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ALBEMARLE NEIGHBOR

As center director, Davis strives to bring more resources to community

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Caitlin Davis

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By Anna Goodwin McCarthy

Saturday, September 8, 2018

As director of the Eastern Women’s Entrepreneurship Center, Caitlin Davis helps others reach their goals.

The Eastern Women’s Entrepreneurship Center has worked with more than 150 entrepreneurs and provided more than 500 hours of one-on-one coaching, Davis said.

“The Eastern Women’s Entrepreneurship Center was created through a partnership between Carolina Small Business Development and Elizabeth City State University to provide an ecosystem of support to female entrepreneurs that will provide sustainable growth and job creation in Northeastern North Carolina,” according to a post at carolinasmallbusiness.org, the website for the Carolina Small Business Development Fund.

“Anytime we can bring more resources to a community, it is extremely helpful to people,” Davis said.

According to Davis, the center offers services to women and men in 30 counties.

“We work with entrepreneurs that have such vision,” said Davis. “It has been absolutely amazing.”

Davis is looking forward to the first ever Women’s Conference, presented by the Eastern Women’s Entrepreneurship Center. The event is set for Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arts of the Albemarle. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

A fundraiser for Albemarle Hopeline will be held the preceding night, at AoA from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“Passion. Partnership. Presence.” is the theme for the event, which Davis expects be “fun and impactful.”

“You have to be present in your business/job for it to be successful,” said Davis.

Davis said there will be keynote speakers and breakout sessions.

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Elizabeth City State University and a master’s of business administration from East Carolina University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in project management from Western Carolina University.

Davis was born in Elizabeth City and lives in Camden with her two dogs, a pit bull mix and a German shepherd. She is an afternoon Rotary Club member, and serves on committees with ECSU and the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I love the area,” said Davis.

For more information about the first ever Women’s Conference visit https://www.facebook.com/events/276151696457769/.

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