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Cherokee woman recognized for leadership potential
Juanita Wilson, Southwestern Community College’s program director for The Right Path Adult Leadership Program, has been selected to the national Circle of Leadership Academy.
The goal of the 18-month leadership development academy is to enrich leadership skills rooted in Native values and traditions. Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Center for Leadership Innovation run the program to empower emerging Native American leadership in the field of philanthropy and nonprofits through professional development, networking and mentorship opportunities.
Wilson, an enrolled member of EBCI and a North Carolina Governor’s Leadership Institute graduate, said she is honored to be chosen for this prestigious program and feels “my involvement will benefit SCC’s Right Path Program, which is all about Native American leadership.”
Tickets on sale for Swain Chamber’s membership banquet
Swain County Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Banquet will be held from 6-9 p.m., April 19, at the Fryemont Inn.
The event will feature food, entertainment and door prizes. During the banquet, the chamber will recognize of the Business Citizen of the Year recipient and present the Duke Energy Service and Citizenship Award.
“I encourage every member to attend this event,” said Karen Wilmot, executive director, Swain County Chamber of Commerce. “I have seen many lasting and profitable partnerships develop at the annual banquet that might not otherwise have occurred. The annual banquet is a sound investment in both time and money for any business.”
Any chamber member can purchase the early bird ticket at only $25 per person, or a ticket for $30 the week of.
Macon County EDC to host BizWeek events
The Macon County Economic Development Commission will host three-days of events from April 9 to 12 for BizWeek, a celebration of business, industry and entrepreneurship in Macon County.
The events for the week are:
• Entrepreneur Networking Night will be held from 7 p.m. on April 10, at the Rathskeller in downtown Franklin. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet and hear Pam Lewis, the director of entrepreneurship for the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. The winner of the SiteDart “Awesome Business Idea” $1,000 competition will also be announced.
• The BizWeek celebration will concluded at 6 p.m. on April 12 with the annual EDC banquet, featuring keynote speaker Keith Crisco, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce. The banquet will be held in the fellowship hall of Holly Springs Baptist Church.
All events are free of charge. However, space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
Dillsboro launches mobile Web app
The town of Dillsboro has unveiled its new mobile Web application created by 10 Western Carolina University computer information systems students.
To promote the app, faculty and students in WCU’s costume shop created a new character, The Dillsboro Mobile Man. The costume looks like a large mobile phone, and it showcases a large QR code that smartphone users can scan to access the new app.
The app will connect smartphone users to Dillsboro’s businesses and attractions.