Info Junkies

Jun 21, 2024

Info Junkie: ChyAnn Ketchum

By Staff Reports, posted About 8 hours ago

In her role, ChyAnn Ketchum sends out communications for the Brunswick County city, getting “the right information to the right people at the right time,” she said. So she stays on top of local media and information channels.  Regular media reads: “SPT OKI – I am excited to see each quarterly issue to learn more about fellow residents and communi ...

Apr 19, 2024

Info Junkie: Lydia Thomas

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 19, 2024

Lydia Thomas  Program Manager, UNCW CIE Lydia Thomas is the recently hired program manager of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Thomas creates programs for startups. Some examples, she said, are Idea Test Lab, Wilmington Founder’s Roundtable and the Ocean Innovation Conference.  Thomas i ...

Mar 15, 2024

INFO JUNKIE: Jack Fleming

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 15, 2024

Jack Fleming Owner, Socialry Marketing & Scourz Jack Fleming heads up Socialry Marketing, a social media management company. “Scourz has formed from our time on social media,” he said. “It’s a real-time sales lead search and notification service.” Fleming also serves as lead organizer for 1 Million Cups Wilmington, a weekly entrepreneu ...

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Jordan Cain

Why Meetings Suck and What to Do About It

Posted Jun 13, 2024
We've all been there—stuck in meetings that feel like they're going nowhere. So, how do we keep meetings from being uninspiring, unproductive, and ultimately, expensive?

The Problem

Let’s look at the numbers:
Feb 16, 2024

INFO JUNKIE: Brooke Rudd-Gaglie

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 16, 2024

Brooke Rudd-Gaglie Vice President, Director and Practicing Broker, Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. Realtors Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. Realtors is a family-owned and operated real estate firm that opened on March 17, 1981.  “We are a full-service property management department that oversees both long- and short-term rentals as well as a ful ...

Jan 19, 2024


By Staff Reports, posted Jan 19, 2024

Lisa Leath Chief People Officer, Vantaca Vantaca provides software for the community management industry (think HOA managers). Leath oversees human resources, shapes company culture, drives employee engagement and develops talent management strategies that attract, retain and develop talent. Leath also started this month as the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s bo ...

Dec 15, 2023

INFO JUNKIE: Steven Hill

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 15, 2023

Steven Hill Vice president, Talent Pipeline Development Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Hill was named the chamber’s vice president of talent pipeline development in September. He is tasked with helping to bolster the region’s health care workforce through programming and initiatives.   Technology use for communication and education: “Ema ...

Nov 17, 2023


By Staff Reports, posted Nov 17, 2023

Will Baird CEO/Co-founder Boreas Monitoring Solutions Baird’s company is a fertility lab monitoring startup. The Wilmington-based company is a biotech research firm that patented a weight-based system for monitoring liquid nitrogen tanks, commonly used with in vitro fertilization. Favorite apps: Slack – communication with teams; HubSpot – commun ...

Oct 20, 2023

Info Junkie: Jane Tague

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 20, 2023

Jane Tague SVP, Marketing,  Apiture Tague leads marketing for Wilmington-based Apiture, which provides digital banking solutions to banks and credit unions throughout the U.S. With employees around the country, the most common tech tool Tague uses is Zoom. Online reading habits: “I like the variety in my Apple newsfeed – news, health, food, travel, ...

Sep 15, 2023

INFO JUNKIE: Holden Bierman

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 15, 2023

Holden Bierman  Founder and CEO, Coastal Cool Bierman created his Coastal Cool apparel company using recycled fabrics, breezy materials and tropical styles to make swimwear and ready-to-wear beachwear collections.  The teen entrepreneur says he uses technology daily at the core of his lifestyle brand business. “My industry is e-commerce. I built an aut ...

Aug 18, 2023

INFO JUNKIE: Heather Wilson

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 18, 2023

Heather Wilson Executive Director, Cameron Art Museum Wilson took over as head of Cameron Art Museum this summer. She said her focus is on “community engagement, especially on accessibility (reducing barriers to access), inclusivity and collaboration through partnerships while focusing on presenting the highest quality modern and contemporary art in Southeastern No ...

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