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


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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.

PROPERTY SALES 124 481 17,865
MORTGAGES 127 530 20,565
BUILDING PERMITS 195 891 36,836
BANKRUPTCIES 52 262 11,426