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Gospel at the Gazebo

Gospel at the Gazebo is presented by the Erwin Chamber of Commerce the second Friday of each month. The show will begin at 6 p.m. with Glory Bound Way and Frances Wood. This event is located at 101 North 13th Street in Downtown Erwin near the start of the Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail. Lawn chairs are encouraged.

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18

Campbell University Street Fair

The Campbell University Street Fair 2015 will be held Tuesday, August 18 from 6 until 8 p.m. The goal is to inform the students of what is available to them as a member of the Campbell University community and our local businesses and organizations are a vital part of this process. Businesses are welcome to hold drawings and give away any prizes. In past years, participants have given away prizes ranging from free haircuts to restaurant gift certificates.

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20

Lillington Chamber State of the County Luncheon 2015

The Lillington Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will host the second annual State of the County Luncheon Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Lillington Community Center, 607 S. 13th Street, Lillington. This event will include updates from Deputy Harnett County Manager Paula Stewart, Economic Development Director Nick Dula and Harnett County Schools Superintendent Stan Williams; exhibits from more than a dozen county organizations; and a buffet lunch. Exhibits will open at 11 with lunch available starting at 11:45. Tickets are $10 each. For more information, contact Lillington Chamber Director Nancy Guy at (910) 893-3751.

AUG

25

How to Start and Expand a Business Workshop

Choose a type of business that suits your business skills, dreams and resources. Learn about business plan development, ‘tool belt’ of business skills, naming and licensing, profit centers and more. Tips to help increase customer traffic and profits will be discussed. This free workshop will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 113 of the CCCC Health Science Building at 51 Red Mulberry Way, Lillington. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.

AUG

26

Lillington Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament 2015

The Lillington Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Golf Tournament at the Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek on this date. Registration and lunch is at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Player fees are $50 per person or $200 per team. (Includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and beverages, entry dee and 2 mulligans per player.) Hole sponsorships cost $100. To enter, complete the entry form by August 21.

AUG

27

Driving Customers to Your Website Seminar

With Google's massive change from being a search engine to being a knowledge engine, traditional search engine optimization methods not only are not working but may get your site penalized by Google. In this class will learn current Keyword Tools, analytics, content creation, content curation and search optimization techniques to make your site more effective and drive customers to your business. This free workshop will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Trophy Room of the Triangle South Enterprise Center in Dunn. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.

AUG

28

Coats High School Class of 1965 50th Reunion

The Coats High School Class of 1965 50th Reunion is planned for August 28 and 29. Stay tuned for more details.

AUG

29

7th Annual Kellie's Krew 2015 Run for a Cure

Race site: General William C. Lee Museum 209 W Divine Street Dunn, NC 28334 Registration: 7:00 am Opening Ceremonies: 8:00 am 10k: 8:30 am 5k: 9:00 am 1 Mile Fun Run: 10:00 am Pre-registration fees (Now through August 1st): 10K: $25.00 5K: $25.00 Fun Run: $20.00 Registration Fees after August 1st: 10k: $30.00 5k: $30.00 Fun Run: $25.00

SEP

03

Hike For Your Health (at Raven Rock State Park)

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call 910-893-4888 to obtain meeting location. Starts at: 9 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

SEP

08

How to Raise Your Credit Score to Over 740 Points: Prepare for a Bank Business Loan Seminar

You will learn the legal tricks credit bureaus do not reveal on how to raise your score simply by the way you use your credit cards, treat inquires, make your payments and carry balances. This seminar will also include information about the importance of maintaining good credit and the positive financial consequences it produces. Using several proven methods, your credit score could increase by 50-100 points or more within 60 days. This free workshop will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Triangle South Enterprise Center in Dunn. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.

