First Tennessee parent co. adds private investor to board

Cory Gilchrist, a 41-year-old private investor, has been added to the board of directors of First Horizon National Corp., the Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank.

Gilchrist has worked as a portfolio manager and partner at Marsico Capital Management, where he was the sole portfolio manager for Marsico’s 21st Century Fund and the lead portfolio manager for its Global Fund. Before joining Marsico, he was a senior analyst and portfolio manager covering emerging markets at The Principal Financial Group.

He holds BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Iowa and is a chartered financial analyst.


Cozy Corner Up for Men’s Health’s ‘Manliest Restaurants’

Memphis’ own Cozy Corner is up for Men’s Health magazine’s “The Manliest Restaurants in America 2012” in the “Best BBQ Joint” category.

The family-owned, 35-year-old restaurant at 745 N. Parkway is nominated for its classic barbecue dishes, as well as specialty items like bologna sandwiches, Cornish game hen and homemade banana pudding.

Cozy Corner’s barbecue pit was in the building when it was bought it 35 years ago this August. It’s called a Chicago Style, because it was manufactured there. There are nine left.

This year’s poll includes 45 nominees in nine food categories. Voting ends July 31.

More Than 5,000 Delegates in Memphis for Convention

Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting the National Association of Free Will Baptists National Convention this week.

The convention, which began Sunday, July 15, and continues through Wednesday, July 18, is expected to bring more than 5,000 visitors to Downtown.

Follow the conference’s live tweets on Twitter @NAFWB.

Sakura Opens Locale in East Memphis

Sushi lovers, rejoice. Sakura Japanese Restaurant has opened another location, this time in East Memphis.

Sakura opened last week in Erin Way Shopping Center, 4840 Poplar Ave. The eatery faces Saint Nick Drive in the 3,930-square-foot space previously occupied by women’s clothing store Chessie’s, combined with about half of the old Mantia’s.

The menu features an array of sushi, noodles and hibachi-style dishes. The Joyce roll is an absolute must.

This will be Sakura’s third regional restaurant, including locations in Germantown at 2060 West St. and in Jackson, Tenn.

Robert Pera and the future of TV

Robert Pera has started watching HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones.”

The soon-to-be new owner of the Memphis Grizzlies shares some thoughts in the latest entry on his personal blog about TV distribution – really, the TV industry’s entire business model – after downloading a few episodes of “Game of Thrones” from iTunes.

It’s somewhat of a departure on the blog, which Pera has used to talk almost entirely about his own technology company, Ubiquiti Networks.

An excerpt:

“Unlike the pre-iTunes music Industry, the traditional television industry and the network/distributor partnership has still managed to maintain profitability even with the advent of pervasive broadband Internet because viewers still spend a lot of time watching cable and satellite TV. However, the Game of Thrones piracy situation has exposed the traditional model as being incredibly inefficient by today’s standards.”

It’s an interesting read. I’d be curious to know if the highly analytical Pera that shows up in this blog is starting to elicit any new opinions from Grizzlies fans, because so far his blog has given us the deepest look into the guy, straight from the man himself.