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James Wong
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Attended North Carolina Central University
Lives in Apex, NC
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ATTN Aspiring Entrepreneurs! The Fuquay-Chamber of Commerce is launching a new 6-month Startup Initiative in Southern Wake.

Highlights:
-- 7 Startup Focused Events (Aug-Jan)
-- Join a Growing Startup Community
-- Networking Events
-- Workshops/Seminars
-- A 3-Day Startup Development Event in Jan.

Learn More:
www.InnovateFV.org | #InnovateFV

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@InnovateFV
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Have you seen the latest issue of Peak City Life​ Magazine? Swing by Fuquay Coworking​ for a complimentary copy!

Here are a few "behind-the-scenes" photos of magazine production/proofing. We're excited to have Peak City Life Magazine as a member of our coworking community.

#FuquayVarina #HollySprings #Apex #Coworking #Entrepreneurship

www.FuquayCoworking.com
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Huge thanks to everyone that joined us last night for our Charity Game Night at Fuquay Coworking, benefiting The Strong Center of #FuquayVarina.

We had a blast, and there was plenty of laughter and good times to go around. 😎👍

Visit www.FuquayCoworking.com regularly for upcoming events, or join our events email newsletter!

#Coworking #GameNight
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Is your organization seeking meeting space for your events? Fuquay Coworking​ offers creative spaces for groups that like to think outside of the box.  Check us out!

http://www.fuquaycoworking.com/meeting-space

#FuquayCoworking #FuquayVarina #MeetingSpace #ConferenceRoom
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Giant Japanese robot will fistfight America’s MegaBot. Challenge date/time TBD, expected within a year!

http://ow.ly/2btTWZ
Get set for a live-action version of Transformers, as the company behind giant Japanese robot Kuratas has accepted a duel challenge from upstart US challenger M...
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Almost a quarter of a century BEFORE "Pacific Rim," there was "Robot Jox" (1989).  Still one of my favorite Sci-Fi movies from my early childhood...  

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102800/

In a post-apocalyptic world, territorial disputes are handled between countries using BattleMechs.  A champion from each country was chosen to represent them, and whomever emerged the victor, won the territorial dispute for their country.  Less bloodshed. Dispute settled. Simple. Lol.
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There’s a dark side to startups, and it haunts 30% of the world’s most brilliant people...

http://ow.ly/2btOvR

#Entrepreneur #MentalHealth


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The Link Amp Chronicles was picked up again by Peak City Life Magazine, with this month's feature article focusing on the Persepolis Anomaly, and the role North Carolina RES & ENL Agents played in the global event.

#INGRESS #LinkAmpChronicles
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#FireFly / #Serenity Fans rejoice... although the series isn't coming back any time soon, we will however being seeing some of our favorite "characters" spoofing themselves in an all new series on Vimeo! :D

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/09/comic-con-2015-firefly-stars-nathan-fillion-and-alan-tudyk-spoof-themselves-con
When cult sci-fi TV show Firefly was canceled more than a decade ago, actor Alan Tudyk could have become a tragi-comic figure, increasingly in the...
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**CHARITY GAME NIGHT AT FUQUAY COWORKING**

Friday, July 10th
6pm to 9pm

Fuquay Coworking​
1000 N. Main Street, Suite 102
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Event Info:
http://www.fuquaycoworking.com/fuquay-coworking/charity-game-night-networking-at-fuquay-coworking-to-benefit-the-strong-center

*Donations to benefit The Strong Center of Fuquay-Varina.
Fuquay Coworking is excited to invite the Fuquay-Varina Community to our Charity "Game Night & Networking" event on Friday, June 19th from 6pm to 9pm. Donations will be collected to benefit The...
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"If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way."

-- Henry Rollins

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247859

#Motivation for #Entrepreneurs
Building great businesses, achieving massive goals and rising to the top of your profession doesn't just happen by accident.
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Saw Henry Rollins during his spoken word tour many years ago. We don't share the same politics, but he's full of brilliance.

