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Happy May, happy Mother’s Day!

By Faith Hatton, posted 4 weeks ago

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 this issue’s publishing. 

It’s ok, don’t scatter, there’s still time to find something meaningful and sweet to give to the mom in your life. (Unless you just so happen to be reading this on Sunday, May 12, in which case it’s time to break out the coupons.)

There is plenty to do in the City of Fayetteville to help make your mom feel special.

On Saturday, May 11 the Cool Spring Downtown District is offering Mother’s Day Carriage Rides from 1-9 p.m., the Crown Complex is hosting their annual Mother’s Day Celebration and if in doubt a good old fashioned plan for breakfast in bed never fails! 

While I am not yet a mother, I have to take a moment to appreciate all the working moms in our lives and communities. These women not only potentially experienced the joys of childbirth, but are also finding the daily balance between work and home life, boss and mom life and give up so much to be able to both provide for and raise their families! 

We plan to showcase some of these amazing mothers in our special issue for this month highlighting mom and women operated businesses! We are accepting recommendations on some mom owned businesses within the Greater Fayetteville Business Journal’s coverage area that could be featured in our next issue! 

But for now, we hope you enjoy this current issue featuring the economic impact on tourism, just in time for those high travel summer months, a highlight on business resources being offered by the City of Fayetteville (page 3) and the latest news on the new and improved Harnett Regional Jetport expected to host its first guests on May 18! 

Happy Reading! 

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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