Business Notes: March 26

March 24, 2014 

Business doings

Gather offers crafts, cooking, gardening and business classes at 111 W. Chatham St., Cary. For details, go to www.gathernc.com.

Whisk, a kitchen supply store, will host cooking classes in March at 316 Colonades Way, suite 214, Cary. For details, go to www.whiskcarolina.com.

Southern Charm Gift Boutique will host art classes in March at Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St. For details, go to www.etsy.com/shop/SouthernCharmGifts2.

Greenscape, a landscaping company with headquarters in Holly Springs, signed five new commercial clients and is looking to hire 35 new employees in Raleigh, Holly Springs and Wilmington. For details, go to www.greenscapeinc.com/employment.

Planet Beach will reopen Saturday, March 29, at 280 Meeting St., suite 106, Cary. For more information, go to www.planetbeach.com.

City Barbeque will open at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at 1305 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. The restaurant is hosting the Triangle Barbeque Sauce Contest for the best barbecue sauce recipe through Monday, March 31. To enter, email your recipe, name, phone number and email address to saucecontest@citybbq.com. For information about the restaurant, go to www.citybbq.com.

Calendar

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for this year’s Excellence Awards through Wednesday, March 26. For details, go to http://carychamber.com/Membership/Excellence-Awards

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for Coffee and Connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, in the White Ventures Chamber Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce will meet with Alisa Wright Colopy of Fit & Able Productions to talk about New Year’s resolutions from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at 307 N. Academy St. For details, go to bit.ly/1bP6pHm.

The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Eye Opener meeting will be from 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Eye Care Associates of Holly Springs, 173 Grand Hill Place. For details, go to www.hollyspringschamber.org.

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will meet for Coffee and Connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. The event is free for members. It is free for non-members’ first three visits and costs $10 after that. For details and registration, go to www.MorrisvilleChamber.org.

Careers

Heather Hinson of Apex joined the Penny Realty Group of Fonville Morisey Realty Inside the Beltline.

The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners approved Marco Flores of Cary, Jessica Lee of Cary and Shaista Shireen of Cary for licensure as certified public accountants on Feb. 24.

Railinc of Cary hired Nathan Nordin as a customer support representative. Angela Buccigrosse was promoted to business analyst II, Clinton Caudle to product support specialist II and Jacqueline Kelly to business analyst II.

Tim Weeks of Holly Springs was named partner of The Financial Risk Group in Cary.

Sean Pera of The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary is participating in the Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition. For details, go to www.jmpurepastry.com/COMPETITION.html.

Philanthropy

DPR Construction, with its Raleigh-Durham office in Morrisville, gave a $60,000 grant to the John Avery Boys & Girls Club of Durham.

Harris Teeter donated $1,000 each to four Cary schools: Primrose School of West Cary, Highcroft Drive Elementary School, Green Hope High School and Turner Creek Elementary School. Harris Teeter received $4,000 when one of the grocery store chain’s Cary stores sold the winning ticket in a Carolina Cash 5 drawing.

Qdoba will raise money for Teen Driving Solutions School on Thursday, March 27, at 1005 Beaver Creek Comons Drive, Apex, and 2222 Walnut St., Cary. The eateries will donate 15 percent of sales from anyone who mentions “Teen Driving” to Teen Driving Solutions School.

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