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Insightful Woman Launches Business During Pandemic Supporting Female Artisans and Entrepreneurs

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- While the pandemic continues to shatter businesses and the world is urged to stay at home, Allie Petrova, founder of Bellani, a luxury merino wool blanket maker, decided to bring warmth into people's homes and lives. Like many other professionals, Petrova, a North Carolina tax attorney, replaced in-person, client meetings with virtual ones.

And, whether working at her home office desk, or unwinding while watching movies in the living room, she wished for a natural blanket to wrap her in comfort and coziness.

With an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to help others, she set out to create the perfect blanket made of luxuriously soft fine merino. The name "Bellani" was an intuitive fit: it comes from the Italian words for beautiful (bella) and wool (lana). The blankets are made in Europe from pure, natural and sustainable materials.

Petrova sought to support female entrepreneurs and artisans, many are single mothers or sole breadwinners for the family. Bellani's major supplier is a partnership owned by two women. Women artisans hand finish the fringe on each blanket from the Luxe Collection, which offers a combination of classic and contemporary designs that elevate spaces and bring delightful warmth. The blankets are crafted at wool mills with traditions in the making of wool products, particularly blankets.

"While so many businesses were shutting down, I worked to plant a seed that would grow something new and beautiful," Petrova says. "Despite many challenges and disruptions caused by the pandemic, I found the right mill to weave the blankets, chose from tens of colors for the right patterns, and located the perfect, fine merino supplier."

In addition to adult blankets in the Luxe Collection, Bellani offers fine merino baby and pet blankets. They come in delicate patterns and timeless colors. People are met with softness beyond compare, when they run their hands over the Bellani blankets.

"Our baby blankets have been very popular with grandparents who are buying them as gifts as well as for baby showers," Petrova says. "And pets are a very important part of the family too - we didn't want our furry friends to be left out."

Bellani is unveiling its Royal Blanket - exclusively on https://mybellani.com. This blanket will be the ultimate in luxury. The fabric is made in Italy from fine Australian merino wool and comes in a generous size to fit a Queen-sized bed.

About Bellani

Founded in 2020, Bellani manufactures heirloom quality, fine merino wool blankets with timeless designs, luxurious softness and ultimate comfort. All products are made in Europe and are 100 percent natural. Shipping is available to the U.S. and Canada.

For more information, visit: https://mybellani.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/bellaniblankets/

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Capital Subaru of Greensboro Hosts Triad Golden Retriever Rescue Event

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Capital Subaru of Greensboro is proud to announce that they are celebrating the Subaru Loves Pets Event AND National Make a Dog's Day by partnering with Triad Golden Retriever Rescue for a day of totally PAWSOME fun for all pets!

The celebration will be held Thursday October 22, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at 801 E Bessemer Ave - This is an outdoor socially distanced event.

Contributors include Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, North Carolina Pet Partners and arcBARKS.

The general public is invited to attend with their furry friends! Festivities include a pet photo station with a local pet photographer and goodie bags with treats for canines and owners while supplies last.

"The companionship of pets reduces stress and lessens anxiety. I know I couldn't live without my dogs and that's why we are so proud of this partnership." expressed General Manager, Ken Fanelli. "This event is as much for the people as it is for the dogs! So come out and make a dog's day!"

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.:

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (TGRR) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, humane treatment and placement of homeless Golden Retrievers, and to the education of the public about the breed.

arcBARKS:

arcBARKS Dog Treat Company was created by The Arc of Greensboro in response to an increasing need for post-high school options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. arcBARKS was envisioned as a self-funding program that would provide vocational training in the real world setting of a functioning dog treat bakery.

North Carolina Pet Partners:

Helping people live healthier and happier lives by sharing the healing power of pets.

Capital Subaru of Greensboro:

Capital Subaru of Greensboro is located is conveniently located at 801 E Bessemer Ave. They're a part of Capital Automotive Group with the goal of providing consistent customer experiences at all locations and are excited you help you with any of your automotive needs!

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Berico Fuels Appoints Fourth Generation Company President

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Founded by W.N. Berry in 1924, Berico Fuels recently named its sixth Berry to be the company's president. Will Berry is fourth generation and does not take the position for granted.

