Welcome new member, Andy’s Tents & Events/A Special Event

Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce!

Andy’s Tents & Events/A Special Event is a  full service party & event equipment rental company.  They rent tents, tables, chairs, linens, staging, dance floors, china, glassware, flatware and 100’s of items more.  Contact Andy Karas at 919.557.9696 or [email protected] for your next event.

We look forward to working together to support the Four Oaks community, local businesses and organizations!

Business Community Comes Together to Support Local Food Bank

Four Oaks Senior Living and First Baptist Church of Four Oaks hosted a food drive to fight summer hunger July 23 through August 23. Together the Four Oaks organizations hoped to bring awareness of, and much needed donations to, the Food Pantry at First Baptist Church of Four Oaks.  The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce was happy to act as a donation drop off location.  Several local businesses took part in the community project including House-Autry Mills, United Community Bank, Lee’s Signs, Tired Iron Classics and Honeycutt and Grady, CPA.  Four Oaks Senior Living was able to collect over 500 pounds of food to contribute to the First Baptist Church of Four Oaks food bank.

Stanfield’s General Store – Business of the Month

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Stanfield’s General Store as August Business of the Month. Stanfield’s General Store was nominated for Business of the Month in recognition of recent business growth.  Stanfield’s General Store has recently opened an adjoining addition which features antiques and collectables.  They have also begun opening up the store the Third Thursday of each month for an evening of live music, wine tastings, and food sampling.  Stanfield’s General Store will feature its next Third Thursday event on August 16th from 6-8pm featuring The Classics, playing classic country and popular hits.  This event will also offer food sampling from many of the store’s local favorites.

Welcome New Member, Illumination Sound and Lighting!

Welcome New Member, Illumination Sound and Lighting!

Please welcome new Chamber member, Illumination Sound and Lighting!

Illumination Sound and Lighting is a professional sound and lighting company based in Johnston County.  Illumination Sound and Lighting provides a full range of sound and lighting for many events such as concerts, sporting events, parties and dances. The staff of Illumination Sound and Lighting are active members of their local churches and serve within various ministries.  They are also all musicians, giving them a deep understanding of what is needed to make a successful show for your entertainment guests.   The team is proud to offer professional sound, professional lighting, and reasonable rates.  To learn more about their services you can contact Illumination Sound and Lighting Owner, Bruce Barrett, at (919) 631-9659 or by email at [email protected]

Illumination Sound and Lighting has provided excellent sound and lighting at many of our local area festivals including the Acorn Festival.  We are thrilled to have them again at the 2018 Acorn Festival!

Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce! We look forward to working together to support the Four Oaks community and our local businesses and organizations!

Shop Local Event – August 20-26

The Chamber of Commerce has partnered with our members to offer a Four Oaks wide shop local promotion this summer.  Shop at participating stores and restaurants from August 20th – 26th and be entered to win a grand prize drawing as Four Oaks businesses say “thank you” to all of our loyal customers.  Follow the event on Facebook to see the list of participating businesses, stay up to date on all the promotions, and get a sneak peak of the grand prize!

Welcome new member, The Old Mill Group of Keller Williams Realty!

Welcome new member, The Old Mill Group of Keller Williams Realty!
Please welcome new member, The Old Mill Group of Keller Williams Realty!
 
The Old Mill Group of Keller Williams Realty’s motto is “Old fashioned values for the new age of real estate.” The Old Mill Group chose to affiliate themselves with Keller Williams because it was founded on the principles of trust and honesty. Keller Williams emphasizes the importance of having the integrity to do the right thing, always putting your needs first. They firmly believe that their success is ultimately determined by the legacy they leave with each client they serve.  You can learn more about the Old Mill Group on their website at www.theoldmillgroup.com or by emailing Realtor Cathy Delano at [email protected]
 
Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce! We look forward to working together to support the Four Oaks community and our local businesses and organizations!

Welcome new member, Classic Antique Power, Inc!

