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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

 

 

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Family Night at Chick-fil-a Waverly Place

Owl Craft at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Owl Craft at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Each year, Smith & Smith, CPA proudly hosts the Family Night at Chick-fil-a Waverly Place in Cary, NC.   This is a night for us to interact with the community and engage with families and kids.  We get to pick a fun craft and have a section of the restaurant set-up from 5:30pm-7:30pm.   We typically have about 40-60 kids come by the table to make the craft during the 2-hour event.  It’s always a lot of fun and I try to pick a craft for Family Night at Chick-fil-a that is fun and cute, but also functional and one that I can stick a promotional label on for Smith & Smith, CPA.

Owl Picture Frame Family Night Chick-fil-a

Owl Picture Frame Family Night Chick-fil-a

For Family Night this January, we had a craft that featured a foam picture frame and all kinds of little owl & bird foam stickers for the kids to pick from.  Once the kids completed the frame, they were given a Smith & Smith, CPA label to put on the back that said “Whooo…Whooo…Whooo…Who Does Your Taxes?  Try Smith & Smith, CPA!  919-380-0600”.  Pretty creative if I do say so myself!   For the older kids, we had a cute Owl Craft that was pretty challenging with foam weaving and lots of stickers and parts!  But they turned out really cute and they also had a Smith & Smith, CPA label on the back.

Craft Making at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Craft Making at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Take a look at some of the photos from last night!  Blake, Cam, Alicia and Bob all come to eat and brought the kids along.  They had fun playing and even enjoyed making the craft too!  Thanks to Chick-fil-a of Waverly Place for letting Smith & Smith, CPA partner with you all to host Family Night.  It’s such a fun time!

Becca of Smith & Smith, CPA at Family Night Chick-fil-a

Becca of Smith & Smith, CPA at Family Night Chick-fil-a

 

Host for Family Night at Chick-fil-a

Host for Family Night at Chick-fil-a

 

Trent and Ava of Smith & Smith, CPA

Trent and Ava of Smith & Smith, CPA

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

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Have No Fear with Your 2014 Tax Return

No_Fear_logoDo you remember the clothing line NO FEAR from the late 80’s and early 90’s?  I do!  It was such a popular tag line and everyone was wearing their clothing.  At Smith & Smith, CPA we want our clients to have NO FEAR when it comes to working with us on preparing their 2014 tax returns.  Sooooooooo many people are worried about doing the wrong thing, entering the wrong number, missing a piece of crucial information and the list goes on and on!  time to fileFiling a tax return is not complicated, but filing a tax returncorrectly with ALL of the information captured and in the right place can be a little challenging.  So take the FEAR out of filing your 2014 tax return and hire Smith & Smith, CPA…there will be NO FEAR for you this year!

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 ourwebsite 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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December 2014 has Arrived!

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Well, that was fast!  It’s already December 1st 2014!  Talk about a year that really went by in the blink of an eye!  Hopefully you had a nice Thanksgiving Holiday with your family & friends and took time to rest, relax and reflect on the many blessings in your life.  I know our family had a nice time and enjoyed the holiday break from the office.  But today is December 1st and we are back at it!  That thing called “tax season” is looming right around the corner.  December is a time when many of our tax clients call with questions about their year end taxes.  Let me take a minute to direct you to our website and monthly newsletter.  It has all kinds of helpful tips, such as “Personal Tax Exemptions for 2014”, “Income Tax Rates for 2014”, “Standard Deductions for 2014” and “Retirement Contributions Limits for 2015”.  Plus some other good articles on “Tips for Newly Married or Divorced Taxpayers” and “Six Tips for Year-End Gifts to Charity”.

Holiday Cheer!

Holiday Cheer!

Take a few minutes to look at the Smith & Smith, CPA newsletter for November and December, I think you’ll find some helpful tax tips!   Our office is also now decorated for the upcoming Holiday season, we welcome you stop by anytime!   We’ll be doing a Food Drive for the months of January-April 2015 so stay tuned for more information about that too!  Lots of things are going on this time of year, stay safe and have fun!  Happy December 1st too!  Let’s end 2014 with friendship, fun and family. 

Stop by to visit!

Stop by to visit!

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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Yummy Eats of ALL Kinds!

Life Experiences Brownies!

Life Experiences Brownies!

Now, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that around here at Smith & Smith, CPA, we like to EAT!  After all, good food brings us together and Thanksgiving IS NEXT WEEK (slight panic….).  So let’s get right to the food talk…yesterday was the November Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon.  This is a women’s networking group that Smith & Smith, CPA has been proud to sponsor for several years.   As a GOLD SPONSOR, we get a large display table near the entrance and each month I take along guests with me for our RSVP table.  I usually try to include referral partners and clients in the mix and use our display table as a way to highlight clients & groups that we support.  So for the month of November, I decided to take along a delicious plate of brownies made in the bakery of Life Experiences.  I’m happy to be a Board Member for Life Experiences and I honestly believe that they have the BEST brownies on the PLANET!

TLPL girls at Smith & Smith, CPA table

TLPL girls at Smith & Smith, CPA table

So I took a huge platter, plus a ton of catering & bakery menus with me to hand out.  They were a HIT with the ladies and many thanks to Carrie Peele, Founder of The Triangle Ladies Power Lunch, for letting me make an announcement about Life Experiences from the podium.  I encouraged everyone to consider Life Experiences for any of their catering and baking needs during the holidays.  Many thanks to the sweet friends at my table, Alicia, Heather, Shelli, Marla and Amy for helping with the brownies too!

