Past Events

Motivation Marketing Co. offers the community of Charlotte the finest marketing services for businesses and industry individuals. Motivation Marketing is willing to meet each client at their office or wherever convenient.

9/13/14 Today's Entrepreneur-Workshop for Starting and Managing your Small Business Featuring Motivation Marketing Firm owner, Dana Sidberry! Comfort Suites -University Area 9am-1pm 7735 University City Blvd Charlotte, NC 28213. For more information, visit

9/30/14 6pm 7pm-Marketing Your Business During The Holidays virtual panel Google Hangout event Featuring Motivation Marketing Firm owner, Dana Sidberry. Please call the office at 704.326.2187 to RSVP for the event.

10/4/14 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure-Charlotte. For more information, visit  

10/25/08 SolKitchen Presents: Mali Music Performing live at Chop Shop Noda at 8pm, hosted by V 101.9's Chirl Girl!!!! For tickets, visit

January 10-12: Shenergy National Convention for Women and business women in Jacksonville, FL.
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January 19: Roc Da Runway 7-10pm at Reel Works Studios at NC Music Factory.
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11/16/13 2nd Annual New Year New U Vision Board Party 2013

11-3pm Motivation Marketing Firm Headquarters, 1801 N. Tryon St. #332 Charlotte, NC

11/23/13 3rd Annual Turkey Drive presented by Da Lucky Spot Barbershop

from 4-7pm at 3720 N. Tryon St. #102. If you would like to contribute turkey's to the drive, please contact us at 704.326.2187!

11/29/13 Battle of the Boutiques presented by Flawless Impact Magazine

at The Twelve Hotel in Atlanta, GA, 8pm. Motivation Marketing Firm client will sponsor hair models for the event! 

9/14/13-Author Renate Moore Book Signing - Join us at Park Road books for Author Renate Moore's "A Frog In Grandma's Cup" book signing and meet and greet! For more info,

9/16/13- Prim and Proper Distributor Tele-Info Call - Interested in selling hair extensions? Do you want your own line of hair? This call is for YOU! For more info,

9/19/13-Effective Networking Session - Back by popular demand: the Motivation Marketing Effective Strategy Session from 6-8pm at Motivation Marketing Headquarters! Visit for tix!

9/21/13-Angel's Accessory Plus Anniversary and Pampering event - Come out to be pampered and relax with Angel’s Accessory Plus from 12:30pm until 4:00pm with a portion of all proceeds being donated to, a local non-profit organization that works to prevent teen pregnancy. To purchase tickets,

9/26/13- Motivation Marketing Firm hosts Fusion Tour Charlotte - Fusion Tour is a national networking and conversation tour presented by and will take place at Motivation Marketing Firm Headquarters from 9-11am. To purchase tickets or sponsor,

8/17/13- Back To School Jam will be held at 1330 Spring Street, Charlotte, NC 28206  from 10am – 2pm, presented by iZiggy Promotions, Charlotte Police Department and more.

8/21/13-Big Dreamz Inc. will host it’s first fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings 440 E. McCollough Dr. Charlotte from 6-12pm. For more info and tickets,

8/24/13- WestFest is Back and will feature family games, inflatables, food vendors and live performances by singer Jerry Adams and more starting at 12pm-6pm at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte. Free

8/24/13- WestFest is Back and will feature family games, inflatables, food vendors and live performances by singer Jerry Adams and more starting at 12pm-6pm at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte. Free

8/31/13-Elizabeth Block Party and Food Truck Party presented by AKA Creative
1400 Elizabeth Ave. starting at 5pm! For more info, go to

7/15-19 U-Fit Summer Cheerleading & Dance Camps from 8-4pm ages 4-18. For more information,

7/17/13- Inspire The Fire 10 am Charlotte Chamber Of Commerce Inspiring Positive Change in Adolescents through faith, fun and the arts

7/25/13- Fleet DJ's 2nd Annual Industry Conference

7/26/13-Glam-Ladies Networking Event 7pm-9pm at Kai's Cookies 3905 S. Blvd

7/27/13- 6pm What The Truck Food Truck and Music Festival 1423 S. Tryon St. Amos Southend

6.15.13 Pop, Rock & Country Extravaganza 1-4pm at The Saloon NC Music Factory. For tickets, call 704.326.2187  

6.20.13 Networking with Big Dreamz 6-9pm at Nana’s Uptown Restaurant $5 Donation Requested.
6.22.13 Spring into Summer Wellness Expo 9a-12pm Myers Park Presbyterian Outreach Center 1073 Providence Rd Charlotte, NC. For more info:
6.22.13 2013 Urban League Young Professionals Leadership Awards 7-10pm at Extravaganza Depot 1610 North Tryon St. 28206 Charlotte, NC. For More Info:
6.26.13 Effective Networking Strategy Session 10:30-12:30 at Motivation Marketing Firm 1801 N. Tryon St. Ste 332 Charlotte, NC. For more info: or call 704.326.2187

