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Join RIoT and the Gig East Exchange for an evening of celebrating the progress of 2022 and looking forward to 2023 goals! 

Local businesses: Come support AND be supported at this special event, featuring a Holiday Market of local vendors to help with your holiday season gift shopping, and a panel discussion from business support resources who can help you reach new heights in 2023. 

Whether you achieved new business milestones, started a new business in 2022, or are gearing up to take the next step in your business journey in 2023, come connect with your community and get energized heading into the new year. 

Business Resource Panel: 

Are you joining the work-from-anywhere tidal wave?Exploring Entrepreneurship? If you’ve ever thought about starting a business or if you’ve already taken the leap, you know that it takes a village of support. You know what it’s like to live with daily uncertainty, to always have questions, and to relentlessly pursue learning. From building your network, finding physical space, connecting to funding, or perfecting your business plan, these folks are here to help! 

Melissa Evans, Small Business Center Director, Wilson Community College 

Sarah Mixter, Program Manager, NC IDEA 

Aramith Trimiar, Downtown Business Specialist, Planning & Community Revitalization Department, City of Wilson

Ryan Simons, President, Wilson Chamber of Commerce