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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  Consumer Confidence Up Slightly in May       We’ve been waiting for a little good news – any good news – on the economic front for a while now. Today we got a sliver of hope. Consumer Confidence ticked up slightly, 1.1%, in May, according to the Conference Board. That comes after startling declines of 10.4% and 27.9% in March and April, respectively. The increase in May was driven by ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Around Town
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The Scoop If you plan to vacation at the beach this summer as a way to spend time social distancing and recharging, then consider supporting our local farmers through VSA, or Vacationer Supported Agriculture while you’re there. Participating in VSA is a great way to strengthen local food systems and enjoy local produce while you are visiting a coastal community. VSA is a way that vacationers can ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Community, Economic, Human Interest, Fun Facts
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Safety is your top priority.   It's ours, too. In fact, in a recent survey we learned that worksite safety is the most urgent priority for nearly everyone who responded. Many also shared with us that their recovery plan is still a work in progress.    Work Ready is here to help organizations recover, restart and put America safely back to work. Work Ready includes...New safety ...read more
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
                                Parents and Caretakers: With the challenges facing our graduates, it is more important than ever to apply for federal funds that can help them pay for their next steps. Don’t miss this opportunity! Whether your graduate will seek a certification, attend community college, join the armed forces, or go to a four-year institution, the first step is completing ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Economic, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Around Town
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
We all know COVID-19 has presented significant financial challenges to the business community. That’s why the Wake County Board of Commissioners is considering creating a small business loan program to help. As proposed, the program would allocate $5 million in total to support small businesses in Wake County, with $1 million of that funding set aside for sole proprietor businesses.   Wake ...read more
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
                                                                              Dear Rural Partners,   As you may know, the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program was launched by the NC Rural Center on March 24 with an initial allocation of $15 million provided by the Golden LEAF Foundation. The goal of the program was to provide emergency bridge loans to our state's ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Around Town
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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