Will did not originally set out to work in the family business. After getting his master's degree at Michigan State, he worked in the real estate development business for five years. Ready for a change, Will and his father, Tom Berry, Berico's current CEO, said that he and his son traveled the country studying franchises as they sought out new business opportunities together. They looked at the books and analyzed many different opportunities.

"After studying various franchises, my father and our other partner, John Fuquay, approached me on my interest in joining Berico," Will says. "After considerable thought I agreed to join Berico in 2011."

Since then, he's helped grow the multiple company divisions and has cultivated valuable employee relationships. He bought into the partnership in 2017.

"I could not have done any of this without the direction and mentorship of my father and John, the company's current Chairman of the Board. John gave 50 years of service to this business and he's one of the most dedicated people I know," Will says. "I've got some big shoes to fill."

With no signs of slowing down, Will is looking to a future of smart growth - one that focuses on company culture, values relationships and positions them as a regional energy leader. He's committed to Berico's mantra - "Always dependable" - and adds, "I will always work to keep our employees and our customers happy."

"I realized early on that I needed to give 120 percent effort to show the other employees I wasn't looking for the silver-spoon per-say," he says.

About Berico Fuels

Berico Fuels started out in the coal business delivering and servicing clients via its horse-drawn buggies. Today, it has more than 100 employees and has been through numerous acquisitions; six in the last six years. The company, and its subsidiaries, Alamance Oil and Carolina Fuels, deliver residential heating fuels and propane, commercial fuels and lubricants, and HVAC service within the Greensboro Triad Area.

Since its inception, Berico has tried to be the "always dependable" company for home comfort through its various avenues of business. Each generation of the business has been deeply rooted in giving back to the local community. Berico is particularly proud of its "Gift of Warmth" campaign, raising and matching over $50,000 in donations to the Salvation Army; helping the less fortunate to heat their homes each winter.

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Bituminous Press Publishes New Book, ‘Loud and Sure of Myself’

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bituminous Press is pleased to announce the completion of the latest book by author Gerry Stanek, scheduled to be published on August 29, 2020. At once humorous and heartfelt, "Loud and Sure of Myself" (ISBN: 979-8668873326) is a rambling and luminous childhood journey through a simpler time - the 1970s - and a loving look at a place they once called Coal Country, a pocket of small towns in Western Pennsylvania.

"Loud and Sure of Myself" is a collection of essays that evokes a world of used-to-be: youthful adventures set in Catholic schools, at little league games, and inside a unique local radio station that helped to define a culture.

Val Nieman, author of "To the Bones," writes that "Loud and Sure of Myself" "...enchants us with these tales of Coal Country, where a radio station mattered, and people drove icy mountain roads to hear local kids becoming rockers ... (Stanek) shares indelible images of a small, specific place now lost to change."

Stanek's sophomore effort is affectionate and laden with imagery - a clear rendering of a lifestyle that has disappeared.

"I'm not a fan of nostalgia," Stanek says, "but it was important to get 1975 down on paper in a way that's not so serious, important for anyone who lived through the Nixon and Carter era. I think we were fortunate to grow up then, and the remembering seems to be worthwhile."

"Loud and Sure of Myself" follows on the heels of "They Came Here Looking for Light: The Plattsville Stories," Stanek's 2019 collection of gritty short stories. "Plattsville Stories" shows just as much affection for life in the Allegheny Mountains, but the earlier book is focused on the brutal nature of work and life in a coal town.

Gerry Stanek is a native of Western Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Greensboro with his three daughters and teaches writing at North Carolina A&T State University.

"Loud and Sure of Myself" is currently available for pre-order online from Barnes & Noble and will be available at Amazon.com on August 29, 2020.

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Money Flows to Talent: Why HBCUs Must Fight to Attract More Top Ranked Black Student-Athletes

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- In this third installment of the BWC Consulting's series, the North Carolina-based black-owned economic development firm, with a history of working with black institutions of higher learning, discusses the significance of closing the economic gap between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Historically White Institutions (HWIs) by leveraging athletic programs.

HBCUs have struggled financially for decades. Despite their reputation for producing the largest number of black professionals, these institutions have never received the public and private financial support, or the positioning to earn revenue in ways similar to HWIs of higher education. The struggle to recruit, compete and capitalize on black athletic talent is one of many roadblocks to HBCUs addressing this persistent and lucrative financial support disparity.

