2019 Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis Annual Meeting
Aug
14
8:00 AM08:00

2019 Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis Annual Meeting

  • Holiday Inn - University of Memphis Center Ballroom (map)
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At this annual event, the Board of Directors opens its proceedings to the communuity. In addition to electing new officers and board members, WFGM takes this opportunity to highlight accomplishments in improving the economic security of women in our community over the past year under the leadership and commitment of the Board of Directors.

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Effective Marketing for Entrepreneurs Free Lunch and Learn - Business Health Week
Jul
17
11:30 AM11:30

Effective Marketing for Entrepreneurs Free Lunch and Learn - Business Health Week

  • City of Memphis Entrepreneurs Network Center (map)
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"Effective Marketing for Entrepreneurs"is part of Business Health Week, a five day seminar series by the Office of Business Diversity and Compliance to help entrepreneurs increase the effectiveness of their business in several key areas.

Marketing effectively can bring your business great returns. Learn how to revitalize your marketing plan by reaching your ideal customers, establish stronger connections with decision makers, and get crystal clear on how to serve your target market.

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Voice-Overs: Now Is Your Time
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Voice-Overs: Now Is Your Time

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College - Maxine A. Smith Center (Room 210) (map)
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In what could be the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how you can actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more. Most people go about it the wrong way. In this introductory class, you will learn about a unique, outside the box way to break into this creative, fulfilling, and potentially lucrative industry. Voice-overs can be managed on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with minimal overhead! Whether you choose to pursue voice-overs part-time or full-time, this could be the game changer you’ve been looking for.

COURSE INFORMATION
School Name and Location:
Southwest Tennessee Community College, Maxine A. Smith Center - Rm 210
8800 East Shelby Drive Memphis, TN 38125

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $50
Limited Seating | One Session | Ages 18+
Venue Phone: 901-333-4207
Registration Link:  http://bit.ly/2YOlrqJ
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2262664740491613/

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Jun
27
8:30 AM08:30

We Mean Business Symposium (City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance)

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Symposium Kick Off - Mayor Jim Strickland
Upcoming Procurement Opportunities Presentations

(OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) Ballroom A (8:30 AM – 11:00 AM) with Continental Breakfast
It’s that time again! Get excited! Join Mayor Jim Strickland, his administration and other partners for the 4th Annual “We Mean Business” Symposium and Luncheon. This year’s Symposium will provide certified and registered vendors and potential vendors with an opportunity to become familiar with the City’s diversity programs and by providing a series of mini-presentations presented by each Division outlining upcoming projects with the City, County, Shelby County Schools and Partners.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Ballroom A (8:30 AM – 11:00 AM) with Continental Breakfast
No registration required


We Mean Business Symposium Luncheon Sponsored by FedEx: Ballroom B (11:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Eventbrite Registration Required

The 2019 We Mean Business Symposium Luncheon is Sponsored by FedEx. This year’s keynote speaker will be Founder, Chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, John HOPE Bryant. Chairman Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment and financial dignity.
Book Signing with Chairman John Hope Bryant (on-site)
The Luncheon will be held in Ballroom B 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
Please register for the luncheon through EVENTBRITE.
Once registration is complete, you will receive an email of confirmation.
Your confirmation BARCODE WILL BE SCANNED AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE.
Doors open at 11:00 AM


A Seat at the Table: Matchmaking Forum: Southeast Ballroom (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
(You will choose your TABLE CARDS (3 MAX) during ON-SITE registration)

Vendors who register for A Seat at the Table will have a networking opportunity in a matchmaking forum with procurement officials from each Division with the City of Memphis, Quasi-Government Agencies and City partners. You can choose up to 3 different tables to visit for the matchmaking forum. There will be plenty of opportunities to network and ask detailed questions about specific upcoming opportunities.
Doors open at 1:30 PM

The City of Memphis means business and plans to continue being intentional about doing business with Small, Minority, and Women Business Enterprises (SMWBEs). We will measure success through the progress made in increasing certified vendors and contracts awarded to SMWBEs.

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Charity Poker Tournament

Hello! We are a Non-Profit Foundation that was started as a means to service the community of Memphis. We recently started a Scholarship Fund, and are having a Poker Tournament to raise money for our Scholarship Fund. We are looking to send at least one local Memphis student to The University of Memphis this upcoming Fall semester, and will pay their tuition for 4 years. We are looking for Poker Players who want to play for a charitable cause, and also businesses who want to partner or sponsor the event, as it will be covered by the local Memphis news, newspapers, and radio.

