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Why I LOVE our Clients at Smith & Smith, CPA

Oranges for CPA office

Oranges for CPA office

Everyone always ask “Oh don’t you just hate tax season since you are so busy!?!”  and the truth is NO, we don’t hate it at all.  Now don’t get me wrong, we ARE BUSY and it is kinda crazy in here, but the pure fact that we have REALLY awesome clients makes it so much easier to get through this time of year!  Just check out this fresh bag of oranges that one of our clients brought in the other day!  Nothing is as good as a fresh orange!  We have also had several of our referral clients bring in breakfast and coffee, what a great way to start the day!   Not to mention, Blake has received some really nice emails from clients, thanking him for our hard work, professional manner and friendly service.   Check out this one email he got this week!

“Hi Blake, once again, thank you very much for doing my taxes this year.  Your firm is just amazing and you do a fantastic professional job.  I enjoy working with you.”

Lunch from Serendipity Cafe

Yummy sandwich from Serendipity Cafe

Yummy sandwich from Serendipity Cafe

And a special thanks to Serendipity Cafe, one of our restaurant clients located in downtown Cary, for bringing us lunch today! YUMMY-YUM!!!!  By far one of my MOST FAVORITE places in downtown Cary to eat!   We all got to order one of our fresh made sandwiches.  What a great lunch for a Friday afternoon to kick off the weekend!  We ordered: The Hot Turkey Melt, Crown Club, Reuben and Tried & True!  Who is ready for lunch today!?!  WE ARE!!

 

Brownies from Life Experiences

Brownies from Life Experiences

Brownies from Life Experiences

So how about ONE MORE food post to cap off this blog for the day!!?!  My little guy, Mark, had to create a business for his kindergarten class last week and bring items to sell.  It was their “Economy Day”.   So he decided to sell brownies and lemonade.  We borrowed a lemonade stand from our neighbor from him to use at school, and well, long story short, the brownies I ‘attempted’ to make at home went right in the trash!  (don’t ask!!!)  So who else do you call when you need the BEST Brownies in town!?!  Life Experiences!!!!!  They have the BEST bakery in town, staffed by adults with disabilities and their brownies are made with LOVE and so good! So those are the brownies that Mark proudly sold at his lemonade and brownie stand last week.  🙂   Get an order today!

 

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, NC 27511

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Best of Cary 2015 Winners Announced

Cary MagA BIG congrats to ALL of the winners for the BEST OF CARY 2015 Awards!  These awards are announced & presented each year by The Cary News.  They are broken down into 9 different categories:  Restaurants, Automotive, Education, Retail, Medical, Services, Real Estate, Diversions and Other.   Smith & Smith, CPA is PROUD to see TWO of our clients recognized as the BEST OF Cary 2015 in their category!

 

  Congrats to Sushi Thai Restaurant for being voted BEST SUSHI!

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  Congrats to The Flower Cupboard for being voted BEST FLORIST!

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Also another CONGRATS to Serendipity Gourmet Deli for being 2nd Place in the category of BEST LUNCH.

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We’ve been working with these clients for many years and we love to see their success be recognized.   And congrats to all of the other Best of Cary 2015 winners too.  The winners contain a mix of locally owned as well at corporate owned businesses, and several are franchises.  I’ve been to many of these places and can agree that they all work hard to bring good business & services to the Cary Community.  Congrats again!

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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1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

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Mr. Friday…Time Already?

Cup A Joe!

Cup A Joe!

Hello Friday…now let me ask you something Mr. Friday…weren’t you JUST HERE??? Like a week ago?  Seriously…has this week flown by or what?  Just can’t believe it, November, one of my most fave months, has just zipped right by, in the blink of an eye!  So let’s do a Friday Wrap-up, shall we?  So yesterday morning I had a nice cup of coffee at a cool place in Raleigh, it is called A Cup of Joe.  I had a meeting with Dan Rothra and Robert Courts.  I’m in ShopLocalRaleigh with Robert and he is good friends with Dan.  We spent some time talking and tossed some fun ideas about marketing together and some ways to really tag-team on growing this whole “shop local” theme.  I’m really into this.  Thanks Dan and Robert!  Looking forward to what is to come next!

Becca, Dr. Mann and Shirin

Becca, Dr. Mann and Shirin

We had a really awesome Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club meeting last night, lots of energy and some of our guests came back for a second visit from our Open House meeting last week. YEA!  Growing our Rotary Club one new member at a time!  We heard from Dr. Ashley Mann, DDS, a dentist here in Cary.  Dr. Mann shared about a project called Wake Smiles.  Wake Smiles helps to provide dental care to those in our community who can’t afford the cleanings and dental work needed.  Some of his stories were just heart wrenching and moving at the same time.  Wake Smiles has paired with The Salvation Army to provide the FIRST free dental client for adults in downtown Raleighfirst one of its kind with the Salvation Army in the COUNTRY!  We are talking about making history here!  Thank you to Shirin Mashoon, a proud member of Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club for bringing Dr. Mann as a speaker to our club. 

