Teachers Lead Four Oaks Recipient, Mrs. Misty Barrett!

Teachers Lead Four Oaks Recipient, Mrs. Misty Barrett!

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty are celebrating Mrs. Misty Barrett as June’s Teachers Lead Four Oaks, Teacher of the Month recipient.  Mrs. Barrett was presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a bag of gifts from many of the Chamber member businesses.  The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the lasting contributions made to the Four Oaks community by our teachers.

Four Oaks Middle School leadership shared as part of the nomination process, “Mrs. Barrett seeks to know her students before she teaches them. Based on this understanding, she creates activities, lessons, and projects to help the students understand the content being taught.  Mrs. Barrett goes above and beyond to take her students to business, restaurants, and other places in the community to not only show the students how to contribute within their community but to also support the local Four Oaks businesses.”

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce and HomeTowne Realty have partnered to present Teachers Lead Four Oaks, a monthly recognition for Four Oaks teachers.  Four Oaks teachers are a vital part of developing and leading our future workforce and future community leaders. The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who motivate and inspire their students through their teaching practices and their commitment to the community.

June Business of the Month, Johnston Health

June Business of the Month, Johnston Health

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Johnston Health as June’s Business of the Month.  Johnston Health was nominated for Business of the Month in recognition of achieving the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction recognizes Johnston Health among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.  “Every employee, every volunteer, every physician plays a vital role in making the patient experience outstanding,” said Chuck Elliott, CEO and president of Johnston Health. “This award truly reflects their hard work, dedication and commitment. I’m so proud of what they do every day to give our patients and families the best possible care and treatment.”  The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the lasting contributions made to the Four Oaks community by Johnston Health.  “Johnston Health is our Four Oaks community hospital and we are pleased to see them recognized for providing an outstanding patient experience to our citizens”, shares Amber England, Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce Director.

Big Turnout for Small Business Education

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Johnston Community College Small Business Center at the end of May to bring the first of three 2018 business education opportunities to our membership.  Martin Brossman of Martin Brossman and Associates presented a 3 hour workshop on marketing a small business through social media.  Several social media platforms were discussed including Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and more.  Mr. Brossman then walked the participants through real work examples using our own local businesses.  Feedback from the education session has been very positive.

The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is meeting it’s goal of developing local leadership through these business education sessions.  Future dates will be announced soon.  These education opportunities are made possible through out partnerships with Johnston Community College and sponsorship by the Johnston County Visitors Bureau.

Networking Event – June 14th, 5:30-6:30pm

Our next networking event will be held on Thursday, June 14th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at Four Oaks Senior Living.  Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the new building and speak to administration about the benefits of partnering with a Senior Living Community.  There will be light refreshments and a giveaway.  All participants will also be given the chance to speak briefly about their business.  Everyone is welcome!

Four Oaks PROUD Day 2018

On Friday, June 1st, many Four Oaks businesses came together to celebrate the quaint small town of Four Oaks and the business community that calls it home.  In a show of unity, business owners and employees wore Four Oaks Proud t-shirts, promoting many of our local businesses whose logos and business names are spotlighted on the back of the shirt.  This was an opportunity for our businesses to come together to recognize and celebrate how much the Four Oaks business community has to offer.  This is also an ongoing opportunity to promote our businesses as people wear their shirts throughout the year.  The photos taken as part of the Four Oaks Proud initiative will also be placed into a video which will be spotlighted throughout town at Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce events.  If you would like to purchase a Four Oaks Proud shirt, they are available for sale at Cleo’s Closet and More Decor or the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce for $10 each.  If you would like to submit your photo to be included in the Four Oaks Proud video please submit to [email protected] by Monday, June 11th.

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder – Free Vendor Booth at Acorn Festival

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, Home2Office Pressure Washing!

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.

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

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.