Wine tasting, auction to benefit cancer center
To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), the Friends of the Franklin County Cancer Center and Youngsville Wine and Beer are hosting Bosom Buddies, a wine tasting and silent auction, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at Youngsville Wine and Beer, 120 East Main St., Youngsville.
Funds raised will help pay for mammograms for women who need financial assistance.
“One hundred percent of the proceeds will stay in Franklin County,” said Paige McLaurin of the Friends of the Franklin County Cancer Center. “The Center works to help meet needs such as nutrition education, transportation and other items like wigs and wraps. But these funds are to help provide mammograms.”
Entertainment will be by Crystal Dawn Baker.
Tickets for the event are $15 each and are available at Youngsville Wine & Beer and the Franklin County Cancer Center, 113 Jolly St., Louisburg.
For more information, contact Jamie Staton of the Cancer Center, 919-497-0113.
Franklin Manor open House
The Franklin Manor dementia/memory care unit holds an open house Wednesday, Oct. 2, 4-7 p.m., 100 Sunset Dr., Youngsville.
To attend, respond to Johnika Johnson by tomorrow (Friday), 919-480-1273 or e-mail johnika.Johnson@saberhealth.com.
Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce news
•The Oct. 10 Business After Hours is hosted by Union Bank & Trust Company, 5:30-7 p.m., 512 S. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg. RSVP by 5 p.m. Oct. 8 to Jessica at 919-340-1884 or email@example.com.
MedAccess Urgent Care earns accredidation
MedAccess has successfully met the requirements of the Accredited Collection Facility Program administered by DATIA, the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association.
To obtain accredited status, collection facilities must adhere to strict standards in areas such as regulatory compliance, company services standards, specimen handling, operation practices, business ethics, and facility equipment. All accredited collection facilities are also required to maintain a staff of Certified Professional Collectors that are formally trained in DATIA’s Collector Training Course, and a Certified Professional Collector Trainer.
One of the most frustrating and costly aspects of workplace drug testing is the high incidence of rejected specimens due to errors are the collection site. As an Accredited Collection Facility, MedAccess can maintain a minimal number of rejected specimens.
MedAccess is located at 700 U.S. 1, Youngsville.
Learn what’s vital for today’s businesses
The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center’s second annual Small Business Summit, Know What’s Vital to Your Business Today, will be held in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus Tuesday, Oct. 22 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The summit has been organized in partnership with the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and is presented by Duke Energy.
The Small Business Summit will feature guest speakers and interactive discussions, as well as an expo at which area businesses and agencies that help sponsor the event will exhibit their products and services.
According to VGCC Small Business Center Director Tanya Weary, this year’s event features presentations on health-care, marketing and leadership.
Tickets for the Small Business Summit are $15 and include a box dinner and the opportunity to win numerous door prizes.
For more information and to register in advance, contact VGCC Small Business Center Director Tanya Weary at 252-738-3240 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.