Articles from November 2013

November General Meeting


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street Charlotte NC, 28202

My fellow product developers (Inventors)

Pamela Lue-Hing will be giving us a in depth view of being a business owner in today’s world and how innovation is leading the way.

Mike Weaver will speak as well about the upcoming “Venture Challenge” and how it can involve INOTC members.

Pamela Lue-Hing

Pamela is the founder, CEO and strategic consultant of Legacy Partners, LLC. She and her business partner Quanda Anderson specialize in working with entrepreneurs to help put business plans into action. For the last 20 years, she has focused on developing people, programs and businesses.

Pamela has over 25 years in strategic planning, Sales and Marketing, and a wealth of knowledge as an enterprising entrepreneur. As a strategic business consultant, she draws upon her knowledge as a Board Certified Life Coach and Human Behavior Consultant to bring a “whole” new meaning to doing business.

As a keynote speaker, moderator, workshop and seminar facilitator, she connects with the audience and brings subject matter to life. In addition to entrepreneurship, she serves on the leadership team of the Young Black Men’s Leadership Alliance, moderates the bi-monthly meetings for Commissioner Vilma Leake’s Small Business Consortium and has helped to establish Queen City OIC, a non-profit organization. Pamela is most passionate about her two children, Allonte 22 and Carrington 10, ministry, and positively impacting the community through the development of people and small businesses.

Currently, she is writing her first book on what it takes to move from employee to employer which is due to be released this Summer. Pamela is known for her ingenuity in building something from nothing and her uncanny ability to see the big picture as well as the small details. Her “no non-sense, methodical, make it happen” style takes clients from where they are to where they want to be. Help me welcome our Mistress of Ceremony for the evening Pamela Ree Lue-Hing.

Pamela Lue-Hing’s Website

Mike Weaver

Short lead time notice; but if you would like to develop and practice your new product pitch then you can benefit from participating in the 2013 Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day.

The 2nd annual Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day serves to expose early-stage ideas, inventions and technologies to feedback from corporate innovation executives, mentors, investors, faculty and entrepreneurs. Each presenter is given three minutes and three slides to clearly and concisely deliver their innovative idea. The judges and audience vote on their favorite ideas and award $5,000 in cash prizes. Presenters and audience members connect after the pitches during the networking and awards reception.

The Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day is an exciting invite only event designed to connect innovators with resources and strategic partners. The event attracts companies like Belk, Lowes, Husqvarna, Flextronics, Electrolux and many others.

If you have an innovative idea and want to explore new opportunities – please submit your pitch to be selected to present.

In order to be considered for participation, please submit a 500 word overview of your innovative idea, invention and or technology to Devin Collins at by November 15th 2013. Additional details to follow once selected to present.

Event Details

Organizational Sponsors: Charlotte Research Institute at UNC Charlotte and Ventureprise

Date: December 10th, 2013

Location: UNC Charlotte

Venture Challenge Website

At our 14 November 2013 INotC meeting Mike Weaver will review his experiences at last year’s Pitch Day competition and answer questions.


Last Month

Elyshia Brooks

Elyshia Brooks is Founder, President and CEO of Kreative Group, Inc., specializing in marketing and business strategy, and brand management for non-profit organizations and small to mid-size companies; and   Elyshia Brooks International, Inc., specializing in the discipline of self-branding for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Author “Branding The Authentic You”
Twitter: @ElyshiaInc
Schedule a 30-Minute Discovery Session

Will Peters

Founder of Anstad.

Will serves as the Chief Digital Architect of anstad, a Digital Innovation Agency.  In this role, Will provides comprehensive digital strategies  for  companies seeking to advance their business and industry through  the  creation of meaningful connections with their customer base. With  over  10 years of expertise, he helps businesses overcome their most  complex  business challenges. He is simply passionate about revolutionizing the  digital experience.


This meeting cost $20 for guest

  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.


  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.