Business Calendar


Smart Negotiating Presentation:

“Business Builders: Charlotte and Beyond!” Meetup event hosted by member company Savvy + Co Real Estate, 1920 East 7th Street, Charlotte. Savvy owner Lexie Longstreet will be the guest speaker. Event includes networking, food, and giveaways. Free. 5:30 -7:30 p.m. RSVP at

July 21

Growing Your Business With Social Media:

In this seminar offered through Gaston College Small Business Center, participants will learn about Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and why each is important to you and your business. Free. 9 a.m.-noon at Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Center, Classroom Building, 7220 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont. Register at

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

This introductory workshop provides an overview of the skills and tools needed to start a business. Learn about the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. 5:45 p.m.-8 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte. Registration required: 704-344-6576.

July 28

Speed Networking: The Business Date Night

Join the Charlotte Business Guild for speed networking. Bring business cards and be prepared with business pitches for two-minute conversations. Free. 6:30-8:30 at Blue Restaurant & Bar, Hearst Tower, 206 N. College St., Charlotte. Register at

August 8

LACCC - Summer Fiesta and Fundraiser:

Tickets are available now for this inaugural dancing and music event that support educational and networking programs with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte. Cost: $50 per ticket. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at LaCa Projects, 1429 Bryant St., Charlotte. For details, go to

August 14-15

Charlotte Bitcoin Conference:

Registration is open for the Second Annual Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo to be held at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. The two-day conference is a sequel to last summer's inaugural expo in Raleigh that drew more than 350 digital currency developers, investors and technologists, according to organizers. Current issues pertaining to Bitcoin, blockchain technology, startups, venture capital investment and more will be discussed. Tickets range from $99-$199. For more information, go to


Small Business Center Seminars at Gaston College:

A wide range of free small business seminars will be offered from September through November on the College’s Lincoln Campus in Lincolnton, 511 S. Aspen St., and Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, 7220 Wilkinson Blvd. Each seminar meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For a schedule and to register, go to