Posts Tagged ‘Lew Ebert’

Ed Fritsch, President and CEO, Highwoods Properties, Inc.

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 by Allison Andrews

On this episode we look at the evolving landscape of commercial real estate from changing work spaces to disruptors and how the Carolinas fare competitively. Panelists: Lew Ebert, President and CEO, North Carolina Chamber and Bob Quinn, Executive Director, SCRA.

David Carroll, Sr. VP Wealth/Brokerage/Retirement, Wells Fargo

Posted on: November 15th, 2015 by Allison Andrews

From the fall out of Frank-Dodd regulations to consolidations and interest rates we look at the state of banking today. Panelists include Lew Ebert, NC Chamber and Fred Green III, SC Bankers Association.

Kelley Platt, CEO, Thomas Built

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by Allison Andrews

Hear what Thomas Built CEO Kelley Platt hopes she never has to tell employees again. Panelists Lonnie Emard, President of IT-oLogy and Lew Ebert of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce join the discussion that includes technology used to make your kids ride to school safer, training future workers, and manufacturing growth in a digital world.

Colleges and The Skills Gap

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by admin

Even as the Carolinas cope with a higher unemployment rate than the national average, many of the region’s largest employers say they cannot find enough qualified workers to fill open positions. Technical and community colleges are working with industry to solve the skills gap, but business leaders and educators are also fighting a perception issue. On this program, we discuss the challenges behind getting employees retrained and back on the job. Joining the conversation are Dr. Tim Brewer of Mitchell Community College, Lew Ebert of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Dr.Keith Miller of Greenville Technical College and Otis Rawl of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

 

Trucking and Infrastructure

Posted on: January 18th, 2013 by admin

The backbone of our nation’s consumer-driven economy is the Interstate system, the roads on which the vast majority of freight travels from ports to retailers. Old Dominion Freight Line CEO David Congdon cautions policy makers against underfunding infrastructure improvements and advocates for an increase in fuel taxes to increase the capacity of the region’s roads. On this program, the trucking leader explains why Florida’s transportation investments may be ones for other states to watch, and why he’s asking lawmakers in several states for permission to tow three trailers behind trucks. N.C. Chamber of Commerce President Lew Ebert and Mark Farris of the York County Economic Development Board join the conversation.

Job Number One

Posted on: July 29th, 2011 by admin

While recent announcements of company expansions and relocations in the Carolinas offer some hope that the region’s economy is improving, double-digit unemployment remains the reality in both states. On this program, the state chamber chiefs Lew Ebert of the N.C. Chamber of Commerce and Otis Rawl of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce discuss the initiatives designed to create jobs and the public policy debates and decisions which may be stifling those efforts.

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