Joe Finley-President of Castle Branch
Castle Branch, one of the top 10 background screening and compliance tracking solutions companies in the nation, provides organizations of all sizes with industry leading employment screening products and services.
With a wide array of background screening, drug testing and compliance management solutions for your entire workforce, we have what you need to make safe and informed hiring decisions.
A true industry leader, we remain at the forefront of technology continually offering new products and services that make a real difference in people’s lives.
As an accredited member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), CastleBranch is held to the highest standards in the industry – less than five percent of screening providers hold this accreditation.
Jessie Williams – Founder of Edge of Urge
Never one to pass up the opportunity for adventure, in 2002, Jessie Williams packed up her belongings and moved from Chicago to Wilmington, North Carolina. Opening up shop in a tiny 400-square foot space (let’s be honest, it was a storage closet), Jessie started selling handmade clothing accessories designed by her and her friends. Offering up a valuable retail space to other local designers, her business model would act as a launch pad for like-minded, risk-taking, passionate, some people may call them crazy, designers, creators, and artists.
Sandra Bates- CEO and Founder of The Innovation Partners
Sandra Bates is an international speaker, author and consultant in the field of innovation and social innovation. She has worked with Fortune 100 companies as well as start-ups, with non-profits and government agencies. She was a major contributor to the book What Customers Want (McGraw-Hill 2002) and is the author of The Social Innovation Imperative (McGraw-Hill 2012). She is a board member for the Edison Awards (international innovation award organization), TICBioMed (Murcia, Spain), and a co-creator of Franchise for Humanity (Palo Alto).
She moved to Wilmington two years ago from Austin, TX.