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Gale Adcock Women Mean Business Breakfast

Women Mean Business

Travis, Gale, Becca and Stephany

This morning I had the pleasure of attending an event for my good friend, NC House Representative, Gale Adcock.  I was a guest of Travis Wright Colopy of Fit & Able Productions who was a presenting sponsor.  The event was called “Women Mean Business Breakfast” was held at SoHo Consignments in Raleigh (a nice change of pace for most of the networking events I attend).   Gale has been representing North Carolina in the State House for several years now and will be running for re-election in 2018.  I see Gale often around town and she is always so very friendly and takes time to stop and make people feel important.  She invited NC State Auditor, Beth Wood to speak at the business breakfast and Beth shared her personal story of going from a small NC farm town to being an elected official.   I hold both of these women in such high regard and appreciate all they do for our communities in North Carolina.  It was nice to see lots of friends and other networking partners at the breakfast.

State Auditor Beth Wood

Thank you to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet for styling me for this event in the black lace animal print dress.  Shop MGC and tell them you read Beccasblog.com for a special shopping discount!

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.

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Cary, NC 27511

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Vacation is OVER!  Back to Work!

Ahhhhhhhh…that time of year when vacation is over (so long beach week!) and we are back to work!  We had a great time last week at Myrtle Beach with the Smith family…good weather, no shark bites, only a tad bit of sunburn and lots of relaxation!  But now back to the grind….September and October are not too far away…which means deadlines for extended personal and corporate tax returns.  But another blog soon to come on that.  Let’s focus on some new & exciting things for clients of Smith & Smith, CPA!

Smith Family Myrtle Beach

Best of Cary 2017 by The Cary News

Congrats to our friends over at Sushi -Thai of Cary for winning BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT and BEST SUSHI RESTAURANT for the 2017 Best of Cary awards presented by The Cary News.  Sam and his team at Sushi-Thai of Cary have been clients of Smith & Smith, CPA for several years now and we TOTALLY understand why they are the winners!  We had a delicious lunch today for the whole office from Sushi-Thai!  Stop by to see them and eat soon, you won’t regret it!

Sushi-Thai of Cary

Avery County Rotary Club in Banner Elk, NC

July came and went really fast!  It’s typically a quite time around the office, a month we use to get caught up on some work and get some planning done for the rest of the year.  I had an opportunity in mid-July to travel to Banner Elk, NC to drop-off and pick-up our oldest son, Trent, from summer camp at Holston Presbytery Camp.  On my trip back up to the NC mountains (my fave by the way), I was invited to speak to the Avery Country Rotary Club by club member, Larry Hazen.   Larry and I met years ago when we attended Rotary PETS before our year as Club President.  This was such a fun opportunity and I loved meeting all of their club members and sharing my personal Rotary Story with them.  I took along a Rotary Flag from my own Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club and traded flags with their Club President.  So cool!  I love their flag…mountains and a fir tree!  I will present the flag this week to my Club President, Andy Wright.

Avery Country Rotary Club and Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club Flag Exchange

Thanks to Lois Cozart and her team of fashionistas at My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex for keeping my closet full of the latest trends & beautiful designs.  I shop with them monthly and the pink cold-shoulder top I wrore to the Avery County Rotary meeting is from their store!  Shop there and tell them you read Beccasblog.com to get a special discount at check-out!

 

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

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Winner for Bull Burger Battle in World Food Championships

Congrats to The Corner Tavern!

So HOW exciting is this…one of our clients, The Corner Tavern & Grill of Cary, just won FIRST PLACE in the 2015 Bull Outdoor Regional Best Burger Battle!  This was one of six best burger competitions that is hosted by Bull Outdoor Products around the country and The Corner Tavern won for our region!   They now move to the World Food Championships in November with a chance to win $100,000 grand prize!  The World Food Competition will feature contest in the categories of: Barbecue, Chili, Sandwich, Burger, Dessert, Bacon, Seafood and Recipe.  The theme for this year is FRESH.  Best of luck to The Corner Tavern and stop by to see them and have a burger and tell them CONGRATS and BEST OF LUCK!!

