Eastern NC Business Events in August 2019

Business Happenings
Business Happenings

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, local businesses, and organizations hold educational events and provide free business training or networking opportunities.

Be sure to register with meeting organizer(s) to ensure receipt of cancellation/postponement notices directly. Business information is gathered from public notices shared by chambers and others.

August Happenings

Events are listed in date order, bottom-to-top.

2019 State of the Region

Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ noon-2pm

The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce hosts this community and business event with presentations from various government agencies/groups. Includes a luncheon provided by the host Sysco Foods. Address is 1032 Baugh Road, Selma, NC. Seating is limited and registration is required here.

Ask the Expert for Small Business Owners

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 6-9pm

This free workshop for entrepreneurs or those aspiring to be includes coverage of planning, zoning, inspections, and more for home-based or commercial business locations. Held at Wilson Community College – Lee Technology Center, Building R, Room R161, 4815 Ward Blvd., Wilson, NC. Free but registration required here.

2019 Women’s Conference

Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 8:30am-5pm

The conference will be held at Rocky Mount Mills Powerhouse, 1151 Falls Road, Rocky Mount, NC. Tickets are $50-$60 which includes continental breakfast and networking hour. See schedule, speakers bios, and registration links via the Rocky Mount Area Chamber conference page.

Goldsboro Business After Hours

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 5:30-7pm

Join this free networking event by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. This August B.A.H. is hosted, and refreshments provided, by Lee Hyundai of Goldsboro, 702 Corporate Drive, Goldsboro, NC. See details at members.waynecountychamber.com/…/2019-business-after-hours-august-10907.

Wilson Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 11am-noon

Join the Wilson Chamber of Commerce for their ribbon cutting for Cupcakes Movement. The Chamber will host at 200 Nash Street NE, Wilson, NC. See details at www.wilsonncchamber.com/…/ribbon-cutting-for-cupcakes-movement-16084.

Business After Hours

Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 5:30-7:30pm

Join the Wendell Chamber of Commerce at Cattails Restaurant inside Five County Stadium, 1501 NC-39 Hwy, Zebulon, NC, for networking. Follow this event for any updates.

Are You Ready to Start a Business?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30pm

Attend this free workshop For Up and Coming Entrepreneurs and learn about the challenges and pitfalls of starting a business. Business planning covered. This Raleigh SCORE event will be held at the East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC. See event details and registration link here.

Road Map to Marketing Any Business

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30pm

Attend and hear pros/cons of different types of software and organizational/sales tools. This free business workshop will be held at the South East Regional Library, 908 7th Avenue, Garner, NC. See full description and register via this webpage.

25th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 4pm

Celebrate with Carolina Family Health Center, Inc by joining them for this ribbon cutting and open house at the Freedom Hill Community Health Center, 162 NC Hwy 33 E, Princeville, NC. See details of this free event on Discover Edgecombe.

Note: See other August events by Carolina Family Health Center via their Facebook page.

Rocky Mount Ribbon Cutting

Monday, August 5, 2019 @ noon-1pm

Join the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce for the PATCH, Inc. (Parents and Their Children) ribbon cutting, and stay for lunch (provided by Chick-fil-A). The address is 846 Country Club Road, Rocky Mount, NC. Chamber updates/photos may be posted here.

Rocky Mount Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 4-5pm

Gather at 4056 Capital Drive, Rocky Mount, NC, welcome Midtown Dermatology and take part in their ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber updates/photos may be posted here.


SCORE Workshops

SCORE organizes business-educational events around the area. SCORE — the Service Corps of Retired Executives — is a nonprofit association dedicated to “helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.” More information about SCORE is online at www.score.org.


NC Small Business Center Network

In addition to opportunities listed, North Carolina’s community colleges offer free business workshops across the state. Find free “Small Business Center Network” classes by searching at www.ncsbc.net. Topics cover finance, marketing, fundraising, and general business/nonprofit issues alongside specialized classes such as food business creation.


Area Chambers/Organizations

The list below includes business organizations in or near the five-county area of eastern NC. Regular chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads group meetings are not included above, but may be found via the links below. Check with, or join, your local Chamber to find out more about regular meetings near your business.


Ed. Note: Events may be added, update, and this article revised. If a business event is missing, email details to Kay Whatley at The Grey Area News. Events listed below may take place in the five-county area — Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wilson counties — or beyond into Edgecombe, Wayne, and other eastern North Carolina counties.

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