Residential Real Estate

Vacation Rental Pricing Strategy: 3 Steps To Early Success

Vacation rental revenue management is a broad field and setting a pricing strategy is no small task. It’s kind of like the early scene in The Lion King, when Mufasa takes Simba to the top of Pri ...

Mike Harrington - Carolina Retreats | May 10, 2021
Education

Cameron School Of Business Hosted Business Week 2021 Online

Contributed by Drew Rosen, Business Week Chair and Lily Pezzullo-Frank, Business Week Coordinator. When the pandemic struck in March of 2020, Cameron School of Business faculty and UNCW pivoted qui ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | May 6, 2021
Other

Be Aware Of New Summer Scams

AARP in the NC Coastal Region is working to prevent criminals from stealing your hard-earned money and savings. Here are some of the latest scams to be on the lookout for in May and throughout the sum ...

Suzanne Black - AARP | May 5, 2021
Financial

New Vaccine Tax Credit Available For Many Employers

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”) allows certain employers to claim refundable tax credits to reimburse them for leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vac ...

Dane Scalise - GriffinEstep Benefit Group | May 5, 2021
Marketing & Sales

5 Essential Tips To Boosting Your Search Engine Rank

A solid SEO (search engine optimization) strategy helps you rank higher in search engines when potential customers look for the products and services you offer. Unfortunately, it’s becoming cons ...

Mel Beasley - Wide Open Tech | May 4, 2021
Financial

Aligning Your Investments And Your Heart

This article was contributed by Marketing Director Katie Henderson. At Pathfinder Wealth Consulting, we counsel our clients that money is not an end in itself but is instead a means to achieve goal ...

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting | May 3, 2021
Financial

Looking Beyond Your Financial Advisor For Private Company Investments

Financial advisors can provide a valuable service. Meeting long term financial goals, realizing tax efficiencies, tailoring your portfolio to your level of acceptable risk — I totally get why so ...

Merrette Moore - Tidewater Investment Company | May 3, 2021
Education

Say Hello

When horses greet each other, they extend their noses out to exchange breath with the other horse. This is an exchange of their scent and cellular signature. When horses have been separated from one a ...

June Gunter - TeachingHorse | May 3, 2021
Residential Real Estate

Looking For Rental Investment Properties? Here’s Why Investing Out Of State Could Be Your Best Bet.

Purchasing rental properties in your immediate geographical area may seem like the only option when it comes to real estate investing; however, there are many advantages that come along with investing ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Apr 30, 2021
Health Care

Can I Get Hospice Care At Home During COVID-19?

As our country continues vaccinating against COVID-19 and some outbreaks are still occurring, you may wonder how this affects your access to hospice care in the home should you or a loved one be in ne ...

Kelly Erola - Lower Cape Fear LifeCare | Apr 30, 2021
Technology

5 Actionable UX Tips To Boost Website Conversions

So you’ve just launched a brand new website with a sleek design and simplified navigation. The only problem is that your contact form is getting nothing but tumbleweeds and the occasional spam em ...

John Cornelius - Wide Open Tech | Apr 29, 2021
Education

With (More Than) A Little Help from Our Friends

Taking some liberties with a favorite Beatles song…"Oh, we get by with a little help from our friends; gonna try with a little help from our friends." And we did and we do &ndash ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Apr 27, 2021
Financial

Fueling The Leaders Of The Fintech Revolution

Neil Underwood, Co-Founder & Partner, Canapi Ventures At the start of 2020, Canapi Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early to growth-stage fintech companies, launched its inaugural ...

Neil Underwood - Canapi Ventures | Apr 27, 2021
Financial

Patience Pays Dividends

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. Shortly after, a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it see ...

