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Jan 15, 2019

LCFH Names Chief Marketing And Engagement Officer

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 11 hours ago

Lower Cape Fear Hospice has named Craig Wagner as its chief marketing and engagement officer, according to a news release. Wagner joined Lower Cape Fear Hospice in July 2017 as director of communications and marketing. The new position at LCFH came after the nonprofit restructured to create its marketing and engagement division. In his new role with Lower Cape Fear H ...

Jan 15, 2019

Tracy Swanson Selected For N.C. Realtors' Leadership Academy

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 11 hours ago

Tracy Swanson, broker in charge and owner of Swanson Realty, has been selected to participate in the N.C. Realtors’ 2019 Leadership Academy, according to an announcement. Swanson is a member of the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) and previously served on its board of directors. She has been an active member of the organization since 2006, offi ...

Jan 15, 2019

NHRMC Names 2018 Employee Of The Year

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 11 hours ago

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has named Tony Bollhorst the 2018 NHRMC Employee of the Year, according to a news release. Bollhorst, COPD navigator for respiratory care, has helped his patients quit smoking as part of his role with the hospital. His interest in smoking cessation was sparked by the death of his uncle. Bollhorst connects with his patients on ...

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Posted Dec 5, 2018
EMV chip technology has been rolling out to consumers and merchants all over the United States. 

As of Oct. 1, 2015, if you have not adopted chip technology, you may be liable for the full amount of the transaction. Understanding how this liability shift affects your business can help protect you from liability exposure.


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Jan 15, 2019

Caroline Montgomery Becomes Adam Shay's First Partner

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 11 hours ago

Adam Shay CPA PLLC has named its first equity partner, according to a news release. Caroline Montgomery, Adam Shay’s tax manager, has been made an equity partner. Officials said in the release that the addition is because of Montgomery’s leadership and the continued growth of the firm, which now has 18 employees. “I’ve always been open to expa ...

Jan 15, 2019

Tribute Names Property Management Executive

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 11 hours ago

Tribute Companies Inc. has announced a new executive hire in the firm’s property management division, according to a news release. Maria Pietroforte has joined Tribute Properties as president of property management, and will oversee the operations of more than 6,000 residential apartments across North Carolina and South Carolina, officials said in the release. ...

Jan 8, 2019

Terry Pieper Named Dosher's Chief Of Staff

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 8, 2019

Terry Pieper has been elected Dosher Memorial Hospital's chief of medical staff for 2019-20, according to a news release. Pieper was chosen by physicians and other professional providers at the Southport hospital, officials said. Pieper is in private practice at Howe Street Internal Medicine in Southport. He has been at Dosher Memorial Hospital since 2002, a ...

Jan 8, 2019

Vaughn Hagerty Joins CFPUA As Public Information Officer

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 8, 2019

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has named Vaughn Hagerty as its new public information officer, according to a news release. Hagerty's new role with the utility will begin Jan. 9, officials said in the release. He has more than 25 years of news experience in a variety of roles at organizations such as the Miami Herald and local newspaper Star News, stated the ...

Jan 8, 2019

WCFHBA Announces 2019 President

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 8, 2019

Shawn Horton of Trusst Builder Group has been named the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association's 2019 president, according to a news release. Horton officially took over as the association’s president Jan. 1, according to the release. He succeeds previous president David Spetrino of PBC Design + Build. Spetrino will serve as the immediate pas ...

Jan 8, 2019

Duke Energy's John Elliott Elected Chair Of Chamber Board

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 8, 2019

John Elliott has been elected chair of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2019, according to the announcement. Elliott, director of government and community relations for Duke Energy, succeeds 2018 chairman John Gizdic, president and CEO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, officials said. Officials said that Elliott is a 21-year veteran of ...

Jan 8, 2019

New Hanover County Appoints Interim Chief Communications Officer

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 8, 2019

Jessica Loeper has been appointed as New Hanover County's interim chief communications officer. Loeper has served in the county's communications and outreach department for nearly three years, according to a news release. She was appointed to the role following the departure of Ruth Ravitz Smith, who previously served the CCO role. “I am ...

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