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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
An Interesting Fish Tale from Fay     A few years ago, Tommy and I were scheduled to fly to Seattle for our yearly business planning session. A hurricane had just come through and once again we were without power. Our portable generator came in handy and we could keep the freezer (which was full of fresh caught Wahoo and Tuna) and the refrigerator going and a few lights.     We did have a more
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Today brings more news that consumers were spending in June. According to the Census Bureau, spending on durable goods (things like cars, computers, and appliances) grew 7.3%. That is after a 15.1% surge in May. This is good news. It shows not only that consumers were spending, but that they were spending on big ticket items. These more expensive items oftentimes require financing. Consumers more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
    Duke Energy Update – Hurricane Isaias   With North Carolina in the path of Hurricane Isaias, Duke Energy is preparing for potential outages and is urging customers to do the same.   Hurricane Isaias is forecast to reach the Carolinas by midnight Sunday bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall and the potential of flooding. Duke Energy’s detailed storm response plan has incorporated CDC more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
  Zebulon, NC, July 28, 2020 — Kim Alford, Production Manager of local CNC/EDM machine shop, KAM Tool & Die, was recently interviewed on The Women & Manufacturing Podcast to share valuable insight from her 25 years of experience. The mission of The WAM Podcast is to highlight the accomplishments of women in the manufacturing industry, and to inform women everywhere that, though it may be an more
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
SCHOOL YEAR SERVICES – CLUBS ARE OPEN  Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County will make our services available for children and teens beginning Monday, August 17th . Most of our Clubhouses will operate 8AM-6PM Monday through Friday with an emphasis on supporting Club Members on-line/remote learning each day, as well as providing a chance for children and teens to be active, have fun and get more
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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Monday, July 20, 2020
After falling steeply in March and April, retail sales grew 18% in May, and 7.5% in June, coming close to their pre-pandemic levels. Retail sales are a harbinger of economic recovery, and were growing strongly prior to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, according to the Census Bureau. The strong initial rebound suggests that once Covid-19 is behind us, we may return quickly to sales levels we more
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Monday, July 20, 2020
    On Thursday, the Chamber’s Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant hosted a conversation with Adam Boehler, CEO of the six-month-old U.S. International Development Financial Corporation (DFC). DFC helps U.S. firms overseas with loans programs and services like political risk insurance, all while turning a profit that is returned to the U.S. Treasury.     Boehler discussed more
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Monday, July 20, 2020
           We’ve been listening to our customers and responding to all of your feedback. Here’s a few FAQ’s for those who are wondering about our online ordering, and how early/late you can place your pick-up order online.How do I place an order? Please go to the SHOP page listed on our website (, or in mobile view, will be on the menu tab. (Note: in mobile view, more
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Monday, July 20, 2020
 By Brian Rinker  – Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business TimesJul 9, 2020, 1:00pm EDT  Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) unveiled the details of how it plans on donating the $400 million it generated in fees from processing Paycheck Protection Program loans, a promise the CEO had made back in April, during the early days of the U.S. Small Business Administration relief program when the bank had more
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Monday, July 20, 2020
  With the impact of COVID-19 this year, it’s more important than ever for the graduating class of 2020 to find the right cities to live that offer job opportunities, manageable cost of living, with salaries that make sense with the respective city rents, and the potential for a good social life once Shelter-in-Place or Stay-at-Home orders lift. Zumper’s ranking takes all that into account more
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Monday, July 13, 2020
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