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for Carolina Banker Vol. 87 Issue 4, Winter 2008
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In September 2008, the Bank of Commerce in Charlotte launched an innovative series of courses for businesses in the Charlotte bank’s market. The courses cover business start-up basics, business legal issues, and raising and borrowing money. The sessions are taught by the bank executives, expert consultants, and the bank’s board of directors.
Campbell University opened its first season of football at the school in fifty-eight years on August 30, 2008, in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The university football program had been dropped in 1950 with the onset of the Korean Conflict, until Campbell began exploring the feasibility of adding a non-scholarship program.
For the last three years, active military and veterans have come to Ashe County, North Carolina to celebrate a unique military appreciation event. The 2008 Ashe County Armed Forces Tribute recognized all branches of the Armed Forces, and held a live two-way broadcast with military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. A large Wall of Honor displays the photos and biographies of individual military histories.
High-rise condos on the North Carolina coast are feeling the effects of the struggling economy. Phil Collins, president and CEO of Sound Banks in Morehead City, discusses three development projects that remain incomplete due to the slow market conditions.
Select Bank & Trust, which opened in 2004 in Greenville, North Carolina, uses a “common sense” approach to banking. The founders believed there was a need and demand for a locally-owned and operated financial institution. The bank’s capital was raised through one advertisement in the local newspaper and it became profitable in nine months.