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Coffee, Attorneys and Productivity!

Trent reading the Coffee News

Seems like no matter where you go in town, you can always find one of the Coffee News papers to read.  I’ve been a big fan of reading them for years and I’m so pleased to know that my friend, Rita Sellers, is the owner of Outside Raleigh, which publishes the Coffee News paper (among several other cool marketing opportunities).  Rita’s business partner is Robert Kastelic.  Rita is a fellow WBON Board Member and we’ve known each other for years through the Cary Chamber.  I was at a restaurant last week with my boys and Trent picked up the Coffee News and said, “WOW, I love this! I hope I can find the little guy hiding”.  I had to take this picture, as it was just too cute not to share!  I know several people who advertise with Rita & Coffee News and they love it!

 

NC House Rep. Duane Hall

 

 

Duane Hall stopped by the office last week.  Duane has been a client of Smith & Smith, CPA for several years and has his own law firm in downtown Raleigh (Duane R. Hall II Attorney at Law).  Duane ran for office last year and is now a NC State House of Representatives for District 11.  Congrats Duane on your new position and we know you will serve NC well!  I had the pleasure of sitting with Duane on Wednesday morning for the Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast to hear the Mayor of Cary speak with his “State of the Town Address“.  Duane is a fun guy and shared some of his recent political experiences with me (voting, meetings, etc.)  I’m glad to see Duane involved in the community/district that he represents.

 

 

Tracey and Becca

Last week I attended the Cary Chamber Business of Women luncheon to hear guest speaker, Tracey Gritz.  She is the owner of The Efficient Office and talked about “3 Foolproof Steps to Skyrocketing Your Productivity”.  Tracey has been a good friend for many years and I thought she did a great job!  My “take-away” from her presentation was that if you have something on your calendar and you move it 3 times, then you need to delete that task, as it is just not a priority for you.  Great advice Tracey!  And thanks (as always) to My Girlfriend’s Closet of Apex for the amazing zebra print blazer that I wore for the luncheon!  These cold January days have been a ‘frozen treat’ for those of us who love cold weather.  I’m glad I have MGCto shop for warm winter jackets and great sweaters!  Check them out for great clothes, shoes and accessories!

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 p

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out the next time you are in downtown Apex (they also have a downtown Cary store too).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Cary Chamber hosted their final Business of Women meeting for the 2011-year this past week.  Delancy Carroll, Vice President of the Cary Chamber, was excited to tell us that the Business of Women was going into their 10th year of luncheons!  So exciting! 

Dorcas Shop in Cary

And following the traditions of years past, the speaker for December was from a local charitable organization (in the spirit of giving!).  Dorcas Ministries was the presenter and the topic was “Honoring Our Past, and Building Our Future”.  The ladies from Dorcas, Deirdre Jersey, Capital Campaign Fundraising Chair and Jill Wissing, Crisis Ministry Manager, gave a very informative but moving talk about Dorcas Ministries.  Jill shared some really special stories during the lunch about individuals and families who have been helped by Dorcas.  Dorcas Shop recently moved to a much larger space in Cary and had their Grand Opening on October 1st
Volunteers working the Dorcas Shop Donation dock

I stopped by Dorcas Shop after the luncheon and delivered a large box of toys & other items at their donation center.  The two volunteers that helped unload my car were so friendly.  This is a wonderful place to volunteer if you are looking for an opportunity to serve our community.  Deirdre mentioned the quote during the presentation “Think GLOBALLY, but act LOCALY” and volunteering with Doras is a prime example of making that into a reality!  I was pleased to have my friend, Beth Dehghan, Owner of Village Cleaners, attend the luncheon with me. Some of the other fabulous ladies that we met at the luncheon included: Pat Richardson, Director of Community Relations for Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro, NC, Tracey Gritz, Owner of The Efficient Office, Christy Carver, Owner of Bella Bridesmaids, and the mother/daughter team of Print 2 Promote Sara Adcox and Brittany Brinkley

 I am so pleased to share this ECU Christmas card that was put together by my lovely mother, Marsha Fleenor and her co-worker, Millicent Thomas.  Marsha and Millicent are part of the staff for the Office of Continuing Studies at East Carolina University.   They sent this card/picture via email to over 200 of their co-workers/friends.  I LOVE it!  Marsha and Millicent are big supporters of my blog, so this is a fun opportunity for me to give a shout-out back to them!  Don’t you just love the big wreath they are holding up!?!  So festive!  And I love my mom so much, she’s my best friend!!  If you are thinking about returning to school to complete an undergraduate degree or if you would like to earn a graduate degree online, the contact email address is Options@ecu.edu  Degree programs online that are offered through ECU make it possible for working adults to complete their degrees without returning to the classroom.  What are you waiting for….GO FOR IT!   

 It’s FRIDAY!!!!  Happy weekend!!!!!!!

 Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  We have a BRAND NEW website http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!  Please note that our office will be close at 5pm on Friday December 23rd and will re-open on Monday January 2nd 2012.

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.
1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 380-0600 p
(919) 380-0919 f