‘Survive & Thrive Breakfast’:
Join Charlotte Chamber for the monthly Survive and Thrive breakfast to address issues relevant to small businesses. 7:30-9 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber - Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Join Patrick Henry, a certified Gitomer speaker, talks at Winthrop University through a partnership with the Whitton Best Practices Series, Winthrop’s College of Business and the SC Small Business Development Center’s Rock Hill office. Henry will speak about increasing sales, marketing efforts and motivation for business success. Doors open 8:30 a.m.; pre-registration to the free event required. 9 a.m.-noon, Whitton Auditorium in Winthrop University’s Carroll Hall, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Details: www.winthropregionalsbdc.org
Graduate Roundtable Information Sessions:
Learn how Northeastern programs align with your professional career and personal life. Meet one-on-one with faculty members and gain useful information regarding graduate education. Noon-1p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at Northeastern University Charlotte, 101 N. Tryon St., 11th floor. Details: www.northeastern.edu/charlotte.
‘Engage Charlotte Mixer’:
Network with some of Charlotte’s top young professionals at Charlotte Chamber’s Engage Charlotte Mixer, open to 21- to 39-year-old young professionals throughout the Charlotte area. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
SHAPE Charlotte Business Idea Competition:
SHAPE Charlotte, a business idea competition brought to you by the Charlotte Global Shapers, is an opportunity to hear how entrepreneurs ages 18-30 plan to implement innovative business ideas. 6-9 p.m. at Pease Auditorium, CPCC Central Campus, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. Details: charlotteshapers.org/shape-charlotte.
Seminar: ‘Networking: A Tool for Success’:
Networking is more than just a social hobby. It’s all about who you know and how you utilize those relationships. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Small Business Center at CPCC Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. Free. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
‘Get Your Geek On’:
Interact with new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts at CPCC’s THE Geek Fest. The event will highlight a variety of topics, including launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, video game design, animation, automotive technology, business intelligence, mobile computing, e-learning, instructional technology and more. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Free. Details: www.thegeekfest.com.
New Member Reception:
York County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold an information session for new members. 9-10 a.m. at York County Regional Chamber Headquarters, 116 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Free. Details: www.yorkcountychamber.com.
Small Business End-Of-Year Check Up:
Charlotte Chamber’s NorthWest Chapter Lunch will include a panel discussion on healthy programs for employees, time management skills and tax information for small businesses. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Drury Inn & Suites, 415 W. W T Harris Blvd. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Telling Your Story Better and Faster Through Social Media:
Matthews Chamber will host an Internet marketing seminar with Greg Bartos, website & social media coordinator at Christ Covenant Church. Noon-1 p.m. at Wingate University Matthews Campus, 110 Matthews Station, Suite 2D, Matthews. Free, reservations requested. Details: matthewschamber.com.
Six Sigma Concepts for HR Professionals:
Learn about Six Sigma concepts for human resources professionals, presented by Bill Crigger, president and managing partner of Compass Career and Management Solutions at the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) - Charlotte meeting. 6 p.m. at the Urban League of the Central Carolinas, 740 W. Fifth St. Free for chapter members; $10 for nonmembers. Details: naaahrcharlotte.com.
‘Black Business Development: Where Do We Grow From Here?’:
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce (CMBCC) invites you to participate in a panel discussion moderated by Alban Burney, assistant to the city manager, City of Charlotte. 6-7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber Belk Action Center, 330 S Tryon St. Free. Details: www.cmbcc.org.
Discuss Charlotte’s role in national energy policy and the role energy plays as an economic driver at the new UNC Charlotte Energy Production and Infrastructure Center. An EPIC building dedication will follow summit. 7:30 a.m. - noon at UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Jay Neal of HF Financial hosts Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s monthly speed networking event. 8-9 a.m. at Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
How to Do Business with Mecklenburg County:
Business opportunities with Mecklenburg County include purchasing, construction projects, professional services and procurement programs. Find out how to become a registered Minority, Woman and/or Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) vendor and how to prepare to take advantage of business opportunities with Mecklenburg County. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Small Business Center at CPCC Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. Free. Register: www.cpcc.edu/sbc. Reference Course # SBX 7885, Section 501.
Start Your Business Now:
This seminar is packed with information to help you start off right and increase the odds of your business being successful. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Mercanus Campus, 11930 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville. Free. Register: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute. Reference Course #SBX7525, Section 504.
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