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Business Calendar

Wednesday

Metropolitan Business & Professional Women:

Speaker Tori Torres will discuss personality types and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at the MBPW monthly lunch meeting. Cost: $40. 11:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Blvd. Details: http://mbpw.org.

HOHT Seminar:

Helping Others Help Themselves will present a seminar on speaking skills with Barney Barnum. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Business After Hours-Matthews:

Matthews Chamber celebrates the holidays with networking, co-hosted by the Matthews Historical Foundation and The Southern Gourmet. Free. 5-7 p.m. at Reid House, 134 W. John St., Matthews. Details: www.matthewschamber.org.

Thursday

Matthews Costco Biz Networking Breakfast

Join Matthews Chamber for a monthly networking breakfast. The guest speaker will be Michelle Braun with Super Careers. Free. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Matthews Costco, 2125 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. Details: 704-321-7471; www.matthewschamber.org.

Business Life Group Meeting:

The Business Life Group meets for Biblical encouragement for businesspeople,” including networking, devotions, food and fellowship. Free and open to everyone. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays at Fusion Bowl Restaurant, 126 Mooresville Commons Way, Mooresville. Details: 704-662-6845; http://businesslifegroups.org.

Jan. 7

SouthWest Chapter Luncheon:

Join Charlotte Chamber’s SouthWest Chapter for a monthly luncheon, where featured speakers address and provide updates to topics that affect businesses across the chapter’s geographic footprint. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Introduction to the Charlotte Startup Scene:

Get connected and get a primer on startup activity in Charlotte. Free. 5-6 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details: www.meetup.com/packardplace/events/143816712.

Jan. 9

Start Your Business Now:

This seminar is packed with information to help you start your business right and increase the odds of success. Free. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Details: www.cpcc.edu/sbc/temporary-spring-brochure.

Jan. 23

“So You Think You Have a Great Idea - Now What?”

This seminar is designed to assist individuals who have a unique idea for a product which the inventor wants to bring to market. Free. 6:30-9 p.m. in Room KCC 219 at Gaston College, Kimbrell Campus, 7220 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont. Details: 704-922-6353, startabiz.gaston.edu/index.htm.

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