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JUNE 2019

Let's Toast to the Men of South Charlotte

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JUNE 2019 PUBLISHER

Lyn Coaldwell | lyn.coaldwell@lifestylepubs.com George Zorrilla | george.zorrilla@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Emily Shea | emily.shea@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

June is for Gents OK, GENTLEMEN. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine.

Gerry C. Coggin II, Tori Karlek, Noah Milliken, Emily Shea, Melinda Burris Willms CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Steve Crecelius, Visit Denver, James Florio, Rich Grant, Colorado Josh, Ellen Jaskol, Scott Dressel Martin, Mimi McLeod – Weinmiller, Inc., Ebony Stubbs of Rae Images, Sarah Welch

Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16, but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this month. With the summer season underway, the long, sunny days can be filled with backyard cookouts, baseball games, camping trips, fishing excursions and so much more. To gather information for this issue, we looked to the experts: the men of South Charlotte! Booking a vacation this summer? Check out our guide to Denver, with recommendations for every type of guy, from the art buff to the adventure seeker. We’ve also included some special articles about Martinizing Dry Cleaning and  ShelfGenie to help keep your life clean and organized. So, gents, crack open a cold one, because this month is all about you!

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All the best,

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George Zorrilla, Co-Publisher

AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2019

FEATURES 18 Dude, Let's Go to Denver The Perfect Guys' Getaway with a Little Something for Everyone

22 Set Your Marriage Up for Success Ensure Your Transition into Marriage is Worry-Free with the Help of Coggin Law, PLLC

28 Meet Andy Pittman The Man Leading ShelfGenie to the Top in the Custom Shelving and Storage Solutions Industry

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34 #CLT How Social Media Has Shaped Charlotte

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Local Limelight

22 Legal Compass 24 Locally Owned 27 Realty Report 28 Renovate & Refine 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES

The Crown Jewels Chapter of The Links, Inc.'s 15th Annual Mardi Gras Gala The Crown Jewels Chapter of The Links, Inc. hosted its 15th annual Mardi Gras Gala at the Le Meridian Hotel in Uptown Charlotte. The event featured a silent auction, dancing, food and drinks, a mask contest and more. The proceeds raised at the gala go toward funding for the Foundation's programs and scholarships. PHOTOGRAPHY BY EBONY STUBBS OF RAE IMAGES

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TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL FALSETTOS COMES TO CHARLOTTE JUNE 25–30 From June 25–30, Charlotte's Knight Theater will host eight showings of the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos. The hilarious yet charming production revolves around the life of an intelligent gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, aboutto-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and their  lesbian neighbors. The musical is presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts.

CELINE DION TO BRING COURAGE TOUR TO CHARLOTTE IN 2020 Earlier this year Celine Dion announced she would embark on her Courage World Tour this

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CHARLOTTE GOLF COURSES RANK AMONG BEST IN NORTH CAROLINA Seven Charlotte golf courses rank within the top 100 golf courses in North Carolina as ranked by the NC Golf Panel. The noteworthy Charlotte courses are as follows: the Dogwood Course at the Country Club of North Carolina (No. 4), Charlotte

NC ASSOCIATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANITA EARLS DELIVERS KEYNOTE SPEECH Civil rights advocate and North Carolina

Country Club (No. 8), Myers Park Country Club

Associate

(No. 38), the South Course at Caramel Country

Earls delivered a compelling keynote speech

Supreme

Court

Justice

Anita

Club (No. 62), Ballantyne Country Club (No. 72),

at the third annual  Women’s Health & Doctor

Cedarwood Country Club (No. 73) and Carolina

Recognition Luncheon in March. The luncheon

Golf Club (No. 94).

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

Acosta Heating & Cooling A SMOOTH FAMILY TRANSITION ZEKE ACOSTA FOUNDED ACOSTA HEATING & COOLING MORE THAN 47 YEARS AGO AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 22. Zeke immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12 with his mother to escape a harsh life in his native country of Cuba. As a boy, Zeke worked in a Charlotte factory sweeping floors to help support his family. Like many immigrants, he and his mother were determined to create a better life in their new country. Young Zeke attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte to study the heating and cooling trade. Impressively, he received his heating and air conditioning certification before he even graduated high school. Zeke began his business by providing heating and cooling services to homeowners in Charlotte on a small scale. Still, he had a big vision of growing a larger company, and he took risks to make it happen. In 2001, Zeke CONTINUED >

