Bank names credit officer
Four Oaks Bank has named a new chief credit officer. He is Warren “Rocky” Herring, who most recently held the same position at Premier Commercial Bank in Greensboro.
“We have diligently searched for the right individual for this important position,” Chief Operating Officer David Rupp said in a news release. “We are fortunate to have someone of Rocky’s caliber to complete our executive team.”
Herring has 20 years of lending experience.
Separately, the bank has reported net income of $633,000 for the fourth quarter and a net loss of $4.2 million for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2014.
Expo seeks vendors
The Benson Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its annual Business Expo, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the American Legion Building on U.S. 301 north of downtown. For more information, visit benson-chamber.com or call 919-894-3825.
Financial adviser named principal
Smithfield native Ken Adams, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Hendersonville, has been named a principal with the firm’s holding company, The Jones Financial Companies. He was one of 45 new principals chosen from more than 41,000 associates in the United States and Canada.
Adams opened an Edward Jones office in Hendersonville in 2001 and will remain there to continue serving area investors.
In addition to serving as a financial adviser, Adams is a regional leader with his firm, providing leadership to more than 60 branches in the North Carolina mountains.
He earned a degree in finance and history from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in finance from Western Carolina University.
Johnston Community College will offer the following business education course. For more information, call 919-209-2591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadercast Johnston County – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. This year’s theme, “The Brave Ones,” will challenge participants to focus on the courage needed to lead. The cost is $65 and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.
The Small Business Center at Johnston Community will offer the following seminars:
Contracting 101: Doing Business with the Federal Government – 6-8 p.m. March 31.
How to Start a Nonprofit – 6-9 p.m. April 7.
N.C. Department of Labor and Your Small Business: What You Need to Know – 8-10 a.m. April 9.
Effectively Marketing your Small Business to the Federal Government and Contractors – 6-8 p.m. April 14.
So You Think You Want to Start a Small Business? – 6-9 p.m. April 16.
What Are Nonprofit Articles & Bylaws? – 6-9 p.m. April 28.
For more information, call Pat Killette at 919-209-2015 or register online at ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75280.