Urban Meyer – Football Studio Analyst, Former Ohio State & Univ of Florida Head Coach

SPEAKER – TUESDAY – OCT. 13, 2020 – An Ohio boy, born and raised, Urban Meyer began his coaching career following his playing days at the University of Cincinnati. After making his start with a high school team in Cincinnati, Meyer joined the Ohio State coaching staff as a positional coach. He moved around to…

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Robert O’Neill – Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Fired The Shots that Killed Osama Bin Laden

SPEAKER – NOV 6, 2020 – Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the…

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Emmitt Smith Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Businessman and Entrepreneur

SPEAKER – Jan. 8, 2021 – Emmitt Smith is a professional football icon and one of the greatest to ever play the game. In his 15 seasons in the National Football League, Smith amassed many records that still stand today, including the most career rushing yards and the most career rushing touchdowns. Smith’s impressive resume…

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Cara Brookins – Author Rise: How a House Built a Family

SPEAKER – Mar. 5, 2021 – Cara Brookins built her own 3,500 square foot house by watching YouTube tutorials. After surviving domestic violence, she was faced with stark challenge of providing for her four children, with no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home—but without the means to buy one—she…

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Stefan Orlander – Former VP Nike Global Digital Innovator

SPEAKER – April 23rd 2021 – As Nike’s Vice President of Global Digital Innovation with over 21 years at Nike—including as Vice President of Advertising—Stefan Olander stands out as one of the world’s foremost brand innovators. He led multiple, successful cutting-edge global initiatives, including the revolutionary Nike+ experience developed in partnership with Apple, which took…

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Brock Long Former Administrator of FEMA

SPEAKER – Sept. 10, 2021 – Brock Long is a former Administrator of FEMA and a 20-year veteran of emergency management within the public and private sector. He offers a unique perspective as organizations, businesses and citizens come to grips with the realities of crisis management and preparedness following the coronavirus outbreak. Long led our…

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Brett McGurk – Top National Security Advisor NBC News/MSNBC Senior Foreign Affairs Analyst

SPEAKER – Oct. 14, 2021 – One of the longest-serving and most effective national security experts of his generation, Brett McGurk served as a top national security advisor under Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. He has been deeply involved in Middle East military strategy, diplomacy and U.S. policy, and is a…

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Taya Kyle – Author American Wife , Widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle – American Sniper

SPEAKER – Nov. 5, 2021 – Since the tragic loss of her Navy SEAL husband, Chris Kyle, Taya has continued to forge Chris’ legacy through the formation of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is based on the Kyle’s values of God, Country and Family. The Foundation supports military and 1st…

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The Hood Hargett Breakfast Club is a category exclusive organization of business executives. Our members are focused on working with like-minded professionals to develop meaningful relationships, not transactions.

Our breakfast events featuring nationally known speakers from diverse areas of life allow members to learn and network with other partners and their guests without feeling pressured or solicited. Members find value in solving problems and in creating business opportunities.

As an exclusive, invitation-only community, the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club attracts business professionals who are building success through relationships. Our members understand business is important but without civic or social responsibility, it can be incomplete. Our membership of commercial and not for profits are engaged with our club and our community.

Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Scholarship Fund

Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Student Athlete Program was launched by company owner and Fund founder Chuck Hood to recognize recognize local students in the Charlotte  Mecklenberg School District who distinguished themselves on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community.

The fund has, to date, awarded more than $175,000 to some 150 local high school students to further their education through the Hood Hargett organization.

Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Membership

For nearly 20 years the the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club has been the premier category exclusive business development organization in Charlotte, NC. Our signature breakfast speaker series allows members and their guests to hear from national speakers from diverse backgrounds and interests. The sessions are often both informational and inspiring, and always entertaining.

Our breakfast events are now located at the beautiful Quail Hollow Country Club, home of the Wells Fargo PGA Championship. For member companies we also host a luncheon series that features local business and civic leaders. Business owners have access to Mayor's, Governors. Legislators and CEOs.

Here’s how Charlotte businesses are changing during COVID

July Speaker Bret Culp delivering a fun and compelling speech on Zoom for members and guests.

August 5, 2020 - Charlotte Observer – By Sonia Rao

Uptown at the Charlotte City Club, the club members will be riding alone on the elevator up to the 31st floor. At Topgolf, customers will golf at bays partitioned off by plastic dividers, and can still order drinks but not at the bar. And the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club has moved to hosting virtual events.

Here’s how Charlotte businesses are changing and adapting during COVID

Here’s how Charlotte businesses are changing and adapting during COVID August 5, 2020 Charlotte Observer – By Sonia Rao Uptown at the Charlotte City Club, the club members will be riding alone on the elevator up to the 31st floor. At Topgolf, customers will golf at bays partitioned off by plastic dividers, and can still…

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Beloved Business: Amid pandemic turmoil, networking club sees growth

Charlotte Ledger – August 14/2020: The Hood Hargett Breakfast Club hosts eight breakfasts a year, in addition to other events. The group has gone all virtual since the start of the pandemic but continues to feature big-name speakers at meetings, and its membership has increased. When the coronavirus hit North Carolina, many businesses watched their…

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