Financial

Understanding Stock Compensation Plans | Part II: Stock Options

This article was contributed by Wealth Advisor John Zachary. This article is Part II of a series on stock compensation plans. Part I discussed restricted stock units and can be found here. In addit ...

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting | Sep 20, 2020
Insightful Discussions

The Economy, The Pandemic, The Elections...Now What?

How has the economy changed over the last year and how do we proceed with investing?   Our economy and more importantly, the global economy is going through a rapid transformation to a &ldq ...

Insightful Discussions - | Sep 18, 2020
Insightful Discussions

APR Restoration & Commercial Development

  Owning a home is probably one of the biggest investments some of us will have in a lifetime; it is with this in mind that selecting a reputable contractor to take care of your property needs ...

Insightful Discussions - | Sep 18, 2020
Insightful Discussions

Lighting The Way For Area Businesses

What are the major components of a properly designed lighting system?   Lighting is vital to our day to day lives. It creates an emotional component to how we experience the world around us ...

Insightful Discussions - | Sep 18, 2020
Education

Tutoring At CFLC

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Indeed, 2020 could not be summed up any better that Robert Burns’ famous quip. Around the world, individuals and organizations ha ...

Erin Payne - Cape Fear Literacy Council | Sep 18, 2020
Economic Development

Share Your Feedback, Perceptions About Workforce Housing And Housing Affordability

When you hear the term “housing affordability” – what comes to your mind? Some equate it to lower income or subsidized housing, others see it as housing with rent or mortgage payment ...

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government | Sep 17, 2020
Education

A Creative And Adaptive Approach To Remote And Hybrid Instruction At Cape Fear Community College

As faculty across the nation adjust to and create new learning formats to educate students during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have had to return to school themselves — learning new technolo ...

Jim Morton - Cape Fear Community College | Sep 17, 2020
Other

65-Plus Voters May Tip The Scales In 2020

AARP North Carolina Survey finds Social Security and Medicare Transcend Party Lines In today’s world of political division, one issue unifies voters of both parties – protecting o ...

Suzanne Black - AARP | Sep 17, 2020
Financial

Find Your Best Path To The Future

You can’t get anywhere if you don’t know where you’re going. It’s also obvious that once you know where you’re going, you need to lay out a path that will take you there. ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Sep 16, 2020
Education

Something In The Way You Walk

When you think about healthcare, you likely imagine nurses and physicians in hospitals and doctor’s offices. But the developers of SportGait found that those injured on the playing field would r ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Sep 16, 2020
Residential Real Estate

Receive A Permanent Change Of Station? 5 Reasons Members Of The Military Should Consider Becoming Landlords

Deciding whether to sell your home or become an investment property owner is something many active-duty service members will face at some point in their careers. And, unfortunately, there is no " ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Sep 15, 2020
Residential Real Estate

Want To Be An Amazing Neighbor? Five Ways To Start (And Some Things To Avoid)

With Americans spending more time at home than ever these days, being a good neighbor is of the utmost importance. Sure, not many people are actively trying to be bad neighbors, but if you sit down an ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Sep 15, 2020
Technology

How Accessories Can Step Up Your Copier Game

Customization is a fundamental process of investing in an office copier. It is a way for you to make decisions that make the device truly work for your needs. Whether through adding larger paper trays ...

Drew Smith - Copiers Plus | Sep 15, 2020
Residential Real Estate

Let’s #Rebuild Together

This week (September 14-21, 2020) is an important celebration: the 8th annual United for Infrastructure: A Week to Champion America’s Infrastructure. With the hashtag #RebuildTogether, ...

Tony Harrington - Cape Fear REALTORS® | Sep 15, 2020
Financial

Is It Time To Move Money From Old Retirement Plans?

Over the course of their lifetime, the average American changes jobs 12 times and works for 5-7 different employers1. If this rings true for you, you may be among the millions of people who have start ...

Creighton Hayworth - Ameriprise Financial | Sep 15, 2020
Other

Things To Know Before Installing A HEPA Filter

With the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus, winter weather and flu season on the way, we have been fielding a lot of questions about HEPA filters, as well as other types of air filters for HVAC system ...

Chris Jones - Green Dot Heating & Air | Sep 10, 2020
Education

Evolving Education

In these dynamic times, so many of us are struggling to figure out how to teach and support the learners in our lives. Content and strategies change. Most “building blocks” remain the same ...

Yasmin Tomkinson - Cape Fear Literacy Council | Sep 8, 2020
Education

All Hands On Deck For The Blue Economy

The Cape Fear Region is positioned to grow a world-class Blue Economy and add innovative bluetech ventures. UNCW CIE is collaborating with individuals, and public and private organizations, to make su ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Sep 2, 2020
Education

Internal Auditors Can Serve A Key Role In Tough Times

Contributed by SUSAN D. HERMANSON, Cameron Distinguished Professor of Accounting at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She received her Ph.D. in accounting from Texas A&M University (199 ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Sep 1, 2020
Residential Real Estate

Home Not Selling? 3 Top Reasons To Consider Putting It On The Rental Market

For those with homes on the real estate sales market, nothing is quite as frustrating as watching it sit for months or even years with minimal traffic and no viable offers. If you're currently in ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Sep 1, 2020
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Owner & Director, School of Learning Arts
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Jack Barto

President and CEO, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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Rob Beale

Vice President, Carolinas Division, W.M. Jordan Company
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Suzanne Black

AARP NC Coastal Associate State Director, AARP
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Dick Blouse

Interim President, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Laura Bransfield

Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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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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Scott Byers

President & CEO, Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
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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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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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Mike Duncan

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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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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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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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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Robbie Garner

President and CEO, Atlantic Computer Services

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Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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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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David Grange

President and CEO , Osprey Global Solutions
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Gary Greene

President, Greene Resources, Inc.
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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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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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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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Patrick Kelly

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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PJ Kelly

Vice President, Logan Homes

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Owner, Strickland's Home
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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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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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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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Dallas Romanowski

Managing Partner, Cornerstone Business Advisors
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Airport Director, ILM
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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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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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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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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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Chad Wouters

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP

Business Journal INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS

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Sep 18, 2020

The Economy, The Pandemic, The Elections...Now What?

How has the economy changed over the last year and how do we proceed with investing?   Our economy and more importantly, the global economy is going through a rapid transformation to a “digital economy”. This is huge and can be equated to moving to the internet or from land phone lines to cell phones. Several economists and portfolio managers believe this transformation is also playing out in the stock markets around the globe and especially here in the USA. We now see two ...

Sep 18, 2020

APR Restoration & Commercial Development

  Owning a home is probably one of the biggest investments some of us will have in a lifetime; it is with this in mind that selecting a reputable contractor to take care of your property needs becomes critical, especially when it comes to emergency services and unexpected weather events.   With this in mind and with a full understanding of the emotional impact a Water, Fire or Storm loss can have in someone’s livelihood, APR is set up to provide a service model to respond to ...

Sep 18, 2020

Lighting The Way For Area Businesses

What are the major components of a properly designed lighting system?   Lighting is vital to our day to day lives. It creates an emotional component to how we experience the world around us. A properly designed system takes into account three major components: aesthetics, function, and efficiency. The aesthetical component provides the emotion, the wow factor so to speak. This is what excites us and draws our attention, like when a tall building lights up at night, or how a retailer m ...