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This annual event provides the Chamber of Commerce and its members the opportunity to talk with elected officials from New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach as well as US and State Senators and Representatives in an informal setting.

Noel Fox was selected as Wilma Magazine’s Woman to Watch for 2015 in the Business category.  The awards ceremony was held October 23 at CFCC's Union Station.  A panel of judges chose the winners in seven categories as well as 35 finalists out of nearly 300 nominations submitted for women excelling in their fields and poised to have a leadership impact in the area during the coming years.

Ms. Fox thanked the  family members and friends she has looked to in her career:

"I come from a family of very strong-willed women and each of them has provided guidance and served as a role model throughout my life."

"I would like to thank Katherine Cammack and all of the people I work with for their support and encouragement."

Follow the link below to read Wilma Magazine’s interview with Noel Fox:

www.wilmaontheweb.com/October-2015/2015-Women-to-Watch-Award-in-Business

Jennifer Marshall Roden co-presented with Hugh M. Lee, Teaching Associate Professor of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University on the topic of “Foreclosures and the Elderly Homeowner—2015 Update.” The National Aging and Law Conference (“NALC”) presented by the American Bar Association provided those who attended the opportunity to hear presentations from working with third parties like agents, guardians and surrogates, to implementing supported decision-making strategies in their law office. This year’s conference was sponsored by the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging. Ms. Roden, a former Borchard Fellow from 2012-2013 had the opportunity to network with other former and current Borchard Fellows who attended the conference. 

The AIB Board Seminar brought together board members of homeowners associations in the Carolina Beach area to discuss issues pertaining to HOA management.  Mrs. Braudway and Mr. Freedland gave a presentation on architectural restrictions in planned communities, which focused on the rules and procedures architectural committees must follow, the appointment process for architectural committees, enforcement options for architectural violations and best practices for architectural committees.  After the presentation, Mrs. Braudway and Mr. Freedland answered questions from the audience.

The event featured presentations and a forum on economic activity and forecasts for the region and the nation.  This year, the event focused on the prospects and challenges for some of the most prominent companies in the Wilmington region.  The conference took place at the Burney Center on UNC-Wilmington’s Campus, and featured as panelists Dr. Jose Sartarelli, Chancellor of UNCW; Jay Wileman, Senior Vice President and COO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy;  and David Simmons, Chairman and CEO of PPD.  Dr. Thomas Simpson, PhD gave a presentation on the nation’s economic outlook, including his interpretation of the country’s employment gains, rising home values, decreased consumer caution, and areas of concern including subdued business fixed investments.  Dr. Adam Jones, PhD gave a presentation on the region’s economic outlook, focusing on the positives (improving labor market, increasing retail sales and increasing home sales, among others), and the negatives (external sector slowing, lower trading partner grown forecasts and certain public policy changes). The topics discussed in the conference are relevant to all Wilmington residents, but they are of special concern to business owners, investors, and those who work with businesses and real property owners, including real estate and business attorneys.

The Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Associations, (ABCPOA), is a non-partisan association comprised of 21 property owners associations throughout the county.  The 2015 Forum brought together experts to make presentations and take questions on POA financial planning, legal issues, arbitration and other topics of interest to property owners associations.  Bonnie M. Braudway and Harrison B. Freedland prepared a presentation about collections options for POAs.  Mrs. Braudway led the presentation which provided information about POA liens, foreclosures, lawsuits and best practices for collections.

Elderhaus is a sponsor of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and provides long term care services, medical care, physical therapy, recreational therapy programs, transportation and other services to improve the quality of life for the elderly.  Participation in PACE is an alternative to nursing home care for those 55 years and older with Medicare and Medicaid provided by PACE. 

 

Mrs. Roden focuses her practice on Elder Law and Estate Planning and will use her experiences as an attorney to support and grow the Elderhaus program in New Hanover County.  Mrs. Roden’s service on the Elderhaus, Inc. Board of Directors is also an opportunity for her to learn more about the programs and services available to her clients in New Hanover and surrounding counties.  Mrs. Roden stated, “ I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with a program that offers our seniors the opportunity to remain in their homes while continuing to receive care and services that keep them healthy and independent.”

The event showcased the luxury options for active senior living at Carolina Bay, Wilmington’s newest planned continuing care retirement community at Autumn Hall.  Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), like Carolina Bay, offer seniors a full range of choices and services on one campus – from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing.  CCRCs allow seniors the opportunity to age in place.  CCRCs are regulated by North Carolina Statutes.  Anyone interested in investing in a CCRC should be familiar with the North Carolina rules and regulation that govern CCRCs.

 

The Shrimparoo provided Mr. Freedland with the opportunity to network with other chamber members and community business leaders.  One area of focus for Mr. Freedland’s practice is Business Law.  Mr. Freedland stated, “ I enjoy attending Chamber events.  The Chamber performs an invaluable service by focusing on economic development and expanding opportunities for business and individuals in Wilmington.”

In taking his oath, Mr. Freedland swore to support, maintain, and defend the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of North Carolina and to truly and honestly demean himself in the practice of an Attorney to the best of his ability and knowledge.  Mr. Freedland is prepared for these responsibilities, and is excited about joining the Craige & Fox, PLLC team.

Craige & Fox, PLLC sponsored a team for the September 19, 2015 Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival

Proceeds from the 3rd annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival went directly to benefit Step Up for Soldiers and their programs providing volunteer services for renovations, recreation and recognition for recently disabled Veterans.

 

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