Saturday, November 20, 2010

Photo Shoot at Tryon Palace

So many of my posts this year have been about our work at Tryon Palace - work of which we are extremely proud.

Our positioning for Tryon Palace was approved in April, the creative campaign was chosen in June, so now it was time for the photography shoot. We spent three days last week in New Bern - one of my favorite new places, by the way. We really enjoyed the process and met some great folks along the way. I'm attaching a couple of photos from "behind the scenes".

We expect the print ads to begin running in February 2011.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Charles Aris, Inc. is New Client

I am very pleased to announce that Charles Aris, Inc., a multinational executive search firm, is our newest client.

Based in Greensboro, NC, Charles Aris, Inc. is known for its strategic and professional approach to searches for its clients. With over 20 search professionals, the company has completed searches in 37 states and 12 countries around the world in a broad range of disciplines.

The company was founded over 40 years ago by Mitch Oakley, who is Chairman of the company. He has just promoted Chad Oakley to be President and COO of the firm. We'll be handling all of their public relations and media relations work, in addition to establishing Chad as a national speaker in the areas of retaining and recruiting talent.

Welcome Charles Aris, Inc. to The Harris Partners!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Topping Off Ceremony for New Cancer Center at Duke

I wrote this time a year ago that we had broken ground at Duke for the new Comprehensive Cancer Center building.

Well, I attended the topping off ceremony last week where the last beam is hoisted into place, along with an evergreen tree to keep "evil spirits" away. We all got to sign the beam before it was lifted away, and I also signed my parents' names and my brother's. They would be so proud to see how far we've come.

It was thrilling, to say the least, to watch that beam be put into place. I've attached a picture here. Look closely, and you can see the white beam and the tree!

The building will be finished in 2012!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Miracles Do Happen!

If you've ever wondered about this, you can stop now!

I wrote a little over a year ago about my dear friend, Dr. Neil Spector, who is an oncologist at Duke. After battling cardiomyopathy for 12 years as a result of Lyme disease, he received a heart transplant in July 2009.

I'm pleased to report that Neil is back at work and thriving! I had lunch with him a couple of weeks ago, and was so grateful to be able to spend some time with him and reflect over the last 16 months. He's writing a book about his experiences over the last 12 years, and I made him promise I'd get one of the first ones - autographed!

Now he's turning his attention to starting the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Clinic at Duke. A terrible disease. How grateful we all are for his vision - and good health!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Election Day 2010

I am very pleased and proud to say that our candidate, Judge Lindsay R. Davis, Jr., was re-elected to the Superior Court, representing Guilford County.

I love politics, and really enjoy representing candidates that are worthy of holding public office. Judge Davis is that kind of individual.

We need more like him!