6.29.13 D.I.V.A EMPOWERment Summit for Teen girls 11-4pm at Thomasboro Elementary School 528 Bradford Dr. Charlotte, NC. For more information,

May 10: R&B National Sensation NEXT performing live with Nitara Songstress Reaves at 9pm! For tickets, contact 704.326.2187

May 16: Networking with Big Dreamz Inc at Nana's Uptown Charlotte! For more information, go to

May 25: Ultimate Women Affair presented by SNS Events! Come learn Marketing & Branding tips, Dress For Success and More! Get your tickets now by checking out  


4/18/13: Networking With Big Dreamz Inc. at Nana’s Uptown Restaurant from 6-9pm. For more information,

4/20/13: Charlotte Seen Presents Passport To Fashion 2013 event at 817 S. Hamilton St. 28206 from 6-9pm

4/20/13: Neo Natural The Convention 2013 Hair Symposium in Greensboro, NC.

4/27/13: Tea @The Ritz w/ Beauty 4Ashes Fellowship at The Ritz Hotel 12-2 pm


March 9: Sweet Tooth Festival will showcase more than 20 bakeries, sweet shops or home-based businesses in all manners of sweets. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network. For more info:

March 15: Female Haberdasher Bow Tie Launch Party 6pm at Kanvas Lounge 525 E. 6th St. Suite 117 For more info, call 704.877.7873 

March 21: 7th Annual Recruiting Round table Come out to listen to a distinguished panel of professionals discuss generational diversity. Charlotte Chamber Belk Action Center. Click for more information!

February 9: Kick Start Your Coaching Business Seminar 9am-12pm Hilton Garden Inn 508 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd 704.326.2187 Presented by Author Jessie Bowen & Motivation Marketing Firm

February 9: Lovers & Friends Bachelor Auction Interior Motives, 2425 South Blvd 7-10pm.

February 15: TEDxCharlotte 10a.m.-4p.m. Silver Hammer Studios at NC Music Factory 817 Hamilton St. Learn how ideas/ingenuity come together to form and inform a community. TEDxCharlotte celebrates the independent minds that conjure ideas bigger than themselves.

February 21: 5th Annual Pride Entrepreneur Education Program 10:30a.m- 1p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. 704.375.9553 Mentoring luncheon puts high school students face to face with professionals and entrepreneurs for discussions about education, careers and entrepreneurship.

February 26-March 2: CIAA Tournament Timewarner Cable Arena 333 E. Trade St. and other various locations.

January 10, 2013 Charlotte MakeUp Artist Workshop: 6pm

January 11, 2013 GoodWorks Youth Awards 2013 Kickoff Reception: 6pm

January 17, 2013 Carolinas MSDC Annual Meeting & Social Gathering 9am-10pm

January 17, 2013 Business Networking Event Presented by Community Housing Resource Center Corporation 5pm-8pm

January 25-27, 2013 Charlotte Startup Weekend5

December 11 On Q’s Holiday Jook Joint | Quentin Talley’s 33rd Birthday Celebration Tempo Charlotte 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC, 28208 from 8pm-1am. Proceeds benefit On Q Foundation. For tickets check out

December 13- Parties with a Cause & Rickmond Media Holiday Party: In Benefit of Alexander Youth Network at Packard Place, Charlotte 6pm. Free entry with new unwrapped toy. For more information,

December 18- Creative Youth Inc. Winter Coat Drive: Drop your new or used clean coats, boots, gloves and scarves off at Kutz 2 Go 1926 Remount rd & 916 Tuckaseegee Rd or check out www.CreativeYouthNC.Org

December 31- 2nd Annual Resolutions New Years Eve party at Kalu, 505 6th St Charlotte NC. For more information, check out  

December 1: Angel’s Accessory Launch Party from 5-9pm at Amelie’s French Bakery located at 2424 North Davidson St, Charlotte, NC. Join us for Food, Jewelry and Fun! For more information, check out or call 704.951.7748.

