The News & Observer: Business Notes: Feb. 17

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Business Notes: Feb. 17
From staff reports

Here’s a list of local business news for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.

Business doings

SUR Furniture in Fuquay-Varina announced that 2015’s gross sales increased 39 percent over the last year’s sales. The store was renovated and had a grand re-opening earlier in

Riley Contracting Group, which is based in Cary, announced that it is working on a more than $2.5 million renovation of parts of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s East Building.

Four Oaks Bank’s financial services division, formerly Four Oaks Financial Services, is now named Four Oaks Wealth Management. The bank’s offices include Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.

The Garden Hut at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, hosts a Gardeners’ Forum on “Gardening for Bluebirds” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Registration is required. 919-552-0590,

Ivy Cottage Collections’ Garden Party is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at 2017 NW Cary Parkway. There will be fairy garden demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 919-462-3434.

Mad Hatter’s Spring Afternoon Tea will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at 107 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Tickets are $35 and must be bought in advance. 919-557-5771.

Mad Hatter’s Kentucky Derby Celebration with cupcakes and tea is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7.


Representatives of the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer free, confidential mentoring to business owners 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Apex Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Salem St. Call to make an appointment: 919-856-4739,

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce New Member Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 260 Town Hall Drive, suite A. Register by Wednesday, Feb.

A WordsWorking workshop on public speaking and networking is 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Apex Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Salem St. Register for $35


Andy Holland, based in Cary, joined the SunTrust Commercial Real Estate regional leadership team as the market manager for the Carolina-Tennessee Region.

Robert Lewis was appointed office executive of Michael Baker International, overseeing offices in Cary, Asheville, Greensboro and Charlotte.

Allison Ligay was hired as sales manager at SearStone in Cary.Leigh Roach was promoted to marketing director.

Eli Sheets joined Coats + Bennett, PLLC as an attorney in Cary.


Chiesi USA, Inc., which has headquarters in Cary, was named a Top Employer in the United States for 2016 by the Top Employers Institute.

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