Business briefs – week of Feb. 4, 2016

Holding Village grand opening Feb. 6 Holding Village will hold its grand opening celebration Sat. Feb. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. at 705 Old Dairy Drive in Wake Forest. Model home tours will be given from the community’s three builders, Ashton Woods Homes, John Wieland Homes and...

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Wake Forest Chamber happenings Schmooza Palooza has been rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 5, 9-11:45 a.m., Wake Electric, 100 S. Franklin St. Marsha Smith joins Pate Realty Group Brian Pate, President of the Pate Realty Group at Keller Williams Preferred Realty is pleased to announce...

Register now for small farms conference

LOUISBURG — Small farms continue growing in Franklin County and surrounding counties. In 2015, a Franklin County Small Farm Association was formed to meet the demand for educational information to help members be successful and to network with one another. The popular annual...

Self-publishing workshop February 20

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Arts Council is sponsoring a workshop titled Introduction to Self-Publishing Feb. 20 at FCAC Headquarters, 22 S. Main, Franklinton, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $30 for FCAC members, $50 for non-members. Participants are asked to...

Koinonia makes a difference

WAKE FOREST — Though she has been a lifelong resident of the area, Pat had never heard of the Wake Forest organization with the unique name. In need of double cataract surgery in late 2015, Pat found herself hit with a copay bill she simply couldn’t afford. Fearful she would lose...

Fun park coming to Wakefield

Repurposed Kroger site to house Go-Karts, trampolines, a ropes course, Laser Tag and more. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — You know how kids complain there’s nothing to do around here? After July, that won’t happen again. Ever. Two Wake Forest residents are putting a Galaxy Fun Park...

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Wake Forest Chamber happenings • Business After Hours is tonight (Thursday) in The Meadows, 1325 Barnford Mill Road, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. • The next Schmoozapalooza networking event is Jan. 22. Fee is $10. Register at wakeforestchamber.org. • A special Rogers Road bridge closure...

Forestry management classes available for women

LOUISBURG — More potential income from wooded lands is lost through unwise timber sales than through fire, storms, insects and diseases combined, according to the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s (NCCE) Family and Consumer Education division. While all owners of forested land need to...

Food fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Making dreams come true, one empanada at a time. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Fuzzy’s Empanadas is teaming up with a north Raleigh resident and four businesses to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation this weekend. The Rolesville-based food truck will be at Wine 101 Friday...

Women in the Woods series seeks to educate

LOUISBURG — More potential income from wooded lands is lost through unwise timber sales than through fire, storms, insects and diseases combined, according to the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s (NCCE) Family and Consumer Education division. While all owners of forested land need to...

Ban on poultry shows, sales lifted

RALEIGH — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that the suspension of live poultry shows and sales has been lifted, a week earlier than when the ban was set to expire. Troxler also released the registration requirements for small flock owners. “I promised at the...

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Wake Forest Chamber happenings Sign up for Schmoozapalooza networking event Jan. 22. Fee is $10. Register at wakeforestchamber.org. Sign up now for Leadership Franklin Leadership Franklin is a community leadership development program of the Greater Franklin County Chamber of...

Youngsville Wine and Beer Shop closing

YOUNGSVILLE — Due to what the owners describe as the rising cost of business, the Youngsville Wine and Beer Shop will be closing its doors. Owner Steve Baylus said, “We have enjoyed being a part of your lives and a part of the community of local businesses, and we will miss you.”...

New unemployment claim requirement in place

RALEIGH — The Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that effective Jan. 3, individuals filing new unemployment insurance claims must make five valid job contacts with potential employers for each week claimed. Senate Bill 15 was passed Sept. 10, 2015 and changed...

CenturyLink offers 75K in school grants

WAKE FOREST — Applications are being accepted for the Teacher’s and Technology program, which provides classroom grants to help fund projects that advance student success through innovative use of technology. The program is funded by CenturyLink’s Clarke M. Williams. A few items...

Applications for young farmer award due Jan. 6 – Business Briefs, December 31, 2015

Applications for young farmer award due Jan. 6 The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is accepting applications for the Innovative Young Farmer of the Year award. The award, sponsored by the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, will reward the innovative thinking of young farmers in...
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Santa, Cinderella comin’ downtown Friday

WAKE FOREST — Who would your son or daughter rather meet with, Santa Claus or a princess? Take your pick. Both will be present during Friday night’s Art After Hours in downtown Wake Forest. Jolly ‘ol St. Nick will be arriving via sleigh at 6:30 p.m. at B&W Hardware, and will...
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Winn wins photography award

WAKE FOREST — The Southeastern Professional Photographers Association (SEPPA) has awarded Ned Winn the 2015 Southeastern Award. Winn is owner of Winn Portrait Studio and Persuasions Photography located in Wake Forest. Each year SEPPA awards a member photographer for meritorious...

Triangle Insurance celebrates new location

Business Briefs — week of Nov. 19, 2015 Triangle Insurance celebrates new location Triangle Insurance & Associates LLC in Louisburg celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting, sponsored by the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The business is now located at...

Biogen Foundation to give $125K grants

RALEIGH — The Biogen Foundation has announced a $125,000 competitive grants program designed to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs and projects in North Carolina’s public schools. Entitled, Ignite the Power of STEM, the grants cycle runs...
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Youngsville Pet Doc Opens

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville Animal Hospital celebrated its grand opening at 141 E. Main St. Saturday with an open house, refreshments, games and four-legged fun. Cutting the ribbon with veterinarian Dr. Miranda Jones-Bailey is Youngsville Mayor Fonzie Flowers. Also present are,...
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Massage Envy Wake Forest opens Nov. 6

Business Briefs -- week of Oct. 29, 2015 Veteran’s Day breakfast at Sleep Inn Nov. 11 On Wednesday Nov. 11 Sleep Inn, 12401 Wake Union Church Road, will host a Veteran’s Day breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Any active duty or retired veteran can come and enjoy a free hot breakfast....
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Expo to feature food, kids’ games, prizes and more

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual business and community expo is set for Thursday, Oct. 29, 3-7 p.m. at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road. The expo is free and will feature more than 80 booth displays by local businesses,...