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Lives in Apex, NC
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Huge thanks to all the #Ingress Agents that attended last night’s xFaction Meetup at the Aviator Smokehouse in #FuquayVarina.

We had a BLAST!


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Southern Wake Cross-Faction Ingress Meetup

Tuesday, April 12th
6:30pm till ~10pm
Aviator Special Events Space
(next to Aviator Smokehouse)
Fuquay-Varina, NC


Contact Person: James Wong (@CommunityMGR)

RSVP:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1581426222169757

Please invite your friends from both Factions.
Cross-Faction Meetup for Agents in Southern Wake County (and beyond). All are invited! We will be meeting at the brand new Aviator EVENT SPACE, adjacent to the Aviator Smokehouse in Fuquay-Varina, within reach of three portals. Tuesday, April 12th 6:30pm till... 10pm?
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URGENT: NC Lawmakers are at it again, and on the heels of #NCGA #HB2... a current proposed bill #TQz40 would effectively disband the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (#NCSAPPB) and transfer the licensing requirements for substance abuse professionals to the NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC), a decision even the #NCBLPC DOES NOT WANT.

http://www.apnc.org/legislativeadvocacy/draft-act-now-legislation-could-eliminate-the-nc-substance-abuse-professional-practice-board

The NCSAPPB is a member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, which has member licensure boards in most US States and territories and all five branches of the US Military. Professionals licensed by an IC&RC member board can have their licenses transferred to work and help communities/individuals in any reciprocal state/territory. If the NCSAPPB is dismantled, these professionals, including military personnel and their spouses, will lose their ability to transfer their substance abuse credentials.

Community Colleges and Universities have spent many years and many millions of dollars creating degree curricula, based on specialized professional standards and training needs of each area. These programs are at risked of being outdated or obsolete if the associated licenses are consolidated.

#SubstanceAbuse #SA #Prevention #Treatment #Legislation

Legislation drafted last week by the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee calls for sunset of the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board and transferring the licensing requirements for substance abuse professionals to the NC Board of Licensed Professional ...
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REMINDER: Tonight we're hosting a Game Night & Networking event at Fuquay Coworking. It's FREE to attend, and optional $5 donations will benefit Going Full Circle, a local nonprofit that provides work training to young adults with autism.

-- Family-friendly, bring the kids!
-- Snacks & Beverages
-- Board Games
-- Card Games
-- Video Games
-- Classic Table Top Arcade (60 Games)
-- Meet Solanimus, creators of "Signal to Noise"
-- Meet other local families
-- Meet other local entrepreneurs

www.FuquayCoworking.com

#FuquayVarina #GameNight #SouthernWake

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Curious what's in the Fuquay Plaza complex? Fuquay Coworking has 1/4 of Levels 1 & 2. Come visit us!

www.FuquayCoworking.com

#FuquayVarina #Coworking #SouthernWake #FuquayCoworking 
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We've expanded our "Dedicated Desk" areas to accommodate additional members. Membership includes a reserved desk, locking file cabinet, access to high speed internet, laser B&W+color MFP printers, office supplies, game room & lounge, conference rooms, open Coworking areas, and even a dedicated nap room (for your mid-afternoon 15-min power naps!
www.FuquayCoworking.com

#FuquayVarina #Coworking
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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Love Laser Tag & Augmented Reality Gaming? What if you could do BOTH?

Be an early adopter and join Father.io, a unique gaming experience coming in the Fall. Pre-order your interceptor today, and join me in being one of the first to launch this game globally!

https://igg.me/at/fatherio/x/13447953

Laser Tag for your Smartphone | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for their 2016 Excellence Awards.

The FV Chamber annually honors businesses and individuals for their significant role in driving Fuquay-Varina’s business community and economic growth.

To be considered for any award, nominees must be setting the standards for excellence and innovation with their business practices and community involvement.

Please nominate your local businesses/individuals for the following awards:
-- Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award
-- Business Impact Award
-- Rising Star Award
-- Business Support of the Arts
-- Business Woman of the Year (PWLA)

http://fuquay-varina.com/03/news/call-nominations-annual-chamber-awards

#FuquayVarina #Awards #Nominations #SouthernWake #Entrepreneurship #Excellence
Accepting Nominations for Our Excellence Awards Presented by Vantage Point Services The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce …
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Game Night at +Fuquay Coworking. Friday, March 11th from 4pm to 10pm.

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

http://www.fuquaycoworking.com/events/game-night-networking-at-fuquay-coworking-march-2016
Fuquay Coworking is excited to invite the Fuquay-Varina Community to our Charity "Game Night & Networking" event on Friday, March 11th from 4pm to 10pm. A suggested $5 donation will be collected to benefit a selected local nonprofit in Fuquay-Varina. Join us for family-friendly games, networking, and to learn more about our featured charity organization.
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Great article for anyone looking to improve their marketable traits in 2016 | via @bloomberg | http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-job-skills-report/
New business school graduates are lacking the job skills that corporate recruiters are looking for.
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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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Jayden Clancy's profile photo
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Nathan Cavicchi's profile photo
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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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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
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  • 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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