will present “Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly” on Monday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Cora Lund Preston of the Monarch Joint Venture will provide the latest updates on monarch butterflies and discuss what citizens can do to help. Admission is free for WRC and MBG members, and $4 for nonmembers. Visit wolfriver.org or call 901-219-7323 for details.

12. Ikea Begins Recruitment For Memphis Store -

Ikea is seeking 200 employees for its future Memphis store, set to open late this fall.

Positions are available in home furnishings sales, interior design/visual merchandising, customer service, safety and security, cashiers, facility management, warehouse receiving, stock replenishment and child play area supervision. In addition, 40 food service jobs are available across Ikea Memphis’ four eateries.

13. Whitehaven’s Big Week Moves Needle on Long-Held Development Plans -

The land has been cleared for quite a while where apartment complexes once stood and a big back parking lot was. You can see parts of it from the steps of Graceland.

On Monday, Aug. 15, the day that Elvis fans mark the anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil, leaders of Elvis Presley Enterprises will announce more details of the $45 million, 200,000-square-foot Graceland West project.

14. Events -

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present “An Introduction to Starting a Successful Online Business” Thursday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The seminar will introduce business owners to a four-step process for website building. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

15. Events -

Regional One Health will start a free smoking-cessation program Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at 842 Jefferson Ave., 2nd floor, Classroom 1. The Freedom From Smoking program consists of eight 90-minute sessions over seven weeks. For details or to schedule participation, call 901-545-6257.

16. After The Bridge -

Four and a half hours after it began Sunday, July 10, the city's most significant and largest Black Lives Matter protest ended with police in riot gear slowly walking a group of around 100 protesters off the Hernando DeSoto Bridge and south on Front Street.

17. Uber, Lyft Battle Governments Over Driver Fingerprint Checks -

DETROIT (AP) – Hailing a ride with a smartphone app in many U.S. cities is coming down to a fight over fingerprints.

Following incidents where Uber drivers were found to have criminal records, a number of state and local officials have proposed fingerprint background checks for ride-hailing drivers – often with the support of local taxi companies.

18. Last Word: The Friendly Church on the Parkway and Paxton Lynch's Mom -

He came to Memphis in the late 1950s from Chicago as the first pastor of Monumental Baptist Church, the “friendly church on the parkway” in a city that was anything but friendly to the causes of Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles.

19. Bridging a Divide -

The Mid-South is united by more than the Mississippi River, but that’s what it took to get the region’s mayors in the same room.

In the aftermath of the 2011 Mississippi River flood, damage stretched from Millington’s naval base to Memphis’ Beale Street. Leaders of the affected municipalities had to come together to apply for FEMA grants and plot their way out of devastation.

20. Events -

Teach901 will hold a job fair Thursday, April 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. More than 30 school operators are hiring for more than 200 available positions for the 2016-2017 academic year. For details and to register, visit teach901.com.

21. The Week Ahead: April 11-17 -

Let’s get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about, from New Memphis Institute's popular “Memphis 101” crash course to the music- and culture-filled Africa in April festival.

22. The Week Ahead: March 28-April 3 -

Alright, Memphis, are you sure you found all your Easter eggs? Before you make one more sweep of the yard, check out this week’s roundup of local happenings – from the sweet sounds of “Zelda” to what’s being dubbed a “Mini-MEMFix” in East Memphis…

23. Events -

Memphis Jewish Community Center will kick off the third annual Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival with a screening of “Dough” Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Malco Paradiso, 584 S. Mendenhall Road. Tickets are $7 for the community; $5 for MJCC and Indie Memphis members. Other screenings continue through Feb. 28. Visit jccmemphis.org/film for a schedule.

