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Best Overall Business: Norman Realtors has helped clients since 1985

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Owner Patti Jennings is proud that her company, Norman Realtors, has won a top honor yet again in the Bartlett Express Readers’ Choice Awards. For 2017, the real estate agency was named Best Overall Business. Former owner Jim Norman, who still works as a broker for the company, was also named 2017 Man of the […]

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Herbi-Systems owner volunteers for 14th year at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. — A Bartlett businessman is among the leaders who donate their services and their time to preserve the grounds of historic Arlington National Cemetery each July at the annual Renewal and Remembrance (R&R) event. Herbi-Systems Inc.’s owner Kenny Crenshaw, known for his war on weeds in the greater Memphis area, recently supervised about […]

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Book Stop Plus seeks buyer to keep local bookstore open

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To people who have a longtime love affair with books, Book Stop Plus in Bartlett is worth a happy sigh. The five rooms are a warren of clean white shelves packed with an orderly array of new and used books. The store is currently up for sale, and owner Andrea Russell of Bartlett is hoping […]

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Make pool care easier with latest tools of the trade

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At first glance, one might not think that a neighborhood pool supply shop would be on the cutting edge of technology. The traditional wisdom is that pools and spas in general don’t need much sophistication beyond the chemicals that keep the water clean. However, Blue Wave Pool Supplies (7543 Hwy 64, next to East End […]

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TDCI lists fines, penalties levied against local businesses

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One Bartlett business, along with several in Memphis, Cordova and other area communities, was among those cited in last week’s June disciplinary action report issued by the Division of Regulatory Boards within Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI). The June report is the most recent currently available. Download the full .pdf file at tn.gov/assets/entities/commerce/attachments/DAR-06-2017.pdf. […]

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Stores soothe brides alarmed by dress company’s closure

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Mid-South brides were crying over the phone to their bridal salons Friday, worried that gowns for them and their bridesmaids won’t arrive. Their tears and fears are based on last Thursday’s abrupt shutdown of Alfred Angelo, a major national retailer and manufacturer of those gowns. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is about […]

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Memphis-area TSCPA chapter names new officers

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The Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants has selected new officers from across Shelby County. New officers include: President: Kelly Crow of Memphis, CPA, of Reynolds, Bone and Griesbeck PLC, Memphis President-elect: Shirley McCauley of Arlington, CPA, MBA, of Reynolds, Bone and Griesbeck PLC in Memphis Vice President of Programs: Patricia […]

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3 reasons best business ideas may fail miserably

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We’ve all heard the expression “innovate or die.” But there are endless examples of companies that made cutting-edge ideas a priority, yet their can’t-miss products — and sometimes the businesses themselves — died untimely deaths anyway. “People often don’t realize that a product can be smart and work well and still fail when it hits the marketplace,” […]

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Business briefs for July 6, 2017

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Area Hampton by Hilton Hotels earn excellence certificates The following Hampton by Hilton hotels have received a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Memphis-Wolfchase Galleria at 2935 N. Germantown Rd. in Bartlett Hampton Inn by Hilton Memphis/Collierville at 1280 West Poplar Ave. in Collierville Hampton Inn & Suites by […]

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Lego-themed store moves to Collierville mall

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This week, Collierville will be saying “Hello!” to a business that waved goodbye to the Arlington/Lakeland area on May 31. Bricks & Minifigs — a toy shop for buying, selling and trading Lego products — is moving to a larger space at the Carriage Crossing Mall. Owners Mark and Patty Guttensohn say they will have a formal […]

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Daycare owner heartbroken over bankruptcy, closure

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A Lakeland day care center shocked employees and parents on June 21 when the owner abruptly closed its doors and announced she was filing for bankruptcy. Funtime Learning Center had been operating for 21 years, but owner Lisa Naquin could not hold up under the financial pressures. “Over the course of 21 years, the children […]

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Crye-Leike exec tapped for Realty Alliance board

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Steve Brown, president of residential sales at Crye-Leike Inc., has been named to the board of directors of The Realty Alliance, a network of North America’s elite real estate firms serving all major and mid size markets. Crye-Leike is the nation’s fifth largest independently-owned real estate firm, and the largest residential real estate firm in […]

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