Charlotte Sports+Business is a networking group connecting sports industry executives in the Queen City. Since founding in 2014, we’ve grown to a 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.



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.


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.


Virtual Events

Charlotte Sports+Business is going virtual! Join us to hear some amazing speakers talk about important issues. 

5/26 - Veteran sports and marketing industry executives Christa Carone and Steve Lauletta talk about the importance of confidence and positivity in navigating career growth and challenges. Click to register.

Click here to join our Facebook group and view video from past events.


Back To Work

Bespoke CEO Mike Boykin and other special guests join us to host an interactive workshop for job seekers. Come prepared with questions and be willing to help others in need!


Video is required to be ON and everyone on the call must be prepared to be an active participant. 

Details coming on the next event.


Job Listings

In the job market? We're here to help. Check out Job Seekers events to connect with others and help 

Charlotte Sports+Business LinkedIn

Our networking group LinkedIn page is updated daily with new postings.

Front Office Sports

Weekly newsletter with national job listings


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.




Our members regularly share event listings, sports business jobs, news and other relevant content to our social pages. Click on the icons below to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.


Mike Boykin, Bespoke Sports & Entertainment 

Meg Little, Raycom

Jessica O'Neill, Panthers

Grayson Moore, ESPN

Ali Starnes, Muddy Creek Experiential 

Jon Show, Show Sports Media



Cover image courtesy of James Willamor