"The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte opened in the summer of 2012 and as the Head of School my responsibility was to help market and create an awareness of the schools mission and vision for the Charlotte community. Without hesitation, I decided that the school would join the Charlotte Chamber. It was one of best administrative decisions I made.
The Charlotte Chamber has presented opportunities to meet great people, develop relationships, and help our school to grow, without spending an enormous amount of our marketing budget. I have been able to meet people who were interested in the school and were able to pass along to friends, family, community leaders, and business partners what The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte represents when educating boys. Networking at the Chamber events have opened doors to opportunities that included meeting senior executives, decision makers, and innovative thinkers that are looking for “outside” the box opportunities.
The Chamber membership has not only helped with meeting and networking, but my cost expenditures. For example, we have cut our cost in half by utilizing the saving plan that is set up with Office Depot. The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte utilizes Office Depot for large copying, supplies, paper, etc. and the savings assist with budgeting.
The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte and the Charlotte Chamber partnership is one that we will continue for years to come. I would suggest that if you are a member, that you attend as many functions and take advantage of meeting many of the Charlotte Chamber members. I believe that by us attending the events sponsored by the Charlotte Chamber, The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte has become in the fore front as a “foot print” for educational change in the Charlotte community and will allow The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte to be a known as an exceptional educational institution for young male scholars! "