Volume 3 Issue 5  September, 2012

In This Issue

President’s Corner
Burke Companies Receive Grants
Geiger International is ‘Clean and Green’
Chamber Recognizes Local Businesses
MNC – Free Web Exposure for Your Company

President’s Corner

It has been another quick month here at BDI, time flies! We were pleased to welcome the NC Rural Center to Burke County last week for a site review of Project RENEW, which has been a great success. We also announced last week that three Burke County businesses are proud recipients of Building Reuse and Restoration grants.

We have several exciting things coming up in September. Our website is getting a makeover and we have several projects going on – so be on the lookout for some exciting announcements! Want to be one of the first to know about Burke County business news? Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @BurkeDevInc. Also, make sure you share our newsletter with your coworkers, family and friends!

Scott D. Darnell CEcD, BDI President

Burke Companies Receive Rural Center Grants

Three Burke County companies have received Building Reuse and Restoration Grants from the NC Rural Center. The projects and expansions will add a total of 32 new restaurant and manufacturing jobs.

SpartaCraft Receives Building Reuse Grant to Aid in Business Expansion
Zion Industries, Inc. to Expand with Help from NC Rural Center Grant
Business Owners Receive Grant for New Barbeque Restaurant

Not Your Grandpa’s Furniture Factory at Geiger International

As you step into the lobby at Geiger International in Hildebran it feels more like an office for a New York ad agency than a furniture manufacturer. Sleek, modern chairs stand out against the blue-hued walls. As you move past the lobby and into the manufacturing area words that come to mind are “clean”, “crisp”, “orderly” and “bright”. Read more…

Burke County Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Local Businesses at Cornerstone Awards

BDI joins the Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the following companies for their commitment to Burke County!

Impact Award – Fatz
Diversity Award – Subway Restaurants of Burke County
Foundation Award (Small Business) – Mobile Services
Foundation Award (Mid-Size Business) – DeFeet International
Foundation Award (Large Business) – McDonald’s of Burke County

Read the full story from The News Herald

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