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Business Notes: June 8

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

Restaurants & Spirits

The Fresh Healthy Cafe at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary, is holding its first Summer Kick-off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The event will celebrate the cafe’s new summer hours and menu. Food samples will be available.

The annual Triangle Restaurant Week runs through Sunday, June 12, at participating restaurants in 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, Pancakes and Beer 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

GiGi’s Playhouse, a nationwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers, will hold a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at its first center in Raleigh, 2887 Jones Franklin Road. The playhouse will offer free educational and therapeutic programming to individuals of all ages with Down syndrome, their families and the community. For more information and to RSVP: 919-307-3952,

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


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:

The RTP chapter of the Association of IT Professionals meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. A panel discussion will focus on “Green Technology and IT: Driving the Business Case.” For more information: or phone 984-200-7917

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 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.


Allen Tate Realtors announced the Cary graduates of its Winner’s Edge training: Steven Abee, Chris Allen, Sarah Blazewicz, Jeff Carr, Amanda Crawford and Carla Hughey.

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

Dennis Kaufman has joined Brady in Morrisville as a controls technician.

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.


CLH Design, a landscape architecture and civil engineering firm in Cary, received the Firm of the Year award by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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.


The Carying Place Inc. raised about $125,000 at its recent benefit auction, dinner and dance. The Cary-based organization provides services for homeless working families with children.

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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