24. Last Word: History As Geology, Beyond the Greensward and City Hall's HR Director -

History can be like geology once you get it in something that isn’t in the form of a book.
There are layers on top of layers that you may not ever see or miss until a site is wiped clean for the next present that used to be the future and will eventually become the past.
That’s the case with the city’s historic Medical Center where much has come and gone several times over as our city’s considerable investment in medicine and health approaches the end of its second century.
Health Sciences Park used to be the site of a hospital. You would think something as massive as the tower of Baptist Memorial Hospital’s central campus on Union Avenue would be missed. Yet even those of us who grew up with its presence drive past it every day without a thought of what was once there.
The same with the site of Russwood Park on the north side of Madison Avenue and the old bus barns where Beale used to run further east than it does now.
In recent years, new facilities have arisen as the medical center makes itself over in a kind of economic regeneration without a comprehensive plan.
There is now an effort to come up with a comprehensive plan for the area that is more than different ventures buying or leasing land and making plans for their needs.
Eight of the institutions in the area have hired a consulting firm to develop a master plan that includes not just facilities but residential and retail areas.
It’s a significant step for an area that remains intriguing for those of us trying to remember what was where and how long some of the survivors have been holding out in much different streetscapes than were there when they arrived.
The Masonic lodge at the dead end of Dunlap into Union Avenue is a survivor. It’s where the funerals were held for some of those killed in the 1925 river disaster in which Tom Lee rescued so many others.
The lodge at one time had an earth-shaking pipe organ that I had the rare privilege of hearing at a concert following its restoration in the 1980s – the ancient 1980s.
And I still wonder about the tiny medical textbook storefront and how it endures at a time when students rent books and others use digital versions.
There are still remnants of the porous border between the medical center and the Union Avenue auto row that used to exist and arose around the old Ford plant.

25. Last Word: Tri-State's Deal With First Tennessee, Matt Barnes' Fine and The Grind -

It sounds strange to refer to this as a holiday weekend – the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Holidays suggest something different than the rededication to purpose so many of us stress as our definition of this day honoring the memory of a leader whose life made it difficult to imagine what our society would be like without his presence.
That we feel compelled to express the meaning of the day through actions and a recommitment to principles buffeted by reality reflects a hope that we wish to retain as first-hand memories of King’s life fade and his legacy endures.

26. New Daisy Padlocked by Tennessee Revenue Department -

Less than a week after its grand reopening, the New Daisy Theatre is currently padlocked with a notice on the front door announcing that it’s been seized for nonpayment of state taxes.

A Tennessee Department of Revenue spokeswoman said state law prohibits her from commenting on the situations of individual taxpayers. The notice on the front door of the venue reads:

27. Events -

ArtBash on Flicker Street will be held Friday, Sept. 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flicker Street Studio, 74 Flicker St., will display “The Work Room Exhibition,” while David Lusk Gallery-Temp, 64 Flicker, will present “200 Miles Away” and a book release and signing for Audrey Taylor Gonzalez’s “South of Everything.” Visit flickerstreetstudio.com and davidluskgallery.com.

28. Events -

2015 Cooper Young Festival Art Invitational will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper St. The free event allows Cooper-Young artists to showcase their work in a gallery environment. Visit cooperyoungfestival.com.

29. Chisca Rising -

Sitting vacant for more than 20 years didn’t do any favors for the Chisca Hotel property along South Main Street. But this week marks a major milestone in the historic structure’s story as residents begin moving into the Plaza, the newer of The Chisca on Main’s two buildings.

30. South Junction Expansion Plans Go Public -

A second phase of the South Junction apartments goes before the Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board Wednesday, Aug. 4.

The set of seven three-story apartment building was added to the agenda of the review board Monday afternoon.

31. New Daisy Renovation Signals New Era for Historic Building -

With a national partner found in Live Nation Entertainment, the New Daisy Theater is getting all dolled up to host nearly 200 musical acts annually.

The job doesn't just call for a new coat of paint to cover the decades of graffiti: the historic theater at 330 Beale is getting a complete overhaul.

32. Memphis Tourism Officials: Limit Hotel Tax Breaks -

A wave of Downtown hotel plans has officials pumping the brakes on using public incentives for smaller, limited-service hotels.

With up to a dozen Downtown hotel projects in the development pipeline, the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau has asked the Downtown Memphis Commission to explore limiting incentives to large, full-service hotels.

33. Memphis in May Faces Decisions in Offseason -

The stages in Tom Lee Park are down. Any leftover picnic blankets are long gone. The barriers at each end of Riverside Drive have given way to the return of traffic.

34. One Beale Faces Questions About Riverside Impact -

When the One Beale luxury high-rise project goes to the Land Use Control Board Thursday, June 11, there will be opposition, concerns and questions about its impact on surrounding properties at Memphis’ riverside.

