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Main Event , a venue for bowling, laser tag, arcade games and other entertainment, will open its first North Carolina location at Cross Creek Mall on Aug. 9. The company plans to hire 160 employees to fill front and back-of-house positions including servers, bartenders, dining hosts, line cooks, game and bowling attendants, and others.

Lori’s Ace Home & Hardware will host the Women in Power workshop to teach women how to operate lawn and landscaping equipment with confidence. The workshop will be from 4 to 5 p.m. July 11 at the hardware store, 2800 Raeford Road, Suite 24A, according to a news release.

Bees & Boards Charcuterie & Catering Co., which provides made-to-order charcuterie boards and catering, is launching a restaurant concept that will include retail, dining, private celebrations, grab-and-go food, and catering, according to a news release. The restaurant will be on the ground floor of the Dogwood State Bank building at 225 Green St. in a space formerly occupied by The Friends Table.

US Foods Holding Corp., a leading food service distributor, will open US Foods Chef’Store locations in Fayetteville; Greenville; and Roanoke, Virginia. All three locations are expected to open in late fall.

Fayetteville Public Works Commission and the city will host Industry Day Business Networking on Tuesday in an effort to reach out to local businesses about business opportunities.

A Mardi Gras-themed appreciation and awards banquet was held for custodial workers by Cumberland County Schools. The evening recognized the work of custodians across the district, according to a …

Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary will host the Fort Bragg Veterans Job Fair  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Iron Mike Conference Center on Fort Bragg.   Registration is free and available online to all transitioning military members, veterans, military spouses and dependents. 

All of us knew where we could find that special card for a loved one, be it a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, a get-well-soon or a condolence. A Christmas card, a Mother’s Day or …

The Cumberland County Board of Education approved the appointment of Lavette Alston-Braswell as assistant superintendentof K-12 instructional programs.

Cumberland County is accepting bids from child care center operators to serve county employees and families. The proposal number is RFP, No. 23-27-ADM Childcare Center Operator.

Bobby Jones Links, an Atlanta-based club management and advisory services company, has entered a consulting partnership with Woodlake Country Club, a privately owned country club in Vass.

What is Blue Cross Blue Shield NC up to?

After a  high-profile contract loss this winter, nonprofit health insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield NC is asking lawmakers for a serious and potentially far-reaching change to state regulations so that it can behave more like national for-profit competitors. 

Cumberland County Cooperative Extension is accepting nominations for induction into the Cumberland County Agricultural Hall of Fame for 2023, according to a county news release. The Hall of Fame …

Dick Gill is reflecting these days on more than 50 years ago, when he first installed a burglar alarm for his father’s real estate business in north Fayetteville. “He had a break-in at his office,” Gill says. “I was working at Sears Roebuck, but I made an alarm and put it in his office. It was just a rig, but it worked.” William Gill never had another break-in at his business.

RALEIGH — Carelon, the health care services subsidiary of Elevance Health, has opened a facility in Fayetteville that will be the first of its kind for the company, according to a news release.

Fayetteville Regional Airport was awarded $3,000 from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation to host the airport’s second Aviation Career Education Academy, according to a city news release.

Also in this week's Business Notebook: City, county, FSU to participate in Procurement Week for business owners; Gray’s Creek High School educator is CTE Teacher of the Year; Fayetteville PWC receives 2 United Way Spirit of North Carolina Awards

If you are an aficionado of retail hardware stores, a walk through this place is like being a kid in a candy store. You name it, Nate and Lori Tracy Stobbe have it at Lori’s Ace Home & …

There’s a tranquility and a calm that permeates through this place where women and men both gather throughout each week to not only strengthen and tone their bodies but to reflect and be in touch with themselves and their daily lives. There’s a serenity. You can feel it.

A grand opening will be held Saturday for 2313 Glitter Ave. Inclusive Boutique at its store off Raeford Road. The boutique sells clothing, shoes and accessories for women of all sizes, according to a news release.

Fayetteville Technical Community College is partnering with Richmond Community College to help area counties meet local workforce needs, according to a news release Tuesday.

Former Mayor Nat Robertson named CEO of Greater Fayetteville Chamber

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that its new president and CEO is former city Mayor Nat Robertson. Robertson, who served as mayor from 2013 to 2017, said in an interview that his priority for the chamber going forward is relying on what chambers are fundamentally meant to do, in his view.

Business Notebook for March 5

In this week’s Business Notebook: FAST to host jobs fair for bus drivers; Social Services seeking candidates for child services positions

Michael Fleishman says he thinks his mother and father would be glad that their family is carrying on what they started. Their legacy lives on. Fleishman’s Tiny Town, the children’s boutique off Fort Bragg Road, is now serving third- and fourth-generation customers. Fleishman and his two sisters, Marcie Justice and Minda Fleishman, will soon be carrying on that parental legacy in the Highland Centre shopping center on Raeford Road.

The Fayetteville Area System of Transit will host a hiring fair for bus drivers on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 at the NC Works Career Center, 490 N. McPherson Church Road.

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