Business Calendar


Matthews Chamber “Meet & Eat” at Char Bar 7

Support a Matthews Chamber restaurant at this networking event. Coworkers, family and friends welcome. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Char Bar 7, 3118 Fincher Farm Road, Suite 400, Matthews.

‘Get Certified’ workshop presented by NAWBO Charlotte and Charlotte SCORE:

Corporate and government purchasing agencies have programs for doing business with women-owned and minority-owned businesses. Being certified is the only way these purchasing agents have confidence these companies are really woman or minority owned. Get started on your path to certification with this workshop. Speakers are Emily Yaffe with the, City of Charlotte, Teresa McDow with Mecklenburg County’s MWSBE program, Vilma Betancourt with Women Wrule and Adriana McLean with SCORE. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at Charlotte SCORE, 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300, Charlotte.

April 29

Scaling Up for Business Growth:

Entrepreneur and business coach Robert Fish, president of Insight CXO, presents a workshop on the Gazelles’ business growth concepts based on Verne Harnish’s best-selling “Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0).” 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Charlotte Works in the historic Coca-Cola Building, 1401 West Morehead Street. Registration:

April 30

National Association of Asian American Professionals:

NAAAP Charlotte's professional development series includes “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect - How Connection is Your Key to Success.” 6:30-8 p.m., AZN Restaurant, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members. RSVP by April 27 by emailing

May 5

CPCC Seminar - Business Plan Basics:

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar is designed to provide a good general overview and basic understanding of the components of a typical business plan. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at University City Library, 301 E. W T Harris Blvd., Charlotte. Free. Register by calling 704-330-4223.

Pitch day for app innovations:

Edison Nation, which helps bring inventors’ ideas to market, product development firm Enventys and business incubator AKT IP Ventures will host a Pitch Day “to uncover the next great idea for the creation of an app-enabled device, mobile app concept or Internet of Things innovation.” Every participant will be allotted 15 minutes to privately pitch his or her idea to a panel anchored by Louis Foreman, CEO of Edison Nation and Enventys, and Nicolas Chaillan, CEO of AKT IP Ventures. Begins 10 a.m. at 520 Elliot St., Charlotte. For information and to register:

May 12

Business Networking and Target Marketing:

Business networking event presented by Direct Point Advisors, featuring speaker Soko Gonsan from the Business Journal. 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register at

Leadership Conference on May 16

One-day conference at the Mint Museum on Randolph Road will feature national speakers is designed to help attendees learn from successful entrepreneurs. Speakers include Dan Caldwell, founder and creator of Tap Out Industries. Early bird registration rate of $149 ends April 15. For details and to register: