City Editor Cat here. I love networking with local business owners and go-getters in our community, so I was excited to join City Club Raleigh and see what the hype is about. 💼
City Club Raleigh is a membership-based club, and the only business-social club in downtown. To get my feet wet, I attended a New Member Orientation and the club’s March Member Mixer. The night was filled with:
- Complimentary champagne
- Ice breakers
- Good food
...and several new connections were made.
What we tried:
When I took the elevator up to the 28th floor of the Wells Fargo building, the doors opened to an inviting lobby with a welcome desk, open-seating area, stunning skyline views, and a spiral staircase leading to more event space on the 29th floor.
As I was being ushered to a conference room for the New Member Orientation, I was handed a glass of champagne. Much like most of City Club, the room had sweeping views of the city and overlooked the State Capitol (with North Hills in sight.)
New members mingled and got familiar with the club, then we made our way upstairs to network with new and seasoned members and to reap the benefits of Raleigh’s business-social club. I left feeling inspired and ready to take on the world.
Learn about the club’s amenities (think: nationwide benefits, private events, and coworking space) and to see how you can Try This. Hint: RALtoday readers can be a guest for a week.
What not to miss:
The dining options are chef’s kiss. The club is equipped with fine-dining (919) and casual restaurant (Grain) options offering eclectic cuisines from an experienced culinary team. Bonus: Members can invite guests to dine and use other amenities of the club like event space and coworking areas; nonmembers can take advantage of the private event space for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, and more.
Pro tip: Street parking is free after 6 p.m. If street parking isn’t available, members can park in the Alexander Square parking garage at a discounted monthly rate.
What we’re still talking about:
In addition to other perks like an open workspace for coworking, a private work station, and a spacious ballroom fit for the perfect wedding, there are different levels of the membership program.
If you choose to join the Invited Club, the group has access to more than 200 country clubs + business clubs nationwide, and includes special offerings at more than 1,000 hotels, resorts, and entertainment venues.
How you can experience this:
Want to try out the club for yourself? City Club Raleigh is offering RALtoday reader’s a chance to be a guest for a week. Contact Liz Miller, Director of Member Experience.
Things to know if you go:
- Experience: Become City Club Raleigh’s guest for a week. Email here.
- Price: Free
- Website: https://www.invitedclubs.com/clubs/city-club-raleigh
- Address: City Club Raleigh, 150 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
- Hours: Monday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 5-10 p.m.
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