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December 03, 2018

Bad online reviews can discourage potential customers, but sticking your head in the sand by ignoring a bad review is not your best option.

In fact, responding to customer reviews can result in better ratings and improve your business’ online reputation.

A study analyzed tens of thousands of…


December 01, 2018

The state Rural Center recently recognized a small business in the Twin Counties during a two-day event in Raleigh.

Franca and Steve Gilbert, owners of Alimentaire Wholesome Breads in Tarboro, were honored as the 2018 Rural Entrepreneurs of the Year at this year’s state Rural Assembly held on…


November 30, 2018

Many Twin Counties residents will be searching for the perfect Christmas Tree in the coming weeks.

Longtime Christmas tree farmer and local seller Ricky Sharpe of Nash County said he expects to sell more than 700 trees this season at his lot at 1288 E. N.C. 97 in Rocky Mount. He’s been…


November 30, 2018

For the second straight year, small businesses in downtown Rocky Mount are hosting a holiday event to help create more exposure in the central part of town.

The second annual “Ugly Sweater Sip-N-Shop” event will be hosted by Dynamik Learning and the Rocky Mount Downtown Merchants…


November 28, 2018

Roses is urging people in the Twin Counties to come out for a special upcoming event at one of its Rocky Mount locations.

The regional discount retail chain will be hosting a grand re-opening ribbon-cutting event at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Roses store at 3030 Sunset Ave. in the Englewood Square…


November 27, 2018

The Rocky Mount Mills has hired a local woman to oversee a new meeting and event space that will be opening next year on the campus of the 150-acre mixed-use development on the Tar River.

Nashville native Leslie Keen recently was hired as the new event space manager of the Power House at the…


November 26, 2018

As 21st century industry sectors go, wholesale enterprises get short shrift.

Next to R&D and advanced manufacturing, the movement of consumer goods from the hands of producers to retailers seems, on the surface, somewhat “old economy.”

But these days warehousing, transportation and…


November 26, 2018

Sarah Hicks saw more people than expected when Bin & Barrel Wine Bar and Bottles held a soft opening for its wine shop and bar last weekend inside Station Square in downtown Rocky Mount.

“It was very word of mouth, but it got around more than we expected,” said Hicks, who…


November 26, 2018

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month winner for November is Station Square.

Ben Braddock and his business partner Andy McFie purchased the facility from Chambliss and Rabil Commercial Realty about a year and a half ago. Since the purchase of the building, they have…


November 26, 2018

Do you regularly donate to charities and other nonprofit organizations? Then you may want to open a donor-advised fund.

Donor-advised funds are becoming popular. It is easy to see why. They offer potential tax perks and in some instances a chance to grow money set aside for charitable gifting.


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