Business All-Stars is a group of Chamber members that have dedicated themselves to volunteering 1 free hour of consultation services in their field of expertise. If you are a member of the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, these experts are here to guide you through tough decisions and steps you may need to take within your business and professional life. Meet your Business All-Stars below.
A graduate of North Iredell High School and Davidson College, Ashton is an award winning insurance agent with over 20 years experience. He is a Partner with Griffin Insurance and directs 3 of their 6 offices. Two located in Statesville at 125 E. Front St. and 1410 Shelton Av. The other in Mooresville at 227 W. Plaza Drive. He leads a staff of 23 employees and also assists Nationwide regionally with sales training. Since joining Nationwide/Griffin Insurance, Ashton has helped make Griffin Insurance a perennial top producing Nationwide agency in NC and the U.S., having been named Agency of the Year in NC and an All Star (Top 12 Nationally) on multiple occasions. He serves on the board of directors for the Mooresville HealthReach Free Clinic, and the “Hope at the Lake” charity board. In his free time Ashton enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, golfing and singing with the choir and praise team at Williamson’s Chapel UMC.
Kevin Martin has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and over 15 years of experience in Internet Marketing. Kevin is the owner of New South Marketing in Statesville and enjoys helping businesses with all their Internet related needs.
Their services include:
· Web Site Design
· Mobile Web Site Design
· Online Interconnection ManagementSM (OIM)
· Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
· Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
· Social Media Marketing
· Video Marketing
· Web Application Development
William P. Morgan, Jr. founded Capital Management Group of the Carolinas, Inc. in 1990. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1985, and completed post-graduate studies at the American College/Wharton School. He is a member of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, the Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Philanthropic Planners, and the National Ethics Bureau. William has been named to Who's Who in Finance and Industry 1999-2012. He was named a Top Wealth Manager by Bloomberg magazine in 2000. He was nominated for "Outstanding Advisor" by Registered Rep magazine 2001-2005, and "Top 40 Under 40" by Charlotte Business Journal for 2002 and 2003. Capital Management Group of the Carolinas, Inc. has been named by Charlotte Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Financial Planning Firms in the Charlotte area 2006-2011.
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As the owner of Morrow Insurance & Associates, it is a pleasure to serve our community as a Chamber Business All-Star. I would like to share the business experiences of the last forty years in sales, marketing and business ownership. In particular, the last twenty-two years as I have owned an insurance agency for fourteen of those years. Owning my agency has been a dream come true for me. I feel that assisting other business owners in their accomplishments and also in areas of opportunity for better results should be offered by a man who wants to see others grasp the opportunity to fulfill their business dreams. I look forward to working with you.
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A life-long resident of North Carolina, Jermain attended UNC Charlotte and was a full scholarship athlete. He has nearly 20 years of business and commercial banking experience, with much of it tied to risk management, loan review, and making final loan decisions as a Sr. Credit Officer. In 2016, Jermain was asked to make a transformative decision within the bank and become a Commercial Relationship Manager due to his extensive background of understanding exactly what was needed to help businesses achieve their financing and growth goals. His ability to assess each company’s position and determine how best to suit their needs will have a lasting effect on the region, as his approach is not to simply sell products, but rather, offer a consultative attitude in helping businesses get the most out of their operations. Jermain serves as a Capital Bank (formerly CommunityOne Bank) representative throughout the I-77 corridor, and places a strong emphasis in helping Statesville reach its full potential. Also, his local branch partner on Broad St. here in Statesville serves as a good resource to answer many questions related to personal banking, consumer loans and mortgages. Capital Bank: One bank, One team, One customer at a time.
I have over 15 years in the insurance and financial services industry ranging from sales and back office operations to leading national teams of call center insurance agents representing multiple insurance companies. My experience covers commercial and personal insurance as well as investments. During that time I also served on municipal and chamber of commerce boards in my community. I firmly believe in doing things to help others and better my community while making sure people are properly protected. With State Farm you have the backing of the best company and reputation in the country, along with a remarkable team in my office that truly cares about what they do. Having represented many of the insurance companies out there and can honestly say that State Farm is the best! State Farm has been around since 1922 and has over 100 products and services to help people manage everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. I am pleased to be part of the community and the process of helping people.