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VOL. 124 | NO. 94 | Thursday, May 14, 2009


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Jackson Lewis LLP will lead a seminar discussing how the amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act and revisions to the Family Medical and Leave Act regulations will affect companies today from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the law firm, 999 Shady Grove Road. The seminar is for business owners, chief executive officers, human resource managers and other individuals responsible for personnel matters. Cost is $30 and includes breakfast. To register, call 462-2627 or e-mail mejiam@jacksonlewis.com.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Nonprofit Finance 101” today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Beck Harrell will lead the workshop. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

Memphis Bioworks Business Association will host Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson, the former commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, at its luncheon series today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center on the University of Memphis campus. Cost is $25 for online registration and $35 for onsite registration. Space is limited. To register, visit www.bioworksbusiness.com.

Westminster Academy will present author and motivational speaker Aron Ralston today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school, 2500 Ridgeway Blvd. Ralston is the author of “Between a Rock and a Hard Place.” Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets can be reserved in advance by e-mailing event@wamemphis.com or can be purchased at the door. Attendance is limited to 150 people.

The National Black MBA Association Memphis Chapter will hold its monthly meeting today from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The guest speaker will be Pamela Pitts, president of Butterfly Financial LLC.

The Memphis Investors Group will host representatives from Equity Trust Co. at its next meeting today at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Plaza Hotel and Suites, 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive. Equity Trust Co. will demonstrate how investors can build their wealth tax-free. Admission is free to members and first-time visitors. Repeat visitors pay $20.

The Fourth Annual Ride for Agape will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Bartlett Woods Church of Christ, 7800 Old Brownsville Road. Cost is $20 for a single rider and $35 for a double. There will be food and door prizes from local bike and cycle dealers, local restaurants and a local car wash. For more information, contact Mike Pratt at 870-7223 or Todd Ferrell at 382-7609.

The New Dutch Treat Luncheon will be Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave., Suite 102. Memphis City Council member William C. Boyd will speak.

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