Carrie Peele

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Athena of the Triangle Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Athena Leaders Luncheon

Athena Leaders Luncheon

Today was the Inaugural Athena of the Triangle Women’s Leadership Luncheon.  It was held at Prestonwood Country Club and included women leaders from all over the Triangle Community.  I am honored to serve as a Board Member for Athena of the Triangle and helped work the registration table at the luncheon today.   This unique event invited women to engage in dialogue about the key attributes of successful women leaders to further the development and support of established and emerging leaders across the Triangle.  There were many inspiring ideas discussed during the luncheon as the tables were set-up in a way to encourage dynamic conversation among the ladies.  It was exciting to be in the room and see all of this happen!

Carrie and Becca

Carrie and Becca

My friend and fearless leader, Carrie Peele, brought Athena of the Triangle to the area about 3 years ago.  Smith & Smith, CPA is proud to have served on her Governing Board, Board of Directors and Advisory Panel during this time.  A special thanks to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet in Apex for the black & white Michael Kors dress.  Shop with them and tell them you read beccasblog.com.

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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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

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Growing Your Business Referrals

Carrie, Becca & Kim

Carrie, Becca & Kim

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending a presentation for Professional Working Women called “Grow Your Business: Referral Request Seminar”.  The event was hosted by Carrie Peele and featured guest speaker, Mary Cantando, Founder, of The Woman’s Advantage.  Carrie is the newly appointed Chair for the Triangle Chapter of The Woman’s Advantage and hosted her first event at the PNC Boardroom in Raleigh.  So many women business owners & working professionals struggle waiting for referrals to happen by “word of mouth”.  This seminar taught us how to stop waiting for them to happen and how to instead, MAKE the them happen!   Carrie and Mary also presented the opportunity to learn more about the Women’s Advantage Program and how ladies can sign-up to get involved.  I really enjoyed the class and was happy to have my friend & fellow ShopLocalRaleigh member, Kim Davis of The Paystub People along with me.   Kim and I worked as partners during the class and had a chance to share several times when Mary called on volunteers.   I can’t wait to take what I learned from this class and aplly it to my job as Director of Marketing at Smith & Smith, CPA.   WA-logo-PDF

Thanks to Carrie for the invite!  Please feel free to contact her to learn more!  Also a shout-out to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet for dressing me in the colorful Joy Joy summer dress!   Who said you can’t wear horizontal stripes!?!?!  Shop My Girlfriends Closet in downtown Apex and downtown Cary (MGC Oh-la-la) for great summer fashions & savings! Tell them you read Beccasblog.com to get 10% off your purchase!

Check out my office for the next week!  YEA!!!!  See you July 27th!

GONE TO THE BEACH

GONE TO THE BEACH

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

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Painting Color Me Mine and Athena Power

Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club ladies at Color Me Mine

Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club ladies at Color Me Mine

Over the weekend I went to the new ‘paint your own pottery’ studio in Cary, Color Me Mine.  The owner’s name is Tammy Preston, and I had the pleasure of meeting her a few months ago at the Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series.  She recently moved to Cary from up North and opened the Color Me Mine pottery studio in Waverly Place.  She is also a fairly new member to the Cary Chamber  (YEA!)  I met some of the other ladies in my Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club there for a nice afternoon of painting together.  It was so fun to see all of the different pieces that each one of us picked out to paint.  You don’t have to be super artistic or creative to paint at Color Me Mine.  Their staff is friendly and they can help you with ideas and color combinations.  We’ll be able to pick-up our finished pieces on Friday.  Can’t wait to see them!

Alicia and Bob work on Athena PowerLink

Alicia and Bob work on Athena PowerLink

Smith & Smith, CPA has had the pleasure of being involved with the Athena PowerLink of the Triangle since it first started a year ago with Carrie Peele as the fearless leader.  The mission of Athena PowerLink is to increase the growth and profitability of women-owned businesses in the Triangle Area.  On Monday afternoon, the Governing Panel and Advisory Panel met to discuss the progress that has been made so far by our selected female business owner.  It was a very good reporting session and things seem to be moving along with great success!

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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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

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A Voice from Pat Nathan with The Triangle Ladies Power Lunch

Becca, Pat and Carrie

Becca, Pat and Carrie

When I hear the name, Pat Nathan, I automatically think about the great organization called Dress for Success of the Triangle.  I had the pleasure of meeting Pat Nathan several years ago and have heard her speak numerous times at different events around the Triangle.  Pat is the Founder and Past President for Dress for Success of the Triangle, a nonprofit that helps low-income women gain and maintain meaningful employment by providing them with professional working attire and accessories.