SEP

10

Harnett Small Business Information Summit

At the summit you will have the opportunity to meet resource providers that are available to you in this area. Representatives from Central Carolina Community College Small Business Centers, Triangle South Enterprise Center, Triangle South Workforce Development, Harnett County Economic Development Commission, NC Small Business and Technology Development Center, US Small Business Administration, USDA-Rural Development, Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (CEED), Area Chambers of Commerce, Business Link North Carolina, NC Live, Harnett County Public Library, Register of Deeds, Planning Department, Harnett County Cooperative Extension, Dunn Area Committee of 100, Inc., NC Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program and the NC Military Business Center have been invited to participate. These resource providers can help you start and stay in business. This free event will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Triangle South Enterprise Center in Dunn. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.

SEP

10

How to Write a Business Model and Plan Seminar

Learn how to create a business plan that will provide a sound footing for the small business future. Start by creating simple profit center models will help the entrepreneur project the customer base, profitability of various products and services; and will address important funding and marketing challenges. This free workshop will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 113 of the CCCC Health Science Building at 51 Red Mulberry Way, Lillington. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.

SEP

10

Hike For Your Health (at Raven Rock State Park)

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call 910-893-4888 to obtain meeting location. Starts at: 9 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

SEP

11

Harnett County Emergency Services Memorial Dedication

Harnett County Emergency Services will hold a dedication ceremony for the Emergency Services Memorial Friday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at the Harnett County Governmental Complex in Lillington. The ceremony will recognize the families of Harnett County emergency responders whose names are on the memorial. The ceremony is open to the public.

SEP

12

42nd Annual Crepe Myrtle Celebration

The 42nd Annual Crepe Myrtle Celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Angier at Depot Square. This year's event will include arts, crafts, games, rides, food, live music (local talent / Bands / DJ), the 4th annual “Penny Social” and fun for the whole family.

SEP

17

Hike For Your Health (at Raven Rock State Park)

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call 910-893-4888 to obtain meeting location. Starts at: 9 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

SEP

17

Grant Writing 101 Seminar

This is a 3-hour seminar on the principles of grant writing from preparation through submission of a grant proposal. Beginning with a one-page flow chart of the grant writing process so the session will offer step-by-step instruction on each component in that flow chart in detail so that the attendee will leave the seminar with a clear understanding of exactly what they need to know to develop a winning proposal. This free workshop will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Trophy Room of the Triangle South Enterprise Center in Dunn. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.

SEP

18

Nature's Seedlings - Tracks (at Raven Rock State Park)

Nature’s Seedlings is a new monthly nature discovery program for ages 3 to 7 being held every third Thursday of the month. Explore the world of nature through games, exploration, interaction and crafts. September’s program is all about Tracks! Raven Rock’s wild critters are all around but most of them hide when they hear or sense danger but, lucky for us they leave lots of clues about who they are and what they are up to. We will explore the tracks around the Visitor Center, learn about who made the tracks and make tracks of our very own. Meet in the Visitor Center. Registration is not required but please notify us if you are bringing a group. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program. Programs will be held outside weather permitting. Starts at: 10 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

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19

Lillington Fall Festival 2015

The Lillington Fall Festival hosted by the Lillington Chamber of Commerce will be held in downtown Lillington on East Front Street on Sept. 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event features vendors selling food, arts, crafts, jewelry and more along with music throughout the day and activities for children. The event is free for the public. You can also contact the Lillington Chamber of Commerce for more information at (910) 893-3751 or by email at contact@lillingtonchamber.org.

SEP

22

Understanding Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Seminar

Patent Attorney Daniel Becker explains patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and gives straightforward answers to the most difficult common questions about protecting inventions, creative works, and commercial identities. Individuals can acquire these protections without a lawyer, but knowing what can go wrong is essential. This could be an opportunity to learn how to protect your future business. This free workshop will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Trophy Room of the Triangle South Enterprise Center in Dunn. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.

SEP

24

Hike For Your Health (at Raven Rock State Park)

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call 910-893-4888 to obtain meeting location. Starts at: 9 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

SEP

24

Dunn Chamber Mayor and City Council Candidates Forum

The Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a candidates forum for mayor and city council candidates in the upcoming city election. The event is open to the public and will be held at City Hall in Council Chambers Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. The front entrance of City Hall off Broad Street is under construction. Please use the entry off the Magnolia Avenue side.

