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Anuraag Foundation 5K Run

I began Sunday with another 5K, to join our community for the Anuraag Foundation run to raise money for literacy and other causes.  “Anuraag” in Sanskrit means “Love and Affection”. A great time with many Morrisville and Cary citizens in attendance. Thanks to the organizers of this event for working hard to make a difference in […]

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Oct. 4 Office Hours

This week was a very productive office hours, with two very key meetings, which made me very excited. Airport Mall Project I met with the former owners of the mall, Govind and Pratik Chandak along with the new owners, who are excited to meet with staff, submit plans for the China Town.    They have […]

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TYE Launch at TIE Carolinas

Last evening, I attended the TYE or The Young Entrepreneurs, hosted by the TIE Carolinas and TIE Global Chapter. TIE Carolinas President, Abhi Muthuyan, reminded each of us, that TIE represents the largest entrepreneurship and mentoring organization in the world,with over 60 chapters in 45 countries, and over 60,000 members. Having this global organization right […]

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Opening Remarks at Chinese Harvest Moon Festival

I had the honor of providing the opening remarks at the Chinese Harvest Moon Festival, on Saturday, hosted by the Chinese American Friendship Association at the State Fairgrounds. Over 3000 were in attendance and there were beautiful dance and cultural performances, along with fine Chinese cuisine. During my remarks, I thanked the Chinese American community […]


SAS Data and Analytics Forum for Local Governments

Last week, I attended the SAS Data and Analytics Forum and was accompanied by a number of other elected officials from across Wake County, including Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones and Cary Mayor Pro Tem, Gale Adcock to name a few. The conference began with opening remarks from Dr. Jim Goodnight, who discussed how analytics […]

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Hotties Graduation

On Wednesday, I was honored to attend the Hotties Graduation, and thank Carlotta and the Morrisville Innovation Foundation Board for working with me to launch this great chapter in our Chamber and Town History. Congratulations to Concert Telecom, JWeb, Finder 411, Dignify Therapeutics, and CHappter 1 for their hard work, continued success. Great presentations and […]

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School Bond Referendum Vote Oct. 8

Vote Oct. 8 to support the Wake County School Bond Referendum. Wake County is still one of the fastest growing areas of the nation. Our students deserve an education in state-of-the-art facilities. We need to prepare for that growth by funding quality-driven schools. During the winter and spring of 2013, joint meetings were held between […]