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Business Calendar

Wednesday

Power Up Luncheon:

Be a part of the next great thing by participating in the Charlotte Chamber’s Metro 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 The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Thursday

Creating an Employee Handbook:

Gain insight on the critical elements to consider when creating an employee handbook and why certain policies are legally necessary. Free. 8-10 a.m. at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. Register: 704-330-6775; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/descriptions/employeehandbook.

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/1gPX3Yk.

University City Taste:

Join the Charlotte Chamber University City Chapter for its signature event, featuring live entertainment and samples from area restaurants. 5:30-8 p.m. at Shoppes at University Place, 8929 J.M. Keynes Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Friday

Cafe y Pastel:

Bring lots of business cards and network with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce. Free for LACCC members; $5 for nonmembers. 7:30- 9:30 a.m. at Sam’s Club, 1801 Windsor Square Drive. Matthews, NC. Details: www.lacccharlotte.com.

Saturday

VIP Luncheon:

Charlotte Christian Chamber will sponsor a VIP luncheon with keynote Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Cost: $100. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church, 333 Jeremiah Blvd. Register: www.charlottechristianchamber.org.

Monday

Choosing Your Legal Structure:

Choosing the right business entity is an important step in setting up a business. Know the right questions to ask when choosing a legal structure and understand the benefits and disadvantages of each. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Beatties Ford Road Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road. Register: 704-330-6775; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/descriptions/choosing-your-legal-structure.

Tuesday

Today’s Lending Landscape:

Charlotte SCORE will present a seminar designed to give you the tools to build a business plan and a plan of access to lenders. The keynote speaker will be Brad Richardson, manager of Business Advocacy, City of Charlotte. Network with other small business owners. Free. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Employers Association, 3020 W. Arrowood Road. Register: 704-344-6576; www.charlotte.score.org.

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