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Business Notebook for June 12

A roundup of business news in Fayetteville and Cumberland County


Electronics repair shop opens in Fayetteville

Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions, an electronics repair shop, has opened in Fayetteville at 4225 A Ramsey St.

The store offers professional fixes for most consumer electronics, from smartphones, tablets, and computers to game consoles, smart speakers, drones, and more, a release said. Many basic repairs can be completed in two hours or less, the release said. 

The store is owned by Angelo Giannakopoulos and Timothy Moorehead, who also own six other stores in North and South Carolina.

“We saw the need for an affordable tech repair provider in Fayetteville, so I’m excited for Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions to fill that gap,” Giannakopoulos said in the release. “Connecting locals to the people, places and things that matter most is our number one priority, in addition to offering superb customer service, and we look forward to serving this community well.”

The store is an authorized repair provider for Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel smartphones, the release said.

School system celebrates its web managers

Cumberland County Schools on June 3 recognized the district’s web managers for their hard work and dedication.

The 180 web managers, who oversee and update the district's 150 school and department websites, were invited to a drive-thru luncheon at the Educational Resource Center, the school system said in a release. Each web manager received a note of thanks, a boxed lunch and gift cards that were donated by community partners.

"We realize that the website is our #1 resource tool, and our web managers oversee this crucial part of communications in our district," said Lindsay Whitley, the associate superintendent of the school system’s Communications and Community Engagement department. "We see our web managers as 'our silent communicators.' They are always quietly working 'behind the scenes' to make sure up-to-date information appears on the website for our families and the community at large. We value their efforts every day."

Skilled Trades & Technology Expo rescheduled for June 28 at FTCC

A Skilled Trades & Technology Expo that had been scheduled for June 16 at Fayetteville Technical Community College has been rescheduled for June 28, organizers said. 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will provide an opportunity for employers and job seekers to connect. The event will also include information about FTCC’s job- and career-training programs, which are being coordinated through the college’s new Career and Education Success Center, the college said in a release. 

FTCC is hosting the event with NC Works, Fayetteville PWC and Mid-Carolina Regional Council. 

An information session about FTCC’s job- and career-training programs will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Tony Rand Student Center at 2220 Hull Road. A career fair will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the same location.

The skilled trades and technology careers being featured at the expo include: 

  • Construction trades (electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and basic construction and masonry) 
  • Automotive trades  
  • Computer fundamentals 
  • Property maintenance 
  • Solar installation and maintenance 
  • Horticulture and landscaping 

Businesses and employers who would like to participate in the expo should register through Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/FTCCJobsExpo.

The new Career and Education Success Center is aimed at helping adults find training and educational opportunities that fit their needs and goals, including accelerated workforce training initiatives that can lead to employment in high-demand fields, the release said. The center is in the Tony Rand Student Center. For information, go to faytechcc.edu/success-center or contact the center at CESC@faytechcc.edu or 910-678-8419.

Fort Bragg job fair

RecruitMilitary is planning an in-person hiring event on June 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Iron Mike Conference Center on Fort Bragg.

Organizers expect nearly 70 employers to attend. They will be looking to hire veterans, military spouses, members of the National Guard and reservists. 

The conference center is at 2658 Reilly Road. The registration link is rmvets.com/FortBragg0622.

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