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Rotary Chili Lunch, Office Pup Harvey & MORE

Let’s Eat

Well Hello FRIDAY!  And not just Friday but the LAST Friday in January!  And it is a pretty cold Friday, even with temperatures in the 70s earlier this week we are barely topping out at 50 degrees today.  So a totally perfect day for The Cary Rotary Club Chili Lunch & DinnerSmith & Smith, CPA has been a sponsor of this event for several years now.  The food is really good, the friendships are great and the cause is even better!  I want over to pick up our lunches today and brought them back to the office.  The food was YUM-YUM-YUMMY!!!!  Nothing hits the spot like some hot chili on a cold day!  Cheers to The Cary Rotary Club for a successful and worthy fundraiser!  The funds they raised today will go towards projects in our community and around the world.  Rotary really does amazing work!

 

 

Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast

Cary Chamber Eye Opener

On Wednesday morning I went to the Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast at Prestonwood Country Club.  It was the Annual State of the Town Address by our Cary Town Mayor.  I enjoy this breakfast each year as it is always nice to hear what has been done in Cary in the past year and the plans for future events.  It was a record crowd this year with over 200 in attendance!  I had the pleasure of sitting with several friends of mine in the Cary Women’s Giving Network.

Cookies Everywhere!

Speaking of the Cary Chamber, their Annual Auction & Reverse Car Raffle is coming up at the end of February.  Our Smith & Smith, CPA office usually donates a few gift baskets, so I am sticking with our theme over the past few years and doing 2 baskets of girl scout cookies!  The boxes are taking over our office so I need to get them in the baskets and wrapped quickly so we don’t eat them!  We did some remodeling in our office a few weeks ago and now have some nice storage shelves in the back office…I am trying so hard to keep all of the cookies back there and out of any sight of hungry eyes!  Stay tuned to see how they look all wrapped up for the auction!  And check out my cute dress in the photo from My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex!

 

New Office Pup!

Harvey Smith

And now for a very special introduction…I want you to meet Harvey, our new puppy!  She is hanging out at the office with us today and being a very good girl (mainly just sleeping).  She is brand new, about 10 weeks old, and we got her last night from Paws in the City.  Our family had a dog, Griffin, for many years (10 1/2 to be exact) before she passed away from lymphoma.  So we are THRILLED to have Harvey in our life now!  She is named after Steve Harvey, the game show host on Family Feud.  Check out Paws in City when you have time and ask for Pam, she is the one who helped us get Harvey  🙂

Have a fantastic last weekend of January 2017!!!!

 

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Mrs. North Carolina, Michele Duncan

Susan, Michele, Becca & Kim at the Cary Chamber Business of Women Luncheon Series

Susan, Michele, Becca & Kim at the Cary Chamber Business of Women Luncheon Series

Today was the November meeting of the Cary Chamber of Commerce Business of Women.  If you have been reading my blog for a few years now, you KNOW this is a monthly luncheon that I almost always try to attend.  The speaker today was the 2016 Mrs. North Carolina….right, as in MRS not MISS or MS or TEEN North Carolina.  The MARRIED one.  Who knew?  Not me!  Her name is Michele Duncan and she gave a really interesting talk.  She is a pastor’s wife and been married to him for 24 years, moved 18 times and lived in 8 states!  She has been Mrs. District of Columbia USA and Mrs. Virginia USA and is now the Mrs. North Carolina.  Busy lady!  She is very passionate about her nonprofit, Choose 2 Change.   The December Business of Women will be held on Thursday December 15th and will feature a speaker from The American Red Cross.  Thanks to Lois Cozart and her awesome team of ladies at My Girlfriend’s Closet for dressing me in the Kensie Black & White layered dress.  Shop there and tell them you read Beccasblog.com to get a special discount!

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A Full Week of Business Events in Cary, NC

It has certainly been a full and busy week!  I have a full list of events and activities to recap and I want to start with something that really had an impact on my life!

Joe Dittmar – Survivor of 9-11

Joe Dittmar, Survivor of 9-11

Joe Dittmar, Survivor of 9-11

Last night, my Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club had the pleasure of hosting Joe Dittmar as our guest speaker.  Joe was in a business meeting on the 105 Floor of Tower Two of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.   Joe was the last one of the room of 54 insurance executive to leave the room and was one of seven in their meeting to survive that day by making it out of the tower alive.  Joe shared his personal story with us last night and presented it in a way to encourage us to always remember and never forget the lives that were lost that day.  I’ve been in Rotary for over 8-years and this has to be one of our most memorable programs.  Joe doesn’t charge a fee to speak and travels around the country shearing his story.  If you ever get the opportunity to hear him speak, don’t pass it up!

