Business Notes: April 16

April 14, 2014 

Business doings

Gather offers crafts, cooking, gardening and business classes at 111 W. Chatham St., Cary. For details, go to www.gathernc.com.

Southern Charm Gift Boutique offers art classes in Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St., Cary. For details, go to www.etsy.com/shop/southerncharmgifts2.

Whisk, a kitchen supply store, offers cooking classes in Waverly Place Shopping Center at 316 Colonades Way, suite 214, Cary. For details, go to www.whiskcarolina.com.

Carolina Pet Angels, a petsitting and dog-walking business in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs, now offers monthly pet first aid and CPR classes. For details, go to www.carolinapetangels.com.

TOAST Café, Red Hot & Blue and Triangle Wine Co. signed leases at Waverly Place in Cary.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Building Blocks Pediatrics will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at 3603 Davis Drive, suite C-201, Morrisville. For details, go to www.buildingblockspediatricsnc.com.

Kiddie Academy of West Cary plans to open late this summer at 7350 O’Kelly Chapel Road, Cary. For details, go to bit.ly/1dASBkR.

Paragon Bank plans to open a new office at 5000 Valley Stone Drive, suite 102, Cary. For details, go to www.paragonbank.com.

Calendar

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host Bill Wagner of SCORE for private appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at 307 N. Academy St. Appointments are for anyone interested in starting a small business or anyone in an established business. To schedule an appointment, call 919-467-1016.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Business of Women meeting will be at noon Thursday, April 17, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. This event for chamber members costs $15. To register, go to bit.ly/PVjFk4.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will meet for Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at West Park Tavern, 2734 N.C. 55, Cary. Registration is not required at this free event for chamber members. For details, go to www.carychamber.com.

Michael Washington, a Morrisville Chamber of Commerce member, will host Action Coach Growth Club from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at North Carolina Wesleyan College, 2000 Perimeter Park Drive, Morrisville. The first-time attendee registration fee is $129; a $30 discount is available to members of any chamber of commerce. For details, contact Washington at 919-859-5885 or michaelwashington@actioncoach.com.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host the Eye Opener Breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. The chamber’s Leadership Cary group’s graduation ceremony will take place. Registration costs $10 for members and $15 for non-members at bit.ly/1o7WhPn.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Elected Officials Reception will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary. To register, go to bit.ly/1dUgHSa.

The Apex Chamber of Commerce Women’s Networking Luncheon with guest speaker Dhawn Hansen will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. The luncheon costs $25 to members and $35 to non-members. To register, go to bit.ly/1gQNkAA.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for Coffee and Connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. The event is free for members. It is free for non-members’ first three visits and costs $10 after that. For details and registration, go to www.MorrisvilleChamber.org.

Careers

Lauren Kelley was hired as associate director of GCP Compliance at Polaris Compliance Consultants in Cary.

Kudos

Atlantic Tire & Service, a car care and repair business in the Triangle with a location in Cary, won the 2013 Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina Torch Award in the Large Business Category.

Rally Point Sport Grill of Cary won the TV station CW22’s Best Burger Contest.

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