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Thursday

Business after Hours – Matthews:

Matthews Chamber will host a networking event. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. at 105 Cigar Company, 217 N. Trade St., Matthews. Register: 704-847-3649; http://members.matthewschamber.org.

Business after Hours – York:

Join the York County Regional Chamber for networking and celebrate Allen Tate’s business expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their newest Rock Hill location. 5:30-7 p.m. at Allen Tate Company - Rock Hill, 2391 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill. Details: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com.

Health Care Seminar – In Spanish:

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar in Spanish to help small-business owners understand how health care reform affects employers and employees. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 4801 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 300. Register: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com.

Evaluate Your Global Readiness:

Learn what you need to do to move your company into the global arena. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Friday

Coffee with MSI Chamber:

Join the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber for networking and coffee. 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Black Powder Roasting Co., 256 Raceway Drive, Mooresville. Details: 704-614-0824; www.blackpowderroasting.com.

Fast Track to Employment Series:

Attend a workshop on resume critique, job interview preparation and job search techniques. Free. 9 a.m.-noon at Employment Security Commission, 133 Island Road, Statesville. Register: 704-978-5438; www.ncesc.com.

Tuesday

QuickBooks Level 1:

Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Prerequisite: knowledge of Windows and basic accounting. Cost: $169. 8-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Sept. 11, at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Social Media Seminar:

Lake Norman Chamber and Kerry Burd of Social Media Consultants present a workshop on “Managing Your Social Media from Your Smart Phone Apps.” Free. 9-10 a.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Referability is a Long-Term Game, but Are You Even Playing?

Randall Research founder and chief consultant, Stacey Randall will discuss referability at the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Charlotte meeting. Cost: $30-$50. 7:30 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., Suite 110. Register: 704-367-3454; www.nawbocharlotte.org.

The Mechanics of Importing:

Discover the fundamental processes for importing foreign goods into the United States, including documentation, regulations, compliance, tariffs and more. Cost: $159. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Sept. 11, at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Next Wednesday

Charlotte Chamber - Power of Women Kickoff:

The Charlotte Chamber will launch a new program series and networking platform called Power of Women. 5:30-8 p.m. at Label Charlotte, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. Details: www.charlottechamber.com.

Funding Your Business:

This seminar will review the various forms of equity and debt financing, including conventional bank loans, Small Business Administration guaranteed loans, private loans, venture capital, factored receivables, credit cards and supplier trade credit. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

H.O.H.T. Speaking Skills Seminar:

Bill Russell, president of Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, will present a seminar on speaking skills for job seekers. 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.

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