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VOL. 122 | NO. 50 | Monday, March 19, 2007


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The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. holds its weekly meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The topic is "Cold Formed Steel Trusses." The meeting costs $12 and includes lunch. No reservations are required.

The National Association of Women Business Owners holds its monthly membership luncheon Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Wendi Thomas, a journalist at The Commercial Appeal, will be the presenter. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To RSVP, call 844-3738 or visit www.nawbomemphis.org.

The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South hosts Talk Shoppe Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the BBB offices, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic is "Getting to Success Using the Mastermind Principle." The event is free. For more information, call 759-1300.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) hosts its Realtor Luncheon Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Gibson Beale Street Showcase Lounge, 145 Lt. George Lee Ave. For more information, call MAAR at 685-2100.

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South (SMS) hosts its monthly luncheon Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Allie Prescott, senior adviser for Waddell & Associates Inc. and owner of Allie Prescott & Partners LLC, will speak on "Developing and Retaining Loyal Clients." The event, including lunch, is free for SMS members and $25 for non-members. Call 937-5532 to RSVP.

The Core City Initiatives Ad Hoc Committee hosts a meeting Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor conference room in the Shelby County Administrative Building, 160 N. Main St.

The eWomen Business Network presents the Business Magnet Workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The cost to attend is $45 for eWomen members and $55 for nonmembers. Call 210-9582 for more information.

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosts Mark Taylor, business counselor with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, for business counseling sessions Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the chamber, 485 Halle Park Drive. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 853-1949.

The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America presents Leanne Kleinmann of iDiva, a Commercial Appeal blog, who will speak on "An In-Depth Look at Blogging," Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium at the First Tennessee Oak Court Building, 4385 Poplar Ave. Cost is $30 for PRSA members and $35 for nonmembers. Register online at www.prsamemphis.org.

The Entrepreneurs Roundtable hosts a lunch and discussion with Bob Levey, Hardin Chair of Excellence in the Department of Journalism at the University of Memphis, Thursday at noon at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The lunch costs $25 and reservations must be made by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Call 682-9920 to register.

MPACT Memphis hosts "Casino Royale," its Party of the Year, Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The party will feature a silent auction, casino tables and gourmet dining, and all proceeds will benefit MPACT Memphis' outreach programs. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.mpactmemphis.org.

Peria Inc., a Midtown boutique offering upscale women's shoes and accessories, is partnering with the Memphis non-profit Dress for Success which promotes the independence of disadvantaged women. The store will donate $5 from every pair of shoes sold through the end of the month to Dress for Success.

PROPERTY SALES 76 133 1,342
MORTGAGES 83 131 1,047
BUILDING PERMITS 190 277 3,028