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Snow Doesn’t Stop Us!

Snow, Soup and Taxes!

Snow, Soup and Taxes!

So what is this we hear….heavy snow is on the way!  NEVER FEAR!  Get yourself some soup and get back to work!   That’s right, here at Smith & Smith, CPA Tax Season MUST GO ON!  Rain, Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain, we NEVER CLOSE!  Keep those office doors open and the phone lines free!   We are OPEN FOR BUSINESS!  Just come on by with your tax papers and we’ll get started.  Blake, Cam and Bob are working those long hours during the snow storm.  They are fully stocked with soup, bread, meat and fruit!   Please be careful out there!   Only come by our office if the roads are safe.   If you are home from work during the snow storm and still don’t have your tax papers ready, use this time as a chance to get them organized so you can drop them by our office next week.   We are starting into the month of March and it’s going to go fast and before we know it April 15th will be here!

Food for the snowy tax week!

Food for the snowy tax week!

Our turnaround time right now is about a week to 10-days and that timeline will grow a little bit as we get deeper and deeper into March, so do yourself and a favor and keep time on your side by getting your tax papers over sooner then later!

Enjoy the snow and be safe!  Baby it’s cold outside!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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Snow Snow Go Away!  Join the Cary Chamber Today!

New Cary Chamber Members!

New Cary Chamber Members!

It’s been a crazy and wild week around here!  Snow and Ice on Monday night created a week of NO SCHOOL, uprooted schedules and lots of craziness!   But here we are at the weekend and it’s looking good!   I’m participating for my 9th year in a Row in the Cary Chamber Membership Drive.  I’ve had 3 new members join so far and was happy to have two of them, Val June of Val’s Family Care Home and Shannon Reaves of Angel Oak Home Loans join me this week at the Cary Chamber Business of Women Monthly Luncheon.   Both of these ladies are excited about their Cary Chamber Membership and are looking forward to getting more involved!

Patrick and Dr. Kim contribute to the Food Drive!

Patrick and Dr. Kim contribute to the Food Drive!

 

Our food drive at the office is going really well!   Thanks to all of our friends and clients who are bringing in canned goods.  Check out this cool picture of our client, Dr. Kim Rocha and her husband, Patrick.  They stopped by Smith & Smith, CPA yesterday to bring their tax items and were kind enough to bring in 2 huge things of juice!  Thanks so much Dr. Kim!  Remember, if you contribute to our food drive you get a flyer full of local deals from area businesses.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

This wknd at MGC!

This wknd at MGC!

 

If you are out shopping this weekend, be sure to swing by My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Cary on Sunday, they are having their BIG END OF SEASON CLEARANCE!  Items are up to 90% off!!!!!  THAT’S HUGE!!!!!!!!  The sale is 1pm-5pm on Sunday!   Hope you can go!

Have a great weekend and STAY WARM!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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A Blog All About the M’s!

My Girlfriend's Closet UpCycle Your Wardrobe

My Girlfriend’s Closet UpCycle Your Wardrobe

This week has been CRAZY and I haven’t had a chance to really blog and get some things posted.  So I’m going to try to cover it ALL in one big Friday the 13th Post!  Last week on Feb 5th there was a great event called UpCycle Your Wardrobe, hosted by none-other then My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex.  MGC continues to be one of my MOST FAVORITE places to shop and while I wasn’t able to attend this event due to a conflict with another event, (will tell you about shortly), I did have several friends that went and they had a great time!  My good friend, Jessica Register, of Union Bank, went to the event and had a lot of success cleaning out her closet and jump starting her spring wardrobe!  Here is a cute picture of her with store owner, Lois Cozart.  They plan to do more events like this and I’ll do my absolute best to make the next one!

The Golden Gates Dancers

The Golden Gates Dancers

While my friends were at MGC to UpCycle their Wardrobes, I was at my Thursday night Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club meeting.  We had a fabulous program last week that featured student exchange students from Russia, Georgia and the Ukraine.  They are part of a traveling entertainment/dancing group called The Golden Gates.  They entertained our Rotary Club with lots of cultural dance and costumes.  It was a very unique program and was enjoyed by all of our members and guests.

Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club members at Mardi Gras Kick-Off

Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club members at Mardi Gras Kick-Off

 

Last Friday night was an event that Blake & I look forward to each year….Mardi Gras!   This year the event was hosted on Friday night (used to be on Fat Tuesday), and it drew a great crowd as usual.  Lots of food from local restaurants, a local brewery and tons of great gifts to bid on in the silent and live auction.  The live band was The Back of the Boat and they had people dancing all night long!   The Mardi Gras Kick-Off Event serves as a fundraiser for both Life Experience and Cary-MacGregor Rotary Club & their programs and projects during the year.

Becca with Tayloire at MOPS

Becca with Tayloire at MOPS

And last but not least, Smith & Smith, CPA is a proud sponsor of a local MOPS group.  One of our clients (and a personal friend of mine) Tayloire Queen, asked me to consider sponsorship and it sounded like a great opportunity for us.  The MOPS group meets at First United Methodist Church in downtown Cary.   MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and they have groups all around the country.  This morning I was invited to join the group and do a brief presentation to them on the services offered by Smith & Smith, CPA.  I’m a big sucker for Valentine’s Day, so I made 30 gift bags for each of the ladies with all kinds of goodies, chocolates and candies.

Sugar Scrub from MOPS

Sugar Scrub from MOPS

Plus each bag included on our Smith & Smith, CPA HOT & COLD STRESS RELIEVER!  Very cool!   I spent a few minutes talking to the ladies about Smith & Smith, CPA and gave them a few tips & pointers to remember during tax season.  They gave me a very nice jar of Scrub-A-Dub Brown Sugar Scrub as a sweet thank you gift!!  I love sugar scrub so that was a perfect gift!   Thank you to Tayloire for the nice introduction to the MOPS group!  Tayloire is a Senior Creative Leader for Initials, Inc and recently earned a trip to Cancun through her company!  Way to go Tayloire!  Have a great time!

Michael Kors dress for Mardi Gras!

Michael Kors dress for Mardi Gras!

Many thanks to my dear friend, Lois Cozart.  I mentioned her earlier in the email, but wanted to give her another shout-out.  Lois has been dressing me for my networking events & socials for over 2-years now with items from her My Girlfriend’s Closet stores in downtown Cary and downtown Apex.  She dressed me in the Kate Spade sweater dress (seen in the photo with the Russian dance girls, as well as the Michael Kors Sequence Gold Wrap Dress for the Mardi Gras event.)  She knows style and know how to dress every woman with any type of body and style!  THANK YOU SO MUCH LOIS for this amazing marketing/promotion business relationship!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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Some Helpful Tips and Tricks for Your 2014 Tax Return Filing

Smith & Smith, CPA

Smith & Smith, CPA

So a couple of things have happened the past few days…the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow thus predicting six more weeks of winter and your mailbox has probably been filling up with all of your tax documents and papers.   Our CPA firm was asked by CaryCitizen to submit an article with some tips and tricks for getting your 2014 tax return ready for filingThe article is featured this week on CaryCitizen and if I do say so myself, it includes some very helpful advice (and I can say that with confidence because I wrote the article after all!)  I encourage you to take a few minutes to read it, it’s not long, might take you 3-5 minutes max, but to also share the article with others if you think it would be helpful to them (and yes, I think it would be helpful!)  Here are some of the simple things for your 2014 tax filings that I highlighted: Organize!   Don’t SPEND to SAVE!  Review and SIGN Your Tax Return!  and finally…ENJOY YOUR WEEKENDS…Hire a Professional to do your 2014 tax filings!  Simple enough right?  I also included in the article a list of the important dates to remember for 2015…pay attention as they will sneak up fast!

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And one more cool thing…our CPA Firm is hosting a FOOD DRIVE during tax season 2015!  We know that lots of people & families give generously during the holidays and that is WONDERFUL!  Come the new year, we are all busy with other things and forget about those who are still hungry. Food Drive If you are coming to our office to drop-off your 2014 tax filing materials or if you are over this way during your week, we invite you to stop by and make a donation to our food drive box.  Thanks to Julia Fountain for doing the graphic design for our Food Drive logoJulia is my cousin and does great freelance work!  If you stop by and make a donation, we will give you a THANK YOU Gift of a special flyer with local restaurant and business deals!  Thanks to many of our clients and referral partners for graciously offering specials on the sheet!  They include great things such as: 10% off your meal, a free class, 15% off your purchase and more!  Stop by today to donate and enjoy the local values!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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Duck Donut OBSESSED and Tax Materials!

