Education

All Patches are Equal; Some Patches are More Equal than Others

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Ulku Clark, director of UNCW’s Center for Cyber Defense Education (CCDE) and Dr. Geoff Stoker, CCDE affiliated faculty.   Good patch managemen ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Sep 18, 2019
Marketing & Sales

Dwell Time: An Important Metric You’re Not Measuring

Dwell time, the amount of time a user spends on your page before going back to the search results to find something else is an important user experience metric. It gives website owners an idea of how ...

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company | Sep 18, 2019
Human Resources

Positive on Productivity: Hire New Graduates

This Insights article was contributed by Sal Vetri, M.S., post-millennial consultant for Leath HR Group.   Much time and research has been allocated by think tanks to decipher the differen ...

Lisa Leath - Leath HR Group | Sep 18, 2019
Business Growth

Who’s Preparing to Lead?

This article is the first of a new series that I am writing for Insights. I’m excited to be part of and vested in the eastern North Carolina community. My leadership perspectives began as a teen ...

Ron Hewett - Academy Leadership | Sep 18, 2019
Financial

Why You Need Timely Financial Data

The world moves fast — and you always need to be moving several steps faster. As an entrepreneur in today’s world, everything moves at a quick pace. Does your financial data? Unfortunately ...

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC | Sep 17, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Roof Maxx is a Roofing Disrupter

Like Uber is to Taxis, and AirBnB is to Hotels, Roof Maxx will be for traditional roofing. A recent study and poster presentation by The Ohio State University (see full study at roofmaxx.com) ...

Christy West - Roof Rescue of Wilmington LLC/Roof Maxx | Sep 16, 2019
Financial

Shaping Your Plans for a Successful Future

When we talk about planning for the future, we often talk creating a plan. The idea of creating something as big as a plan for the future can imply a ton of from-scratch work (as i ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Sep 13, 2019
Financial

Life Expectancy on the Rise — are You Prepared?

This is the first post in a two-part series on the impact increased life expectancy can have on your retirement Part II, published later this month will focus on strategies to lower the risk of longev ...

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting | Sep 13, 2019
Financial

Duties of A Trustee: Choose Wisely

The correct use of trusts can be an indispensable estate planning tool and Trusts are created for many different reasons depending on a family’s unique dynamics as well as their financial g ...

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC | Sep 13, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Effective Marketing for Your Investment Property

Effective marketing is essential to getting proper exposure for your investment property — how else will people know there is a house to rent if it isn't being advertised? In today's tec ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Sep 12, 2019
Residential Real Estate

What’s in Your Board Member Toolbox?

Serving as a board member of a homeowners association (HOA) can be an incredibly valuable and rewarding experience. That said, it is serious business as there are of responsibilities associated with p ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Sep 12, 2019
Education

Preparing Future Leaders Through Simulation

The UNC Wilmington School of Nursing housed within the College of Health and Human Services prepares its graduates by offering realistic simulation technology across nursing and other health and human ...

Charles Hardy - UNCW College of Health and Human Services | Sep 12, 2019
Education

Show Me the Money! Opportunities for Early Stage Investment

Who can forget the 1996 film, Jerry Maguire, and its iconic phrase “Show me the money?" Early stage startup entrepreneurs have their own twist on that phrase. They’re saying, &ld ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Sep 9, 2019
Residential Real Estate

What to Expect When You are Expecting A Hurricane

Well, here we go again. Our community is weary from the last 11 ½ months of hurricane recovery from Florence. Some are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. One might e ...

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry | Sep 4, 2019
Residential Real Estate

The Perks of Owning — and Keeping — Investment Properties

Owning rental property can oftentimes prove to be one of the soundest investments you make. Real estate has for years been considered a more reliable investment than other types of investments like st ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Sep 1, 2019
Other

An Undersea Tribute to Life

With more and more families choosing cremation than ever before, we are seeing the development of exciting and new options in permanent places of remembrance. This is an important part of planning for ...

Michael Higgins - Dignity Memorial | Sep 1, 2019
Human Resources

Recruiting – How to Avoid Doing Something Illegal

When Leath HR Group trains employers on how to conduct a great, legal interview, we often hear remarks like “thanks for keeping us out of jail!” Although you probably won’t go to jai ...

