Memphis Bioworks Business Association, the U.S. Small Business Administration and The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service will host Memphis Bioworks SBA Fast Conference: Growing Your Bioscience Business Wednesday, Sept. 19, and Thursday, Sept. 20, at the MBBA conference center, 20 S. Dudley St., first floor. Visit bioworksbusiness.com.
The Center City Development Corp. board will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Alvord executive offices, 6465 Quail Hollow Road, suite 200. Executive business coach Bridget DiCello will present “How to Handle Difficult Conversations With Customers.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Michael Drake, chairman and CEO of masterIT, will present “Building a Business, Delivering a Brand Promise.” Cost is $30 for guests and $20 for students. Visit sms-midsouth.org or call 866-290-4241.
Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19, at noon at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Drive. Dr. Reginald Coopwood of The Regional Medical Center will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at email@example.com.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Cost is $25 for nonmembers.
Rhodes College will screen Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” as part of the Tournees French Film Festival Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Buckman Hall in the college’s Blount Auditorium. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu or call 843-3587.
Black Business Association of Memphis will meet Thursday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Representatives from Sims Financial Group will speak. Visit bbamemphis.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Mid-South Regional Roundtable will meet Thursday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at Boiling Point Restaurant, 4975 Pepper Chase Drive in Southaven. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Kevin Storar, lead logistician in AT&T’s Supply Chain headquarters, will present an overview of AT&T’s disability program. Cost is $25. Register at cscmp.org or email email@example.com.