Cary News: Community

Business Notes: Oct. 12

Local business news for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.

Restaurants & Spirits

Chatham Street Wine Market, 111 W. Chatham St., Cary, presents Corks and Clay from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Cary Pottery will provide instruction on making a vase. Cost: $25; includes a glass of wine. For more information, go to On Friday, Oct. 14, the shop holds a pop-up dinner and wine tasting from 7-9 p.m. Cost: $55. For more information and tickets, go to 919-377-2988,

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza will open in Holly Springs in Holly Springs Towne Center at 316 Grand Hill Place.

Giardino Gourmet Salads plans to open its first North Carolina location in late October at Harrison Square shopping center, 1805 N. Harrison Ave., Cary.

The fourth annual SAVOR Fuquay-Varina culinary competition is 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Bob Barker Co., 134 N. Main St., in the Fuquay business district. The contest will showcase local restaurants, taverns and caterers. More than 20 chefs are expected to compete. Food samples will be available and participants can vote for the People’s Choice award. The event also will feature a reverse raffle, wine and local craft beer. Cost: $50. For more information and tickets, go to

Business doings

Parlor Blow Dry Bar has opened at Waverly Place at 302 Colonades Way, Suite 208, Cary. or 919-880-3391

Joint Venture Jewelry, 250 Grande Heights Drive, Cary, holds its annual Vintage Jewelry Show Oct. 12-22 at the store. For more information: 919-678-0092,

Ivy Cottage Collections, 2017 NW Cary Parkway, holds a Fall Tablescapes Decorating program from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free. For more information, call 919-462-3434.


The Education Candidates Forum is 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, go to

The RTP chapter of the Association of IT Professionals meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The program theme is “Chief Information Officer Spotlight.” For more information: 984-200-7917,

Businesses and community organizations have until Friday, Oct. 14, to apply to participate in the Morrisville police and fire departments’ first Trunk or Treat during the annual Trick or Treat the Trail event Saturday, Oct. 29, at Morrisville Community Park. For more information, go to

Volunteers are being sought for the Driven by Carquest Fall Golf Classic Monday, Oct. 17, at the Governors Club, 10100 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill. To volunteer, call 919-463-7155. The event is sponsored by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce and Advance Auto Parts. For more information: 919-463-7150,

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

Registration is underway for the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s next KNOW Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. The theme is “Working Together: Becoming a Workplace Ally.” For more information and to register, go to


Murali Chidurala has joined Railinc Corp. as senior software engineer and Jim Haugh has joined the company as a customer support representative. Om Parkash was promoted to senior manager of application engineering and Rebecca Summers was promoted to business analyst.


Fortnight Brewing Co., 1006 SW Maynard Road, Cary, won Best of Show for its porter in the N.C. Brewers’ Cup competition at the North Carolina State Fair.

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