January 20, 2019
A Moment with Mike
Adventist World Aviation has a fleet of over 20 planes and supports isolated communities in a variety of ways: medical evacuations, medical outreach (such as vaccinations and general clinics), dental outreach, lifestyle and health programs, and Christian ministries. For more information about Adventist World Aviation and the incredible work they're doing both locally (such as Angel Flights, emergency food distribution, and Young Eagle Programs) and internationally, check out their website at www.flyawa.org !

If you'd like for Mike to visit your organization for the weekly update, please email christie@smithfieldselma.com !
You Have Only ONE Week To Reserve Your Seat
For the 2019 Annual Meeting!

Monday, January 28
Reception: 5:30
Dinner: 6:00 pm

Register now to experience the highlights of 2018,
keynote speaker Ryan Combs, and to celebrate with our community award winners on January 28th at The Farm in Selma, NC!

Citizen of the Year:
Warren Grimes

Distinguished Citizens of the Year:
Kenly - Jennifer Holloman
Princeton - Carlyle Woodard
Selma - Tom and Kathleen Hinnant
Smithfield - Mayor Andy Moore
Wilson's Mills - Johnny Eason
Jimmy Creech Small Business Person of the Year:
Melissa Overton, MedicalTraining.me
Member Celebrations
A Ribbon-Cutting With Coates Hearing Clinic

We had a great time earlier this week as we welcomed Dr. Kathleen Coates and her staff into the Chamber family with a ribbon-cutting ceremony! Coates Hearing Clinic, PA is a family-run clinic that has "a patient-first attitude" and a desire to positively impact our local community. We're proud to have this new clinic as a member of our Smithfield-Selma Chamber! Be sure to find out more about them at www.coateshearing.com !

Member Benefits
Post Your Events On the
Community Calendar!

Do you have a special event coming up in 2019? Take advantage of your access to the Chamber's community calendar to market your events!

When you add your event to the calendar through the Member Information Center, it will appear on the Event Page, allowing anyone who visits our site to learn about your upcoming occasion.

If you have any questions about how to utilize this tool, please contact the office!
Upcoming Events
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Mozelle's Soul Food

Wednesday, January 23rd
at 11:00 AM

106 W. Railroad Street
Selma, NC 27576
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Member News
Make Sure March 5th
Is On Your Calendar!

Join us for an information session all about the 2020 Trip to China!

From 5:30 - 7:00 pm on March 5th, in the Chamber conference room, we are hosting an orientation to share all of the details about this amazing opportunity to see this nation!

Check out this video to see a glimpse of the adventure!
Local News
Breakfast before Business is Feb. 7 at JCC

Johnston Community College Foundation will host the annual Breakfast before Business on Thursday, Feb. 7. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the Public Safety Building on the JCC main campus in Smithfield.

Corey Rush and Keegan Rush, brothers and co-founders of Blue Pack Marketing in Clayton, are the keynote speakers. Blue Pack Marketing prides itself for knowledge on brand development, supply chain logistics, advertising and marketing flows, and more.

During the event, the College will also announce its 2018 Business and Industry Partner
Award. Register by Feb. 1st to attend. (For more information: click here.)
Education News
New Dual Enrollment Program to Create
Affordable Pathway to a Teaching Degree
Johnston County Public Schools, Johnston Community College and the NC State College of Education are establishing a dual enrollment program and piloting an Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration) degree to create an affordable pathway to earn a teaching degree and to supply highly-qualified teachers for Johnston County.

Through the partnership, Johnston County residents will complete their Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration) from Johnston Community College. If they complete the program with at least a 3.0 GPA, they will matriculture into a teacher preparation program at NC State University. As the students work toward completing their bachelor’s degree, they will receive field-based experiences in Johnston County.

For more information on this exciting opportunity, click over to read the press release.
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