Volume 2 Issue 7: Sep 2, 2022


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Sep 7, 2022

Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Pageant: Pageant returns to teach life skills, inspire and represent the next generation

Photo provided by Miss Fayetteville Dogwood PageantMark your calendars for the most glamorous event of the fall! Executive Director of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Sarahgrace Snipes and Pageant Director Rhonda Whaley are proud to announce the 24 ...

Sep 7, 2022

Eco Solutions brings green ideas: Consultation company brings environmentally conscious guidance to Fayetteville businesses

Photo provided by Eco Solutions NCEco Solutions NC, a company providing environmental sustainability services in Cumberland County, is aiming to address the crises of today, while helping small businesses prepare for the future.  The compan ...

Sep 7, 2022

Career fair connects with military: The 2022 annual hiring our heroes career fair connects transitioning military community with job opportunities following their service

Photo provided by Faith HattonFort Bragg military base welcomed U.S. service members, veterans, and military spouses looking to start the transition to civilian life to the Iron Mike Conference Center for the 2022 Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit.&nbs ...

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Kennon Jackson
The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

The Arts Are Big Business in Fayetteville & Cumberland County! The Arts Create and Support Jobs, Generate and Sustain Revenue, and Build Community Vibrancy.

Posted Apr 1, 2024
The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County recently participated in the Arts and Economic Prosperity (AEP) Survey 6, an economic and social impact study of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry. According to this study, Arts a
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Sep 7, 2022

VentureSouth continues expansion: Angel Investment Group VentureSouth expands into new state

Photo provided by VentureSouthAngel investment group VentureSouth continues to expand across the Southeast region with the addition of its newest market, VentureSouth Chattanooga.  The Chattanooga, TN group will be the 19th market with the ...

Sep 7, 2022

Top NC credit unions ranked: Forbes Best-In-State Credit Unions 2022 list ranks NC credit unions chosen by consumers

Photo provided by ForbesTwo credit unions in North Carolina are receiving national recognition from Forbes with the release of the America’s Best Credit Unions in Each State 2022 List.  Out of three winners announced for North Carolina in l ...

Sep 7, 2022

Greater Fayetteville Chamber celebrates 2022 Annual Awards

Photo by Greater Fayetteville ChamberThe Greater Fayetteville Chamber gathered to honor and give recognition to local businesses and those who serve their community with the return of the Annual Awards. Chamber representatives held a virtual ceremony ...

Sep 7, 2022

Visitor spending hits $28.9 billion: All counties across North Carolina report seeing an increase in visitor spending in 2021

Photo provided by VisitNCThe North Carolina tourism industry is experiencing major bounceback following the COVID-19 pandemic that brought international and domestic travel to a near halt in 2020.  To track the numbers, Visit North Carolina ...

Sep 7, 2022

Planning for uncertainty

Nataliya Vaitkevich/PexelsIf you have lived long enough, you have probably heard the old saying, “There’s only two certainties in this world; death, and taxes,” made famous by Benjamin Franklin. While there’s a morbid sense of truth here, the prepara ...

Sep 7, 2022

Carolina Core Summit: The first ever Carolina Core Real Estate Summit to help educate and inform the community about potential development expansion projects

Photo by NC Carolina CoreRealtors, economic developers, government officials, builders, investors and other members of the business community are invited to Sanford to learn about a massive commercial and real estate development effort moving through ...

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In The Current Issue

Big help for small businesses: City of Fayetteville's Commercial Corridor Exterior Grant Program is working to revive and refresh small businesses

The Custom Concepts Body Works building located at 525 Cumberland St. is one example of successful utilization of the program. Funds can be used for paint jobs, window work and new signage for the businesses along with other exterior improvements. Ph

Boots to Business: The SBA’S entrepreneurial education and training program is open to active duty service members, Veterans of all eras and military spouses

 to L: Fayetteville Veterans Business Outreach Center Business Counselor Julius Cook, Small Business Center Director for Central Carolina Community College Terri Brown and VBOC Director Robin Livingston stand together following a successful B2B

Happy May, happy Mother’s Day!

The month of May is here and I can’t believe how fast the year is flying by! That being said, fathers, husbands, daughters and sons, it is important that if you’re reading this that you are aware that Mother’s Day is only two days away at the time of