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.
First Citizens launches ad campaign
First Citizens Bank has announced a new advertising campaign featuring a new brand look, brand line and company logo.
The branding initiative will roll out across 17 states and the District of Columbia and includes new television and radio commercials as well as new print, online and outdoor advertising.
The campaign also introduces two new offerings from First Citizens Bank:
• “Your Family First” — a special package to help families simplify and manage their finances. It includes an account that helps teach children how to take care of their money while allowing parents to monitor spending.
“Your Venture First”— a package with a variety of products to meet the specific needs of small businesses. It includes tools to manage cash flow and make and accept payments.
For more information, visit www.firstcitizens.com.
Community of the Year
The N.C. Home Builders Association has named Flowers Plantation the 2013 N.C. Community of the Year. The development, near Clayton, also took home award for Best Landscape Design and Best Single Family Detached Home with a Sales Price of $500,000 to $750,000.
Business After Hours
The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The social, sponsored by Four Oaks Bank, is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Smithfield Town Hall, 350 E. Market St.
Expo seeks vendors
The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its 2013 BB&T Business Expo, which will take place Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. The annual business trade show draws more than 40 exhibitors and nearly 1,000 attendees.
This year’s expo will offer two distinct marketing opportunities. Business-to-Business will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community marketing will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The latter will also be time for the community to bring children for trick-or-treating.
For registration information call Kelly Wallace at 919-934-9166 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. To register, visit www.johnstoncc.edu/ceregistration.aspx.