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Lives in Apex, NC
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The energy and creativity at Fuquay Coworking is amazing. There's lots of productivity among our members on BOTH floors today.

Still haven't visited our coworking space? Stop by for a tour, and discover why we're the fastest growing community of entrepreneurs and creators in Southern Wake County!

www.FuquayCoworking.com

#Coworking #FuquayVarina #HollySprings #Apex #Angier #WillowSprings
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"Entrepreneurs are [the only ones] willing to work 80 hours a week [for themselves] to avoid working 40 hours a week [for someone else]."

#TRUTH It's totally worth it, when you're building up your own empire. ;-)
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Virginia Lynne Walser Johnson and I are grateful to have such AMAZING members at Fuquay Coworking.

Their passion for the work that they do is only equalled by the passion they show towards helping fellow Coworking members. We celebrate each other's achievements, contribute to projects, and share knowledge and expertise in a collaborative environment like no other.

Our member community is the backbone of our Coworking space, and their continued success is our success. :)

www.FuquayCoworking.com

#FuquayCoworking #FuquayVarina #Coworking #Community
Work. Play. Create... In Fuquay | Fuquay Coworking, by Empowered Ideas, is a creative coworking space designed for local entrepreneurs — by entrepreneurs.
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Want to learn about the latest in Augmented Reality Gaming (ARGs)?

Did you know that Niantic Labs, formerly a "Google X Project," created #Ingress -- the world's largest ARG with over 7M players in 200 countries? It's played where you work, in the neighborhood you live in, and everywhere in between.

Learn more about ARGs, and especially about INGRESS at our free Ingress 101 Workshop on Wednesday, January 20th from 6-9pm at +Fuquay Coworking.

Please officially register at:
http://www.fuquaycoworking.com/community-events/augmented-reality-gaming-ingress-101-workshop-at-fuquay-coworking

This helps us ensure we have enough drinks and light snacks for everyone attending. :)
Ingress is the world's most popular Augmented Reality Game (ARG), played by over 7M players across 200+ countries. It was developed by Niantic Labs, formerly a division of Google. It is a location-based mobile game that requires players to move around and interact with real-world landmarks, capturing them for their faction. Learn how to play the game. The world around you is not what it seems...
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Join us next Thursday, January 21st from 12pm to 1pm, as we celebrate the official ribbon-cutting of our Phase III Expansion here at Fuquay Coworking.

Hosted by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce.

http://www.fuquaycoworking.com/events/fuquay-coworkings-expansion-ribbon-cutting-by-the-fuquay-varina-chamber-of-commerce

#FuquayVarina #RibbonCutting #SupportLocal #Coworking #FuquayCoworking
Fuquay Coworking cordially invites the Southern Wake Community to join us as we celebrate the Expansion Ribbon Cutting of our latest expansion. Since the space was first opened a little over a year ago, Fuquay Coworking has doubled in space with each expansion, and now proudly serves as a creative environment and community for over a dozen organizations and 30+ members. Join us on Thursday, January 21st (12pm-1pm) for our Ribbon Cutting by the Fu...
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Our #InnovateFV "Class of 2015-2016" Participants & Mentors.

Special thanks to the MANY who participated but couldn't be at the event that night. :)
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The ability to network in a way that is memorable, can mean the difference between winning or losing a new client.
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"A true Community Manager enhances the connections and interactions of the coworker to bring them value and to actively accelerate serendipity...

The average Community Manager dedicates at least half of his or her day as a curator, getting to know the personal and professional lives of each member, and constructing spaces in which coworkers and staff can collaborate together and prosper.

Coworking is a verb."

https://www.officingtoday.com/2016/01/not-all-centers-should-be-coworking-centers

#Coworking #CommunityManager #Cowork
Susan Smith shares her thoughts on Regus' latest move, implementing a Community Manager Structure.
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JUST ANNOUNCED: Wake County schools are closed on Monday, January 25th.

Anxious to get out of the house? Bring the family and visit Fuquay Coworking for a tour. We have a family-friendly atmosphere, and we're "kid approved" -- just ask any of our members. :)

New visitors receive a complimentary day pass, and kids/teens can hang out in our game room or work on projects in the Coworking areas.

www.FuquayCoworking.com

#FuquayVarina #Coworking #SnowDay #FamilyFriendly
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Konica Minolta BizHub 501 Laser MFP $250 OBO

INCLUDES:
-- (1) Just Installed Toner
-- (2) Additional New Toners
-- Additional Staple Cartridge Refills

Commercial/Corporate quality monochrome laser printer, scanner, copier.

-- 3 Paper Trays
-- Oversized paper bypass
-- Sorting
-- Stapling
-- Color Touch Screen Control Panel

Pickup at +Fuquay Coworking

#ForSale #FuquayVarina #OfficeEquipment 
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Agents - mark your calendars. The next anomaly series, #Obsidian, is upon us. The following are the dates and locations of the XM Anomaly events. More information to follow...

Feb 27, 2016
Primary: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Satellite: Madrid, Spain
Satellite: Hamamatsu, Japan
Satellite: Seattle, WA, USA
Satellite: Milwaukee, WI, USA

April 2, 2016
Primary - Hong Kong
Satellite: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Primary: Vienna, Austria
Satellite: Copenhagen, Denmark

Primary: Orlando, FL, USA
Satellite: San Antonio, TX, USA
Satellite: Tucson, AZ, USA
Satellite: Mexico City, Mexico
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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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Cary, NC
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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
Education
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
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Empowered Ideas, Linkedin Live Raleigh, CommunityMGR, NauticalUrge
If you're looking to start or enhance your business in Southern Wake, you should definitely connect with and join the Fuquay-Varina Chamber. They're an invaluable asset to local business!
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Southern Wake County's only Creative Coworking space designed for entrepreneurs, telecommuters, small businesses, startups, nonprofits, creators, and even "mompreneurs." The space is for individuals that can no longer work or meet clients at coffee shops or from home, and require a fun but professional atmosphere to be productive. Several memberships to choose from including shared desks, dedicated desks, and private office suites. All membership levels include access to common work areas, conference room, game room and lounge, standard office equipment, break room and kitchenette, high speed internet, and much more!
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