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Old 10-12-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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I wonder what that baby cost to charter?

That is about as big a plane as can land at PGV. They'll get to the point where those are making regular appearances at PGV eventually.
Looks to be around 60k, but not sure what East Carolina pays.

But gosh, I reallly would love to see round-trips to NYC, Atlanta, Tampa, somewhere else.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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The Football team flew out of Greenville on the way to New Orleans on an A320.

I still think our airport could currently handle larger planes than the twin-turboprops and twin-jets USAir currently run. Some competition would definitely drive down passenger cost there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A320_family
I didnt realize the stopped flying out of kinston
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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That $90K branding consultation has brought Greenville a new logo and motto:



In all the sections of this board I've never seen a thread nor comment where someone was seeking a logo or slogan in their decision-making equation. I also doubt business suitors care about these things. The use of the word "company" is interesting, since we don't have a lot of companies itching to set up headquarters here.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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^ well, I like it.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:24 AM
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That $90K branding consultation has brought Greenville a new logo and motto:



In all the sections of this board I've never seen a thread nor comment where someone was seeking a logo or slogan in their decision-making equation. I also doubt business suitors care about these things. The use of the word "company" is interesting, since we don't have a lot of companies itching to set up headquarters here.
I could've created that logo and motto for a fraction of that cost..
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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I didnt realize the stopped flying out of kinston
I forgot the reason why they flew out of Kinston, but IIRC, it wasn't because of the longer runway. Plus, who wants an extra hour bus ride each way, on top of a flight.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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I could've created that logo and motto for a fraction of that cost..
I know the fee included marketing advice and trend info, but they probably could have gotten that info for next to nothing from a helpful ECU phd. The logo and slogan could have come from ideas and submissions from the community. $90K is a nice chunk of change and could have been allocated elsewhere. It's only worth a cost if the consultants directly brings employers or investors to town. They don't, so why pay for something you can do yourself?

Mostly, unless your brand new at doing something, I'm against consultants. They get paid to tell you things you should already know to function in your business. About ten years ago the company I work for hired a couple of these clowns, and it's been downhill ever since. Not that they caused it. Like I said, if you're experienced and feel the need to pay for advice, you're probably in trouble.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Winterville
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I know the fee included marketing advice and trend info, but they probably could have gotten that info for next to nothing from a helpful ECU phd. The logo and slogan could have come from ideas and submissions from the community. $90K is a nice chunk of change and could have been allocated elsewhere. It's only worth a cost if the consultants directly brings employers or investors to town. They don't, so why pay for something you can do yourself?

Mostly, unless your brand new at doing something, I'm against consultants. They get paid to tell you things you should already know to function in your business. About ten years ago the company I work for hired a couple of these clowns, and it's been downhill ever since. Not that they caused it. Like I said, if you're experienced and feel the need to pay for advice, you're probably in trouble.
100% agree. Even more so in a government setting. It seems all to easy for accountability to go out the window. At least in the private sector you're never going to make the same mistake as a business owner because YOU lost the money but in government contracts no one seems to care because it's not their dime so they're not to critical of the work.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:32 AM
 
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100% agree. Even more so in a government setting. It seems all to easy for accountability to go out the window. At least in the private sector you're never going to make the same mistake as a business owner because YOU lost the money but in government contracts no one seems to care because it's not their dime so they're not to critical of the work.
Unless its publicly traded company in the private sector in which case they really don't care bc its shareholder money..
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:24 AM
 
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Looks to be around 60k, but not sure what East Carolina pays.

But gosh, I reallly would love to see round-trips to NYC, Atlanta, Tampa, somewhere else.
They talked about DC for a while. Does anyone know if they are ever going to do it?
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