Hickory Community Meeting

September 28, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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CVCC Corporate Development Center
2664 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602

opic: Trends in Colloboration:  How strategic partnerships have transition to today's expectations and industry requirements

Speaker: James Brendle

James Brendle


This presentation's topic is Entrepreneurship - Launching a Lifestyle Change. It is about working through bumps and leveraging successes to grow a profitable business from scratch.

Born and raised in Asheville, NC, he attended Western Carolina University prior to moving to Charlotte at age 20, to find better Foosball competition and better work.  He started his first technology company, less than one year later.  He and his Partner grew the business to over 50-employees providing IT solutions for professional firms, construction companies and other businesses for over 32-years, until it was acquired in 2010.  Among other celebrities, he spent three days training Johnny and June Cash, in their house, on a new system.  Today he is the current president of two companies, a 19-year old technology company (owned by a previous employee of his) and a distribution company providing a new mobile-first collaboration suite. 

Considered an expert and pioneer in the collaboration industry by many, his first collaboration venture began in 1999 as WebEx’s first Partner east of the Mississippi.  This company was started, managed and operated solely by him as a part-time venture, also acquired in 2010.  Clients included Duke Energy, EDS, Campbell Soup, Family Dollar, non-profit, financial, engineering, architect and other professional firms.  After raising three children, a few trips and a brief semi-retirement, he is back at it.  He loves coffee, people, challenges and technology.  No longer playing competitive Foosball, but don’t bet him ten dollars.

This is a working meeting designed for PMI Chapter members in the Hickory Metro area.

PDU Category: Technical

POC: hickory@pmi-metrolina.com

Community Chapter Meeting 

As a means of helping chapter and local community members who are certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) satisfy the continuing education requirements for re-certification, PMI Metrolina Chapter arranges its monthly meeting schedule to allow a 1 hour PDU training session to be incorporated into its normal meeting.

Topics presented during these sessions are designed to not only satisfy the PDU requirement for re-certifying as a PMP, but to also provide wide appeal to people involved in project management regardless of whether or not they are certified PMPs. The 1-hour sessions meet the educational requirements to qualify for 1 PDU credits for maintaining PMP® certification or to meet the requirement for attending 35 hours of formal project management education prior to applying to sit for the PMP® exam.

The sessions are open to all.


$10.00 Member Registration

$12.00 Guest Registration