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VOL. 123 | NO. 74 | Tuesday, April 15, 2008


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The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Dr. Pat Wall, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the featured speaker. The cost is $18 per person and reservations can be made by contacting Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

The Memphis chapter of Financial Executives International will hold its monthly dinner today at 6 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. William E. Troutt, president of Rhodes College, will be the featured speaker. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Thomas Branyon at 433-8074 or thomas.branyon@bankofamerica.com.

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. Julia Barreda Willhite of GoBilingual.com will present "How to do Business in the Latino Market." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Memphis Bar Association will hold a Legal Technology Show Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 185 Union Ave. The seminar offers 2.25 hours of continuing legal education credit. For registration information, visit www.memphisbar.org. For more information, call the MBA at 527-3673.

The Naval Support Activity of the Mid-South Fleet and Family Support Center will host a job fair Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mid-South Conference Center, 849 Rocky Point Road in Cordova. The job fair is open to active-duty military, retirees, eligible family members and Department of Defense civilians. For more information, contact the Fleet and Family Support Center at 874-5330 or e-mail brenda.sherman@navy.mil.

The Performance Excellence Association of the Mid-South Lunch and Learn Series will be held Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meritan, 4700 Poplar Ave. Jerry Collins, president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, will present "Workforce Management: Simple Rules to Improve Performance." Lunch is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For reservations, e-mail hjbrowning@comcast.net or leave a message at 831-0230.

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will present "Strategic Investment in the Arkansas Delta" with Dr. Glen Fenter, president of Mid-South Community College, Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, Poplar Avenue at Interstate 240. The event is free for members, $25 for guests and $15 for students and includes lunch. Reservations can be made at www.sms-midsouth.org or by calling 937-5532.

The University of Memphis will host Dr. Nigel Strudwick, assistant keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum and a visiting professor of art history at the U of M, Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Strudwick will present "City of One Hundred Gates: Luxor in the Past Two Millennia." This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 678-2555.

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce will hold Small Business Development Counseling with Mark Taylor Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the chamber, 485 Halle Park Drive. There is no charge for appointments. Call 853-1949 to schedule an appointment.

The Memphis Regional Chamber will launch the Memphis International Business Council and hold the premiere of the China Town Hall webcast Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the FedEx World Headquarters, Building G, 3670 Hacks Cross Road. Registration begins at 4 p.m. R.S.V.P. to Brenda Montgomery at 543-3541 or bmontgomery@memphischamber.com.

PROPERTY SALES 116 288 17,672
MORTGAGES 143 337 20,372
BUILDING PERMITS 139 488 36,434
BANKRUPTCIES 43 158 11,322