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misty 2By Misty Herget
Director of Leadership
 
 
Connect Carteret, a group that offers professional development, community engagement and networking opportunities to young adults, recently launched the KickStart Carteret business incubator as part of the New Generation Leaders grant program. KickStart Carteret offers a creative work space with state-of-the-art technology, individual work stations and a full conference room.

Kickstart CarteretLocal community leaders gathered recently for KickStart's grand opening ceremony. (Pictured, from left to right: Misty Herget, First South Bank Market Executive Jeremy Dickinson, N.C. Sen. Norman Sanderson, Morehead City Mayor Jerry Jones, Connect Carteret Co-Chair Christina Fulcher and Will Rogers, Connect Carteret member).

"This innovative project will provide a number of long-term economic advantages for local entrepreneurs," Herget said. "Connect Carteret really came together and invested a lot of time and energy to assess the needs of the community, and design a project to meet those challenges."

Connect Carteret is a program of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, which received the grant. 

The New Generation Leaders program awarded $20,000 grants for a series of community endeavors. Additional New Generation Leaders projects:

Avery County Schools — Sponsored a college scholarship for a student planning to return to Avery County.

Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension — Supported a summer food program and a summer camp program, in addition to remodeling a community basketball court.

Harnett County — Started a community farm stand. Local youth have a community garden and are growing and selling produce to the broader community.

Haywood County — Designed and placed informational, educational and wayfinding signs and marketing materials for the county's greenway system.

Maysville — In progress.

River City Community Development Corporation — Planted five community gardens in neighborhoods with lower access to fresh produce.

Mt. Airy Professionals of Surry County — Revitalized a downtown alleyway to include seating, planters, lights and a stage.

misty 2By Misty Herget
Director of Leadership
 
 
Connect Carteret, a group that offers professional development, community engagement and networking opportunities to young adults, recently launched the KickStart Carteret business incubator as part of the New Generation Leaders grant program. KickStart Carteret offers a creative work space with state-of-the-art technology, individual work stations and a full conference room.

Kickstart CarteretLocal community leaders gathered recently for KickStart's grand opening ceremony. (Pictured, from left to right: Misty Herget, First South Bank Market Executive Jeremy Dickinson, N.C. Sen. Norman Sanderson, Morehead City Mayor Jerry Jones, Connect Carteret Co-Chair Christina Fulcher and Will Rogers, Connect Carteret member).

"This innovative project will provide a number of long-term economic advantages for local entrepreneurs," Herget said. "Connect Carteret really came together and invested a lot of time and energy to assess the needs of the community, and design a project to meet those challenges."

Connect Carteret is a program of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, which received the grant. 

The New Generation Leaders program awarded $20,000 grants for a series of community endeavors. Additional New Generation Leaders projects:

Avery County Schools — Sponsored a college scholarship for a student planning to return to Avery County.

Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension — Supported a summer food program and a summer camp program, in addition to remodeling a community basketball court.

Harnett County — Started a community farm stand. Local youth have a community garden and are growing and selling produce to the broader community.

Haywood County — Designed and placed informational, educational and wayfinding signs and marketing materials for the county's greenway system.

Maysville — In progress.

River City Community Development Corporation — Planted five community gardens in neighborhoods with lower access to fresh produce.

Mt. Airy Professionals of Surry County — Revitalized a downtown alleyway to include seating, planters, lights and a stage.