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Wednesday

Time Management:

Learn quick and easy ways to better organize each day and use your time more efficiently. This seminar will provide strategies, techniques and tips to better set priorities and manage the daily pressures of operating a small business. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Thursday

Business After Hours – Rock Hill:

Join the York County Regional Chamber for networking and meet Springs Creative Product Group’s new chief talent officer, Tommy Pruitt. 5:30-7 p.m. at Springs Creative Products Group, 300 Chatham Ave., Suite 100, Rock Hill. Register: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com.

Business After Hours-Matthews:

Matthews Chamber of Commerce invites you to network at the Christ Our Shepherd Kids Connection open house. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Gym, 226 W. John St., Matthews. Register: 704-847-3649; http://members.matthewschamber.org.

Autumn FoodFest:

Charlotte Chamber SouthWest Chapter will host its signature event, featuring food samples, giveaways and networking with businesses in the SouthWest Chapter footprint. 5:30-8 p.m. at The Palisades Country Club, 3704 Grand Palisades Pkwy., Charlotte. Tickets: www.ez-tixx.com.

Tuesday

Lunch & Learn:

Lake Norman Chamber presents Greg Messer of Inbound Pros to discuss inbound marketing for small businesses. Free. Noon-1 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

LACCC Tapas:

Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for tapas and networking. Register by Monday. Cost: Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Banco De La Gente, 6350 South Blvd., Charlotte. Register: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com

Nov. 12

TechBreakfast CLT:

TechBreakfast CLT provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrepreneurs can get feedback from panelists. Free. 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte. Register: www.pitchbreakfast.com.

Matthews Chamber Monthly Business Luncheon:

Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the N.C. Chamber of Commerce, will give the Matthews Chamber a business update from the statewide perspective. Cost: $15 if registered by noon Tuesday; $20 after. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Register: 704-847-3649; http://members.matthewschamber.org.

Civic Engagement Opportunities:

Join the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals for “Finding Your Niche.” Learn about volunteer opportunities with Charlotte Chamber member nonprofits. Young professionals ages 21 to 39 are encouraged to attend. 11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. at The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St., Charlotte. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

NAWBO Charlotte Fall Information & Recruitment Event:

Join the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte Chapter for a women’s business networking event, and find out how NAWBO Charlotte can help you grow your business. Cost: $10. 6-7:45 p.m. at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive, Charlotte. Register: 704-843-4500; www.nawbocharlotte.org.

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