Up & Coming Weekly

September 19, 2017

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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10 UCW SEPTEMBER 20 - 26, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM (910) 437-5959 | 815 STAMPER RD. | FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28303 WWW.EXPRESSPROS.COM/FAYETTEVILLENC BRAD LOASE | OWNER /MANAGER AVAILABLE HERE! Jobs for Empty-Nesters JUN 16 JUN 27 U P C O M I N G E V E N T S 159 MAXWELL STREET, FAYETTEVILLE (910) 483-8133 | FAYBIZ.COM S E R V I N G O U R C O M M U N I T Y S I N C E 1 8 9 9 JUN 30 S E P T 21 Chairman's Coffee Club Sponsored by Cross Creek Mall Cross Creek Mall - Food Court 419 Skibo Rd. 7:30 AM S E P T 28 Business After Hours Sponsored by Cape Fear Valley Homecare & Hospice 3400 Walsh Parkway 5:30 PM O C T 3 Small Business Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Up and Coming Weekly 159 Maxwell St 8:30 AM LETTER FROM THE CEO LEADERSHIP WELCOME RECEPTION: UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY The Greater Fayetteville Chamber ended the month of August with a Welcome Leaders Reception for twelve individuals, nearly all of whom have been in their positions for a year or less. It was perhaps a fi rst of its kind event for the Chamber and perhaps in the community. More than 250 persons fi lled the Airborne & Special Operations Museum to be introduced to these new leaders, to mingle and hopefully form new acquaintances. The event was sponsored by Chamber Board members: Select Bank, H&H Homes, Coldwell Banker, The Insurance Guy – Jerome Scott, Two Men and a Truck, and B&B Catering, which also provided scrumptious food and drink. So why was the event so signifi cant? It gathered leaders of organizations representing business, sports, the arts, government, human services and the military. Groups which all have supporting their community as part of their genetic makeup. But many times, each is so busy with the task at hand it doesn't have time to seek out other entities who may be able to help with the work, or provide important linkages. The reception was a starting point for those connections to happen. To start the evening, the Cumberland Oratorio Singers rendered the National Anthem with 20 harmonized voices; and George Breece offered an invocation that reminded us all of the plight of those in Texas. In addition to getting to know each person's professional background, attendees were also let in on favorite foods, sports teams, hobbies, special talents, and what each one hopes to accomplish in their new role. Emcee Gary Rogers with Beasley Media, also a Chamber Board member, proved that each was a good sport with a good sense of humor. It was a fi tting end to the offi cial part of the ceremony, when Rogers led the group in a toast for the future, one coined by the Chamber's Event Director Kelly Moore, "Unity in the Community." We hope the reception was just the beginning! Gina V. Hawkins Police Chief, City of Fayetteville Police Department David Lane General Manager, Fayetteville Baseball Club & Buies Creek Astros Jeff Longo President/Owner, Fayetteville Marksmen Christine Michaels President & CEO, Greater Fayetteville Chamber Mark Regensburger Director, Cool Spring Downtown District Nedra Rodriguez Director, Workforce Development Center Mary Sonnenberg President, Partnership for Children of Cumberland County Robert van Geons President, Fayetteville-Cumberland County Economic Development Corp. Brigadier General Xavier Brunson Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps, United States Army Colonel Kyle Reed Garrison Commander, Fort Bragg Jason Britt Director, Cumberland Oratorio Singers Mary Kate Burke Artistic Director, Cape Fear Regional Theatre Photos by Matthew Wonderly Represented were:

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