Business Notes: June 11

June 1, 2014 

Leadership Johnston

Leadership Johnston, a leadership-development program, is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 class. To learn more, visit smithfieldselma.com/pages/LeadershipJohnston/. The deadline to apply is June 30.

Commissioners salute Johnston industry

House-Autry Mills in Four Oaks has received the latest Industry Appreciation Award from the Johnston County Board of Commissioners and the county’s Economic Development Advisory Board.

The company started in 1812, when the House family immigrated from England to Newton Grove. The millstones for the original mill were shipped from England to the port at Wilmington. Once they reached port, they were ferried up the Cape Fear River and then transported by oxcart and mule team to the mill site in Newton Grove.

The House mill grew and eventually merged with the Autry Brothers Mill Co. in 1967 to form what is now called House-Autry Mills. In 2001, the company relocated to Four Oaks.

For many years, the company’s No. 1 product was corn meal. Over the years, it has added a number of traditionally-seasoned breaders and coatings for chicken, seafood, pork and other vegetables.

Also, House-Autry has added hushpuppies, biscuit and cornbread mixes, sauces and its Southern Baked product line.

“House-Autry’s steadfast support of Johnston County and the town of Four Oaks exemplifies what it means to be a great corporate citizen,” said Allen Wellons, president of the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board. “For over 200 years, they have called North Carolina home, and we are proud that their corporate roots are right here in Johnston County.”

Today, House-Autry products are available in thousands of grocery stores in 37 states.

Corporate Solutions

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

Is Your Retail Business Ready for E-tail? – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, June 30, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. The fee is $79, and the textbook, “Starting an Online Business All-in-One for Dummies,” is available on amazon.com.

Instant E-Commerce Options with Storefronts – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, July 14, in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. The fee is $79.

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

Niche E-Commerce – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. The fee is $79, and the textbook, “Starting an Online Business All-in-One for Dummies,” is available on amazon.com.

Overhauling Your Existing E-Commerce Site – 9 a.m.-4 .m. Monday, Aug. 11, in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. The fee is $79.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Certification Boot Camp – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24-25, in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. The fee is $149, and the textbook, “MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook,” is available on amazon.com.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Certification Boot Camp – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22-23, in Room 1031 at the Workforce Development Center. The fee is $149, and the textbook, “MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook,” is available on amazon.com.

Notary Public – 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Benson Conference Center in Benson. The cost is $70, and the required textbook, “Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina,” is available in the JCC bookstore. The college will offer the class again from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Workforce Development Center.

Free seminars

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

Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center.

Financing Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Workforce Development Center.

The Best Small Business to Start Right Now – 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 9, at the Workforce Development Center.

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