"Money and capital [both] flow to winners that produce attractive outcomes," said Cedric Johnson of BWC Consulting. "If more talented young athletes choose to attend HBCUs, the dollars will continue to follow the talent, particularly if this move towards HBCUs is done in mass. Young athletes selecting HBCUs position these schools to be less reliant on the generosity of white philanthropy and their selective process for determining who gets their charity. Americans like to associate with winners, and as these athletes build winning athletic brands at HBCUs, the athletic and academic sides of these institutions will elevate."

Winning athletic programs help attract larger incoming freshmen classes, which translates into larger graduate cohorts. These larger graduate cohorts produce an alumni base that is more likely to give back due to a more favorable student-life experience, which can be directly tied to recognized athletic programs.

North Carolina A&T State University, a Greensboro, NC based HBCU, has witnessed some of its largest incoming freshman classes in recent years. These larger incoming classes have occurred during a period in which the university has won the HBCU Football National Championship three times in the last four years. This success has led to the university joining the Big South Conference, and thus leaving the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), in order to further enhance its brand and attractiveness to future recruits.

Black student-athletes have propped up white college sports teams for over 50 years. Up until the 1980s, if the NFL or NBA wanted to accumulate black talent, they went to HBCUs. Today, they go to the power five conferences. This accumulation of power and revenue via assimilation rather than integration largely explains the vast disparities seen today between the athletic programs of HBCUs and power five conferences.

This assimilation-based college athletics model creates a reality in which what is at stake for HBCUs is more significant than a championship trophy. HBCUs are innovation hubs that spur black excellence at a rate that no other institution can match. Thus, when top-tier black student-athletes decide to attend an HBCU, they have the potential to substantially transform the economic landscape of the institution and the surrounding community. They bring with them talent, revenue, and a dedicated fan-base, as well as future sports fame and prosperity.

"As an undergraduate attending a power five conference school, I was amazed at the throngs of people who embarked on campus on weekends to fill up a nearly 80,000-seat stadium," said Johnson. "My hometown was maybe 25,000 people, so seeing how a football game attracted four times the size of my hometown, was eye-opening. This is how you spur local economic activity and opportunity at scale."

With a windfall of revenue from athletic events, an academically and financially astute HBCU is better positioned to produce more successful black professionals and help eliminate the staggering wealth gap between black and white families. In 2016, a typical white family earned $171,000, nearly ten times greater than that of a black family ($17,150), according to a study conducted by the Brookings Institute.

Many sports fans seem to have accepted the belief that black student-athletes, particularly those on a trajectory to reach the pros, are better served at HWIs. Historically, these schools have offered black student-athletes accessibility and exposure to the professional ranks through heavy media coverage and availability to top sports recruiters. Both of which can lead to large financial contracts and lucrative endorsements.

Despite HWI's ability to help black student-athletes obtain professional contracts, the underlying talent lies with the athlete, and this will always be the case. It is largely the black student-athletes who bring value-add to the HWI and not the other way around. It is also largely the black student-athletes who fill the stands with dedicated fans and allow these HWIs to secure lucrative advertising and endorsement agreements with corporations. Again, money and capital both follow talent. Take away the talent and ESPN Gameday will not continue to host its show at HWIs that are not winners.

"Black athletes perfect their talents on fields and courts in urban and inner-city communities, as well as small towns throughout the country. Football and basketball players at high schools in communities of color are asked to leave their culture and community support behind to attend HWIs to pursue a professional sports career, and that doesn't seem fair," said Elmer Chisholm, partner at BWC Consulting. "Parity and equity are seen on HBCU campuses where black-student athletes are well-represented in the classroom and the field of play, including head coaches and athletic directors. It is apparent that the value of the black-student athlete at HBCUs is appreciated far beyond his or her years on campus."

Athletic programs at HWIs generate significantly more revenue each year compared to HBCU athletic programs. This outcome, in large part, is a result of most student-athletes representing HWIs money-making sports (e.g., football and basketball) are students of color. BWC believes that the misalignment between the origin of the money-making talent and the beneficiaries of the talent must be addressed to ensure long-term financial vitality at black institutions.

"Black student-athletes are responsible for the vast majority of revenue across the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), yet they are not represented equitably as students, athletic directors or head coaches," said Chisholm. "In 2019, across the NCAA, black male students made up less than four percent of the overall student body population but represented more than 50% of the football players and almost 60% of the basketball players, according to statistics from a report by the University of Southern California (USC) Race and Equity Center."

