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Community Colleges of Appalachia Conference

I enjoyed a nice conference at the Community Colleges of Applachia Conference. The CCA represents a consortium of Community Colleges around the Appalachia region.   the core focus of this conference was the importance of workforce training as a way to retool and re educate dispaced workers and the types of innovative programs which Community […]


Smarter Connection Day at IBM

What a great way to start off this conference than to see Kate Cooley, Ed Burgard, and Felicia Dozier, all Morrisville small businesses and entrepreneurs! I enjoyed a great conference on entrepreneurship at IBM, and was again impressed with Secretary Decker’s vision for how we can provide ,more support for small business and entrepreneurship. She […]


Triangle Business Journal Power Breakfast with Secretary of Commerce, Sharon Decket

This morning, I attended the TBJ Power Breakfast, featuring NC Secretary Commerce Sharon Decker.   Secretary Decker discussed her perspective on economic development, and laid out the plans for the new public private partnership for the Commerce Department, which will be focused more on assisting local companies, along with continuing efforts to recruit new business to […]