Here’s a list of local business news for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Restaurants & Spirits
La Madeleine Country French Cafe has opened in the former Mimi’s Cafe location, 1115 Walnut St., near Cary Towne Center.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced it will open four locations in Cary, Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
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Wine Down Wednesdays offers special drink prices at participating businesses in downtown Fuquay-Varina. bit.ly/1rbzF3e
The Joint Chiropractic Morrisville, 1102 Market Center Drive, celebrates its grand opening from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 14. 919-377-2303, bit.ly/295gRef
ThinSculpting, 12214 Bradford Green Square, Cary, holds its grand opening celebration from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19.
The Apex Chamber of Commerce hosts the Women’s Networking Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Guest speaker is Kate Leser from The Makeover Expert. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29b3WKL.
The RTP chapter of the Association of IT Professionals meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. A panel discussion will focus on telecommuting issues. For more information, call 984-200-7917 or visit bit.ly/1XcBDNH.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Entrepreneurial Workshop, “Managing a Multicultural Workforce,” from 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Lenovo, 1009 Think Place, Building One, Morrisville. Rescheduled from June 21. Cost: Free for employees of member firms; $35 for nonmembers. RSVP by Tuesday, July 19. For more information and to register: bit.ly/1Wmn0IG.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s annual Planning Conference is July 21-22 at the Blockade Runner, Wrightsville Beach. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29fZwnV.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s Eye Opener Breakfast is from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Cost: $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29vv4CY.
Atlantic Tire & Service will host a fundraiser Ladies’ Car Care Clinic from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at its Cary location, 1380 NW Maynard Road. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $10. Proceeds will go to InterAct of Wake County. RSVP through Eventbrite. 919-319-1614, atlantictireonline.com.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce hosts Coffee & Connections with a Shot of Expresso from 7:30-9:15 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at the chamber, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A. Free for members of employee firms; nonmembers can attend one session free. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29qu3M2.
The Apex and Holly Springs chambers of commerce host the Southwest Wake Business Expo on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St., Apex. Must be a chamber member to participate. For more information: apexchamber.com, hollyspringschamber.org.
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce hosts its seventh annual Core Connection Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Registration is under way for vendors. For more information, call 919-552-4947 or visit bit.ly/298SehR.
The inaugural Veteran Owned Business Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at 322 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Food trucks, live music, games and other activities will be featured. Proceeds will benefit Military Missions in Action and Operation 300. For more information, call Jason Grantham at 919-413-4395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. facebook.com/vobfest
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, raleigh.score.org.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to Croatia in November. Prices start at $2,899 per person. bit.ly/1MKpgWT
David James Kurt and Kanaka D. Sastry have recently joined Weichert Real Estate offices in Cary as agents.
Dennis J. “Chip” Labonte II of Fuquay-Varina has been promoted to Senior Vice President at PC Construction.
Back Home Productions, which has offices in Cary and Raleigh, won five awards in the annual Telly Awards competition, including the highest honor for one of its videos. The Telly is one of the most prestigious awards a non-broadcast video can win.
Martha Kartaoui, a district patient support leader with Results Physiotherapy in Cary, recently received the Patriot Award from the National Guard for her support of a co-worker who is a member of the guard.
Stacy Menzies, with Happy Fix Positive Lifestyle Co. in Apex, has completed “The Science of Happiness” course at the University of California-Berkeley.
SugarKANE Sugaring in Cary was named an American Small Business Champion. Owner Robin Ky’ Lockhart now is eligible to compete for the American Small Business Grand Championship, which has a $25,000 prize.
Tamara Young of Holly Springs High School received the Educator of the Month award for May from the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.
The Hampton Inn Raleigh Durham Airport, 1010 Airport Blvd., Morrisville, was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.
The following Kiddie Academy centers received several curriculum, teaching and best practices awards at the national Kiddie Academy conference: West Cary, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
The Waverly Place Final Friday Wine Walk events raised $15,330 this spring for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. More than 1,000 people participated in the wine walks in March, April and May. In the fall, the shopping center, at 2001 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, plans to host another set of wine walks benefiting the cancer fund. Those are scheduled for Aug. 26, Sept. 30 and Oct. 28.
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