Lisa Leath - Leath HR Group | Sep 1, 2019
Financial

No Spouse, No Children: ‘Solo’ Seniors Entering Retirement on Their Own

Planning for retirement typically includes provisions for how loved ones can look out for the interests of their aging relatives. But for more than one-fifth of the Baby Boom generation who are now re ...

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC | Sep 1, 2019
Financial

Are You Still Paying Tax Penalties for Not Having Health Insurance?

Most people are familiar with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the requirement to have health insurance or else be penalized on income tax returns. It’s certainly been a pain point over the las ...

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC | Sep 1, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Roof Maxx No-Brainer

We have been conditioned to believe that the insurance companies will be taking care of our roof, so we feel it is something we don’t need to think about. What if I told you the day is coming wh ...

Christy West - Roof Rescue of Wilmington LLC/Roof Maxx | Sep 1, 2019
20180514 104209 51418120638

Steve Adams

Owner & Director, School of Learning Arts
Jackbarto300x300

Jack Barto

President and CEO, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Rob20beale2 311791810

Rob Beale

Vice President, Carolinas Division, W.M. Jordan Company
Blouse 8251643927

Dick Blouse

Interim President, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Lgoriginalheadshot 311794626

Laura Bransfield

Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
Beckybrown 1041811127

Becky Brown

Owner, KBT Realty
Will brown headshot 300x300

Will Brown

Owner, Will Brown Insurance Agency LLC
Headshotofboburch140x140 413154484

Bo Burch

Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Solutions, Inc.
Burrus rob headshot 300x300

Robert Burrus

Dean , Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
Mc2 56882

Scott Byers

President & CEO, Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
Martyheadshot

Marty Cayton

President & Owner, TeamLogic IT of Wilmington & Fayetteville
Clarkmichelle 300x300

Michelle Clark

Realtor/Broker, Intracoastal Realty
Bankofamericaderekcohen 122316122315

Derek Cohen

Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking , Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chris coudriet

Chris Coudriet

County Manager, New Hanover County Government
Thom cross marine max 300 x 300

Thom Cross

General Manager, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach
Robindavisccu

Robin Davis

Director of Operations and Member Experience, Corning Credit Union (CCU)
Sabrinaheadshot300x300

Sabrina Davis

President and Owner, Port City Signs & Graphics
Stevedebiasiheadshotedited test

Steve DeBiasi

Chief Executive Officer, OrthoWilmington
Johndevaneycapefearclinic300x300

John Devaney

Chief Executive Officer, Cape Fear Clinic
Mikedunannewheadshot300x300

Mike Duncan

CEO and Creative Director, Sage Island
Aaeaaqaaaaaaaaidaaaajdhiztrkodm0lte2yjetngrkmy1hotrmltawmdvlmwqyztmymw

Diane Durance

Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Img 0621

Karen Durda

President, Enrolled Agent, Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc.
Ceenewheadshotresized

Cee Edwards

President/General Manager , Markraft Cabinets, Inc
Jim ellis headshot 10311631058

Jim Ellis

Vice President, Account Director, Signal
Tysonemery

Tyson Emery

Owner, KBT Realty
Natalieenglish 3301715113

Natalie English

President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Jeff metrocopy

Jeffrey Feldstein

Regional Manager and Claims Representative, Metro Public Adjustment
Lr 8x10 7268 pp 300 x 300

Lindy Ford

Registered Dietitian and Owner, Lindy Ford Nutrition & Wellness, LLC
Craiggalbraithphoto300x300

Craig S. Galbraith

Executive Director of the UNCW Research Foundation, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Karagansmanncshlaw300x300

Kara Gansmann

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Robbiegarner300x300 11181564718

Robbie Garner

President and CEO, Atlantic Computer Services

Deedee Gasch

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Deedee gasch

Deedee Gasch

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Lr 0658 ppps140x140christophergeorge

