April Leadership Opportunities

April's area business and networking calendar
UNC-system President President Margaret Spellings speaks at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce annual meeting April 22. (Contributed photo)

Looking to sharpen your skills? Make connections? Each month, WILMA will highlight upcoming business-related events in the area to help you track down ways to get involved as part of the Women to Watch Leadership Initiative.

April 5: CFCC’s Small Business Center holds a free seminar on “Intro to Social Media For Small Business: Facebook, LinkedIn & Pinterest Basics” 6-8:30 p.m. Click for more.

April 7: Kimberly Griffiths, senior solutions specialist for Adobe, speaks to the Cape Fear Women in Tech, formed in partnership with WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative and tekMountain. Griffiths’ talk and a following interactive small-group session focus on elements for creating and thriving in a technology career. The event is 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Click for more.

April 11: The 2016 International Trade Go Global Road Show, with individual meetings and lunch program, takes place at CFCC’s Union Station. The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina’s International Trade Division, which maintains seven overseas offices, helps companies by growing revenue through exporting. This year’s event includes representatives from Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Pre-registration is required. RSVP and info: Jen Vogelsberg, (919) 447-7778 or jen.vogelsberg@edpnc.com.

April 11: The Downtown Business Alliance of Wilmington meets at 6-7:30 p.m. at Waterline Brewing Co., 721 Surry Street. Click for more.

April 11: Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington hosts a talk on the startup and investor relationship, featuring David Gardner, a Raleigh-based angel investor and founder of CoFounders Capital, and Justin Miller, founder of WedPics.com. Merrill Mason, with Smith Anderson Law, moderates at the event, which starts at 4 p.m. at Ironclad Brewery. Click for more.

April 13: NPR political correspondent Don Gonyea visits Wilmington for WHQR’s fundraising lunch noon-1:30 p.m. at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside. Suggested donations are $100 or more per guest. Click for  more.

April 20: Port City Young Professionals holds its seven-year anniversary party and launch party for its mobile app 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Wilmington Downtown-Historic District. Click for more.

April 20: Ron Dermer, the eighteenth Israeli Ambassador to the United States, is the guest speaker at the United Jewish Appeal of Wilmington’s Annual Campaign Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Landfall. Reservations are required before April 12 and tickets are $50. For info, call Erica Heisman at (212) 284-6584. Reservations are required and must be made prior to April 12. Seating is limited.

April 20: CORE (Community of Recruiting Excellence) meets 11:45-1 p.m. at McAlister's Deli with guest speaker Mike Hunter from Pivot Coach Launching on LinkedIn tips for recruiting/hiring professionals. Click for more.

April 22: UNC-system President Margaret Spellings speaks at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce annual meeting 2-4 p.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center. She is slated to talk about her plans for the University of North Carolina system and other topics. Mitch Lamm also discusses the chamber’s 2016 focus areas. Click for more.

April 28: The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s BizMix networking event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Click for more.