Recent news about RLF and RLF clients.

Brooks Pierce attorney quoted on

June 8, 2018
Ryan Fairchild, an esports attorney with client Brooks Pierce, was quoted in an article on about player contracts the Esports Federation of India is looking to impose on professional video game players in the country. Read the story here.

InnerWill head discusses leadership with Hearth & Home

May 2018
Tom Epperson, president of client InnerWill Leadership Institute, spoke with Hearth & Home about key leadership traits needed for retail teams, including the ability to build strong relationships and knowing your own strengths and weaknesses. Read the story here.

Benefits of Camp Corral highlighted in Parade magazine

May 18, 2018
Our client Camp Corral was featured in Parade magazine. A feature in the   magazine’s “Heroes and Helpers” series, the article focuses on camper-turned-counselor Zachary Bodnar and the positive impact Camp Corral has had on his life. Read the story here.

First Bancorp CEO discusses role of community banks with Triangle Business Journal

April 9, 2018
Richard Moore, former N.C. state treasurer and the CEO of First Bancorp, the largest community bank based in North Carolina, spoke with the Triangle Business Journal about the bank’s recent expansion, future plans and the niche First Bank has created for itself. Read the story here.

Camp Corral featured in Military Families magazine

April 5, 2018
Camp Corral, which provides a free week of camp to the children of U.S. military veterans, was featured in Military Families magazine. The article discusses the history of the unique camp, as well as highlights the story of a former camper turned counselor. Read the story here.

Spectrum News profiles winner of First Bank’s “Dream It. Do It.” contest

March 30, 2018
RLF client First Bank, the largest community bank based in North Carolina, launched a campaign in the spring of 2017 to award $100,000 to help deserving individuals achieve their dreams. Spectrum News profiled Chase Clark, a 13-year-old who created a nonprofit to support deserving children-focused causes locally and globally. First Bank awarded her $5,000 to support her efforts. Watch the story here.

Brooks Pierce attorney discusses esports with Checkpoint Radio

March 17, 2018
Ryan Fairchild, an attorney with RLF client Brooks Pierce, has a growing practice focused on esports, or professional video game playing. He was interviewed by Checkpoint Radio, a satellite station focused on esports, where he discussed how he translated his lifelong love of gaming into a passion for representing players, organizations and other stakeholders in this quickly growing industry. Listen to the broadcast here.

Triad Business Journal discusses rapid growth of First Bank

March 12, 2018
The Triad Business Journal spoke with Adam Currie, regional market president for First Bank, North Carolina’s largest community bank, about the rapid growth First Bank has seen in the state. Read the story here.

InnerWill president highlighted on career website

Feb. 23, 2018
The president of InnerWill Leadership Institute was featured in an article on career website in an article on career lessons people can learn from classic villains. Dr. Tom Epperson spoke to classic Star Wars baddie Darth Vader. Read the story here.

UNCG international admissions featured in U.S. News & World Report

Feb. 1, 2018
RLF pitched the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for a U.S. News & World Report article on international college admissions. UNCG’s robust international student population and formal programs to support these students resulted in UNCG being featured predominantly in the article. Read the story here.

Chef at Morehead Foundry Profiled by News & Record

Jan. 24, 2018
Daryl Schembeck served as the executive chef at the United Nations, cooking for world leaders including presidents and the Pope, before moving to Greensboro, where he now serves as the chef at the Morehead Foundry, a group of unique restaurant concepts. Read the story here.

Brooks Pierce managing partner published in News & Record

Jan. 7, 2018
Reid Phillips, managing partner of RLF client Brooks Pierce, wrote an op/ed for the Greensboro News & Record on how the city’s history has shaped its core values and how those values can be seen throughout Greensboro today. Read the column here.

First Bank Named one of the best bank stocks in the U.S.

Dec. 18, 2017
First Bank, the largest community bank headquartered in North Carolina, was named to Yahoo! Finance’s list of the best performing bank stocks of 2017. Read the story here.

