It’s that time of year again: 80 degree weather, pollen-covered cars, Food & Wine Festival, no-see-ums, Fashion Week… Spring is officially here in Charleston!

With the longer days and warm weather comes event season, which means opportunities to get out there, network with the community, and drop some knowledge. From the Entrepreneur Ecosystem Happy Hour to DIG South, the next couple of months are loaded with can’t miss events for anyone in the high tech, startup, and creative worlds here in the Holy City.

Pay It Forward with Community Involvement

Here at Catch, one of our core values is “Give Back,” which is something we believe in both professionally and personally. We live a culture of learning, coaching, and mentoring not just at our own company, but whenever we get a chance to help other businesses be successful.

Gary Vaynerchuk has a great quote about giving back and sharing what you know: “Give value, give value, give value, then ask for business.” We couldn’t agree more.

Spring Tour Dates

We always love seeing friendly faces in the crowd, be sure to come say hi if you’re out and about – we’ll likely be there. Here are a few events where you can find us on stage:

McLaughlin & Smoak InForum – April 14
Christina and I will be leading a recruiting and employer brand-focused talk at the McLaughlin & Smoak InForum, a monthly gathering of Charleston-area HR professionals. The M&S team has been hosting this event since 2007, and it’s full of great food and great people – be sure to check it out!

DIG South Interactive Festival – April 26
I’m so excited to be a presenter at DIG South again this year, and will be sitting on Ann Weiser’s panel “How to Reel in Top Talent & Keep Them Happy”. After the session, stop by and visit the Catch Team at the Dig-a-Job Marketplace.

PeopleMatter Collaborate ’16 – May 5
In May, PeopleMatter is hosting Collaborate ‘16, their annual event that brings together the best brands, minds, and thinkers in workforce management. Christina and I are are honored to be presenting “Finding Your People Story: How to Develop an Employer Brand That Attracts Talent & Customers,” where we’ll cover The Catch Effect and our Talent Attraction Lifestyle model.

Charleston Startup Grind – May 11
If you are into startups, entrepreneurship, and growing businesses, you’ve probably been to a Startup Grind. These one-on-one in-depth live interviews feature CEOs and founders who tell their story, both personally and professionally.  Christina will be the featured guest in May, and talk about growing SPARC and launching Catch – grab a ticket while you can!

While we may not be selling souvenir t-shirts or CDs out of our van, we will be on hand to share what we know, learn what we don’t, and meet as many people as we can in this thriving community we call home. Come see us!

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