by: Allyson Beetham
With the emphasis on creativity, face-to-face connections, community, hugs and high-fives, Creative Mornings creates a space for fresh coffee, great conversation, and an accessible event to connect with like-minded people all over the world. On the first Friday of every month, chapters around the world host events where everyone can mingle while enjoying talented guest speakers. March 3, 2017 Creative Mornings CLT will be hosting an event featuring the guest speaker Amy Chiou, Executive Director of Queen City Forward.
Queen City Forward is a nonprofit for social entrepreneurs and civic innovators, and is a hub for entrepreneurs in Charlotte who have business ideas that meet social needs and work to balance a triple-bottom-line of people, planet and profit. Three main programs featured on the Queen City Forward website are I|3 “People Planet Profit”, I|U “Aspiring College Age Entreprenuers”, and I|C “Innovation Challenge”. Since their launch in 2012, Queen City Forward has supported over 40 social entrepreneurs working to create sustainable solutions to some of Charlotte’s greatest challenges in areas such as Health & Wellness, Education, Workforce Development and Green Energy Solutions. QCF has the mission to “unleash the potential of high-growth, high-impact social entrepreneurs in Charlotte to create sustained economic and social impact that spurs economic development, improves the lives of citizens, and drives a new model of sustainable growth.” With a robust mentoring program, education programs, and leadership team, QCF has created an organization that inspires people to be innovative and creative to better economic development and lives of the people in Charlotte.
Aside from running QCF, Amy Chiou enjoys the same things any great leader and creative thinker must love politics, yoga, coffee, queso, and #TacoTuesday
Go to https://creativemornings.com/talks/amy-chiou to get on the wait list to listen to Amy Chiou speak this Friday! Creative Mornings is a free event thanks to their support from local sponsors, venues and partners. If you do not get to attend, now you know all about Creative Mornings CLT and Queen City Forward. So, you can attend the next event and reach out to QCF in your free time!
Watch the video below to learn more about Creative Mornings!