Business Briefs: May 19

May 21, 2013 

Physical therapist honored

WakeMed recently honored Kim Franklin, a physical therapist at WakeMed Zebulon/Wendell Outpatient & Skilled Nursing Facility, with the Clinical Excellence Award.

This award recognizes WakeMed nurses who demonstrate excellence in the art and science of nursing care and caring.

Franklin, who joined WakeMed in May 2009, has been involved in spearheading the growth of the rehab department at the Zebulon facility. She helps patients with neurological disorders maximize their independence so they can maintain, or if possible, improve their quality of life.

Franklin, who grew up Manistee, Michigan, holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and exercise science from Hope College. She also holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Business After Hours

•  Zebulon Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event is 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at 815 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon. For information, call 919-269-6320 or email

•  The Triangle Networkers Group’s After Hours event is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Wendell Chamber of Commerce, 115 N Pine St., Wendell. For more information, call 919-365-6318 or email

•  Knightdale Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event is 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at 7120 Knightdale Blvd. Register online at For information, call 919-266-4603.

Notary public class

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce is offering a notary public class 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at 207 Main St. The cost is $125 members or $145 non-members. Register online at For more information, call 919-266-4603.

Business Expo

The Knightdale Business Expo is 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Knightdale High School, 100 Bryan Chalk Lane.

Network in Knightdale

The Networking in Knightdale group meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Applebee’s, 6609 Knightdale Blvd. Register at or call 919-266-4603.

Small business group

The Zebulon Chamber of Commerce Small Business Networking group meets 8 a.m. Thursdays at Italia Express, 103 N. Arendell Ave. Call 919-269-6320 or visit to learn more.

Tuesday coffee break

The Tuesday Morning Coffee Break networking group meets 8-9 a.m. at La Familia Bakery & Coffee Shop, 4 N. Main St., Wendell. Call 919-924-0474.

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