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Upcoming: Small-business networking events

Garner Chamber’s Business Exchange Breakfast and Ribbon Cutting: Oct. 8, 7:30-9 a.m.; Aflac, 503 Highway 70, Suite 4, Garner; register at

Raleigh Business Connections’ Lunch Networking: Oct. 8, 11:45-1 p.m.; Manchester’s Grill, 9101 Leesville Road, Raleigh; RSVP at

Durham Black Chamber’s Multi-Cultural Business Trade Fair: Oct. 9, 5-8 p.m.; N.C. Mutual, 411 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham; contact Mable Rogers at; register at

Raleigh’s Fun Business Building Group: Oct. 14, 5:45 p.m.; World Of Beer at North Hills, 4208-150 Six Forks Road, Raleigh; RSVP at

Small Business Center Network’s Pricing Your Products and Services: Oct. 14, 6:45-9 p.m.; Wake Tech Small Business Center, Western Wake Campus, 3434 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; contact or 919-335-1019 for more information; register at

Durham Chamber’s The Big Pitch & The Big Expo: Oct. 15, 4-6 p.m.; Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St., Durham; contact Mable Rogers at for more information; register at

Lillington Chamber’s Attracting and Maintaining Customers: Oct. 16, 6:30-9 p.m.; Harnett Health Sciences Building, 51 Red Mulberry Way, Lillington; contact 910-892-2884; more information at

Business and Beers of Wake Forest’s Meetup: Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.; Gatehouse Tavern, 960 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest; RSVP at

Triangle Business Connections’ Business After Hours: Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m.; Crabtree Tavern, 5300 Homewood Banks Drive, Raleigh; RSVP and more information at