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Wednesday

Small Business Advocates Deadline:

The U.S. Small Business Administration seeks nominations for 2014 North Carolina Small Business Advocates as part of National Small Business Week, which will be observed May 12-16. Individuals who have worked toward the advancement of women, veteran or minority business ownership may be nominated. Nominees may or may not be small-business owners. Nomination packages must be hand-delivered to the North Carolina District Office in Charlotte or postmarked by Wednesday. Details: 704-344-6811; http://1.usa.gov/1htdbSz.

Thursday

Business Booster Series – Take Control of Your Days:

Join Charlotte Chamber’s Ballantyne Chapter in learning about brain science and proven techniques that can help you work within your natural style to use time efficiently. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Country Club, 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Friday

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO:

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a business expo. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Davidson College, Baker Sports Complex, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Monday

Choosing Your Legal Structure:

Which legal structure is best for your business? Know the right questions to ask when choosing a legal structure and understand the benefits and disadvantages of each. Free. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/temporary-spring-brochure.

Design a Powerful Business Website with WordPress:

This interactive course will guide you through setting up a business website using WordPress. Learn how to customize the look and feel of the site, add widgets and drive traffic. Cost: $129. 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, through March 31, at CPCC Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/temporary-spring-brochure.

Tuesday

Hiring and Interviewing:

Kenny Colbert, president & CEO of The Employers Association, will discuss hiring and interviewing at Lake Norman Chamber’s lunch and learn event. Noon-1 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

The Business of Public Policy:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce will present a discussion with Joel Ford, who will share strategies for moving your business or professional career forward as it relates to public policy. Cost: Free for CMBCC members; $10 for non-members. 6-8 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.cmbcc.org

March 12

TechBreakfast CLT:

TechBreakfast CLT provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrepreneurs can get feedback from panelists. Free. 8:30-9:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at The Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details: http://techbreakfastclt.itsbspoke.com/.

Matthews Chamber Monthly Business Luncheon:

Matthews Chamber hosts Richard Morris, president of International Construction Equipment, who will discuss “Entrepreneurship Lessons That I Didn’t Learn at Harvard.” Cost: $15 if registered before Tuesday; $20 otherwise. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville Matthews Road, Matthews. Register: 704-847-3649; http://members.matthewschamber.org

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