Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Author and business owner Jay Myers will present “Hitting the Curve Ball.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Amy Howell, CEO of Howell Marketing Strategies, will present “Marketing Your Brand in the Future of Digital.” Cost for members is free; cost for nonmembers is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a labor and employment law breakfast briefing Thursday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Baker Donelson, 165 Madison Ave., suite 2000. The topic is “Twenty Years of FMLA: Successes, Failures and Lessons Learned.” Cost is free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIA Memphis will present “Conceptualizing Public Spaces” as part of its Third Thursday series Thursday, Jan. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Union Ave. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP to email@example.com or 525-3818 by Tuesday, Jan. 14.
AARP Cordova Chapter will meet Thursday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cordova Branch Library, 8457 Trinity Road. The chapter will review and discuss its operations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Brothers University will hold its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer service Thursday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. in Spain Auditorium on the CBU campus, 650 East Parkway S. Guest speaker Rev. Lawrence J. Turner, senior pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, will address the theme “Called to Serve.” Visit cbu.edu.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host the winter meeting of the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Business Network Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Baker Donelson, 165 Madison Ave., suite 2000. The topic is “The Next Stage of Growth: Are You and Your Business Ready?” Cost is free; networking will follow. RSVP at bakerdonelson.com or email email@example.com.