Center City Partners http://wfae.org en Inflating The Thanksgiving Day Parade http://wfae.org/post/inflating-thanksgiving-day-parade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There was a chance this year, that for the first time in 67 years, Charlotte would not have a Thanksgiving Day Parade.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once Belk stepped down as the main sponsor, organizers said they were unable to raise the money to keep the parade afloat. But a few weeks later, </span>Novant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health stepped in and committed to be the title sponsor for three years and the parade was back on.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:47:57 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 40077 at http://wfae.org Inflating The Thanksgiving Day Parade Wooing CEOs During The DNC http://wfae.org/post/wooing-ceos-during-dnc <p>In about two weeks, the Democratic National Convention will have come and gone in Charlotte. But a group of city officials and economic development agencies are working to extend the economic afterglow of the DNC.<br><br>Political conventions don't just draw elected officials, media and political junkies. They're also a magnet for high-ranking business people looking to make connections with the powerful.<br><br>While they're here, Center City Partners CEO Michael Smith wants to meet them, too.<br> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Julie Rose 3782 at http://wfae.org Wooing CEOs During The DNC