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Memphis Business Journal
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Memphis, TN 38117 Directions
DunAn Precision Manufacturing plans to close its Memphis facility less than four years after receiving local tax incentives, according to documents and people familiar with the matter. The heat exchange equipment manufacturer will close its Memphis facility at 5750 Challenge Drive, according to documents obtained by the Memphis Business Journal. Multiple people familiar with the matter confirmed the closure. It was unclear when the facility would close. The company received an eight-year PILOT
Almost $2 million in improvements, upgrades, and renovations took place in the off-season to AutoZone Park.In fact, Craig Unger, president of the Memphis Redbirds and Memphis 901 FC soccer team, said hardly any area of the stadium went untouched. According to a release, changes included a complete overhaul of the camera and video system, with the action now shown in full high definition on AutoZone Parks large videoboard. Other off-season additions were brand new locker rooms and a training
The discussion and angst over allocating $150,000 out of Shelby Countys $400 million general fund reflects how the conversation has changed over the past months.
Clark Tower was not sold on the courthouse steps Friday, as scheduled. Instead, the sale of the 34-story tower was delayed until April 26. No reason for the delay was given, but the property is involved in two ongoing legal actions. In one, building owner In-Rel Properties is suing its lender for not allowing it to refinance. In the other, the trust that holds the loan is asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee to appoint CBRE as receiver of the property and to provide
Memphis local ABC and CW affiliates are being sold, along with 9 other television stations, in a $740 million cash deal between Tegna Inc. and Nexstar Media Group.Virginia-based Tegna said it would finance the transaction through available cash and borrowing under its existing credit facility. Tegna president and CEO David Lougee said in a statement the stations are a strategic and financial fit for the company and bring geographic diversity to Tegnas portfolio. He added that
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The first season of the Coach Penny Hardaway Era at Memphis is in the books. The Tigers season came to a close Friday night in Omaha, Nebraska, at the hands of the Creighton Bluejays in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. All five Creighton starters scored at least 11 points in a game that saw the Tigers all but erase a 17-point second-half deficit before surrendering a late 10-0 run that proved decisive for the Bluejays.The five Memphis starters Jeremiah Martin, Kareem Brewton Jr., Kyvon Davenport, Raynere Thornton, and Mike Parks Jr. played their final games in Tiger blue and gray. All but Martin were brought to Memphis as transfers by former coach Tubby Smith. Martin scored a game-high 20 points and became only the fifth Memphis player to score 700 points in a season. Hardaway was the second in 1992-93.Martins scoring and a pressing defense allowed the U of M to close within two points 54-52 with just over ten minutes to play in the game. Thornton and freshman Tyler Harris each drew offensive fouls to help fuel the surge. But the comeback stalled shortly after Davenport fouled out with more than eight minutes still on the clock. Harris finished with 11 points and fellow freshman Alex Lomax added 10.Creighton improves to 20-14 and will face the winner of Sundays TCU-Nebraska game in the NIT quarterfinals. The Tigers finish the season 22-14, the programs most wins since the 2013-14 campaign, the last time Memphis reached the NCAA tournament.
University of Memphis U of M officials announced major changes to the schools tuition structure on Friday that could make education there more affordable, more predictable, and more uniform. Beginning in the fall semester, U of M will implement its Access Memphis initiative that will lock in tuition costs for incoming freshman, provide free classes after 12 hour credit hours are paid for, and make tuition rates uniform. The university also said that about 86 percent of the students who received financial aid had 100 percent of their tuition and fees covered. By 2021, webelieve we will be covering all tuition/fees for these qualifying students by the fall 2021.Heres how the university described the major components of Access Memphis Friday afternoon:Guaranteed Tuition Plan All incoming first-time, full-time freshmen will be eligible to enroll in our guaranteed tuition plan, which assures that they will lock in the Fall 2019 tuition rate for eight consecutive regular semesters if they take at least 12 student credit hours per semester. Tuition Cap Resident undergraduate students will only pay for 12 credit hours. All credit hours above 12 are free of charge. Resident graduate students will only pay for 10 student credit hours. Graduate credit hours over 10 are free of charge for resident students. Uniform Tuition Rates Students, regardless of whether they are taking traditional on-ground/in-person or online classes, will pay the same tuition rate. Here are of U of Ms full comments on the move: Among the core values at the University of Memphis are student success and access, along with diversity and inclusion. Over the past five years, the University of Memphis has had the lowest tuition/fee increases in the state of Tennessee and dramatically improved overall affordability in a rapidly changing higher education landscape. More than 50 percent of first-time freshmen at the University of Memphis are eligible for Pell grants i.e., families with household incomes under $50,000. For Fall 2018, roughly 25 percent of our incoming first-time freshman cohort of 620 students came from households with an income threshold of $50,000 or less and were eligible for Hope scholarships. Last year, 86 percent of these students had their tuition and fees fully covered by Pell, Hope, and U of M institutional aid. We are committed to continuing to expand these numbers each year and believe we will be covering all tuition/fees for these qualifying students by the fall 2021. The University of Memphis commitment has always been, and continues to be, one of delivering high-quality educational programs to all of our students at the lowest possible cost. Toward this end, the U of M recently approved and will be implementing the following beginning fall 2019 as part of our Access Memphis initiative.
