Residential Real Estate

Accidental Guest Damages: Take A Deep Breath!

Owning investment real estate comes with its share of highs and lows. The joy of providing an exceptional hospitality experience and a knack for hosting can be very rewarding when you have guests that ...

Mike Harrington - Carolina Retreats | Apr 13, 2021
Education

Alumni Highlight: Darion Jeralds, Senior Strategic Sourcing Leader & Chief Diversity Officer For GE Hitachi

Contributed by Lily Pezzullo-Frank, Coordinator of External Programs & Communications for the Cameron School of Business. Click here to visit Darion Jeralds LinkedIn Page Darion Jeralds grad ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Apr 9, 2021
Financial

There’s More To Business Than Money: Values-Based Goals

Successful business owners often want more than just the maximum amount of money they can get. These owners have deeply ingrained values-based goals that guide why and how they do business. But many o ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Apr 8, 2021
Technology

8 Reasons Why You Need Managed Print Services For Your Organization

Managed Print Services (MPS) is not new to the office technology industry, though it has evolved and become more accessible than ever for businesses across the country. Basically, MPS is an offering t ...

Drew Smith - Copiers Plus | Apr 6, 2021
Other

Gift Cards: A Red Flag Of A Scam

AARP wants to help protect you from fraud. A key part of being able to spot a scam is knowing the red flags – those signs that suggest that just maybe what you’re confronting isn’t l ...

Suzanne Black - AARP | Apr 6, 2021
Business Growth

Entrepreneurship Drives Social Elevation

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. Booker T. Washington   Entrepreneurship creates wealth, not just wages. The w ...

Girard Newkirk - Genesis Block | Apr 6, 2021
Health Care

New Health Insurance Considerations In The “COVID-19 Era”

COVID-19 has tremendously impacted our individual and collective lives for over a year now. It is certainly no surprise to anyone that those impacts have also been felt in the world of health insuranc ...

Dane Scalise - GriffinEstep Benefit Group | Apr 6, 2021
Insightful Discussions

Bad Things Happen. Good Results Take A Skilled & Experienced Attorney.

Woody White has over 26 years of experience as an attorney. He’s a native and longtime resident of southeastern North Carolina, serving clients in a variety of cases and our community as ...

Insightful Discussions - | Apr 2, 2021
Insightful Discussions

Why Your Business Should Consider Intellectual Property Protection

Russell received his law degree from Georgetown in 2004. Russell helps individuals and businesses protect their innovations, creations and business information using strategies based in patent, trad ...

Insightful Discussions - | Apr 2, 2021
Insightful Discussions

Stalwart Firm Exemplifies The Value Of Experience

CELEBRATING OUR QUASQUICENTENNIAL For 125 years, Rountree Losee LLP has provided quality, client focused legal services in our region. Over these years, we have learned unequivocally that experie ...

Insightful Discussions - | Apr 2, 2021
Technology

5 Key IT Areas You Must Address In Your Business’s 2021 Growth Strategy

After – what we can all agree has been a difficult year – it’s likely that the last thing you want to think about is your IT for the rest of this year.   However, being the IT ...

Jeremy Tomlinson - Enfuse Technology Solutions | Apr 2, 2021
Residential Real Estate

7 Inexpensive Upgrades You Can Make To Your Rental Property

Full home renovations can get quite expensive to say the least - even a complete renovation of just one area of a home may be outside of a homeowner’s budget. However, for investment properties, ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Apr 1, 2021
Residential Real Estate

Dealing With Water Damages In Your Condominium Building? Here’s What To Do.

In a recent “Ask the Experts” webinar, we discussed best practices regarding handling water leaks in condominiums. Though this piece will discuss some North Carolina laws, there’s al ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Apr 1, 2021
Financial

Financial Literacy Doesn’t Have To Be Rocket Science

This article was contributed by Marketing Director Katie Henderson. In past generations, financial literacy was relatively simple. If you did not have the money in your pocket, you didn’t buy ...

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting | Mar 30, 2021
Education

Finding Possibility In A Pandemic

It is my pleasure to introduce TeachingHorse, LLC. We are a leadership development company that offers in-person and virtual experiences to prepare you to lead through uncertainty. Our work is inspire ...

June Gunter - TeachingHorse | Mar 30, 2021
Other

Giving Is Good For Your Health

Health has been on all our minds this past year. We have been concerned for ourselves, our loved ones, and our community wellbeing. Health is one of the key building blocks of a strong community. &nb ...

