World Affairs Council of Charlotte:
Get an insider’s look at how technology is unlocking the potential of the world’s poorest communities with Jon Mitchell, chief operating officer of CARE USA. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Cost: $35 for members; $45 nonmembers (includes lunch). Details: 704-687-7762; www.worldaffairscharlotte.org
QCF Info Session:
Learn more about Queen City Forward and what it has planned to build a thriving social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Charlotte. 6-7:30 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Suite 100. Details: http://queencityforward.org
‘Creating Legal Contracts the Holistic Way’:
Lawyer Jessica Copeland will discuss a better approach to creating contracts. Learn how to communicate from the heart to define what you want, name potential conflicts and problems, and put it all in writing before entering into a business contract or partnership agreement. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Queen City Forward, Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Suite 100. Free. Details: http://queencityforward.org
‘Networking With Holiday Spirit’:
Charlotte Chamber’s Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon will include networking and a Toys for Tots collection. Bring an unwrapped gift for a deserving child and plenty of business cards. The Ardrey Kell High School Chorus will perform. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events
‘Glitz, Glam and Glow’:
eWomenNetwork hosts its biggest networking opportunity of the year, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Cost: $45. Register: www.ewomennetwork.com/chapter/greatercharlotteregion
‘l Need to Send the Boss a Text…’
CMIT Solutions is sponsoring an educational seminar to raise awareness about the risk employees and employers accept when using smartphones and tablets, noon-1 p.m., at Wingate University, Matthews Campus, 110 Matthews Station, Suite 2D, Matthews. Free, includes lunch, RSVP required. Details: www.matthewschamber.org.
CMBCC Awards Gala:
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce will honor business leaders of the year with a keynote address by Ron Busby, president of the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce, at the CMBCC Awards Gala. 6-10 p.m. at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, 551 S. Tryon St. Cost: $50 per person; $75 VIP. Details: 704-726-6007; www.cmbcc.org.
Metro Chapter Holiday Social:
Charlotte Chamber’s Metro Chapter will skip its monthly meeting for a holiday social, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at VBGB Beer Hall & Garden at the NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events
Business After Hours:
The Cabarrus County Chamber joins Chris Hill and his staff at BB&T for networking and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30 -7 p.m. at BB&T, 5145 Poplar Tent Road. Details: www.cabarruschamber.org.
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