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25-Year-Old Launches Two Thriving Businesses in Hickory, NC

Fresh out of college, a young man with big ideas saw an opportunity. For the first time since the 1920s’ Prohibition, North Carolina was going to allow people to buy liquor directly from distilleries.
A window had opened, and opportunity beckoned. N.C. State graduate Zackary Cranford knew he needed to “make hay while the sun rises,” as they say — only in this case, he’d be making bourbon.

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Chamber Publishes New “Made” Workforce and Training Magazine

SouthComm Publishing Company out of Florence, Kentucky has published over 350 newcomer magazines for chambers of commerce, visitor bureaus and other community promotional organizations. CEO Philip Hageman received a phone call from Danny Hearn, President of the Catawba County Chamber with a different type of request – […]

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“Congratulations! Expansion and Growth — A BIG Plus for Catawba County”

GKN Sinter Metals, LLC does it again!  Conover and all of Catawba County benefits from the announced expansion and new jobs creation at GKN Sinter Metals, LLC, the world’s leader in the production of Powder Metal Aluminum for use in automotive and other industries. As announced last […]

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SFC Founding Member Lee Industries Earns Exemplary Gold Recognition

LEE Industries, manufacturing superior quality upholstered furniture in North Carolina, has been awarded Gold Exemplary Recognition by the Sustainable Furnishings Council for its deep environmental commitment and exemplary implementation of a range of best practices for sustainability.  The company completed the rigorous process of demonstrating compliance with […]

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Blue Bloodhound, LP to create 191 jobs at new location in Hickory

Blue BloodhoundBlue Bloodhound, LP announced today that they will create 191 office and e-commerce jobs in Hickory at the recently renovated Moretz Mills. The company plans to create the jobs over three years and will pay above the average wage for Catawba County. This venture by Blue Bloodhound, LP will utilize web and mobile software to connect available drivers to motor carriers across the United States.

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KLINGSPOR Recognized as an American Heart Association Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite

Hickory June 5, 2015 – KLINGSPOR has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. “Employee Wellness Programs, Healthy eating, and Physical activity are top priorities at KLINGSPOR. We are honored and excited to be recognized […]

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Chairs designed and manufactured by our local craftsmen and craftswomen are on tour throughout the Hickory Metro until January 2015.

OktoberfestChairs designed and manufactured by our local craftsmen and craftswomen are on tour throughout the Hickory Metro until January 2015. In November, the inaugural Furniture. Well Crafted. Chair Design compeition was a success, and 20 of the 23 chairs are on tour until Janaury 26, 2015 in nine locations throughout the Hickory Metro.

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Top 10 Under 40

Top 10 under 40The City of Hickory sponsored the Top 10 Under 40 event, hosted by the Hickory Young Professionals, Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A. and The Catawba County Chamber of Commerce. This event was designed to recognize and honor ten of the Greater Hickory Metro Area’s most outstanding young leaders under the age of 40.

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You2CanBrew Wins 2014 Edison Project

Edison Project1st Prize Winner and $10,000- Daniel Adkins- You2CanBrew: You2CanBrew will be a retail facility focusing on the craft beer, home brewing and small system brewing communities. We will provide tier based instructional courses, providing in-house brewing booths and assembling “starter kits” of equipment and ingredients. All of which will be available in an inviting retail location.

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Top three chairs for the inaugural “Furniture. Well Crafted.” Design Competition named during November 5 reception

OktoberfestFrom traditional to contemporary, in colors from bright orange-yellow based patchwork to soft white leather, the 23 chairs in the inaugural “Furniture. Well Crafted.” Design Competition made an exceptional impression to furniture makers and executives, journalists for furniture publications, and local officials earlier this week.

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