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April 22, 2014

Business Calendar

Networking events and classes of interest to the small business community.

Wednesday

Creating a Social Media Strategy:

This Charlotte Chamber Metro Chapter presentation will offer beginner and advanced tips on how to create a simple social media strategy to strengthen your brand. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

HOHT Seminar:

Lake Norman Chamber and Helping Others Help Themselves present a job seeking skills seminar, “The Dynamic Resume,” with Jerry Lamanna. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Thursday

Power Up Chapter Challenge:

Be a part of the next great thing by participating in the Charlotte Chamber’s SouthWest Chapter Power Up Challenge. Competing for a cash prize and package of in-kind services, local entrepreneurs and small business owners will present how their businesses can support the growth of Charlotte’s economy through innovation and entrepreneurial skills. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Managing your Risk Vulnerability at Every Stage of Growth:

Taking risk is essential to start a business, and managing risk is essential to grow and stay in business. Risk management experts will discuss “How to manage your Risk Vulnerability at Every Stage of Growth.” 2-5 p.m. at Jetpool, 4690 First Flight Drive. Register: www.bigcouncil.com.

Business After Hours:

Matthews Chamber will host a networking event. Free. 5-7 p.m. at Greylyn Business Park, 9301-A Monroe Road. Register: 704-847-3649; http://bit.ly/1ixOu8V.

Friday

Power Luncheon:

Lake Norman Chamber will host a luncheon with guest speaker, Carol Quillen, president of Davidson College. Cost: $17 for members; $20 others. 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at River Run Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Tuesday

Value Creation Workshop:

This workshop, designed by business owners for business owners, provides actionable tools to increase the value of your business, gives you more freedom as an owner, and helps you get a bigger check when or if you sell. Cost: $350. Lunch provided. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Carrillon Building, Third floor, 227 W. Trade St. Register: http://bit.ly/1r5uWJO.

Selling on eBay and Etsy: A Beginner’s Guide:

This seminar will provide an overview of selling on eBay and Etsy, two shopping websites in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services on the Internet. Free. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. Details: 704-416-0101.

April 30

Land Use and Transportation Committees Joint Meeting:

The Charlotte Chamber Land Use and Transportation committees will host a joint meeting featuring state Rep. Bill Brawley. 8-9:30 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber - Bank of America Briefing Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

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