November 23: Heights Entertainment presents A Dark Knight, All Black Event at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Uptown Charlotte starting at 10pm. To purchase tickets, go to

November 17-18:  Silva Life System, A World Renown Personal Success Seminar Coming to Charlotte November 17-18 at the Ballantyne Hotel. For more information, check out Seminar coupon 20% Discount. Code: Silva20 Discount Expires November 10th

November 14th:  Barks, Brews & Chili too at the Dog Bar on 3307 N. Davidson in  Charlotte, NC. Come join Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love at the Dog Bar for a GREAT time! There will be a Chili cook off and lots of great craft beers along with Danes...Danes....and more Danes! $5-10 donations requested for entry. FMI:    

November 10: (Official event Motivation Marketing event) 2013 is well on it's way; are YOU ready?! Join us on November 10, 2012 from 2-6pm at Bravo Italian Restaurant Northlake Mall at the New Year New U 2013 Vision Board Party as we add your dreams and goals to paper to make them a reality! This event will be a positive, life changing experience and will help you to get your New Year started the right way! Download the Flyer

October 27: V101.9FM Halloween Party at Harvey B. Gantt Center. Tickets $25. For more info,

October 19: Slam Charlotte monthly poetry slam at Blumenthal Performing Arts starting at 8pm. For more information, 

Support local: For literary events and great books, check out and tell 'em Motivation Marketing sent ya!

October 18: The 6th Annual Bar Hop for Breast Cancer Awareness benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure presented by the Charlotte chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi's monthly cocktail social series, Cufflinks & Cocktails and their annual "bar hop" to support best cancer awareness and research.
October 13: Respect Da Mic poetry slam at Harvey B. Gantt Center. for more information, check out:
October 6: RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) presents Dining With Friends at McColl Center for Visual Art at 9pm. Join RAIN for dessert, champagne, coffee and a signature cocktail with proceeds benefiting the non-profit. For more information, check out
September 2, 2012: Welcome to Charlotte DNC voter registration party from 4-7pm at Paso's Cut Rate Mkt on Statesville Rd!
September 3-7, 2012: Democratic National Convention uptown Charlotte Timewarner Arena. For more info:
Check out for great literary and poetry events at Poor Richards Book Shop in Charlotte!
August 7-11, 2012: National Poetry Slam presented by Poetry Slam inc, Slam Charlotte and Blumenthal Performing Arts Join us for a week FULL of poetry and a survival of the fittest competition for poets from all over the world! This event is open to ALL poetry lovers as over 360 poets from all over the world will compete right here in Charlotte during this great 5-day event! There will be workshops, after parties with a FINAL showdown on 8/11 at Knight Theater. For more information, check out or for tickets,!
July 23, 2012: Endless Dreams Foundation, Inc. invites you to our Official Launch/Fundraising party. This exciting event will be held July 23, 2012 at Apostrophe Lounge 1440 S. Tryon St. from 6:00-9:00pm. For more information, check out

July 22 2012: B’tween My Sheets: The Series at Petra’s Piano Bar To help the fundraising efforts of the Respect Da Mic Poetry Slam team to participate in the 2012 National Poetry Slam. Event presented by Respect Da Mic & Sweeta Da Juice. For tickets, check out

July 22-South Carolina Natural Hair Care Expo at the Sheraton Charleston Airport Hotel. For more information, check out or contact Erica: 843.490.0326.

July 6-21 2012: Big Dreamz, Inc. “Back 2 School Drive” Big Dreamz, Inc is hosting it’s 1st annual Back 2 School Drive in Charlotte, NC. Our organization has partnered with administrators in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district to identify a specific group of girls in need. Drop off locations: Revolution Ego, Smile Stone Family Dentistry. For more information, check out or email
December 16th 2011

the 2nd Annual Charlotte “Wish Upon a Star Holiday Gala” will take place at The Fillmore located at 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd Charlotte, NC 28206. From 6-9pm.

These red carpet children’s events will be hosted by local youth serving as ambassadors to motivate and teach their peers what it means to contribute and give back to their community.

Children will feel like stars when they walk the red carpet at these unique venues and will enjoy a photo booth, games, silent and live auctions, raffles and entertainment by chart-topping singer/songwriter Edwin McCain as well as a house band. For more information, check out

December 31, 2011

Come celebrate the end of 2011 at the sexiest party in the city at “Resolutions” New Years Eve Party hosted by Power 98’s Neiko Debarge at Kalu Asian Restaurant & Bar 505 East 6th Street in Uptown Charlotte.

Doors open at 9:30 pm-2:30am and tickets can be purchased at

For table purchase or bottle service, contact 704.777.3368

January 21, 2012 - New Year, New U 2012

Start your year off in the right direction with the New Year, New U event! This great Women's Empowerment event will take place on 1/21/12 from 12-4pm at the upscale Kalu Restaurant in Uptown Charlotte. The event is FREE but donations are requested and a portion will benefit a local non-profit. There will be mini workshops on Makeovers, Wardrobe Analysis, Hair & Nail Services, Business, Financial Security, Weight Management, Live Performances, Food, The Heart Dr., Dr. Elaine Stevens, LOCAL VENDOR SHOPPING and Music provided by Power 98's DJ Yasmin Young!!! Don't miss out on this PHENOMENAL event to get your year in GEAR!