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(CON TI N U ED)

purchased acreage off Interstate Highway 77 in central Charlotte. It was a bold move, but Zeke was confident he was preparing for future growth. This location today is the hub for Acosta’s operations. Now, Acosta Heating & Cooling has more than 50 employees, including several women who are pursuing careers in nontraditional roles as HVAC technicians. Zeke had never pressured his two children to become involved in the business. His daughter, Lauren Acosta Huckleberry, was working as a successful sales executive in another business.  Zeke suggested, “Since you’re so good, why don’t you come work for me?” Lauren dug in quite literally, crawling through crawl spaces and attics all over Charlotte learning the business from the ground up. Lauren is recognized as a leader in this male-dominated  industry. Recently, she spoke at a Lennox corporate convention that thousands of HVAC contractors attended.  She also serves on the board of  Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors of North Carolina. Similarly, Zeke’s son, Eric, is also in the business and is a top Comfort Consultant today.

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ARTICLE EMILY SHEA | PHOTOGRAPHY STEVE CRECELIUS, VISIT DENVER, JAMES FLORIO, RICH GRANT, ELLEN JASKOL, COLORADO JOSH, SCOTT DRESSEL MARTIN, SARAH WELCH

DUDE , LET’s GO To DE NVE R

THE

FOODIE

YOU MUST BEGIN YOUR DAY EXPLORING THE DENVER  UNION STATION. This  100-year-old

historic

landmark

serves as a  watering hole for locals and visitors alike. It has more than a dozen shops and places to dine, as well as a luxury hotel, and, of course, Amtrak trains and Denver’s transit system.

Denver Union Station

One of Union Station’s most recognizable diners is Snooze: An A.M. Eatery. The  vibrant orange umbrellas on the  patio welcome visitors from outside while  the scent of fried eggs and fresh coffee wafting throughout  the station beckon  weary travels as they depart from their trains. Snooze is  famous for its uniquely sweet and outrageous pancake flavors, so please, for the love of breakfast, order a plate. To get the best view of the city and arguably one of the best meals in Denver, head to El Five, located in the LoHi district. El Five’s  menu is rich with  Mediterranean flavors, and the ambiance is trendy yet palatial with not-so-subtle nods toward modern design with an industrial flair. It’s an architectural and  gastronomic  experience like none other in Denver. 

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Snooze: An A.M. Eatery


Denver Central Market

Start your day with brunch at Julep, an upscale restaurant that honors the history and traditions of Southern hospitality while

CEO

featuring local foods and produce.* You simply must order the  buttermilk biscuits and

Tattered Cover Bookstore

bottomless coffee featuring beans that were

El Five

the Tattered Cover Book Store. Although

roasted locally at Method Coffee Roasters.  After brunch, take a stroll through town to

there are multiple locations of the indie bookstore scattered throughout  city limits, I recommend the LoDo location as it offers ample seating and a quaint little café. For lunch, head to Denver Central Market.

With more than 10 different vendors, the gourmet marketplace is a sample of Denver flavors, culture and community. Take the afternoon to rest and recuperate before departing for a dinner you won’t soon forget at Tavernetta. This authentic Italian restaurant features fresh pastas, small plates influenced by the culinary team’s travels through-

THE

out Italy and an all-Italian wine list. *Brunch available at Julep on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 11 a.m. and on Sundays beginning at 10 a.m.

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THE

DUDE. LET’S GO TO DENVER

(CON TI N U ED)

AR TI ST

Denver Art Museum

If you’re an artist, art enthusiast or simply one who appreciates art,

A good one to start at if finishing up at DAM is the Golden Triangle

you must visit the Denver Art Museum. Admission to the art museum

Creative District since the museum is located within it. The Triangle

is free if you purchase  the Denver CityPass, which also gives you

has more than 50 different galleries and studios and is even home to

admission to other top Denver attractions including the Denver Zoo,

the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Molly Brown

Denver Aquarium and more. A CityPass starts at a base price of $39

House Museum.

for adults and $29 for children ages 3–11, and that gives you admission to three attractions in the area over a seven-day period. 

Also, make sure you have enough time to stroll through the River North Art District, located just north of downtown. RiNo has an

After visiting DAM, explore some of the city’s art districts. The

exceptional collection of eclectic shops, coffee bars, restaurants

Mile High City houses more than five different art designated dis-

and breweries, all residing within old warehouses or buildings that,

tricts—that is, areas that contain a combination of galleries, artist

on their exteriors, showcase some of the city’s most vibrant and

studios, specialty art shops, museums and eye-catching street art.

unique street art.

