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Who We Are

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
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Mily Aguilar 
Milagritos Aguilar
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Represents
Hispanic Contractors Association

Walter Baucom
Walter Baucom
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Represents
Metrolina Native American Association

Nimish Bhatt
Nimish Bhatt
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Represents
Carolinas Asian-American Chamber

DeAlva Glenn
DeAlva Glenn
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Appointed by City Council

 Wil Brooks
Wil Brooks
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Appointed by City Council

Julio Colmenares 

Represents
Latin American Chamber of Commerce

 

Represents
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber

Wesley Jones
Wesley Jones
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Represents Charlotte Chamber

 

Nalan Karakaya-Mulder
Nalan Karakaya-Mulder

Appointed by City Council

Todd Paris
Todd Paris

Represents Charlotte Chamber
Jonathan Utrup
Jonathan Utrup
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Represents Charlotte Chamber
 


Greg Wiley

Appointed by City Council

Julie Ayers
Julie Ayers
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Represents National Association of Women Business Owners

Ed Peugh
Ed Peugh
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Appointed by City Council

​Sean Gautam
Sean Gautam
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Appointed by City Council


​Ed Roper

Read Ed Roper's bio​
Represents Metrolina Minority Contractors Association
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