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City’s Contract Compliance office has ‘Bright’ future

City’s Contract Compliance office has ‘Bright’ future

Now it’s up to Mary L. Bright to oversee the office that provides oversight to the Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Program as well as the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. (Courtesy photo)May has been pretty much of a blur for Mary L. Bright. It's the month in which she received the Office of Contract Compliance (OCC) baton passed to her by a predecessor with a 12-year stamp on the position.

The OCC is known by many as the place for small, minority and women-owned businesses to go to obtain assistance in doing business with the City of Memphis. Carlee McCullough, Esq., who made the decision to retire on March 23 and start her own firm, McCullough Law, had run the office since 2000.

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How can you insure your future?

Long ago, people realized that there is strength in numbers. For hundreds of years, we have been joining forces against all kinds of calamities – including financial troubles.

The concept of insurance is simply that if enough of us can pool our money to form a large enough fund, then together we can handle practically any financial disaster. Our motivation for contributing to this fund is our own eligibility to draw from it in the event of a disaster. One for all and all for one, so to speak.

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Going full time!: McCullough Law:

"On Our Way To Wealthy" was designed as a weekly business column to inform and inspire African Americans to create and build wealth in our community. Over the last two years, we've profiled all types of businesses. From sports agents to stylists and contractors to security firms, their thoughts and steps have been laid out so that others may follow.

We have also provided advice on business plans, funding a business and marketing the business.

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‘Two Drink Minimum’ Have setup, will travel

For the social-minded folks that prefer to party at home or organize their own events, Brian Bailey is at your service. With years of bartending experience under his belt, Bailey decided that the time was right to launch his own company appropriately titled, Two Drink Minimum. He brings his own setup and will do as much – or as little – as the client needs for the event.

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Doing your heirs a favor

The passing of a loved one is never easy for friends and family, but it can be even more difficult if the survivors do not have the information they need to make decisions and take care of final arrangements.

Legal documents such as a will and powers of attorney are important, but a letter of instructions – which is not a legal document – could be just as advantageous for your heirs.

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