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Article: TSA Shares Business Opportunities Tips

The NCMBC strategically follows the Department of Homeland Security for viable opportunities.  The following article was published by Signal entitled “TSA Shares Business Opportunities Tips” that may offer viable contract forecasts.  Article: https://www.afcea.org/content/tsa-shares-business-opportunities-tips, Signal, Author: Maryann Lawlor on November 23, 2020.  For more information or support, please contact Donna Warren, warrend@ncmbc.us on Department of Homeland […]

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Article: Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System Proving Its Value During Pandemic

One of NCMBC’s main industries is aerospace and defense.  The following article was published by Defense and Security Monitor entitled “Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System Proving Its Value During Pandemic” that may offer additional viable contract forecasts.  Article: https://dsm.forecastinternational.com/wordpress/2020/10/15/forecast-internationals-platinum-forecast-system-proving-its-value-during-pandemic/ Aerospace and Defense by Forecast International, October 15, 2020.  For more information or support, please contact the […]

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11/24: JOINT ADVANCED PROGRAM BRIEFING FOR INDUSTRY HOSTED BY DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT – CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Notes from 11/24/2020 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles Upcoming purchase announcement: Army combat helmets (ACH).  Will be two buys in FY21 (2Q and TBD later), from two different vendors who already submitted proposals – to sustain industrial base.  Initial distribution to 160,000 Army […]

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PPE-Related Article: This Miami supplier is manufacturing millions of masks.  Why won’t anyone buy them?

A strategic industry for the NCMBC is the textile and soldier systems industry.  For more information or support, please contact Mark Mills, millsm@ncmbc.us.   The following article was published by the Miami Herald and features a medical device manufacturer’s experience responding to the need for PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Article: This Miami supplier […]

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SAM.gov Transitions in April 2021

The below information was provided by the General Services Administration on November 23, 2020.  As readers of this space know, GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) program is consolidating what were recently many separate systems into one place, currently called beta.SAM.gov. Today, we are pleased to announce that on April 26, 2021, the functionalities of current […]

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Prime Vendor: Owens & Minor Briefing (Dec 16, Virtual)

Prime Vendor: Owens & Minor Briefing   The North Carolina Military Business Center will host a web conference with Owens & Minor on December 16th at 1300 EST.    About. Owens & Minor is a leading global healthcare solutions company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of Care by providing vital supply […]

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Congratulations Cherith Roberson, WTCC Small Business Center Director

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 13, 2020) – Wake Tech is pleased to announce that Small Business Center Director Cherith Roberson is the recipient of the State Director’s Award from the North Carolina Small Business Center Network (SBCN). This award recognizes a Small Business Center Director who has provided outstanding service to the network, to colleagues, and to the […]

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11/19: JOINT ADVANCED PROGRAM BRIEFING FOR INDUSTRY HOSTED BY DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT – CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Notes from 11/19/2020 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles Army will issue solicitations for body armor systems early in FY21 through Army Contracting Command office at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, on http://beta.SAM.gov.

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Interstate Narrow Fabrics gets Exporter of the Year Award

This article was provided by eTextile Communication at: https://www.etextilecommunications.com/111120-exim-interstate Posted November 11, 2020 HAW RIVER, N.C. – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed last week presented an Exporter of the Year award to Interstate Narrow Fabrics, Inc., a textile industry small business with 75 employees that manufactures narrow fabrics, […]

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System for Award Management (SAM) email server TLS 1.2 requirement

On 11/30/20, GSA will be updating the SAM mail server to require TLS 1.2 or higher.  This is a behind-the-scenes update, meaning that your access to SAM.gov via browser or web service client will not be affected at all.  Since the SAM mail server will require TLS 1.2, if you utilize email on aging or insecure mail […]

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Day 3: JOINT ADVANCED PROGRAM BRIEFING FOR INDUSTRY HOSTED BY DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT – CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Notes from 11/10/2020 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles USAF needs more suppliers for dress shirts (maternity), mess dress slacks (female) and dress skirts. Contact NCMBC, Mark Mills at millsm@ncmbc.us for assistance.  Expect new Army sweater acquisition in 2Q FY21. DLA needs […]

