Wharton Club of Charlotte - Speed Networking Event and Tour of The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
5:30pm— 8:00pm
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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Join friends and fellow alumni for speed networking and a taste of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery!

252.jpgIf you're not sure if craft brewing has arrived in Charlotte for real, have a look at this recent article in Fortune Magazine.  Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, which scarcely had room for speed networking for a dozen of us at their first location a few years ago, has moved, expanded and is now the largest craft brewing company in the Charlotte metro area, and ranked as the 6th largest in NC in 2014.

Join us on September 15th for a tour and an update on this phenomenon, in an event co-sponsored by the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte.  Following the tour, we will have appetizers and liquid refreshments available while we socialize with our friends and fellow alumni.  The other highlight of the evening, a round of speed networking, will follow the social time. 

Not sure what to make of a "Speed Networking" event?  Think of it as a chance to try out your elevator speech on a dozen or so of your (soon to be) friends and peers.  If you don't have an elevator speech, write one and try it out on us.  Hint:  shorter is better!  

Bring your curiousity, your thirst, your appetite, and a pocketful of business cards and join us at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery on September 15th!  Tickets are available at the link below.  


Date:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 

Time: 5:30pm - Brewery Tour 

6:00pm - Social hour, hors d'oeuvres, beer, soft drinks

6:20 - 6:30pm - Announcements, intros, speed networking rules

6:30 - 7:45pm - Speed Networking

7:45 - 8:00pm - Follow-ups and close 

If people want to continue discussion past 8:00pm there should be plenty of room in the main bierhall to have another drink and keep talking.


The Club will provide appetizers and one beer.  Don't delay, purchase your tickets today!



  • $20 for Wharton Club members
  • $30 for Non-members
  • Joseph Wharton and Benjamin Franklin members - "free"



The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

4150 Yancey Road

Charlotte, NC 28217

Tel: (704) 525-5644 


* * Attendees are expected to drink responsibly at all events * * 

Click here to buy tickets!!!


For more information about The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery please visit www.oldemeckbrew.com.  

Also see their YouTube™ video by clicking here.

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