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THE

ADVENTURER

You simply cannot go to Denver without visiting Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. Take a walk around the amphitheater, a naturally constructed outdoor venue that is recognized for its  deep orange hue and unmatched acoustics, then explore the some of the Park’s trails. Whether you’d like to run, hike or bike, the park has two trails you can use: the Trading Post Trail and the Geologic Overlook Trail.  Relax after your hike with a nice stroll through the Denver Botanic  Gardens. The gardens are spread throughout over 23 acres of land, with diverse plant life that celebrates  the city’s high-altitude climate and Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

provides a place for those to linger amongst natural textures and landscapes. 

Denver Botanical Gardens

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LEGAL COMPASS

MODERN COUPLES CONSULT ATTORNEYS BEFORE MARRIAGE

Marital Bliss

AS AMERICA APPROACHES ITS 250TH YEAR OF EXISTENCE, AMERICANS ARE CHOOSING TO BE MORE SELECTIVE

ABOUT

WHO

THEY

MARRY,

WHEN AND HOW. Census figures from November 2018 show that the median age of an American individual’s first marriage is now nearly

ARTICLE GERRY C. COGGIN II

30 for men and 28 for women, up from 27 and 25 in 2003. At the same time, more Americans are living together before marriage. The long-touted statistic that 50 percent  of marriages end in divorce  has changed as well: Today, only about 39 percent of marriages end in divorce.

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What

do

these

trends

mean

for

American couples? As American couples wait longer to get married and cohabitate before doing so, the decision to tie the knot is increasingly collaborative in nature. Couples of today take more time to learn about each other than couples of the past. This extra learning yields lasting, positive results for married couples.

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Further, we have reached a point in time where entering into a prenuptial agreement is no longer seen as “planning to fail.” Motorists who buy car insurance are not “planning to wreck;” rather they are simply protecting themselves and their passengers  from unexpected bumps in the road. Similarly, couples who sign prenuptial agreements are simply protecting themselves in the event of the unthinkable. The decision to marry is likely the biggest business decision an individual will make in his or her lifetime. The marriage contract fundamentally changes the property rights and financial obligations of the parties to a marriage. These changes often become apparent far too late. As family law attorneys, our goal is to embrace modern couples’ increased willingness to spend time and energy preparing for marriage. This is why our firm, Coggin Law, PLLC, offers couples considering marriage a comprehensive Pre-Marital Consultation. Our Pre-Marital Consultation provides couples a forum in which they can meet with an experienced attorney to learn about the rights, obligations  and liabilities which accrue upon entering the marriage contract. We perform a careful and thoughtful review of the assets, debts and goals of each couple we meet, with special attention to the drastic ways in which North Carolina’s marriage laws will affect the couple and their property. We also help couples decide whether a prenuptial agreement is in their best interest. This helps them stay on the right side of the trend of extra learning  by educating them from the beginning, rather than informing them after the fact. If you and your partner are considering marriage or are simply eager to learn, visit

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LOCALLY OWNED

ARTICLE NOAH MILLIKEN

MARTINIZING

DRY CLEANING QUEEN CITY'S PREMIER DRY CLEANERS

MARTINIZING DRY CLEANING OFFERS A FULL RANGE OF SERVICES FROM TYPICAL DRY CLEANING TO SHOE REPAIR, CLEANING OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, LEATHER CLEANING, WEDDING GOWN

PRESERVATION

AND

HOME

LAUNDRY. The company’s foundational focus is to provide quality customer service and convenience. “Customer service really boils down to communicating with the customer to find out what their needs are,” says Kyle Panther, owner of Charlotte’s Martinizing location. “Sometimes it may involve a stain they need removed, special care for an heirloom or needing something quicker than our normal turnaround time.  Whenever a customer’s garment requires it, we will pick up the phone and call the customer to talk about the best plan to clean their garment. Customers really value that we take the time to talk to them and have a comfort level with us because of those conversations.” Martinizing

Dry

Cleaning

offers

free

pickup and delivery from uptown south to the Maxhaw, Weddington and Matthews areas. The company also offers on-demand  pickup and deliveries through an app and 24/7 locker services for convenience. 

