Honors, New Roles and Speaking Out:
Morgan Keegan was the ninth leading underwriter of municipal bonds in the country for 2010. First Tennessee Bank won honors in the 2010 Greenwich Excellence Awards for U.S. middle market banking. Net income almost doubled in 2010 for Renasant Bank.
1) Amy Weirich was privately sworn in Tuesday as Shelby County’s new District Attny. Gen. Her predecessor Bill Gibbons said she has a “tough but fair temperament.” She told The Daily News, for an article in Thursday’s edition, that she loves representing the community in the courtroom – which she’s done for 20 years – she loves the unpredictability of her new office and she plans to waste no time in fighting “anything that makes people feel less safe in our community.”
2) Finally, the Wall Street Journal’s Wednesday edition offers a snapshot of the CVS-preservationist battle in Memphis involving the Union Ave. Methodist Church. The paper quotes the church’s former minister as saying members agreed to use some of the proceeds from the sale to CVS for social projects. The paper also quotes June West, executive director of Memphis Heritage Inc., as saying “greed won over the community.”