Ready to compete for a chance to win $10,000?

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Central Piedmont and Fifth Third Bank have partnered to launch the 53 Ideas Business Pitch Competition and the search is on to find the next big idea. The process is simple and takes less than a minute.

Got an innovative business idea? Record a 53-second video, submit it, and wait to see if your idea is selected as one of the top 53 submissions.

Have a great idea but don’t have a way to record and submit it? Stop in at one of the pop-up recording events and capture your 53-second pitch on video.

The top 53 will be announced on February 29 and move on to compete for top cash prizes to help support the development of their business idea.

It’s a chance for $10,000; $5,000; or $2,500.

Join us for the 13th Annual AWS Welding Competition on May 3

AWS Welding Competition

AWS Welding Competition

You’re invited to attend the 13th annual American Welding Society (AWS) Competition at the Harper Campus on May 3, 2013, at 12:15 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Welding: Past, Present and Future.”

Sponsored by the AWS-Charlotte Chapter, this three-hour event will give you the opportunity to watch competitors from local colleges test their knowledge of the four types of joints (butt, lapp, tee and corner) by creating a free-standing, balanced design using a cutting or plasma torch. Participants will be judged on their artistic expression and creativity, weld quality and teamwork, and the top three winners will earn a variety of prizes and scholarships.

Join us for this annual event and learn more about the art of welding. A number of local businesses will be in attendance offering exhibits and seminars on welding and its many career options.

To learn more, please call 704.330.4487.