Latin American Chamber of Commerce Lunch:
Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for their monthly lunch meeting featuring Ric Elias, founder and CEO of RED Ventures. Cost: $35. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Details: www.lacccharlotte.com.
How the Affordable Care Act Makes Health Data the Future:
Join Dan Feinberg, assistant clinical professor and director of Northeastern University’s Health Informatics Graduate Program, for a lunch and learn discussion on the use of data and analytics in healthcare; value-based purchasing; the Medicare Shared Savings Program; pioneer ACO; and alternative quality contracts. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Northeastern University Charlotte, 101 N. Tryon St., 11th Floor. Register: www.northeastern.edu/charlotte.
Social Media & Internet Marketing:
McBryde Website Design will host a seminar on using Twitter to grow your business on the Internet. 3-4 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
The East Chapter’s Business Showcase is the Charlotte Chamber’s only tradeshow, with more than 150 exhibitors expected. Free. 3-7 p.m. at the Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
BB&T Distinguished Leaders in Action:
Ann Caulkins, president and publisher of The Charlotte Observer, is the guest speaker at the BB&T Distinguished Leaders in Action series. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Queens University of Charlotte’s McColl School of Business, Sykes Learning Center, Ketner Auditorium. Details: www.mccollschool.edu.
From Grant Seeking to Grant Writing:
Become an effective grant seeker by learning how to research, weigh the options, build relationships, incorporate what is needed in the proposals and submit for funding. Cost: $115. 6–8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 10 at CPCC Main Campus, Charlottetowne Ave. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute. Course: #SBX 7468, Section 01. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Top Seven Challenges When Starting a Food Business:
This seminar will provide tips for creating a brand and understanding the food market. Learn the top seven challenges of starting a food business. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Main Campus, Charlottetowne Ave. Reference Course # SBX 8038, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
‘Transforming Lives Among the World’s Poorest by Transforming Our Own’:
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte presents the Magellan Society Speaker Series with Ken Patterson, global grassroots manager. Cost: $5. 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at Duke Energy Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Details: 704-687-7762; www.worldaffairscharlotte.org.
H.O.H.T. Job Seminar:
H.O.H.T. teaches skills to the unemployed and underemployed. This month’s topic is "Branding Yourself." Free. 7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
SFSP Breakfast Meeting:
The topic of the Society of Financial Service Professionals’ breakfast meeting will be “Thriving I-DIAs for Life Insurance Planning” with guest speaker, Curtis Cloke. Cost: Free for members; $25 for nonmembers. Reserve by Wednesday. 8:15-10 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details: 704-527-2244.
NorthWest Chapter Luncheon:
Charlotte Chamber’s NorthWest Chapter will hold their monthly luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Drury Inn & Suites Northlake Mall, 6920 Northlake Mall Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshop Series:
Attend this series of workshops to help test your business idea and get started on the right path. Understand the basics of: Assessing a business idea (Thursday); marketing your product or service (March 28); understanding business financials (April 4); and how to fund your business (April 11). Cost: $25 for session 1; $100 for the 4 sessions. 6-9 p.m. at Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6mbgihv3970d3b4&llr=eigrqxcab
British-American Business Council Awards:
The British-American Business Council of NC will recognize and award businesses that strengthen the business, cultural, philanthropic and civic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. Join the council for a black-tie optional dinner event. Cost: $145 for members; $160 nonmembers. 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Quail Hollow Country Club, Register: http://2013consulgeneralawardsdinner.eventbrite.com/#
Federal Contracting-Understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR):
Join the Procurement Technical Assistance Center and learn how to use the FAR, review key sections and learn the 10 big mistakes in government contracting. Free. 9-11 a.m. at Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. Register: 704-548-1090, ext. 3347; www.sbtdc.org/programs/ptac/events.
Women In Business:
The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Women in Business. Booths will be on display for member-to-member promotion of products and services related to helping today’s busy women create balance between career, family, health, finance and home. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 7831 Gateway Lane, Concord. Details: www.cabarruschamber.org.
Technology and Small Business:
This seminar will present an overview of hardware, software and Web options that can help connect to your consumers. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Main Campus, Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: # SBX 8055, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/eintitute.
Business Before Hours – Concord:
Join the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce for networking, a light breakfast and door prizes. Free, registration requested. 7:30 - 9 a.m. at BB&T, 9685 Harris Road, Concord. Details: www.cabarruschamber.org.
Greater Matthews Business EXPO:
The Greater Matthews Business EXPO is sponsored by Economy Exterminators and Scott Clark Toyota. 4-7 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Details: www.matthewschamber.org.
Carolina Franchise Forum:
Hear about the variety of franchised businesses that are expanding into North Carolina and why franchise ownership is appealing. Free, registration required. 2–5 p.m. at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane. Register: www.frannetseminar.com.
Choosing Your Legal Structure:
Choosing the right business entity is an important step in setting up a business. Know the right questions to ask when choosing a legal structure and understand the benefits and disadvantages of each. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Main Campus, Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7812, Section 502. Details: www.cpcc.edu/eintitute.
The Dynamic Duo- MWBE Connect Event:
Join Wil Brooks of State Farm Insurance and Linda Lockman-Brooks of Lockman-Brooks Marketing Services LLC for a dialogue focused on the value of being a member of the Charlotte Chamber. 8-10 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber – Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Go Forth & Export:
Discover new markets for your product or service by learning from local successful exporters along with federal, state and private sector export service providers. Free. 8:30-10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month, location varies. Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. Details: 704-333-4886, ext. 229.
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