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.

RLF Client 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.

Brooks pierce partner discusses new drone laws

July 28, 2017
Brooks Pierce partner Stephen Hartzell was quoted in the Triangle Business Journal on recently passed drone regulations in North Carolina and their potential impact on businesses and hobbyists. Read the article here.

first bank transition featured in triad business journal

July 26, 2017
RLF client First Bank, the largest community bank based in North Carolina, acquired Carolina Bank in March. The weekend of Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, these branches will be converted to First Bank branches. Read more from the Triad Business Journal about this transition here.

strategic growth of RLF client First bank highlighted

May 31, 2017
The Pilot, based in Southern Pines, North Carolina, highlighted the rapid and strategic growth of First Bank, which is poised to become the largest community bank in North Carolina through both recent acquisitions and organic growth in key markets. Read more here.

Brooks Pierce attorney discusses cybersecurity risks with triangle business journal

May 16, 2017
Will Quick, an attorney with RLF client Brooks Pierce spoke to the Triangle Business Journal about the risks that medium and small businesses face when it comes to cyberattacks. Because they have fewer defenses in place, small and midsized companies are facing increased threat from hackers, he said. Read more here.

Brooks Pierce’s art collection highlighted in news & observer

May 14, 2017
RLF client Brooks Pierce accumulated an art collection with more than 50 unique pieces by North Carolina artists when renovating its Raleigh office in 2016. The Raleigh News & Observer featured the art collection in an article on corporate art collections. Read more here.

RLF expands team with two communications managers

May 12, 2017
RLF welcomes two new communications managers, Brianna LaRouche and Madison Croxson. They will each work with multiple client accounts in varied disciplines during their time with us. Learn more about their distinct backgrounds and thoughts on joining the team here.

camp corral ceo profiled on today parenting

May 10, 2017
Mary Beth Hernandez, CEO of RLF client Camp Corral, was featured on TODAY Parenting for her amazing role as both a leader of a nonprofit organization and mom to two teenagers. The article explores the intersection of Mary Beth’s professional journey and motherhood and how she’s maintains a healthy balance. Read more here.

First Bank’s “Dream it. do it.” campaign highlighted on wfmy

May 8, 2017
Joe DePasquale, the president for the Triad region of client First Bank, appeared on local CBS affiliate WFMY to talk about the bank’s “Dream It. Do It.” campaign. The year-long contest will give $100,000 away to deserving families in North Carolina and South Carolina. Learn more about the contest here, and watch the WFMY interview here.

First Bancorp CEO featured in American banker

May 3, 2017
Richard Moore, CEO of RLF client First Bancorp, was interviewed by American Banker on the bank’s recent transformation from a mostly rural bank to the largest community bank in North Carolina. Moore discussed both recent acquisitions by the bank, its plas for the future and what sets First Bank apart from its competitors. Read more here.

Investmentnews reports on corporate capital trust’s hopes to list

April 6, 2017
RLF client Corporate Capital Trust, a $4.4 billion non-traded business development company, filed plans with the Securities Exchange Commission to pursue a listing on a public exchange. Leading financial trade publications InvestmentNews examines why Corporate Capital Trust is pursuing this option and what it means for shareholders. Read more here.

RLF featured in worldcom video on “fake news”

March 20, 2017
RLF President and CEO Monty Hagler is one of six representatives of WorldCom Group member PR agencies featured in a video recently produced by Worldcom on “fake news” and how it is impacting PR professionals. In conjunction with the video, WorldCom also conducted a survey and found that half of its members have had to counsel clients on fake news in the last 45 days. Read more about the survey here, and see the video here.

RLF President quoted in the burlington times-news

March 19, 2017
RLF President and CEO Monty Hagler recently met with the board of trustees of Alamance Community College to discuss how to run a successful bond campaign. The meeting was covered by the Burlington Times-News and Hagler was quoted extensively in the article. RLF has managed the communications for several successful bond campaigns, most recently for the City of Greensboro in 2016. Read more here.

U.S. News & World Report Quotes AbleTalks Founder

March 13, 2017
Nancy Wells, the founder and director of RLF client AbleTalks, a nonprofit that provides continuing education for adults with autism, was quoted in U.S. News & World report. The article focused on how parents should talk to their children about autism. Read more here.