Apr 16, 2015 - News

Agenda for Thursday April 16: Behind the scenes with Obama

Hello Thursday.

Yesterday, Katie and I were texting as she was chilling inside ImaginOn waiting for Obama. She texted: “I brought a protein bar. I’m eating it now. I don’t know if it’s allowed. Girl’s gotta eat. Haha, I got spotted across the room and this person gave me a look like, NO FOOD.” Luckily she didn’t get kicked out and she shook hands with the Prez. Anyways.


Today’s Weather: 61. 80% chance of rain and kinda windy.
Today’s Stat: 77. Number of consecutive free throws that Charlottean Steph Currydrained after Golden State’s practice on Tuesday.
Today’s Job: Web Developer, US National Whitewater Center. Go.
Today’s Charlottean: Richard Brasser, founder and CEO of rFactr (Charlotte startup), for closing a round of investment and creating a partnership with Forbes.


Here’s what went down behind the scenes at the President’s town hall yesterday
Katie Levans explains how she got her invitation to the event and what it was like to be there with Obama.

My Charlotte engagement: 6 mistakes I made and 1 I didn’t
Learn from my engagement mistakes so that you execute a flawless Charlotte engagement instead of fumble around like an idiot.

Why I love Flywheel? It’s kind of a spiritual thing…
Paula Broadwell shares the 4 reasons why she loves Flywheel, including the torque board.

Throwback Thursday: Charlotte edition
Remember what Charlotte was like in 2003? Emily Gunn does and it’s awesome.

Census app dwellr (kinda) knows where you should live
Native Charlottean Jason Foster tested this new app for finding a hometown. Did it deliver Charlotte?

The Weekender: April 17 – 19
Tuck Fest to scientific drinking to Sycamore Saturday Run Club. Chris Loyd has you covered so that you don’t eat Taco Bell and watch a B- movie on Netflix.


Phil Mickelson will play in Charlotte’s Wells Fargo Golf Championship (May 11 – May 17). Pumped to have Phil here after his second place finish at the Masters.

J. Crew is hosting a warehouse sale this weekend in University. J. Crew lovers are freaking out and now they’re angry that we just published this – View our Agenda Briefing. Also, if you’re interested in Charlotte shopping, view our Agenda briefing on the 3rd Annual Shop Charlotte Tour this Saturday.

Have a delightful Thursday and it’s cool to see that Governor McCrory is trying to make crowdfunding happen (we’re bullish on this as a way to raise capital). You go Gov.


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