Power Players Reception

The Inside Memphis Business 2018 Power Players were honored with a reception April 5 at Folk’s Folly restaurant. The April issue of IMB featured more than 500 profiles of local leaders in more than 30 categories, including banking, business, real estate and insurance. “These are the most influential people in Memphis,” said IMB editor Jon W. Sparks. “And we are pleased to recognize them.”

Business & Industry Salute

The Mid-South fashion apparel industry was honored at the 32nd Business and Industry Salute Luncheon, held Feb. 28 at the Hilton Memphis. Carnival Memphis presents the annual luncheon, which recognizes community leaders, businesses and organizations. Mimi Taylor, wife of this year’s Carnival Memphis king, Jim Taylor, is owner of the Pink Door clothing shop, one of the honored businesses. Oak Hall clothing store was this year’s recipient of the Cook Halle Award for outstanding contribution to the Mid-South community. Bob Levy, one of the owners, accepted the award. Babbie Lovett received the King’s Award. In addition to producing and emceeing numerous fashion shows locally and nationally, Lovett also owned two specialty stores. Internationally known fashion designer Pat Kerr Tigrett received the Chairman’s Award. She is a patron of Memphis music, a philanthropist and founder of local charity events. The late Bernard Lansky, founder of Lansky Bros. clothing store, was honored posthumously with the 2018 President’s Award. His son, Bernard Lansky, and grandchild, Julie Lansky, accepted the award. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the 2018 Carnival Children’s Charities: Agape Child Camp, Family Services, Emmanuel Center and Memphis Athletic Ministries.