There is a good reason why so many entrepreneurs and business owners flock to the Queen City to reach their financial goals. In fact, Charlotte was recently ranked in the top 20 of the best places to live by U.S. News and was described as a “melting pot” where people come from all over to plant their roots and start their businesses.
This is hardly surprising to those who live in Charlotte. With so many networking opportunities and charity organizations, the Queen City prides itself on supporting the local community. Here are three business networking groups that stand out among the rest in Charlotte:
Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC)
BLOC is a group of professionals in the Charlotte area that strives to strengthen the local community by providing opportunities to both large and small businesses in Charlotte. The group consists of five chapters located all around Charlotte such as Ballantyne and Uptown.
Members of BLOC get the opportunity to attend monthly luncheons with their local chapter, networking after hours events, one-on-one member meetings, and the chance to give back to the community through several outreach events. These outreach events include their Charity Gold Tournament, which raised $14,000 for Patriots Path this year, and their upcoming Fall CIC event that will benefit Beds for Kids.
Business Sorority is a group of female entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals that aims to strengthen and promote women in business. Members can attend monthly luncheons to connect with others and gain helpful insight into what it takes for a woman to run a successful business in Charlotte. Other events that Business Sorority holds are their Business Book Club, workshops, and philanthropy efforts.
Business Sorority’s charity events are focused on raising funds for The Sandbox, a nonprofit organization that helps families with children who have cancer or other life altering illnesses. Any female professional in Charlotte should consider joining Business Sorority to network and give back to their local community.
Arrowood Business Association (ABA)
This nonprofit organization consists of members who have businesses located within the Arrowood area in Charlotte. Their purpose is to encourage like-minded business owners to help each other grow and improve the local community through charity efforts. Those who join ABA will get the opportunity to attend luncheons, networking events, and an annual golf tournament, and get advertising opportunities with local businesses, among other opportunities.
ABA’s involvement in charity is a key focus and the organization has helped raise funds for charities including Habitat For Humanity and Education Outreach. By joining ABA, members can get the chance to represent their community and further develop their advertising and marketing strategy for their business.
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Charlotte is a premiere location for small and large businesses alike to plant their roots. The networking opportunities in the Queen City simply can’t be beat and the charitable actions of local networking groups only reinforces how important community is to Charlotteans.
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