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VOL. 124 | NO. 158 | Thursday, August 13, 2009

Events

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Memphis Chapter will hold its Annual Professional Development Conference today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Simone Joyaux and Tom Ahern, authors of the book “Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications and Stronger Relations” will speak. Cost is $99 for members and $119 for nonmembers. To register, contact Amanda Kohr at kohra@churchhealthcenter.org or 272-0010, ext.1415.

The Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club will host a Humorous Speaking Contest today at 1 p.m. at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave., 19th floor. The winner will advance to the area Toastmasters competition Aug. 29 at International Paper. For more information, visit www.toastmastersofmemphis.org.

The Memphis Investors Group will host Dexter Muller, senior vice president for community development at the Memphis Regional Chamber, today at 7 p.m. at Appling Manor, 1755 Appling Road. Muller will discuss Memphis ED, the Chamber’s new strategy for growth of investment and jobs in Memphis. Admission is free for first-time visitors and members and $20 for repeat visitors.

MPACT Memphis will meet for a private lunch with School Board Commissioner Tomeka Hart Friday at noon at Sole Restaurant, 221 S. Third St. For reservations, contact Andre Gibson at civicengagement@mpactmemphis.org or 528-8340.

The Fall Southern Home & Garden Expo 2009 will be held Friday through Sunday at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The expo will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $8. For more information, visit www.southernhomeandgardenexpo.com.

Special Olympics and United Cerebral Palsy will host the 27th Annual Elvis Presley Run, Walk, Rock & Roll Saturday at Graceland, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd. The one-mile walk will begin at 9 a.m. and pre-race entertainment provided by Drex from Q107.5 will begin at 8 a.m. To register, visit www.elvispresleyrunandwalk.com.

LaunchMemphis will hold a business plan boot camp Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Mercury Launchpad in EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee St. Topics will include business plan development, legal issues, marketing, financial considerations, funding, finding investors and perfecting your pitch. For tickets, visit bootcamp2009.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 628-4657.

Memphis Area Legal Services will hold a legal clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 494 S. Parkway E.

The New Dutch Treat Luncheon Series will continue Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave., Suite 102. Shelby County Sheriff Mark H. Luttrell will speak.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 62 288 2,619
MORTGAGES 52 197 1,783
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 16 53 275
BUILDING PERMITS 0 569 5,701
BANKRUPTCIES 0 87 993
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 110 491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0