Get Connected to Charlotte’s Business Community
Networking is an essential skill for successful business people, helping them identify new revenue opportunities and potential strategic partnerships. Charlotte has a large network of business organizations to connect with and learn from. Begin exploring opportunities in the region by checking out the organizations and resources on this page.
The Arrowood Business Association is a nonprofit organization comprised of businesses located within the Arrowood area and who seek to foster mutual benefit, encourage business among members, and improve the work area environment through active participation within the community.
Business Innovation & Growth (BIG), a membership non-profit organization, aims to create an intimate community of like-minded, high potential entrepreneurs and provide a meaningful and rewarding peer-to-peer exchange among those facing similar challenges with growing their businesses.
Proudly serving the Charlotte LGBT Community, the Guild help establish and nurture q a network of business contacts.
Serving the west side of Charlotte, and particularly the Freedom Drive, West Morehead, Wilkinson/Bryant Park area, FreeMoreWest serves as an advocate for improving the economic vitality of the business corridor.
Serving the historic West Trade Street/Beatties Ford Road corridor in Charlotte, HWEP is committed to promoting the West End’s cultural and economic development.
As the official state representation for Native Americans in the Metrolina Area, MNAA promotes economic development for Indian people and serves as a point of entry for business services provided by the North Carolina Indian Economic Development Initiative.
NHEO seeks to establish an innovative ecosystem, fostering and helping early-stage entrepreneurs to realize their aspirations, providing them with hands-on support, capital, knowhow and access to a high-quality global network of professionals.
By combining the knowledge, networks, and expertise of its diverse membership, NAWBO works to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development, create innovative and effective changes in business culture, build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations and transform public policy and influence opinion makers.
North End Partners serves the North Tryon area of Charlotte as an advocate for the improvement and redevelopment of the business corridor.
Plaza Midwood Merchants is the Business Association for the Merchants serving the Plaza Midwood, Morningside and Chantilly Neighborhoods.
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
The goal of the Carolinas Asian-American Chamber is to foster cooperation and interaction within the Asian communities and between the community at large in Charlotte and the Carolinas for the betterment of commerce, culture and communication. It strives to promote, sponsor and support efforts to sustain the Asian traditional heritages through excellence in business practice, education, volunteerism and public service.
The Charlotte Chamber is a membership, volunteer-led organization with a mission to make Charlotte the best place to run a business and to live.
Pervasively service the needs of the African American community and enhance the quality of life in Charlotte through a strong partnership with the Charlotte Chamber and other relevant business and community organizations. In addition, provide sponsorship for educational, training and mentoring activities which greatly enhance African American professionalism, entrepreneurial spirit and community cohesiveness.
The Lake Norman Chamber has approximately 1,150 members, from corporations headquartering here to brand-new businesses getting started and is dedicated to the success of each business. The Chamber provides programs, information and outreach opportunities that enhance the community and positively impact economic development through its membership.
The LACC preserves, promotes and encourages new and existing Latin American businesses by, among other things, promoting networking opportunities with Latin and non-Latin American businesses and organizations.
The Matthews Chamber is a membership organization with a mission to provide professional opportunities and build collaborative relationships and community partners to create an optimal business climate.
The Carolinas AGC brings together thousands of contractors, designers, and industry related business owners to help contractors grow revenues, manage their workforce and more.
The HCAC provides the necessary resources to ensure continuous improvement of its members, promoting long-term success of Hispanic construction companies in North and South Carolina by, among other things, hosting networking events, membership meetings, mentorship luncheons, etc.
The MMCA seeks to serve the needs of the minority contracting community through networking, training and technical assistance, implementing mentor partnerships with major corporate members and affiliates, increasing and improving the success of Black and Minority Business, and identify best practices, participants, sponsors, events and influences that act in concert to promote business growth and development.
NAWIC offers members an opportunity to meet women in construction with whom they share a common interest and goal.
UMCNC promotes excellence, opportunity & growth for minority contractors via education, training, capacity building, business development and more.
The Charlotte Regional Technology Executives Council (CRTEC) is an organization dedicated to the continuous education for its members and the economic development of technology companies in the Charlotte region. The council resources are primarily volunteers comprised of executive level technology leaders in this region. CRTEC is recognized as a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.
INotC is dedicated to empowering inventors through education, support, and networking opportunities.
The Charlotte International Cabinet is the Charlotte Region’s leading resource for promoting international business and international communities. The Cabinet maintains a database of international organizations in the Charlotte area, including business, education, government, non-profit and media resources.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship periodically offers free seminars on networking, marketing and much more. Check out their current offerings and join their mailing list today.
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