Business Notes: June 12

June 11, 2013 

Home décor in Cleveland

The grand opening of Just a Little too Much, a consignment shop offering home décor and furnishings, will be held Saturday, June 22, at 4111 N.C. 42 West in the Cleveland community. Yard sales will be held at the store on Saturdays. Vendors can rent space by calling Kathy Hagwood at 919-441-1731.

Law office opens

Jennifer R. Smith of Zebulon has opened a law office at 3560 U.S. 301 South, Smithfield. She is certified as a family-law specialist by the N.C. State Bar and has been practicing law for 10 years.

Smith said her goal was to provide clients with quality and caring representation. “Having been divorced myself, I appreciate the importance of timely communication with my clients and explaining the many options available to them to meet their goals during such a difficult time in their life,” she said.

For more information, call 919-538-3051 or email jennifersmithfamilylaw@yahoo.com.

Worley named to bank board

Earl W. Worley Jr., executive vice president and chief operating officer of KS Bank, has been named to the bank’s board of directors.

Worley graduated from Princeton High School in 1982. After earning a degree in business administration from Mount Olive College, he joined Deacon Jones Buick Pontiac in Smithfield as finance manager.

Worley has been with KS Bank since 1992. He was the branch manager and loan officer in Selma for eight years. He was named chief financial officer and senior vice president in 2000 and chief operating officer in 2010.

KS Bank chief executive Harold T. Keen said: “Earl has been a valuable member of our senior leadership team. He has shown leadership abilities as the bank’s chief financial officer and the chief operating officer that will serve KS Bank well as he joins the board of directors.”

Worley has served on the board of the Johnston Community College Foundation since 2004. He also serves on the Mount Olive College Board of Trustees and became the chairman of the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors in the fall of 2012.

A Princeton resident, Worley is married to the former Melissa Savage of Pikeville. They have two children, Julia Beth and Will, and attend Princeton Baptist Church.

M/I Homes in Wilders Woods

M/I Homes has opened a decorated model home in Wilders Woods at Flowers Plantation near Clayton. The three- to four-bedroom homes are priced from the $260s, with square footages ranging from 2,500 to 3,400. For more information, call Amy Slone at 919-359-8516 or visit www.MIHome.com/News.

Business training

The Corporate Solutions Center at Johnston Community College has scheduled the following seminars for business and industry professionals. To register, call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591, email swgardner@johnstoncc.edu or visit www.johnstoncc.edu/corporatesolutions.

MS Excel 2010 Level I – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in Room 1031 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Cost: $149.

MS Excel 2010 Level II – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Room 1031 of the Workforce Development Center. Topics include data analysis and spreadsheet presentation. Cost: $149.

Interpersonal Communication – 1-4 p.m. Thursday July 10, in Room 1032 of the Workforce Development Center. Improve your communication skills. Cost: $79.

MS PowerPoint 2010 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in Room 1031 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint. Cost: $149.

Leadership class

The Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce and Johnston Community College are accepting applications for the next Leadership Johnston class. Participants will develop and refine their leadership skills while learning about civic leadership. The class meets one Wednesday a month from October through June. The cost is $600; scholarships are available. The application deadline is Sunday, June 30. For more information, or to apply, visit smithfieldselma.com.

Free business seminars

The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College has scheduled the following free seminars. To register, call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591, email swgardner@johnstoncc.edu or visit johnstoncc.edu/sbcseminars.aspx.

Developing a Following on Social Networks for Your Small Business – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College.

Protect Your Business, Avoid the Mishaps! – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. The seminar will cover what every business owner needs to know about taxes and Workers’ Compensation insurance.

10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business – 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 17, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. Topics include market research, business structures, local and state taxes, fees and licenses, marketing strategies, recordkeeping strategies and business plans.

Small-Business Portable Productivity: Is There an App for That? – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in Room 1033 at the Workforce Development Center. Learn about apps available in the mobile marketplaces of iOS, Android and Windows smartphones.

Small-Business Management and Recordkeeping – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. Participants will learn the basics of small-business recordkeeping.

Status Update: The Impact of Your Employees’ Social Presence on Your Business – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College.

The Best Small Business to Start Right Now – 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 24, in Room 1 at the Benson Conference Center.

Office 365 for Small-Business Owners – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in Room 1033 at the Workforce Development Center.

Using Hash Tags in Your Small-Business Marketing – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday June 26, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College. Participants will learn how to use hash tags to join, follow and start social-media conversations with a target market.

Tuesday morning coffee in Clayton

Clayton business owners and managers gather at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes. 120 E. Main St. The Tuesday Tune-Up offers new topics each week. Visit downtownclayton.org/tuesday-tune-up for details.

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