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James Wong
Works at Empowered Ideas
Attended North Carolina Central University
Lives in Apex, NC
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Great insight for anyone looking to enter, re-enter, or seek out new job opportunities.

#Resume #BestPractices

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7 quick and easy ways to improve your resume.
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Join us Tuesday, May 19th (12pm to 1pm) at Fuquay Coworking for our official Ribbon Cutting by the Fuquay Chamber of Commerce.

www.FuquayCoworking.com

#FuquayVarina #Coworking


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#CreeBulbPerk from #Klout... It's hard to tell in the photo, but this is a seriously engineered LED bulb. #FTW
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Check out our newest venture here in the Triangle, +Fuquay Coworking.

We quietly launched back in February this year, and have quickly nurtured a thriving and energetic community of entrepreneurs, startups, and professionals.

Share your support for entrepreneurs in Southern Wake County by following, liking, and sharing our story. :)

Google+ : +Fuquay Coworking
Twitter: @FuquayCoworking
FB: www.FB.com/FuquayCoworking
Web: www.FuquayCoworking.com

#Coworking #Fuquay #FuquayVarina #HollySprings #Apex #Cary
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Fuquay, as in Fuquay Varina? Waaat? (I'm nearby).
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I'm in line to get a #Canon #MAXIFY Inkjet Printer Perk, thanks to @CanonUSAImaging! We'll have our entrepreneurial community test it out to see how Canon products might increase their productivity. #WINNING :D

http://bit.ly/1CVZKTh

#Klout #Business
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Tired of working remotely or freelancing from your home? Do you have a small business or startup that needs a more permanent "office home?" 

If you live in the #FuquayVarina, #HollySprings, #Angier, #Cary, or #Apex area, but don't enjoy commuting into Raleigh for creative office space, then Fuquay Coworking​ is a perfect solution. #Coworking is a great option for budget conscious entreprenuers -- click below to find out why! 

http://www.fuquaycoworking.com/pre-launch
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Stay indoors everyone... Nothing to see here in NC. Enjoy the snow. Don't be a statistic --- stay off the roads, lol!

#Snowmageddon2015 
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LAST CHANCE! Our ribbon cutting will be on May 19th at noon, but it's not too late to take advantage of our special offers.

Join our entrepreneurial community today!

http://www.fuquaycoworking.com/pre-launch

#Coworking #Fuquay #FuquayVarina
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Thanks to #KLOUT & #CANON, we received our #MAXIFY #MB2320 just in time for a "trial-by-fire" run at the 2015 #APNC Spring Conference in beautiful Asheville, NC!

#SubstanceAbuse #Prevention #Treatment #Conference
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We wish the developers over at #Solanimus the best of luck at this year's #ECGC. From what we've seen, #Signal2Noise is pretty awesome. :)
 
It's a busy night here at Fuquay Coworking, as several of our members are wrapping up major projects tonight.

We're cheering on Solanimus Inc., as they'll be unveiling their newest game, "Signal to Noise" (#Signal2Noise) at this week's East Coast Gaming Conference (#ECGC) in Raleigh. 
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We registered for this event on the website last month, but haven't heard from our team lead. No idea where to go? Where the meetup is, or what team we're on.

Snowflake430 and CommunityMGR from NC. 
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Ping me on Hangouts and we'll discuss other stuff
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“It’s Like Walking on Eggshells”: The Impact of PTSD and SUDs on Veterans’ Families Training by #APNC.

Friday, Feb. 27th (1-4:15pm)
McLeod Center
Charlotte, NC

More Info & Registration:
http://www.apnc.org/apnc-blog/its-like-walking-on-eggshells-the-impact-of-ptsd-and-suds-on-veterans-families

#Veterans #PTSD #SubstanceAbuse
The APNC Western Region is proud to offer this training, presented by: Crystal Yarborough, LCSW, LCAS. About this Training: The impact of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders on family members often goes unnoticed. This presentation will discuss how the comorbidity of these disorders affects ...
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Education
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
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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
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Cary, NC