Eastern NC Business Events in December 2018

Business Happenings
Business Happenings

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 in Edgecombe, Wayne, and other eastern NC counties.

Events are listed in date order, bottom-to-top. Events may be added; send notices to the editor.


Ribbon Cutting: Papa John’s Pizza

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 11:30am-12:30pm

Celebrate the “Grand Re-Opening” of Papa John’s Pizza, and meet the shop’s new management. Event held at 877 E Gannon Avenue, Zebulon NC. See event details here.


Business After Hours: The Market

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 5:30-7pm

Join the Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce for this networking and awards celebration. Bring business cards to exchange, and possibly win a door prize. The location is The Market, 222 N Herritage Street, Kinston NC. With questions, call Erin Passaialigue at 252.527.1131.


Ribbon Cutting: Abbie’s Tobacco Shop

Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 1-2:30pm

Join the Knightdale Chamber at Abbie’s Tobacco Shop, 819 N Smithfield Road, Knightdale NC, for this ribbon cutting celebration. Abbie’s Tobacco Shop is “a friendly neighborhood smoke shop, locally owned and operated.” This event is open to the public. Let them know you’re coming by registering here.


Business After Hours: Dew4Him Ministries

Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30pm

Come for this Zebulon Chamber of Commerce networking event and get to know Dew4Him Ministries. Event location is 229 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC. This event is free for Chamber members and guests. Register via this event page.


Business After Hours / Open House

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 5-7pm

John the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce and the Down East Partnership for Children at this open house. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will be raffles too. Come and network and enjoy the evening at the Down East Partnership for Children, 215 Lexington Street, Rocky Mount NC. Details and flyer available here.


Coffee Break and Networking

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 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.


How to Write A Business Plan

Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 6-9pm

This business workshop is offered in the Assembly Room of the Wilson County Public Library’s Main Library, located at 249 Nash Street W, Wilson NC. For more information, call 252.237.5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.


Business event December 3, 2018. Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC
Business event December 3, 2018. Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC


Ribbon Cutting: Overman & Parks, CPAs P.A.

Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 10am

Join the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce at this “Grand Opening” of this business with a new name. Address is 4051 Capital Drive, Rocky Mount NC. See details here.


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. Be sure to register with meeting organizer(s) to ensure you receive cancellation or postponement notices directly from them.

Business information gathered from public notices shared by chambers and others. If a business event is missing, email details to Kay Whatley at The Grey Area News

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