Cary Visual Art Ball 2015

Layout 1The 19th Annual Cary Visual Art Ball is just a month away!  I am proud to volunteer with Cary Visual Art and serve this year as the Co-Chair for the Art Ball.  It’s going to be fantastic and always is a night of glamour, dinner, dancing and of course…ART!  There will be an art sale featuring over 50 artist with prints, paintings, sculpture, jewellery, pottery and more!  If you have never been, then this is YOUR year to attend!   Please let me know if you would like me to mail you the Art Ball invite.  They are gorgeous and it will get you excited to attend!

Lunch Meeting with Glass & Clubreth, PLLC Attorneys at Law

Blake and Sam

Blake and Sam

Blake and I had the pleasure of meeting with the attorneys & staff from Glass & Culbreth, PLLC this afternoon.  I know Steve Glass, Managing Partner, of Glass & Culbreth, through the Rotary Clubs in Cary.  We met them for a delicious lunch over at Sushi Thai in Cary, a client of Smith & Smith, CPADevan Culbreth, Partner in their firm, specializes in Elder Law and Special Needs Trusts & Guardianships.  Ashley Palmer works as a Paralegal in the Estate Tax Planning & Estate Tax Returns.  We also enjoyed meeting Mary Tennant, who is the most recent hire with their firm.   We currently share several clients with Glass & Culbreth and we are developing a professional referral relationship with their firm.  It was great to see Sam, owner of Sushi Thai this afternoon too.

It’s almost the weekend!  Hang in there!

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

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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School is Out and Summer is HERE!

Connor, Ava, Addison and Bailey spending time at Smith & Smith, CPA

Connor, Ava, Addison and Bailey spending time at Smith & Smith, CPA

 

Well….that is kinda true, at least for 2 families here at Smith & Smith, CPA.   Trent and Mark are in Year-Round School so they won’t be done until June 30th.  But the other Smith & Smith, CPA kiddos are out and ready to hit the beach, pool and summer camp!  Just take a look at these 4 cuties who were here in the office today!  Ahhhhh…the days of summertime as a kid!  ENJOY you all!

Wishing You a HAPPY EARLY WEEKEND!

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

 

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Best Night of Baseball EVER…with The Miracle League of the Triangle

Leadership Cary at The Miracle League of the Triangle

Leadership Cary at The Miracle League of the Triangle

Last night was our Community Service Project with our Leadership Cary Class of 2014-2015.   We were signed-up to be Volunteer Baseball Buddies for The Miracle League of the Triangle.  The Vision of The Miracle League is “Everyone deserves to experience joy and community through baseball” and operate with their Mission “The create positive life experiences for children and adults with specials needs and for their families through baseball.”  The Miracle League opened their field in Cary, NC on September 16 2006 and had their first season on the Andy’s Foundation Ball Field with more than 100 payers and 200 volunteers from around the Triangle area.   There are now two fields (one in North Raleigh) and they serve over 400 players on 30 teams.

My baseball buddy, Andrew

My baseball buddy, Andrew

I’ve been familiar with The Miracle League for a while now as my good friend, Seth Walter, has played baseball with them for several years.    I had a chance to go see him play late last year and LOVED watching him smile and celebrate as he hit the ball and ran the bases!  When you play baseball on the field, there are NO OUTS, NO STRIKES, everyone gets a chance to hit the ball-regardless of their ability, and everyone WINS!   It’s such a positive and encouraging atmosphere.  Last night with my first chance to serve as a “baseball buddy”.  We had about 20 members of our Leadership Cary group there to help volunteer and it was SO MUCH FUN!  There were two games played, each games last about 1 hour 15 mins.   Once you arrive and get signed-in and watch a Volunteer Orientation Video, you are then paired up with a baseball player for the game, you are their baseball buddy!  You stay with them through the whole game, you help them at bat, run the bases with them, and assist in the field.   It’s soooooooo much fun and very rewarding to be out there helping.  The players abilities range but their smiles are all the same!  They LOVE IT!

