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VOL. 124 | NO. 203 | Thursday, October 15, 2009


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The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Ken Kimble, director of development and marketing for Boy Scouts of America Chickasaw Council, will speak. Cost is $65 for members and $125 for nonmembers. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

The University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance will host its second annual Cyber Security Expo today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology on campus. Denise Wood, corporate vice president and chief information security officer for FedEx Corp., will speak on the topic “Walking the Tightrope: Balancing Risk with the Business Demands of a Global Enterprise.” Cost is $125. To register, visit cyberexpo.memphis.edu.

The Shelby County Beer Board will meet today at 2 p.m. in the fourth floor Shelby County Commission committee room at 160 N. Main St. For more information, call 545-4301.

Sowell and Co. Realtors will present the first in a series of seminars today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sowell office, 54 S. Cooper St. The seminar is titled “Going Green to Save Green.” To reserve a seat, call 278-4380.

The Madison Hotel’s restaurant, Grill 83, will host a five-course meal centered around its fall rooftop cigar series, “Smoking Up High: High-Class, Low Key,” today at 6:15 p.m. at the hotel, 79 Madison Ave. The event will feature selections of cigars from Havana Mix Cigar Emporium. Dinner is $75 per person. For reservations, call 333-1224.

The Rhodes College Department of Economics and Business will host University of California at Berkeley environmental economist David Zetland today at 7 p.m. in the Orgill Room of Clough Hall. The topic is “Personal, Communal, and Political Dimensions of Sustainability.” The conversation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-3836.

MemphisInvest.com and Than Merrill will host the “Ultimate Cash Flow Buying Tour” today and Friday at The Hilton Memphis hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Merrill is co-host of A&E’s “Flip This House.” Registration is free and open to the public. To register, visit www.ultimatecashflowbuyingtour.com or call 751-7191.

The National Association of Women Judges will hold its 2009 Annual Conference today through Sunday at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Speakers will include retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles. For a schedule of events or to register, visit www.nawj.org. See related story on Page 1.

The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts will recognize filmmaker Craig Brewer Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Charles Vergos Rendezvous, 52 S. Second St. Brewer will receive the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award in the Creative and Performing Arts. Cost is $50 per person and $350 for a table of eight. For reservations, call 678-5086 or 678-4372.

PROPERTY SALES 69 163 12,921
MORTGAGES 35 85 8,088
BUILDING PERMITS 109 531 30,465
BANKRUPTCIES 18 85 6,149