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The first annual North Carolina Entrepreneurship Educators Conference takes place at the CIE in 2017.

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CIE announces new YEPex program this academic year!

Three years ago, the CIE started the Chancellor's Innovation and Entrepreneurship High School Competition in the spring. In an effort to expand this program and the week-long summer Youth Entrepreneurship Program, we decided to put together a year-long YEP experience, so here we are with the first year of YEPex. Our purpose is to inspire creativity and innovation to cultivate a passion for entrepreneurship among the 9th-12th graders in the southeast region.


The Simple Resume and Nailing the In-Person Interview

Postponed due to Hurricane Florence

Looking for a new job or next great step in your career path? Join Corey Lewis, President of Cape Fear Jobs as he guides you through "The Simple Resume" and Nailing the In-Person Interview". You will learn the simple steps in creating the last resume you will ever need and the strategies needs to stay ahead of your competition on interview day. Learn more about Cape Fear Jobs at

Free for members, $15 for nonmembers.  Register here.


Resilience Workshop

September 18th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come learn how your energy flows during times of change. In this course you will if you have the personal resilience to absorb high levels of disruptive change, as well as, the daily challenges of running a Small Business, while maintaining high levels of performance. from Tracey Jackson, Your Certified Personal Resilience Practitioner.

Free for members, $15 for nonmembers.  Register here.