A Conversation with Chamber Member Steve Gatter
Talks about ikigai. Steve Gatter is solopreneur. His clients are solopreneurs, startups, and people thinking about being a business. Steve's role is to help them think about the effort and figure out how to be efficient and effective. "As a one-person entity, we must get the most out of all resources, especially our time and our capital. And as fast as possible, acquire some clients."
May 18, 2022
A Conversation with Chamber Member Alison Alston and their fundraiser on May 12th at Sycamore Brewing.
We talked a little about real estate and about her fundraiser. From March 24th – June 4th, our small but mighty team’s goal is to raise $100,000 which will go directly to LLS in support of its longstanding goal: a world without blood cancers. We have a big day of fundraising planned on May 12th - our agent Sterling Rockwell is going to take over Sycamore Brewing hosting a day filled with music, vendors, food, philanthropy, and of course some of the city's best craft beer!
May 11, 2022
A Conversation with Chamber Member Jeffrey Green
A conversation with Jeffrey Green from CV Communications We are the industry's leading Consultant for Telecom, IT, and all Cloud-based Services. Based in Charlotte NC. Our objective is to provide the information needed from our carriers and providers so our customers can make an informed intelligent decisions regarding all of their telecommunication needs.
April 22, 2022
A conversation with Chamber member Lisa Stryker
Here's a little about Lisa, I coach high-functioning leaders to channel their overthinking into calm, confident, decisive action. I call it “underthinking it.” You’re a thoughtful, driven problem-solver who really cares. Channel that brainpower into more clear, decisive action and learn to leave work at work so you enjoy your downtime. Is it finally time to get out of your head and into YOUR life? Let's start by chatting about the possibilities. If you think you're too busy or won't be able to figure it out you're overthinking it and need help to break the spell! Is it finally time to take action? Let's start by chatting about the possibilities. Click Here for her Chamber Directory Page
April 13, 2022
Cryptocurrency - A conversation with Chamber member Steve Eanes
Confused about Cryptocurrency? It's money but not paper money and is typically not issued by a central authority. Cryptocurrencies typically use decentralized control as opposed to a central bank digital currency (CBDC). When implemented with decentralized control, each cryptocurrency works through distributed ledger technology, typically a blockchain, that serves as a public financial transaction database...What? After listening to our podcast, check out Steve's directory listing to contact him for more help.
April 07, 2022
Maitri “my tree” Meyer - Charlotte Area Chamber Member
Did some digging on the results of my membership in the Charlotte Area Chamber of Commerce to prepare for tomorrow’s podcast. Joined March 2020 as one of the first 25 members and renewed a year later Reason joined: Wanted to support the new chamber that was focused on supporting small businesses like mine. Of course, I wanted to meet new people, especially during Covid when virtual networking was the only option. This had an incredible online networking platform that made it so easy to interact with others. Reason renewed: Have become too busy to participate as much but I wanted to continue to support the group and be professionally affiliated with the organization for credibility in the marketplace. Estimated 300 new connections made based on entries into my CRM Have made numerous referrals and connections of chamber members to others and know that two have resulted in signed contracts. I’m an ongoing client of two chamber members: IT Consultant and a Bus Coach…ironically have never met either one in person only via video conferencing technology. I have served two chamber members as my clients, one is a long-term high revenue client that has referred me to a $75M company that has become a big client. My total investment in the chamber memberships, event registrations, and sponsorship fees has been $500 My total revenues from Chamber member clients is just under $10,000 to date (doesn’t include referrals to other organizations.) That’s a return of 1,900% in less than 2 years. That’s better than any market investment I’ve ever made. Have become personal friends and professional colleagues with several who have met through the Chamber. I’m sure there will be many positive partnerships for years to come! https://linktr.ee/ActuallyDone
March 23, 2022
Dr. Michael Estramonte - A Conversation about StarMed
As the founder and CEO of Starmount Healthcare and StarMed Healthcare, Mike provides the vision and mission for the company. As an entrepreneur, Mike continually takes on new challenges and opportunities that support company growth. His passion for underserved communities and access to affordable healthcare continue to resonate with and support his long term goals.
March 16, 2022
A Conversation with Michael Graff Editor of Axios Charlotte
In this episode, Michael Orzech COO of the Charlotte Area Chamber, and Dianne Chase, CEO/Founder of Chase Media, interview Michael Graff Editor of Axios Charlotte.
March 09, 2022
Public Policy Committee Meeting - A conversation with Congressman Budd
We talk about pro-business issues. Ted Budd represents North Carolina's 13th Congressional District and is serving his third term in the 117th United States Congress. Ted brings an outsider’s perspective to Washington, having never held elective office. When an opportunity presented itself after redistricting opened up North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District in 2016, Ted decided to run and bring a businessman’s outlook to our nation’s capital. Ted sits on the Financial Services Committee, where he uses his real world experience to roll back the restrictive regulations that strangle job creation in our country. Working at a young age on his family’s cattle and chicken farm and for their janitorial and landscaping business, Ted learned the importance of work ethic and common sense decision making. He brings his strong belief in God, family, and country to his job each and every day. Ted and his wife Amy Kate have three children and live in Davie County, NC. He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and a Masters of Theology and Educational Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary.
January 19, 2022
Public Policy Committee Meeting - A conversation with City Councilman Larken Egleston
If you have ever wanted to participate in a Smoke-Filled Backroom Political conversation this is your chance! (Note: The Vintage Whiskey & Cigar Bar has a world-class air filtration system and any and all cigar smoking will take place after the meeting) The Chamber’s Public Policy Committee will be hosting an informal, nonpartisan conversation with City Councilman Larken Egleston. Councilman Egleston will provide a synopsis of the major City Council decisions and events that happened this year. Including COVID Relief and Cares Act Spending Decisions, Charlotte’s new Development Plan, the successful efforts to recruit new companies to Charlotte, and other topics of interest. The Public Policy Committee is Local Politics for Non-Political People – this is a great place to learn, be social, and become engaged.
January 18, 2022
Public Policy Committee Meeting 1
Tuesday, Nov 2nd is election day for the six Mecklenburg Towns, and Wednesday, Nov. 3 rd is the unofficial start for the 2022 Election. Join us as we recap one election and forecast the next, with former political strategist Larry Shaheen. This will be a fun, informal, non-partisan look at elections, candidates, and voters in the Charlotte Area.
November 27, 2021