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August 21, 2017 - 40 minutes ago

A longtime air conditioning, heating and refrigeration company with more than 200 locations opened a store in the Twin Counties earlier this summer.

Baker Distributing Co. opened for business in May at 101 Patrick Court off Zebulon Road in Rocky Mount. Ronny Taylor, store manager of Baker…


Southern Bank honors its own

August 21, 2017 - 40 minutes ago

Southern Bank recently held its annual Best Bankers Event at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes.

J. Allen Corbett III, vice president and commercial lender in Wilson and Nash counties, was recognized as a Top Commercial Banker. 

A native of Rock Ridge, Corbett attended…


Expand your use of executive summaries

August 21, 2017 - 40 minutes ago

Most business folk have a general idea of the executive summary that comes with the traditional business plan. However, in business, summaries can be useful much more often than just in the business plan.

Here are four uses with when and how to put them to work for your business.

The summary to…


Small businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

August 20, 2017

NEW YORK — Six months into her tenure as head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon sees a split among small business owners — they are increasingly optimistic, she says, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for jobs that are…