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Sandy Hook mom spreads message of safety in Charlotte

Michele Gay is on a mission. Gay, one of the country’s leading advocates for improved school security and safety, wants to educate children and those responsible for their safety. Gay lost her daughter, Josephine Grace, on Dec. 14, 2012, in the Newtown, Conn., Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 28 people were killed. Gay…

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HHBC Raises over $22,000 for Liz Murray Scholarship Fund

On July 17th, 2014 the Hood Hargett BreakfastClub held their annual Casino Night Fund Raiser for the Liz Murray Scholarship Fund. The event was held at HHBC member the Hampton Inn Suites in SouthPark, Casino entertainment was provided by Your Event source and catering was provided by HHBC member The Palm, HHBC member AVP Nationwide…

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CMPD bomb squad officer honored by Hood Hargett BreakfastClub

By Joe Marusak / Source Charlotte Observer Sgt. Robert Whitleyhas helped defuse 100 or more active bombs in his 14 years on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s bomb squad. But even he didn’t know what to expect when a report came in Sept. 12 of a suicidal patient at Carolinas Medical Center who had an unexploded…

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Chad Knaus discusses Jimmy Johnson NASCAR Start

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races won by seven different drivers. And six-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson is not among the winners. Crew chief Chad Knaus isn’t overly concerned. He has seen this movie before.  “I think we’re doing pretty good,” Knaus said Wednesday morning following a speaking engagement with the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club held…

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Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good Discusses Company Response to Dan River Spill with Hood Hargett Breakfast Club

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good defended her company’s response to the February coal ash spill into the Dan River, saying Duke will “continue to cooperate” with inquiries into the event. Good did not stray far Wednesday from Duke’s previous public statements. She sidestepped questions that probed the differences between those statements and Duke’s legal positions.…

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Charlotte Club Thinking NCAA Tournament — in 2015

Source: Charlotte Business Journal by Erik Spanberg March Madness has just begun, but why not make plans for next year’s tournament? Charlotte is hosting second- and third-round games in 2015 and, two days before the Final Four, Woody Durham will come to town. As any North Carolina fan knows, Durham, 72, called Tar Heels football and…

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Martha Raddatz Speaks at Hood Hargett BreakfastClub

March 14, 2013 – Charlotte ABC News Martha Raddatz is ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs correspondent. She has covered all aspects of foreign policy for nearly 20 years. In addition Raddatz serves as the primary substitute for George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” and contributes regularly to the program’s roundtable. On Thursday March 13th she visited…

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February 2014 Breakfast Canceled!

Due to the inclement weather we have canceled the event for Feb 14. There will be a replacement date on August 8.  Michele Gay is a mother, former teacher, and now one of the founders of Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative.  After losing her daughter, Josephine Grace on December 14, 2012, she chose…

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HHBC Holds Panthers PEP Rally

This January with the Carolina Panthers prepping for their Playoff Showdown with the San Francisco Forty Niners, the Hood Hargett BreakfastClub transformed their January breakfast meeting with ESPN Analyst Herm Edwards into a Panthers Pep Rally Hood Hargett Pep Rally Highlights from L.A. Management Company Read more in the Charlotte Business Journal.

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Charlotte Women In Business: Jenn Snyder

Source: Charlotte Business Journal Title: Executive director Responsibilities: Jenn Snyder has overseen this Charlote networking club since 2003, lining up its roster of guest speakers and creating spin-off luncheons and other events. Key accomplishments: Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, Charlotte banker Hugh McColl Jr., Duke Energy Corp. Chief Executive Jim Rogers and CBS Sports announcer…

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