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VOL. 131 | NO. 184 | Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Events

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The Booksellers at Laurelwood and Memphis Botanic Garden will host Dick Wall for a book discussion and signing of “Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening” Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The book was written by Wall’s late wife, Carol Wall, about her friendship with Kenyan-born landscaper Giles Owita. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

Creative Aging continues its Senior Arts Series on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Road Extended. This performance for seniors and their guests will feature Creative Aging artists Den of Strings and members of the New Ballet Ensemble. Tickets are $5 cash or check at the door. Visit creativeagingmidsouth.org or call 901-272-3434.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a tailgate-style food truck garden party on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Sport your team colors and challenge your friends to lawn games. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers; children’s admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Tickets available at the gate. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Project Management Institute Memphis chapter will meet Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Career coach Angela Copeland of Copeland Coaching will present “Building Your Brand.” Visit pmimemphis.org for details. 

Networking in Memphis will hold its sixth-anniversary celebration Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gallery at Madison Square, 1819 Madison Ave. Cost is $15; proceeds benefit the Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy. Visit eventbrite.com for details and tickets.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on government contracting Thursday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The University of Tennessee’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center will teach small-business owners how to successfully compete for government contracts. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

Memphis AMA, the local chapter of the American Marketing Association, will hold the Memphis Agency Crawl: Round 2 on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This tour of three agencies will start at ODEN, 119 S. Main St., suite 300, then proceed to Sullivan Branding and Archer Malmo. Cost is free for AMA members and $15 for nonmembers. Register at eventbrite.com.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 56 2,461
BUILDING PERMITS 241 876 33,390
BANKRUPTCIES 64 301 10,314
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 17 125 6,273
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 98 3,511