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Classifieds 12-06-2012

Employment


Sales Executive

The New Tri-State Defender is seeking a results and revenue-driven multi-media Sales Executive with strong communication, organizational, business development and advertising skills. This challenging opportunity is for self-starters with formal sales experience. We are looking for an individual to further develop our organization.

Candidate must have a proven track record in advertising and event sponsorship sales, with a quick learning curve for new concepts. A strong motivator and strategic thinker is a must. Computer skills required (Word, Excel, Contact Management database, social media email, etc.). Experience in newspaper advertising or other media is preferred but not required.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers via meetings, telephone calls and emails;

• Visiting potential customers to prospect for new business;

• Acting as a contact between a company and its existing and potential markets;

• Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales;

• Gathering market and customer information;

• Representing the organization at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations;

• Negotiating variations in price, delivery and specifications with managers;

• Advising on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions;

• Liaising with suppliers to check on the progress of existing orders;

• Recording sales and order information using technology tools available;

• Reviewing and reporting own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets;

• Gaining a clear understanding of customers' businesses and requirements;

• Making accurate, rapid cost calculations, and providing customers with quotations;

• Feeding future buying trends back to management.

Qualifications:

• Ideal candidates will be financially driven, highly disciplined and have an exceptionally strong work ethic. Additionally, they will enjoy a team environment and the shared desire to exceed revenue goals. We want ambitious, driven individuals with accountability to the organization – written and verbal.

• Manage the entire proposal process by working closely with management and staff

Must consistently have a positive attitude toward providing excellent service to customers, co-workers and support personnel

• Previous business and sales experience is a plus

• Excellent oral communication skills

• Excellent planning and organizational skills

• Excellent time-management skills

• Computer literacy and knowledge of computer software, apps and social media

We offer a monthly base, some established accounts and relationships to grow to meet compensation requirements. Our competitive benefits package includes health, dental, 401k, and life insurance. TSD is located in downtown Memphis on Beale Street (near the FedExForum), with monthly employer-paid parking.

To learn more about the Tri-State Defender, please visit www.tsdmemphis.com.

If you have the skills and seek a challenging growth opportunity, please respond with a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to besmith@tri- ­statedefender.com.

Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we are not able to respond personally to every application. However, we do review every resume and will contact you if we think there is a possible fit for you.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Legal notices


LEGAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Small Business Plan

DeWitt Spain Hangars Siding Replacement - Construction

Memphis International Airport

MSCAA Project Number 11-1334-07

Sealed bids for the DeWitt Spain Hangars Siding Replacement – Construction, MSCAA Project No. 11-1334-07, will be received by the Staff Services Division of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA), 3505 Tchulahoma Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38118, until 2:00 PM Local Time on Thursday, January 24 2013, and immediately thereafter will be opened and publicly read. BIDS WILL NOT BE RECEIVED AT ANY OTHER LOCATION.

The scope of work generally consists of metal building repairs at the General DeWitt Spain Airport. Work efforts include, but are not necessarily limited to, replacement of perimeter siding and trim, replacement of roof panels and skylights, repainting of metal roof panels, replacement of insulation, replacement of deteriorated steel door tracks, replacement of steel sliding door supports, repair and/or rehabilitation of deteriorated concrete, replacement of pedestrian doors, and other efforts as required.

Bid Documents may be obtained and found on our website (www.mscaa.com) on or after Monday, December 17, 2012. Bid documents may be examined at the following locations in Memphis, TN: Builder's Exchange Plans Room, McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Plans Room, Memphis Area Minority Contractor's Association, Mid-South Minority Business Council, National Association of Minority Contractors, and Renaissance Business Center Bid Room. Information regarding obtaining bid documents, addenda to these documents and any other additional information may be found on our website (www.mscaa.com).

All Respondents are hereby notified that all updates, addenda and additional information, if any, shall be posted to the MSCAA website and Respondents are responsible for checking the MSCAA website up to the time of the Bid opening.

A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 9:00 AM at the General DeWitt Spain Airport, 2787 North Second Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38127. Only Prime Contractors who attend the Pre-Bid Meeting will be permitted to submit a bid. The project site will be available for inspection immediately following the meeting.

