Every year a community of Wake County children and adults seek to deliver holiday cheer to a local child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Known as the ‘Santa Stumble,’ this group parades through local events and venues seeking support and spreading holiday cheer.
This year the ‘Santa Stumble’ adopted the wish of Caelon. Caelon is a 5-year-old Wake County resident that was diagnosed with a rare stroke disorder. He was 20 months old when he suffered his first stroke. In spite of the many associated challenges, Caelon remains upbeat. His one wish is to travel to Disney Land with his family to visit ‘Cars Land.’ With your help, we WILL make his wish come true this holiday season!
GREATER RALEIGH MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES
THE GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE 69th ANNUAL RALEIGH CHRISTMAS PARADE
Don’t miss the pageantry and excitement of the 2013 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade! Downtown Raleigh will kick off the holiday season with festivities beginning Saturday, November 23rd at 9:40am.
Presented by Shop Local Raleigh, this annual event is the largest parade between Atlanta and Washington D.C. Over 65,000 people will line the street, in addition to 250,000 thousand more watching at home.
The grand marshal of this year’s parade is North Carolina’s own reality television star, Project Runway finalist, and inspiration to all, Justin LeBlanc. Raised in the heart of Raleigh, N.C., LeBlanc currently teaches at North Carolina State University in the College of Art and Design. Born deaf, LeBlanc has relied on artificial means throughout his life to provide some resemblance of sound. His lack of hearing heightened his other senses resulting in a perception of the world that inspired the idea and direction of his own artistic explorations in art, fashion, and storytelling.
Belk Charity Sale Offers Great Bargains for Customers,
Financial Support for Community Non-Profits
Company-wide event on Nov. 9 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. will benefit thousands
of schools and charitable organizations across the South
Belk’s fall Charity Sale on Saturday, Nov. 9, provides a unique opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts of 20-70 percent off of purchases made during the four hour event from 6 to 10 a.m.
In return for purchasing a $5 ticket, customers get great buys on rarely discounted merchandise and other items throughout the store. Plus, customers receive a $5 credit on Charity Sale purchases completely offsetting the cost of the ticket. Charities get to keep 100 percent of the proceeds from each $5 ticket sold.
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Greater Raleigh Merchants Association Announces:
2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade
The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association (GRMA) announces their 68th Annual WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade to be held on November 17, 2012 at 9:40am in downtown Raleigh.
Applications are now being accepted for all parade entries. Registration will close on September 17, 2012. Visit http://grma.org/christmas-parade/parade_schedule.html for the full parade schedule. If your group is interested in having a float, classic car, helium balloon, walking group or other entry, please visit the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association website: http://grma.org/christmas-parade/application.html and submit an online application. No applications will be accepted after the September 17 deadline. Applications are chosen based on realtionship to theme, creativity, entertainment, and community appeal.
It is a unique franchise saving customers time, hassle and money. Typically the small to mid sized businesses do not get any pricing breaks – until now! InXpress, a unique shipping experience, is coming to town! Small and mid sized customers get discounts and personalized customer service, usually only reserved for the Fortune 500 companies. InXpress is teamed up with world class carriers such as DHL, Con-Way, SAIA, Old Dominion and many more. The concept is brilliant: the carriers do all the pick ups and deliveries, while InXpress does all the extra mile customer service and invoicing. Customers get reliable on time delivery from carriers like DHL, multiple options on a single invoice with one contact, personalized local customer service, and all at tremendous discounts. DHL is the world’s largest and most experienced air express network that offers international expertise, including next day to Europe. “We’re excited about bringing this premium product to our customers!” says Joe Bennett an InXpress franchisee in Raleigh. Companies get the reliability of these world class carriers and the personal attention of a local franchisee. Joe adds: “Our customers may not be in the Fortune 500, but we give them discounts and service as if they were.” The US’s network of 70+ InXpress franchisees has just expanded into our town!
2012 Pinnacle Business Awards:
Call For Entries
The Greater Raleigh Chamber is now accepting entries for the 2012 Pinnacle Business Awards. Honor your company's success during National Small Business Week with hundreds of your business peers at this prestigious event. Awards presented include:
2012 Pinnacle Business Awards
Your company deserves to be recognized.
Visit www.raleighchamber.org/pinnacle for applications and award criteria. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 5.
In the New Year, Harrington Bank want's to thank you for your support to our locally owned community bank. Starting next week you can move your accounts to Harrington Bank and be entered to win UNC vs. Duke Basketball tickets, a Nook tablet, or a Keurig Coffee Machine. Every dollar in Harrington Bank stays here in our community, so thank you for helping us all grow! If you have any questions about what account is right for you or someone you may know, please give us a call.
Morgan G. Southerland
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