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Chatham Street Wine Market, 111 W. Chatham St., Cary, holds a holiday pop-up market from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Local food and wine vendors will be featured. Free wine tastings from 1-4 p.m. 919-377-2988, chathamstreetwine.com
Pinot’s Palette of Apex holds its grand opening at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1553 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, in Beaver Creek Shopping Center, Apex. A paint and sip class is 7-9 p.m. Cost: $35. Half of proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle. 919-296-1741, pinotspalette.com/apex
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Another Broken Egg Cafe has opened at 1103 Parkside Main St., in the Parkside Town Commons shopping center, Cary. This is the second area restaurant. Another cafe is in Park West Village in Morrisville. 919-466-0718, anotherbrokenegg.com
Register by Wednesday, Dec. 7, for the Tax Strategies for Exporters IC-DISC Workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. For more information: 919-463-7155, bit.ly/2gZ9yMF.
RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 8, for the NABA RTP Chapter Holiday Mixer from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Vault, 1104 Broad St., Durham. firstname.lastname@example.org
Six retail shops in downtown Fuquay-Varina are participating in the Downtown Progressive Shopping Event during regular business hours Saturday, Dec. 10. The Mad Hatter, Ann's Diamond Center, David Anthony's, KnB Marketplace, Glittery Frog Boutique and Carolina Monogram & Co. will provide holiday refreshments for shoppers. 919-557-5771
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s next Entrepreneurial Workshop, “Cyber Risk and Smarter Technology,” is 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Building 1 at Lenovo, 1009 Think Place, Morrisville. bit.ly/2ghQAOs.
Register by Sunday, Dec. 11, to attend the 2017 Economic Forecast presentation from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Mark Vitner, director and senior economist with Wells Fargo, is the featured speaker. The program is being presented by the Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs chambers of commerce. No registration at the door. For more information and to register: 919-567-1796, bit.ly/2gDBm62, hollyspringschamber.org
The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s next Business of Women event is noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Mira Batchelor, regional engagement officer with the American Red Cross, will speak. Cost: $20-$25.
The next Wake Up Fuquay-Varina Breakfast is 8-9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Tyler’s Tavern, 2221 N. Grassland Drive. To RSVP: 919-552-4947 or fuquay-varina.com.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Ecomonic Forecast Breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. The annual report will be presented by Michael Walden. For more information and to register, go to carychamber.com.
Barbara Excell has been named director of review programs and services for the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence in Cary.
S&A Communications, a communications agency based in Cary, won two MarCom Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The agency won the Platinum Award, the highest honor, for its blog writing and won an Honorable Mention in the nonprofit websites category. sacommunications.com
The White Oak Foundation of Apex recently was named a GSK IMPACT Award winner. The foundation was one of 10 area nonprofits awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their contributions to a healthier Triangle region. whiteoakfoundationnc.org
Three area companies were awarded grants from the One North Carolina Small Business Program. The funds will be used to develop new products, hire more employees and purchase equipment and materials. Companies receiving grants were: Assist Equipment Development of Cary, $37,500; BioMojo of Cary, $48,214; and Collaborations Pharmaceuticals of Fuquay-Varina, $32,347.
Grammy Award-winner Darius Rucker is the 2017 ambassador for the Home for Good project, sponsored by building products manufacturer Ply Gem of Cary. The program helps families across the U.S. build homes through Habitat for Humanity.
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