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Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce invites all to Grand Opening in announcement

The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerece released it’s weekly newsletter this past Monday. The newsletter came with an invitation.

Bladen’s Blooming, Bladen County, Bladen County Community College, the town of Elizabethtown and the Elizabethtown – White Lake Chamber of Commerce invite everyone to attend the Grand Opening of the Elizabethtown Small Business Incubator on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 4-6pm.

According to one of the Mountain To the Sea Trail coordinators, more of this trail is being completed in Bladen County. MST Volunteers will be installing posts and blazing the MST in Bladen Lakes State Forest on Friday, January 24 from 10AM – 2PM. Wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothes and bring work gloves, water and a packed lunch. Tools will be available. Meet at the entrance to Bladen Lakes State Forest on Salters Lake Trail off Ruskin Road at 10 am. Please register if you are able to help so we can plan accordingly.
The Chamber is searching for a photographer who would work with us on visual needs in exchange for a membership. Please contact the office if you are interested.
A meeting of the White Lake Water Festival Committee will be held on Tuesday, January 28 at 5:30pm in the White Lake Town Hall. Everyone is invited to participate. Please join us as we begin planning this year’s festival.
Bladen CC Small Business Center is offering a series of courses on non-profit management. Anyone interested in the program can attend either on-campus or by webinar. All classes are on Tuesdays from 6:00-8PM. Call 910-879-5572 for more info:

Jan. 21 – How to Start a Non-Profit
Jan. 28 – Business Side of Non-Profits
Feb. 4 – How to File a 501(c3)
Feb. 11 – Developing Organizational Bylaws
Feb. 18 – Developing/ Activating Your Board
Feb. 25 – Grant Writing Basics
Mar. 3 – Fundraising Basics for Non-Profits
Mar. 10 – Marketing Non-Profits on Social Media
 
The 2020 Census will be here in just a few weeks, and Census jobs are still available.  The US Census Bureau released an interactive map showing the recruitment status, and North Carolina is behind. Anyone who is interested in a temporary Census job with flexible hours and good pay can apply online at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html .
UPDATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP: A link to the membership application can be found here.
 
Upcoming events: Thurs., Jan 23 at 6pm: Bladen Community College Small Business Center offers “There is free money to start/expand a business but no grants”.  Bladen Public Library, Elizabethtown.
– Fri., Jan. 24 at 10AM: Mountain to Seat Trail Volunteer Trail Work. Entrance of Bladen Lakes State Forest on Salters Lake Trail.
Check your inbox every Monday morning for an update on what is happening in the Elizabethtown – White Lake Area. Have an event, special or news to promote?
Next issue deadline is Thursday at 12pm.
Send info to tdennison@elizabethtownnc.org
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