Tractor Supply Co. is bringing pet vaccinations to its store on South Pollock Street in Selma.
A company called PawsPlus will operate Tractor Supply’s PetVet Clinic, which will offer vaccine packages for rabies, Bordetella and parvo. For information about clinic dates and times, call the Selma store at 919-965-6762 or visit www.petvet.pawsplus.com.
“Our new PetVet Clinics are another way Tractor Supply is delivering on our commitment to be the best pet-supply store in our communities” said John Wendler, senior vice president of Marketing. “This new, low-cost vaccine service is a great complement to our broad offering of pet foods, treats and supplies, and it offers a high-value clinic experience for our customers.”
Safety award winner
Atlantic Coast Protein Corp. in Selma has received a SHARP Award from the N.C. Department of Labor. The company, located on Noble Street, has had 4,000 workdays without an accident.
N.C. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presented the award during a ceremony at the plant. Company owner Aage Lauridsen was among those on hand.
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, or SHARP, recognizes small- and mid-sized businesses that establish and maintain effective safety and health programs.
APC is the world’s largest producer of functional proteins. Its customers include livestock producers, feed manufacturers and pet-food companies. APC derives its proteins from components found in bovine and porcine blood. Its products are consumed by millions of animals around the globe. The company’s world headquarters is in Ankeny, Iowa.
APC has 11 full-time employees in Selma, where it has operated since 1993. Matt Ruppert is the plant manager, and Tony Lester is the plant superintendent.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.johnstoncc.edu/sbcseminars.aspx.
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 4-7 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 email@example.com.
Eye opener at Belk
The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Women’s Eye Opener on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The social is scheduled from 9-10 a.m. at Belk, 1231 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The chamber will serve a light breakfast. To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, Oct. 18.
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.