35. City Council to Hear Plan for New Police Strategy -

Memphis City Council members get their first look Tuesday, April 7, at a new strategy for the Memphis Police Department as well as Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s choices for the new Beale Street Tourism Development Authority.

36. Council Takes Up Beale’s Next Act -

Memphis City Council members are likely to have some questions Tuesday, Jan. 20, about the still tentative settlement of the last part of the court fight for control of Beale Street.

The tentative terms of the settlement between the city of Memphis and the Beale Street Development Corp. leaked last week and include a share of revenues from the operation of the entertainment district for the BSDC that would otherwise go to the city, which owns the property between Second and Fourth streets.

37. Deck the Halls -

It was early Tuesday, a little more than 48 hours before Overton Square was set to throw a major holiday celebration complete with a tree-lighting ceremony, school choirs and dozens of participating tenants.

38. Hard Rock Priority -

When Hard Rock Café opened in the late 1990s at Beale and Hernando streets it was a late realization of a brand-specific goal city leaders had pursued while The Pyramid was being built in the late 1980s.

39. Events -

Remington College Memphis campus will hold the 3 Lives blood drive, a national effort to recruit minority blood donors, Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Remington, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Visit 3lives.com.

40. Events -

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital will hold an educational seminar on surgical weight loss options with Dr. George Woodman and staff Monday, Sept. 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the hospital, 4250 Bethel Road. Call 516-0611.

41. Westin Memphis Honored for Community Service -

When an F-5 tornado tore through Angela Copeland’s hometown of Moore, Okla., last year, she initially felt helpless.

42. Events -

Memphis Light, Gas and Water board will meet Thursday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW administration building 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.

43. Commission Takes Up Family Planning Contract -

Shelby County commissioners Monday, March 24, take up an attempt to end the county’s contract for federally funded family planning and related health services with Christ Community Health Services.

44. Events -

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable with Scott Lawyer, director of the Master of Business Administration program at Christian Brothers University, Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 a.m. at Cheffie’s Cafe, 483 High Point Terrace. The topic is “Continuing Education and the Sales Professional: Why is This Important?” Cost is $20 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

45. Helping Hands -

The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel is hosting a bash this week organizers are calling “Memphis to Moore,” an event that will raise money for the rebuilding effort in an Oklahoma community devastated last month by a mile-wide tornado.

46. Riverfront Report Highlights Quick Fixes -

With a set of 20 Memphis riverfront plans and reports spanning several decades, urban planner and designer Jeff Speck’s mission wasn’t to add to the stack of documents, maps and renderings.

47. Speck Suggests Riverfront Remedies -

Urban planner and designer Jeff Speck has told city government leaders that the recently renamed Jefferson Davis Park is the “obvious next opportunity” for riverfront development plans and represents a “big bang in an important place.”

48. Rediscovering the Past -

High-rise office buildings surround it on two sides and even the multistoried rectory at St. Peter Catholic Church offers a downward view of the Magevney House on Adams Avenue, east of Third Street.

49. Tunes for Tots -

Just as Jim Jaggers, meteorologist for WREG News Channel 3, uses the power of his bike pedals to raise money and awareness for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital through Go Jim Go, his son Justin is using guitar pedals to do the same.

50. Breaking the Mold -

When Rosemarie Fair was named Broker of the Year in investment sales at last year’s Pinnacle Awards, she became the first woman ever to do so.

Before Fair founded One Source Commercial Inc. in 1993, she worked with Carlisle Corp. in the early 1980s on Beale Street Landing Downtown. She remembers often what her mentor Gene Carlisle taught her – “Somebody will take care of the big stuff, it’s the nickels and dimes that make the difference.”

51. Events -

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host former Vice President Al Gore, signing “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

52. Events -

The University of Memphis will host the Freedom Ball and Mahogany Awards Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the University Center ballroom, 499 University St. Visit memphis.edu/multiculturalaffairs or call 678-2054.

53. Events -

Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.

54. Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association Elects 2013 Officers -

The Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association recently elected its slate of officers to serve in 2013, and the group now ramps up for a busy year, including the 14th annual MMHLA Lodging Industry Update on Feb. 22 at the Hilton Memphis.