During the fall of 2019, for example, the student body at the University of Alabama (UA) was comprised of only 10% of black students. The nationally recognized football team, by comparison, consisted of approximately 56% of black players. Consider the average worth of one UA college football player to the university was $545,357, according to research by the Department of Education and a Drexel University professor.

In 2018 alone, UA's sports programs generated over $140 million in revenue for the school. This example clearly illustrates that black student-athletes who attend HWIs in the NCAA have a dollar sign on their head-one with enough zeros to change their lives, and subsequently, the quality of life at the institution they choose.

BWC's advice to help HBCUs strengthen their athletic programs and overall institutions is to build on the movement that Maker has put in play. BWC recommends that HBCUs work to increase their chances of attracting the best student-athletes by creating an aggressive recruitment strategy, attracting the best coaches and building a pipeline of younger student-athletes interested in the black college experience. The movement will require more alumni involvement and greater allocation of dollars to support leveraging these new funds to attract even greater capital to support new athletic infrastructure that will aid in the recruitment and retention of the best and brightest student-athletes. Once the young talent is secured, the path forward is clear, and the current model that benefits HWIs provides a reason to believe in the possibilities.

To view the full article, visit: https://bwcconsulting.com/part-3-of-4-money-flows-to-talent-why-hbcus-must-fight-to-attract-more-top-ranked-black-student-athletes/

To view the first installment, visit: https://bwcconsulting.com/part-1-of-4-covid-19-and-the-future-of-historically-black-colleges-universities/

To view the second installment visit: https://bwcconsulting.com/part-2-of-4-covid-19-and-the-future-of-historically-black-colleges-universities/

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Black-Owned Private Equity Firm Offers Zero-Percent Interest Loans to Businesses of Color Impacted by COVID-19, Civil Unrest

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Today, North Carolina-based, black-owned private equity firm, Building Wealth & Communities (BWC) Capital, announced the launch of the BWC+invest Zero-Percent Interest Loan Program. Developed for small, emerging businesses of color across the country, the program will provide a minimum of $10,000 for businesses disproportionally impacted by temporary and permanent closures due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest surrounding recent police brutality and racial bias cases.

Established in partnership with the Racial Equity Institute (REI), a Greensboro, NC-based alliance of racial equity trainers, organizers and institutional leaders, the program grants qualified borrowers three-years to repay the loan with an up to 50% loan forgiveness option.

"The Racial Equity Institute believes that we must begin taking stock of the glacial nature of racial disparities and economic inequity. Current approaches have been a bit anemic in response to the magnitude of issues at hand," said Deena Hayes-Greene, REI's co-founder and managing director. "The murder of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic have presented us with indisputable evidence that the African American community suffers the greatest disproportionality of any group in this state, in this country."

Hayes-Greene adds, "While we will join the masses of people demanding systemic change, we will also join BWC in empowering ourselves and our community by putting our money where our mouth is. We encourage other organizations dedicated to building resilient communities of color to support our efforts to highlight the concerns for a broader approach to closing persistent racial gaps in our community."

BWC's goal is to deploy $10 million in loans over a five-year period to businesses of color. The firm has already committed $100,000 over five years towards the initiative and seeks to encourage single and multi-year investments from institutional investors, philanthropists, and the community-at-large.

"Since inception in 2005, BWC has helped to build financial strategies to ensure infrastructure improvements on black college campuses and access to capital for major projects and businesses in underserved communities of color to the tune of over $1 billion in transactions," said Bridget Chisholm, BWC's founder and managing partner. "We are proud of our accomplishments and economic impacts such as jobs created and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) spending, but we know there is more to do. We refuse to stand by while communities of color collapse under the weight of business inoperability and racial inequities. The time is now, and we heed the call to act on behalf of black community growth and sustainability."

Qualifying businesses of color must have at least one year of operation, two or more full-time equivalent (FTE) employees and an established track record for producing enough cash flow (or a plan to re-establish it) to support loan repayment within a three-year period or to meet the requirements of the up to 50% loan forgiveness guidelines. Each application will be reviewed by a select community development committee within 72 hours of application submission. Loan approvals or disapprovals will be communicated to the applicant no later than seven business days after submissions.

