The Cary News


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 to get a special discount at check-out!


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Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone


Shout-Outs to Clients and Cool People!

So I am going to use this blog to do some shout-outs to some of our great clients and cool people that I have met this week.  The first shout-out goes to one of our clients, Julie Crissey of the Diet Center in downtown Cary.  The Diet Center has diet programs that are developed from nutritional principles, which are easy to follow and proven to produce successful results.  Julie can help you become slimmer and healthier!  Her latest success story is Coach Matt who has lost 17lbs and has only a few more to go!  Click HERE to see the before and after pictures of Coach Matt’s progress.  The Diet Center is on facebook HERE and you can reach Julie at 919-467-6261.  Julie has one of the best personalities of anyone I’ve ever known and has a true genuine heart for helping people.    


Andrew Kenny of The Cary News

My second shout-out goes to my new friend, Andrew Kenny, a reporter for The Cary News.  Andrew found me through my blog and contacted me to get together for coffee.  We had a nice meeting at Coffee & Crepes in Cary and traded stories of networking in the Cary/Holly Springs area.  Andrew is always looking for new stories to report, especially ones that are unique and involve the community.  Andrew is originally from New Jersey and is a 2008 UNC graduate in Journalism.  If you have a story for The Cary News, contact Andrew at akenney@newsoberver.comand follow him on Twitter @andrewjkenny or call him 919-460-2608. 

Todd Binde of Brushes & Buckets

My third shout-out is for one of our tax clients, Todd Binde.   I met Todd last year at the Cary Chamber Expo and he has a painting business called Brushes & Buckets.  Todd has been a professional painter for many years and is currently looking for exterior painting jobs.  Todd has been doing jobs in the Holly Springs/Fuquay-Varina/Apex area but covers all of Wake County.  Interior paint jobs are also good for Todd and he’s looking to expand into the refurbishing and refinishing furniture trade, with a focus on the distressing of furniture (love that old antique look!).  Give Todd a call if you need his services at 919-412-2881 or by email   Love his motto for Brushes & Buckets “Building Relationships One Project at a Time”.   And that is what relationship-business-building is all about if you ask me!


Jersey Mikes for WBON Board meeting

My fourth shout-out is for Jessica Cutler of Jersey Mikes Subs of Preston Corners.  Jessica is in Marketing for Jersey Mike’s and contacted our WBON group earlier this year about catering one of our Board meetings.  We were pleased to enjoy a full platter of three-different subs from Jersey Mike’s during our November Board meeting.  Jessica did a fabulous job in providing us with all of the condiments (mustard, mayo, oil/vinegar, pickles and banana peppers!)  Thanks so much as our Board really enjoyed the dinner!  We’ll be happy to use Jersey Mike’s again for future meetings. Here is a picture of some of our WBON Board members enjoying the catered dinner.  Please contact Jessica for your business or personal catering needs at or by phone 239-470-2197, she will be glad to help you with your event! 


My fifth and final shout-out goes to a long-time friend that I haven’t seen in AGES, Kim Adamof!  I saw Kim a few weeks ago at the Cary Chamber Expo.  Kim is a social media consultant and focuses on facebook marketing and social media strategies for her clients.  Kim has lots of talent in this area and was kind enough to film a short video with me at the expo explaining her skills & consulting techniques.  Click below to watch the video.  Great to see you Kim!



  Love doing shout-outs!  The week is half over and so much more to blog about…stay tuned!

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and are currently welcoming new clients.  We’ve changed our firm name to Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C. as Blake recently received his CPA license!  We are expanding into the office next door and we are hiring more staff.  We also have a BRAND NEW website up, check it out Even with lots of great growth and changes taking place, 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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