55. Slam Dunk -

Historically, December isn’t the kindest month to Downtown Memphis’ economy. That’s compared to the summer months, when Beale Street and its surrounding areas are bustling with people visiting attractions, dining at restaurants and spending money on retail items.

56. Heritage Trail Plan Raises Concerns -

While the focus of the Heritage Trail Community Redevelopment Plan is on public housing projects Cleaborn Pointe at Heritage Landing and Foote Homes, the 20-year plan has far reaching implications for Downtown stakeholders, especially real estate developers.

57. International Exposure -

The Memphis hotel industry can thank at least 200,000 of its room nights last year to European visitors booked by tour operators.

European stays in Memphis averaged three nights, with each person spending more than $200 per day.

58. Events -

Memphis Bioworks Business Association, the U.S. Small Business Administration and The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service will host Memphis Bioworks SBA Fast Conference: Growing Your Bioscience Business Wednesday, Sept. 19, and Thursday, Sept. 20, at the MBBA conference center, 20 S. Dudley St., first floor. Visit bioworksbusiness.com.

59. Resource Entertainment Group Plans Growth, New Offerings -

Resource Entertainment Group is continuing a steady growth path and looks to expand thanks to a new website as well as management of a new Downtown event space called The Columns.

The entertainment services company specializes in live entertainment, production services, entertainment consulting and event programming expertise. The company manages some of the Mid-South’s most popular entertainers and provides bands, DJs, speakers, audio systems, concert lighting, staging and tech crews.

60. New Beale St. Banquet Space Boon for City -

The recent news that the old Pat O’Brien’s space at 310 Beale St. will soon be filled by three private banquet halls and a corner bar has many event planners keyed up for future venue options.

61. Joyful Noise -

Memphis has a major new advocate of live, original music.

It’s Madison Line Records, a locally based full-service nonprofit record label launched by Visible Music College, which itself offers a variety of music industry programs and classes.

62. Dancing Jimmy’s to Open on Beale -

Beale Street’s former Pat O’Brien’s space is being replaced with a new concept from some of the street’s prime stakeholders.

Bud Chittom and Preston Lamm, operating as Beale Holdings LLC, are renovating the 15,000-square-foot property at 310 Beale St. to prepare it for three banquet halls and a 1,200-square-foot corner bar called Dancing Jimmy’s by May 1.

63. Dancing Jimmy’s to Replace Former Pat O’s Space -

The former Pat O’Brien’s space on Beale Street is being replaced with a new concept from some of the street’s prime stakeholders.

Bud Chittom and Preston Lamm, operating as Beale Holdings LLC, are in the midst of renovating the 15,000-square-foot property at 310 Beale St. to prepare it for three banquet halls and a 1,200-square-foot corner bar called Dancing Jimmy’s by May 1.

64. Participants Sought For e200 Biz Program -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and the Small Business Administration are urging local small-business owners and executives to enroll in The Emerging 200.

65. Events -

FAcademics will hold an opening celebration Friday, Feb. 24, at 9 a.m. at its location, 2182 West St. FAcademics is a tutoring and learning company specializing in academic services for all ages, grades and subjects. For more information, visit www.facademics.com or call 755-7797.

66. Events -

CSI Memphis Chapter will meet Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Agricenter International Banquet Hall, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The social will begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the program will start at 7 p.m. Greg Maxted, executive director of the Harahan Bridge Project, will speak. Cost is $25. For reservations, contact Charlotte Cooper at charlotte.c@comcast.net or 377-8063.

67. New Dishes -

Memphis’ eyes were bigger than its stomach in 2011, but in a good way.

Some local restaurateurs launched completely new concepts; others entered new submarkets with additional stores. Even a handful of national retailers entered the Memphis market after having locations elsewhere in Tennessee for years.

68. Lease on Former Three Alarm Studio in Foreclosure Again -

The leasehold on a former Downtown Memphis fire station with a checkered 25-year history and a strategic location – 200 Linden Ave. – is facing foreclosure again.

69. DRB to Discuss Signage Items -

The Center City Commission Design Review Board will discuss a few signage items at its upcoming meeting Wednesday, June 1.

There is a signage application for digital, off-premise signage for 200 Beale St. The DRB also will discuss design guidelines and get a sign code committee report at the meeting.

