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VOL. 129 | NO. 189 | Monday, September 29, 2014
SPECIAL EDITION Health Care

Active Community Keeps Sports Medicine Busy

George Hernandez is not only the CEO of Campbell Clinic, he’s a client.

More Stores, Walk-In Clinics Offering Vaccines and Shots

Pull up to a local Walgreens and you may be immediately presented with a shot menu: flu, shingles, pneumonia and other options. Theoretically, in one trip to the drugstore you can knock out your flu shot, pick up some ice cream, bread or beer, maybe grab a birthday card for your mother-in-law, and be on your way.

Ugwueke Makes Impact on Lives at Methodist

Michael Ugwueke’s present life, as president and chief operating officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and president and CEO of Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals, is full of red tape.

MATA President Vows New Standards for Trolleys

The new president and general manager of the Memphis Area Transit Authority said Friday, Sept. 26, that he hopes to have some trolley cars up and running again by the end of the year.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
53.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: from the Southwest at 16.1 gusting to 25.3 mph
Humidity: 43%

EVENTS

American Marketing Association, Memphis Chapter will meet Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lipscomb & Pitts Building, 2670 Union Ave. Jeremy Park, president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will present “Giving Back With a Purpose: The Shift in Corporate Engagement and Cause Marketing.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit memphisama.org.

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Haslam Checks In With Bond Rating Agencies

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was in New York City last week to talk with the major bond rating agencies.

Inferno Celebrates 15 Years, Charitable Milestone

Anniversaries are a time of reflecting on past successes, and the Memphis-based advertising, marketing, design and PR firm inferno is at just such a moment. Except the 15-year anniversary it’s now celebrating is as much about where it’s going as where it’s been.

State Supreme Court Reverses Bartlett Murder Conviction

The man convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal 2003 double murder of a husband and wife in Bartlett will get a new trial, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled last week.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Level Nine Provides Concierge Staff on Call

Jimmy Farrell, a partner at Benefit Recovery Inc., a health care cost-containment firm, was searching for reliable and enjoyable transportation to and from Memphis International Airport for himself, his clients and employees.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

I Choose Memphis: Gregory Love

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Soft Skills for Emerging Leaders

As a professional, as a leader, even as a brand ask yourself this critical question: are you empathetic? Do you have the genuine ability to “understand and share the feelings of another.”

REGIONAL

Williams-Sonoma Adding 900 Jobs in Mississippi

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP)Williams-Sonoma Inc. is adding 900 jobs in an expansion of its distribution center in northwest Mississippi.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Economy's Q2 Rebound Was Even Faster Than Thought

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year.

Why Rate Hikes are Good News for Stocks

NEW YORK (AP) – It's no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Pentagon Wants Tighter Soldier Loan Protections

WASHINGTON (AP) – Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

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