Seats are still available for those wishing to attend the third annual Reeves School of Business Symposium and Awards Dinner.

But "hurry up" is an understatement. The deadline to register is Monday at 5 p.m.; the event is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Fort Bragg. Registration is available at or by calling Pam Biermann of Methodist's Center for Entrepreneurship at 630-7496.

Charlie Brock, CEO of Launch Tennessee, is the featured speaker.

The symposium is a part of the university’s realignment of resources, bringing together what was formerly the Center for Entrepreneurship's Fall Symposium and Spring Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit. This single event continues the tradition of recognizing award winners and reflecting the entirety of the Reeves School of Business.

The awards, whose nomination periods have closed, include:

• Alumni Business Person of the Year, given to a graduate of Methodist University who has shown promise for a successful career.

• Entrepreneur of the Year, a risk-taker in the free enterprise system, a person who sees opportunity and devises strategies to achieve specific objectives.

• Business Person of the Year, presented to an executive who makes great contributions, not only to the successful operation of local business and industry, but also to the civic and cultural life of the community.

• Greater Good Award, a professional who has given exemplary service to society and/or has provided extraordinary charity or leadership in serving his or her community.

• Small Business Excellence Award, a business that employs less than 300 people and generates revenue of less than $15 million per year.

• Silver Spoon Award, a person who has originated and built a successful business recognized for its uniqueness in planning, production or some other aspect of its operation.

• Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, must be a North Carolina resident who owns, has established or manages a small business.

The Charles M. Reeves School of Business and Economics was founded in 1986 and is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts will soon have a second location in Fayetteville.

Earth is being moved and a sign went up last week for the corner of Ramsey Street and Stacy Weaver Drive, beside Aldi and adjacent to the Methodist University campus.

Duck Donuts opened at 2132 Skibo Road on Oct. 14, 2016.


Bronco Television

A Bronco Television production is now airing on the city of Fayetteville’s FayTV station, channel 7.

The Bronco Exchange is a community talk show hosted by Shanessa Fenner, principal of W.T. Brown Elementary School. A portion of the show's offerings highlight university events, athletics and academics. Fayetteville State students are often co-hosts with Fenner.

The show airs Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. New episodes are released each month.