Business Leaders of Charlotte News https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/ Business Leaders of Charlotte blog posts Business Leaders of Charlotte Wild Apricot - membership management software and more en Mon, 13 Dec 2021 13:35:06 GMT Mon, 13 Dec 2021 13:35:06 GMT Tue, 29 Dec 2020 16:43:31 GMT BLOC Donates $18,600 to the Children's Home Society of NC <p><img src="https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/resources/Pictures/132108294_10158620128793400_4784998276362623334_n.jpg" alt="" title="" border="7" width="133.5" height="178" align="left" style="border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p>BLOC raised $18,600 for the Children's Home Society of NC at the 2020 BLOC n Bowl event.&nbsp; A huge thanks goes to the 7 teams that raised these funds and bowled at the event.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><font face="inherit">It's a wonderful testiment to BLOCs ability to come together for a cause even when times are at their hardest. <font face="inherit"><img height="16" width="16" alt=" " src="https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/tfe/1/16/1f44f.png"></font></font></p> <p><font face="inherit">Special shout-out to Team Pinnin' Ain't Easy for winning BOTH Top Bowling Team and Top Fundraising Team! <font face="inherit"><img height="16" width="16" alt=" " src="https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/tbe/1/16/1f3c6.png"></font><font face="inherit"><img height="16" width="16" alt=" " src="https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/tbe/1/16/1f3c6.png"></font></font></p> <p><font face="inherit">Team PK Pinknockers came in second for fundraising <font face="inherit"><img height="16" width="16" alt=" " src="https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t15/1/16/1f948.png"></font>and Team Big Delicious finished third in fundraising. <font face="inherit"><img height="16" width="16" alt=" " src="https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t96/1/16/1f949.png"></font></font></p> <p>Check out the pictures from the event <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/26491089719/permalink/10158766970374720/" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/9490149 https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/9490149 Lauren Borchert Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:21:18 GMT BLOC Receives Nomination for the Gloria M Williams Award <p><img src="https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/resources/Pictures/Nomination-02.jpg" alt="" title="" border="7" align="left" style="border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Gloria M. Williams is one of three Individuals whose commitment and outstanding service was recognized posthumously with an award being named in her honor by the Board of Directors of the <strong>North Carolina Community Action Association</strong>&nbsp;in 2001.The <em>Gloria M. Williams Award</em> is presented annually to a corporation, foundation, or other valuable partner that has advanced the cause of the North Carolina Community Action Association or one of its members. The award focuses on substantial financial, volunteer or political support.</p> <p>BLOC was presented with this nomination during the April After Hours event and on May 10th will be awarded this honor for 2018 by the North Carolina Community Action Association. Members of the BLOC Executive Council will be on hand to receive the award in Asheville, NC.&nbsp;</p> <p>BLOC is honored to receive such an honor and grateful to the members of the organization for being committed to strengthening our community. Please read the nomination letter below.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><img src="https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/resources/Pictures/Nomination.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0"><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/6121404 https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/6121404 Lauren Borchert Mon, 01 Jan 2018 16:46:53 GMT BLOC RAISES $33,330 during 13th Annual Holiday Fundraiser <p><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) has raised $33,330 during it’s 13<sup>th</sup> Annual BLOC N BOWL event.&nbsp;&nbsp; Just as previous years, BLOC raised money for local families in need during the holiday season. &nbsp;&nbsp;Over 100 bowlers participated in the event, and contributed to this record raising event that took place on December 2<sup>nd</sup>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.carolinaofficesolutions.com/" target="_blank">Carolina Office Solutions</a>, whose company specializes in quality new and used office furniture in Charlotte, became the first Title sponsor of the event.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Following the lead of Carolina Office Solutions,&nbsp; 4 other Local Charlotte Companies sponsored the event in various capacities.&nbsp;&nbsp; BLOC would like to thank all the BLOC N BOWL sponsors: &nbsp;<a href="http://www.advocaremark.com/" target="_blank">AdvoCare</a>, <a href="https://www.structuralrepair.net/" target="_blank">Sherrill Structural Repairs</a>, <a href="http://www.bestintech.com/" target="_blank">Best Integration Technologies, INC. (Best In Tech)</a>, <a href="http://www.cogginlaw.com/" target="_blank">Coggin Law</a>, and Carolina Office Solutions for making this year’s event the best yet!&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">On December 16<sup>th</sup>, Bloc members and families delivered gifts and a $250 gift card to each of the 15 sponsored families.&nbsp;&nbsp; This year BLOC was also able to also cut a check to Charlotte Area Fund for $13,771.63 from the remaining funds of the event.