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Upcoming: Small-business networking events

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

The Women’s Business Center of N.C. presents 50 Low-Cost Marketing Ideas: March 12; 2-4 p.m.; Granville County South Branch Library, 1550 S. Campus Drive, Creedmoor; For more information:

SBIC Network presents 18 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make; March 12, 6:45-9p.m.; Wake Technical Community College, North Campus, Building D, Room 310; 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh; To register and for more information:

Raleigh SCORE Meetup’s Social Media Platforms: March 18, 6:30 p.m.; Zinda New Asia, 301 Fayetteville St., Raleigh; more information at

Garner Chamber’s Business After Hours: March 19, 5:30-7 p.m.; Pediatric Therapy Associates, 951 Heather Park Drive, Garner; register at by 4 p.m. March 19.

Raleigh Chamber’s Networking with Power: How to Market Yourself: March 20, 8-9 a.m.; chamber offices, 800 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh; RSVP by March 13; contact Katie Craig at 919-664-7063 or; register at

Wake County Women Business Owners’ Stop Chasing Butterflies and Focus Your Social Media Efforts: March 20, noon-1 p.m.; Roper Bookkeeping, 242 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh; RSVP at

SBA 8(a) Business Development and Government Contracting Webinar: March 31, 10 a.m.-noon; For more information and dial-in instructions, email

Garner Business Women’s Monthly Luncheon: April 6, noon; Aversboro Restaurant, 1411 Aversboro Road, Garner; RSVP at

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