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Platinum Group Partners

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Platinum Group partners with leading solution and service providers to achieve our shared goal of helping clients create success. We collectively work to address complex challenges businesses face in managing their organization. From financial support, HR guidance to legal advice, we invite you to meet our community of support!
 
HR PARTNERS
                             
 
Craft HR Solutions
Craft HR Solutions

We develop organizations and leaders. Growing a business is challenging, and the people you hire will be the cornerstone of your success.  But managing people is tough, and building an environment that drives long-term value doesn’t happen overnight. Craft HR Solutions is here to help develop your employees and organization, no matter where your company is in its life cycle. Whether it is employee coaching, talent assessment, organizational leadership, professional search, or HR outsourcing; we are here to help you navigate the challenges your business will face.

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McGuire, Wood & Bissette
McGuire, Wood & Bissette

The Employment and Labor Law Team at McGuire, Wood & Bissette provides tailored, practical guidance for all of your employment-related needs, whether you are a manufacturing employer with more than 200 employees or a non-profit starting out with just five. Employers rely on us to handle all aspects of employee-relations issues. Our Employment and Labor Law Team can draft policies, procedures and contracts; provide compliance training, advice and audits; and represent you in front of governmental agencies and state and federal courts. Employment law is not one-size fits all. Instead, to provide comprehensive employment advice, we need to understand your business to help you manage one of its most important assets — your workforce.

MWB Attorney Sabrina Presnell Rockoff visit website

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BUSINESS PARTNERS
                             
Kaplan CFO Solutions
Kaplan CFO Solutions

Kaplan CFO Solutions is a team of veteran CFOs who provide interim financial and business leadership for growing companies and those in transition. Combined, the principals of Kaplan CFO Solutions offer more than 250 years of financial and business management experience in a wide variety of industries. With a unique business model, diverse professional network and extensive business management experience, we help companies like yours overcome the challenges in realizing your goals.

Embedded Engagement: An embedded Kaplan CFO provides experienced financial leadership, without the cost of a full time C-level employee. It is designed for companies who need veteran financial leadership but are not yet ready for a full-time CFO. 

Project Engagement: A project engagement is ideal for companies who require specific expertise for individual projects, such as due diligence, debt/equity funding, debt restructuring or business plan development.

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McGuire, Wood & Bissette
McGuire, Wood & Bissette

Protecting and managing the intellectual property of your business — including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents — is often paramount to your continued success. The Intellectual Property Team at McGuire, Wood & Bissette can assist you with both preserving and realizing the value of this incredibly important business asset.

Trademark Specialist/Patent Attorney, Rebecca Crandall

Craft Financial LLC
Craft Financial LLC

Preparing for that next step in life isn't always easy. The road to financial stability can seem complicated, time consuming, and difficult — perhaps even a bit overwhelming. 

We offer a straightforward approach to building financial strategies focused around you, your schedule, your circumstances, and your objectives. We take the time to understand your needs, explain different options to you and earn your trust before offering possible solutions. By working with our Financial Services Representatives, you can take meaningful, manageable steps toward developing an integrated strategy to help achieve a secure financial future.

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Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors
Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors

The Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors (MARV) was created in 2010 and provides a source for professional restaurant and hospitality vendors in Western North Carolina. The network was developed out of the need for consistent, trustworthy, experienced personnel who provide quality products and professional services to the hospitality industry. MARV believes that our network works well because each of us holds each other to a higher standard due to our close referral relationships. MARV has continued to expand and currently represents over twenty companies – each contributing to the on-going success of our association.

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Colton Groome & Company
Colton Groome & Company

Experienced & Credentialed Retirement Plan Advisors since 1950

Colton Groome & Company services over 55 Retirement Plans, with 4,000+ participants across Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. Our plans range from high-growth startup entrepreneurial plans, to plans with $35M+ in assets. As an independent financial advisory firm, we utilize a provider selection process based on each employer’s personalized needs. With credentialed professionals and the experience that comes with 68 years in business, Colton Groome delivers national resources while providing local accountability, dedicated service, and knowledgeable skills in managing retirement plans. Our advisors are fiduciaries to the retirement plan sponsor and have retirement plan specific credentialing:

Matt Groome, CEO & Director of Retirement Plans
Certified Financial Planner™  (CFP®)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC)

Dave Nelson, Retirement Plan Coordinator
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS®)
Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®)

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BENEFITS PARTNERS
                             
Bankers Inurance
Bankers Insurance

We focus on you, the client, and endeavor to be your trusted insurance adviser to find the right fit to answer  your insurance needs. Using the combined resources and buying power of each of our locations, we negotiate better rates and products with insurance providers, all in the service of our clients. We also serve several niche markets to provide specialty insurance products.

We were formed by a consortium of community banks in 1999, but we trace our roots as far back as 1896, serving the insurance needs of local communities. Though we have grown to be a full-service, independent insurance agency, we are still structured to provide local client support and service at each of our 21 offices throughout Virginia and North Carolina.

Mike Atwood - Group Insurance

Kristy Wilson - Workers' Comp

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