Advisory Board appointee
Four Oaks Bank named Johnston County native Joyce Batten Boykin as the newest member of the local advisory board for their Four Oaks branch office. Boykin has been employed by Charles’ Cabinets, Inc., in Four Oaks for 28 years, where she presently serves as the company’s secretary and treasurer. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Johnston County Farm Bureau Women’s Committe for which she is presently chairperson.
Boykin and her husband live in Middlesex and attend Stewart’s Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Four Oaks.
Wendell resident Yung Ki Park was one of 48 applicants approved on Sept. 23 by the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners. Applicants for licensure are required to pass the Uniform CPA Examination and satisfy the education, work experience, and moral character requirements of the board.
A CPA certified to practice in North Carolina must annually renew his or her license and complete at least 40 hours of Continuing Professional Education, including an ethics course. North Carolina has about 19,500 actively established CPAs.
Knightdale Chamber welcomes new board members
The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce welcomes three new board members: Glenn Doyle, Jeff Eddins, and Tracie Hicks.
Glenn S. Doyle is a partner and practicing attorney at Doyle & Doyle, PA. Doyle practices in the areas of family law and divorce and personal injury. A lifelong resident of Wake County, Glenn earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at East Carolina University and his law degree from Campbell University.
Jeff Eddins is a Wendell City Executive/Commercial Relationship manager for KS Bank. He has been involved with the Chamber as a volunteer, member, ambassador and Council Liaison since 1999. Eddins is married to Jennifer Eddins, and has three daughters: Candace, Grace, and Harris Holland.
Tracie Hicks is the co-owner and operations manager of Hicks Landscape Contractors and co-owner with her husband, Scott, in a recent venture, Salty Tales Clothing Co. Tracie has a son, Colt, and a daughter, Taylor. Over the past several years, she has actively worked with both the Wendell and Knightdale Chambers of Commerce as an ambassador.
Parade of Homes
The Parade of Homes awards show was held Oct. 16. 54 awards were presented, many of them to local homes. Gold, bronze and silver prizes were awarded for categories determined by price range of the house. Seven homes in Knightdale were featured, along with two homes in Wendell and two in Zebulon. Two homes in Zebulon took the top three in their categories: Mungo Homes won the silver in category 3 with a home in Princeton Manor, and Citizens Homes won the bronze in category 4 with a home also in Princeton Manor.
Wendell native promoted
Wendell native Chad Gregory, son of Lonnie and LaRue Gregory and a graduate of East Wake High, was recently promoted to Greater Georgia Region president for Wells Fargo bank. Gregory has lived in Georga since 2009, and currently lives in Peachtree City with his wife and their two daughters.