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About Us


Making Connections

Connect events are intended to be a source of inspiration and connection. 

We focus on wellness and each event has vendors in the fields of physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellbeing.

The goal is to have everyone leave the event feeling empowered and inspired to do great things for themselves and their community. 


An Event for a Cause

The Connect Events are the fund raisers for the One Common Bond (OCB) non-profit organization. They are a grief support agency based in Fayetteville, NC that provides support nationwide. 

They have a goal to send a grief care treasure box to every Gold Star Family connected to the state of North Carolina free of charge. 

Connect events help with that mission. 

In 2018 they provided: 

¨ 17 Treasure Boxes

¨ 22 Grief Care Packages

¨ 5 Suicide Intervention Training classes (29 trained)

¨ 3 Suicide Prevention Seminars (150+ trained)

¨ 58 Follow-up Care Cards sent on key dates

¨ 14 Custom remembrance bracelets

¨ 80 Custom remembrance dog-tags

Find out more about OCB

Honoring Those Who Serve Our Community

Do you know of someone who does outstanding work in the community? 

Now is the time to nominate that special person for an award. Those who work in community service typically do not want to be recognized, but this event is epecially dedicated to those who serve within our wonderful state.

Show your appreciation! Nominate them for the next Connect event.


Impact on Children

Impact on the City

Global Impact

ACE Award (for youth)

Special Guests

Mayor Mitch Colvin - Fayetteville


Mayor Colvin has been a pillar of excellence in the city of Fayetteville. He joins us as we work as a community united for the good of all. Unity is a word that is commonly used by this outstanding Mayor. 

Mayor Larry Dobbins - Spring Lake


A face that is often seen around the city of Spring Lake is Mayor Dobbins. He is a true leader by example and his community appreciates his dedication to helping improve their city. 

Danielle Herset - Miss North Carolina International


Danielle is a beautiful young lady on a mission to bring awareness to domestic violence. She is epitome of the All American girl!

Regina Wesley, Guest Speaker


Regina Wesley understands the importance of mental health care. She has been a counselor in the Fayetteville area and serves both the military and civilian community. 


Diamond Sponsor


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

If your business makes philanthropy a part of your mission, you will be pleased to see how far your tax deductible donation will go. 

Not only will you help showcase support agencies within the community, but you will also help provide grief care packages to families after they have suffered a sudden and tragic loss. We serve Gold Star families, suicide survivors, and even mass shooting families.

You will receive a sponsor table, name on all printed materials, link to your webpage on the event site, and honorable mention during the event.


Gold Sponsor


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Our gold-level sponsors will receive a sponsor table, name on all printed materials, and logo added to our website.

Your tax free donation helps One Common Bond provide support to those who experience sudden loss such as combat, accidents, and suicide. 


Show Your Support to the Community

Award Sponsor


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

We will recognize a few individuals within the community who are doing outstanding work helping others.

Sponsoring an award will ensure these wonderful volunteers receive a memorable token of appreciation. 

Sponsors receive 2 complimentary tickets to the event as well as their logo on all publicity materials. 

You will receive a tax donation for the donation, minus services received. 

Past Sponsors


Carolina Ale House

Olive Branch Resolutions

JET Cycle

Charlotte Hornets

Carolyn Russ Realty Group

Sweet Escapes Bakery

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One Common Bond - Connect Banquets

North Carolina

(706) 304-7276