Fairview Garden Center will host Flora and Food Trucks from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, through May 23, at 8224 Holly Springs Road, Raleigh.
The Garden Hut will host a free class on making fairy gardens at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. Bring a container to use or buy one at the Garden Hut. To register, call 919-552-0590.
Nothing Bundt Cakes will open with a ribbon-cutting with the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at 2008 Market Center Drive, Morrisville.
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The Garden Hut’s Summer Beach Party Kick Off will be Saturday, May 30, at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-0590 or go to nelsasgardenhut.com.
The Research Triangle Regional Partnership will host the State of the Research Triangle Region economic forum Thursday, May 21, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Conference Center, Durham. Registration is at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 7:45 a.m. The program ends at 9:45 a.m. For information, go to www.researchtriangle.org/2015SOR.
Representatives of the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer free, confidential mentoring to business owners from 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Apex Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Salem St. To make an appointment, call SCORE at 919-856-4739 or go to raleigh.score.org.
The Cary Innovation Center’s Cary Entrepreneurs Mashup will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, in the second-floor conference room of the Cary Innovation Center at 201 W. Chatham St. To sign up, go to bit.ly/1GcPUlN.
The Cary Innovation Center’s Cary Coworking Jelly will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, at 145 W. Chatham St. There will be food trucks at 4:30 p.m.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for Coffee & Connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. Meetings are free to chamber members. Visitors may try two sessions for free; further meetings cost $10. For details, go to morrisvillechamber.org.
A Shot of Espresso will follow the Coffee & Connections meeting from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28. Pat Fontana will speak about communication skills. Participation costs $15 to non-members.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Knowledgeable Network of Women’s Spring KNOW Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $35, with a $10 discount for chamber members. For details, go to www.morrisvillechamber.org.
Jennifer Platt was hired as director of evaluation and health strategy at Thrive 4-7 of Morrisville.
Namita Sahajwani joined Railinc of Cary as business analyst II and David Sakell as senior quality assurance engineer. Stan Aukamp was promoted to senior manager of infrastructure services and solutions.
Maurice R. Smith of Cary, president of Local Government Federal Credit Union, has joined the board of directors of National Cooperative Bank.
Railinc of Cary was named in the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers for 2015 by Inbound Logistics magazine.
The Walgreens district office in Morrisville was one of four businesses to earn the 2015 Retailer of the Year Award of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association.
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