Business Growth

Leading Through The COVID-19 Pandemic

The world of work has changed significantly in the last few weeks. With the coronavirus pandemic, companies are navigating multiple new business realities and challenges. Many organizations are offeri ...

Lynn Whitesell - Harris Whitesell Consulting | Mar 26, 2020
Other

Reviewing Your Insurance Policies During These Times

During this stressful time, many of us are wondering, what about our insurance? If you are a consumer, or business, many of us have been affected by this international Coronavirus pandemic. Now, as li ...

Alexandra Lysik - Cavik Insurance | Mar 25, 2020
Education

The Unstoppable Spirit Of Entrepreneurship

I saved a supplement from the Wall Street Journal from February 2009 titled, “So, You Want To Be an Entrepreneur”. I’m not exactly sure why I saved it, but I think it was because it ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Mar 24, 2020
Financial

The Coronavirus - Business And Personal Finances

The world has been turned upside down in the past few weeks. It’s really had an impact on businesses, employees, and personal finances. Our goal during this time is to keep people up-to-date wit ...

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC | Mar 19, 2020
Technology

Keeping Your Office Equipment Sanitized

With the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many offices are asking how to effectively stop the spread of germs and keep employees safe. Keeping office equipment like your copiers and pri ...

Drew Smith - Copiers Plus | Mar 17, 2020
Financial

Peace Of Mind

What does “Peace of Mind really mean”? During this uncertain time, especially with Coronavirus, this is a question many have been pondering. In the last couple of weeks, two friends of m ...

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC | Mar 16, 2020
Financial

Which Planning Process Is The Best Fit For You?

Planning for a successful future isn’t homogenous. It simply can’t be. The needs that you and your business have are likely to be different from every other owner and business out there. S ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Mar 15, 2020
Residential Real Estate

Easy Upgrades That Can Maximize Your Rental’s Profitability

In an area with an extremely active rental market like Wilmington, finding people who are interested in renting your investment property often isn’t a problem. However, sometimes the problem lie ...

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

Renewing Your Association’s Insurance Policies

One of the most complex issues faced by HOA boards of directors is securing appropriate insurance coverage for the association. A number of factors go into determining what types of policies are neede ...

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

Contract 101- Breaking Down Your Copier Maintenance Agreement

If your office or organization has a copier or multi-function printer, there is a good chance you are either currently under a maintenance agreement of some kind or have heard it mentioned to you or a ...

Drew Smith - Copiers Plus | Mar 9, 2020
Financial

Strategies For Reducing Risk And Improving Outcomes

As a business owner, you make decisions constantly that you believe will reduce your risk and/or improve your business outcomes. There are countless ways to do this. In this article, we’ll prese ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Mar 5, 2020
Residential Real Estate

Professional One-Time Leasing Services

If you're a long-time investment property owner experienced in managing your own tenants, you may not be looking for full-service property management services. However, sometimes finding and secur ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Mar 3, 2020
Residential Real Estate

Annual Budget Preparations For Your Association

Those serving on HOA boards need to have a keen understanding of how essential a balanced budget is to the success of their associations. Drafting and ratifying a budget can often seem like a daunting ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Mar 3, 2020
Insightful Discussions

Is Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy Right For You?

Today, many people are seeking balance in their lives. Whether it be balancing work, family, nutrition, or budgets, the art of balance ultimately brings harmony into our lives. But have you ever tho ...

Insightful Discussions - | Mar 3, 2020
Education

Like Father, Like Daughter

Pursuing a master’s degree is a challenging yet unequivocally rewarding career step professionals can make to differentiate themselves within a vast and highly competitive job market. For those ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Feb 25, 2020
Education

Entrepreneurship 2020 - The Foundation For Growth

Sometimes it helps to remind ourselves why we need to foster startups and innovative new companies. One big reason – we simply can’t count on large corporations to create jobs. We need sta ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Feb 25, 2020
Financial

So You Want To Start A Business

We believe that entrepreneurship is the future of the Cape Fear Region and are highly supportive of efforts to promote and expand it. As a result, we often have the opportunity to talk to people that ...

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC | Feb 24, 2020
Financial

CCU’s Approach To Data Security: Everyone Plays A Role

This Insights article was contributed by Kyle Hanlon, Corning Credit Union Information Security Analyst, and Keith Vandegrift, Corning Credit Union Information Security Team Leader. A data breach o ...

Robin Davis - Corning Credit Union (CCU) | Feb 24, 2020
Other

Policy Forms And What They Mean

Insurance Agents are always throwing around insurance jargon, from the words “dec page” to “deductible” to “DL123”, but what do these words really mean? What kind o ...

Alexandra Lysik - Cavik Insurance | Feb 24, 2020
Technology

Contract 101 - Breaking Down Your Copier Agreement

You have probably heard the horror stories of businesses being stuck in contracts with vendors due to fine print or hidden language. In this piece I will help break down the essence of a copier contra ...

Drew Smith - Copiers Plus | Feb 24, 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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Vice President, Carolinas Division, W.M. Jordan Company
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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.

Mar 3, 2020

Is Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy Right For You?

Today, many people are seeking balance in their lives. Whether it be balancing work, family, nutrition, or budgets, the art of balance ultimately brings harmony into our lives. But have you ever thought about making sure your body’s hormones are balanced? Dr. Harrison “Gabe” Frank, of the Frank Institute for Health and Wellness, is helping his patients achieve this balance everyday at his practice. What is hormone replacement therapy? Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HR ...

Dec 20, 2019

Business Technology Trends & Challenges

No matter what size the business, it will not reach its full potential — nor in many cases even exist — without technology. Which technologies are impacting businesses today, and what is coming down the pike to help deliver products and services to customers more effectively? We spoke with local business leaders who have their fingers on the pulse of business technology about trends and challenges. For a full PDF version of this discussion, click here.    What r ...

Oct 23, 2019

Commercial Real Estate: Changes, Opportunities

Commercial real estate is a driving force in the Cape Fear region’s economy. Where are we today, and what challenges are we about to face in the future? We asked Norman and Yates Chambliss of Chambliss & Rabil Contractors, Inc. for their unique take on the Wilmington market. For the full PDF version, click here. What changes are you seeing in the region’s commercial real estate market? We have seen dramatic positive changes in our region’s commercial real estat ...