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In short, CharlotteExecs.com is the Main group and has other sub groups that it sponsors.
Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Engineers, Attorneys, News Media, ESPN Marketing, Radio Personalities, Government Officials, Law Enforcement, Retail, Real estate Professionals, Teachers, Physicians and more. They are all in our groups. The number is good to know.. but we're about Quality over Quantity.
Please Note: If you join more than one of our groups, you will receive multiple announcements to your email. So please consider that to minimize your email. Our groups are as follows:
Visited a clique group lately? Well, this is not one of those :) We're a Brand New group! Membership to this group is Free @ Black Professionals Singles Mingle. We're based in the beautiful city of Charlotte, NC. If you've been working and haven't found the balance to get out and have some fun or if its been ages since you've been on date.. (no a REAL date) this is the group for you. In addition to having fun social events, we'll have elegant events where you can meet quite a few people in one night. There will be network mingles, there will be outings and we'll even delve into speed dating.. with a romantic twist. We're not looking to connect apples and oranges. We're specifically targeting professionals. Whether you are a professional entrepreneur, a business exec, someone in the prime of their career, a professional athlete.. or something along those lines.. this is who this group is for you. AKA.. people with jobs/income :)
We focus on having a nice balance of men and women in attendance as seen in the pics below.
This group is for professional black men and women ages 21 and older who are are looking to actively get out of the house now.. so be ready to RSVP as soon as you join. No wall-huggers allowed :) Its time to mingle with other black professional singles. Note: I myself am married.. yet, we have a network of single men and women at CharlotteExecs.com. This group is to expand the network and options for you and the singles already there. This group is indeed for African Americans, where we focus on African American culture, yet if someone from another nationality understood this fact and still wanted to participate or if a member wanted to bring a friend who understands our focus, yet wants to come out anyway, we do not discriminate.
If there are other meetups we can connect with or who we feel will be of benefit to our members, we have no insecurity issues and do not mind sharing this platform to tell others about events in the area.. just as long as they do not conflict with any of our dates. This of course is expected from active members.. not from people who want to stop by, shoot off a flyer and keep it moving. We want to connect with those who are willing to foster fruitful relationships with members here. If there is no care about the people, then it would be pretty lacking on our part to encourage members to attend.
Whenever you join a meetup group, you can easily see if a group has active participants. You simply click the members tab and then you click the sub tab that says last visited. We don't see a purpose of having numbers for the sake of having numbers. To have a membership of 2000 people and 80-90 active, we don't feel is anything to brag about. We are interested in building face to face relationships. To see that 80-85% of members have not been active in a year or two, we feel reflects an organization's inability to connect or maybe its their focus on having a 'constant membership drive' and not focusing on the people that are there now.. and then some people just move away.
People do vacate and may have work leave of absences for pregnancy or injury so we do consider real life. For this reason, dormant accounts of 6 months or older will be removed. If someone has not shown interest in 1-2 years.. that kinda tells you that they are not interested.
We are a group of purpose. We don't continue in things that do not have a purpose and things that do not serve their purpose. There would be no need to have this group unless it served its purpose of serving the members who were in it.
We understand that sometimes people can be clique-oriented. This group is about everything opposite to such a thing. We want newcomers to feel welcome, enjoy themselves, snuggle in and feel right at home no matter the length of their membership. We are not a group that focuses to keep a tight little circle allowing no one else in. Even if we were to talk good.. it all boils down to carrying it out when you show up. It would do no good to impress you with words and treat you as less than once you showed up. Actions will tell otherwise.. People can only front for so long before the real them shows, thus we stress being yourself. If people can not accept you for who you are, flaws and all, then ask yourself.. what's in it for you? If being a drama filled-person is who someone happens to be.. Hey, we thank you for the interest, but we will not be a good fit. We have zero tolerance for drama. We are about unity.
We seek a group of professional people who work. An easy way to make sure we keep attracting the type of group we desire is to not have everything free. If people can spend money on trips, suits, bags, concerts etc.. then they can spend money at a networking event or an elegant speed dating event.
We stress for our members to know their worth. If you're spending alot of time doing something, you are worth it to reimburse yourself/your family for your time. Anyone who sees different are likely only out for self and/or do not have your best interest at heart and that's a connection you do not need. Love your neighbor as you love yourself. If you don't love self, how can you expect to properly love another? We have work, businesses and jobs. We don't need meetup for a supplemental income, yet we do know that spending an inordinate amount of time on something calls for common sense to pay yourself for your time.
Here, we can also appreciate when others are successful. What someone drives, where they live, where they work or what they wear is their business. Material things make people no better or worse than another and do not dictate their value. If someone is insecure because of such, that is a personal issue. We want people to be free to be themselves and free to express themselves as we all respect each other and enjoy life. Your age isn't a factor. Your belief isn't a factor and how much you compare to the next person financially is not a factor. You are welcome here.
Here are more photos from one of our recent network meetups.
Here's a great quote from Michael Jordan on winning as a player opposed to an owner:
“It’s harder to win a championship as an owner. I have to live through the talent that I bring in here and hope they have what it takes to win a championship. As a player I could influence a lot of things, as an owner you sometimes have to just hope people see things the way you do. It’s a driving force for me, I definitely want to win. There’s a lot of people that say it can’t happen, I know it can happen. You have to learn, and make the right moves to get better. I’m not going to give up until we get there.”
One of our Trademarked Signature Events below.
The following videos are not ours, however they may help convey the vision of the event above:
Thank you for your time and Kind regards,
Timothy "Motivation" Jones
TESTIMONIALS From Various Events:
"I felt like I was in the right place at the right time" - Miguel Moraldo
"Best networking group I have attend thus far. Timothy, thank you for organizing the event. I look forward to your next venue!! Black On Black Business Owners!!! Let's create another Tulsa Black Wall Street here in Charlotte!!!" - Kevin R. Mays
"This meetup event was FABULOUS!!!! It was really fun eating great food and playing games with some of the most wonderful, positive people who are beautiful inside and out. I'm looking forward to attending the next meetup." - Pearl
"The Healing is taking place. Let me tell you something folks...Friday nite laughter, great food, OLD SCHOOL MUSAK, tabletop games, unwinding, networking, uplifting career recharge and even more!!!! This was just what the doctor ordered. I am starting new, peeling off the old me and relaunching some brand new aspects of a more confident, energetic, smarter and FOCUSED me. Do what you DO, Mr. Timothy Jones because...In three words, "I had FUN!" In four words, "Thanks for the LOVE!" In five words, "It was WORTH it all". As the song goes, LET'S STAY TOGETHER!!!! This Meetup is on point!" - Kristie Robinson
"It was nice meeting everybody.. I hope we can connect in the future.." - Nasar El-arabi
"It was great meeting everyone at the networking event. I had an awesome time meeting you all and making great connections. Thanks Tim! Job we'll done!" - Lecia Fall