The Project Management Institute Memphis chapter will meet Wednesday, July 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DoubleTree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Bob Mahler, consultant for the U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security, will present “Common Sense Risk Management.” Registration, which includes dinner, begins at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $20 at the door. Visit pmimemphis.org.

The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Cherry Brooks and Cal Jackson as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, July 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

New Memphis Institute will present the FedEx: Leadership & Community Breakfast Thursday, July 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. FedEx executives will discuss Memphis, leadership and community. Cost is $25. Visit newmemphis.org.

The American Payroll Association Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, July 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Mario Musarra, past president of the Memphis Society for Human Resource Management, will discuss employee classifications and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit memphisapa.org.

National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, July 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Guest speakers are Nancy Coffee, president and CEO of the New Memphis Institute, and Athena Turner, executive director of Teach for America in Memphis. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to info@nhpomemphis.us or 466-6476.

Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division will hold a board meeting Thursday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and book-signing with Eric Barnes, author of “Something Pretty, Something Beautiful,” Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

The Daily News and In-Synk will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about the book “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High” Friday, July 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.