Connor Keller - Live Oak Private Wealth | Apr 26, 2021
Financial

5 Aspects Of Strong Goals And The Consequences Of Missing Them

Setting goals is a catalyst for success, especially if you’re planning for the future of your ownership and the success of your business. The strongest goals tend to have five aspects that help ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Apr 22, 2021
Financial

The Art Of Delayed Gratification

This article was contributed by Wealth Advisor John Zachary. As mentioned in our last article, the lack of financial literacy is a real problem in our country. Personal finance is not a required co ...

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting | Apr 20, 2021
Technology

Repair Or Replace? 7 Signs That You Need A New Computer

Last year you probably saw a rise in your IT costs.   Many businesses had to scramble to get a work from home set up created when we were forced into lockdown.   If you didn’t alre ...

Jeremy Tomlinson - Enfuse Technology Solutions | Apr 17, 2021
Economic Development

New Hanover County Makes Plans & Partnerships To Invest $45 Million In The Community

Grants to businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the pandemic, infrastructure for a new business park on Blue Clay Road and programs designed to get people back to work are all par ...

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government | Apr 16, 2021
Education

CFCC's Small Business Center Offers Free Support For Local Business Owners And Entrepreneurs

The Cape Fear Community College Small Business Center (SBC) is part of a statewide network designed to support the development and growth of small businesses. Millions of Americans choose to start the ...

Jim Morton - Cape Fear Community College | Apr 16, 2021
Technology

Printing In Color Doesn’t Have To Be A Luxury

Often times when addressing office printing, businesses will try to limit or eliminate color printing because of budget concerns. In other cases, organizations may not even be aware of the cost of the ...

Drew Smith - Copiers Plus | Apr 16, 2021
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Owner & Director, School of Learning Arts
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President and CEO, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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Andy Basinger

Managing Director, Live Oak Private Wealth
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Vice President, Carolinas Division, W.M. Jordan Company
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Marketing Director, Wide Open Tech
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AARP NC Coastal Associate State Director, AARP
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Interim President, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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Owner, KBT Realty
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Will Brown

Owner, Will Brown Insurance Agency LLC
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Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Solutions, Inc.
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Robert Burrus

Dean , Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
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President & CEO, Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
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President & Owner, TeamLogic IT of Wilmington & Fayetteville
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Michelle Clark

Realtor/Broker, Intracoastal Realty
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Derek Cohen

Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking , Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Bill Coleman

Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Live Oak Private Wealth
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John Cornelius

Owner & CEO, Wide Open Tech
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Chris Coudriet

County Manager, New Hanover County Government
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Thom Cross

General Manager, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach
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Robin Davis

Director of Operations and Member Experience, Corning Credit Union (CCU)
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Sabrina Davis

President and Owner, Port City Signs & Graphics
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Steve DeBiasi

Chief Executive Officer, OrthoWilmington
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John Devaney

Chief Executive Officer, Cape Fear Clinic
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CEO and Creative Director, Sage Island
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Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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President, Enrolled Agent, Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc.
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President/General Manager , Markraft Cabinets, Inc
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Jim Ellis

Vice President, Account Director, Signal
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Tyson Emery

Owner, KBT Realty
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Natalie English

President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Kelly Erola

Chief Medical Officer, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare
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Jeffrey Feldstein

Regional Manager and Claims Representative, Metro Public Adjustment
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Registered Dietitian and Owner, Lindy Ford Nutrition & Wellness, LLC
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Michealle Gady

Board of Directors Member & Chairwoman, Fund Development Committee, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Michealle Gady

Founder and President , Atromitos
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Craig S. Galbraith

Executive Director of the UNCW Research Foundation, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Tom Gale

2021 President, Cape Fear REALTORS®
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Kara Gansmann

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Robbie Garner

President and CEO, Atlantic Computer Services
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Deedee Gasch

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Chris George

Senior Vice President , PNC Bank
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Kelly Goss Sechrist

Chairwoman of the Fund Development Committee, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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David Grange

President and CEO , Osprey Global Solutions
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Gary Greene

President, Greene Resources, Inc.
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June Gunter

Co-Founder and CEO, TeachingHorse
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Catherine Hanley

