Join us for UCity Small-Business Networking event on April 24

Small-business networking event

Business owners talk at the March 20 Small-Business Networking Event.

Small-business leaders are invited to a breakfast networking event and brief talk on maintaining financial health, hosted by University City Partners.

The monthly University City Small Business Networking event will take place 7:30-9 am April 24 at the Camino Community Center, 201 Stetson Drive.

The morning will start with breakfast courtesy of UCP, informal networking and news of business developments in University City.

At 8:25 am, a financial expert from Carolina Small Business will give a short presentation on “Maintaining the Financial Health of Your Business.” The program will end promptly at 9 am.


Camino Community Center

The Camino Community Center hosted more than 50 people at the first networking event in March.

About Carolina Small Business

Carolina Small Business is a statewide nonprofit founded in 1990 to help grow sustainable businesses that will make a significant economic impact in our communities. The group provides capital, business services and research to support startups and small businesses statewide.

These services include one-on-one assistance and business coaching, plus educational webinars, seminars and training events conducted in partnership with universities, colleges, small businesses and other organizations.

The group has offices in Charlotte at 227 W. 4th St., Suite 108. To learn more, visit or call the Charlotte office at 704-412-7031.


Event directions and questions

For more information about the networking event, contact University City Partners Executive Director Darlene Heater at

Directions: The Camino Community Center is at 201 Stetson Drive. From southbound North Tryon Street, turn right onto Stetson Drive at the Waffle House. The center is on the left. Click here for map directions.


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