Sponsors

PILLAR:

VISIONARY:

Create-ster is a creative design agency that offers custom web design, graphic design, photography, social media, videography, and inbound marketing.

Create-ster’s business foundation is based upon providing high quality creative design services to start-ups and small businesses, while also supporting and volunteering in the local community. Since it’s opening in November 2011, Create-ster, LLC has escalated to be one of the most creatively ambitious businesses in the Charlotte community, while working with national and international clients in the globe.

CATALYST:

SUSTAINING:

“I passionately listen to my clients and work to create a relationship that allows them to share and collaborate freely with me. Troubleshooting and revisions to meet their expectations and goals are priority to me. Providing relevant solutions for my client and allowing them to collaborate and love their design is why I became an art director. I do what I do to develop a creative relationship with my client and put their needs to work within the design process. Challenging myself to reach the desired goal of my client is what I breathe and sweat!” ~Designer, Jennifer Carbuto

FOUNDING:

Nattiel Turner a graduate of Johnson & Wales University owns Your Custom Catering & Events, a locally owned business in Charlotte, North Carolina, which strives to provide exceptional catering and outstanding service for his clients and their guests. Both he and the company are committed to producing delicious food, providing attentive service and always searching for the unexpected touches that make for a remarkable event.

 

Nate caters special events in the Charlotte Metropolitan area, as well as locations all across the southeast. The full service catering offers you a variety of menus and prices to fit any budget. He can take care of your event from beginning to end and help with anything you need to make your day as special as you envision. Aside from providing exceptional food, the company can assist you with linens, china, flatware, tenting, furnishings and anything else you need for your big day!

“My name is Erin Dunn. I am a mother, wife, and photographer. When I was growing up I was that person that always saw the beauty in the understated moments. I guess you could say I saw life as photographs, as moments that I loved to capture. I have a laid back style and I want you to feel comfortable with me. I want you to know that your wedding day is being captured by someone you can trust. You are dealing with a mother, so I know the moments that you want to capture with your maternity, newborn, and family photos.” ~ Founder, Erin Dunn

STRATEGIC PARTNERS:

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce (formerly known as The Charlotte Business Guild) was organized in 1992 to establish and nurture a network of business contacts and friendships, encourage fellowship and support among business, professional and charitable pursuits, and provide and promote positive role models in Charlotte’s Lesbian and Gay community.

Every year, Charlotte’s LGBTQ community continues to grow and become more visible throughout the area, and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce is no exception. We provide a diverse network of professional, business and social connections among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight communities. The strategic partnerships formed within our organization strive to: Promote Member Businesses, Encourage Businesses and Individuals, Serve the Community, Increase Exposure, Support LGBTQ Activities, Foster Pride, and Champion LGBTQ Business & Social Interests to State and City Government.

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