July 30, 2014

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 […]

Work-Based Learning program connects VGCC students with employers

The name is new, but Vance-Granville Community College’s Work-Based Learning program continues a longstanding practice of helping students gain the on-the-job experience they need to complement their classroom studies. The North Carolina Community College System recently changed the name of the Cooperative Education (or “Co-op”) Work Experience program to “Work-Based Learning” (WBL). The transition to […]

NCDA&CS to host food tasting event for NC Food Entrepreneurs Registration deadline is Sept. 9

RALEIGH – The Taste of Something Good event, aimed at helping individuals or businesses that have been selling a food product for at least 12 months, will take place in Charlotte and Burlington in October. The cost of the event is $20, which covers lunch and handout materials. Space is limited to the first 16 […]

VGCC Lunch & Learn on July 22 – Business Essentials

Join VGCC’s Warren Campus, Room W432, for a Lunch ‘N Learn on Tuesday, July 22 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM for a seminar entitled “Business Essentials” presented by the NC Department of Revenue.  The agency will cover basic requirements to help businesses in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be compliant. […]

Dataforge: Watch Us Build a Computer

We have a nice gaming system to build at Dataforge Wednesday afternoon.  We’ve got all the parts Tuesday and thought it would be a good opportunity to invite people in to see the process before delivering it to our customer.  If you’re interested in coming please contact us at sales@dataforge.us.  No charge, we just want […]

General Assembly Approves Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina has recieved full approval from the General Assembly. Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill into law on Tuesday, June 24 at a special ceremony in the Old House Chambers of the State Capitol. The public-private partnership will start operations this month. The Economic Development Partnership will operate as […]

Gov. McCrory signs Economic Development Partnership bill into law

Photo of bill signing from the Governor's Office website.

Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 1031 into law Monday afternoon. The N.C. Economic Development Partnership bill creates a nonprofit corporation to assist the N.C. Dept. of Commerce in fostering and retaining jobs and business development, international trade, marketing, and travel and tourism. This initiative has been a top priority for the governor and N.C. […]

VGCC and Chamber present free Tax seminar for Small Businesses

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Revenue and the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County, will present a free seminar, called “Business Essentials,” on Tuesday, July 22, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton (room W432). Lunch will be […]