VOL. 129 | NO. 166 | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum will host its 2014 Economic Development Forum Tuesday, Aug. 26, through Thursday, Aug. 28, at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Attendees can hear nationally known speakers, learn business growth strategies and get access to business capital. Register at edf.mmbc-memphis.org.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host a concert by Ghost Town Blues Band Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. in Studio A, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Museum admission is free to Shelby County residents with ID. Visit staxmuseum.com.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the “European Vacation” Vine to Wine wine tasting Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will feature eight wines or cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Buddy Chapman, executive director of CrimeStoppers, will present “The Fight Against Copper Thieves.” Visit phelpssecurity.com.
Orion Federal Credit Union will hold a grand opening celebration for its newest branch Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at 4805 American Way. Visit orionfcu.com.
The Cooper-Young Business Association will hold a Red Hot Summer Music concert Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Cooper-Young gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Loveland Duren will perform. Visit cooperyoung.biz.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will hold free how-to clinics with Lowe’s and a kickoff of Habitat’s 2014 building season Thursday, Aug. 28, at Memphis Habitat, 7136 Winchester Road. Clinics will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will focus on painting and working with hardware and power tools. The short kickoff program will follow. Visit memphishabitat.com for details.
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and First Tennessee Bank will host a Project H.O.M.E. Financial Literacy Workshop Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glenview Community Center, 1141 S. Barksdale St. The workshop is open to delinquent taxpayers who would like payment plan arrangements for their county and city property taxes. Cost is free; registration is required. Sign up at shelbycountytrustee.com.