Thursday, Sept. 1
Nashville Technology Council, Tech Roundtable: "Learning to Partner, Leveraging for Growth," 4-6 p.m., Wildhorse Saloon, 120 Second Ave. N. Ken Thoreson, president of Acumen Management Group, will speak. NTC members $15; guests $25. Contact: www.technologycouncil.com  or 743-3151.
Sunday, Sept. 4
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 .
Thursday, Sept. 8
Nashville chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., University Club of Nashville, Vanderbilt University, 2402 Garland Ave. Trenton D. Watrous, of Horne Litigation and Fraud Services, will speak on "Detecting Deception, Obtaining Cooperation and Confession." One hour of CPE provided. Contact: Jeane Trovato at 882-7316 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
"Business Down Under," 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce St., Suite 100. The event will feature discussion about doing business in Australia and New Zealand with delegates to the annual conference of the Australia New Zealand American Chamber of Commerce and the New Zealand ambassador, John Wood.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
First Tennessee luncheon seminar: "Are you preventing fraud at your business? Internal controls are vital to eliminating fraud," 11 a.m., 2740 Elm Hill Pike. This free seminar will explain how implementing systems of checks and balances can help prevent fraud in small and large businesses. RSVP by Sept. 9 to 790-5158.
Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, "Land 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage," 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 4540 Trousdale Drive. This offering from the Realtors Land Institute's Land University addresses the basics of land brokerage. It may be used as an elective to the ABR designation. Drexanne Evers, ABR, ABRM, CRB, will be the instructor. Sixteen hours CE. Registration is $285 for GNAR members; $300 for non-members. Lunch provided. Contact: www.gnar.org  or 254-7516.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
New Roads, a film about the challenges of a Chinese rural business owner will be presented by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 3-6:45 p.m., Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave. New Roads follows Fan Hengjin as he deals with authorities, customers, suppliers and employees, and provides insight into everyday modern rural China. Admission is free.
Thursday, Sept. 15
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Road. Members $15, guests $45. Contact 743-3102 or sparrish@nashvillechamber to register.
Tennessee State University, a free workshop on growing organic products, noon-5 p.m., 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Ferrell-Westbrook Building, room 108. The workshop will cover organic production, a how-to session on accessing federal dollars, marketing premiums, certification criteria and organic system planning. Participants also will get to ask questions of current organic producers and receive takeaway resources. An organic lunch will be provided. To register, call Pam Rye at 931-648-5725.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
University of Tennessee-Knoxville will hold a free information session on full-time and executive M.B.A. programs from 6-8 p.m., Hilton Nashville Downtown, 121 Fourth Ave. S. Contact: 1-800-486-3MBA or http://3mba.utk.edu .
Thursday, Sept. 22
Strategic Business Network, Financial Services Industry QuikConnect, 7:30-9 a.m., Sunset Grill, 2001 Belcourt Ave. $35 advance, $40 at the door. Breakfast and drinks provided. www.strategicbusinessnetwork.com 
Monday, Sept. 26
Minority Enterprise Development Unified Vendor Diversity Expo, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd. Forum to educate vendors on how to conduct business with one another as well as government agencies and other businesses. Contact: 255-0432.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Center for Nonprofit Management, "Writing a Public Relations Plan: Are you making sure your agency is getting the most and best public exposure it can?" 8:30 a.m.-noon, 44 Vantage Way, Suite 230. Learn how to develop a PR plan that allows you to deliver your messages to the right audiences in order to reach your overall communication goals. Members $59; guests $85. www.cnm.org .
Thursday, Sept. 29
2005 Music City Future 50 awards banquet, 5:30-9 p.m., Franklin Marriott Hotel and Cool Springs Conference Center, 700 Cool Springs Blvd. E. The event, hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, recognizes the region's entrepreneurial achievements by identifying the Nashville area's fastest-growing companies. $65 per person. Contact Lora Plauche at 743-3040 or email@example.com  to register.
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.