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The Gifting Tree Project in Cary!

The Gifting Tree Project

The Gifting Tree Project

Oh such exciting times!  Smith & Smith, CPA is excited to be a participant in the The Gifting Tree Project this year, hosted by The Town of Cary.  This project has been going on for just a few years and it’s a way to ‘dress up’ downtown Cary with Christmas trees for the holiday season.   The Gifting Tree Project invites families, organizations, companies, schools and nonprofits to decorate a Christmas tree in downtown Cary for the month of December.  This year, there is  “TWIST”!!!!!  The winning tree with the most votes (yes, it is online voting) will have a $500 donation made to the nonprofit of their choice.  Thanks to Belle at the Jones House for being the sponsor of the charitable gift for The Gifting Tree Project.   Yesterday afternoon was the ‘decoration time’ so twenty-seven different groups all got creative and artistic and decorated their 6-7′ trees in their own unique ways.  All of the trees require ‘solar’ lights, so some groups had solar spotlights and some trees had solar tree lights (ours has the solar tree lights).

Money Ball

Money Ball

I also spent time over the past few weeks make cutemoney’ themed decorations….I had to get creative with my ornaments as there aren’t a lot of ‘money’ ones out there to choose from.  Thankfully the Dollar Tree has ‘large fake money bills’ so I used those inside of clear glass balls.  I also decorated some ceramic ornaments with our name.  Many thanks to Mary Madenspacher of Life Experiences and Alicia Angel for coming to help me decorate our tree.  It was fun to walk around and see the other trees and get some good ideas for next year.  I’d also like to give a SHOUT-OUT to the Rotary Clubs of Cary…all 5 clubs came together and created a “ROTARY TREE”.   It looks great and I even made a few ornaments for it myself.  Cary Visual Art also has a very fun tree downtown and so does my friend Holly Beerman of Beerman Construction!

Smith & Smith, CPA The Gifting Tree Project

Smith & Smith, CPA The Gifting Tree Project

The Gifting Tree Project will be on display until Tuesday, December 30th.  Voting for the trees takes place online and the winner will receive The People’s Choice Winner Award & $500 to their Charity of Choice.  Voting starts THIS WEEK, Saturday, December 6th and goes through Saturday, December 20th.  You can vote only one time.  You can look at the website now but they won’t have all of the trees listed and photographed and ready for voting until Saturday.  There will also be a panel of judges who will score each tree based on Representation of Organization/Company, Representation of Holiday Spirit, Originality & Creativity, and Overall Presentation.

The Gifting Tree Project sign

The Gifting Tree Project sign

Some people might be wondering why our CPA firm would participate in this project…and as the Director of Marketing, I see many benefits in participation!  First of all, The Gifting Tree Project a “community project” and I’ve always been a big believer in not only doing ‘business’ in your community, but being INVOLVED with all parts of the community, especially artistic and creative ones like this.  Plus ever single tree has a sign beside of it…so think of all the people who will pass by and see our tree and our company name during the month of December!  That’s some good publicity!!!!  We appreciate you votes for Smith & Smith, CPA in The Gifting Tree ProjectThanks Town of Cary!

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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Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

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Auto Expense and Women’s Networking Groups

Holly & Becca with WBON of Cary

Holly & Becca with WBON of Cary

Yesterday I attended the WBON of Cary Fall Mega Women’s Networking event, held at Bien Venue in Apex, NC.  For several years now WBON (Women Business Owners Network) has been doing a contest during the Mega Networking events for the most original, funniest, and best overall 30-second commercials.  This is an engaging way to get everyone to be creative and to think ‘out of the box’ with their personal business introductions.  There were some really great ones this time and several of the ladies had even brought props, some rapped songs, and some just made us laugh so hard!  I try to mix up my message each time (after all, how exciting are taxes & accounting?) so this time I bought a pink steering wheel cover and ‘drove’ around the room while talking about the oh-so-popular-tax-client-question of “auto use & miles & car expenses” on taxes.  Believe it or not that earned me the MOST ORIGINAL award in the 30-Second Contest!  Check out this picture of my friend Holly Beerman, we met at the Spring Mega Women’s Networking and have become fast friends!

mgc ohlala 2   Holly and her husband, Luke, own Beerman Construction and Holly also keeps a blog!  Thanks to Lois Cozart, owner of My Girlfriend’s Closet and Oh La La, also a member of WBON of Cary, for dressing me in the White House Black Market dress, it was so comfortable and got tons of compliments!  Be sure to visit Lois and her amazing staff at their THREE, yes i said THREE, stores in Apex & Cary!  Tell them you read about them in Beccasblog.com and get 10% of your purchase!

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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Join me on Twitter @beccacarync

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

(919) 380-0919 fax