Business Calendar

Scene from the 2014 Greater Matthews Business Expo. This year’s event is on Tuesday, March 24.
Scene from the 2014 Greater Matthews Business Expo. This year’s event is on Tuesday, March 24. MATTHEWS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


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 Today’s seminar: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.

Charlotte SCORE’s Business Toolkit Workshops:

Charlotte SCORE presents toolkit workshops for businesses sponsored by HF Financial. Sessions are Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce; 19900 W. Catawba Ave., #101, Cornelius; and Thursday 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Matthews; 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. Box lunches provided. Register at


Sit-in at Alpha Nail Care:

Join the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce, inDemand Consulting LLC, the Business Owners Entrepreneurs Network and local consumers during a “sit-in” in support of minority-owned small businesses. 6- 8 p.m. at Alpha Nail Care, 8929 JM Keynes Blvd., Suite 40, room 106.

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


Crowns of Enterprise Awards for Small Businesses:

In celebration of Charlotte’s Small Business Month in May, the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are accepting nominations for the 2015 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crowns of Enterprise Awards, which recognize small businesses that are demonstrating exemplary leadership and sound business strategies. Interested businesses should submit an awards nomination form by 5 p.m. Friday. Details:


The Greater Matthews Business Expo 2015:

Network with local businesses, nonprofits and restaurants at the Greater Matthews Business Expo. The event is expected to draw 100 vendors and more than 1,000 attendees. Open to the public. Cost: $5 for nonchamber members. 4-7 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. For details, go to

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

March 26

Explore the Dynamics of Group Decision Making:

Businesses and organizations often require individuals to collaborate on determining solutions to problems or setting direction for the company. The Dynamics of Group Decision Making, a four-hour course at Gaston College, provides insights into the complexities of building consensus. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Dallas Campus, 201 U.S. 321 S., Dallas. Free with registration: Email Cynthia Cash at

NAWBO Fort Mill Networking:

Join the National Association of Women Business Owners at Six Pence Pub for a networking event in Fort Mill, S.C. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Six Pence Pub, 993 Market St., Fort Mill. Free, but registration required. Details: