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VOL. 122 | NO. 236 | Wednesday, December 12, 2007


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The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a "Researching Grant Funding" workshop today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the alliance offices, 606 S. Mendenhall Road, Suite 108. The event is $65 for alliance members, $55 for participants in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. For additional information, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council will host a breakfast forum on the changes in the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes program today at 8:30 a.m. at the MAAR offices, 6393 Poplar Ave. The forum is free for MAAR Commercial Council members and $15 for nonmembers. To register, call 818-2428.

Talk Shoppe will meet today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic is "A Joyous Wish," and is a special wish-granting party where a boy and his family will be given a trip to Walt Disney World. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will hold a luncheon today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Harold Graeter, associate executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, will speak. The luncheon is free for members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students. To register, visit www.prsamemphis.org or e-mail Jamie Coggins at jamieprsa@bellsouth.net.

WMC-TV5, The Food Bank and other local organizations will hold the Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive today. Action News team members will broadcast from various locations, urging viewers to donate food. The drive will run from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. For a list of locations and information, visit www.wmctv.com or call 527-0841.

The Regional Logistics Council will meet Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Doug Duncan, CEO of FedEx Freight, will be speaking. The event is free. E-mail Beverly Davis at bdavis@memphischamber.com to confirm reservations.

The Memphis Lawyers' Chapter of The Federalist Society will present a panel discussion on "Judicial Selection in Tennessee" with Judge Jon P. McCalla of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Grille 83, 83 Madison Ave. Cost is $20 for Federalist Society members and $25 for nonmembers, including lunch. Contact Greg Grisham at 526-0431 or ggrisham@weintraubstock.com to register.

AIGA, the professional association for design, will host its Holiday Thursty? Happy Hour Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Ernestine & Hazel's at the corner of South Main and G.E. Patterson streets. For more information, contact Ashley Burton at ashley@creativeinferno.com.

The Memphis Regional Chamber will host a Metro Mixer and Victory Celebration Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rendezvous, 52 S. Second St. Cost to attend is free for the first four employees from a member company, and $10 for each additional employee, while nonmembers pay $20. For more information, contact Tunga Lee at tlee@memphischamber.com or 543-3571.

The Memphis Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. will host its Holiday Party and Wine Tasting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Jarrett's, 5689 Quince Road. R.S.V.P. to Louise Horton at louise.horton@shelbycountytn.gov.

PROPERTY SALES 101 603 9,602
MORTGAGES 92 538 10,616
BUILDING PERMITS 215 1,282 20,958
BANKRUPTCIES 51 408 6,108