Business Notes

12/30/2013 7:26 PM

12/30/2013 7:28 PM

Sign company marks milestone

Smithfield Sign Design recently reached a milestone in its relationship with Carolina Comfort Air, wrapping the 100th vehicle for the local heating and air-conditioning company.

The colorful graphics encasing the company’s vehicles are an effective form of advertising, said Phillip Tyler, president of Carolina Comfort Air. “The wraps pay for themselves double and more,” he said. “In our business it’s the best form of advertisement.”

Over the past six and a half years, Smithfield Sign Design has wrapped a variety of vehicles for Carolina Comfort Air, from the Toyota Prius to vans and box trucks. The company has five locations: Clayton, Jacksonville, Fayetteville, Raleigh and Myrtle Beach.

Smithfield Sign Design is on Peedin Road behind Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield. Established in 1986, the company attributes its success to great clients and a team of passionate designers who care about quality and the customer’s needs.

“If necessary, we will visit your place of business to gain insight into your product or service and will consult with your staff to better understand the specific details of your requirements,” said Virgil Yansom, owner of the sign company.

Business classes

Johnston Community College has scheduled the following business seminars. For more information, go to or call Rosa Andrews at 919-209-2594.

Coping with Difficult People – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. Learn how to understand and work with anyone. The cost is $70.

Excel Level I – 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23-24, at the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to create and modify a basic workbook. The cost is $71.

Corporate CPR – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 28-29, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. The class will cover adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid and defibrillator use. The cost is $72.50.

Word Level I – 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30-31, at the Workforce Development Center. Learn the skills needed to create and modify documents. The cost is $71.

Notary Public – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Workforce Development Center. This six-hour class is required for people who wish to become notary publics. The fee is $70; the textbook is $29.

Bank salutes professionalism

Four Oaks Bank has presented its Professionalism Award to 22 employees.

They are Brittany Parks, Garner branch; Lynn Raynor, Four Oaks branch; Laura Marquez and Laura Johnson, loan operations; Sherri Cannady and Lucy Overby, Smithfield branch; Austin Peterson, Benson branch; Ann Fowler, accounts payable; Cammy Downing, compliance officer; Tammie Calcutt, Dunn branch; Cathy Cochran and Greg Nash, Raleigh branch; Pam Tatum, Holly Springs branch; Sandra Hughes and Brent George, Clayton branch; Patsy Rowe, Zebulon branch; Teyaka Beatty-Pickett, Wallace branch; Teresa Randall, Fuquay-Varina branch; Gwen Johnson, teller trainer; Mattie Keene, human resources; Laura Blausey, data operations; and Greg Pilney, information technology.

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