SpiceLAB Media Launches its Unique Firm in Charlotte N.C.
The place: the newly opened Loft & Cellar located at 305 W 4th Street Charlotte. If you’ve never been to this place, it’s strategically located between the 3rd and 4th Ward areas. Off from the busy action of North Tryon Street, yet still close to the heart of Uptown Charlotte. This and the already raved about flavors and atmosphere of Loft and Cellar, one can see why the newest edition to professional media and consultation chose to do its official launch here.
SpiceLAB Media notes that it specializes in coaching individuals and businesses that are “stuck” to a place of “unstuck” in strategic planning, business management and event management. But there’s more to this story than just a company coaching others. CEO and Founder Lu-Ann Barry looks at each project, each business, each individual as a partnership. With a resume that spans working for McCann Erickson (Sony Retail Group), Big Apple Circus, Getty Images and Screenvision and combining that with her extensive customer service experiences from working at various retail establishments, to being a flight attendant for American Airlines and being a licensed bartender, as she states she “got to work creating her empire!” And best believe, she’s the type of partner in business that holds you accountable as well. For her, she believes in sharing in victories that she and her client achieve. “I love helping my clients get over hurdles strategically,” she states. This was evident when she rallied the call when working with Dennis Reed and Inspire the Fire. While those youth attended the week-long event and focused on varying projects, choreography and song, Lu-Ann was on social media, getting businesses involved to help feed the multitude of children on the CPCC campus, and organizing with Tangi Watts/IMERGE PR attendees to see the culmination of the youths’ work via a red carpet event.
So needless to say, the SpiceLAB Media Launch Party was executed in Lu-Ann’s signature fashion. From glam bags to the signature drink for the evening, the “SpiceLAB Punch,” every item was meticulously thought out, every detail reviewed. Appetizers for this event, delicious! We sampled on Lomi Lomi Nachos, which consisted of Steelhead Salmon, wontons. avocado, pebre, Bull’s Blood Micros and crème fraiche, then the Beef Empanadas, seasoned to perfection, and various grilled skewers of Shrimp, Beef and Pork. Pairing with a house white and house blend red topped everything off with a touch.
DJ Silvio provided the music as people arrived, a mix of classic R&B with new music out today blended oh so perfectly. The energy was very engaging, as many mixed and mingled while Lu-Ann visited each and every attendee, thanking them for coming out and making introductions, as she further emphasized the “Collaboration over Competition” vision. Many industry notables were in the building, offering SpiceLAB Media congratulations and support, while networking amongst their peers.
Then, a major announcement by the CEO of SpiceLAB Media, the upcoming events. First, R&B Nights, a music series with seven shows starting September 28th that will bring a focus back to “Great R&B” in downtown Charlotte. The next project: “A Night of Giving” November 4th at The Nascar Hall Of Fame. A semi-formal affair that will be hosted by Dennis Reed Jr. The event’s focus: to save the Siloam School, a historic Rosenwald School building located at Charlotte, North Carolina that was built about 1920 as a school for African-American students. This is a partnership with the Charlotte Museum of History to restore the historic school and return it to its original purpose as an educational resource and community gathering space.
Needless to say, SpiceLAB Media has hit the ground running, even before announcing to the industry of its launch. Expect big things to happen with this organization.
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