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Being Productive

Stay Connected Keeping busy and being productive is one of the best ways to stave off boredom and depression. Many of us are finding ourselves out of kelter with our normal routines because of the threat of COVID-19. Whether working from home, on a lay-off, or retired the thought of being quarantined tends to make…

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Help for Businesses

A message from Economic Development Director Paul Worley Good Afternoon, We understand that these are difficult times for everyone, especially our business community. There is a plethora of issues that we are all facing and and lots of information each day regarding assistance programs. Tri-County Community College, County Government, Local Chambers, NC Works Career Center…

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The Coronavirus has impacted our Community

A Word from the Director Looking Out for Each Other…. Trying times; that is what we are experiencing. The Coronavirus has impacted our community. How should we handle it? I have seen much kindness and unfortunately much anxiety and fear. The constant Coronavirus barrage on all major news networks leaves little room for doubt that…

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A Resolution We Can Stick With

Photo by picjumbo.com from Pexels A Resolution We Can Stick With For your business to succeed, you need to be at your target audiences’ “Front of Mind.”  We want to help by promoting our Chamber members the best way possible by doing two things:  Sharing YOUR content  Bragging about you on our website, through our Chamber…

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Giving Thanks

A time to give thanks….. Every year since I was a child I remember the same question at Thanksgiving: What are you thankful for? Whether posed by a teacher, parent, friend, or peer this question always gave me pause. Of course the things that we are thankful for change with maturity. So this year I…

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2020 Census

The 2020 Census is approaching and it is more important than ever that everyone is counted; once, only once, and in the right place. Why It Matters Hospitals. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. Each year, the results help determine how more than $675…

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Are you Ready?

As I was researching what to blog about in the area of Economic Development for Cherokee County I was served an epiphany by a member who just stepped into the office to talk. A recent new business venture was struggling. Why? Several reasons but first and foremost lack of experience and lack of a solid…

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Movers and Shakers

Economic development is alive and well in Cherokee County thanks to folks like…. Paul Worley; Director of Economic And Workforce Development at Tri-County Community College Center for Applied Technology Aaron Patton; Director of Customized Training at Tri-County Community College Center of Applied Technology. Kathryn Jenkins; Director of Small Business Center at Tri-County Community College. Paul…

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