Local business news for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
A ribbon-cutting and anniversary celebration is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Sweet Cheeks Bakery, 803 E. Williams St., Apex.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, for Sterling & Fox Financial Services, 104 Osterville Drive, Holly Springs.
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A grand opening celebration is 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Parlor Blow Dry Bar, 302 Colonades Way, Suite 208, in Waverly Place Shopping Center, Cary.
The State of Morrisville breakfast is 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Hyatt House Raleigh-Durham Airport, 10962 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville. Town and Wake County leaders are scheduled to speak. bit.ly/2bvR9RJ.
The Apex Chamber of Commerce hosts its first Man Cave program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Guest speaker is former NFL player Marques Ogden, who will discuss “Lessons from the Locker Room.” bit.ly/2d2GFgq.
A Notary Certification class is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 N. Academy St. Cost: $140. For more information, go to bit.ly/2b3Ca37.
Coffee & Connections is 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. For more information, go to bit.ly/2c1sOIC.
A free business workshop, How to Identify Profitable Customers, Size Your Market and Reach Them Effectively, is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For more information and to register: 919-387-2100, bit.ly/1Us9hOQ.
A free networking event is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Coworking Station, 104 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. A food truck will be on site. Contact Michael Rolon at email@example.com or Tara Luellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area candidates for the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives will speak at the Cary Chamber of Commerce’s next Eye Opener Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Cost: $10-$15. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cHOTtQ.
Wake Up Apex is 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. Chris Chung, CEO of the N.C. Economic Development Partnership, is the guest speaker. For more information: bit.ly/2cgYqqM.
Ready to start a business? The Introduction to Entrepreneurship program is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Free. For more information and to register: 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1TGAywa.
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce hosts a First Responders/Wake Up Fuquay-Varina Breakfast 8-9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Golden Corral, 1420 E. Broad St. Members and non-members welcome. RSVP required. For more information and to register: 919-552-4947, bit.ly/2cQIVUT.
Registration is open for the program Selling Skills: Sales for People Who Don’t Like to Sell from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Free. For more information and to register: 919-387-2100, bit.ly/1X3XOVU.
The Back to Business Women’s Conference is Thursday, Oct. 6, to Friday, Oct. 7, at Research Triangle Park Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive. For more information and to register, go to backtobusinessconference.com or bit.ly/2cLXo5M.
Registration is open for the Education Candidates Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 N. Academy St. Candidates from Wake County School Board Districts 8 and 9 will speak. For more information and to register, to to bit.ly/2cqfldD.
Registration is open for the Driven by Carquest Fall Golf Classic Monday, Oct. 17, at the Governors Club, 10100 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill. The event is sponsored by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce and Advance Auto Parts. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cIxQtA.
The Town of Morrisville recently was awarded AAA ratings from the top three national bond rating agencies, Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch.
Fitch Ratings assigned an A- rating to bonds to be issued by the North Carolina Medical Care Commission on behalf of The Presbyterian Homes Obligated Group, which includes The Presbyterian Homes Inc., The Presbyterian Homes Foundation Inc. and Glenaire Inc.,
The Goddard School, 903 Olive Chapel Road, Apex, holds a book drive for Bonnie’s Book Foundation and an open house through Friday, Sept. 23. bit.ly/2cLP3id
Lenovo of Morrisville recently donated 50 laptops to the American Red Cross, which will use the computers in its disaster reponse efforts.
Academy Street Bistro, 200 S. Academy St., Cary, hosts the Open the Door fundraiser for A Doorway to Hope’s Crisis Fund at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Cost: $75 per person. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/1E8wu25.
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