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VOL. 116 | NO. 113 | Wednesday, June 12, 2002

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Verizon Wireless marked its first anniversary of its Southaven retail store at 1055 Goodman Road, Suite I, with a $500 donatio The Department of Economic and Community Development announced the release of a new CD-ROM, a comprehensive resource guide to the Manufacturing Means Jobs Tennessee Resource. "The CD-ROM offers manufacturers a look at the resources available to help grow their companies," said Tony Grande, commissioner of the state department of ECD. "Representing one-fifth of all jobs in the state, Tennessees manufacturing operations have a tremendous impact on our economy. We want to make sure they have the tools they need to be more productive, efficient and profitable." The MMJ CD-ROM is available to all Tennessee manufacturers, Chambers of Commerce and other local partners. To request a copy, call the Tennessee Business Services, (615) 741-2626. First Mercantile Trust Co. announced its Web site was chosen as one of the best Web sites for participants enrolled in defined contribution plans. DALBAR Inc. recognized the site for its quality. It was one of six firms given an "excellent" rating in the DALBAR analysis. The study involved a review of participant Web sites provided by 31 financial services firms including American Express, Aetna/ING, Merrill Lynch and Schwab. The full report, "DC Web Sites: Trends, Benchmarks and Best Practices," is available from DALBAR at info@Dalbar.com or (617) 723-6400. DALBAR is a financial-services market research firm committed to raising the standards of excellence in the financial-services industry. DALBAR develops standards for, and provides research, rating and rankings of intangible factors to the mutual fund, broker/dealer, discount brokerage, life insurance and the banking industries. Memphis-based LunaWeb is offering a line of full service packages and marketing classes, which include search engine optimization, online advertising, community building and site traffic evaluation to get visitors to locally owned sites. LunaWebs first class is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at its office, 4821 American Way. The class is $29.99. For information, visit www.LunaWeb.net. The Greater Memphis Association for Quality is offering Baldrige Examiner Training Sept. 4-6. GMAQs examiner training provides education in the Baldrige Criteria and instructs participants on writing a feedback report. Call Jim Lippy for information, 678-4268.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 91 158 16,219
MORTGAGES 98 179 18,735
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 23 2,484
BUILDING PERMITS 0 213 33,603
BANKRUPTCIES 60 112 10,426
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 47 5,350
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 29 6,302
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 52 3,563