directory becomes searchable database
For years members have told us that
they look forward to receiving their free copy of the annual NCCBI Membership
Directory and Buyers Guide. The inch-thick book provided a handy way to find
phone numbers and addresses of business people across the state, plus it offered
a means of showcasing member companies through the Buyers Guide section.
But you also told us the Directory had a few faults. You said its size make it a
bit awkward to use and that the last thing you needed was something else
cluttering up your desks. Second, you complained that data in the Directory
quickly became out-of-date. New members of the association often had to wait a
year before being included in the Directory. The addition of new area codes in
the state also made it difficult to keep phone numbers accurate. And we all know
how quickly people change their e-mail address.
We wrestled with this problem for more than a year before coming up with what we
hope is the best solution. From now on, the Directory will never be further away
from your fingertips than your computer, and the data it contains will never be
more than two weeks old.
In other words, we’ve converted the Directory into an online service available
at the NCCBI web site, driven by a powerful search engine that we believe makes
the Directory a useful tool for your business. Please check out the new online
Directory by going to www.nccbi.org/directory/directory.asp and
then bookmarking the page.
Earlier, we shared this news by e-mail with every NCCBI member in our database
and asked them to double check the information on their company in the
directory. Most of this updated data came from the information sheets we mailed
to you in April and which you mailed or faxed back to us in May and June. Many
of you also updated your company information directly at the NCCBI web site. If
you spot any inaccurate information in your listing in the database, or if any
of your current information changes, please let us know by sending an e-mail to
Kela Lockamy of the NCCBI staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by calling her at 919-836-1409.
Membership Campaign Update: This
year’s membership campaign team continues to take shape with the announcement
of the team from Progress Energy that will recruit new members in the service
territory for the Raleigh-based utility.
John McArthur, former top aide to Gov. Mike Easley and current vice president of
public affairs for Progress Energy, will head the team and Susan Battle will be
his chief assistant.
Key members of the Progress Energy team include Bob Cutlip, Emerson Gower, Sandy
Jordan, Jim Massengill, David Phillips, Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, Katherine Thomas,
Gayle Van Velsor, Kerry Powell, Kathy Hawkins, Nancy Thompson, John Elliott, Dan
Oliver, Vernon Dover, Craig DeBrew, Tom Watson, Fred West, Jeff Corbett, Todd
Tucker, Ken Maxwell, Bob Dupuis, Wallace Horton, James Elkins, Rodger Sauls, and
NCCBI President Phil Kirk and Vice President of Development Rosemary Wyche led a
teleconference training session for the campaign workers who are in the process
of planning events, one-on-one solicitations, and increasing attendance of
prospects at the association’s l9 area meetings this fall. “We are pleased
with the level of commitment and enthusiasm from Progress Energy in helping us
to continue to grow in numbers and effectiveness in representing the business
community in North Carolina,” Kirk said.
The overall membership campaign is under the direction of Bill Coley, president
of Duke Power and second vice chair of NCCBI.
Lisa Crutchfield named to NCCBI
Crutchfield of Charlotte, vice
president and general manager of the Southern Service center for Teachers
Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF),
has been appointed to the NCCBI Board of Directors to fill the unexperied term
of Hank Miller of Wilmington.
Crutchfield joined TIAA-CREF in 2002; previously she was vice president of
energy policy and strategy for Duke Energy Corp. Before that she was vice
chairman of Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission.
A native of Pennsylvania, Crutchfield graduated from Yale University with a
bachelor of arts dress in economical and political science and has an MBA from
Membership News: New members for June 2002 include: Carolinas Healthcare Inc.,
Randall Madry, Raleigh; Computer Credit Inc., Gilmore Lake, Winston-Salem; D.A.
Moore Corp., Thomas Novinc, Concord; Eastern 4-H Environmental Education
Conference Center, Sara Lilley Phelps, Columbia; Garland and Drum, PA, James
Garland, Gastonia; Mebane Charitable Foundation, Allen Mebane, Mocksville;
Office of William R. McDonald, William R. McDonald III, Hickory, and Southern
Assisted Living Inc., Chris Hollister, Chapel Hill.
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