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Tony Tennaro

Managing Chair

Tony Tennaro founded Cornerstone Initiatives in 2004 for the purpose of offering The C12 Group programs in the Greater Charlotte business community. His mission “Moving businesses, through those who lead them, onto God’s agenda releasing the transforming power of Jesus Christ into all they touch. His Vision for Greater Charlotte states “Integrated lives, Transformed businesses and Eternal success!”

 

Tony enjoyed a successful career of increasing responsibilities in sales, marketing and general management in both large corporations and smaller entrepreneurial companies. Starting with the Quaker State Corporation, he advanced through a number of assignments to the position of leading their worldwide independent distributor business, representing one-third of this Fortune 500 Company’s total business. Tony was later recruited by Black & Decker to lead its new Automotive Sales Division. Constantly finding himself in the middle of corporate start-ups and turnaround situations, Tony was attracted to seek smaller entrepreneurial companies and the role of executive, partner and owner. This provided relevant experiences for him to share with others across a range of consumer and industrial markets, products and services.

 

As C12 Chair, he enthusiastically serves marketplace leaders, sharing his love of business strategy and performance, integrated into his foundation of faith. Results matter! How we treat people, handle money and the excellence of our products and services is simply the start of leading a successful and significant business. A profitable and well led business is an excellent platform from which to positively impact others and its greater purpose.

 

Tony speaks with groups of business leaders and at conferences on the topics of “Your Next Right Move” how to make wise decisions and advance careers and “Recalculating Route” a GPS for getting back on course and staying there.

 

The love and relationship of his family – wife Sheila, daughters Rebecca and her husband Neal, Laura and her husband Jon and Taryn plus grandsons- Ethan, Mathew and Cooper gives Tony daily opportunities to “rejoice and be glad” from their home in Waxhaw, NC.

 

“For we are God’s Masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10).

Tony Tennaro founded Cornerstone Initiatives in 2004 for the purpose of offering The C12 Group programs in the Greater Charlotte business community. His mission “Moving businesses, through those who lead them, onto God’s agenda releasing the transforming power of Jesus Christ into all they touch. His Vision for Greater Charlotte states “Integrated lives, Transformed businesses and Eternal success!”

 

Tony enjoyed a successful career of increasing responsibilities in sales, marketing and general management in both large corporations and smaller entrepreneurial companies. Starting with the Quaker State Corporation, he advanced through a number of assignments to the position of leading their worldwide independent distributor business, representing one-third of this Fortune 500 Company’s total business. Tony was later recruited by Black & Decker to lead its new Automotive Sales Division. Constantly finding himself in the middle of corporate start-ups and turnaround situations, Tony was attracted to seek smaller entrepreneurial companies and the role of executive, partner and owner. This provided relevant experiences for him to share with others across a range of consumer and industrial markets, products and services.

 

As C12 Chair, he enthusiastically serves marketplace leaders, sharing his love of business strategy and performance, integrated into his foundation of faith. Results matter! How we treat people, handle money and the excellence of our products and services is simply the start of leading a successful and significant business. A profitable and well led business is an excellent platform from which to positively impact others and its greater purpose.

 

Tony speaks with groups of business leaders and at conferences on the topics of “Your Next Right Move” how to make wise decisions and advance careers and “Recalculating Route” a GPS for getting back on course and staying there.

 

The love and relationship of his family – wife Sheila, daughters Rebecca and her husband Neal, Laura and her husband Jon and Taryn plus grandsons- Ethan, Mathew and Cooper gives Tony daily opportunities to “rejoice and be glad” from their home in Waxhaw, NC.

 

“For we are God’s Masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10).

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C12 is the largest and fastest growing Peer Advisory Group experience in the United States. Why?  The C12 Group is not a business Bible study. It's not a professional networking group or a guest speaker forum. It's a movement of Christian business leaders truly changing the world in and through the marketplace.

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Meeting Information

C12 Concord Group
Cabarrus Country Club

Chair:

Steve Hase

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM 3rd Tuesdays each month

Location:

Cabarrus Country Club
3247 Weddington Rd NW
Concord , NC 28027
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Lake Norman
Trump National Golf Club

Chair:

Steve Hase

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9AM - 4PM 2nd Thursday each month

Location:

Trump National Golf Club
120 Trump Sq
Mooresville, NC 28613
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Greater Charlotte
Providence Country Club

Chair:

Tony Tennaro

Meeting Type:

Key Player Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 3 PM 3rd Tuesday each month

Location:

Providence Country Club
6001 Providence Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Greater Charlotte
River Run Country Club

Chair:

Tony Tennaro

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM 2nd Wednesday each month

Location:

River Run Country Club
19125 River Falls Drive
Davidson, NC 28036
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Greater Charlotte
Providence Country Club

Chair:

Tony Tennaro

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM 2nd Tuesday each month

Location:

Providence Country Club
6001 Providence Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Greater Charlotte
Providence Country Club

Chair:

Tony Tennaro

Meeting Type:

CEO Peer Advisory Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM 1st Thursday each month

Location:

Providence Country Club
6001 Providence Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
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