Vice President & Head of Marketing, Alcami
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Charles Hardy

Founding Dean and Professor, UNCW College of Health and Human Services
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Mike Harrington

CEO & Owner, Carolina Retreats
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Tony Harrington

2020 President, Cape Fear REALTORS®
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Creighton Hayworth

Associate Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial
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Ron Hewett

Facilitator , Academy Leadership
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Michael Higgins

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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Dave Hoff

Chief Operating Officer and Executive VP of Leadership Development, EASI Consult
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Denver Hollingsworth

Director of Marketing, Epproach Communications
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Daniel Hughes

Senior Fiduciary Advisor and Co-Director of Operations, Live Oak Private Wealth
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Bill Hunter

President & Creative Director, Wilmington Design Company
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Jeff James

Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health
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Neal Johnson

Licensed Real Estate Broker , Network Real Estate
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Scott Johnson

Chairman, Cape Fear Economic Development Council (CFEDC)
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Frank Jolley

Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Live Oak Private Wealth
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Chris Jones

Managing Partner, Green Dot Heating & Air
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Rob Kaiser

Publisher, Greater Wilmington Business Journal
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Connor Keller

Managing Director, Live Oak Private Wealth
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Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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PJ Kelly

Vice President, Logan Homes
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Fred Kumpel

Owner, Strickland's Home
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Lisa Leath

SHRM-SCP, President, Leath HR Group
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Corey Lewis

Founder, Owner and President, Cape Fear Jobs
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Geoffrey Losee

Partner, Rountree Losee LLP
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JC Lyle

Executive Director, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry
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Alexandra Lysik

Agency Owner, Cavik Insurance
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Connie Majure-Rhett

Former President and CEO , Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Joe Marston

President, Wilmington Winlectric
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John Martin

Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney, CSH Law
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Vanessa Marttinen

Founder, American Marketeur
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Chris McAbee

Owner of Wilmington Performance Lab, Live Oak Bank Wellness Coordinator, Wilmington Performance Lab
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David McGowan, III

Executive Director , N.C. Petroleum Council; American Petroleum Institute-NC
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Randy McIntyre

Partner, McIntyre, Paradis, Wood & Co.
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Kevin McKoy

Broker, Network Real Estate
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Patrick Mincey

Criminal Defense Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Caroline Montgomery

Tax Manager, Partner, Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
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Merrette Moore

Managing Partner, Tidewater Investment Company
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Founder and Chairman, The Forté Institute, LLC
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Jim Morton

President, Cape Fear Community College
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Chris Nelson

President, United Way of the Cape Fear Area
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Girard Newkirk

Co-founder & CEO , Genesis Block
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Eddie Nowell

President, South Atlantic Capital Management Group
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Russell Nugent

Attorney, The Humphries Law Firm
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Andrew Olsen

Elder Law Attorney, CSH Law
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Shaun Olsen

Founder, CloudWyze
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Lee Patterson

Director of communications, Wells Fargo Championship
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Erin Payne

Director of Fund Development , Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Alan Perry

President, Perry’s Emporium
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Alan Perry

President, The Wedding Dress Shoppe
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Alyce Phillips

Marketing Director, Old North State Trust LLC
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W. Grayson Powell

Broker, Managing Partner, Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast
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Sherri Pridgen

2019 President, Cape Fear REALTORS®
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Kirk Pugh

Broker and Realtor, KBT Realty
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Julie Rehder

Marketing and Public Relations Administrator, The Davis Community
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Robert Rickert

Founder/President, Robert J. Rickert, CPA, PC
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Jim Roberts

Executive Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Lauren Rogers

ESL Program Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Dallas Romanowski

Managing Partner, Cornerstone Business Advisors
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Kandra Romeo

Director of Community Relations , Excite Credit Union
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Jon Rosborough

Airport Director, ILM
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Danielle Saintard Valiente

Board Member, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Dane Scalise

General Counsel , GriffinEstep Benefit Group
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Devon Scott

