FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Chuck Grimes

October 13, 2009

Phone: (615) 741-1967

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) will cover several topics and much territory in Shelby County during a three-day stretch of speaking engagements in the area. Among topics of interest and recent activity for Norris are the natural and historic preservation of areas along the Mississippi River, our state’s financial stability and economic future, and Tennessee’s role in international relations which Norris explored in-depth on a recent trip to China with the Southern Legislative Conference. These subjects, and others, will be addressed by the third-term state Senator at various meeting and events in the coming days.

On Tuesday, October 20, Leader Norris will address the newly re-established Collierville Republican Club to update them on the current state of state government and the political landscape as the 2010 elections draw near. The meeting will occur at 7:00p.m. at Collierville’s La Hacienda restaurant on West Poplar Avenue.

Tennessee’s economy and the strength of our small business community will be the primary focus when Norris speaks at the monthly meeting of the NFIB’s Memphis Area Action Council on Wednesday, October 21, at 11:30a.m. at Regions Bank on Poplar Avenue. Norris is a 2008 recipient of the “Guardian of Small Business” Award given annually by the National Federation of Independent Business.

On Thursday, October 22, at Noon, Leader Norris will address a luncheon meeting of the Mississippi River Network when they meet at the Downtown Memphis Crowne Plaza. A member of the Advisory Council of the Mississippi River Corridor – Tennessee, Norris is a proponent of several important Mississippi River initiatives and will discuss them with leading policy-makers and protectors of “Big Muddy” at this event.

Later on October 22, at 2:30p.m., Norris will participate in a panel discussion on the use of and potential for social media networks at Howell Marketing’s Leveraging the Conversation seminar at the Brooks Museum of Art on Poplar Avenue in Memphis. An active Twitter user, Norris will specifically address “The Power of Social Media” during the panel.

Information regarding these events and others are always available on the Majority Leader’s website, www.marknorris.org. It is updated regularly and includes the Senator’s schedule, biographical information, and contact information, as well as a host of other helpful items.

First elected to the General Assembly in 2000, Senator Norris represents the West Tennessee Counties of Shelby, Tipton, Lauderdale, and Dyer.

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