Chamber North Quarterly Meeting. Chamber North is hosting a series of quarterly meetings specifically for North Nashville businesses to discuss growth and activities, including public safety and traffic/transportation. Chamber North serves Chamber members in the 37207, 37208, 37189, 37218 and 37228 zip codes, including MetroCenter, Jefferson Street/Germantown, Trinity Lane, Dickerson Road, Whites Creek, Briley Parkway and Bordeaux. Thursday at Fisk University, Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room, 1000 17th Avenue, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

THURSDAY, JAN. 9

Information Session for Future Williamson Chamber Members

An opportunity to learn about the Williamson Chamber of Commerce and how membership might benefit you or your company. Williamson Chamber Office 5005 Meridian Blvd. Suite 150 Franklin, TN 37067. 9-10 a.m. 615-771-1912.

Real Estate Investors Network

Wholesaling Subgroup – Network with wholesalers and buyers of single-family and multi-family real estate. Topics Thursday include deal pitches, deal analysis, deal-finding and marketing tips and tricks, measuring progress, where to get money to fund deals, contract clauses and more to help you do better deals. 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville. Information: www.reintn.org/. Other opportunities include:

  • Monday, Jan. 13: Monthly Association Meeting – Breakout sessions include: speed networking, genius bar to get your real estate questions answered, guaranteed rent payments (part 2), and sales contracts & closing process updates on the new consumer financial protection bureau. 5:30 p.m., Martin Professional Development Center, 2400 Fairfax Ave, Nashville
  • Thursday, Jan. 16: Williamson County Subgroup – Rehabbers, new construction builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, Realtors and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market and how they can help each other prosper. 11:15 a.m., Bosco's Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin
  • Monday, Jan 20: Landlording Subgroup – Join other REIN members to share ideas and discuss the many areas of landlording and renting property. 6:30 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21: REIN Lunch Network – Active and experienced real estate investors meet first and third Tuesdays of the month to discuss trends and real estate topics of interest. Jan. 7th, at 11:15 AM, Dalt's American Grill, 38 White Bridge Road, Nashville
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21: Funding Your Deals: Various Financing Avenues – Shaun Lyons, a mortgage specialist with Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., will lead a discussion on all the various financing products he has available and new changes and requirements. 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville
  • Thursday, Jan. 23: Ca$h Flow & Millionaire Maker Games – Learn financial strategies without having to invest any of your own cash. These games are fun and educational ways to learn about wealth creation, managing assets and liabilities, and escaping from the “rat race.” 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville

MONDAY, JAN. 13

Amp Public Input Meetings

The Metropolitan Transit Authority kicks off a public input process for the final design and engineering phase of the Amp, Nashville’s proposed bus rapid transit system. MTA will hold four initial public design sessions in January to solicit community input and a second round of meetings in March to discuss how the input has been incorporated into the project. Meetings details:

  • East Nashville: Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m., East Park Community Center theater, 600 Woodland Street
  • Downtown: Jan. 14, 5 p.m., Nashville Downtown Partnership, 150 4th Ave., N., Ste. G-150
  • Midtown: Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m., Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, large conference room, 2565 Park Plaza (near Centennial Park)
  • West Nashville: Jan. 16, 5:30 p.m., West End Middle School.

The sessions will include a project overview and small group breakout sessions with displays and preliminary plans available for those discussions. The purpose of these sessions is to incorporate the community suggestions that uniquely represent each neighborhood impacted by the Amp. Each charette will focus on the portion of the route in which the meeting is held.

TUESDAY, JAN 14

Williamson County Chamber of Commerce New Member Orientation

An opportunity to learn how to make a difference with your chamber membership. Chamber office 5005 Meridian Blvd. Suite 150 Franklin, TN 37067. 8-9:30 a.m. RSVP to pam@williamsonchamber.com.

WEDNESDAY, JAN 15

Business Matchmaking Demonstration

Join the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce as it introduces Business Matchmaking, an intuitive, cloud-based software that helps pair qualified, growing companies with ready-to-purchase buyers. Powered by technology from Sagents Partners LLC, this new offering helps growing businesses in Middle Tennessee connect with procurement offices in Fortune 1000 companies. 3-5 p.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063

THURSDAY, JAN. 16

Baker Donelson Labor & Employment Law Breakfast

Martha Boyd is the featured speaker for "What to Expect When You're Expecting … A Deposition." 8 a.m. – breakfast and networking. 8:30-9:30 a.m., program. Baker Donelson Center, 211 Commerce Street, First Floor Special Events Center, Nashville. Registration: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

Baker Donelson Hosts Franchise Business Network Meeting

Joel R. Buckberg will moderate a discussion of "The Next Stage of Growth: Are You and Your Business Ready?" Other speakers include:

  • Glenn Carver
  • Jason Meadows, Nashville office managing partner, Frazier & Deeter
  • Turner Gaw, vice president, small business lending, First State Bank
  • Mark Carlson, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions group leader, Baker Donelson

Presentation, 4-5:15 p.m. Networking Reception, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Baker Donelson Center, first floor, 211 Commerce Street, Nashville. Registration: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com

FRIDAY, JAN. 17

Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party and 25th Anniversary

Due to weather, the annual Christmas party for Chamber members was postponed. All tickets purchased for the Dec. 6th party will be honored at the party on Jan. 17th. Please contact us with any questions info@cheathamchamber.org. Party will be held at the Sycamore Girl Scout Camp.

SATURDAY, JAN. 18

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Dr. Dave Dowell, who holds two degrees in history, library science, has served as a special investigative officer for the U. S. Air Force and has been actively researching genealogy over the past few decades, will speak on “What Would I Learn by Adding DNA Testing to My Genealogical Tool Kit?” 1-3 p.m., Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Ave. Information: www.mtgs.org.