Meet Our Speakers
Since 1998 I have been involved in business and activities to support the very small and home-based business owners who have needs and issues not generally addressed by business consultants. Creating a sense of community among these entrepreneurs, both online and locally, I encourage collaboration and creative problem solving for those start-ups who are not yet able to pay for professional services. Helping entrepreneurs grow, especially during those important early days, is extremely rewarding to me.
Specialties: Specializing in text writing, web site development for organizations and creative affordable marketing for small businesses, non-profits, and churches. Create websites and teach Search Engine Optimization, social media and blog set-up and training.
I am married to a wonderful person named Dicksy. We have two wonderful children named Drake and Rosey. Our family is mostly in York County. My wife and I grew up here and were away for about 10 years. We came back and built our home here. I started my business as a writing business and have evolved it into a web marketing firm (RevenFlo). I have become very involved over the years in economic and community development. I have written and spoken on the topic many times and continue to do so. Music is a big part of my life. I play music at work and at home. I have been in bands most of my life, but have gone large breaks between them as an adult. I have always written creatively as well. My degrees are in creative writing. I am always working on a book (at different paces, at different times). I love to create things that have positive effect
Randy Pelliserio is Catawba Regional Development Corp.’s Senior Lending Officer. Randy has over fifteen years of experience in commercial lending and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from East Carolina University. Randy and his wife Ruth have owned and operated a small business for over six years in the greater Charlotte, NC area. With Randy’s lending experience and background as a small business owner, he adds a unique experience to working with clients.
Frank is a native of Columbia, SC. After high school Frank served four years of active duty in the United States Army as a Paratrooper. He is a Desert Shield/Desert Storm combat veteran where he earned the Army’s Accommodation Medal. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the military he pursued higher education. Working a full time job by day and attending classes in the evenings he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Coker College and a M.B.A. from Webster University.
Frank has twenty plus years of experience in the financial service industry. Some of his professions include: Realtor, mortgage banking associate, quality control team leader and mortgage underwriter. In addition, Frank was employed as an Assistant Vice President with Bank of America for 11 years. In 2001, he started there as a Consumer Credit Risk Management Officer and spent the final 10 years on the bank’s Small Business Banking /Government Lending team. In 2012, Frank joined the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Lender Relations Specialist in the South Carolina District Office. In this position, he is primarily responsible for training, recruiting and managing the relationship of lenders participating in the SBA’s Loan Guaranty Program. He also serves as the district’s veteran representative and instructs the Boots to Business workshops.
Known as “The SMART Guy” – Success Means Acquiring Right Thoughts – Anthony DeNino is the Founder and President of CORe – Creating Our Reality, Inc. He is a person who believes that a positive attitude and living in a state of gratitude for all we do have, are the keys to a truly happy and impactful life. Through his Creating Our Reality motivational talks, he feels we all have the ability to achieve all our goals in life…then exceed them. He customizes ALL of his speaking engagements and workshops based on client needs, that allows him to formulate THE BEST way to help them succeed. Additionally, putting his 25 years in the corporate world to great use, he conducts trainings, workshops and seminars focusing on such areas as: Sales, Customer Service, Effective Communication, Leadership and Employee Relations.