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Wired, Twisted & Stoned

wire and bead artist, and a metalsmith extraordinaire
designing and making wearable art for over ten years
inspired by all things natural, including wire, metal, natural stones, vintage materials, found objects, hardware, and even aluminum can lids!

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2601, 2016

How to Put More Time Back in Your Day!

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events|0 Comments

Brian Hilliard

If you have not experienced one of Brian Hilliard’s events, he will be back in town Thursday, February 11th from 9:30 – 11 am at the Executive Office Suites of Lafayette Village (N. Raleigh) for his Raleigh Live Event “How to Put […]

2501, 2016

Items Needed for Veteran’s Entering Transitions Silent Auction!

By |January 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

VET Gala

I am grateful for Anne Showalter and her passion, Veterans Entering Transition (VET), an organization “providing exiting military, veterans and their families with community, resources and education.”  VET is holding it’s annual Gala on May 13, 2016 at the Museum of Natural Science […]

2401, 2016

Posting on Social Media – Who Has The Time?

By |January 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Growth, Business Tips, Social Media Groups|0 Comments


Social Media

In my conversations with others, when Social Media is mentioned and the importance of a consistent online presence, most shutter at the thought of having to learn all the different social media platforms and finding the time in the day – each and every day – to post about […]

2201, 2016

What is a CRM?

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Growth, Member Spotlight|0 Comments


With this winter storm upon us, most of us are inside catching up our business to-do list.  What is the one thing that you can do on days like this that will have a huge impact on your company in the long-run?  Get out all those business cards, numbers written […]

Member Articles

  • How Drumming Can Improve Your Vision February 2, 2016
    Do you have a clear vision for your future? Or do you need God to flash a neon sign? Last week, I had a funny incident happen that created the perfect metaphor. It has to do with my actual vision or eyesight and my vision or clarity concerning my gifts and my business. If you’ve […]
    Dori Staehle
  • Being a Great School Leader is a Choice January 25, 2016
    When I was a public charter school principal my team will tell you I had some horrific habits and very little discipline. Whatever article I happened to read the week before, that’s what the faculty meeting focused on. I would arrive at school each day prepared to observe, coach, lead and implement strategic initiatives. Then, […]
  • Handout for Lisa’s Legal Webinar 10/19/15 October 19, 2015
    FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY; THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE CONSULT WITH COMPETENT LOCAL COUNSEL ON ISSUES DISCUSSED HEREIN. APPENDIX D   INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TEST INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE IRS Independent Contractor Test   The IRS formerly used what has become known as the “Twenty Factor” test. It has attempted to simplify and refine the test, consolidating […]
  • Multiply Your Leadership April 25, 2015
    On April 9, 2015 I was fortunate enough to host a Leadership Seminar with partners Brian Boone and Lake Norman Charter School Superintendent, Shannon Stein. Twenty public charter school leaders attended our six hour session hosted by Maureen Joy Charter in Durham. Our theme was, Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan. Since a school […]
  • 27 Things Extraordinary Public Charter School Boards Do March 13, 2015
    Adopt long term goals: If you do not have a destination, you will never get lost. Focus on the critical data: If it does not inform the board on the long term goals, it doesn’t belong on a board meeting agenda. Develop a strategic calendar: Your board calendar is your best tool for oversight. Prepare […]
  • Top 6 Video Marketing Mistakes You Might be Making Right Now February 2, 2016
    Digital Information World did some number crunching and found that during one minute of users interacting on Facebook, some 323 days of YouTube videos are being viewed. Add to this that there are about 50,000 links shared during this Facebook minute, and it makes sense that video marketing can mean big business for your company. […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Keep Your Brand Relevant with Trendy Content Development January 27, 2016
    Search engine optimization, website development and local marketing services are among the most vital factors that determine a successful positioning of your brand. Another major player in this setup is trendy content development. Define Your Strategy  Can you describe your buyer’s journey? Do you have a content flow system that works? Content marketing runs at such a […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Sales Tips for Automated Marketing and CRM January 19, 2016
    As a sales rep working in an industry that targets a broad range of consumers, consider how your perspective influences how you frame goods or services. Your perspective is influenced by your age and social background, such as whether you’re under the age of 35 and grew up as a digital native, you’re aged 35 to 50 and grew up with computers around you, or whether you’re […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Video Marketing on Facebook January 12, 2016
    Video marketing is becoming ever more important as consumers become increasingly comfortable with visual content as opposed to text-based content. When people think web videos, YouTube comes to mind. But YouTube doesn’t have to be the primary home for your videos. In fact, when it comes to brands, YouTube is no longer the number one resource for […]
    Steve Hamm