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Fundamentals of Project Management Class, 12/10/2020

Would you or your staff be interested in a FREE 8-hour Fundamentals of Project Management class?   This class is a one-day, instructor-facilitated, session designed to provide an introductory overview of the project management discipline. The seminar structure effectively combines introductory lecture and discussion with hands-on application of the most basic project management principles. The […]

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NAVFAC updates name to better reflect technical and acquisition mission capabilities

NAVFAC updates name to better reflect technical and acquisition mission capabilities From the NAVFAC Headquarters Public Affairs & Communications Office WASHINGTON – Naval Facilities Engineering Command changed its name to Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Nov. 3 to more accurately reflect its well-established nature and mission as the naval shore facilities, base operating support, […]

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Boots to Business Reboot offers entrepreneurs training by skilled business advisors

FREE BUSINESS TRAINING FOR VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND SPOUSES Boots to Business Reboot offers entrepreneurs training by skilled business advisors (The NCMBC is re-releasing the following press release) WILMINGTON — Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of […]

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DAY 2: JOINT ADVANCED PROGRAM BRIEFING FOR INDUSTRY HOSTED BY DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT – CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Notes from Day 2 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles US Marine Corps: Uniform and equipment improvement needs: light/flex body armor; helmet suspension system; load bearing equip fir dismounts; hearing protection and enhancement; SWIR mitigation Navy announced acquisition in FY21 of FR […]

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Day 1: Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles

Notes from Day 1 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles DLA C&T just announced that industry feedback to RFIs is critical to reassure C&T that domestic capacity exists to meet their requirements. Industry response to RFIs in 2020 reassured C&T about domestic […]

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DEFTECH Coffee Call: Special Guest MG (USA, Ret) Jim Hodge

Join DEFTECH this Friday, 30 October 2020 @ 0900-1000 ET  for the DEFTECH Coffee Call with our special guest: Jim Hodge, MG, USA (Ret) of the IDB | Institute For Defense & Business MG (Ret) Jim Hodge is President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB). He serves […]

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DLA Clothing & Textile Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry Announcement (Virtual, November 2020)

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) would like to share the following important event annually hosted by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing & Textiles supply chain – the 2020 Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry (JAPBI).  At the annual JAPBI, the Clothing & Textiles team and military service partners brief the industrial […]

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Media Advisory: Federal Construction Summit to Connect Business with Federal Agencies in Southeast

Federal Construction and Infrastructure Summit to Connect Business with Federal Agencies and Bases from VA, NC, SC, GA and FL – to include $1.7 Billion in Hurricane Florence Recovery Work at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point October 19, 2020 – The Office of Senator Richard Burr, the Office of Senator […]

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Critical Cybersecurity Information for Contractors Session at the SE Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental (Oct 21-22, 2020)

SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS (CMMC)   If you fall into one of the below NAICS codes, then you need to join this session for a briefing about the new cybersecurity DFARS rule dated 9/29/20: 541712 – R&D in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (Except Biotech) 541330 – Engineering Services 236220 – […]

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Funding Opportunity: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

On Aug. 4, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officially announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the first funding cycle of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program. BRIC replaces the FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program. BRIC makes federal funds available to states, local communities, tribes, and territories for pre-disaster mitigation activities, including Capability- and Capacity-Building […]

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Keynote Announcement: MG David C. Hill, Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers

Major General David C. Hill assumed duties as the Deputy Chief of Engineers/Deputy Commanding General on 20 July 2020. As such, he is second in command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which has more than 36,000 civilian employees and 800 military personnel who provide project management and construction support to 250 Army […]

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Session 3: NC Cybersecurity Workforce Training – Education Virtual Roundtable (Virtual)

North Carolina Cybersecurity for Federal Contractors Virtual Series For more information, visit: https://www.ncmbc.us/north-carolina-cybersecurity-virtual-series/ The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) will host a series of cybersecurity-related webinars beginning in September and running through December. The purpose of […]

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Limitations on Subcontracting for Service Contractors: Compliance in Four Steps

The NCMBC would like to share an article published by Govology on the Limitations on Subcontracting for Service Contractors: Compliance in Four Steps.     