"We believe our communities are in a state of emergency. Therefore, it is in the best interest of our program to work quickly to provide the capital needed to help businesses of color succeed," said Chisholm.

Application submission will open on July 1, 2020.

To donate or apply for the BWC+invest Zero-Percent Interest Loan Program, visit https://bwccapital.com/bwcinvest/.

About BWC Capital

BWC Capital, LLC is a private equity firm headquartered in North Carolina. In operation since 2013, BWC Capital was formed to address opportunities outside the scope of BWC Consulting, a boutique strategy and financial advisory consulting firm in existence since 2005, and in response to the insatiable demand and widening the gap for access to capital by emerging-and-growth-oriented businesses. To learn more about BWC Capital, visit https://bwccapital.com/.

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The Devil is in the Details: Black-owned BWC Capital Works to Demystify Federal Stimulus PPP Loan Forgiveness

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Black-owned North Carolina-based investment firm, BWC Capital secured a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) forgivable small business loan during the first round of available funds several weeks ago.

After evaluating the pros and cons of the loan forgiveness aspect of the program, and how small businesses - particularly businesses owned by people of color - are struggling to secure the loan and may face challenges in accessing loan forgiveness, the firm is working to inform small businesses about the importance to remain vigilant about their loan status and loan forgiveness requirements under the current guidelines.

To read a recent interview with the BWC Capital team and to learn about the relief program's loan forgiveness requirements, visit the company's website - https://bwccapital.com/the-devil-is-in-the-details-black-owned-bwc-capital-demystifies-federal-stimulus-ppp-loan-forgiveness/

"Qualifying for a PPP loan as a minority-owned business brought with it a set of hurdles that we were fortunate to navigate," said Bridget Chisholm, BWC's founder and managing partner. "But once we secured the loan and delved into the requirements to better understand the loan forgiveness component, we recognized the importance of helping our clients, partners, and other small business owners understand the program's requirements and hopefully help prevent potential barriers to returning to business as usual once we reach the other side of the pandemic."

In the wake of the novel coronavirus, small businesses across the U.S. scramble to secure the funding needed to survive the current economic downturn. While the country struggles to create and implement a national strategy to safeguard its once bolstering economy, business owners look to federal, state, and local governments for guidance on how to successfully navigate the current crisis. In response to this immediate call for action, Congress has passed two small business bailout packages over the last several months. The $349 billion for forgivable PPP loans included in the initial relief package was exhausted in less than two weeks. Congress subsequently provided an additional $310 billion in relief funds, which are currently being allocated to small businesses in need.

Now in its second round of implementation, the PPP loan program includes $60 billion in set-aside dollars to be provided to small businesses by community development lenders, credit unions, and certain other smaller lenders. The intent of the set-aside is to ensure that more PPP loans reach businesses owned by people of color, as this group was not well-served with the initial round of funds.

During the recent interview, BWC's founder and managing partner, Bridget Chisholm and BWC's senior partner, E.L. Chisholm discussed key elements to the PPP loan forgiveness program's qualification structure, important deadlines, and next steps. In their own words, "the devil is in the details" and what appears to be an easily accessible solution for small businesses is instead marred by time-sensitive loan forgiveness guidelines that could lead to penalties and interest-bearing debt repayment.

About BWC Capital

BWC Capital, LLC is a private equity firm headquartered in North Carolina. In operation since 2013, BWC Capital was formed to address opportunities outside the scope of BWC Consulting, a boutique strategy and financial advisory consulting firm in existence since 2005, and in response to the insatiable demand and widening gap for access to capital by emerging- and growth-oriented businesses. To learn more about BWC Capital visit http://www.bwccapital.com.

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Crumley Roberts Reaffirms Its Commitment To Stand Up for Clients, Employees and Communities During the COVID-19 Outbreak

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Crumley Roberts is a 30-year-old consumer-based law firm with offices, partnerships and affiliations throughout the United States. Led by President and CEO Chris Roberts, along with a team of Vice Presidents and Attorney Shareholders, the law firm remains committed to STANDING UP for its clients, for its communities and for its employees through legal practice groups and through community and employee programs offered through The Roberts Center for Leadership, Education, Advancement and Development.

