Montgomery County Public Utilities Public Service Advisory - Update 7/8/2020

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Star, NC Chosen for Small Business Program!

Star was chosen from a number of interested communities across the state by the North Carolina Rural Center to participate in an innovative and progressive opportunity created to assist small towns with reinvigorating their economy according to an announcement made Friday morning by The STARt Up Team.

The STARt Up Team consists of volunteers and invested citizens who have been meeting since 2015 to develop a process designed to support existing small businesses and foster development of new business in the Star downtown district.

The process includes assistance in finding technical support, property attainment, loan procurement for non-traditional lending and the vital networking needed for business success and sustainability.

This program has already proven successful in towns such as Rutherfordton and Marion.

“Our mission is to support our small business community by providing a comprehensive network of resources for existing small businesses and to encourage creation of or relocation of new small businesses that enhance and support the developing arts community in Star, NC,” says team member Angela Bernard.

If you are a current small business owner or entrepreneur interested in starting a business in the downtown Star area, please contact one of the team members for more information on how the STEP Team can assist with your business venture:

The STARt Up Team is excited and ready to assist in helping make your dream a reality!


Contact: Angela Bernard (910) 428-4111


OR Jessica McDaniel (910) 898-9682