Cary News: Community

Business Notes: Nov. 18

Here’s a list of local business news for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.

Business doings

Register to win a $500 gift certificate for downtown Fuquay-Varina businesses at participating stores during Cash for Christmas from November through Wednesday, Dec. 9. The winner will be announced on Dec. 11.

Welcome Federal Credit Union opened new headquarters and a main branch at 10810 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville.

Owners of Parlor Blow Dry Bar in Raleigh announced plans to open a franchise location in Cary.

Amedeo’s on Western Boulevard has opened Amedeo’s Pizza at Beaver Creek Commons, 2045 Creekside Landing Drive, Apex. It is owned by David Harris, Rodney Byrd and Dave and Jill Parker.

TapLineGrowler, a beer growler filling station and tasting room, has opened at 1110 Kentworth Drive, Holly Springs.

Precision Chiropractic, owned by Eric Selle, has opened at 1750 NW Maynard Road, Suite 112, Cary.

Jersey Mike’s Subs opens in Grace Park Shopping Center at 3608 Davis Drive, Morrisville, on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Chick-fil-A opens Thursday, Nov. 19, at Parkside Town Commons at 7107 O’Kelly Chapel Road, Cary. A gift card with a one-year supply of the restaurant’s products will be given to the first 100 eligible adults 18 and older who are at the restaurant at 6 a.m., Nov. 19. Children’s books will be collected Nov. 18 to 20 to be given to Alston Ridge Elementary.

Curves of Apex will have a nutrition class with a representative from Jenny Craig from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at 746 W. Williams St. To sign up, call 919-303-6503.

Belk at Cary Towne Center will host an Effy Fine Jewelry trunk show from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24. The mall is at 1105 Walnut St. The jewelry will be 50 percent off, plus 20 percent off with an appointment. 919-467-5050, ext. 281.

The Garden Hut will have a bow-making class from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. A bow/wreath-making class will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. Registration is required and costs $30 for the bow-making class and $50 for the bow/wreath-making class. 919-552-0590,

The Garden Hut’s Ladies’ Night Out is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Registration is required. The event is free; bring canned items to donate to the Fuquay-Varina food pantry.


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,

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce has Coffee & Connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and networking starts at 7:45 a.m. The session is free for employees of member firms; non-members can try one session for free.

The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce is hosting Grapes, Grains and Giving, a wine and beer tasting, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Leslie-Alford-Mims House, 100 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. Admission is $35 in advance and $45 at the door and includes appetizers, desserts, tastings and a souvenir glass. There will be an auction with bird houses decorated by local artists. 919-567-1796 or


Lindsey Boggs joined the leadership team of etailinsights as Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Managed Services.

Sean Brodersen joined the Home Office of Fidelity Bank in Fuquay-Varina as business solutions support analyst I.

Oita Coleman was appointed to the North Carolina Central University Board of Trustees. Coleman is vice president of research and development for the QUEST Division at SAS Institute in Cary.

Command Chief Warrant Officer Richard Comer of Holly Springs celebrated his retirement this month after 33 years of active duty and National Guard Service.

Mark Lawson was named business relationship manager for the Cary market by Wells Fargo.

Dr. Hiren Mehta joined Rex Pulmonary Specialists, working with Dr. Sanjay Dhar at a new clinic in Cary at 300 Ashville Ave., Suite 301.

Dr. Natalie Shaw of Cary joined the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park.

Tim Sujka was hired as an industry relations director at Railinc Corp. in Cary. Jeff Green was hired as a customer support representative and Patricia Sumrell as director of finance. Craig Adamski was promoted to senior business analyst, Nicole Jesserer to business analyst, Akash Mahtani to Railroad Clearinghouse credit and treasury specialist and Dereck Totten to systems engineer.


Esteem Me Montessori & Creative Play, a childcare center in Cary, earned a five-star rating from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Child Development.

J.J. Grow, chief executive officer at Verdesian Life Sciences in Cary, earned an Honorary American FFA Degree from Future Farmers of America. The award recognizes more than 30 years of work with FFA.


Employees of CA Technologies in Cary volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club of Raleigh’s Girls Club in October during the 10th annual CA Together in Action.

Farmer Ganyard at Upchurch Farm in Cary has donated hundreds of pumpkins to several schools, including Bugg Elementary, Penny Road Elementary, Walnut Creek Elementary and Cardinal Charter Academy.

Greenscape Inc. and Weed Man employees of Fuquay-Varina volunteered to plant fluit trees in two southeast Raleigh neighborhoods. The City Fruit project is organized by Community Food Lab.

Relay Foods will collect nonperishable food to donate to Urban Ministries of Wake County, Urban Ministries of Durham and TABLE through Wednesday, Nov. 25. Donations will be accepted at pickup sites and the company will match food bought through item-for-item.

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