Talk Shoppe will present the seminar “Talk Shoppe Marketing: Are You Getting the Most for Your Money?” Wednesday, Dec. 7, 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.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a roundtable discussion titled “Strategic Implications of the Patent Reform Act of 2011” Wednesday, Dec. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at the firm’s Downtown office, 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. To register, visit or email

The 2011 Calvary & the Arts Concert Series will host its final performance Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 12:05 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second St. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Christmas Pops will perform. The concert will last about 45 minutes, followed by a $5 light lunch. For more information, visit

The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a female business leader lunch Thursday, Dec. 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. The female-focused lunch brings various business leaders and up-and-coming leaders together to discuss challenges and opportunities, as well as serve as a brain trust to cultivate programs focused on women in business. To R.S.V.P., email Jeremy Park at

The Downtown Memphis Commission will discuss the first draft of the design guidelines and sign code for Downtown Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the MATA board room at Central Station, 545 S. Main St. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-0540.

The Memphis Investors Group will hold its monthly meeting and holiday party Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. A panel of experienced investors will discuss “How I Plan to Make Money in 2012.” Admission is free for first-time visitors and members. Repeat visitors pay $20. For more information, call 414-2729 or visit

The Tennessee Minority Development Council will hold a membership luncheon meeting Friday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regions Bank, assembly room one, first floor, 6200 Poplar Ave. For more information or registration, contact Joyce Tabb at 830-8242 or