Leadership Cary 2015-2016

Leadership Cary Class of 2015-2016

Leadership Cary Class of 2015-2016

Last year I had the pleasure of being a participate in the Cary Chamber Leadership Cary Class of 2014-2015.  It was a fantastic experience, I got to meet so many influential people in Cary, see lots of behind-the-scenes places and further develop my leadership skills.  This year I was asked to be a Co-Chair for the Leadership Cary Class of 2015-2016.  The first session was earlier this week, held at Bond Park.  It was the Ropes Course and Team Building Day.  I had a great time meeting all of the participants and watching them experience the day together.  The course will meeting twice a month and will go until graduation in April of 2016.

Morrisville KNOW Luncheon

KNOW Luncheon (Erika, Molly, Marlynn, Debra and Skip Hill

KNOW Luncheon (Erika, Molly, Marlynn, Debra and Skip Hill

Thank you to Nancy Seymour, Director of Marketing for Atlantic Tire for inviting me to be her guest at the KNOW Luncheon on Thursday.  KNOW stands for Knowledgeable Network of Women and is a luncheon series hosted quarterly by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce.   The November luncheon featured a Panel Discussion on the topic of: Business is a Team Sport – Learn How to Win.  The panelist included: Erikc Braun, Director of Human Resources for Golden Corral, Marlynn JonesAssistant Director of Athletics for Compliance of North Carolina Central University, and Molly Sapienza, Vice President of Corporate Sponsorships for PNC Financial Services.   The panel was led in discussion by Debra Morgan, news Anchor for WRAL.  I really enjoyed the panel discussion and their comments on leadership and personal experiences in the business world.

WBON of Cary Mega Networking

Lia, Lois and Heidi

Lia, Lois and Heidi

On Wednesday, WBON of Cary (Women Business Owners Network) hosted their Annual Fall Mega Networking Event at Prestonwood Country Club.  This is a great networking event every year.   All of the women in the room get a few minutes to share about their companies and how they work with their clients.  They always hold a contest for the most creative, most unique and most memorable.   Here is a cute pic of Lois Cozart (My Girlfriend’s Closet), Lia Sa (Fleur de Lia Alterations) and Heidi Simpson (Heidi Approved).   These three ladies will be holding an event together next Tuesday, November 17th at the My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex.  Call the store for details!

Kate Spade Sweater Dress Frenzy!

Kate Spade at MGC

Kate Spade at MGC

The Fall weather has been great this week, so it is time to bust open those Fall & Winter storage boxes and bring our your cooler weather wardrobe!   And speaking of My Girlfriend’s Closet, I had a great selection of Kate Spade sweater dresses from their stores to wear this week!  Lois has her stores up-to-date and stocked with the latest Fall trends and fashions (Such as: Logs of BLING, Lady Loafers, chic black boots, fringe and of course Plaid Plaid Plaid! ) Both of these dresses are NOW available in their stores for purchase and are very flattering on any shape.  The sweater fabric is thick and warm, just perfect for cool Fall days!

Kate Spade at MGC

Kate Spade at MGC

Kate Spade is a well known brand and a top favorite for many ladies. Kate Spade has handbags, clothing, jewelry, fashion accessories, fragrance, eyewear, shoes, swimwear, home decor, desk accessories stationary, tabletop and gifts!!!!!   You can find several Kate Spades pieces in the windows of My Girlfriend’s Closet, along with other designer brands such as Trina Turk, Coach, BCBG and Lily Pulitzer.  I wore the cream and navy stripped dress to the WBON of Cary Mega Networking event on Wednesday and the black and pink leopard print dress to the KNOW Luncheon on Thursday.  I had many compliments on both dresses.  As always, when you shop at MGC, make sure you tell them that you read Beccasblog.com and get 10% off your purchase!

It’s been a LONG week!  So happy weekend!

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Life Experiences Annual Auction and Golf Tournament

Friends of Life Experiences

Friends of Life Experiences

Last night was the 28th Annual Harry H. Montgomery Auction and Golf Tournament for Life Experiences.  It was such a fun night and a lot of planning and preparation went into making it such a successful event!  I was happy to help serve on the Auction Committee again this year and we had some really fantastic items up for bidding during both the silent and live auction.   Congrats to Mary Madenspacher, Executive Director, of Life Experiences for a wonderful night, lots of funds raised to support their mission and to Mary on her recent 20th Anniversary with Life Experiences!

