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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
Ameritrust Announces Big Move and New Corporate Divisions for 2010.
Ameritrust Moves Corporate Offices from Ballantyne; Adds New Business Units in Strategic Bid Charlotte, N.C. ‐ At a time when many mortgage companies are looking for ways to outsource service, downsize product offerings and cut their workforce, Charlotte‐based Ameritrust is expanding, hiring and announcing a major move. The 70‐person office has moved from its home…Read More
College baseball training program in Matthews getting new owner
BY RICK ROTHACKER MARCH 01, 2018 10:47 AM, UPDATED MARCH 01, 2018 10:52 AM Charlotte entrepreneur John Owens has sold his latest venture: a baseball academy that aims to develop future college baseball players. RICHARD M. BROOKS RMB Charlotte entrepreneur John Owens has sold his latest venture: a baseball academy that aims to develop future college baseball…Read More
Mortgage veteran sells Ameritrust to Montage Mortgage
BY RICK ROTHACKER – [email protected] MARCH 21, 2014 05:49 PM, UPDATED MARCH 21, 2014 04:50 PM John Owens, a Charlotte mortgage industry veteran who weathered the subprime meltdown, has sold his home-loans business but is keeping the Ameritrust name for his wealth management and insurance business. Owens quietly sold the company at the end of last…Read More