The Coalition Business Roundtables

THE COALITION, WHICH IS COMPRISED OF ELEVEN GROUPS DEVOTED TO THE GROWTH OF ENTREPRENEURS AND SMALL BUSINESSES IN OUR REGION, HAVE BANDED TOGETHER TO HOST A SPECIAL BREAKFAST EVENT.

 

This year's Breakfast will include a keynote speaker plus bring together subject matter experts from a range of industries to assist small business owners and influencers with resources. Each attendee will have the opportunity to take part in up to three roundtable discussions. Please select your roundtable topics during check out. A description of each topic can be found under the SESSIONS tab above. 

Jud Watkins, Wrightsville Beach Brewery’s Owner and Head Oyster Shucker, will talk about taking an idea and turning it into one of our region’s largest breweries. Among the lessons learned: The power of local music, building permits can take a long time, Wilmington really likes pizza and an orange zest and vanilla Kölsch can be a best seller. 

October 2

7:30-10 AM

CFCC's Union Station


To learn more about the roundtable topics and speakers click on the Sessions tabs above.

Free Parking is available in CFCC's Visitor Parking Lot located at the corner of 2nd and Walnut Street  https://cfcc.edu/maps-directions/wilmington-campus-map/
 


Jud Watkins, Wrightsville Beach Brewery’s Owner and Head Oyster Shucker
, will talk about taking an idea and turning it into one of our region’s largest breweries. Among the lessons learned: The power of local music, building permits can take a long time, Wilmington really likes pizza and an orange zest and vanilla Kölsch can be a best seller. 

A Wilmington native, Jud grew up oystering with his father and grandfather in Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro marshes. It was in these marshes that the trio dreamed up plans for a brewery and oyster house that would be a nod to Wilmingont's rich coastal history, educate patrons about environmental preservations and give back to the community. Jud developed a passion for the food and beverage industry through several years spent homebrewing and working in Washington DC's restaurant scene. When not at the brewery, Jud is best-found surf kayaking, oystering or otherwise enjoying the outdoors with his wife, Amber
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The Coalition - Business Roundtables
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Event Discussion

Seminars

Presenter Seminar
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Donna J. Warren, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Counselor

SELLING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO THE GOVERNMENT

Donna J. Warren, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Counselor will answer frequently asked questions such as how to decide if government contracting is right for your business, how to get started, and the process for forming teams to evaluate and pursue opportunities.
 

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Alexandra Lysik, Agency Owner, Cavik Insurance

INSURING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Alexandra Lysik, Agency Owner will answer frequently asked questions on the appropriate property & liability coverages needed for your small business as well as what business owners need to know about establishing the right risk management procedures

 

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

John F. Gardner III, Small Business Leader, BB&T

HOW TO GET MY SMALL BUSINESS LOAN APPROVED BY MY BANK

John F. Gardner III, Small Business Leader at BB&T will discuss best practices in presenting information to banks, what information is needed, and the credit underwriting process to help small business better understand how to access credit.
 

 
 

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Walt Rapp and Spencer Beard, Attorneys at McAngus Goudelock and Courie

SMALL BUSINESS LEGAL ISSUES

Walt Rapp and Spencer Beard, Attorneys at McAngus Goudelock and Courie will answer questions and discuss issues that face small business owners ranging from critical documents and contracts to liability and workplace injuries.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Lena Butler, Purchasing Supervisor Finance, New Hanover County

WINNING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Winning government contracts with New Hanover County and City of Wilmington purchasing officials.
 

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Elaine Fairman, Executive Director of Business Expansion Funding Corporation (BEFCOR)

FINANCIAL OPTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Elaine Fairman, Executive Director of Business Expansion Funding Corporation (BEFCOR) will be on-site to discuss financial options for small businesses.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Presented by: Melissa Pressley, VP of Sales, Greater Wilmington Business Journal

REACHING YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE

Melissa Pressley, VP of Sales & Business Development at the Greater Wilmington Business Journal & WILMA Magazine will answer frequently asked questions about how to reach your target audience in a sea of marketing options.
 

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Gary Hayes, COO, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Scale Finance

FLEXIBLE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Presented by: Jason Windham and Turner Schaeffer, Brokers, Maus Warwick Matthews & Company

BUYING OR LEASING OFFICE SPACE

Jason Windham and Turner Schaeffer, Brokers, Maus Warwick Matthews & Company will answer your questions and share the reasons to work with a commercial real estate broker are many but simply put: they can help ease some of the stress that comes along with the property search and make it fun again!

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Derek Schmidt, President, DesignLoud Inc.

DIGITAL MARKETING IS CHANGING, ARE YOU CHANGING WITH IT?

Derek Schmidt, President, DesignLoud Inc., will answer frequently asked questions on the everchanging SEO strategies and the latest tips and tricks to help your website be found more easily.

WHEN

Wednesday Oct 2, 2019

7:30 AM to 10:00 AM

WHERE

CFCC's Union Station

502 N. Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401