Business Notes: May 11

May 12, 2014 

Expo in Clayton

The 2014 Business & Community Expo is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The event will offer food, networking opportunities, giveaways and vendors showcasing their products and services. Walgreens will offer body and blood-pressure screenings, and Johnston Health will teach CPR. For more information, visit claytonchamber.com.

Bank’s net income down slightly

KS Bancorp, the parent company of KS Bank, has reported first quarter net income of $101,000, or 8 cents a share. That’s down from $125,000, or 10 cents a share, in the first quarter of last year.

College classes

The Corporate Solutions program at Johnston Community College has scheduled the following classes. For registration information, call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591 or visit johnstoncc.edu/ceregistration.aspx.

Excel I – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, in Room 1031 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. This course is for the professional who will use Microsoft Excel to store and analyze numeric data. The cost is $71.

Getting Started with a New Online Business – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19-June 23 in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. Topics include business basics, legal and accounting considerations, website design, security features and processes for boosting sales. The cost is $189, and a textbook is required. The class will not meet May 26.

Is Your Retail Business Ready for E-tail? – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30 in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. The cost is $79, and a textbook is required.

Instant E-Commerce Options with Storefronts – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14 in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. Learn to set up an e-commerce site within online retailers, including Amazon and eBay. The cost is $79.

Online Fundraising Options for Nonprofits – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21 in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. The cost is $79.

Niche E-Commerce – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4 in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. Are you in a niche market like kids, pets or specialty products? Learn how to design your e-commerce site to meet the needs of your target market. The cost is $79.

Overhauling Your Existing E-Commerce Site – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11 in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to win new customers, expand product offerings and bring back past customers. The cost is $79.

Microsoft Word Boot Camp – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13-14 in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. Refresh your skills and prep for the Word certification exam. The cost is $149, and a textbook is required.

Microsoft Excel Boot Camp – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27-28 in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. Refresh your skills and prep for the Excel certification exam. The cost is $149, and a textbook is required.

Microsoft PowerPoint Boot Camp – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-25 in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. Refresh your skills and prep for the PowerPoint certification exam. The cost is $149, and a textbook is required.

Microsoft Outlook Boot Camp – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22-23 in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. Refresh your skills and prep for the Outlook certification exam. The cost is $149, and a textbook is required.

Notary Public – 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15 at the Workforce Development Center. Also, JCC will offer the class June 18 in Benson and Aug. 15 at the Workforce Development Center. The cost is $70, and a textbook is required.

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