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Monday, May 20, 2019

JUNE 7: North Carolina has the sixth highest stroke death rate in the nation. Health care professionals of all disciplines will come together to address stroke and other acute and chronic neurological conditions in eastern N.C. at the 2019 Neuroscience Conference at Eastern Area Health Education Center. Presenters will explore how a system of care and early interventions (both surgical and non-surgical) can improve outcomes. This multidisciplinary continuing education conference is open to registered nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, emergency medical service personnel, case managers, and others. Register online in advance at www.easternahec.net/​courses-and-events/​58012.

JUNE 11: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. titled “Create Stunning Graphics with Canva.” This step-by-step session will demonstrate how to create professional looking graphics in Canva that you can upload to your website and all social media platforms and use in email marketing, Facebook Ads and more. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

JUNE 11: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 7:30-9 p.m. titled “Make the Most of Facebook & Instagram for Your Business.” This seminar will guide you through each step from defining your goals and creating and managing your platforms, to how to utilize video and more. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

JUNE 10-13: Health care professionals across eastern North Carolina who want to help their patients quit smoking can attend a new nationally-accredited training in Greenville on June 10-13. The Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program is offered by the Duke Cancer Institute and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine in partnership with Eastern Area Health Education Center. This is the first time this training has been offered in this region. This four-day face-to-face training combines findings from the most current evidence-based research on pharmacotherapy, population-based issues, practical guidance on running a practice, and targeted skills in tobacco dependence counseling. This program is open to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapy professionals, public health professionals, social workers, and other mental health professionals across the continuum of care. Diverse teams from health care and behavioral health systems are welcomed, as the goal is to increase systems approaches to evidence-based tobacco treatment. Participants who complete the training will receive 27.25 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credit and will be prepared to sit for the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP) exam offered by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. This program has also been endorsed by the National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter for 27.25 social work contact hours. Participants should be tobacco-free for at least six months. The registration fee is $1,100 with partial scholarships available. For more information, contact the Eastern AHEC help desk at 744-5210 or easternahec@ecu.edu. Read more or register at www.easternahec.net/courses-and-events/58388.

JUNE 13: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “How to Start a Small Business.” Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

JUNE 14: All health care professionals are invited to a new continuing education conference called “Re-Designing Health Care for Eastern NC: The Next 20 Years” at Eastern Area Health Education Center. Organized by Eastern AHEC, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and other partners, this program launches a new effort to understand rural health care with the goal of ensuring that our health and health care informs the ongoing changes in care and care systems. Eugene Nelson, DSc, MPH of the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Practice will give a keynote on value-based care. Register online in advance at www.easternahec.net/​courses-and-events/​58314.

JUNE 18: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “Effectively Marketing the Benefits of Your Products & Services.” This interactive workshop will help you identify your client’s needs, wants or problems. It also will show you how to present your product or service so that the customer buys from you and not your competitor. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

JUNE 20: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “Beginning QuickBooks for Business Online.” This class will guide new users through the setup of a QuickBooks Online account and teach experienced users how to resolve common issues and avoid common mistakes. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

JUNE 20: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “Writing a Business Plan.” Success in business begins with a plan. By committing your idea to paper, you face tough questions and identify strengths and weaknesses. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

JUNE 25: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “Hands-on Video Marketing.” You will start by learning why creating videos for marketing is so important and strategies to tell your stories through video. Once you have learned that, it’s time to get hands-on and create. We’ll make one video from a template and at least one video from scratch, all of which you’ll get to keep and use in your marketing immediately. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

JUNE 27: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “Marketing Your Small Business.” We will give you the means to determine your market and your competition. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

JULY 9: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “Google Tools for Business.” In this session, we will discuss several of the free Google Apps for work and how they can help your business. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

JULY 10-27: Anyone interested in medical interpreting may attend the Summer 2019 Interpreter Series hosted by Eastern Area Health Education Center. This program will improve skills for those who provide or wish to provide interpreting services in all health settings. Participants will learn primary roles, ethics and techniques of professional interpreting, including cultural competence and confidentiality. This series mainly is for Spanish speakers but other languages are welcome. There are five events in this series. View them all at www.easternahec.net/​courses-and-events.

JULY 11: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “How to Start a Small Business.” Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Contact Wendy Dunbar at 493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu for more information.

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

Workweek

July 21, 2019

Nathan Kohan has been named regional circulation and audience director for Adams Publishing Group-ENC, President and Publisher Robin L. Quillon announced.

Kohan will oversee circulation, marketing and distribution operations for all the company's print and digital editions.

“We are fortunate…

Nathan Kohan

July 01, 2019

Members of the Young Professionals of Pitt County began their community service project with the Adopt a Street program on June 1.

Young Professionals have adopted a portion of 10th Street to encourage community pride and enhance Greenville’s quality of life through clean streets and…

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July 01, 2019

ECU senior gets economic development internship

East Carolina University rising senior Jonathan Kahn has joined the university’s Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement as part of its new RISE29 microenterprise program.

The program connects small business ideas with regional…

July 01, 2019

Adams Publishing Group LLC (APG) has announced that it has acquired The Greater Beloit Publishing Company, including the Beloit Daily News, Weekend Daily News and My Stateline Shopper.

Also included in the purchase are all associated websites and the company’s Midwest digital business.

Mark…

July 01, 2019

Penco Products Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturing company, is celebrating 150 years of growth and innovation throughout 2019.

Penco’s culture of dedicated service, quality metal lockers and storage products and commitment to continuous improvement has translated into the best fiscal…

July 01, 2019

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is helping fight hunger in the community by donating to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina through its Say I Do, Share the Love campaign.

For every engagement ring purchased from any Bailey’s Fine Jewelry location, Bailey’s will donate…

July 01, 2019

JULY 9: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “Google Tools for Business.” In this session, we will discuss several of the free Google Apps for work and how they can help your business. Contact Jim Ensor at jensor@email.pittcc.…

July 01, 2019

GREENVILLE

The City of Greenville Inspections Dept. issued the following permits for June 11-17, 2019:

■ Patheon Manufacturing Services LLC, 5900 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, commercial alterations, $2,000,000.

■ Patheon Manufacturing Services LLC, 5900 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, commercial…

July 01, 2019

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from June 13-19. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( No fee required)

Kevin R. Deibert, Tracy L. Deibert to Holley VH Radford, Troy Lee Radford: tract, Stantonsburg Road; 0.34 acre, Arthur Township;…

July 01, 2019

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed June 13-19 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ A. Prayer’s Creation LLC, agent Anthony Prayer, 1792 O’Farrell Ave., Greenville.

■ Blounts Trucking LLC, agent David Blount, 3649 New Town Court, Farmville.…

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