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Interview with Sara Houston Program Director at Durham Technical Community College

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1. Tell me a little bit about how you started working at DTCC.

I was kind of forced into the position, actually.  I was functioning at the Clinical Coordinator at the time that a state audit was conducted of EMS course files.  It was determined that the then Program Director was reporting fraudulent course records to the state Office of EMS and the North Carolina Community College System.  Upon his termination, I was interiorly promoted.           

2. Could you give me some examples to illustrate the challenges you faced when starting your new position?

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Entrepreneur Oscar Wong-Founder of Highland Brewing

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Owen Simpson
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Highland Brewing-Oscar Wong

If you mention beer in the mountains of western North Carolina, you’ll be likely hear one name – Oscar Wong. He is known as the “Godfather” of the modern beer movement here, after opening the first craft brewery back in 1994. (Fox News)

Oscar Wong as described on the Highland Brewing website
Founder, Owner, President, Chief Peddler, Schmoozing and Cleanup Guy
Highland founder, Oscar Wong, was born in Jamaica in 1940. At 18, he left the island to attend the University of Notre Dame, where he completed his masters in Civil/Structural Engineering. After retiring early from a successful engineering career that took him all over the country, Oscar landed in Asheville in 1994 and started Highland Brewing “as a hobby” in the 3,500 square foot basement of Barley’s Taproom in downtown Asheville.
He is an active member of the Rotary Club and other community-minded volunteer endeavors. He was awarded Small Business of the Year in 2007/2008 and the William A. V. Cecil Award for Leadership in Hospitality in 2011, both by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. (Highlandbrewing.com, 11/2013)

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Entrepreneurial Growth: Profit is the Bottom Line

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An interview with business growth expert George F. McAllister

George McAllister is a noted entrepreneurial growth expert in North Carolina.  Besides having spent years as a serial entrepreneur, today he helps other companies grow in his role as executive director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center for the Charlotte, N.C.  Region.

McAllister’s knack for entrepreneurship began when he was in high school, starting his first business removing honey bees from houses and relocating them into beehives. Once established in the hives, they were kept to produce honey or sold to area beekeepers.  In college when the price of silver was reaching record levels, he started a silver recycling business.  Then in the 1990’s he started a publishing company that produced page-a-day calendars, one featuring Chapel Hill, N.C. and one for Charlotte, N.C.    His calendars ended up being the second and third highest selling page-a-day calendars in the state.

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Interview with Lenton Harding by Candace Murphy

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Lenton Harding is the owner of Wireless Place located in Clinton, MS. You can find information about Wireless Place on Facebook at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/WirelessPlaceMS.

Mr. Harding has a great start with his business especially focusing on customer service. In my opinion, no matter what your product is it will not sell as well if your customer service is horrible. The transcript of the interview is shown below. I will be referred to as CM and Mr. Harding, LH.

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