I like this one: "Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough." -- Sophia Loren 👍
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We're excited to host today's Community Appreciation Day & Open House from 4pm to 7pm at Fuquay Plaza.

Between the various RSVP systems, LinkedIn Live Raleigh, and the FV Chamber of Commerce, we're expecting a nice showing from the community...

See you soon! :D

http://www.fuquaycoworking.com/events/fuquay-plaza-open-house-2015

#FuquayVarina
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LinkedIn Live Raleigh: Special Event Invitation

Business Networking in Southern Wake
Thursday, June 25th, 4pm to 7pm

http://www.linkedinliveraleigh.com/linkedin-live-raleigh-business-networking-in-southern-wake-june-25-2015

#Business #Networking #Raleigh #FuquayVarina
LinkedIn Live Raleigh: Special Event Invitation. Business Networking in Southern Wake Thursday, June 25, 4pm to 7pm. Fuquay Plaza 1000 N. Main Street, Suite 102. Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526. Organized by Fuquay Coworking, Fuquay Plaza, and LinkedIn Live Raleigh. 2015 Open House Flyer (JPG) ...
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Education
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
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Gender
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Empowered Ideas, Linkedin Live Raleigh, CommunityMGR, NauticalUrge
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Digital Marketing and Communications Professional, Nonprofit Advocate and Social Entrepreneur...
Introduction
Marketing communications professional with 18+ years of experience developing and executing fully-integrated traditional, digital & social media strategies. 

  • Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Empowered Ideas
  • Managing Partner & Co-Organizer of Linkedin Live Raleigh
  • President, RTP Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)
  • Marketing Committee, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce (FVCoC)
  • Marketing Chair, Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ)
  • 2011-2013 Marketing Committee, United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT)
  • 2011-2012 President, Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA)
  • 2007-2012 Marketing Communications Manager at iContact/Vocus
Bragging rights
Speaker, Strategic Branding & Marketing Workshop, Coalition in Ada, OK. -- Panelist, TAASCON 2013: Recognize the Revolution, Duke University -- Speaker, Asian Focus Career Development Conference -- Panelist, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region III Conference -- Speaker, Networking Through the Bamboo Ceiling (UNC Charlotte) -- Speaker, Holistic Marketing Training, YMC/LAMP of Los Angeles, CA -- Speaker, EAHEC SAS State of the Art Conference -- Speaker, RDU NBMBA Speaker Series -- Speaker, Digital East, Washington, D.C. -- Speaker, youREACH Conference, UNC-CH -- Speaker, NCDPI Conference -- Commencement Speaker, ITT Technical Institute -- Guest Speaker, UNC TV's Black Issues Forum -- Panelist, TABJ Media Access Workshop, 2009-2012 -- Panelist, Women's Power Networking: Business Alliance Rally -- Speaker, Asian Focus Conference, NCSU -- Speaker, Addiction Professionals of NC (APNC), 2011 & 2012 -- Panelist, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) -- Speaker, Social Media Strategies for Business, Meredith College -- Speaker, NC State University MBA Association -- Speaker, AHEC State of the Art Conference -- Speaker, NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS) -- Speaker, Professional Networking (NCOSC) -- Panelist, Email Experience Council (EEC), Miami, FL -- Keynote, Digital Marketing Strategies, Duke University --!Panelist, Politics Online Conference, Washington DC -- Panelist, Email Marketing Best Practices, AMA -- Keynote, PRWeb Conference, Las Vegas
Work
Occupation
Speaker, Marketing Communications Professional, Nonprofit Advocate and Social Entrepreneur...
Skills
Speaker, Instructor, Training Specialist, Email Marketing, Digital Strategist, Social Media & Engagement Strategist, Digital Communications Professional, Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Community Management, Media Relations, Digital Content Management, Online Reputation Management, Brand Reputation Management, Brand Identity, Content Marketing, Multimedia Productions, Web Executive Producer, Corporate Social Responsibility Management.
Employment
  • Empowered Ideas
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, 2010 - present
    Empowered Ideas is a consulting firm that specializes in marketing, communications, social media, professional development and sustainability strategies for businesses and non-profits. We truly believe that by building strong and cohesive teams within organizations, and training them to adopt the latest business, communications, marketing strategies and tactics -- businesses will mature to better serve their patrons and their community as a whole.
  • Linkedin Live Raleigh
    Managing Partner, 2008 - 2014
    LinkedIn Live Raleigh (LLR) is a monthly business networking event run by James Wong and Virginia Johnson. LLR aims to help LinkedIn members in the Triangle area, deepen the connections they have on the site, and to build new connections in the real world that can expand their LinkedIn network and their opportunities. In addition, LLR carries a long-standing tradition of community giving, by featuring a charity at each and every networking event. All donations collected at events are given to the selected 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Special guest speakers further enhance the quality and value of networking events, as LLR caters to a wide variety of Triangle area business professionals seeking to build and maintain connections and relationships.
  • Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
    Marketing Committee, 2014 - 2014
    The Empowered Ideas Team is honored to be assisting the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce in their holistic marketing and communications efforts. Through strategic initiatives, we hope to assist the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce in providing enhanced value to their growing membership -- whether new and upcoming start-ups, or existing and established businesses in the area.
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals
    President, 2011 - 2014
    President of the RTP Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP). As the largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization NAAAP continues to provide its members with the tools and resources to further career advancements and to empower Asian Americans to become great leaders as well as valuable employees.
  • Triangle Association of Black Journalists
    Marketing Chair, 2010 - 2014
    Board Member and Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee for the Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ), an organization of reporters, editors, producers and other Triangle area media professionals. TABJ is a chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
  • iContact Corporation
    Marketing Communications Manager, 2007 - 2012
    Speaker and Instructor -- APNC, NCFADS, TIMA, Triangle AMA, SMC, TABJ, UpLink, ECTMA, Meredith College, UNC Chapel Hill, NCSU, Duke University, NCCU and PRWeb. Customer Relationship Manager -- Coordinate and foster relationships with customers through active feedback channels, case studies, engagement campaigns and video case studies. Digital Strategies -- Management of digital communications initiatives that effectively communicate company initiatives and messaging to both internal and external recipients. Public Relations and Media -- Maintain and grow professional relationships with local and national businesses and media organizations. Email Marketing Expert -- Instructor, Speaker, and Adviser on email marketing strategies and best practices. Social Media -- Developed the overall strategy and tactical initiatives associated with social engagement marketing and communications campaigns. Brand Reputation Management -- Monitor online and offline channels for brand perception, promoting positive brand awareness, evangelism and sentiment, while developing and implementing adaptive crisis management plans. Branding and Identity -- Assisted in the successful re-branding of Intellicontact to iContact in 2007. Blog & Content Management -- Project Owner and Manager for the iContact blog, which receives over 30K unique monthly visitors from 150+ countries. Executive Producer (Multimedia) -- Project Manager for the iNews Project, a video communications initiative awarded the "Recognition of Excellence" by the Society of New Communications Research in 2008. Project Manager -- Customer & Business Development Video Spotlights Project. Production of high quality client video case studies across the United States. Culture Initiatives -- Manage culture initiatives which earned iContact the recognition of being one of the distinguished "Best Places to Work in the Triangle" Award by the Triangle Business Journal for 2007, 2008 and 2009.
  • Triangle Interactive Marketing Association
    President, 2011 - 2012
    President of the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA), a community of interactive marketing and design professionals dedicated to enriching members’ careers and knowledge throughout the digital media industry. TIMA unites interactive technologies and traditional marketing principles through networking and education.
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Apex, NC
Previously
Cary, NC