Business Notes: Dec. 18

December 16, 2013 

Business doings

Banfield Pet Hospital celebrated the grand opening of a new hospital in Cary on Dec. 14 at 3430 Ten-Ten Road, Suite 8100. For details, go to

Triangle Dairy Queen and the Cary Police Department will give awards and tokens for free Blizzards to kids under 10 for following the law and practicing and promoting safety with the “You’ve Been Caught” program.

A Money Pages magazine franchise will open in Cary in 2014.


The Cary Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting will start at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Chamber offices, 307 N. Academy St.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host free business mentoring by Bill Wagner from SCORE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Chamber offices, 307 N. Academy St. Appointments are required; call 919-467-1016.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for networking at Coffee and Connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. The event is free for members, free for visitors’ first three meetings and $10 for non-members after that. For details, go to

The Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina chambers of commerce will meet for the Wake County Economic Forecast from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Registration costs $25 for members, $40 for non-members at

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Business of Women meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Mary Madenspacher will speak. The meeting costs $15 for members, $20 for non-members. For details and registration, go to


The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners approved local applicants for licensure as Certified Public Accountants in November. The Cary residents were William Edward Callis III, Thomas North Howard, Xingjie Lu, Fahad Nabeel Majeed and Matthew Yap. Steven Douglas Bruno of Holly Springs and Joanne Zach of Morrisville were also approved.

Shannon Hoffman was hired as director of resident life, and Mark Johnson was hired as wellness director at SearStone, a new continuing-care retirement community in Cary.

Cris Mulder, a Cary resident, is the new vice president of marketing and communications at KnowledgeWorks, a social enterprise based in Cincinnati.


Lowes Foods’ annual food drive, Friends Feeding Friends, will run until Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Peak City Thrift of Apex will donate 50 percent of profits in the first quarter of 2014 to the Triangle Math and Science Academy of Cary. The money will be used for a new playground.

Students of The Chef’s Academy in Morrisville, working with Lufkin Road Middle School in Apex, donated meals for the holidays to 12 local families on Dec. 12.

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