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A Message to our Members from the Chamber’s President and SVP of Diversity and Inclusion.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

On the Record
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Charlotte Chamber supports expanding protections in Charlotte and North Carolina for the LGBT community. The Charlotte Chamber rejects discrimination in any form. We have strongly recommended to House Speaker Tim Moore and President Pro Tem Phil Berger that the legislature permit cities in North Carolina, like Charlotte, the right to pass ordinances

Charlotte Chamber Letter to N.C. General Assembly Leadership
Thursday, May 26, 2016
May 23, 2016 Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger N.C. Senate 16 W. Jones Street, Room 2007 Raleigh, NC 27601-2808 Speaker of the House Tim Moore N.C. House of Representatives 16 W. Jones Street, Room 2304 Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 Gentlemen: Our purpose in writing this letter is to express our strong recommendation that you permit cities in

Call to Action!
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Contact your local and state elected officials about this critically important issue! Make your voice heard now. Governor of North Carolina Pat McCrory: www.governor.state.nc.us; 919.733.5811 State House Legislative Delegation Becky Carney: Becky.Carney@ncleg.net; 919.733.5827; 704.332.1893 Beverly M. Earle: Beverly.Earle@ncleg.net; 919.715.2530;

Charlotte Chamber Press Conference Regarding HB2
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Charlotte Chamber is clearly focused on expanding protections in Charlotte and North Carolina for the LGBT community. We take great offense at the suggestion that we support discrimination of any sort. Our position was approved by a 24 – 0 vote of our Executive Committee with one abstention. The volunteer leadership group is a diverse

Charlotte Chamber Disputes Anti LGBT Label
Monday, May 23, 2016
The Charlotte Chamber is clearly focused on trying to expand protections in Charlotte and North Carolina for the LGBT community. Others may disagree with our approach but we take great offense at the suggestion that we support discrimination of any sort. Our position was approved by a 24 – 0 vote of our Executive Committee with one abstention.

HB2: Charlotte City Council's Opportunity
Sunday, May 22, 2016
The letter below was shared with Mayor Jennifer Roberts, members of the Charlotte City Council and the City Manager prior to its being published online by the Charlotte Observer May 22. As The Charlotte City Council considers action regarding non-discrimination policies, some will argue that no deal is a good one. The chamber agrees that the only

U.S. Census Bureau: Charlotte keeps growing
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The city of Charlotte maintained its position as the 17th largest city in the nation, adding 17,695 people for a total population 827,097, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. The city’s 2.19% annual growth rate between 2014 and 2015 makes it the 6th fastest growing among the nation’s 50 largest cities and the 4th

Craft Brew Expert and Author Weighs in on Burgeoning Hops Scene and More
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Dave Selden’s small brown books are designed to fit in the front or back pocket of your jeans. Thinner than most mobile phones, the nifty journals were created to carry around with you. The idea being to have one handy when you need it most: sampling a new beer, wine or other consumable (and oftentimes trendy) product. We caught up Selden at a recent

Sell Like An Interrogator – The Disciplined Listening Sales Method Webinar Series
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Everyone Sells – Certified Forensic Interviewers (CFI’s) sell the truth. Success in sales is often a direct result of our ability to connect with prospective clients, create an opportunity to demonstrate value and establish a relationship. This process has become increasingly difficult as many prospective clients have become weary of the

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