Blanket Bundles with Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club

Blanket Bundles with Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club

After the meeting, we spent time packing and wrapping 10 Blanket Bundles.  The Blanket Bundles are a NEW project for our club this year and is our Thanksgiving 2013 project.  A local radio station supports Blanket Bundles and encourages volunteers in the community to use a new blanket and wrap (bundle) it around 20 canned goods/non-perishable items.  Last week we signed-up to bring the various blankets and goods and made a quick assembly line to put the Blanket Bundles together.  Great work Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club!   I’ll be meeting with Susan Pruskin, also a proud member of Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club to deliver the Blanket Bundles on Saturday morning.  They will be used for those in need at the Raleigh Rescue Mission.  Sometimes, the simplest gestures can make the BIGGEST impact in someone’s life.

"Chef" Amy!

“Chef” Amy!

Thank you to our dear friend from PrimePay, Amy Gretenstein for coming by this afternoon with a delicious loaf of homemade pumpkin bread!  This girl is a FANTASTIC cook and is always spoiling us with little goodies during the year!  We shared some good laughs together this afternoon and talked about Thanksgiving travel plans for next week.  Thanks so much Amy!  See you soon!

Naptime Raleigh

Naptime Raleigh

And check this out…my new friend, Heather Petrovich is really freakin’ cool.  She’s known as the Raleigh Realty Mom and is a single mother of twin girls, an avid runner and the host of a parenting podcast called Naptime Radio (seriously, she has listeners ALL over the world…in like 80 different countries!!!!! )  She’s also a blogger too (love a fellow blogger) and she blogs about cool stuff like, real estate, parents and life.  We met a few months ago at the Carolina Parent Expo and then again at a Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast.  We had lunch at one of my fave places in Cary, Serendipity Café (also a client of Smith & Smith, CPA) and the friendship has been fast and fun!  She totally made me feel awesome by posting Beccasblog in her blog!  OMG…a BLOG TAG!  YEA!  Thanks Heather!  Check it out HERE 

Okay Mr. Friday…you won.  Weekend is HERE!!!!!!!!!!!  ENJOY!

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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1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

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Life Experiences 24th Annual Auction

Life Experiences

Bob, Sharon, Mary, Blake, Becca and Steve

This past Sunday, August 21st was the 24th Annual Life Experiences Auction, held at Preston Country Club in Cary, NC.  I’ve been attending this event for the past 4 years and each year it gets better and better!  Blake and I sponsored the event and so did our CPA Firm, so we enjoyed tickets to the auction as well as a spot for two in the golf tournament that was held on Monday at the Preston course (Blake and his older brother, Chris, had a wonderful time playing).

When Blake and I attend an auction we always go in with a plan to “bid but not win” meaning that we like to bid on things to drive-up the bids and thus raise more money for the organization, but then hopefully we get out bid and don’t win.  Well, as you can imagine, that plan doesn’t work too well at times.  So at the end of the night, we were the proud winners of a dinner gift certificate, a gas card, a boutique gift card, a fancy candleholder and an office materials printing gift card.  Nice.   We did have a wonderful time, Bob and Sharon (my mother-in-law) joined us for the evening and we enjoyed the food and looking at the auction items together.

Cary-Kildaire Rotary

Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club members

Many of the Rotary Clubs in Cary were sponsors and supporters of this event for Life Experiences, so we pulled all of the Cary-Kildaire Club members together for a group picture.

Life Experiences

Picture with one of my favorite friends at Life Experiences

We’re pleased to have Mary Madenspacher, the Executive Director of Life Experiences as a member of club.  Mary made an announcement during the auction that they are being considered as the main charity for the year 2013 by BandTogethernc.org.  BandTogethernc raises funds and awareness for select charities through events that showcase and support musical talent.  We hope Life Experiences is selected!  Mary is looking for volunteers so if you can help, please let her know!

The Cookie People

The Cookie People Gift Basket

We were happy to help donate items for the auction.  We donated a freshly made cookie basket from The Cookie People (they are sooooo good!  Find them at the NC State Farmers market), a gift card to Serendipity Cafe located in downtown Cary and a gift certificate to Abbey Road Bar and Grill in Cary.

 

Have you ever been to a charity auction?  What did you bid on and did you win anything great!  Have you ever considered visiting a local Rotary club?  Please feel free to visit our Cary-Kildaire Club on any Thursday evening!

 

 

 

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