• Programs

  • Building the future by building leaders
     ...working together to build a stronger future for Johnston County.
    Presented by KS Bank, Inc.

    Leadership Johnston is a leadership development program sponsored by the Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce and Johnston Community College. The mission of the program is to enhance the leadership skills of people throughout Johnston County through a focused capacity building effort. The skills learned through the program are designed to help participants be more productive leaders in the workplace and to encourage active civic leadership as volunteers, volunteer leaders and holders of public office. There are eight, monthly, all day sessions beginning in October, plus a weekend retreat. Sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of each month.  For program details and tuition cost ... 




  • CWBN Career Advancement Scholarship Program CWBN Career Advancement Scholarship Program

    The Chamber Women's Business Network (CWBN) focuses on the development of professional women through events that support scholarships for continued educational opportunities for women. The CWBN Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to women age 21 and older who reside and/or work in Johnston County and seek advanced educational and professional development to reach their career goals in the area of entrepreneurship and business.  

    CWBN Career Advancement Scholarship Guidelines & Application


  • Flame for Learning Flame for Learning

    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -William Butler Yeats

    Presented by Chick-fil-A of Smithfield

    In an effort to support and elevate the recognition level of our educators, the Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce initiated the Flame for Learning Award. Through the aid of business sponsors, the association secures funds to reward outstanding educators for their innovation and creativity.  Any Johnston County School employee can nominate a teacher. The nominated teachers are asked to submit a "best practice" that he or she uses in the classroom. A selection committee reviews the best practices, without knowledge of the teacher's name, school, or community, and selects the 20 semifinalists.  The semifinalists are interviewed and recognized at an awards banquet in the spring. The recipient of the Flame for Learning Award receives a cash award of $1,000 and is named the Johnston County Teacher of the Year.  In addition, cash prizes are awarded to all semifinalists, the three finalists, and the schools of the three finalists and recipient.


    Pictured:  Mike Wooten, Ross Renfrow, Shannon Snipes, 2017 Flame for Learning Award Recipient, Chick-fil-A cow & Brandy Crocker, Johnston County Education Foundation.

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