Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable with PeopleCap Advisors principal Meg Thomas Crosby titled “The Growth and Maturity of an Organization” Thursday, Jan. 24, 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

Black Business Association of Memphis will host a business start-up workshop for new and potential business owners Thursday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Cost is free; registration is required. Visit or call 526-9300.

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and The University of Memphis MILE and LEAD programs will host a reception and question-and-answer session with “The Little Couple” stars Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Email or

Rhodes College will host Dr. Timothy Beal for its annual Batey lecture Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. The author and Case Western Reserve University professor will present “The Greatest Story Ever Sold: Evangelical Capitalism, the Digital Revolution and the End of the Word as We Know It.” Visit

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will host a free elementary teacher financial training summit Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 128 of The University of Memphis’ Fogelman Classroom Building, 3665 Central Ave. Attendees will receive a financial literacy curriculum packet and a $50 Amazon gift card. Register at

The First Tee of Memphis will hold its fourth annual Fairways Dinner Saturday, Jan. 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. A reception and silent auction begin at 5 p.m.; dinner and awards begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150. Visit

Staxtacular ’13, benefiting the Stax Music Academy, will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The event will include a buffet, open bar and bourbon tasting, and performances by The Bo-Keys and Stax Music Academy students. Tickest are $150. Visit