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December 12, 2018

A longtime family-owned jewelry store in an effort to celebrate a milestone in business is giving people in the Twin Counties a chance to find some free jewelry around town.

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in Rocky Mount that’s operating its 70th year in business is scattering 70 Bailey boxes…


SpringBoard hires new chief officer

December 11, 2018

SpringBoard NC recently hired Leah Easterlin as its new chief entrepreneurship officer.

SpringBoard, an entrepreneurial resource hub designed to connect with small businesses, startups, service providers and community partners, was founded in 2012 by Phil Dixon, CEO of ZynBit, a software…


Family-owned businesses face unique challenges

December 10, 2018

SCORE found that of the 28.8 million small businesses in the U.S., 19 percent are family-owned businesses, defined as any business in which two or more family members operate the company and the majority control lies within the family.

These businesses employ 60 percent of the U.S. workforce…


Effort aims to raise holiday spirits

December 07, 2018

A local restaurant owner and a longtime local tree farm have come together in the hopes of helping people in the Twin Counties get into the Christmas spirit.

People coming to the Westridge Shopping Plaza on Sunset Avenue have probably noticed a tall 12-foot Christmas tree with some ornaments and…