What to Bring for Your Taxes

What to Bring for Your Taxes

So here we are at the end of January 2015.  Most people have already started to receive their W2s, 1099s and other important tax documents from their employer, bank and other institutions.  Many people ask us each year “What Do I Need to Bring In for my Taxes”.   We’ve tried to make this easy for our clients by putting a list on our website under a tab that says “What To Bring For My Taxes”.  Take a look, some of the items may apply to you and some may not.  Gather the ones that do and go ahead and drop them by our office and we’ll get started on filing your 2014 tax return!

Duck Donut Cary Chamber

Duck Donut Cary Chamber

There is this NEW place in town that is causing quite a stir…it’s called Duck Donuts!  I heard about them a few weeks ago when my good friend, Christine Johnson, asked me if I had been over to the store to have one.  Being that the store is right across the street from our office, she was shocked that I hadn’t been over to taste the goodness!   I finally  had a chance to try Duck Donuts this week…not just once, but TWICE!   On Wednesday, I attended the Cary Chamber Ribbon Cutting for Fonke Chiropractic.

Ben Fonke of Fonke Chiropractic

Ben Fonke of Fonke Chiropractic

The owner, Ben Fonke, is a client of Smith & Smith, CPA so I was happy to be able to be there to support him.  Ben showed us around his office and did a demonstration of the spinal decompression technique that they use in his chiropractic office to help ease lower back pain in their patients.  Ben’s whole family was there to support him (so cool) and they had some very nice food to share in the celebration…which included a box of Duck Donuts!  So I gave in and tried them…...HOOKED!   I came back to our CPA firm still licking my lips!

Ribbon Cutting Duck Donuts

Ribbon Cutting Duck Donuts

Blake sent me back across the street to pick up a box for the whole office!   So I text Christine and told her the GOOD NEWS….We are DUCK DONUT BELIEVERS!!!  Then on Thursday, Duck Donut had their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, also with the Cary Chamber.  I was privileged to be able to attend and the owners, Kelly and Brandon Trimyer are soooooooo nice!  They gave everyone who attended the ribbon cutting a box of donuts to take with them!  Cheers to a new fun business in town that is adding some yummy goodness…and yet sadly, making my skinny jeans a little less skinny….Happy Weekend!!!!!   See you in February 2015!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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Confusion Over Taxes and the New Health Law

Sample Chart on Affordable Health Care Law

Sample Chart on Affordable Health Care Law

Our CPA Firm has already received a ton of calls about the New Health Care Law…wanting to know how it is going to impact them and what they should plan for.  The honest truth is that it has been confusing for everyone, even those considered to experts in those areas, like Health Insurance Agents and CPAs.  So when it comes to the new health care laws and filing yours taxes, there doesn’t seem to be a really clear cut-and-dry answer as to how it is all going to play out.  One thing for sure though, is to make sure you have made your Obamacare Health Care election by the deadline of February 15th, which is just a little under 2 1/2 weeks away from today!   In order to avoid some serious penalties (or TAX, as it should be called) you need to follow the health law’s open enrollment period and sign-up by February 15th.  I did some online research and found a good article that pretty much explains the whole complex issue.  Here is a LINK for the article.  The article covers some good examples and shows how the Affordable Care Act will show up on your tax form.   The article is part of a reporting partnership with NPR, WNPR, KQED and Kaiser Health News.

SLR friends, Patty, Kim and Jennifer

SLR friends, Patty, Kim and Jennifer

On a lighter note, I was happy to attend the 4th Friday Social sponsored by ShopLocalRaleigh.  The January event followed the 3-year tradition of being held at Peachy Keen Boutique and Joint Venture Jewelry in Cary.  Thanks to Jennifer Martin for leading this great group of local business owners!  It’s always a fun event with lots of networking and sharing of those small business joys, stresses and success stories!  ShopLocalRaleigh has a FULL calendar of great events coming up, including the Brewgaloo festival in downtown Raleigh that will feature over 70 breweries in North Carolina!  An event NOT to be missed!  Thanks to ShopLocalRaleigh for all that they do to keep small business growing and thriving in Wake County and beyond!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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Leadership Cary Explores Health & Medical in and around Cary

Leadership Cary Medical & Health Day

Leadership Cary Medical & Health Day

On Thursday, January 22nd 2015, Leadership Cary held their second January session, Health & Medical Services.  I was very excited to attend as the agenda was packed full of great programs all day long!  We began at WakeMed Cary Hospital and Leadership Cary participants who arrived early had the opportunity for Full Lipid Cholesterol Screening and Blood Pressure Checks by the Corporate & Community Health Team at WakeMed Cary.  I took advantage of this service and am proud to say that my Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, TC/HDL Ratio, LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Fasting Glucose, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate all looked great!  Whew!!

