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LEADERSHIP

Each sponsor, supporter, and partner makes a difference in the lives of those in our communities served by the N.C. Rural Center.  Every gift — no matter the amount — makes an impact.  We are grateful to the following for supporting us as a sponsor during the 2015 N.C. Rural Assembly:

AT&T North Carolina
BB&T
Blue Ridge National Heritage Center
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
CenturyLink
ECC Technologies
Macon Bank
Mighty River
Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc.
N.C. Community College System
N.C. Electric Membership Corporation
N.C. Farm Bureau
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
RagApple Lassie Vineyards
Southern Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation 
Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton, LLP
Yadkin Bank

Regional Grant and Loan Workshops

In October and November, the Rural Center will hold regional workshops to explain grant and loan programs and how to apply for these opportunities. Among the programs to be covered: Clean Water Programs, Economic Infrastructure, Building Reuse and Restoration, Rural Hope, Community Mobilization, Economic Innovation, Project GATE, New Generation Ventures, Business Finance (Capital Access, Loan Participation and Microenterprise), New Generation Leaders and the Rural Economic Development Institute.

All workshops will run from 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Advance registration is not required.


Wilkesboro: October 23
Wilkes Community College  
Thompson Hall, Mayes Pitt/Cohn Auditorium
1328 S. Collegiate Drive


Williamston: October 30
Martin Community College
Auditorium, Room 14
1161 Kehukee Park Road


Warsaw: October 31
Warsaw Wellness and Recreation Center
210 W. Hill Street


Flat Rock: November 1
Blue Ridge Community College
Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Gala Room
180 West Campus Drive


Albemarle: November 8    
Stanly Community College
Kelly  Building, Dennis Auditorium
141 College Drive

Learn how to plan for building reuse

Please join us Nov. 8 as the Rural Center and the Construction Professionals Network Institute offer a workshop to help local leaders envision ways to renovate and revitalize vacant buildings.

 

Professionals from CPNI, a statewide organization of leaders in the design and construction industries, will lead the daylong workshop, which will be held at the Rural Center in Raleigh. This workshop is a repeat of one offered in the spring, which sold out quickly and garnered excellent reviews.

 

Among the topics to be covered are the environmental, condition and cost assessments that make a project work, along with the financial, permitting and marketing issues that will arise.

 

The registration fee of $15, payable at the door, includes lunch. Space is limited, and reservations are required. To reserve your spot, please email Courtney Tieman, ctieman@ncruralcenter.org or call 919-250-4314.

 

Download the full agenda.

Webinar registration

Economic infrastructure grant opportunities

Webinar: Jan. 15, 1 p.m.-3 p.m

 

The Rural Center is pleased to make available approximately $8 million in grants
under the Economic Infrastructure Program for the current fiscal year. These grants,
awarded to local governments, may be used to upgrade utilities, access roads and rail spurs
to enable new business locations or expansions that create jobs.

Registration for this webinar is now closed.

 

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2012 Rural Partners Forum 

October 16-17, 2012
North Raleigh Hilton

 

Forum handouts

Day one agenda

Day two agenda

Closing luncheon agenda

Speaker biographies

Special guests

New Generation Initiative Report Card

 

Presentations

Discovering the Greatness Within -- Rural Center President Billy Ray Hall

 

Videos

Seel all the videos or select just one:

 

A New Generation of Rural Leaders: Young Entrepreneurs 

 

It's Not Your Father's, or Your Mother's, Factory: Stanley Furniture

 

Farm Diversification Reaches New Heights: Southside Farms

 

Preserving Our Past, Investing in Our Future: Edenton Mill Village

 

New Life, New Purpose for Business Properties: Rocky Mount Douglas Block

 

Natural Resources, Rediscovered and Re-Imagined

 

Our Rural Workforce: Breaking through the Barriers

 

Forum sponsors

The Rural Partners Corporate Group provides financial support and advice for Rural Center programs throughout the year.

In addition, we are pleased to recognize our 2012 Rural Partners Forum sponsors.

