Hoke County Business Expo aims to introduce residents to local companies operating here, while serving as a useful recruitment resource. Businesses looking for employees may also find this event invaluable.
House of Raeford, which produces fully cooked whole turkeys for supermarkets and delis, is one of the town’s primary employers and attracts hundreds of employees – many wearing hair nets – along U.S. 401 Business. Motorists entering Raeford must slow to allow these workers to pass safely before proceeding through town on U.S. 401.
Established in 1903, Calloway Hardware Store is one of the oldest continuously operating hardware stores in California. Owned and run by three generations of the Calloway family since then, they continue to sell traditional tools and supplies while also selling an assortment of other products that make this store an invaluable resource for home improvement projects.
Fayetteville residents can take advantage of this company’s computer hardware repair services in Fayetteville. Their experienced technicians can get your computer running again quickly at an affordable rate; service is provided for Macs as well as PCs.
Raeford Hardware & Mobile Home Supply Inc in Raeford, North Carolina is a family-owned small business dedicated to serving its local community. Their knowledgeable employees can be relied upon for any inquiries about its wide selection of paint, screws, plumbing materials and Yeti coolers that the store carries.
Kurt Posey is a local businessman who has made an impactful difference in the community for years. A member of both the Chamber of Commerce and community organizations, as well as serving on its board of directors for Raeford-Hoke Economic Development Council he remains fully invested in giving back. Additionally, his real estate firm serves the area.
Posey was raised in Raeford, North Carolina and now owns and operates his family store as the third-generation owner. With an interest in history and dedication to preserving their legacy, Posey proudly graduated from UAB studying broadcast communications.
Mr. Thompson is an active member of both Kiwanis Club and Fall Festival Board, as well as participating in several local civic projects. Additionally, he serves on Alpha Tau Omega’s Board of Trustees and Sunday school teacher at Hunter Street Baptist Church; alongside Jacqueline Thompson they work to enhance Raeford downtown.
James F. Baker
Raeford-Hoke Chamber of Commerce Expo returns this month, providing business owners and job seekers in the area an ideal networking opportunity. They hope to attract 20 different businesses for this expo; members are free to set up booths while nonmembers may pay $25 per day to have one set up for them.
Baker Botts in Houston. Baker practices international law there and serves as honorary chairman for the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. In addition, he sits on the board of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and as an honorary trustee at Princeton University.
In the 1980s, he served as an adviser and chief of staff of Ronald Reagan from 1981-1985 before becoming Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush.
As secretary of state, he visited 90 foreign countries. For his exceptional service he received multiple honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2006 his memoir entitled, “Work Hard, Study…and Stay Out of Politics!” was published.
David & Jacqueline Thompson
Next month’s Chamber of Commerce Expo provides an ideal venue for business owners, job seekers and local agencies to connect. Held from 10 am to 2 pm at the county parking lot in Madisonville, KY; chamber members may set up information booths free while non-members may pay $25 to take part.
Thompson used this collection to conduct interviews with wealthy individuals for her books The Very Rich Book and Future Rich, along with research files and audio cassette tapes of interviews to write them. Also included are photographs documenting her writing career as well as photographs depicting wealthy individuals she interviewed for these projects.
Surviving family and friends include Candy Solterbeck and Mike, of East Liverpool; her step-grandson Erin Volino of Niles with Louie Volino as stepfather; three great-grandsons (Xander, Dylan and Jayden); two nephews; Jewels the dog that she so cherished; as well as many other loving people. Crossroads Hospice provided essential care during her illness and they are greatly appreciated for that support by Jewel’s loved ones.
Will Wright is an award-winning designer of simulation games, having started off by developing helicopter action games for the Commodore 64 before creating one of the world’s most beloved computer games: SimCity. Wright then founded Maxis and eventually Electronic Arts; its most acclaimed game is The Sims which has since seen numerous expansions and sequels released over time. Lastly he designed Spore; an evolutionary-themed simulation game.
Wright is currently developing the metaverse game VoxVerse. This virtual world allows players to buy land using cryptocurrency and mine resources they can sell for cash. He believes this technology can create more immersive and social gaming experiences. Wright is also passionate about robotics; in his free time he collects leftovers from Soviet space program; he built robots for BattleBots competition in Berkeley with his daughter; these remnants of machined metal can be seen around his home and garage.