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“CUSTOMER SERVICE REALLY BOILS DOWN TO COMMUNICATING WITH THE CUSTOMER TO FIND OUT WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE.” —KYLE PANTHER, OWNER OF CHARLOTTE’S MARTINIZING LOCATION


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LOCALLY OWNED

(CON TI N U ED)

The Martinizing concept was created by Henry Martin in 1949. Prior to his idea, dry cleaning plants would use highly flammable solvents for cleaning and had to be stationed far away from populated areas. Patrons would deliver their items to a drop store, and the materials would be transported to the cleaning plant before being returned, sometimes up to a week or more later. Martin introduced his revolutionary plan, naming it “One Hour Martinizing,” by using a nonflammable solvent to bring the cleaning back to city limits. As his business evolved, he became “Martinizing Dry Cleaning.” In 2014 the Martinizing brand was purchased by the Huntington Group based in Berkley, Michigan. Now there are more than400 franchises internationally. Associates performing the cleaning and pressing have more than 100 years of experience and are always available for help with unusual garments or questions. Charlotte’s Martinizing Dry Cleaning is located in Dilworth at 1408 E. Blvd.

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

REALTY REPORT SOUTH CHARLOTTE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Hampton Manor

$2,000,000

$1,950,000

98%

928

7

9

Tuckaway Park

$1,890,000

$1,825,000

97%

1

5

5

Jordan Manor

$1,790,000

$1,800,000

101%

7

5

6

Longview

$1,675,000

$1,535,000

92%

125

6

8

Cotswold

$1,379,000

$1,307,575

95%

82

5

5

Ballantyne Country Club

$1,200,000

$1,190,000

99%

13

6

6

Cotswold

$1,119,000

$1,080,000

97%

622

5

4

Longview

$1,145,000

$1,080,000

94%

93

4

6

Piper Glen

$1,095,000

$1,000,000

91%

585

4

7

$849,000

$849,365

100%

277

4

4

The Bridge At Sharon

*DOM=Days on Market

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an Pittm

Shelf Genie CE

O

RENOVATE & REFINE

ARTICLE MELINDA BURRIS WILLMS

M E E T A N D Y P I T T MA N LEADER OF SHELFGENIE, THE TOP NAME IN CUSTOM SHELVING AND HOME STORAGE SOLUTIONS

SHELFGENIE CEO ANDY PITTMAN HAS A LONG HISTORY WITH

SHELFGENIE STORAGE SOLUTIONS AND

THE ORGANIZATION, HAVING FIRST JOINED THE COMPANY AS A

CUSTOMIZABLE SHELVING

FRANCHISEE IN 2009. Seven years later, Andy became the chief oper-

ShelfGenie has set itself apart from its competitors by offering its

ating officer and last year, he took the helm of the organization as CEO.

clients innovative and customizable shelving and storage solutions.

Andy continues as a franchisee owner and explains that being a franchise

ShelfGenie can help you in organizing any room in your home, be

partner makes him a better CEO because there really isn’t much that the

it the kitchen, pantry, bathroom, home office or garage, with its

company franchise owners experience that he hasn’t faced himself.

proprietary Glide-Out shelving, a high-quality, custom-designed

In fact, Andy was among the earliest franchisee owners to join

storage solution available only from ShelfGenie.

ShelfGenie, the leading home improvement and custom shelving

Custom-built to the millimeter to fit into your existing cabinetry,

franchise in the nation, when the company first began offering

each ShelfGenie Glide-Out shelf is constructed of Baltic birch and

franchise opportunities 10 years ago. While he is proud of all the

finished with furniture-quality hardwood or melamine. Glide-Out

organization has accomplished thus far in the fragmented shelving,

shelves move easily, at the touch of a finger, and thanks to their

storage and home improvement industry, Andy sees an optimistic

sturdy construction, each shelf can bear up to 100 pounds in weight

and expansive future for ShelfGenie.

and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

“I still think there is huge potential for ShelfGenie. I think over

“When the interior of your kitchen is beautiful, and things are

the next two to four years, we can easily double the number of

easier to find, you experience more joy in your own home,” says Lisa

territories we’re in,” he says.

McLeod, a ShelfGenie client.

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THE DESIGN PROCESS With ShelfGenie, the design process is a personal but simple one. Your personal designer will schedule a time to come to your home and discuss your storage needs and design tastes. Based on these discussions and an assessment of your storage and cabinet space needs, a custom-designed solution will be drawn up for you then and there, with no obligation to you. Upon your approval of the design, ShelfGenie will create and install your unique, expertly crafted storage solution. Andy  is uniquely qualified to lead ShelfGenie as the company continues to expand. In his dual role as CEO and franchisee, he has invested much into the success of the organization. Andy has illustrated leadership as an active member of the ShelfGenie Franchise Advisory Council. In addition, the commitment Andy and his team have to quality and superb customer service has received recogni-

