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ACC Charlotte Hosts Tour of Hydroponics Farm

Shumaker was proud to sponsor the ACC Charlotte’s annual manufacturing facility tour and networking event in March of this year. The tour, hosted by Rogue Farms Urban Hydroponics in Charlotte, NC, was led by owner Nicole Burnette who educated event attendees on the history of the farm, sourcing of plants and equipment, and the impact their farm has on the community. Following the tour, Siu Challons, Chair of the Art Department of Queens University and local artist Nick Napolentano presented on the Old Masters with a discussion on their impact on modern art.

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The Cat’s Out of the Bag: How to Manage a Cybersecurity Breach and Defend Against Liability


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Shumaker was the proud sponsor of an interactive discussion on Cybersecurity and Data Breach this morning. Together with the ACC, Charlotte Chapter’s Manufacturing Affinity Group, Shumaker sponsored a panel discussion: The Cat’s Out of the Bag: How to Manage a Cybersecurity Breach and Defend Against Liability (sponsored by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP)

When: September 15, 2016 8-9:30am Café Monte


Scott La Porta, Shumaker, Moderator

David A. Katkowski, Special Agent, FBI Charlotte

Kevin Zolot, Assistant US Attorney, Western District of NC

Grady Kellogg, Lockton Companies

JoAnne Laffey Abed, Bright+Co. Marketing Agency

James Bitzes, Ernst & Young

Panel Discussion: Managing a cybersecurity breach can be a daunting task and the ramifications of a breach can be detrimental to your supplier and customer relationships, your employees, and your most valuable business assets. This Q&A Session will be led by a panel of experts including representatives from the FBI, the US Attorney General’s Office, and the Cybersecurity Consulting, Insurance, and Public Relations industries who help manage these issues every day. They will answer your questions regarding cybersecurity breaches as they relate to your supply chain, your employees’ and customers’ personally identifiable information, and your confidential information/IP Assets.









Shumaker attendees included: David Conaway, Scott La Porta, Warren Kean, Jim Culbreth, Josh Hayes, Heidi Team and Cheryl Elgin.