Business Notes: Nov. 20

11/18/2013 12:00 AM

11/17/2013 12:20 PM

Holiday Mail for Heroes

OneMain Financial, a loan company in Selma, is taking part in Holiday Mail for Heroes, a program of the American Red Cross. Through Nov. 30, One Main invites Johnston County residents to stop by and sign a holiday card. The Red Cross will distribute them to U.S. military personnel. The OneMain office is at 1405 S. Pollock St. For more information, call 919-965-4738.

First Citizens reports higher earnings

First Citizens BancShares Inc. has reported third quarter earnings of $41 million, up from $39.5 million in the same quarter a year ago. The increase reflects lower provisions for loan and lease losses, partially offset by lower net interest income.

Per share income for the third quarter of 2013 totaled $4.26, compared to $3.85 for the same period a year ago.

JCC seminars

The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College has scheduled the following free seminar. To register, call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591, email or go to

•  Promote or Perish: Advertising and Marketing for Small Businesses – 6-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. Learn steps and tips to successful marketing.

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