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.charlotteareafund.org/"><em><span style="background-color: white;">Charlotte Area Fund, Inc. (CAF)</span></em></a><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1963 “<em>to do such things as are necessary or desirable for advancing the general welfare of the people in the area of Charlotte, NC, or for educational, scientific or charitable purposes in such area</em>”.</span></font></p> <p><span style="background-color: white;"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">With this event and the golf tournament held on May 9<sup>th</sup>, Bloc was able to contribute over $50,000 to the Charlotte Community.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</font></span></p> https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/5738457 https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/5738457 Lauren Borchert Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:03:42 GMT BLOC Raises $21,800 for Turning Point! <p>Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) held its 13<sup>th</sup> Annual Golf Tournament, presented by Mass Mutual of the Carolina's, at Raintree Country Club on May 9<sup>th</sup>, 2017.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;This was the organizations spring community involvement event, which raised $21,800 for Turning Point.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="background-color: white;"><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif">Turning Point, the only domestic violence program in Union County, has been in existence since 1985 offering support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence.&nbsp; In early 1986, a crisis hot line was established. Later that year, the program was expanded to include support groups.&nbsp; These groups offered a safe atmosphere where victims of domestic violence could express their feelings and learn about the dynamics of domestic violence.&nbsp; Turning Point’s vision is that all people will have safe and healthy relationships, free from domestic abuse, sexual assault, and child abuse in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.&nbsp;&nbsp; Turning Point exists to end domestic abuse, sexual assault, and child abuse through safe shelter, advocacy, prevention, and social change.</font></span></p> <p>“Both as the Golf Tournament Director and a member of the Turning Point Board of Directors, my deepest thank you to each of you and all of BLOC Nation for the impact you have made on an organization that is doing really valuable and difficult work on a daily basis.....the money IS having a VERY positive impact!”</p> <p>Scott Babbidge, BLOC Ballantyne Co-Director</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Turning Point Board Member</p> <p><em><span style="background-color: white;"><font color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, sans-serif">Members of the community who would like to join BLOC or contribute to future charity fundraising events can reach out to LOC directly at <a href="https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/"><font color="#F08C36">www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com</font></a></font></span></em></p> <p><br></p> https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/5272235 https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/5272235 Lauren Borchert Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMT BLOC will be a vendor at BizCon Charlotte <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Get Ready to Connect, Learn and Succeed at BizCon Charlotte presented by RMS Tech Spa.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Please join us at NOAH’s Event Venue on Thursday, May 4th for a unique business event that promises to provide some helpful tools and information for business professional. You won’t want to miss the dynamic keynote speaker Graham Weihmiller, the Chairman &amp; CEO at BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Connect with other business colleagues over breakfast, lunch and/or our After Hours and grow your network. Attendees can pick and choose which sessions are relevant to their interests and selectively attend the sessions that interest them. With topics focused on businesses in different growth points, this event is truly open to businesses of any size!</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><u>EVENT DETAILS</u></strong></font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>2017 BizCon Charlotte presented by RMS Tech Spa<br></strong>Thursday, May 4th 2017<br> NOAH’s Event Venue | 2421 Yorkmont Road<br> Registration starts at 7:30am<br> Keynote Speaker presented by Sodoma Law: Graham Weihmiller, CEO BNI Global Support Team&nbsp;<br> <a href="https://bizconcharlotte.com/attendee-information/"><font color="#F08C36">https://bizconcharlotte.com/attendee-information/</font></a></font></p> https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/4642297 https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/4642297 Lauren Borchert Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:36:13 GMT BLOC Raises Over $28,000 This Holiday Season For Local Families In Need <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Charlotte, NC. (December 15, 2016) — Charlotte, NC, Networking Group, Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) has raised $28,121.97 for local families in need this holiday season. BLOC Members will distribute the proceeds of the 12th Annual Holiday Fundraiser&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news-events/featured-event.cfm"><font color="#F08C36"><u>BLOC n’ Bowl</u></font></a>&nbsp;directly to local families in need this Saturday, December 17, 2016. Each family will receive approximately $750 dollars in gifts, $250 Walmart Gift Card (purchased by BLOC), and a $250 Food Lion Gift Card (Donated by Food Lion). Additionally, BLOC Will Donate $12,109.02 to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bedsforkids.org/how-we-serve"><font color="#F08C36"><u>Beds for Kids this Holiday Season</u></font></a>&nbsp;with the excess proceeds from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news-events/featured-event.cfm"><font color="#F08C36"><u>BLOC n’ Bowl.