Business Notes: June 30

July 6, 2013 

Leadership Johnston graduates

This year’s Leadership Johnston participants graduated June 5 during a recognition banquet at Gregory Vineyards in western Johnston County.

Leadership Johnston is a leadership-development program sponsored by the Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce and Johnston Community College. The program’s mission is to enhance the leadership skills by helping participants be more productive leaders in the workplace and encouraging active civic leadership.

This year’s graduates are Annette Atkinson, F&D Huebner; Bernadette Carter-Dove, Johnston Community College; Darrella Cavenaugh, Partnership for Children of Johnston County; Michelle Denning, N.C. Industrial Commission; Alison Drain, Johnston Health Foundation; John Gregory, Four Oaks Bank and Trust Co.; Joyce Harper, Southeastern Healthcare of North Carolina; Tiffany Holland, Allied Management Resources; Eric Jensen, Ace Hardware; Tonya Massengill, Johnston Community College; Tammy Mitchell, KS Bank; Kemp Mosley, Narron, O’Hale and Whittington; Sarah Moss, KS Bank; Jeff Navarro, Edward Jones Investments; William Neighbors, William Neighbors; Laura Nelson, First Federal Bank; Chandler Pernell, Pernell Inc.; Megan Shaner, Johnston Community College; Sherrill Tharrington, Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce; and Jeff Young, Benson Police Department.

Summer social

The Chamber Women’s Business Network will hold “Taste of Tuscany,” a summer social, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in Room 1404 of the Johnston Medical Mall on North Bright Leaf Boulevard in Smithfield. The cost is $12 per person and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, lemonade and a raffle.

Sleep center receives accreditation

Pulmonology and Bronchology PC in Clayton has received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To receive accreditation, a sleep center must meet standards in personnel, facilities and equipment, polices and procedures, and patient care.

Dr. Mir Omar Ali is director of the Clayton practice, located in Suite 400A at 8878 U.S. 70 Business West.

Business After Hours

The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 515 Barbour Road, Smithfield. Admission is free. For more information, call 919-934-9166.

Boutique opens

Carley’s So Sweet Pageant Boutique has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Suite 105 at 3241 U.S. 70 East, Smithfield. The shop, owned by Denise Bass, sells pageant, dance and gymnastics wear for children. For more information, call the store at 919-351-0534.

Auto dealer raises money for Make-A-Wish

Smithfield-based Deacon Jones Auto Group in Smithfield raised $16,480 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during its “Speakin’ Deacon 2000” event. The auto dealer made a donation to Make-A-Wish for every vehicle sold in April and May.

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 www.johnstoncc.edu/sbcseminars.aspx.

How to Write a Business Plan – 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Room 1032 of the Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. Learn the basics of a business plan.

Building Your Small-Business Website – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, July 9, in Room 1033 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to create a website for your small business.

Small-Business Owners and the New Mobile Office – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, July 10, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College, 145 College Road, Smithfield. Learn the features of various mobile devices and how they best meet small-business needs.

Communications 101 for the Small Business Owner – 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 11, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to put more thought into small-business communications.

Developing a Following on Social Networks for Your Small Business – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in Room 1033 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to use social services to promote and enhance your small business.

Small-Business Owners: Getting Ahead in the Cloud – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College. Explore cloud computing and what it means for a small business.

Financing Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 22, in Room 1032 of the Workforce Development Center. Topics include the importance of a strong business plan, lender financing options, SBA loan processes and tips for grant research and writing.

Status Update: The Impact of Your Employees’ Social Presence on Your Business – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in Room 1033 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to design and implement policies related to the social reputation of your employees.

Small Business Portable Productivity: Is There an App for That? – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center of the Johnston Community College. Explore the popular and beneficial productivity applications for small businesses.

Basic Bookkeeping for Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 29, in Room 1032 of the Workforce Development Center.

Using Hash Tags in Your Small-Business Marketing – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in Room 1033 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to tag content in ways to benefit your business and connect with new customers.

Office 365 for Small-Business Owners – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College. Learn about the features available with a small-business subscription to Office 365.

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