Business Notes: April 6

April 4, 2014 

New veterinary hospital

A former First Citizens Bank building was recently renovated into a full-service veterinary hospital, Smithfield Road Veterinary Clinic, at 1101 N. Smithfield Road, Knightdale. The new 3,000-square-foot animal hospital provides hospital and boarding services and integrates the bank’s existing features to include a new x-ray room re-purposed from the old bank vault.

The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Graston Technique Therapist

Robin Tierney, DPT, a doctor of Physical Therapy with Access Physical Therapy & Wellness in Knightdale, has completed the course work required to be a certified Graston Technique Therapist. As a Graston Technique Therapist, Robin performs instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. Tierney graduated with a BS in Physiology from the University of Arizona and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University.

Knightdale chamber events

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce will hold several events throughout the month. Call 919-266-4603 or visit for more information.

•  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8: Food & Facts is a new professional development program designed to provide business owners with pertinent information. This session will be led by Capital Area Workforce Development. Registration is requested.

•  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16: A Food & Facts session will be led by Stephen Hand, Triangle BNI. Registration is requested.

•  Chamber offices will be closed Friday, April 18, for Good Friday.

•  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: A Food & Facts session will be led by Anissa Starnes of Constant Contact. The session will discuss effective email marketing. Registration is requested.

•  9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 24: The Red Ribbon Showcase provides a ribbon cutting ceremony for member businesses who do not have a storefront or local presence to accommodate a traditional ribbon cutting. This showcase will be held at Carillon Assisted Living of Knightdale, 2408 Hodge Road, Knightdale.

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