“WHEN THE INTERIOR OF YOUR KITCHEN IS BEAUTIFUL, AND THINGS ARE EASIER TO FIND, YOU EXPERIENCE MORE JOY IN YOUR OWN HOME.” –LISA MCLEOD, SHELFGENIE CLIENT

tion, with him twice being named Franchisee of the Year. Schedule your free design consultation with your local Charlotte ShelfGenie franchise today by calling 704.946.6121 or visiting ShelfGenie.com. June 2019 | South Charlotte Lifestyle

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JUNE

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1 FIFTH ANNUAL ARTPOP ART AUCTION C3 Lab

The ArtPop Art Auction is an annual

fundraiser that raises funds for ArtPop, a local 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the work of local artists on available media space. The auction will consist of art, live music, food and drinks. 

1 Family Changes are Tough. We Can Help. are Tough, Family Changes We Can Help.

At Coggin Law, PLLC, we have a simple operating statement: Be Prepared. At Coggin Law, PLLC, we have a simple operating statement: Be Prepared.

CAROLINA THREAD TRAILS' NATIONAL TRAILS DAY CELEBRATION Goat Island Park &

Greenway, Cramerton

The National Trails Day celebration is a great way to kick off the summer, with free  bike, kayak and SUP rentals;  nature and history walks;  bike tours;  yoga;  kids

activities; live

music; food trucks; and 30 outdoor themed exhibitors. The event is sponsored by CaroMont Health and will take place at  Goat Island Park & Greenway in downtown Cramerton. You will not find a more prepared attorney to handle your family law matters. No two families are the same, so no two legal solutions to your family’s unique needs should be the same either.

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7–9 TASTE OF CHARLOTTE Uptown Charlotte

Taste of Charlotte is a three-day festival featuring more than 100 samples from area restaurants  along with live music and entertainment, street performances, family-friendly activities and  cooking demonstrations. Admission is free. 

We begin by listening... We continue by clearly explaining your legal options, and at every step, we take care of the details, so you will have confidence you hired a team that stands behind our law firm’s reputation for excellence.

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13 RIVER JAM RUN: RACE EDITION U.S. National Whitewater Center

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14–19 JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL OF THE CAROLINAS

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15 HEALTHY ACHIEVEMENT 5K RUN & WALK Romare Bearden Park

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15–16 FABFEST: CHARLOTTE'S BEATLES FESTIVAL

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a main stage with live music, a video room with rare band footage and a family fun room, as well as two evening events at the Knight Theater. Visit ToscoMusic.org/Events/FABFEST for more information. 

15 BREW DASH: 6K & 12K TRAIL RACE

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PARTING THOUGHTS Crissy Bradford, founder and marketing consultant at Bradford Pear Marketing

#CLT

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA HAS SHAPED CHARLOTTE ARTICLE TORI KARLEK PHOTOGRAPHY MIMI MCLEOD – WEINMILLER, INC. THERE’S NO GETTING AROUND IT: SOCIAL MEDIA IS EVERYWHERE. + 7.5 billion: The current world population according to the U.S. Census Bureau + 2 billion, 1 billion, 326 million: The numbers of active Facebook users, Instagram users and Twitter users, respectively + 142: The number of minutes the average user spends on social media each day. Needless to say, social media plays a tremendous role in our communities and our businesses. And #CLT is no exception. COMMUNITY #CLT has quickly become known as a "Transplant City," wherein people from other parts of the country and world migrate to our beautiful city, eventually calling it home. Social media has allowed us Charlotteans to come together and create our tribes. Facebook pages like @charlottesgotalot and @southcharlottelifestyle can quickly inform newcomers of the go-to spots for brews, events and the best BEC (bacon, egg and cheese) in town. Hashtags #keeppounding and #buzzcity keep fanaticism alive and well in the best way. In a city where a "native" is the anomaly, social media has created a way for people to connect. BUSINESS As more people have made #CLT home, so have more businesses and startups. And why wouldn’t they? The business community in #CLT is something special. Social media has given business owners a platform to tell the world who they are, show what they have to offer and get their message to the masses. In a city that’s as connected as #CLT, those messages are received, consumed and shared. While it still has its naysayers, social media is sticking around for now. If managed with a little savvy and strategy, social media can grow your business, too. LET BRADFORD PEAR MARKETING HELP! The Bradford Pear team is ready to help enhance your brand with the right voice, story and digital presence. Marrying traditional and digital marketing, we help ensure that you touch all areas important for your business. @bradfordpearmarketing BradfordPearMarketing.com 34

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