Translation Services at WakeMed Cary

Translation Services at WakeMed Cary

Our first speaker was David Coulter, Senior Vice President and Administrator for WakeMed Cary Hospital.   Following Mr. Coulter, we heard from Dr. West Paul, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer about the Safety, Services and Quality at WakeMed.  Dr. Paul challenged us to think of why and how we choose our healthcare providers and what we expect our outcomes to be.  He shared some good tips about looking into the quality of care on review sites before selecting doctors and hospitals.   He also talked about the HELP program at WakeMed Cary H-Hospital E-Elder L-Life P-Program and the “Silver Spoons”-a group that helps feed those hospital patients who need assistance.

Da Vinci Robotic Machine

Da Vinci Robotic Machine

Dr. Brain Klausner, Internal Medicine and Medical Director for WakeMed Key Community Care ACO spoke next and shared some interesting stories about his years in Boston and how they tried to help the homeless get care and keep them from coming to the ER 5-7 times a week.  The next part was my favorite as we heard from Jennifer Lee about the Translations Services for patients, which involves a ‘skype’ style conversation with a doctor who also speaks the same language.  WakeMed has access to 17 difference language interpreters and another 180 language conversions in their database.  The whole demo was so impressive!  Then we had a tour of the Pathology Lab….don’t touch ANYTHING!!!!

CPR Session

CPR Session

Our last stop before lunch was soooooooo cool….the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Machine!  I’ve never seen anything like this before in person!  We were able to interact with the surgical robot and even got to do a ‘mock surgery session’, I was pretty good if I do say so myself!   We had a delicious lunch in the Points West Cafe in the hospital and then heard from Tara Wind, Clinical Dietitian at WakeMed Cary about the Meredith College Dietetic Internship Site Preceptor program.

Say NO to big sugary drinks!  Tara Wind, Clinical Dietitian

Say NO to big sugary drinks! Tara Wind, Clinical Dietitian

Tara gave us some tips on choosing healthy foods….her biggest advice was to READ the LABELS (or buy fresh foods!) and to STAY AWAY FROM THE “NO SUGAR ADDED” FRUIT DRINKS at the store!  Tara is also a blogger and you can find her blog at A Preceptor’s Musings.  After Tara, we had a VERY helpful and fun session learning about CPR from Linda Barrett, Corporate & Community Health Advisor for WakeMed Cary.  Each Leadership Cary member was given a CPR Kit that included a “Mini Anne” inflatable dummy to practice with for CPR.  It was challenging to say the least and I’m glad I understand how the ‘practice’ of CPR has changed over the years and that “Any CPR is better then NO CPR” in the case of an emergency.  We then traveled to Rex Wellness Center in Cary and heard from Megan Lumley, Director of Rex Express Care and Amy Daniels of the Foundation for Rex Healthcare.  I enjoyed hearing from both of them and LOVED the ‘Rex Doctor Rap Video’.   Our final part was to tour the Rex Wellness facility, it has an indoor pool, workout rooms, exercise equipment, sauna and very nice locker rooms!

My Girlfriend's Closet

My Girlfriend’s Closet

Thanks to much to the Cary Chamber and Christie Moser for heading up Leadership Cary and putting together such a fantastic day!  Thank you also to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet (downtown Cary and downtown Apex) for dressing me in the Kate Spade Selma Sweater Dress with All Aboard Nautical Stripes in Madrid Orange and Cream .  I had lots of compliments!  Shop their stores for the best fashions and prices in town!  Tell them you read Beccasblog.com and get 10% your purchase!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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Family Night at Chick-fil-a Waverly Place

Owl Craft at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Owl Craft at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Each year, Smith & Smith, CPA proudly hosts the Family Night at Chick-fil-a Waverly Place in Cary, NC.   This is a night for us to interact with the community and engage with families and kids.  We get to pick a fun craft and have a section of the restaurant set-up from 5:30pm-7:30pm.   We typically have about 40-60 kids come by the table to make the craft during the 2-hour event.  It’s always a lot of fun and I try to pick a craft for Family Night at Chick-fil-a that is fun and cute, but also functional and one that I can stick a promotional label on for Smith & Smith, CPA.