Becca and BJ Vendor Booth

Becca and BJ Vendor Booth

She spoke on Tuesday at the Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon, to a crowd of over 100 women.  Pat shared her personal story with the women in the room and really opened our eyes to her life, the struggles and success, and how she has overcome so much.  She is an inspiration to many simply by showing how she has used her life experiences to positively impact so many women around the world!  She said that “It is not about a life built on success but a life built on significance.”  She also challenged us to think about what we were ‘building’ in a life….a life of careers or a life of contributions.  Powerful food for thought!  The Triangle Ladies Power Lunch, hosted by Carrie Peele, is a quarterly event for ladies in and around the Triangle area.  This month featured about 20 vendors and was buzzing with lots of networking and activity.

Donations for Dress for Success

Donations for Dress for Success

Smith & Smith, CPA has been a sponsor for this event for about 3 years now and we enjoy being involved.  Our Gold Sponsorship included a RSVP table, a vendor booth and several seats at the luncheon.  I was pleased to have guests with me this month of Patty McEwen (Cary Chamber), Stacey Sherman (Smith & Smith, CPA client) and BJ Davis of Coach BJ.  I invited BJ to share my vendor booth table and she was promoting her upcoming Emerging Women Retreats (I’m going to the one in October, please join me!)  Many women also took time to clean out their closets and brought along items to be donated to Dress for Success.  It was really awesome to see all of the suits, jackets, dresses and accessories that are going to help other women in Wake County achieve their dreams!  Thanks so much to Lois Cozart and her team at My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Cary and downtown Apex, Lois picked out this metallic ruffle dress for me to wear and I had tons of compliments!  Shop MGC for some fabulous finds!

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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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

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Triangle Ladies Networking Luncheon

Ladies Networking Luncheon with Beth Wood

Ladies Networking Luncheon with Beth Wood

Today was the Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon, one of the BEST ladies networking events in the Triangle area!  It was so much fun to see everyone as the luncheon has moved to QUARTERLY for the 2014 year so the last time we had a meeting was in March!   Smith & Smith, CPA is proud to be a GOLD Sponsor for this ladies networking luncheon, and part of being a GOLD sponsor means we get 4 guest seats, a VIP lunch table, a vendor table in a prime location, mention on the website & emails, plus a shout-out from the podium by Carrie Peele (Founder of TLPL and Blue Diamond Limo).   Trevor and Alicia went with me from our office and Susan Pruskin of Susan Pruskin Consulting and Maura Silverman of TAP Unlimited were also our guests today.

Maura and Becca

Maura and Becca

Maura’s signature event with TAP Unlimited is this Friday night and she was very excited to share the news with other ladies at the networking luncheon.  We had our vendor table set-up with the Las Vegas Jackpot Machine (thanks to Beth Donnor of Diversified Planning for letting us borrow it) and as ladies stopped by our table they got to play around or two on the slot machine as we encouraged them to “Not Gamble with Accounting & Taxes”.   The ladies networking luncheon speaker was Billie Redmond, CEO for TradeMark Properties.  Billie shared her story of being a top leader in the predominately male world of commercial real estate.  Her company is 30 years old and has been very successful over the years.  She talked about keeping things in perspective and about a book she read a few years ago and changed her outlook on life and business.  I enjoyed hearing her speak.   I was happy to have Trevor there with me to experience a different type of marketing & networking event.  Trevor is our Summer Intern from Appalachian State and is planning to major in Accounting and Marketing.

WBON of Cary

WBON of Cary

I had the pleasure of introducing him to Beth Wood, CPA and North Carolina State Auditor after the meeting. WBON of Cary was also there as a Silver Sponsor for the 2014 year and were busy promoting their upcoming Summer Social on July 15th at Patrick Jane’s Pizza in Cary (beside of Trader Joes).  They had a very creative table and marketing technique today!   I look forward to the next Triangle Ladies Networking Luncheon that will be held on September 9th with the Founder of Dress for Success, Pat Nathan, as the guest speaker!  Thank you so much to Lois Cozart, Owner of My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Cary and downtown Apex, for dressing me for the ladies networking luncheon in the Hana Cap-Sleeve Colorblock White & Yellow Kate Spade dress.  I had SO many compliments on the bright yellow and encouraged them all to check out the summer dresses, shoes and fabulous accessories at MGC!!

