Wednesday, Aug. 24
Franklin area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce mixer, 6 p.m., 133 Holiday Court, Suite 104, Franklin. R.S.V.P. by calling 599-0045 or e-mail Andrew@latinmarketcommunications.com.
Fourth Annual InfoSec Nashville Conference, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St. Keynote speakers include Amit Yoran, the former U.S. Department of Homeland Security cyber-security director, and John O'Leary, director of education for the Computer Security Institute. Contact: 743-3160 or www.technologycouncil.com.
Thursday, Aug. 25
Southern Area Business Council, Let's Do Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Smyrna Airport, 287 Dough Warpoole Road. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce will serve as host. Members $10, guests $15. Contact: Shana Parrish at 743-3102 or email@example.com.
Public workshop on the baseball park and residential/retail development, 12:30-2:15 p.m., Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St. Sponsored by the Nashville Civic Design Center and Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse. Speakers will include Bill Struever and Priscilla Carroll of Struever Bros.; Alex Washburn of W Architecture; and Glenn Yaeger, general manager of the Nashville Sounds. Contact: K. Davis at 248-4280.
SCORE volunteer on duty, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., business reference area. Free, confidential small business consulting and mentoring. Contact: 862-5837.
Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m., Nashville City Club, 201 Fourth Ave. N., 20th floor. Arunima Orr, founder and director of Art & Soul, will speak on the topic of "Art & Soul: Discover Your Creative Power." Members $25, guests $30. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 664-6884.
American Women in Radio & Television Music City chapter's Signature Series luncheon, 11:15 a.m., Belmont Methodist Church Community Hall, 2007 Acklen Ave. Killen Music Group Entertainment President Buddy Killen will speak. Members $25. www.awrtmusiccity.org.
Friday, Aug. 26
Center for Nonprofit Management, Grant Writing Brown Bag Lunch: Management & Ethics, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 44 Vantage Way, Suite 230. Dr. Kenneth Oosting, president of Williamson Christian College, will speak. Free for CNM & AAGP members, $25 for guests. Contact: 259-0100
Center for Nonprofit Management, The Chief Executive's Role in Board Building: A Leadership Investment With a High Payoff, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 44 Vantage Way, Suite 230. Speaker: Jim Vaillancourt, senior consultant, CNM. Members $59, guests $85. Contact: 259-0100.
Monday, Aug. 29
The Career Transition Support Group, Setting Up a Job Search, 6:30 p.m., Brentwood United Methodist Church, 309 Franklin Road. Contact: Matt LeBlanc, 477-5651.
Greater Nashville Association of Realtors orientation, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 4540 Trousdale Drive. Instructor: Jack Duffer, CRS, GRI, ITI. Lunch provided. Contact: www.gnar.org or 254-7516.
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Strategic Business Network, Effective Networking: The Basics training seminar, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, 2525 West End Ave., Suite 1500. $35 advance, $40 at the door. Lunch and drinks provided. www.strategicbusinessnetwork.com
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development 52nd Annual Governor's Conference on Economic Development, Aug. 30-31, Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St. On Aug. 30, the Governor's Three-Star reception honors communities with stellar programs to attract new jobs. On Aug. 31, work sessions include "Diversifying the Rural Economy" and "The Automotive Perspective." Also, Gov. Phil Bredesen speaks that evening. $175 in advance, $200 at door for the two-day event. Contact: 532-9831 or www.tnecd.gov.
Small Business Administration, Community Express Loan Workshop, 10:30 a.m., SBA Conference Center, 50 Vantage Way, Suite 201. Hosted by SCORE. Learn how to apply for an SBA Community Express Loan through Innovative Bank. To apply for a loan at the workshop, bring a photocopy of your driver's license or official ID, Social Security number, federal tax ID number and business checkbook. Contact: 736-5881.
Wednesday, Aug. 31
The Nashville Health Care Council will serve as host for Tommy G. Thompson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Ave. Contact: 743-3140.
Thursday, Sept. 1
Nashville Technology Council Tech Roundtable, 4-6 p.m., Wildhorse Saloon, 120 Second Ave. N. Ken Thoreson, president of Acumen Management Group, will speak on "Learning to Partner, Leveraging for Growth." Members $15, guests $25. Contact: 743-3151 or email@example.com.
Sunday, Sept. 4
The Nashville Black Business Expo, noon-8 p.m., Tennessee State University Gentry Center, 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd. For more information, to purchase an exhibitor booth, or to become a corporate sponsor, call 1-800-930-8867, ext. 701, or visit www.nbbe.net.
The Business Calendar is compiled by Matt LeBlanc of the Career Transition Support Group. To join his Tennessee Networking listserve, or to submit your organization's events, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.