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A program on “Mastering the Workplace” will be held at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 in Waynesville by the Young Professionals group of the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce.
Learn the inside secrets to becoming an invaluable employee from speaker Meridith Elliott Powell, owner of Motion First. Learn how to distinguish yourself from other job hunters and take charge of your own career.
Held at The Gateway Club. $10, includes breakfast.
Young Professionals is a networking group.
The University Participant Program at Western Carolina University was awarded $19,500 from the Evergreen Foundation, a mental health nonprofit.
The pilot program offers college-age kids with intellectual disabilities a chance to experience university life, including living on campus and taking part in the social scene. The grant from Evergreen will help the eight student participants pay their tuition and college fees this year. The program also has grant support from the U.S. Department of Education as a model-demonstration program.
up.wcu.edu or 828.227.3297.
Medical billing and coding is considered one of the fastest-growing careers in the health care industry. Western Carolina University offers an 80-hour course that prepares students to pass national certification exams.
The cost is $1,799, including textbooks. 828.227.7397.
Employees of Drake Enterprises collected and donated 721 pounds of food as a surprise 60th birthday present for their founder and CEO Phil Drake. Drake is the owner of Drake Software, along with 19 other businesses, mostly based in Macon County. The food collected was donated to CareNet of Macon.
Three Highlands-Cashiers Hospital nurses received advanced certifications, specializing in emergency care.
Certified Emergency Nurses help patients when a diagnosis has not yet been made and the cause of the problem is unknown. Their focus is treating patients in the emergency or critical phase of their illness or injury.
Mountain BizWorks will offer Social Media For Your Business — a three-week course on attracting more clients, improving customer retention, and growing revenue — starting Nov. 2.
The nonprofit community development financial institution will host the seminar for three consecutive Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at its office at Dillsboro Court in Sylva. Call to register. 828.631.0292
Western Carolina University has been named a “military-friendly school” for the third consecutive year by G.I. Jobs magazine. The ranking honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military members and veterans as students. Approximately 300 military students are enrolled at WCU this fall semester.
The Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation raised more than $156,000 recently during its 2011 Annual Charitable Classic Golf & Gala to support services at MedWest-Haywood. Approximately 135 sponsors and 360 golfers participated in the two-day golf event .
City Plumbing & Electric Supply Company has opened a storefront at 266 Highlands Road in Franklin store.
The plumbing and electrical distributor sells display lighting, plumbing and appliances for the entire home. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Franklin Lion’s Club displays the American flag throughout the town eight times a year; Labor Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Presidents Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, and Flag Day. If you would like a flag displayed in front of your business on each of these eight holidays. 828.421.0859. $25 a year.
Belk in Waynesville will hold its semi-annual charity sale on Nov. 5 from 6 to 10 a.m. The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits nonprofit charities and schools, while providing shoppers an opportunity to save 20 to 70 percent off purchases that day on seldom discounted merchandise. $5 ticket for entry.
Southwestern Community College received a $500 check from First Citizens Bank for its New Century Scholars program.
The program is a locally-funded initiative that improves academic readiness, bolsters student persistence toward high school graduation and increases the college-going rate of local students.
Mission Hospital rolled out its new Bar Coded Medication Administration.
Before administering a medication, medical staff will now scan a bar code a patient’s wristband and medication. This technology will automatically check for the “5 rights of administration”: right drug, right patient, right dose, right route, right time.
The new technology has been proven to eliminate more than 80 percent of medication errors.