Open house in Smithfield
The Smithfield Dojo of the Southern School of Martial Arts will celebrate its grand opening from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. The dojo is at 335 E. Market Street. The open house will offer demonstrations, free refreshments and games for children. For more information, call 919-753-7964, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit manabi-masho.com.
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.
Johnston Community College has scheduled the following continuing education classes for business and industry professionals. For more information, call Rosa Andrews at 919-209-2015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, visit www.johnstoncc.edu/ceregistration.aspx.
Business seminar in Washington, D.C.
Chambers of commerce in the 7th Congressional District are invited to the N.C. Business and Economic Development Summit Sept. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. The event allows business leaders to meet with federal government officials to discuss policies affecting their livelihoods and communities.
The seminar will include breakfast on Tuesday morning, but attendees are responsible for all other expenses, including lodging, transportation and meals. A block of rooms is available at the Phoenix Park Hotel. The rate is $264 per night for single or double occupancy.
For more information, or to register, call the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce at 919-934-9166 or visit forms.house.gov/mcintyre/webforms/ncbeds.shtml.