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9 results for Business North Carolina Vol. 35 Issue 12, December 2015
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McAdenville is known throughout the country as “Christmas Town USA” due to the vast number of Christmas lights on display. This article discusses how McAdenville got its nickname, the town history as a mill town, and its current growth.
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In this Meeting and Tourism Round Table, tourism industry experts gathered together to discuss tourism’s role in the state’s economy in the coming years.
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National Wiper Alliance Inc. is recognized as the 2015 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year. Company president, Jeff Slosman, founded National Wiper in 1996 when looking for a way to reuse a dilapidated textile mill building in Swannanoa. National Wiper produces nonwoven wipes for restaurants, military contractors, and nursing homes, employs eighty-five, and projects 2015 revenues at $95 million.
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Color Masters Painting Inc. is a runner-up in the 2015 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. Zeb Hadley opened the Raleigh business in 2003 after hearing a friend brag about making $400 in a weekend power washing houses. Color Masters Painting provides commercial painting for major corporations and small businesses, employs sixteen, and expects to make $8 million in 2015.
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Club Canine is a runner-up in the 2015 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. Traci Whiteside opened the Caldwell County business in 2006 because she wanted to offer better care for dogs whose owners were on vacation. Club Canine provides day care and training for dogs and employs thirteen.
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Geological Resources Inc. is a runner-up in the 2015 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. Henry Brown started the Monroe-based company in 1971 while employed as a marine science professor at N.C. State University. Geological Resources provides environmental consulting for companies, employs twenty-eight, and expects to make $5 million in 2015.
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North Carolina businesses are now teaming with the state’s Community College System to train skilled workers in the fields they need. Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, for example, teaches students upholstery, pattern-making, and assembly skills to train for the furniture industry in Catawba County. Other community colleges are tailoring their programs for their respective county’s industries.
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The Amazon Wind Farm US East in Northeastern North Carolina is the region’s largest economic-development project and is the first commercial-scale wind farm in the Southeast. This wind farm brings to light the debate over government’s role in promoting alternatives to natural energy resources like coal, gas, and nuclear power.
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Bob Page’s Greensboro-based business, Replacements Ltd., began in 1981 as a metal box of note cards cataloging his collection of dishes. The businesses transformed into a company that does $75 million in annual sales of old and new china, the largest retailer of its kind in the world.
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