A program called Charlotte Marketplace will focus on how smaller businesses can learn techniques to use to capture more of the bigger business market.

This program focuses on technology related sales. It is slated for Aug. 27 at 4 PM at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Register online.

Panel members include John Brown from the Compass Group, Lending Tree’s Rick Steigler, Carol Perdue of Lowes, Jack Reck of National Gypsum, Ray Greer from Springs Industries and Martin Davis at Wachovia.

Networking for business contacts and a mini-trade show also will be offered featuring the sponsors.

The program is highlighted by a presentation from technology executives from several of Charlotte’s largest organizations explaining what they look for in vendors and what influences them in making buying decisions.

Charlotte Chamber: www.charlottechamber.com