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VOL. 111 | NO. 211 | Monday, November 10, 1997

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Nov Nov. 10 Public Issues Forum will meet at 7 p.m. at Memphis Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. A panel presentation will discuss light rail for Memphis and Shelby County. The panelists will include Howard R. Maier, executive director, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency; William Hudson Jr., president/general manager of the Memphis Area Transit Authority; and Dexter Muller, director of Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development. For more information, call Tandy Gilliland at 683-2415. Nov. 11 The Certified Hazardous Materials Managers will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at EnSafe, 5720 Summer Trees Road. The speaker will be Carter Gray, technical manager, pollution control division of the Memphis/Shelby County Health Department. The cost is $10. For reservations, call Bill Conkling at 774-8146. IBM, Support Net and FCS/New Millennium Technologies will co-host a seminar dealing with the Year 2000 computer issue from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, call (800) 949-7947, ext. 16. Nov. 12 State Technical Institute will host a day-long, live satellite broadcast which will feature five authors who will discuss future business trends. Speakers include Lester Thurow, author of "The Future of Capitalism;" John Naisbitt, author of "Megatrends;" Don Tapscott, author of "The Digital Economy;" Faith Popcorn, author of "Clicking: 16 Trends to Future Fit Your Life, Your Work and Your Business;" and Don Peppers, co-author of "The One to One Future: Building Relationships One Customer at a Time." The cost is $199 plus a service charge. For information, call 383-4612. To register, call (800) 262-3795. Nov. 13 Continental Traffic Service Inc. and Dr. R. Neil Southern of the University of Memphis will sponsor a seminar on transportation and logistics from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis. The speakers include James Adams, director of logistics, U.S. Electrical Motors; Carmon Phillips, traffic manager, W.M. Barr and Co.; Don Johnson, distribution/traffic manager, Sharp Manufacturing Co.; and Kenneth P. Pehanick, vice president, sales, Continental Traffic Service Inc. The cost is $195. For more information, call Kristy Knight at (800) 440-9420. The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will sponsor an 8(a) orientation and recruitment workshop from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 320 S. Dudley St. for small and minority contractors and business owners who want to do more business with the federal government. The speaker will be Sharon Taylor McKinney, a small business specialist with the TSBDC. To register, call 527-1041. Nov. 14 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will sponsor a course titled "Auditing in a Paperless Society" from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott. The course leader will be certified public accountant Chris R. Stormer of Sellar, Bauknight & Stormer in Columbia, S.C. The cost is $195 for TSCPA members and $225 for nonmembers. For more information, call (800) 762-0272. Nov. 18 The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce and BellSouth will sponsor their business and breakfast series at the Radisson at Memphis International Airport. Networking begins at 7 a.m., and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The speaker will be Ken Vincent, data communications specialist for BellSouth, who will discuss using the Internet to improve profitability. The cost is $18 for Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call 543-3532. The Society for Human Resource Management will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin. The speakers will be Ian Robb, senior vice president of Sedgwick, and Dr. Fred J. Dorn, senior career management consultant for Right Management Consultants. The topic will be changes in the role of human resources. The cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Nancy Simon at 332-3322. The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The speaker will be Julie Pippin of Morgan Keegan whose topic will be choosing a stockbroker. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. The cost is $18.50. For more information, call Judy Linneman at 763-6307 or Kathy Byer at 763-6299. Nov. 19 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will sponsor a 1997 Fall Industry Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott. The speakers will be marketing and management consultant Michael Baumgartner and technology consultant Cengiz Capan. The topics will be managing for superior achievement, business use of the World Wide Web and the future of todays technologies. The cost is $135 for TSCPA members and $165 for nonmembers. For more information, call (800) 762-0272. Nov. 20 The American Marketing Association will meet at the Ridgeway Inn at Poplar Avenue and I-240 at 11:30 a.m. The speaker will be John Dudas, vice president and director of strategic planning for Belz Enterprises. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, call Doug Morris at 458-5876, ext. 22. Dec. 4 The Quality Center will offer an ISO 9000 internal auditing workshop through Dec. 5. For more information, call 543-3530. Dec. 5 The National Business Institute will sponsor a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Holiday Inn East, 5795 Poplar Ave. on reducing Tennessee sales and use taxes for manufacturers. The instructors will be attorney Samuel Jones and certified public accountant William A. Payne. The tuition is $159 per person. To make advance reservations or for more information, call (715) 835-7909.

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