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Sept. 2

Growing Your Business with Social Media:

Does it seem like everyone’s involved in social media? Are you feeling pressure to keep up with it all? Find out the best way to use certain platforms to grow your business. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cabarrus Business and Technical Center, 660 Concord Parkway North, Concord. Details: www.rccc.edu/sbc or call 704-216-3534.

Sept. 8

BusinessWorks at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce:

Douglas Marion of Advanced Wealth Strategies, Inc., will discuss “What Every Small Business Owner Should Know to Prepare for Their Personal Financial Future.” Free. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. For details, go to the events tab at www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Sept. 10

NAWBO Cocktails and Connections:

Network with other women business owners at this monthly event sponsored by the Lake Norman expansion group of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Charlotte Chapter. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Wine Cellar, 19712 One Norman Blvd., Cornelius. Details: Email Beth Young at beth@milleronthego.com or go to conta.cc/1HYqEeQ.

Sept. 15

Matthews Chamber - Business Owners Seminar Series:

John Bly of LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC, a CPA firm in Matthews, will discuss mergers and acquisitions. Free. Matthews Chamber Office, 210 Matthews Station Street, Matthews. Registration required; for details, go to the events tab at matthewschamber.org.

Marketing Your Business:

Discover how to most effectively and efficiently using the many marketing tools available. Learn to analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Speaker: Terri DeBoo. Free. Location: CPCC, Hall Building, Room 215, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register online at http://bit.ly/1L4pq9w.

Sept. 17

Gig WOW Experience:

Charlotte leaders explain how high-speed Internet will benefit the community, followed by live Gigabit Internet demonstrations. Keynote speaker is Jeff Stovall, CIO for the City of Charlotte. Other speakers include Mary Ellen Player, City Operations Manager for Google Fiber, and Valerie Truesdale, CIO for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Free. 4-7 p.m. at DC74 Data Centers, 3101 International Airport Drive, Charlotte. Details: gigwowexperience.splashthat.com.

Sept. 17

The Artist Entrepreneur - How to Earn More

This seminar covers some business basics for artists. Learn how to bridge the gap between creativity as an artist and running a successful art business. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cabarrus Business and Technical Center, 660 Concord Parkway North, Concord. Details: www.rccc.edu/sbc or call 704-216-3534.

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