February 9, 2016

VGCC Food Truck Entrepreneurship program coming to Warren County

Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer its Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship Workshop Series in Warren County for the first time. This series of courses for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry is unique in the North Carolina Community College System. A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business Center and Personal Enrichment […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Access Counseling Services

A ribbon cutting was held on Tuesday, January 19th for Access Counseling Services to celebrate the company’s membership with the Chamber and to showcase the business and all that it has to offer.  They were joined by friends, family and local dignitaries to celebrate their opening.  All guests were treated to tasteful treats and beverage […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – M.R. Williams, Inc.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at M.R. Williams, Inc. to showcase their business and new expansion of their facility.  Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, M.R. Williams, Inc. hosted a Business After Hours for a fun evening of networking! Great food was offered along with beer, wine and beverages. It was a fabulous way to […]

NCDA&CS to host fifth annual Food Business Conference in Greensboro April 5

Registration is open for the fifth annual Food Business Conference, which will be held April 5 in Greensboro. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host the conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Greensboro-High Point Airport Marriott. It is geared for people interested in expanding their food business in North […]

VGCC to offer Craft Artists Entrepreneurship program in Oxford

Vance-Granville Community College is offering a course designed specifically to help creative local residents with skills in arts and crafts to succeed as entrepreneurs. The “NC REAL Professional Craft Artists Entrepreneurship” program will be conducted at the Granville County Expo & Convention Center in Oxford on Tuesdays from 6 until 9 p.m., Feb. 9 through […]

North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves More Than $3 Million in Funding

On December 17, the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 15 grant requests totaling $3,039,244. The requests include commitments to create a total of 219 new jobs. Building Reuse Program grants/loans approved: Town of Nags Head (Dare County): A $500,000 grant to support the reuse of a building by Peak Resources – Outer Banks, […]

NC Farm School: An educational value for new and transitioning farmers

NC Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce the launch of the Eastern Piedmont NC Farm School for new and transitioning farmers in Franklin, Nash, Wake, and Warren Counties as well as surrounding areas!  The program was developed to provide a resource to the numerous people visiting the local Cooperative Extension offices seeking help to grow […]

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative announces grant recipients

The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 12 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in the state. “Exciting and promising work is happening in North Carolina in terms of bioenergy research, study and development, and I am pleased this grant funding is helping advance bioenergy opportunities and potential […]

Top Five Job Creation Announcements for 2015

Local and state leaders work side by side to recruit companies to North Carolina and assist those already here to grow and expand. In today’s competitive environment, NC Commerce has several economic development programs, including our Job Development Investment Grant reimbursement program. 2015 represented a vigorous year once we hit July 1st when the NC […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Propel GPS, LLC

Propel GPS, LLC held a ribbon cutting on December 8th to celebrate the expansion of their offices at 946X Crossroads Shopping Center on Highway 39.  A Chamber member for over 2 years, the company opened in Henderson over 3 years ago.   Company owner and CEO Rick Burtner welcomed attendees to the event which was […]