Wayne Salter Sheds Light on the Standard American Diet

Fitness absolutely has to do with what you do in the gym, lifting, running, powering through, but this week at BNE, we heard from Wayne Salter of Fit Body Boot Camp, about the effect our kitchen and our habit-forming has on our fitness.

Wayne brought our attention to some statistics and general information about what many of us are eating every day. Citing the book, The Power of Habit by  Charles Duhigg, we heard about replacing bad habits with positive behaviors that can lead to healthier lifestyles. We also hear about a book, The Dorito Effect about the problem of what is around us in the culture that leads us to make bad food choices. Wow, this meeting was like a seminar that people pay good money to go to.

This week, Wayne cemented himself as our local fitness guru. You can see some notes from his powerpoint HERE. Thank you very much, Wayne!

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2018, the Year to Own Your Business

We are excited about a new year in BNE! This year we invite you to visit us and begin the process of really connecting with some of the best, most solid local professionals, to collaborate and learn from each other. We are always looking to meet new professionals from any field. Everybody has needs that come up and this group is filled with problem-solvers who can help you meet those business needs. Please make it your 2018 goal to come to the first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, January 10th at 8:00am the Barn at 400 St. Andrews Drive. See you soon!

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10 minute speaker: Ben Smith

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The Personal Side of Real Estate

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This week at Business Networking East, Deborah Randolph of Pirate Realty shared with us. Her focus was not on statistics or home-buyer market tips. Deborah talked about personal experiences and what her story is that brought her into a profession that she loves. In a market where many realtors are likely looking for the next sale, Deborah’s perspective is focused more on the long-term and a legacy for the future of her family. Don’t you want someone who is concerned with future generations working with you for your family’s future too! Thank you so much Deborah, for sharing your personal story with us!

Deborah Randolph | deborah@deborahrandolph.com

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Elite Flooring

EliteThis past week at Business Networking East we heard from Elite Flooring. Elite brings a lot of options and high-quality to the table.  From vinyl and hardwood to carpet and tile, anything you need, they can do. After answering a line of questions from the group, it was clear that the level of knowledge and professionalism was top notch. If you are looking to do that flooring update, contact Elite today at (252) 268-1114 and ask for Julie Hughes.

 

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Business Talk with Jeff Moore

Thank you Jeff Moore of Moore Business Solutions for talking with us about various business entities and how they impact taxes. Jeff took some time to answer a lot of questions and give advice related to taxes. We appreciate having advice from someone who knows the ins-and-outs of a very tricky topic. If you want a tax-expert to help you with you business or personal tax needs, go to www.jmooreea.com
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Computer Knowhow with Victor Saavedra

Victor Saavedra of Datagroup technologies spoke with us this week at Business Networking East about the world of computer backups, data-hacks, password security and much more. In just a few minutes, Victor opened our eyes to some of the technologies that we take for granted and just hope that nothing goes wrong. The truth is that there are so many ways technology can fail and it is a comfort to know that when it does, you have the right people in place to help you and to prepare in advance for such moments. If you have questions about your company’s technologies, please contact Victor today at vsaavedra@dtinetworks.com12011134_10207946304486046_5549584851019190391_n

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Value Proposition with Jerry Fisher

IMG_5011Thank you Jerry Fisher for bringing business wisdom to us this past week at BNE. Jerry shared with us about “value proposition,” in other words, knowing what your customer is buying. When you have a product, a customer looks at that product, not for what specific features it has, but the benefits of that product or service. What problem does it solve? Bring value to your clients and know that your real product is solutions.

 

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Why Do You Do What You Do With Don Lancaster

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This week at BNE we were honored to hear from Don Lancaster of Carolina Concierge & Courier. Don has spoken before about what he does, discussing the in-and-outs of the services he provides clients, from personal to-do lists to corporate errands. He is definitely an asset to the business community.

Don took this week’s spot to discuss the “why” rather than the “what.” Don told us about some of the people that inspired him when he was growing up. It wasn’t a group of concierges that led Don into his profession, but rather Don was inspired by people in his life who he regularly saw going above and beyond in their fields because they loved what they did. Don share a story about his childhood doctor who inspired him to really give 110% when serving others. It is easy to see that Don values that virtue when dealing with him.

I love doing business with people who love what they do, and Don is one of those! Thank you Don for sharing your “why.”

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Millennial Talk with Deborah

This was a big week for Business Networking East! We started things up with our new location, 400 St. Andrews! It was great. Thank you Deborah Randolph for bringing us in right with a round of coffee and biscuits to accompany your insightful presentation about the Millennial generation and how they are impacting a changing face of business. It was certainly relevant to all of our business. Thank you!

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