Raymond James adviser announces retirement
Phil Taylor, who manages Raymond James Financial Services offices in Smithfield, Raleigh and Wilson, has announced that he will retire Dec. 31. His longtime business partners, Stan Coats of Smithfield and Jason Taylor, will assume his duties.
Phil Taylor began his career in financial services in September 1984 and joined Raymond James in June1995. His clients stretch from North Carolina to California.
Taylor is a 1965 graduate of Virginia Military Institute and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, having flown on 93 combat missions. Also, he is an ordained priest in the Free Episcopal Church.
Evans Jewelers on the move
Evans Jewelers in Smithfield is celebrating its move from South Third Street to 320 E. Market St.
A grand-opening celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, will offer hand-rolled cigars, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music.
To learn more, visit evansjewelersnc.com or call 919-938-2929.
The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College has scheduled the following free seminars. To register, call 919-209-2224 or 919-209-2015; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You Need a Website or Social Media for Your Small Business? – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Workforce Development Center. Learns tips for engaging your target audience online.
Be Free from Debt’s Hold – 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Workforce Development Center. Learn a simply but effective method for paying off consumer debt. Bring a list of your debts with balances and monthly payments. Bring a calculator too.
Dinner Theater: Marketing and Sales – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Workforce Development Center. What if selling didn't feel like selling? What if customers could get as excited about your product or service as they would their favorite theater performance?
Body shop opens
Pit Stop Body Shop has opened at 3802 U.S. 70 Business East, Smithfield. For more information, call 919-938-9303.