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In The Loop: Upcoming Area Business Events

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 21, 2016
NUCLEAR SCIENCE WEEK’s “Big Event” is Oct. 20-22 in Wilmington. Hosted by the Wilmington Area Local Section of the American Nuclear Society and local chapters of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear, the event includes exhibits, demonstrations and panel discussions, held at UNCW’s Watson College of Education. Panel topics include “The Atom in Healthcare,” “Nuclear-Clean Air Energy” and more. Tours of Duke Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Site also are planned. Info:

CAPE FEAR WOMEN IN TECH organizes a member show-and-tell event Oct. 25 for its monthly meeting. Members can give short presentations about their latest project at work, a new tech idea, a personal passion or more. The meeting is 5:30-7 p.m. at tekMountain. Info:

The 2016 Southeast Region FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION, INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL (FEDCON) SUMMIT comes to the Wilmington Convention Center Oct. 26-27. The event brings over 700 representatives of military branches, federal agencies, general and specialty contractors, designers and construction suppliers from throughout the Southeast. Info:

UNCW’s CIE hosts an EXPORT UNIVERSITY workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26. Export University is a series of courses on exporting intended to help companies gain skills and innovation in international sales. The workshop is designed for entrepreneurs, those new to exporting as well as seasoned exporters, looking for advice and an overview of the export process fundamentals. Info:

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization holds a SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH session 9 a.m.- noon Oct. 28 at First Citizens Bank, 315 Market St. There will be information sessions on Federal Contracting 101. Info:

Faranak Hartwick of PNC Bank discusses “FRAUD AND RISK MANAGEMENT” at the Coastal Women Attorneys meeting noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Events on Front, 130 N. Front St. Info: Coastal Women Attorneys

The inaugural WORDCAMP WILMINGTON conference takes place Nov. 5-6 at tekMountain, with seminars, social events and networking opportunities planned. Talks about using WordPress are for both days. Info:

The CUCALORUS CONNECT conference returns for the second year in conjunction with the annual Cucalorus Film Festival. The business conference Nov. 9-13 includes more than 40 events such as workshops, panels, keynotes and social events. The 10x10 Challenge, an initiative that brings startups and filmmakers together to make a promo video in less than five days, also is part of the event. Port City Pitches for startup seeking funding is planned. Info:

Nick Dawson, landscape architect and manager at Orton Plantation, is the speaker for HISTORIC WILMINGTON FOUNDATION’s fundraising lunch Nov. 10. Dawson will talk about the revitalization efforts of Louis Bacon and Orton Plantation Holdings underway at Orton Plantation at Coastline Conference and Event Center. Info:

CFCC’s Small Business Center holds a free seminar on the topic of “CREATE YOUR BUSINESS MARKETING PLAN” 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10. The workshop is intended to help small business owners learn the basic elements of a marketing plan and how to create one. Info:

Pivot Launch Coaching holds a PERSONAL BRANDING WORKSHOP called “Build Your Brand, Leverage Your Experience.” Speakers include ICF-certified coach Amy Barnhill; fashion and brand stylist Jessica De Vault; and Mike Hunter and Dawn DeSantis of Pivot Launch Coaching. The event is 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at UNCW’s CIE. Info:

The N.C. Department of Revenue, N.C. Secretary of State and N.C. Industrial Commission present a seminar on “BUSINESS ESSENTIALS.” Each agency covers basic requirements to operate in the state, including tax compliance issues. The free talk is 6-9 p.m. Nov. 14 at Brunswick Community College. Info:
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