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Annual Shareholders & Investors Luncheon

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

Hickory Metro Convention Center 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602

Funding Your Business

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

CVCC Corporate Development Center 2664 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602

Founder’s Meet-Up

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Catawba Farms 1670 Southwest Blvd, Newton, NC 28658

First Friday Morning Brew

March 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am EST

Sam's Club 2435 US-70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602

All Small Mentor Protege, Joint Ventures, and Teaming

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

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Future of Catawba County Summit

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Hickory Metro Convention Center 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602

Small Business Federal Certifications Workshop

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

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Marketing to the Federal Government- Proposal Development

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

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8(a) Certification Workshop

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

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Local Entrepreneur Spotlights

Asia
Magnus

Owner, Mae’s Coffee Shop

Asia Magus started Mae’s coffee shop with the goal of providing a big service with a small-town feel. Her store focuses on family, community, and personal touch, which has become a staple in the local community.

Jordan
Schindler

Founder/CEO, Texdel

Jordan Schindler's company, Texdel, focuses on well-being solutions and wellness in textiles. He moved his business to the Catawba region after finding the unique resources he required to build his business.

Zach
Cranford

Founder, 1712 Spirits

Founder Zach Cranford built 1712 Spirits in the Catawba region to set himself apart from the rest of the noise in larger major metros.

Tammy & Stewart Cook

Founders, The App Garden

Tammy and Stewart Cook, Founders of The App Garden, discuss their entrepreneurship journey, starting and growing their business in Hickory, North Carolina. They talk about the challenges of scaling a nationwide business and the support that they've had along the way to do just that.

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Talent

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Featured Local Support Providers & Programs

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Small Business Center at CVCC

Jeff Neuville, Director of the Small Business Center, talks about the support programs and seminars he and his team offer to entrepreneurs, year-round.

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Manufacturing Solutions Center

Dan St. Louis, Executive Director of the MSC, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at why entrepreneurs travel from all over the world to take advantage of his Hosiery 101 and other programs.

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From the President & CEO of the Chamber

Lindsay Keisler tells us how she works with ecosystem partners to bring programs like Edison Nation to the community to help start and grow businesses.

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