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Chamber’s April breakfast will feature Healthy Rowan initiative

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will feature the new Healthy Rowan initiative during its April Power in Partnership breakfast.

Healthy Rowan Executive Director Alyssa Smith will be the speaker for the breakfast, which be held April 20 at Trinity Oaks — 728 Klumac Road. The event starts at 7:30 a.m.

Healthy Rowan seeks to work across organizations to advocate, collaborate, and educate towards a healthier Rowan County. Healthy Rowan consists of more than 25 organizations across all sectors. It’s supported by a three-year Duke Endowment grant to address chronic disease and obesity.

Smith is a native of Rowan County. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She completed a three-year research specialist fellowship on National Institutes of Health-funded nutrition study on the connection between diet and disease in children. She has a master’s degree in health promotion, education and behavior. She is also a member of this year’s Leadership Rowan Class.

The reservation deadline for the April breakfast is April 18 by 5 p.m. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The price includes the cost of breakfast and the program. Contact the Chamber for information on reservations or sponsorship opportunities at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com

The date of the last PIP of this season is May 18 with NC DOT Sec. James Trogdon speaking at the Leadership Rowan Graduation. The series will begin again in Sept. 2017 and run through May 2018.

 

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