The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Sector meeting Tuesday at noon at First Tennessee Bank, 7640 Poplar Ave. in Germantown.

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be Robert Khayat, chancellor at the University of Mississippi. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "Conducting Market Research and Focus Groups" Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. The cost to attend is $65 for Alliance members, $55 for participants in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. This week's topic is "Communicating More Efficiently with Outlook 2007" with Teresa Bledsoe and Gary Bellanti of Open Road Technologies. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Memphis Regional Chamber will present its Leadership Luncheon Series Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. John Moses, CEO of ALSAC - the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - will be the featured speaker. The cost is $25 for chamber members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 543-3518 or e-mailing

The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education seminar titled "Death, Taxes and Titles: A Review of the Effect of Probate, Medicaid and Trusts on the Transfer of Real Property" Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. Call the MBA for registration fees and information at 527-3573.

The Tennessee Department of Revenue will host its next free bimonthly business workshop Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Memphis Training Room of the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The workshop is designed to assist those encountering business-related taxes for the first time. Registration is available online at or by calling 213-1400.

The Methodist Healthcare Foundation will host its annual Stan Patterson Art of Medicine Lectureship Friday at 8 a.m. at the Medical Education & Research Institute, 44 S. Cleveland St. Dr. Javier R. Kane, the director of Palliative and End-of-Life Care at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will present "Medical Decision-Making in the Care of Suffering." Seating is limited. For more information, call 516-0500.