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VOL. 123 | NO. 38 | Monday, February 25, 2008


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The University of Memphis will host Ken Reardon of Cornell University today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 123 of the Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Reardon will present "Urban Design and Placemaking: The Emerging Role of Higher Education and Other Institutions in Neighborhood Revitalization." The event is free and open to the public.

The Engineers' Club of Memphis will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Bob Woods, director of the Aeronautics Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, will present "The Future of Aeronautics in Tennessee."

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor commission chamber of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Small Business Innovative Research and the Small Business Technology Transfers Program will hold a forum on the Phase 0 Grant Program and Technical Assistance Network Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. R.S.V.P. to Sara Ebert at 615-673-4419 or sara.ebert@tntechnology.org.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "Fundraising Strategies: Ideas for the Changing Environment" Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. The cost to attend is $99 for Alliance members, $89 for participants in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $150 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

The Engineers' Club of Memphis board will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at 5880 Ridge Bend Road. For more information, e-mail Mary Cassandras at maryc@mscaa.com.

A Shelby County Charter Amendments public hearing will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bert Ferguson Community Center, 8505 Trinity Road. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

master IT will host a business seminar, "Business Unplugged," Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. Several speakers from technology companies will be in attendance. For more information or to register, visit www.master-it.com/unpluggedevent.html or call 377-7891.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. This week's topic is "The Mastermind Principle: Propelling Your Way to Success by Giving and Gaining Ideas." For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Memphis Regional Chamber will hold its monthly "Breakfast Forum: News and Networking for Business Professionals" Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.memphischamber.com or contact Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or emilford@memphischamber.com.

PROPERTY SALES 21 82 6,474
MORTGAGES 7 53 4,088
BUILDING PERMITS 240 353 15,714
BANKRUPTCIES 38 58 3,328