October 2017 Archives

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Executive Women’s Day

Nancy and Becca

This afternoon I had the pleasure of being a guest of Nancy Seymour of Atlantic Tire & Service for the Executive Women’s Day presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.  The event was held at Prestonwood County Club in Cary, NC and is part of the SAS Championship event schedule.   The topic was “When Women Inspire” and featured Yvonne Camus, COO of the fitness club World Health as the luncheon keynote speaker.  Yvonne was a fantastic speaker and talked about hard work and never giving up.  She shared her personal success story of competing in the Eco-Challenge 2000, the world championship of adventure racing (created by Mark Burnett of Survivor).  Her team was the first rookie team to complete the grueling competition.

Yvonne Camus

Yvonne gave some great tips & quotes, here are two of my favorites: “Whatever you think and talk about most is what you are going to create” and “You either talk yourself into it or you talk yourself out of it”.  Here are some pictures of the event to share.

Executive Woman’s Day with BCBS for SAS Championship

I really enjoyed the luncheon and check out how cool the dessert was too with the BCBS white chocolate logo

Thank you to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex for dressing me for the event.  They have all the great Fall accessories out in their store!  From boots to scarves and denim jackets!  Be sure to tell them Becca sent you and that you read beccasblog.com for my special readers discount!

 

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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Gale Adcock Women Mean Business Breakfast

Women Mean Business

Travis, Gale, Becca and Stephany

This morning I had the pleasure of attending an event for my good friend, NC House Representative, Gale Adcock.  I was a guest of Travis Wright Colopy of Fit & Able Productions who was a presenting sponsor.  The event was called “Women Mean Business Breakfast” was held at SoHo Consignments in Raleigh (a nice change of pace for most of the networking events I attend).   Gale has been representing North Carolina in the State House for several years now and will be running for re-election in 2018.  I see Gale often around town and she is always so very friendly and takes time to stop and make people feel important.  She invited NC State Auditor, Beth Wood to speak at the business breakfast and Beth shared her personal story of going from a small NC farm town to being an elected official.   I hold both of these women in such high regard and appreciate all they do for our communities in North Carolina.  It was nice to see lots of friends and other networking partners at the breakfast.

State Auditor Beth Wood

Thank you to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet for styling me for this event in the black lace animal print dress.  Shop MGC and tell them you read Beccasblog.com for a special shopping discount!

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 of Commerce Networking Breakfast

This morning was the Cary Chamber Eye Opener Networking Breakfast for the month of October.

Eye Opener Breakfast Cary Chamber October 2017

This networking breakfast is held once a month on the 4th Wednesday at 7:30am at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.  The event usually draws a crowd of 50-60 chamber members and guests from the business community.  The guest speaker this morning was Tom Gough, Senior Vice President & Administrator at WakeMed Cary Hospital.  He talked about the fast pace of growth in the Cary community and how that is impacting hospitals and local health care.  He shared some of the new and exciting innovate technologies being used at WakeMed Cary to help patients with everything from cancer treatment to maternity care and all services in between.  WakeMed  Cary plays a huge role in our community through their support and sponsorships of such things like WakeMed Soccer Park and the Movies by Moonlight at Koka Booth.

 

Halloween Party at White Tiger Taekwondo

During the breakfast I saw my friend and client of Smith & Smith, CPA, Master Rondy and her husband, Fred Huerta.

Master Rondy and Becca Smith

Rondy is the Owner/Grandmaster of White Tiger Taekwondo in Cary and it known worldwide in her industry!  White Tiger is having a Halloween Party on Sunday, October 29th 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  The event them is “Break Fest” so there will be board breaking, pinata breaking, balloon popping, carnival games, stage shows and much more!  Tickets are $7.50 and everyone is encouraged to wear their Halloween costume.  You can find out more here: http://whitetigertkd.com/halloween-party.html

 

World Polio Day October 24th 2017

Yesterday, October 24th, was World Polio Day.  The polio disease is close to being eradicated and World Polio Day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against polio.  In honor of World Polio Day 2017, my Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club held 2 different fundraisers to raise funds to donate to the organization EndPolioNow.

World Polio Day Oct 24th 2017

We had a lunch & dinner fundraiser at Danny’s Bar-B-Que in Cary and partnered with My Berry Frozen Yogurt for $1/per bowl yesterday being donated.  Thanks to all who came out and supported us!  It looks like we have raised around $250!

 

Thank you to My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex for dressing me in the red & white swirl fringe piko top.  Shop there and tell them you read beccasblog.com for a special discount for my shoppers!

 

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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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

 

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Women of Western Wake & Lifetime Achievement Award

Today I had the pleasure of attending an event that I go to EVERY SINGLE YEARThe Women of Western Wake, presented by Cary Magazine.

This event is held at the end of October at the gorgeous Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary.   This year marked the 10th year for the awards luncheon and I was honored to sit at a table with my friends in the Cary Women’s Giving Network.   We decided to all go in together and sponsor a table so we could have the opportunity to tell other ladies about our group!  Over the years, many of the ladies in our Cary Women’s Giving Network have been featured as the award winners for The Women of Western Wake and this year was no different.  But it was a VERY SPECIAL year as our very own, Sheila Ogle, was selected as the FIRST EVER Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in honor of the 10 Year Anniversary!

Cary Women’s Giving Network

Needless to say, Sheila was totally shocked!   This recognition is very much deserved for Sheila and it was a gorgeous huge swirly and heavy award!   We all laughed as the award colors looked perfect with her dress and shoes (see picture below!)

Award and her shoes!

The 2017 Women of Western Wake are as follows: Nicole Dozier, Leigh Duque, Gayle Greene, Fara Palumbo and Miss Vatinet.  Congrats to them all!  Enjoy the photos from today’s luncheon.

Becca Smith & Carrie Peele

 

Jennifer, Sheila & Alisa

 

Sold Out Crowd

 

Becca & Liz

 

Panel of Winners

Thank you to My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex for helping me select the long-sleeve black & blue dress for today’s event.  They have a Fall/Winter Buy-Out coming up soon on November 9th 2017.  Check out their website to find info on the buy-out & more details.

 

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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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone