From Driver to CEO: Trucking & Freight Brokering
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

From Driver to CEO: Trucking & Freight Brokering

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From Driver to CEO: Learn how to Manage Your Trucking Business & How to Become a Freight Broker

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 8a-5p
Location: Courtyard by Marriott 
3076 Kirby Parkway, Memphis, TN 38115


This is a 1-day class with limited seating.  Seats are available on a first come, first served basis secured with payment.

Class topics will cover the following and more:
Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Branding & Advertising
Operations & Licensing
Regulatory Requirements
Legal Protection
Finances
Commercial Insurance & Broker Bonds
Commercial Finance
Tax Preparation
Fleet Compliance
Building a Shipper Database
Carrier Onboarding
Dispatching 

There will be several guest speakers participating to educate you on how to be successful within different facets of the industry.

Secure your seat at www.expresslognperm.com

For more info or questions, call 901-347-8788.

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Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

2018 Partners in Preservation: Open House (Clayborn Temple)

Clayborn Temple is participating in the 2018 Partners in Preservation campaign, a campaign that focuses on sites that celebrate diversity and the fight for equality. Clayborn Temple served as a prominent fixture during the civil rights movement and was upgraded to national significance in 2017 due to its role in the events of the Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968. Clayborn is one of only two National Treasures in the state of Tennessee, and is encouraging the public to visit VoteYourMainStreet.org to secure funding to help preserve this place of local and historical significance.

Partners in Preservation is a community-based partnership, created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express, to raise awareness of the importance of preserving historic places and their role in sustaining local communities. To-date, it has committed over $22 million in support of more than 200 historic sites across the country. Drawing on the success of the 2017 program, this year, the campaign will award $2 million in grants to historic sites on America’s Main Streets. Each of the 20 sites featured in the campaign played a role in the development of a diverse nation or the struggle for equal rights.

Clayborn Temple will host an Open House Weekend event October 21, to highlight the importance of Main Street preservation efforts in Memphis. Clayborn Temple is one of 20 diverse and historic Main Street districts across the country participating in the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets Open House Weekend.

The public open house will take place 2-5 p.m. Open House Weekend activities in Memphis are one of many local events taking place nationwide on October 21.

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Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Arc Mid-South's 23rd Annual Awards & Benefit Gala

The Oct. 13 gala at Memphis Botanic Garden – which starts at 6 p.m. and will include musical entertainment, a silent and live auction, and community recognition awards – promises to be enjoyable. But more importantly, funds raised from this event will be used to support The Arc Mid-South’s advocacy and family support services that help keep families of those w/intellectual and developmental disabilities together in their own homes - not in group homes or institutions. 

VISIT WEBSITE FOR REGISTRATION

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Memphis Kidney Action Day - American Kidney Fund
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Memphis Kidney Action Day - American Kidney Fund

American Kidney Fund brings FREE event to Memphis—kidney screenings and family fun! 

Memphis Kidney Action Day
Kidney Action Day is coming to Memphis on Saturday, October 13! Take action for your health, and join us at Handy Park from noon - 5 p.m. for free health screenings, fitness activities, healthy cooking demos and food samples, prizes, giveaways, kids’ activities and more. Kidney Action Day is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family along.

#KidneyActionDay #Memphis is where to be with @KidneyFund!

For more information, visit www.KidneyActionDay.org/Memphis or contact: Patricia Bonsu, pbonsu@kidneyfund.org / (301) 984-6673.

Memphis Kidney Action Day 
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Noon - 5 p.m.
Handy Park
200 Beale St.
Memphis, TN 38103

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BBA Memphis BENNY Awards Luncheon
Oct
11
11:30 AM11:30

BBA Memphis BENNY Awards Luncheon

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The Black Business Association of Memphis invites you to the 2018 BENNY Awards!
Join us for our annual celebration as we honor esteemed business leaders and minority small business owners active in our community. It is our pleasure to present a special keynote address from Fred Keeton, an expert in corporate diversity and economic inclusion.  WREG's Stephanie Scurlock will serve as our master of ceremonies for this anticipated event.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm    

Holiday Inn - University of Memphis
3700 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111

Tickets: 
Individual | $50
Table of 10 | $500 (please call to purchase)

BUY TICKETS TODAY!

Prefer to purchase tickets by mail? Send to: 

Roby Williams
c/o City of Memphis Business Development Center
555 Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

About the B.E.N.N.Y Awards
B.E.N.N.Y. is an acronym for Black Entrepreneurship and Networking Need You. Each year, we set aside a special time to honor our leaders and acknowledge minority business owners among our ranks.

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Grand Opening Celebration for Urban Air Adventure Park in Collierville

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FROM URBAN AIR:
Join us for our Grand Opening in Collierville on Saturday, October 6! 

Doors open at 10 a.m., but the first 200 guests through the door to purchase an Ultimate Jump Pass will receive a FREE hour of jumping every week for a year!

Line up early, bring the energy, and get ready to #ActivateAwesome!

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Innovation Awards Breakfast 2018 (Inside Memphis Business)
Oct
4
7:30 AM07:30

Innovation Awards Breakfast 2018 (Inside Memphis Business)

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FROM INSIDE MEMPHIS BUSINESS MAGAZINE:
Inside Memphis Business magazine honors the very best in local innovation over the past year with an awards breakfast and a launch event for our October/November issue that highlights this year's award winners. 

Join us for our awards breakfast on Thursday, October 4th, at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn on Central Avenue in Memphis. Tickets are $20 each, and include breakfast and coffee.  Doors open at 7:30am with a buffet breakfast, and our program will begin at 8:15am. 

Honorees for 2018 include: Van Turner of Memphis Greenspace, Gebre Waddell of Sound Credit, Michael Dyer, PhD, and Alberto Pappo, MD with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Childhood Solid Tumor Network, and Brian Booker with One Step Initiative & Global Pathways to Success.

Co-hosted by:  University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics
Sponsored by:  Orion Federal Credit Union, Novatech, and Travelennium

REGISTER HERE

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Expo (DFCE and SCS)

Small business owners are the foundation of our economy and Shelby County Schools is coming together to support them. The Department of Family and Community Engagement cordially invites your organization or business to be part of our first SCS Small Business Expo, on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Agricenter International- Memphis.

Event Type: Small business EXPO
Location: Agricenter International
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Set up will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Vendor Booths Fee: $20.00 (FREE for Non-profits & Student Entrepreneurs) 
Space is limited. Please register at: http://bit.ly/SCSexpo

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All About MWBE Certifications (NAWBO)
Sep
25
1:30 PM13:30

All About MWBE Certifications (NAWBO)

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Memphis area governmental agencies and private companies are actively seeking certified minority and women-owned businesses to contract with.

NAWBO Memphis will host a FREE event to introduce various certification agencies to local, small, minority, and women-owned businesses.

Local and regional certification agencies attending include the City of Memphis, Shelby County Government, Memphis and Shelby County Airport Authority, MLGW and more.  Each agency will present about offered certifications/ memberships and then breakout to booths.  Attendees will be able to visit the booths for applications and further information. 

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The Official Memphis Screening of Stranger Fruit (B.L.I.N.D.)
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

The Official Memphis Screening of Stranger Fruit (B.L.I.N.D.)

  • 409 South Main Street Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)
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FROM B.L.I.N.D.:

Join B.L.I.N.D. for the Memphis Premiere of Stranger Fruit, the documentary that uncovers the untold story of Mike Brown and the Ferguson unrest that sparked our modern civil rights movement.

Michael Brown Sr. will join them to add context and his account of the events that unfolded as well as the families of teenager Justus Howell and father, Alton Sterling, both unjustly gunned down by police.  

REGISTER HERE

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Sep
13
3:30 PM15:30

Small Business Seminar | Hosted by Memphis Daily News

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From Memphis Daily News:

The heart of any city is its small business scene. In Memphis, that scene is thriving with a strong startup ecosystem spanning new and seasoned business owners alike. Join us as we talk with Memphis entrepreneurs who have grown their businesses into thriving enterprises, the opportunities and challenges they've faced, and the advice they have for all small-business owners. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Speakers:
ANDY TICER & MICHAEL HUDMAN
Executive Chefs and Owners, Enjoy A|M Restaurants

KAT GORDON
Founder, Muddy's Bake Shop

SHAWN McGHEE
President, Hollywood Feed

Sponsored by: RJ Young, Triumph Bank, and The Crone Law Firm, PLC.

SEATING LIMITED - $25 registration fee

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Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn: Business Tax Tips... Important Financial Information

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From Office of Business Diversity & Compliance:

Business taxes can be confusing, but not knowing can be costly. Join the Office of Business Diversity and Compliance along with Monica Kegler of Better Days Financial Services and her team who are facilitating this informative seminar on the importance of business taxes and more.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by signing up here.

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Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn: The hidden rules of business success w/ Lucy Shaw

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From Office of Business Diversity & Compliance:
Sometimes, getting your foot in the door to do business can seem magical. Yet, it takes intentional effort and skills to maintain and sustain success! Many of these skills lurk way below the surface of delivering according to contract specifications. The Hidden Rules of Business Success are offline because they are not the ones people talk openly about.

The list of these rules includes: setting concrete and measurable intentions; the art of dreaming unique to your viewpoint; identifying the hidden traps of a mindset of lack; the power of honor in business relationships.

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Understanding Construction Documents with Nickson General (MAMCA)
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

Understanding Construction Documents with Nickson General (MAMCA)

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FROM MAMCA:

Construction documents can be confusing, especially if you are new to this industry. 

In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn about the various construction documents and understand what they mean. Documents that will be discussed are contracts, scope/statement, certificate of insurance/bonds and many more.

REGISTER HERE

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Aug
23
9:00 AM09:00

Free Tools That Can Help You Grow: TSBDC

  • 555 Beale Street Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)
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FROM TSBDC:

As a client of the TSBDC, you have access to a plethora of free services and discounts! Free online training, marketing lists, small business research, professional-grade financial projection tools, and many more. You are even able to get discounts on popular email marketing and accounting tools. Come learn more about these free services and how to take advantage of them by the time you leave this workshop. Registration is required. Limited Seating.

Fee: No Cost

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Lunch & Learn Business Seminar: When to Hire Your Staff (MAMCA)
Aug
22
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch & Learn Business Seminar: When to Hire Your Staff (MAMCA)

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FROM MAMCA:

Hiring the right staff is an important piece to your business. Join Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association and C. Foster Construction as we discuss knowing when to hire, knowing your number and preparing for their salaries/wages.

Lunch sponsored by Yates Construction.

Seating is limited...register now!
REGISTER HERE

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Business Law with Lauren Brown: MAMCA
Aug
16
1:00 PM13:00

Business Law with Lauren Brown: MAMCA

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FROM MAMCA:

Are you preparing for your career in construction or contracting? Are you starting a business? Do you want to be prepared for an upcoming residential license exam? Then you need to know the basics of business law.

Join MAMCA for a 4-hour workshop on business law and project management. They will cover such topics as the business plan, business structure, marketing, contract management, tax basics and mechanics lien law. Join MAMCA, and be enriched and prepared!

REGISTER HERE

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Aug
15
9:00 AM09:00

Winning Contracts Through Powerful Capability Statements: TSBDC

  • 555 Beale Street Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)
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FROM TSBDC:

A capability statement is an essential tool designed to market your business to government agencies regardless of size. Join the Tennessee PTAC team and TSBDC to learn how to craft an effective capabilities statement to give your business and competitive edge when selling your products and services to potential buyers. Simply put, the better the statement, the more you stand out from your competitors.

Fee: No Cost
REGISTER HERE

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Small Business Start-Up: TSBDC

From TSBDC:
This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.

FREE - Registration is required. Limited seating.

REGISTER HERE

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Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00

Nonprofit Startups: Myths & Realities (Workshop)

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Momentum Nonprofit Partners hosts:

Nonprofit Startups: Myths & Realities
August 2, 2018, 9:00am - 3:30pm
630 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104
 

Do you have a strong desire to make a difference in your community? Will starting a nonprofit be the right path for you to make a positive impact? Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for an interactive, full-day workshop. Momentum Nonprofit Partners staff will present content for the full day session about nonprofit startups. 

Registration is $30 and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Who Should Attend this Session?
This information session is targeted to individuals who are thinking about starting a nonprofit organization or have recently started a nonprofit organization.

REGISTER HERE

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Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

Getting Started in Government Contracting: TSBDC

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From TSBDC:
Looking to take your business to the next level by doing business with the Federal Government? Join TSBDC for a workshop to help you understand the lay of the land and identify steps for doing business with the Federal Government.

FREE - Registration is required. Limit seating.

REGISTER HERE

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Small Business Start-Up: TSBDC

Small Business Start-Up

Thursday, July 12 | 6 pm - 7:30 pm
TSBDC

This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Protecting Your Intellectual Property: TSBDC

Protecting Your Intellectual Property 

Thursday, July 12 | 9 am - 11 am
TSBDC

As a current or future small business owner, you must learn how to best protect your creations and innovations. Without the proper protection in place, you may not reap the full benefits of your idea. Intellectual property protection is not only for large corporations but is extremely important to protect entrepreneurs.

FREE: Registration is required. Seating limited. 
REGISTER HERE

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Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Developing a Business Plan Part II - Financial Projections: TSBDC

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Suggested Pre-requisite(s): Small Business Start-Up & Developing a Business Plan Part I

This workshop will help empower you to prepare your projected financials. The workshop will review the Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. Each attendee is requested to bring a completed start-up cost summary.

FREE: Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Music on Main: From MyBlockMusic
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Music on Main: From MyBlockMusic

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Memphis is a music city with many unique talents. MyBlockMusic will be hosting Music on Main that will feature local musicians and businesses. This family-friendly event will take place between 11am-3pm on June 23rd at South of Beale. There will be local vendors, musicians and giveaways during the event.

CONTACT INFO: a.gary@myblockmusic.net

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M.A.M.C.A'S CONTRACTORS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

M.A.M.C.A'S CONTRACTORS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

M.A.M.C.A is hosting its 1st Annual Contractors Membership Drive. Come enjoy a grilled hamburger or hot dog while you hear about what M.A.M.C.A can offer you & your company. So grab all of your contractor friends....bring them over to Grace United and meet the M.A.M.C.A Team. We will register new M.A.M.C.A members on site.

Join us for FOOD, FUN,& MEMBERSHIP!!!

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NAWBO 20th Anniversary Celebration
Jun
20
4:30 PM16:30

NAWBO 20th Anniversary Celebration

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FROM NAWBO:
Bring your friends & colleagues to watch the sun set from the gorgeous view atop Clark Tower. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while we celebrate 20 years of NAWBO Memphis. This is one special event you do not want to miss! Tickets for this event are just $20, and if you aren't able to attend, please consider a $20 sponsorship in the name of our Founding Mothers and Past Presidents. 

PURCHASE TICKETS TO REGISTER HERE

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