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.
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.