70. Barbecue Decision Next for MIM; Cordova Shelter Goes to Capacity -

The Beale Street Music Festival came to a close Sunday evening before the rains resumed. Now organizers of the month-long festival have a decision to make about whether to go forward with the barbecue-cooking contest that opens to the public May 12, two days after the river at Memphis is forecast to crest at 45 feet.

71. Playmakers -

During the day it houses some of the city’s best and brightest bankers and lawyers. But at night, its illumination continues, bearing the message “Go Grizz.” The First Tennessee Bank Building at 165 Madison Ave. is taking advantage of being the city’s sixth-tallest skyscraper to support the Memphis Grizzlies and their playoff run.

72. Conference Pits MEM At Center of Aviation World -

For five years Memphis International Airport executives and other civic leaders have worked on developing the city’s aerotropolis – the concept of an airport serving as a region’s economic engine.

The idea will be as public as ever – at least here – Tuesday, the second day of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition at The Peabody hotel. That’s when FedEx Corp. founder Frederick W. Smith and Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Richard Anderson share the stage with University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda, the originator of the aerotropolis concept.

73. Blues Central -

Memphis has long been known as the “home of the blues,” a moniker that’s on display this week at the annual International Blues Challenge.

The event, which draws participants from around the world, kicked off Tuesday with the opening FedEx International Showcase at the New Daisy Theatre and continues through Saturday.

74. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Stephen Zack, American Bar Association president, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Advanced reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

75. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Stephen Zack, American Bar Association president, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Advanced reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

76. Back on the Air -

After being silent and nearly forgotten for more than 50 years, the radio station that helped launch the careers of such music pioneers as B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Ike Turner, Carl Perkins, Albert King – and even Elvis Presley – is back.

77. Cajun Crawfish Fest Plans Under Way -

The 18th annual Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival will be held April 18 from noon to 6 p.m. at Wagner Place between Union Ave. and Beale Street.

The festival will include a gumbo cook-off, crawfish boil, eating contests and live entertainment.

78. Guru Tells Entrepreneurs to Put Themselves First -

George Cloutier, the author of a best-selling business advice book, told Memphis entrepreneurs to think selfishly as they try to make it through a tough economy.

“Pay yourself first,” he told business owners who attended a Wednesday night dinner held by the U.S. Conference of Mayors to honor Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

79. Events -

The Memphis Gavel Club will hold a luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Yvonne Madlock, director of the Shelby County Health Department, will speak. For more information, call 754-3569.

80. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association will host a continuing legal education seminar today from 1:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the MBA office, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Kathy Story of Story Consulting will speak on “Managing Change and Transforming Your Legal Career.” To register, visit www.memphisbar.org.

81. Housing Divided -

A couple of years ago, when Clay Thompson of Memphis decided it was time to stop renting, he set his sights on the Downtown condominium market. He was especially interested in the old warehouses in the South Main Historic Arts District that had been converted to condos.

82. Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Beale Street Hip-Hop Club -

A federal bankruptcy court judge has scrapped plans to reopen the old Pat O’Brien’s on Beale Street as a two-day-a-week nightspot with a dress code.

The plan by Cato Walker and Curtis Givens to open “Liquid On Beale” drew opposition from Beale Street developer John Elkington and his Performa Entertainment Real Estate Inc., as well as the Beale Street Merchants Association.

83. A New Day for King Cotton: Biotech and agribusiness redefine themselves -

If you’re in the right place at the right time during May, you might glimpse a motorcade cutting through mid-day traffic, followed by a green bus with a big papier-mache boll weevil on top. Nothing hints at Memphis’ agribusiness roots like that longtime foe of the cotton plant.

84. Trolley Lambasted During Main Street Mall Meeting -

The idea of allowing car traffic on the Main Street Mall Downtown was panned at the first public hearing held by the Center City Commission this week.

But most in the crowd of 50 who attended were far more emotional as they trashed the operation of the Memphis Area Transit Authority’s Main Street Trolley that runs along the mall.

85. Events -

The Charter Commission of Memphis and Shelby County will meet today at 3 p.m. in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. For more information, call Bridgett Handy-Clay at 576-6511.

