Monday, September 11, 2017

TUESDAY: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center will host a free seminar entitled Discover Your Path to Small Business Success from 6-9 p.m. in GS 301. State residents wanting to start or grow a small business have are several free or low cost opportunities that focus on the best approach for their industries. Knowing where to go for what they need is one of the key ingredients for success. Shareen Berkowitz will lead the seminar, which will help residents navigate through the resources that are available to successfully operate a business. Call 493-7528 for more information.

WEDNESDAY: The Affordable Housing Loan Committee will meet from 4-5 p.m. at the Greenville City Council Chambers, 200 West Fifth St.

THURSDAY: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center will host a free seminar entitled How to Start a Small Business from 6-9 p.m. in GS 301. Presenter Jim Ensor will help those attending understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar, taking them from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing, and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations, and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of a business idea. Discover the resources available to help start and successfully operate your business.

SEPT. 18: A financial literacy class, “Charge it Right,” will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Greenville. 

SEPT 19: The Pitt-Greenville Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Luncheon entitles “Maximizing University Research” from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The featured speaker will be Jay Golden, vice chancellor of research, economic development and engagement at East Carolina University. Golden is the former director of Duke University's Center for Sustainability and Commerce and previously served in the role of associate vice provost for research and corporate relations. The cost is $20 per member and $30 per non-member. Call 752-4101 for more information.

SEPT 20: Called2Business, Called2Business, a resource to individuals, businesses, and churches in the area of faith at work, will host its first luncheon for fall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Dr. Donnie Lane will be the featured speaker. The cost is $15.

SEPT 21: The Williamston Rotary Club will host its Annual Golf Tournament at the Roanoke Country Club located in Williamston. The event will begin at noon for registration and play will start at 1 p.m. Cost for a four-person team is $240, which includes drinks and snacks on the course, and cook-out dinner. Individual Player registration is $60. Funds from this event will go towards scholarships. For additional information or to sign up call Roy Lilley at 799-7185 or Brent Glover at 792-3963.

OCT 2: A Lunchtime Business Symposium on the State of the Economy will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville, 207 Greenville Blvd. SW. The speakers will be James Hamilton, a macroeconomist and time series econometrician at the University of California, San Diego He will discuss “The Federal Reserve and Quantitative Easing: What Did It Accomplish?" James Butkiewicz Chairman of the University of Delaware, Department of Economics will discuss “The Second Triffin Paradox and U.S. Reserve Currency Status.” Randall Parker macroeconomist at East Carolina University will speak on “Shut Up and Take your Castor Oil: 2% Growth is Good for You” The event is open to the public with special emphasis on the Financial/Business Community of eastern North Carolina.The cost is $35 for lunch and open forum. For more information, contact Randall Parker, Department of Economics, ECU at parkerr@ecu.edu. This is a fundraising event for student scholarships in the Department of Economics.

OCT 19: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center will host a free seminar entitled Contracts & Policies from 6-9 p.m. on GS 301. This class will review contracts (both business and employment-related) and policies utilized by businesses, and the process for implementing various employment-related policies.Ken Gray will be the instructor. Call 493-7528 for more information.



Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


July 16, 2018


The City of Greenville Inspections Department issued the following permits for July 3-July 9:

■ Po Han Kwon and Corey Layton Kwon, 2114 Royal Drive, single-family alteration, $15,000.

■ Keystone Management Co., 120 River Bluff Road, multifamily alterations/repairs, $4,835.…

July 16, 2018

PCC staff gives classroom management presentation

For the second year in a row, Pitt Community College’s Jasmin Spain and Nicholas Vick gave a presentation on classroom management during the National Institute for Staff and Organization Development’s (NISOD) International Conference on…


July 16, 2018

The following civil lawsuits were filed June 12-June 19 in Pitt County:

■ Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Matthew J. Ashorn, collection on account, June 12; 18CVD 1703.

■ OneMain Financial Group LLC v. Crystal Little, collection on account, June 12; 18CVD 1704.

■ Wentworth Construction…

July 16, 2018

Towne Insurance, ranked by revenue as one of the nation’s largest, independent insurance brokers, today announced they are expanding their current relationship with Nationwide through the completion of its acquisition of Charlotte’s largest Independent Nationwide agency. Founded in 1994…

July 16, 2018

Chocowinity native takes part in imaritime warfare exercise

PEARL HARBOR — A 2017 Southside High School graduate and Chocowinity native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

Seaman Apprentice…


July 16, 2018

MONDAY: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. entitled ‘What is an Income Statement?’ Learn how an income statement works, what it contains, and where the numbers come from. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu…

July 16, 2018

An Eastern North Carolina radio station in Rocky Mount is the latest company to be moving to the Rocky Mount Mills.

Life 103.1 WLQC-FM will be moving from its current location at 3048 Zebulon Road and occupy 2,100-square-feet of space in the main mill building being remodeled on the campus of the…


July 16, 2018

FARMVILLE — WarePack Self Storage LLC is the July Farmville Chamber of Commerce Merchant of the Month.

Housed in an old tobacco warehouse, WarePack Self Storage is a unique storage facility that allows customers to drive directly into the building to their storage unit and then out again.



July 16, 2018

Food Bank of the Albemarle announced that the Mobile Food Pantry serving western Bertie County will continue to provide nutritious food to those in need thanks to a $10,000 grant from The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and a donation of more than 21,000 pounds of chicken.

The Mobile…

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July 16, 2018

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed July 5-11 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ 1154 W Raleigh Blvd LLC, agent Khalid Almakaleh, 1154 W. Raleigh Blvd., Rocky Mount.

■ A & M Private Insurance Group Inc., agent Kelli R. Augustson, 2731…

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