Get the Lead Out – Steps to be Effective in 2013:
Join the Charlotte Chamber Metro Chapter for an interactive luncheon that will help identify and eliminate beliefs, situations and people that are a drag to you and your business. Presented by Bob DeMers, president of Coaching Works. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Matthews Chamber of Commerce hosts “The Five Essential Business Systems: Keeping Business Growing and Keeping Business Owners Sane” with presenter Angie Mattson, chief efficiency officer of Your Organized Guide. Noon-1 p.m. at Wingate University, Matthews Campus, 110 Matthews Station, Suite 2D, Matthews. Details: www.matthewschamber.org.
New Member Reception:
Learn about the all the benefits of belonging to the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce at a free information session. 9-10 a.m. at the Regional Chamber Headquarters, 116 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Details: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com.
The Coming Prosperity – How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy:
Join the World Affairs Council for a conversation with author Philip Auerswald, who believes we’re living in the most exciting period of human history as more entrepreneurs join the global economy. Cost: $35 for members; $45 for nonmembers (lunch included). 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte Center City, 222 E. Third St. Details: www.worldaffairscharlotte.org.
Transportation Security Administrator:
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole is traveling to Charlotte to hear from members of the business community about how they think TSA is doing and to hear suggestions from business travelers on how things can be improved. 4-5 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber - Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Business After Hours-York:
Hospice Care of South Carolina and the Shoppes at River’s Edge welcome you to a night of networking and building relationships with fellow York County Chamber members. 5:30- 7 p.m. at Shoppes at River’s Edge, 951 Celriver Road, Rock Hill, SC. Details: www.yorkcountychamber.com.
Small Loan Advantage:
The Small Business Association launched a new program, offering loans of up to $25,000 to cover all business related needs. Learn about available lending for start-up and existing businesses. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Free. Register: www.ncimed.com.
Carolinas HealthCare System Contract Opportunities:
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce and Carolinas HealthCare System host a seminar for Latino-owned businesses. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. Register: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com.
Observer staff writer Mike Gordon shares his impressions of Charlotte’s religious community after serving as religion writer/columnist. Anyone who works in public relations, marketing, communications, development or other field for a charitable institution (or even a for-profit business) is welcome. 10 a.m. at the Cornwell Center at Myers Park Baptist Church, 2001 Selwyn Ave. Details: Ken Garfield, 704-295-4819; email@example.com.
Charlotte Startup Weekend:
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Friday through Sunday at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details: http://charlotte.startupweekend.org.
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