Free ACA workshops offered
Certified Marketplace Broker Leslie McMillan of LSM Insurance Associates has scheduled three free seminars to discuss 2015 open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.
The seminars will take place Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Innovative Martial Arts Academy, 1241 S. Main St., Suite 15, Wake Forest.
To RSVP via Facebook, see:
•Nov. 3, on.fb.me/1xV4FTG
•Nov. 10, on.fb.me/1vz3HON
VGCC hosts free hiring seminar
The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar, Innovative Interviewing Techniques for the Small Business, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m., at the college’s Franklin County Campus, 8100 N.C. 56, Louisburg.
The seminar will teach small business owners how to interview job candidates using different techniques and questions, how to hire right the first time and how to retain employees.
For more information or to reserve a seat in this free seminar, see email@example.com or call 252-738-3240.
Open house and candy buyback
The Happy Tooth Orthodontics of Wake Forest, 616 Dr. Calvin Jones Highway, Suite 200, will hold a ribbon-cutting and open house Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Attendees are invited to meet the staff, tour the facility and enjoy refreshments. Halloween candy buybacks at the event will benefit Operation Gratitude.
See happytoothnc.com or call 919-556-1422 for more information.
Pet sitter certified
Gerald Arner, owner of Pet 'n Nanny in Wake Forest, has earned the designation of Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS), according to Pet Sitters International. Arner completed extensive coursework and passed a final exam on 39 sections of instructional material.
The CPPS designation means that Arner has acquired the knowledge necessary to make vital assessments on pet health and nutrition, canine and feline behavior, separation anxiety, pet loss, etc.
Traditions takes gold and silver
Chesapeake Homes and Homes by Dickerson in Traditions at Wake Forest earned awards in the Parade of Homes.
Chesapeake Homes was awarded silver for The Spring Haven floorplan. The home is 3,150 square feet with four bedrooms and four baths, and is priced from $425,000.
Homes by Dickerson won gold and a perfect score for the St. James II floorplan, which is 3,985 square feet, and has five bedrooms and 3.5 baths, priced at $675,900.
For more information, see TraditionsNC.com, or call 919-569-5375.
Rolesville annexation hearing Nov. 5
The Raleigh City Council has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed annexation agreement with the town of Rolesville. The public hearing will be held during the council’s meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the city council chamber in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St.
The proposed agreement would continue to enhance orderly planning by public and private interests in the areas adjacent to Raleigh and Rolesville. It would also guide future annexations.
For more information, call city of Raleigh planner Alfreda Bryant at 919-996-2652.
Cotton Company events
•The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., has vendor space available for the holiday market Nov. 8. Vendors with handcrafted, unique product lines featuring holiday gifts and decor are encouraged to participate.
•The Cotton Company is holding a pet costume contest during the month of October. Photos of your pet in costume may be submitted online or details are at the store. Vendors Dick Larsen, The Fashion Hound and Lady Maggie will judge entries, and winners will receive products and gift cards.
For more information on either event, see thecottoncompany.net, or call 919-570-0087.
Wake Forest Area Chamber happenings
•The 2014 Community & Business Expo is today (Thursday), from 3 to 7 p.m., at Wake Forest Charter Academy, 1851 Friendship Chapel Road.
The expo is free of charge and open to the public and business community, and features nearly 100 booth displays by businesses and nonprofits.
For more information, see wakeforestchamber.org.
•The Chamber’s 19th annual spelling bee will be held Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd.
Proceeds will help pay for local school projects.
Become a sponsor or enter a business team by filling out a registration form online at tiny.cc/ChamberSpellingBee.
Teachers interested in receiving a grant should complete an application online at tiny.cc/GrantAppSpellingBee and submit it by mid-November.
•Wake Tech will teach a notary public class Nov. 14 at the Wake Forest Chamber's Headquarters.
The full-day course includes understanding the Office of Notary Public, general powers, attestation, certification, oaths and affidavits. Participants take an exam at the end of class and complete the application for becoming a notary public.
Register at bit.ly/1z4WU1y. Class space is limited. The class is available to both members and nonmembers.
Rolesville Chamber news
The annual chamber-sponsored sportoften.comRoad to Rolesville 5K/10K Challenge is slated for Saturday, Nov. 8, with check-in starting at 9 a.m. from the Rolesville ballfield.
Cost is $25 to $35, and advance check-in takes place Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. at Granite Falls Swim & Athletic Club, 800 Granite Falls Blvd.
Sponsorships and vendor spots are available by calling Jenny Rowe, 919-562-7069. For more information or to register online, see sportoften.com, or call race director Dr. Glen Peterson at 843-687-5626.
Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
The Board of Directors of the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce nominated the following Chamber Director candidates to serve three-year terms, from 2015 to 2017.
•Dr. Cheryl Benson — Franklin County Schools
•Randy Green — Novozymes North America
The following directors’ terms expire Dec. 31; however, each has elected to serve through 2015.
•Jody Morris — Novant Health
•Rochelle Moon — United Country — Rochelle Moon Realty
•Larry Liles – CenturyLink
Additional names of candidates for directors may be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at least seven qualified members of the chamber.
The petition shall be filed with the executive committee within ten calendar days after notice has been given of the names of those nominations.
If no petition is filed within the designated period, the nominations shall be closed and the candidates shall be declared elected.