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Upcoming Events

March 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Ballantyne Chapter is proud to partner with the South Charlotte Partners for their inaugural
March 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Power of Women Meetup: How Women Can Overcome Cultural Conflict - The Silent Killer of Great
March 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Development Bus Tour of the North Corridor Join the North Chapter for their first program of the

Featured Events

Labeled as one of Charlotte’s largest business-to-business tradeshows, more than 1,000 people attend annually. Hosted by the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance and CRVA Partners in Tourism, expect over 160 exhibitors. A complimentary networking reception is included.
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This year attendees will hear from the Health Care CEOs and industry leaders unveiling the latest breakthroughs, addressing controversial issues head-on and turning the healthcare system's challenges into new opportunities. The Health Care Summit is where you hear breaking news first.
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Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast and one of the most comprehensive, not-for-profit systems in the country. Our system includes more than 7,600 licensed beds, employs nearly 60,000 people and accounts for almost 12 million patient interactions each year.
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Our purpose is clear. We are here to make the financial lives of those who do business with us better. Better by listening to our customers and clients, and connecting them to the financial solutions they need. And, better by connecting across our company to deliver those solutions. Over the past three years, we've strengthened our foundation and now have record level capital and liquidity. We've put behind us many of the issues that arose as a result of the economic downturn and were obscuring the promise and potential of our company. And, we've narrowed our focus to concentrate on the businesses and services that matter most to the three customer groups we serve - people, companies and institutional investors.
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Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is the home of Modern. Southern. Style. with 293 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Belk is a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York. Belk and offer a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home.
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Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is the country’s largest specialty health plan, insuring more than 850,000 North Carolinians with complex needs. We have led the way in developing services, processes and solutions that improve the lives of our members and their families.
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Founded in 1993, CBI has grown into the premier interior solutions provider that offers workplace strategy and furniture solutions to a wide range of clients. David Longo and his business partner, Bob Flynn, opened the first CBI location in Charlotte, NC. Since then, the company has rapidly grown throughout the Southeast with 10 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. We are the exclusive Knoll dealer in the southeast and partner with DIRTT Environmental Solutions to provide our clients with designer office and industry-specific furniture that meets their interior solutions needs.
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As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group North America is a family of companies building experiences for all of our customers. We serve award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more. In addition, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art self-service and office coffee solutions.
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We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida - and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.
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Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 59 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.
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We help you get the best deal possible on your loans, period. By giving consumers multiple offers from several lenders in a matter of minutes, we make comparison shopping easy. And we all know-when lenders compete for your business, you win!
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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,370 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects.
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We are an integrated system of physician practices, hospitals, outpatient centers, and more - each element committed to delivering a remarkable healthcare experience for you and your family. With world-class technology, personal connections, and care that's easier to access and understand, Novant Health is with you every step of the way on your journey to health and wellness.
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On Oct. 3, 2016, Duke Energy acquired Piedmont Natural Gas, which operates as a business unit of the company. The transaction adds Piedmont's 1 million natural gas customers to Duke Energy's existing customer base of 525,000 natural gas customers and 7.4 million electric customers.
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Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. Our mission is simple: To improve the health of communities. As an industry leader, Premier has created one of the most comprehensive databases of actionable data, clinical best practices and efficiency improvement strategies.
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At Sealed Air, our goal is to protect a growing world with sustainable solutions that improve food safety and security. Helping create a cleaner, healthier environment and safeguarding your business against damage and loss. We don't just sell products. Instead, we are a knowledge-based provider backed by thousands of scientists, engineers, equipment, application and industry experts, and state-of-the-art laboratories dedicated to delivering tailored solutions for our customers.
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We are financially strong with more than $300 million in sales annually, an additional $85 million in managed services and more than 20 years of consistent growth and profitability. We have depth and size. We are ranked 17th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report and have a database of more than 500,000 resources with industry specific knowledge across all IT disciplines.
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UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.
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We believe in our vision and values just as strongly today as we did the first time we put them on paper more than 20 years ago. Staying true to them will guide us toward continued growth and success for decades to come. As you read more about our vision and values, you will learn about who we are, where we're headed and how every Wells Fargo team member can help us get there. Our values should guide every conversation, decision, and interaction. Our values should anchor every product and service we provide and every channel we operate.
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With united vision and bold action, we will create the most vibrant, innovative and healthy economy in the nation.


We enthusiastically collaborate to promote and advance the Charlotte region, creating opportunity, economic growth and prosperity for all.


Targeted Industries

With a metropolitan area of more than 1.5 million people and 25 colleges and universities, Charlotte has the human and intellectual capital to fuel the future economy. The Industries being targeted to fill Charlotte's future employment needs include:


Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing in the Region

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Health Care

Charlotte - A National Health Care Center

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Information Technology

Analytics & Technology in Charlotte

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Financial Services/

Finance Technology in Charlotte

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Logistics and Distribution

Transportation &

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