Local business news for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Restaurants & Spirits
Chatham Street Wine Market, 111 W. Chatham St., Cary, hosts Winetoberfest from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Free tasting of fall wines. A food truck will be on site. The store also is hosting Sip ‘n’ Swap from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. The family-friendly event will feature a free wine tasting and children’s clothes and toys swap. chathamstreetwine.com
La Farm Bakery, 4248 NW Cary Parkway, is offering a series of fall baking classes. For more information, call 919-657-0657 or go to lafarmbakery.com.
Rock Harbor Grill has opened at 132 S. Fuquay Ave. in downtown Fuquay-Varina. The seafood restaurant previously was in Apex. 984-225-2256, facebook.com/RockHarborGrill
Area candidates for the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives will speak at the Cary Chamber of Commerce’s next Eye Opener Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Cost: $10-$15. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cHOTtQ.
A free networking event is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Coworking Station, 104 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. A food truck will be on site. Contact Michael Rolon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tara Luellen at email@example.com.
Wake Up Apex is 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. Chris Chung, CEO of the N.C. Economic Development Partnership, is the guest speaker. For more information: bit.ly/2cgYqqM.
Ready to start a business? The Introduction to Entrepreneurship program is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Free. For more information and to register: 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1TGAywa.
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce hosts a First Responders/Wake Up Fuquay-Varina Breakfast 8-9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Golden Corral, 1420 E. Broad St. Members and non-members welcome. RSVP required. For more information and to register: 919-552-4947, bit.ly/2cQIVUT.
Registration is open for the program Selling Skills: Sales for People Who Don’t Like to Sell from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Free. For more information and to register: 919-387-2100, bit.ly/1X3XOVU.
The Back to Business Women’s Conference is Thursday, Oct. 6, to Friday, Oct. 7, at Research Triangle Park Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive. For more information and to register, go to backtobusinessconference.com or bit.ly/2cLXo5M.
The Triangle Community Coalition and WakeUp Wake County sponsor a luncheon and panel discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at One Eleven Place, 111 Realtors Way, Cary. The GoWake GoTransit GoVote event will focus on a referendum to help fund expanded transit service in the Triangle. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cTJNKP.
Registration is open for the Education Candidates Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 N. Academy St. Candidates from Wake County School Board Districts 8 and 9 will speak. For more information and to register, to to bit.ly/2cqfldD.
Registration is underway for the Driven by Carquest Fall Golf Classic Monday, Oct. 17, at the Governors Club, 10100 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill. The event is sponsored by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce and Advance Auto Parts. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cIxQtA.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce hosts the Small Business is Big Business entrepreneurial workshop from 7:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Building 1 at Lenovo, 1009 Think Place, Morrisville. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cUmkYn.
Max Ashworth has rejoined Four Oaks Bank in Fuquay-Varina as a business development consultant.
Bobymon Padinjattathil recently joined Weichert, Realtors in Cary as an agent.
Fitch Ratings assigned an A- rating to bonds to be issued by the North Carolina Medical Care Commission on behalf of The Presbyterian Homes Obligated Group, which includes The Presbyterian Homes Inc., The Presbyterian Homes Foundation Inc. and Glenaire Inc.
The Western Wake Tennis Association in Cary was selected the Community Tennis Association of the Year by the United States Tennis Association.
Academy Street Bistro, 200 S. Academy St., Cary, hosts the Open the Door fundraiser for A Doorway to Hope’s Crisis Fund at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Cost: $75 per person. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/1E8wu25.
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