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Mar 20, 2020

Info Junkie: Heather McWhorter

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 20, 2020

Heather McWhorter Regional Center Director, UNCW SBTDC and Director, SBTDC Business Launch Initiative   McWhorter uses technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness, help businesses make good decisions and communicating and interacting with others.   Newspapers and magazines she reads include the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Entrepreneur Magazi ...

Feb 21, 2020

Info Junkie: Jerry Coleman

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 21, 2020

Jerry Coleman Regional Director, Small Business Center at Cape Fear Community College   At CFCC's Small Business Center, Coleman has become a fan of video conferencing platforms such as Zoom.   “Zoom saves time and expense by reducing travel,” Coleman said. “It also enables us to share documents and include additional resource provide ...

Jan 17, 2020

Info Junkie: Zane S. Bennett

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 17, 2020

Zane S. Bennett Executive Director at Plantation Village Inc.   As executive director at Plantation Village, a nonprofit retirement community in Porters Neck, Bennett relies on his iPhone calendar, apps and an online platform.   “I live by my iPhone calendar and I go where it tells me to go. I also enjoy apps like MyFitnessPal, LinkedIn, Calm and the ...

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Posted Apr 3, 2020
With the unprecedented shift in employees working from home due to COVID-19, companies have had to adapt on-the-fly and figure out ways to get day-to-day processes completed. Workflows in most companies are still paper oriented and move hands several times from creation to the final stages of being stored as a record. It is a mistake to tackle work from home solutions without addressing the workfl...read entire article
Dec 20, 2019

Info Junkie: Ann Revell-Pechar

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 20, 2019

Ann Revell- Pechar President, Fluent Public Relations   As the president and co-founder of a public relations firm in Wilmington, Revell-Pechar is trying to use less devices.   “I’m working toward simplicity, so I live on my teeny-tiny Lenovo Yoga. It goes everywhere I do, and folds over to double as my tablet. Also love a great android phone & ...

Nov 15, 2019

Info Junkie: Adam Hooks

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 15, 2019

Adam Hooks CEO, EMS LINQ   As the CEO of Wilmington- based EMS LINQ, which provides administrative software to K-12 schools across the U.S., Hooks uses video conferencing technology to facilitate communications.   “The use of video conferencing has saved me hours,” Hooks said. “Companies like Zoom and GoToMeeting allow group collaboration ...

Oct 18, 2019

Info Junkie: Ed Wolverton

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

Ed Wolverton President & CEO, Wilmington Downtown Inc.   Ed Wolverton works with a board of directors and local government officials to promote the economic growth and development of downtown Wilmington.   He uses technology to gain new information and organize his schedule. “To expand our economic development reach, WDI recently subscribed to on ...

Sep 20, 2019

Info Junkie: JC Lyle

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 20, 2019

JC Lyle Executive Director, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) As the executive director of WARM, JC Lyle uses technology for everyday life and work tasks such as online banking, shopping, weather and social media as well as to unwind after a day’s work at the rebuilding nonprofit.   Lyle regularly reads WILMA, Salt, The New York Times and Wright ...

Jul 19, 2019

Info Junkie: Logan Thompson

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 19, 2019

Logan Thompson Executive Director, Welcome Home Angel   As the executive director of a local nonprofit that renovates homes for local children who are chronically ill, injured or have significant developmental disabilities, Thompson uses Salesforce, a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) platform for work.   “Salesforce is Welcome Home ...

Jun 21, 2019

Info Junkie: Claire Holroyd

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 21, 2019

Claire Holroyd CEO & co-founder, Skilly-do  Holroyd uses her experience from producing digital services like the PlayStation Network to run Skilly-do, an online toolkit that promotes early learning through play.   “Because we’re a distributed team building a digital product, tech is essential to my day-to-day,” Holroyd said. “We ...

May 17, 2019

Info Junkie: Jim R. Roberts

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2019

Jim R. Roberts Founder, Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs (WALE)   Roberts has been helping entrepreneurs by starting organizations in Charlotte, Asheville, Durham and Wilmington. “I find the best startup entrepreneurs to put in front active angel investors in WALE with 12 regional investments since ...

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