In these days of uncertainty, Crumley Roberts remains committed to its core values to Care Like Family, Listen to Learn and Do What's Right by helping its clients, employees and communities continue moving forward. Utilizing plans developed and put in place by its Executive Team, Crumley Roberts continues its mission of service while protecting its employees and while following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Regional offices in North Carolina cities Greensboro and Charlotte, in Columbia, South Carolina and in Birmingham, Alabama remain open to serve clients while offering safe meeting areas for the protection of those clients and the protection of members of the Crumley Roberts Family. All other offices will remain open by appointment.

Clients may also choose to meet with their legal team via video conferencing and have an ability to exchange documents and/or information about their case through the Crumley Roberts MyCaseConnection(tm) Client Portal. Crumley Roberts Representatives remain ready to assist current and potential clients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The firm encourages and welcomes calls from all who have questions regarding a current case or who need help in anyway.

"If we cannot help you, we have made a commitment to find someone who can. We are open for business," said Chris Roberts, President and CEO.

Crumley Roberts and The Roberts Center have also made a commitment to remain engaged in the community during this time of physical distancing by reaching out and offering Facebook Live Sessions. Beginning at 11 a.m. each day and lasting for a period of 15 to 30 minutes, Cory Phillips, Director of The Roberts Center, will offer real-time learning opportunities devoted to non-profit leadership; personal development; strategies to engage from a distance; children's health, wellness and safety; and scholarship opportunities. Cory will offer virtual Crumley Roberts Kids Zone experiences and also a behind-the-scenes look at the Crumley Roberts Employee Wellness Program that remains dedicated to the physical, spiritual, emotional, occupational and environmental well-being of each Crumley Roberts employee. Members of the community are invited to like and follow Crumley Roberts on Facebook and Instagram to be a part of these sessions or for more information.

"At Crumley Roberts, we believe these are the days that define who people and frankly who companies really are at their core. These times of uncertainty will pass, but the knowledge of how we acted and reacted as human beings will remain. Take care of yourselves and please take care of each other. We are here for you if you need us and will continue to Stand Up for You so you can Stand Up For Those You Love," said Kimberly Sanders Roberts, Crumley Roberts Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

Learn more about Crumley Roberts at: https://www.crumleyroberts.com/

Learn more about The Roberts Center at: https://www.crumleyroberts.com/the-roberts-center/

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Crumley Roberts Begins Its Roar Into the 20s With Its New Vice President of Technology Darrin Edwards

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Crumley Roberts Executive Strategic Planning Team led by President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Roberts is setting new and aggressive growth goals for the law firm. It is expected that these growth goals will take Crumley Roberts into new areas geographically and into new areas also legally. To best align the firm to meet and exceed these goals, several individuals are now part of the Executive Strategic Planning Team, including the new Vice President of Technology Darrin Edwards.

Darrin holds a BS and MBA in business administration, economics, computer information systems, and management and information systems from High Point University; has 25 years of experience in information technology management, network engineering, database administration, and web design; and has now been with Crumley Roberts for 15 years applying state-of-the-art technology through purpose, passion, and excellence in order to better serve the firm's clients.

As the newest member of the Executive Strategic Planning Team, Darrin's top priorities in leading Crumley Roberts above and beyond the firm's growth goals are to:
* Align technology R&D with the firm's business strategy,
* Bring new technologies to the firm that will increase productivity and enhance the client experience,
* Anticipate the firm's technology needs in advance, and
* Innovate and/or improve new business processes.

As stated by Chris Roberts, "Darrin will now focus on technology and the ways we can bring new technologies to the company that will help us do our jobs in the most productive manner possible."

Crumley Roberts is a 30-year-old consumer-based law firm with offices, partnerships, and affiliations throughout the United States. Led by President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher H. Roberts, along with a team of Executive Vice Presidents and Attorney Shareholders, the law firm remains committed to STANDING UP for its clients, for its communities, and for its employees through legal practice groups and through its numerous programs dedicated to scholarship, safety, wellness, diversity, education, leadership, and the advancement of women that the firm offers through The Roberts Center for Leadership, Education, Advancement and Development. Its Brand Promise: "We Are Crumley Roberts and WE STAND UP FOR YOU as we all continue Moving Forward Together."

Learn more about Crumley Roberts at: https://www.crumleyroberts.com/

Learn more about The Roberts Center at: https://www.crumleyroberts.com/the-roberts-center/

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