The 46th annual Silky Sullivan St. Patricks Day Celebration was a great day for the Irish and everyone else who attended the parade, which was held March 16th on Beale Street. JoEllyn Sullivan, widow of the late restaurateur Silky Sullivan and owner of Silky OSullivans on Beale Street, was pleased with the event. No doubt one of the best, she says. The weather was gorgeous. We had 90 different units in the parade. And we had four riding crowned kings. Our reigning king Joe Birch did a fabulous job. Last years king, Ed Galfsky, Carnival Memphis executive director, also was in the parade. We feel once a king, always a king. Ellen Phillips was queen. She teaches hula hoop lessons. Paula Raiford was grand marshall. We have such a long relationship. She and her father were so supportive of all we do on Beale Street and Silky Sullivans. Kiss Me Im Paula Raiford instead of Kiss Me Im Irish was written on Paulas shirt. As for her title, JoEllyn says, I am the principal liaison with the Irish Eyes of Memphis. The parade, which was named in Silkys honor, is put on by the Irish Eyes of Memphis and the Beale Street Merchants Association. Its such a wonderful thing when you see all the diversity in the crowd. Youre looking at old people, young people, geographical, age, cultural diversity. Its all about the green. Its such a wonderful opportunity for people to share a smile and share some fun. ................ Sarah Lynn Foster is the 2019 queen of the Germantown Charity Horse Show. Foster, daughter of Andrew and Valerie Foster, was introduced at the 2019 Queens Ball, which was held March 2nd at the Hilton Memphis. She was escorted by her father and Ben Wuller. Foster is a freshman at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she is majoring in environmental policy. She will hold court during the Germantown Charity Horse Show which will celebrate its 71st anniversary June 4th through 8th. Eighteen princesses were presented at the Queens Ball, which included dinner and dancing. Kindred Place formerly The Exchange Club Family Center is the horse shows benefiting sponsor. ................................. Not all of the restaurateurs at the 8th annual A Taste of CBHS were graduates of Christian Brothers High School. Some, including Ryan Trimm, whose restaurants include Sweet Grass, 117 Prime, and Sunrise Memphis Frank Grisanti from Frank Grisanti Italian Restaurant Armando Gagliano from Ecco on Overton Park and Libro and Mike Garibaldi from Garibaldis Pizza were, but others just supported the school with their culinary expertise. Also on hand were CBHS alums Clark Orkiese and Will Goodwin from Crosstown Brewing Co. Ken Kimble, CBHS director of advancements, describes the event as the biggest one weve ever had. A big success. Thats in terms of attendance more than 500, food and drink booths 39 and dollars raised more than $40,000, Kimble says. And more sponsorships. One of the things we added this year was the sponsors tent, Kimble says. We had private wine selection from Athens Distributing. The Aaron family are Christian Brothers guys. That was a big hit. Larkin Grisanti, a 1993 CBHS grad, and his wife, Catherine Duncan, were event chairs. ....................... What Goes Around, Comes Around to Support The Childrens Museum of Memphis was the theme of this years Cirque du CMOM, which was held March 2nd. Universal Crush performed, a silent disco was held and food was prepared by local chefs. And the Memphis Grand Carrousel went around and around with smiling guests. ............... The third Military Masquerade, held March 9th at Memphis Botanic Garden, was hosted by the Alpha Omega Veterans Services, a non-profit charitable organization that helps homeless and disabled veterans. The event, which drew more than 120 guests and raised more than $50,000, featured live and silent auctions, entertainment by The Mighty Souls Brass Band, the QCG aerial performers, and cuisine from chef Kelly English of Second Line and Restaurant Iris. ARS/Rescue Rooter was the Medal of Honor sponsor. Cordell Walker is Alpha Omega Veterans Services executive director. Stephanie Beliles was event chair. ................ More than $2,100 was raised for youth ministries at Calvary Episcopal Church at the inaugural Krewe of Calvary Gumbo Cookoff. We had nine different gumbo krewes enter, says Gabbie Munn, youth ministries director and event founder. Over 100 parishioners and guests attended. In addition to the gumbo, King cake, pancakes, sausage, and even pralines were included in the NOLA-esque fare. Guests dined while Munns dad, Lloyd Hurricane Munn, performed on guitar. He was joined for a bit by Calvary rector Scott Walters, also on guitar. There was no admission charge, Munn says. It didnt cost to come sample, but we encouraged people to use their dollars to vote. The winning gumbo was based on how much money was raised in a teams donation bucket. The La Baguette Brothers, a Bible study group, took first place. Also getting in the Mardi Gras swing were Allison and Alan Crone, who opened their home for their annual Mardi Gras party, which was held March 2nd. Alan is senior policy advisor to mayor Jim Strickland. The party featured Cajun-themed food and Mardi Gras decor. ................. ............... About 500 people attended the Memphis Heart Ball, the Memphis Heart Association fundraiser held February 23rd at The Peabody. It was the most impactful Heart Ball weve had with approximately 500 people in attendance, says Libby Perry, American Heart Association communication director. The event included live and silent auctions. Burning Las Vegas performed. Dr. Roy and Lydia Bors Koefoed were event chairs.
