Ladies Networking Group Moves to North Raleigh!


The Triangle Ladies Power Lunch held their January meeting at their new venue, North Ridge Country Club, located in Raleigh. 

North Ridge Country Club

This was the first luncheon since the November meeting (December was canceled to do timing & holiday schedules) so there was an excitement in the area to be back together again!  North Ridge Country Club is a beautiful venue with lots of parking and a lovely & inviting foyer area.  There was plenty of room for all of the vendor tables and the dining room was large enough to hold our entire event. 

Mary Cantando & Beth Dehghan

Mary Cantando, of  The Woman’s Advantage, was the guest speaker and shared quotes from her famous Women’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar (they have sold out for 2012 by the way).  The quotes are collected during the year by submission to Mary’s website and then she selects her top 365 for the calendar the following year.  My favorite quote that Mary shared:  Create Your Own Title….why just be the ‘President’ of your company?  Be something creative and fun, like the female business owner in Charlotte who owns a catering company, her title is CEG (Chief Operating Goddess) Maybe I will change my title on my business card to CMG (Chief Marketing Goddess).  Do you think Bob & Blake would like that!?!  It’s fun to think about though!

Dena Morris with her designs of Dena's Jewelry Box

  Mary talked about her signature color being ‘GREEN’.  She always dresses in green, her phone cover is green, her business cards are green, and everything in her business is green!  Why you ask?  Because that is her common thread and she weaves it into all that she does.  To Mary green also symbolizes: GO, GROWTH, NATURE, SPRING and MONEY!   I was very pleased to have taken several guests along with me to the meeting.  Dena Morris, owner of Dena’s Jewelry Box, was happy to join me and she also shared my vendor booth.  Dena has been a client for many years (her & her husband, Jeff, own several different businesses) and she was excited to present her precious stones to all of the ladies.  Dena creates beautiful stone jewelry pendants and knows about each and every stone.  She gave me a lovely Botswana Agate pendant and I love it!  Thanks Dena!

Robin, Christina & Becca holding jewelry from Stella & Dot (Jennifer Cullen)

I was also pleased to have Beth Dehghan of Village Cleaners  (also of and Christina Hayward of Arbonne as my guests.  All of these ladies are so special to me! I also saw Robin Reid of ViSalus, (another great client) at the luncheon for the first time!  Robin looks AMAZING as she has lost 40lbs with her business product!  Go ROBIN!  At lunch I was happy to meet some of the wonderful ladies from QIAGEN (Tracel Wilt, Marie Benson, and Beht Mundell).  These ladies work towards creating awareness of HPV testing for women.  We had some fun lunch conversation at our table!  The next Triangle Ladies Power Lunch will be held on Wednesday February 15thCarrie Peele, owner of Blue Diamond Limo, is the BRAINS behind this event and she continues to keep it growing and strong!  She also has a fabulous staff of ladies that do all of the much appreciated behind the scenes work!  See you in February!

Tis the season….TAX SEASON that is!  The time has come and tax appointments/drop-offs are starting to roll in.    We are also accepting new monthly business clients.  Smith & Smith, CPA in Cary is never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!  Please note that the next 4-months (Jan-April 2012) will be very busy around here and we’ll be working 7-days a week with 12-15+hour days to get everyone taken care of in a timely manner.  Please get your 2011 taxes in as soon as you can.  I’d also love to have a few new reviews posted for us under the name business name, Smith & Smith, CPA on Google.  Please click HERE to write a review (click the RED box that says “Write a Review“)  Thanks so much!   Visit our website: for more information. 

 Follow my blog via email by clicking HERE  

“LIKE” us on Facebook HERE

Connect with me on LinkeIn HERE 



Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.
1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 380-0600 p
(919) 380-0919 f

Leave a Comment