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Business Conference Invitation:
The Economic Development Forum (EDF), June 27-29 at the Guest House at Graceland. The EDF convenes top decision makers and business leaders of major corporations, minority and women-owned business enterprises, local small businesses, community partners and a host of other stakeholders who understand the benefits of economic inclusion. Annually, The MMBC Continuum hosts the Economic Development Forum to present viable business models and strategies that provide solutions for greater economic inclusion.
The conference has something for every business owner/professional. The EDF is for business owners seeking to identify new business opportunities and provides a forum to connect with major corporations all in one day, in one location. For corporate purchasing managers seeking to source scalable diverse and local/small suppliers the EDF is the place to make great business connections. The exhibit hall – featuring the “Corporate Connection Zone”, offers the ultimate networking and is FREE to all business owners on June 28, 2017.
Participating organizations include Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, First Tennessee, AutoZone, FedEx, International Paper, Nike, Smith & Nephew, Regional One, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, and many more. Keynote speakers include Darrell Freeman, Founder of Zycron, Inc.; Sara Prince from McKinsey & Company and Randall Melton, Vice President of Merchandising for Kroger Delta Marketing Area.
Continuing Education Units/Hours (CEUs/CEHs) can also be earned, where applicable.
2017 Economic Development Forum
The Guest House at Graceland
Make great business connections over the course of 2 days!
The Exhibit Hall is FREE TO ALL BUSINESS OWNERS and will be Open – Wednesday, June 28 ~ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (except for the lunch hour)
Register for your FREE seminar and exhibit hall tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edf-seminars-exhibit-hall-only-special-guest-comp-tickets-35114201522
For a promotional video about the EDF, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjYqTNTMrF0&feature=youtu.be
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The UEC is a recognized nonprofit organization with a mission to connect families and children to resources focusing on holistic care and development in the community. The UEC provides mentoring, adult education classes, summer camp and free food services to children ages 6-12. These intentional and targeted services are provided to underrepresented families in our city to empower and engage this generation and those to come.
“The first annual “I Scream for Ice Cream 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run” to benefit Edmund Orgill Park in Millington will be presented by P.R. Event Management at
7 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. Proceeds from this family-friendly event will support improvements at Edmund Orgill Park including the purchase of new park benches.”
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Replacement SNAP Benefits Available to Current Program Participants
Replacement Benefits Available to Eligible Shelby County SNAP Recipients Experiencing Power Outages.
NASHVILLE – Shelby County residents currently enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) who lost power for 12 hours or more may be eligible for replacement benefits. Shelby County residents who are not enrolled in the SNAP program are not eligible to receive SNAP replacement benefits due to loss of power [see link below on how to apply for SNAP benefits].
To be eligible for the replacement benefits, the household must:
- Be current SNAP recipients;
- Have been without power for 12 hours; or
- Have experienced other household misfortunes that have caused the loss of food.
SNAP recipients must request replacement benefits within 10 (ten) calendar days of experiencing food loss. Once approved, replacement benefits are issued to current recipients using their existing EBT card. To request* replacement benefits, current SNAP recipients can call the Family Assistance Service Center at 1-866-311-4287, or visit one of two Tennessee Department of Human Services Offices in Shelby County:
North Branch Office
3230 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38122
Office Hours: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Welles Branch Office
3360 South Third Street
Memphis, TN 38109
Office Hours: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
An affidavit must be signed as part of the eligibility process.
*Due to the extent of outages, wait times may be longer than usual.
Shelby County residents that do not currently receive SNAP benefits can apply online at https://faonlineapp.dhs.tn.gov/, or in person at the office locations listed above.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For more information, go to www.memphistn.gov/manhood