Here’s a list of local business news for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Restaurants & Spirits
The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary is hosting a blind tasting of wines from France and California at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19. “Umstead Uncorked: The Judgment of Paris” will mark the 40th anniversary of the wine tasting in 1976 that changed the world’s perception of California wines. The event begins in the Fireplace Lounge of the hotel, 100 Woodland Pond Drive. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at 919-447-4050. bit.ly/1pH9eTk
Ledo Pizza is open at 982 High House Road, Cary, in Preston Corners, the Maryland company’s first Triangle location. facebook.com/LedoPizzaCary
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The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Taste of Holly Springs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at the Farmers Market, 128 S. Main St. hollyspringschamber.org
La Farm Bakery will host its annual Bread Bakers Guild of America Open House from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the bakery, 4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary. The event will offer behind-the-scene tours of the bakery, a bread shaping demo, and an opportunity to see bakers scoring and loading breads into the hearth oven. Bread samples will be available. lafarmbakery.com, www.bbga.org
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hope Veterinary Hospital, 404 Village Walk Drive, in the Harris Teeter Shopping Center on Highway 55.
Engineering for Kids of the Triangle Area will celebrate its grand opening with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The event will feature hands-on and STEM learning activities, games and prizes for children. The center is at 110 Lattner Court, Suite 106, Morrisville. 919-650-1341, engineeringforkids.com/triangle
The nonprofit VETSHired Inc. is hosting a job fair for veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at VFW Post 7383, 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. To register: 772-763-0025, vetswork.net.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Excellence Awards, which recognize local companies and people who make an impact in the community, will be given out at an event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd. Tickets are $35 per person. carychamber.com
The Wake Up Fuquay-Varina Breakfast is 8-9 a.m. Friday, May 20, at Golden Corral, 1420 E. Broad St. Cost of the event, sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, is $7 for chamber members, $10 for nonmembers. Registration required. For more information: bit.ly/1Opn56h.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s Business of Women luncheon is from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. CBS/WNCN Reporter Carleigh Griffeth is the featured speaker. Cost is $20 for chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. To register, go to bit.ly/1NrCxnn.
Planning a business? The free class, “Legal Aspects of Starting Your Business,” will offer information about legal decisions that need to be made. The class is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register: bit.ly/1X3XOVU, 919-387-2100.
The Cary Eye Opener Breakfast is 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Cost of the event, which is sponsored by the Cary Chamber of Commerce, is $10 for chamber members, $15 for nonmembers. To register, go to bit.ly/1VUrCFy.
Coffee & Connections, a networking event, is scheduled from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. Free for employees of member firms. Nonmembers can attend one session at no charge. bit.ly/1QSZs5C
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 is planning a trip to Croatia in November. Prices start at $2,899 per person. bit.ly/1MKpgWT
Michael Bowser has joined Railinc in Cary as a customer support representative. Sam Robinson has been promoted to business analyst and Ganesh Subramanian has been promoted to middleware and application services manager.
Triangle businessmen Michael Curran and Greg Sanchez have accepted seats on the board of directors for Cary Academy.
Kelly-May Louise O'Neill has joined the Cary office of Weichert Realtors.
Area Mattress Firm stores are accepting clothing and cash donations during regular business hours through Sunday, June 26, to support the North Carolina foster care system. Proceeds will be distributed to the Children’s Hope Alliance and Thompson Child and Family Focus at the end of the drive.
The Carolina RailHawks and Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina have formed the Goals Granting Wishes fundraising program. The professional soccer team plans to work with community sponsors and donate $2,500 for every RailHawks’ goal scored at home games during the 2016 season. Special Make-a-Wish ticket packages also are available. The RailHawks will donate $5 from every ticket purchased to benefit the group. The team plays its home games at Wake Med Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. For tickets: carolinarailhawks.com. For more information on becoming a community sponsor, email Jeremy Deckelbaum at Jeremy@CarolinaRailHawks.com.
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