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Manager Jill Reynen and owner Karen Mangeney look over the clothes during a "fashion party" in the Jordanos Boutique "Motor Couture" luxury mobile boutique, which was parked this night in the Aloft Hotel parking lot in Ballantyne. On Wednesday, May 27, Mangeney will speak at a Femfessionals Charlotte event about ‘Perseverance Through Rapidly Changing Times.’ Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Manager Jill Reynen and owner Karen Mangeney look over the clothes during a "fashion party" in the Jordanos Boutique "Motor Couture" luxury mobile boutique, which was parked this night in the Aloft Hotel parking lot in Ballantyne. On Wednesday, May 27, Mangeney will speak at a Femfessionals Charlotte event about ‘Perseverance Through Rapidly Changing Times.’ Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Wednesday

Femfessionals Charlotte May Connection Dinner:

Join Femfessionals Charlotte for “Perseverance Through Rapidly Changing Times.” Speaker Karen Mangeney is the founder and owner of fashion boutique Jordanos in South Charlotte. Mangeney was contacted by cable network TLC for a reality show, showcasing her mobile coach. She will speak about how she survived through tough times in retail, as well as adapting to changes that have occurred since she first opened her doors. Cost: $40-$50. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ilios Noche, 8426 Park Road, Charlotte. To register: bit.ly/1FzLDbh.

Thursday

Matthews Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours:

Join Matthews Chamber of Commerce for networking, food, beverages and door prizes. 5-7 p.m. at Community One Bank, 2432 McKee Road, Charlotte. Free, registration required. Go to the events tab at matthewschamber.org

Google I/O - Charlotte:

Google I/O involves hands-on interaction with the latest technologies, inspirational talks and a few surprises in between. (I/O stands for input/output, and “Innovation in the Open,” according to Wikipedia.)

Events include live streamed sessions, local developer demos, code labs and more. Free. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., followed by a 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. reception. Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, 551 S Tryon St., Charlotte. Limited seating, registration required: bit.ly/1cxd2iM.

Beginning Tuesday

Food Truck 101 - A Mobile Food Business:

Food trucks are the single fastest growing sector of the restaurant industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and gain a loyal following. You will learn how to comply with regulatory requirements and how to measure your success. Course includes a panel discussion with mobile food truck operators. Cost: $199. Happens 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 2-11 at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. For details, go to www.cpcc.edu/sbc/foodbiz.

June 4

Ballantyne Chapter Signature Event - Ballantyne Business Bash:

The Charlotte Chamber’s Ballantyne Chapter hosts the 2015 Ballantyne Business Bash. This ticketed event includes giveaways, networking, food, entertainment and more. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ballantyne Corporate Park - Brixham Green, 13860 Ballantyne Corporate Place. To register, search events at charlottechamber.com.

June 9-18

Free Agripreneur Workshop Series:

Turn your interest in growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and other crops into a sustainable agricultural-based business. Hear about current issues facing small agribusinesses. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, Room 9281, 660 Concord Parkway North, Concord. Register at www.rccc.edu/sbc or call 704-216-3941.

June 10

Matthews Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon:

Hear from Jeff Edge, the senior vice president for economic development at the Charlotte Chamber, about what goes on behind the scenes in recruiting big businesses to the Charlotte region. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members and for all registrations after June 9. To register, go to the events tab at matthewschamber.org or call 704-847-3649.

Upcoming

Summer Marketing Series at Harrisburg Town Hall:

Join Rowan-Cabarrus Community College for a free marketing seminar series and learn new strategies to help your email and social media efforts be more effective and help grow your business. Series will be led by Lisa Perry with Perry Productions, a digital marketing and website development firm in Concord. 8:30-10:30 a.m. on June 12, July 10 and August 14. Register at www.rccc.edu/sbc or call 704-216-3534.

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