Banking & Finance

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 ...

Aug 12, 2022

Economic concerns affect spending: Consumer spending patterns show more caution toward everyday spending

Sharon McCutcheon/UnsplashIn recent months, areas across the country have witnessed spikes and drops in the economy. For some this works in their favor, however, the biggest trend across the board is people being more cautious with their money.  ...

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Madison Howard
Systel Business Equipment

Systel Business Equipment: More Than a Copier Company

Posted Aug 30, 2022
POV: The year is 1981; it’s the dawn of a technological revolution. You’ve just purchased the new Sony Walkman and hit play on your favorite cassette. The blue screen of death is displayed on your clunky PC, the CPU is whirring, but you can hardly he entire article
Jul 19, 2022

KS Bank Loan Production to hold ribbon cutting ceremony in Dunn

On Thursday, July 21, the Dunn Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new KS Bank Loan Production Office location. Located at 118 North Wilson Avenue, the event will begin at 11 a.m. with tours and r ...

Jul 6, 2022

Halted taxes and holidays: What can drivers expect at the pump over the holiday?

The data shows that gas prices will be the highest a 4th of July holiday has seen yet, which may come as no surprise. But, GasBuddy says that the prices may see a decrease before the holiday arrives. PHOTO BY EVERGREENS AND DANDELIONS/UNSPLASH.In the ...

Jul 5, 2022

Bragg Mutual Federal Credit Union acquires two branches

Bragg Mutual Federal Credit Union announced the acquisition of  the member relationships at the Fayetteville and Kenansville branches of Piedmont Advantage Credit Union as of July 1. This acquisition was voted and approved by the PACU membe ...

Jun 8, 2022

Build NC: Fitch Ratings emphasizes growth, resilience in commentary on Build NC bonds

Fitch Ratings reported that revenues for FY 2021 were better than anticipated, bringing in $1.56 billion. FALAQ LAZUARDI/UNSPLASHFitch Ratings, an internationally recognized and award-winning provider of credit ratings, commentary and research, recen ...

May 25, 2022

Local financial literacy authors to host workshop for children

Financial literacy authors and advocates, Crystal McLean and Kishanna Heyward, have teamed with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County to help the youth understand the value of money in fun, interactive and creative ways. Children in ...

May 12, 2022

Economic growth and development: Regional educational institutions fain insight from industry leader on entrenpreneurship

Local colleges are at the forefront of the discussions on economic development and growth as they are preparing students to enter the workforce. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY AND UNC PEMBROKE.In the past month, Fayetteville State U ...

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Systel Business Equipment: More Than a Copier Company

Madison Howard - Marketing Team Leader, Systel Business Equipment
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5 Things to Remember Regarding Your Copier Contract

Drew Smith - Director of Communications, Copiers Plus
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How Quickly Can I (or Should I) Sell My Business?

Thomas Kelsey - Owner, Transworld Business Advisors of Fayetteville

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TeamLogic IT Acquisition: TeamLogic IT of Eastern North Carolina joins largest franchise network under new ownership

Photo provided by TeamLogic ITTeamLogic IT of Eastern North Carolina will be switching to a new owner after six years of service to the Fayetteville and surrounding communities. This branch of the franchise, which has teams in Fayetteville, Rale