Deepen your love for Charlotte.

It’s 9:30am CST. It’s the weekend. There is coffee. Life is awesome.

Hi friends,

Want to deepen your love for Charlotte? Here’s two ways.

Do you wonder how key decisions have influenced the city’s growth & development? How race & ethnicity have played a role in these decisions? How these decisions are impacting our present and our future? Take the Charlotte in Black and White … and More bus tour run by the Community Building Initiative (CBI) this month. Details can be found here. I’ll see you there.

Are you interested innovation, food, health & economic mobility? Queen City Forward is hosting the ThinkPlenty Weekend on Sept 18-19. This year, the target problem is food access in Charlotte and improving the systems and processes that protect our most vulnerable citizens from hunger. Get involved. Details can be found here.

Now let’s get to it.

Have you met these awesome people?

This week we featured 3 awesome people introduced by other people. First up was Caleb Clark, the brains/creative mind/wizard of Oz behind Enemy to fashion. Introduction by Corri Smith. Meet him.

Chris Sirico introduced Ramya Mahalingam, one of the founder of CLT Storytellers and to quote Chris she’s “Funny, cheeky, fearless—she’s an innovator, not by choice, but by definition.” Meet her.

Last for the week we had a birthday girl introduction. Meet Kelsey Lee, introduced by Kayla Dugger. She believes everyone is worthy of her time, a heart-to-heart, and respect.

Do you know someone awesome and want to introduce them to all of We Love Charlotte? Let’s make it happen. I’ve laid out the instructions and guidelines here for you to make your own intro.

Photo by 28 to Life

Who do you love Charlotte?

In collaboration with designer Sam White each week we’ll feature one Charlotteans reason they love CLT beautifully handwritten by Sam herself. This week is Julie Levans. “Small city with Big Dreams”

Tell us why you love Charlotte here. Be creative. Be awesome.

#weloveclt on Instagram

Each week I select one Instagram photo tagged with #weloveclt to be featured throughout my weekly update. This week I chose three because of how many awesome ones there were. In order top to bottom.

Design by Sam White

The week in Insta takeovers.

  • Chamiese. Matthews Alive festival.
  • Give Carolinas. Helping fight ovarian cancer.
  • Satin Med Spa. A behind the scenes look.
  • Charlotte Independence. Charlotte Independence USL 2015. Final home game.
  • William Wilson. Award-winning Celebrity Clothing Designer, Speaker, domestic violence advocate, Navy vet & Arkansas Razorback
  • Cowbell. A contemporary burger & bar experience. 5th street Uptown Charlotte.
  • Ashley Korizis. A food blogging farmers marker frequenting relocated North-Easterner with southern roots, raised in Switzerland, married to a Greek-American.

The Wrap Up

I’m in New Orleans for a long weekend vacation. If you’ve never been I highly recommend making the trip. It’s a city that understands and embraces who it is. The people are awesome and all welcoming… love it.

That’s it. Be awesome.

Photo by NewCLT

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