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Business Notes: Oct. 19

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

Restaurants & Spirits

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

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 fuquay-varina.com.

Business doings

Camp Canine, 333 James Jackson Ave., Cary, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. campcanine.com

Relias Learning, 111 Corning Road, Cary, has acquired Swank HealthCare and AHC Media. reliaslearning.com

The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, holds its 14th annual Holiday Open House Saturday, Nov. 5. Donations for the Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry will be collected. 919-552-0590, nelsasgardenhut.com

Calendar

A congressional candidates forum is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 N. Academy St. Candidates from districts 2 and 4 will attend. For more information, go to bit.ly/2ecLotJ.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce holds the Eye Opener Breakfast Candidates Forum from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Candidates for Wake County commissioner districts 4, 5 and 6 will speak. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2dfcKgF.

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.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s Business EXPO 2016 is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Free; no registration required. For more information, go to bit.ly/2d9Y2g0.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s next KNOW Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 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 bit.ly/2d9YiNg.

Careers

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.

Kudos

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. fortnightbrewing.com

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