Up & Coming Weekly

February 23, 2021

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 2, 2021 UCW 7 JUN 16 JUN 27 225 RAY AVE. SUITE 165, FAYETTEVILLE (910) 483-8133 | FAYBIZ.COM U P C O M I N G E V E N T S JUN 16 JUN 27 JUN 30 T H U R S Virtual Speed Networking Every Thursdsy 1:00 PM Register Online Space is limited M A R 2 Business Networking Breakfast 9:30 AM Sponsored By On-After Pub & Grub M A R 30 Building Business Capacity Workshop 12:00 PM Register Online SPOTLIGHT ON OUR AMBASSADORS Jonathan Proffitt Financial Advisor, EdwardJones Serving as Chairman of the Chamber Ambassadors is just the latest through which Jonathan gives back to the community. He spends a considerable amount of his time working closely with the Chamber because he says it represents the single best focal point whereby businesses work together and receive the help they need to thrive in today's complex business environment. Jonathan is an EdwardJones financial advisor who helps individual investors focus on their financial goals and find ways in which to reach them. He is s single father of three boys, and a veteran of the Army having served at Fort Bragg. He is a graduate of Campbell University with a Master's Degree in Trust and Wealth Management, and he continues his service as a member of the United States Army Reserves. Amidst all of this, he still carves out time to volunteer with several other local community groups and coordinates events for local businesspeople. Cindy Stroupe Senior Sales Manager, Carolina Specialties International (CSi) Cindy met her current employer Ann Marie Swilley, in 1983 and has been working with her in Fayetteville for 38 years. A classically trained dancer by trade, Cindy quickly found her second career at CSi/Carolina Specialties, a Promotional Marketing/Screenprint and Embroidery Company right here in Fayetteville. Cindy is an avid Beach Music fan and loves to dance. She's also a new Grandmother, and is looking forward to spending lots of time with her newest Blessing! "My job gives me a great opportunity to meet and see many faces in our community every day, so it meshes very well with being the Co-Chair of the Ambassadors for the Greater Fayetteville Chamber, Cindy said. "CSi is a longtime Chamber member, which has afforded me the opportunity to help our growing community. I look forward to meeting you!" Gary Rogers Account Executive, Beasley Media Group A former Ambassador Chairman and Ambassador of the Year, Gary serves as the Board Liason to the Ambassador Committee. As part of the Beasley team, he represents Fayetteville's favorite radio stations including WKML 95.7FM, The Big Stick Foxy 99, Bob 96.5FM, Old School 107.7 Jamz, Sunny 94.3 and Fayetteville's newest radio station MyKISS Radio 93.5FM. He works with businesses to create campaigns and marketing strategies to reach the over half a million listeners served in a 14-county radius. Among the many blessings in his life, Gary invests time at Breezewood Church on the Media Team and in Children's Ministry. He is also an overwhelmed new father of an incredible son named Charlie and says he truly hit the jackpot when his wife Jennifer said, "Yes" over two years ago. "My constant goal is to get better at life every day," Gary said. "I want to learn something new and most importantly, I always want to set a good example as so many did before me."

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