VOL. 132 | NO. 143 | Thursday, July 20, 2017
St. Jude Pulls $1.1M Permit For New Research Lab
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has filed a $1.1 million building permit application. The permit calls for interior renovations to install a new nuclear magnetic resonance, or NMR, laboratory.
NMR is a research technique that provides detailed information on the magnetic properties of certain atomic nuclei.
Belz Construction Services is listed as the contractor on the application filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.
St. Jude is in the midst of a major expansion of its Downtown campus, part of a strategic plan announced in 2015. The plan calls for St. Jude and ALSAC, its fundraising and awareness arm, to spend about $9 billion over six years on operations and expanded facilities to increase the number of patients treated on campus by 20 percent, as well as expanded global efforts to help children.
– Patrick Lantrip
111-Year-Old Downtown Office Bought By Canadian Investor
Cutler Property Group, a Montreal-based real estate developer and investor, has bought an 111-year-old Downtown office building, part of the Canadian company’s plan to acquire as much as $10 million of property in the Memphis area.
Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
Located at 254 Court Ave., the five-story building was constructed in 1906 as the regional headquarters of the Crane Co., and the 52,000-square-foot building and its 45-car adjacent parking lot underwent an extensive renovation in recent years.
Cutler tapped Alex Stringfellow and Ron Riley of Colliers International to handle the leasing. Riley said the building is currently available for lease by floor or in its entirety.
Since 1982, Cutler has purchased and developed more than 1.5 million square feet of commercial space in Canada and the United States.
– Patrick Lantrip
Tigers’ Miller Named To Biletnikoff Award Watch List
University of Memphis senior wide receiver Anthony Miller has been named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes college football’s most outstanding receiver.
The Biletnikoff Award recipient is selected by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of prominent college football journalists, commentators and former receivers. The group added Miller to its watch list at mid-season in 2016.
Miller put together the best season by a receiver in program history in 2016. He set school season marks for receptions (95), yards (1,434) and touchdown receptions (14), shattering the records held by former Tigers and NFL great Isaac Bruce. Miller and Bruce are the only two receivers to post 1,000-yard receiving seasons in program history.
The Christian Brothers High School product posted eight 100-yard receiving games, including a school-record, 250-yard performance against Tulsa. Miller went over the 100-yard receiving mark in six of the season’s final seven games.
Miller finished 2016 ranked among the top 10 at the Football Bowl Subdivision level in receiving yards (No. 9), receiving yards per game (No. 9) and touchdown receptions (No. 9). He also ranked in the top five in the American Athletic Conference in every receiving statistical category.
The 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented Dec. 7.
– Don Wade
UTHSC Nursing Makes New Appointment
Dr. Christopher Lance Coleman has been appointed chair and professor of the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing.
Prior to joining the UTHSC faculty, Coleman was the director of the Health Equity Collaborative and the Fagin Term associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Coleman has mentored faculty, undergraduate and graduate doctoral students. He also has served on multiple editorial boards, written two books, published research articles, and served as principal investigator and co-investigator on federal research grants, foundations and intramural funding.
One of his interests in Memphis is using clinical practice to help address and eliminate health disparities in the area.
– Andy Meek
Collierville Classic Car Show Now Accepting Entries
The Collierville Police Department is now accepting entries for the 2017 Collierville Classic Car Show benefiting the Collierville Education Foundation. The show will be held Sept. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Church, 2005 E. Winchester Blvd.
The CPD has hosted the Classic Car Show annually since 2009 as a community event and fundraiser benefiting the education foundation. Last year, the show raised more than $30,000. The event is free and open to the public and features food and drink vendors in addition to the cars on display.
The entry fee is $25 per car, and entrants are eligible to receive one of up to 70 random cash drawings of $100, as well as one $500 cash drawing, based on 400 vehicle registrations.
Register online at colliervillecarshow.com/register, or register at the event between 7:30 a.m. and noon. Businesses interested in participating as a vendor or sponsor should visit colliervillecarshow.com.
– Don Wade
Haslam Awards TCAT Grants During West Tennessee Visit
On the road in West Tennessee Wednesday, July 19, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made stops at Tennessee College of Applied Technology, or TCAT, campuses in Ripley and Covington to announce federal block grants for each of the schools.
The block grants are being used as state workforce development grants to expand current programs and develop new training programs at TCAT-Ripley and TCAT-Covington in communities with limited higher education options.
“In Tennessee, we’ve created pathways to education with Reconnect and Promise, but we need to make sure adequate programs and training are available to citizens in all parts of the state, not just the urban areas,” Haslam said.
TCAT-Covington got a $3.2 million block grant to build a state-of-the-art health care training facility to provide programs for students in Tipton County and the surrounding area, where there currently is a void of skilled health care workers. The curriculum will include programs for certificates in licensed practical nursing, dental assisting and health information technology.
TCAT-Ripley got a $380,154 grant to buy equipment to expand its industrial electricity program in recently reallocated building space. The new equipment will help meet training demands in the fields of industrial electricity and mechatronics in Lauderdale County and the surrounding area.
– Bill Dries