Panda was a writer at heart. His family had always owned a business since birth so when it was time for him to take it over he did so, though he brought with him his love of the written word. The business not not been focused much on the art/writing part of things but Panda decided if he wanted the business to be a reflection of the new era…it needed to reflect himself. So he began to write stories which spoke of his brand and of how he would be running the business. They were filled with passion and inspiration for where he would be taking the business. He wrote stories about his family, struggles and customers he had met growing up in a family business. This not only presented a strong brand to customers but gave them a taste of what kind of leader he would be.
Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the business success rate by providing visibility and resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs (CEOBlogNation.com), podcasts (CEOPodcasts.com) and videos (CBNation.tv). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing agency providing digital marketing services including web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. Gresham is proud a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. He also is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program ’16 and recognized by the Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40.