Wheelbarrow Basket

Wheelbarrow Basket

Smith & Smith, CPA was happy to support the auction by donating a Wheelbarrow Basket full of Fall weather yard needs, such as a new rake, a new shovel, leaf scoop hands, yard waste bags and of course, a new wheelbarrow!   We also teamed up with one of our Smith & Smith, CPA clients, Leapfrog Landcare to include a $100 gift certificate for shrub, tree or plant treatment.  The Wheelbarrow basket looked really good and had lots of bids!  Thanks to all of our friends who came out last night and joined in on the celebration and fundraising for Life Experiences!  The event was held at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary and was sponsored by 8 local Rotary Clubs.  I’m so pleased to say that we had 11 members present at the event last night from our Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club!   I am also happy to report that I was the ‘winner’ of several great auction items!  Blake never considers that ‘winning’ though……

Golf Tournament

Cam, Blake, Brooe & Dennis playing for LE Golf

Cam, Blake, Brooe & Dennis playing for LE Golf

Speaking of Blake, he is on the golf course today over at Prestonwood Country Club playing in the Life Experiences Golf Tournament!  We ended up getting to be a last minute team in the tournament, so Blake is over there today, along with Cam, Brooke and Dennis Sargent, giving it a go on the greens.  The weather is kinda ‘iffy’ out there to me…about 81 degrees and overcast, but muggy  I am sure they are having a great time. The Golf Tournament for Life Experiences was a 12:30pm shotgun start playing Captain’s Choice.   There will be refreshments, awards and recognition following the tournament later today at 6pm.  There are over 32 teams in the tournament today and they are playing on both courses at Preston.  Our Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club also has 2 teams playing in the tournament today.  Good luck out there!  Thank you to Harold K. Jordan & Co. for being the Grand Patron Sponsor for the 28th Annual Harry H. Montgomery Life Experiences Auction and Golf Tournament!

CCC Biz of Women with Gale, Jessica, Becca and Sally

CCC Biz of Women with Gale, Jessica, Becca and Sally

And one last photo to share…last Thursday was the Cary Chamber of Commerce Business of Women Luncheon.   The Speaker was NC House of Representatives District 41, Gale Adcock.   Gale has been a friend of mine for several years now and her topic was “Diary of a Fresh(wo)man Legislator”.  I really enjoyed hearing her speak, as I always do!  I had a blast at lunch with friend Jessica Garcia and Linda Ward too!   Thank you to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriends Closet for dressing me in the stylish red dress!  I had lots of compliments!

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Aware Senior Care Ribbon Cutting & MORE

Aware Senior Care of Cary

Aware Senior Care of Cary

Who is ready for the weekend?  We have had so much rain this week that we are HOPING the weekend brings some SUNSHINE our way!  Congrats to Aware Senior Care of Cary for having their Ribbon Cutting Celebration this week with the Cary Chamber.   Aware Senior Care is a client of Smith & Smith, CPA and we are so happy to see them growing and thriving in the Cary Community…just like we knew they would! Congrats to owners, Tim and Gina, and to their extended family who was there to help them celebrate!

Pig Flyer 1This weekend my Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club will host our 29th Annual Pig Pickin’ in the Park!  It’s gonna be HUGE this year!  We are pushing $40,000 raised and planning for a large crowd of 900-1,000 people!  It’s Saturday at Bond Park Senior Center in Cary.  Thanks to CaryCitizen.com for running a GREAT story on our event this week!  Check it out HERE.  Come join us tomorrow for great Eastern NC Style BBQ (from White Swan), Live Bluegrass Band, Silent Auction, Clown & Face Painting and MORE!  All of the money raised from this event supports our James Atkins Memorial Scholarship and Humanitarian Fund projects during the year.  Bring your family and friends and come join us!

11227508_885635094834083_5159670861007905701_nAnd some EXCITING NEWS from one of my FAVORITE places to shop…My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Cary will be combing their two stores in Cary to the Oh La La MGC Location as part of their 10 year Celebration!  The last day of the MGC store in downtown Cary will be next weekend (June 12th).  They will be running a HUGE SALES June 12-14!  That is the time to go and RACK UP on lots of great summer items and accessories!  After next weekend you can continue to get the BEST fashions in down at Oh La La and MGC in downtown Apex.

