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Wednesday

Office Trends: What’s Hot and Why:

Learn about the latest trends in office space design at the Charlotte Chamber Metro Chapter Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com.

Educational Seminar:

“Do You Own a Business You Could Sell?” Learn the eight factors business acquirers or valuation experts look at when determining the value of your business. Free, lunch provided. Noon-1 p.m. at Wingate University, Matthews Campus, 110 Matthews Station, Second Floor, Matthews. Register: www.matthewschamber.org.

Mayor’s International Entrepreneur & Community Awards:

Since 1998, the Charlotte International Cabinet and the Office of the Mayor have hosted the Mayor’s International Community Awards to honor the philanthropic giving and other forms of support that many of Mecklenburg County’s foreign-owned firms have given to non-profit organizations in the Charlotte area. In addition, the awards recognize three individuals or organizations that have displayed strong leadership and contributed to the development of Charlotte’s international community. Tickets: $75 individuals; $560 tables. Noon-2 p.m. at Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Register: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cic/newsevents/mica/pages/default.aspx

H.O.H.T. - Free Job Seeking Skills:

Helping Others Help Themselves (H.O.H.T.) and Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce present a job search planning seminar with Chris Mulcahy. 7-8:30 p.m. at Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org

Thursday

OSHA Webinar:

Fisher & Phillips Partner and former head of OSHA, Ed Foulke, will present a webinar to help prepare employers to meet obligations under GHS and HazCom 2012. The webinar will provide a detailed explanation of OSHA’s changes to the Hazard Communication Standard and discuss steps that your organization can take to meet obligations under this new standard. The free, hour-long webinar will be offered at 2 p.m. Thursday and June 12. Register: www.laborlawyers.com/prepare-now-for-oshas-december-1-2013-employer-training-deadline-required-by-the-new-hazard-communication-standard-free-webinar

Business After Hours:

Join Matthews Chamber at the Matthews Woman’s Club Service League for their Open House and Business After Hours. 5-7 p.m. at 208 S. Trade St., Matthews. Register: www.matthewschamber.org.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crowns of Enterprise Awards:

Join Mayor Anthony Foxx and City and County elected officials to honor the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year. 6-8 p.m. at The Palmer Building, 2601 E. Seventh St. Register: www.surveymonkey.com/s/G7KWPMJ.

Friday

Business and Investment Opportunities in Portugal:

Charlotte Chamber hosts an executive briefing on business and investment opportunities in Portugal with Portuguese Ambassador Nuno Brito and Rui Boavista Marques of AICEP Portugal Global. 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber-Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com.

Tuesday

Immigration Today: New I-9 and E-Verify Compliance:

Learn facts about tax preparation with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at LACCC Offices, CPCC-Hall Building, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Room 215. Free. Details: www.lacccharlotte.com.

May 29

Power Luncheon-Rock Hill:

Lisa Hollingsworth and Sam Monroe from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina lead attendees in a discussion about expected changes to our healthcare system. The presentation will provide background on the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact. Cost: $20 for Chamber members; $25 for nonmembers. Noon-1:30 p.m. at City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Details: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com.

May 30

Health Care Reform:

Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for a seminar on the new health care law and how it will impact your business. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Room 1120. Free. Details: www.lacccharlotte.com.

June 3

Life Lessons of a Serial Entrepreneur:

Larry Wright has worked as a corporate executive, a business owner and a business consultant. While the roles may vary and the business climate may change, the goal is the same – increase profitability. Come and listen to Larry speak about the many lessons he has learned in a constantly changing business environment to achieve business profitability. What has changed? What remains the same? Learn from these insights as you create a game-winning strategy for your business. Free, registration required. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc.

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