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These are a Few of My Favorite Things…That I May Not Be Able to Get this Holiday Season

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and I am rubbing my hands together in glee, anticipating turkey, dressing, a zillion sides, maybe a slice of pie or cake if I have room. And the next few weeks are packed with holidays. Maybe you’ll celebrate with the lights from a tree twinkling brightly in the background and presents piled underneath. 

Wait…what? It might be difficult to have all of that? All of my favorites? Any of them? But why?

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From zippers to glass, shortages of basic goods hobble U.S. economy

For Lauren Rash, it’s the little things that have snarled production at her tent factory here, like the many shades of black Velcro.

Her company, Diamond Brand, just launched a new line of high-end wall tents called the Liminal, thick with vents and fasteners demanded by discerning campers. But that means using lots of Velcro. And that’s a problem, because black Velcro comes in many shades, depending on the type of raw plastic resin used to make it.

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2021 Coolest Thing Made in NC Contest

Now it’s on you to vote on who will make it to the top 15 semifinals. You may vote for your favorite product once per day, per valid email address, until Tuesday, August 31. The top 15 semi-finalists will be announced Thursday, September 2, live on the NC Chamber YouTube channel. Happy voting!

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