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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Welcome back Triangle Ladies and a Piece of Savannah!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Triangle Ladies Power Lunch…the FIRST one for 2014! 

Becca with Sharon Decker

Becca with Sharon Decker

This is an event that Smith & Smith, CPA is proud to sponsor and has recently moved to quarterly meetings for the 2014 year.  I had missed so many of my friends from this group (our last meeting was in November 2013!) Smith & Smith, CPA has been sponsoring this event for many years and I always enjoy having an expo table and being able to bring along 3 guests (perks of being a Gold Sponsor!!)  I always try to take along a client to share my expo booth space this time I took BJ Davis.  BJ is a Leadership Training and Team Development Coach.  She was very engaging with the attendees and I enjoyed her being there so much! I also took along Amy Gretenstein and Tia Coppus.  We had a wonderful lunch table (hosted by Smith & Smith, CPA) and the speaker was Sharon Allred Decker, NC Secretary for the Department of Commerce.  I honesty can say that she ranks up there with being on of my TOP FAVORITE speakers in the history of Triangle Ladies Power Lunch!  I didn’t really know what to expect from her talk but I found myself hanging on to every word!

Winner of the flowers from Coach BJ Davis!

Winner of the flowers from Coach BJ Davis!

  She gave FOUR Tips that she has learned in her life: 1) You need to be open to Possibilities!  2) Be Still…we are killing ourselves with all of our ‘busyness’ and we need to stop saying YES to everything 3) Be Thankful…keep a “Thankful Journal” and write 4 things in it each night and 4) Quit Trying to Live a Balanced Life…life is a DANCE…so stop trying to balance and learn to dance.  Thanks so much to TLPL host, Carrie Peele and her team at Blue Diamond Limo for bringing Sharon Decker to speak and for a FANTASTIC TLPL 2014 Kick-off!  Next meeting is in June!  Thanks to Lois Cozart, owner at My Girlfriend’s Closet for dressing me in this lovely dress from the Cary store location!  It’s a dress from Talbots and I got tons of great compliments!  MGC is stocking up on great spring & summer dresses!  Shop there and mention Beccasblog to get 10% off your entire purchase!

Out on the town in Savannah

Out on the town in Savannah

I was able to sneak-off last weekend to Savannah with some of my girlfriends to celebrate a very special 40th birthday!  We had a total blast, loved Savannah and their St. Patty’s Celebration has been on my to-do list for years!  Thanks to my girls for a super fun weekend and cheers to all of the great people we met, the awesome laughs we shared and the memories & experiences that will keeping us talking for YEARS to come!  Certainly a trip to always remember for many reasons! I hope to go back again soon!

 

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Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

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Cary, NC 27511

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Athena Powerlink…Women-Owned!

Last year in 2013 Bob had the opportunity to get involved with the Athena Powerlink of the Triangle. 

Athena Powerlink of the Triangle

Athena Powerlink of the Triangle

The group was headed up by longtime friend and client of Smith & Smith, CPA, Carrie Peele, owner of Blue Diamond Limo in Raleigh, NC.  Bob was invited to be part of the Governors Board for the Athena Powerlink of the Triangle.  Athena Powerlink is an advisory program that is designed to increase the growth and profitability of women-owned businesses.  Athena was formed in 1999 and serves as a ‘link’ by connecting a women business owner with a volunteer panel of adviser from the local community.   The panel and business owner work together for one year to meet specific objectives of the business owner.  Bob’s main role with the Governors Board was to help select a candidate from the group of applicants who would be the first woman for the Athena Powerlink of the Triangle.  

Lisa with Becca

Lisa with Becca

After much debate and discussion, the group decided on Lisa Howell, owner of Spoken-4 Communications in Durham, NC.  Lisa leads a team of dynamic & innovative speech-language and occupational therapy professionals who reach out to meet the needs of the “communication impaired” and/or developmentally delayed children and their families in our community.  I had the opportunity to meet Lisa last week at the Athena Powerlink of the Triangle social at Carrie’s house.  Alicia and I will serve as Advisers on the panel board in the areas of accounting & marketing.  Congrats to Lisa and her team!!! Smith & Smith, CPA is looking forward to working with you and the other Athena Powerlink of the Triangle advisers this year!   Thank you to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet, a high-end consignment store for women located in downtown Cary and downtown Apex, for the beautiful tunic that I wore to the social!  Lois styled it for me with a pair of their fleece lined leggings…oh my gosh so warm and comfortable!  Stop by their stores and tell them you read Beccablog.com to get 10% off your purchase!

