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VOL. 123 | NO. 181 | Tuesday, September 16, 2008


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The Memphis Regional Chamber’s Metro Business Council will hold the annual Fall Sales & Marketing Summit today at 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The theme will be “Winning Strategies for Winning Clients” and will feature a panel of sales and marketing specialists. For more information, contact Angela Michaels at amichaels@memphischamber.com or 543-3546.

The Memphis Theological Seminary will host a one-hour conversation with Dr. Drew Christiansen about the church’s role in public policy today at 11 a.m. at the Memphis Theological Seminary, 168 East Parkway S. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 458-8232.

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in the Steamboat Room of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Tom Schmitt, chair of the Memphis Regional Chamber, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Advance registration is required. For more information, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

Performance Excellence Association of the Mid-South will hold a lunch and learn series Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelby County Training Auditorium in the Peggy Edmiston Building, 1075 Mullins Station Road. Lunch is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For reservations, e-mail Harriet Browning at hjbrowning@comcast.net. Deadline for reservations is today at noon.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioner’s committees will hold meetings Wednesday beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.

Talk Shoppe will hold a free seminar Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The seminar is titled “Profit from the Pain: Tax Elimination Battle Plans for the Small Business Owner & Real Estate Investor.” Jimmy C. Luke, a certified public accountant at Titan Financial, will speak. For more information, call 759-7808.

MPACT Memphis will participate in a community network field trip Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Hands on Memphis, 174 Williford St. E-mail Pat Mitchell Worley at pmworley@gmail.com or Dorian Spears at dorianlspears@gmail.com to sign up or get more information.

Wings of Ave Maria will hold its first Big Bunco Bonanza fundraiser Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Heffernan Hall at Christian Brothers High School, 5900 Walnut Grove Road. The event will benefit Ave Maria. Tim Simpson, WREG-TV chief weather anchor, will emcee the event. Pre-registration is $20 and registration at the door is $25. To pre-register, e-mail Linda Aljundi at bigbuncobonanza@yahoo.com or call 335-0334 or 466-7266 by Wednesday.

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