Founder, Solutions Engineer, Blue Fission Enterprise Technology
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Al Sharp

Project Director, FOCUS
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R. Todd Shaver

Doctor of Chiropractic , Shaver Chiropractic & Natural Medicine
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Adam Shay

Managing Partner, Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
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Earl Sheridan

Councilman, City of Wilmington
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Reggie Shropshire

Business Coach, ActionCOACH
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Ryan Skuce

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP
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Colin F. Smith

President, The Retirement Company
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Drew Smith

Director of Communications, Copiers Plus
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Dani Somers

Assistant Director of Admissions, North Carolina Wesleyan
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Steve Spain

Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat For Humanity
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Cindy Stancil

President , Liberty Senior Living Management Services, LLC
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Joey Stone

General Manager and Vice President , Teleco
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Mike Stonestreet

Co-Owner/President, CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
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Patrick Stoy

Mortgage Consultant/Owner, Market Consulting Mortgage
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Dave Sweyer

Owner and Broker, Sweyer Property Management
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Tommy Taylor

CEO, United Way
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Kyle Thorpe

Vice President of Operations, Infinity Payment Systems
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Yasmin Tomkinson

Executive Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Jeremy Tomlinson

Owner, Enfuse Technology Solutions
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Benton Toups

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Brett Tushingham

CFP®, CCFS®, Managing Member & CCO, Tushingham Wealth Strategies
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Neil Underwood

Partner, Canapi Ventures
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Ron Vetter

Associate Provost of Research, Dean of the Graduate School, University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Aswani Volety

Dean, UNCW College of Arts and Sciences
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Richard Walsh

Director, Swain Center for Executive Education & Economic Development
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Jonathan Weiss

Managing Partner, City Club of Wilmington, LLC
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Margaret Weller-Stargell

President and CEO , Coastal Horizons Center, Inc
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Christy West

Co-Owner, Roof Rescue of Wilmington LLC/Roof Maxx
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Jason Wheeler

CEO, Pathfinder Wealth Consulting
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Lynn Whitesell

Managing Partner, Harris Whitesell Consulting
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Chuck Whitlock

Interim Executive Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Susan Willett

Director of Trust Services, Old North State Trust, LLC
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Julie Wilsey

Director, Wilmington International Airport
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Nancy Woolley

Adult Literacy Director , Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Chad Wouters

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP

Business Journal INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS

INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS allows executives to share their perspective and position their organizations as industry leaders to the Business Journal audience. Participants have the opportunity to respond to industry-specific questions and are featured in a special, sponsored content section of the Business Journal.

Apr 2, 2021

Bad Things Happen. Good Results Take A Skilled & Experienced Attorney.

Woody White has over 26 years of experience as an attorney. He’s a native and longtime resident of southeastern North Carolina, serving clients in a variety of cases and our community as a public official.  A board-certified specialist in criminal law by the North Carolina State Bar in both federal and state law, Woody has been recognized as a top attorney by numerous groups, including Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.  Woody White Law Firm can help i ...

Apr 2, 2021

Why Your Business Should Consider Intellectual Property Protection

Russell received his law degree from Georgetown in 2004. Russell helps individuals and businesses protect their innovations, creations and business information using strategies based in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. His work includes both strategic planning and dispute resolution. He assists clients who want to buy and sell businesses, and license or transfer their intellectual property assets.  How do I know if my idea/product/business is worth protect ...

Apr 2, 2021

Stalwart Firm Exemplifies The Value Of Experience

CELEBRATING OUR QUASQUICENTENNIAL For 125 years, Rountree Losee LLP has provided quality, client focused legal services in our region. Over these years, we have learned unequivocally that experience matters. We have a proud history of putting our experience to work for our clients providing consistently sound counsel and client first service. Continuing that tradition, we are pleased to announce our new partner, Corey T. Zurbuch, and two new associates, Pardis Camarda and Michael Becker. To ...