Here’s a list of local business news for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Restaurants & Spirits
Eggs Up Grill has opened its first location at 1436 Main St., Fuquay-Varina, in the Sexton Commons Shopping Center. It is owned by brothers Scott and Rob Johnson.
Cellar 55, a wine and craft beer store with a tasting room and classes, has opened at 1351 East Broad St., Fuquay-Varina, in the Fuquay Crossing Shopping Center. A grand opening is July 9 and 10 with focus on wine on Saturday and a focus on beer on Sunday. cellar55nc.com
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Famous Toastery, which has a location in Waverly Place, will open a second location in Weston Corners.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop has announced it will open four locations in Cary, Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
Wine Down Wednesdays offers special drink prices at participating businesses in downtown Fuquay-Varina. bit.ly/1rbzF3e
The Joint Chiropractic Morrisville holds its grand opening celebration from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 14. The free event will feature a ribbon cutting, food and beverages, prizes, massages, consultations and adjustments. The Joint recently opened at 1102 Market Center Drive. 919-377-2303, bit.ly/295gRef
The Society of Toxicology hosts the scientific symposium, “SOT and NIEHS Past, Present and Future: 50 Years of Collaboration,” from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park. Free. Registration required. For more information, go to 1.usa.gov/298lN5P.
The Apex Chamber of Commerce hosts the Women’s Networking Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Guest speaker is Kate Leser from The Makeover Expert. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29b3WKL.
The RTP chapter of the Association of IT Professionals meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. A panel discussion will focus on telecommuting issues. For more information, call 984-200-7917 or visit bit.ly/1XcBDNH.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Entrepreneurial Workshop, “Managing a Multicultural Workforce,” from 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Lenovo, 1009 Think Place, Building One, Morrisville. Rescheduled from June 21. Cost: $20 per employee of member firms; $35 for nonmembers. RSVP by Tuesday, July 19. For more information and to register: bit.ly/1Wmn0IG.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s annual Planning Conference is July 21-22 at the Blockade Runner, Wrightsville Beach. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29fZwnV.
Atlantic Tire & Service will host a fundraiser Ladies’ Car Care Clinic from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at its Cary location, 1380 NW Maynard Road. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $10. Proceeds will go to InterAct of Wake County. RSVP through Eventbrite. 919-319-1614, atlantictireonline.com.
The Apex and Holly Springs chambers of commerce will host the Southwest Wake Business Expo on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St., Apex. Must be a chamber member to participate. For more information: apexchamber.com, hollyspringschamber.org.
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce hosts its seventh annual Core Connection Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Registration is under way for vendors. For more information, call 919-552-4947 or visit bit.ly/298SehR.
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
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
Kelli Buchanan was promoted to product support specialist and Meghan Finnie was promoted to product support manager at Railinc in Cary. Spencer Harris recently joined the company as a customer support representative.
Madhavi Chitoor has been promoted to lead business analyst with Railinc in Cary, Paul Ransdell has been promoted to solutions engineer and Sarah Sweeney has recently joined the company as business solutions coordinator.
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.
David James Kurt and Kanaka D. Sastry have recently joined Weichert Real Estate offices in Cary as agents.
Dennis J. “Chip” Labonte II of Fuquay-Varina has been promoted to Senior Vice President at PC Construction.
Allstate agency owner Lisa Garrity of Apex received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award. The Allstate Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to the Kraft YMCA in Apex, where she volunteers.
Martha Kartaoui, a district patient support leader with Results Physiotherapy in Cary, recently received the Patriot Award from the National Guard for her support of a co-worker who is a member of the guard.
Jesse Shapiro of Apex received the Order of Service from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Shapiro is an attorney with Wilson & Reives law firm.
Tamara Young of Holly Springs High School received the Educator of the Month award for May from the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.
The Hampton Inn Raleigh Durham Airport, 1010 Airport Blvd., Morrisville, was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.
The following Kiddie Academy centers received several curriculum, teaching and best practices awards at the national Kiddie Academy conference: West Cary, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
The Waverly Place Final Friday Wine Walk events raised $15,330 this spring for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. More than 1,000 people participated in the wine walks in March, April and May. In the fall, the shopping center, at 2001 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, plans to host another set of wine walks benefiting the cancer fund. Those are scheduled for Aug. 26, Sept. 30 and Oct. 28.
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
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