Ellen Walker coordinates the events at Beau Rivage Golf & Resort in Wilmington. Whether it’s keeping brides and grooms and their families happy at weddings or helping corporate businesses host elegant banquets and retreats, Walker stays busy in her job, and she likes it that way. Just five miles from Downtown Wilmington, Beau Rivage Golf & Resorts provides versatile banquet facilities for events large an small, on-site guest accommodations, catering services, a full-service restaurant and plentiful resort amenities, including 18 holes of golf.
For more than two decades, Dr. Monica M. Pierpan and her husband, Dr. Henry Pierpan, have provided dental care in southeastern North Carolina. They welcome patients to offices in Jacksonville and Hampstead.
The love of the game of golf initially lead me to this profession, but it doesn’t have too much to do with the golf business. In my case, the golf business has led to a much bigger picture in the River Landing hospitality outlets.
Steven Smith is in charge of grounds maintenance at one of the most beautiful places in all of southeastern North Carolina – Airlie Gardens. The 67-acre public garden offers guided and self-guided tours along with a range of cultural and environmental programs. In this interview you can get to know Smith, who says he has “the best job in the world.”
Meet Chief Operation Officer Ryan Strathmeyer of Innovative Financial Group, based in Wilmington, one of the fastest-growing insurance brokerages in the country. Offering a diverse product portfolio from A-rated insurance companies, IFG offers life insurance solutions, retirement planning, health and Medicare, property and casualty, worksite/group benefits and debt recovery solutions.
Meet Josh Benson, CEO of Innovative Financial Group, based in Wilmington, is one of the fastest-growing insurance brokerages in the country. Offering a diverse product portfolio from A-rated insurance companies, IFG offers life insurance solutions, retirement planning, health and Medicare, property and casualty, worksite/group benefits and debt recovery solutions.
Shane and Haley Pinder, Owners of Chicken Salad Chick, are originally from Virginia, but found Wilmington the perfect place for their business to thrive and knew they wouldn’t want to move away when they retired.
Larry Morgan, general manager of Bluewater Restaurant, is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, and moved to Wilmington after his two children moved here first. He loves coastal community living and describes himself as energetic and driven.
After growing up in the Midwest, Brian Ballard, Owner of Pour Taproom in Wilmington, NC, moved around a bit, from Arizona to Florida to New England to Greensboro, North Carolina. When he decided to leave the corporate world to start a business, he wanted to stop moving so much and lay down some roots.
Brad Moree wanted to go to a college with a business school on the beach and he did just that. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington alum never left the coastal town and said living at the beach is hands-down his favorite part about the Cape Fear area. Moree is a real estate professional and attorney, and his every-growing law firm focuses on comprehensive real estate law services. Friendly, honest and driven, Moree manages to find balance between his job and his life outside of work.