Chris George

Senior Vice President , PNC Bank
1 grange

David Grange

President and CEO , Osprey Global Solutions
1 gary0540 2x340300dpi 6181430251

Gary Greene

President, Greene Resources, Inc.
Hardy revised

Charles Hardy

Founding Dean and Professor, UNCW College of Health and Human Services
Hewet60

Ron Hewett

Facilitator , Academy Leadership
Michaelhiggins 41019104338

Michael Higgins

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
Dave hoff heashot 300x300

Dave Hoff

Chief Operating Officer and Executive VP of Leadership Development, EASI Consult
Denverhollingsworthheadshot

Denver Hollingsworth

Director of Marketing, Epproach Communications
Billhunter300x300 b&w

Bill Hunter

President & Creative Director, Wilmington Design Company
Jeff james 300x300

Jeff James

Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health
Nealjohnson 12191614553

Neal Johnson

Licensed Real Estate Broker , Network Real Estate
Scottjohnsoncpedc300x300

Scott Johnson

Chairman, Cape Fear Economic Development Council (CFEDC)
Lr 7992 pp 911712351

Patrick Kelly

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
Pj kelly logan homes 300 x 300

PJ Kelly

Vice President, Logan Homes

Fred Kumpel

Owner, Strickland's Home
Fredheadshot 5119113348

Fred Kumpel

Owner, Strickland's Home
Leath 683x10242

Lisa Leath

SHRM-SCP, President, Leath HR Group
Corey61

Corey Lewis

Founder, Owner and President, Cape Fear Jobs
Geofflosee300x300 10221511305

Geoffrey Losee

Partner, Rountree Losee LLP
Lyleheadshot2017 1251720228

JC Lyle

Executive Director, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry
Connie majure rhett 300x300

Connie Majure-Rhett

Former President and CEO , Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Joemarsonwilmingtonwinlectric

Joe Marston

President, Wilmington Winlectric
Johnmartinheadshot300x300jpg

John Martin

Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney, CSH Law
Vanessaresizedheadshot

Vanessa Marttinen

Founder, American Marketeur
Lr 7114chrismcabee140x140

Chris McAbee

Owner of Wilmington Performance Lab, Live Oak Bank Wellness Coordinator, Wilmington Performance Lab
Davidmcgowanapi300x300

David McGowan, III

Executive Director , N.C. Petroleum Council; American Petroleum Institute-NC
Randymcintyreheadshotresized 52014114016

Randy McIntyre

Partner, McIntyre, Paradis, Wood & Co.
Kevinmckoyheadshotresized

Kevin McKoy

Broker, Network Real Estate
Patrick mincey 300 x 300

Patrick Mincey

Criminal Defense Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Carolinemontgomery4

Caroline Montgomery

Tax Manager, Partner, Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
Cd

Hoop Morgan

Founder and Chairman, The Forté Institute, LLC
Chris nelson uwcfa 300x300

Chris Nelson

President, United Way of the Cape Fear Area
Img 1576c1

Eddie Nowell

President, South Atlantic Capital Management Group
Russell 102218124439

Russell Nugent

Attorney, The Humphries Law Firm
Andyolsen 161723521

Andrew Olsen

Elder Law Attorney, CSH Law
1 shaun olsen 300x300

Shaun Olsen

Founder, CloudWyze
Lee 41017110020

Lee Patterson

Director of communications, Wells Fargo Championship
Alanperryperrysemporium300x300 11251592313

Alan Perry

President, Perry’s Emporium
Alanperryperrysemporium300x300 12815104245

Alan Perry

President, The Wedding Dress Shoppe
Alyce 4 april242017

Alyce Phillips

Marketing Director, Old North State Trust LLC
Grayson powell 300x300

W. Grayson Powell

Broker, Managing Partner, Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast
Sherrip2019 insights profile

Sherri Pridgen

2019 President, Cape Fear REALTORS®
Headshot 131850046

Kirk Pugh

Broker and Realtor, KBT Realty
Julierehder300x300

Julie Rehder

Marketing and Public Relations Administrator, The Davis Community
Robrickertheadshot resized

Robert Rickert

Founder/President, Robert J. Rickert, CPA, PC
1 20130523roberts jim0302 1151551819

