VOL. 117 | NO. 112 | Tuesday, June 10, 2003
McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations won a Silver
Anvil, the highest national award given by the Public Relations Society of
The Memphis-based firm won for its campaign to reintroduce
curbside recycling in the Metro Nashville area.
A winner in the institutional programs/government category,
the campaign was one of 91 finalists gleaned from 664 entries.
Women in Communications
announces speaker change
Jill Singer, American Magazine general manager, will address
todays Women in Communications meeting after the scheduled speaker, Mignonne
Wright, experienced a schedule conflict.
The meeting begins at 11:45 a.m. at Luna Rosa, 4002 Park
For information, call Laverne Daley, 373-1723.
NBC rates outstanding
in federal program ranks
National Bank of Commerce earned an Outstanding Community
Reinvestment Act, or CRA, rating from the federal Office of the Comptroller of
Currency, the top rating a financial institution can achieve.
The OCC report said NBC demonstrated excellent performance
in its lending practices and is among the leading Memphis banking institutions
in originating home improvement and small farm loans.
CRA encourages depository institutions to help meet the
credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and
Baker Donelson merges
with Alabama law firm
Memphis-based Baker, Donelson,
Bearman & Caldwell and Birmingham, Ala.-based Berkowitz, Lefkovits, Isom
& Kushner, a business and commercial law firm, recently merged to form
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.
The merger implements the
strategic plan of each firm, said Charles T. Tuggle, chairman and chief
executive officer of the combined firm. The Berkowitz firm considered the merger
as a means of continuing its rapid growth and offering expanded services to its
Baker Donelson viewed Birmingham
as a key market in pursuit of its goal of expanding its presence in the South.
Baker Donelson identified the Berkowitz attorneys as among the best in
Birmingham and the Berkowitz firm as one of the most reputable commercial and
business law firms in the state.
The expanded firm has 334
attorneys in nine offices.
Memphis City Schools seek
community help in search
As part of the process to hire a new superintendent, the
Memphis City Schools board of commissioners is sponsoring a series of forums
Thursday through Saturday to get community input. The board set forums at
various times and locations to include as many segments of the community as
A forum for the business community begins at 7:30 a.m.
Thursday in the board of education auditorium, 2597 Avery Ave.
Elected officials will meet with the
board beginning at 1 p.m. Friday in the board of education auditorium.
A community forum begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ridgeway
Middle School auditorium, 6333 Quince Road.
For information, visit Memphis City Schools Web site,
Kiwanis Club to hear
charter schools talk
Tommie Henderson, principal and founder of Memphis Academy
of Science, will address the Kiwanis Club of Memphis at noon Wednesday in Grand
Salon B at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. He will discuss his involvement with the
charter schools initiative.