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About BLU

Mission Statement

To be far more than a leads group. Far more than networkers only interested in passing business cards. To depend on each other for individual and team success. To build meaningful & lasting relationships that help each other stay sharp. To be intentional wit the actions we use to represent BLU, our teammates, & ourselves.

Core Values of BLU

Make Meaningful Connections for Each Other
Listening is a key skill set and when one member needs a connection with a key individual or company that we have an established relationship with, we connect the two together. We feel that if a member can do this, then they are likely to have the same practice in the work place.

Teach Others Something Valuable
Iron sharpens iron and we truly believe that our customers expect and deserve the very best from us. This can be accomplished by not only learning from our customers, and industry, but those with years of proven experience in the business and service world. Learning from one another and sharing ideas to bring the very best to our industry and customers is key to success and a better business.

 

Do Business With One Another
Knowing firsthand how a company operates and treats customers makes recommending them that much easier. Our communities are healthier when quality businesses and solo professionals thrive and when this happens it generally doesn’t leave room for those who do not put the customer first and provide the right solutions. For these reasons, we do business with each other and hold each other accountable to providing great products, and services.

 

Refer One Another
We want our customers, friends, and family members to get the best products and services available at fair prices. We put in the time and effort to find the best people to work with. Once we do this we make that information available to our customers by referring business to each other.

At BLU, we hold each other accountable. We strive for both individual and team success. We feel that when this is the mentality and approach an individual or company takes the biggest winner is the customers we serve.

It’s important for potential customers to understand that Membership in BLU requires a demonstrated dedication of time, resources and effort. BLU members are held to high standards and members of our team will be removed from our membership if they fail to adhere to our requirements and standards.

The Leadership Team

 

Titus Bartolotta

Titus Bartolotta

President

Titus is the President and Founders of BLU.  He runs after-hours meetings and presides over the leadership advisory team. 

Bob Gors

Bob Gors

Vice President

Bob is the Vice President and Co-Founder of BLU.  He works with members of our leadership team to ensure quality growth occurs and that operations of the organization move smoothly. 

Matt Swanson

Matt Swanson

BLU Committees Leader | Marketing & Technology Chair

A member since the first meeting, Matt serves as the team leader for all committees.  He works with the Marketing and Technology committee to improve the visibility of the organization and its members as well as to help its members use technology to live the Core 4.

Laura Lorenz

Laura Lorenz

Lake Norman Chapter Director and North Regional Director

As chapter director, Laura provides the leadership, encouragment, and direction to grow and develop a team motivated to add value to the BLU culture.

Michael Orzech

Michael Orzech

South Park Chapter Director and South Regional Director

Michael brings creativity and a joy of serving people to his leadership role in BLU’s South Park Chapter.

Chris Costantini

Chris Costantini

Member Development Co-Chair

Chris is a long time member of BLU and a leading voice in it’s expansion.  As chapter director, Chris provides the leadership, encouragment, and direction to grow and develop a team motivated to add value to the BLU culture.

Courtney McCarthy

Courtney McCarthy

BLU Social

Getting to know one another is an important aspect of BLU. Courtney spearheads our efforts to help our members engage with one another and get to know one another outside of the traditional business environment.  When we know one another as people and we know why we do what we do, and what motivates each other to do our best, then we are better teammates.

Erika Erlenbach

Erika Erlenbach

Communications

No organization can grow without the ability to communicate, to its members, prospective members, and other organizations.  Erika brings her experience in organizational leadership and helps communicate and coordinate the flow of information – both to members and between members.

Jessie Mullen

Jessie Mullen

BLU Cares

BLU Members aren’t just good networkers, they are great people, with a giving heart.  The BLU Cares committee helps identify and plan the community service projects that BLU members participate in throughout our communities on a regular basis.

Marc Cain

Marc Cain

BLU Books

An avid reader and believer in personal and professional growth, Marc heads up BLU Books.  A book club built twith the same focus and intentionality that makes BLU so special.

Steve Kinzler

Steve Kinzler

BLU Circles

Steve is more than just a great connector and human being, he has breathed life into an idea that has been around BLU for many years.  How do we bring our members together to build meaningful and intentional masterminds that are more than the sum of their parts.

Mike Montefusco

Mike Montefusco

BLU Social Engagement

Mike is all about bringing out the best in the people around him  Whether it’s in the gym or helping people get the most out of their social media.  This group leverages the power that all BLU members have to be influencers and to help us grow our reach and our businesses through effective use of social media.

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