Business Briefs – Sept. 18, 2014

Perk up with free coffee In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Sept. 29. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Shearon to...

VGCC plans small business expo

VANCE COUNTY — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a Small Business Summit and Expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m....

CHERUBS close market

Members and supporters of Wake Forest-based CHERUBS rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange Friday to help raise awareness for the charity. Founded in 1995, the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support is the largest nonprofit...

Novant top fundraiser

LOUISBURG — Novant Health was announced as the top fundraising business team for Relay for Life of Franklin County at the wrap-up event Aug. 26. The Novant Health team raised more than $5,400 to donate to Relay for Life. Fundraising events included jeans days, chili cook-off,...

Business Briefs – Sept. 4, 2014

Cotton Company looking for talent The Cotton Company, 306 S. Main St., is taking applications for artists and musicians for next year’s Art After Hours. Art After Hours occurs every second Friday of the month and allows artists and musicians to display their gifts, network with...

Free mammograms Oct. 3

RALEIGH — The mobile Rex mammogram unit sponsored by The Wake Weekly will provide free mammogram screenings at the Power of Pink Tennis and Golf Event Oct. 3 at the TPC Sports Club in Raleigh. The fundraiser kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and proceeds raised will help...

What’s it worth?

WAKE FOREST — Have you ever wondered if that family heirloom is really valuable — or is it just priceless to you? Find out Saturday as Carillon Assisted Living of Wake Forest hosts the Antique Road Extravaganza at 3218 Heritage Trade Drive from 1 to 4 p.m. A professional...

RST to resume work

River crossing permit clears hurdle; fiber-optic company customers could be online within a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The company that promised super-speed fiber optic Internet to the community has been waiting for months on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a...

Publix seeking Heritage site

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s second grocery store may very well be a Publix. Wake Forest Senior Planner Charlie Yokley has confirmed that the developers of a shopping center planned for the corner of Rogers and Forestville roads said a Publix supermarket would anchor the site. The...

Free mammograms Oct. 3

RALEIGH — The mobile Rex mammogram unit sponsored by The Wake Weekly will provide free mammogram screenings at the Power of Pink Tennis and Golf Event Oct. 3 at the TPC Sports Club in Raleigh. The fundraiser kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and proceeds raised will help...

RWS wins award

RALEIGH — RWS Construction of Youngsville won the 2014 Best Light Commercial award at the Showcasing Triangle Achievements in Remodeling (STAR) banquet Aug. 14 in Raleigh. The STAR awards are given by the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County...

Adopt a kitty at PetSmart

WAKE FOREST — Purr Partners Feline Rescue of Youngsville is holding adoption events at PetSmart in Wake Forest each weekend. Hours are Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. PetSmart is located at 11835 Retail Drive. For more information, call 919-906-8243 or see...

Dirty Dogs Extravaganza Sept. 27

WAKE FOREST — The annual Dirty Dogs Extravaganza is scheduled Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St. Dirty Dogs Spa, Trail Dog Outfitters and other pet-related businesses and nonprofit rescue groups will join together to share their information with the public....

Police host golf tourney for kids

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department invites golfers to participate in the 19th annual Tournament for the Kids Oct. 6, with a shotgun start at noon. The tournament takes place at Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road. The field is limited to the first 32 paid...

Business Briefs — Aug. 28, 2014

ProLogistix hosts hiring event ProLogistix, a firm specializing in placing employees in logistics and warehouse positions, is hosting a hiring event for a Wake Forest employer today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1830-B Tillery Place in Raleigh. They are looking to fill...

Deadline for public input extended

RALEIGH — Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission have extended to Sept. 30 the deadline for public input on proposed oil and gas development rules. The deadline extension was approved to avoid confusion after Rule 15A NCAC 05H .2103, “Timing and Notice of...

Business Briefs – August 21, 2014

Thompson joins Traditions Cristi Thompson of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services was recently named sales manager at Traditions of Wake Forest. Thompson started her real estate career in 2007 and in 2011 joined the Heritage Wake Forest sales team as a...

Christmas parade applications available

WAKE FOREST — It’s just about time for school to start, which means it’s not too early to start thinking about Wake Forest’s Christmas parade. Yes, seriously. Applications for the 2014 parade may be submitted by mail to Wake Forest Christmas Parade, c/o Wake Forest Downtown,...
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Kicking for a cure

Charli French kicks with heart at the Innovative Martial Arts Academy Kick-A-Thon in Wake Forest Aug. 16. Students at the academy gathered sponsors to donate money, and their efforts raised $2,330 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The top fundraisers were Victoria Crane, Dean...
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Business After Hours – August 14, 2014

Fresenius wins award Fresenius Medical Care Eastern Wake facility, 670 Granite Vista Drive, Rolesville, was awarded the Center of Excellence designation for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2013. The annual award recognizes the best-performing Fresenius dialysis...

Chik-fil-A helps feed families

RALEIGH — Increased food demand during summer months left Urban Ministries food pantry shelves bare, but with Chik-fil-A’s help they now have enough to feed 250 Wake County families for an entire week. July 24 and 25, participating Chik-fil-A locations traded one free Chik-fil-A...

Business Briefs – August 7, 2014

Driver reaches safety milestone Hamlin T. Raney III of Wake Forest has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for four years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by...

Livestock producers to meet

LOUISBURG — Livestock producers are invited to attend a meeting Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. Guido van der Hoeven, NCSU agricultural extension economist, will present an update on changes to the farm sales tax recently passed by the N.C....