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
Matthews Chamber Business Networking Luncheon:
Get information on business taxes and laws from accountants George Caesar and Kevin Dalton with Fisher & Phillips. Cost: $20. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Register: www.matthewschamber.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
TechBreakfast CLT provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrepreneurs can get great feedback from great panelists. For the more timid, you can RSVP to watch it live and learn from the feedback others receive. Occurs the second Wednesday every month. Free. 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details: http://techbreakfastclt.itsbspoke.com/.
‘The Geek Fest’ Technology and Innovations Event:
Geek is chic at CPCC’s 10th annual THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology. Interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. Free. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at CPCC Levine and Central campuses. Details: 704-330-4252; www.facebook.com/thegeekfest.
The Carolina Coaching Conference:
Meet other coaches, consultants and trainers at this networking event featuring new information on coaching practices and how they impact business and individuals. Noon-7 p.m. Thursday. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at Queens University of Charlotte Sports & Conference Complex, 2229 Tyvola Road. Cost: $225. Register: http://www.carolinacoachingconference.com/.
Think Like a Startup:
DesignThinkers Group will present the interactive workshop “Think Like a Startup” to help corporate leaders translate their values into their company’s vision. Cost: $120. 9 a.m.-noon at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details: thinklikeastartupclt.eventbrite.com.
Power Up Chapter Challenge Grand Finale:
Help determine who will be the grand prize winner of Charlotte Chamber’s 2013 Power Up Chapter Challenge. Attend the Power Up grand finale and vote for which finalist from each of the chamber’s seven chapter footprints should take home top winnings $25,000 in cash, sponsored by Duke Energy as well as in-kind services. 5-8 p.m. at Label Charlotte, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Small Business Seminars:
The Gaston College Small Business Center is sponsoring free seminars on marketing for current or prospective entrepreneurs. Thursday’s Marketing II seminar runs 6:30-9 p.m. at Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 220. Monday’s Marketing III event happens 6:30-9 p.m. at Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125. Details: 704-922-6447; http://startabiz.gaston.edu/public/programs.asp.
Setting Up Your Books: Taxes and Recordkeeping:
Learn about your tax responsibilities, recordkeeping and filing requirements and ease the time you spend filing tax reports. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, Charlottetowne Avenue. Register: 704-330-6775; www.cpcc.edu/sbc.
Charlotte Chamber’s Energy Summit will address the roles that clean and safe energy, technology and the government play in the future of the industry. Hear from leaders, including those in the coal, gas and nuclear fields, and learn about sustainability efforts as related to environmental responsibility. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events
Affordable Health Care Act:
An independent insurance agent will hold a seminar on understanding new health care regulations for employers. Free. 1-2 p.m. third Tuesdays at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:
This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing business ideas and identifying the 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=a07e6mbfn1i6727c013
Charlotte Writers Club:
Mary Curtis is the guest speaker at Charlotte Writers Club’s monthly meeting. She will speak on transitioning from print journalist to multi-media. 7 p.m. at Queens University Sports and Conference Center, 2229 Tyvola Road. Details: www.charlottewritersclub.org
LACCC Empowerment Forum Update & Lunch:
Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for an Empowerment Forum and monthly lunch meeting with guest speaker, NC Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker, who will discuss the “Impact of Immigration Reform in Our Economy" and how to "Connect Our Future Initiative Outcomes." Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Full session, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: $45 for members; $60 for nonmembers. Lunch Session, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Register by Monday. Details: www.lacccharlotte.com
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