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Monday, September 15, 2014
Southwest Chatham Internet Expansion Meeting Slated on Sept. 25

Contact: Debra Henzey, 919-542-8258

Southwest Chatham Internet Expansion Meeting Slated on Sept. 25

PITTSBORO—Randolph Telephone has asked Chatham County to help get out the word about its interest in expanding its broadband coverage in southwestern parts of the county where there is little or no broadband service. Residents are invited to attend a community meeting on Sept. 25, 2014, at 6:30 pm at Chatham Central High School’s cafeteria to learn more.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
New Chatham Small Business Center coordinator named

Central Carolina Community College has named Jon Spoon as the new Small Business Center Coordinator for Chatham County effective September 22nd.

Jon is a native of Chatham County and is currently Director of the NC Arts Incubator in Siler City. He replaces Gary Kibler who retired in June. Jon’s new role is a full-time, shared position between CCCC and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation. In addition to being responsible for all SBC activities in Chatham County, he will also provide start-up assistance and resources for local entrepreneurs through the EDC.

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Friday, August 1, 2014
Done Right, Chatham Park Holds Promise

Sougata Mukherjee    

Editor- Triangle Business Journal

This week’s cover story on how things could change dramatically in Pittsboro and Chatham County when the 7,200-plus acre Chatham Park development gets underway, reflects a microcosm of things to come in the Triangle.

Understandably, some longtime Chatham County residents are not happy with Preston Development’s mega-plans. After all, most of them chose the rural and quiet life rather than living in an urban environment.

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Friday, August 1, 2014
Chatham EDC Seeks New Board Members

The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) seeks applicants to serve on its Board of Directors. The EDC is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote job creation and private capital investment in Chatham County.

The members of the commission will be selected for their business knowledge and interest in economic development issues. The EDC is seeking to expand board diversity in terms of geography, race, ethnicity, age, gender and expertise.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Lazar to Close L.A. factory in Move to North Carolina

Furniture Today
Furniture Today Staff

LOS ANGELES — Upholstery producer Lazar Inds. said it will shut down its factory here and shift all of production to its plant in Siler City, N.C.

The Siler City facility is in the final phase of an expansion project, which will enable the company to make the move.

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Chatham EDC Board Welcomes New Officers

The Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors elected new officers for its current fiscal year. Chris Ehrenfeld, a Chatham County real estate developer and entrepreneur, will serve as the board’s chair.

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Monday, July 14, 2014
Mark Zimmerman: Chatham leads way by getting out of way

Chapel Hill News
By Mark Zimmerman

As our local government budget sessions ended, there was a lot of hand wringing in Orange County and Chapel Hill about our fiscal future.

Savings are being depleted. Education needs more funding. Capital improvements to government buildings and schools are being deferred. Property taxes are being increased with the prospect of higher rates to come.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
270 acres near Chatham-Randolph megasite could offer complementary development

Triad Business Journal
By Catherine Carlock

Development at the sprawling Chatham-Randolph megasite has the potential to reach into the millions of square feet — should, of course, the site land a large-scale industrial end user.

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Friday, June 27, 2014
88.5 WFFD Interview: Chatham-Randolph Megasite Ready for Auto Manufacturing Plant & Other Development

88.5 WFFD Public Radio
By Keri Brown

Earlier this month the more than 1,800-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties received official state certification, making it the largest site in North Carolina with the designation and the only certified Megasite.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Triad Business Journal: Regionalism redefined: Chatham site promising for all

Triad Business Journal
By Mark Sutter, Editor

Forget your ideas about what constitutes the Triad. Or the Triangle.

If you’re looking for a job or a business opportunity, those geographic terms don’t mean much to you anyway.

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