Honoring the Legacy, Forging the Future.

BY: Jenny Moore An old folktale, retold each year at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC’s signature Empty Bowls event, offers a relevant beginning to another story – one weaving together strands of the Food Bank’s nearly 40-year legacy of feeding community into a common vision and commitment to build a healthy, hunger-free community […]

More Than a Lemonade Stand: Encouraging the Budding Entrepreneur in Your Child

If you ask an adult to share their earliest memory of making money, you may be greeted by a tale of a makeshift lemonade stand during the family yard sale, or a story about selling cartoon drawings or friendship bracelets to classmates. These memories stand the test of time, not because of the financial worth, […]

The Benefits of Summer Camp

What promise a summer holds? The promise of hot, sunny days. The promise of activities not possible during colder months. The promise of beaches, pools, lakes, and the like. The promise of time with family and friends, stretched out across long, lazy days…making memories. As adults, many can look back with fondness and nostalgia to […]

“Oh, Thank Heaven”

When I was a young child, the tagline for the convenience store, 7-11, was, “Oh, thank Heaven for 7-11!” It was a catchy little phrase.  I mean, how could you not be thankful to a Higher Power for Slurpees, Big Gulps, and hot dogs that roll listlessly like logs in a river’s current?  Little did […]

Piedmont Sheet Metal The People behind the Company Make All the Difference

You’ve heard the saying, “You only have one opportunity to make a first impression.” Whether the interaction is in-person or over the phone, the initial impression can set the tone for the entire customer experience. Piedmont Sheet Metal, PSM, founded in 1928, is well-known for its expert and knowledgable installation of HVAC systems, but long […]

Cannon Wealth Management: An Uncommon Approach to Money Management

A breeze offered relief from the intense summer sun, and for a moment, Ginny lifted her face toward the light and simply smiled. Her daughters laid nearby, reading books while their husbands took turns chasing a frisbee down the beach. She listened to the magical sound of her grandchildren’s laughter as they played in the […]

Recycling Reminders

Spring has sprung. Warm weather has returned, flowers are blooming, and it is time to celebrate the Earth and its beauty. Environmental protection is important all year around, but April 22nd, 2021, marks the 51st Earth Day Celebration. People worldwide join together volunteering to clean up public spaces, educate, and advocate for a better environment. […]

Anna Bakes Cookies: A Delicious New Business

“Today, we will live in the moment.  Unless it’s unpleasant, in which case, we will eat a cookie.”  ~ Cookie Monster No one ever talks about anything positive that came from our shutdown.  But for Anna Holbrook, the isolation opened up a new opportunity for her through baking.  Anna has always enjoyed baking, but she […]