Durham News: Community

Business Notes: Dec. 2

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

Business doings

Cary Florist opened on Dec. 1 at 100 Parkthrough Drive.

Register to win a $500 gift certificate for downtown Fuquay-Varina businesses at participating stores during Cash for Christmas from November through Wednesday, Dec. 9. The winner will be announced on Dec. 11.

The Garden Hut will have a bow/wreath-making class will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. Registration is required and costs $50. 919-552-0590, nelsasgardenhut.com.

Triangle Restaurant Week will be Monday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 31.


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 Holiday Reception is 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. The Chef’s Academy will host the event at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd., Morrisville. RSVP by Nov. 30 was required. Admission is free to employees of member firms. morrisvillechamber.org.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce meets for Coffee & Connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 10. Admission is free to employees of member firms. Non-members may try one session for free. morrisvillechamber.org.


Pamela Dempsey was hired by 5Star Awards Inc. in Cary as production manager.

Chris Hinnant, Inspections Director in Fuquay-Varina, and Ben Howell, Transportation Planner in Morrisville, completed the Leading for Results course as Local Government Federal Credit Union Fellows at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government.

Leslie Inscore was hired by Fidelity Bank of Fuquay-Varina. Inscore will work with the bank’s team in Cameron Village.

Mark Lawson was named business relationship manager for the Cary market by Wells Fargo.


Daniel’s Moving and Storage, Inc. of Morrisville earned the 2015 Milton M. Hill Quality Award from Atlas Van Lines.

Kelly Spainhour with the town of Cary earned the Water Environment Federation’s Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award at the North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association’s 95th annual conference this month.

S&A Communications, a communications firm in Cary, won five 2015 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication from the Raleigh Public Relations Society in September.

Sports & Properties, Inc. of Cary was the local producer for the 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, earning two awards at the annual SportsTravel Awards.

Whisk of Cary was named Kitchenware Retailer of the Year by The Gourmet Retailer trade magazine. Whisk, located in Waverly Place, also earned the U.S. Global Innovator Award. Owners Dan and Diana Saklad will be recognized on March 5 in Chicago.


Employees of CA Technologies in Cary volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club of Raleigh’s Girls Club in October during the 10th annual CA Together in Action.

Farmer Ganyard at Upchurch Farm in Cary donated hundreds of pumpkins to several schools, including Bugg Elementary, Penny Road Elementary, Walnut Creek Elementary and Cardinal Charter Academy.

Greenscape Inc. and Weed Man employees of Fuquay-Varina volunteered to plant fluit trees in two southeast Raleigh neighborhoods. The City Fruit project is organized by Community Food Lab.

The Miracle League of the Triangle raised more than $250,000 at its Joy Celebration on Oct. 20. miracleleagueofthetriangle.com.

Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry worked with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to give holiday dinners to more than 200 children in Read and Feed’s tutoring program at Apex United Methodist Church earlier this month.

SearStone, a retirement community in Cary, worked with students of Davis Drive Middle School to recycle sheets donated by the Umstead Hotel and Spa. The sheets were made into more than 1,000 bandages for Global Health Ministries to send to countries in need.

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