</u></font></a></font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">This holiday season is the 15th consecutive year that Business Leaders of Charlotte has committed to adopt local families for the holidays and the 12th year that this effort has been anchored by BLOC n’ Bowl! Over the years, BLOC has been able to provide needs and wishes to families in need along with a holiday meal and groceries.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em>“It’s truly rewarding to see the results of our collaborative eff</em><em>orts&nbsp;</em><em>go directly into the hands of local families in need. Our members raise the funds, buy the presents, and&nbsp;</em><em>then personally</em><em>deliver to the families in need.”</em></font></p> <ul> <li>Erika Erlenbach , BLOC PRESIDENT, ATTORNEY&nbsp;<a href="http://mcintoshlawfirm.com/our-attorneys/erika-erlenbach/"><font color="#F08C36"><u>MCINTOSH LAW FIRM</u></font></a></li> </ul> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">For six weeks leading up to BLOC 'n Bowl, teams from all 5 local chapters (Uptown, Ballantyne, North, SouthPark, and Matthews). solicited pledges from friends, family, and colleagues willing to give to those less fortunate so that BLOC members could continue to adopt local families in need. In addition to fundraising, BLOC members volunteer to shop for the families wish list items and deliver gifts directly to the families.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em>“ This is by far one of the most important things we do for our community every year. It’s amazing to see the gratitude of the families we serve. Getting to meet with them personally and see how much it means to both the parents and the children, inspires us to deliver bigger fundraising goals. You can’t help but to want to do more for local families after you’ve gone to deliver the presents.”</em></font></p> <ul> <li>Scott Donaghy, BLOC Executive Council, Owner,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bestintech.com/"><font color="#F08C36"><u>Best In Tech</u></font></a></li> </ul> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Members of the community who would like to join BLOC or contribute to BLOC charity fundraising events can reach out to BLOC directly via the website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/"><font color="#F08C36"><u>www.</u><u>businessleadersofcharlotte</u><u>.com</u></font></a></font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">________</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="http://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/about-us.cfm"><font color="#F08C36"><u>Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC)&nbsp;</u></font></a>is an alliance of professionals that provides opportunities to build business, grow friendships, and strengthen our community.</font></p> https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/4642298 https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/4642298 Lauren Borchert Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:37:37 GMT BLOC Raises $17,215 for Mitchell's Fund! <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">BLOC held its 12th annual Golf Tournament on June 6th at Raintree Country Club. The tournament was a huge success! We raised over $17,000 for Mitchell's Fund.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Meg McElwain and Frank Turner, III, established The Mitchell Bays Turner Pediatric Fund in 2012 in honor of their son, Mitchell, who was diagnosed when he was 3 months old with a rare form of Infant Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. “Mitchie,” as he was affectionately called, died just weeks after his second birthday from liver and kidney failure caused by the chemotherapy and antibiotic medications he took to fight the disease.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Cancer is a big disease for children to have to fight. It was too big for Mitchell.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Mitchell’s Fund serves as a way to support families in need that are facing challenging pediatric diagnoses and helps address the need for education and advocacy to the community at large on what these families face and how to support them.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#8A8A8A" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em>Business Leaders of Charlotte is an alliance of professionals that provide opportunities to build business, grow friendships, and strengthen our community. The BLOC member network helps both large and small companies located in Charlotte and the surrounding communities. The BLOC membership is a diverse make-up of professionals where each member is guaranteed industry exclusivity. BLOC provides a variety of member benefits. Whether you want to give back to the community, are interested in business networking or just want to socialize and meet new people, BLOC provides an opportunity to get involved. For more information about BLOC please visit our website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/"><font color="#F08C36">www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com</font></a></em></font></p> https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/4642299 https://www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com/news/4642299 Lauren Borchert