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Wednesday

Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program:

The North Carolina ABC Commission will offer Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program (RASP) for managers and staff of any business with ABC permits. The public is also welcome to attend and learn about the state’s ABC laws and regulations. The workshop is designed to address issues that affect business that sell alcohol. Free. 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. at Charlotte Fire Fighters Association, 2601 E. Seventh St. Register: http://abc.nc.gov/education/rasp/.

Secrets to Success:

Hear from a panel of area entrepreneurs about their successes and challenges at the Charlotte Chamber SouthPark Chapter Luncheon. Dan Roselli, co-founder of Packard Place, will moderate a discussion with the 2013 Power Up Challenge winner Justin Gaither of eCampus. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Thursday

Business Before Hours:

The Come-See-Me Festival will host the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s networking event. 7:30-9 a.m. at the Rock Hill Country Club, 600 Country Club Drive, Rock Hill. Register: 803-324-7500; http://www.yorkcountychamber.com/.

Lake Norman Women’s Conference:

Lake Norman Chamber will host a conference and networking opportunity for women. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius. Cost: $75. Details: http://www.lakenormanchamber.org/.

C3 Luncheon:

Hala Saad, a Texas-based entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and business development, will show the Charlotte Christian Chamber how to analyze strengths and weaknesses, define marketing goals and develop specific strategies to achieve them. Cost: $28. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Villa Antonio Ristorante, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, No. 100. Register: http://charlottechristianchamber.org/.

Webinar - Health Care Law and Your Small Business:

SBA and Small Business Majority have teamed up for a webinar series, where small-business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their business and employees. Free webinar. 3-4 p.m. Thursdays in February. Register: http://www.sba.gov/healthcare.

Friday

Speed Networking:

Join Lake Norman Chamber for networking. Free. 8-9 a.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Feb. 18

Matthews Meet & Eat:

Join Matthews Chamber for networking. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Fuddruckers, 1643 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. Details: http://www.matthewschamber.org/.

Feb. 19

NAWBO Charlotte:

Steve Gatter will talk about maximizing your presence on LinkedIn at the NAWBO South Breakfast Meeting. 8-9:25 a.m. at Carolina Premier Bank, 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place. Register: 828-399-1721; http://www.nawbocharlotte.org/.

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