David Worrell – Fuse Financial Partners

The business of America is business, but if you’re going to start one, you have to know how to manage it so it can stay afloat and even expand. When you’re the owner, you’re also the Chief Financial Officer – unless you want to hire one to do that job for you.

That’s where David Worrell of Fuse Financial Partners comes in. He’s a fractional CFO – someone who can do the work for you, when you can’t afford to hire a CFO full-time. He can help your business grow and make more money, and he’s joining us on the BrandBuilders Podcast to tell us a few of his secrets.


ReAnne Moyer – Lovely Bride

All girls like to dream about what they’ll be when they grow up.. and for most of them, that includes having a wedding someday. And what is a wedding without the perfect dress? It can take years of looking at dresses in magazines to know what you want, and when you finally need it, you have to find it. Our next guess can help.

One of our favorite brides joins us now on the BrandBuilders podcast and guess what… she has just opened her own bridal boutique with designer dresses girls will love. We welcome ReAnne Moyer, newlywed and owner of Lovely Bride bridal shop.


Linda Kirby & Sid Wood – Boingo Graphics

Making your brand stand out in our insta-ready world can be a challenge. How do you communicate your brand, your product, your service in a quick, eye-catching, and easy-to-understand format? Boingo Graphics in the business of making it happen.

Linda Kirby developed a love of “ink on paper” in high school and has worked her passion from her beginnings with Boingo in 1990. Sid Wood joined the team in 1994. They’re joining us now on the BrandBuilders Podcast to share how the business is evolving in the digital age, to stand out on paper.


Trish Hobson – The Relatives

It’s no secret the teen and preteen years can be tough years.. and sometimes, youth find themselves wanting to just run away from it all. We also know, that can create a lot of unsafe conditions for children who are vulnerable to crime and trafficking. The Relatives was established in 1974 for this reason – it is a safe place kids can go, while getting trained help to work on issues that can keep them with their families or another safe place.

Trish Hobson joins the BrandBuilders Podcast to tell us more about this important work being done right in the heart of Dilworth, on East Boulevard.


Gerard Littlejohn – Steve Smith Foundation

If you know anything about Panthers football, you know one of the greatest to ever play the game in Bank of America Stadium is Steve Smith Senior. And if you know anything about Steve Smith Senior, you probably know the phrase, “Ice up Son.” Well not only is the Panthers great in the Hall of Honor, he’s doing some very honorable work in the community.

The Steve Smith Family Foundation has committed itself to stopping domestic violence, and promoting the emotional, physical, medical, and spiritual needs of families. The Smith Family Wellness Center provides medical care for families, and events like the Strike Out Domestic Violence and Lace Up Son 5k raise money to support these programs. Gerard Littlejohn is their Executive Director and joins us now on the BrandBuilders Podcast to tell us more how the foundation’s work is running touchdowns for Charlotte.


Kim Brattain

If you’ve been around Charlotte for a while, you probably know the name Kim Brattain. She was a news anchor for 16 years at WSOC, where she won multiple Emmy and Associated Press awards. Since leaving the news in 2008, she has owned her own media company, Kim Brattain Media, where she has done everything from corporate videos to sports to live events to documentaries that have appeared in film festivals from coast to coast. She’s here to share how she built it all.


Exceptional Yoga

We all know yoga is a great exercise for mind and body. Bridget Zapolnik and Emily Reindollar also see it as a way for special needs children to get all the benefits of this great exercise, when far fewer sports are open to them. They started a program called Exceptional Yoga, and it is currently available to special needs students in more than 10 Charlotte-area schools. They join us, along with Noelle Glass, on the BrandBuilders Podcast today.


Jeremy Schumacher – Arcadia Homes

It’s no secret that Charlotte is growing fast — about 60 people a DAY fast — and all of those people need to live somewhere. While some move to apartments in and around uptown, others want houses, and that’s where our next guest on the BrandBuilders Podcast comes in. He builds really NICE houses. In fact, Arcadia Homes of Charlotte won Custom Home Builder of the Year from the National Association of Home Builders. That’s a pretty big honor, and their president and managing partner Jeremy Schumacher is here with us today to talk about building our community in a beautiful way.


Sakib Kadak – Axiom Path

Starting a business is tough, full of making the right decisions at the right time. We don’t always know the right path to take, which is why business consultants can help us a great deal as we grow and change, hire new employees, or upgrade our technology. Sakib Kadak is someone who can do that, with his organization Axiom Path. Axiom Path’s services range from recruiting and retaining top talent, to IT, to AI, to applied analytics. And he’s visiting us today on the BrandBuilders Podcast to explain how the right analytics can help any business.


Furnish For Good

We often hear about the struggles of living on the street… food, shelter, warmth, and the search for stable employment and housing. But once someone has secured a job and a place to live, what’s left over for basic necessities like a bed, or pillows, or a dining room table to eat on? Not much. Furnish for Good is a Charlotte non-profit that helps families with those necessities that are hard to come by after moving off the streets or temporary shelters, and into stable living spaces. They can furnish basic items families can’t afford after paying deposits for rent, electricity, and water. We have the founders with us today on the BrandBuilders Podcast to tell us all about how Furnish for Good got started.