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Business Notes: July 27

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

Restaurants & Spirits

Dairy Queen locations in Cary and Morrisville are participating in Miracle Treat Day Thursday, July 28. All proceeds from Blizzard ice cream sales that day will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital. Children’s activities also are planned. The Cary DQ Grill & Chill is at 631 Walnut St. The Morrisville location is 1008 Morrisville Carpenter Road.

Ed’s Family Restaurant & Catering has opened at 43 E. Depot St., Angier.

Business doings

Cary Florist now is offering wholesale flowers online.

The Mad Hatter shop at 107 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, celebrates its three-year anniversary from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Refreshments will be served. For more information: 919-557-5771,

Peachy Keen Boutique, 250 Grande Heights Drive, Cary, celebrates its four-year anniversary from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. A food truck will be on site.


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

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce KNOW Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway. Cost: $35 for members; $50 for nonmembers. The guest speaker will be Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina. Register by Tuesday, Aug. 2. For more information and to register, go to

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:,

The first Triangle Children’s Business Fair is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Park West Village, Village Market Place, Morrisville. For the event, children create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy and open their business for customers at the fair. For more information, go to

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Entrepreneurial Workshop from 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Lenovo, 1009 Think Place, Building One, Morrisville. Cost: Free for employees of member firms; $35 for nonmembers. RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 16. For more information and to register:

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

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

Registration is under way for the Carolina Business Woman Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Hyatt House Raleigh Durham Airport, 10962 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville. Cost: $115. For more information, go to

Representatives of the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer free, confidential mentoring to business owners from 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.


Kurt Balok and Wioletta Kosik have joined the Weichert, Realtors team of agents in Cary.

Eric Millinder has joined Railinc in Cary as an application architect. Also, the company recently promoted William Holt to business analyst and Sarah Mansfield to customer relations analyst.

Sara Schweiger has joined S&A Cherokee in Cary as a staff writer.

Maryanne Volkringer has been named senior director of operations and administration at the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence in Cary.

Joel E. Young has joined Sterling Fox Financial in Holly Springs as a registered representative.


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.

Cary Magazine, a lifestyle publication in western Wake County, won three Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.

Landeavor LLC, developer of the 12 Oaks residential community in Holly Springs, has been designated one of Ideal-Living magazine’s 2016 “Best of the Best.”

S&A Communications in Cary received an APEX Award for Publication Excellence.


The recent All-Star Game fundraiser between the Holly Springs Salamanders and the Miracle League of the Triangle raised more than $1,300.

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