Have a great weekend!!!!!

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Cary Chamber Membership Drive

Tomorrow starts the kick-off for the Cary Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive 2015.  This year, the theme is called, The Chamber Challenge!  We’ll be using videos and all types of Social Media to get the word out there this year about NEW MEMBERS to the Cary Chamber Smith & Smith, CPA has been participating in the Membership Drive for the last 9 years and we are looking forward to another great year!  Take a look at the short video below!

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  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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Chamber Board to Chamber Ambassador

Today was a bitter sweet day for me…this morning was my final Board Meeting with the Cary Chamber of Commerce.  I’ve had the pleasure the past three years to serve on the Board of Directors and the last two years as Vice Chair for Member Business Services.  It was such a honor to be asked to serve the three year term and it’s gone so fast!

Lunch at Ruckus with Julie and Twila

Lunch at Ruckus with Cary Chamber Ambassador Friends Julie and Twila

I’ve had a wonderful time, made some great business friends and connections and I am really going to miss it!  However, I am now free to return to serving the Cary Chamber as an Ambassador, a repeating beginning for me, as I served before as an Ambassador for about 5 years before my term on the Board.  Both of these groups are SO important to the Cary Chamber and really make it ones of the BEST (and most FUN) Chambers in Wake County!  Once a month the Cary Chamber Ambassadors get together for lunch at a local Chamber member restaurant.  Today we had a group of about 15 for lunch at Ruckus Pizza & Pasta.  It was a ‘toasty’ August day, but we had lunch outside on the patio and I enjoyed sitting with Julie Clark (TrustAtlantic Bank) and Twila Wilt (Jim Wyatt, CPA).  Thanks to Ed Twardy and Tripp Brizendine for setting up the lunch arrangements!  So cheers to Sweet Endings on the Cary Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Happy Repeat Beginnings to returning as a Cary Chamber Ambassador!

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Mr. Friday…Time Already?

Cup A Joe!

Cup A Joe!

Hello Friday…now let me ask you something Mr. Friday…weren’t you JUST HERE??? Like a week ago?  Seriously…has this week flown by or what?  Just can’t believe it, November, one of my most fave months, has just zipped right by, in the blink of an eye!  So let’s do a Friday Wrap-up, shall we?  So yesterday morning I had a nice cup of coffee at a cool place in Raleigh, it is called A Cup of Joe.  I had a meeting with Dan Rothra and Robert Courts.  I’m in ShopLocalRaleigh with Robert and he is good friends with Dan.  We spent some time talking and tossed some fun ideas about marketing together and some ways to really tag-team on growing this whole “shop local” theme.  I’m really into this.  Thanks Dan and Robert!  Looking forward to what is to come next!

Becca, Dr. Mann and Shirin

Becca, Dr. Mann and Shirin

We had a really awesome Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club meeting last night, lots of energy and some of our guests came back for a second visit from our Open House meeting last week. YEA!  Growing our Rotary Club one new member at a time!  We heard from Dr. Ashley Mann, DDS, a dentist here in Cary.  Dr. Mann shared about a project called Wake Smiles.  Wake Smiles helps to provide dental care to those in our community who can’t afford the cleanings and dental work needed.  Some of his stories were just heart wrenching and moving at the same time.  Wake Smiles has paired with The Salvation Army to provide the FIRST free dental client for adults in downtown Raleighfirst one of its kind with the Salvation Army in the COUNTRY!  We are talking about making history here!  Thank you to Shirin Mashoon, a proud member of Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club for bringing Dr. Mann as a speaker to our club. 

Blanket Bundles with Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club

Blanket Bundles with Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club

After the meeting, we spent time packing and wrapping 10 Blanket Bundles.  The Blanket Bundles are a NEW project for our club this year and is our Thanksgiving 2013 project.  A local radio station supports Blanket Bundles and encourages volunteers in the community to use a new blanket and wrap (bundle) it around 20 canned goods/non-perishable items.  Last week we signed-up to bring the various blankets and goods and made a quick assembly line to put the Blanket Bundles together.  Great work Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club!   I’ll be meeting with Susan Pruskin, also a proud member of Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club to deliver the Blanket Bundles on Saturday morning.  They will be used for those in need at the Raleigh Rescue Mission.  Sometimes, the simplest gestures can make the BIGGEST impact in someone’s life.

