The Memphis Challenge will kick off its Power Lunch Series, which connects young professionals with peers and industry leaders, Wednesday, March 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee St. Leanne Scull, vice president, investments for Raymond James, will present “What is Your Financial Well-Being.” Tickets are $25. Visit

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, March 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Stan Little, chairman and CEO of Southern Airways Express, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Regional Logistics Council will meet Thursday, March 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Hotel Memphis, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tanisha Hall, long-range planning director for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, will present “On the Road Again,” an interactive discussion of the Tennessee transportation system. RSVP to or 543-3532.

Baker Donelson law firm will host an intellectual property law roundtable Thursday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at the firm, 165 Madison Ave., suite 2000. The topic is “The Patent Exhaustion Doctrin and Method Patent Claims.” Lunch and the program are free. Email

The Memphis chapter of Executive Women International will meet Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. NCRM president Beverly Robertson will speak. Cost is $35. RSVP to Veda Ajamu at or 496-6870.

Germantown Performing Arts Center will host bluegrass musicians The Del McCoury Band with Shannon McNally Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at

The Gavel Club of Memphis will meet for a Dutch treat lunch Friday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m. in the Holiday Inn University of Memphis Medallion Room, 3700 Central Ave. Nancy Crawford of the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will speak. Call 494-8639.

The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Friday, March 28, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit