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Continuing to celebrate 10 years of investigative and public interest journalism in North Carolina, Carolina Public Press this week presented the next in its Ten for NC series of free, virtual conversations. These events were conceived to meet the need for Carolina Public Press readers to go in-depth on issues affecting all North Carolinians.

The July 8 panel of business leaders brought together to examine N.C.’s business climate after COVID included:

  • Dr. John Gossett, president, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College;
  • David Mildenberg, editor, Business North Carolina;
  • Leah Wong Ashburn, CEO, Highland Brewing;
  • Christopher Chung, CEO, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina; and
  • Wit Tuttell, Executive Director, VisitNC.

The event was sponsored by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and done in partnership with Business North Carolina.

The video of the event is below.

More events coming up

This was the third of 10 free virtual discussions planned for the year. The events are free, though space is limited and tickets are required. Panelists discuss with Carolina Public Press staff and partners some of the top issues facing the state, and audience members participate with questions and discussion. All sessions are being recorded and published on carolinapublicpress.org. Subscribe to CPP’s newsletters to receive invitations and details about the event.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Founder and Executive Director Angie Newsome announced that the organization is working to grow Carolina Public Press into the state’s largest wholly independent nonprofit news organization devoted to investigative and public service journalism.

Learn more about Carolina Public Press and its ten year history in North Carolina. 

Watch a short video celebrating CPP’s anniversary. 

Staff Reports

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