Hands-On-History effort takes CVCC students to Selma

March 25, 2019 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Catawba Valley Community College’s Hands-On-History initiative through the Office of Multicultural Affairs recently took students to Selma, Ala., to experience the anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights. Students from Bladen Community College, Davidson […]

CVCC employees volunteer at agencies

March 25, 2019 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Catawba Valley Community College employees recently took part in the first CVCC Day of Extraordinary Service (CVCC D.O.E.S.) event assisting local nonprofits, arts groups and public schools in Catawba and Alexander counties. Held on a […]

State Awards Grants to Rural Communities to Attract 153 New Jobs and More Than $69 Million in Private Investment

February 25, 2019 Melanie Zimmerman 0

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 11 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,127,500, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 460 jobs, […]

Design Foundry to invest $3.133 million and create 202 jobs

January 7, 2019 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Governor Cooper announced today that Design Foundry LLC plans to manufacture upholstered furniture in partnership with a major furniture and home goods retailer.  The Company plans to invest $3.133 million in building renovations and machinery […]

TOP 10 UNDER 40: Recipients of 2018 recognition include tennis coach, artisian soap maker and optometrist

November 9, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Winners of The Hickory Young Professionals (HYP) Top 10 Under 40 competition, presented by Martin Starnes & Associates, have been announced. The 2018 recipients are: Dave Leonetti, Derek Zealy-Wright, Diana Williams, Elechia Morgan, Jordan Ledford, […]

CommScope purchases complementary company for $7 billion

November 9, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

CommScope Inc. announced on Thursday they will purchase ARRIS International Plc. in an all-cash transaction of $31.75 per share or $7.4 billion, including debt repayment. CommScope, founded in 1971, is a network infrastructure provider based […]

How Hickory metro is recruiting veterans to local workforce

November 9, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

To Nathan Huret, veterans were an untapped workforce that could be brought to the Hickory area to fill jobs, in particular those that require leadership and teamwork skills. So Huret, director of existing industry at […]

Former chamber CEO earns national honor

July 31, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

G. Daniel “Danny” Hearn, former president/CEO of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, received the Life Member Award from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. ACCE is an Alexandria, Va.-based membership association that represents […]

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