Business Notes: Feb. 12

February 10, 2014 

Business doings

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

Lawn Doctor of Southern Wake County opened in Garner and will provide lawn care to residents in Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. For more information, go to www.lawndoctorsouthernwakecounty.com.

Bass Pro Shops will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 6-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 801 Bass Pro Lane, Cary.

Monkey Joe’s will host its second annual birthday celebration on Monday, Feb. 17, at 1747 Walnut St., Cary. Pizza will cost $1 per slice for the first 100 children, and flying Saturn disks will be given to the first 200 children.

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

Calendar

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Education Meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the chamber offices, 307 N. Academy St. Jasper Brindis and Griffin College of Green Hope High School’s robotics team will present their prototype robot. To register, go to bit.ly/1dvxEkl.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at 307 N. Academy St.

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 and Bill Wagner of SCORE will offer business mentoring sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the chamber offices, 307 N. Academy St. To make an appointment, call 919-467-1016.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Business of Women meeting will be at noon Thursday, Feb. 20, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Mary Ella Teeter will talk about medicine for women. Registration costs $15 for members, $20 for non-members at bit.ly/1gaZwxF.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Eye Opener Breakfast with David King of Triangle Transit will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Registration costs $10 for members, $15 for non-members at bit.ly/1l6SkFR.

The N.C. Department of Revenue will host a free small business seminar from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Wake Technical Community College’s Western Wake Campus, 3434 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For details and registration, go to www.dornc.com/business/smallbusseminars.html.

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

Jessica Johnson was hired as an account executive by S&A Cherokee, a communications company in Cary.

Railinc of Cary hired Niki Mishra as a senior analyst and Brandon Wohlford as a customer support representative. Kiersten Durst was promoted to product support specialist.

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

• Chairman: Scott Booth of Four Oaks Bank

• Chair Elect: Josh Dunbar of Falcon Engineering

• Past Chair: Sean Mayefskie of GMA Supply

• Secretary: Moss Withers of NAI Carolantic Realty

• Treasurer: Jeff Westmoreland of Bohler Engineering

•  Natalie Babson of Fidelity Bank, Sandlin Davenport of UNC Physicians Network, Phillip Passey of Raymond James Financial Services, Lisa Naticchione of BB&T, Raymond Reyes of Devils Ridge Golf Club, Chantal Stanyer of Hampton Inn & Suites and Daniel Weeks of the town of Holly Springs

Kudos

The Holly Springs Chamber of commerce presented the Ambassador of the Year award to Natalie Babson, the Myrick Alpine and Morris L. Minor Business Leader of the Year award to Timothy Howard of Clarity Connect and the Parrish “Ham” Womble Distinguished Service Award to Meg’s Smile Foundation.

Fred Barone, a New York Life Insurance Company agent and recruiter in Raleigh, was named Agent of the Year. Barone and his son Erick have opened a new New York Life Insurance Company office in Cary.

Philanthropy

Chick-fil-A of Holly Springs will host the Fruit for Soup Food Raiser for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at 801 Village Walk Drive. Donate a can of fruit to receive a voucher for a bowl of soup. For details, go to www.hsfoodcupboard.org.

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