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Why Chatham Park matters[Feb. 14, 2015]
The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a private, non-profit organization working to make Chatham County the preferred location for emerging growth companies. By attracting new companies, helping existing businesses expand, and assisting new ventures, the EDC encourages new job creation and private investment in property and equipment. In 2013, the EDC spearheaded an effort to develop a conceptual land use plan for Chatham County. Our motivation was to position the county for sustainable and balanced growth for future generations. Working with County and Town staff, we developed several growth scenarios. We then sought public input, both through public meetings and an online survey tool.
Chatham EDC has always supported Chatham Park[Feb. 13, 2015]
In November 2013, the Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors unanimously approved a motion to adopt a resolution supporting the 7,100-acre Chatham Park project. The resolution was written and signed by Larry Hicks and Keith Hurand, board co-chairs at the time, on November 26, 2013. Since that time, the Chatham EDC has publicly promoted and supported the mixed-use development.
Benefits of shopping local[Mar. 27, 2013]
Just wanted to share what was discussed at the Siler City Merchants Association meeting this morning. 10 Reasons to Shop Local.
Our Neighborhood School update[Jan. 18, 2010]
As many of you know, my dad passed away three days after Christmas. Fortunately we were up in New York for my niece's wedding and I was able to be with him during his last moments. It really is a relief to know that he has shed his heavy, cumbersome, earthly body and his soul is now free to roam the heavens and watch over us all. Many of you had an opportunity to dance with him while he was staying with me last summer for about five weeks and I thank you all for making his stay here fun. He did win a jitterbug contest when he was in his early 20's and he was singing and trying to dance right up to the end.
UNC Kenan-Flagler assists 15 early-stage sustainable businesses[Jan. 13, 2010]
The Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (BASE) at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School begins its second year assisting early-stage sustainable businesses. BASE will connect the entrepreneurs in 15 organizations to a range of sustainability resources—from expertise to capital—to accelerate their growth and impact.
We're working on a "Buy Chatham" discount card[Jun. 5, 2009]
I am still working on getting the new "Buy Chatham" discount card going. I have talked to 42 businesses county wide that are in agreement with a card that will work much like a VIC Card. The business would give you a 10% discount on your purchase when you show the card.
Postal Rate Commission approves rate hike[Nov. 2, 2005]
The independent Postal Rate Commission approved a postage rate increase expected to take effect in early 2006. The cost of a First-Class stamp will go up two cents, to 39 cents, while the postcard rate will rise to 24 cents. The increases will enable the Postal Service to meet a $3.1 billion escrow payment due in 2006.
Rebates: Savings or scam?[Jun. 26, 2005]
We’ve all had our issues with rebates. Remember the time you purchased that “free” product from Comp USA or Circuit City who then promised you would get your money back? What an easy purchase! But, did you know that the majority of folks never redeem their rebates? If you really ever did get that check in the mail, you’re one of the few savvy consumers out there. If not, I want to let everyone in on how to ensure they’re going to be getting the savings they signed up for. Get out a pen and pencil; this may require a little work.
Also: Coupon Chief