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VOL. 121 | NO. 129 | Monday, June 26, 2006

Mayor Herenton to Address Commercial Real Estate Investors

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June 27

The Memphis Metro Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) holds its monthly meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton is the guest speaker. Cost is $25 for non-members. Call 218-0782 or send an e-mail to chapters@centurytel.net for more information.

June 28

Talk Shoppe presents "Using the Power of the Master Mind Principle" from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale St. For more information, call Talk Shoppe sponsor Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Memphis Bar Association's Social Security Section presents "Electronic Filing and Adjudication System aka EDIB" from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 88 Union Ave., 14th floor. Cost is $10 for section members; $15 for non-section members; and $5 for all others. Call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org to register.

June 29

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) holds an unveiling ceremony for a historic marker at 10 a.m. at the Memphis I-40 Welcome Center, 119 N. Riverside Drive. The marker commemorates the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ultimately resulted in the removal of the Overton Park section of I-40 from the interstate system. Call 543-6757 or visit www.tninterstate50.com for more information.

June 30

The Tennessee Economic Council on Women (TECW) and the Department of Economic and Community Development's Business Enterprise Resource Office present the Women Business Owners Opportunities Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Farris Building of the Southwest Tennessee Community College Macon Campus, 5983 Macon Cove. The theme for the conference is "Building for Success: Invest in Your Business ... Invest in Yourself." Registration is $50. Call 333-4592 or visit www.southwest.tn.edu for more information.

The Memphis chapter of the Project Management Institute meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Founders room of the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Carolyn Bendall, president of Fashion Academy, presents "Your Professional Image, A Career Advantage." Cost is $25 for members; $35 for non-members; and $45 at the door. For more information, visit www.pmimemphis.org/files/pmi_luncheon_flyer.pdf.

The South Main Historic Arts District hosts the monthly Art Trolley Tour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees can enjoy free trolley rides between the galleries and stores along South Main Street. After the trolley tour, there will be a screening of the movie "American Graffiti" as part of Fresh Air Flicks at 9 p.m. in the lot on the corner of Main Street and G.E. Patterson. Visit www.southmainmemphis.org.

Coming Events
July 6

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce holds "Small Business Counseling" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 101 Walnut St. Mark Taylor, a business counselor with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Southwest Tennessee Community College, will be on hand to offer counseling. Call 853-1949 for an appointment.

The Small Business Chamber presents "Chamber in Action" at 5 p.m. at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave. SBC members will be available for networking and to discuss the advantages of membership. For more information, call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.

The Memphis Public Library & Information Center holds a book signing for "Historic Photos of Memphis" by co-authors Gina Cordell and Patrick O'Daniel at 6:30 p.m. in the Memphis room on the fourth floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The book is a pictorial diary of the city of Memphis with photographs from Reconstruction through the rise of industry, World Wars I and II and into the modern era. Call 415-2700 for more information.

Other Opportunities

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Memphis and Shelby County is seeking volunteers to serve the needs of children who have experienced abuse and neglect. An orientation session for interested volunteers is set for July 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CASA is at the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, 616 Adams Ave. For more information, call Nikki Hughes at 405-8840.

The Baptist Trinity Center for Good Grief is currently accepting applications for its sixth annual Teen Camp Good Grief to be held Oct. 13-15 at Camp Bear Track in Drasco, Ark. Any teenager between the ages of 13 and 16 who has lost a loved one in the last two years is eligible for the free camp. A professional bereavement staff will help the teens communicate their feelings and explore their grief through support groups and other activities. Deadline to apply is Aug. 25. Call 767-6767 for more information.

The Greater Memphis Arts Council is accepting applications for its summer dance program "A Chance to Dance," which will run from July 10 to Aug. 4 in the Verties Sails Building at Southwest Tennessee Community College's Union campus, 737 Union Ave. Cost is $25, and registration ends Friday. Call 333-5174 for more information.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 91 158 16,219
MORTGAGES 98 179 18,735
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 23 2,484
BUILDING PERMITS 0 213 33,603
BANKRUPTCIES 60 112 10,426
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 47 5,350
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 29 6,302
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 52 3,563