Business Notes: Jan. 8

January 9, 2014 

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.

The Garden Hut will host free gardening classes in January and February at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. For more information, go to www.nelsasgardenhut.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.

Julie and Bill Ginsler plan to open a new VOM FASS vinegar and oil store with samplings in early 2014 at Waverly Place Shopping Center, 316 Colonades Way, Cary.

Calendar

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.

Kudos

Signal Hill, a leadership and communications consultant based in Cary, won seven honors in the 2013 National Mature Media Awards for their programs for adults over 50.

Philanthropy

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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