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Energy/Environmental Program at the SE Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit (Oct 21-22, 2020)

The annual Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit is going virtual!  Visit: https://summit.ncmbc.us/home ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS   Environmental & Energy Priorities for Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Installations. This session describes the environmental and energy priorities of each military branch. This background is important in understanding the policy construct […]

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NCMBC Announces On-Demand Training Options

The North Carolina Military Business Center is excited to announce the expansion of our training portfolio to provide On-Demand Training options (with more trainings coming!).  For more information, visit: https://www.ncmbc.us/on-demand-training/.

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Ameresco and Duke to Build Unusual Floating Solar Microgrid at World’s Largest Military Base

Ameresco and Duke to Build Unusual Floating Solar Microgrid at World’s Largest Military Base for more information visit: https://bit.ly/3kqJOp5

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General Services Administration Program Briefing at the SE Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit (Oct 21-22, 2020)

The annual Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit is going virtual!     SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS: GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM & REQUIREMENTS DIALOGUE For more information visit: https://summit.ncmbc.us   Representatives from the General Services Administration will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses. Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged. Presentations and discussions […]

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Construction Industry and Cybersecurity Compliance for Federal Contractors (Oct 21-22, 2020)

The annual Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit is going virtual!   SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS (CMMC)   The theft of intellectual property and sensitive information from all industrial sectors due to malicious cyber activity threatens economic security and national security. The Center for strategic and International Studies […]

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Hurricane Florence Prime Contractors at the SE Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit (Oct 21-22, 2020)

SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS: HURRICANE FLORENCE PACKAGE 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7 (other packages to be announced once awarded)   Join these sessions to learn more from the prime contractors about the Hurricane Florence Recovery projects and any supplier, subcontractor needs.    Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Greenbelt, Maryland, was awarded a $149,115,855 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of Hurricane […]

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Announcing: Cybersecurity Series for Federal Contractors (Virtual)

The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) will host a series of cybersecurity-related webinars beginning in August through December. The purpose of these web conferences is to support growth and development of cybersecurity business and cybersecurity educational capacity […]

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 LET’S TALK BUSINESS: REIGNITE NORTH CAROLINA SERIES

The SBA North Carolina District Office (NCDO) is dedicated to sparking change and igniting action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, and expand.  In support of this initiative, the NCDO is hosting  LET’S TALK BUSINESS: REIGNITE NORTH CAROLINA SERIES  WEDNESDAYS STARTING AUGUST 26  9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.   The free six-part virtual series will include:  Session […]

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Hiring, Retaining Skilled, Veteran Workforce for Federal Contractors Series (Oct 1 & 8, Virtual)

The North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions will co-host a no-charge two-part WEBCON mini-series to support the integration of highly skilled, transitioning military personnel, family members and veterans into the state workforce. This mini-series is a component of the NCMBC’s ongoing Federal Contractor WEBCON series.   […]

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Federal Government Exceeds Small Business Contracting Goals by Awarding Record-Breaking $132.9 Billion to Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the federal government exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding 26.50 percent or $132.9 billion in federal contract dollars to small businesses, over $12 billion increase from the previous fiscal year.  Additionally, the Fiscal Year 2019 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard marks the second time in Scorecard […]

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DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA) AVIATION WEB CONFERENCE SERIES (AUG 26 & SEPT 2, 9, 16)

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) will host a no-charge, four-part WEBCON mini-series to provide aerospace businesses with information on doing business with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation.   This is a component of the NCMBC’s ongoing Federal Agency WEBCON Series. Who should attend?  Aerospace suppliers in North Carolina and beyond that are interested in learning […]

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Hurricane Florence Package 2 & 4 Awarded

RQ-DPR JV, Carlsbad, California, is awarded a $143,587,704 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of Hurricane Florence Recovery Package 2, Headquarters, located at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The contract also contains 45 unexercised planned modifications and 19 unexercised options, which if exercised will increase the cumulative contract value to $178,308,510. Work will be […]

