Black Business Association of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 8 a.m. at the association’s office, 555 Beale St. Jozelle Booker of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will discuss what MLGW’s recent disparity study means for minority businesses. Visit

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Luke Yancey of the Mid-South Minority Business Council will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

Talk Shoppe and the Small Business Chamber will present “The Mastermind Principle: Based on the Book ‘Think & Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free. Visit or

Carrabba’s Italian Grill will hold Community Night for SRVS dinners Monday, March 4, through March 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its Memphis and Collierville restaurants. Tickets must be bought by Thursday, Feb. 28, and are $16 for adults and $5.50 for children 10 and younger. Call 312-6849 or 312-6850.

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable with LinkedIn social media coach Mike Esposito titled “Optimizing Your Presence on LinkedIn” Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 4530 Poplar Ave., suite 101. Cost in advance is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $20. Visit

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC will host “Affordable Care Act: 2013 Action Plan,” the third session in its Affordable Care Act webinar series, Thursday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is free; registration is required. Visit

The University of Memphis will hold its Black History Month closing ceremony Thursday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Bluff Room of the University Center, 499 University St. The Rev. LaSimba Gray Jr. of New Sardis Baptist Church will speak. Visit

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will host former Major League Baseball pitcher and Olympian Jim Abbott Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Abbott, who was born without a right hand, will discuss his journey to becoming a pitcher despite his disability. Email