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Starting off right: The Greater Fayetteville Business Journal is ready to find fresh, new stories in the new year

By Marty Cayton, posted 2 weeks ago

IS 2024 YOUR YEAR? Perhaps. A portion of our editorial calendar below highlights special focus themes that we will be covering this year: 

JANUARY 26 New year, New business 

FEBRUARY 23 Black Owned Businesses 

MARCH 22 Women in Business 

APRIL 19 Mentors & Mentees 

MAY 24 Mom-Owned Businesses 

JUNE 28 Mom and Pop Shops/Family Owned 

JULY 26 Government Contracting 

AUGUST 23 No-Nonsense Nonprofits 

SEPTEMBER 20 Education & Entrepreneurship 

OCTOBER 18 Scary Good Business 

NOVEMBER 15 Veteran Owned & Operated 

DECEMBER 20 That’s a Wrap 2024!

If you have any story ideas or know businesses in any of these categories that would be newsworthy, please reach out to us at

Next month, on Leap Day, Feb. 29, 2024. We will have our first Power Breakfast of the year called Leaping Forward. 

In collaboration with the Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation, we are bringing in Gerald Cohen, Chief Economist of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise which is part of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. 

When discussing the next Power Breakfast with Mr. Cohen, he shared, “Uncertainty abounds in 2024 in the economic and the geopolitical spaces - likely challenging decision makers in the business and policy realms.” 

He also shared some of the questions he will address at our next Power Breakfast: 

What is the trajectory of the economy and how will the Fed react to it? Will housing shortages abate? How does geopolitical uncertainty impact businesses and workers? What does this suggest for Fayetteville, as well as microeconomies in North Carolina and around the United States?

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