Cary News: Community

Business Notes: Nov. 25

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.

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.

Food Lion opened new stores at 3709 Davis Drive, Morrisville; 9567 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville; and 620 Laura Duncan Road, Apex. Food Lion plans to use the new stores to try new products and services.

The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association participates in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 28. A kickoff breakfast will be 7-9 a.m. at The Meeting Corner, 135 S. Main St.

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,


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

Pamela Dempsey was hired by 5Star Awards Inc. in Cary as production manager.

Chris Hinnant, Inspections Director in Fuquay-Varina, and Ben Howell, Transportation Planner in Morrisville, completed the Leading for Results course as Local Government Federal Credit Union Fellows at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government.

Leslie Inscore was hired by Fidelity Bank of Fuquay-Varina. Inscore will work with the bank’s team in Cameron Village.

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.


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.

Kelly Spainhour with the town of Cary earned the Water Environment Federation’s Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award at the North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association’s 95th annual conference this month.

Whisk of Cary was named by The Gourmet Retailer trade magazine as the Kitchenware Retailer of the Year. Whisk, located in Waverly Place, also earned the U.S. Global Innovator Award. Owners Dan and Diana Saklad will be recognized March 5 in Chicago.


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.

Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry worked with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to give holiday dinners to more than 200 children in Read and Feed’s tutoring program at Apex United Methodist Church earlier this month.

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