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VOL. 123 | NO. 100 | Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Events

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The Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet today at 9 a.m. in the Center City Commission (CCC) conference room at 114 N. Main St. For more information, contact Dawn Vinson at 575-0555 or vinson@downtownmemphis.com.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host “Sponsorships: The Biggest Bang for Someone Else’s Buck” today from 9 a.m. to noon at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. The cost to attend is $65 for Alliance members, $55 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.

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 will be “Understanding Your Credit & Your Financial Report Card” with Faye Carson of the Memphis Consumer Credit Agency. This event is free. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Chamber Lunch & Learn today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the chamber, 22 N. Front St. Lynn Jackson and Bob Riley with Russell Montgomery/OI Partners Inc. will present “Employee Motivation and Recognition.” R.S.V.P. to Nykesha Cole at 543-3519 or ncole@memphischamber.com.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) will meet today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave. This NFIB luncheon will feature Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. This event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. to Randy Horn at 605-5774 or randy.horn@comcast.net.

New Path and the Memphis Urban League will host the third forum in their 2008 Race Relations in Memphis panel series today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The topic of this panel is “Race & Economics.” For more information, contact Tarrin McGhee at 517-2870 or tarrin@newpathmemphis.org.

LaunchMemphis has extended its deadline to today for its “Early Stage Investment Forum” for business owners interested in information about startup capital. For more information or an application, visit www.launchmemphis.com, e-mail info@launchmemphis.com or call 266-2662.

The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Regional Logistics Council Meeting Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Memphis Marriot East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Ross Bjella, president of DDN Pharmaceutical Logistics, will be the featured guest. R.S.V.P. to Janelle Robinson at 543-3532 or jrobinson@memphischamber.com.

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter of The Federalist Society will present “Litigating Elections: The Campaign Process in 2008,” a lecture by Hans A. Von Spakovksy, former commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grille 83, 83 Madison Ave. A buffet lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until noon. The cost is $15 for Federalist Society members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, contact Greg Grisham at 312-9413 or greg.grisham@leitnerfirm.com.

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PROPERTY SALES 89 322 8,071
MORTGAGES 93 381 9,580
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 31 81 1,439
BUILDING PERMITS 236 688 17,295
BANKRUPTCIES 52 207 5,613
BUSINESS LICENSES 35 143 3,091
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 128 3,378
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 120 1,808

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