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    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Raintree Country Club

    Our fall Community Involvement opportunity will be our 14th Annual BLOC Charity Golf Classic presented by Advocare on Tuesday, September 25th at Raintree Country Club.

    We will be raising money for the Kilah Davenport Foundation and helping to make a difference in the Charlotte community. Come on out and play, become a sponsor - or do both - and give back to a great cause in the process!

    For sponsorship information and opportunities click the link below:

    BLOC-Golf-2018_SponsorshipOpportunities.pdf

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Sycamore Brewing
    Register


    Join us as we take the BLOC After Hours on the road in 2018!!

    Network with other business professionals while enjoying and sampling some of Charlotte's Best Local Craft Breweries. We will make a total of 4 stops, going to a local brewery and then back to our normal location at Slate Billiards in between stops. (see schedule below for breakdown)

    This is Charlotte's best networking event for professionals who build business through relationships. As BLOC's signature event, the After Hours brings together the members from all of the FIVE chapters and their guests. EVERYONE is welcome to attend this event! The event begins promptly at 5:30 and lasts until 7:30.

    The fourth and final stop on our Tour is Wednesday, September 26th at Sycamore Brewing in Charlotte's Southend, sponsored by Carolina Office Solutions.

    Our aim at Sycamore Brewing is simple: use the freshest ingredients possible and brew all-natural, extraordinarily tasty craft beer. We have proud roots in Charlotte, North Carolina, and after humbly perfecting some of our favorite recipes over the last decade, we are incredibly excited to share them with you.

    EVENT SPECIFICS:

    Date: September 26th, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM -7:30 PM

    Location: Sycamore Brewing | 2161 Hawkins St., 28203

    Cost: $5.00 for non-members, payable at the door.


    • 8 Oct 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Pita Kabob - 131 E John Street Matthews, NC 28105
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    BLOC-Matthews meets the 2nd Monday of each month at Pita Kabob.

    These monthly luncheon meetings are for members and prospective members, where attendees can socialize and share a variety of professional and personal updates.


    Start time is 11:45am, but members get there early for networking purposes and the meeting ends at 1:00pm promptly. This is a meeting for the MEMBERSHIP and their guests only.  This gathering occurs once a month and is a great opportunity for BLOC-Matthews members to catch up with one another.


    BLOC- Matthews Lunch instructions and overview:

    • Our luncheon is located in a private section just for our group. 

    • Please arrive by 11:45 AM to Network. We begin promptly at 12 Noon and end by 1:00 PM. We will begin the meeting promptly at noon and discuss BLOC, BLOC Business, Upcoming BLOC Events and have an opportunity to discuss each of our businesses with the group.

    • Introduce yourself to the door attendant and sign in if you are a member and grab your name badge.

    • If you are a guest, please sign in the guest section with your information and fill out a name tag sticker. Make sure to introduce yourself to the Directors and the Chapter Membership Committee Representative (CMCR) so we know you are there and what industry you represent.

    • Our lunch is served off the menu and runs about $10 -$15. 
    • If you have any general questions, please reach out the the Chapter Directors; if you have any Membership questions, please reach out to the CMCR.

    Looking forward to seeing you at PITA KABOB!


    • 9 Oct 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Brio Tuscan Grille - 4720 Piedmont Row Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210
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    BLOC-SouthPark meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Brio Tuscan Grille.

    These monthly luncheon meetings are for members and prospective members, where attendees can socialize and share a variety of professional and personal updates.


    Start time is 11:45am, but members get there early for networking purposes and the meeting ends at 1:00pm promptly. This is a meeting for the MEMBERSHIP and their guests only.  This gathering occurs once a month and is a great opportunity for BLOC-SouthPark members to catch up with one another.


    Lunch instructions; please arrive by 11:45 AM to Network. We begin promptly at 12 Noon and end by 1:00 PM. Brio offers Complimentary (Free) Valet Parking at the front door in the Traffic Circle (Roundabout). 

    Please come inside, past the host stand to the back of the restaurant, we have a private room sectioned out just for us. 

    Introduce yourself to the door attendant and sign in if you are a member and grab your name badge. If you are a guest, please fill out the guest section with your information and fill out a name tag sticker. Make sure to introduce yourself to the Directors and the Chapter Membership Committee Representative (CMCR) so we know you are there and what industry you represent. 

    Brio presents us a limited menu of five options. Please let the Server know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions that our limited menu cannot accommodate as stated. Circle the dish you want on the printed menu, write your name and your drink choice, lay your cash or credit card on it and set it near your seat so the Server can collect and send the orders to the kitchen by 12. 

    We will begin the meeting promptly at noon and discuss BLOC, BLOC Business, Upcoming BLOC Events and have an opportunity to discuss each of our businesses with the group. 

