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VOL. 123 | NO. 35 | Wednesday, February 20, 2008


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The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold its monthly luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. David Yawn, assistant publisher and executive editor for The Daily News, will present "Better Prospecting through Localized Data Mining." The event is free for members and $25 for nonmembers, including lunch. Reservations can be made online at www.sms-midsouth.org, or by calling 937-5532.

The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education course today from noon to 2 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. The title is "Contempt of Court" and is worth two hours' general CLE credit. For more information, call the MBA at 527-3573.

The Performance Excellence Association of the Mid-South (PerfX) will hold a luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelby County Training Auditorium in the Peggy Edmiston Building, 1075 Mullins Station Road. Kathi L. Clark, managing director of national sort operations at FedEx, will present "What's Wrong with Quality in America?" Lunch is $7 for PerfX members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Harriet Browning at 831-0230 or hjbrowning@comcast.net.

The Arc of the Mid-South will host a Town Hall meeting, giving local citizens the chance to discuss the agency's progress in the community, today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jason's Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave. The Arc of the Mid-South is dedicated to providing services to individuals with disabilities and their families. To R.S.V.P. for the event, call Jan Harris at 327-2473.

The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon will be held Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at the Germantown Country Club. Dave Klevan of Corporate Benefit Management Group, Al Fowler of Fowler Insurance & Employee Benefits and Mike Simpson of Mike Simpson & Associates will present "The Health of Healthcare in 2008." To make reservations, call 755-1200.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a free panel discussion, "Black Professionals in Health Care and Professional/Graduate Education," Thursday at noon in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. For more information, call Michael Alston at 448-2112.

The Shelby County Beer Board will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. in the fourth-floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

Women on the Move will hold an informal networking reception Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., Suite 909. The cost is $20, including cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. For reservations, call 684-1010.

Christian Brothers University will host Cathy Ross as part of its "Power Talks for Women" series Thursday at 7 p.m. in the CBU Theatre. Ross is the senior vice president and chief financial officer for FedEx Express. Her talk will focus on five personal strategies she sees as vital to career growth and professional development. For reservations, call 321-3291.

The National Black MBA Association Inc. will hold a "Strategy Development" workshop Feb. 22 at The Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. "Leading Strategy into Action" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon and "Competing in a Dynamic Environment" will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free for members and $50 for nonmembers. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Ann Strong-Jenkins at 679-3094 or psjenkins@comcast.net.

PROPERTY SALES 50 389 12,758
MORTGAGES 21 248 8,003
BUILDING PERMITS 295 813 29,934
BANKRUPTCIES 35 164 6,064