A quarterly discussion about the industries and businesses that have contributed to the growth of Charlotte and the marketing strategies behind them.
The next topic:
Restaurant Industry Growth in Charlotte
Join us for our second Thrive Talks quarterly panel as we discuss the rapid growth of the restaurant industry in Charlotte, NC. With the abundance of new restaurants opening in the last few years in the Queen City, capturing the attention of potential guests is becoming increasingly difficult.
During the event, we’ll talk with restaurateurs and those involved in the Charlotte media to learn more about this quickly-changing landscape and their strategy to stay relevant in an extremely competitive industry.
Thursday, june 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.
8.2.0 Pizzeria & Bar
THRIVE Talks Moderator:
Book author and food writer
For more than a decade Sarah Crosland has been covering what to do, where to go, and what to eat in Charlotte. She's worked as an editor at The Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Magazine, and is the author of several books about the city including 100 Things to Do in Charlotte Before You Die, Secret Charlotte: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, and Food Lovers’ Guide to Charlotte.
She’s also covered the city and its dining scene for notable national publications like Travel and Leisure, American Way magazine, Thrillist, Forbes Travel Guide, and Food Republic. She’s convinced that it’s only a matter of time before someone figures out that getting paid to eat and drink isn’t a real job, so in the meantime she’s trying to squeeze in as much as possible of both.
On the Thrive Talks Panel:
Founder of Unpretentious Palate
Kristen Wile is the editor and founder of Unpretentious Palate, a digital publication covering food and drink in Charlotte. The former editor and food editor of Charlottemagazine, she felt traditional media outlets were cutting costs too much to provide the ethical and consistent food journalism readers crave.
Unpretentious Palate is old-school reporting and restaurant criticism on a new platform. Before her time at Charlotte, she worked at The Washington Post.
She lives in Plaza Midwood with her husband Jon, two rescue pit bulls, and a tortoise. Find her at unpretentiouspalate.com, or on social media @uppalate (Twitter) or @unpretentiouspalate (Instagram and Facebook).
6:00-6:30 - Grab a Drink/Networking
6:30-7:30 - Panel Discussion
7:30-7:45 - Q&A
7:45-8:00 - More Networking