charlottebusinessguildlogoThe Charlotte Business Guild will host their first monthly Uptown Social this Wednesday, Jan. 13 at The Bar at 316 at 316 Rensselaer Ave.

After-work networking and mingling begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m., with discounted drinks and free hors d’oeuvres.

The Guild’s Uptown Socials, held on the second Wednesday of each month, are presented with the partnership of Wachovia’s GALEA (LGBT Employee Resource Network), Bank of America’s LGBT Pride Resource Group, Charlotte/Mecklenburg LGBT Employees (GLOBE) and Charlotte Observer LGBT Employees.

For more info: charlottebusinessguild.org and thebarat316.com

Catch the Jan. 9-Jan. 22 print edition’s Carolinas News Notes for more on the Guild’s Jan. 19 meeting with Vincent Berkeley, chief diversity officer and member of the executive committee at Compass Group, North America.