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Cary Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast

This morning was the Cary Chamber Eye Opener Networking Breakfast for the month of October.

Eye Opener Breakfast Cary Chamber October 2017

This networking breakfast is held once a month on the 4th Wednesday at 7:30am at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.  The event usually draws a crowd of 50-60 chamber members and guests from the business community.  The guest speaker this morning was Tom Gough, Senior Vice President & Administrator at WakeMed Cary Hospital.  He talked about the fast pace of growth in the Cary community and how that is impacting hospitals and local health care.  He shared some of the new and exciting innovate technologies being used at WakeMed Cary to help patients with everything from cancer treatment to maternity care and all services in between.  WakeMed  Cary plays a huge role in our community through their support and sponsorships of such things like WakeMed Soccer Park and the Movies by Moonlight at Koka Booth.

 

Halloween Party at White Tiger Taekwondo

During the breakfast I saw my friend and client of Smith & Smith, CPA, Master Rondy and her husband, Fred Huerta.

Master Rondy and Becca Smith

Rondy is the Owner/Grandmaster of White Tiger Taekwondo in Cary and it known worldwide in her industry!  White Tiger is having a Halloween Party on Sunday, October 29th 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  The event them is “Break Fest” so there will be board breaking, pinata breaking, balloon popping, carnival games, stage shows and much more!  Tickets are $7.50 and everyone is encouraged to wear their Halloween costume.  You can find out more here: http://whitetigertkd.com/halloween-party.html

 

World Polio Day October 24th 2017

Yesterday, October 24th, was World Polio Day.  The polio disease is close to being eradicated and World Polio Day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against polio.  In honor of World Polio Day 2017, my Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club held 2 different fundraisers to raise funds to donate to the organization EndPolioNow.

World Polio Day Oct 24th 2017

We had a lunch & dinner fundraiser at Danny’s Bar-B-Que in Cary and partnered with My Berry Frozen Yogurt for $1/per bowl yesterday being donated.  Thanks to all who came out and supported us!  It looks like we have raised around $250!

 

Thank you to My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex for dressing me in the red & white swirl fringe piko top.  Shop there and tell them you read beccasblog.com for a special discount for my shoppers!

 

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Cary, NC 27511

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Leadership Cary Explores Health & Medical in and around Cary

Leadership Cary Medical & Health Day

Leadership Cary Medical & Health Day

On Thursday, January 22nd 2015, Leadership Cary held their second January session, Health & Medical Services.  I was very excited to attend as the agenda was packed full of great programs all day long!  We began at WakeMed Cary Hospital and Leadership Cary participants who arrived early had the opportunity for Full Lipid Cholesterol Screening and Blood Pressure Checks by the Corporate & Community Health Team at WakeMed Cary.  I took advantage of this service and am proud to say that my Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, TC/HDL Ratio, LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Fasting Glucose, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate all looked great!  Whew!!

Translation Services at WakeMed Cary

Translation Services at WakeMed Cary

Our first speaker was David Coulter, Senior Vice President and Administrator for WakeMed Cary Hospital.   Following Mr. Coulter, we heard from Dr. West Paul, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer about the Safety, Services and Quality at WakeMed.  Dr. Paul challenged us to think of why and how we choose our healthcare providers and what we expect our outcomes to be.  He shared some good tips about looking into the quality of care on review sites before selecting doctors and hospitals.   He also talked about the HELP program at WakeMed Cary H-Hospital E-Elder L-Life P-Program and the “Silver Spoons”-a group that helps feed those hospital patients who need assistance.

Da Vinci Robotic Machine

Da Vinci Robotic Machine

Dr. Brain Klausner, Internal Medicine and Medical Director for WakeMed Key Community Care ACO spoke next and shared some interesting stories about his years in Boston and how they tried to help the homeless get care and keep them from coming to the ER 5-7 times a week.  The next part was my favorite as we heard from Jennifer Lee about the Translations Services for patients, which involves a ‘skype’ style conversation with a doctor who also speaks the same language.  WakeMed has access to 17 difference language interpreters and another 180 language conversions in their database.  The whole demo was so impressive!  Then we had a tour of the Pathology Lab….don’t touch ANYTHING!!!!

CPR Session

CPR Session

Our last stop before lunch was soooooooo cool….the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Machine!  I’ve never seen anything like this before in person!  We were able to interact with the surgical robot and even got to do a ‘mock surgery session’, I was pretty good if I do say so myself!   We had a delicious lunch in the Points West Cafe in the hospital and then heard from Tara Wind, Clinical Dietitian at WakeMed Cary about the Meredith College Dietetic Internship Site Preceptor program.

Say NO to big sugary drinks!  Tara Wind, Clinical Dietitian

Say NO to big sugary drinks! Tara Wind, Clinical Dietitian

Tara gave us some tips on choosing healthy foods….her biggest advice was to READ the LABELS (or buy fresh foods!) and to STAY AWAY FROM THE “NO SUGAR ADDED” FRUIT DRINKS at the store!  Tara is also a blogger and you can find her blog at A Preceptor’s Musings.  After Tara, we had a VERY helpful and fun session learning about CPR from Linda Barrett, Corporate & Community Health Advisor for WakeMed Cary.  Each Leadership Cary member was given a CPR Kit that included a “Mini Anne” inflatable dummy to practice with for CPR.  It was challenging to say the least and I’m glad I understand how the ‘practice’ of CPR has changed over the years and that “Any CPR is better then NO CPR” in the case of an emergency.  We then traveled to Rex Wellness Center in Cary and heard from Megan Lumley, Director of Rex Express Care and Amy Daniels of the Foundation for Rex Healthcare.  I enjoyed hearing from both of them and LOVED the ‘Rex Doctor Rap Video’.   Our final part was to tour the Rex Wellness facility, it has an indoor pool, workout rooms, exercise equipment, sauna and very nice locker rooms!

My Girlfriend's Closet

My Girlfriend’s Closet

Thanks to much to the Cary Chamber and Christie Moser for heading up Leadership Cary and putting together such a fantastic day!  Thank you also to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet (downtown Cary and downtown Apex) for dressing me in the Kate Spade Selma Sweater Dress with All Aboard Nautical Stripes in Madrid Orange and Cream .  I had lots of compliments!  Shop their stores for the best fashions and prices in town!  Tell them you read Beccasblog.com and get 10% your purchase!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone