Business Briefs, week of Feb. 12, 2015
Cpl. Bitting completes N.C. Justice Academy program
Corporal A. N. Bitting of the Wake Forest Police Department recently completed the Tactical Training Certificate Program at the North Carolina Justice Academy.
The certificate program is designed to recognize the achievement of law enforcement professionals who have dedicated themselves to making their communities and neighborhoods safer for the citizens of North Carolina.
Each participant is required to complete 500 hours of training within five years of acceptance into the program that includes a variety of tactical oriented courses.
Neathery awarded state’s top instructor honor
John Neathery, a Rolesville native, has received the highest award from the N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) as the top community college instructor in North Carolina. Neathery teaches sociology at Alamance Community College in Graham.
Neathery, a 1990 graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, is the son of Rev. Marshall and Mrs. Kaye Frances Neathery of Rolesville. He earned the state’s top honor following an interview process at the regional and later state level. Neathery will receive a cash award from the NCCCS and additional state recognition.
Jastrow honored for leadership
Erica Jastrow, department chair of Nursing at Vance-Granville Community College, has been honored with the President’s Leadership Award. A resident of Franklinton, Jastrow has taught at VGCC since 2004 and became head of the nursing department in 2011.
In 2013, Jastrow became a Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing. She was one of the first three VGCC Nursing faculty to become certified through this program.
Within the past year, Jastrow has overseen the graduation of the largest Associate Degree Nursing class in the history of the college, while also helping to lead partnership efforts with Granville-Vance Public Health, Chamberlain College of Nursing and North Carolina A&T State University.
Learn how to develop work histories, resumés
Wake Tech’s Human Resource Development (HRD) classes are returning to the Northern Regional Center in Wake Forest. The classes will be once per month through April.
The first one is Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and will feature the topic Work Histories, Resumes, and Applications. The course will show how to construct a work history from scratch that is well-thought out and strength-based. Participants will also learn how to develop their resumé into an accomplishment-based document that will serve well in the application and interview process.
Register online to take the course at hrd.waketech.edu. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-532-5696.
Optimists raising funds with grownup field trip
The Wake Forest Optimist Club is having their first trip to raise funds for the club. The club helps children in the area with scholarships, bowling days with lunch, shop with cop at Christmastime, brunch at McDonald’s House and much more.
The Sept. 20 trip is five days to San Antonio, Texas and includes air flight, dinner at a real Texas Ranch barbecue, a sail down the Paseo del Rio, known as The River Walk, the Venice of America, shopping at the Mexican Market Place, and much more.
The price of $1,699 per person includes airfare, hotel, transfer to and from RDU, seven meals and more. Call Phyllis 919-556-2593 for additional information.
Pet ’n Nanny works with nonprofit for dogs’ benefit
Pet ’n Nanny, a local pet sitting company serving Wake Forest, Rolesville and Wakefield communities, is partnering with the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, a non-profit organization that helps improve the welfare of dogs and their living conditions, specifically in under-served areas of the Triangle.
The coalition not only helps dogs that are continuously chained outdoors by building fences, but also provides free services including wellness care, spay/neuter clinics, leashes and collars, flea and tick medication, and vaccinations.
Rolesville Chamber banquet Feb. 24
The Rolesville Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner and awards banquet 6-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at The Mill Room in The Factory. Tickets are now on sale. Please email or call Jenny to reserve your tickets as seating will be limited. Member tickets cost $35 and non-members $40.
Meet in the Street deadline Friday
The deadline to apply to be vendor in the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s 35th annual Meet in the Street arts and crafts festival is Friday. Applications are available online at wakeforestchamber.org.