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Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

How to Get Started in Government Contracting (TSBDC)

FROM TSBDC:

Attendees learn about how contracting with the Federal Government can open the door to many opportunities for small business and can aid in a company’s growth. This seminar covers the basics of government contracting, what it takes to be a government contractor, and an overview of the steps to get started. Attendees will determine if the government is purchasing their products and services.

Registration is required. Limited seating.

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May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Protecting Your Intellectual Property (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. Registration is required. Limited seating.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

How to Start a Small Business (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. Limit seating.

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May
7
9:00 AM09:00

How to Get Started in Government Contracting (TSBDC)

Attendees learn about how contracting with the Federal Government can open the door to many opportunities for small business and can aid in a company’s growth. This seminar covers the basics of government contracting, what it takes to be a government contractor, and an overview of the steps to get started. Attendees will determine if the government is purchasing their products and services. Registration is required. Limited seating.

REGISTER HERE

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Second Annual Mother Son Dance: A Queen and Her Prince (Sigma Beta Club)
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Second Annual Mother Son Dance: A Queen and Her Prince (Sigma Beta Club)

  • The Thomas Center, Christian Brothers University (map)
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The Memphis Tau Iota Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity along with the Hobson-Goodlow Education Foundation is sponsoring the “Second Annual Mother Son Dance: A Queen and Her Prince” presented by The Memphis Sigma Beta Club.

This event will be held in The Thomas Center on the campus of Christian Brothers University in Memphis on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 6:30 pm.

The National Sigma Beta Club is the youth entity of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Sigma Beta Club offers unique opportunities to exemplify wholesome values, as well as social and cultural awareness to male youths at a most critical stage in their personal development. They feel one of the most important, yet unrecognized things we can offer to our club members and other young men in the Memphis area are opportunities to create memories with their families that they will cherish forever. 

This event is for mothers and sons of all ages. No one is too old or too young to come and enjoy themselves! They will pay homage to mothers and maternal influences as well as their sons, and those who they love as if they were their own sons. Their mission is to raise funds to support college bound members of the Memphis Sigma Beta Club. 

Tickets are $30.00 per Mother and Son and $10.00 per additional ticket (with $30.00 ticket purchase) and are available online at Eventbrite.com (https://sigma-beta-club-mother-son-dance-2019.eventbrite.com). You may also contact their event chairmen listed below or any member of The Tau Iota Sigma Alumni Chapter for tickets and further information about the event.

Given the enthusiasm and feedback they have received from the community after their inaugural 2018 Mother Son Dance, they anticipate a sellout affair with over 300 men and boys of all ages and attending with their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and others who have poured into their lives.

In this regard, they would like to request the consideration of your organization and members purchasing an ad in the souvenir book ($100 full page) or a ticket sponsorship ($30.00) for a mother and son. They would also appreciate your participation as a sponsor through the contribution of a gift, gift certificate, or monetary donation ($25.00 value) that will be used as a raffle prize.


CONTACT:
Tau Iota Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, tisigma@gmail.com
Memphis Sigma Beta Club, sigmabetaclubmemphis@gmail.com

2018 Mother Son Dance Event Chairmen
Fred Parson, 901-229-9976, frederick.parson@gmail.com
Charvis Ford, 615-631-4580, charvis79@gmail.com

 
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Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Wakeup Your Website! Digital Branding & Design Tips for Small Businesses (TSBDC)

  • City of Memphis Business Development Center (map)
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FROM TSBDC:

Topic: Business Basics

Your brand's online presence begins with your WEBSITE. Learn what it takes to create a professional website that attracts visitors and turns leads to sales. Laptops are welcomed, but not necessary. Whether you already have a website, or you are a newbie who wants to learn more about the process, this workshop is for you. We will explore the best practices for creating a website that stands out. Registration is required. Limited seating.

Speaker(s): Erica P. Dallas

Fee: No Cost

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Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Give Your Website a Refresh (TSBDC)

  • City of Memphis Business Development Center (map)
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FROM TSBDC:
Topic: Business Basics

Refresh your website as part of your spring-cleaning to-do list. you will learn about search engine optimization and best practices for creating a search engine optimization and best practices for creating a search-friendly site.

Registration is required. Limited seating.

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