Allen & Hoshall Helps Wilson Air Bring Its Award-Winning FBO Service to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

One of Allen & Hoshall’s latest project for the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority, the Wilson Air Center, was well-received by members of the Chattanooga Community during the grand opening of Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport’s new terminal in August of this year.

Allen & Hoshall’s design included a newly constructed 9,000 sq. ft. executive terminal and a complete, modern FBO campus featuring an office complex, hangar facilities, ramp and self-serve fuel arm.

“This was an exciting project for our firm to work on,” said Glen Heath, PE, Vice-president, Allen & Hoshall. “We were able to design and build an impressive design and eco-friendly facility.”

The new terminal also features a large open-floor plan lobby complete with fireplace, integrated coffee bar, an executive conference room and a fully equipped business center.  The firm brought in local artists to provide paintings and photographs of Chattanooga’s well-known landmarks and attractions to adorn the luxurious space.

Allen & Hoshall constructed the facility to be eco-friendly, abiding by LEED standards from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Dave Ivey, vice president of Wilson Air Center, says Allen & Hoshall’s original design will help Wilson Air Center continue to bring quality service to its customers.

“Wilson Air Center customers can expect the same quality and service at the new Chattanooga location that they receive at all our locations – along with all the extras that come with building a facility from the ground up,” said Ivey.

About Allen & Hoshall

Allen & Hoshall, founded in 1915, is recognized as a premier design firm dedicated to their clients.  Headquartered in Memphis, TN, with locations in Nashville, TN, Jackson, TN, Knoxville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Jackson, MS and Tunica MS, Allen & Hoshall has more than 100 professionals on staff and holds registrations in most of the 50 states, allowing them to provide services nationwide. Their projects can be found throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America and the Middle East.

Memphis Branch NAACP Launches Membership Drive With Membership Lay Down and NAACP Sunday

This month the Memphis Branch NAACP is launching its membership drive. This Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the headquarters at 588 Vance, NAACP members, community leaders and volunteers will submit memberships they have collected on behalf of the NAACP. Citizens can stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and leave their membership dues.

On Sunday, October 30, 2011, is “NAACP Sunday” when pastors will encourage members to join or renew their membership with the oldest civil rights organization in this country.

“Most people want to know what makes the NAACP relevant today, it’s the fact they we still have a major voice in the community for those who are disenfranchised,” said Warner Dickerson, president, Memphis Branch NAACP.

“Our branch continues to speak out and take a position on issues like school merger, voter photo I.D. laws and much more. We need the communities’ support to continue to push for justice and equality in our community.”

The adult membership is $30 and a youth membership is $10. The drive ends December 9, 2011. Citizens can join online by visiting www.naacpmemphis.com or mailing their membership dues to: Memphis NAACP, 588 Vance Avenue, Memphis, TN 38126.

About the Memphis Branch of the NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The Memphis Branch is the second largest chapter in the organization.

Mayor A C Wharton Wins Re-Election for a 4-Year Term with over 65% of the Vote: CMG President Manages the Mayor’s campaign

After months of heavy campaigning, Mayor A C Wharton beat nine challengers in a decisive race, which gives him a full 4-year term as Mayor of Memphis. Wharton is finishing the last 2-years of the unexpired term of former Mayor W.W. Herenton.

The Carter Malone Group President/CEO Deidre Malone, served as the campaign manager for his re-election bid. Malone helped develop and execute campaign strategy and message for the campaign and worked with the core committee to execute that strategy.

“Mayor Wharton is a visionary leader and just what our city needs to continue the progress being made in Memphis,” said Malone. Her firm also developed the campaign white paper, collateral material, print ads and radio spots.

Mayor Wharton received 65% of the vote. The two other major candidates in the race were former City Councilman Edmund Ford Sr. and County Commissioner James Harvey Sr.

ABOUT THE CARTER MALONE GROUP

The Carter Malone Group LLC (CMG) is a full-service public relations, marketing and advertising firm, located in Memphis, Tenn. CMG provides creative, dynamic and credible integrated marketing communication strategies that enhance our client’s business objectives.  CMG is a minority-owned firm with a diverse client list. For more information, visit www.thecartermalonegroup.com.

PUBLIC INPUT REQUESTED ON NEW TRANSPORTATION PLAN: Four workshops scheduled October 11 & 13, 2011

The Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking input from Mid-South residents on transportation system improvements. The MPO is inviting the public to attend several community meetings to give their opinions on ways to improve transportation in the region. These workshops are critical to the development of the Long Range Transportation Plan – Direction 2040. The community is invited to attend these workshops and give their input and play a critical role in shaping future transportation needs for the region.

