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Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers 2016

Blake & Becca at Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers Class of 2016

Blake & Becca at Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers Class of 2016

Last night, Cary Magazine hosted their 2nd Annual Movers & Shakers party for the Class of 2016.  I am so honored to have been included among the winners this year!  The winners were nominated by peers and selected based on their community service, business involvement and leadership roles.   The June/July 2016 Issue of Cary Magazine featured an article about the Movers & Shakers this year and listed out their achievements and success.  I really enjoyed reading the article and am proud to say I know many of these people as close friends, fellow Rotarians, and business partners.   The party last night was held at the new Bond Brothers Brewery in downtown Cary and featured appetizers by Catering by Design and really delicious pie from Slice.  Thanks to 5Star Awards for the beautiful glass engraved awards.

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Here are some pictures from the Movers & Shakers Class of 2016 event last night to share.  Thanks to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet for selecting the chartreuse yellow sundress for me to wear to the party!  They has also paired up the white dress & accessories for the magazine photo (see below) that was shot in late April at the Page Walker Center in downtown Cary.

Rotarians honored in the Movers & Shakers Class of 2016

Rotarians honored in the Movers & Shakers Class of 2016

 

Congrats to my friends Lashonza Brown and Jennifer Martin

Congrats to my friends Lashonza Brown and Jennifer Martin

 

Thank you to Mary and Lorrie for coming last night!

Thank you to Mary and Lorrie for coming last night!

 

Food by Catering by Design

Food by Catering by Design

 

Movers & Shakers Photo from Jonathan Fredin

Movers & Shakers Photo from Jonathan Fredin

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Let’s Do 20 for 20 with The Carying Place!

Delancy, April and Becca at The Carying Place 20th Gala Event

Delancy, April and Becca at The Carying Place 20th Gala Event

Last night Blake and I attended the 20th Anniversary Gala Event for The Carying Place. The event was held at the beautiful location, The Oaks of Salem, in Apex, NC.  My good friend, April Manese, is the owner of The Oaks of Salem and was the gracious hostess for the evening.  This was our first time visiting the property and I can easily see why it is a top spot for weddings and corporate events!  The place is simply stunningCatering By Design provided the delicious food and everything was really tasty!

Chef James, Steve Daniels and Blake Smith

Chef James, Steve Daniels and Blake Smith

Steve Daniels from ABC Eyewitness News served as Master of Ceremonies and spoke so highly of The Carying Place and all the work that has been done helping homeless families in the Cary area over the past 20 years. I love this picture of Blake standing with Steve Daniels and Chef James. Milt Douglass, the founder of The Carying Place, was also there last night and shared some very touching words with the crowd.  He started The Carying Place as a way to meet a need (homelessness) in Cary that wasn’t being reached…and now 20 years later nearly 310 families have been helped since 1993!

The Oaks of Salem

The Oaks of Salem

They talked about the program families go through at The Carying Place being a ‘tough love’ program, and truly it is.  They work with families to help them get back on their feet, but also to teach them how to manage their finances, pay their bills, prioritize their needs and be good citizens of society.  Families have to agree to the conditions and are held accountable along the way.  The Carying Place has grown over the years but still serves their main mission of helping bridge the gap between homelessness and permanent housing in Cary and Western Wake County.

April & Becca

April & Becca

I’ve been involved with The Carying Place for many years through many different groups & organizations.  Smith & Smith, CPA has helped provide Christmas gifts to some of the families, WBON of Cary hosted a charity fashion show in March of 2013 with proceeds going to The Carying Place, Blake and I attend their annual fundraising auction (typically held at The Matthew’s House in Cary) and the list goes on.  We saw many friends from The Cary Chamber at the event last night and also several other friends & clients.  The event was held outside on the back patio and even though it was a toasty summer day (it was hot and humid like August!) the big fans kept the air cool and circulating.  Several board members from The Carying Place spoke and shared their stories & experiences.  NC Supreme Court Justice, Mark Martin, was also a guest speaker at the event.  He spoke about Americans reaching out to help others in need and how he hopes we never lose that spirit.

Blake & Becca at The Carying Place 20th Gala Event

Blake & Becca at The Carying Place 20th Gala Event

The Carying Place is honoring their 20th anniversary with a really unique program called “20 for 20”.  They are reaching out to the community asking volunteers to hold their own kind of event and raise support for The Carying Place.  They are hoping to have 20 different & unique events held by the end of the year, thus the 20 events for 20 years title.  So far they have volunteers who have stepped up to host wine tasting dinners, sponsor a 20-mile bike ride, bake sales, and more!  It is going to be really neat to see all of these events come together!  If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact The Carying Place to find out more.  They have very nice packets that will help you plan your event step-by-step so that you can be successful and HAVE FUN along the way!  Event Coach is Wendy Dawson 919-917-5868 or office manager Sameena Rashid 919-462-1800.   Thank you to Lois Cozart of My Girlfreind’s Closet (located in downtown Apex and downtown Cary) for selecting this Ya of Los Angeles long green, one shoulder dress for me to wear.  The green color was fantastic and I had lots of compliments on the gown.

My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Cary is holding their One Year Anniversary Party this SATURDAY, June 15th with lots of door prizes, give-a-ways, specials and more!  Please go to help them celebrate!  Tell them you read about them in Beccasblog and get 10% off your total purchase!  What a great way to SHOP LOCAL and SUPPORT LOCAL!

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

(919) 380-0600 phone

(919) 380-0919 fax