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Marx-Bensdorf Honored With LeadingRE Awards

Memphis-based Marx-Bensdorf Realtors has won a trio of awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global community of more than 565 independent real estate firms, and Eileen Cherny, Marx-Bensdorf’s senior vice president of relocation and client services, has been presented LeadingRE’s top individual award.

Marx-Bensdorf’s honors included the Pinnacle Award, Outgoing Sales Production Award and Website Quality Certification.

The Pinnacle Award recognizes the companies in LeadingRE’s network that had the highest outgoing broker-to-broker closed referrals in 2017, while the Outgoing Sales Production Award is given to the member firm with the highest number of closed transactions per sales associate within their company-size category. Website Quality Certification is presented to member companies in recognition of excellence in website design, content and functionality.

Cherny was presented the Hall of Fame Award, which formally acknowledges contributions such as committee involvement, presentations at network conferences, and service on various advisory councils and boards.

The awards were presented during the recent LeadingRE Conference Week in Las Vegas.

– Patrick Lantrip

Tigers Land Guard From Birmingham

Myreon Jones, of Birmingham, Alabama, has committed to the University of Memphis. Jones announced his decision via social media.

A 6-foot-3 guard, Jones was the 101st-ranked recruit in the 2018 class, according to 247sports.com. Coach Tubby Smith in recent weeks also has ramped up the recruitment of Cordova High School guard Tyler Harris, who has yet to announce a decision on his college choice.

Also committed to Memphis in the 2018 class is 7-foot-4 center Connor Vanover, who has a soft shooting touch for a big man but is considered something of a project. Vanover played at Arkansas Baptist Prep in Little Rock before transferring to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, for the 2017-18 season.

– Don Wade

Memphis Bank Executive Appointed to Federal Reserve Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has appointed Commercial Bank and Trust vice chairman and CEO Mott Ford to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for a three-year term ending in 2020.

Members of the 12-person advisory council, established by the St. Louis Fed in 2011, are executives of smaller financial institutions headquartered across the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District. Council members meet twice a year to advise St. Louis Fed president James Bullard on the credit, banking and economic conditions facing their institutions and local communities.

Council members are comprised of senior executives of banks and credit unions who serve staggered terms. The chair of each district bank’s council also has the responsibility of reporting twice yearly to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

– Andy Meek

Grizzlies, Predators Partner on Ticket Packages

Nashville Predators fans in the Memphis area have the opportunity to see the team live Saturday, March 10, through a road trip package offered by the Predators and the Memphis Grizzlies. A week later, Grizzlies fans from Nashville can pick up a road trip package to watch the Grizz take on the Denver Nuggets in Memphis.

The initiative is part of Team Tennessee, a collaborative effort among FOX Sports, the Grizzlies and the Predators.

The Predators’ $130 package includes round-trip charter bus transportation from Memphis and a ticket to Saturday’s 7 p.m. game vs. the New Jersey Devils. The bus will depart FedExForum at 2 p.m. and leave Bridgestone Arena 30 minutes after the game to bring fans back to Memphis.

Local hockey fans can visit nashvillepredators.com/roadtrip for details and tickets. The deadline to buy tickets is Wednesday, March 7, at 11:30 p.m. and fans can use the promo code ROADTRIP to unlock available seats.

Nashville-area Grizzlies fans, meanwhile, can pick up a $62 road trip package to see the Grizzlies take on the Denver Nuggets March 17 at 7 p.m.

The charter bus departs from Nashville’s Nissan Stadium at 11 a.m. so fans can catch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Beale Street at 3 p.m.

– Don Wade

Grizz Sign Guard Rathan-Mayes to 10-Day Contract

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes to a 10-day contract. The Grizzlies announced Monday they had called Rathan-Mayes up from the G League’s Westchester Knicks.

The 6-foot-4, 208-pound Rathan-Mayes went undrafted after his junior year at Florida State. He has started 37 of his 39 games with Westchester where he has averaged 16.6 points and 7.1 assists with three triple-doubles.

– The Associated Press

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