Business Notes: Aug. 7

August 5, 2013 

Business doings

Workout Anytime opened a new gym in Cary on Monday, Aug. 5, at 1235 NW Maynard Road.

Corbett’s Burgers and Soda Bar opened at 126 Kilmayne Drive, Cary.

Gone Stitching, a monogram and gift shop, opened at 106 N. Salem St., Apex.

Torrid, a women’s clothing store, opened at 421 Crossroads Blvd., Cary.

Dorcas Ministries sold its property on 1231 Maynard Road, which was the original location of Dorcas Ministries and the Dorcas Thrift Shop for 14 years.

Open Arts studio will host its grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at 1222 Copeland Oaks Drive, Morrisville. Fall classes will begin the last week in August. Classes will include a Mommy and Me program, yoga, musical theater, ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance. The studio will also offer several visual arts and music workshops, as well as adult yoga and art retreats.

Ross, a discount clothing and home décor store, plans to open a new location this fall at 251 Crossroads Blvd., Cary.

Home Instead Inc. will accept nominations until Saturday, Aug. 24, for the Caregiver Cruise Sweepstakes. North Carolina residents can nominate family caregivers to win a free four-night, five-day cruise. Submit nominations at


The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will host “Are You Ready? Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. Register at

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee and Connections networking event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the White Ventures Chamber Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A, Morrisville. Register at


Clay Garst has joined Financial Directions Group Inc. in Cary as a benefits consultant.

María Ivón Abuawad and Lisa Nichols were appointed to the Enterprising Women magazine’s advisory board. The group is based in Cary.

The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners approved 95 applicants for licensure as certified public accountants. In Apex, Brandi Christina and Fenge Zhang received their licenses. In Cary, Erica Asarisi, Colin Broom, Frederick Brye Jr., Angelos Christoforou, Erica Klostermeier and Robert Mayhew received their licenses. In Morrisville, Marina Hunter received her license.


S&A Cherokee won two Hermes Creative Awards for its charity dental work program and its sales brochure for the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The Hermes Creative Awards competition recognizes the work of marketing and communications professionals.

Southern Energy Management of Morrisville and Habitat for Humanity of Wake County were among the members of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle that were recognized as the National Green Building Standard’s Green Certification Partners of Excellence.


The Dairy Queen eatery in Cary held a fundraiser for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association on June 30 to help families of future organ transplant patients pay for surgery.

The Cicso Foundation gave a grant of $13,500 to the Lucy Daniels Center to support its behavioral and emotional health intervention programs.

The Lung Transplant Foundation held its third annual Fred Krenrich Golf Classic on Monday, July 29, at Prestonwood Country Club, to raise funds for national research grants.

The Rusty Bucket began its seventh annual Food Drive for Western Wake Crisis Ministry on Saturday, Aug. 3. Donations can be dropped off at The Rusty Bucket until Saturday, Sept. 7, at 104-A N. Salem St., Apex.

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