State of the County Breakfast – York
York County Manager Jim Baker will be the keynote speaker at York County Chamber’s State of the County Breakfast. 7:30-9 a.m. at City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. Cost: $20. Details: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com.
NAWBO Charlotte New Member Orientation
Learn about the benefits of membership to Charlotte’s National Association of Women Business Owners. 6-7:30 p.m. at the Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. Free, members only. Details: www.nawbocharlotte.org.
Charlotte Chamber Annual Meeting
Charlotte Chamber Chairman Brett Carter of Duke Energy will discuss goals for 2013 with members of the business community at the Charlotte Chamber’s 133rd Annual Meeting. A heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception follows the program, which will feature actor and radio personality Jay Thomas and a presentation of the Citizen of the Carolinas and Belk Innovation in Diversity awards. 6-9 p.m. at NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
SCORE presents an introductory workshop focusing on the basics of testing business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success, providing an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business. 6-9 p.m. at Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. Cost: $25. Details: 704-344-6576; http://charlotte.score.org/events.
A.M. Biz Leads
Join Charlotte Chamber for speed networking. 7:30-9 a.m. at Sam’s Club – University, 8909 J.W. Clay Blvd. Free for Chamber members; $25 for nonmembers (includes continental breakfast). Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘COBRA … 1986 to Now’
Recent changes implemented by the American Recovery and Reinstatement Act of 2008 have added another dimension of difficulty to the administration of COBRA. This workshop will provide participants with a detailed look at the COBRA rules and what it takes to ensure compliance. 8-10:30 a.m. at the Employers Association Conference Center, 3020 W. Arrowood Road. Cost: $95-125. Details: 704-522-8011; www.employersassoc.com.
Land Use and Transportation Committee
Dale Gillmore, Greenworks committee chair, will give details about a tax incentive for energy-efficient design. Larry Airey from Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp. also will provide insight into the cost savings that can be achieved through the Duke Energy Smart Saver incentives program. 8-9 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber – Bank of America Briefing Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Business Plan Basics
Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success at this seminar, which will provide a general overview of the components of a typical business plan. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Free. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc. Reference course # SBX 7805, section 503.
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