Virtual Meeting October 2020

Join us on Zoom for a Virtual Meeting on
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
at 7:00 PM EDT!

 

OutSouth Queer Film Festival 2020

OutSouth Queer Film Festival 2020

PREVIEWS!

Speakers: Monique Velasquez & Chuck Wheeler

See previews of the OutSouth Queer Film Festival! Learn how this year's Festival will take place in our Covid world. Hear insider information about the Carolina Theatre.

Because we are limited to 100 people at the Zoom meeting, we recommend advance registration.

The Zoom Link will be on the "receipt" that is emailed to you when you Register. But this event is FREE!

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Meeting March 2020

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
at Cantina 18 in Cameron Village!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

Cantina 18 at Cameron Village

Click here to visit Cantina 18's website.
Cantina 18, 433 Daniels Street, Raleigh NC 27605
919-835-9911

Charles Phaneuf

Charles Phaneuf

Backstage at the Arts Council

Charles Phaneuf is a Raleigh native with a passion for arts and their role in community development. He returned to the area to become Executive Director of Raleigh Little Theatre in January 2012.

Previously, he was Managing Director of Joe’s Movement Emporium, a multi-disciplinary performing arts center located outside of Washington, DC, and Associate Managing Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company during the expansion into the Harman Center of the Arts. Charles was named to the Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2014, and serves on the board of the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation, chairing the Arts, Recreation & Cultural committee, and the Friends of the Gregg Museum at North Carolina State University, as secretary/treasurer.

In his free time, he plays music and can be found playing the saxophone and clarinet in local jazz clubs and occasionally subbing with the North Carolina Symphony.


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour in the spacious upper floor of Cantina 18. Then, Cantina 18 will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.


Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advance registration.

Make Dinner Reservations Online

(Note: You do not need a PayPal account to make reservations.)

Meeting February 2020

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
at Cantina 18 in Cameron Village!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

Cantina 18 at Cameron Village

Click here to visit Cantina 18's website.
Cantina 18, 433 Daniels Street, Raleigh NC 27605
919-835-9911

Sig Hutchinson

Sig Hutchinson

The State of Wake County: Transportation, Affordable Housing, Quality of Life

Sig Hutchinson has been a Commissioner since 2014 and on the front lines of making our county more healthy and livable.

He has been working to make communities healthy and livable for more than two decades. Starting with a career with the Dale Carnegie organization, Sig became an instructor for the Dale Carnegie Sales Course for more than eight years before starting his own company to concentrate on sales consulting and professional speaking.

Later, Sig used his knowledge of communication and public speaking to help transform his community by leading six bond initiatives in Wake County and the City of Raleigh totaling $300 Million Dollars for open space preservation, parks, greenways, transportation, and affordable housing. Sig continues to be active in North Carolina where he sits on numerous boards and most recently ran for the NC State Senate.

Board activities include Prevention Partners; NC Alliance for Health; Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Commission for the City of Raleigh and former chair of Triangle Transit. Sig also chairs the Open Space & Parks Advisory Committee for Wake County and Board Chair for Advocates for Health in Action. He has also been a driving force behind the creation of more than 200 miles of interconnected greenways as former President of the Triangle Greenways Council.

Sig has been honored as “Tarheel of the Week” by the News & Observer, “Volunteer of the Year” by Wake County, “Green Advocate of the Year” by the Triangle Business Journal, “Top 50 Entrepreneurs in the Triangle” by Business Leader Magazine, a “Goodmon Award“ by Leadership Triangle, the “Citizen’s Award” by the NC Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, “Leadership Award” by WakeUP Wake County, and the A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

Sig continues his sales consulting and professional speaking career as President of Sig Hutchinson Communications. He has a B.A. from Texas Tech University; M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina, and lives on a greenway in Raleigh, NC with his wife of 32 years Nancy and they have a son who is married and three grandchildren.


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour in the spacious upper floor of Cantina 18. Then, Cantina 18 will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.


Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advance registration.

Make Dinner Reservations Online

(Note: You do not need a PayPal account to make reservations.)

Meeting January 2020

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
at Cantina 18 in Cameron Village!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

Cantina 18 at Cameron Village

Click here to visit Cantina 18's website.
Cantina 18, 433 Daniels Street, Raleigh NC 27605
919-835-9911

Hallie Johnston
Wegmans Raleigh Store Manager

Hallie Johnston

If you’ve been to Wegmans, you know that Hallie Johnston manages a veritable “city” of food. But, it’s not just food. The magic of Wegmans is it’s people - experts at what they do and happy to be doing it for you as a customer. Hallie says that the magic of Wegmans customer orientation is hiring people who are “excited to make people smile and bring excitement and joy to the work day.”

Hallie relocated to Apex with her family from Rochester, New York to build a team and open the 100th Wegmans store and first in North Carolina. Opening day far exceeded her expectations with over 30,000 people showing up.

Hallie Johnston’s career with Wegmans began when she was 16-years-old in her hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. After high school, Johnston participated in the Wegmans management internship program while attending Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. She returned to Wegmans Erie after graduating from college, holding roles in the meat and seafood departments, as perishable manager, and as assistant store manager before becoming store manager. Johnston and her family moved to Raleigh in 2018 to begin building and developing her team of 475 in preparation for the Raleigh store opening.

Wegmans has made a strong and public commitment to the communities it serves and embraces the principles of diversity in the workplace and the LGBTQ employees in it.

Joining Hallie will be her HR Manager, Luella Rasquinha. Join us to learn what makes Wegmans so unique, how it builds such an enthusiastic team, and why it’s been one of the “100 best places to work” for over 20 years (#2 in 2017).


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour in the spacious upper floor of Cantina 18. Then, Cantina 18 will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.


Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advance registration.

Make Dinner Reservations Online

(Note: You do not need a PayPal account to make reservations.)