Tommy Taylor - United Way | Mar 29, 2021
Education

Entrepreneurs Tap Into Answers With Givitas

I met Cheryl and Wayne Baker in 2005 when I was President of the Ann Arbor IT Zone. We set up a Reciprocity Ring to spur collaboration among our tech ventures. I was amazed at how well it worked. &nb ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Mar 22, 2021
Financial

Private Company Investment Bracketology: How To Avoid A Busted Bracket

March Madness…it’s that time of the year! I’m so into it that my 9 year-old daughter just gave me a framed poster that reads in colorful script that, “It’s the most wond ...

Merrette Moore - Tidewater Investment Company | Mar 21, 2021
Financial

The Magic Behind Writing Your Plans Down

For nearly 5,500 years, human beings have written things down. From Hammurabi’s Code and the U.S. Constitution to your personal business plans, writing things down helps people follow rules and ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Mar 19, 2021
Insightful Discussions

How To Navigate Buying And Selling In A Booming Market

The Rising Tide Team’s core values consist of choosing humility, building relationships, being people of integrity, willing to learn and grow, and adding value by being resourceful and communi ...

Insightful Discussions - | Mar 19, 2021
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Owner & Director, School of Learning Arts
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President and CEO, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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Andy Basinger

Managing Director, Live Oak Private Wealth
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Vice President, Carolinas Division, W.M. Jordan Company
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Marketing Director, Wide Open Tech
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AARP NC Coastal Associate State Director, AARP
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Interim President, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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Owner, KBT Realty
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Owner, Will Brown Insurance Agency LLC
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Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Solutions, Inc.
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Dean , Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
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President & CEO, Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
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President & Owner, TeamLogic IT of Wilmington & Fayetteville
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Realtor/Broker, Intracoastal Realty
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Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking , Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Live Oak Private Wealth
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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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Director of Operations and Member Experience, Corning Credit Union (CCU)
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President and Owner, Port City Signs & Graphics
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Chief Executive Officer, OrthoWilmington
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Chief Executive Officer, Cape Fear Clinic
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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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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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Regional Manager and Claims Representative, Metro Public Adjustment
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Registered Dietitian and Owner, Lindy Ford Nutrition & Wellness, LLC
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Board of Directors Member & Chairwoman, Fund Development Committee, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Michealle Gady

Founder and President , Atromitos
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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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Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Robbie Garner

President and CEO, Atlantic Computer Services
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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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President and CEO , Osprey Global Solutions
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Gary Greene

President, Greene Resources, Inc.
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June Gunter

Co-Founder and CEO, TeachingHorse
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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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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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Managing Director, Live Oak Private Wealth
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Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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PJ Kelly

Vice President, Logan Homes
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Fred Kumpel

Owner, Strickland's Home
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SHRM-SCP, President, Leath HR Group
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Corey Lewis

Founder, Owner and President, Cape Fear Jobs
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Partner, Rountree Losee LLP
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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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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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Merrette Moore

Managing Partner, Tidewater Investment Company
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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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Girard Newkirk

Co-founder & CEO , Genesis Block
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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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Lauren Rogers

ESL Program Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Dallas Romanowski

Managing Partner, Cornerstone Business Advisors
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Kandra Romeo

Director of Community Relations , Excite Credit Union
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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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General Counsel , GriffinEstep Benefit Group
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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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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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Jeremy Tomlinson

Owner, Enfuse Technology Solutions
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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.

Apr 2, 2021

Bad Things Happen. Good Results Take A Skilled & Experienced Attorney.

Woody White has over 26 years of experience as an attorney. He’s a native and longtime resident of southeastern North Carolina, serving clients in a variety of cases and our community as a public official.  A board-certified specialist in criminal law by the North Carolina State Bar in both federal and state law, Woody has been recognized as a top attorney by numerous groups, including Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.  Woody White Law Firm can help i ...

Apr 2, 2021

Why Your Business Should Consider Intellectual Property Protection

Russell received his law degree from Georgetown in 2004. Russell helps individuals and businesses protect their innovations, creations and business information using strategies based in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. His work includes both strategic planning and dispute resolution. He assists clients who want to buy and sell businesses, and license or transfer their intellectual property assets.  How do I know if my idea/product/business is worth protect ...

Apr 2, 2021

Stalwart Firm Exemplifies The Value Of Experience

CELEBRATING OUR QUASQUICENTENNIAL For 125 years, Rountree Losee LLP has provided quality, client focused legal services in our region. Over these years, we have learned unequivocally that experience matters. We have a proud history of putting our experience to work for our clients providing consistently sound counsel and client first service. Continuing that tradition, we are pleased to announce our new partner, Corey T. Zurbuch, and two new associates, Pardis Camarda and Michael Becker. To ...