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VOL. 119 | NO. 114 | Wednesday, June 29, 2005

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ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards

Orchestral Society Names New Board Members

The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center City Commission, succeeds Joe C. Weller, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Morgan Keegan & Co. G. Dan Poag, CEO of Poag & McEwen Lifestyle Centers, was named chairman-elect. New MOS board members are Terry Lee, Mary Ann Hodges, Chantal Veevaete, Alonzo Weaver, Bridget Trenary and Michael D. Uiberall.


The American Business Womens Association presented the following awards at the 2005 Annual Business & Community Involvement Awards ceremony: Darlene Richardson, ABWA woman of the year; Erica D. Collins, 2005 Shelby Pines chapter scholarship recipient; Constance A. Denham, educator of the year; and Earnest Hillman Jr., business man of the year.


Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. appointed Carolyn Benson as administrator of the Shelby County Roads and Bridges Department. Benson has served as deputy administrator of the department for nine years. She received a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis.


Cory L. Major was named assistant dean of students/director of multicultural affairs at Rhodes College. Major previously served as high school relations coordinator and youth services coordinator for Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas in Helena. During the 2002-2003 academic year, he interned at the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Rhodes. He received a bachelors degree from Excelsior College and a masters degree from the University of Memphis.


David Robertson of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was awarded the companys first Good Neighbor Award. The award recognizes Robertsons commitment to community service and exceptional contributions he has made to the Memphis community.


Stuart McCathie was named headmaster at Lausanne Collegiate School. McCathie previously was headmaster of the Oakwood School in Greenville, N.C. He earned a bachelors degree from Lancaster University and a masters degree from the University of North Carolina.


Crye-Leike, Realtors, honored the following sales associates and employees within its West Tennessee region for five years of service: Lolly Jones, April Austein, Albert Boysen, Diana Bramlett, Rita Hallum, Thomas Johnson, Ralph Edward Lambert, Vernice Moore, Michael Morgan, Janice OGrady, Trey Hogue, Jack Hicks, Sandra Gill, John Dawkins, Debra Knight, Jimmie Mitchell, Frances Anderson, Robert Blakley, Mary Ann Brown, Delois Colvin, Charles Fifer, Gwendolyn Mosbey, Lisa Townsend, Peggy West, Jacqueline Williams, Paige Arnold, Tim Tanner, Diane Thomas, Larry Webb, Janna Gordon, Scott Housewirth, Sharon Paylor, Fancher Smith, Debbie Williamson, Geoffrey Fargo, Don Porter, Michael Sims, Perry Bond, Cheryl Fortner, Susan East, Paula Given, Roxanne McIngvale, Gussie Smith, Brenda Cain, Martin Thomas and Pamela Watson.


McNeely, Pigott & Fox Public Relations announced the promotion of Abby More from staff associate to associate account executive. Prior to joining MP&F, More served as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies street marketing team and assisted the University of Memphis Athletic Department as a media relations and life skills intern. She earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Memphis.


Janice M. Harbor, president and director of Crye-Leike Relocation Services Mid-South Region, was awarded the presidents service award from RELO, the worlds largest relocation referral network. Harbor is a past member of the RELO Advisory Council.


PROPERTY SALES 34 34 3,905
MORTGAGES 47 47 4,437
BUILDING PERMITS 190 190 9,458
BANKRUPTCIES 60 60 2,945