Building Connections Block (Party) By Block (Party)


Courtney Dryer, OD, promoting the Montford Park
Block Party with a video on her Instagram.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—With the weather warming up and summertime in sight, what better way to get the community together, network and of course celebrate summer fun than with a good old neighborhood block party.

One of the best ways to maintain a presence in your local community is to be an active part of it and 4 Eyes Optometry, located in the Montford Park neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina has the right idea when it comes to creating community connections.

Interior shot of 4 Eyes Optometry
located in Charlotte, N.C.
The neighborhood, which is currently home to 80 retail businesses and 620 residents according to their website, will be hosting its first ever Montford Park Block Party today from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. 4 Eyes Optometry will be one of about 19 local businesses with a booth during the day-long community event along with other vendors and community members hosting various activities throughout the day. Courtney Dryer, OD, of 4 Eyes Optometry has been active on social media to spread the word about the event and invite those in the community to join in on the fun.

From engaging on social media to connecting with the community IRL, there are many ways for independents to get involved at a local level to promote their business as well as support other independently-owned establishments. Whether through participating in a block party or hosting your own local event—communities gathering together is always a great way to network.

“Great thing are done by a series of small things brought together.” –Vincent Van Gogh