President's Message

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Posted by: Timika Shafeek-Horton on Jan 1, 2019

Lots of people have been working diligently to help me execute on my focus areas during my service as MCB President – membership value, inclusion, and engagement. Chief among them are the volunteers serving on the Membership Value and CLE Task Forces and the Membership Inclusion & Engagement Subcommittee. Given we’re about at the halfway mark of my tenure, I think an update makes sense. Here’s what the leaders of those groups want you to know about the status of their work.

Posted by: Timika Shafeek-Horton on Dec 1, 2018

2018 is quickly coming to a close. As with every year, 2018 was filled with highs and lows, both personally and professionally. I like to take a look back periodically to make sure I’m learning what I can from the past and to make sure I am acknowledging all that I have to be grateful for.  Here are a few highlights that come to mind:

Posted by: Timika Shafeek-Horton on Nov 1, 2018

The sound of bulldozers fills the air, and the MCB Bar & Foundation Center will soon have neighbors. After four years at the Greenway Business Park, new construction is underway. The site next door to the MCB will be home to a 17,000 square foot health club/office building. The first floor will be a Crossfit Health Facility and the second floor an office complex rumored to house a juice bar. A recent update from RJS Properties provides more exciting news. They tell us that the immediate area has been named #1 in the “Top 10 Charlotte Zip Codes to Invest In.” What a difference four years makes. We were lucky to have built our building when we did!

Posted by: Timika Shafeek-Horton on Oct 1, 2018

My husband Arthur likes the show “Unsung.” It airs on the TVOne Network and is a documentary-type show that reviews the history of once famous entertainers who have not received their due based on their contribution to the music industry. Arthur’s favorites include Phyllis Hyman, Patrice Rushen, and Angela Winbush. (Yes, my husband’s favorite music category is smooth jazz. I like 90’s rap. We make it work.) I try to be mindful of and show appreciation for the work other people do and the support I receive as in my various roles - Duke Energy lawyer, president of the MCB, parent, wife, etc., etc., but I know I fall short sometimes. I imagine I’m not alone. So, what is one to do? I’m going to start by thanking some folks who may feel as though their efforts are “unsung,” and finish by encouraging you to do the same.

Posted by: Timika Shafeek-Horton on Sep 4, 2018

I am already feeling the faster pace that comes this time of year. Yes, this summer was hot, but the summer months just feel a bit more relaxed, don’t you think? It’s not that the summer is less busy, it just feels that way and people seem to be a bit more easy-going. The so-called ‘lazy’ days of summer are being replaced with setting goals, coordinating transportation, scheduling appointments and planning events. 

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