VOL. 126 | NO. 40 | Monday, February 28, 2011
It wouldn’t have seemed out of place if David Waddell had reminded the audience at his company’s yearly “State of the Union” presentation that the only thing they have to fear is fear itself.
Holtz inspires business leaders with motivational speech
Spend an hour listening to an address on leadership from the man sometimes referred to as “Dr. Lou” – as about 400 business executives did at Friday morning’s Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club – and it’s not hard to imagine his locker room pep talks.
Republican state legislators from Shelby County and leaders of the Shelby County Commission are on opposite sides of the schools consolidation issue.
As companies reduce advertising efforts to cope with the slumping economy, Grant & Co. has created a marketing program with its vendors where they are able to pool their money together for radio advertising.
Scientists, academics, business professionals, politicians and others gathered Thursday at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave., to listen to entrepreneurial panelists voice their perspectives on the business of bioscience.
Creativity plus practicality – this is the only template Michael Nunn follows.
There is probably no more uncertain business conditions and mental warfare than those surrounding a salesperson’s day compared to, say, technical or administrative workers. I call it mind-ninja-ing. This applies similarly to the small business owner who is a salesperson himself but of a more Jedi level.
Last week we discussed ways to help Youth Villages, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. This week let us explore a formal leadership development program, Hutchison Leads, which is empowering young women through experiences in public policy development, private sector initiatives, civic responsibility, and service learning.
Your company is rockin’ and rollin’ along - doing a great job with keeping your customers up-to-speed on new products, services and other essential details. Customers couldn’t be happier. Of course, customers are the most important audience, right? On one level, yes. But what about your employees?
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
The day after her Feb. 16 concert in Memphis at Minglewood Hall, the frontwoman for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals let her Twitter followers know how much she enjoyed herself.
Memphis was a great market for concerts once upon a time, you might hear some old timers say of the golden age of arena rock.
The Germantown Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 35th year of providing area musicians with an artistic outlet by bringing home an old friend who struck musical gold.
One in an occasional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.
Man, oh man, can you beat the weather! Is this a false spring? Will winter return, frigid, austere and overbearing, like the high school principal from hell? Oh, who cares, because I have the wine to remind you of balmy days and sunshine no matter what happens to the sweep of jet stream and the vagaries of La Nina.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Haley Barbour has signed legislation that changes how payday lending companies operate while giving the industry at least three more years to do business in Mississippi.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Government-controlled mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac narrowed their losses in the final three months of last year. But they are asking for more money from taxpayers as the real estate market braces for what could be a new wave of mortgage defaults.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Friday it purchased a gel technology that could be used to control bleeding and speed up healing in surgical procedures that treat sinus conditions.
NEW YORK (AP) — Google says it has tweaked the formulas steering its Internet search engine to take the rubbish out of its results. The overhaul is designed to lower the rankings of what Google deems "low-quality" sites. That could be a veiled reference to so-called online "content farms" such as Demand Media's eHow.com.
SEATTLE (AP) – Consumers Reports says the iPhone that works on Verizon Wireless' network has a similar problem to the original. If the phone is held in a certain way, it could cause dropped calls or problems dialing out.