Volume 15, Number 49
This month’s Business After Hours on Thursday, Oct. 19, is a joint event with the Rolesville and Franklin County chambers – all meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CenturyLink on Capital Boulevard.
There will be adult beverages and delicious food provided by Cannon Catering. There will also be a raffle to benefit the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry.
Chamber members from all three Chambers are invited to provide an item to be raffled off. If the prize is valued at $25 or more, the business gets 60 seconds on the microphone to promote themselves in front of the entire audience. Contact the chamber at (919) 556-1519 if you would like to participate.
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As part of the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation workforce development, the foundation is hosting a First Job Training and Job Fair for students between 16 and 20. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Rob Reasoner, owner of the Wake Forest Chick-Ril-A, will be the keynote speaker.
Students will break into small groups for training sessions on how to get the interview, how to get the job and how to keep the job.
After the training, chamber members who hire workers in this age group are invited to a short job fair. If your business is interested in this free opportunity to meet ambitious young workers before the holiday season, please call or email Ann Welton at the chamber, 919-556-1519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Wake Forest Area Chamber’s first ever Sporting Clays Tournament will be held Thursday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville. It is open to both novice and experienced sports shooters, and will be a fun afternoon of friendly competition and networking.
Sporting Clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as “golf with a shotgun.” A typical course includes from 10 to 15 shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. The course at Rose Hill Plantation has been featured on ESPN Outdoors and is home to one of the country’s most elite shooting tournaments.
You can register online. The cost is $100 per player which includes a celebratory dinner reception at conclusion of play.
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The chamber’s Ambassador Program, sponsored by Sam’s Club, is now accepting applications for new ambassadors! Chamber Ambassadors serve as the goodwill arm of the Wake Forest Chamber, and many go on to become leaders in the chamber as well as business and civic leaders. In return, ambassadors make connections and receive special perks throughout the year. If you are interested or would like to learn more, contact Sherry Forbes via email or at 919-556-1519, option 4.