Small business owner? Join us for a VIP meetup at Uptown Pops

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In partnership with Bank of America

Mingle with fellow small business leaders and small business banking professionals while you enjoy Uptown Pops with the Charlotte Symphony on June 9, VIP style.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a small business owner in Charlotte? 

The first 25 to respond below will receive two VIP tickets for Uptown Pops at Romare Bearden Park on June 9, which includes the opportunity to mingle with small business banking professionals and fellow small business leaders.

The current climate

Despite the challenges they face, small business owners’ confidence in the economy is at one of the highest levels recorded in the last five years — read more here.

  • Economic confidence among small business owners is up significantly from six months ago and is among the highest in the past five years.
  • While small business owners tend to work long hours, with 61 percent reporting work weeks in excess of 40 hours, the vast majority feel fulfilled with the flexibility they have.
  • Small business owners overwhelmingly cite innovation as a workplace priority and contributor to the success of their business, with nearly three-quarters reporting they have taken some form of innovative action in the last two years.
  • When looking forward to the future of small business, entrepreneurs anticipate a workplace that is more virtual, automated and digital, with one in 10 saying they could see their business employing a robot within the next 20 years.

The details

  • Uptown Pops at Romare Bearden Park
  • June 9, 2017
  • The VIP area will open at 6 p.m. and include beer, wine and snacks; concert starts at 8 p.m.
  • To request an invite, share the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a small business owner in Charlotte via the form below. The first 25 valid entries will receive two VIP tickets to Symphony in the Park.
  • Your answer may be shared anonymously in an upcoming story or promotion.
  • See full giveaway details below.

CONTEST DETAILS

Eligible to legal residents of North Carolina and South Carolina, who are 18 or older at the time of entry. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Sponsored by Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA), a North Carolina limited liability company.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You understand that your participation in the Contest is with Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA)., and not Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and that you are providing information to Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA). Any disclosure you make in connection with the Contest is to Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA), and not to any other party including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are released from any obligation or liability in connection with the Contest.

OFFICIAL RULES.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

THE CONTEST MAY BE TERMINATED AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON BY Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA) , WITHOUT NOTICE.

Accepting the Prize constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA), which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

Contest Time: The “Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA) Small Business Symphony in the Park Giveaway” (the “Contest”) begins 6:00 a.m. ET on May 22, 2017 ending at 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2017. The winners will be notified by May 30, 2017 at 5 p.m.

How to Enter the Contest: Enter via Google Form (full name, email address, business name, and biggest challenge faced, click submit). ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

Eligibility: The Contest is open only to legal residents of North Carolina and South Carolina who, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA), its members, managers, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and other agencies and any of their immediate family, as applicable, are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Prize Selection: The first 25 valid entries submitted will be selected to receive two tickets to Symphony in the Park on June 9. They will be notified by email by May 30, 2017 at 5 p.m.

If any Prize cannot be distributed or is returned, Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA), reserves the right in its sole discretion to select an alternative winner or to give the prize to charity.

The Prize: The Contest Prize winners will receive two VIP tickets to Symphony in the Park on June 9.

Odds of Winning: Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.

Taxes and Other Restrictions: All federal, state, and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. No responsibility or liability is assumed for any obligations, damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of the Prize or any substitute therefore.

General Rules: Attempts to enter the Contest more than once using any third party proxy, using multiple names or e-mail addresses and/or any other fraudulent mechanism will result in disqualification. Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA), in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify you. All decisions relating to the Contest are final and is at the sole discretion of Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA). By participating in the Contest, the winner agrees to be bound by the Official Rules.

Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA), nor any of its respective affiliates, officers, members, managers, directors, agents, or employees are responsible for ANY technical issues including but not limited to, hardware, software, or network malfunctions of any kind.

Winner releases Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA) and its respective affiliates, officers, members, managers, directors, agents, or employees of any liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Contest or the awarding of the Prize. Winner will be solely responsible for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks or any other rights, resulting from your entry.

Winner hereby releases and discharges Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA) and all affiliates, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, from ANY and ALL claims and suits arising with your entry, including all claims for copyright or trademark infringement. Winner waives ALL rights to interfere with use of your entry or any information about you.

Release of Rights: Winner grants to Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA), and its affiliates a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use ANY and ALL information from your entry. Williams Media, LLC (dba CHARLOTTE AGENDA) will likely use the information you submit for promotion, stories and social media.

Governing Law: The Contest and the Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by the laws of the state of North Carolina, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Entrants submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction in North Carolina.

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