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English to Serve as New Wilmington Chamber President & CEO
Monday, January 23, 2017
Charlotte Chamber Public Policy Chief Natalie English has accepted the position as president & CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. The announcement was made this morning at a news conference in Wilmington. Natalie will replace Interim President Dick Blouse effective March 6. “Natalie’s 30 years of experience monitoring legislative

Speak Up: Major League Soccer in Charlotte?
Friday, January 20, 2017
Mecklenburg County commissioners will hold a special meeting next Tuesday regarding a proposal for public investment in a Major League Soccer stadium. The public is invited to voice their positions on the proposal during the meeting. The potential public investment is needed as part of a bid to land an MLS team in Charlotte. The effort to bring a team here

Chamber Faces Series
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Kati Hynes, vice president of Economic Development, leads the Economic Development team. Reporting to Kati are Eileen Cai, vice president of Economic Development, Asian Sector and Sven Gerzer, vice president of Economic Development, European Sector. Q: What exactly are the functions of economic development? A: Our economic development team is dedicated

YobiFund launches the first Ubiquitous Equity Crowdfunding Platform
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Yobifund.com announces its recent qualification from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise capital from the general public to launch the first ubiquitous equity crowdfunding platform capable of supporting all three regulations of the Jumpstart Our Businesses Startups (JOBS) Act across real estate, startups and lending investment opportunities.

Location, location, location
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Charlotte benefits from its hub airport and central location to many amenities on the East Coast. But people are often surprised just how large a role the transportation and logistics industry plays in the Charlotte region’s economy. A few facts highlight this location-based industry’s importance: More than 137,000 people in the Charlotte

Chamber's New Economic Growth Plans
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The following is a message from Keva Walton, Chief Growth Officer Economic & Talent Development. Charlotte has been fortunate. We’ve enjoyed decades of positive economic impact and expansion. But, together, we can do even better. To that end, I’d like to introduce our new Economic Growth Plan to you. The Charlotte Chamber is the lead

Economic Outlook for 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017
What will be the single most influential issue impacting the Charlotte Region in the New Year? Sarah House, vice president and economist with Wells Fargo Securities, answered that question and more at Thursday’s Ballantyne Chapter luncheon. We asked her to share some of the main points from her presentation. Check out the slides here. Chamber: What

Fintech in the QC in Five Years
Thursday, January 5, 2017
What will the future of banking look like? From Big Data to Fintech and beyond, financial industry leaders in our region tackled the topic at the Charlotte Chamber's first Financial Services Summit Jan. 5. Richard Buttimer, Belk College of Business, moderated the discussion on FinTech. Panelists were Mike Duke, Chief Innovation Architect, Wells Fargo; Carl

How the Trump Administration Could Impact the Financial Services Sector
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The following story written by Deon Roberts was published in Thursday's Charlotte Observer. Video courtesy of the Charlotte Chamber. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to undo regulations affecting the financial services industry, but rolling back such rules could prove difficult, a top banking executive said at an industry event in Ballantyne

Generationally Driven Decisions
Thursday, January 5, 2017
With a growing talent gap, how is the financial services industry attracting talent? How is it aligning to various demographics and attracting customers? Coleman Lew CEO Shana Plott posed that question to panelists Claudette Parham, chief people officer, LendingTree and Chris Payton, global talent acquisition executive, Bank of America.

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