Southwest Wake News

Business Notes: Jan. 28

Business doings

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina had a ribbon cutting at its office on Weston Parkway in Cary on Jan. 21 with Gov. Pat McCrory and, N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla and new CEO Christopher Chung. The agency consolidates the state’s marketing and business recruitment functions and oversees efforts in economic development, international trade and tourism, film and sports business development.

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market will accept vendor applications for the 2015-2016 market season through Saturday, Jan. 31. For more information, go to

Local restaurants in Cary, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham will participate in the annual Triangle Restaurant Week through Sunday, Feb. 1. For details, go to

The Garden Hut will host free classes in February at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-0590 or go to

The Right Fit, a new health and fitness center, signed a lease at Hemlock Plaza in Cary. The Right Fit is planned to open in March.

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership has announced plans to move to a space at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary on Feb. 1.


The Cary Chamber of Commerce State of the Town of Cary meeting, presented by Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the program from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Registration costs $10 for members and $15 for non-members at

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s 24th annual meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the Grand Ballroom at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Registration costs $45 for Chamber members and $55 for non-members. To register, go to

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Economic Development meeting will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 307 N. Academy St. To register, go to

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will host a Parent Chat with Bill Fletcher, a member of the Wake County school board, from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at 307 N. Academy St.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will meet for Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at BlackFinn Ameripub, 3201 Village Market Place, Morrisville.


Patricia Summers of Davis Drive Elementary School in Cary participated in a program at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Summers was named this year’s A. Craig Phillips Honored Education Scholar.

James Kessler, vice president for engineering and planning with the North Carolina Railroad Company, has been chosen for membership on the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Functional Group Board of Directors. Kessler is a resident of Cary.