Saltwater Connections is a collaborative of community members and organizations united by a shared common interest in building stronger communities along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway now and for the future.  The collaborative crafts innovative projects that share and perpetuate the maritime culture of the region, encourage economic diversity, promote community health and wellness, and serve the needs of all residents.

What’s New

  • The Right Crowd: How Two Entrepreneurs Creatively Financed a Craft Brewery in Asheboro, NC
    October 25, 2014
    A previous CED blog post analyzed securities law as it relates to crowdfunding, in which businesses use mass marketing and web-based platforms to raise investment capital from many investors in small amounts, with each investor becoming a share owner in the business. Another post described a different form of crowdfunding – a method of online fundraising in which many ...
    October 25, 2014
    The 2015 SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation rewards student teams that channel their creativity and talent to address critical issues affecting North Carolina’s future economic competitiveness and well-being. The Contest:  The Prize empowers teams of two to five students (undergrads or grad/professional students at any of N.C.’s two- and four- year colleges and universities) to help ...
  • BCBSNC Foundation – Good Board Governance and Leading Board Practices
    October 25, 2014
    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is extending an invitation for up to two members of your board and staff to participate in a one-day training session on “Good Board Governance and Leading Board Practices.” This full-day training will be led and facilitated by BoardSource, the go-to resource for nonprofit leaders ...
  • 2015 Emerging Issues High School Prize for Innovation
    October 23, 2014
    The 2015 Emerging Issues High School Prize for Innovation challenges teams of high school students to reflect on the past in order to help improve a community’s future. Teams will investigate the historical roots of a local challenge a community has wrestled with in one or more of the following areas: its economy, education, the ...
  • Outer Banks Local Foods Council Membership
    October 21, 2014
    Applications are now being accepted for the Outer Banks Local Foods Council (OBLFC) Membership.  In response to a growing interest and demand in local food sources and production, the Dare County Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with key stakeholders and community members, has determined a need for an Outer Banks Local Food Council. This Council will ...
  • Coastal Voices on Radio Hatteras: October 21, 2014
    October 16, 2014
    The next Coastal Voices broadcast on Radio Hatteras (99.9 and 101.5 FM) is 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Audio excerpts featured on the radio program will be archived on the Coastal Voices blog at . Blog visitors can subscribe to an email notification service announcing new blog posts. The October broadcast includes stories about ...
  • Saltwater Connections Initiative Promotes Wild-Caught NC Seafood at State Fair
    October 14, 2014
    Learn about commercial fishing and taste the best from the coast at the NC Catch “fish house” booth at the North Carolina State Fair from October 16 to 26, 2014 in Raleigh. NC Catch was established in 2012 with support from Saltwater Connections and works with local seafood branding groups to educate consumers on the ...

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