EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS: Broadway gets new businesses
Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) could soon be getting help from people all over the country. Candid Color Systems Inc., an Oklahoma-based photo lab, has launched a new website, Pics Saving Pets (www.picssavingpets.com), and will give 50 percent of the money spent on orders on that site to various animal charity groups across the nation.
That list includes CARA, a nonprofit that operates a low-cost spay/neutering program for qualifying pets as well as the only no-kill shelter in Lee County. It's one of about 100 groups represented on the website, which asks shoppers to choose where to donate from a drop-down menu after they order their custom-made cards, mugs, shirts, phone covers and other merchandise.
In other news...
Get help with spring cleaning: Holly Springs resident Nancy Haworth just started a new business, On Task Organizing, offering home visits during which she will add order and remove clutter. According to a press release, she will travel anywhere within a 50-mile radius of Holly Springs — which includes towns as far away as Siler City, Carthage and Fayetteville. On Task Organizing offers free 30-minute consultation calls, as well as on-site assessments for a small fee. The company also offers general decluttering and organizing services, assistance with storage selection and advice on time management and maintaining organization. For more information, visit www.ontaskorganizing.com or contact Haworth at (919) 561-0885 or email@example.com.
Grease Viper would be a great band name: Sanford-based Trion, an international air quality products manufacturer, just released The Grease Viper Commercial Kitchen Air Cleaner, which addresses grease, smoke and odors from exhaust ducts on commercial cooking applications.
Branching out: The new BB&T branch on Horner Boulevard near Southside Plaza, which I wrote about a few weeks ago, is now open for business.
A busy few weeks: Donnie Oldham, chairman of the board of directors for the Lee County Economic Development Corporation, has been all over town lately. But when the Sanford City Council approved a memorandum of understanding regarding the EDC on Tuesday, the first stage of the group's proposed merger with the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce was complete. Now, he has at least tentative approval from everyone involved — the governments of Lee County, Sanford and Broadway as well as the boards of the Chamber and the EDC — to carry on and start hashing out the details. To top it off, the local Three Rivers District of the Boy Scouts of America honored him Thursday at its annual Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner.
Business Fluctuations: In the short week since last Sunday's piece, two new corporations formed in Lee County — Boutique Motors and Vivas Heating and Air — and three corporations were administratively dissolved: Deep River Snacks, Dutchess Distributing and FIX-A-DENT Tom DeRemer.
Have any business news? Contact Will Doran at (919) 718-1217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.