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BDI Connection for March 2013

President’s Corner Welcome to March! Before we know it the flowers will be blooming and we’ll be enjoying summer weather. In the meantime, please take a look at what BDI has been up to in the past month! Scott Darnell CEcD, BDI President Project RENEW Updates Are you a manufacturer that can’t find good, entry level employees? We have a lot of exciting updates about Project RENEW, our 96-hour manufacturing certification program. Find out how your company could benefit! The Importance of Networking A recent article from the Small Business Administration said, “All else being equal, people do business with people they know, like and trust. Networking enables you to establish a foundation for a lasting relationship.” Don’t miss the bebo quarterly networking event on March 5! The topic is Human Resources for the Small Business Owner. Learn more and RSVP. Not good at networking? Here are some tips for how to do it right! Celebrate Burke Biz at Kellex Seating Valdese Town Council Members and Burke County Commissioners enjoyed testing all the furniture at Kellex Seating! Visit our Facebook page to see more pictures from the event… Resources and Good Reads Charlotte Business Journal: Sustainability Equals Profits CNN: Community College Grads Out-Earn Bachelor’s Holders NC Rural Center: Our Manufacturing Future Manufacturing Institute: U.S. Public Opinions on Manufacturing Manufacturing Institute: Education Reform for Manufacturing

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