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Bikes are coming to Wake Forest
Wake Forest resident Robert Bickerstaffe will open Spoke Cycles Sunday, Sept. 1.
Located at 1241-11 S. Main St, the store will offer bikes for all ages and experience levels.
Novant Health announces new senior vice president
Novant Health has hired David Duvall as the new senior vice president of marketing and communications. Duvall has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communications and business development.
Duvall received a bachelor of business administration, marketing and operations management from University of Toledo, a master of public health from University of Illinois at Chicago and a master of business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his wife, Karen, relocated to Charlotte from Austin, Texas.
Rolesville Chamber news
•The Business After Hours for August is tonight (Thursday) at the Chamber Office, 200 E Young St. The host for this month will be Keith Wilson and Sam’s Club. The evening offers networking and refreshments sponsored by Sam’s Club. Guests are always welcome.
Parking is limited, but there is parking across the street at Rolesville Baptist Church in the gravel lot. There is also on-street parking available on Pulley Street directly across from the Chamber office.
•The 4th Annual Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands Festival is Saturday, Sept. 14. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend with Pepsi and Capital Ford as presenting sponsors.
There are many levels of sponsorship still available as well as vendor spots.
To participate, contact chamber office at 919-562-7069 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small business help from VGCC
Trying to find the information you need for your business plan? Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center holds a free seminar, Internet Resources for Business Research, Thursday, Sept. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. on the VGCC main campus, building 7, room 7100.
Instructor Dave Trudeau will lead participants through hands-on exercises that will teach how to research information available on databases to create business plans.
For more information or to register, contact Tanya Weary at 252-738-3240 or email@example.com.
VGCC main campus is located at 200 Community College Road, midway between Henderson and Oxford.
Youngsville Area Business Association (YABA) news
YABA will host a meet-and-greet for the Youngsville town board candidates Sept. 17, 7 p.m. in the community house.
First Responders Week at The Cotton Company
The Cotton Company is hosting a First Responders Week Sept. 9-14th. All First Responders (Firemen, Police, EMC) will receive 10 percent off their non-sale purchases at The Cotton Company all week.
Still time to be a vendor at Tar River Festival
The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has extended until Sept. 3 the deadline for vendors for the 24th annual Tar River Festival, reports Chamber Administrator Brenda Fuller.
The Festival is Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
To reserve a vendor spot, contact Fuller at 919-496-3056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospice of Wake County names physician, medical director
Hospice of Wake County has hired Laura Patel, MD as hospice and palliative care medical director. Patel, a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a cum laude graduate of Macalester College, has responsibilities to oversee the end-of-life agency’s medical component of the hospice, palliative care, and home health service lines. In addition, Dr. Patel will ensure medical policies and agency, state, federal, and accreditation standards are maintained.
Additionally, Christine Mazzola Khandelwal, DO has been hired as a hospice and palliative care physician, effective August 26, 2013. Khandelwal, with graduate degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and an undergraduate degree (cum laude) from State University of New York – Albany, will provide consultative, supervisory and direct patient care for palliative care patients primarily at WakeMed.
For more information on Hospice of Wake County, see hospiceofwake.org.
Don’t fall for latest corporate records scam
If you own or work for a business, don’t respond to an official looking mailing from a group called Corporate Records Service, says the office of state Attorney General, Roy Cooper.
Businesses across the state have reported getting the letter, which asks repondants to fill out an annual corporate records form and send $125 to an address in Raleigh by September 4.
The letter includes references to state law on corporate records, which is enforced by the North Carolina Secretary of State. But the Secretary of State’s Office does not issue letters like the ones sent by Corporate Records Service, nor does the agency collect fees for filing these records.
The Attorney General’s office is investigating these misleading letters, and have taken action against a possibly related scam in the past.
Anyone who receives one of these letters should not respond. Instead, report scams like this one to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or filing a complaint online at www.ncdoj.gov.
New Heritage phase increases Rolesville permits
Rolesville’s housing permit requests for the first six months of 2013 increased 195 percent over the same time period in 2012.
According to the July 2013 Wake County building permit report from the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, Rolesville processed 165 permit requests from January through June of 2013 compared to 56 last year.
Ammons Development, the company behind the Heritage new home neighborhoods, is responsible for 70, or 42 percent, of the permits.
“The town of Rolesville offers an exceptional quality of life for Heritage residents,” says Andy Ammons, president, Ammons Development. “We are excited about expanding into Rolesville because of the many amenities town leaders are building, such as new schools, parks and greenways. All of these assets contribute to growth and development in the town.”
“As one of the fastest growing Wake County towns, Rolesville is excited about today and tomorrow,” says Mayor Frank Eagles. “Our success is due to the combination of a small town with the amenities of a much larger one. Expansion of communities, like Heritage, into our town align with our high standards of quality development. We are growing together in a partnership that benefits Heritage and Rolesville residents alike.”