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Boosterthon FunRun Support

For the past two years, Smith & Smith, CPA has been a proud supporter of the Boosterthon FunRun at two Wake County Schools, West Lake Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary.

West Lake FunRun 2017

The Boosterthon is a fun way for the kids to raise money for their schools.  The kids are encouraged to ask family & friends to support them with a donation/per lap.   On the FunRun Day at their school, they join their other classmates in an active morning of running laps outside (weather permitting) to earn their donations.  It is a super fun activity and a great interactive way for the kids to support their school.  Cam & Brooke’s kids had their Boosterthon FunRun a few weeks ago and we were proud to see Smith & Smith, CPA on the back of the shirts.   They each ran 30+ laps at West Lake Elementary!

Oak Grove FunRun 2017

Track 1 at Oak Grove Elementary had their FunRun today and it was really cool to see Smith & Smith, CPA on the back of their shirts too!  They also let us hang up our company banner.   Track 2,3 & 4 at Oak Grove will have their FunRun on Sept 18th.  Best of luck to all the kiddos and the schools to reach their fundraising goals!

 

Cary Chamber Business After Hours with KB Homes

I used to have the pleasure of attending the Cary Chamber Business After Hours on a monthly basis.   Then my schedule became a little more complicated and I wasn’t able to attend them very often.  Last week I finally made it out to one!  It was held at the new KB Home site in Cary, near Crossroads Shopping Center.  I had my good friend & orthodontist, Alena Spielberg, meet me at the event.  We had a good time together touring the house and networking with the other guests.

KB Home event with Alena Spielberg and Megan Kervin

Season Tickets at Koka Booth

Blake and I made the decision earlier this year to purchase season tickets at Koka Booth Amphitheater.  It has been such a fun experience with over 88 shows, concerts, movies and festivals to attend!  It works really well for us too since we live only about 5 minutes away!  The season felt like it was staring to wind-down as our last event was on Aug 12th…almost a month ago!  But it is really just staring to gear up again and there is a full season ahead for the Fall.

Rock of Ages Koka Booth with Christine & Tia

Last night we went to see the theater production of “Rock of Ages”, performed by the Theater Raleigh.  The weather was perfect and we had a great time with friends & family!  We have 5 more events there alone for the month of September!  It is going to be BUSY!

Summer to Fall?

Are you like me and ready to transition your Summer closet over to your Fall wardrobe?  If so, be sure to keep my favorite store in your mind…My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex!

I was there this week stocking up on some great seasonal-transition items for these upcoming Fall cooler days & nights.   Be sure to check out their great selection of trendy jeans, tops and must-have jackets!  Tell them you read about them in Beccasblog.com and get a special discount at check out!  Both tops I have on in the photos above are available for purchase at MGC!  Keep it real and ShopLocal!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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Cary, NC 27511

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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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Honor a Teacher…for ALL they do!

Alicia, Angela and Becca

Alicia, Angela and Becca

Last week was the Honor a Teacher Awards  Ceremony, hosted by the Cary Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.  The event was held at Koka Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park in Cary, NC. This was the 3rd year in a row for our company, Smith & Smith, CPA to participate by sponsoring a school in Western Wake County.  A total of 27 schools were recognized, each with a particular business sponsoring the award for that school.  We’ve worked with different schools each year and this year our honor a teacher award went to Kingswood Elementary School, located in the heart of downtown Cary. Alicia, Sharon and I (all from Smith & Smith, CPA) interviewed the five pre-selected teachers from Kingswood in mid-April.  Our teacher nominees were (they were nominated by parents, teachers and the principal at Kingswood) Angela Browning, D’Ann Dickerson, Leanne Foster, Theresa Jones and Amy Liu.

Pam, Alicia and Ava

Pam, Alicia and Ava

All of these teachers were so wonderful and it was a pleasure to meet them and hear them tell us about their teaching careers & classrooms.  You just sit there in awe of all they have to deal with on a daily basis in the classroom… Some of their stories are so touching and so amazing.  You really have to give credit to the teachers of today!  I wish we could have honored ALL of our nominees from Kingwood, and it was a tough decision!  But we unanimously agreed that Angela Browning was our winner!  She gives so much in the classroom and also finds time to volunteer and do work within her community on the weekends too!  So at the Monday night Honor a Teacher program, Alicia and I were able to surprise and honor Angela with a check for $1,000 and a nice glass award.  She was shocked and very excited!

Bright sun but great weather at Koka Booth

Bright sun but great weather at Koka Booth

  A total of 27 teachers (and coaches) from 27 schools in Western Wake County were each presented with a check and award, such a great thing!  The Honor a Teacher program continues to be one of my favorite Cary Chamber events each year!  There were about 350 people present and the weather was PERFECT (thanks to Cary Chamber President Howard Johnson!)  Kuddos to Allison Wrenn (Director of Education at the Cary Chamber) and Carrie Cassidy (Vice Chair of Education) for all their work on this program!  Alicia and her daughter, Ava, really enjoyed the night too and were happy to see that Pamela Carpenter was the winner from Briarcliff Elementary School (she taught both of Alicia’s older girls).  Congrats to all on the Honor a Teacher awards (nominees, families and winners!)

 

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Alison Krauss Concert Koka Booth August 2011

 

Alison Krauss Concert

Heather, Heather and Becca

Last week I ended up getting great tickets to see Alison Krauss in concert at Koka Booth in Cary.  We had talked about going to the concert in the weeks prior, but never got around to actually purchasing the tickets, so the FREE tix on Thursday (day of the show) came as a very nice surprise!  The weather was perfect, so was the location and the show.  You seriously just can’t go wrong with a concert at Koka Booth!  Our seats were at a VIP table very close to the stage and the whole atmosphere of the concert was very relaxed and laid back.  It was a totally perfect way to unwind from the world…all with the sweet tune of Alison Krauss’s voice and her band playing in the background. 

Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss at Koka Booth in Cary, NC

I enjoyed the concert with Heather Swanner and Heather & Todd Mohr.  Also sneaked over to see my good friend Lorrie and her hubby & son Seth (who is the biggest music-lover in the world!!!!)  Lorrie and I stopped by the Dickey’s BBQ booth to say hello and snap a pic with the BIG YELLOW Dickeys’ BBQ Cups! 

Lorrie and Becca and our giant yellow cups!

Oh how I love some sweet tea!!! 

Koka Booth is a true gem in our community.  I’ve been to numerous events, movies, shows, festivals and community events at Koka Booth and I am always impressed with the facility. 

What do you think?  Have you ever had Dickey’s BBQ?  Have you seen AK in concert before? What about Koka Booth, have you been to a show or event there?  Tell me, I want to know what you think!

 

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