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VOL. 123 | NO. 75 | Wednesday, April 16, 2008


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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. 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 today 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 today 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 today 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, today 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 Center City Commission Market Research RFP Selection Committee will meet today at 2 p.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. For more information, contact Leslie Gower at 575-0561 or gower@downtownmemphis.com.

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, today 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." The 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 Center City Commission Clean & Green Committee will meet Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. For more information, contact Janet Pfaff at 575-0590 or pfaff@downtownmemphis.com.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southwest Tennessee Community College, 737 Union Ave.

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.

The American Diabetes Association will host "Kiss a Pig Gala and Street Party" to honor community leaders who have contributed to finding a cure for diabetes Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Cadre Building at the corner of Second Avenue and Monroe Street. Tickets are $125 per person. For reservations call 682-8232, Ext. 3124, or e-mail sowilliams@diabetes.org.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "An Inside Look at Corporate Funding" Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

PROPERTY SALES 36 154 6,546
MORTGAGES 34 94 4,129
BUILDING PERMITS 201 554 15,915
BANKRUPTCIES 43 126 3,396