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Wednesday

Matthews Chamber Monthly Business Luncheon:

Join Matthews Chamber for a networking lunch with an economic update from Mayor Jim Taylor. Cost: $20. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville Matthews Road, Matthews. Register: 704-847-3649; http://www.matthewschamber.org/.

Business Plan Basics:

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar will help you commit your ideas to paper and provide a general overview and basic understanding of the components of a typical business plan, marketing, operations and finance. Free. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/summer2014?searchterm=sbc+summer+2014

Thursday

C3 Luncheon:

Branding is the topic of the Charlotte Christian Chamber luncheon. Cost: $28. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Villa Antonio Ristorante – Ballantyne, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, #100. Register: https://charlottechristianchamber.org/event_registrations/new/91.

Business After Hours:

Network with business professionals in York County, S.C., with live music from Skate Rink Jukebox. 5:30-7 p.m. at Leroy Springs & Co, 250 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill, S.C. Details: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com.

Inventors’ Network of the Carolinas:

Ashley Randall, assistant director of public service and pro bono activities for the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, will speak at the Inventors’ Network of the Carolinas meeting about NC LEAP, a program that provides attorneys to help low-wealth inventors navigate the patent system. Cost: $20. 6-8:30 p.m. at 520 Elliot St. Details: www.inotc.org.

Programa de Negocios:

The Latin American Coalition and the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte present Programa de Negocios, a four-week series of seminars, in Spanish, for small-business owners. Cost: $70. 6-8 p.m. at Latin American Coalition, 4938 Central Ave., #101. Details: 704-941-2559.

Friday

Second Friday Speed Networking:

The Lake Norman, Lincolnton and Mooresville-Iredell Chambers host a tri-chamber networking event. Free. 7:30-9 a.m. at Sam’s Club Mooresville, 646 River Highway, Mooresville. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Monday

DNA of a Military Veteran Entrepreneur:

Discover how to translate your military skills into successful business ownership. This interactive workshop will delve into the basic mechanics of opening a business and emphasize key resources available to assist in your entrepreneurial journey. Free. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; http://bit.ly/Sze7N1.

Tuesday

Newsmaker Breakfast:

Doug Jones, executive vice president of MSC Industrial Supply, is the guest speaker at Lake Norman Chamber’s Newsmaker Breakfast. Free. 7:30-8:55 a.m. at the Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius.

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