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inthisissue March 2012
The Chapter & Verse of Investing
The “we” of Chapter IV Investors is a team that has been together since the firm’s founding and, maybe not so coincidentally, numbers five. “Just like on the basketball court,” Barnes Hauptfuhrer says with a smile. Naming the investment fund for the current chapter of his life, he still is all about “bringing together a team, improving performance and helping produce excellence in the division.” Of his investment strategy: “We’re a proactive investor. If we have ideas, we’ll interact with management.”
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Flip Through Our Pages
[New Dominion Bank]
Building a Rock-solid Community Bank
John Hipp, the bank’s new CEO is a self-described bank builder and fixer. He and Marc Bogan are counting on their extensive expertise and skills, the brand new management team and the major changes they have made in policy, goals and culture to position NewDominion as an alternative to big banking. As he says, “I came to build this into Charlotte’s favorite community bank.”
[Carolina Sporting Arms]
Better Service, Better Products, For a Better Experience
“We started this business because we loved to hunt and shoot,” says David Drummond. “But it turns out guns are just an avenue to meet great people. My biggest thrill is to see people walk out with a big smile on their face. We know there are other places our customers can shop, so we want them to have a great experience every time that they deal with us.”
[Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina]
Collaborating for Real Health Care Solutions
As one Charlotte manager says, “BCBSNC is using a highly collaborative approach, soliciting and listening to input and ideas from physicians, employers and patients. We want to sit down and listen to each other and find the common ground...to ensure the best possible outcomes for all.”
[Express Employment Professionals]
Respecting People; Impacting Businesses; Making a Difference
“It’s easy to find people with the right skills,’’ Bill Sofio says. “It’s much harder to find people who will fit the client’s culture. When we make the perfect match, it is so gratifying to see the enthusiasm of the person getting the job and of the client who is getting an employee who fits cleanly into the organization.”
[Archadeck of Charlotte]
Outdoor Living at Its Best
“Just when you begin to wonder if words such as craftsmanship, workmanship, pride, and quality are things of the past, along comes a company like Archadeck that restores your belief that yes, even today, you can get your money’s worth, and more.” The customer testimonial speaks well of Charlotte’s premiere builder of decks and so much more.
 
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The Importance of a Sound Succession Strategy
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Big Data—And Why You Should Care
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The Business Value of Your Web Presence
 
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