Sponsors

First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank

At First Citizens Bank, our values have been the basis of the way we've done business for more than a century. Integrity means focusing on the needs of each individual client, and it means providing sound financial advice based on the client's needs, not ours.

Our common-sense approach to doing business comes from our century of experience. We also value consistency, because consistency builds trust. Doing business the same way for more than a century means that customers trust that the bank we are today is the bank we'll be tomorrow. Our values are, and will always be, the foundation of our relationship with our clients.


McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A.

Asheville, NC law firm McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. provides a wealth of experience and quality legal work through a wide range of services for business, industry and families. The core of the firm's philosophy is a set of shared values which influences how each client matter is handled: with integrity, honesty and enjoyment of the work at hand. These values result in solutions that comprehensively meet clients' business and legal challenges.


Johnson Price Sprinkle Certified Public Accountants

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JPS is a leading accounting firm in Western North Carolina, providing innovative financial solutions created specifically for small to mid-sized businesses. We move clients forward by giving them the power of a national firm with the attention of a community-based one. Our team is committed to providing a level of knowledge, experience and resources designed to help you be greater.


 

 

Meridith Elliott Powell                                                                          

A body in motion stays in motion, a body at rest stays at rest. Sir Issac Newton discovered the law. Meridith Elliott Powell made it her business. If you want to be successful today, you have to keep moving. Gone are the days of long and involved planning sessions, training academies and skill development programs. You need to innovate and change while your business is growing. You need new ideas and new programs that work with your schedule. The kind that develop your team while you’re still producing, and the kind that provide cutting edge skills that both motivate and create results. You need MotionFirst!


 

Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is committed to providing knowledge, education and other supportive resources that enable existing small and mid-sized businesses, emerging entrepreneurs and local/state leaders to innovate and succeed. Through the experience and skill of SBTDC staff across our statewide network of 16 university-affiliated offices, we are able to reach and serve a diverse client base and quickly support their changing needs.