The past week ended with yet another winter storm in the Piedmont Triad. As many are already aware, heavy freezing rain/sleet mix Thursday night led to widespread power outages, many trees down, and dangerous roadways that led to our Greensboro and High Point offices being closed on Friday.
Our team attended the NC Chamber Annual meeting last week held in Greensboro. We heard some very interesting discussions around the changing demographics of NC and a keynote from Governor Pat McCrory. Information on the presentations and meeting materials can be found here, Professor Johnson's presentation is well worth the time to review:
NC Chamber-Changing Demographics of NC
On a professional note, I am always looking for tips on how to improve my public speaking skills, here is an interesting read with some suggestions:
Inc.com Speaking Tips
Headlines of Note
Senn Dunn Insurance a 2014 Best Employer in NC Award Recognition
We are excited to announce that Senn Dunn Insurance has earned the distinction of being named a 2014 Best Employer in North Carolina company by NC Business magazine. The North Carolina rankings are made up of companies from a variety of industries including hospitality, financial, manufacturing and retail. Senn Dunn's fifth-place ranking on the 2014 list marks the first time this statewide insurance agency has appeared on this prestigious list. We are excited to receive confirmation of a culture that we take pride in and includes our great partnerships with clients and insurance carriers. Read more here:
2014 Best Employers in NC
Business NC Magazine Article
US Manufacturing "Match Maker" and Furniture Making in the South
Interesting start up company helping match companies making products here with customers that want to purchase made in USA goods.
Match Maker - CNN Money
88,000 Manufacturing Jobs Total added in 2013
Despite continued good news, some reports indicate a net gain of only 88,000 jobs in this bright segment of the economy. The Alliance for American Manufacturing discuses the job report here:
Weak Manufacturing Jobs Report - AAM Article
Economic Forecast from ABTV
The partners at ABTV (a firm specializing in Corporate Revitalization Services) has recently posted its economic forecast for March 2014. Information on how to subscribe directly to their forecasts can be found at the link below as well.
ABTV Economic Forecasts
We continue to update our seminar listings, let us know if you would like to attend any of these events:
Senn Dunn Seminar Schedule