Business Briefs – week of May 30, 2013

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Dunk a county commissioner in Louisburg

Union Bank of Louisburg hosts a customer appreciation day Friday, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hot dogs, drinks, desserts and games will be served.
Additionally, Franklin County Commissioner Don Lancaster will will be the “dunkee” in a dunking booth to benefit the Miracle League of Franklin County.
Union Bank of Louisburg is located at 512 Bickett Blvd.

Free workshop on computerized file management

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is holding a free workshop on computerized file management for business Monday, 1-4 p.m.
Participants will learn how to use Windows Explorer as a tool to manage, view or access files and folders located on computers. They will also learn how to move or copy files from the computer’s hard drive to another folder to another disk drive.
Users can improve the organization structure of their business’ filing system by creating folders and deleting unwanted files and folders.
The workshop will be held on the VGCC main campus, 200 Community College Road, Henderson, in building 7, room 7100.
For more information or to register, contact Tanya Weary at 252-738-3240 or

Celebrate National Doughnut Day June 7

Stop in to Krispy Kreme, 11721 Retail Drive, Suite 101, on Friday, June 7 for a free doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary.
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army to raise funds for people in need during the depression, and is observed every year on the first Friday of June.

New pet store to open in Wakefield

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming store opens Saturday, June 8 in Wakefield.
The company is a locally owned small business, providing a one-stop-shop for all pet care needs, including healthy, natural pet foods and treats and grooming services. The store is located at 13600 New Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 102, Raleigh.
For more information, call 919-435-6930.

Dirty Dogs holds extravaganza

With the annual (Raleigh) Bark Around the Park event canceled, Dirty Dogs Spa, Trail Dog Outfitters, Pet Mania, Fetch Pet Care and other pet-related businesses and nonprofit rescue groups are banding together to share their information with the public.
The event includes sponsor and vendor exhibits and sales, contests, giveaways, discounted micro-chip and rabies clinics, adoption opportunities and more.
The first ever Dirty Dogs Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 929 Heritage Lake Road, Wake Forest. Admission is free.

Learn to market your farm

The folks in the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office know that farmers, both large and small, need to successfully promote their business.
To help, they have organized a workshop at the Extension Center’s annex, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., June 20.
Participants will learn how to promote their farm on the Internet. Various forms of marketing will be taught, including the use of social media, e-mail marketing, creating marketing websites and how to take photos and edit them.
Use of phone apps for up-to-date farm management will be discussed, such as for weather, market reports, etc.
Attendees will need to bring their own laptop to the workshop. The minimal fee of $15 includes lunch and refreshments.
To attend, e-mail Martha Mobley at or call 919-496-3344 by Monday, June 10.

Eatmon aids Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions

20130530EatmonmugChristine S. Eatmon (at right) of Wake Forest’s Eatmon Law Firm PC, is a founding board member of Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions, a new nonprofit based in Garner that protects the lives of stray, abused and homeless companion animals and places them in loving, permanent homes as family members.
Eatmon, a N.C. board certified family law specialist, drafted the Underdog Ranch articles of incorporation and will assist the nonprofit with other legal-related paperwork.
Eatmon lives in Granville County with her husband and three children, eight dogs and five cats.
For more about Underdog Ranch, see
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