Corri Smith

Company: Black Wednesday Social Co.
Position: Owner
Age: 30

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Upstate New York

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?

8 years

DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORIAL MOMENT?

Guys and dolls! One of my very best friends has cystic fibrosis and it was so special to support her through fundraising for the CFF as a bachelorette/doll and to experience such a touching and thrilling event.

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY?

I am thoroughly invested in building community and have done so here in Charlotte through #instabeerupclt, a monthly social networking event that brings new people together on a consistent basis. I also work with a couple nonprofits to help them better market themselves and spread their message! In addition I serve time on the Social Media Charlotte board, a member organization that helps people get educated and involved in social media.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?

I love to do yoga at Arrichion and hang out with my dog Beefcake.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?

Whatever you are, be a good one.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?

World domination! (JK) I want to continue to grow a company that helps businesses brand and market themselves, in a truly organic way.

CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

To take my Mom to Italy, where our ancestors are from; she's never been.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?

3 years ago. I quit life and went backpacking through Europe alone. IT WAS AMAZING.

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?

I was a Barbie hoarder as a child.

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

There are too many to count. I look up to anyone who's stepped outside the box, crossed the line, broken the rules in order to make good things happen, particularly entrepreneurs. You have to be a certain kind of crazy to start your own business; these people are admirable and inspirational.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. It's a fictional backstory that explains who Father Time is. It’s wonderful.

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?

I don't watch movies

WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?

Santigold! Next show: Foals. Then Shaky Knees Fest