Business Smart: Coastal Credit Union

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When COVID-19 closed schools and businesses, Meghan Ercolanese had to balance work with caring for her 9-year-old and 4-year-old sons. And she wasn’t the only employee adjusting to a new way of working and parenting. Nationwide, 52 percent of employed…

Business Smart: Automated Solutions

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A Q&A with Automated’s HR Director, Kathryn BrantWe recently spoke with Kathryn Brant, who serves as HR Director for Caldwell County’s Automated Solutions, a manufacturing company with product lines primarily in packaging. Brant shared how Automated Solutions has developed…

Business Smart: A Place at the Table

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Choosing to have a career in the restaurant industry shouldn’t mean choosing to not have benefits. That’s the mindset of Maggie Kane, founder and executive director of the café A Place at the Table.“If we don’t start adding benefits…

New Resource: How to Build a Family Forward Community

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Through our Family Forward NC initiative, we’ve engaged with more than 6,200 employers across North Carolina and helped employers of all sizes and industries create and change their policies to make their workplaces healthier for employees and their families and…