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Thank you for being a valued part of our community and contributing to the growth of an inclusive economy. May your holiday season be filled with joy, and we wish you prosperity in the coming year!

If you're still shopping for gifts, explore our holiday gift guide showcasing past NCGrowth clients from diverse communities across the Carolinas.

Wishing you a safe and wonderful holiday!

Best regards,
The NCGrowth Team


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Happy Holidays

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of our community, working to build an economy with opportunities for all to prosper. Hoping you have a wonderful holiday season and wishing you the very best in 2023!

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