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Conrad Church - President, Magazine Development, Inc.
Develops local magazines all over the Southeast

"It has been a pleasure to know Joe, first as a businessman, and then as a friend. Joe is great to work with and very professional in all of the business activities I have been fortunate enough to work with Joe on over the years."

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Education:

    Associates Degree:

    • Hotel Restaurant Management; CPCC, NC

    Executive small business certification; CPCC, NC

    Certified (TBA) Futures & Stock trader
    Certified public speaker (ESI) Ty Boyd Institute

    Associations:

  • Two-term Student Body President, CPCC, NC
  • President CPCC, Hotel Restaurant Association
  • Charter member Alumni Association; CPCC, NC
  • Board of advisers in church that family attended
  • Coach Pop Warner football – over 8 years
  • Commissioner of Football (Pop Warner) – local association








Dr. Roy D. Mason - President - Global Evangelism Ministries GEM website
I have known Joe for several years in many capacities. I know Joe to be a man of professional abilities, personal skills, and unquestioned integrity. Mr. Vagnone will work tirelessly for you and will be a great asset for your endeavors. I wholeheartedly recommend him to you.

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Accomplishments:

  • Publisher of a local magazine – start up of a women’s magazine
  • Owned and managed a variety of commercial properties; shopping centers, office buildings, office condos, office conversions.
  • Owned a Closet franchise - 12 person sales force; Increased sales by an average of 68% - 85% per month in less than six months. Increased closure rate by 22% in same time period.
  • Owned Area rights to a national restaurant franchise. Sold more franchises in 1 year than ever before in the company’s 47 year history for the same time frame.
  • Owned Area rights to a national coffee house Franchise; helped develop new territories that until then were void of the concept.
  • Owned and operated 42 restaurants inside office buildings and single tenant buildings. Supplied by a company-owned & operated 5,000 sf commissary. This operation at the time was the largest of its kind in NC and SC.
  • Owned and operated a Management Company with over 18 restaurants that focused on single-user buildings such as NationsBank Processing Center, Frito-Lay plant, Jordan Graphics, Schneider Trucking.
  • Owned video arcades (average size 2,500sf) located in Regional Malls in NC.
  • Owned and operated Vending Company with over 105 machines. Located in office buildings in the Charlotte, NC area.
  • Owned and operated a Mobile Disk Jockey business with over 15,000 songs and the largest selection of lighting and effects in the area at the time.
  • Owned Card Vending Business serving the hotel and motel industries.
  • Consulted with an Information Technology staffing company during their start-up and again during their buy-out by a national staffing provider.
  • General Manager of a national hotel franchise with over 220 rooms, 30,000sf of banquet facilities and a 6,000 sf full service restaurant and bar.
  • Plant Manager of the largest privately owned bakery in the state servicing national snack & pastry distributors all over the country
  • Consulted for a national auto maintenance franchise and helped owners set up a marketing program.