Connections 2017

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55 Featuring: ALIO Photography • Arbonne • Belk Best Western & Hampton Inn • Casey's Floral & Catering Cheryl's Floral Designs • Dream Makers Tanning Exquisite Events • Funky Fresh • Goldsboro Event Center Gurley House & Titia's Garden • Joco Limo • Mary Kay Pink Piggy Sweets • Sound Core Music DJ Services Southern Touch Wedding & Events • The Farm on Salem Church Working Chef Catering & Vending WT's Gun & The Southern Room SATURDAY, MARCH 4 TH 10AM-3PM RAM PARTY CENTER 2722 Graves Drive Goldsboro RAM PARTY CENTER 919.778.7500 2722 Graves Drive Goldsboro 919.735.3320 306 Fedelon Trail Goldsboro 919.934.8757 805 N. Brightleaf Blvd. Smithfield 67DCT0217S© 919.359.2211 2900 US 70 East Clayton Wedding & Event Expo Carson Clark talks with customers as they pay their tab on Thursday, Feb. 2. such as government tax systems. In the two months since Goldsboro Brew Works opened its doors at 207 N. John St., business has been better than expected. The duo are now planning on opening a small-scale brewery to be able to sell their own beer. Fein said the main challenge in running the store has been not having a minute to himself. "We thought we worked long hours in the military, right now we're averaging 113 hours a week. We're never not here," he said. "That's any small business owner who doesn't want to fail. If you don't suck at what you do, then you're going to devote every single iota of yourself to it." The independence has been worth every bit of effort. "I've had a boss since I was 13 years old. I'm 30, so for over half my life I've had a boss, or, in the case of the Air Force, everyone I met was my boss," Fein said. "Me and Carson making all of the decisions around here is awesome, and so far it's been working really well." What started out as a hobby has led to Mrs. Gam- brell operating a small boutique inside the Artisan's Village shopping center on Center Street, in addition to her website. She said her daughters inspired her to chase her dreams after getting out of the military. "I just wanted to do something that lets me con- tribute, and maybe will make my daughters proud of me," she said. For airmen looking to do business in Goldsboro, there are resources available to help them get on their feet, said Goldsboro Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Chairman Scott LaFevers. "I would advise them to get in touch with the cham- ber, because they have all kinds of contacts that they'll need, whether it be individuals or other businesses that they may need to rely on to get where they need to be," he said. Airmen Continued from 54

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