Thursday, April 1, 2010

LinktoCharlotte Live! - April Meetup Dinner

LinktoCharlotte just launched its live events and we would love to include you. Join our new meetup group at\linktocharlotte.

Events will be a way for you to network, learn about Charlotte and have fun. Since most of our members have come to us from social networks such as LinkedIn, facebook and twitter, we will be incorporating educational classes each month.

Our next diner event is Wednesday, April 28th from 6 to 8 pm. Seating is limited to 25 people so sign up early. Dinner is sponsored by Dickens Mitchener Associates

Sponsorship opportunities are available. These reach our over 3,000 members on our social networks.

LinktoCharlotte is part of MediaMensnch Networks

Friday, September 11, 2009

LinktoCharlotte Plans for 2009-10

LinktoCharlotte has been working behind the scenes to plan our events for 2009-2010. We are in the process of identifying interesting locations to hold our events and team members who will help us coordinate.

LinktoCharlotte's mission is to bring people together in our on-line community and also to highlight the interesting activities available in our city. This is part business networking with a large dose of fun and entertainment. We want this group to be vibrant and fun.

Do you have a place for our group to meet. This can range for 15 people to 50+.

Please contact Andrew Kaplan at

We are also looking for donations for raffle prizes for our meetings as well. If you have a product or service you would like to offer our members please be in touch.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Derek James, Fox News Charlotte Likes LinktoCharlotte

We are now posting some of our members and people in the community who are fans of LinktoCharlotte. We have over 2,000 members of our groups on various platforms. We are using our new Flip HD camera to capture our fans and members.

Here is one of out latest LinktoCharlotte fans, Reporter, Derek James of Fox News Charlotte. We caught up with Derek at a Twitter 101 event run by a LinktoCharlotte member at La Dolce Vita in NODA. Fox News covered the story of this event on Fox News on two consecutive nights and had people call in to leave messages on whether they twitter or not.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sprint All Star Race and Media Celebrities

This week Charlotte is all about racing and Lowes Motor Speedway is the place to be.

NASCAR is building up to the Coca Cola 600 on memorial day weekend, with its Sprint All-Star Race for a million dollars. The top drivers will compete in a final segment which will have only 10 laps for this million dollar prize. Driver Kasey Kahne compared it to driving the way they did when he first started racing as a youth.

The All-Star race is special this year as it is in its 25th running. Celebrities such as Kevin Costner and America's Most Wanted John Walsh are here to participate. Country Duo Montgomery Gentry will be the featured artists at the race.

This is one of the most fun days for NASCAR drivers. Many of the drivers live and work near Lowes Motor Speedway in Concord, NC and have a chance to drive in front of family and friends.
Posted by Andrew Kaplan at 4:23 AM
Labels: Lowes Motor Speedway, Nascar, Sprint All Star Cha

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Motorsports invades Charlotte

Each year in May, two of the largest NASCAR events are planned two weekends in a row, The SPRINT Million Dollar All-Star Race and the Coca Cola 600. This year is the 50th running of the Coca Cola 600. Some of the highlights for the week will be:

1) A Quarter mile Grill on Friday, May 22nd at the Speedway with 7,000 lbs of charcoal and 100 cooks and celeb chefs serving hot dogs and hamburgers.
2) Speed Street - Uptown Charlotte is a festival of NASCAR fans, brands and music. 2 major music stages will be set up and Clint Black will be playing
3) At Lowes Motor Speedway, actor Kevin Costner and his band will be the warmup for country music band,
4) The military is saluted at the Coca Cola 600. The Marine Corp band will be playing at 3 pm on Saturday. There also are usually flyovers, helicopters, and parachuting before the race.
5) World of Outlaws at the Dirt Track (5/22)
6) Pole Night - this is a great way to see NASCAR for the first time and an inexpensive ticket. This night determines who sits on the pole for the Coca Cola 600 (5/21)
7) Carquest Autoparts 300 (5/23)

For more detailed schedules:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

LinktoCharlotte is getting active on Twitter

LinktoCharlotte on Twitter (@linktocharlotte) will be pushing out events in the Charlotte area on a daily basis. If you are a member of www.linktocharlotte and would like you event to be twittered by us. Just send us a note as a direct message on twitter with the details or e-mail Andrew Kaplan on the network.

If you are interested in the Charlotte, NC area and are thinking of moving here. LinktoCharlotte and our network is the place to be. You can find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and NING.

If you don't know what twitter is, just go to and spend a few minutes to set up an account. It is what we call micro-blogging.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LinktoCharlotte Mentioned in article

LinktoCharlotte just surpassed its 2000th member this month. We are now receiving recognition on how we built a successful social network.

Here is the link the the article
"12 Inspiring Stories of Successful Social Networkers"