Volume 3 Issue 11: Nov 3, 2023


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Nov 9, 2023

Bigger and better: A Dickens Holiday returns to Downtown Fayetteville with expanded footprint and new additions

While A Dickens Holiday welcomes guests as they are, event-goers are absolutely encouraged to dress up - PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE OF FAYETTEVILLEThe City of Fayetteville is home to many festivals and community events throughout all sea ...

Nov 9, 2023

Help for home buyers: Fayetteville-based real estate agent Kai 'Hollywood" Murphy breaks down what financing options are available for homebuyers in NC

When we think of the “American Dream” something along the lines of a car and a house with a white picket fence and a family will most likely come to mind. Growing up in America we’ve been conditioned to believe this American dream is achievable to an ...

Nov 9, 2023

Questions & Answers: Cumberland County Manager reflects on past year of progress

Grier worked with the City of Roanoke from 2021- 2022 before moving to Cumberland County. Prior to that, he served as Deputy County Manager in Guilford County, NC, from 2015 until 2021 and as Assistant County Manager and Chief Finance Officer for Ora ...

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Diane Cherry
North Carolina Military Business Center

Camp Lejeune and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment

Posted Mar 1, 2024
Camp Lejeune is the largest Marine Corps base in the eastern United States with approximately 36,000 active-duty military and 5,700 civilians. The base is in the process of electrifying its government-owned non-tactical fleet and installing electric
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Nov 9, 2023

A catalyst for growth: Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation celebrates completion of new projects and prepares for long-term development

A 140,000-square-foot facility located on Corporation Drive. Fayetteville has the talent to meet the needs of large businesses, and now we have the facilities to accommodate them as well - PHOTO PROVIDED BY FCEDCAs the sixth largest city in the Carol ...

Nov 8, 2023

And the winner is… The Greater Fayetteville Business Journal shines a light on the winners of our first ever Health Care Heroes event

We at the Greater Fayetteville Business Journal would like to thank the medical community for a successful first ever HealthCare Heroes event held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Highland Country Club. Here are this year's This year's 2023 HealthCare Heroes award recipients. ...

Oct 19, 2023

Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce announces new Consumer Protection Division

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber has announced the establishment of its new Consumer Protection Division, an initiative dedicated to promoting consumer rights, ensuring fair business practices, and fostering a trustworthy business environment within ...

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In The Current Issue

Full time family: Ross I.T. Services co-owner Kellie Ross finds balance between family and running a business

From right to left: The Ross family includes Ross I.T. Services Founder and Co-owner Sam Ross, the youngest in the family Caroline (7), Co-owner Kellie Ross and oldest daughter Hannah (14). Photo provided by Kellie Ross.For the past 18 years, Kellie

Not for profit, for people: CFVH Foundation Vice President shares about her experience navigating motherhood as a working professional

Brooks shared that her favorite part of the role that she has now is working with donors and helping them take their philanthropic investment in health care and see it put to use. Photo provided by CFVH.Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Vice Preside

Publisher's note: Finding solutions

In May, the Greater Fayetteville Business Journal celebrated small business month and Mother’s Day! In an effort to further recognize both of these important events, we have assembled a few stories highlighting working mothers and “mom-owned” small b