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Oct 15, 2021

Info Junkie: Jhaniqua Farrar Palmer

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 15, 2021

Jhaniqua Farrar Palmer Outreach programs director, YWCA Lower Cape Fear   YWCA Lower Cape Fear helps equip women in the community with digital skills to be successful in the workplace through its Strive Curriculum.   Magazines she regularly reads include National Geographic. “It is one of my favorite magazines. I love whales and thinking about the env ...

Sep 17, 2021

Info Junkie: Wes Carter

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 17, 2021

Wes Carter President, Atlantic Packaging Carter leads efforts at the Wilmington-based packaging and equipment distributor, which is currently working on its new initiative, A New Earth Project, a collaboration with the professional surfing community and the packaging supply chain to rid oceans of plastic waste.   Newspapers and magazines he reads include The Wal ...

Aug 20, 2021

Info Junkie: Jessica Pham

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 20, 2021

Jessica Pham Director of People Growth, Tech Talent South   As director of people growth at Tech Talent South, a woman-owned tech recruitment, training and staffing company, Pham’s role involves managing the day-to-day experiences of students and community.   “I'm a connecting source as folks navigate new skills and a new career path.” ...

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Jul 16, 2021

Info Junkie: Michelle Fogle

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 16, 2021

Michelle Fogle Owner, Fleet Feet Wilmington As the owner of Fleet Feet in Wilmington, a specialty running and walking store, Fogle said she helps customers by using a mix of technology, education and experience.   “From managing inventory, to tracking orders, to my daily tasks, I use apps, my phone and my Garmin watch to help me manage throughout the day.& ...

Jun 18, 2021

Info Junkie: Jackie Jordan Welker

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 18, 2021

Jackie Jordan Welker Senior director, marketing and communications, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina   At Make-A-Wish, Welker leads storytelling efforts on all media platforms to share the stories of wishes granted for children with critical illnesses in the 49 counties of Eastern North Carolina. Welker said she uses technology all the time in her role.   ...

May 21, 2021

Info Junkie: Aaron Ellis

By Staff Reports, posted May 21, 2021

Aaron Ellis Wilmington Community Manager, Common Desk At Common Desk, Ellis said he spends his week making workdays better, that includes building community, cultivating culture, dialing in espresso, leasing offices and managing the flexible coworking space in downtown Wilmington.   “My schedule, documents, spreadsheets and notes are all in Google Workspac ...

Apr 16, 2021

Info Junkie: Cynthia Walsh

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 16, 2021

Cynthia Walsh CEO, Brunswick County Association of Realtors As the CEO of BCAR, Walsh oversees the organization, which provides tools, services and support for its members.   She uses technology to manage and organize her schedule.   “About four years ago I gave up my planner/calendar and moved completely online,” Walsh said. “I did it k ...

Mar 19, 2021

Info Junkie: Natalie English

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 19, 2021

Natalie Haskins English President and CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce  English relies on e-newsletters and blogs that keep her informed about business growth and policies or politics that impact business. She reads five or six every morning. On a personal level, she relies on apps such as Harris Teeter and Life360 for convenience.   English reads the Pu ...

Feb 19, 2021

Info Junkie: Ray Pastore

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 19, 2021

Ray Pastore Associate professor and Esports program coordinator, UNCW With a doctorate in instructional systems and as an active YouTuber with over 2.9 million views, Pastore is surrounded by technology throughout his professional and personal life. Favorite websites include Reddit forums, such as the subreddits esports, surfing and wallstreetbets. He checks out ...

Jan 22, 2021

Info Junkie: Debbie Elliott

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 22, 2021

Debbie Elliott Realtor, Nest Realty   As a seniors real estate specialist, Elliott works with meeting the lifestyle and financial needs of buyers and sell­ers who are 55 years and older. She uses a variety of real estate apps to be able to work on the go and her iPhone to read books any time.   Newspapers and magazines Elliott regularly reads for work o ...

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