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Angie Longacre

Angie Longacre
As a copywriter for CTI, Angie devotes her craft to promoting CTI’s valuable services and benefits for businesses. When she’s not commanding the keyboard, you can find her outside for a run with her dogs, searching for her next antique treasure, dreaming of her next trip to the beach, or lost in a good book.
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How the WOTC Helps N.C. Businesses in Tourism Tide

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jun 28, 2019.

Ride the surging surf, explore ghostly shipwrecks in the deep, survey exquisite historical mansions, ascend the beauty of the Great Smokey Mountains, watch clear water tumble from a fall, sample southern and coastal dishes...The list goes on. North Carolina brims with attractions and adventures, from the lush greenery of Asheville to the bright beacon of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. And more and more people are discovering N.C.’s abundant natural and man-made allure.

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Rocky Mountain High on Tech Growth

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jun 22, 2019.

State-of-the-art technology is no longer reserved for high-end corporations, secret government agencies, and sci-fi movies. Invisible “clouds” and “streams” of data have enveloped our analog world; virtual reality has blurred the border of actual reality; and lifeless, nonhuman eyes watch us wherever we go. Every day, many of us interact with the ‘latest and greatest’ technology, with devices and processes that even a few years ago weren’t yet possible.

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How to Conquer 4 Challenges of Today’s CPA

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jun 20, 2019.

Every industry and professional harbors unique challenges. For instance, police officers face dangerous criminals; for veterinarians, it’s uncooperative patients with sharp claws and teeth; carpenters, they strive to preserve all ten digits; and tightrope walkers…that darn gravity.

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R&D Tax Credits Can Help Businesses Win with Innovation

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jun 10, 2019.

1. South Korea, 2. Germany, 3. Finland, 4. Switzerland,
5. Israel, 6. Singapore, 7. Sweden, 8. U.S., 9. Japan, 10. France

Curious about this list? Could it be the top ten countries with the most registered cell phones? The countries that consume the most sea bass? Perhaps those with the largest population of professional chess players? Nope.

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How Can Employers Benefit from Giving Ex-Cons a Second Chance?

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jun 5, 2019.

Second chances. Songs have been written about the concept, movies made, proverbs spoken, and tales told. We grant them to our spouses, to our friends, our children, co-workers, and even strangers.

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The WOTC – Cooking Up Staff and Chopping Taxes for Restaurants

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated May 29, 2019.

Chances are, you or someone you know has at some point in their lives worked in a restaurant, bar, or coffee shop. Maybe you washed dishes at the local dinner after school to save up for that car; maybe your college roommate served up rich espressos between classes to pay for books; or perhaps your family member waited tables in a tavern to cover the bills.

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The WOTC and ATS – A Dynamic Duo of Integration

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated May 23, 2019.

Fish and chips. Batman and Robin. Steak and eggs. Hall and Oates. Bacon and…everything.

Some things are good all on their own: sink your teeth into a chunk of velvety milk chocolate or slip a spoonful of creamy peanut butter across your tongue. Yum. Now put them together…and you’ve got a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. “Two great tastes that taste great together.”

And sometimes they’re just better together.

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How the WOTC Helps Hotels ‘Keep House’ on Rising Costs

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated May 20, 2019.

The Days Inn hotel promotes its multi-national chain with a distinguishable rising sun, and until recently, the tagline: The Best Value Under the Sun. The slogan intended to succinctly convey the business’ value proposition dedicated to “providing value-conscious travelers with the best combination of warm hospitality and integrity for their money.”

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R&D Tax Credits Can Help ‘Unicorn’ Startups Gallop from Fairytales to Reality

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated May 11, 2019.

The mythical unicorn. A magical, winged equine distinctively ornamented with an elegant horn protruding from its forehead. Fabled to be rare and elusive, this peaceful creature has galloped from long ago tales of enchantment into modern reality as a common moniker for the uncommon or scarce.

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Where There’s a WOTC, There’s a Way

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated May 9, 2019.

How Employment Tax Credits Can Help Businesses Pay for Vital Worker Training

The gains we’ve made in our world through the centuries, we owe to men and women who doggedly pursued their goals. Undeterred by setbacks and roadblocks, if one path failed, they sought another - finding workarounds and alternate routes of forward motion until they found success.

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