Eastern NC Business Events in February 2019

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Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

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

Be sure to register with meeting organizer(s) to ensure receipt of cancellation or postponement notices directly. Some events may only be open to members of a chamber.

Business information is gathered from public notices shared by chambers and others. Events are listed in date order, bottom-to-top. Events may be added; send notices to the editor.


Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ noon

Join the Wake Forest Area Chamber in welcoming new-business Carolina Pain and Spine, Suite 200, 110 Capcom Avenue, Wake Forest, NC. Snacks and beverages provided. See details here.


Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ noon-1pm

Quarterly Lunch & Learn for Wendell Chamber of Commerce members, held in the Chamber Board room, 115 Pine Street, Wendell, NC. Register for this free event.


Business After Hours (B.A.H.)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 5:30-7pm

Join the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and Wayne Community College at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC, to network and check out the Business & Computer Technologies Department. See details here.


B.A.S.H. (Business Associates Social Hour)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 5:30-7pm

Join the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and Garner Chamber of Commerce at Rush Hour Karting, 5335 Raynor Road, Garner, NC, for this monthly networking event. This will be a fun excursion to Rush Hour Karting. Bring business cards. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Open (and free) to Clayton/Garner Chambers’ members and their guests, and RSVP is required. Future date is March 7, 2019.


Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ noon-1pm

Come and learn about managed care, presented by Dave Rossi of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of North Carolina. Held in the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce, 200 E Young Street, Rolesville, NC. Admission is free. Register via the Chamber’s event web page.


Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 11:30am-1pm

Join the Knightdale Chamber for this celebration at Avance Care, 210 Hinton Oaks Blvd, Knightdale, NC. Learn about this new business and network. See details here.


Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 2:30-3pm

Join the Greater Fayetteville Chamber in welcoming the Axes & Armor Hatchet House, 4005 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC; Cumberland County’s first indoor axe throwing facility. Register for this Chamber event here.

Note that the Greater Fayetteville Chamber has additional ribbon cuttings scheduled for February 26 and 28, 2019.


Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 11-11:30am

Join the Kinston Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce for this ribbon-cutting celebration and “Salute! A Tribute to America’s Veterans” at G.I. Joe’s Military Museum, 1165 B Hwy 11/55, Kinston, NC (new location). See event details here.


Business Exchange Breakfast

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 7:30-9am

Monthly event sponsored by the Downtown Garner Association  Register via this Garner Chamber of Commerce event page.


Business After Hours (B.A.H.)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 5:30-7:30pm

Join the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce for this networking event at the L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory,  944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC. Network, enjoy hors d’ouevres, and register for raffle prizes. Register via this Knightdale Chamber event page.


Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 11am

Join the Wayne County Chamber for this ribbon cutting at Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc., Suite 12, 2719 Graves Drive, Goldsboro, NC. See details on the Chamber web site.


Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 1-4pm

Join the Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce and celebrate new business, No Idea Escape Room, Suite 37, 1600 W Howard Avenue, Tarboro, NC. See flyer on Facebook here.


Coffee Connections with the Johnston County Arts Council

Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 8-9:30am

Join the Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber, 1115 Outlet Center Drive, Smithfield, NC, for this coffee and networking event with the Arts Council. Bring your business card to be admitted. For details on the event networking and sharing, and to register, visit this web page.


Business After Hours (B.A.H.)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 5:30-7pm

Join the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce for this networking event at Cricket Wireless, 877 East Gannon Avenue, Zebulon, NC. Check out their store and network. Light refreshments will be provided. Free for Chamber members and their guests. See details on the Zebulon Chamber event web page.


Women’s Business Alliance Social

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 5:30-7pm

Join this free gathering for Wake Forest Chamber members at The Preserve at Kitchin Farms, 3060 Thurman Dairy Loop, Wake Forest, NC. “Cooking and cocktails” provided. Register via this web page.

Note that the Chamber is also holding a ribbon cutting on this date at 1pm.


Business After Hours (B.A.H.)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 5:30-7pm

Join the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber at this networking opportunity hosted by Alexander Paul Institute, Suite A, 1011 Charles Blvd, Greenville, NC. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Register via this Chamber event page.


Coffee in Uptown Selma

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2019 @ 9-10am
Volunteers from the Selma Development Partnership will open the conference room at the Selma NC Visitor Center, 112 E Anderson Street, Selma, NC, for coffee and networking.  This opportunity for entrepreneurs and business owners to gather is free and open to the public.


Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 12:30-1:30pm

Join the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting for Winde Jackson Cakes & Catering, 1272 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount, NC. See details on the Chamber’s event web page.


Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ noon-1pm

Join the Clayton Chamber of Commerce for this ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Angela Drum Team Realtors, located in Suite 1, 1540 E Front Street, Clayton, NC.

Note that the Clayton Chamber also has additional ribbon cuttings scheduled for noon on February 12 and 14, 2019.


Small Business Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 8:30-9:30am

Join this networking opportunity for small business owners. Free to Chamber members on a first come, first served basis. Attendance is limited to 30. Held at the Greater Fayetteville Chamber, 159 Maxwell Street, Fayetteville, NC. Register via this Chamber event page.


Coffee Break and Networking

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 8-10am

This Business Alliance of North Carolina (BANC) networking event brings together business owners to share referrals and get to know each other. Held on the first Tuesday of each month at Lorraine’s Coffee House, 101 Timber Pointe Lane, Garner NC. For more information, visit businessalliancenc.com/coffee-break. Future date is March 5, 2019.


Ribbon Cutting

Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 4:30-5:30pm

Join the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce at this ribbon cutting for Bin & Barrel Wine Bar and Bottles, 177 Nash Street, Rocky Mount, NC. See details here.


First Friday Coffee

Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 8-9am

Join the Nashville Chamber of Commerce on the first Friday of the month for networking, coffee (provided by a sponsor), and knowledge-sharing. Held at the Nashville Exchange, 229 W Washington Street, Nashville NC. The Nashville Chamber is online at nashvillencchamber.org, and on Facebook here. Future date is March 1, 2019.


SCORE Workshops

Some business-educational events are organized by SCORE at area locations. 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.

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