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Loft Walk and more at Urban Living 2014 Sept. 15-19

UrbanLivingwGCCAAGeneration Charleston will showcase the advantages and values of “living, working and playing” downtown at Urban Living 2014.

The five-day event will be held Sept. 15-19 at various locations throughout the city.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Monday, Sept. 15
Generation Charleston Homebuyers Blueprint
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton

Are you planning to purchase a home? If so, you need the “Homebuyers Blueprint.”
The event from Generation Charleston will provide all of the necessary steps you will need when looking for the perfect place.
It will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton on Sept. 15 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Topics that will be discussed during the panel discussion include: lending and interest rates, home inspections, insurance and various programs that can assist you in the home buying process.
The event is FREE to attend, but RSVP is required.
Click HERE to RSVP.

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Loft Walk
5:30-8:00 p.m
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Join GC for the annual Loft Walk on Tuesday, Sept. 16.
During a guided tour through some of Charleston’s newly renovated and re-imagined lofts, guests will see firsthand why more and more people are choosing downtown living.   Loft Walk starts at Recovery Sports Grill at 600 Kanawha Blvd. East.. From there, guests can walk or ride a trolley to the various properties.
The event is free to attend, but RSVP is required.
You can RSVP for the event by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

‘Thrive’
Appalachian Power Park
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Check out Charleston’s new business stars and vote on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
For burgeoning entrepreneurs, cash capital is the lifeblood of their business. With “Thrive,” the Charleston Area Alliance’s crowdfunding initiative, startups have a chance to receive an infusion of cash through fresh and innovative means.
Earlier this month, a blind panel selected eight Kanawha Valley-based entrepreneurs with five or fewer employees out of a pool of applicants. These entrepreneurs each produced pitch videos to promote their business and need for crowd funds.
On Sept. 17, an event will be held at Appalachian Power Park starting at 5:30 p.m. To attend and participate in the event, community members will pay $20 a ticket ($21.50 if you register online). In return, they will get to partake in beverages and food, but more importantly, they get to vote for the entrepreneur that they want to support.
At the end of the night, the entrepreneur with the most votes will receive $20 times the number of attendees as cash capital to invest in their business.
Project partners include Generation Charleston, Blue Creek Gas Company, Terrell Ellis & Associates, WV Jobs Investment Trust Board, BB&T and Industrial Bolting.
You cannot vote for a winner, unless you attend the event. To sign up and attend the event, please click HERE.
Tickets will also available at the door and cash is preferable. In the meantime, please check out the pitch videos below and cast your vote for a winner on Sept. 17.
Click HERE to view videos.

Thursday, Sept. 18
Downtown ArtWalk

5-8 p.m.

The “play” portion of Urban Living 2014 begins with Downtown ArtWalk, the monthly Charleston Area Alliance event. It is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. and features local galleries and talented artists.
For a list of all the venues participating in ArtWalk, please visit: www.CharlestonArtWalk.orgFriday, Sept. 19

Friday Sept. 19
Capitol City Shuffle

7-10 p.m.
Haddad Riverfront Park

Join Generation Charleston for serial socializing at some of downtown’s favorite spots at the annual Capitol City Shuffle
The event begins at 7 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park. From there, guests will walk to various establishments including Bar 101, Timothy’s and many others.
Click HERE to RSVP for the event.

Bonus Event

Friday Sept. 19
Brown Bag Concert
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Davis Park

Grab your lunch and head to Davis Park for free live music at the Brown Bag Concert.
It’s football season and team spirit is in the air. The Charleston Area Alliance is striking up the band for a community tailgate and pep rally.
The community event is free and participants are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors, whether high school, college or professional attire.
Attendees may purchase food from local vendors or bring their own lunch.
For more information and for updates of the lunchtime food specials, click HERE.
The Brown Bag Concert is a program of the Charleston Area Alliance

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