March 2003 (Greensboro): "At 10:00am, we began the first of hopefully many great BLINC meetings with 14 business professionals attending. What a great start!" (from the minutes). Introducing ourselves; our specialties. What this group could do. Sharing favorite research tools. BLINC's next steps? Let's meet quarterly for workshops, sharing, etc. Communicating through Blackboard.
October 2019: NCLA biennial conference in Winston-Salem: BLINC provide four programs, a vendor-sponsored fancy dinner, and a vendor-sponsored happy hour at a brewery.
January 2020: Online webinar with NJLibsGrowBiz on community engagement, featuring outreach work of the Greensboro (NC) Public Library
February 2020: Winter workshop at Elon University with a focus on financial literacy support, financial resources and professional development
May 2020: Spring virtual workshop via Zoom with a focus on creating graphics and videos, virtual programming and marketing, resources for researching COVID-19 impact, and professional development
June 2020: Hosting an online webinar in collaboration with NCLA's Government Resources Section (GRS) including two guest speakers focused on updates to Census.gov and an in-depth look at the Economic Census
June 2020: BLINC members (Angel Truesdale, Morgan Ritchie-Baum & Deanna Day) featured in GRS HELP Webinar: Librarians respond to Coronavirus: Critical Resources for Business and Government