Columbus Jobs Foundation sets annual meeting Feb. 28

The Columbus Jobs Foundation, the volunteer arm of economic development in Columbus County, will hold its annual business meeting Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville at 6 p.m.

Current members and prospective members are encouraged to attend as the meeting also kicks off the non-profit organization’s membership drive. New officers and directors will be announced. Les High is currently chairman.

The Jobs Foundation has two major initiatives this year, to work on establishing a small business entrepreneur incubator, and to recruit builders to construct new housing developments. Thomas Hall, director of the UNC Pembroke Thomas Center for Entrepreneurship, will be the guest speaker.

To join, email Madison Ward at the Columbus County Economic Development Commission office at, or go to the organization’s website, There are number of membership levels, including one for millennials, those under 40, for only $75.