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VOL. 122 | NO. 231 | Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Crye-Leike's Cohn Earns GRI Designation

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Earlier this year, Cohn received the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation from the National Association of Realtors

Jerry Feinstone, president and founder of Bosco's, has been named the Tennessee Restaurant Association's 2007 E. Carlton Scruggs Tennessee Restaurateur of the Year. Feinstone is an active member on the Tennessee Restaurant Association board and was instrumental in rallying TRA support for the state's non-smoking ordinances.

Lindsay Keller has been promoted to director of design for MBI, formerly Memphis Business Interiors. The company provides designs and furnishings for office settings. Previously, Keller was a designer/architect and team leader of design at MBI.

Phillip Aeschliman has joined Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions as a traffic manager. Aeschliman graduated from Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2002 with a degree in graphic design and pre-press management.

Three Rhodes College alumni have been selected to receive Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships for 2008-2009: Joel Harris, class of 2003; Jessica Murphy, class of 2006; and Paul Carls, class of 2007. The Ambassadorial Scholarships send recipients abroad to serve as ambassadors of goodwill and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups in the host country.

Local business owner Mike Orman has been elected president of the National Independent Fee Appraisers, a nonprofit trade organization that works to raise the standards of the appraisal industry. Orman is the owner and president of Bartlett-based Statewide Appraisal Service Inc. He has been in the industry for more than 30 years.

J.W. Gibson II, the owner of Gibson Cos., has received the Minority Business of the Year award from the Mid-South Minority Business Council. The award was given to Gibson for his entrepreneurship with his companies Tec-Print, The Premier Group and Southeast Region Development Corp. Gibson started his first company in 1991.

Christina Pitts has joined Crone & Mason PLC Family Law Practice Group. Pitts brings experience in financial planning to the group, which focuses exclusively on matrimonial law. She received a bachelor's degree in legal administration and an associate degree in legal assistance from Ball State University in 1991, and she graduated from the Nashville School of Law in 1998. Pitts has been licensed since 1998 to practice law in Tennessee.

Dr. Mark W. Muesse, associate professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, has been named the recipient of the 2007 Fortress Press Teaching Award, which recognizes innovation in teaching. Muesse is being honored for his approach to experiential and engaged teaching of world religions.
He has been at Rhodes since 1988 and has been the chair of Religious Studies since 2004.

Diane Coleman, physical education teacher at The University of Memphis Campus School, has been named Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for Tennessee by the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Coleman has been teaching
for more than 26 years at the Campus School.

PROPERTY SALES 69 357 17,741
MORTGAGES 66 403 20,438
BUILDING PERMITS 208 696 36,641
BANKRUPTCIES 52 210 11,374