Volume 1 Issue 15: Dec 22, 2021


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Jan 7, 2022

New hotel: Fayetteville lodging industry is Army strong

From tanks to self-propelled rocket launchers, Fort Bragg soldiers drive a lot of big vehicles. Soldiers and their families also drive the local economy. Now, with two decades of major deployments over, Bragg is back to its full complement of more th ...

Jan 7, 2022

The Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center calls on businesses to host drives during the holiday season

For nearly 60 years, the Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center has filled a need as the community’s blood bank, thanks to continual support from local volunteers who choose to give blood to support patients in the area who need donations. Since th ...

Jan 7, 2022

Where is print headed? Experts say print is a viable marketing option for intentional readers

Over 1,800 newspapers have closed in the U.S. since 2004 and about 90 local newsrooms closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, poynter.org reported. As more communities lose access to local news and newspapers close, the future of print media looks ...

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Jeanette Omdalen
Highland Roofing Company

Seven keys for a successful rooftop bar and patio

Posted Apr 19, 2022
Rooftop bars and patios are becoming popular features as developers of office space, multi-family housing, restaurants and hotels look for new and creative ways to provide employees, residents and guests with a unique experience. While being out
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Jan 6, 2022

Lumbee Guaranty Bank: Celebrating 50 years of serving the community

Lumbee Guaranty Bank is going strong 50 years after it was founded, but the company had humble beginnings. "The origination of the bank was essentially due to a group of businessmen in Pembroke, North Carolina, who perceived a need for banking s ...

Dec 29, 2021

Chambers of Commerce move forward after the pandemic

Chambers of commerce provide valuable resources and relationship connections that can be vital to the growth of a business. Joining a Chamber of Commerce can significantly improve visibility, connect to local government affairs, provide resources for ...

Dec 16, 2021

Fazoli's acquired by global franchising company

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. announced in a press release today that it has finalized the acquisition of Fazoli’s from funds under management by Sentinel Capital Partners. The acquisition totalled $130 million. At present, Faz ...

Dec 14, 2021

Will gas prices stay down over the holiday?

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, some businesspeople are tying up loose ends before taking some time off to enjoy the Christmas season; others are planning to skip town earlier; some businesspeople are continuing with work as usual. Re ...

Dec 10, 2021

VentureSouth named one of top ten angel investment groups in North America

VentureSouth was recently recognized by the Angel Capital Association as being in the top ten angel investment groups in North America. This is the fourth time that VentureSouth has received the recognition.  VentureSouth was recognize ...

Dec 7, 2021

Study shows Sampson and Duplin County residents have positive feelings toward renewable energy efforts, agriculture

Graphic provided by CHS & AssociatesA recent survey conducted by CHS & Associates indicates that Sampson County residents have positive feelings toward their local community. Five hundred registered voters in Duplin and Sampson Counties ...

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Top 10 Places to Visit and Do Business in the Town of Hope Mills

Casey Ferris - Board President, The Hope Mills Chamber of Commerce
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Where has all the Hunting Land Gone?

Alex Keith - Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Property Manager, Tom Keith & Associates, Inc.
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National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program: What is it and Why is it Important?

Diane Cherry , North Carolina Military Business Center

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