SouthPark Chapter Luncheon, Charlotte Chamber. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maggianos Little Italy. Community activist Jenn Synder will offer step-by-step instructions on how businesses and people can get involved, find a cause they are passionate about, and make their efforts effective and productive. Details: charlottechamber.com.
Time Warner Cable Arena from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It will feature the Charlotte Chambers largest speed networking event with about 200 business community attendees. Participants will also be able to sample various metro restaurants including Vida Mexican Kitchen, Fox and Hound, Skillets and more. Details: charlottechamber.com.
Social media training, speeches and networking opportunities for social media-based marketing. Scheduled speakers include people from Duke Energy, Charlotte marketing firm Command Partners, and social media experts David Thomas, Eric Boggs and Tom Webster. University Hilton. Continues Wednesday. Details: socialfreshconference.com
Cloud computing seminar
Cloud computing: What is it and how do I capitalize? Sponsored by Charlotte Chambers SouthWest Chapter. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Doubletree Hotel-Charlotte Airport, 2600 Yorkmont Road. Learn about the new computing platform from cloud service providers and architects. $20-$25 for members; $45 for nonmembers. Details: 704-378-1300; charlottechamber.com/events
A.M. Biz Leads
Sams Club on 8909 JW Clay Blvd. from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This speed networking event will include a continental breakfast, chances to win door prizes and an opportunity to expand business contacts. The event is free to chamber members and $25 for non-chamber members. Questions about the event can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Norman leaders
Business leads group. 10:45 a.m.-noon, Sabi, 130 Harbour Place Drive, Suite 120, Davidson. Details: lakenormanleaders.com
Charlotte Networking Professionals, Chapter 2
Referrals and networking, second and fourth Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Villa Antonio, 1600 E. Woodlawn. Details: (704) 971-6148.
Business After Hours
Bring a stack of business cards and join the Charlotte Chamber for networking, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers. Registration: charlotte⊗chamber.com/events.
Business Network International, Ballantyne chapter
7:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m., Providence Country Club, 6001 Providence Country Club Road, registration required. Details: (704) 246-3833.
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