Pittsboro, NC – This year’s Chatham Chamber annual meeting will take place virtually on November 18, 2020 from 10 am to 11:30 am. The main topic for the event is “Entrepreneurship and Navigating through Crisis’
Awards will be presented for the following:
- Small Business of the Year (sponsored by BB&T now Truist)
- Distinguished Business Person of the Year (sponsored by Fidelity Bank)
- Citizenship and Service (sponsored by Duke Energy)
- Young Professional of the Year (sponsored by Mountaire Farms)
- Chamber Ambassador of the Year (sponsored by the Chatham Chamber)
- Board Leadership (sponsored by Indira Everett Board Chair & Duke Energy)
This year’s Chatham Chamber annual meeting speaker lineup:
Jeff Nischwitz is the Founder and Chief Story Debunker of The Nischwitz Group, a speaking, consulting and coaching company that transforms people and organizations. one story at a time! Jeff helps businesses accelerate revenue, develop effective leaders, nurture high performing teams, and execute on their objectives.
Beginning as a successful lawyer, Jeff first modeled courageous change when he left the corporate law firm where he was a partner to take a leap into entrepreneurship by creating his own law firm. After building and growing that firm into a northeast Ohio success story, Jeff did what few dare to even consider: he left that which he knew and which was successful to go in search of his true calling. For Jeff, getting by or merely succeeding without loving what he does was not acceptable.
Like many entrepreneurs, Jeff’s journey had many twists, turns and yes, stumbles. After several years of trying to “fit in” to the traditional corporate and business world, Jeff once again leapt into his life when he founded Think Again!, which has now evolved into The Nischwitz Group.
Jennifer Gordiano attended Central Piedmont Community College for Dental Assisting and has been practicing for more than 10 years. She first became interested in real estate after buying her family’s first home. She remembers the feeling of excitement when receiving the keys to their new place and that is something she enjoys doing for others!
Jennifer’s goal as a Realtor is making sure she meets her client’s needs regardless of what stage they are in during their real estate search. Gordiano uses her real estate experience to ensure that every homebuyer and seller is provided with excellent service.
Gordiano lives in Pittsboro with her husband, Jesus, and their two daughters.
A native of the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Joshua Esnard is a classic example of the American Dream. Since immigrating as a young child, Joshua has grown from humble beginnings to a wildly successful entrepreneur with millions in global product sales in less than two years of business operation. After being featured in Forbes, GQ, and Black Enterprise and landing a deal with Daymond John on Shark Tank, Esnard has become a highly sought after entrepreneurial, business, and motivational speaker and consultant.
As the inventor and CEO of The Cut Buddy, in less than two years Esnard has seen his company transform from a garage business to a viral success and industry leader in the beauty sector with a multi-million-dollar valuation. Josh communicates in a way that will inspire and motivate you.
Antonio L. McBroom is a visionary business executive, a Real Estate & Franchise Developer and specializes in Catering and Special Events.
McBroom is the franchise developer of Ben & Jerry’s with retail and business locations throughout North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. Antonio grew up in rural North Carolina and earned the Morehead-Cain scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While attending college he began his journey with Ben & Jerry’s in 2004, “Scooping his way up” from minimum wage scooper to shift leader to shop manager. He later seized the opportunity to purchase the Chapel Hill shop in 2008, becoming the youngest franchisee in the company’s history. Antonio became a multi-unit franchise operator in 2012, first growing operations within the triangle and triad regions of North Carolina, and then growing regionally in the Atlanta metro, central Florida, and greater Houston metro area. Antonio and his “Team Primo” have innovated by propelling the off-premise category by double digit sales growth annually. The company is currently a global sales leader for Ben and Jerry’s system wide.
Antonio holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently resides in North Carolina with his wife, Emma, and their two children.
Ashleigh Glover is a woman in ownership and leadership. From humble beginnings, Ashleigh was raised by a single father and an alcoholic mother who was in and out of jail, she defeated the odds against her. Throughout her life, she has challenged the status quo and continues to rise above any obstacle.
Glover is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist. She earned a graduate degree from Campbell University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is soon pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education. She is currently serving as the membership committee chair for the North Carolina Counseling Association and as an Ambassador for The Chatham Chamber.
This year’s annual meeting is being sponsored by Chatham Hospital and Carolina Meadows.