What's the ETP Charlotte Networking Group About?

By being associated and supported by Empowering Today's Professionals (ETP) Network, the ETP Charlotte Networking Group distinguishes itself in 6 ways:
  1. 1. Members have access to a huge global network of professionals and business owners willing help each other succeed. 
  2. Our organization actually teaches members the proper form, approaches and etiquette for developing reciprocal networking relationships. That's right.  We actually teach people how to network.
  3. We helped hundreds of people land jobs and business opportunities in 2009, despite economic conditions. This is a result of our "7 Step Job Search" (c) and networking educational programs teaching members how to connect directly with decision makers, hiring managers and staffing recruiters
  4. The Charlotte Networking Group encourages and embraces entrepreneurs or small business owners to become members. 15% of our membership is comprised of very successful entrepreneurs.
  5. We position members for success by teaching them how to run their career as a business, by being the CEO of ME, Inc.
  6. Our recently published book, "Win The Race For 21st Century Jobs" by ETP Network CEO/Founder Rod Colon, shares our winning educational programs and networking methodologies with the rest of the world. 
  7. We are open to developing partnerships with other community organizations to create win-win-win opportunities.
  8. Once members land an opportunity, their next goal to develop a career backup plan to insure ongoing continuous financial solvency for themselves and their family.  
Click here to read more on ETP Network member goals and our result oriented action plans.

Depending on your situation or personal interest, we encourage you to align with other local Charlotte networking groups to expand your sphere of influence.  Below you will see programs recommended or run by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, religious organizations, as well as other special interest groups.  There are obviously many caring people and organizations that provide these resources to help you succeed in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.

Charlotte Young Professionals (CYP)
Focused on providing social, philanthropic, and career networking opportunities for Charlotte-area young professionals aged 21-39.

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP launched Technology Networking Group in Charlotte - The TECh Roundtable lets successful technology executives network in a smaller, more intimate setting with contemporaries who have a number of non-proprietary business issues in common.

Small Business Strategy Group (SBSG) - Charlotte, NC
The SBSG-Charlotte is about Entrepreneurs coming together for focused training on business strategies that produces results and special events for collaboration opportunities.

Charlotte I-O Networking Group
Professional organization that seeks to connect all interested in the advancement of industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology and related disciplines within the area surrounding Charlotte, North Carolina.

Red Carpet Monday 
Sophisticated, Invitation-Only  social business network, featuring Charlotte's most successful business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs.

The Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)

Mountain Island Business Leaders Networking Group
Located in the northwest Charlotte, NC area, MIBL business networking group targets Mountain Island Lake, Coulwood, and the local surrounding areas.

Social Media Club, Charlotte, NC
Social Media Club Charlotte is maintained by Jason Keath, Social Media Consultant ... Group to discuss pros and cons of various social networking software.  Organizing and providing resources for Social Media Marketing and Events in Charlotte, NC 

Central Piedmont Community College also recently launched as a resource for displaced workers in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 

Charlotte Business Network
Community of local business professionals in Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding areas.
Business Leaders of Charlotte
Dedicated to helping our members grow through business networking opportunities, support for professional development efforts and providing an avenue for members and local businesses to get "plugged into" the community through our various outreach programs & partnerships.

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Job Support Group Resources includes: 
Career Transition Group
Church at Charlotte Employment Network
Christians in Career Transition
Careers in Transition
Calvary Crossroads
Job Search Club
Charlotte Professionals
Job Hunters Support Group
Economic Downturn Support Ministry
Career Assessment Class
Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry
PRONET Charlotte
NRHC NetWorking Group
Golfers in Transition
Mint Hill Christian Job Search Ministry
St Gabriel in Transition
Job Seeking Skills Class
Career Connections
Saturday Seminar + 8-week workshop
Job Transition Sunday School Class, Christ Covenant Church
Career Crossroads Network
Career Transition Ministry
Ministry at Work
Thursday Night Special Seminars
Church at Charlotte
Sardis Presbyterian Church
Engineering, Manufacturing & Quality Assurance Roundtable
Cornerstone Career Development Center
e4myjob’s Wednesday Support Group
Job Seekers Support Group,
sponsored by Jewish Family Services and Temple Israel


  1. Thank you Amanda, for sharing ETP Network and being the Leader of the ETP Charlotte Networking Group. The ETP Network Executive Committee supports your efforts. Please let us know, if you need anything to help local Charlotte members achieve success. Rod Colon and I are excited about coming to Charlotte to speak at the April 29, 2010 ETP Charlotte Networking Group meeting.

    Keep up the good work Amanda!!

    Carl E. Reid
    Chief Operations Officer
    Empowering Today's Professionals Network
    Developer of the Career Management Swiss Army Knife

  2. Thanks a lot Carl it is so wonderful to have great people in your corner...