Cary Chamber Candidate Debate for NC House & NC Senate


Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast Candidate Forum


Table ready for “Speed Dating” with the NC Candidates

The Cary Chamber of Commerce used their September Eye Opener Breakfast as an opportunity to host a candidate forum for those running for office in the NC House and NC Senate.  Candidates were there to represent Districts 16 & 17 (NC Senate) and Districts 11, 36 & 41 (NC House).  The breakfast was held at Prestonwood Country Club and took place from 7:30AM-9:00AM with over 100 people in attendance.  The candidates were asked to introduce themselves from the podium and give a brief 2-mintue overview of their campaign.  Once that was complete, they went from table to table in a “speed dating” style.  I really liked this format as it gave the attendees a much better opportunity to be involved and included in the conversations.  We were encouraged to ask them questions at our tables and hear their direct feedback.  I have been to the Candidate Forum before where each one is asked the same question and given the same amount of time to reply.  I REALLY liked the “speed dating style” much better and I hope the Cary Chamber will continue with this style at the other upcoming candidate forums.  The Cary Chamber will be hosting several other forums in the month of October, check out the dates & times on their website and make plans to attend!

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates


I was happy to see and support Duane Hall, long-time friend and client of Smith & Smith, CPA at the forum.  Duane is an attorney in Raleigh and represents NC House District 11.

Duane Hall & Becca Smith

Duane Hall & Becca Smith


My good friend & referral partner of The Paystubb People, Kim Davis, was also there to support her friend, Chris Shoffner, running for NC House District 41.

Kim Davis & Chri Shoffner

Kim Davis & Chris Shoffner


Thanks again to the Cary Chamber for hosting the Candidate Forum Breakfast.  Thank you to Lois Cozart and her team at My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex for dressing me for the event!  They have a huge selection of fabulous Fall clothing & accessories.  Shop there and tell them you read!

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