Baseball Field

Baseball Field

My baseball player was Andrew.  He has autism and was non-verbal but we had a great time playing baseball together.  He was really good at throwing the ball and had a good arm at the bat too!   His mom and dad were there to watch him play.   He really liked the bright yellow baseball that we were throwing together during warm-up.   I enjoyed being his buddy and here are a few pictures from last night to share.   Thanks again to Christie Moser of the Cary Chamber and program facilitator for Leadership Cary, for selecting this as our Community Service Project!

I think it was a fantastic night!

Home Run with Andrew!

Home Run with Andrew!

 

Tia with her buddy, Tony

Tia with her buddy, Tony

 

Players are ready!

Players are ready!

 

Everyone wins!

Everyone wins!

 

Becca and Andrew

Becca and Andrew

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

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April 15th 2015…TAX DAY!

The day is here!   Happy TAX DAY April 15th 2015!   And also HAPPY 29th Birthday to my cousin Julia Fountain!

Branden Quinn with PayChex

Branden Quinn with PayChex

Did you get your taxes done on time?  Did you get a refund?  Did you have to make a payment?   So many questions!   The office is very busy today, but we happy to help and it has been a great Tax Season 2015!  Thank you to all of our friends & clients who have been so wonderful by supporting our Inaugural Food Drive and for those who have brought in yummy treats, drinks, and meals.  It has ALL been greatly appreciated!  The WINNER of the DAY…the TAX DAY HERO is Branden Quinn of PayCheck Payroll Services….I submitted an entry for their NCAA Bracket Contest and just so happened to be the WINNER of a FREE OFFICE LUNCHLUCKY ME!  Branden was willing to make a Jersey Mike’s Lunch Delivery to us on TAX DAY!  Thanks so much Branden!   It’s a crazy day so having lunch delivered was a HUGE bonus!

 

And some tax HUMOR for you April 15th Day!

 

Tax Humor

Tax Humor

 

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

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Final Friday and Next Week is April 15th!

Cheers to the weekend!  The FINAL Friday (and the final weekend) before April 15th!   Funny cartoon below.  Make it a great weekend!

IRS MAN

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

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Tax Deadline for April 15th 2015

2 weeksTIME CHECK!  Make sure you know that today is TWO WEEKS from APRIL 15th 2015!  That means…TWO WEEKS to get your taxes filed or file an extension!   Time is going fast!   Smith & Smith, CPA is here to help!  Give us a call!

 

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

 

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Snow Snow Go Away!  Join the Cary Chamber Today!

New Cary Chamber Members!

New Cary Chamber Members!

It’s been a crazy and wild week around here!  Snow and Ice on Monday night created a week of NO SCHOOL, uprooted schedules and lots of craziness!   But here we are at the weekend and it’s looking good!   I’m participating for my 9th year in a Row in the Cary Chamber Membership Drive.  I’ve had 3 new members join so far and was happy to have two of them, Val June of Val’s Family Care Home and Shannon Reaves of Angel Oak Home Loans join me this week at the Cary Chamber Business of Women Monthly Luncheon.   Both of these ladies are excited about their Cary Chamber Membership and are looking forward to getting more involved!

Patrick and Dr. Kim contribute to the Food Drive!

Patrick and Dr. Kim contribute to the Food Drive!

 

Our food drive at the office is going really well!   Thanks to all of our friends and clients who are bringing in canned goods.  Check out this cool picture of our client, Dr. Kim Rocha and her husband, Patrick.  They stopped by Smith & Smith, CPA yesterday to bring their tax items and were kind enough to bring in 2 huge things of juice!  Thanks so much Dr. Kim!  Remember, if you contribute to our food drive you get a flyer full of local deals from area businesses.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

This wknd at MGC!

This wknd at MGC!

 

If you are out shopping this weekend, be sure to swing by My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Cary on Sunday, they are having their BIG END OF SEASON CLEARANCE!  Items are up to 90% off!!!!!  THAT’S HUGE!!!!!!!!  The sale is 1pm-5pm on Sunday!   Hope you can go!

Have a great weekend and STAY WARM!

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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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone