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VOL. 122 | NO. 88 | Monday, May 14, 2007


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The Engineers' Club of Memphis is holding its weekly meeting and lunch today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Clemente Washington, acting human resources manager for Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, will speak on "The Pending Brain Drain." Cost is $12 and no reservations are required.

Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation present "Community Conversations" with Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith today at 7 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center on the University of Memphis campus, 330 Innovation Drive. Call 452-1776 for more information.

American Safety Training Inc. is offering two- and four-day seminars on "Essentials of Safety." The two-day seminar is today and Tuesday and the four-day seminar is today through Thursday. Both events will be held at AmeriSuites in Cordova, 7905 Giacosa Place. The main topic of discussion will be compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. For more information or to register, call 800-896-8867.

The City Council Committee biweekly meeting is Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. The City Council meeting is at 3:30 p.m., also at City Hall.

Lifeblood is holding a public blood drive Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Jury Commission, 157 Poplar Ave.

Crye-Leike Realtors will host its annual luncheon and silent auction Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Collierville office, 435 Byhalia Road. The event is $7 per person. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

MPACT Memphis is holding a Nexus Protégé Recruitment and Information Session Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Ave. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail Marla Armstrong at nexus@2pc.org.

The Center City Development Corp. board of directors is holding a meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.

The Memphis Public Library and the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host a trainer from the Foundation Center for a free workshop Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. To register, call 415-2734.

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host its monthly luncheon Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Cost to attend is $25 for nonmembers and free for members. Call 937-5532 or e-mail smsofmidsouth@comcast.net for reservations.

The Mid-South chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will hold its bi-monthly meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn Select, 5795 Poplar Ave. Cost to attend is $25. Jonathon E. Turner will speak on money laundering and investigating financial crimes. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing Allen Innis at samspade0211@comcast.net.

Weichert, Realtors - Chapman & Associates will host a free seminar titled "Staging Your Home to Sell" Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Call 850-2282 to RSVP. For more information, visit www.weichertchapman.com.

The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host "Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Small Business" Thursday at 7 p.m. at 3030 Poplar Ave. Mark Taylor of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will speak.

The Memphis Regional Chamber holds its Leadership Luncheon Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. It is a members-only event and costs $25. RSVP with Tunga Lee at 543-3571.

PROPERTY SALES 51 328 20,960
MORTGAGES 58 387 24,132
BUILDING PERMITS 170 842 43,435
BANKRUPTCIES 50 288 13,468