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Getting Started with Spreadsheets

workshop Summary In this introductory workshop, create a simple spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Participants must be comfortable with working in the (Windows/Google) environment, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. This class will cover creating a spreadsheet, editing cells, formatting, and rows and columns. Downloadable resources…
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LGBTQ Cohousing in Durham

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Cohousing with a community of LGBTQ seniors provides for a unique way to live in place. (Photo Credit: Village Hearth Cohousing) Chris Rudisill March 20, 2020 In a series of investigative stories, qnotes is examining solutions around the country that could positively impact affordable housing opportunities in Charlotte, with the specific interests…
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Seattle program makes homes affordable in a pricey market. Is it a model for Charlotte?

By Lauren Lindstrom The Charlotte Observer SEATTLE Susan Zeman and Bob Downing immediately found a lot to love about their two-bedroom townhouse in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. They loved that they could stay in the same community where they’d lived for years and formed close ties. She loved that they…
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Your Second Grader

What You Should Know About Your Second Grader When I asked my second grade class what grown ups should know about second graders this is the list they came up with: We have lots of energy…We are smart…We are silly…We are exciting…We are good readers…We talk too much! All of…
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Being LGBTQ+ in the Job Search

Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ+) in the job search process can be a daunting task if you’re unsure about how your identity will be received in professional environments. Depending on the state, there may be some protections offered. For example, here in the state of North Carolina,…
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Mike McGuire

Mike McGuire — Status Go: On Life and Meaning

J. Michael ‘Mike’ McGuire is CEO of Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading accounting and advisory firms. Mike has more than 30 years of experience working closely with high-growth, startup and middle-market companies, assisting in capital markets transactions ranging from…
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