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Networking event spotlight: Charlotte Business Guild on July 28

Charlotte Business Guild, the city’s LGBT chamber, is holding its first speed networking event on July 28.

The idea is for attendees to pitch their businesses in two minutes or less. The free event is open to the public, and runs 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Blue Restaurant & Bar, Hearst Tower, 206 N. College St., Charlotte. Register at

Members have asked for an event like speed networking to boost their business contacts, according to Charlotte Business Guild president Chad Sevearance.

“I think it’s going to become a staple in our yearly program,” he says.

In these videos, Sevearance explains more about the event, and shares tips from Network 2080 on how attendees can come up with an effective elevator pitch.

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