The MSCAA, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4a and Title 49, Part 26, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all Proposers that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Small Business Concerns (SBC) will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, sex, color, national origin or disability in its hiring and employment practices, or in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services and activities. This project falls under our Small Business Plan in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26.39 and thus there are no goals associated.

Each bid must be by a contractor licensed in Tennessee and accompanied by a 5% Bid Guarantee. In accordance with TCA §62-6-119, the Bidder, and where applicable, one contractor/subcontractor performing electrical, plumbing or heating ventilation work must have its license number, expiration date of the license, and that part of the classification applying to the bid shown on the outside of the envelope containing the bid. Failure to supply all information on the outside of the envelope will result in the return of the unopened envelope to the Bidder. The successful Bidder will be required to execute a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price. Liquidated damages for delay in contract completion shall be as stated in the Contract Documents.

No Bidder may withdraw an opened bid within the defined period following actual bid opening without MSCAA's consent. Award will be made to the lowest and best responsible qualified Bidder, if any contract is awarded.

MSCAA reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities, technicalities or omissions therein. MSCAA also reserves the right to reject bids from bidders that have pending litigation or claims with MSCAA, or if such bid includes a proposed subcontractor or supplier that has pending litigation or claims with MSCAA, if MSCAA determines, in its sole discretion, such litigation or claims may adversely affect the ability of the parties to work efficiently and effectively under this contract, or for any other reason as determined by MSCAA. Any such bid will be returned to the bidder. See Instructions to Bidders in the project specifications for a further description of this and other reservations of rights.

MEMPHIS-SHELBY COUNTY

AIRPORT AUTHORITY

By Larry D. Cox, President & CEO


LEGAL NOTICE

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT

OF QUALIFICATIONS

to provide consulting engineering services

Charles Baker Airport –

Airfield Improvements

Memphis International Airport

Memphis, Tennessee

MSCAA Project No. 12-1355-00

Statements of Qualifications for furnishing Consulting Engineering Services, as hereinafter set forth, will be received by Staff Services Division, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA), 3505 Tchulahoma Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38118, until 2:00 PM local time on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Use the above address for all means of delivery. A complete Information Package with submittal instructions, additional data, selection criteria and response format may be found on our website (www.mscaa.com) on or after December 10, 2012.

The scope of work generally consists of the design of airfield improvements at Charles W. Baker Airport. Major task elements include design services required to relocate the parallel taxiway and to replace the airfield lighting system, including the runway lighting systems. Work efforts may include, but not necessarily be limited to, fleet mix analysis, fleet mix forecasts, airport siting studies, geotechnical testing and engineering, site surveying, airside civil engineering design, airside pavement design, airside electrical engineering design, value engineering, cost estimating, construction scheduling, bid phase assistance, construction administration support services, and other efforts as required.

The MSCAA, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4a and Title 49, Part 26, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all Proposers that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, sex, color, national origin or disability in its hiring and employment practices, or in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services and activities. The DBE participation goal for this contract is 14% in accordance with the requirements of the Information Package.

This project will be funded with state grants. A Notice to Proceed for Design will be issued once funding is established. The MSCAA reserves the right to reject any and all responses to this solicitation, and is under no obligation to award this project to any of the firms or teams of firms responding to this request.

MEMPHIS-SHELBY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY

Larry D. Cox, President & CEO


Shelby County Board of Education

Shelby County Board of Education is actively searching for qualified bidders interested in being placed on our vendor's list to bid for commodities and/or services. Interested companies must obtain and submit a Bid Request and Information Form to the Purchasing Department. To request a form by mail, contact Purchasing, (901) 321.2605; via e-mail (scspurchasing @scsk12.org) or fax your request to (901) 321.2600. When submitting your request, include Company Name, Contact Person, Telephone Number, Fax Number and Mailing Address. Interested bidders may also visit our website at http://purchasing. scsk12.org for a Bid Request and Information Form. Upon receipt of completed and approved Bid Request and Information Form, registered vendors will be given the opportunity to participate in the bidding process.

Shelby County Board of Education encourages qualified minority and/or women-owned businesses to submit bids. Shelby County Board of Education awards bids without regard to race, color, religion, sex, creed, age, disability, national origin, or genetic information.

Shelby County Board of Education offers educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, creed, age, disability, national origin, or genetic information.

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