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A big night for business

The Roxboro Area Chamber of  Commerce held its annual banquet and two recognitions won heary praise from the crowd.

‘N Touch Wireless, owned by Dale and Wendy Fortner, was named Small Business of the Year.

The award was presented to the Fortners by Small Business Center Director Scott Keen and last year’s winner of the award, John Bullock.

Reggie Horton was recognized as the chamber champion. Horton stays busy with a number of civic obligations, ranging from his advocacy work for veterans through the American Legion Post 138 to service as a city council member.

“Every day he comes into our office and asks us ‘Is there anything I can do for you today,'”chamber director Lisa Busjahn said.

If You Had Bought Capital Finance Holdings (HKG:8239) Stock Five Years Ago, You’d Be Sitting On A 85% Loss, Today

Capital Finance Holdings Limited (HKG:8239) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 13% in the last quarter. But will that repair the damage for the weary investors who have owned this stock as it declined over half a decade? Probably not. Indeed, the share price is down a whopping 85% in that time. It’s true that the recent bounce could signal the company is turning over a new leaf, but we are not so sure. The important question is if the business itself justifies a higher share price in the long term.

We really feel for shareholders in this scenario. It’s a good reminder of the importance of diversification, and it’s worth keeping in mind there’s more to life than money, anyway.

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The landscape may have changed, but the purpose of finance remains the same – CityAM

Like many of those working in the industry at that time, I didn’t foresee the hurricane that was about to hit in the shape of what we now refer to as the global financial crisis.

This was, of course, merely the beginning of a period of challenges, transformation and reinvention, much of which is still underway.

A little over a decade on, I now head up TheCityUK, an organisation born out of those same storms, founded to convene the collective voice of the many sectors across the financial industry. Our aim today remains fundamentally the same as it was then: to champion and support the success of the financial and related professional services ecosystem.

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