Jim Roberts

Executive Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Dallas headshot 300x300

Dallas Romanowski

Managing Partner, Cornerstone Business Advisors
Lr4x4 0034 pp140x140

Jon Rosborough

Airport Director, ILM
Devonscottbluefission300x300

Devon Scott

Founder, Solutions Engineer, Blue Fission Enterprise Technology
Alsharpresized

Al Sharp

Project Director, FOCUS
Shaver headshot

R. Todd Shaver

Doctor of Chiropractic , Shaver Chiropractic & Natural Medicine
Adamshay 300x300

Adam Shay

Managing Partner, Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
Earl sheridan300x300

Earl Sheridan

Councilman, City of Wilmington
Reggieshropshire300x300

Reggie Shropshire

Business Coach, ActionCOACH
Headshot 1016184145

Ryan Skuce

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP
Lr 3596 ps pp 300x300

Colin F. Smith

President, The Retirement Company
Headshot2

Dani Somers

Assistant Director of Admissions, North Carolina Wesleyan
Stevespainheadshotresized

Steve Spain

Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat For Humanity
Cindy stancil 300x300

Cindy Stancil

President , Liberty Senior Living Management Services, LLC
Joey stone 300x300

Joey Stone

General Manager and Vice President , Teleco
Mike stonestreet 300x300

Mike Stonestreet

Co-Owner/President, CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
Stoyc 3 300x300

Patrick Stoy

Mortgage Consultant/Owner, Market Consulting Mortgage
Dave sweyer 300 x 300

Dave Sweyer

Owner and Broker, Sweyer Property Management
Infinity 891835159

Kyle Thorpe

Vice President of Operations, Infinity Payment Systems
Yasminheadshotwithlogo

Yasmin Tomkinson

Executive Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council
Benton toups 121214104229

Benton Toups

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Img 0801

Brett Tushingham

CFP®, CCFS®, Managing Member & CCO, Tushingham Wealth Strategies
Vetter web

Ron Vetter

Associate Provost of Research, Dean of the Graduate School, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Volety 0020 1121724229

Aswani Volety

Dean, UNCW College of Arts and Sciences
Cityclub

Jonathan Weiss

Managing Partner, City Club of Wilmington, LLC
1 mwsheadshotforuncwcommencement282291

Margaret Weller-Stargell

President and CEO , Coastal Horizons Center, Inc
Christy2

Christy West

Co-Owner, Roof Rescue of Wilmington LLC/Roof Maxx
Jasonpathfinder3

Jason Wheeler

CEO, Pathfinder Wealth Consulting
Chuck whitlock headshot 300x300

Chuck Whitlock

Interim Executive Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Susan 2 april242017

Susan Willett

Director of Trust Services, Old North State Trust, LLC
Webilm julieformal kellystarbuckcom mg 5471

Julie Wilsey

Director, Wilmington International Airport
Chadwoutersheadshot

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.

Sep 17, 2019

Technology and Business: Trends, Advances, Challenges

There are a plethora of technologies employed in every office environment, whether a one person operation at home or in a brick-and-morter location with dozens of employees. Copiers Plus Director of Communications Drew Smith shares insights into the role technology helps his company — and his customers — do business.  For the full PDF version, click here. What technology trends are impacting your industry? It used to be that equipment features and specifications d ...

Jul 19, 2019

Helping Loved Ones with Pre-Planning

Moving closer to the end of the road is not something any of us wants to think about. Still, leaving “at-need” arrangements to loved ones creates unnecessary burdens and stress, both emotionally and financially. We asked professionals involved in pre-planning about what we can do to help make this difficult time as painless and hassle-free as possible. For the full PDF version, click here.   What are some of the common hurdles family members face when dealing with loved ...

Jun 21, 2019

Residential Real Estate: Keeping Up with Demand

This month the North Carolina Department of Commerce released projected job growth numbers for the next seven years which include the state’s fastest annual growth rate in Wilmington. New jobs mean new workers: as our population continues to grow, real estate will keep rocking in the Cape Fear region, but not without its challenges. We asked a panel of local industry leaders for their thoughts on some of the most important trends and issues facing home buyers and real estate professional ...