The workshops will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, from 5:00p.m to 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, October 13, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meetings will be held across the region to give citizens in Memphis, as well as other parts of Shelby County, Fayette County Tennessee, and Desoto County Mississippi, an opportunity to attend. The workshops will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, Oct 11:  

Lakeland City Hall                                    Baker Community Center

10001 U.S. Highway 70                           7942 Church Street

Lakeland, TN  38002                                Millington, TN  38053

5 p.m.-7 p.m.                                            5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 13:

Benjamin Hooks Library                           Brown Missionary Baptist Church

3030 Poplar                                               980 Stateline Road

Memphis, TN  38111                                 Memphis, TN  38671

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                                   5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Several points will be discussed during the meetings: an overview of the plan (; the vision, goals and objectives of the plan; a description of the range of projects identified to address transportation issues across the region; and a description of some of the roadway improvement projects being considered for the plan.Feedback will be solicited from the public on the draft plan projects. Public participation in these meetings is critical to the success of the new Long Range Transportation Plan.

For more information on the meetings and the plan development, please visit www.direction2040.com or call Pragati Srivastava at 901-379-7849 or email her at pragati.srivastava@memphistn.gov.

This report/document was prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the Tennessee and Mississippi Department of Transportation.

The Memphis MPO is committed to the value of equal opportunity, which ensures non-discrimination in the access to, the benefits of, and opportunities to participate in the activities of our program.

Tennessee Public Relations Alliance Offers Statewide Reach, Impact

A new statewide alliance has been formed by communications experts from Memphis to Knoxville to provide blanket geographic coverage for products and issues in Tennessee.

Coordinated by Nashville-based McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, the state’s largest PR firm, charter members of the Tennessee Public Relations Alliance (TPRA) are The Carter Malone Group of Memphis and Moxley Carmichael Public Relations of Knoxville.

“I am excited to be associated with such a talented group of public relations professionals,” said Deidre Malone, president/CEO, The Carter Malone Group, LLC. “This alliance showcases our various unique capabilities and gives clients interested in statewide public relations campaigns a solid vehicle for execution.”

“This is a strategic alliance that touches the major population areas of the state and includes talented and experienced principals who have spent their careers in journalism, public service and communications,” said MP&F senior partner Mark McNeely. “We all are friends and have worked on many projects together through the years. This will allow us to leverage local strengths on behalf of clients with statewide or broader needs.”

“I have been extremely impressed by the effectiveness and professionalism of this group, which has been assisting The Land Trust of Tennessee in promoting some of its services statewide,” said The Land Trust’s president and executive director, Jean Nelson.

Each of the independently owned agencies will continue to maintain existing clients and pursue clients needing help from a single agency; but the alliance will offer a unique opportunity to businesses and organizations that need the resources of a cohesive, statewide communications team with strengths in all local markets, principals of the three firms said.

The Carter Malone Group LLC (CMG) is a full-service public relations, marketing and advertising firm, located in Memphis, Tenn. CMG provides creative, dynamic and credible integrated marketing communication strategies that enhance our clients business objectives.  CMG is a minority-owned firm with a diverse client list. For more information, visit www.thecartermalonegroup.com.

Moxley Carmichael is a full-service public relations company based in Knoxville, Tenn. The firm’s client list includes leading companies and organizations in East Tennessee and beyond, including Pilot Flying J travel centers, PetSafe, U.S. Cellular and Ruby Tuesday. They serve clients on a local, regional and national basis. More information is available at www.moxleycarmichael.com.

“Moxley Carmichael is pleased to lend its experience in, and in-depth knowledge of, the East Tennessee market to this highly qualified team of public relations professionals,” said founder and CEO Cynthia Moxley. “On issues of statewide importance, we believe the alliance offers an unmatched opportunity for businesses and other organizations to deliver their messages on a wider and more effective scale.”

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations is an award-winning, full-service public relations firm in Nashville with operations in Washington, D.C. and Huntsville, Ala. MP&F provides total communications and marketing services for a diversified client mix at the local, regional and national levels. MP&F is also one of the largest independent public relations firms in the Southeast. For more information, go to www.mpf.com.

Saint Francis Hospital Receives Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Health Care Quality and Safety

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Saint Francis Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

“Our staff’s commitment to provide high quality health care is a key element in achieving Joint Commission accreditation,” said David Archer, Saint Francis Hospital President and CEO. “I am proud of their hard work, compassion and dedication to patient care.”

