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Held at the Wilmington Convention Center, the March 1, 2017 Power Breakfast featured a panel discussion on how marketing and other community efforts can position our region for sustained business growth during and after the Wells Fargo Championship.  The panel included Albert Eckel of Eckel & Vaughah, agency for the Chamber of Commerce’s regional marketing initiative; Kim Hufham of Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau; Bill Saffo, Mayor of the City of Wilmington; and Woody White, Chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

This year’s symposium covered topics from Fiduciary Litigation to Non-Long Term Care Medicaid Planning.  Ms. Roden attended the Elder and Special Needs Law Section’s Quarterly Council meeting in her capacity as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee of the Elder and Special Needs Law Section.

 

 

Scrivener’s Quill is a Center for Lawyers and Literature.  Mr. Craige discussed the similarities and differences between practicing law in the 21st century and chasing bad guys in the “hard wet rain” world of the hard boiled private detective where justice is elusive and “dead men are heavier than broken hearts.”   The CLE used the novels of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Walter Mosley to examine how their main characters find morality in a world perceived as corrupt and evil.  The group discussed the question “Is the law too weak for justice?” 

Communities in Schools Cape Fear works in partnership with public schools to identify and connect students, many in jeopardy of dropping out, with the community resources they need to stay engaged in school.  It offers programs in area schools and brings community resources, services, parents and volunteers together to help meet students’ needs.  The Healthy Start Breakfast, held at the First Baptist Activity Center, served as a fundraiser for Communities in Schools Cape Fear as well as an educational and enriching experience for everyone in attendance

Leading Into New Communities, Inc. (LINC, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides transitional living and case management services to meet the immediate needs of men and women returning from prison and culturally specific youth development services for African American young men ages 16-24.  LINC, Inc.'s mission is to educate and motivate youth to make positive life choices and to empower men and women returning from incarceration to be productive members of our community.  The Milestones Dinner serves as an opportunity to increase awareness of the positive impact of LINC’s programs in the community.

The mission of the Blue Ribbon Commission is to connect youth with pathways to succeed by.   The organization strives to meet their goals through reducing youth violence and positive social and youth development activities

The High School Mock Trial Competition educates North Carolina High School students about our system of justice and trial by jury by turning courtrooms into classrooms and connecting students with attorneys and judges in the hands-on learning laboratory of the courthouse.  It helps students build analytical reasoning abilities and communication skills that go hand in hand with confidence, teamwork, leadership and other qualities crucial to students' futures.  Harrison participated as a juror, and appreciated the opportunity to witness the product of the students’ hard work and enthusiastic efforts

Boy Scouts of America strives to make a positive impact on the lives of young men in our community by teaching confidence and teamwork and instilling important values such as character, leadership, patriotism, and integrity.  The fundraising luncheon for the local chapter of Boy Scouts of America featured former N.C. State basketball star Dereck Whittenburg as guest speaker.  

Lawyers for Literacy consists of judges, attorneys, paralegals and law students who spend 30 minutes a week for a minimum of 4 weeks with 2-4 students who have been selected by their teacher for additional help to improve their reading skills. Volunteers share their time, love of reading and knowledge of Civics, U.S. History and biographies of American heroes. Lawyers for Literacy has not only helped these young students with reading skills, it has sparked their interest in non-fiction books in general.  Harrison began volunteering for the program in October of 2016 and is looking forward to another great semester with the participants.

This five course dinner presented by Chef Dean Neff of Pinpoint Restaurant will feature local ingredients and historic recipes from the museum archive and will be served in the formal parlors of the city’s most iconic home. The Bellamy Mansion of History and Design Arts is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to interpreting the social and architectural history of the Bellamy Mansion and promoting a greater understanding of historic preservation, architectural history and restoration methods in North Carolina.  Craige & Fox, PLLC also proudly sponsors Preservation Celebrations hosted by the Bellamy Mansion throughout the year.

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