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VOL. 124 | NO. 198 | Thursday, October 8, 2009


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The Small Business Chamber will host a Lunch and Learn today from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parmasters Golf, 888 S. White Station Road. Carl Raff and Dave Williams of Business Enhancement Associates will present “Common Pitfalls Small Businesses Can Avoid in Order to Stay Afloat.” To register, e-mail Sally Baker Brenner at andre@smallbusinesschamber.com.

Memphis Bioworks Business Association will hold a luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center on the University of Memphis campus, 330 Innovation Drive. The topic will be “An Insider View of Entrepreneurship in Bioscience: Successful Case Studies in Memphis.” Cost is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. To register, visit www.bioworksbusiness.com.

RISE Foundation of Memphis will present speaker Jean Ann Fox, director of financial services for the Consumer Federation of America, today from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson Ave. For more information, call 507-6644.

The Memphis Bar Association Criminal Law Section will hold a happy hour and recruitment drive today from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Celtic Crossing, 903 S. Cooper St.

The Bodine School will host the second of three Library Talk seminars in observance of National Dyslexia Awareness Month today at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Literacy Council, 902 S. Cooper St. Rene Friemoth Lee, director of The Bodine School, will lead the seminars. The seminars are free. For more information, call 754-1800.

The Memphis Investors Group will discuss the new Unified Development Code at its meeting today at 7 p.m. at Appling Manor, 1755 Appling Road. At the meeting, MIG will host staff from the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning and Development. Two early bird sessions will start at 6 p.m. Admission is free for first-time visitors and members and $20 for repeat visitors.

The Growth Coach of Memphis will hold a seminar for women business owners Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2840 Summer Oaks Drive, Suite 103. The title of the seminar is “Setting Your Business on Auto-Pilot to Earn More, Work Less and Enjoy a Balanced Life.” To register, visit www.regonline.com/thestrategicmindset1009.

The Traffic Club of Memphis will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Roy Slagle, senior vice president of sales and marketing of ABF Freight Systems, will speak on “The State of the LTL Industry.” Reservations are due by noon Friday. For reservations, visit www.trafficclubofmemphis.com.

The Second Annual “Rock N Roll, Brews & Q” will be held Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Warehouse, 36 E. G.E. Patterson Ave. There will be Bosco’s beer and Corky’s barbecue, a live auction and live music. Cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets, call the Orpheum Theatre at 525-3000.

PROPERTY SALES 85 205 21,165
MORTGAGES 76 206 24,338
BUILDING PERMITS 183 321 43,755
BANKRUPTCIES 48 92 13,560