Here’s a list of local business news for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
SAS, the software company with headquarters in Cary, recorded 2.3 percent growth in annual revenue in 2015 – or 6.4 percent after adjusting for currency fluctuations. Revenue for 2015 was $3.16 billion, the company announced. SAS increased the number of employees in Cary by 2 percent, or 107 workers, giving it a total of 5,460 employees locally.
Grade Power Learning will host an open house for its Little Readers program for 3- to 5-year-olds from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 1229 NW Maynard Road, Cary.
Chatham Street Wine Market at 111 W. Chatham St., Cary, hosts wine and food events. Champagne and food from Cousins Maine Lobster food truck is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. facebook.com/ChathamStreetWine/events.
The Garden Hut at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, hosts a Gardeners’ Forum on “Gardening for Bluebirds” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Registration is required for both events. 919-552-0590, NelsasGardenHut.com.
Mad Hatter’s Spring Afternoon Tea will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at 107 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Tickets are $35 and must be bought in advance. 919-557-5771.
Representatives of the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer free, confidential mentoring to business owners 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Apex Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Salem St. Call to make an appointment: 919-856-4739, raleigh.score.org.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce New Member Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. Register by Wednesday, Feb. 10. morrisvillechamber.org.
A WordsWorking workshop on public speaking and networking is 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Apex Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Salem St. Register for $35 online: bit.ly/20bipvb.
Frank Geraci joined Weichert, REALTORS in Cary.
Daniel Pope, lead inspector of Holly Springs’ Code Enforcement Department, earned his fifth Level III certification. He is the second Holly Springs inspector to earn top-level certification.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary has been named the No. 1 hotel in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking is based on an analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings.
Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award.
Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital, which has locations in Durham and Holly Springs, donated a digital radiography system to the Conservator’s Center Inc., a nonprofit in Mebane that is home to exotic animals.
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