Three Lunchtime webinars to build your business

The Charlotte Ledger and Catapult Business Toolbox Series image for May 2023 small business webinars.

The Charlotte Ledger and Catapult are teaming up on a free, three-part lunchtime webinar series to help businesses navigate common challenges.  

Aimed at small and mid-sized businesses, our Business Toolbox Series will share expertise on avoiding workplace problems, recruiting and retaining workers, and exploring healthcare options.  

Join us for three weekly Zoom webinars starting May 10. Register now for individual events or the full series.

Build a Compliant Business: Tips to Avoid Legal Headaches 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | 12:00–12:45 p.m.  

Our series kicks off Wednesday, May 10, to answer employers’ most common compliance questions, including: 

  • What are the rules for bringing workers back in person?  
  • What are the best practices for supporting employees’ mental health and reasonable accommodation requests under the ADA?  
  • How should employers navigate workplace discipline and layoffs? 

Join us for a conversation and audience Q&A with The Ledger’s Tony Mecia and Catapult HR Advisor Stephanie Dillon. 

Build a Better Workforce: How to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 12:00–12:45 p.m

The second webinar in our lunchtime series answers employers’ biggest recruiting and retention questions, such as how to find qualified workers in a tight job market, how recruiting has changed in the last few years, how to keep workers motivated and incentivized, and more. 

Join us Wednesday, May 17 for a conversation and audience Q&A with The Ledger’s Tony Mecia and Catapult HR on Demand Consulting Manager Kendra Stewart.  

Build Your Benefits Package: Exploring Healthcare Options

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 12:00–12:45 p.m. 

What trends can you expect for health insurance costs? What kind of coverage should you provide? How do you find the best health insurance options for your employees? 

The final session in our series offers answers and insights on employee healthcare.  

Join us Wednesday, May 24, for a conversation and audience Q&A with The Ledger’s Tony Mecia, and Martha Barker, Catapult Benefit Solutions Manager. 

Attendees Receive Credits

Catapult is an approved provider for HRCI, SHRM and NASBA. In addition, Catapult will provide credit information for CLEs for the Employment Law Update programs.


Not sure where to stay? No problem! For in-person attendees, Catapult has negotiated hotel rates at four hotels near the conference venue. Explore options below.

Please note: Catapult is not responsible for booking hotel accommodations.

Suggested Hotels

Walking Distance 

Hyatt House North Hills

Online Booking Code: 167174

Phone: 919-363-0771

Hyatt Brand

Mon – Th = $179 per night + tax

Fri – Sat = $169 per night + tax


AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills

Online Booking Code: D0859

Phone: 919-571-2500

Marriott Brand

Mon – Th = $209 per night + tax

Fri – Sun = $169 + tax


Renaissance Raleigh North Hills  

Online Booking Code: D0859

Phone: 919-571-8773

Marriott Brand

Mon – Th = $299 per night + tax

Fri – Sun = $179 + tax



Five-Minute Drive

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley 

Online Booking Code: D0859

Phone:  919-781-7000

Marriott Brand

Mon – Th = $159 per night + tax

Fri – Sun = $129 + tax



Lodging FAQs
  1. Special rates only work for the hotels listed above. You must book directly through the hotel’s website or reservation department to receive the discounted rate.
  2. You must ask for the Catapult Rate initially while making the reservation. Reference the booking code when speaking with a reservation agent.  

  3. The discounted rates are available based on the hotel’s availability. 

  4. A credit card or debit card is required to hold your reservation. You must provide your card and ID at check-in for your room, tax and incidental fees. 

  5. If you are a Marriott or Hyatt loyalty member, you can add your loyalty number to your reservation earn points towards your stays. 

  6. If any of the hotels are running a special promotion, you may find a cheaper rate available. (Loyalty members can typically find discounts!)

  7. Reservations booked through third-party websites like Expedia, or Priceline will not offer a Catapult rate. These sites are great to use for last-minute bookings, but if you book in advance and cancel, they tend to not refund any deposits paid. You do not receive loyalty points when booking through third-party websites.
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