Lake Norman Chamber celebrates Small Business with week of seminars and networking events May 13-17

comp Vert logo colorThe Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a week-long series of seminars and networking events to celebrate Small Business Week May 13-17, 2013.  The celebration kicks off with a “Lunch & Learn” program on the Secrets of Business Growth for Small Business Owners.  The seminar will be held at the Peninsula Club in Cornelius and includes lunch at no charge for attendees.  However, interested individuals must RSVP to the Lake Norman Chamber at 704-892-1922.

Panelists for the program include Joe Vagnone – Small Business Adviser, Business Broker (Carolina Business Academy); David Gilroy – Managing Partner, Scale Finance and Cornelius Town Commissioner; Sharon Simpson – Publisher: Lake Norman CURRENTS, Today’s Charlotte Woman, Little Ones magazines; Paul Dorsey – General Manager & President, Jantize America; Ginger E. Griffin – Principal, Ginger Griffin Marketing and Design; and a  Special Legal Q&A with  Robert McIntosh, McIntosh Law Firm, & Jesse Jones, LKN Attorney-at-Law.

Tuesday (May 14) the Chamber hosts a Small Business Accounting Workshop facilitated by Adam Boatsman, Owner, Boatsman Gillmore Wagner PLLC and Greg Hart, Partner and CFO at Scale Finance, LLC. The event will be held from 8:30-10:00 am at the Chamber.  Attendees of the program will examine how to develop a budget and a forecast to earn what you need as well as what you would like to make;  learn how to turn bookkeeping and accounting from a nightmare into something useful for making decisions; determine what a business owner should always be looking at each week and month to determine health; and discover how to structure a business in a way to minimize income taxes. There is no charge for chamber members and $25 for non-members.

Wednesday the 15th there are two events: a Coffee Connections networking event at the Donut King, 9905-A Rose Commons Drive in Huntersville and a Social Media and Internet Marketing seminar at the Chamber of Commerce by McBryde Website Design at 3:00 pm.

Thursday the Chamber will join the Mooresville South Iredell and Lincolnton Lincoln County Chambers of Commerce in the Tri-Chamber Regional Business AfterHours held at the McGuire Energy Explorium 5:00 – 7:00 pm at 13339 Hagers Ferry Road in Huntersville.

The week culminates with a speed networking event at the Chamber Friday, May 17th at 8:00 and the annual Small Business of the Year Reception at 4 pm at Fireside Bar and Grill 19930 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius.  For more information on these events and seminars, visit the Chamber’s website at Non-members who wish to attend any of these programs or events are encouraged to contact the Lake Norman Chamber at 704-892-1922.


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