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."

Charlotte SPARK Sessions meets twice a month according to this schedule: 1st Thurs Happy Hour Meetup (5p-7p) and 3rd Thurs Lunch (11:30 - 1p) Monthly

The Happy Hour events are 100% free and drop ins are always welcome, but the venue has requested that we pre-pay for lunches to allow the kitchen to accommodate our group.

Please print out your receipt after payment is made to use as your ticket for the lunch:

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

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SPARK Sessions Schedule for 2019

Jan Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 1/3/19 (5p-7p) / Special Outing on Charlotte’s FUNNY BUS TOUR (buy your $27 ticket in advance at this link:

https://funnybus.net/

and make sure to purchase the ticket for the bus on THURS 1/3/19 at 6p) !

2 - Thurs, 1/17/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

Feb Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 2/7/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 2/21/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

March Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 3/7/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 3/21/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

April Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 4/4/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 4/18/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

May Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 5/2/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 5/16/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

June Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 6/6/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 6/20/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

July Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 7/4/19 (5p-7p) / SPECIAL OUTING . . . details TBA!

2 - Thurs, 7/18/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

Aug Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 8/1/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 8/15/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

Sept Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 9/5/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 9/19/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

Oct Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 10/3/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 10/17/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

Nov Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 11/7/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 11/21/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

Dec Meetups:

1 - Thurs, 12/5/19 (5p-7p) / Free to attend, Just RSVP !

2 - Thurs, 12/19/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at

https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25

Upcoming events (5+)

First Thurs Happy Hour for Chlt SPARK Sessions (Authentic Business Networking)

Hey SPARK-Meisters: here's a fun fact - this May Happy Hour event will be the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the founding of SPARK Sessions !!! It's been an awesome ride and I owe a debt of gratitude to the awesome @Claudia Roberts who encouraged me from the very beginning to start this wild adventure! Plus I can't forget Will Best, Jinnie Forsythe and Will Leger who helped build the momentum in those early months . . . and I've just learned that MaryAnn Castro (who was there from the very start at The Peculiar Rabbit) will be reconnecting with our merry band of brothers and sisters at BIRDSONG BREWING . . . hooray! ******************************** 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." Charlotte SPARK Sessions meets bimonthly as follows: 1st Thurs Happy Hour Meetup (5p-7p) 3rd Thurs Lunch-n-Learn (11:30a-1p) The Happy Hour events are 100% free and drop ins are always welcome, but the venue has requested that we pre-pay for lunches to allow the kitchen to accommodate our group. Please print out your receipt after payment is made to use as your ticket for the lunch: https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25 ************************************************************************** SPARK Sessions Schedule for 2019 Jan Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 1/3/19 (5p-7p) / Special Outing on Charlotte’s FUNNY BUS TOUR (buy your $27 ticket in advance at this link: https://funnybus.net/ and make sure to purchase the ticket for the bus on THURS 1/3/19 at 6p) ! 2 - Thurs, 1/17/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25 Feb Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 2/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 2/21/19 (11:30a-1p) March Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 3/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 3/21/19 (11:30a-1p) April Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 4/4/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 4/18/19 (11:30a-1p) May Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 5/2/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 5/16/19 (11:30a-1p) June Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 6/6/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 6/20/19 (11:30a-1p) July Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 7/4/19 (5p-7p) / SPECIAL OUTING . . . details TBA! 2 - Thurs, 7/18/19 (11:30a-1p) Aug Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 8/1/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 8/15/19 (11:30a-1p) Sept Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 9/5/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 9/19/19 (11:30a-1p) Oct Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 10/3/19 (5p-7p 2 - Thurs, 10/17/19 (11:30a-1p) Nov Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 11/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 11/21/19 (11:30a-1p) Dec Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 12/5/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 12/19/19 (11:30a-1p)

Third Thurs Lunch for Charlotte SPARK Sessions (Authentic Business Networking)

