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Business Calendar

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

Business After Hours:

Join Matthews Chamber for networking. 5-7 p.m. at Weaver, Bennett & Bland, PA, 196 N. Trade St., Matthews. Register: 704-847-3649; www.matthewschamber.org/.

How to Start and Operate a Small Business:

Plan for success by gaining advice on the key elements every business owner must face: idea generation, financing, legal structure, marketing and risk management. Cost: $199. 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through July 17, at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; http://bit.ly/Sze7N1.

Friday

MSI Chamber Business Resource Group:

MSI Chamber Business Resource Group, an informal networking group, meets the second and fourth Friday of every month. 7:15-8:30 a.m. at Broad Street United Methodist Church, Mooresville. Details: mooresvillebrg.org.

Monday

Essentials of Global Trade Financing:

Global sales opportunities are now within the reach of most small businesses. The good news is there are also many financing programs and resources to help businesses grow by tapping into the worldwide marketplace. Explore the opportunities designed to fund international operations and create a plan to meet your financing needs as you move into the international market. Cost: $129. 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through July 9, at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; http://bit.ly/Sze7N1.

Tuesday

Social Media Seminar:

Kerry Burd of Social Media Consultants will discuss “Making the Most With Instagram and Hashtags” with Lake Norman Chamber. Free. 9-10 a.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org

WACC Speaker Series

World Affairs Council of Charlotte welcomes David Rothkopf, CEO and editor-at-large of Foreign Policy and author of “Power Inc.: The Epic Rivalry between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead.” Cost: $20 for WACC student/educator members; $28 for WACC members; $40 for 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/.

Ongoing Programs

Counseling Program for Salisbury Business Owners

The Rowan-Cabarrus Small Business Center, in partnership with the Rowan Chamber, is expanding its free counseling program for business owners in the Salisbury area. Four volunteer counselors are providing one-on-one counseling sessions at the Rowan Chamber located 204 E. Innes St., Salisbury. Go to www.rccc.edu/sbc to complete a request form.

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