Talk Shoppe will present the seminar “Talk Shoppe Marketing: Are You Getting the Most for Your Money?” Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a roundtable discussion titled “Strategic Implications of the Patent Reform Act of 2011” Wednesday, Dec. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at the firm’s Downtown office, 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. To register, visit www.bakerdonelson.com/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2011 Calvary & the Arts Concert Series will host its final performance Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 12:05 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second St. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Christmas Pops will perform. The concert will last about 45 minutes, followed by a $5 light lunch. For more information, visit www.calvarymemphis.org/calvarythearts.
The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a female business leader lunch Thursday, Dec. 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. The female-focused lunch brings various business leaders and up-and-coming leaders together to discuss challenges and opportunities, as well as serve as a brain trust to cultivate programs focused on women in business. To R.S.V.P., email Jeremy Park at email@example.com.
The Downtown Memphis Commission will discuss the first draft of the design guidelines and sign code for Downtown Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the MATA board room at Central Station, 545 S. Main St. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-0540.
The Memphis Investors Group will hold its monthly meeting and holiday party Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. A panel of experienced investors will discuss “How I Plan to Make Money in 2012.” Admission is free for first-time visitors and members. Repeat visitors pay $20. For more information, call 414-2729 or visit www.memphisinvestorsgroup.com.
The Tennessee Minority Development Council will hold a membership luncheon meeting Friday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regions Bank, assembly room one, first floor, 6200 Poplar Ave. For more information or registration, contact Joyce Tabb at 830-8242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.