NOW AVAILABLE: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Economic Injury Disaster Loans in TN
 
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Tennessee small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
These loan funds can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.
 
Applicants do not go through a bank to apply. Instead apply directly to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Program at:
DisasterLoan.sba.gov
 
Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Southwest Tennessee Community College Staff began training last week with SBA to assist small businesses with their EIDL applications in Shelby and Fayette Counties. No small business applying should pay anyone or a company for assistance. If you would like free one-on-one assistance with your application, want to know more about eligibility, or have other questions, please follow these steps:
 
2. Select “Request Free Advising”
3. Select “Local Advising” and Choose Your County
4. Complete the Requested Information (SBA Counseling Form 641)
5. TSBDC Business Counselor will contact you within 48 hours to set an appointment and/or start the process.
The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.
 
There is no cost to apply. *There is no obligation to take the loan if offered. Begin to gather this information:
Business information
Contact information and social security numbers for all applicants
Employer Identification Number (EIN) for business applicants
Insurance information
Financial information (e.g. income, account balances and monthly expenses) – Know the total amounts and payments due for debts that will be paid over the next 10 months or longer (i.e. mortgages, credit cards, etc.)
Other key information:
Use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to apply.
The ‘Help Button’ provides useful information for each page.
Use the ‘Save Button’ frequently.
Be patient and keep trying if you experience slow load times.
What’s next after applying? What should you expect?
You will receive email confirmation that your application has been submitted.
You will receive an email letting you know that your application is under review.
BE PREPARED: You will be contacted by someone from the SBA.
Have your monthly expenses and financial projections ready when contacted (TSBDC can assist).
 
TSBDC counseling will continue via phone, email and online video conferencing methods until further notice. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Tammy Partee at tpartee@tsbdc.org or swtcc@tsbdc.org.
MATA is free and on a Sunday schedule, only.
 
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) announced that effective Monday, March 30 until further notice, MATA will only operate service on a Sunday schedule DAILY along with some additional service for providing connections to essential services. This reduced service is in response to the number of businesses that can currently operate per Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and the Shelby County Health Department Civil Emergency Proclamations and Executive Orders.
 
As a reminder, fare is free on all MATA service vehicles until Thursday, April 30.
 
BUS SCHEDULE ROUTES THAT WILL BE IN SERVICE:
 
2 Madison
4 Walker
8 Chelsea
11 Frayser Raleigh
26 Hickory Hill
36 Hacks Cross
39 S Third
40 Wolfchase
42 Crosstown
50 Poplar
52 Jackson
53 Summer
56 Lamar
57 Park
64 Airport Shuttle
BUS ROUTES IN SERVICE TO PROVIDE CONNECTIONS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES: Route 34 Walnut Grove will operate seven days per week as it normally operates Monday-Friday.
 
Route 500 The Groove Shuttle will operate Monday-Friday as normally scheduled to serve the Memphis Medical District area.
 
TROLLEY SERVICE: The Main Street Rail Line will operate from 6:45 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 10 a.m.-6:10 p.m. on Sunday (operating every 20 minutes).
 
The Riverfront Line will operate from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday (operating every 40 minutes).
 
The Madison Line will operate 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. from Monday-Saturday (operating every 30 minutes).
 
MATAPLUS SERVICE: The MATAplus paratransit service will be available from 4:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. seven days a week. Until further notice, MATAplus will only transport paratransit customers to work, medical-related destinations (including hospitals, dialysis, doctor appointments, and pharmacies), and to purchase/collect food from grocery stores, restaurants, or food distribution centers at non-profit organizations. For more information, visit http://www.matatransit.com.

In the interest of public health, Kindred Place has suspended in-person services to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they are now offering individual counseling services via telehealth. They are also temporarily waiving co-pays for counseling sessions to ensure help is available to all families in the Greater Memphis area.

They have 14 therapists that have experience working with parents, intimate partners, adolescents, and whole families.

Counselors are available by phone Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm and Fridays 9 am – noon. There is also a co-parenting class available through Zoom classroom. Please call 901-276-2200 for more information, or send an email to info@kindred-place.org.

Administrative Manager

ITNMemphis™, an innovative non-profit with the mission to provide affordable, dignified, personal transportation to seniors and the visually impaired. ITNMemphis is a local affiliate of ITNAmerica a national non-profit with over 20 years of experience.

Position Summary

The Administrative Manager has overall responsibility for future and economic sustainability of the senior transportation service under the guidance of the Board of Directors. His/her primary responsibilities include grant writing, fundraising, public relations and community outreach, operations and financial management, and Board development.

Responsibilities:

Fundraising and Community Outreach

  1. Assure that long- and short-term fundraising program development and goals are established and met, including but not limited to the Annual Appeal, the Adult Child Membership Campaign, grant writing, planned giving, community relationships, and any other campaigns or outreach efforts.
  2. Build community relations with corporations, businesses and sponsorships that want to invest in solving the critical social issue of providing transportation to seniors and the visually impaired.

