Matthews Chamber Business After Hours:
COS Kids Child Development Campus is hosting Business After Hours, featuring networking, fellowship, food and beverages. Food catered by Publix. 5:30pm-7pm at COS Kids Child Development Campus, 226 W. John St., Matthews. Registration required at matthewschamber.org. For information, call the Matthews Chamber at 704-847-3649.
LACCC Seminar -How to hire right, and how to get hired:
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In this seminar, learn how to hire the right employees and how to be hired for the right job. Business owners can learn how to grow their businesses by hiring the right employees. Job-seekers will learn how to ensure that they are found, and hired, for roles where they can make the most impact. Presented by the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte and Jad Mahnken, financial/banking recruiter for Aerotek. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Uptown - Hall Building, Room 215, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. For details and to register: www.lacccharlotte.com.
CPCC Small Business Center - Marketing Your Business:
Discover how to effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Small Business Center, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Registration required; find links at www.cpcc.edu/sbc/seminars-and-workshops/register.
NAWBO Charlotte March Lunch Meeting:
A fun, fast-paced workshop on accountability and getting the results you want as an individual or for your organization. Led by Marcia L. Jackson, owner and president of Training Resources, a management consulting firm. Cost: $30-50. 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., #110, Charlotte. For details and to register, go to the events tab at http://www.nawbocharlotte.org/.
March 3 and beyond:
Webinars - Affordable Care Act 101:
The U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization, will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Upcoming dates are March 3, 17 and 31; and April 14 and 28. The webinars begin at 2 p.m. To register, go to the event calendar at www.smallbusinessmajority.org, and search for the webinar called “What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business.”
By March 14
Nominate the N.C. Small-Business Advocate:
The SBA’s North Carolina District Office is seeking nominations for this year’s small-business advocate. Three people will be honored for advocating on behalf of veteran-, women- and minority-business owners. Honorees will be recognized May 2-6 during National Small Business Week. Nomination packages must hand delivered or postmarked by March 14 to the North Carolina District Office, 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300, Charlotte. For more information, call April Gonzalez at 704-344-6811.
The Greater Matthews Business Expo 2016:
Connect with the public and other business owners at this annual trade show for Matthews Chamber member businesses. 4-7 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road. For vendor information and fees, go to matthewschamber.org.
LACCC Business Expo
Save the date for the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte’s business expo, from 3-7 p.m. For exhibitor and sponsorship information, call Rocio Gonzalez at 704-343-2525.
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