Cary News: Community

Business Notes: Dec. 23

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

Business doings

Thrift 2 Gift, a nonprofit thrift store in Cary and Apex, has a customer appreciation sale throughout December. Everything but furniture is half off. Stores are at 900 E. Chatham St., Cary, at 1402 E. Williams St., Apex.

Plant Nite is now organizing nights out in Fuquay-Varina. Customers meet at bars or restaurants to make tabletop gardens.

Creature Comforts Animal Hospital invites kids to learn about veterinarians’ work from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at 3435 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Ages 5-10 will read “Cha Cha Chocobelle” with Dr. Betsy Sigmon, listen to a dog’s heartbeat, view radiographs and more. Parents are asked to stay with their children. RSVP: 919-387-3435.

Triangle Restaurant Week will be Monday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 31.

Burn Bootcamp plans to open new gyms in January. The Cary location will be 1951 High House Road and Holly Springs’ gym will be at 158 W. Holly Springs Road.


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’s next Coffee & Connections networking event will be 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. Admission is free to employees of member firms. Non-members may try one session for free.


Ellen Fort joined the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood in Cary as director of development and communications.

The Special Event Company in Cary announced new advisory board members: Michael Schoenfeld, Santo Costa, John Kurtzweil and James T. Fain III.


Brew N Que in Cary won the 2015 Craft Services and Restaurant Award’s Favorite Barbeque Category.

Carolina Brewing Company of Holly Springs was inducted into the National MS Society’s Circle of Distinction. Over the past 12 years, Carolina Brewing Company has raised more than one million dollars for the society.

Fit & Able Productions, Inc., which organizes athletic events in Cary, was recognized by Endurance Magazine for five events and Team Fit & Able.

Food service director Kevin Johnson at SearStone in Cary won the Enhancing Resident Experience Award from Sodexo Global at a national awards banquet.


The Center for Volunteer Cargiving organized 45 volunteers for Wake Rake, in which volunteer teams raked yards and helped with other yardwork at the homes of people with disabilities in Wake County. The teams, including 18 students from Fuquay-Varina High School’s National Honor Society, worked on 11 yards on Dec. 12.

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy in Morrisville donated $5,500 in gift cards to the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Family Support Program. The academy raised money during an annual fall festival raffle.

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