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Charlotte-based Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC) awarded Shaun Birch of Watson Electrical with the gold medal at the National Craft Championships in the commercial electrical division. Lloyd Evans, also of Watson Electrical in Charlotte, was recognized with the Craft Instructor of the Year award by the National Center for Construction Education and Research and ABC National.
Staying in the Game – Unwritten Rules for Small Business Success Luncheon:
Learn best practices and interact directly with industry experts and other successful small business owners. The seminar will also feature The Perfect Pitch business competition where several businesses will pitch their venture to a panel of experts for a chance to win a package of free business services. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wake Forest University’s Uptown Charlotte Campus, 200 N. College St. Register: 704-375-9553; http://bit.ly/1rZptEZLake Norman – Small
Business Week Kick-Off Event:
This is an innovative program of leadership, integrity, strategy and tactics for small business owners. Learn more about the new Small Business Certification program in partnership between CPCC Small Business Center and Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Register today. Cost: $17 for chamber members; $20 for nonmembers. 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius.
Think Global, Act Global:
Take action and learn from the pros how to be a successful player in the global marketplace. Connect with members of the business community, engage in valuable knowledge sharing opportunities and begin planning. Cost: $45. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at CPCC Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. Details: 704-330-6736
Business Before Hours:
Lake Norman Chamber will host a networking event. Free. 8-9:30 a.m. at Marina Shores Waterfront Apartments, 21222 Nautique Blvd., Cornelius.
UNC Charlotte Harnessing the Power of Data Conference:
UNC Charlotte’s Data Science and Business Analytics Initiative presents Harnessing the Power of Data, a forum that brings together experts from industry and academia to discuss the most recent trends in the technology and strategy of big data implementation. Learn how firms are integrating big data into everything they do to serve customers and create strategic advantages for themselves. This forum will also address the challenges of technology integration, and how to find the talent needed to be successful. 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, 201 E Trade St. Register: www.bigdata14.uncc.edu.
Lunch and Learn-Lake Norman:
Karen Dortschy of Open the Door Group will present Making a Great First Impression, a fast-paced workshop on creating your personal brand and signature. Free. Noon-1 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
Mega Marketing Event for Small Business:
Constant Contact and Charlotte SCORE will present simple strategies for email and social media marketing, search engine optimizing and mobile marketing. Free. 1-5 p.m. at Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel, 5501 Carnegie Blvd. Details: 704-344-6576
Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for tapas and networking. Cost: Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Pio Pio Restaurant - Ballantyne, 15025 Lancaster Hwy. Register: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com.
TechBreakfast CLT provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrepreneurs can get feedback from panelists. 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details: techbreakfastclt.itsbspoke.com.
Is Your Business Prepared for an Emergency?
Help protect your business from the unimaginable by attending this event for small business owners on business safety and security. Gain tips from local law enforcement on crime prevention. Find out how to protect your business from cyber-attacks. Hear from specialists about the threat of workplace violence and learn what to do in the case of an active-shooter situation. Cost: $10 (includes lunch). 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College – NCRC Campus, 399 Biotechnology Lane, Kannapolis. Register: http://bit.ly/1kTMXaI.
Matthews Chamber Monthly Business Luncheon:
Sheri Lynch from 107.9 FM will present “Why Community Matters” at the Matthews Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. $15 if registered by noon Tuesday; $20 otherwise. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville Matthews Road, Matthews. Details: 704-847-3649; www.matthewschamber.org.
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