 

General Administration and Governance

  1. Recruit, engage, orient and develop the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee.
  2. Schedule and staff all meetings of the Board of Directors.
  3. File or renew all annual reports or licenses with the State of Tennessee and any other responsibilities as described in the ITNMemphis by-laws.
  4. Serve as Ex-officio member on the ITNMemphis Board of Directors.
  5. Carry out all policies set by the Board of Directors pertaining to the ITNMemphis operation, including human resources policies, employee training, and compliance with all relevant local, state and federal workplace policies.
  6. Adhere to all of ITNMemphis and ITNAmerica policies and procedures as presented in the ITN Affiliation Agreement.
  7. Accept and complete other tasks as assigned by the Board of Directors.
  8. Support ITNAmerica™ research efforts.

 

Volunteer Management

  1. In conjunction with ITNMemphis staff manage all aspects of the volunteer program, including recruitment, training, rewarding and scheduling.
  2. In conjunction with ITNMemphis staff recruit volunteers on an on-going basis through public speaking, public service announcements or other similar forms of community outreach.

 

Marketing and Communications

  1. Produce and disseminate press releases, fundraising letters, public service announcements and all social and traditional media activities. Previous experience with Social media

(Facebook, Google+), Microblogging (Twitter, Tumblr), Photo sharing ((Instagram, Snapchat), Video sharing (YouTube, Pinterest) etc. desired. Produce the local quarterly newsletter and updates to the ITNMemphis website.  Approval for all traditional media drafts should be run through the ITNAmerica Marketing department.

  1. Implement all ITNAmerica marketing programs (such as Ride & Shop, Healthy Miles, and car donation and car trade), innovative payment plans, and local public relations and media connections.

 

 

Operations and Finance

  1. Efficiently manage the resources of the corporation so there is a sustainable balance of revenue from fares, rides from volunteers, grants and fundraising dollars to cover expenditures.
  2. Supervise ITNMemphis staff to organize and maintain records of all ITNMemphis business in the community, including membership, customers, business contacts, adult children and family connections, and all relationships through Community Outreach Programs, including the newsletter, web page and advertising brochures.
  3. Develop and assure adherence to the annual budget.
  4. Prepare and oversee monthly, quarterly and year-end financial procedures and reporting.
  5. Complete the key performance indicators monthly dashboard and analysis for action.
  6. Supervise ITNMemphis staff to ensure all monthly mailings are delivered in a timely manner.
  7. In conjunction with ITNMemphis staff supervise data entry into QuickBooks of volunteer reimbursement checks and the printing and distribution of the checks for paid employees.
  8. Ensure that all aspects of the transportation service run smoothly, including the proper training, scheduling of, and communications with all drivers and dispatchers; the registration, repair, and proper maintenance of vehicles; the acquisition, operations and maintenance of all necessary communications equipment and technology.
  9. Supervise ITNMemphis staff to ensure that the data in ITNRides is accurately maintained, and that all computer equipment is in good working order.
  10. Address customer service needs and issues in a timely manner when identified.

 

Human Resources

  1. In conjunction with ITNMemphis Staff ensure that all necessary personnel are available to cover operations 24/7.
  2. Recruit and supervise qualified interns and file all reports as required by the participating school and funding agencies or organizations, locally or through ITNAmerica.

 

Safety and Training

Assure that the work area and work practices focus on safety, including reports of all work-related accidents via an incident report immediately and any possible work-related safety concerns to the proper authority.

 

Position requirements

  1. Commitment to ITNMemphis’ mission and values.
  2. Substantial management experience and/or business management experience preferred, but transportation experience is not required.
  3. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, or substantial experience managing a nonprofit organization.
  4. Must demonstrate strong written, technical and verbal communication skills.
  5. Must be able to work without close supervision and to meet timelines.
  6. Ability to plan, organize, problem solve, and prioritize in a quickly growing organization.
  7. Ability to work with all ITNMemphis and ITNAmerica staff members.
  8. Highly organized and flexible in a dynamic environment.

Compensation Starting salary is $40,000. There are no insurance benefits.

 

For more information, https://www.itnmemphis.org/. Send resume with cover letter to resume@itnmemphis.org. We are an equal opportunity organization.

College Readiness Roundup & Student Job Fair!

 

This free educational event is designed to provide high school juniors, high school seniors and college freshman (and their parents) with the resources needed to successfully prepare for college.

FREE FOOD AND DRINKS.

Free registration: CRRMemphis.eventbrite.com

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 11 am – 2 pm

United Way of the Mid-South | 1005 Tillman St., Memphis, TN

Sponsored by The Vanross Foundation

Missing Person – Angela Shotwell – 02/15/2020 

Family hasn’t heard from her since 4:30 PM CST. Did not show up for work Friday, 02/14/2020.

