Cary News: Community

Business Notes: May 11

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

Restaurants & Spirits

Brüeprint Brewing Company, 1229 Perry Road, Suite 101, Apex, will celebrate its two-year anniversary from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 14, with live music, food trucks, a dunk tank and small batches of beer. The brewery hosts a yoga class from 6-7 p.m. every Monday. Cost is $10 and includes a pint of beer. Bring a mat. To register, email 919-387-8075,

Ledo Pizza is open at 982 High House Road, Cary, in Preston Corners, the Maryland company’s first Triangle location.

Restaurants and catering services are invited to participate in the Taste of Holly Springs at the Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Contact the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce by May 15 at 919-567-1796.

Business doings

The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hope Veterinary Hospital, 404 Village Walk Drive, in the Harris Teeter Shopping Center on Highway 55.


The Morrisville Chamber/Atlantic Tire & Service Spring Golf Classic is Wednesday, May 11, at Lonnie Poole Golf Course, 1509 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. For more information:

The Military Advisory Board will host a discussion from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at the N.C. Bar Center auditorium, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary. Retired Lt. Gen. Ken Eickmann, an energy expert, will discuss “National Security and the Grid of the Future.” A continental breakfast will be served. Cost ranges from $25 to $35. For more information and to register:

The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, 1128 Ledsome Lane, Cary.

The Friday Force series features the program “Why Successful Businesses are Successful” from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 N. Academy St. Cost: $10 members, $15 nonmembers. To register:

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s KNOW Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Jenna P. Carpenter, dean of the School of Engineering at Campbell University, will speak on “STEM is Everywhere and for Everyone.” Cost is $35 per employee of member firms, $50 per nonmember and $315 for corporate table.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Excellence Awards, which recognize local companies and people who make an impact in the community, will be given out at an event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at Embassy Suites Hotel, Cary. Tickets are $35 per person.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon for new members is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the chamber’s office, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. Registration required by Thursday, May 12:

Coffee & Connections, a networking event, is scheduled from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. Free for employees of member firms. Nonmembers can attend one session at no charge.

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 is planning a trip to Croatia in November. Prices start at $2,899 per person.


Michael Bowser has joined Railinc in Cary as a customer support representative. Sam Robinson has been promoted to business analyst and Ganesh Subramanian has been promoted to middleware and application services manager.

Triangle businessmen Michael Curran and Greg Sanchez have accepted seats on the board of directors for Cary Academy.

Christopher Johnson has joined CALYX Engineers and Consultants in Cary as a project manager for the building structures group.

Matthew King has been promoted from chief credit officer to executive vice president of Fidelity Bank, which is based in Fuquay-Varina.

Eric Midkiff, formerly with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, has joined CALYX Engineers and Consultants in Cary as the North Carolina planning group manager.

Kelly-May Louise O'Neill has joined the Cary office of Weichert Realtors.


The Carolina RailHawks and Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina have formed the Goals Granting Wishes fundraising program. The professional soccer team plans to work with community sponsors and donate $2,500 for every RailHawks’ goal scored at home games during the 2016 season. Special Make-a-Wish ticket packages also are available. The RailHawks will donate $5 from every ticket purchased to benefit the group. The team plays its home games at Wake Med Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. For tickets: For more information on becoming a community sponsor, email Jeremy Deckelbaum at

The Bob Barker Company’s Green Team recently hosted the company’s Dash for Trash event. Teams from the company and other Fuquay-Varina businesses picked up trash around the town.

Nearly 200 people received free dental care at the recent Dentistry From the Heart clinic at Cary Family Dental, 1149 Kildaire Farm Road. Dr. Allan Acton and a team of dentists, staff and volunteers provided about $80,000 in free dental care to 197 adults at the fifth annual event. The first 100 patients in line also received free T-shirts and toothbrushes.

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