Garner Cleveland Record

Business Notes

Tastefully Simple consultant recognized

Jessica Moreau of Garner has been named a Top 10 Sales Achiever by Tastefully Simple.

Tastefully Simple offers easy-to-prepare foods and gifts that it promotes at tasting parties. For more information, email Moreau at

New and on the move in Clayton

Here are business happenings in Clayton:

Right Angles Framing & Art has moved to 215 E. Main St., next to Mulberry on Main Italian restaurant. The shop, owned by Janet Lowry, offers custom framing and also sells local and regional art. For more information, call 919-553-2486.

Classy Stitches has opened at 200 E. Main St. Owners Holly and Doug Long offer business and personal embroidery and monogramming. For more information, call 919-609-3139.

Supermarket chain Compare Foods has brought its groceries to the former Clayton Food Town space at 421 E. Second St. For more information, visit or call 919-553-6473.

RocKandie Studio & Gallery has opened at 114 W. Main St. The salon, owned by Clayton native Brandi Biggs, features hairstyling and local art. For an appointment, call 919-585-6569.

Corporate solutions

Johnston Community College offers a host of professional and productivity seminars to help local companies with their employee-training needs.

In February, the college debuted Corporate Solutions, which offers training in computer software, relationships in the workplace, motivation, presentation and management skills, and more. Corporate Solutions is designed to complement the college’s Small Business Center and customized training programs, which have served the educational needs of local employers for more than 40 years.

For a list of upcoming seminars, visit For more information, call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591.

Benson chamber seeking applications

The Benson Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting exhibitor applications for its annual Business Expo, which will be held Thursday, April 25. For details, call the chamber office at 919-894-3825 or download an application at

Also, the chamber is seeking vendor applications for the Classic Antique Power and Tractor Show, which will be held April 13-14. For an application, visit or call 919-894-3825.

Women’s network to hold luncheon

The Women’s Business Network of the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will hold its Career Advancement Scholarship Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Country Club of Johnston County, 684 Country Club Road, Smithfield. This year’s theme is “Balancing Your Power by Knowing Your Purpose.” Melissa Essary will speak. She is a professor in the Campbell University School of Law. For more information, call 919-934-9166.