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VOL. 124 | NO. 68 | Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Events

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Talk Shoppe will present “Keep Swinging: An Entrepreneur’s Story of Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Small Business Success” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Jay B. Myers, president and chief executive officer of Interactive Solutions Inc., will present the seminar. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today 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 Public Relations Society of America Memphis Chapter will hold a luncheon today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Leanne Kleinmann will discuss the future of print publications. The luncheon is free for members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students. To register, visit www.prsamemphis.org.

The Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet today at noon at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Cynthia Buchanan, director of park services for the city of Memphis, will speak. Cost is $15 at the door.

The PILOT Performance and Review Committee of the Industrial Development Board will meet today at 2 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Charles Gulotta at 576-7107.

Prairie Life Fitness Center will present two free skin cancer information workshops today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Prairie Life Fitness, 3690 S. Houston Levee Road in Collierville. For more information, call 854-8998.

Memphis Invest will hold a wealth-building seminar today from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at its in-house training center, 130 Timber Creek Drive. For more information, e-mail Chris Clothier at chrisclothier@gmail.com.

The University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences will host an evening of “Great Conversations” April 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. University professors will lead discussions of hot topics including politics, science and the economy. Cost is $75 for the general public and $65 for members of the Alumni Association. For reservations, visit cas.memphis.edu/conversations or e-mail Holly Beuke at habueke@memphis.edu. Deadline for reservations is today.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “Leadership, Mentorship and Supervision for New Managers” Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. The facilitator will be Tiffany Chisnall of the Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union. Cost for each seminar is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information or reservations, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 172 17,556
MORTGAGES 101 194 20,229
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 9 2,654
BUILDING PERMITS 223 349 36,295
BANKRUPTCIES 52 115 11,279
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 58 5,767
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 27 6,741
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 68 3,984