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During the 2014 Ballantyne Business Bash, Nancy Stinson (left) plays a game of rock paper scissors with Courtney Armstrong with CBS Radio. This year’s Bash happens Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Ballantyne Corporate Park. To register, search events at charlottechamber.com.
During the 2014 Ballantyne Business Bash, Nancy Stinson (left) plays a game of rock paper scissors with Courtney Armstrong with CBS Radio. This year’s Bash happens Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Ballantyne Corporate Park. To register, search events at charlottechamber.com. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Thursday

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.

Stress Management for Business Owners:

Stress managing is one of the biggest challenges facing small business owners. This seminar will provide strategies, techniques and tips to set priorities and manage the daily pressures of operating a small business. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center, Hall Building, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte. Register online at www.cpcc.edu/sbc/seminars-and-workshops/register.

Website Presence or Full E-Commerce?

Whether you’re considering developing a basic Internet presence for your business, or trying to decide whether to monetize your existing website by offering products for sale via e-commerce, this workshop will help you understand the possibilities. Free, registration required. Presented in partnership with the Winthrop Region Small Business Development Center at Winthrop University. 8:30-10 a.m. at Carole Ray Dowling Center at USC-Lancaster Campus, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, S.C. For details, go to bit.ly/1ArArO7.

‘Biblical Encouragement’ for Business People:

A group through the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce that meets every Thursday at Fusion Bowl Restaurant, 126 Mooresville Commons Way, Mooresville. Bible devotions, food, fellowship and more. Free. Bring business cards. Event runs from noon to 1 p.m.; networking starts 11:45 a.m. For information, go to the events listing at www.mooresvillenc.org, or email info@businesslifegroups.org.

Tuesday through June 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.

June 17

Metropolitan Business & Professional Women:

Stacey Randall will discuss productivity at the Metropolitan Business & Professional Women’s monthly networking lunch. Cost: $30-$40. 11:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Blvd. Register: http://mbpw.org/monthly-luncheon-meetings/.

June 18

Charlotte Christian Chamber Lunch & Learn:

Learn how to “network like a pro” with Hugh Grey, senior director consultant for the business referral organization BNI Georgia and North Carolina (www.bnisoutheast.com). Cost: $19. Lunch is not provided. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Hampton Inn and Suites SouthPark at Phillips Place, 6700 Phillips Place Court, Charlotte. Registration closes at noon on June 15. For details, go to www.charlottechristianchamber.org/events/97.

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.

June 19

Mooresville Business Resource Group:

The Mooresville Business Resource Group, a coalition of local businesses in Mooresville, meets the first and third Friday of every month. Guests are welcome. 7:15-8:30 a.m. at the U Center, 517 Alcove Road, Mooresville. Details: 704-663-1238; mooresvillebrg.org.

June 25

COME TECH OUT Charlotte Job Fair:

This job fair series from the North Carolina Technology Association connects area talent with growing companies and organizations, and promotes regional job openings in the tech industry. Free for job seekers. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College, Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road. Registration is encouraged: bit.ly/1LJhRRT.

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