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Thursday, June 25, 2020
"Serving our families since Clubs have closed… On March 20, 2020, the Boys & Girls Clubs closed its programs enjoyed by almost 1,000 children and teens daily. Closing was difficult but necessary to protect our Members, their families, and the community at large from the Covid-19 coronavirus. Our staff have kept in touch with kids and parents, provided daily educational and health-focused ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Education, Member News, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 25, 2020
The Wakaboomee program provides STEM/STEAM programs to children across the Triangle.  Due to COVID, these programs are now virtual.  This program is dedicated to creating a comfortable space for children to learn and express themselves.  If there are children in your community that are interested in these programs please reach out to her at the information below.  The flier mentions a fee, but ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Thursday, June 18, 2020
There is $1.5 BILLION in grants available from the U.S. EDA. Are you ready to get some of it?    What are you doing next Wednesday (6/24) at 1pm ET? Join Harold Pettigrew, CEO of the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF), and Mirielle Burgoyne, Director of Government Relations at the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), and me to talk about how to apply ...read more
Categories: Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Around Town, Community, Economic
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
East Wake High is seeking a part time instructor for Computer Programming I and II (Python Programming). This would only involve a few hours each morning and afternoon. Class format is contingent upon how school will operate in the Fall. Future policies will determine if the courses will be taught face-to-face or online. The hope is that the right candidate may be seeking either part-time work, ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Community, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Categories: Around Town, Economic, Fun Facts, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
On Friday, the May jobs report shocked many observers. Most anticipated another steep drop in employment. Instead, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report showed the economy added 2.5 million jobs. This was a big, pleasant surprise. However, the unexpected figure lead some to question whether the BLS made an error or cooked the books. BLS did not do anything wrong. The number is as accurate ...read more
Categories: Economic, Education, Human Interest, Political
Monday, June 08, 2020
This morning, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council member, Joe Shamess of Flags of Valor testified in the Senate about SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and his sense of the economy on Main Street. Joe’s testimony reflected the amazing spirit and optimism of Free Enterprise while at the same time acknowledging how tough it is to be a small business owner right now. New data ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Fun Facts
Monday, June 08, 2020
North Carolinians are unfortunately far too familiar with the threats and unpredictability posed by hurricane season. The first named storm of the season has already impacted our coast and NOAA predicts 13 – 19 named storms this season in the Atlantic region. As we focus on reopening North Carolina and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, I urge you to also prepare for the 2020 hurricane ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Around Town, Education
Monday, June 08, 2020
    It's been a difficult year, and now hurricane season is here. We understand you are probably facing additional challenges so we want to provide you with ways you can prepare your business now. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November, and our team has been working hard to transform our systems to be more resilient during and after storm season. We can assist you ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
Monday, June 08, 2020
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Around Town, Education