Will answer to Angela or Kulaid

Drives a Blue Dodge Magnum: tags are Z42 55J

Contact her daughter 

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JOB FAIR
 
Walgreens and Family Dollar Recruitment Event
Thursday, February 13, 2020
9 am – 12 pm
3040 Walnut Grove, 38111
 
Customer Service Associates, Shift Leads, Assistant Manager Trainee, Pharmacy Cashier
 
Bring: RESUME, Driver License|State ID, Social Security Card, HS Diploma or GED, Birth Certificate, Resume
 
Questions? cassius.morton@ajcmemphis.com or tiffany.lewis@ajcmemphis.com

FREE DENTAL SERVICES

The fifth annual MidMOM will be held January 24-25, 2020 at Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

The Mid-South Mission of Mercy (MidMOM) is a free, two-day dental clinic for under-served and under-insured people living in Memphis. All services are provided free of charge by licensed dentists from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas, assisted by a host of volunteers.

On Friday and Saturday the clinic will open at 6:00am and continue taking patients until capacity is reached for the day. Treatment offered will include: diagnosis by a dentist, minor restorative fillings, extractions, and cleanings.

*Doors Open at 6:00 AM Friday and Saturday, but early arrival is suggested*

No eligibility or income requirements

No appointments or registration necessary – First come, first served

Services include: Cleanings, Fillings and Extractions (One procedure per patient per day)

Open to children (Ages 2 to 17) and adults

Each patient will be eligible for only one of the following dental procedures per day: extractions, fillings, OR a cleaning. You can return the second day for an additional dental procedure.

NBMBAA Memphis – http://nbmbaamemphis.org/

January Membership Drive – Get 20%off until January 31st!!

During the month of January, receive a 20% discount off (code MEMPHIS2020) Membership!! https://nbmbaa.org/nbmbaa-new-member-registration/ 

 

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February Membership Meeting – Behind the Boardroom Door: Insights From A Vice President – Feb. 13th 2020

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General Membership Meeting

February Membership Meeting – Behind the Boardroom Door. Insights From a Vice President

Join us for an intimate dialogue with Vice Presidents from the most prominent companies in Memphis.

This event is FREE and open to members and the public.
Sign up here to attend: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0445a8aa2aa20-nbmbaa25

Location:  International Paper HQ, Tower 3, Ponderosa Pines, 6400 Poplar Ave
Time: Begins at 6:00 p.m.  Concludes 8:00 p.m.

(Parking garage is available)

 

 

2020 Rafael Dodd Graduate Scholarship – Deadline 3/1/2020

Are you or someone you know in the Memphis or surrounding areas and currently working on your MBA/related graduate degree or will be attending Graduate School this year?  The National Black MBAA Memphis Chapter is pleased to announce the 2019 Rafael Dodd Scholarship and is awarding 2, $1,000 scholarships!!!

The National Black MBA Association Memphis Chapter is now accepting applications though March 1st for the 2020 Rafael Dodd Graduate Scholarship. For application or more information. contact:Memphis_nbmbaa@yahoo.com. Application deadline is March 1, 2020.

NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
The purpose of The Memphis Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. scholarship is to offer financial assistance for tuition and other educational expenses to local area Memphis students enrolled in a graduate business or management program. Scholarships are apportioned based on an applicant’s demonstrated academic achievement, community service, letter of reference(s), verbal skills and resume. Scholarship recipients will be notified the first week of April and are required to attend our Visionaries Symposium Luncheon on April 16, 2020.

Featured Program – Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Program
Memphis LOT Membership  Memphis.LOT.org@gmail.com
What is the Leaders of Tomorrow® Program?
Since its inception in 1991, the NBMBAA® Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT®) Program has mentored more than 8,000 talented youth aspiring to leadership roles in professional fields. The LOT® Program is a comprehensive programmatic approach for providing leadership development to high school students. The program is driven by mentoring across four developmental areas: Leadership, Financial Literacy, College Preparation and Career Preparation. The program offers participants resources, knowledge and opportunities in the way of mentoring relationships, scholarships, and internships.

Support the National Black MBA Association – Memphis Chapter by shopping at Amazon Smile!

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Please join us as we hold our Winter Orientation for the Save Up program. Come learn how you can earn $3000 for use in purchasing a home, computer, post-secondary education or small business.

Save Up, RISE Foundation’s matched-savings account program, is designed to help those employed learn to manage their income; improve their credit; save money; purchase assets such as homes, computers and post-secondary education; and even establish their own small businesses.

The orientation will be held on Thursday, January 23rd at the Benjamin Hooks Library in meeting room “C”. We look forward to assisting you in learning how to better manage your financial resources.

 

Bests,

 

Rod Lomax, Senior Program Coordinator

RISE Foundation, Inc. | 1355 Lynnfield Rd., Ste. 101 | Memphis, TN 38119

(O) 901-507-6639 | (F)  901-507-6640

www.risememphis.org