In and Around Town


Coffee, Attorneys and Productivity!

Trent reading the Coffee News

Seems like no matter where you go in town, you can always find one of the Coffee News papers to read.  I’ve been a big fan of reading them for years and I’m so pleased to know that my friend, Rita Sellers, is the owner of Outside Raleigh, which publishes the Coffee News paper (among several other cool marketing opportunities).  Rita’s business partner is Robert Kastelic.  Rita is a fellow WBON Board Member and we’ve known each other for years through the Cary Chamber.  I was at a restaurant last week with my boys and Trent picked up the Coffee News and said, “WOW, I love this! I hope I can find the little guy hiding”.  I had to take this picture, as it was just too cute not to share!  I know several people who advertise with Rita & Coffee News and they love it!


NC House Rep. Duane Hall



Duane Hall stopped by the office last week.  Duane has been a client of Smith & Smith, CPA for several years and has his own law firm in downtown Raleigh (Duane R. Hall II Attorney at Law).  Duane ran for office last year and is now a NC State House of Representatives for District 11.  Congrats Duane on your new position and we know you will serve NC well!  I had the pleasure of sitting with Duane on Wednesday morning for the Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast to hear the Mayor of Cary speak with his “State of the Town Address“.  Duane is a fun guy and shared some of his recent political experiences with me (voting, meetings, etc.)  I’m glad to see Duane involved in the community/district that he represents.



Tracey and Becca

Last week I attended the Cary Chamber Business of Women luncheon to hear guest speaker, Tracey Gritz.  She is the owner of The Efficient Office and talked about “3 Foolproof Steps to Skyrocketing Your Productivity”.  Tracey has been a good friend for many years and I thought she did a great job!  My “take-away” from her presentation was that if you have something on your calendar and you move it 3 times, then you need to delete that task, as it is just not a priority for you.  Great advice Tracey!  And thanks (as always) to My Girlfriend’s Closet of Apex for the amazing zebra print blazer that I wore for the luncheon!  These cold January days have been a ‘frozen treat’ for those of us who love cold weather.  I’m glad I have MGCto shop for warm winter jackets and great sweaters!  Check them out for great clothes, shoes and accessories!

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out the next time you are in downtown Apex (they also have a downtown Cary store too).







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