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Fuquay-Varina Startup Challenge Launches Through Partnership Between Fuquay Coworking, FV Middle and High School, and a Grant from the Office of Tamara Barringer (NC Senate, District 17)

The Fuquay-Varina Startup Challenge is a (4) week startup development program designed to support and nurture aspiring entrepreneurs at the middle and high school levels, and is a collaboration between Fuquay Coworking (Empowered Ideas) and the Fuquay-Varina Middle School (FVMS) and High School (FVHS). The initiative is a collaboration between local businesses, schools, nonprofits, and young leaders in the community — and is supported by a grant from the office of Tamara Barringer (NC Senate, District 17) through the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce.

Communications Training for the North Carolina Technical Training and Assistance Center (NC TTAC)

The Empowered Ideas Team is proud to wrap up a 2-day Communications Campaign Training for the North Carolina Technical Training & Assistance Center (NC TTAC). The 40+ participants represented communities and coalitions from all over North Carolina. Nationally recognized trainers included James Wong & Virginia Johnson from NC (Empowered Ideas), and Stacey Stottler from Illinois.

Empowered Ideas Keynotes the Public Relations Society of America (NC Chapter) Annual Meeting

Congrats to our Co-Founder, James Wong (Empowered Ideas & Fuquay Coworking), on a well received Keynote presentation this morning for the North Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (NCPRSA). Mr. Wong’s presentation, entitled “Community Management 2.NEXT: Building ‘Online’ Communities of Tomorrow,” used INGRESS and GORUCK as shining examples of how organizations can bridge the gap between offline and online communities, and how brands can effectively empower their advocates.

Empowered Ideas and Fuquay Coworking Invited by Chamber of Commerce to Join in Fuquay-Varina’s Christmas Parade

Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade Ruck (3.1 Miles), in support of the FV Chamber of Commerce. The Fuquay Coworking Team helped pass out candy and fliers for the NEW FV App, available on iOS & Android. Special thanks to Lauren Wong, James Wong, Virginia Lynne Walser Johnson, Steve Pinkham, & Jessie Bowden for rucking the Christmas Parade.

Empowered Ideas Co-Founders Present at the Eastern Area Health Education Centers (EAHEC)

The Empowered Ideas Team is presenting two different marketing sessions at the Eastern AHEC State-of-the-Art Conference in Greenville, NC today. Co-Founders Virginia Johnson, CSAPC and James Wong were invited to once again present at this year’s Conference. Workshops included: Marketing Your Programs, and Using Social Media & Digital Analytics in Outcome Reporting.

Empowered Ideas Works with Several Communities in WA State on Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts

The Empowered Ideas Team was invited to work with several Youth Prevention Clubs in Washington State this week, including the White Swan Dream Makers (White Swan, WA) and the A.C. Davis C.C.A.N. Navigators in Yakima, WA. Our team worked with these youth leaders on their club’s branding, marketing, and communications strategies around substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and several other mental health and wellness initiatives within their communities.

Empowered Ideas Provides “Sustainability Through Marketing & Branding” Training Through NCCI to North Carolina Coalitions

Empowered Ideas Provides “Sustainability Through Marketing & Branding” Training Through NCCI to North Carolina Coalitions. “We’re proud of the accomplishments each of these Coalitions have made throughout the program, and we look forward to staying in touch with them as they grow and strengthen the communities in which they serve.”