VOL. 129 | NO. 63 | Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Memphis City Council members take a closer look Tuesday, April 1, at recommendations to cut city spending and use the savings to devote to the city’s unfunded pension liability.
South Main art projects foster neighborhood identity
A group of artists soon will be chosen to add something new to the canvas of Downtown’s South Main Historic Arts District.
It’s all about “scalability” when it comes to creating new businesses in Memphis, and that means creating ones with a reach beyond the city to customers in other places – customers that more often than not are other businesses, not consumers.
In a somewhat abrupt turnaround, Memphis businessman Taylor Berger has decided to withdraw his candidacy for the Shelby County Commission about a month after announcing his intent to run for the District 5 seat.
Overton Square is getting a live music series called Thursdays Squared.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
4550 Swinnea Road, 6005 Freeport Ave., 3399 E. Raines Road, Memphis, TN, Sale Amounts: $10.1 million; $14.8 million; $18 million -
Editor’s Note: This column will appear Tuesdays through April in honor of Sustainability Month for Memphis and Shelby County.
Fundraising is a noble profession. As a fundraiser you meet some of the best people around. You provide people with information and opportunities that allow them to pursue things that are important to them: “things” that really can’t be bought. You can’t buy an end to world hunger, gun violence, AIDS or domestic violence: you have to give. When you ask people to give you bring people together with projects, programs and institutions that align with their beliefs. You help people realize some of their highest aspirations.
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