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VOL. 122 | NO. 31 | Tuesday, February 20, 2007


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The Small Business Chamber holds its Memphis Business Fair today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The fair will have a business expo with booths and exhibits, a membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a small-business sales and marketing seminar from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Admission is $39 for members and $75 for non-members. Call 259-1093 for more information.

The Memphis Regional Chamber, Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Collierville Chamber of Commerce and the Millington Chamber of Commerce unite for a "mega mixer" today at AutoZone Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Joining the four chambers will be the One Memphis Business Alliance, comprised of the Black Business Association, Mid-South Minority Business Council, the Hispanic Business Council and the National Association of Women Business Owners. The mixer is free for the first four employees from each chamber's member businesses, then $10 for each additional employee. Non-members must pay $20. To RSVP, contact Linda Cornish at lcornish@memphischamber.com.

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South holds a meeting Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Andy Dolich, president of business operations for the Memphis Grizzlies, is the guest speaker. The discussion topic is titled "Marketing a Professional Sports Team in the Mid-South." Admission is $25 for non-members and includes lunch. Call 937-5532 or e-mail smsofmidsouth@midsouth.rr.com for reservations.

The eWomen Network (eWN) hosts its "Accelerated Networking" luncheon Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The luncheon features Tonna Bruce, dean of graduate and professional studies at Christian Brothers University, as the guest speaker. Individual tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Call 210-9582 or visit www.ewomennetwork.com to register.

The Economic Club of Memphis meets Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The meeting's topic is titled "The Truth About Drug Companies." Dr. Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is the guest speaker. Contact Terry Adams at 678-2443 or tadams2@memphis.edu for reservations.

Waddell & Associates Inc. holds its third annual State of the Union event Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus, 365 Innovation Drive. The topic is titled "Boomers versus Emergers - Battle of the Century." David S. Waddell, president and CEO of Waddell & Associates, is the speaker. Reservations are required. Call 767-9187 for information or to RSVP.

Rhodes College hosts its 20th annual Institute on the Profession of Law Friday in the Bryan Campus Life Center Ballroom from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year's topic is titled "The Duke Lacrosse Case and What It Says About Our Criminal Justice Process, Academics and News Media." Stuart Taylor, contributing editor for Newsweek, is the keynote speaker. For registration and fee information, call 843-3965.

PROPERTY SALES 124 481 17,865
MORTGAGES 127 530 20,565
BUILDING PERMITS 195 891 36,836
BANKRUPTCIES 52 262 11,426