Just as much as engaging your employees, is it vital for a business to engage in an active role in their community and strengthen the relationships with the people and companies around them. Creating ties within your community increases the respect and trust that local customers feel when they work with your company. Running a local business also means creating local jobs. This can result in innovative ideas and insightful perspectives on the best ways to reach the population of your region. As a business owner, you can also benefit from networking opportunities within your local area.

For example, the Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) provides this opportunity for the Charlotte area. As a member, you are provided with opportunities to socialize with others in your community, serve your local area through giving back, or network your business. They offer opportunities such as luncheons, social events, and community outreach programs to strengthen the bond between local businesses and create ways for these businesses to connect and prosper.

Each local business contributes to the distinctive identity of their city or town. We pride ourselves at Sherrill Structural Repairs on providing quality work for the people of Charlotte and surrounding areas, and upholding the values of trust and respect. Without our community, we couldn’t be the business we are today.

- Joseph Sherrill