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Learning about local business issues

McCrory on Local Business Issues

 Bob and I had a very unique opportunity earlier this week.  We were invited to attend a roundtable discussion on local business issues with Pat McCrory.  Pat McCrory is the former Mayor of Charlotte and is the Republican candidate running against Lt. Governor Walter Dalton of the Democratic Party for NC Governor.  The election will be take place in November 2012, along with the Presidential election.  The roundtable discussion was held at the Cary Innovation Center and included local business leaders, small business owners, and concerned citizens. 

 

Pat spent an hour explaining his vision and goals for North Carolina. He talked on a variety of different topics including education, healthcare, unemployment rates, state budgets, and the government’s role in citizen’s lives.  He later accepted questions fo open discussion. 

Pat McCrory

There were several questions from people in the room and Pat did his best to respond to as many questions as possible.  Some of the questions were about the education system in North Carolina, the current tax laws and local business issues.  The roundtable wrapped up at 2pm.  I’ve always been a big believer in being an informed voter and I think it is important to attend events like this so that I can have the opportunity to ask questions and find out where a candidate stands on different issues.  And as always…I had to get my picture taken, for blogging purposes of course.

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 Innovation Center GRAND OPENING!!!!

Shelli, Beth and Sheila at the Cary Innovation Center

    Welcome to the Cary Innovation Center!

This is the ‘brain child’ of Sheila Ogle, a wonderful lady and a major part of the success of downtown Cary!  The CIC is all about ONE MAIN THING…can you guess???  ENTREPRENEURSHIP!!!  It’s a place that was designed for helping entrepreneurs create, launch and operate their business by providing professional mentoring and business education programs.  The programs will provide the opportunity for clients to be successful in both economic growth and jobs.  The Cary Innovation Center had their OPEN HOUSE/GRAND OPENING last week and I was pleased to be invited to attend. 

Welcome CIC!

 

There were several distinguished guests there, Beth Wood, NC State Auditor, and several members of the Cary Town Council and local government officials.  My good friend and fellow Triangle Ladies Power Lunch member, Shelli Dallacqua, owner of Shelten Media, is one of the current residents of the Cary Innovation Center. Know of a local entrepreneur with a BIG IDEA looking to get started? Send them to the CIC and let their growth begin!

 

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 p
(919) 380-0919 f