Charlotte has a Business Economics Club affiliated with the NABE (National Association for Business Economics). It was founded by economists of what was then NationsBank and First Union. The club has monthly luncheon meetings at the Charlotte City Club (every month except July and August). For those of us interested in public policy, tax policy, and overall economic and business conditions these meetings are very informative and extremely timely. The goals of the club are to bring the most significant topics and speakers in the economic arena to Charlotte. Matthew has been a member since 2007 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors.