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Wednesday

Matthews Chamber Business Networking Luncheon:

Matthews Chamber will host a networking luncheon with Jim Taylor, mayor of the Town of Matthews. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Cost: $15-$20. RSVP by noon Tuesday. Register: http://members.matthewschamber.org.

Thursday

Affordable Care Act 101:

The Small Business Administration is launching the Affordable Care Act 101, weekly webinars exploring key pieces of the law to help small business owners make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees. Free. 2-3 p.m. Thursdays through October. Register: http://bit.ly/1bVzuzm.

British After Hours:

The North Carolina British-American Business Council will host a networking event. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Big Ben British Pub and Restaurant, 2000 South Blvd. Details: www.babcnc.com.

Business After Hours-Charlotte:

Charlotte Chamber’s networking event features business-to-business networking in a relaxed atmosphere. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ballantyne Country Club, 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave. Details: charlottechamber.com/events.

Business After Hours-Lake Norman:

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a networking event. 5:30-7 p.m. at Freedom Boat Club, 17505 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: lakenormanchamber.org.

Monday

Bookkeeping Sanity:

Queen City Forward will host a workshop to help increase the efficiency of the bookkeeping process. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register: http://bit.ly/14Cqygy.

Tuesday

Navigating Health Care Reform:

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

Running a Darn Good Meeting:

Jim Slaughter, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track,” will give a program on holding effective meetings. 5-7 p.m. at The Employers Association, 3020 W. Arrowood Road. Cost: $25-$35 (includes a copy of slaughter’s book). Register: http://bit.ly/15UBxyD.

MicroMasters in Entrepreneurship:

CPCC Small Business Center presents this intensive certificate program, designed to train and condition entrepreneurs to develop a framework for business success. Cost: $369. 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 3 at CPCC Main Campus, Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX7487-Section 01. Register: http://bit.ly/16Fbbln.

Starting Your Business:

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing business ideas and identifying key factors that influence start-up success. Cost: $25. 6-9 p.m. at Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Iverson Room. Register: 704-344-6576; charlotte.score.org.

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LACCC Monthly Luncheon:

Join the Latin American Chamber for a lunch meeting featuring guest speaker Heath Morrison, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent. Cost: $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Register by Monday. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Register: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com.

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