Business Calendar


LACCC Monthly Lunch:

Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for its “2015 Economic Outlook” with Wells Fargo Global economist Eugenio Aleman. Cost: $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Register by Monday. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Register: 704-343-2525;

Business Ideas for New Entrepreneurs

Thinking about starting a business but not sure which one to pursue? This informal session with business coach Matt Rudisill covers the latest trends and businesses that literally can be started in a weekend. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cabarrus Business & Technical Center, Room. 9258, 660 Concord Parkway N., Concord.

Metropolitan Business & Professional Women:

MBPW’s monthly luncheon meeting combines networking with an informative speaker the third Wednesday of each month. 11:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Blvd. Cost: $40. Register:


Resources to Help Your Small Business Grow:

Many resources available for small businesses in Charlotte are free and designed with the small-business owner in mind. Attend the Charlotte Chamber East Chapter Luncheon to learn how these key organizations can make your job easier. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza. Details:


Adding to Your Business Toolkit:

Connie Rist will facilitate a discussion on the Affordable Care Act as it continues to roll out, and what employers need to know to help employees navigate both group and individual mandates and responsibilities under the laws. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at SBA, Training Room, 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300. Register:


Business After Hours

Join the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce for business after hours at Carillon Assisted Living. Food, facility tours and networking. 5-7 p.m., 198 E. Waterlynn Road, Mooresville. See events calendar at

Feb. 3

Journey from Local to National

Join us to learn how Bre Perkins, CEO of Loss of Use Inc., grew her firm from an entrepreneurial endeavor to a national brand. Her company is a professional service liaison providing relocation services to property and casualty insurers. Cost: $30 to $50. 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave, #110, Charlotte. Register: at the events tab.

Feb. 10

Give Them an Offer They Can’t Refuse!

“The Art of Soft Selling for Small Business Owners”: Be one of the first 10 people to register and attend this seminar with Mark Csordos and receive a free copy of his book, “Selling Entrepreneur Style.” Then hear his best tips. Csordos started his first business at age 24 and sold it when he was 28. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Campus, Room 4312, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. S., Salisbury.