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Watch Out for Cryptocurrency Scams

The week of October 3 is World Investor Week, a great time to remember that the too-good-to- be-true investment opportunity often is exactly that. Investment scams are among the oldest out there. Wi ...

Rosalie Calarco - AARP | Sep 28, 2022
Other

Don’t Eat the Bear in One Bite: Planning Your Future in Steps

Planning for a successful business future is like being confronted by a bear. If you run from it, it’ll catch up to you and eat you. If you attack it without a strategy, it’ll overwhelm yo ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Sep 21, 2022
Other

Going Beyond the Resumé

This article was contributed by Jenny Callison, freelance writer. Preparing undergraduate students to launch their careers should involve more than just showing them how to assemble a resumé ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Sep 21, 2022
Other

Risk Management: Seeing the Big Picture

Risks abound in today's technologically dependent environment, and community associations are a prime target. Has your board taken the necessary steps to protect the association against financia ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Sep 21, 2022
Financial

Seven Financial Myths

Throughout my career, I’ve found that one of the biggest obstacles that prevents someone from getting involved in their finances is the surplus of information that surrounds the complex world of ...

John B Zachary - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting | Sep 21, 2022
Other

North Carolina Coastal Hometown Heroes Honored by AARP

AARP in Coastal North Carolina recently honored people and organizations up and down the coast who have been working to improve our hometowns and rural communities, fight fraud, help veterans o ...

Rosalie Calarco - AARP | Sep 19, 2022
Other

A Public Service Profile for Superior Fire Services

Battalion Chief Jennifer Smith speaks with Fire Captain Blake Turner at NHCFR Station 17. Recently, New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) became an Accredited Agency with the Commission on Fire ...

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government | Sep 16, 2022
Residential Real Estate

12 Important Questions to Ask When Interviewing a New Property Manager

If you're looking for a new property manager, it's important to ask the right questions. You need to make sure that the company you hire is qualified and experienced in property managem ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Sep 15, 2022
Other

We Need To Simple Better: But How Do We Get There?

In Atrómitos’ recent monthly newsletter, I asked a simple question, but one which, I don’t think anyone has a good answer to. When it comes to healthcare, what is quality? What ...

Michealle Gady - Atromitos | Sep 15, 2022
Other

September 2022 Freight Market Update

The storm has passed and a repeat of the 2021 capacity crunch is unlikely. As tender volumes hold steady between 2019 and 2021 levels, the industry is adjusting to some residual "kinks" ...

Katie Braskett - MegaCorp Logistics | Sep 15, 2022
Human Resources

Employee Handbooks 101: Part 1

It’s almost that time of year; time to take out your employee handbook, spruce it up, and re-deploy it to your employees for the new year. For many business owners, annually revamping  ...

Katherine Daniel - Montani Consulting | Sep 14, 2022
Other

Becoming a More Resilient Food Bank

On September 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall on the NC coast, bringing 8 trillion gallons of rain, creating a 10-foot storm surge, and unprecedented flooding. More than one million people l ...

Beth Gaglione - Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina | Sep 14, 2022
Other

Otter Pups Update By The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Press release provided by official representatives of the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher with permission Our clients at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher (NCAFF) are excited to release the latest updates ...

Mel Beasley - Wide Open Tech | Sep 13, 2022
Health Care

Testosterone: Important for Men and Women?

As we age, our hormone levels naturally begin to decrease as our endocrine glands begin to fail.  This is one of the signifiant factors in the aging process.  Without optimal hormo ...

Allen J. Holmes - Biosymmetry Wilmington | Sep 12, 2022
Other

Genesis Block Targets Contract Conversion with MED Week Event at The Wilson Center

Genesis Block is partnering with Cape Fear Community College to present Converting Conversations to Contracts for the 8th Annual Cape Fear Minority Enterprise Development Week. The schedule ...

Girard Newkirk - Genesis Block | Sep 9, 2022
Other

Looking for Work and Avoiding Employment Scams

Earlier this month on Labor Day, we celebrated the American worker. Now, as we head into a time when summer travel is over and people are getting back to work, here is an important warning about emplo ...

Rosalie Calarco - AARP | Sep 9, 2022
Other

Empowering Our Community to End Hunger

While nourishing people is the primary goal of the hunger relief community in the Cape Fear Region, it is also our aim to look for ways to ultimately end hunger. This will require a commitment to solu ...

