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BUSINESS BRIEFS
Thursday, June 30, 2016
FIREWORKS America’s Fireworks has opened at Northgate to sell holiday fireworks through July 4. Call (919) 698-5158. REAL ESTATE CoreNet Global Carolinas, a professional association dedicated to the advancement of the corporate real estate industry, will host “Market Game Changers: Competitive Advantages Helping Shape Raleigh’s
 
Getting married soon?
Monday, June 27, 2016
June marks the beginning of two busy seasons: summer and wedding season. With joyful expectation, many of us have already marked our calendars and started wrapping up our plans for the vacations, ceremonies and honeymoons. While the betrothed work out the details, Social Security wants to remind them about one detail: the “record” Social
 
Black banks struggle to survive, part 2
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand her now-legendary New Orleans restaurant. “I remember my husband going to a bank we used for years,” Chase, 93, said. “When we went to get a loan, we couldn’t ... This was in 1957, and we wanted to make the restaurant bigger. Then Liberty
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Thursday, June 23, 2016
BUSINESS LENDING City of Durham will offer a Small Business Lending seminar June 29, 6 to 8 p.m. at Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, first floor. Contact: Vincent Wingate at (919) 560-4180, ext. 17241. FRIENDS DOWNTOWN Friends of Downtown Chapel Hill will host its next meeting June 30, 9:30 a.m. at The Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St. Call (919)
 
Where did the black banks go?
Saturday, June 18, 2016
America has half as many black-owned banks as existed 15 years ago. “People assume don’t know what they are doing,” said Alden McDonald, CEO of New Orleans-based Liberty Bank and Trust. “Put yourself in these shoes: We are located in communities in which all of the large banks have moved out of because it’s not profitable for
 
M&F Bank honors Flores, Mount Level MBC
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
DURHAM – M&F Bank celebrated the 2016 recipients of the M&F Bank Founders Award during last week’s annual meeting of shareholders. Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church, and Eleazar and Roselia Flores of the Flores Corporation were honored for their contributions. The annual award recognizes individuals or entities that embody the
 
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