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Chatham County posts lowest unemployment rate in North Carolina[Dec. 10, 2013]
The latest employment report for October 2013 from the N.C. Department of Commerce shows Chatham County as having the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.7 percent. Chatham’s jobless rate has not been this positive since May 2008. Based on state reports, the number of employed people in Chatham County has actually climbed by 191 since October 2012 and 1,117 since October 2011.
Honesty, business acumen have served retailer Harold Hart well[Oct. 7, 2013]
Ask anybody in the trade about furniture veteran Harold Hart and the first words you hear will likely be "honesty" or "integrity." Hart, owner of Hart Furniture in Siler City, N.C., is known in the industry as one of its most sincere voices. The longtime distributor and retailer is also renowned for his knack for turning closeouts into big business.
Site readiness report for Chatham-Randolph megasite has been completed[Jul. 13, 2013]
As part of the 2013 Duke Energy Site Readiness Program, McCallum Sweeney, a nationally known consulting firm, has completed its comprehensive study of a 1,774-acre megasite west of Siler City for large-scale industrial development. The consulting team will present their final report on Friday morning, July 19.
The meeting is scheduled for 9 am at the Western Chatham Senior Center at 112 Village Lake Road in Siler City. Mark Sweeney, senior principal, will present an analysis of the site selection process with an emphasis on megasite readiness and the critical need for ready sites.
Piedmont Furniture Club to hold golf tournament honoring Harold Hart[Jul. 10, 2013]
On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 the Piedmont Club, the local Piedmont North Carolina division of the Virginia/Carolinas Chapter of the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association, will hold its 27th annual golf tournament at a new location, the High Point Country Club. This year the Piedmont Furniture Club will honor Harold Hart, furniture distributer and owner of Hart Furniture in Siler City, NC.
Chatham EDC board member appointments[Jun. 19, 2013]
Bud Marchant, Bill Milholen and Ned Kelly served as the Nominating Committee for the Chatham EDC Board of Directors. There were 13 applicants for the EDC Board of Directors, with 8 positions available. All new applicants were interviewed by the Nominating Committee.
Darrin Royer rejoins Lazar as sales director[Jun. 7, 2013]
Darrin Royer has rejoined contemporary upholstery source Lazar as director of sales. Company President Robert Luce said that Luce said the position had been vacant and the company is filling it now to address recent growth.
Pittsboro getting new alternative to nursing homes[Jun. 5, 2013]
Piedmont Health is building a new facility that will house the new Piedmont Health SeniorCare of Pittsboro program. The one-story, 20,000-square-foot building, which will be located at 163 Chatham Business Drive, is expected to be completed in June or July of 2013, and to open for business shortly thereafter. The construction is being done by Hamlett Associates of Climax, N.C., at a cost of $2.8 million. Including land and equipment, information technology and furniture, the project’s cost is $3.4 million.
Walmart ready to reveal new store to Chatham County shoppers on June 12[Jun. 4, 2013]
Chatham County residents will soon have one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs when a new Walmart Supercenter opens Wednesday, June 12, at 12500 U.S. 15 501 Highway N. in Chapel Hill. The approximately 148,000-square-foot store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Doors will open following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.
Walmart accepting job applications for new Chatham County store[Mar. 8, 2013]
The Chatham County JobLink Career Center located on the Chatham Campus of CCCC will be holding application completion events on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The center is located at 764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312 in Building 1 (flag pole out front), 2nd Floor.
EDC, Brookwood Farms launch business plan contest[Feb. 27, 2013]
Registration for the second annual Chatham High School Business Plan Contest is underway. The contest, organized by the Chatham Economic Development Corporation and sponsored by Siler City’s Brookwood Farms Barbecue, gives local students the chance to compete for prizes of $500, $300 and $200.
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