CONNECTING THE QUEEN CITY
Charlotte Sports+Business is a networking group connecting sports industry executives in the Queen City. Since founding in 2014, we’ve grown to an online community of more than 2,500 professionals who either work in the sports business or aspire to work in the sports business. Our monthly events have attracted thousands of attendees to network and listen to some of the brightest minds in our industry share their knowledge and their personal stories.
This group was founded with a benevolent spirit, an attribute that is magnified by our shared belief that we can all benefit greatly by giving time and effort to get to know our fellow Charlotteans.
WHO WE ARE >>
Charlotte is home to more than 180 companies that work in the sports industry, and dozens more professional services companies that support our ongoing efforts. Our members and speakers come from all facets of the business. Media companies like ESPN, SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, Raycom, FOX Sports and NBC Sports; prominent sponsors such as Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, Bank of America, Novant and Lowe's; leading agencies like Bespoke, IMG, Octagon, Red Moon and GMR; major events such as the Wells Fargo Championship, ACC Championship, CIAA and the Belk Bowl; top collegiate sports management programs; sports-based nonprofits; and, of course, our hometown Panthers, Hornets, Checkers, Knights and Independence.
Our presenters are some of the best and brightest minds in the sports business. We've heard from prominent speakers like Bill Polian, John Swofford, Marty Smith, Tom Cotter and Rick Jones; marketers Jonathan Gibson, Jim Bailey, Jaime Cardenas and Tamera Green; media stalwarts Rob Temple, Abe Madkour and Chris Turner; property executives Jacqie McWilliams, Tera Black, Jan Ivey, Chad Siegler, Kyle Caddell; and many more.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND >>
Anyone looking to expand their network in Charlotte and learn more from some of the smartest people in our industry - a young professional looking to jumpstart a career, an experienced executive interested in making a career change, or perhaps you're interested in offering advice and assistance from your years of experience working in the sports business.
Bring a business card and be prepared.
We are excited to welcome Charlotte Athletic Director Mike Hill as the speaker at our next morning event from 7:00-9:30am at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Check back soon for the confirmed date.
Paid parking is available at the Hall and the event is free and open to the public.
Our next networking happy hour will be held in May from 5:00-7:00pm at Unknown Brewing. Check back soon for the confirmed date.
The event is free and open to the public. Unknown is located at 1327 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28203 and there is parking on site.
Check us out!
We're proud to connect an impressive collection of speakers with more than 3,000 people who have attended our events.
We hope you'll join us for an event as we continue to connect the sports business community in Charlotte.
Once a month we bring together the current and future leaders of the Charlotte sports industry. Events are free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated.