Info Junkies

Mar 19, 2021

Info Junkie: Natalie English

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 19, 2021

Natalie Haskins English President and CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce  English relies on e-newsletters and blogs that keep her informed about business growth and policies or politics that impact business. She reads five or six every morning. On a personal level, she relies on apps such as Harris Teeter and Life360 for convenience.   English reads the Pu ...

Feb 19, 2021

Info Junkie: Ray Pastore

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 19, 2021

Ray Pastore Associate professor and Esports program coordinator, UNCW With a doctorate in instructional systems and as an active YouTuber with over 2.9 million views, Pastore is surrounded by technology throughout his professional and personal life. Favorite websites include Reddit forums, such as the subreddits esports, surfing and wallstreetbets. He checks out ...

Jan 22, 2021

Info Junkie: Debbie Elliott

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 22, 2021

Debbie Elliott Realtor, Nest Realty   As a seniors real estate specialist, Elliott works with meeting the lifestyle and financial needs of buyers and sell­ers who are 55 years and older. She uses a variety of real estate apps to be able to work on the go and her iPhone to read books any time.   Newspapers and magazines Elliott regularly reads for work o ...

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Dec 18, 2020

Info Junkie: Amanda Cochran

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 18, 2020

Amanda Cochran Owner, Sylvan Learning Center Wilmington and Jacksonville   As the new owner of the local Syl­van Learn­ing Center, Cochran likes to keep up with education news.   Websites she regularly checks for work include county and N.C. Department of Public Instruction websites.   Her favorite magazine is Our State. “Carolina has ...

Nov 20, 2020

Info Junkie: Jerod Patterson

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 20, 2020

Jerod Patterson Communications Director, City of Wilmington In July, Pat­terson was hired as the communica­tions direc­tor, where technology has become an integral part of his work. “As technology allows us to do so much more virtually, I also try to balance that with the importance of human relationships.” He keeps up with local news by ...

Oct 16, 2020

Info Junkie: Randall Johnson

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 16, 2020

Randall Johnson Executive Director, Southeastern Office for the North Carolina Biotech Center; NCEDA president As the executive director of the lo­cal Biotech Center, Johnson calls himself a “big consumer of news” meaning he checks publications on a regular basis. That includes the Greater Wilmington Busi­ness Journal, StarNews, News and Observer, ...

Sep 18, 2020

Info Junkie: Michealle Gady

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 18, 2020

Michealle Gady Founder, president and CEO Atrómitos, LLC   Atrómitos, an SBA-cer­tified wom­an-owned management consulting business, has been avirtual firm since its founding four years ago.   “Atrómitos utilizes technology to run efficiently and effectively, but most importantly to stay in close communication and collabo ...

Aug 21, 2020

Info Junkie: April Scott

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 21, 2020

April Scott Director of Small Business Center at Brunswick Community College Newspa­pers and magazines Scott regu­larly reads for work or pleasure include Business North Carolina, WILMA mag­azine, Greater Wilmington Business Jour­nal and National Association for Community College Entrepre­neurship. Favorite websites and blogs include Pin­t ...

Jul 17, 2020

Info Junkie: Amy Grant

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 17, 2020

Amy Grant Owner, Art in Bloom Gallery Grant has en­joyed interac­tive, 360-de­gree video tours of art galleries and museums during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Art in Bloom’s virtual tours at aibgal­lery.com, created by Steve Smith of Angle Pros of Wilmington. She enjoys reading the Washington Post, New York Times as well as news and pr ...

Jun 19, 2020

Info Junkie: Rob Campbell

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 19, 2020

Rob Campbell Veteran, author, speaker and coach, Rob Campbell Leadership   Through his website, Campbell showcases his work and allows people to contact him. “I am a frequent Zoom user to connect with leaders and veterans,” Campbell said. “I also use Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Email Suites to communicate my content and interact with potent ...

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