Reminder – Free Vendor Booth at Acorn Festival

A free vendor booth at the Acorn Festival is a member benefit.  Anyone who has an active Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce membership can register for a vendor booth at the Acorn Festival free of charge.  Having a vendor booth at the festival allows you to increase your business exposure on that day by having information, coupons, promotional items, or merchandise right where the crowd is.  Give them a taste of the best you have to offer and then tell them where they can get that all year long!  Although no vendor fee is required you do still need to register here.

Welcome new member, Inner Beauty Made Visible!

Please welcome new member, Inner Beauty Made Visible by Lauren!

Inner Beauty Made Visible by Lauren offers budge-proof makeup and skincare products that are also great for your skin!  Lauren enjoys helping you to look as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside with SeneGence products!  To learn more about her products or you to shop you can reach her through her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/InnerBeautyMadeVisible/.

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, Home2Office Pressure Washing!

Please welcome new member, Home2Office Pressure Washing!

Home2Office Pressure Washing provides pressure washing services to commercial and residential properties including driveways, decks, vinyl siding, brick, concrete, and wood.  To learn  more about their services or to schedule a service please call them at (919) 795-1725 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Home2OfficePressureWashing/.

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

Mrs. Emily Crews of SJHS recognized as Teachers Lead Four Oaks recipient.

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty are celebrating Mrs. Emily Crews as May’s Teachers Lead Four Oaks, Teacher of the Month recipient.

South Johnston High School leadership shared as part of the nomination process, “Mrs. Crews motivates and inspires her students by believing in them.  She allows them to share the vision of what art looks like to them by listening and letting them create their art.”  Mrs. Crews has implemented a SJHS art night which is held monthly at the school.  The SJHS community is invited to participate in this monthly event.  For more information please contact Mrs. Emily Crews at 919-894-3146.

Mrs. Crews was presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a bag of gifts from many of the Chamber member businesses including HomeTowne Realty, The Vine and Branch, Superior Ladies, AQ Drafting Services, McDonald’s of Four Oaks, Four Oaks Interiors, Johnston Health, Scentsy representative Theron Kammerer, Keene and Associates Insurance Agency, and House-Autry Mills.

 

May Business of the Month – Anita Stephenson, CPA

 

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Anita Stephenson, CPA as May’s Business of the Month. Anita Stephenson, CPA was nominated for Business of the Month in recognition of her business growth.  The firm has been in Four Oaks since 2004 and continues to experience growth by continually adding new tax and accounting clients.  “We specialize in helping small business clients.  With the new tax law changes and the complexity of tax filings & reporting it is more important than ever to have expert advice to navigate through the requirements and utilize the tax laws to the fullest extent to maximize tax savings. We are blessed to have many client referrals as a result of our excellent service”, shares Ms. Stephenson, Owner.  The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the lasting contributions made to the Four Oaks business community by Anita Stephenson, CPA.

Free Education Opportunity – Social Media Marketing

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Johnston Community College to bring business education to Four Oaks.  This workshop is free to anyone, however registration is required.

This seminar will provide participants with basic knowledge about a variety of social media tools and how to use them most effectively. Discussion includes tools like free local directories like Yelp, Google Local, Trip Advisor and location sharing sites like Foursquare; social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+; and mobile marketing.

Class time will include how to set up accounts for these online tools. It will also include on the ground (in person) referral marketing techniques that drive real revenue to your business.

This is a free education opportunity presented by the JCC Small Business Center and Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce. Please bring your charged laptop or tablet. Pre-registration required. Attendees must be 18 or older. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please contact us to receive further details regarding registration.

Upcoming Networking Event – All invited

Our next networking event will be held on Thursday, May 10th at 8am at South Johnston High School.  We will be talking about the importance of developing our future work force.  There will be light refreshments and a giveaway.  Everyone is welcome!

 

New Chamber Member, Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries

New Chamber Member, Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries
Please welcome new member, Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries!

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Four Oaks serves up a fresh All-American diner experience with never-frozen burgers, sliced cheese steaks piled high on steamed hoagies, and frozen custard made in-house every day.  Founded in Eastern North Carolina in 1991, Hwy 55 reflects founder Kenney Moore’s commitment to authentic hospitality and fresh food.  Lunch and dinner is grilled in an open-air kitchen, and they serve you at your table – with a smile!

Hwy 55 in Four Oaks is located at 5805 US Hwy 301 S.  Make sure to stop in for their Tuesday Kids Night where kids eat for 50% off and receive a free scoop of custard.  Hwy 55 is also proud to support Four Oaks Heroes each Monday by offering them 15% off their entire meal.

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

Large Crowds Gather for Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Keene and Associates Insurance Agency, hosted a Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet in Downtown Four Oaks on April 21st.  An estimated 2000 people attended to view and participate in the car show, shop the swap meet, and stroll Downtown Four Oaks.  Eighty vehicles entered for judging, representing 16 local and regional car clubs, and many trophies and cash prizes were awarded.

Amber England, Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Director, shares, “This was an exciting day for Four Oaks.  The weather was perfect and everyone enjoys seeing the antique cars back on Main Street.  We are already getting requests to have this event again next year.  The large crowds mean a great day for our community and a great day for our local economy.  We thank everyone who came and visited our local businesses and restaurants and we look forward to hosting you again in Four Oaks soon!”

In addition to the support of Keene and Associates Insurance Agency, the Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet was also made possible through the support of The Town of Four Oaks, United Community Bank, Johnston County Visitors Bureau, Anita Stephenson CPA, House-Autry Mills, HomeTowne Realty, Country Superstars 102.3, Carolina Packers, and all of our local car clubs.

 

Cleo’s Closet and More Decor Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

 

Cleo’s Closet and More Décor hosted a Grand Re-opening and ribbon cutting to celebrate their newly designed space, including a new vendor area.  The Four Oaks business community gathered to enjoy refreshments, giveaways, and networking while touring the new space.

Cleo’s Closet and More Décor owners, Barbara George and Paulette Bradley, have welcomed new vendors to the store including MeMa’s Attic, The West Nest, Ladybugs, Nothin’ Fancy, Joyce’s Place, Finders Keepers, and Diane’s Design.  These vendors bring everything from repurposed furniture and floral arrangements to boutique children’s clothing.  The addition of the vendors brings a wider and ever-changing variety to Cleo’s Closet and More Décor.   This event was also used to launch ticket sales for their upcoming Spring Fling fashion show in which proceeds will be donated to the Special Olympics.

To shop Cleo’s Closet or to learn more about the Spring Fling event visit them at 202 N Main Street in Four Oaks, or visit their Facebook page.  Business hours are 11am-5:30pm, Monday through Saturday.