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Business briefcase 11/18

Sunday, November 18, 2007

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In keeping with annual tradition, Malco Theatres presents Wrapped with Love for the continued research of childhood diseases at Memphis' own St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

This program, in its tenth year, kicks off Thanksgiving Day and runs through Christmas Eve at all 33 Malco Theatre locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Mississippi.

Theatre employees will be selling the bows for $1.00 each and the bows are hand-made from actual film. Each bow is made of about 24 frames, which is about one second of a movie. The sound for each movie is encoded on the edge of the film and appears green. It's believed these bows may eventually be collectors' items if the film industry progresses into digital technology.

As the materials and volunteer production hours for the bows are donated, there is no cost to Malco Theatres or to promotional partners Onsite Printing, Tennant Printing and Hankinson Design; the true beneficiary is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In a joint effort for this cause, patients of St. Jude and their families participated in the creation of the bows at the hospital. During the activity, reels of movie trailers were cut, stapled and sealed with a special sticker that reads "Wrapped With Love...To Benefit the Kids of St. Jude."

Since 1999, Malco Theatres has raised over $275,000 for St. Jude. Over 65,000 bows were sold during the 2006 Wrapped with Love campaign and this year's goal is to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the fundraiser by selling 100,000 bows during the 4-week campaign.

Malco operates over 300 screens at 33 locations in 5 states across the mid-

south.

POPLAR BLUFF -- University of Missouri Extension Telecenter has teamed up with Ken Parrett to offer a program helping small business owners and hopeful entrepreneurs write a successful business plan.

A Business Plan is the most important means you can use as a business owner to set and achieve goals, outline strategies, provide background information, secure funding, and ensure the success of your business. Your Business Plan is your blueprint for success. It is equally as important to develop and follow a business plan for a start up business as it is for an existing business.

During this three-week, six-hour training, participants will learn: the difference between a feasibility plan and a business plan, the purpose of a business plan, the components of a successful plan, how to write a winning business plan, funding sources for start ups and established businesses, and information gathering ideas.

Training will be held at the University of Missouri Telecenter on TRCC's campus in the E. K. Porter Distance Learning Center. It will be from 8 to 10 a.m. the first three Mondays in December.

The University of Missouri Extension Telecenter is a community based facility that links citizens to information, education, and expertise throughout the world by using two-way interactive video, satellite and computer networks. It is a partnership derived from the University of Missouri, Three Rivers Community College, and the City of Poplar Bluff. Seating is limited please pre-register by November 30 for the event. For more information on the Business Plan training, please call 573-840-9450.