Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What Should Wilmington's Brand Be?

Inspired by Cape Fear Future, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's latest Power Breakfast, held on Tuesday, September 22, tackled the subject of Wilmington's brand. Journal Publisher and CFF Leadership Team member Rob Kaiser asked the audience to think about the image that came to mind when he mentioned several cities, including Savannah, Charleston, Raleigh, and New York. Each has a clear brand that is readily identifiable, but what about Wilmington and the Cape Fear area?

The five panelists who debated the issue included Melanie Cook of Coastal Carolina Tomorrow; Tom Looney, Cape Fear Future's entrepreneur in residence; Jeff Morvil, president of Morvil Advertising and Design; Chad Paul, managing partner of Harbor Island Partners and Rick Randall, CEO of Trans1 Inc. Learn more about their thoughts on Wilmington's brand by reading the Journal's follow-up coverage: "Wilmington Brand Debated at Breakfast Event"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Report Shows How Employers Can Impact STEM Education

NC Magazine has reported that the US Chamber's Institute for a Competitive Workforce is supporting a new study that outlines what employers can do to improve the way science, technology, engineering and math are taught. STEM is a Cape Fear Future priority area.

The report, called “The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy” was conducted by the Carnegie-IAS Commission on Mathematics and Science Education. There are four general areas in which the report urges action:

1) Place mathematics and science at the center of education innovation, improvement and accountability to enable higher levels of learning.

2) Establish common standards and assessments for the nation in mathematics and science.

3) Improve math and science teaching, including new ways of recruiting teaching talent.

4) Redesign schools and systems to deliver excellent, equitable math and science learning.

Read the entire article in NC Magazine online.