For more information, check out or to purchase a vendor table:

New Year New You


March 14, 2012

The Queens University of Charlotte Diversity Lecture and Cultural Series welcomes Dr. Cornel West to campus on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 7:00pm. The lecture will be held in Dana Auditorium in the E.H. Little Fine Arts Center. The tickets cost $10 for non-Queens adults and $5 for non-Queens students. Visit for more information and to buy tickets.

March 17, 2012

Powerful Moves and Tools for Powerful Women Conference 2012 will be held at 8801 JM Keynes Dr. Suite 440 Charlotte 28262 from 8-4pm. For more information or vendor opportunities, check out

March 23, 2012

2012 Model Fest “Ripping Runways Competition” from 7-10:30pm at Charles Mack Citizens Center 215 N. Main St Mooresville, NC For more information, check out or call 704.218.9645

March 24, 2012

Entrepreneurs Supporting Entrepreneurs Workshop Event from 9am-12pm uptown Hotel Location TBA. For more information check out 

April 13, 2012

“Conquering The Enemy” Empowerment Summit 4/13/12 Central Piedmont Community College 8:00am-2:00pm for more information:

April 19-20, 2012

"Learn To Speak Like A Pro” Hampton Inn-SouthPark (Phillips Place) Thursday 4/19-4/20 from 8-5pm for more information

April 22, 2012

Relaxation Sundays: Join us for a night of poetry, live music, story telling, food and great fun hosted by Power 98's Neiko Debarge at Kalu Asian Restaurant on 505 E. 6th Street in Charlotte! For more information, check out

April 26-28, 2012

9TH Annual Southeast Urban Music Conference Blake Hotel Charlotte, NC . for more information, check out

April 28, 2012

“Full House” Casino Night 7-11pm Center Stage NoDa to benefit the Hospitality House of Charlotte. For more information, call 704.376.0060x2 or check out

Every Tuesday: Join us for Karaoke & Komedy at City Heat Restaurant, 5820 A East WT Harris Blvd Charlotte. Free entry, great food, hot drink specials and a DJ Krazy T keeping you moving all night! Come out to have a feel good, fun time!

May 12, 2012: Soul Music & Food For the benefit of The Kemet School Non-Profit Corp. Soul Music & Food To Soothe The Mind & Body at The Charlotte Museum of History w/Chef Imani from 7-11pm!!!

80's Theme, Butlered Hor D'oeuvres, Music, Cash Bar, Best 80's Contest, and Signature Dishes Available for Purchase. Please consider a $22 donation for advance tickets, and $25 at the door. For ticket info call (704) 545-4071 or email

May 16, 2012: 7:30-10:30am Ritz Hotel The Charlotte Business Journal’s inaugural Global Charlotte breakfast event will look at how Charlotte is benefiting today from its global relationships and how our region is capitalizing on those ties by making new connections.

The breakfast will feature presentations from several experts in international business, including an address from Chiquita Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fernando Aguirre. The presentations will be followed by a moderated panel that will address challenges and opportunities executives face when doing business internationally.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how your company can take advantage of global relationships and discover local resources available to help you do so! For more information:

May 19, 2012: Sweet Sensations Women’s Empowerment Conference from 9am to 4pm At Metrolina Baptist Association 328 West Carson Blvd 2nd Fl Conference Room Charlotte NC 28203. For more information, check out Proceeds benefit Pennies 4 Hope Project of Charlotte Non-Profit Organization.

May 19, 2012: Multi-Cultural Health and Beauty Expo featuring the "All Nations Fashion Show" at Hilton Executive Park Hotel. There will be several other fashion shows, model search and hair show. Vendors in the Health, Beauty & Hair Industry can promote their products and be featured in Savoir-Faire Magazine. Vendors can sign up before Jan 31 get the early bird discount of $349. For more info call Daphney 917.639.4355.

May 21, 2012: Staying in the Game: Unwritten Rules for Small Business Success Luncheon Monday, May 21 11 a.m. until 1:30 pm at Wake Forest University’s uptown Charlotte campus located at 200 N. College Street. The purpose of the event is to educate small business owners about best practices, provide helpful resources and allow business owners an opportunity to interact directly with industry experts and other successful small business owners.
This event is cosponsored by Wells Fargo Supplier Diversity, NC Institute of Minority Economic Development, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Wake Forest University, Costco, Pride Public Relations, Spark Publications and Pride Magazine.

Past Events

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