    If you have any general questions, please reach out the the Chapter Directors, if you have any Membership questions, please reach out to the CMCR.

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Gallery Restaurant in The Ballantyne Resort
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    BLOC-Ballantyne meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  This month they will meet at The Gallery Restaurant within The Ballantyne Resort. Park near the golf side of the building which is on the Ballantyne Commons side.  

    These monthly luncheon meetings are for members and prospective members, where attendees can socialize and share a variety of professional and personal updates.


    Start time is 11:45am, but members get there early for networking purposes and the meeting ends at 1:00pm promptly. This is a meeting for the MEMBERSHIP and their guests only.  This gathering occurs once a month and is a great opportunity for BLOC-Ballantyne members to catch up with one another.

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    BLOC- Ballantyne Lunch instructions and overview:

    • Please arrive by 11:45 AM to Network. We begin promptly at 12 Noon and end by 1:00 PM. We will discuss BLOC, BLOC Business, Upcoming BLOC Events and have an opportunity to discuss each of our businesses with the group.

    • Introduce yourself to the door attendant and sign in if you are a member and grab your name badge.

    • If you are a guest, please sign in the guest section with your information and fill out a name tag sticker. Make sure to introduce yourself to the Directors and the Chapter Membership Committee Representative (CMCR) so we know you are there and what industry you represent.

    • Our lunch will be buffet style. 
    • If you have any general questions, please reach out the the Chapter Directors; if you have any Membership questions, please reach out to the CMCR.

    Looking forward to seeing you at FAMOUS TOASTERY!

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dresslers
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    BLOC-Uptown meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at  at Dresslers in The Metropolitan, located at the corner of Kings Dr. and Charlottetown Ave.

    These monthly luncheon meetings are for members and prospective members, where attendees can socialize and share a variety of professional and personal updates.


    Start time is 11:45am, but members arrive early for networking purposes and we will wrap up at 1:00pm promptly. This is a meeting for the MEMBERSHIP and their guests only.  This gathering occurs once a month and is a great opportunity for BLOC-Uptown members to catch up with one another.

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    BLOC- Uptown Lunch instructions and overview:

    • Our luncheon is located in the Private dining area of Dresslers just for our group. Once you come in the front door, please walk around the bar to the back dining area and then proceed down the back hallway to the private dining room.

    • Please arrive by 11:45 AM to Network. We begin promptly at 12 Noon and end by 1:00 PM. We will begin the meeting promptly at noon and discuss BLOC, BLOC Business, Upcoming BLOC Events and have an opportunity to discuss each of our businesses with the group.

    • Introduce yourself to the door attendant and sign in if you are a member and grab your name badge.

    • If you are a guest, please sign in the guest section with your information and fill out a name tag sticker. Make sure to introduce yourself to the Directors and the Chapter Membership Committee Representative (CMCR) so we know you are there and what industry you represent.

    • Our lunch will be a choice of a grilled chicken salad or a rotating entree item, which will cost $20. We begin having members make their selections upon arrival, so if you plan to eat, please put your order in and drop your Credit/Debit card in the glass pitcher on the sign in table and they will run the cards while we have our meeting. At the end of the meeting, your card will be available to pick up and sign. Please don't forget to grab your card before you leave!
    • If you have any general questions, please reach out the the Chapter Directors; if you have any Membership questions, please reach out to the CMCR.

    Looking forward to seeing you at DRESSLERS!

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fox and the Hound, 8711 Lindholm Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078 (in Birkdale Village)
    Register

    BLOC-North meets the 2nd Friday of each month at Fox & The Hound in Birkdale Village/Huntersville.

    These monthly luncheon meetings are for members and prospective members, where attendees can socialize and share a variety of professional and personal updates.


    Start time is 11:45am, but members get there early for networking purposes and the meeting ends at 1:00pm promptly. This is a meeting for the MEMBERSHIP and their guests only.  This gathering occurs once a month and is a great opportunity for BLOC-North members to catch up with one another.

    BLOC- North Lunch instructions and overview:

    • Our luncheon is located in the BACKROOM of Fox & Hound and is a private section just for our group. Once you come in the front door, please walk around the bar to the back dining area.

    • Please arrive by 11:45 AM to Network. We begin promptly at 12 Noon and end by 1:00 PM. We will begin the meeting promptly at noon and discuss BLOC, BLOC Business, Upcoming BLOC Events and have an opportunity to discuss each of our businesses with the group.

    • Introduce yourself to the door attendant and sign in if you are a member and grab your name badge.

    • If you are a guest, please sign in the guest section with your information and fill out a name tag sticker. Make sure to introduce yourself to the Directors and the Chapter Membership Committee Representative (CMCR) so we know you are there and what industry you represent.