Blake, Tony & Cam

Blake, Tony & Cam

Last week one of our Financial Advisor referral partners, Tony Delauney, of Ameriprise Financial Services, stopped by the office to bring by lunch…yummy sub sandwiches!  Tony has been a solid referral partner to Smith & Smith, CPA for many years and is preparing to get more involved in the Cary-area market.  We enjoyed having Tony over for lunch as he shared his plans and goals for the 2015 year and wants to include Smith & Smith, CPA in some financial talks.  Sounds like a good game plan to us!  As you can see, Tony left our office all decked out in Smith & Smith, CPA gear too.  Nice lookin’ cooler and tailgate chair you got there!

Papa Spuds with Lewis Farm Winter Berries

Papa Spuds with Lewis Farm Winter Berries

And finally a DELICIOUS strawberry SHOUT-OUT to our client, Papa Spuds!  The farm to fork delivery service, owned by Rob Meyer, works hard to bring fresh food grown right here in North Carolina to your doorstep.   Since 2008 they have been expanding their network of local growers and food artisans and are proud to offer over 200 food products a week!  Thanks to Rob for stopping by our office and bringing these delicious WINTER BERRIES, from Lewis Nursery and Farms in Rocky Point, NC.  The winter berries are grown in a solar tunnel and are available November thru April.  Thanks Rob!  Consider Papa Spuds for fresh produce right here in North Carolina!

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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Watkins Flowers for ShopLocalRaleigh

ShopLocalRaleigh

ShopLocalRaleigh

This morning was the October Final Friday ShopLocalRaleigh morning social. The event was held at Watkins Flowers of Distinction in Raleigh on Capital Blvd.  The store is already beautifully decorated for the holiday seasons and boasts tons of cool holiday decor, plus flowers of all kinds and styles!  The owners, Ed Carpp and his wife, Sallie Taggart, were gracious hosts and had fresh coffee and donuts for us.  The Friday Morning Social is a FAVORITE among many in ShopLocalRaleigh and gives a SLR member an opportunity to host the event at their place of business.

Winner!

Winner!

During the social, we all get a chance to go around and introduce ourselves and meet all of the other members and guests.  There was a HUGE crowd this morning and many members had exciting announcements about holiday promotions and events.  Watkins Flowers did a door prize drawing for a gift basket that was full of items from LOCAL stores and vendors, many of which are members of ShopLocalRaleighScott Sams of Dynamic Print Solutions was the lucky winner!  One of my favorite items in the basket is the popcorn from Carolina Popcorn ShoppeJennifer Martin, Executive Director for ShopLocalRaleigh, handed out the Sir Walter Raleigh cut-outs as it is ONCE AGAIN time for the “Where’s Walter” Holiday ContestSmith & Smith, CPA participated in this event last year and it was so much fun!

Where's Walter Contest

Where’s Walter Contest

The Where’s Walter contest involves local businesses putting the cut-out of Sir Walter in their place of business (or on their website) and inviting other SLR members & the public to snap pictures of Sir Walter and then post them to Twitter and Instagram.  Each post gets you an entry for all of the great prizes!  Last year the GRAND PRIZE was a SCOOTER and one of our Smith & Smith, CPA clients, Kate Steadman, Co-Owner of FRILL, was the lucky winner!  The contest will start in a few weeks, so make sure you stop by Smith & Smith, CPA to see our Sir Walter and enter the contest!  Thanks again to Watkins Flowers for hosting the October ShopLocalRaleigh Final Friday Morning Social and to everyone who came!  Thanks to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet for dressing me today in the purple tunic!  My Girlfriend’s Closet is located in downtown Cary and downtown Apex….keep it local, Shop Local!  Happy 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

(919) 380-0919 fax

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Gotta File that Tax Return by October 15th

Extension Filing

Extension Filing

 

Just a friendly reminder that you have ONE WEEK until the October 15th Deadline to file your tax return if you filed for a six-month extension earlier this year.  More than 13 million individuals requested the six-month extension this year and need to meet the October 15th filing deadlineSmith & Smith, CPA is working around the clock to help clients file and we’d be glad to help you!  Give us a call!  Please refer to our website for a list of items that we need to have in order to file your return electronically.

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

 

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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

(919) 380-0600 phone

(919) 380-0919 fax

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And the Winner Is…

Congrats to Trina Condit as the winner!

Congrats to Trina Condit as the winner!

So last week I ran my FIRST EVER Blog Contest Give Away with Smith & Smith, CPA client, Kate Steadman of FRILL Clothing and Sara Kate Styling.  We were giving away a Sara Kate Styling Tassel Bracelet for taking time to enter the contest, while included one entry for contact information and BONUS entries for “LIKEs” and “FOLLOWS” on our business Facebook pages, Instagram, Blog Feeds, Pinetrest and more!  Thanks to all who entered, there was a total of 30 entrants with 107 entries.  The winner (randomly generated via PromoSimple) is Trina Condit of Raleigh!  Congrats Trina!  We’ll be in touch soon and you’ll love wearing your Mix-n-Match Tassel bracelet!  Stay tuned for the next contest….2 Dozen Custom Designed Koozies by Kustom Koozies!  Coming in early September!

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

 

 

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Let’s Go!  Back to Work!

back-to-work We had a great week of vacation last week and today we were back in the office!  Today was busy answering emails, phone messages and going through a HUGE stack of mail!  Thanks to everyone who we’ve talked today who asked how our vacation was, it’s nice to have clients who care and Smith & Smith, CPA clients are the BEST!   This is the last week of July, the summer is coming to an end soon and kids are starting back to school!

 

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!

 Follow my blog via email by clicking HERE  

Join me on Twitter @beccacarync

 “LIKE” us on Facebook HERE

 Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE 

 

Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

(919) 380-0919 fax