“Brewing Up Connections,” a networking event, is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at Double Barley Brewing, 3174 U.S. 70 Business near Wilson’s Mills. The event is a project of the Chamber Women’s Business Network. The cost is $10 for members of the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce and $15 for all others. For more information, call Kelly Wallace at 919-934-9166.
Business leaders invited to Washington
Congressman Mike McIntyre invites Johnston business leaders to this year’s N.C. Business & Economic Development Summit, which will take place Sept. 8-9 in Washington, D.C. The event is an opportunity for business leaders to network and discuss legislative and management concerns.
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To learn more, call the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce at 919-934-9166.
A free seminar on “Promoting and Marketing Your Small Business at a Trade Show or Expo” is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. For more information, call the Small Business Center at 919-209-2529 or Kelly Wallace at 919-934-9166.
Johnston Community College has scheduled the following business-training classes. For registration information, go to johnstoncc.edu/ceregistration.aspx.
Notary public – 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Kenly Center, 408 S. College Ave., Kenly; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Benson Conference Center, 303 E. Church St., Benson; 6-9 p.m. Nov. 17-18 at the Cleveland Center, 9046 Cleveland Road; and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Workforce Development Center. The fee is $70, and the required textbook is available in the JCC bookstore on the Smithfield campus, 245 College Road.
Electronic notarization – 1-5 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. The class will instruct existing notaries in the new requirement for performing electronic notarization. The $70 fee includes the textbook.
Excel Level I – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. In this introduction to spreadsheets, businesspeople will learn how to create and modify a basic workbook. The fee is $71.
Publisher I – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. Learn how to create professional documents. The fee is $71.
Quickbooks – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6 in Room 1033 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. Topics include setting up the company file; customizing templates; setting up customers and vendors; creating invoices, receiving payment and making deposits; entering and paying bills; and reconciling bank, credit card and loan accounts. The fee is $125.
Understanding and Motivating Others in the Workplace – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18 in Room 1032 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. Learn how to recognize, appreciate and make effective use of the differences in people you work with. The fee is $125.