Families of Incarcerated Individuals Inc. will host a rebranding event Wednesday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The organization will unveil its revamped programs and services. Call 726-6191.
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Mark von Stolk, owner of Calaveras Business Coaching, will present “Selling More With Metaphors.” Cost in advance is free for members and $25 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $30. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Derek Goldfarb, Memphis Redbirds assistant general manager and director of sales, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
Cannon Wright Blount will present a QuickBooks introductory session for entrepreneurs and business owners Wednesday, May 15, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the firm, 756 Ridge Lake Blvd., suite 100. Cost is free. Email email@example.com or call 271-3126.
The Downtown Parking Authority will meet Wednesday, May 15, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held Thursday, May 16, through Saturday, May 18, at Tom Lee Park, on Riverside Drive Downtown. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the gate. Visit memphisinmay.org.
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Speakers include Larry Jensen, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC, and representatives from Washington think tank Excelencia in Education. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 466-6476.
The Peabody Rooftop Party will be held Thursday, May 16, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Party Planet will perform. Tickets are $10. Visit peabodymemphis.com or call 529-4000.
Seedco Mid-South will host the Listening to Your Business workshop Friday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at Seedco, 22 N. Front St., suite 900. The workshop helps existing business owners establish a three-year vision. Cost is $100. Register at seedco.affiliate.fasttrac.org.