 

LEADERSHIP

Each sponsor, supporter, and partner makes a difference in the lives of those in our communities served by the N.C. Rural Center.  Every gift — no matter the amount — makes an impact.  We are grateful to the following for supporting us as a sponsor during the 2015 N.C. Rural Assembly:

AT&T North Carolina
BB&T
Blue Ridge National Heritage Center
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
CenturyLink
ECC Technologies
Macon Bank
Mighty River
Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc.
N.C. Community College System
N.C. Electric Membership Corporation
N.C. Farm Bureau
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
RagApple Lassie Vineyards
Southern Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation 
Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton, LLP
Yadkin Bank

Regional Grant and Loan Workshops

In October and November, the Rural Center will hold regional workshops to explain grant and loan programs and how to apply for these opportunities. Among the programs to be covered: Clean Water Programs, Economic Infrastructure, Building Reuse and Restoration, Rural Hope, Community Mobilization, Economic Innovation, Project GATE, New Generation Ventures, Business Finance (Capital Access, Loan Participation and Microenterprise), New Generation Leaders and the Rural Economic Development Institute.

All workshops will run from 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Advance registration is not required.


Wilkesboro: October 23
Wilkes Community College  
Thompson Hall, Mayes Pitt/Cohn Auditorium
1328 S. Collegiate Drive


Williamston: October 30
Martin Community College
Auditorium, Room 14
1161 Kehukee Park Road


Warsaw: October 31
Warsaw Wellness and Recreation Center
210 W. Hill Street


Flat Rock: November 1
Blue Ridge Community College
Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Gala Room
180 West Campus Drive


Albemarle: November 8    
Stanly Community College
Kelly  Building, Dennis Auditorium
141 College Drive

Learn how to plan for building reuse

Please join us Nov. 8 as the Rural Center and the Construction Professionals Network Institute offer a workshop to help local leaders envision ways to renovate and revitalize vacant buildings.

 

Professionals from CPNI, a statewide organization of leaders in the design and construction industries, will lead the daylong workshop, which will be held at the Rural Center in Raleigh. This workshop is a repeat of one offered in the spring, which sold out quickly and garnered excellent reviews.

 

Among the topics to be covered are the environmental, condition and cost assessments that make a project work, along with the financial, permitting and marketing issues that will arise.

 

The registration fee of $15, payable at the door, includes lunch. Space is limited, and reservations are required. To reserve your spot, please email Courtney Tieman, ctieman@ncruralcenter.org or call 919-250-4314.

 

Download the full agenda.

Webinar registration

Economic infrastructure grant opportunities

Webinar: Jan. 15, 1 p.m.-3 p.m

 

The Rural Center is pleased to make available approximately $8 million in grants
under the Economic Infrastructure Program for the current fiscal year. These grants,
awarded to local governments, may be used to upgrade utilities, access roads and rail spurs
to enable new business locations or expansions that create jobs.

Registration for this webinar is now closed.

 

EnterprisingCommunities Header2-1 cropped

2012 Rural Partners Forum 

October 16-17, 2012
North Raleigh Hilton

 

Forum handouts

Day one agenda

Day two agenda

Closing luncheon agenda

Speaker biographies

Special guests

New Generation Initiative Report Card

 

Presentations

Discovering the Greatness Within -- Rural Center President Billy Ray Hall

 

Videos

Seel all the videos or select just one:

 

A New Generation of Rural Leaders: Young Entrepreneurs 

 

It's Not Your Father's, or Your Mother's, Factory: Stanley Furniture

 

Farm Diversification Reaches New Heights: Southside Farms

 

Preserving Our Past, Investing in Our Future: Edenton Mill Village

 

New Life, New Purpose for Business Properties: Rocky Mount Douglas Block

 

Natural Resources, Rediscovered and Re-Imagined

 

Our Rural Workforce: Breaking through the Barriers

 

Forum sponsors

The Rural Partners Corporate Group provides financial support and advice for Rural Center programs throughout the year.

In addition, we are pleased to recognize our 2012 Rural Partners Forum sponsors.