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Entrepreneurs Learn Strategies to Weather Tough Economic Times

on Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:50.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jared Harris told local entrepreneurs how they can build resilience into their companies. His talk, held 24 October in downtown Charlottesville, was sponsored by coordinators of the Better Business Challenge (BBC), a friendly competition for local companies integrating sustainable practices into their business strategy. During the lunch and learn session, Harris explained a current research project that supports a three-step recipe for organizational resilience:

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Armstrong Williams Makes Inroads into Media Ownership

on Monday, 11 November 2013 17:23.

If you weren’t paying attention, veteran conservative commentator Armstrong Williams is becoming a “media mogul” having purchased a trio of TV stations in transactions that were part of a number of larger TV acquisition deals brokered by Sinclair Broadcasting Inc. Much could be said about how Williams’ connection to conservative Republicans enhanced his entrance into the realm of media ownership. Over the years, Williams has become a multi-media manager and now an owner. Williams is a third-generation Republican. A Williams’ company, Howard Stirk Holdings, LLC, announced that it has completed negotiations to acquire TV stations WEYI in Flint, Mich., WWWB in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and WMMP in Charleston, S.C. The name “Howard Stirk” is taken from Williams’ mother’s maiden name, Howard, and his father’s middle name, Stirk.


Latest Episode of NCDOT Now

on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:17.

This week's edition of “NCDOT Now,” the department's weekly video news update, is now online. Just click below to watch it.

John Travis Holt NCDOTOur accelerated bridge program is the proud recipient of a national excellence award. Find out how it’s making a difference in the health of our state’s transportation system. A Raleigh DMV employee is the first person honored with the Governor’s Service Award. We’ll explain why his commitment to assisting customers earned him this accolade.  From the DMV mobile unit to Safety City, we had a significant presence at the North Carolina State Fair. See how many thousands of people we served during the 10-day event. 


The Carolinas Connection: From Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.

on Monday, 28 October 2013 14:21.

These are exciting times at the CVMSDC. As you know, NMSDC and our network are transitioning and our council continues to be successful and ahead of plan in the process. Recognizing that change is always a challenge, we are excited to embrace the new opportunities to create wealth for our MBEs and grow revenue for our corporate members. As you know, the network transitions are to benefit our corporate members and certified MBEs. Our corporate members and our MBEs benefits are: 


Greenlining Announces Social Media Toolkit for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

on Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:49.

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – After learning the hard way what does and doesn’t work in social media, The Greenlining Institute has channeled its experience into a new guide for nonprofit groups, “The Art of Listening: Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits.” The new guide is designed to be useful for small nonprofits seeking to make an impact with limited staff and resources, as well as for larger organizations.


NCDOT Sending $145.6 Million in Powell Bill funds to Municipalities Across the State

on Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:38.

john travis holt ncdotRALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will be distributing more than $145.6 million in State Street Aid, also known as the Powell Bill Fund, to 507 municipalities across the state. The initial allocation of $72.8 million was sent out on Sept. 30, with the rest to be paid by Jan. 1, 2014. That is an increase of about $2.8 million over last year’s allocation. Money sent to the municipalities is to be used to build or maintain local streets that are their responsibility.