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inthisissue May 2011
The "Face" of Microsoft
Although it flies substantially “under the radar,” tucked away on a sylvan corporate campus in south Charlotte, Microsoft has had operations in the Queen City since 1991. In fact, the Charlotte Campus is one of Microsoft’s largest U.S. facilities with over a 1,000 employees. Heading up Microsoft Commercial Technical Support, Marlena Werder oversees the company’s support engineers, whose role is to provide seamless service to commercial customers across the globe.
Flip Through Our Pages
[Spivey Construction Company, Inc.]
Building Relationships
“We are not the cheapest builder, but I feel we are the best value,” says Willis Spivey with the benefit of 36 years’ experience. “There is nothing a competitor does that we can’t do, but there are many, many things we won’t do. We bring the same dedication to every project, large or small. I have always cared more about our customers than about any other aspect of my job.”
[Carolina Urology Partners, PLLC]
The Best of All Seven Worlds
The ambitious merger of seven independent practices extends Carolina Urology Partners’ footprint across seven counties in the Charlotte region and makes it the eighth largest urology group in the country. “We cover a very large swath of the region,” says Michael Cram, co-CEO for the group along with Todd Cohen. “We take care of about a quarter of a million patients.”
[BLUERIDGE Analytics, Inc.]
Making the Grade
A revolutionary technology from BLUERIDGE Analytics called SITEOPS brings together the latest capabilities of emerging technology—and lessons learned from chess—to solve a site development problem as old as the industry: How to choose the best plan for a site and accurately predict the cost of development. CEO Michael Detwiler refers to it as “CAD with a Brain.”
[Cardno North Carolina, PLLC]
Planning for the BIG Picture
“A lot of companies offer either environmental services or civil engineering and landscape architecture,” says Andrew Hill. “We can provide all the services from inception to completion, from a dirty junkyard to a completed fire station.” He speaks of the expansive suite of capabilities offered by Charlotte’s member of the international conglomerate Cardno.
[Paddock Pool Equipment Company, Inc.]
Immersed in Innovation
From pool development, to pool part manufacturing and installation, to innovative game changing technologies and products, Paddock is a leader in the commercial swimming pool industry. CEO Don Baker has a knack for finding solutions like the company’s latest invention, the Paddock Evacuator Chloramine Evacuation System.
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A Wake-up Call: “China’s Economy Surpasses United States in 2016”
Advice in Today’s Market
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Does Your Marketing Plan Need a ‘Face’ Lift?
Manufacturing a Made in America Economic Recovery
Observations of a COO: Top Financial Attributes of Successful Companies
Business Process Ownership:Why Business Process Owners Are Critical to Your Organization
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