Another great success!
That is how I heard many professionals describe this year’s Professionals’ Night in early November, and I have to agree.
While attendance wasn’t the highest it’s been in years past, the quality definitely surpassed last year’s event. That’s partly due to the fact that with a little lighter of a crowd, we could move about the room more comfortably and converse with one another a bit better.
The food was superb (as were the drinks), and everyone had a great time networking with each other, which is the main objective of this event, after all.
I tried to make the rounds in the 2-hour time span I was there, and I was able to overhear many conversations. I heard a lot of conversations end with something like this, “Yeah, thanks … I will definitely call you and we will have lunch or coffee…” Connections made, relationships built (or strengthened and expanded), new friendships formed. Success!
There were fresh faces at this year’s event, too, which is always good to see. It’s a signal that the “buzz” about our flagship event is still getting out in Charlotte! There were new professions represented this year, as well. Another good sign of the traction this event is gaining in the community.
Looking forward to seeing both familiar and new faces at next year’s event.
Randy Newton is from Charlotte, NC, and graduated with an accounting degree from Appalachian State University. He became a CPA in North Carolina in 1998 and started his own firm that same year. He is the past president of the NCACPA Charlotte Chapter and a subcommittee chair within the Tax Committee. He is also an active member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Randy’s area of expertise is the utilization of a pro-active tax planning model that streamlines, simplifies, and works to reduce tax liabilities.