    • Our lunch is served off the menu and runs about $12 -$15. 
    • If you have any general questions, please reach out the the Chapter Directors; if you have any Membership questions, please reach out to the CMCR.

    Looking forward to seeing you at FOX & THE HOUND!


    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Covenant Presbyterian Church
    Register

    TUESDAY TOPICS OCTOBER: CLARKE ALLEN BS, DMP; Founder & Owner of the Clarke Allen Group

    Clarke is the founder and owner of the Clarke Allen Group, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. His entrepreneurial spirit and restless creativity propelled Clarke to open several businesses, becoming one of the most respected event design and production companies on the east coast. Clarke is known for his ability to build client relationships and vendor partnerships.

    Clarke was recognized early for his ability to sell an entire experience instead of merely a hotel room. Knowing little about starting a business, his strong passion and grit led him to founding a series of businesses over the last 21 years. In 2000 Clarke decided to co-locate his two companies, Charlotte Arrangements and Creatrix and decided to develop an old warehouse in the NoDa neighborhood. In 2005 after purchasing an additional 3 acres he designed and build CenterStage@NoDa. In 2013, Clarke pulled all his companies together under the flagship Clarke Allen®, an award winning, multi-million dollar company producing over 250 programs each year. His impressive reputation has attracted clients such as the Carolina Panthers, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Samaritan’s Feet International, Preston Bailey, David Tutera, Will Ferrell, the Steve Smith Family Foundation, the late Dr. Maya Angelou, and Oprah Winfrey.

    Clarke is the author of The Inevitable Box: A Quest for Significance, which details his road to self awareness and enhanced emotional intelligence learned while facing the lowest moment of his life and then fighting to overcome traits that affected him personally and professionally. The goal in writing this book is to challenge readers to reach beyond boundaries of their comfort zone as it compels people to confront the fears keeping you from experiencing the destiny that is inevitable in everyone’s lives.

    Clarke has been speaking to corporations, organizations and industry partners for the past 16 years sharing his proven method of personal change management and his knowledge of the event industry. His areas of interest are: leadership development, change management and methodology, people management, emotional intelligence, convention and meeting event development, creativity and design, event creation and the stakeholders.

    When Clarke is not planning jaw-dropping events and unparalleled experiences, you can find him at home cooking up a gourmet meal, checking out the local breweries in Charlotte, working out, or finding his Zen in yoga class. As always, the driving force and source of inspiration behind all he does are his two sons, Carson and Cooper.

    Please join your friends from the Business Leaders of Charlotte on the third Tuesday of every month minus December and a short summer hiatus. You will enjoy local leaders of the Charlotte community and have the opportunity to ask direct questions. Past speakers have included Peter Gorman, Anthony Foxx, Jennifer Roberts, Chief Monroe, Chief Putney, Sue Myrick, Danny Morrison, and Sheriff Carmichael. 

    OUR LOCATION: 
    Covenant Presbyterian Church 
    1000 East Morehead Street 
    Charlotte, NC 28204


    Come network, eat lunch and then listen to one of Charlotte's people of impact.

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Slate Billiards, 200 E. Bland St., 28203
    Register



    Please join your friends from BLOC the last Wednesday of each month.

    This is Charlotte's best networking event for professionals who build business through relationships. This is BLOC's signature event and brings together the members from all of the FIVE chapters as well as their guests. EVERYONE is welcome to attend this event!

    The event begins promptly at 5:30 and lasts until 7:30 and occurs on the last Wednesday of each month at Slate Billiards - complimentary for members and there is a nominal charge for non-members.

    EVENT SPECIFICS:

    Date: October 24th, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM -7:30 PM

    Location: Slate Billiards, 200 E. Bland St., 28203

    Cost: $5.00 for non-members, payable at the door.



    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Slate Billiards, 200 E. Bland St., 28203
    Register


    Please join your friends from BLOC the last Wednesday of each month

    This is Charlotte's best networking event for professionals who build business through relationships. This is BLOC's signature event and brings together the members from all of the FIVE chapters as well as their guests. EVERYONE is welcome to attend this event!

    The event begins promptly at 5:30 and lasts until 7:30 and occurs on the last Wednesday of each month at Slate Billiards - complimentary for members and there is a nominal charge for non-members.

    EVENT SPECIFICS:

    Date: November 28th, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM -7:30 PM

    Location: Slate Billiards, 200 E. Bland St., 28203

    Cost: $5.00 for non-members, payable at the door.



CONTACT US


Kyle Donaghy, President  |  kyle@johnstreetgraphics.com  |  704-537-2001

Joe Sherrill , Membership Committee Co-Chair  |  joe@structuralrepair.net

Lauren Borchert, BLOC Administrator  |  admin@businessleadersofcharlotte.com 

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