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Wednesday

How Strong is Your Bench? Managing Talent, Organizational Behavior & Change:

Northeastern University–Charlotte invites you to a discussion with local leaders and global experts about talent development and human capital management. The discussion will be led by speakers Vincent Berkeley Jr., chief diversity officer for Compass Group North America, and Leonard Glick, senior academic specialist and executive professor of management and organizational development in Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Northeastern University Charlotte, 101 N. Tryon St., 11th floor. Registration: 3:30-4 p.m.; program: 4-5 p.m. Details: www.northeastern.edu

Realtor & Mortgage Marketing Seminar:

Deb Snider of Debs Marketing Connections will present a marketing seminar to help realtors reach out to past and prospective clients and build referrals. Free, space limited. 5:30-7 p.m. at the U Center, 119 Magnolia Park Drive, Mooresville. Register: 980-722-0997; www.debsmarketingconnections.com

Thursday

Ballantyne Business Bash:

The Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne Chapter will host an outdoor gathering with entertainment, food from area restaurants and networking. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ballantyne Corporate Park - Brixham Green, 15800 John J Delaney Drive. Tickets: $10, available online only at www.ez-tixx.com.

eWomen Network Accelerated Luncheon:

Business consultant Brenda Anderson is the guest speaker at the eWomen Network Accelerated Luncheon. Enjoy networking and lunch. Cost: $35-$55. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte Executive Park, 5624 Westpark Drive. Register: https://events.ewomennetwork.com/event/details.php?eid=18314&ccode=NC105

Big Deal Mixer:

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer at Sangam Indian Cuisine’s new networking and banquet / luncheon facility. 5:30-7 p.m. at 20910 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org

Saturday

Urban Community Leadership Summit:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership presents the Urban Community Leadership Summit. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grimes Lounge, Johnson C. Smith University. Register: 704-285-6038; www.cmhp.org

Tuesday

Public Policy - Governmental Affairs:

Cabarrus Regional Chamber will discuss the Affordable Care Act and health reform components that will begin to impact employers in 2014. 8-9 a.m. at 3003 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. Register today. Details: 704-260-8101; www.cabarrus.biz/

Small Business Best Practices:

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a small business panel discussion on “Best Business Practices” with Sharon Simpson, publisher of Currents Magazine. 8:30-10 a.m. in the Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: 704-892-1922; www.lakenormanchamber.org

Economic Development Update in SouthPark:

At Charlotte Chamber’s SouthPark Luncheon, panelists will provide an update on commercial development projects in the SouthPark area and the economic impact they bring. Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer of Allen Tate, will moderate a discussion with Johnny Harris, president and CEO of Lincoln Harris. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

LACCC Tapas:

Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for tapas. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Cosmos Ballantyne, 8420 Rea Road. Register: www.lacccharlotte.com

June 12

Perspectives In Leadership:

Join Charlotte Chamber for Perspectives in Leadership and gain insight on the success of a prominent business leader who will share his challenges and successes. The featured guest is Jack Truong, CEO of Electrolux. 8-10 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber - Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Manufacturers Council Meeting:

Charlotte Chamber’s Manufacturers Council’s Quarterly “Hot Topics” meeting includes a tour of Livingston & Haven. Take a look at the warehouse operations, featuring a new lift system for storing and accessing products, and manufacturing and engineering area where the industrial technology provider designs, manufactures and services hydraulic, lubrication and automation systems. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Livingston & Haven, 11529 Wilmar Blvd. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Business Networking Luncheon:

Matthews Chamber hosts a networking luncheon facilitated by Debby Millhouse, president and owner of CEO Inc. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 2nd floor auditorium, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Cost: $15-$20. Register: www.matthewschamber.org

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