The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College will offer the following free seminars in March. To register, call 919-209-2224, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.johnstoncc.edu/continuing-education/small-business-center.aspx.
Financing Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. Topics include the importance of a strong business plan, lender-financing options, loan processes and tips for grant writing and research.
How to Do Business With the Government – 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Workforce Development Center. Topics include signing up to bid on contracts and marketing your small business to the government.
EEOC: From Investigation to Litigation – 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Workforce Development Center. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency that investigates charges and complaints of employment discrimination. Learn proper documentation and how lawfully discipline and fire an employee.
Insurance agent honored
Allstate agency owner Tom Medlin has received the company’s Allstate Agency Hands the Community Award for volunteerism. On his behalf, the Allstate Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to the Clayton Piano Festival, where he volunteers.
Medlin’s office is a 324 N. Bright Leaf Blvd. in Smithfield.