UNCG Psychologist featured in Redbook

Dec. 15, 2017
RLF pitched a UNCG psychologist to a Redbook reporter who sought sources for a story on relationship resolutions for the new year. Dr. Levi Baker, who created and manages the “Healthy Relationships Lab” at UNCG, was featured in the story that appeared in Redbook online, in print and on social media. Read the story here.

New York Times highlights the positive impact of Camp Corral on military children

Nov. 8, 2017
The New York Times featured RLF client Camp Corral and the meaningful work the organization is doing to support military families. The article explores the difficulties that the children of our military service members face and how organizations such as Camp Corral provide support for them and their families. Read the story here.

Corporate Capital Trust prepares for listing on NYSE

Nov. 2, 2017
RLF client Corporate Capital Trust, a non-traded business development company, announced its plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 14. Read the story here.

Abletalks founder featured in Autism Parenting Magazine

October 2017
Nancy Wells founded the non-profit AbleTalks to provide ongoing education and life skills to young adults with autism who had aged out of traditional services. She shared her personal story and advice for parents in a profile with Autism Parenting. Read the story here.

First Bank discusses emerging technology with News & Observer

Oct. 30, 2017
First Bank, the largest community bank based in North Carolina, was featured in an article on the Raleigh News & Observer discussing how banks were using various technologies to reach millennials. Read the story here.

WFMY highlights First Bank’s sponsorship of annual Race 4 the Greenway

Oct. 28, 2017
RLF client First Bank was the primary sponsor of Greensboro’s annual “Race 4 the Greenway,” a fundraiser for the city’s downtown greenway. The day of the event, representatives of the Downtown Greenway and First Bank appeared live on WFMY to promote the event. See the story here.

HAECO Americas executive highlighted in News & Record

Oct. 24, 2017
HAECO Americas’s named Doug Rasmussen as president and group director of its cabin services division. HAECO Americas provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services and aerospace manufactured products to commercial, government and private customers. See the Greensboro News & Record’s story on Doug Rasmussen here.

Owner of multiconcept eatery featured in Restaurant Hospitality

Oct. 17, 2017
Morehead Foundry and owner Lee Comer were featured in a Restaurant Hospitality article on the growing multiconcept operation trend. Comer was quoted on the benefits of running a multi-concept operation such as Greensboro’s Morehead Foundry and some of her goals for streamlining the process further.  Read the story here.

Forge fundraising campaign receives local coverage

Oct. 12, 2017
RLF partnered with The Forge, Greensboro’s makerspace, to help launch its new capital campaign. RLF created collateral materials for the campaign as well as provided media relations support. The campaign received a tremendous amount of coverage from local television stations and an article in the News & Record, which can be seen here, and in the Triad Business Journal, which can be seen here.

Business North Carolina casts spotlight on Shurtape

September 2017
Business North Carolina profiled RLF client Shurtape and the Shuford family which owns the company. Shurtape is one of the nation’s largest makers of pressure-sensitive tapes, producing adhesives for building and construction, packaging and other industries. Read the story here.

First Bank celebrates dreams with ongoing campaign

Aug. 23, 2017
RLF is proud to partner with client First Bank to celebrate the dreams of individuals across the Carolinas. First Bank is awarding $100,000 over the year to help people’s dreams come true. The first winner, Anita Autry, was awarded $15,000 to purchase an autism service dog for her son. See her amazing reaction here.

Camp Corral featured on WXII

Aug. 12, 2017
RLF client Camp Corral was featured by the Triad’s WXII for the amazing opportunity it provides to the children of wounded, injured ill and fallen military members. The segment explores the positive impact of the experience that military children have during their free week at Camp Corral. Watch the WXII segment here.

First Bank exec profiled by Triad Business Journal

Aug. 2, 2017
Adam Currie was recently appointed the Piedmont regional president of RLF client First Bank, the largest community bank based in North Carolina. The Triad Business Journal did a brief Q&A with Adam on his new role and the bank’s expansion into the Triad. Read the article here.

Camp Corral featured on CNN’s Headline News

Aug. 1, 2017
RLF client Camp Corral, a free summer camp for children with parents in the military, was featured on Headline News’ Good Morning Express with Robin Meade. A producer and camera crew spent a day filming this segment at a Camp Corral site in upstate New York. View the segment here.