The Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. in the DMC conference, 114 N. Main St.

Talk Shoppe will hold its “Make a Wish Party” Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Mid-South Roundtable will meet for its roundtable discussion Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 5110 Poplar Ave. Al Bright Jr., chairman of the Economic Development Growth Engine board, will discuss the goals of EDGE and the ways it can help existing businesses attract new businesses to Memphis. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit or email

The Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon with Jim Blankenship of West Tennessee Retail Alliance, who will speak on “How Supporting Retail Contributes to a Strong and Sustainable Local Economy” Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakland First Baptist Church, 8695 U.S. 64. For more information, call 466-0286.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will hold a grand-reopening ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. at 387 S. Perkins Road Extended. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will speak. For more information, visit

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Social Media Update” Thursday, Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Memphis – Southaven, 280 Marathon Way in Southaven. Registration for the free event begins at 7:30 a.m. The briefing will address issues related to the National Labor Relations Act, including whether a company’s social media policy violates the act. To register, visit or email

The Downtown Memphis Commission board of directors will meet Thursday, Dec. 15, at noon in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St.

The Memphis Black Arts Alliance will present its first Jazz-A-F!RE Holiday Cabaret Thursday, Dec. 15, at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. The fundraiser begins with a reception and silent art auction at 5:30 p.m. followed by cabaret-style entertainment from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 for MBAA members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information or tickets, call 948-9522.