Philip Ridleys Radiant Vermin is a comedy about a newlywed couple discovering the dream-home theyve always wanted can be theirs, if theyre willing to do what it takes. What it takes is both awful and potentially in the service of some grander, even more awful agenda. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway meets American Psycho but British, all rolled up in a gloriously ham-fisted metaphor for a related set of familiar urban plagues. Storytelling techniques eliminate the need for sets and costumes. Shocking events are shared directly with the audience via light narration and flashbacks, with three actors taking on all roles. Things come to a head in a climactic garden party from hell, when neighbors whove all recently moved into the almost mysteriously trendy area converge. With its terrific cast leading the way, Quark Theatres creative team plays every note in this darkly comic aria perfectly, delivering surprise laughter and even more surprising flashes of tenderness. Michelle Gregory, Lena Wallace Black, and Chase Ring make up the tightest ensemble in town. They pull off an energetic balancing act that threatens to soar too far over the top, but stays just grounded enough for the human stakes to matter. Whats the worst thing you ever did for security Comfort Luxury Did you even know you were doing it And who are the real rats These are some of the questions at the core Radiant Vermin, a show that gets in its audiences face bit, while spoofing some contemporary British problems that sound awfully American. Radiant Vermin is a kind of Macbeth for moderns exploring creature comforts, and how they help us manage guilt and other unpleasant feelings. It asks us who the real rats are. Radiant Vermin is at Theatre South through March 31. I cannot recommend it enough. More details are available here.
New diets high in protein are giving lift to Tennessee meat producers. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture TDA reported Thursday that demand for Tennessee meat is on the rise thanks to protein-packed diets and that the trend is expected to continue. The sale of animal and animal products already accounted for nearly 40 percent of Tennessee agricultural sales in 2017, TDA said. Those sales generated $1.4 billion in revenue. We have seen a change in what people want on their table, said Elaine Dustin of Belfair Farm in Wayne County. Several consumers are following the keto diet, which includes meats that are trimmed with a small amount of fat and meat that is well marbled. Thats making grain-finished meats a consumer favorite. Farmers told TDA that they are seeing an increase in demand for beef, especially. A three-ounce serving of beef about the size of an iPhone provides more than ten essential nutrients, including protein, iron, zinc, and vitamins B12 and B6, said Valerie Bass, executive director of the Tennessee Beef Industry Council. One serving of beef contains about half of your daily value for protein in an average of 170 calories. To find a local producer near you, visit www.picktnproducts.org.
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The Commercial Appeal
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Penny Hardaway did not guarantee future success, but he promised that his program is headed in the right direction.
Shelby County Schools wants to launch a program to give every student a laptop. Heres some of the potential pitfalls with such a plan.
Lana Cox opened Broadway Pizza in Binghampton 42 years ago. Now, her daughter Dewana Ishee and grandson Adrian Ishee have taken over.
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24 Hours to Hell and Back portrayed Catfish Cabin in a grease-filled, cockroach-infested light. Now, the restaurant is struggling to stay in business.
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Grizzlies Joakim Noah left the game with a right knee injury in the second quarter of the Grizzlies loss.
MIAMI AP New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation. I am truly sorry, Kraft said in a statement Saturday. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard. The statement was first reported by ESPN. Kraft said he has extraordinary respect for women, adding that his morals were shaped by
MEMPHIS, Tenn. A man was stabbed multiple time during an incident in Parkway Village on Saturday. Officers made the scene at 5:38 p.m. at 4808 Cottonwood and found a man who had been stabbed multiple times. He was taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. Officials have not released any other information at this time.
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. A suspect was taken into custody after pointing a weapon at officers on a call in a Southaven apartment complex. Officers were called to a domestic disturbance situation at the Southcrest Lake Apartments around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. When officers found the person responsible, the person pointed a weapon at them. Police used tear gas to get the man out of the apartment. Police said the suspect did not cooperate with negotiators and was later taken into custody
Edvard MunchsThe Screammay be one of the most recognizable images in art history, but the British Museum thinks most people have got it all wrong. The figure isnt screaminghes hearing a scream, the curator of a new exhibit tells theTelegraph. Have we made a howler with the Scream https://t.co/R5xPRPhNLa The Telegraph Telegraph March 21, 2019 This debate has actually been going on for years, but the museum says Munchs own words make things clear. AsQuartzexplains, the museum is featuring
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