Business Briefs – week of June 6, 2013

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Franklin Medical Center recognized for excellence

VHA Central Atlantic has recognized Novant Health Franklin Medical Center (FMC), Louisburg, with two national awards. FMC was listed as one of six facilities that demonstrated a 20-percent or greater reduction in 30-day heart failure readmission rate in July-December 2012 compared to the baseline period of October 2010-March 2011.
FMC was also one of three hospitals reporting a 50-percent or greater reduction in rate of falls with injury in calendar year 2012 as compared with calendar year 2011.
VHA Central Atlantic is one of 13 regions in VHA Inc., a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations. Formerly known as Voluntary Hospitals of America, VHA serves more than 1,350 hospitals and more than 72,000 non-acute care providers nationwide.

Celebrate National Doughnut Day Friday

Stop in to Krispy Kreme, 11721 Retail Drive, Suite 101, Friday for a free doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary.
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army to raise funds for people in need during the Depression, and is observed every year on the first Friday of June.

New pet store to open in Wakefield

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming store opens Saturday in Wakefield.
The company is a locally owned small business, providing a one-stop-shop for all pet care needs, including healthy, natural pet foods and treats and grooming services. The store is located at 13600 New Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 102, Raleigh.
For more information, call 919-435-6930.

Rolesville Chamber of Commerce news

•Save the date: Rolesville Chamber of Commerce Community Business Expo will  be in the new Rolesville High, 1099 East Young St., July 23. A ribbon cutting for the school will take place at 3 p.m., followed by the Expo at 4. To participate, contact the Chamber at 919-562-7069 or visit

Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce news

•This month’s business after hours is hosted by Southeastern Emergency Equipment, 5760 N.C. 96 West, Youngsville, June 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
•The chamber reports the following new members during the month of May: Carmen Alu, Wake Forest, individual membership; Clar Davis, Raleigh, counseling; Edward Jones, Blair Griffin, financial services; Graphic Master, Chris Via, Raleigh, printers; Managed IT Solutions, Ted Creekmore, Raleigh, computer services; Macallan Construction, Cristiana Wall, Raleigh, construction and site development; Precision Collision Repair Center Inc., Neal Nuce, Wake Forest, auto body shop; Redeeming the Tune, Eric Jackson, Rolesville, piano tuning and repair and Wake County SmartStart, Phyllis Barbour, nonprofit organization.
For more information about the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, see

Dirty Dogs holds extravaganza

The first ever Dirty Dogs Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 929 Heritage Lake Road, Wake Forest. Admission is free.

Try a Bojangles’ chicken wrap for free

Bojangles’ is introducing two new chicken wraps featuring either grilled chicken breast or Bojangles’ Cajun Filet®.
The restaurant is offering one free wrap to customers during the week of June 24-30.
To receive a wrap, reserve a date and time at beginning Monday.

Should your business be certified?

Vance-Granville Community College offers a Should Your Business Be Certified? seminar Thursday, June 20, 1-3 p.m. in building 7 on the main campus, 200 Community College Road, Henderson.
For more information and to register for this free seminar, contact Tanya Weary at 252-738-3240 or

Learn to market your farm

The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office employees know that farmers, both large and small, need to successfully promote their business.
To help, they have organized a workshop at the Extension Center’s annex, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, June 20.
Participants will learn how to promote their farm on the Internet. Various forms of marketing will be taught, including the use of social media, e-mail marketing, creating marketing websites and how to take photos and edit them.
Attendees will need to bring their own laptop to the workshop. The minimal fee of $15 includes lunch and refreshments.
To attend, e-mail Martha Mobley at or call 919-496-3344 by Monday.

Support Wake Forest Farmers Market June 24

The Wake Forest Farmers Market hosts a fundraiser at The Fire Pit BBQ & Smokehouse Monday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.
The menu will include a five-course farm-to-table spread.
The price of $65 includes iced tea and coffee, and there is a $20 charge for wine pairings. Tickets can be purchased at the Farmers Market manager’s booth Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Factory updates soccer field

MVP Sports Factory in Wake Forest has renovated its indoor soccer field.
MVP upgraded its soccer field to feature brand new rubber infill turf, permanent lines and an improved playing surface for stability. MVP saw great success with a similar style turf integrated into their training room last year and anticipate that it will be an effective enhancement for the players who utilize their facility.