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North Carolina is Sweet! Especially with +The Secret Chocolatier 
 
Proud to be mentioned in Our State Magazine http://buff.ly/1CZxMaH #Chocolate
Whether your chocolate is traditional or exotic, there's something for everyone in North Carolina's chocolate box. Read our list of favorites.
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The brick-and-mortar community is deeply underserved. Trying to spark a discussion on growth hacks for breaking the initial fail inertia of small (small) businesses.
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Anyone know of a way to apply Google Analytic filters to all accounts? Trying to update 50 some clients is serious time drain. #question   #googleanalytics  
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It comes down to some people are just asshats, and lots of asshats are liked by wallstreet because it codifies their game. I don't know how we break that cycle but I'd much rather built companies that are healthy, happy, and community building than things that are more likely to end up on the Walking Dead.
 
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One supermarket proved it can provide employees with a livable wage, annual bonuses, and a retirement plan. They can beat Walmart's prices. They can turn a profit, too. So why was its CEO just forced out?
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We're you a child of the 60's - 80's? Maybe you'll remember CB Radio's and roadtrips. +Tamela Rich created quite a memory stir of my own with her recent article, maybe you'll remember a few too. :D
We took a road trip from Ohio every two or three years in our Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser  to visit fam...
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My friend +Michael Harren  is crowd-funding a book and album based on his darkly hilarious solo show about spirituality, sexuality, and grief. I am proud to support his work and you can support it too. Check out his campaign here: http://kck.st/1nr7Ug4
TENTATIVE ARMOR is an album of music from my solo show with accompanying full color art book designed by luke kurtis of bd-studios.com
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Look into our crystal ball.. see the wonderful #chocolate  bundles before your eyes. Imagine getting one.. Imagine giving one.. 

http://www.thesecretchocolatier.com/collections/chocolate-gifts or call us 704-323-8178 #ShopSmall
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Get. Eat. Oooohhhhhh.
 
We had a table shuffle so if you were looking to nab the last ticket to tonight's Evening of Chocolate give us a call at 704-323-8178
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Many of us have to do this, here's some steps on how to make it easy.
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How is it Mailman is still the #listserv of choice for linux? We've had Majordomo and Mailman since the early 90's and both haven't grown. Is there any competition out there? 
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Interesting. I wonder if all that work really has a return 80% of the time. 
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Problem solver, graphic design, web development, business management, culinary arts, free fly, humor
Employment
  • The Secret Chocolatier
    Partner, 2008 - present
    Everything under the sun. Business management & development, product development, marketing, social media, packaging, sales channels, finance and more.
  • Nuance Labs Consulting
    Creative Architect, 2009 - present
    Strategist for small to mid-sized businesses for growth. Project management, content and marketing strategy, brand development, CMS implemenetations.
  • Nuance Labs, inc.
    Co-Owner, 2007 - 2009
  • IMI Photography
    Owner, 2007 - 2012
    Food Photography, Environmental Portraiture, Corporate Annual Report Photography
  • Going Virtual
    Webmaster, 1996 - 1999
    Early web development and graphic design
  • Planned Giving Design Center
    Manager of Internal Systems, 1999 - 2007
    Development and deployment of mission critical internal development and production systems.
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Just a crazy energy wave form trapped in a carbon house.
Introduction
Andy Ciordia is a driven individual. Some say madly driven as he rarely slows down.  An off-day for Andy is skydiving from 13,500ft above Earth to act as he calls it, 'A Human Lawn Dart'.  Jokingly of course.

A man of many roles, Andy has played designer to early web designs with the now expired Going Virtual, a lead systems engineer and eventually taking over the Director of IS at the Planned Giving Design Center.  

Leaving the PGDC in 2007 to start Nuance Labs he attempted to create with business partner Jeff Hoffman an advanced take on a GTD (Getting Things Done) application.  Learning many hard lessons of a startup the project has been suspended until an effort in recapitalization can occur.

Currently Andy can be found working as a freelance consultant (Nuance Labs Consulting) helping small businesses find their identities with improved branding, photography, and the implementation of CMS frameworks to allow for growth online.

He also works with his family closely doing business development for The Secret Chocolatier.  An artisanal chocolate producer in Charlotte, NC working from the grass roots up.  It's been a challenging environment bringing new products to market on shoe string budgets. With a great product though it's been a fun and tasty work load.

Andy also gives a lot back to the community and has been the director of technology with his local Slow Food chapter for the past 4 years and helps run a burgeoning photography group, Charlotte Photography Meetup Group.

With an interesting balance of technology, design, and communication, Andy is sure to continue staying busy in many endeavors for a good time to come.
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From new to used these guys had a lot. We needed some lockers for our employees and they had quite a selection to choose from. Friendly and family owned they were courteous and easy to talk with.
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reviewed a year ago
James has worked from the ground up to bring stellar coffee service to Charlotte. He and his crew know the bean, make many of their own additional ingredients on site (fresh caramel, pumpkin spice, etc.) Host many a espresso nerd for regional TNTs. Good things!
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Friendly, personable, and they do a great job.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Had friendly interactions each time I enter. If you know the chain then you know this place. Good location, busy during lunch. Don't forget there is a deck you can park in too.
Public - 3 years ago
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A tiny retail footprint hides one of Charlottes top coffee shops. House made baked goods and Jimmy knows how to do espresso right. You won't be disappointed.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Family run, great location. Everything is made in-house very early in the morning. Soft bagels, chunky chicken salad, all the fixings.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
My family has been a member of the McAndrews, State Farm, group for over 40 years starting with my mother and now my family. You'll find them kind, attentive, and very responsive to your needs. They really treat you as one of their extended family and that means a lot, especially when you've got a rare issue to be handled.
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