Beth Gaglione - Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina | Sep 9, 2022
Other

Becoming More Recession Resistant Through Planning

The last two-and-a-half years have been tumultuous, and owners of small to mid-sized businesses have borne the brunt of the pain. Though few people could have predicted the effects of the pandemic, bu ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Sep 8, 2022
Education

UNCW Alumni Association Board of Directors Welcomes CSB Accounting Alumna

This article was contributed by Jessica Shafer '25. It is a week of new beginnings on UNCW’s campus with the first day of classes Wednesday and the school year’s initial UNCW A ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Sep 8, 2022
Residential Real Estate

Community Association Terms: Definitions and Explanations

If you're like most people, you've probably seen community association terms and acronyms bandied about but don't really know what they mean. Fear not! We're here to help. This post wi ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Sep 8, 2022
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Cape Fear Collective

, Cape Fear Collective
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Jeffrey Bourk

A.A.E., Airport Director , Wilmington International Airport
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Senior Vice President - Wealth Management Financial Advisor, UBS Decision Point Wealth Consulting
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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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Rob Beale

Vice President, Carolinas Division, W.M. Jordan Company
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Mel Beasley

Creative Director, Wide Open Tech
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Suzanne Black

NC Coastal Associate State Director for Advocacy and Community Outreach, AARP
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Dick Blouse

Interim President, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Cassidy Boone

Broker / REALTOR®, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolina Premier Properties
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Lannin Braddock

Broker & COO/Co-Founder, The Braddock Group, LLC
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Laura Bransfield

Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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Katie Braskett

Director of Marketing, MegaCorp Logistics
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Becky Brown

Owner, KBT Realty
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Will Brown

Owner, Will Brown Insurance Agency LLC
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Bo Burch

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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Rosalie Calarco

Associate State Director, Coastal Region, AARP
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Jaron Cayton

President, Team Logic IT
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Marty Cayton

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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Chris Coudriet

County Manager, New Hanover County Government
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Thom Cross

General Manager, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach
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Katherine Daniel

Principal & Founder , Montani Consulting
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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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Rob Duggan

Director of Technology Risk Advisory Services , Earney & Company
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Mike Duncan

CEO and Creative Director, Sage Island
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Karen Durda

President, Enrolled Agent, Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc.
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Director of Communications, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Cee Edwards

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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Lindy Ford

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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Beth Gaglione

Wilmington Branch Director, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
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Craig S. Galbraith

Executive Director of the UNCW Research Foundation, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Kara Gansmann

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Anne Gardner

CEO, Cape Fear REALTORS®
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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 Grandey

Sales and Marketing Manager, Highland Roofing Company
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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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Allen J. Holmes

MD, Biosymmetry Wilmington
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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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Patrick Kelly

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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Jeff Lesley

Broker, Partner, Century 21 Vanguard
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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

Richard McNinch

Retiree and Member of the UWCFA Campaign Cabinet , United Way of the Cape Fear Area
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Heather McWhorter

Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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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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Michael Olender

State Director, AARP North Carolina
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Andrew Olsen

Elder Law Attorney, CSH Law
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Shaun Olsen

Founder, CloudWyze
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Robert Parker

COO, Cape Fear Solar Systems
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Lee Patterson

Director of communications, Wells Fargo Championship
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Paul Patterson

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management Financial Advisor, UBS Decision Point Wealth Consulting
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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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Gabrielle Plumez

People and Culture Consultant, Leath HR Group
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Jessie Powell

CEO, Wide Open Tech
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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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Ea Ruth

2022 President, Cape Fear REALTORS®
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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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Brooke Skipper

Co-Owner, Salt Air
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Ryan Skuce

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP
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Beck Smith

Consultant, GriffinEstep Benefit Group
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Colin F. Smith

President, The Retirement Company
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Donis Smith

Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Decision Point Wealth Consulting
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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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Shelbourn Stevens

Senior VP and President, Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Coastal Market
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Joey Stone

General Manager and Vice President , Teleco

Sarah Stone

Director of Retail Experience, Excite Credit Union
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Sarah Stone

Director of Retail Experience, Excite Credit Union
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Mike Stonestreet

Founder, 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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Jade Watts

Digital Marketing Manager, MegaCorp Logistics
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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
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John B Zachary

Wealth Advisor, Pathfinder Wealth Consulting

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.

Aug 23, 2022

10 Steps To Prepare Your Facility For Heavy Storms

This article is authored by Rick Jones, Service Department Manager, Highland Roofing Company. It’s never too early to think about preparing your facility for heavy storms – especially now that our region is in the heart of hurricane season.  Following is a 10-step action plan to ensure that your facility is ready for heavy storms.   Be sure to check that your roof, gutters, and roof drains are clear of items that could damage the roof or block the flow of water ...

May 4, 2022

The Luncheon for Literacy: More than a Meal

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, the Cape Fear Literacy Council will celebrate the return of our signature event and fundraiser, the annual Luncheon for Literacy, after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many aspects of post-pandemic living, a few things are different. This year we will gather outdoors at the Watermark Marina overlooking the Cape Fear River, with guests seated under a spacious tent. Attendees can expect an empowering atmosphere, breathtaking vi ...

Mar 30, 2022

Scams Are Soaring – Keep Up Your Guard

The numbers are in. The Federal Trade Commission released its annual compendium of fraud reports from last year, and the news is shocking. Over the past three years, reported losses to consumer fraud has tripled, coming in at a reported $5.9 billion in 2021.    Nearly six million US consumers reported a scam last year and the median loss was $500. But the FTC can only tell us about fraud that was reported – we know the losses and number of victims is far higher.    ...