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Wednesday

NC Insurance Commissioner Speaks to CAHU:

The Charlotte Association of Health Underwriters, a chapter of the North Carolina Association of Health Underwriters (NCAHU) and part of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), welcomes the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, who will discuss the state of the NC insurance market. Cost: $10 for CAHU members; $20 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Executive Park, at 5700 Westpark Drive. Details: www.cahu-nc.org

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

Member Orientation & Open House:

Charlotte Chamber members are encouraged to attend our orientation and open house for a brief overview of membership benefits by the senior management team. 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber - Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

$50 billion empowerment plan:

Author Maggie Anderson will be Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce’s featured guest speaker for a discussion on her family’s trials and triumphs during their quest to support black businesses for a year. 6-8 p.m. at New York Life at South Park, 6100 Fairview Road, Suite 400. Register: http://info.cmbcc.org/Events/details/50-billion-dollar-empowerment-plan-2266; email rblewis@ft.newyorklife.com.

Thursday

Strategies to fight your financial fires:

Learn how to keep your doors open when cash is limited and any decision could spell the end. Cost: $89. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, Charlottetowne Avenue. Register: 704-330-6775; www.cpcc.edu/sbc.

Perspectives In Leadership:

Join Charlotte Chamber us for the “Actors Studio”-style Perspectives in Leadership event, where you’ll have an up-close opportunity to gain insight on the success of a prominent business leader. Featuring Debra Plousha Moore, senior vice president of human resources at Carolinas HealthCare System. 8-9:30 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber – Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Ballantyne-area economic development update:

Attend the Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon for an informative session on commercial and real estate developments in Ballantyne from Barry Fabyan with Bissell Companies and Pat Riley with Allen Tate Company. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Preparing your small business for a successful holiday season:

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP for this webinar, and start preparing for a successful holiday season. Free. 2-3 p.m. Register: http://bit.ly/15pycZW.

Friday

Speed networking event:

Lake Norman Chamber and Jay Neal of HF Financial will host a speed networking event. 8-9 a.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Business development workshop for veterans:

Learn more about Veteran Programs at Central Piedmont Community College, SBA Business Development Programs, mistakes to avoid when bidding on government contracts and more. Free. 8 a.m.-noon at The Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. Register: 704-548-1090, ext. 3347; or go to events tab at www.sbtdc.org.

Dinner with Admiral Vern Clark:

Charlotte Christian Chamber invites you to dinner with Admiral Vern Clark, who led the Navy through the initial phases of the Global War on Terrorism in response to the September 11th attack. He will discuss ”How to Lead in Times of Crisis.” Cost: $49. 4-7 p.m. at Joe Gibbs Racing Center, 13415 Reese Blvd., Huntersville. Register: https://charlottechristianchamber.org/event_registrations/new/85

Monday

IPhone apps seminar:

John McCann will share some of the apps available on the iPhone. Free. 3-4:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Job Costing in QuickBooks:

Discover how to use QuickBooks as a powerful job costing tool to help your business grow and prosper. Cost: $99. 6-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday at CPCC Central Campus, Charlottetowne Avenue. Reference: #SBX7489. Register: www.cpcc.edu/sbc

Tuesday

Finding Your Niche 2: Which Young Professional Organizations Are Right for You?

Join the Charlotte Chamber CCYPs for a quarterly luncheon and “Finding Your Niche” program. Learn about Charlotte’s young professional organizations to see which ones match your professional and civic interests. Young professionals ages 21 to 39 are encouraged to attend. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St.

LACCC tapas:

Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for networking and tapas. Cost: Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Halcyon restaurant, 500 S. Tryon St. Register: 704-343-2525; http://lacccharlotte.com.

Understanding your financial statements:

This seminar will be presented by Wayne Bidelman, a business coach with AdviCoach, and Jay Lesemann Jr., of Lesemann & Associates PLLC, and former chairman of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Business Center at South Main Square, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. Register: www.lesemanncpa.com/registration.

Nov.13

Meet & Greet:

Enjoy speed networking in a relaxed, small group environment. 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:

Get information on business taxes and laws from accountant, George Caesar and Kevin Dalton with Fisher & Phillips. Cost: $15 if you RSVP by noon Tuesday; otherwise $20. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Register: www.matthewschamber.org

Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program:

The North Carolina ABC Commission will offer Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program (RASP) for managers and staff of any business with ABC permits. The public is also welcome to attend and learn about the state’s ABC laws and regulations. The workshop is designed to address issues that affect business that sell alcohol. Free. 10 a.m.-noon and 2- 4 p.m. at Charlotte Fire Fighters Association, 2601 E. Seventh St. Register: http://abc.nc.gov/education/rasp

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