BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. – Leadership Brunswick County, a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County Chambers of Commerce, is now accepting applications for its upcoming program. Leadership Brunswick County was formed to develop corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County. It is designed to identify highly-motivated, emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes.
LELAND, N.C. — The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce recently conducted an online citizen survey to obtain citizens’ input and feedback on issues that impact northern Brunswick County, including the state of the economy, the proposed port in Southport, residents’ shopping habits and the greatest challenges facing northern Brunswick County. A total of 237 people completed the survey.
SUPPLY, NC – Brunswick Community College will begin a new daytime Basic Law Enforcement Training class beginning February 1, 2010, and running through June 8, 2010. Class time is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students interested in applying for the class can pick up a packet from the Leland Center or from the Campus Police office on BCC’s main campus in Supply. For more information, contact Lieutenant Chantal Strommen, program director, at (910) 371-1316. Class size is limited and students are selected on a first come, first served basis.
SUPPLY, NC – The Brunswick Community College Foundation and Coastal Financial Associates are bringing renowned violinist Caroline Goulding accompanied on piano by Alicja Basinska and Janine Randall , with special guests The Sea Notes Choral Society of Brunswick County, to the Odell Williamson Auditorium on January 9, 2010, at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships at Brunswick Community College. General Admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets, including a post-show reception and priority reserved seating, are $50.
SUPPLY, NC – The Small Business Center at Brunswick Community College recently completed a six month research project that was funded by the South Brunswick Islands Committee of 100. The result is a comprehensive study of entrepreneurs in Brunswick County. The final report is available via the Brunswick Community College website at www.brunswickcc.edu.
Both the South Brunswick Islands Committee of 100 and the Brunswick Community College Small Business Center agreed that the first step in creating a more “entrepreneurial-friendly community” is to ask entrepreneurs what their experiences have been and what they need to be successful. This project included a written survey followed by an interview portion.
Entrepreneurs were asked to answer specific questions about their business start-up and their ongoing experiences as their business matured. Over 100 entrepreneurs participated throughout the County. Entrepreneurs were selected carefully to provide a representative cross section of the population. Selection factors also included size of business, geographic coverage, and stage of entrepreneurship, such as aspiring entrepreneurs, failed entrepreneurs, “serial entrepreneurs” that have several ventures, and high growth entrepreneurs.
The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction. Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and over, can also take many classes free of charge. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 910-755-7380 to register or for moment to moment updates visit us at www.twitter.com/BrunswickCEWD. The following are upcoming CEWD courses, seminars and summer camps: