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The Business Advisory Committee is a community based business committee appointed to provide input, recommendations and advice to the Charlotte City Council on ways the City can help businesses in Charlotte start, grow and succeed, with a particular emphasis on small businesses.

The Committee consists of 20 members. Members are appointed by the Charlotte Mayor and City Council with representation from Charlotte's diverse business community, including representatives from a broad segment of both large and small businesses located and operating in Charlotte.

Members are appointed to staggered terms ranging from 1 to 3 years and may be reappointed for one additional term. Citizens interested in serving on the Committee should contact the City Clerk's Office.

Committee Members

 

Noelle De Atley
Noelle De Atley
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Represents the
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Mily Aguilar 
Milagritos Aguilar
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Represents the
Hispanic Contractors Association

Walter Baucom
Walter Baucom
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Represents the
Metrolina Native American Association

Nimish Bhatt
Nimish Bhatt
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Represents the
Carolinas Asian-American Chamber

DeAlva Glenn
DeAlva Glenn
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Appointed by City Council

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Represents the
Latin American Chamber of Commerce


 Jonathan Utrup
Jonathan Utrup
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Represents the
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Represents the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Black Chamber

Wesley Jones
Wesley Jones
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Represents the
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

 

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​Ed Roper

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Represents the Metrolina Minority
Contractors Association

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Greg Wiley
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Appointed by City Council

Julie Ayers
Julie Ayers
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Represents the National Association
of Women Business Owners

Ed Peugh
Ed Peugh
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Appointed by City Council

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Sean Gautam
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​Appointed by City Council

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Robert Grajewski
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Represents the
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce



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Lee Cochran
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Appointed by City Council