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Fuquay-Varina Startup Challenge Launches Through Partnership Between Fuquay Coworking, FV Middle and High School, and a Grant from the Office of Tamara Barringer (NC Senate, District 17)

The Fuquay-Varina Startup Challenge is a (4) week startup development program designed to support and nurture aspiring entrepreneurs at the middle and high school levels, and is a collaboration between Fuquay Coworking (Empowered Ideas) and the Fuquay-Varina Middle School (FVMS) and High School (FVHS). The initiative is a collaboration between local businesses, schools, nonprofits, and young leaders in the community — and is supported by a grant from the office of Tamara Barringer (NC Senate, District 17) through the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce.

Empowered Ideas and Fuquay Coworking Invited by Chamber of Commerce to Join in Fuquay-Varina’s Christmas Parade

Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade Ruck (3.1 Miles), in support of the FV Chamber of Commerce. The Fuquay Coworking Team helped pass out candy and fliers for the NEW FV App, available on iOS & Android. Special thanks to Lauren Wong, James Wong, Virginia Lynne Walser Johnson, Steve Pinkham, & Jessie Bowden for rucking the Christmas Parade.

Empowered Ideas Works with Several Communities in WA State on Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts

The Empowered Ideas Team was invited to work with several Youth Prevention Clubs in Washington State this week, including the White Swan Dream Makers (White Swan, WA) and the A.C. Davis C.C.A.N. Navigators in Yakima, WA. Our team worked with these youth leaders on their club’s branding, marketing, and communications strategies around substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and several other mental health and wellness initiatives within their communities.

Virginia Johnson Invited to Speak on TABJ Media Access Panel

Empowered Ideas Co-Founder, Virginia Johnson, invited to speak on the Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ) Media Access Panel at NCCU Empowered Ideas Co-Founder, Virginia Johnson was invited to participate as an expert panelist for the “Maing News: Media Access Workshop for Nonprofits,” hosted by the Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ), an affiliate of…

James Wong Receives 2013 Gentlemen of Style and Substance Award

Empowered Ideas Co-Founder, James Wong, Receives 2013 Gentlemen of Style and Substance Award for Contributions Toward Diversity in Leadership as Chapter President of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) On June 6, 2013, the Men of Semper Fidelis, Inc., honored eleven (11) Triangle area leaders for their accomplishments within the community, including Durham…