August 28, 2014

NC Unemployment Debt Drops by Nearly $2 Billion

The unemployment insurance debt owed to the federal government by North Carolina has dropped by nearly $2 billion under the reforms implemented by Governor Pat McCrory. The news was reported August 13 in a statement released by the Governor’s Office. After recent tax collections, that debt now stands at $597 million, down from the $2.5 […]

VGCC Upcoming Small Business Seminars – Energy Savings & Networking

The Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College will be offering the following free small business seminars the week of August 25th:     SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE Register Small Business Energy Saver Program Through the new Small Business Energy Saver Program, your business could be eligible to receive substantial […]

Ideal Fastener Corporation to Expand Facility in Granville County

Ideal Fastener Corporation has announced it will be expanding its facility in Granville County. The company plans to create 155 jobs in Oxford by the end of 2019 and invest more than $5.7 million. Ideal Fastener Corporation is a privately held company established in 1936 and is the second-largest zipper manufacturer in the world. The […]

VGCC – How to Start a Business the Right Way

Join us on Thursday, August 14th from 2-4 PM for HOW TO START A BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY.  In this seminar you will learn the basic points of starting and running a business that go way beyond the business plan. This seminar was developed specifically to teach people the most important things they need to […]

Henderson Vance Chamber of Commerce Leadership Vance Graduates

Shown at the Leadership Vance Graduation are, from left; Pictured front row: Annette Roberson, HVCC Membership Director; Antonia Pedroz, Vance County DDS Director; Felicia Dunston, Wal-Mart DC; Emilee Johnson, Maria Parham Medical Center; Ruth Brummitt, Triangle North Healthcare Board member; Erin McIntyre, Maria Parham Medical Center; second row: Pastor Ron Cava, First Baptist Church; Morris White, NC Cooperative  Extension, Vance County Center; Vanessa Shortley, The Daily Dispatch; Angela Pugh, Vance County Schools; Joretha Johnson, Triangle North Healthcare Board member; Kristi Salmons-Ellenberg, VGCC; Pam Norwood, Magnolia Management; Pastor Randy Mann, Central Baptist Church; Earl Walker, CenturyLink.  Not Pictured: Mario Moore, P&G Pet Care; Pat Pearson, City of Henderson.

Leadership Vance Class of 2014 graduated 16 business leaders on Monday, July 14th, 2014.  The graduation ceremony took place in the Fellowship bldg. at Central Baptist Church with Chamber Board Chair Jenny Hester and Chamber Membership Director Annette Roberson on hand to congratulate the leadership graduates. Hester on behalf of the Chamber’s Board and staff […]

Obama Administration Achieves 2013 Small Business Federal Procurement Contracting Goal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the federal government reached its small business federal contracting goal for the first time in eight years, awarding 23.39 percent in federal contracts to small businesses totaling $83.1 billion of eligible contracting dollars. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet made the announcement at a press conference held at […]

VGCC hosts seminar on Small Business Networking

Anita Hicks, seen here speaking in the VGCC Civic Center at a women’s business luncheon. (VGCC photo)

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a free seminar, entitled “Networking Tips That Can Grow Your Small Business,” on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. In this seminar, Anita Hicks will teach participants why networking is important for small businesses, how to […]

VGCC Warren Campus to hold seminar on Business Start-up

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a free seminar, entitled “How to Start a Business the Right Way,” for Thursday, Aug. 14, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton. In the seminar, instructor A.J. Ware will teach participants the 17 basic points of starting and running […]

Aug. 27 workshop offers advice for food businesses

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is sponsoring a free workshop, “The Business of Being in Business,” from 8:30 to noon on Aug. 27 at the McKimmon Center. The workshop will address trademarks, sales tax and business structure. “Learning the ins and outs of running a business can be a […]

VGCC South Campus hosts Tax Seminar for Nonprofits

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Revenue, will present a free seminar about sales tax refunds for nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the college’s South Campus (1547 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor). This hands-on workshop is intended to help nonprofits […]