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The Misadventures of running a small home business in Chatham County
[Aug. 9, 2010] Things are not easy for small home-based businesses in Chatham County as seen from the following excerpt from the minutes of the July 19 County Commissioners board meeting.
CCCC helps Siler City man start own business
[Jul. 24, 2010] Start a conversation about fixing hydraulic hose blowouts, replacing O-rings and welding broken rock-crusher teeth and you’ve got Jeronimo Prieto Medina’s attention. That’s the kind of hands-on work he loves. For 11 years, he used his skills to maintain and repair heavy equipment as an employee for several companies. In 2009, he started his own company, JP Mechanic and Welding, working out of his Siler City home.
2010 Chatham Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament winners2010 Chatham Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament winners
[Jun. 26, 2010] The Chatham Chamber of Commerce held its' 22nd Annual Golf Tournament at the Tradition Golf Club at Chapel Ridge, "A Fred Couples Golf Course" on Monday, June 21. There were 68 golfers that came out to play in the tournament. Prizes were awarded to the top three teams and to the three contest winners.
Chatham Chamber of Commerce to hold 22nd annual golf tournamentChatham Chamber of Commerce to hold 22nd annual golf tournament
[May 2, 2010] The Chatham Chamber of Commerce will hold its 22nd annual golf tournament on May 17, 2010. This year's tournament will be held at the Tradition Golf Club at Chapel Ridge, "A Fred Couples Golf Course."
First Citizens Bank celebrates 40th anniversary
[Apr. 21, 2010] First Citizens Bank will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Pittsboro with a customer appreciation day Friday, April 23, at its branch located at 24 Hanks St.
UPS honors North Carolina drivers for 25 years of safe drivingUPS honors North Carolina drivers for 25 years of safe driving
[Jan. 31, 2010] UPS announced 48 elite drivers from North Carolina are among 928 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Among the honorees is Charles Cook of Siler City.
Free business seminars at Central Carolina Community CollegeFree business seminars at Central Carolina Community College
[Oct. 12, 2009] The following seminars are offered at no cost to persons either in business or who are interested in starting a business. They all take place at the main campus of Central Carolina Community College at 764 West Street in Pittsboro in the Conference Room located in Building II. By Gary Kibler
Chatham Business Expo is open to allChatham Business Expo is open to all
[Oct. 9, 2009] The Chatham Business Expo will be held at Pittsboro Ford on October 22 from 12 - 6 p.m. If you would like to exhibit at the Expo and have not yet registered, it would be a good idea do so right away. By Cindy Poindexter
Olive Branch Caffe says good byeOlive Branch Caffe says good bye
[Jun. 4, 2009] The Olive Branch Caffe has closed its doors for good. We wanted to say thank you to our many loyal customers and friends who supported us in this difficult economy. We were very sad and disappointed to have to come to this difficult decision. By Olive Branch Caffe management
Chatham Economic Development Corp launches enhanced website
[Jun. 2, 2009] The Chatham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announces the launch of its newly enhanced and redesigned website at The site redesign incorporates the EDC’s recent rebranding campaign and a new business resource, Chatham Prospector, a web-based GIS mapping and marketing tool for commercial building and sites.
Carolina Advanced Digital is moving to Cary after 25 years in Siler CityCarolina Advanced Digital is moving to Cary after 25 years in Siler City
[May 19, 2009] After 25 years in Siler City, Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. (CAD), an engineering company focused on IT infrastructure, management and security solutions, today announced their move to Cary to further develop their successful business. June 1, 2009, will mark the company’s first day at 133 Triangle Trade Drive, near the intersection of NW Maynard Road and James Jackson Avenue.
Central Carolina Community College graduates budding entrepreneurs
[May 18, 2009] Central Carolina Community College has helped another group of budding entrepreneurs increase their chances of success in the business world. Eleven students at the Chatham County Campus have completed the REAL program, (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning).
UNC study to develop business-recruitment strategy for Siler City
[May 12, 2009] Siler City officials are receiving strategic help from the Carolina Center for Competitive Economies to develop and implement a marketing initiative to recruit new companies and jobs thanks to a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation aimed to help the city reverse its economic decline.
Pittsboro business owners worried about plenty counterfeits
[Apr. 22, 2009] Chris Pratt runs Virlie's Grill, a downtown restaurant in historic Pittsboro where the meatloaf sandwich, a Friday special, is served with small-town familiarity. Pratt, like a number of business owners on Hillsboro Street, has heard the whispers about the Pittsboro PLENTY. For now, he said, Virlie's is not ready to employ a new currency because of fears of counterfeiting. By WEB RUN - Herald Sun
Biolex Therapeutics commences phase 2B trial of Locteron in chronic Hepatitis CBiolex Therapeutics commences phase 2B trial of Locteron in chronic Hepatitis C
[Apr. 21, 2009] On Monday, Biolex Therapeutics, Inc. announced the commencement of patient dosing in the SELECT-2 Phase 2b trial of its lead product candidate Locteron for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Locteron, controlled-release interferon alpha 2b, is designed to improve patient care by providing a more convenient once-every-two week dosing schedule and by reducing the side effects associated with pegylated interferons, the current standard of care, including flu-like symptoms.

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