VOL. TMN-7 | NO. 9 | Saturday, February 22, 2014
Women working hard to shatter glass ceiling locally, nationally
If it was just an abstraction or a mere theory, it wouldn’t have a definition in the dictionary or a website. It would simply be another urban myth.
Long before she was running her own business and co-writing a book, “Women in High Gear,” Amy Howell was a little girl in overdrive.
Leigh Shockey had gone to Memphis International Airport in her role as an executive for the family business – Drexel Chemical Co.
When Rosemarie Fair first entered the world of commercial real estate in the early 1980s, it was still a largely male-dominated profession and she felt the biting sting of disrespect.
When Amy Howell delivers the keynote address at the Women & Business Seminar Feb. 27 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, she will, rather appropriately, be speaking about the art of appreciating what women can bring to any business setting.
Women today make 77 cents for every dollar men make in the U.S. economy, President Barack Obama said in his January State of the Union address.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
2013: The Salvation Army Kroc Center opened at the Mid-South Fairgrounds.
Two years ago, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph returned from a torn MCL in his right knee and essentially finished out the season on one leg.
“I’ve never been humbled by anything like baseball. And I’ve been humbled more coaching than playing.” – Jonathan Lyons, former college and minor-league pitcher and now a coach of a 12-and-under competitive team
Memphis International Airport, gutted by the downsizing of Delta Air Lines, is pursuing a $114 million “concourse modernization” plan that will eliminate a large number of gates and result in upgrades to what is left.
Kroger’s closure marks end of an era in Frayser
When the Kroger store opened at Northgate shopping center in Frayser 58 years ago, the store gave away a Shetland pony.
Butler, Sevier, Hinsley & Reid PLLC law firm has expanded its presence at 88 Union Ave.
The set of two dozen proposed attendance zone changes affecting nearly 7,000 students in Shelby County unveiled this week by Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson is the first step on the road to certainty for parents of children in the consolidated system that is about to break into seven public systems.
Three years after its acquisition by Argent Financial Group, Memphis-based Sector Capital Management is an independent company again.
Redevelopment of YMCA at center of neighborhood’s new life
The former Mason YMCA on Walker Avenue near the University of Memphis is getting a new look. The redevelopment of the 11,500-square-foot property is underway and should be complete by the end of the year.
The city of Memphis would move government offices into two shopping malls and the Soulsville Town Center under tentative “conceptual” plans Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. took Tuesday, Feb. 18, to the Memphis City Council.
The deadline for the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council’s 13th annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony is fast approaching.
The opening date for Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid is still tentative.
Memphis businessman Taylor Berger was thinking about it pretty much until the last minute Tuesday, Feb. 18, when he pressed send on an email that announced his intention to run for a seat on the Shelby County Commission.
Couple examines issues in Memphis to ‘move the needle’
Working to better understand, and thus bring down, Shelby County’s infant mortality rate would be a giant undertaking.
Jim Reedy began selling real estate in 1976 while he was a student at the University of Memphis, and within three years, he moved into selling investment properties.
Community development corporations are designed to help create more housing in areas where investors and banks might not normally invest without incentives.
You may not know it, but human trafficking is a problem in Tennessee. It’s such a problem that Rep. Jim Coley, R-Bartlett, chairman of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee, has dedicated his career in office to fight against the crime in his home state.
Iconic Memphis signage turned into Memphis Type book
A single image of iconic Memphis landmarks such as the Arcade Restaurant or the Lorraine Motel is sometimes all that’s needed to ground the viewer in a place and time and convey whole chapters of Memphis history.
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris started raising funds and gauging support for a challenge of state Sen. Ophelia Ford last week by bringing up Ford’s vote earlier in the week in favor of the bill allowing guns to be carried in parks regardless of whether a local government bans the practice.
When the 11th annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service awards are given out in April, the University of Memphis will also host the awards’ second annual symposium on public service.
Project Zero researchers discuss education at Memphis symposium
Ron Ritchhart came to Memphis for a two-day symposium on Harvard’s Project Zero education research with a message about student-achievement testing he suggested U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan should hear.
Fueled by a demand for the specialized services it provides, Memphis-based consulting firm Caissa Public Strategy has expanded with the opening of a new office in the nation’s capital.
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Alisa Ellis has joined State Systems Inc. as a low voltage sales executive. She brings 16 years of telecommunications experience to the company, which offers protection products and services, including fire protection equipment, training and cleaning services, as well as technology services such as network integration, cabling systems and wireless support.
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The Orpheum Theatre Memphis has filed a $10.2 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for its Centre for Performing Arts.
In recreational sports, you might hear that it’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. It is not so different in community theater.
OUR NEW PHARISEES. Pharisee |'farese|, noun
If you’re like most people, you created a list of new year’s resolutions at the end of December or in the beginning of January. One of your resolutions was probably related to your finances. It may have been to save more, to make more or both. Regardless of which you selected, increasing your income can achieve both goals.
Ray’s Take You’re contemplating moving to another home – maybe even to another city or the country. The catalyst could be a job offer, school changes, the desire for more living space or to be near family. While your personal, family and career situation will be major factors in the final decision, don’t forget to consider the financial angle as well. There are more costs for a new home than the selling price alone.
I read in the paper about some folks who’ve done well with weight loss and fitness resolutions. They attribute their success to posting goals, activities and results on Facebook. “Got up at 4, started running at 4:30, did three miles. Tomorrow, five.” That kind of thing.
There is a complex day-to-day science to ranking consistently well with the search engines. Unless you’ve made it your life’s work to stay abreast of the ever-changing algorithms, your best bet is to stick to the basics.
For the first time since 2006, someone not named Ben Bernanke testified before the House Financial Services Committee as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Janet Yellen officially assumed the post on Feb. 3.
If you want to challenge your thinking on the relationship between African-Americans and philanthropy you need to follow BlackGivesBack.com. Founded by Tracey Webb in 2007, BlackGivesBack.com takes the stereotype of African-Americans as the recipients of others’ philanthropy and illustrates – with images and words – that African-Americans are busy giving to diverse causes.
Entrepreneurs and businesses alike wrestle with the question of patents. Patents can be an accelerator or a hurdle as new products and technology travel through the pipeline and approach the market.
Many retail and industrial leases are structured as net leases, but what does “net lease” mean?