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  http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  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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Triangle Ladies Power Lunch September Speaker

WBON at Triangle Ladies Power Lunch

WBON at Triangle Ladies Power Lunch

Yesterday was the September meeting of the Triangle Ladies Power Lunch.  I took along Alicia Angell (from our CPA office), Susan Pruskin (Susan Pruskin Consulting) and Jamie Glass (WakeTech) as my three guests.  We arrived early to get our Smith & Smith, CPA table set-up (thanks for your help ladies) and we also helped with the WBON of Cary booth that was right across from us.  WBON of Cary has their Annual Fall Mega-Networking Event coming up on October 9th and the Triangle Ladies Power Lunch was a great opportunity to market and share our event with other ladies in the area. 

Carrie with Lynn on stage

Carrie with Lynn on stage

The speaker for September Triangle Ladies Power Lunch was Lynn Bardowski, the Million Dollar Party Girl.  Lynn shared her story of being a mom working for corporate America but knew there was something more fulfilling out there for her in life.  In the late 1980’s she started with the company, PartyLite and within 3 ½ years she had made her first million dollars.  Lynn talked about overcoming fear and obstacles, plus self-doubt and barriers along the way.  She gave an inspiring talk and I am sure she encouraged many ladies in the room.  

GlobalRun4Water Sept. 29th

GlobalRun4Water Sept. 29th

Carrie Peele, founder of Triangle Ladies Power Lunch and owner of Blue Diamond Limo (also a client of Smith & Smith, CPA) was very gracious to allow me a few minutes during the meeting to make an announcement about the upcoming 2nd Annual GlobalRun4Water.  I was able to share with the crowd about the success of our event last year and all of the people/children we were able to help with clean water sources.  After the meeting I met a new friend from the Central Johnston Rotary Club and she took the water jug back with her to her club to get it filled-up with coins and dollars.  Thanks so much!  Thank you also to Lois Cozart at My Girlfriend’s Closet for getting me set earlier this week with a great Fall wardrobe!  They have all kinds of beautiful new boots, jackets and jeans in their stores and ready to wear!  Go by and check them out and tell them you read about them on Beccasblog.com!

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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Cary, NC 27511

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Special Rotary Guest and a Bowling Birthday Party

District 7710 Governor Leigh

District 7710 Governor Leigh

I am so honored this year to serve as Club President for the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club.  Last week was a special week as our District 7710 Governor, Leigh Hudson, visited our club, along with his lovely wife, Pug.  Governor Leigh talked to our club about ‘standing up for Rotary’ and shared some of his very personal experiences and stories about Rotary in his life.  We are all very excited about the artwork he had created that portrays a current Rotary club meeting.  Prints of the artwork will be sold as a fundraiser for Ending Polio.  Thank you Governor Leigh for coming to our club to speak and share!  You are welcome to join us any week!

Celebrating with friends

Celebrating with friends

We had a great time last weekend going out to celebrate a very special birthday girl!  Our good friend and fellow Triangle Ladies Power Lunch member, Shelli Dallacqua, invited us all out to a fun birthday bash!  We all gathered at Sparians in North Hills for a fun evening of dinner, drinks, live music and of course, BOWLING!  It was really fun to be out with some of my business lady friends and their husbands.  Thanks to Carrie Peele, owner of Blue Diamond Limo and client to Smith & Smith, CPA for helping put this party together for Shelli! 

Social Media Cake

Social Media Cake

Shelli is an expert when it comes to social media and her business, Shelten Media, works with clients to get them ‘into‘ the whole social-media-world.  Check out this really awesome cake that was made just for her!  Blake & I had never been to Sparians, so we really enjoyed the whole experience and look forward to going back again soon. The food, bowling and video games were right up our alley for fun!  You will have to ask Blake who won in bowling!

