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Learning From Biblical and Godly Pastors

Although commonly portrayed in the media as untrustworthy, hypocritical, money-loving adulterers, the office of pastor is an essential and valuable asset to culture. Biblical pastors set the example for leadership both inside and outside of the church. When it comes to understanding leadership, there is no better set of qualifications for selecting leaders or determining how they should lead than what is found in Scripture.…
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Community Link President and CEO Retires

Floyd R. Davis Jr. retires as President and CEO of Community Link For 20 years, Floyd R. Davis Jr. has served as president and CEO of Community Link, a non-profit that helps individuals and families acquire and sustain safe, decent and affordable housing in Charlotte and 16 North Carolina counties.…
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Above It All

Inside Goodwill’s drone pilot training program By Sasha Manley Goodwill has always been known for its many thrift stores — with a wide variety of gently used clothing, home goods, electronics, books and more. But did you know they also offer training classes?…
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Leadership with Purpose

Truist’s Rai Glover is a ray of light at work and in the community When you talk to Raichelle “Rai” Glover, one thing is immediately apparent — she loves people. In fact, when asked what the most important part of her job at Truist is, she is quick to reply, “making a positive difference in the lives of others — whether it’s clients, teammates or community.”…
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Robert Mackey
Wants to Bring More Diversity to Equity Investment

Robert MackeyBy Cheryl ClemmonsMost college football players dream about a future in the National Football League, making millions and becoming superstars. But while Robert Mackey, founder and co-managing partner of Paradise Equity Partners, a Charlotte private equity firm, was a linebacker at Winston-Salem State University, he and his mother Lydia, decided that he needed a backup plan “just in case” the pros didn’t come calling.…
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Leaving Racism and Confederate History Behind

New Charlotte street names honor African American history. By Anders J. Hare A blanketing of social and political unrest happened in 2020, as Americans reckoned with how to move forward following the murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the killing of Breonna Taylor.…
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Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

By Eltra Butler Strategic Partnerships Manager Western Governors University The pandemic has caused a shift in all areas of business, and the field of education is no exception. Many colleges and universities had to shift their methods of instruction delivery due to the pandemic, and many of these changes have become permanent.…
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FYI NEWS & NOTES • Rosy Crumpton Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Rosy Crumpton an integrative Health Coach at Sophrosyne Wellness  in Mint Hill, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly   basis. The NSBA Council also provides valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small businesses a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.…