Small business optimism grew 1.5 points in May to a level of 105.0 on the Small Business Optimism Index, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The growth was due to strong hiring, investment and sales during the month, according to NFIB. See the full report here.


Horizon Forest Products (Raleigh, N.C.) promoted Josh Ammons to operations manager at its Raleigh flooring branch. Ammons previously worked as a delivery driver and warehouse team member.