 

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Pig Pickin’ for Scholarships & Humanitarian Projects

Smith & Smith, CPA families at the Pig Pickin'

Smith & Smith, CPA families at the Pig Pickin’

This past Saturday, June 1st, was a very special day!  First of all, my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on SaturdayHappy 40th Mom & Dad!  They will be adventuring in Maine & the Acadia National Park with their kayaks this summer for their anniversary celebration.  Saturday was also my Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club’s 27th Annual Pig Pickin’ in the Park!  This event is huge for us and serves as the MAIN FUNDRAISER each year for our club.

Blue Diamond Limo as a Hog Wild Sponsor

Blue Diamond Limo as a Hog Wild Sponsor

We hold the event from 4:30pm-7:00pm at the Senior Center at Bond Park in Cary, NC.  We typically serve anywhere from 500-800 people during those hours and offer both dining-in and to-go meals.  It’s lots of fun, requires lots of planning and preparation from our club months in advance.  One of the biggest challenges we face each year is recruiting new sponsors.  This year I was happy to have one of our Smith & Smith, CPA clients, Blue Diamond Limo & Worldwide Transportation on board as a Hog Wild Sponsor.  I enjoy our relationship so much with Carrie Peele, owner of Blue Diamond, and her #1 go-to-lady, Linda Sellers.  Both Carrie and Linda came by the event and picked up to-go meals for some of their staff and limo drivers.  Thanks so much for the sponsorship Blue Diamond Limo!!!!!

Great Harvest Bread as a Hog Wild Sponsor

Great Harvest Bread as a Hog Wild Sponsor

Another new sponsor was brought on Cary-Kildaire Rotarian, Jerry Kozel, was Great Harvest Bread Company of Cary, NC.  Now if you read my blog, you know that I am very good friends with the owner of GHB, Paige Williams.  Paige and I go way back together as we have been networking & growing our businesses together for years.  I very much admire Paige & her team at GHB for all they do in the community and for how successful they have been with their bakery.  Along with her Hog Wild Sponsorship, Paige also sent a huge basket of their delicious cookies to be sold at the Bake Sale table.  Thanks so much Paige & GHB!  Good job Jerry!

 

Thanks to all!!!!

Thanks to Alphagraphics for printing this cool banner!

Other special sponsors for the event include Smith & Smith, CPA as a Hog Wild Sponsor and Blake & I once again was agreed to be a Whole Hog Sponsor.  Our whole family came this year and here is a great family picture of us outside enjoying the nice weather on the lawn at the Senior Center.  There were several sets of corn hole boards set-up for playing and a clown doing tricks and balloon art for the kiddos, thank you Mr. Rainbow (also a client of Smith & Smith, CPA).  Dr. Manu’s wife was also offering face painting; the kids’ just love that!  We were very happy to have several of our friends & their families with us from Mark’s preschool.

Mr. Rainbow the Clown

Mr. Rainbow the Clown

We had plenty of tickets to share with our sponsorships, so Blake also invited several of his friends.  The whole focus of this event is to raise funds for our scholarship and humanitarian projects for the upcoming year.  On average, our club will handout $16,000 in scholarships next year, to both local community college students, as well to graduating high school students who are heading off to 4-year universities.  We will also use another $10,000+ for local projects in our Rotary 7710 District.  We are planning to build/construct/manage a garden at Life Experience with help through a Rotary District Grant, called Project LEGO, and also install outdoor arena lights for The Corral Riding Academy in Cary so that the girls can do therapy and training with the horses during the fall/winter hours after the time change & when it gets dark at 5pm. We’ll also be using funds for humanitarian projects on an International Level (GlobalRun4Water, medical projects in Honduras, etc.)  I’m very excited about all of the projects that our club has planned and for all that we do each year with the funds raised at the Pig Pickin’ in the Park.

Cutting Mary's shirt....

Cutting Mary’s shirt….

Thank you again to all of our wonderful sponsors & supporters!  And here is one funny picture to share…I don’t like t-shirts with a tight neckline…I never have and never will.  So I solved this problem back in my college years by simply cutting out the neck of all my t-shirts.  So I showed up at the Pig Pickin’ on Saturday in my newly cut & manicured t-shirt and was asked by several of my other club members to help with their shirts.  Thankfully one of our club members had a great pair of scissors on hand and I was able to assist. So here is my friend, Mary, trusting me to cut around her neck with a pair of scissors!  Who is next!?!?  Also, thanks to Danny’s BBQ for your service & commitment to good quality BBQ for another year!

 

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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Director of Marketing

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Cary, NC 27511

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