On Tuesday, May 3, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce hosted a graduation event to celebrate the completion of its inaugural LaunchJoCo program. This program offers Johnston County entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive training in business concepts such as small business financing and cash flow, basic bookkeeping, labor laws and tax essentials, building a credit score, social media and marketing, etc.
Participants of LaunchJoCo were paired with leaders from the Johnston County business community to help guide them along their business journeys. The LaunchJoCo participants were also given a 6-month membership to CCOC, courtesy of an anonymous benefactor.
Dana Wooten, CCOC President CEO, said, “I am proud of the opportunity, tools, and resources that Launch JoCo has given this 2022 class of entrepreneurs and small business owners, and I am excited to see them take their businesses to a new level. The collaborative spirit of this program was undoubtedly evident Tuesday night, and the students’ testimonials moved many people during the receipt of their certificates. It was also very gratifying to see business leaders willing to give their time, expertise, and resources to this group as mentors. LaunchJoCo is a program that changes lives, and I’d like to thank everyone who made this graduation possible.“
Melissa Overton, owner of Medical Training.me and LaunchJoCo had this to say about graduation, “Tonight was a huge success, as it demonstrated diversity and collaboration at its best. The future is bright for the graduates and the LaunchJoCo program that will continue to bless and inspire people for years to come. I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.”
Applications will be accepted beginning in August of 2022 for the LaunchJoCo class of 2023.