Corporate Games of Cary


Corporate Games, First Year Teachers and Women’s Giving

Alisa & Becca

Alisa & Becca

In late 2013 we started hearing this buzz about the Corporate Games of Cary…it was being talked about at the Cary Chamber Business Expo and also at other Cary Chamber events.  Last week I had the opportunity to learn more about it.  Fit & Able Productions, Inc. is producing the event along with several other community businesses and sponsors.  The owners of Fit & Able, Alisa & Travis Wright Colopy (mother and son team) hosted a Lunch & Learn last week at the Cary Chamber called “Regifting Your Fitness”.  During the luncheon Alisa talked about the importance of being physically fit and healthy and how the Corporate Games of Cary were going to serve as a yearlong mini-Olympics for Cary businesses, families and friends. I’m looking forward to having Smith & Smith, CPA participate!

Cary Chamber Education Committee

Cary Chamber Education Committee

The Cary Chamber also hosted the monthly Education Committee Meeting last week.  I used to be a regular attendee on this committee but then had a conflict each month with another group, so I’ve missed being able to attend the Education Committee.  Last week lunch was sponsored by Huntington Learning Center and we had food from Patrick Jane’s Gourmet Pizza Bar.  During the meeting we created an assembly line to assemble the First Year Teacher Awards for Western Wake County teachers.  These awards (an apple etched inside of a glass tower) are given each year on behalf of the Cary Chamber and the Education Committee to FIRST YEAR teachers…not first year in their school, but FIRST YEAR ever!

First Year Teacher Awards

First Year Teacher Awards

We know that teaching is a tough, challenging but rewarding profession and this is our small way of encouraging them and saying thank you.  Kuddos to Allison Wrenn, Director of Finance & Education for the Cary Chamber on having all of the gift bag items so organized and ready to be assembled.  It went really well!  We then divided up all of the awards/gifts (there were over 80 bags!!!) and delivered them to all of the schools.  I took the gifts to Farmington Woods Elementary school, very close to our office.  Congrats to all of those teachers!

Cary Women's Giving Network

Cary Women’s Giving Network

And a very-late-mention of the Cary Women’s Giving Network…we had a post-holiday social on December 27th that was hosted by Virginia Anthony & Sheila Ogle at Sheila’s house in downtown Cary.   I am so proud to be part of this wonderful group of women and love the work that we do in the community.  It was a very nice event and I’m looking forward to a fun and busy year with the Women’s Giving Network in 2014.  Would love to have you join us if interested!   It’s about local women operating together to bring resources to the needy in our community.       

 Thanks as always to My Girlfriend’s Closet of downtown Cary and downtown Apex for dressing me with such style! I got this fur vest there for Christmas and the yellow silk embezzled top was a selection by Lois.  Both stores still have tons of great winter items…be sure to ask about their fleece leggings and mention for a 10% discount. 

Our Smith & Smith, CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are excited about 2014.  We are taking on new clients and we’d love to work with YOU!  Please check out our website for more information  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!  Thank you to all of our amazing referral partners and community supporters!  Here’s to a GREAT 2014!

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