The National Association of Women Business Owners, Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shawn Karol Sandy, chief revenue officer for The Selling Agency, will discuss flawed growth strategies and how to build an actionable sales strategy. Tickets in advance are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; tickets at the door are $35. Visit nawbomemphis.org.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Bankruptcy attorney Bruce Ralston will present “How Someone Else’s Bankruptcy Could Affect Your Business.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
Rhodes College will host a Memphis Centered lecture about the Civil War and historian Shelby Foote, presented by Rhodes professor Timothy Huebner, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the Frazier Jelke Science Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board will meet Thursday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
The Memphis chapter of the American Payroll Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Emily Gregg of the Tennessee Department of Human Resources will present “Tennessee Child Support Program and Employers Working Together.” Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit memphisapa.org.
The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at The University of Memphis will host a lecture titled “Digitize and Democratize: Libraries, Books and the Digital Future,” presented by Robert Darnton of Harvard University, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center theater, 499 University St. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu/moch for details.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a food truck garden party Thursday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $5 for garden members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host “I’m a Memphian” author Dan Conaway for a discussion and book signing Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. “I’m a Memphian” is a collection of Conaway’s “Memphasis” columns from The Daily News. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.