LACCC Networking After Hours:
Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Charlotte for networking after hours. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Salsa’s Mexican Grill, 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Register at www.lacccharlotte.com.
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What Business Owners Should Know About Dispute Resolution:
Learn the differences between mediation and arbitration, types of disputes resolved by mediation, arbitration facts and tips and why small-business owners should have a dispute procedure as a part of their business operations. Cost: $35. 5-7:30 p.m. at The U Center, 517 Alcove Drive, Mooresville. Call 704-660-5510 to register.
International Association of Business Communicators:
Join IABC Charlotte for the 14th annual “Profitable Communications for Nonprofits.” Morning workshop is free to full-time employees of Mecklenburg County-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; luncheon fee is $15. Employees of for-profit enterprises are welcome but will pay $50 for the morning workshop and $35 for the luncheon. Luncheon keynote is “Telling Your Story with Tommy Tomlinson.” 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Piedmont Natural Gas Auditorium, 4720 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. Details: www.ciabc.com.
SCORE and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library small-business seminars:
Learn about business plans, how to develop your business, and SCORE support services. If you are not using the free library research services for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, suppliers, market data and more, find out how. Events run through Oct. 21; register at www.cmlibrary.org/programs. The next seminar is March 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.
Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio is the guest speaker at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Charlotte luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mint Museum, 500 S. Tryon St. Cost is $20 for members, $35 for others. Register at www.lacccharlotte.com.
CPCC’s Global Competitiveness Summit:
Hear from manufacturing and commerce leaders presenting at Global Competitiveness Summit IV at Central Piedmont Community College’s Harris Conference Center. Speakers include Berend Bracht, regional president of Bosch Rexroth Americas, N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla and S.C. Commerce Secretary Robert Hitt III. Cost: $65. www.cpcc.edu/global/events/summit-iv.
Import Compliance Seminar
Join the Charlotte World Trade Association for a seminar on “What Every Importer Needs To Know About Regulatory Compliance.” Cost: $125 for association members, $145 for others. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. Register at conta.cc/1AxxoRT.
Business Success Extravaganza 2015:
Winthrop University and the S.C. Small Business Development Center are sponsoring an all-day forum designed to help small businesses succeed. The event includes sessions, speakers and lunch. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the DiGiorgio Student Center at Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. For information, go to the workshop calendar tab at www.winthropregionalsbdc.org.