What we're about

Introducing SPARK SESSIONS: a bi-monthly business meetup for authentic individuals who are seeking a new way to network. We're a group of business owners and leaders who have a passion for lifelong learning and are looking for a group to "spark" new ideas, new connections, and new collaborations.

Consider joining us if you identify with these five core philosophies:

S = Sincerity over Sales
P = People over Profits
A = Authenticity over Agendas
R = Relationships over Ratings
K = Kindness over Quotas

We are an inclusive group of both new and experienced business owners and successful professionals who recognize that relationships are our most precious possession (and what ultimately make life worth living.) Together, we are charting a course for a new way to network for the purpose of co-creating both personal and professional success. Our ultimate goal is sparking those inspiring “magic human moments” through meaningful human connections.

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Tired of the “me first” networking scene? Seeking something authentic, engaging and collaborative (instead of cut-throat competitive?)

We know how you feel and we'd like to invite you to join us for one of our monthly meetups at Charlotte SPARK Sessions where you can grow your personal and professional circle with like-minded people who value "Real Connections" over "Shallow Contacts."

Initially, Charlotte SPARK Sessions met twice a month according to this schedule: 1st Thurs Happy Hour Meetup (5p-7p) and 3rd Thurs Brunch-n-Learn (9a-10:30a) or Lunch-n-Learn (12noon-1:30p) Monthly

The Happy Hour events were always 100% free and drop ins were always welcome, but there was a small fee to cover the costs of food, room and running this group for the third-Thursday meetups that featured a speaker ($11 in advance and $15 at the door for the "Brunch-n-Learn" and $21 in advance and $25 at the door for the "Lunch-n-Learn meetings).

All that was in the "before times" . . . before a pandemic descended upon our tiny planet and made gathering in person a problem.

Since the middle of March, SPARK Sessions has utilized virtual gatherings and in slowed the bi-monthly pace back to once-a-month beginning in July 2020. After the October event the founder (Adrienne Craighead) chose to slow the pace down to once a quarter (but allow for spontaneous "pop up" gatherings around key topics and themes as needed . . . so keep your eyes peeled for those!)

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Tired of the “me first” networking scene? Seeking something authentic, engaging and collaborative (instead of cut-throat competitive?) We know how you feel and we'd like to invite you to join us for one of our monthly meetups at Charlotte SPARK Sessions where you can grow your personal and professional circle with like-minded people who value "Real Connections" over "Shallow Contacts."

SPARK Sessions

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Tired of the “me first” networking scene? Seeking something authentic, engaging and collaborative (instead of cut-throat competitive?) We know how you feel and we'd like to invite you to join us for one of our monthly meetups at Charlotte SPARK Sessions where you can grow your personal and professional circle with like-minded people who value "Real Connections" over "Shallow Contacts."

SPARK Sessions

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Tired of the “me first” networking scene? Seeking something authentic, engaging and collaborative (instead of cut-throat competitive?) We know how you feel and we'd like to invite you to join us for one of our monthly meetups at Charlotte SPARK Sessions where you can grow your personal and professional circle with like-minded people who value "Real Connections" over "Shallow Contacts."

SPARK Sessions

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Tired of the “me first” networking scene? Seeking something authentic, engaging and collaborative (instead of cut-throat competitive?) We know how you feel and we'd like to invite you to join us for one of our monthly meetups at Charlotte SPARK Sessions where you can grow your personal and professional circle with like-minded people who value "Real Connections" over "Shallow Contacts."

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