Business Notes: July 23

07/21/2014 12:00 AM

07/18/2014 1:49 PM

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.

Lynne Fischer Art Adventure Studio offers art classes at 107 Spring Hollow Lane, Cary. For details, go to www.etsy.com/shop/lynnesueart.

Mighty Hands Roofing Inc. of Cary launched www.mightyhandsroofing.com.

Field & Stream will open a new store in Cary with a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Parkside Town Commons, 1048 Parkside Main St. For details, go to www.fieldandstreamshop.com.

Calendar

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host the Eye Opener Breakfast from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Registration costs $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. For details and registration, go to www.carychamber.com.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for Coffee and Connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, in the White Ventures Chamber Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. The event is free for chamber members. Non-members can attend three Coffee and Connections meetings for free, and then the price is $10. For details and registration, go to www.MorrisvilleChamber.org.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will host a member appreciation luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in the White Ventures Chamber Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. The lunch is free for the first 45 chamber members who register. For details and registration, go to www.MorrisvilleChamber.org.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host an economic development meeting from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 807 N. Academy St. For details and registration, go to www.carychamber.com.

The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Wake Technical Community College will offer a notary public class from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. The class is open to 30 participants and costs $110 for chamber members and $125 for non-members. For details and registration, go to www.apexchamber.com.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host an education meeting at noon Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 807 N. Academy St. For details and registration, go to www.carychamber.com.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for Year 2: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the White Ventures Chamber Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. Breakfast will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and the presentation will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The meeting costs $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. For details and registration, go to www.MorrisvilleChamber.org.

Careers

Chiltern acquired Ockham, which has headquarters in Cary, and the two contract research organizations will merge. Ockham CEO James Baker will become Chiltern’s chief development officer.

Phill Britt joined Southern Wake Faith Community in Action, a nonprofit based in Fuquay-Varina, as the executive director.

Patsy Johnson was named city executive for Paragon Bank’s new office in Cary, which will open in September.

Hai Tran, sommelier of The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, earned the Advanced Sommelier certificate of the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Philanthropy

Participating Chick-fil-A restaurants in Cary will collect donations for the Urban Ministries of Wake County food pantry with the Christmas in July canned food drive from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, and Friday, July 25. For a list of participating restaurants, go to www.urbanmin.org/christmasinjuly.

Firewürst, which has two restaurants in Cary, is raising money for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina with the 10,000 for 10,000 Summer Hunger Campaign. Firewürst will donate $10,000 of the proceeds from the sale of 10,000 hot dogs during July to the food bank’s Stop Summer Hunger Campaign.

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