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Wednesday

Resume Writing Class/Employment Assistance:

Get help finding a job, working on your resume and improving your computer skills. Fees waived based on unemployed or underemployed status. 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. Details: 704-664-2927; www.mooresvillelibrary.org

Thursday

Professional Women’s Network Group:

Discussions include business solutions, as well as personal growth topics. 8-9:30 a.m. first Thursdays at Springhill Suites, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. Cost: $5, includes breakfast. Register: 704-664-3898; www.mooresvillenc.org

China In Focus: U.S. – China Economic Relationship:

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte for a dialogue regarding the current economic relationship between the United States and China. Cost: $25 students; $40 WACC Members; $55 nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Register: www.worldaffairscharlotte.org

The State of the City:

The Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon will include an update from City Manager Ron Carlee, who will discuss economic development in Charlotte. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

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: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=9sv56e5jv7sd

CAACC Networking Dinner:

The Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce will host a networking dinner with guest speaker Judge Chase Saunders. Cost: $17 for CAACC members; $20 for nonmembers. 6:30-9 p.m. at Wan-Fu Restaurant, 10719 Kettering Drive. Details: www.caacc.com

Monday

Social Media/Internet Marketing Workshop:

Presenter Kevin Smith will discuss Internet marketing using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging and Google. Free. 3-4 p.m. at Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Details: http://lakenorman.mooresvillenc.org/Events/details/free-social-media-workshop-09-09-2013-34033

Tuesday

Business Opportunity and Outreach Symposium:

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will be soliciting bids for several contracts in the fall for the LYNX Blue Line Extension. Learn about future CATS business opportunities, how to locate subcontractors and how to meet federal bidding requirements. Free. 9 a.m.-noon at Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, Council Chamber, lobby level, 600 E. Fourth St. Register: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/about/Business/procurement/Pages/BusinessOpportunityEvent.aspx

How the Affordable Care Act Will Impact Small Business:

Join Charlotte Chamber for the SouthPark Chapter Luncheon with guest speaker David Romero of Rutherfoord, who has more than 17 years of industry experience providing employers with benefit consulting on health and welfare programs. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Quarterly Economic Forecast:

UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton will give his quarterly forecast for the North Carolina economy at a luncheon and press conference. Free. Noon at UNC Charlotte Center City. RSVP by Thursday. Details: www.uncc.edu

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing business ideas and identifying key factors that influence startup success. Cost: $25. 1-4 p.m. at Small Business Administration, 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300. Register: 704-344-6576; www.charlotte.score.org

LACCC Tapas:

Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for tapas and networking. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 139 S. Tryon St. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Register: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com

Sept.11

Meet & Greet:

Enjoy speed networking in a relaxed, small group environment with Charlotte Chamber. Cost: Free for chamber members; $25 for nonmembers. 7:30-9 a.m. at Costco, 500 Tyvola Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Matthews Chamber Business Networking Luncheon:

Matthews Chamber will host a networking luncheon with an update on Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools from Heath Morrison. 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

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