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Davenport named ECU trustee
Roger L. “Vern” Davenport of Wake Forest was sworn in as a member of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees at a July 18 meeting held at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU.
Davenport was most recently chief executive officer of M*Modal, which provides integrated clinical documentation in the health care industry.
Davenport has three decades of senior executive experience in building and transforming health care information technology businesses in the United States and globally. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration at ECU.
Preddy named branch leader
Allen Tate Company has named Mark Preddy branch leader of the company’s Falls of Neuse office at 9212 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 111, in Raleigh.
In his new role, Preddy will oversee branch operations, management and training of more than 25 Allen Tate agents and staff.
Preddy is an award-winning career professional with more than 16 years of real estate and new homes experience, including positions as broker-in-charge for a large residential real estate firm and manager of a top-producing real estate team. Prior to his real estate career, he worked in the insurance industry as a personal lines underwriter, office manager, supervisor and instructor.
Eye Care Associates donates one for one
Eye Care Associates’ One-for-One campaign is under way. The campaign is a partnership with the nonprofit organization RestoringVision. Each time a customer purchases a complete pair of prescription glasses at Eye Care Associates, another pair will be donated to low income people in developing countries.
The local office is at 110 Capcom Ave., Suite 100, Wake Forest.
Diane Mack certified for oncology esthetics
Diane Mack, licensed esthetician and owner of Esthetics by Caris in Wake Forest, has earned certification to provide esthetic services to oncology patients.
The first and only oncology certified esthetician in northern Wake county, Mack works with cancer patients suffering from unique skin problems that can result from radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
Certified by The Skin Therapy Institute, Corp., Mack’s four-week course of study included six hours of online instruction, several hours of homework each week, multiple tests and a final exam. She learned to identify the esthetic services and skin care products which are safe to use on oncology patients and how to properly sterilize her work area to create a sanitized, safe environment.
Cancer patients looking for an oncology certified esthetician should call 919-604-0646 or go online to CarisSkincare.com
Wake Forest Area Chamber news
•The Chamber is sponsoring a health care summit addressing the Affordable Care Act Aug. 29, 8 a.m.-noon at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest. Presenters from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of N.C. as well as the N.C. Chamber of Commerce and Duke University will be discussing how the legislation will affect small business.
Open to members and nonmembers, registration is online at wakeforestchamber.org.
•Businesses joining the chamber in July include: Advanced Optometry Center, Raleigh; Alstarz Locksmith Services, Oxford; Bangkok Thai Restaurant, Raleigh; Dilweg Commercial, Durham; Flach-Vales Team (Real Estate), Wake Forest; Ken Grant Consulting, Wake Forest; Mary Kay, Inc, Raleigh; New York Life Insurance Co., Jonathan C. Judy, Raleigh; Southern Fire Protection, Louisburg; The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh and Wireless Research Center of North Carolina, Wake Forest.
Youngsville Area Business Association (YABA) news
•The YABA board of director’s meeting is Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m. in the town hall, 118 N. Cross St. All members are encouraged to attend.
•YABA will also be hosting a meet-and-greet for the Youngsville town board candidates Sept. 17, 7 p.m. in the community house.