Entrepreneur-in-Residence Feature: Emily Jones

Meet Emily Jones. She is a native of Pembroke, NC and has an expertise in marketing. Emily is also an entrepreneur, having started Webelated, helping businesses build their presence online.

Sandhills Entrepreneurship Engagement Network (SEEN): What’s your story? Who is Emily?

Emily Jones (EJ): Currently I am the Public Information Officer for Robeson County Government since 2016 two days after Hurricane Matthew. I am responsible for providing information to news outlets, and residents to Robeson County. I am member of the Lumbee Tribe of NC.  I was born and raised in Pembroke, NC and moved back home in 2009 to spend time with my wonderful family and raise my kids around my father and in laws. I am married to Channing Jones, Robeson County Economic Development’s Executive Director and have three wonderful children Kennedy,14 Brooklyn, 11 and Canyon 7.

I started WebEalted, LLC, a Public Relations\Website Development Company in 2014.  As a young Native American female I want to share my challenges and strengths with young entrepreneurs. 

SEEN: What interested you in becoming an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for SEEN?

EJ: As a member of the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub EIR program, I wanted to continue my help with the SEEN program to help small businesses learn about the importance of marketing, social media, and internet engagements. 

SEEN: What impact do you think entrepreneurs and small businesses have on economy in the Sandhills Region?

EJ: Entrepreneurs and small businesses can help increase the economy and strengthen relationships with community and family!

SEEN: If you could give one piece of advice to early-stage entrepreneurs what would it be?

EJ: Stay positive and don’t sweat the small stuff!

Want to connect with Emily? Reach out to her at 910-316-5696 or at emilyljones@webelated.com