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inthisissue September 2011
Transformational Opportunity
What does it take to host the quadrennial Democratic National Convention? According to Committee for Charlotte 2012, Inc. Executive Director Dan Murrey, it takes hospitality, opportunity and a whole lot of inclusiveness…exactly what Charlotte has to offer. That unique and refreshing combination of hospitality and opportunity, says Murrey, distinguishes Charlotte as the ideal host for the Democratic National Convention in 2012.
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[bizProfile]
Flip Through Our Pages
[Larner's Office Furniture]
Building Business on Relationships
Relationships factor heavily in the business of Larner’s Office Furniture, owned and run by brothers, Dan and Daryl Larner. In addition to quality products and services, their attention to detail, level of communication and dependable followup make them exceptional. Customers describe them as “top of the line” and say they “can’t imagine doing business with anyone else.”
[Birdsong Gregory, LLC]
Different Thinking Yields Different Results
If you’re familiar with the grilled steak scent of a ShopBloom billboard, been in a Bloom Grocery Store and thought, “Wow, this is different,” or heard auto enthusiasts wax on about Croftgate products, you can appreciate Birdsong Gregory’s expertise. Early on they decided to specialize in one niche—Shopper Marketing—and become the regional market leader.
[Anvil Prototype & Design]
Forging Real Life
A 3D printer is exactly what it sounds like. In simple terms, it takes a digital image and prints out a physical, 3-dimensional double that you can hold in your hand. Anvil Prototype & Design Managing Partner Bill Watson is doing what he can to ensure Charlotte remains on the cutting edge by distributing the latest 3D technologies and introducing them to new industries.
[The Baldwin Company, Inc.]
The Equalizer
“People confuse public adjusters with independent adjusters,” says owner Wes Baldwin. As a public adjuster, he points out that their allegiance is with the policy holder. Baldwin believes his firm distinguishes itself through its attitude and describes himself as “no shrinking violet.” They want the property loss victim to come out of the situation as best they can.
[Handshaw, Inc.]
Straightening the Learning Curve
Evolving from a company selling e-learning solutions, to one offering diversified services, Dick Handshaw says, “For us it is all about results and the client relationship. We spend the time to understand the client’s business. Together, we help our client craft a custom solution that will meet a business need. We look for clients where we can make a difference.”
 
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An Opportunity Not To Miss—Charlotte in 2012
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Federally Acceptable Social Media Policies
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Change Versus Change Management
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Building Trust Online
[autoBiz]
Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Business
 
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