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Wednesday

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. Representatives from each organization will be available for networking and mentoring. 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

MBPW Luncheon:

Metropolitan Business and Professional Women meets the third Wednesday of each month. Veteran event planner and business owner Mary Tribble will share her search for meaning in a world of “ballyhoo.” Through stories about her business, life travels and inner quest, you’ll learn techniques and tools to create a life of impact and joy. Cost: $40. 11:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Blvd. Register: www.mbpw.org

Graduate School ROI – Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals Luncheon:

Hear from representatives of Charlotte's leading graduate programs to determine if the return on investment for grad school is worth the cost of admission. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

LACCC Monthly Lunch:

Manuel Rodriguez of Chiquita Brands International will be the guest speaker at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s monthly lunch. 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

Résumé Writing Class/Employment Assistance:

Get help finding a job, working on your résuméand 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; www.mooresvillelibrary.org

Social Media/Internet Marketing Seminar:

Lake Norman Chamber will host a seminar on Internet marketing. Free. 3-4 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org

Starting & Growing Your Small Business:

SCORE will give advice about business plans, lessons learned about developing your business, and free support services. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. third Wednesdays at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, 310 N. Tryon St. Register: 704-416-0101; www.cmlibrary.org/programs/

Thursday

Connecting the Dots: Networking 101:

Join Charlotte Chamber’s NorthWest Chapter for an interactive networking session with Terri DeBoo, owner of Ideas@Work, who will share strategies and tips to strengthen your skills and improve your bottom line. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Drury Inn & Suites Northlake Mall, 6920 Northlake Mall Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Food for Thought:

The McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte welcomes Cathy Anderson, who will discuss how effective leaders are also often effective storytellers. Free, lunch is provided. Noon-1 p.m. at Piedmont Natural Gas, 4720 Piedmont Row Drive. Register: www.queens.edu/News-and-Information/April-17th-Food-For-Thought.html

TRI-Chamber Business AfterHours:

The Lake Norman, Lincolnton and Mooresville-Iredell chambers of commerce will hold a group networking event. Free. 5:30-7 p.m. at Innovative Pest Control, 6608 Campground Road, Denver, N.C. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org

Friday

Fast Track To Employment Series:

This workshop will include résumé critique, job interview preparation and job search techniques. Free. 9 a.m.-noon at Employment Security Commission, 133 Island Road, Statesville. Register: www.ncesc.com

April 21

Income Taxes: Important Issues for the Small Business Owner:

This course will cover what you need to know about reporting and record keeping requirements, payroll taxes, independent contractors, estimated taxes and choice of tax entity and business deductions. Cost: $79. 5-9 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: www.cpcc.edu/sbc/temporary-spring-brochure

April 22

Simple Steps For Starting Your Business:

Simple Steps For Starting Your Business is a series of SCORE workshops, which will help you decide if your idea for a business is viable. This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence a start-up’s success. Free. 12:45 p.m. at Small Business Administration, 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300, Training Room. Register: 704-344-6576; www.charlotte.score.org/localworkshops

April 23

Maintaining a Powerful Supplier Diversity Program:

Corporate and government purchasing professionals will meet to discuss key strategies, issues and best practices for minority supplier programs. Cost: $80. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road. Details: www.cvmsdc.org/2014-supplier-diversity-pro-forum/

Creating a Simple Effective Social Media Strategy:

This Charlotte Chamber Metro Chapter presentation will offer beginner and advanced tips on how to create a simple social media strategy to strengthen your brand. 11:30 .m.-1 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

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