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DEFTECH: Coffee Call

Every Friday (beginning 31 July), 0900 Eastern, Grab your Coffee, bring your ideas, and join the NC Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Network for an open, informal, virtual “Coffee Call” to address your concerns and ideas regarding Innovation, Technology, and commensurate Leadership challenges.   Why Participate:  If you are tired of being lectured to. If you would like a chance to share […]

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INTER-AGENCY CYBERSECURITY COORDINATING COMMITTEE (I3C) BLOG

There is so much information out there about the upcoming cybersecurity requirements for defense contractors. To help consolidate information, the Interagency Cybersecurity Coordinating Committee (I3C) has started a blog on the CyberNC.us about CMMC The goal of the blog is to provide companies with information about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard and the […]

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8(a) Income and Net Worth Eligibility Standards Increased

Newsflash: 8(a) Income and Net Worth Eligibility Standards Increased Posted on July 16, 2020 by Shane McCall As of July 15, the initial caps on net worth, adjusted gross income, and fair market value of assets for the 8(a) program have gone up. The dollar amounts for initial 8(a) economic disadvantage eligibility have increased quite […]

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NCMBC Releases 2020 Mission Review

To review the North Carolina Military Business Center’s 2020 Mission Review report, visit: https://www.ncmbc.us/wp-content/uploads/2020-Mission-ReportFinal.pdf

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DOD Medical Prime Vendor: Cardinal Health Web Conference

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host a web conference with Cardinal Health on August 5th at 0900.   About. Cardinal Health is a large medical supply company that currently serves as the prime vendor for several military hospitals and civilian medical centers throughout NC and the US. To educate North Carolina medical supply companies […]

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Briefing from the CMMC Accreditation Body (July 21)

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Office are pleased to announce a briefing on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) from two members of the CMMC Small Business Accreditation Body.    When. July 21, 2020 at 1100-1230   Platform. The NCMBC will host all training webinars […]

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NCMBC Summer Trainings – Don’t Miss Out!

Announcement Coming Soon: The NCMBC and DEFTECH offices will soon announce a six-part cybersecurity virtual series for businesses and academia which will feature: the threat brief; cybersecurity business needs; CMMC compliance; workforce training; commercial cybersecurity emerging requirements; and Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements and opportunities. This series will begin in August 2020. Stay tuned for […]

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Small Manufacturer Cybersecurity Enhancement Act

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC-02), and several of their colleagues, introduced bipartisan legislation to improve cybersecurity assistance for small manufacturers in the defense supply chain. The Small Manufacturer Cybersecurity Enhancement Act authorizes the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Office of Economic Adjustment, to provide grants to Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) […]

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Creating Opportunities to Supply Our Military with NC Food/Beverage for Subsistence, Performance and Nutrition (Web Conference Series)

    Purpose. The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Marketing Division and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Office will co-host a no-charge, three-part WEBCON mini-series to promote increased North Carolina food and beverage sales and consumption through successful federal contract engagement and execution, and R&D […]

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NCMBC Welcomes LTC (Ret) Jon Ramsey to the team

Fayetteville Technical Community College and NC Military Business Center Office Welcome Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jonathan Ramsey to Provide Business Development Services to North Carolina Companies June 17, 2020 – The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jonathan Ramsey as Business Development Professional at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  […]

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SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened

From: Thomas A. Stith III, District Director, NC District Office SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. […]

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NCMBC JOB OPPORTUNITY: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL (JACKSONVILLE, NC)

Name of Position:                                Business Development Professional (Jacksonville, NC)   Applications Accepted Through:          Open Until Filled   Effective Date of Employment (or Contract):  Negotiable, 1 JULY 2020 Preferred   Length of Employment or Contract:                        Indefinite   Salary Range:                          […]

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Deadline for Loan Approval is June 30th

From: Thomas A. Stith III, District Director, NC District Office The deadline for SBA to approve the guarantee on a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan submitted by participating lenders is June 30, 2020. The PPP is open to small businesses and select nonprofits and faith-based organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sole proprietors and self-employed individuals are also […]

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Joint Statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

From: Thomas A. Stith III, District Director, NC District OfficeSBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today following the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act: “We want to thank President Trump for his leadership and commend Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader McCarthy for working on a bipartisan basis to pass this legislation […]

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