"Chef" Amy!

“Chef” Amy!

Thank you to our dear friend from PrimePay, Amy Gretenstein for coming by this afternoon with a delicious loaf of homemade pumpkin bread!  This girl is a FANTASTIC cook and is always spoiling us with little goodies during the year!  We shared some good laughs together this afternoon and talked about Thanksgiving travel plans for next week.  Thanks so much Amy!  See you soon!

Naptime Raleigh

Naptime Raleigh

And check this out…my new friend, Heather Petrovich is really freakin’ cool.  She’s known as the Raleigh Realty Mom and is a single mother of twin girls, an avid runner and the host of a parenting podcast called Naptime Radio (seriously, she has listeners ALL over the world…in like 80 different countries!!!!! )  She’s also a blogger too (love a fellow blogger) and she blogs about cool stuff like, real estate, parents and life.  We met a few months ago at the Carolina Parent Expo and then again at a Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast.  We had lunch at one of my fave places in Cary, Serendipity Café (also a client of Smith & Smith, CPA) and the friendship has been fast and fun!  She totally made me feel awesome by posting Beccasblog in her blog!  OMG…a BLOG TAG!  YEA!  Thanks Heather!  Check it out HERE 

Okay Mr. Friday…you won.  Weekend is HERE!!!!!!!!!!!  ENJOY!

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Great Things in Cary, NC!

CARY ON for the Cary Chamber

CARY ON for the Cary Chamber

I came back from the Cary Chamber of Commerce Planning Conference last month with a really neat t-shirt in hand.  The Cary Chamber, along with S&A Cherokee, was pleased to announce the 2013-2014 theme of “CARY ON”.  I love this theme & logo as it really represents what a technology town Cary has become, hence the ‘O’ of the word “ON” looks like the START button for a laptop.  Cary was also recently named the Digital Capital of NC for the 2013 eCities of America by Google.  Very Cool!  Check out the new shirts on some of the Cary Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from our August Board meeting.

Jennifer Kidd

Jennifer Kidd

Also, here is a great Smith & Smith, CPA client, Jennifer Kidd, owner of Kidd Photography, strutting her best GREASE outfit over the weekend at the Koka Booth Grease Sing-A-Long Movie event.  I went to the outdoor movie with my good friend, Lisa-Gray Vick and also took Mark & Trent along too.  We had the pleasure of sitting with Jennifer and her friends.  I think she looked great! The event included a costume contests, singing props and lots of fun! Jennifer is booking for Fall Family portraits and does really great work!  You can reach her through her website here.

 

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Networking in Raleigh with Deb Yow of NCSU

June was a special month for the Triangle Ladies Power Lunch (one of the best events for networking in Raleigh).  Deb Yow, Director of Athletics for North Carolina State University, was the guest speaker, and she really packed the house with a crowd of 130+ ladies (and a few gentlemen).
 
Becca, Linda, Deb Yow & Carrie Peele

Yow was hired in June 2010 and has been working on her plan called “Wolfpack Unlimited” ever since.  I enjoyed hearing Yow speak again; I had the privilege of introducing her earlier this year when she spoke at the Cary Chamber of Commerce Business of Women Luncheon.  I’ll recap some of her points that I found to be the most engaging/impressive.  She talked about the ‘issue of life’ always coming at unexpected times and that we have to be ready and willing to take on new challenges, even if that means embarrassing ourselves at times.  She talked about her sisters and their success and struggles and how they made it through some tough times by really encouraging each other. 

She said that there is no ‘helicopter in life’, no one is going to land you on top of the mountain…you have to work hard and get there yourself.  Her favorite bumper sticker that she saw recently said, “Now that I’ve given up hope, I feel much better”.  Oddly how there is a lot of truth in that…   She shared with the ladies some of her past coaching stories and talked about having confidence in yourself, and not to let our second thoughts stop us from achieving our dreams.   I was really inspired by Deb Yow and I’m sure all of the other ladies in the room were too. 

Networking in Raleigh

 I enjoyed meeting several new ladies at the luncheon.  Amanda Robbins, Sales Manager for Acroprint and Morgan Southerland, Assistant Vice President/Sales Manager of Harrington Bank, both stopped by my booth to say hello.  This was their first time attending this networking in Raleigh event.   I was also introduced to Erin Cohen, Owner of Entrées 4 U. Thank you ladies and I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

 

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