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VOL. 115 | NO. 163 | Monday, October 1, 2001

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Oct. 1

Minority Enterprise Development Week, Oct. 1 through Oct. 5, brings together minority business owners, buyers and procurement representatives from corporate America, federal, state and local governments. In keeping with this years theme, Strategies for Growth in the American Economy, minority owned or controlled businesses, and minority business advocates will be honored.

 

Paintings by Brenda Moss will be exhibited through Oct. 28 in the Memphis Jewish Community Centers Shainberg Gallery, 6560 Poplar Ave. Moss is a native of Mississippi. Her work features nature in all its guises.

 

Oct. 4

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors hosts Realtor.com presentations in the MAAR education center, 6393 Poplar Ave. An introduction and new product overview is 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Training for owners of Realtor.com Web products is 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Make reservations at (800) 683-5324 or e-mail reservations@realtor.com.

 

Oct. 6

A Habitat for Humanity build involving the Memphis Area Association of Realtors is under construction in Northaven at 530 Fox Valley Drive. Volunteers are needed for Oct. 6 and Oct. 13. In addition, Oct. 13 is certified residential specialist day.

 

Oct. 9

The Memphis section of the American Society for Quality and the Greater Memphis Association for Quality presents the Mid-South region quality month conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center on the University of Memphis campus, 330 DeLoach St. To register, call Jim Lippy, 678-4268.

 

Oct. 10

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors hosts classes teaching useful skills needed to operate in a computerized system, including using e-mail and the Internet, working with online photos and attachments at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 9 a.m. Oct. 18 and Oct. 26 in the MAAR training room, 6393 Poplar Ave. The fee for the course is $30. Call Iassic Crenshaw, 818-2417, to register.

 

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors hosts Business Development for the Residential Specialist Oct. 10 and 11. This class is approved for 16 hours continuing education credit. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day in the MAAR education center, 6393 Poplar Ave. Call Linda Stubbs, 818-2421, to register.

 

Oct. 11

Clovernook Center for the Blind Memphis Center is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 346 St. Paul St.

 

Oct. 12

Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLC attorney S. Craig Moore hosts Preparing Yourself for an INS Audit, at 8:30 a.m. at the Four Points Hotel in Jackson, Tenn., and 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select-Downtown in Memphis. The cost of the seminar is $35 per person. To register, call (615) 320-5200. Registration is available at the door.

 

Oct. 17

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors luncheon is scheduled at the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, 776 N. Germantown Parkway. Dr. Shirley Raines, University of Memphis president, is the speaker. She will discuss "Our City's University-the University of Memphis." The buffet line opens at 11:45 a.m. Reservations should be made by calling 818-2444 no later than 48 hours prior to the luncheon.

 

Oct. 18

Memphis Chapter 20 of the Institute of Real Estate Management luncheon meeting is noon at the East Memphis Hilton, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Wyatt Aiken of Commercial Tennessee is the speaker. For reservations, call 377-5736.

 

The Memphis Chapter of Executive Women International presents the womens leadership forum Defining Your Leadership Style in Stauffer Hall at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. Speaker Shoya Zichy heads a New York City-based consulting firm that specializes in career and executive coaching. The event begins with a book signing at 4:30 p.m., followed by networking and a light buffet at 5:30 p.m. The interactive session with Zichy begins at 6:30. Reservations made before Oct. 8 are $45.

 

Upcoming events:

Nov. 1

The Memphis Bar Association is hosting the American Law Institute-American Bar Association seminar regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act Title III issues for real estate, land use and construction lawyers. It will be shown by tape delay at noon at One Commerce Square, Suite 1050. Registration is $175 and can be sent to ALI-ABA, 4025 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa., 19104-3099.

 

Nov. 7

The Memphis Conference for Women 2001 is Nov. 8 and 9 at the Adams Mark hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The seminar is stopping in Jackson, Tenn., at the Holiday Inn North, 5075 Interstate 55 North, Nov. 7 and 8. The seminar is sponsored by the National Businesswomens Leadership Association. To register, call (800) 682-5078 or visit www.natsem.com.

 

Nov. 10

The new Central Library is scheduled to open with a corporate parade at 9:30 a.m. The parade features vehicles with business logos traveling from the old library, 1850 Peabody Ave., to the new facility at 3030 Poplar Ave. A representative from each business will introduce the business as its vehicle enters the new library parking lot. Ribbon cutting is 10:15 a.m. For an entry form, call Joanna Curtis, development specialist, 725-8870.

 

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 74 74 17,939
MORTGAGES 95 95 20,660
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 8 2,701
BUILDING PERMITS 141 141 36,977
BANKRUPTCIES 59 59 11,485
BUSINESS LICENSES 17 17 5,865
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 27 6,857
MARRIAGE LICENSES 41 41 4,090