Welcome new member, Classic Antique Power, Inc!

Please welcome new member, Classic Antique Power, Inc!

Classic Antique Power is a nonprofit organization whose members share the enjoyment of restoring antique tractor and farm equipment. Over 100 families from across central and eastern North Carolina hold membership in the organization. Monthly meetings are conducted so members can exchange information related to antique tractors and other vintage equipment. For information about membership, meetings or special events please reach out to them through their website or Facebook page.

Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce! We look forward to working together to support the Four Oaks community and our local businesses and organizations!

Welcome New Member, Funn-4-Ahl Concessions!

Please welcome new member, Funn-4-Ahl Concessions!

Funn-4-Ahl Concessions is family owned and operated mobile food business specializing in premium funnel cakes with real fruit toppings. They also offer other fried goodies such as fried oreos and fried snickers . General concessions offered include popcorn, snow cones, nachos , pickles, chips and candy. In order to quench your thirst they offer tea, lemonade, and bottle water. Funn-4-Ahl is available for booking for festivals, fundraisers, corporate events and customer appreciation events.  If you would like to schedule an event please contact Juanita at [email protected]

Funn-4-Ahl has been a feature at our Four Oaks festivals on several occasions.  We are excited to have them as an official member of our Chamber family.  Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce! We look forward to working together to support the Four Oaks community and our local businesses and organizations!

Business of the Month – Johnston Now

Business of the Month – Johnston Now

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Johnston Now as July’s Business of the Month.  Johnston Now was nominated for Business of the Month in recognition of their sold out inaugural Johnston Now Honors event.  Johnston Now Honors is a countywide awards celebration honoring local heroes, and the winners received a trophy and a feature profile in the July edition of Johnston Now magazine.

“Johnston Now was created to shine a spotlight on positive things happening in our county,” Shanna Capps, Johnston Now general manager, said. “This event was us taking that mission one step farther and truly recognizing the efforts of heroes in our own back yard. We are humbled to have brought together such an inspiring group of people to recognize their efforts.”

Johnston Now Honors recognized citizens all over Johnston County including Morgan Lassiter, a Four Oaks resident, who was awarded the Rising Star award.  Lassiter recently graduated in the top 10 percent of her class at South Johnston High School. She plans to attend Campbell University, where she plans to major in Biology Pre-Physical Therapy with an eye on becoming a Physical Therapist.  She also volunteers her time in the kindergarten and first-grade classrooms at Four Oaks Elementary, works with the Miracle League and Special Olympics and is a member of the National Honor Society, Trojan Ambassadors, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Spanish Honor Society.

Also recognized was Donna Bailey-Taylor for the Spirit of the County award.  Bailey-Taylor is the longtime president and CEO of the Johnston County Visitors Bureau. Last year, that organization awarded more than $225,000 in capital grants for projects around the county — all funded by tourism dollars.  The Johnston County Visitors Bureau are also active members and sponsors of the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce.   Baily-Taylor has also served on boards for Howell Woods, Ava Gardner Museum, Bentonville Battlefield, Clayton Piano Festival, Tobacco Farm Life Museum and the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium.

“The Four Oaks Chamber is honored to recognize the work of Johnston Now,” states Amber England, Chamber Executive Director.  “The work they are doing through their magazine and Johnston Now Honors highlights the best of our town and our county.  Having this ongoing, positive spotlight is a major asset for our entire business community.”

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the lasting contributions made to the Four Oaks business community by Johnston Now.  The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce will recognize one member business each month.  Nominations can be made at the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce website, www.fouroakschamber.com.

Pictured from left to right – Jess Barbour, Johnston Now Marketing Consultant, Ron Sloan, Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Board Director, Ali Kabrich, Johnston Now Design Intern, Randy Capps, Johnston Now Publisher, Glenn Lee, Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Board Director, Shanna Capps, Johnston Now General Manager, Mike Pritchett, Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Board Director, Amber England, Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, June Raynor, Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Board Secretary.