Start The New Year Off Right


In typical January fashion, we assume that you made your health and wellness resolution (you did, right?!), so it's the perfect time to start training for the 2nd Annual FreeMoreWest 5K on the Greenway. This year's event will take place on Good Friday, April 18, 2014 at 6pm. Since it is a NEW YEAR, we're proud to offer you a NEW COURSE! The new course is faster, fewer turns and more of it on the greenway!

We would like to send a big thank you and welcome to new FreeMoreWest member and Title Sponsor of the FMW 5K on the Greenway, Ryan Homes!

Registration is open and your event committee is working hard to make it the best event yet! Register online today at and keep in the know on the event website. Early bird rates will only last until March 1, so don't wait!

Mosaic Village

Just because the holidays are over, doesn't mean the party stops! We invite you to join us on February 25, 2014 at the Wesley Village Apartments clubhouse for a free night of fun, food and drinks with your neighbors.

Shaping Tomorrow's Work Force


Students in 14 Charlotte-area schools have made a special commitment to education this school year. These students--including 34 from FreeMoreWest's own Philip O. Berry Academy of Technology--have been actively participating in the Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP) since arriving at school in August. These students--seeking to expand their skills as they prepare for the world of work--began by attending 9 hours of skills training focusing on job readiness, customer service, and financial literacy.

How FreeMoreWest Businesses Can Help: The MYEP is truly a community initiative, born from support of local educators, government leaders, and businesses alike--all groups realizing that an educated and skilled workforce is the lynchpin to Charlotte's success. You can make a difference in the life of today's youth while shaping tomorrow's workforce. Visit the FMW website to see how you can get involved.

Look How Far We've Come!

Mosaic Village

FreeMoreWest Partners became the organization you know and love in 2010. We started with a handful of dedicated west side businesses hoping to bring positivity and growth to our neighborhood, and have been working hard ever since!

The additions of, our Facebook and Twitter pages and the newsletter you are reading have helped us get the good work and good word out about the FreeMoreWest corridor. In three short years we've gained over 300 enthusiastic followers on each social media site and we've added 4 annual events, including our signature 5K on the Greenway and Taste of FreeMore events.

In 2013, we celebrated these exciting accomplishments:

  • We were recognized as an official hood of Charlotte in Creative Loafing's Battle of the Hoods
  • Compare Foods opened a new grocery store on Freedom
  • We had two corporate relocations to FMW: Imperial Black and Southern Apartment Group
  • The Charlotte Fencing Academy opened its doors
  • We gained 11 new members for a total of 37 members!
  • Over 550 people attended the Taste of FreeMore
  • A new charter school started construction and several new developments were announced
  • We got our very own neighborhood Dunkin' Donuts...that's a big deal!

Thank you to everyone that has supported our initiative, including the sponsors you see listed on the right side of this newsletter- we couldn't do it without your support!

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FMW Members

Gold Sponsors

First Citizens Bank

City of Charlotte Goodwill
Dunkin' Donuts

Savor Atypic

Powderly CPA

The Management Office
Ryan Homes

Charlotte West Rotary
Silver Sponsors

Apple Auto Sales
Benbrooke Partners, LLC
Charlotte School of Law
E.C. Griffith Company
E. F. Lombardi
Harris Teeter
Providence Commercial
Southern Apartment Group
Wesley Heights Neighborhood Assoc.
Wesley Village Apartments
Yellow Duck Marketing

Bronze Sponsors

BB+M Architecture
Browder Group Real Estate, LLC
Chatham Properties Inc.
Charlotte Works
Dandy Drycleaners
Enderly Coffee
Gardenia Restaurant

Grinnell Water Works Building

Health Management Group, LLC
Latin American Contemporary
Art Projects

M&J Equities

Neighboring Concepts

Open Kitchen
Picante Mexican Grill


Site Solutions
State Farm Agent Happy Mullen
Wadsworth Estate
Wells Fargo


5k on the Greenway

Wells Fargo



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