Residential Real Estate

Board Member Boot Camp Part 1: Directors' Duties, Board Meetings, & Legal Protections

In a recent CAMS "Ask the Experts" webinar, Attorneys David Wilson and Steven Black of Law Firm Carolinas addressed a multitude of topics that are crucial for board members - both old and ne ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Jan 27, 2021
Education

New To NC? Welcome To Wilmington

If you’ve just arrived in Wilmington or nearby, you probably don’t know how delighted we are you’re here. In fact, you’ve probably been stuck at home waiting out the pandemic. ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Jan 25, 2021
Other

Practical Tips For Improving Home Comfort Levels, Efficiency

With all of the forced downtime and more people than ever working from home as a result of the pandemic, some of the issues and problems inside our homes have become more noticeable. Little things suc ...

Chris Jones - Green Dot Heating & Air | Jan 25, 2021
Technology

Calculating The Total Cost Of Ownership Of Your Office Equipment

As with any investment of consequential value, it is important to understand the landscape surrounding it. What will the investment help alleviate or what will it hopefully bring in return to an organ ...

Drew Smith - Copiers Plus | Jan 21, 2021
Other

Help Us Thank Those Who Inspire

As we enter a new year, we must first look back at 2020 and the tremendous hurdles we faced to keep our community strong. The pandemic challenged us all to do more for our neighbors. We want now to th ...

Suzanne Black - AARP | Jan 21, 2021
Economic Development

Smoking And Vaping Ordinance Good For Health And Business

In October, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to implement an ordinance prohibiting the use of combustible tobacco and e-cigarettes in public places starting February 1, ...

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government | Jan 20, 2021
Financial

Financial Planning Through The Lens Of A Navy SEAL

Contrary to the title of this article, I am not actually a Navy SEAL. Far from it, truth be told. But on a couple of occasions, I’ve had the privilege of hearing Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill disc ...

Andy Basinger - Live Oak Private Wealth | Jan 19, 2021
Residential Real Estate

Promoting The Affordable American Dream

As we read the news of the strong real estate market in our area and beyond, another important issue needs to also stay in the forefront – housing affordability. Cape Fear REALTORS® strongly ...

Tom Gale - Cape Fear REALTORS® | Jan 19, 2021
Residential Real Estate

4 Great Reasons Service Members Should Consider Becoming Investment Property Owners

For members of the armed forces, receiving a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) comes with many decisions that must be made. What will you do with your home while you're away? Though selling may se ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Jan 18, 2021
Residential Real Estate

In The Age Of Social Distancing, Virtual Options Shown To Make Community Association Meetings More Effective

When Covid-19 arrived in the United States, many businesses had to quickly figure out how to continue operating in the age of social distancing. In the months that have followed, conducting business r ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Jan 18, 2021
Other

Who Are We?

United Way of the Cape Fear Area is the stop talking, start doing, band together and take on the impossible, task masters. We face challenges head on. We address the most critical problems no one want ...

Tommy Taylor - United Way | Jan 15, 2021
Residential Real Estate

AirBnB vs. VRBO vs. Book Direct: What You Need To Know

By now most anyone slightly involved in short-term vacation rentals has at some level engaged with AirBnB and VRBO. While there are others like them, these two companies command the lion share of atte ...

Mike Harrington - Carolina Retreats | Jan 15, 2021
Education

Building Our Community Through Compassion

Coretta Scott King once said, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” As members of our community here in the Cape Fear Regi ...

Kelly Goss Sechrist - Cape Fear Literacy Council | Jan 15, 2021
Financial

Is A Family Transfer Right For Your Business?

When planning for the future, you have a wealth of options related to who should continue to run your business. Many business owners’ plans fall short because they are unaware of the many option ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Jan 14, 2021
Education

Masters Of Science In Finance 4+1 Program At The Cameron School Of Business

Contributed by Nicole Carabelli, Administrative Associate for Economics & Finance at the UNCW Cameron School of Business; Lee Iapalucci, Web & Social Media Director for UNCW Cameron Schoo ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Jan 14, 2021
Technology

How To Navigate A Copier Buyout

If you have been involved with a lease agreement involving a copier, you have probably heard the term buyout. Or maybe you are a sports fan and have heard of teams buying out contracts of players. Reg ...

Drew Smith - Copiers Plus | Jan 7, 2021
Residential Real Estate

8 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Professional Community Management Company

One of the most important responsibilities a community association’s board of directors can be faced with is selecting a professional management company. Choosing a management company is somewha ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Jan 5, 2021
Other

Resolve To Live Your Life Scam-Free In 2021

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that scammers follow the headlines. While we are all relieved to turn the calendar to 2021, the uncertainty that marked the last 12 months is not going away any time ...

Suzanne Black - AARP | Jan 5, 2021
Financial

What Have We Learned?

It is safe to say that this year was full of surprises. Some businesses thrived, while in other areas jobs were lost, companies were forced to go under, and we even lost loved ones along the way. Many ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Jan 4, 2021
Education

2021, The Year Of Possibilities

Contributed by Emma F. Maynard, Student Success Advisor in the Office of Graduate Programs at the Cameron School of Business.   It’s here! It is finally here. Welcome to 2021- yes, the b ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Jan 4, 2021
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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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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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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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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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Michealle Gady

Board of Directors Member & Chairwoman, Fund Development Committee, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Craig S. Galbraith

Executive Director of the UNCW Research Foundation, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Tom Gale

2021 President, Cape Fear REALTORS®
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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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Kelly Goss Sechrist

Chairwoman of the Fund Development Committee, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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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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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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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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Patrick Kelly

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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PJ Kelly

Vice President, Logan Homes

Fred Kumpel

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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Jon Rosborough

Airport Director, ILM
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Danielle Saintard Valiente

Board Member, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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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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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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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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Nancy Woolley

Adult Literacy Director , Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Chad Wouters

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP

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.

Nov 20, 2020

North Carolina’s Medicaid Transformation

Atromitos is honored to have sponsored the "Insightful Discussion on Medicaid Transformation." We are grateful to Dave Richard, NC DHHS Deputy Secretary, and Kelly Crosbie, Director of Quality and Population Health, NC Medicaid for participating in this panel and to the supporting sponsors who helped bring this discussion to our community.   Despite a few delays, Medicaid Transformation is coming to North Carolina. This represents a notable change for providers, patients and ...

Nov 6, 2020

Salt Air Heating And Cooling – Improving Comfort And Indoor Air Quality

How do I decide when to replace my home HVAC system rather than repair it? The age of equipment, efficiency, and repair costs are all factors in this decision. The average life of a traditional split system is 10-13 years. As a system gets older it may not be worth the cost of larger repairs. For example, a new compressor or large coil leak can be costly. This is especially true if it is out of warranty. That is when we suggest getting a quote for a new system and weighing your options. W ...

Oct 16, 2020

Dosher Memorial Hospital Continues To Meet The Needs Of Their Community

How has Dosher Memorial Hospital’s sound financial strategy pre-pandemic impacted their ability to navigate the economic impact of COVID-19? Our focus at Dosher prior to the impact of the pandemic was, and continues to be: To provide exceptional patient care, to make sure employees have a great place to work, and to increase revenue so that Dosher can remain financially stable and viable. Initiatives taken to increase the efficiency of our operating rooms and our revenue cycle have ...