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Visit from Chinese delegation!

This week, Mayor Stohlman and Council welcomed a delegation from China, along with some of the investors, looking to invest in the Chinatown project in Morrisville, to be located in the Outlet Mall in Morrisville. During this visit,  we met welcomed Mr. Feng Xubin, General Manager of the World’s largest commodity market “Yiwu City”, China. […]

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2014 Morrisville Town Council Retreat

The 2014 Council had one of our most productive retreats this year, thanks to the strong leadership of Town Manager, Martha Wheelock, Mayor Stohlman and the preparation of the staff.   I thank Margaret Broadwell and Jim Klopovic for attending from the public and to Aliana Ramos who commuted for both days of the retreat. […]

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Celebrating at the Morrisville Chamber Annual Meeting

On Friday, I enjoyed the Morrisville Chamber Annual meeting and I personally thank Carlotta, Outgoing Chair, Jeff Sheehan,, the Board, and all of the Ambassadors and volunteers, who work so hard to continue to grow Morrisville into one of the most dynamic and innovative Towns in the region. Carlotta updated all of us on the […]

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President Obama’s remarks at NC State

   I greatly enjoyed the President’s remarks on the economy during his visit to Raleigh yesterday. We were especially excited to hear from him that the Triangle will be an innovation hub for the next generation manufacturing. The President reminded us of the critical role universities play in research and development, which eventually benefits the private […]

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Meeting with Mayor Stohlman and DOT Secretary Tata

On Friday am,  Mayor Stohlman and I met with DOT Secretary Tata to discuss the possibilities for the state to provide matches in funding or to provide credits to Morrisville if we fund via bond or through the General Fund widening of state roads, most notably Morrisville Carpenter Road and NC 54 Bypass. I am […]

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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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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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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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India 321 Summit

On Saturday, Sept. 21, I had the honor of attending the India 321 Forum, hosted by India 321, a local non profit, whose primary mission is to bring together thought leaders to transform India into a developed nation. Secretary Elaine Marshall delivered the opening remarks and had some very insightful remarks into how important India […]

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RTP 180 event

On Wednesday,  I had the honor of attending the RTP 180 event on Open Source technologies and Open Data. RTP 180 events are hosted by the Research Triangle Foundation, in an effort to bring together techies, entrepeneurs, and thought leaders from around the region to share ideas, collaborate, and educate each other on trends in […]