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National Black MBA Association – Memphis Chapter

Economic Empowerment Series – Part 2 – see attached flier

Entrepreneurial Workshop –  June 11th10am-2pm

International Paper HQ – Tower 3

6420 Poplar Ave, Ponderosa Pine Room

Memphis, TN.  (parking in garage is available)

Presenters include Chef Phillip Ashley Rix, SCORE Memphis, FedEx Go-to-Market Group and First Tennessee Bank!


You don’t want to miss this EPIC event as we bring to you Memphis’ most talented and strategic business minds to share the secrets of their success. Lunch will be provided.

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Robin Tucker, Chapter President


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The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presents The Financial Fitness and Homeownership Workshop to be held on June 11th, 2015 at 1524 Madison Avenue from 6 PM8 PM. The event will provide a wealth of information and resources, including: easy savings tips, how to navigate the home buying process, and direct access to on site lending and real estate professionals. The workshop is a great opportunity to learn and/or strengthen overall financial literacy and develop a plan to start building assets.
For more information, contact Ireti Horn 901.605.5587


POSITION: Financial Analyst with Memphis Housing Authority

DEPARTMENT: Accounting

SALARY: $ 48,500

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field from an accredited college. Three (3) years of recent experience in accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis of governmental or business operations, including project management. Knowledge of government or nonprofit accounting desirable but not required. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation software, and internet usage.


Prepare and analyze detailed accounting, statistical and narrative financial reports and statements.

Coordinate and conduct periodic annual physical counts of fixed assets and maintain inventory database.

Monitor cash management and investment of agency funds.

Assist with financial activity closeouts and financial audits. Prepare all bank reconciliations.

Prepare accrual and other entries for year-end closing. Review and analysis of balance sheets.

Develop financial reports for forecasts, trends and analysis. Assist in the development, design and implementation of accounting systems and procedures Perform other related duties as assigned to meet business needs.

Applications may be filed at Memphis Housing Authority, 700 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38105. All applications must reach the Authority before the close of business on 4/27/15.


Appointments will be based on merit as it relates to position requirements without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, or disability.


Saturday, March 8, 2014 

10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Benjamin Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee 38111

Insurance now covers doctors’ visits, hospital visits, 

pre-existing conditions, and prescriptions.

You may even qualify for financial assictance

Visit the Marketplace at or call 1.800.318.2596

Finance Assistant at Mid-South Food Bank

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Reports To: CFO

Status: Permanent Full-Time

FLSA: Non-exempt

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Some overtime as needed

Job Summary: Responsible for various functions in support of finance as well as clerical assistance for the CFO. Duties include processing payroll, preparing monthly journal entries and reconciliations, processing deposits and accounts payable, preparing finance and budget reports, maintaining all finance files.


Verify and code and deposit log sheets, enter into Quickbooks; file deposit checks, copies, log sheets and reports, verify deposit entries to bank statement; reconcile donations monthly to Development Department.

Open and date stamp vendor invoices, obtain appropriate approvals, code invoices according to budgeted categories, calculate allocations for shared expenses, enter into Quickbooks, run batch reports, match checks, invoices, payment stubs and payment records, mail checks, file all documentation.

Edit and print time cards, calculate time cards, enter payroll data, check and confirm all payroll forms, submit and verify payroll data, file payroll documentation.

Prepare and enter monthly journal entries, prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, prepare and submit grant and contract invoices, prepare monthly allocations and reports.

Assist in annual budget preparation, audit and NAR reporting, and other annual reporting tasks.

Serve as backup for Receptionist, answering phones and greeting visitors.

Maintain positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, visitors, management, staff and board of directors.

Other duties as assigned.


Two years of college with courses in business/accounting plus 2-4 years general accounting experience.

Associates or Bachelors in accounting preferred.

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures.

Computer skills including proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word and intermediate to advanced

Excel and accounting software. Quickbooks experience preferred.

Knowledge of good record keeping procedures and ability to maintain accurate records and files.

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

Ability to type 45 words per minute and use 10-key by touch.

Professional and pleasant demeanor with all internal and external contacts.

Motivated self-starter who can anticipate needs and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under pressure-sensitive situations.

MSFB Mission

• Our mission is to fight hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food, education and advocacy.

• MSFB Vision

• Our vision is creating a hunger-free Mid-South.

• MSFB Values

• Collaboration Stewardship & Accountability Innovation Integrity

• Diversity Urgency Service Respect

Apply in person. No calls or emails please.

Mid-South Food Bank, 239 S. Dudley, Memphis, TN 38104.


SBA Tennessee’s Business Loan Blitz

Monday February 10, 2014 10:30a & 5:30p

Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St.

10:30 Class HERE!     5:30 Class HERE!


Need a small business loan to start your business?  Need additional working capital to take your business to the next level?  SBA Tennessee’s Small Business Loan Blitz Week kicks off in Memphis on Monday, February 10th.  Apply for small SBA loans with the #1 SBA Loan Provider based on volume Sue Malone of Superior Financial and proactive SBA microlender, Pathway Lending.  At the conclusion of this workshop, you’ll be fully equipped to apply for a small business loan.  Registration is required. Limited seating.


Relaxed Deferred Payment To Help With Higher Bills

New policy runs from January 27 to February 28.


(January 24 2014)—Residential customers of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will likely have higher bills this winter because of colder temperatures and increased consumption. To help, MLGW is relaxing deferred payment plan (DEFB) requirements, starting Monday, January 27, until February 28.


Starting Monday, the relaxed rules lower the requirement for a deferred payment plan to bills that are $250 or more, which is down from $500 or more. Customers will be allowed to pay 25 percent of the money owed or $250, whichever is less. These payments can be made by cashier’s check, money order or in cash.


If the resulting DEFB payment exceeds $500 a month, the DEFB can be set up over a longer period but not to exceed nine months, with approval, which is increase from the limit of five months under the current policy.


“Our goal is to be as flexible as possible to help customers when they need it most,” said Jerry R. Collins Jr., MLGW President and CEO.

The average residential utility bill increased about 22 percent in December 2013-January 2014 compared to the same period a year ago partly because of colder than normal temperatures. Still, MLGW total winter residential bills rank among the lowest in the nation.


To help customers cope with the colder temperatures, here are some tips:


  • Set your thermostat at 68° or lower when you’re home. Every degree below 68° can save four percent on your heating bills.
  • Wear layered clothing and thick socks to keep warm, then set your thermostat even lower.
  • At bedtime, lower your thermostat and add extra blankets.
  • Lower or turn off thermostat when leaving your home for four hours or more.
  • Adjust your water heater temperature to 120° or “warm.” It still provides hot water and avoids scalding. You can lower it when not in use, too.


Learn more here:



MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 420,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.


Jackie Reed

Lead, Media Specialist

Communications & Public Relations

1/22 Money Matters: Building Effective Relationships & Beyond Luncheon,11:30 am-1:00 pm

Duncan-Williams, Inc., 6750 Poplar Ave.

The amount of money you earn is not the only factor that determines your financial future. How that money is put to work has a much larger role that you could ever imagine! Take control of your finances and build wealth through an interactive, practical, and unbiased learning experience led by MULYP Financial Advocacy & Literacy Committee Member Roland Cole. This event is at no cost, but there is limited spaces available. RSVP Required: