Business Notes: Dec. 15

December 13, 2013 

Businesswomen salute chamber leader

The Chamber Women’s Business Network has named one of its 2014 scholarships in honor of Earl Worley, chairman of the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce.

In a news release, the CWBN noted that Worley has been a generous supporter of the group, donating to the scholarship fund and ensuring that the CWBN became a division of the chamber.

“He is the ultimate advocate of the Chamber Women’s Business Network and has attended all the 2013 major events,” said Sherry Harris, chairwoman of the CWBN. “He is a great person who gives back to his community and who inspires all of us to share our talents and treasures. While he does not want recognition and does not expect it, the CWBN wanted to recognize him in this way.”

CWBN scholarships are for businesswomen who wish to further their education.

Holiday open house

The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will hold its holiday open house from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the chamber office, 1115 Industrial Park Drive, Smithfield. The chamber will serve a light breakfast. Those attending are asked to bring nonperishable foods for the Smithfield Rescue Mission.

Chamber to hold planning meeting

The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will hold its planning retreat from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 190 S. Equity Drive, Smithfield.

The retreat will produce a program of work for 2014. Dr. David Rendall, a speaker, leadership professor and stand-up comedian, will lead the planning session.

To attend, call 919-934-9166.

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