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." Charlotte SPARK Sessions meets bimonthly as follows: 1st Thurs Happy Hour Meetup (5p-7p) 3rd Thurs Lunch-n-Learn (11:30a-1p) The Happy Hour events are 100% free and drop ins are always welcome, but the venue has requested that we pre-pay for lunches to allow the kitchen to accommodate our group. Please print out your receipt after payment is made to use as your ticket for the lunch: https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25 ************************************************************************** SPARK Sessions Schedule for 2019 Jan Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 1/3/19 (5p-7p) / Special Outing on Charlotte’s FUNNY BUS TOUR (buy your $27 ticket in advance at this link: https://funnybus.net/ and make sure to purchase the ticket for the bus on THURS 1/3/19 at 6p) ! 2 - Thurs, 1/17/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25 Feb Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 2/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 2/21/19 (11:30a-1p) March Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 3/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 3/21/19 (11:30a-1p) April Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 4/4/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 4/18/19 (11:30a-1p) May Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 5/2/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 5/16/19 (11:30a-1p) June Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 6/6/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 6/20/19 (11:30a-1p) July Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 7/4/19 (5p-7p) / SPECIAL OUTING . . . details TBA! 2 - Thurs, 7/18/19 (11:30a-1p) Aug Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 8/1/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 8/15/19 (11:30a-1p) Sept Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 9/5/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 9/19/19 (11:30a-1p) Oct Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 10/3/19 (5p-7p 2 - Thurs, 10/17/19 (11:30a-1p) Nov Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 11/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 11/21/19 (11:30a-1p) Dec Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 12/5/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 12/19/19 (11:30a-1p)

First Thurs Happy Hour for Chlt SPARK Sessions (Authentic Business Networking)

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." Charlotte SPARK Sessions meets bimonthly as follows: 1st Thurs Happy Hour Meetup (5p-7p) 3rd Thurs Lunch-n-Learn (11:30a-1p) The Happy Hour events are 100% free and drop ins are always welcome, but the venue has requested that we pre-pay for lunches to allow the kitchen to accommodate our group. Please print out your receipt after payment is made to use as your ticket for the lunch: https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25 ************************************************************************** SPARK Sessions Schedule for 2019 Jan Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 1/3/19 (5p-7p) / Special Outing on Charlotte’s FUNNY BUS TOUR (buy your $27 ticket in advance at this link: https://funnybus.net/ and make sure to purchase the ticket for the bus on THURS 1/3/19 at 6p) ! 2 - Thurs, 1/17/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25 Feb Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 2/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 2/21/19 (11:30a-1p) March Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 3/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 3/21/19 (11:30a-1p) April Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 4/4/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 4/18/19 (11:30a-1p) May Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 5/2/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 5/16/19 (11:30a-1p) June Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 6/6/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 6/20/19 (11:30a-1p) July Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 7/4/19 (5p-7p) / SPECIAL OUTING . . . details TBA! 2 - Thurs, 7/18/19 (11:30a-1p) Aug Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 8/1/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 8/15/19 (11:30a-1p) Sept Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 9/5/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 9/19/19 (11:30a-1p) Oct Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 10/3/19 (5p-7p 2 - Thurs, 10/17/19 (11:30a-1p) Nov Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 11/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 11/21/19 (11:30a-1p) Dec Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 12/5/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 12/19/19 (11:30a-1p)

Third Thurs Lunch for Charlotte SPARK Sessions (Authentic Business Networking)

Hawthorne's Pizza - Meridian location

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." Charlotte SPARK Sessions meets bimonthly as follows: 1st Thurs Happy Hour Meetup (5p-7p) 3rd Thurs Lunch-n-Learn (11:30a-1p) The Happy Hour events are 100% free and drop ins are always welcome, but the venue has requested that we pre-pay for lunches to allow the kitchen to accommodate our group. Please print out your receipt after payment is made to use as your ticket for the lunch: https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25 ************************************************************************** SPARK Sessions Schedule for 2019 Jan Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 1/3/19 (5p-7p) / Special Outing on Charlotte’s FUNNY BUS TOUR (buy your $27 ticket in advance at this link: https://funnybus.net/ and make sure to purchase the ticket for the bus on THURS 1/3/19 at 6p) ! 2 - Thurs, 1/17/19 (11:30a-1p) / Prepay for lunch at https://www.paypal.me/PayTorchBearer/25 Feb Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 2/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 2/21/19 (11:30a-1p) March Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 3/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 3/21/19 (11:30a-1p) April Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 4/4/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 4/18/19 (11:30a-1p) May Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 5/2/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 5/16/19 (11:30a-1p) June Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 6/6/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 6/20/19 (11:30a-1p) July Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 7/4/19 (5p-7p) / SPECIAL OUTING . . . details TBA! 2 - Thurs, 7/18/19 (11:30a-1p) Aug Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 8/1/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 8/15/19 (11:30a-1p) Sept Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 9/5/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 9/19/19 (11:30a-1p) Oct Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 10/3/19 (5p-7p 2 - Thurs, 10/17/19 (11:30a-1p) Nov Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 11/7/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 11/21/19 (11:30a-1p) Dec Meetups: 1 - Thurs, 12/5/19 (5p-7p) 2 - Thurs, 12/19/19 (11:30a-1p)

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