Business

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

Business Happenings Eastern NC Business/Networking Events & Workshops Dec. 2017 (11/22/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training or networking opportunities. Events take place around the five-county area — Franklin, Nash, Johnston, [...]
Ribbon cutting at Knightdale Chamber's Red Ribbon Showcase on November 16, 2017. Photo: Nadia Ethier New Knightdale Area Businesses Recognized at Chamber Event (11/17/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly ribbon-cutting ceremony for small businesses at Knightdale Station Park on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Showcase is held each quarter by the Knightdale Chamber of [...]
DreamFest 2018, Wilson, North Carolina. Source: Upper Coastal Plain Business Development Center‎ Apply to DreamFest 2018 for Opportunity to Attain A Business Dream (11/17/2017) - DreamFest 2018 is A “Shark Tank-like live event”. Whether you decide to compete in the business plan competition and oral presentation to a panel of judges, or just attend in support of your favorite local small business start-up [...]
Source: Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, NC Knightdale Chamber Announces Small Businesses at Nov. 16 “Red Ribbon Showcase” (11/12/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly “Red Ribbon Showcase” — a group ribbon-cutting ceremony for new “small business” Chamber members. Members and the public are invited to come out to the Showcase [...]
Hurricane flooding. Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety. $15 Million Program Available to Help Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Matthew (10/25/2017) - Small Businesses Can Now Apply for Additional Disaster Recovery Assistance Small businesses affected by Hurricane Matthew should apply now for $15 million in financing from the North Carolina Department of Commerce and nonprofit lenders, Governor [...]
Four NC Communities Are Seeking Amazon’s HQ2 Project (10/23/2017) - Community leaders in four North Carolina locations are hoping Amazon will choose them for the company’s second headquarters site. Last month, Amazon announced its intention to locate a second headquarters facility somewhere in the United [...]
Business Happenings Eastern NC Business Events and Networking Nov. 2017 (10/23/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training or networking opportunities. Some events are organized by SCORE at area locations. SCORE — the [...]
Excelerate Experience 2017 postcard Excelerate Experience 2017 Partners with Wake Tech Center for Entrepreneurship & Dress for Success Triangle (10/23/2017) - By Laura York, Big Buzz Media Excelerate Experience 2017 is a one-day event designed to educate, motivate, support and inspire entrepreneurs and small business owners by sharing proven business building insights and skills in an environment [...]
Cover of the report, “Offshore Shell Games 2017: The Use of Offshore Tax Havens by Fortune 500 Companies,” jointly published by Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy and US PIRG Education Fund. Study Highlights Danger of Near 0% Tax Rate for Profits Booked Offshore (10/19/2017) - ITEP/PIRG Report Reveals at Least 366 Corporations — 73 Percent — in the Fortune 500 Operate One or More Subsidiaries in Tax Haven Countries A new study released October 17, 2017 highlights the widespread use [...]
LendingTree: Top 10 Cities Spending Within Their Means. Source: PRNewsfoto/LendingTree Spending Within Their Means: Greensboro NC Doing Better Than Most (10/3/2017) - LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, has released the findings of its study on how well residents in the top 50 US metropolitan areas are spending within their means — or aren’t. LendingTree looked [...]
Business Happenings Eastern NC Business Events and Networking Oct. 2017 (9/24/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training or networking opportunities. Note that regular Chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads groups, are [...]
Vendor Opportunities -- The Grey Area News Eastern NC Vendor Opportunities Oct-Nov 2017 (9/23/2017) - Events listed below include vendor opportunities; events may be added as they come to the attention of our editor. To become a vendor at any of these events, see the included links to the organizers [...]
Source: National Nurses United Nurses Condemn Police Assault on Utah Hospital RN for Advocating for an Unconscious Patient (9/2/2017) - National Nurses United today criticized the actions of Salt Lake City police officers for assaulting and arresting a University of Utah registered nurse for advocating for an unconscious patient in late July. In a press [...]
Business Happenings Five-County Area Chamber/Business Events in Sept. 2017 (8/31/2017) - 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 [...]
Domino's Pizza and Ford Motor Co. are launching an industry-first collaboration to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery. Source: Ford Domino’s® and Ford Researching Pizza Delivery with Self-Driving Vehicles (8/29/2017) - Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Co. are launching an industry-first collaboration to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery. As part of the testing, researchers from both companies will investigate customer reactions to interacting [...]
Vendor Opportunities -- The Grey Area News Upcoming NC Festivals Offer Vendor Opportunities (8/23/2017) - Events listed below offer vendor opportunities at these public, or ticketed, events. See included vendor links for requirements, fees, and schedule. Note that events may fill their vendor spaces far in advance; check with organizers [...]
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: fitsmallbusiness.com. 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 [...]