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Networking Week grows to build business contacts
Week draws Charlotte area professionals
 
Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016 7:41 pm
by Ashley Mahoney

COURTESY CARLOS DAVIS
Charlotte Networking Week brings business professionals together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carlos Davis wants to connect the Charlotte business community.


Founder of Stand & Deliver LLC, Davis and his team present the second annual Charlotte Networking Week (January 19, 21, 23).


“We noticed that there’s a week for everything,” said Davis. “One of the things that we did not see was [one] just for the Charlotte professional [sphere] as a whole—whether you’re an entrepreneur or in the non-profit sector, or even if you’re looking for work itself.”


Davis designed Charlotte Networking Week with the intent of bringing together the Charlotte business community. The events are free.
“We created a week of events that created opportunities for the Charlotte professionals to come out, but come away with not only some great contacts, but also some new resources and even some new thought processes that they could utilize to make themselves successful,” he said.  


Centered around three events, Networking Week features “The Morning Exchange: A Networking and Knowledge Event” (January 19); “Connecting the Dots Professional Connections Luncheon” (January 21) and “The Move and Shake Experience, A Professional Development Expo” (January 23).


“We implemented a Morning Exchange, which is our business panel where attendees will learn from people from different industries,” Davis explained. “We have our Connecting the Dots Professional Connections Luncheon, where our attendees can connect with our vendors [and] our sponsors—learn about what they do for the community and how they can connect with them. We end the week with a Professional Development Expo where all of our vendors are focused on improving one’s professional image, one’s professional skills.”  


For those who cannot attend, Davis and his team aim to create an encouraging atmosphere that transcends into everyday life and not just a fixed setting.


“One of the things that I’m so humbled by dealing with our events is that when people attend they get the vibe, and they feel the movement of ‘hey, let me connect this person that I just met with someone that they don’t even know who’s not even here,” Davis said. “Connections get made. Collaborations start happening. It’s just so interesting how people aren’t on their phones or their computers making these types of connections, they’re actually in an environment where personal connections are encouraged, but also made to where people are actually getting what it is they need.”


For more information: www.CharlotteNetworkingWeek.com

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