May 6, 2015
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See The Embers in Smithfield on May 7
You don't want to miss this great Chamber member appreciation event that is being hosted by Billy Wellons, Millard Stallings, Robbie Parker and Mutual Builders. All members and their guests are invited to Alive After Five with The Chamber, featuring one of the greatest North Carolina bands of all time - The Embers!

Alive After Five will be held outside at 121 N. Fourth Street in Smithfield on Thursday, May 7, from 5:30 pm to 9 pm. The band will begin playing at 6 pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Bistro on Third.

Bring your guests, bring your employees, bring friends and bring your family. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE ON MAY 7.

  Platinum Chamber Champions

  KS Bank   Golden Corral logo Zaxbys
Chick-fil-A Cow presents Flame For Learning Award to Cynthia Hutchings
Smithfield-Selma High School's Cynthia Hutchings, a 9th grade English teacher, received the 22nd Annual Flame For Learning Award and was named the Johnston County School District's Teacher of the Year at a banquet on April 28.

Chick-fil-A of Smithfield, the presenting sponsor, and 69 other businesses, helped fund the program, that is hosted by the local Chambers of Commerce.

CWBN names scholarship recipients
The Chamber Women's Business Network presented $3,000 in career advancement scholarships to four individuals at its annual spring luncheon.

Speaker for the event was Lori King Lee, founder of the Me Fine Foundation in Johnston County. The recipients were:

Latifah Nixon, JCC

Carla Parnell, JCC

Karen Wall, Partnership for Children

Samantha Dunn, Neuse Charter School 

  Gold Chamber Champions
BB&TDuke EnergyTriangle Insurance Group Sleep Inn & SuitesWoody's Computing
Four Oaks Bank & Trust Wood Termite & Pest Control    First Citizens Bank

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Brookdale
Brookdale of Smithfied held a grand opening on April 23 at senior housing center at 830 Berkshire Road.

Formerly the Carolina House, Brookdale provides personalized assisted living and Alzheimer's and dementia care options for seniors.

Seminar focuses on local legislative issues
The Chamber hosted a seminar/webinar on April 21 that addressed several state business issues and taught participants how to be advocates for legislation.

Visitors Bureau Director Donna Bailey Taylor, Economic Developer Chris Johnston and Johnston Health's April Culver led the discussion.

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At Johnston Community College on May 12   More Info
New Member
AFLAC Regional Office, Joel Waddell. More Info
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Platform Brand Identity & Graphic Design. Read More
Award for safety
OPW recognized by NCDOL.   More Info
JoCo recreation
Visitors Bureau releases county master plan. More Info
Future interstate?
Bill designates US 70.