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Wednesday

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

Graduate Roundtable Information Session:

Join Northeastern University for a graduate roundtable discussion to learn how programs align with your professional career and personal life. Meet one-on-one with faculty members. Noon-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at Northeastern University Charlotte, 101 N. Tryon St. Details: www.northeastern.edu/charlotte/category/events/

Thursday

Workplace Issues Committee- E-Verify:

The N.C. General Assembly passed E-Verify legislation that requires employers to use E-Verify to check work authorization for new hires. Jennifer Haigwood, from the N.C. Department of Labor, will dial in to provide an overview of E-verify and a representative from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will join the committee meeting virtually to share information about the E-Verify system. 8-9 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber - Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

University City Chapter Power Up Luncheon:

Be a part of the next great thing by participating in the Charlotte Chamber’s University City Chapter Power Up Challenge. Competing for a cash prize and package of in-kind services, local entrepreneurs and small business owners will present how their businesses can support the growth of Charlotte’s economy through innovation and entrepreneurial skills. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Social Media Seminar:

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce presents a seminar on social media with consultant Kerry Burd, who will discuss “Facebook for Business.” 3-4 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org

Friday

Cyber Security Network Event:

Northeastern University–Charlotte will sponsor the North Carolina Technology Association’s Cyber Security Networking event with Themis Papageorge, associate professor and director of Northeastern University’s Information Assurance graduate program, who will moderate a panel discussion on “Emerging Threats: Fraud and Financial Crimes in a Digital World.” Networking/continental breakfast: 9 a.m.; meeting: 9:30-11 a.m. at Duke Energy Paul Anderson Auditorium, 400 S. Tryon St., first floor. Details: www.northeastern.edu/charlotte/category/events/

Tuesday

World Affairs Council of Charlotte Speaker Series:

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte welcomes James Acton, senior associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in deterrence, disarmament, nonproliferation, and nuclear energy. His current research focuses on the implications of next-generation conventional weapons for both the nuclear disarmament process and international security more broadly. Cost: $25 for full time student members; $30 for WACC members; $40 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e7g9csm8528bff7e&oseq=&c=&ch=

What’s New With the Independence Widening Project?

Learn design details of the Independence Boulevard construction project at Charlotte Chamber’s East Chapter Luncheon. Eric Hunter, resident engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, will provide an overview about the construction phases and pedestrian access. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Healthcare Reform:

Heather Haebler, an independent insurance agent, will present a seminar for employers on the new Affordable Care Act. Free. 3-4 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org

Starting Your Business:

SCORE presents this introductory workshop focusing on the basics of testing business ideas and identifying key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business. Cost: $25. 6-9 p.m. at Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=eigrqxcab&oeidk=a07e6mbe4ozaae2cf52

June 19

Survive and Thrive Goes On The Road:

Join Charlotte Chamber for the Survive and Thrive! Breakfast, which will feature a tour of Hissho Sushi and hear the success story of CEO Philip Maung. 7:30-9 a.m. at Hissho Sushi, 11949 Steele Creek Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

New Member Orientation:

Matthews Chamber will host a continental breakfast to welcome new members. 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Matthews Chamber Depot Office, 210 Matthews Station St., Matthews. Register: http://members.matthewschamber.org/events/

State Contracting Basics Webinar:

Each year, local and state government agencies spend hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing goods and services from local businesses. Find out more about how to sell to state agencies by attending the “State Contracting Basics” webinar. 10-11 a.m. Free. Register: www.sbtdc.org/programs/ptac/events/

LACCC Monthly Luncheon:

Ronnie Bryant, president and CEO of Charlotte Regional Partnership, will present “The Vision For Our Region” at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. Register by 5 p.m. Monday. $20 members, $35 nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mint Museum Uptown, 5th floor, 500 S. Tryon St. Register: www.lacccharlotte.com/

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