Welcome to the Eastern NC Center for Business & Entrepreneurship

We are passionate about education and our community.  North Carolina Wesleyan College and its Center for Entrepreneurship strives to make an impact by connecting students with the community with students directly through entrepreneurial projects, community programs and networking events.

The Eastern North Carolina Center for Business and Entrepreneurship is located in the Gateway Technology Building on the beautiful North Carolina Wesleyan College Campus. We educate, motivate and empower Eastern NC’s next generation of entrepreneurs. We help the local region create jobs and prosper while providing the community with entrepreneurial resources. Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Community Engagement and Lifelong learning. We are the HUB for all things business development in the Twin Counties, and surrounding region. 

Contact us today to see what we can do for you! 


Gena Messer-Knode

Executive Director

Gena and her husband Bob, a retired USAF Vet have called Mt. Olive home for many, many years, she has served for the past 13 years on the Mt. Olive planning board and currently serves as Chair.

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