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Wednesday

Matthews Chamber Monthly Business Luncheon:

Weather forecaster Terri Bennett will discuss “Weathering the Storm: How to Survive a Personal Identity Crisis.” Bennett will offer practical strategies and tips on dealing with career adversity and reinventing yourself. $15 if registered by noon Tuesday; $20 after. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Register: www.matthewschamber.org.

Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs:

This seminar will address the personal challenges in coping with the rejection and uncertainty every entrepreneur faces. Free. 12:30-2:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: www.cpcc.edu/sbc/temporary-spring-brochure.

Honor in Corporate America:

Davidson College invites the public to a talk with Craig Carlock, CEO and president of The Fresh Market. Carlock is a 1989 Davidson graduate. This forum is hosted by the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development, and cosponsored by the Vann Center for Ethics and the Davidson College Honor Council. Free. 7 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room. Details: 704-894-2095; www.davidson.edu.

Thursday

C3 Luncheon:

Charlotte Christian Chamber welcomes Ursula Dudley Oglesby, president of Dudley Beauty Corp LLC. Cost: $28. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Villa Antonio Ristorante – Ballantyne, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, No. 100. Register: charlottechristianchamber.org.

Friday

Speed Networking- Lake Norman:

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: http://www.lakenormanchamber.org/.

Tuesday

Meet & Eat – Matthews:

Matthews Chamber will host a networking event. 5-7 p.m. at John’s Place, 3016 Weddington Road, Suite 100, Matthews. Details: 704-847-4884; www.matthewschamber.org.

April 16

NAWBO South Breakfast Meeting:

Russ Gill, owner of Professional Communications LLC, will discuss how video can jump-start your marketing at the NAWBO South meeting. Cost: $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 8-9:30 a.m. at Carolina Premier Bank, 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Harris Building, 2nd floor. Register: www.nawbocharlotte.org.

Encore Entrepreneur:

April is Encore Entrepreneur Month. Bring your lunch and join SBA, AARP and the Charlotte SCORE Chapter for an informative session on starting a business. Free. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at U.S. Small Business Administration, 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300. Register: 704-344-6576; www.sba.gov.

LACCC Monthly Lunch:

Manuel Rodriguez of Chiquita Brands International will be the guest speaker at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s monthly lunch. Registration by Monday. Cost: $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint St. Register: www.lacccharlotte.com.

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