Owl Picture Frame Family Night Chick-fil-a

Owl Picture Frame Family Night Chick-fil-a

For Family Night this January, we had a craft that featured a foam picture frame and all kinds of little owl & bird foam stickers for the kids to pick from.  Once the kids completed the frame, they were given a Smith & Smith, CPA label to put on the back that said “Whooo…Whooo…Whooo…Who Does Your Taxes?  Try Smith & Smith, CPA!  919-380-0600″.  Pretty creative if I do say so myself!   For the older kids, we had a cute Owl Craft that was pretty challenging with foam weaving and lots of stickers and parts!  But they turned out really cute and they also had a Smith & Smith, CPA label on the back.

Craft Making at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Craft Making at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Take a look at some of the photos from last night!  Blake, Cam, Alicia and Bob all come to eat and brought the kids along.  They had fun playing and even enjoyed making the craft too!  Thanks to Chick-fil-a of Waverly Place for letting Smith & Smith, CPA partner with you all to host Family Night.  It’s such a fun time!

Becca of Smith & Smith, CPA at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Becca of Smith & Smith, CPA at Family Night Chick-fil-a

 

Host for Family Night at Chick-fil-a

Host for Family Night at Chick-fil-a

 

Trent and Ava of Smith & Smith, CPA

Trent and Ava of Smith & Smith, CPA

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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Cary Chamber Membership Drive

Tomorrow starts the kick-off for the Cary Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive 2015.  This year, the theme is called, The Chamber Challenge!  We’ll be using videos and all types of Social Media to get the word out there this year about NEW MEMBERS to the Cary Chamber Smith & Smith, CPA has been participating in the Membership Drive for the last 9 years and we are looking forward to another great year!  Take a look at the short video below!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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Cultural Arts Day with Leadership Cary

Leadership Cary with the Hurricanes Hockey Eye

Leadership Cary with the Hurricanes Hockey Eye

Last week was the January Session meeting for Leadership Cary.  It was our Cultural Arts Day, so fun!  The day started off with a meet and greet and breakfast at the Cary Arts Center.  This facility opened a few years ago and has served as a focal point for downtown Cary.   Our first speaker was Ted Boyd, Downtown Development Manager for the Town of Cary.  Ted spoke about the changes coming to downtown Cary and how the economic activity and interest has been picking up over the past few months.  Construction has already begun on the boutique hotel that will be completed by the end of 2015 and opened in early 2016.  leadership cary 3Next we heard from Mary Davis  Wallace, Executive Director of Cary Visual Art and had a walking tour of the art all along Academy Street in downtown Cary.  The weather was cool and brisk, but we were all bundled up warm!  I enjoyed seeing all of the art and learning about the artist and how the art was selected.  I’m happy to be part of the Cary Visual Art group and helped plan the Art Ball 2014.  After the art walk tour, we boarded the bus and headed to the PNC Arena and had a tour with Mike Miller of the Carolina Hurricanes.

PNC Arena Tour

PNC Arena Tour

Mike took us all around the PNC Center, to the press box, marketing office, locker room and many other cool behind-the-scenes places!  We had lunch at the PNC Arena and heard from Jeff Merritt, Executive Director at Centennial Authority (owner of the PNC Arena building) and also from Crystal Warf, Director of Arena Marketing.   Crystal talked to us about how events are scheduled and planned and which events are coming soon to the PNC Arena.  After lunch we went to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.   The museum is very large and newly redone with many interesting and engaging exhibits for all ages to enjoy.  After the museum we headed back to Cary.  It was a long and busy day, but I enjoyed learning so much that I didn’t know about the Cary and Raleigh area Cultural Arts.  My favorite part was getting to see the Hurricanes Hockey Team locker room and the large Hurricanes logo on the floor, that was really cool!  The Canes players NEVER step on the eye, they always walk around it…for good luck of course!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

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Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone