With the Holiday Shopping Season around the corner, Tiffany Henry and Southwestern Community College, in conjunction with the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN), are encouraging area residents to #ShopSmall by supporting local small businesses.
The approaching cold season may push farmers indoors for winter, but they now have an opportunity to continue growing their businesses over the weeks ahead.
Starting on Nov. 13, Southwestern Community College will be offering a series of free agriculture-centered small business seminars at the Jackson County Library.
Seven Southwestern Community College students made the president’s list for the summer semester at Southwestern Community College, and nine others were named to the dean’s list.
President’s list honorees earned a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.85 or greater while those on the dean’s list had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.849.
As a follow-up to business plan competitions earlier this year, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center is teaming up with the Macon County CEC (Certified Entrepreneurial Community) to offer a new series of Business Enhancement Experience (BEE) seminars in the coming months.
Southwestern Community College will offer a bartending class on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Starting on October 27, the seven-week course helps students become professional bartenders. The class meets from 6-9 p.m. in the Balsam Center at Southwestern’s Jackson Campus.
Cost is $125 for the course, which covers topics including drink recipes, mixes, glassware and garnishes. Students will learn from lectures, demonstrations and hands-on participation. Students must be at least 21 years old to enroll.
On Thursday morning (Oct. 23), a number of area employers will be at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus to answer questions and meet potential employees.
The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. until noon, will allow students and area residents an opportunity to explore educational opportunities, jobs and careers.
Assisted by Karen Owens, President of STAR (Save the Animals Rescue) Ranch in Waynesville, Students in Southwestern Community College’s Upward Bound program completed a day of service at STAR on Oct. 4.
Two teams shot identical scores of 53, but the foursome of David Agee, Scott Rossa, Mike Stewart and Southwestern Community College president Dr. Don Tomas won the SCC Foundation’s Fall Foursome by virtue of a tiebreaker.
A few years have passed, but Jeremy Hyatt vividly and fondly recalls the faculty and staff members who helped him start his higher education at Southwestern Community College shortly after he graduated from Swain High School.
Frank Brannon, a book artist from Dillsboro and adjunct instructor at Southwestern Community College, has been selected for the first Mary B. Regan Residency Grant for a project to revitalize the Cherokee language through his artistry as a letterpress printer.
Chris Cox, an English instructor at Southwestern Community College, will be reading from his new book, “The Way We Say Goodbye,” from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in room 102 of the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
At 8 a.m. on Sept. 24, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center and its partners will offer a free seminar for entrepreneurs entitled “What you need to know about insurance as a business owner.”
As recently as this spring, instructors in Southwestern Community College’s fire training program had to exchange air packs every time one would walk out of a blazing structure and before the other could enter.
After hearing news of the Aug. 16 fire on Sylva’s Main Street, Venture Local Franklin - a community grass-roots organization located in Macon County - made a commitment to help Sylva merchants by organizing a “cash mob” to show support of Sylva’s businesses on Sept. 5.