Business Notes: Nov. 13

11/08/2013 5:54 PM

11/08/2013 5:55 PM

Alternative medicine comes to Clayton

Dr. Amanda Keates is providing whole-body nutrition and functional medicine to patients from her office inside Clayton Chiropractic, 201 E. Main St., Clayton. Her primary office is in North Raleigh.

“Clayton is my home, and I’m honored to provide these much-needed services to residents who no longer must travel into Raleigh to optimize their health and wellness,” Keates said.

Keates examines the whole body, its organ system and factors that influence functionality, such as metabolism, hormones, infections, viruses, bacteria and parasites. Using muscle feedback, Keates helps patients determine what foods, supplements and treatments are best for them. She is also trained to recognize and treat emotional trauma that could interfere with a patient’s healing process.

For more information, visit, or call 919-400-7909.

Chamber accepting award nominations

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year and Small Business of the Year. The chamber will announce the winners at 6 p.m. Jan. 28, at The Clayton Center. To nominate an individual or business, visit

Hester completes School of Banking

Blair Hester, an internal loan auditor for Smithfield-based KS Bank, has graduated from the N.C. School of Banking. Now entering its 77th year, the School of Banking is held each summer at the Friday Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The four-year, management-development program is dedicated to expanding the skills and abilities of middle managers and prospective managers in the banking industry.

JCC 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 or go to

•  Basic Bookkeeping for Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. Learn what it takes to manage the finances of your business.
•  Promote or Perish: Advertising and Marketing for Small Businesses – 6-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center 1032. Learn steps and tips to successful marketing.

Business training

Johnston Community College has scheduled the following business training. Except where noted, the fee is $71. For more information, call Rosa Andrews at 919-209-2594 or email

•  Power Point Level I – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Room 1031 at the Workfoce Development Center. Topics include creating basic slides and working with drawing tools and clip art.
•  MS Excel Calculation – 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Room 1033 at the Workforce Deveopment Center. Learn to put together the calculations used on a regular basis in business and industry.
•  Notary Public – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Workforce Development Center. Also, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 18-19 at the Cleveland Center, 9046 Cleveland Road. This class is required for people who wish to apply through the N.C. Secretary of State’s Office to become commissioned. The total cost is $98.

Women in Networking to award scholarship

The Clayton Women in Networking are accepting applications for their first Business Scholarship.

The scholarship will go to a woman 19 or older who wants to further her education and enhance her business career. Criteria include financial need, personal circumstances, achievements and educational goals.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 15, and Women in Networking will announce the winner in December. For more information, or to receive an application, contact Martha Stovall at or 919-585-5044 or Lucy Bianchi at or 919-550-3331.

Panel discussion on work, family

A panel discussion on “taking care of business” at work and home is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Hinnant Family Vineyards, 826 Pine Level-Micro Road near Pine Level. WRAL-TV news anchor Debra Morgan will moderate the discussion on balancing family and career responsibly.

The luncheon is a project of the Chamber Women’s Business Network. Tickets cost $30. For more information, call 919-934-9166 or email

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