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Business Notebook for Dec. 25


Fayetteville barber appointed to state board

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper Michael Tyrone Swinney of Fayetteville to the newly created N.C. Board of Barber and Electrolysis Examiners effective Jan. 1. Swinney is a licensed barber who has been in the barbering business for 16 years. Swinney is the franchise owner and operator of One Stop Barbershop and the director of education at One Stop Academy School of Barbering.

New member named to Wrecker Review Board

The Fayetteville City Council has approved the appointment of Philamina Lozado-Lowe to the Wrecker Review Board for a term ending Sept. 30, 2024.

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PWC offering free 2023 calendars

Fayetteville Public Works Commission is offering free copies of its 2023 Customer Connections Calendar. It provides information about PWC programs, tips to save money, and community activities. Customers can fill out the form at the Request the 2023 Conservation Calendar link or call 910-223-4009 to request a copy by mail. Calendars also be available at Cumberland County branch libraries.     

Fayetteville Tech names 2 to business programs leadership

Fayetteville Technical Community College has appointed Kelly Golds the new dean of business programs and Corey Fair as division chair of business programs.

Gold has been with the college 14 years. As dean of business programs, her responsibilities will include working with faculty to support and improve student success, enable continuous improvement in teaching and learning, and enhance student growth and development. She also will work in the community and with other departments to identify and support service learning opportunities, employer partnerships, and workforce needs.

Gold joined FTCC in 2008 as an adjunct instructor. She has served in various roles, including department chair of hospitality management and division chair of business services. Gold has also served on several committees at FTCC. Before joining FTCC full time, Gold worked in corporate retail, restaurant and hospitality management for more than 20 years.

Gold earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Campbell University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is completing her dissertation for a doctor of education degree with a specialization in leadership in higher education from Northcentral University.

Fair arrived at FTCC in 2021 as a business administration faculty member. In his new job, he will oversee several departments, including accounting and finance; business administration; entrepreneurship; health care management; leadership studies; medical office administration; office administration; and supply chain management. He’ll work with leadership in community to promote workforce readiness and community service.

Raised in South Carolina, Fair attended Coker University and earned a bachelor of arts in music while serving as an advocate for troubled youth. After more than a decade as a coordinator and auditor for the South Carolina Department of Disabilities, Fair received a master’s degree in business. Fair earned a doctorate in business administration from Walden University.

Fair has served as a faculty member at York Technical College, ECPI University and Clinton College.