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Business Notebook for Feb. 5


Dogwood State Bank hosts ribbon-cutting at Systel building

Dogwood State Bank will host a ribbon-cutting from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at its newest location in the Systel Building at 225 Green St.

For information, go to hbookhardt@dsbnc.com.

Economic development agency names new marketing director

Merica Simpson has been named director of marketing and communications at Fayetteville-Cumberland Economic Development Corp.

“I’m honored to be joining a team so dedicated to our community’s progress. The continuous promotion of our ongoing advancements is key to enhancing overall growth,” Simpson said.

Simpson graduated from East Carolina University’s College of Business with a marketing-concentrated MBA and a bachelor of science degree in business administration, specializing in finance.

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Health equity agency plans eighth annual luncheon

NC MedAssist will host its eighth annual executive luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., Charlotte.

The luncheon, presented by Atrium Health, will focus on celebrating the patients affected by the work of NCMA in advancing health equity across North Carolina. Money raised through sponsorships and individual donors help advance uninsured North Carolina residents.

The executive luncheon brings health, corporate and community leaders together to learn about how investing in NCMA helps neighbors in need. NCMA expects about 800 participants and hopes to raise $250,000 to support its programs, according to a news release.

John Forgan, market president of First Horizon Bank, is chairman of this year’s luncheon.

Forgan manages the corporate banking team in Charlotte and has been in banking for more than 31 years.

Keynote speaker Cornell P. Wright will present “Health Equity in Context.” Wright is the first chief health equity officer with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

NCMA, founded in 1997, is the only statewide nonprofit pharmacy in North Carolina.

Fayetteville, business, Systel