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Business Notes: June 1

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

Restaurants & Spirits

Southern Peak Brewery has opened at 950 Windy Road, Suite 100, Apex. A grand opening is at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 4. The first 50 people will receive a free pint glass. There will be a raffle and food trucks.

The annual Triangle Restaurant Week is Monday, June 6, through Sunday, June 12, at participating restaurants throughout Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. Special menus and rates will be offered for lunch and/or dinner. For more information:,

Former NASCAR driver Junior Johnson will be at Salem Street Pub, 113 N. Salem St., Apex, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, for a tasting of his Midnight Moon Moonshine. He will be available for photos and autographs at the pub, 113 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-387-9992,

Fortnight Brewing Co. is hosting the Miles for Medicine 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the brewery, 1006 SW Maynard Road, Cary. Proceeds benefit N.C. MedAssist. Entry fees range from $25 to $35. For more information and to register, go to

Bond Brothers Beer Co. is sponsoring the Guinness World Record Flip Flop 1K Run/Walk at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, beginning at the brewery, 202 E. Cedar St., Cary. Cost: $20. For more information, go to

La Farm Bakery will host its annual Bread Bakers Guild of America Open House from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the bakery, 4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary. The event will offer behind-the-scene tours of the bakery, a bread shaping demo, and an opportunity to see bakers scoring and loading breads into the hearth oven. Bread samples will be available.,

Business doings

Republic of Yoga, 202 Ledgestone Drive, Cary, hosts a Yoga for Runners class from 8-9 a.m. Fridays throughout June. Prices vary. For more information:

Cary Towne Furniture has opened in the former Sears store at Cary Towne Center.

Fujifilm Diosynth recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its 62,000-square-foot BioProcess Innovation Center in Morrisville.

The Joint Chiropractic is scheduled to open another Triangle office in June at 1012 Market Center Drive, Morrisville, in the Park Village West shopping center.

Orangetheory Fitness has announced plans to open at 1204 Parkside Main St., Cary, in Parkside Town Commons. For information, call 919-234-7454, or go to


A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Hot Yoga RTP/Cary/Morrisville, 126 Morrisville Square Way, Morrisville.

Get a professionally photographed headshot during Headshot Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, 344 Raleigh St. Cost: $75 for chamber members; $100 for nonmembers.

The Apex Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Lunch and Learn series presents the program “How to Use Facebook to Reach Your Target Market” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Cambridge Village of Apex, 951 S. Hughes St. Cost: $15 for chamber members; $20 for nonmembers. To register:

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at BB&T, 1000 Village Market Place, Park West, Morrisville.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce is hosting the First Responders Thank You Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Noah’s Event Venue of Morrisville, 5180 Paramount Parkway. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the 200 Club of Wake County, which provides financial assistance to families of first responders who lost their life in the line of duty. Cost: $30 per employee of member firms and family members of first responders; $45 for nonmembers. RSVP by Tuesday, June 7. For more information and to register:

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Entrepreneurial Workshop from 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Lenovo, 1009 Think Place, Building One, Morrisville. Cost: $20 per employee of member firms; $35 for nonmembers. RSVP by Tuesday, June 14. For more information and to register:

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.


Stephanie Brooks has been promoted to office manager of 5Star Awards Inc. in Cary.

Dr. Gabriel T. Duncan recently joined Cary Family Dental.

John Misenheimer has joined the human resources department at Calyx Engineers and Consultants in Cary as a human resources generalist.

Nathan Nordin was promoted to product support specialist at Railinc in Cary. Lisa James recently joined Railinc as a senior accountant and Abhinandan Kaur joined the company as a business analyst II.

Jonathan Stewart has joined Northwood Retail as director of leasing and will oversee leasing, tenant relations and strategy for the firm’s Southeast/Carolinas portfolio, which includes Waverly Place in Cary.

Cary native Owen Thomas was elected president of the UNC-Pembroke Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Jim Trull, president and owner of Keystone Financial Partners in Cary, recently Certified Financial Transitionist.


Lisa Garrity, owner of Lisa Garrity Insurance Agency in Apex, was honored by Allstate for providing outstanding customer service.

Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS in Cary, has been named to the top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM list by the STEMconnector consortium.


Area Mattress Firm stores are accepting clothing and cash donations during regular business hours through Sunday, June 26, to support the North Carolina foster care system. Proceeds will be distributed to the Children’s Hope Alliance and Thompson Child and Family Focus at the end of the drive.

Fritz Orthodontics of Holly Springs recently partnered with Stop Hunger Now to package more than 12,500 meals for children worldwide.

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