The Center City Commission and the Memphis Division of Public Works today will host a second public meeting to discuss the proposed trash collection pilot program that could replace dumpsters in Downtown. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in the Center City Commission office, 114 N. Main St. Dwan Gilliom will give a detailed presentation of the pilot program. For more information, call Eric Robertson at 575-0542.

Metro Business Council will host a live webcast of Tom Peter’s presentation “Achieving Excellence in a Disruptive Age” Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The presentation will come from the Gazelles Growth Conference in Atlanta and will focus on what entrepreneurs and business leaders need to thrive and survive in a rapidly changing business environment. Cost is $75 per attendee and seating is limited. For reservations, contact Michael Synk at or 276-0200.

The International Business Council will hold its second Breakfast Series session Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Memphis Regional Chamber, 22 N. Front St. Suite 200. The session is titled “Exporting: The Facts About Taking Your Business Overseas and How to Get Started.” Cost is $20 per person. For more information, contact Brenda Montgomery at or 543-3541.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will hold a forum discussing the topic “Patterns and Trends in Land Development” Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at its offices, 6393 Poplar Ave. Bob Dalhoff of Dalhoff Thomas Daws will present the forum. Cost is $15 for nonmembers and free for members. For more information, call 818-2428.

Talk Shoppe will present “How to Entertain for the Holidays on a Limited Budget” with Deborah Turner Brasfield on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The seminar is free. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Memphis Regional Chamber will hold a chamber lunch and learn event on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memphis Regional Chamber, 22 N. Front St. Suite 200. Crone & Mason PLC will present “Top 5 Things Every Small Business Should Have (But Generally Doesn’t!).” The event is free for members and prospective members. Space is limited so make reservations with Alexis Rutland at 543-3511 or

MPACT Memphis will present a panel discussion Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Memphis College of Art’s Callicott Auditorium, 1930 Poplar Ave. The panel discussion is titled “Working Creatively: Entrepreneurs Discuss the Value of Creativity Across All Industries.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Jenny Howard at