2nd annual Women’s Leadership Forum and Networking Luncheon. Rochelle Kopp, a leading authority on Japanese corporate culture and managing principal of Northern California-based Japan Intercultural Consulting, will keynote and moderate a panel of distinguished local political leaders that includes Beth Harwell, speaker of the Tennessee House, Mayor Megan Barry and Mina Johnson, who represents the Metro Council’s 23rd district. The panel will discuss “Leadership Firsts: Accelerating Change, Advancing Opportunity.” Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cheekwood Botanic Garden and Museum of Art’s Massey Botanic Hall. Information: www.jastn.org


Wilson County Meet The Mayor

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto is available for open discussion with members of the community on the last Wednesday of each month at the Chamber office. 1:30-3 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square, Lebanon. Information: 444-1383


CEO Conversations with Young Professionals

YP Nashville is providing young professionals a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with some of Middle Tennessee’s top CEOs in a small, intimate setting. Today’s leaders are eager to share their knowledge with young professionals as they develop into the leaders of tomorrow. The format will be multiple roundtable discussions between one CEO and several small groups of young professionals. Note: Signups on-site, first-served basis. Center for Nonprofit Management; 37 Peabody Street, Suite 201. $35. Registration: 3-3:30 p.m. Roundtable discussion: 3:30-5:15 p.m. Information: 743-3063.


First Friday: Your Small Business Resource

Espaces, 1550 W. McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin. 7:30-9 a.m. Free for Chamber members and guests. Information: abby@williamsonchamber.com


Real Estate Investors Network

Rutherford County Focus Group. Open to members and guests. 6:30 p.m., Keller Williams Real Estate Office, 450 St. Andrews Drive, Murfreesboro. Information: www.reintn.org. Some additional April opportunities:

-- Tuesday, April 5: Deals, Deals, Deals Focus Group. Find where investors find and sell deals, as well as the mechanics of various deals. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Nashville.

-- Monday, April 11: Landlording Focus Group. Meet with fellow landlords for tips, tricks and discussion on management, marketing and repairs. FiftyForward Center, Patricia A. Hart Building, 174 Rains Avenue, Nashville.

-- Monday, April 11: REIN Main Event. Learn to connect with others to share ideas, vendor contacts, and money-saving tips. Grow your investing by setting up lunches or going out for late supper or coffee after the meeting. Ask what you can do for others to help them be successful - and you will surely reap good karma in return. 5:15 p.m., FiftyForward Center, Patricia A. Hart Building, 174 Rains Avenue, Nashville.

-- Tuesday, April 19: Deals, Deals, Deals Focus Group. Find where investors find and sell deals, as well as the mechanics of various deals. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Nashville.

-- Thursday, April 21: Williamson County Lunch. 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. 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., The Egg and I, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin.

-- Thursday, April 28: Notes Focus Group. For those interested in buying and selling notes. 11:30 a.m., The Egg and I, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin.


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. A light breakfast and coffee will be served. This is a free event, but registration is required. Second Harvest Food Bank, 331 Great Circle Road, 37228. 8:30 a.m.-9:30. Information: nashvillechamber.com, Callie Miller, 743-3072.

Gallatin Networking Power Lunch

11:45 a.m.-1p.m, Chick-fil-A, 101 N. Belvedere Drive. Attendees responsible for cost of their own meal. Information: 452-4000 


Member Connect! Leads Exchange

A facilitated, casual networking opportunity to develop member relationships. Member-only event is limited to 30 participants. Williamson Inc. Office, 5005 Meridian Blvd., Suite 150, Franklin. 7:30-9 a.m. Information: www.williamsonchamber.com

Chamber East Networking Coffee

8:15 a.m.-9:30 at Martha O’Bryan Center, Community Room, 711 South 7th Street, 37206. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3053


Rural Opportunities Roundtable

Tennessee departments of Agriculture and Economic and Community Development hosts an event for farmers, landowners, extension agents, local economic development officials, county leaders and citizens in Middle Tennessee. An opportunity for state agencies to update rural areas on programs and opportunities, and give attendees a chance for input on concerns about agriculture and forestry issues. 10 a.m.-noon, Tennessee Career Center, Linden, 113 Factory Street. Lunch will be provided. Information: judy.langell@tn.gov, ed.harlan@tn.gov


Goodlettsville Heritage Days

An opportunity to discover what life was like on the frontier at Mansker’s Fort and what life on the plantation would have been like at the Bowen Planation House. Skilled demonstrators and artists. Picnic and shopping available. Moss-Wright Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. Information: www.manskersstation.org


6th annual NAMI Davidson Walk, 5K, & Village

Funds the free support groups, education, awareness and stigma-busting programs of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Davidson County. 7 a.m. check-in for the 5K. Village of Vendors and music begin at 7:30 a.m. A mobility friendly community walk starts at 10 a.m. The event ends at 11. Teams are welcome and volunteers are needed. Information: www.namidavidson.org.



Kimberly Williams-Paisley, 6:15 p.m. Book: “Where the Light Gets In.” Salon@615 is designed to nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting bestselling authors for talks and book signings. Additional spring authors and dates include:

Saturday, May 7: Kate DiCamillo, 2 p.m. Book: “Raymie Nightingale”

Wednesday, May 25, Louise Erdrich, 6:15 p.m. Book: “LaRose”

Tuesday, May 31: Richard Russo, at 6:15 p.m. Book: “Everybody’s Fool”