Business happenings/events, and related coverage for Eastern North Carolina and beyond.

Wendell Public Works Wendell NC “Hometown Heroes” Recognized (8/10/2017) - Universal Chevrolet Honors Wendell Fire and Public Works Department Employees By Lee Spitznagel, Universal Chevrolet Wendell Fire Department and Public Works employees were treated to a meal this past Wednesday. As part of Universal Chevrolet’s commitment [...]
Downtown Farmville, North Carolina. Source: The Farmville Group Farmville NC Investors Plan Shark Tank Interviews Day (8/3/2017) - By Bert Smith and Jamin Dixon, The Farmville Group Farmville Sharks are hungry to bring innovative and entrepreneurial retail ideas to their downtown business area. The “Sharks” — seven local business people interested in helping [...]
Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Photo: Frank Whatley. Jobs, Transportation Event in Rocky Mount on Aug. 4 (8/3/2017) - By Meaghan Lynch (Butterfield) and Nicole Meister (Trogdon) Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will host “Jobs First: Building for Our Future” in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on Friday, August 4, 2017, starting at 10am. North Carolina [...]
Business Happenings Business Events, Workshop Opportunities in August 2017 (7/29/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training and networking. Note that regular Chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads groups, are not [...]
Vendor Opportunities at Fall 2017 Eastern NC Events (7/17/2017) - The events listed are seeking vendors for events later in 2017. Contact information and registration form links have been provided if available. Wendell Harvest Festival Planned for October 6-7, 2017, this annual event is organized [...]
Business Events, Workshop Opportunities in Late July (7/16/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training and networking. Note that regular Chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads groups, are not [...]
Prescient Co. New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility. Source: Prescient Co. Arvada CO Construction Tech Company Moves Headquarters to NC (7/13/2017) - Prescient Co. Expands Manufacturing Capabilities to Supplement Colorado Plant and Better Serve East Coast Markets Prescient, a fully integrated and patented design, engineering, manufacturing and installation solution for the construction industry, is moving the company’s [...]
Congressman Butterfield with Small-Toney and Mr Toney. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC. Swearing In Ceremony Held for Rocky Mount City Manager (7/12/2017) - By  Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Rochelle D Small-Toney was sworn in Monday evening as the city of Rocky Mount’s first female city manager. The ceremonial swearing in included a host of Small-Toney’s family [...]
Rochelle Toney, Rocky Mount NC's first female City Manager. Source: Tameka Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount NC to Celebrate Historic First at Upcoming Events (7/7/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Since February 1, 2017, the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina has been celebrating 150 years. During this time, Rocky Mount has shaped history and celebrated many firsts, [...]
Infosys to Bring 2,000 New Jobs to NC by 2021 (7/7/2017) - Will be One of Four Infosys Innovation and Technology Hubs in America By Ford Porter, NC Office of the Governor Global business consulting and information technology company Infosys has selected North Carolina’s Research Triangle region [...]
Best states to start a business, ranked. Source: Surprise! North Carolina Ranked as Best State to Start a Business (7/2/2017) - Fit Small Business Publishes Comprehensive Ranking of the 50 States By Sarah Johnson for Fit Small Business While it may not completely surprise you that North Carolina ranked as the #1 state to start a business, did you [...]
Business Events Coming Up in Eastern NC’s Five County Area (6/27/2017) - Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training and networking. Note that regular Chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads groups, are not included. Check with, or [...]
Barnes Tractor donated for NCSU farm. Source: Kiersten Cooley, Flint Group. Family-owned Business Donates Massey Ferguson Tractor to NCSU’s Research Farms (6/19/2017) - Barnes Equipment and Massey Ferguson Improving Agricultural Research Opportunities for North Carolina State University Students By Ashley Barnes, Barnes Equipment Barnes Equipment, a family-owned and operated business based in Sims, North Carolina, has teamed up [...]
Source: Joetta L. Pittman, Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount NC. Free Business/Nonprofit Workshops in Rocky Mount NC (6/2/2017) - By Joetta L. Pittman, SCORE Library Liaison, Braswell Memorial Library Brought to you by SCORE and Braswell Memorial Library, the monthly “1st Tuesdays for Business & Non-Profits Workshops” business programs are held at the in the second floor [...]
Source: Twin Counties Young Professionals. Twin Counties Group Offers Free Slate of 8 Business Seminars (5/30/2017) - A series of lunch and learns organized by the Twin Counties Young Professionals group provides information, networking, and lunch too. The Slate of Eight seminar series is held every second Friday, until December. The next seminar is Boost Your [...]
Source: NC Small Business Center Network/Community Colleges. Free Small Business Seminars at NashCC in May 2017 (5/8/2017) - By Jo Anne Cooper, Nashville Chamber of Commerce A reminder that Nash Community College (NashCC) offers free Small Business Seminars throughout the year, with several coming up this Spring. The seminars listed below are held at the community [...]
$135,000 Grant to Aid Eastern NC Healthcare Clinics (12/30/2016) - NC Association of Free & Charitable Clinics awarded $135,000 grant to aid in Hurricane Matthew recovery at Eastern NC healthcare clinics Grant will help clinics return to full strength in serving the uninsured By Randy [...]
Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount NC holds programs for all ages. Source: Braswell Facebook page. Upcoming SCORE Business Tax Workshop at Braswell Memorial Library (12/15/2016) - By Joetta L Pittman, Braswell Memorial Public Library SCORE and Braswell Memorial Library will be hosting seminars geared toward small business owners, nonprofit managers, ENC Small Business Centers, and schools. Registration is open for “Tax Implications [...]
Source: Nashville NC Chamber of Commerce. Don’t Miss Nashville’s Last “First Friday Coffee” of 2016! (11/30/2016) - The Nashville Chamber of Commerce invites local residents and public servants to join its members for a cup of coffee on the first Friday of each month. The final “First Friday Coffee” of the year is Friday, [...]
Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Logo, Knightdale NC. Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Gearing Up for “2017 Economic Forum & Forecast” (11/17/2016) - By Patrice Bayyan, Across the nation and North Carolina there are key trends of technological unemployment, globalization, aging and the changing skill needs of the workforce. It opens up the question: What’s the impact? [...]
Zebulon Next crowd settling in for the presentations. Photo: Kay Whatley. Zebulon Next Conference Spotlights Growth Potential (10/7/2016) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Did you miss it?  The first Zebulon Next — an Economic Growth Conference — was held on October 6, 2016, by the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce. Business managers, bank representatives, town commissioners, the Mayor, sponsor [...]
Downtown with lights. Source: Zebulon Chamber of Commerce, Zebulon NC. Zebulon Next Conference Invites Public to Hear the Future (9/21/2016) - Registration is open for the inaugural Zebulon Next — an Economic Growth Conference organized by the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce.  This one-day event is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:45am to 10:30am. Denise Nowell of the Zebulon Chamber [...]
Creative Startups Southeastern Creative Entrepreneurs Compete For $50,000 In Funding (5/23/2016) - Released by Siobhan Olson (Feisty PR) and Margaret Collins (Center for Creative Economy) Creative Startups, the world-class program that helps creative entrepreneurs develop business models and identify venture capital funding, has launched its newest business accelerator program for [...]
Source: Rachel McInturff, O2 Energies. Bunn Solar Farm Construction Progressing (9/15/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Twenty-eight acres of Bunn are being covered by a solar array that will provide energy for close to 400 homes. Additionally, the Tax Base Increase for the town is projected at [...]
The Strange-ness: Ice Cream and Banking Together (9/15/2012) - A bit of odd news from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A local ice cream shop has started a bank, of sorts, that provide ice cream interest without the usual banking fees. Oh Yeah! Ice Cream And Coffee [...]