5 Reasons Your Company Should Invest in Leadership Development
Leadership is a multifaceted quality that doesn’t come easily. Especially in the business world, good leaders are tough to find, but they make all the difference in a company’s success or failure. One way to ensure that your company has access to great leaders is by cultivating them yourself. If you haven’t thought about a…Read More
Escaping the 2008 Credit Crisis: What Did It Take?
According to a report on the 2008 credit crisis, more than 26 million Americans lost their jobs and about four million families lost homes to foreclosure. More than $10 trillion in household wealth vanished, with life savings and retirement accounts swept clean. This was the worst financial crisis to hit the U.S. since the 1929…Read More
The Pulse of Healthy Corporate Culture
The idea of corporate culture was first raised in the 1950s, by Dr. Elliot Jacques in his book The Changing Culture of a Factory. It was in 2001 that the term really gained popularity, now many experts consider corporate culture to be an important part of success. Why is company culture important? What steps can…Read More
Have you performed a “stress test” of your culture?
During a recent testimonial to the House Committee on Financial Services, the CEO from Citibank (Michael Corbat) mentioned the word Culture 12 times when crediting their transformation out of the Global Credit crisis. Corbat mentioned having a Culture Committee to preserve their financial success. Brian Moynihan (Bank of America) referenced a “Culture of Teammates” when…Read More
Owens Management Group is Now in Wilmington, NC
Owens Management Group is excited to announce that the company is now offering its expert business consulting services in Wilmington, North Carolina. In an exciting expansion throughout the Carolinas, the company will provide its services across Wilmington, accelerating growth to many local businesses in the process. The team of experienced leaders that make up Owens…Read More
Amazon Almost Killed Best Buy. Then, Best Buy Did Something Completely Brilliant
“This is how Best Buy used a combination of corporate strategy and emotional intelligence to save itself from ruin.” By Justin BarisoFounder, [email protected] CREDIT: Getty Images The year was 2012, and everything seemed to be going wrong for Best Buy. The CEO had just resigned after admitting to an improper relationship with a female employee. Employee engagement seemed to be…Read More
Horizon exec a top entrepreneur
By Fred Tannenbaum – Staff Writer Jun 17, 2005, 9:43am EDT Updated Jun 17, 2005, 10:17am EDT Charles Raymond, president and chief executive of Horizon Lines of Charlotte, has been named the Carolinas’ 2005 Ernst & Young Manufacturing and Distribution Entrepreneur of the Year. Raymond oversaw the creation of Horizon Lines by CSX Lines during a restructuring in 2001.…Read More
Local execs named entrepreneur finalists
By – May 12, 2005, 2:12pm EDT Updated May 12, 2005, 2:12pm EDT Seven Charlotteans are among 27 finalists for the Carolinas’ 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. They are John Owens, president of Ameritrust Mortgage Co.; Joseph Drury, chief executive of Bojangles’ Restaurants; Kenneth Gill, chief executive of CPI Security Systems Inc.; Ryan Dienst,…Read More
Charlotte Chamber honors local entrepreneurs
By Fred Tannenbaum – Staff Writer Oct 13, 2004, 11:36am EDT Updated Oct 13, 2004, 11:48am EDT Project Managers Inc., Cottingham-Chalk & Associates Inc. and Media Evolved took top honors Tuesday night at the Charlotte Chamber’s 21st annual entrepreneur awards. The Richardson family, owner of the Carolina Panthers, received the chairman’s award. Project Managers, a consulting firm headed by…Read More
Ameritrust Awarded “2008 Best Places to Work” from Charlotte Business Journal. Top-Ranked Midsized Business.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov 5th, 2008 – Charlotte Business Journal has awarded Ameritrust Equity Services ?2008 Best Places to Work.? Over 40,000 businesses in the Charlotte area, thousands of companies and employees to compete with: Ameritrust Equity Services proudly accepts this award. In addition: Ameritrust was the only mortgage company to be honored. John Owens, CEO…Read More