Business Notes: Dec. 25

December 23, 2013 

Business doings

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

O2 Fitness clubs in the Triangle will host five free days of fitness classes from Wednesday, Jan. 1, to Sunday, Jan. 5. O2 Fitness has a location in Cary at 280 Towerview Court, and in Fuquay-Varina at 1310 E. Broad St. For details, go to www.o2fitnessclubs.com.

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

Dean and Beth Kessel plan to open a new Toast Café restaurant in Cary.

Calendar

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for the Jeremiah Norris Award and the James Pugh Award until Tuesday, Dec. 31. For details, go to www.morrisvillechamber.org.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will meet for the Annual Economic Forecast starting with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the program at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Dr. Michael Walden, an N.C. State University professor and economist, will speak. Registration costs $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For details and registration, go to carychamber.com.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce KNOW Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Karen Albritton will speak on “Millenials at Milestones” and how companies market or communicate with the millenial age group. The event costs $25 for members, $35 for non-members; registration is required. For details, go to www.morrisvillechamber.org.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will meet for Regifting Your Fitness to talk about New Year’s resolutions for health at noon Thursday, Jan. 9, at the chamber offices, 307 N. Academy St. Alisa Wright Colopy of Fit & Able Productions will speak. For details and registration, go to carychamber.com.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will meet for the state of the town address with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the program at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Mayor Harold Weinbrecht will speak. For details and registration, go to carychamber.com.

Careers

Railinc of Cary hired Jeanine Bradley as a business architect. Tammy Herrera and Matthew Walker earned promotions to the position of business analyst.

Anita Bumgarner is the new general manager of Bass Pro Shops in Cary.

Kelly Cobb, a real-estate agent in Fonville Morisey’s Lochmere office in Cary, is the new president of the board of directors for Long & Foster Real Estate’s Gold Team.

Dr. Keith Gaught joined Cary Family Dental. For details, go to www.carydental.com.

Michael Lindley is the new sales manager of the Cary office of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Philanthropy

Christ the King Lutheran Church of Cary donated $25,000 to Dorcas Ministries-Christian Community in Action at Christ the King’s annual congregation meeting on Nov. 17.

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.

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