Business Notes: Jan. 29

January 27, 2014 

Business doings

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.

PRO Martial Arts opened Jan. 18 at 1004 Lower Shiloh Way, Suite 101, Morrisville.

VOM FASS, an oil, vinegar and spice store, opened Jan. 19 at 316 Colonades Way, suite 209, Cary.

Marcus Gilchrist opened a Zaxby’s restaurant at 101 Grand Hill Place, Holly Springs. Gilchrist, a member of the San Diego Chargers football team, is from High Point.

Orangetheory Fitness will host a grand opening from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at 112 Market Center Drive, Morrisville. RSVP to OrangetheoryFitness@boltpr.com.

Peak City Family Dentistry will host a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at 103 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, go to www.peakcitydentistry.com.

Horticulturist Nelsa Cox will demonstrate pruning during a free class at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. Registration is required at www.NelsasGardenHut.com.

Bass Pro Shops will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 801 Bass Pro Lane, Cary.

Jackie’s Basics and Beyond Dog Training and White Tiger Taekwondo will host the Puppapalooza and Expo from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at White Tiger Taekwondo, 1605 NW Maynard Road, Cary. There will be a dog show and family-friendly activities for people and pets. Tickets cost $5.

Whisk, a kitchen supply store, will host cooking classes in March at 316 Colonades Way, suite 214, Cary.

Calendar

The Cary Chamber of Commerce invites small-business owners to the ShopTalk Social with The News & Observer’s Shop Talk team from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at 307 N. Academy St. Registration is required at bit.ly/1kEsUlX.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will meet for a presentation by Joe Milazzo on economic development, transit and transportation from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 307 N. Academy St. To register, go to bit.ly/KM6b6O.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive Kickoff will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 307 N. Academy St. To register, go to bit.ly/LMhmgM.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Member Meet-Up will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Trali Irish Pub, 3107 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville. The meeting costs $10 for members, $20 for non-members. To register, go to bit.ly/1bmBnR6.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce New Member Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the White Ventures Chamber Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. To register, go to bit.ly/1dUQE1I.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce annual car raffle and auction will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Prestonwood Country Club grand ballroom, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Raffle tickets cost $100. For details, go to bit.ly/1j9kXUm.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for Coffee and Connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the White Ventures Chamber Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. The meeting is free for members, free for non-members’ first three meetings and $10 for non-members after three meetings. To register, go to bit.ly/1hSx5pS.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for a presentation by Wake Technical Community College President Dr. Stephen Scott from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the White Ventures Chamber Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. Scott will talk about plans for a new Wake Tech campus on Paramount Parkway in Morrisville. To register, go to bit.ly/1fbQGAU. For information on the new campus, go to bit.ly/1fbQJge.

Careers

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s board of directors:

• Chair: Anthony Blackman of Atlantic Tire & Service

• Chair-elect: Vanessa Jenkins of Preston Development Co.

• Treasurer: Michael Kearns of Jani King of Raleigh Durham

• Past Chair: Jeff Sheehan of Duke Realty Corporation

• Directors: David Brunner of Park West - Casto and Robert V. Mouro of Merrill Lynch

Kudos

CHG Healthcare Services, based in Cary, ranked 16th in Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America in 2014.

Philanthropy

‘Which Biz is Your Buzz’ will host a fundraiser for the Cary Invasion professional basketball team from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Rally Point Sports Grill, 1837 N. Harrison Ave., Cary.

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