Local business news for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
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Blaze Pizza will have its grand opening Thursday, Nov. 17, in Holly Springs Towne Center, 316 Grand Hill Place, next to the new Carmike Cinemas Ovation Cinema Grill 9. Like Blaze on social media, and get a free pizza Friday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For every pizza that Blaze gives away, $1 will be given to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard.
Dame’s Chicken & Waffles has opened a new location at 1823 N. Harrison Ave., Cary.
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The groundbreaking ceremony for the retail location of Annelore’s German Bakery was held Monday at 308 W. Chatham St. in downtown Cary. 919-294-8040, facebook.com/AnneloresGermanBakery/
The Morrisville Innovation Foundation holds a HOTTovation Biz Pitch Event and Start-up Social on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Biz Pitch is 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the RTP campus of Campbell University, 808 Aviation Parkway, Suite 1100, Morrisville. The social is 5:30-7 p.m. at Tra’Li Irish Pub, 3170 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville. For more information, go to bit.ly/2fbgJ4m.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s next Coffee and Connections with a Shot of Expresso is 7:30-9:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the chamber’s office, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. bit.ly/2ezno6B
The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s next Business of Women event is noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. bit.ly/2erOHz9
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce’s Wake Up Fuquay-Varina Breakfast is 8-9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Golden Corral, 1420 E. Broad St. RSVP required: bit.ly/2g1inFh.
Saturday, Nov. 26, is Small Business Saturday.
The Triangle Marketing Club meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at KnowledgeTree, 3210 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Drew Robinson of BP Studios will discuss “Build Better lead Generation Through Your Website.” For more information and to RSVP, go to meetup.com/triangle-marketing-club.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce holds its next Eye Opener Breakfast from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Sean Stegall, the new town manager for Cary, will speak. For more information, go to bit.ly/2fG1ID1.
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast Eye Opener is 8-9 .m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Zaxby’s restaurant, 101 Grand Hill Place. bit.ly/2eFOm93
Railinc of Cary recently hired Benjamin Berg as associate software engineer and Matthew Naab as systems engineer. The company also promoted Drew Fitzgerald to product support specialist II and Nathan Wall to data analyst II.
Coworking Station, 104 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs, is holding a food drive in November for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Free day passes to the coworking space will be given for donations of 3 items or more. coworkingstation.com
Ten Thousand Villages, 1357 Kildaire Farm Road, in the Shoppes of Kildaire, will donate 15 percent of all sales between 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, to Family Promise of Wake County. bit.ly/2eFFu31, familypromisewake.org
The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, is holding a food drive for the Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry and Ladies’ Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Registration required: 919-552-0590, nelsasgardenhut.com. The shop also is a drop-off site throughout the holidays for the food pantry.
Waltonwood Cary Parkway recently held a lantern launch and bake sale to raise funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
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