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Wednesday

Matthews Chamber Monthly Business Luncheon:

Matthews Chamber will host a Business Networking Luncheon. Richard Morris, president of International Construction Equipment will discuss "Entrepreneurship Lessons That I Didn't Learn at Harvard." Cost: $20. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville Matthews Road, Matthews. Register: 704-847-3649; www.matthewschamber.org.

Resume Writing Class/Employment Assistance:

Get help finding a job, working on your resume and improving your computer skills. Fees waived based on unemployed or underemployed status. 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. Details: 704-664-2927; http://ci.mooresville.nc.us/225/Library

Charlotte Chamber Young Professional:

Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals will host a mixer. Network with some of Charlotte's top young professionals. CCYP events are open to 21- to 39-year-old young professionals throughout the Charlotte area. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Thursday

World Affairs Council of Charlotte:

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and Linda Hudson, former president and CEO of BAE Systems, for a discussion on the global defense sector, U.S. national security, military cutbacks and her experience as a CEO of a major defense company. Cost: $25 WACC student/educator members; $45 WACC members; $65 nonmembers (lunch included). 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Charlotte City Club, 121 W. Trade St. Register: 704-687-7762; http://www.worldaffairscharlotte.org/.

What's New With UNC Charlotte 49ers Football?

Attend the Charlotte Chamber University City Chapter Luncheon to hear an update from UNC Charlotte 49ers head football coach, Brad Lambert, who will recap the 49ers first season and discuss the recently signed recruiting class and his expectations for the 2014 season. 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Legislative Agenda Task Force #2:

The Task Force will meet to set the Charlotte Chamber's legislative agenda, which dictates issues the chamber will advocate for on behalf of the Charlotte business community. Meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and March 20. Voting day will be March 25. 4:30-5:45 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber - Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Leaders in Action Lecture Series:

Join McColl School of Business for an engaging lecture with William Sparks and Kyle O’Brien, executive VP of sales for Chobani Global Holdings, Inc. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ketner Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte. Register: www.formstack.com/forms/?1647128-UEEyC0JoAy

Speed Networking:

The Morning-Pacesetters Group and Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a networking event. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Galway Hooker Irish Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Monday

IRS Workshop for Existing Businesses:

The IRS will present a tax workshop intended for companies that are already actively in business (as opposed to start-ups). Free. 8:30 a.m.-noon at Winthrop University, Thurmond Building, room 415, Memorial Circle and Park Avenue, Rock Hill, SC. Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/irs-workshop-for-existing-businesses-tickets-10517485081?aff=eorg.

Tuesday

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

This SCORE seminar is devoted to helping evaluate whether starting a business is feasible and to provide guidelines for the development of a marketing/business plan. Anyone interested in knowing the contents of a marketing plan, business plan and identifying funding sources should attend this session. Free. 5:45-8:45 p.m. at Carolina Premier Bank, 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 100.

March 19

NAWBO Charlotte North / South Breakfast:

Join NAWBO Charlotte (National Association of Women Business Owners) for a networking breakfast. 8-9:30 a.m. at Stack’s Kitchen, 11100 Monroe Road, Matthews. Register: 704-843-4500; https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=4mjuaydab&oeidk=a07e8zmtikz37224f6a.

LACCC Monthly Luncheon:

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon with Brad Wilson, president and chief executive officer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Queens University Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Road. Register by Monday. Cost: $20 members; $35 nonmembers. Register: http://lacccharlotte.com/.

Career Choices – Never As Simple As It Seems:

Metropolitan Business and Professional Women (MBPW) will hold a monthly lunch meeting with networking and an informative program with Morgan Fogarty, lead anchor for WCCB Charlotte, who will discuss career choices. Cost: $30 for members; $40 for nonmembers; $40 late registration (after 5 p.m. Friday). 11:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse 1928 South Blvd. Register: http://mbpw.org/monthly-luncheon-meetings/.

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