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Wednesday

Power Luncheon - Jayne Marie Comstock

The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce along with South Carolina Bank and Trust will have a Fall Power Luncheon entitled “Winthrop University: Key Partner in Business and Economic Development.” It will feature Jayne Marie Comstock, the newly named president of Winthrop. Cost: $20 for Chamber members; $25 for nonmembers. Noon-1 p.m. at 140 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Register: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com/.

Webinar: Electronic Payments and Your Business

The Small Business Administration has teamed up with the Federal Reserve Bank to host a webinar that will walk you through the basics of using electronic payments and remittance methods. Presented by Claudia Swendseid, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Free. 2- 3 pm. Register: http://bit.ly/1hLIH16.

Starting & Growing Your Small Business

Join the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library and SCORE counselors, and learn about the free resources and tools available to help you get started in business. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. Register: 704-416-0106; www.cmlibrary.org.

Thursday

Matthews Costco Biz Networking Breakfast

Join Matthews Chamber to make great connections every third Thursday. Kim Rhodarmer with Matthews Help Center is this month’s guest speaker. Free. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Matthews Costco, 2125 Matthews Township Parkway. Register: www.linkedin.com/pub/jamie-martinez/59/140/2ba.

Small Business Resource Fair

York County Regional Chamber is hosting a communitywide Small Business Resource Fair, inviting the business community to consult one-on-one with area organizations that serve small businesses. Learn how local service providers such as, the city of Rock Hill, Winthrop’s Small Business Development Center and York Technical College’s The Hive Business Center can help your business grow and prosper. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Register: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com/.

Business After Hours-Matthews

Kick off the holidays by attending Novant Health’s Festival of Trees and networking with Matthews Chamber. This Business After Hours will begin with a reception in the solarium and will progress through the trees decorated by area businesses. Free. 5-6 p.m. at Novant Health – Matthews Medical Center Solarium, 1500 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. Register: www.matthewschamber.org/.

Business After Hours-Lake Norman:

Lake Norman Chamber hosts a networking event. Free. 5:30-7 p.m. at TownePlace Suites, 139 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Count Me In Rebound

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Charlotte Chapter will co-sponsor a Count Me In Urban Rebound pitch party that will give female entrepreneurs a chance to practice a two-minute pitch in front of experts. Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education and community support for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their micro-businesses into million dollar enterprises. The pitch party is practice for the Dec. 2-3 Count Me In Urban Rebound N.C. conference and competition in Raleigh. 6 p.m. at the Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Details: 704-367-3454; http://www.nawbocharlotte.org/.

Start Your Business Now

This popular seminar is packed with valuable information to help you start off right and increase the odds of your business being successful. Free. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, Charlottetowne Avenue. Register: 704-330-6775; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/descriptions/start-your-business-now.

Small Business Seminars

The Gaston College Small Business Center will hold a series of seminars for small-business owners and current or prospective entrepreneurs. Marketing III – Great Expectations provides clarity in creating a realistic marketing plan that matches your limited resources. Free. 6:30-9 p.m. at Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 220. Details: 704-922-6447; http://startabiz.gaston.edu/public/programs.asp

Nov.27

Go Forth & Export:

Discover new markets for your product or service. Learn from local successful exporters along with federal, state and private sector export service providers. Free. 8:30-10 a.m. fourth Wednesdays at Charlotte Export Assistance Center, 521 E. Morehead St., Suite 435. Details: 704-333-4886; or e-mail greg.sizemore@trade.gov

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