86. 5K Helps MALS Fund Project -

Police in Memphis and Shelby County received more than 68,000 domestic violence-related phone calls in 2005, according to data gathered through the Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) Domestic Violence Project.

87. American Paper Optics Brings a Third Dimension To the Marketplace -

Two years from now, John Jerit estimates his company, American Paper Optics, will have sold about 1 billion 3-D glasses.

"We're probably reaching about 850 million glasses sold," Jerit said. "We've averaged about 50 million a year in 17
years. But this year, we'll probably sell over 200 million units of glasses or stuff that's used for glasses. I would say that we'll be able to say a billion served probably by the end of 2009."

88. Marketing Push Shows Businesses That Downtown Works -

The announcement in February that SunTrust Banks Inc. is clearing out of its 170,000-square-foot space in Downtown's One Commerce Square building - the second-tallest in the city - could be regarded as a setback for Downtown stakeholders.

89. Snapshots in Time -

Over the course of former Memphian Jason Miccolo Johnson's award-winning photographic career, he's captured icons such as Princess Diana and five of the last six U.S. presidents.

He scored a rare session to photograph the late Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, and another photo assignment carried him to Selma, Ala., where he walked across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. That's where armed police officers attacked civil rights demonstrators in 1965, an event remembered as "Bloody Sunday."

90. Events -

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance LLC hosts a "Driven to Success" workshop Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2670 Union Ave. Ext., Ste. 200. Business adviser Tim Brady will lead the workshop. Attendees will learn how to rethink their business expenses, plan a mobile office and determine a break-even point across the board. Call 800-292-8072 to register.

91. Events -

The Memphis Regional Chamber offers "Preparing Your Business for the Unthinkable" today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 22 N. Front St., Ste. 200. Mark Giannini, co-founder of Service Assurance Corp., is the guest speaker. Call Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or e-mail tlee@memphischamber.com for more information.

92. Events -

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors holds a broker forum on "Threats to the MLS" today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Call 818-2444 for reservations.

93. Events -

The Memphis Advertising Federation offers "Marketing Tips from the Pros: A Seminar for Non-Profits" Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. Speakers will cover a range of topics from Internet marketing to online donations to communicating with diverse audiences. Cost is $79 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call Kathy Kelley at 523-2828 or e-mail kkelley@midsouth.rr.com.

94. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association presents "Recent Developments in Tennessee UPL" Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the MBA conference room at 80 Monroe St., Ste. 220. For more information, call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org.

95. Events -

The Memphis Area Home Builders Association holds the groundbreaking ceremony for the 2007 Spring Vesta Home Show today at 10 a.m. at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville Reserve. For more information, contact Sara Hodge at 487-6632 or shodge@mahba.com.

96. Children's Museum Hosts Golf Tournament Today -

SEPT. 18

The Children's Museum of Memphis (CMOM) hosts the fourth annual CMOM Golf Tournament to benefit the "Yes, EVERY Child!" program at 11:30 a.m. at Memphis Country Club, 3034 Southern Ave. The Yes, EVERY Child! program provides free CMOM admission for less fortunate families. Lunch will be provided starting at 11:30 a.m., and the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golfers will play in teams of four for $300 a person. Call 458-2678 for information or to register.

97. Big Bucks -

The number "one" is fitting for the name of the giant mixed-use development Gene Carlisle is creating Downtown, as both a locator and a clue to the project's scope.

That's "one" as in One Beale, the address at the foot of Beale Street where the wealthy Wendy's franchisee is developing a 30-story hotel/condominium development with a price tag of between $150 million and $175 million. The "one" also is a clue to the scale of the skyline-changing project, which is unprecedented for Memphis.

98. Big Fat Greek Festival is on at Orthodox Church Friday and Saturday -

May 9

The Small Business Chamber holds a free Cellular South Workshop called "Identifying and Retaining Top Performers" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom of Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com for more information.

99. Technology Company Travels Open Road -

From New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to TV actress Phylicia Rashad - better known to millions as Claire Huxtable on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show" - some big names passed through Memphis last week.

100. Downtown Development Spawns Condos Big and Small -

Is bigger better? While the Downtown condominium market appears to be moving in that direction, the little guy isn't down for the count.

When the Center City Commission updated its Downtown Condo Report in late January, it listed 14 condo projects under construction, with a total of 532 units.