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VOL. 122 | NO. 74 | Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Events

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The Memphis City Council Committee holds its bimonthly meeting today at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

Methodist University Hospital introduces the nation's first Center of Excellence in Faith and Health today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 1265 Union Ave.

The Memphis City Council Chamber meeting is today at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

The East Shelby Republican Club meets today at 7 p.m. at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike. Shelby County School Board President David Pickler will address several recent controversies affecting the school board, including boundary changes. A potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Center for Southern Folklore hosts a Southern luncheon saluting administrative professionals Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 119 S. Main St. at the Peabody Trolley Stop. The event is $25 per person and includes lunch and live music. For reservations, call 525-3655 or e-mail sochenda@southernfolklore.org.

The Memphis Regional Chamber and SCORE Memphis present "How to Successfully Operate a Small Business" Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The event is $60 for members and $75 for nonmembers. The price includes lunch. For more information, contact SCORE at 544-3588 or e-mail score@midsouth.rr.com.

The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis hosts Canadian Prime Minister Avril Phaedra "Kim" Douglas Campbell as the keynote speaker for the ninth annual Tribute Luncheon Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Ballroom, 255 N. Main St. For reservations or information, call 578-9346 or visit www.wfgm.org.

The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) hosts a business-etiquette seminar
luncheon Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door for NBMBAA members and $25 for nonmembers, both in advance and at the door. To make a reservation, visit www.nbmbaamemphis.org/events.html.

The Memphis Area Home Builders Association will host Dr. Lillian Chaney, who will conduct a seminar titled "Global Business Etiquette: Practical Lessons for Effective Business Relationships" Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at 776 N. Germantown Parkway. The event is $20. To RSVP, call 678-3119 or e-mail alumnievents@memphis.edu.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence holds its annual panel discussion, "A Look at Corporate Funding," Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. Cost is $65 for members and $99 for nonmembers. Registration is available online at www.npexcellence.org/trainingcalendar.htm or by calling 684-6605.

The Memphis Area Home Builders Association opens its annual Vesta Home Show Saturday. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Spring Creek Ranch in the Collierville Reserve at Collierville-Arlington and Raleigh-LaGrange roads. The event is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 14 and free for children under 7. Call 756-4500 or visit www.vestahomeshow.com for reservations.

A Better Memphis has opened a donation center at the Breath of Life Christian Center, 3795 Frayser-Raleigh Road, to assist the families whose homes were damaged or destroyed in a recent fire at Avery Park Apartments. Center hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To donate furniture, call 383-5511. For more information, call 372-8925 or 240-8636.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 23 23 1,365
MORTGAGES 21 21 1,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 6 196
BUILDING PERMITS 117 117 3,173
BANKRUPTCIES 42 42 795
BUSINESS LICENSES 2 2 331
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0