Sponsored: Q&A with WGU Program Mentor Shauntae Jordan

This content is brought to you in partnership with WGU North Carolina, an accredited online university offering affordable and personalized online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Shauntae Jordan has worn a variety of hats over the course of her career, with a focus on personal development and empowerment. As a program mentor for Western Governors University’s […]

Sponsored: Packaging executive compensation to secure a long legacy of strong leadership

This content is brought to you by Gallagher, a global insurance broker, risk management and consulting firm helping business, communities and people face their futures with confidence for more than 90 years. Assembling affordable executive compensation and benefits — that achieve leadership recruitment, retention and motivation objectives — has always required rigorous effort. While that process has recently grown […]

Sponsored: Snapshot of student debt in North Carolina

This content is brought to you in partnership with WGU North Carolina, an accredited online university offering affordable and personalized online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. According to the Durham-based Center for Responsible Lending, 44 million Americans hold more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. As students borrow more and take longer to pay […]

Sponsored: Achieving sustainable health benefit costs by focusing progress on four key drivers

This content is brought to you by Gallagher, a global insurance broker, risk management and consulting firm helping business, communities and people face their futures with confidence for more than 90 years. Spending on employee health benefits is an increasing part of overall expenses, crowding out investment in growth and making the issue an escalating concern for the C-suite. […]

Sponsored: WGU North Carolina announces up to $150,000 in New Year Scholarships

This content is brought to you in partnership with WGU North Carolina, an accredited online university offering affordable and personalized online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of the national nonprofit Western Governors University, has announced the availability of up to $150,000 in New Year Scholarships for busy adults who would […]

Sponsored: Preventing engagement erosion during times of external uncertainty

This content is brought to you in partnership with Gallagher, a global insurance broker, risk management and consulting firm helping business, communities and people face their futures with confidence for more than 90 years.  Retaining top talent starts with creating strong attachment points that can weather the inevitable ups and downs of business performance. Recent research backs this […]

Sponsored: Female college graduates carry disproportionate share of student debt

This content is brought to you in partnership with WGU North Carolina, an accredited online university offering affordable and personalized online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Student loan debt and debt forgiveness have been in the news as of late, with many presidential candidates addressing the issue in their stump speeches and floating proposals on […]

5 questions for Sara Rose Harcus

Sara Rose Harcus is a former chemist, entrepreneur, and a urinary tract infection expert. After losing a grandparent who endured a chronic UTI, and suffering from more than 25 UTIs herself, she started Dmanna, a company that makes scientifically proven UTI products, and Tribecan, a telehealth startup using artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve patient outcomes […]

5 questions for Zeb Hadley

As President and CEO of National Coatings, Zeb oversees operational procedures, policies and standards to ensure production efficiency, quality service and cost-effective management of resources. He also plans, develops, implements, directs and evaluates the organization’s fiscal function and performance, while also stimulating its operation to generate resources, promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization. […]

Founding partner reflects on Engine Enterprises’ 10-year anniversary

Chapel Hill-based branding and advertising consultancy Engine Enterprises LLC is celebrating a big milestone this month: its 10-year anniversary. The 10-employee firm has worked on numerous campaigns for clients both in North Carolina and beyond, including Grandfather Mountain, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, CEP Compression and Bayer Crop Science. “The Great […]

Cleveland developer NRP Group makes waves in N.C. affordable housing

NRP Group is one of the nation’s largest developers of affordable-rate apartments, including about a dozen projects in eastern North Carolina ranging from the coast to Durham. In January, the Cleveland-based company broke ground on Platform Lofts, the first affordable-rate apartment community adjacent to Charlotte’s Lynx Blue Line light-rail service. Completion is expected next summer. […]

5 questions for Brittany Brady

Brittany Brady is the president and CEO of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development and its sister organization, the Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County. Brittany will have been with the Partnership for nine years in November and has spent two years in her current position. As the professional economic development entity for the […]

Report: Years of UNC concussion research led by Guskiewicz may be unreliable

A report published in The Athletic online sports news outlet found that years of concussion research conducted at UNC Chapel Hill may be unreliable because researchers failed to disclose using athletes with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as test subjects for concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) research. The research was led by […]

5 questions for Amy Allison

Amy is the marketing manager at Eagles Nest Outfitters in Asheville and spearheads their initiatives for giving back to the global community.  For more than 20 years, Amy has dedicated her energy and skills to connecting others to the outdoors. From directing pioneering experiential education programs with youth across the Southeast to living on the […]

5 questions for Blair Primis

Blair is a strategic marketer, leader, speaker and mentor. He is senior vice president of marketing and talent management for Charlotte-based OrthoCarolina as well as co-director of the OrthoCarolina Foundation and brand strategist for QCB Consulting. Blair serves on the boards of Isabella Santos Foundation, NoDa Brewing Co., Charlotte Cobras Football, SkillPop, and Queens University’s […]