SEP

26

Creating Nature Memories (at Raven Rock State Park)

Come to Raven Rock State Park and participate in creative ways to remember nature through drawings, photography, crafts and more. We will hike up to .5 miles connecting with nature and discovering fun ways to remember our adventures in the park. Meet at the Visitor Center. Starts at: 1 p.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

SEP

29

Marketing to Millennials: Making It Personal and Customized Seminar

Winning and keeping young customers ("Millennials") can be very different from attracting Baby Boomers or Generation Xers. But, if you aren’t reaching out to the younger market, you’re making a HUGE mistake. The Millennial generation is not only the largest population group it’s also the most racially diverse and highly educated generation in American history. As the buying power of Millennials increases, entrepreneurs seeking their business must understand that members of this generation expect to be treated as individuals. This free workshop will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Pizza Inn in Dunn. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884. Lunch will be available for $10.

OCT

01

Hike For Your Health (at Raven Rock State Park)

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call 910-893-4888 to obtain meeting location. Starts at: 9 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

OCT

08

Hike For Your Health (at Raven Rock State Park)

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call 910-893-4888 to obtain meeting location. Starts at: 9 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

OCT

13

The Art of Marketing Your Business Seminar

Focus on developing an A-Z marketing plan from "raw materials to the retail customer's shopping cart". Understanding the tactics to make a small business' advertising presentations pay their own way and direct traffic to the business. Making the marketing plan an integral component within the business plan/model. How to survey - market research and plan an annual marketing program. The primary focus will be on how to invest marketing funds to produce lots more customer traffic with increased sales/profits. This free workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 113 of the CCCC Health Science Building at 51 Red Mulberry Way, Lillington. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.

OCT

15

Hike For Your Health (at Raven Rock State Park)

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call 910-893-4888 to obtain meeting location. Starts at: 9 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

OCT

16

Nature's Seedlings - Owls (at Raven Rock State Park)

Nature’s Seedlings is a new monthly nature discovery program for ages 3 to 7 being held every third Friday of the month. Explore the world of nature through games, exploration, interaction and crafts. October's program will be all about owls. Learn about the owls that live in Raven Rock State Park, learn how to speak owl and dissect a pellet to see what they eat. See the live owls brought in by the Wildlife Rescue Center in Sanford. Registration is not required but please notify us if you are bringing a group. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program. Programs will be held outside weather permitting. Starts at: 10 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

OCT

20

QuickBooks Basics: Part I Seminar

This seminar will cover creating your company file and the very basics to get you started using QuickBooks for your business. This free workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Triangle South Enterprise Center in Dunn. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.

OCT

22

Hike For Your Health (at Raven Rock State Park)

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call 910-893-4888 to obtain meeting location. Starts at: 9 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

OCT

29

Hike For Your Health (at Raven Rock State Park)

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call 910-893-4888 to obtain meeting location. Starts at: 9 a.m. Meet at: Visitor Center

OCT

29

Facebook Boot Camp for Your Business Seminar

Learn how to compile your Facebook marketing strategy covering all aspects of the Facebook marketing mix. How to measure and monitor your success and that of your competitors, attract new fans and engage existing fans, optimize your Timeline and Ads and hear real case studies about how brands use Facebook. This free workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in Dunn. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884. Lunch will be available for $10.

OCT

30

Ernest Simmons VFW Post 6722 Barbecue Plate Sale

Ernest Simmons VFW Post 6722 will hold a barbecue plate sale Friday, October 30 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 4:30 until 7 p.m. at 409 South Main Street in Lillington. Plates are $8 each and include barbecue pork, cole slaw, potatoes and hushpuppies. Proceeds benefit the Post Building Fund. The event will be held rain or shine and you may dine in or take out. For tickets, call (910) 893-3706.

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