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Saint Francis Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission.  “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Saint Francis Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

About Saint Francis Hospital

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is a beautiful 519-bed full service hospital located at 5959 Park Avenue in Memphis, Tenn.  The hospital has been recognized for excellence of care by: United Healthcare, CIGNA Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.  The hospital provides a broad-spectrum of quality medical services, including an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Behavioral Health Services, Sleep Center, TotalCare Outpatient Imaging Center, and Women’s Center.

In addition, the hospital serves as an academic training site for University of Tennessee Surgical, Family Practice, and Psychiatric Residents.  The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Saint Francis Hospital, visit www.saintfrancishosp.com.

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Appoints Robert B. Shappley as New Associate Administrator

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis has appointed Robert B. Shappley as its new Associate Administrator.  The appointment follows Shappley’s completion of an Administrative Residency at Saint Francis Hospital.

Shappley, a former associate attorney for Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee PC, is now responsible for Engineering, Environmental Services, and Food and Nutrition Services, as well as Contract Administration, for Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis.

He has a Master of Business Administration with a dual concentration in Healthcare and Consulting from Wake Forest University’s School of Business and a Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

About Saint Francis Hospital

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is a beautiful 519-bed full service hospital located at 5959 Park Avenue in Memphis, Tenn.  The hospital has been recognized for excellence of care by: United Healthcare, CIGNA Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.  The hospital provides a broad-spectrum of quality medical services, including an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Behavioral Health Services, Sleep Center, TotalCare Outpatient Imaging Center, and Women’s Center.

In addition, the hospital serves as an academic training site for University of Tennessee Surgical, Family Practice, and Psychiatric Residents.  The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Saint Francis Hospital, visit www.saintfrancishosp.com.

NAWBO October Networking Luncheon Features Lenny’s Franchise Owner – Edith Kelly Green

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – Memphis October meeting will feature Edith Kelly-Green, Lenny’s Franchise Owner as the speaker for the networking luncheon. She will speak on The Secret of My Success.   This meeting will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Avenue, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The luncheon costs $25. It is open to the public and to register go online to http://nawbomemphis1011.eventbrite.com.

Kelly co-owns the No. 1-volume Lenny’s Sub Shop (Memphis International Airport location) in the 18-state company, but her store at Cooper and Madison is very often No. 2.  After retiring from FedEx, she invested in Lenny’s to create a career path for her children.  Today, she is one of five franchisees with a seat on the Lenny’s advisory board.  The former vice president of strategic sourcing and supply for FedEx received her degrees from Vanderbilt University and University of Mississippi.  A member of the National Steering Committee of the University’s Commitment to Excellence Campaign, she was inducted into the Ole Miss Alumni Hall of Fame in 1999. A breast cancer survivor, she is committed to the Race for the Cure and the Tour for the Cure as well as other opportunities to communicate and reduce the risk of cancer.  She has earned many awards for community service.

About NAWBO:

The National Association of Women Business Owners, a non-profit and one of 80 chapters across the U.S., propels women business entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power.

Saint Francis Hospital Receives Prestigious Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis has again been awarded the American Heart Association’s Gold Performance Achievement Award for its performance achievement in treating Heart Failure. The hospital received the award as a result of its participation in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® program.

“The cardiology staff and physicians at Saint Francis Hospital do an excellent job in providing high quality care for their patients,” said Michael Lachina, MD, chief medical officer.  “We are pleased to receive the Gold Award as recognition of their outstanding efforts.”

The recognition signifies that Saint Francis has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients at an 85 percent performance level for at least 12 months based on core standard levels of care, as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

Get With The Guidelines is a premier hospital-based quality improvement program through which the American Heart Association helps hospitals ensure that patients consistently receive cardiac care services in accordance with the most up-to-date scientific guidelines and recommendations.

Last year, Saint Francis was the only hospital in Memphis to achieve the Gold rating. This year, they are joined by Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett.

About Saint Francis Hospital

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is a beautiful 519-bed full service hospital located at 5959 Park Avenue in Memphis, Tenn.  The hospital has been recognized for excellence of care by: United Healthcare, CIGNA Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.  The hospital provides a broad-spectrum of quality medical services, including an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Behavioral Health Services, Sleep Center, TotalCare Outpatient Imaging Center, and Women’s Center.

In addition, the hospital serves as an academic training site for University of Tennessee Surgical, Family Practice, and Psychiatric Residents.  The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Saint Francis Hospital, visit www.saintfrancishosp.com.