Being Bruce -: June 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vanity Post - Bruce Brown, Exploding with Energy and Loving Leland

Thanks much to Kristy and Justin Williams for including me in the Behind the Business feature for the summer issue of NBM Magazine. Hilary Brady, who wrote the piece, and Logan Wallace, who took the photos, both did outstanding work and I've only had positive comments and feedback.

If you're interested, to read just the text, you can click here Bruce Brown: Exploding with Energy and Loving Leland

To see the whole article including photos in the magazine (with a nifty online magazine viewer that turns pages just like you were reading the real thing, click on this link) NBM Magazine Online Viewer.

The article is complimentary and I appreciate that, but it also demonstrates the first class publications, professionals, and services we have in Leland and how we work to support each other in this dynamic place during these exciting times.

Take It to the River!!

Saturday evening Marge and I went on a Cape Fear River dinner cruise on the Henrietta III, a riverboat that docks at the downtown Wilmington Riverwalk.

We sorta took the night off (imagine that!) so there aren't a lot of photos, but we did have a good time. The cruise, which lasts about 3 hours, first goes north up the Cape Fear River and then turns south, going down just past the Wilmington Port. We couldn't resist taking a few shots of one small part of the impressive port operation as we cruised by.

We also asked a fellow passenger to take this obligatory record shot, hoping the downtown scene (which by then was pretty lively) would show up, but the exposure is too dark. But we had fun on the cruise and recommend it (or a similar boat ride) for anyone who wants to get a sense of Downtown Wilmington's location between pretty much quiet, undeveloped river property and the active shipping port.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

NBCC Ribbon-Cutting for Walgreen's June 26, 2009

This was a quite a week for the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, capped off by a Friday noon-time ribbon-cutting at the Walgreen's pharmacy in front of Magnolia Greens in Leland, NC. The security system display screen below captured the gathering NBCC members.

Jeff Harvell came in laughing as usual.

Frank Williams and Jamie Shoemaker were just a little bit more serious.

Dana Fisher, Monica Clark, and an intentionally silly Justin Williams (here doing his infamous duck impression) sampled the zero calorie vitamin drinks.

It was pretty warm Friday but we gathered at the ribbon.

And had a successful cut!

NBCC Executive Director Terry Grillo and Walgreen's General Manager Joshua Cooke.

Friday, June 26, 2009

NBCC Annual Meeting (Party!) June 25, 2009

Scenes from this year's North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting:

As you can likely tell, our meetings are unanimously fun!