Here’s a list of local business news for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
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Wine Down Wednesdays offers special drink prices at participating businesses in downtown Fuquay-Varina. bit.ly/1rbzF3e
Former NASCAR driver Junior Johnson will be at Salem Street Pub, 113 N. Salem St., Apex, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, for a tasting of his Midnight Moon Moonshine. He will be available for photos and autographs at the pub, 113 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-387-9992, bit.ly/25jWmll
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Bond Brothers Beer Co. is sponsoring the Guinness World Record Flip Flop 1K Run/Walk at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, beginning at the brewery, 202 E. Cedar St., Cary. Cost: $20. For more information, go to bit.ly/1XV8BTk.
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 Joint Chiropractic is scheduled to open another Triangle office in June at 1012 Market Center Drive, Morrisville, in the Park Village West shopping center.
Stonehaven Jewelry Gallery has moved from 307 S. Academy St. to 400 S. Harrison Ave., Cary.
The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association is holding a patriotic decorating contest through July 5 in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Participating businesses can show off their creativity and American pride; prizes will be awarded. The public can vote for the People’s Choice Award. Each vote costs 25 cents. Proceeds will benefit Heroes United and the FVDA. Fuquay-VarinaDowntown.com
Vendor applications are being accepted by the Holly Spring Chamber of Commerce for the new Center Street Market, which opens Saturday, June 18, on Center Street in downtown Holly Springs. The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every third Saturday of the month and will feature arts and crafts, pop-up shops and home-based businesses. For more information and vendor applications: bit.ly/1rW5Wfq, bit.ly/28hFKNj.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Entrepreneurial Workshop from 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Lenovo, 1009 Think Place, Building One, Morrisville. Cost: $20 per employee of member firms; $35 for nonmembers. RSVP by Tuesday, June 14. For more information and to register: bit.ly/1Wmn0IG.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Eye Opener Breakfast is from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Cost: $10 members; $15 nonmembers. To register: bit.ly/25OGCag
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce’s Wake Up Fuquay-Varina Breakfast is from 8-9 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Tyler’s Tavern, 2221 N. Grassland Drive. Cost: $7 members; $10 nonmembers. RSVP: 919-552-4947, bit.ly/25OILm9.
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will host State of the Town/State of the County from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Holly Springs Law Enforcement Center, 750 Holly Springs Road. The Wake County manager and Holly Springs town manager will discuss development, transportation and education issues. RSVP: 919-567-1796, bit.ly/1tkqfo2.
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 inaugural Veteran Owned Business Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at 322 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Food trucks, live music, games and other activities will be featured. Proceeds will benefit Military Missions in Action and Operation 300. For more information, call Jason Grantham at 919-413-4395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. facebook.com/vobfest
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to Croatia in November. Prices start at $2,899 per person. bit.ly/1MKpgWT
Allen Tate Realtors announced the Cary graduates of its Winner’s Edge training: Steven Abee, Chris Allen, Sarah Blazewicz, Jeff Carr, Amanda Crawford and Carla Hughey.
Stephanie Brooks has been promoted to office manager of 5Star Awards Inc. in Cary.
Beth Harris has joined S&A Communications in Cary as a graphic designer.
Dionne Jones has been promoted to Benefits and Safety Administrator for the Human Resources Department at Brady in Morrisville. Dennis Kaufman has joined Brady as a controls technician.
Dennis J. “Chip” Labonte II of Fuquay-Varina has been promoted to Senior Vice President at PC Construction.
Nathan Nordin was promoted to product support specialist at Railinc in Cary. Lisa James recently joined Railinc as a senior accountant and Abhinandan Kaur joined the company as a business analyst II.
CLH Design, a landscape architecture and civil engineering firm in Cary, received the Firm of the Year award by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Lisa Garrity, owner of Lisa Garrity Insurance Agency in Apex, was honored by Allstate for providing outstanding customer service.
Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS in Cary, has been named to the top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM list by the STEMconnector consortium.
The Carying Place Inc. raised about $125,000 at its recent benefit auction, dinner and dance. The Cary-based organization provides services for homeless working families with children.
Cary’s Lazy Daze grant program provided funding for a recent dinner and a movie outing for volunteers and participants at The Center for Volunteer Caregiving. The center provides various services for senior adults, caregivers and adults with disabilities. volunteercaregiving.org
The recent Rock Your World benefit concert at RallyPoint Sport Grill in Cary raised $108,105 for the Hope for Haiti Foundation and Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.
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.
Fritz Orthodontics of Holly Springs recently partnered with Stop Hunger Now to package more than 12,500 meals for children worldwide.
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