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VOL. 123 | NO. 29 | Tuesday, February 12, 2008


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The National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis will host its Network Luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. The topic will be "How to Build a 'Good Ole Girl' Network as Good as the 'Good Ole Boys!'" The cost is $25 for NAWBO members and $30 for nonmembers. To make a reservation, call 844-3738 or visit www.nawbomemphis.org.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kroger Distribution Center, 5079 Bledsoe Road. For more information, call the Red Cross at 501-614-4400.

The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will hold "The Legalities of Freelancing" Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $20 for PRSA members, $30 for nonmembers and $15 for students. Registration is available at www.prsamemphis.org or by contacting Jamie Coggins at 754-9035 or jamieprsa@bellsouth.net.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic is "Real Estate Property Management: What You Need to Know When You Need to Know It" with Hulet Gregory of Clothier & Gregory Real Estate. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Shelby County Commission Family Court Task Force Committee will meet Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the fourth-floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will hold a Real Estate Professional Assistant certificate course Wednesday and Thursday at the MAAR office, 6393 Poplar Ave. For more information about the course, visit the REPA Web site at www.Professional-Assistant.com. To register for the course, call 818-2421.

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Memphis College of Art will host "A Day for (Flash) Lovers" Thursday. Two sessions of Flash software training will be held by an Adobe engineer at the Callicott Auditorium, 1930 Poplar Ave. The beginner-to-intermediate session will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and the intermediate-to-advanced session will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for one session is $25 for AIGA members and $50 for nonmembers. For both sessions, AIGA members pay $40 and nonmembers pay $80. Students also are eligible for a discount. For more information, e-mail Michael Guthrie at mguthrie@oden.com.

The PeaceJam Juniors program at Downtown Elementary School will coordinate and host a blood drive Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. at the school, 10 N. Fourth St. PeaceJam is a youth peacemakers program run by BRIDGES Inc. For more information about the blood drive, contact Rody Thompson at 260-3790 or rthompson@bridgesusa.org.

The Memphis Investors Group will host a panel of local real estate investors at its meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Germantown Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. The event is free to first-time visitors and members. Repeat visitors pay $20. Early-bird sessions will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Tammy Green at 414-2729 or mig@memphisinvestors.com.

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