Cabarrus County Concord
A Home-Based and Small Business Expo will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. April 24 and 12:30-7 p.m. April 25 at Concord Mills mall.
Home-based and small businesses can sell their products at the expo. Numerous organizations and businesses will have resources available for those interested in starting a home-based business or getting involved with an existing business.
Admission and parking are free. Details: www.inspiredproductionsinc.com; 828-489-2961.
Walker Marketing has hired Christie Sears as director digital marketing.
Sears will help clients develop and implement strategies that allow emerging technologies to promote business growth. She will be involved with Walker Marketing's project management and business development.
Sears has more than a decade of experience in marketing and advertising, and has a diversified client portfolio. She's worked with clients in real estate, health care, government, tourism and the nonprofit sector. She is an honors graduate of UNCCharlotte and has a Certified Business Communicator professional marketing certification.
Iredell County Mooresville
Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore will sign autographs for the first 250 fans at the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 221A Norman Station Blvd., Consumer Square shopping center off Interstate 77 Exit 36.
Distribution of tickets will be at 8:30 a.m. that day. The autograph session will start immediately after the 10 a.m. grand opening ceremony.
Ollie's CEO Mark Butler and various local officials also will attend.
Founded in 1982, Ollie's Bargain Outlet sells closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise at about 80 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and North Carolina
The Mooresville Executive Men's Organization has begun meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Hilton Garden Inn, 159 Gateway Blvd., off Interstate 77 Exit 33. Cost is $5 for Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce members and $15 for soon-to-be members. RSVPs are required by contacting the chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-664-3898.