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Iatria Day Spa President Speaks at Raleigh Young Professionals Network

Erika Mangrum to Outline Success Strategies for Growing Professionally

Raleigh, NC, January 15, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Erika Mangrum, president of Iatria Day Spa, will speak at the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network meeting on Friday, Jan. 19 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the State Club at 2450 Alumni Drive. Mangrum will be one of several speakers who will outline success strategies for growing professionally and connecting to the larger community. The event is free for Young Professionals Network members and $35 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit http://www.raleighchamber.org/events/2007/january/ypn.html.

“I look forward to addressing the Young Professionals Network,” said Mangrum. “I hope to provide them with knowledge and insights I have gained as a businesswoman in Raleigh that can benefit them in their daily lives.”

About Erika Mangrum:
Erika Mangrum is President of Iatria Spa and Health Center. As a recognized expert in her industry, Mangrum is a highly sought-after speaker and mentor. In 2003, Mangrum was named one of the 25 most influential Women In Business by the Triangle Business Journal and in 2004, she was named the Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is a founding member of the Triangle Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and serves on the 2005-06 Board of Directors and the 2005-2006 Executive Committee for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Mangrum has been inducted into the Women’s Forum of North Carolina Inc and received the 2004 Business Leader Women Extraordinaire. She is also on the faculty of the University of California-Irvine where she has developed the curriculum for the institution’s Spa and Hospitality Management degree. Most recently Iatria was named one of the 2006 Best Places To Work by the Triangle Business Journal and Top Day Spa/ Medical Spa Chain by DAYSPA magazine.

About the Young Professionals Network:
The Young Professionals Network is a member-only program with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce that provides bimonthly events designed to engage young professionals (aged 25-39) of member firms and help them become more competitive in the business arena. The program will also help these young professionals establish a web of business contacts through networking and grow both personally and professionally through a variety of program topics. For more information, visit http://www.raleighchamber.org/chprog/memberservices/ypn.html.

About Iatria Spa and Health Center and Iatria Medspa:
Iatria Spa and Health Center is a full-service medspa with five locations in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Under the direction of Erika Mangrum, President of Iatria Day Spa, the spa specializes in relieving stress and helping people feel and look better through massages, facials, body treatments, pedicures, and spa day packages. Iatria Health Center offers chiropractic and applied kinesiology, ion cleanse, acupuncture and nutrition counseling services. With Dr. Henry Newton Pleasant Jr serving as medical director, Iatria Medspa is a division of Iatria that offers clients such services as laser hair removal, Aesthera intense pulse light for sun damage, TruVu Digital Imaging Complexion Analysis, injectable medical treatments including Botox®, and medical aesthetic services including acid peels, and mesotherapy for cellulite reduction. Iatria Spa and Health Center was named a Five-Star Beauty Destination by NewBeauty Magazine, one of the Top 20 Day Spas in the country by Launchpad Magazine, and the Best Spa in western Wake County in The Cary News’ yearly “Best of the West” poll. The Triangle Business Journal’s 2005 Book of Lists named Iatria Spa and Health Center one of the Top 25 Women Owned Businesses in the Triangle and the firm is a two-time recipient of the Pinnacle Business Award for Steady Growth and Profitability. Most recently Iatria was named one of the 2006 Best Places To Work by the Triangle Business Journal and Top Day Spa/ Medical Spa Chain by DAYSPA magazine. For more information, call (919) 870-1975 or visit http://www.iatria.com.

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