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    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Covenant Presbyterian Church


    Hyong Yi is an assistant city manager for the City of Charlotte. From 2004 to 2014, he served as Mecklenburg County’s management and budget director, responsible for strategic planning, developing the County’s annual $1.4 billion operating budget and the capital budget.

    He received his master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in political science from the American University in Washington, D.C.

    Hyong Yi's mission is to help people hold onto what he lost: his soulmate Catherine Zanga, his wife of 15 years. Catherine died of ovarian cancer in 2014.

    To help strangers learn about their love, Hyong Yi handed out 100 love notes to honor his wife in uptown Charlotte.

    Soon the notes were put online, but now Yi is the author of '100 Love Notes' a book filled with the words along with artwork to help the reader experience their story of love and the moments he will forever cherish.

    "This right here is more than I imagined," Yi said as he held a copy of the book. "I just thought I would put some words out there and we'll get some people to draw some pictures and we'll put it together and we'll have a book. The love and attention that the artists gave to it, and the designer who actually put the book together and published it-- this book is more than I ever had in my imagination. I'm very pleased with how it turned out."

    Author Hyong Yi has spent his career working as a public servant in Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC.  He earned his degrees in political science and public administration from the American University.  He has two children, Anna and Alex, that he doesn't feel qualified to raise and lives in the Madison Park neighborhood.  He has a compelling story urging everyone to "live fiercely and love completely."

    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. 

    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.

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

    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.


    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.

    • 1 Dec 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Park 10 Lanes - 1700 Montford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28209

    Our winter Community Involvement opportunity marks the 17th consecutive year that BLOC has committed to adopt local families for the holidays and the 14th year that this effort has been anchored by our bowling event!

    Visit www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/bloc-n-bowl for more info. 


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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