Leadership Johnston graduates
This years 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 programs mission is to enhance the leadership skills by helping participants become more productive leaders in the workplace and encouraging active civic leadership.
This years 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, OHale & 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.
Wine Down Friday
Hinnant Family Vineyards, Gregory Vineyards and Adams Vineyard will be open until 9 p.m. Friday, July 5, for their first Wine Down Friday. Each winery will offer 50 percent off its wine slushies on event dates.
The wineries will also be open late Aug. 2, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4.
Hinnant Family Vineyards is located at 826 Pine Level-Micro Road, Pine Level, 919-965-3350; Gregory Vineyards is located at 275 Bowling Springs Drive, Angier, 919-894-7700; and Adams Vineyard is at 3390 John Adams Road, Willow Spring, 919-567-1010.
For more information, call the wineries directly or visit www.muscadineheritagewinetrail.com.
Carleys 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 automobile 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 email@example.com 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 Best Wood 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 Hashtags 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.
Send business notes to firstname.lastname@example.org.