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VOL. 124 | NO. 53 | Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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 conference room, 114 N. Main St.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold meetings today beginning with the Ad Hoc Committee on E-Government Initiatives at 9 a.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. The Budget and

Finance Committee budget hearing will be at 10 a.m. The Industrial Development Board will meet at 3 p.m. in fourth floor conference room A at 125 N. Main St. For more information, call 545-4301.

Talk Shoppe will present “The Phenomenon” by Jim Paitchek today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 257-6536.

The PerfX Lunch & Learn Series will continue today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shelby County Training Auditorium of the Peggy Edmiston Building, 1075 Mullins Station Road. Hal Otey of Hal Otey Financial will discuss the economic downturn. Cost is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For reservations, contact Harriet Browning at 831-0230 or e-mail at hjbrowning@comcast.net by noon today.

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a lunch and learn today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Keynote speaker David Mendelson of Mendelson Law Firm will present “How to Manage Receivables in Today’s Economy.” For reservations, contact Alexis Rutland at arutland@memphischamber.com or 543-3511.

The Sales & Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold a meeting today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 5795 Poplar Ave. Cameron Kitchin, executive director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, will speak. Cost is $25 for guests, $15 for students and free for members. For reservations, call 937-5532, e-mail smsofmidsouth@comcast.net or visit www.sms-midsouth.org.

The University of Memphis will host “In Her Own Words: Inspiration Speeches from the Women’s Rights Movement” today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ned R. McWherter Library Rotunda on campus. Students from the university’s Department of Theatre and Dance will perform excerpts from some of the speeches. For more information, call 678-2770.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens will hold a lunch and lecture today from noon to 1 p.m. at the Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The lunch and lecture, “A Taste of Italy in Memphis: Italian Paintings from the Allentown Art Museum,” will be led by Victor Coonin, professor of art history at Rhodes College. For more information, call 761-5250.

Memphis Invest will hold a wealth-building seminar today from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its in-house training center, 130 Timber Creek. For more information, e-mail Chris Clothier at Chrisclothier@gmail.com.

The Sierra Club will hold a free film night today at 7:30 p.m. at Power House Memphis, 45 G.E. Patterson. The film will be “Who Killed the Electric Car.” Donations are accepted. For more information, e-mail Tom Lawrence at bus@thecave.com.

The University of Phoenix will host a “Tough Times” workshop Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, Suite 100. The workshop topics will include resume writing, financial planning and living on a budget. The workshop is free. To register, call 522-6865.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners EOC Appeals Board will meet Thursday at 11 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration building, 140 N. Main St. The Beer Board will meet at 2 p.m. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Institute of Management Accountants-Memphis Chapter will hold its monthly Technical Session Thursday at 11:45 a.m. in the Medallion Restaurant of the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Greg Noonan will speak on the topic “Keys to Project Management Success.” Cost is $20 to attend. For reservations, visit www.imamemphis.org.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 35 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
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