November 4, 2018
A Moment with Mike
Our Chamber Welcomes the
75th New Member of 2018!
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Allyson Caison, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Advantage

Visit Allyson Caison's webpage today or call 919.961.4130 to find out more about her awesome services!




Member Benefits

Enhanced Web Profile for YOUR Business!

Did you know that our online member directory received over 3,000 hits last month alone? As a member, you have access to create an enhanced web profile for your business. To take full advantage of this benefit, take time to log in to the Member Information Center and check on your profile. Add as much information as you can to allow for optimal results from customers and clients looking for a business just like YOURS to meet their needs! If you don't have a log-in, aren't sure how to go about setting up your profile, or have any questions, please call the Chamber office at 919-934-9166 or email christie@smithfieldselma.com.
Upcoming Events
Allison London Brown is the CEO of UVision360. Ms. London Brown has 20+ years of diverse medical device, consumer and pharmaceutical experience in Healthcare. Leveraging her broad background in R&D, Marketing, Sales and Product Development, she has launched over 90 products/services.

Ms. London Brown has a career based in Women's Health divisions of Fortune 50 companies such as Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon Women's Health and Urology) and GE Healthcare. As an entrepreneur, she has founded two previous start-ups, and is an advisor to other entrepreneurs, supporting teams through fundraising , strategic planning, and commercialization. Additionally, she has served as an advisor to CEOs, Corporate Boards, NGO’s, non-profits and government organizations.

She graduated from Auburn University in Textile Sciences, concentrating in Medical Textiles. She earned her Masters of Science Degree at North Carolina State University, in Polymer Chemistry. In addition, Ms. London Brown earned an MBA from Temple University, Fox School of Business. She is the author of three publications and co-inventor of six patents.
 
The Smithfield-Selma Chamber Women's Business Network
is proud to celebrate professional leadership
at their first annual ATHENA Leadership Award Luncheon. 
Join us as we recognize award nominees and present the 2018 award. 

2018 ATHENA Leadership Award Luncheon

Thursday, November 8, 2018

11:00 am -1:00 pm

Johnston County Ag Center
2736 NC 210 Hwy
Smithfield, NC 27577

2018 ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees

Mrs. Evelyn Aranda
Mrs. Joy Callahan
Mrs. Cindy Brookshire
Mrs. Shanna Capps
Mrs. Meredith Fordham
Mrs. Barbara King
Dr. Marilyn Pearson
Mrs. Dana Wooten
Mrs. Michelle Ball
Dr. Twyla Wells
Representative Donna White
A Special Opportunity to Honor Leaders in Johnston County
Exploring Commuter Rail
Nov 15 | 2PM
Johnston Health Medical Mall
514 N. Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield
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IN THE NEWS
Mike Mancuso Appointed to the CACCE Board of Directors

CACCE is the premier association for leadership and organization development of Chambers of Commerce in the Carolinas. The organization was formed in August 1994 when the North and South Carolina state chamber associations merged.

We are pleased to announce that the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce president, Mike Mancuso, has been appointed to the CACCE Board of Directors as the representative for the eastern region of North Carolina and South Carolina for a one-year term.
Education News
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The students of Neuse Charter School's National Honor Society recently led a competitive fundraiser to support a school within our state that was directly impacted by Hurricane Florence. Alexis Flach and Tara LePage (President and Vice President of the NCS National Honor Society) reported that students raised $1,626.15 through NCS Penny Wars (including a donation of $732 from an anonymous donor/local business owner)! Although the fundraiser was originally a competition between the Intermediate and Senior Academies, Neuse's Primary students were so excited about Penny Wars that they had to join!

Johnston County kids are leading the way to make a positive difference -- which truly makes ALL of the students involved winners!
Make a Difference!

Join the movement of local businesses, and schools and churches to help package 20,000 meals this year for the 2nd annual Generosity Feeds event being held at Smithfield Middle School on December 15th, 2018. This event, organized by LifeSpring Church in Smithfield, will be called #SSStrong Feeds. Will you join the movement in stomping out hunger in your backyard?
Visit #SSStrong Feeds 2018 to find out how YOU can help!

Hurricane Relief
The Chamber has partnered with the American Red Cross to collect donations for our area affected by Hurricane Florence.
You can also donate to the N.C. Disaster Relief Fund , which is operated by the state. https://governor.nc.gov/donate-florence-recovery .
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