Money Smart Week 2012

Money Smart Week is a nationwide event and the Forsyth County Public Library is providing dozens of FREE programs across the county on financial literacy and safety. The Friday program will be of special interest for the many small business owners that are members of the Chamber. Saturday’s 3D is the culminating event for the month.

Monday, April 23rd: Reduce Your Debt Load (Room 7; 6:30-7:30pm)

Learn to budget money wisely, use credit to the MAX, and tips to help support a workable spending plan within the needs and wants of your family. Presenter: Deborah Womack from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Thursday, April 26th: Saving for and Financing College (Room 4; 4-5:30pm)

Learn about the different types of student loans available, the many kinds of college savings vehicles and which one might be right for you. Also learn about college funding options. Presenter: Principal Financial Group.

Friday, April 27th: Big Challenges for Small Businesses (Room 4; 1-2:30pm)

Learn about business succession planning, recruiting, retaining key employees, converting profits to wealth, raising capital, recruiting talent, all without losing control. Presenter: Principal Financial Group.

Saturday, April 28th: Document Disposal Day (Kernersville Chamber of Commerce parking lot; 10am-2pm)

Bring up to 5 legal boxes of your sensitive documents (paper only) to the shredding truck for safe shredding and disposal. Sponsored by: Shred 4 Safety.


After 5 Readers Go Wicked for March 2012 Selection

Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years, #1)Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

At our groups’s first meeting last night, we decided to go green for March and read Wicked by Maguire. I’m a bit nervous as this is WAY outside of my genre comfort zone. We want to have fun with it though and so I’m hoping that after our members finish the book they will flock to the musical! 🙂

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StoryLine Bus- Oral History Project

The StoryLine Bus travels throughout Greater Winston-Salem, providing opportunities for everyday people to record their life stories and listen to and learn from the stories of their neighbors. The bus comes to Kernersville on Thursday, March 1st from 12-5pm. You must register for a recording time by calling 703-2930.

ECHO’s StoryLine Project was founded on a simple, yet powerful, premise: When we share our stories, and listen openly to the stories of others, we expand our understanding of who we are as a community. We discover what we share in common and begin to understand the diverse experiences that shape our lives and community. It’s a beginning…toward creating a more connected community.

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March Programs for Teens & Children

Tuesday, March 6 at 4:30pm in Room 7 – Wii Time for Teens. Celebrate Teen Tech Week by challenging your friends to a dance-off or a race! We’ll have open Wii time with Mario Kart and Just Dance 3, and we’ll have free snacks too! For ages 12-18.

Friday, March 16th at 4:30pm in Room 1 – St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Rainbow Streamers. Don’t forget to wear green! For ages 11 and under. Registration is required. To register, call 703-2930.